Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Heribert Hirt
    Pages 1-8
  3. Dorothea Bartels, Erik Souer
    Pages 9-38
  4. Alexander Christmann, Erwin Grill, Michael Meinhard
    Pages 39-71
  5. Priti Krishna
    Pages 73-101
  6. Koji Mikami, Iwane Suzuki, Norio Murata
    Pages 103-119
  7. Radhika Desikan, John T. Hancock, Steven J. Neill
    Pages 121-149
  8. Pekka Heino, E. Tapio Palva
    Pages 151-186
  9. Andrea Polle, Andres Schützendübel
    Pages 187-215
  10. Viswanathan Chinnusamy, Jian-Kang Zhu
    Pages 241-270
  11. Motoaki Seki, Ayako Kamei, Masakazu Satou, Tetsuya Sakurai, Miki Fujita, Youko Oono et al.
    Pages 271-308
  12. Back Matter

About this book



Environmental stresses represent the most limiting

factors for agricultural productivity. Apart from biotic

stress caused by plant pathogens, there are a number

of abiotic stresses such as extremes in temperature,

drought, salinity, heavy metals and radiation which

all have detrimental effects on plant growth and yield.

However, certain plant species and ecotypes have

developed various mechanisms to adapt to such

stress conditions.

Recent advances in the understanding of these abiotic

stress responses provided the impetus for compiling

up-to-date reviews discussing all relevant topics in

abiotic stress signaling of plants in a single volume.

Topical reviews were prepared by selected experts and

contain an introduction, discussion of the state of art

and important future tasks of the particular fields.


abiotic stress drought genotoxic stress salt stress temperature stress agriculture environmental stress genetics growth heavy metal heavy metals molecular genetics Pathogen plant growth plant pathogens plants radiation salinity stress conditions temperature

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20037-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-39402-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-2096
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-6970
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