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Wheat Production in Changing Environments

Responses, Adaptation and Tolerance

  • Mirza Hasanuzzaman
  • Kamrun Nahar
  • Md. Amzad Hossain

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Sonal Mathur, Prabha Raikalal, Anjana Jajoo
    Pages 31-61
  3. Rakesh Kumar, Virender Singh, Sushma Kumari Pawar, Pankaj Kumar Singh, Amandeep Kaur, Davinder Sharma
    Pages 63-87
  4. Neerja Srivastava
    Pages 89-127
  5. Osama A. M. Ali
    Pages 129-138
  6. Mingming Xin, Huiru Peng, Zhongfu Ni, Yingyin Yao, Zhaorong Hu, Qixin Sun
    Pages 139-147
  7. Davinder Sharma, Rajender Singh, Ratan Tiwari, Rakesh Kumar, Vijay Kumar Gupta
    Pages 149-173
  8. Sunita Kataria, Meeta Jain, Mansi Kanungo, Sonika Sharma
    Pages 175-196
  9. Aditi Shreeya Bali, Gagan Preet Singh Sidhu
    Pages 225-239
  10. Kratika Pathak, Sunita Kataria, Rekha Gadre
    Pages 241-260
  11. Sana Tounsi, Kaouthar Feki, Faiçal Brini
    Pages 261-282
  12. Uzma, Hira Iftikhar, Zoya Ghori, Syeda Hafsa Ali, Sandal Sheikh, Alvina Gul
    Pages 343-392
  13. Ali Raza, Sundas Saher Mehmood, Tariq Shah, Xiling Zou, Lv Yan, Xuekun Zhang et al.
    Pages 393-420
  14. Samira Mahammadrahim Rustamova, Zarifa Jahandar Suleymanova, Turana Yashar Isgandarova, Saida Tofig Zulfugarova, Alamdar Charkaz Mammadov, Irada Mammad Huseynova
    Pages 421-442
  15. Mahnoor Asif, Hafiz Muhammad Ansab Jamil, Malik Tahir Hayat, Qaisar Mahmood, Shafaqat Ali
    Pages 465-479

About this book


This book presents recent advances in global wheat crop research, including the effects of abiotic stresses like high and low temperatures, drought, hypoxia, salinity, heavy metals, nutrient deficiency, and toxicity on wheat production. It also highlights various approaches to alleviate the damaging effects of abiotic stress on wheat as well as advanced approaches to develop abiotic-stress-tolerant wheat crops. 

Wheat is probably one of the world’s most important cereals; it is a staple food in more than 40 countries, and because of its adaptability is cultivated in almost every region. Global wheat production has more than doubled in the last 50 years due to higher yields. However, despite their high yield potential, modern wheat cultivars are often subject to crop loss due to the abiotic stresses. As such, plant breeders have long aimed to improve tolerance in order to maintain yield. 

Written by 85 experts, and offering the latest insights into wheat responses and tolerance to various abiotic stresses, it is a valuable tool for agronomists, plant breeders, plant physiologists and students in the field of plant science and agriculture. It is the first book to comprehensively cover past and current abiotic stress problems and tolerance mechanisms. 


Abiotic stress Plant physiology Food crops Wheat plants Stress tolerance development

Editors and affiliations

  • Mirza Hasanuzzaman
    • 1
  • Kamrun Nahar
    • 2
  • Md. Amzad Hossain
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AgronomySher-e-Bangla Agricultural UniversityDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural BotanySher-e-Bangla Agricultural UniversityDhakaBangladesh
  3. 3.Subtropical Field Science CenterUniversity of the RyukyusOkinawaJapan

About the editors

Dr. Mirza Hasanuzzaman is a Professor of Agronomy at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His current work is focused on the physiological and molecular mechanisms of environmental stress tolerance. Dr. Hasanuzzaman has published over 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals, edited six books and written 30 book chapters on various aspects of plant physiology, plant stress tolerance, and crop production. He serves as an editor and reviewer for more than 50 peer-reviewed international journals and was a recipient of the ‘Publons Peer Review Award 2017 and 2018’. In addition, he was selected for the World Academy of Science Young Scientist Award (2014). 

Dr. Kamrun Nahar is an Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural Botany, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. An expert on plant stress physiology, she serves as an editor and reviewer for numerous international journals, and is an active member of 20 professional societies. 

Dr. Mohammad Amzad Hossain is a Professor at the Subtropical Field Science Center, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. An expert on tropical plant cultivation science, agronomy, organic farming, and weed science, he received the Weed Science Society of Japan Award for Prominent Achievements and the Okinawa Research Encouragement Award (Natural Science) in 2005 and 2014, respectively. 

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