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Abiotic stress tolerance in plants

  • ASHWANI K. RAI
  • TERUHIRO TAKABE

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Part I - Signal transduction

  3. Part II - Temperature stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 60-60
  4. Part III - Oxidative stresses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 70-70
    2. MICHAEL F. COHEN, MARK MAZZOLA, HIDEO YAMASAKI
      Pages 71-90
    3. S. S. SINGH, PANKAJ KUMAR, ASHWANI K. RA
      Pages 91-110
    4. NAOKI MEGURO, HIROYUKI TSUJI, NOBUHIRO TSUTSUMI, MIKIO NAKAZONO, ATSUSHI HIRAI
      Pages 111-119
  5. Part IV - Phytoremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. DANIKA L. LEDUC, NORMAN TERRY
      Pages 123-133
  6. Part V - Osmotic stresses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 136-136
    2. TERUHIRO TAKABE, VANDNA RAI, TAKASHI HIBINO
      Pages 137-151
    3. AKIO UCHIDA, TOMOKO TAKABE, TETSUKO TAKABE, ANDRE T. JAGENDORF
      Pages 153-159
  7. Part VI - Ion homeostasis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 162-162
    2. RUNGAROON WADITEE, YOSHITO TANAKA, TERUHIRO TAKABE
      Pages 163-175
  8. Part VII - Nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 186-186
    2. TAKAHISA HAYASHI, TERUKO KONISHI, YASUNORI OHMIYA, TOMONORI NAKAI
      Pages 187-193
  9. Part VIII - Structural responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 214-214
    2. HIROSHI MIYAKE, SHIRO MITSUYA, MD. SHAHIDUR RAHMAN
      Pages 215-226
  10. Part IX - Development of Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 228-228
    2. ZEBA I. SERAJ, LAISA A. LISA, M. RAFIQUL ISLAM, ROKEYA BEGUM, DEEPOK K. DAS
      Pages 229-244
    3. TETSUO MATSUMOTO, RITA P. LAUDE
      Pages 255-260
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 261-267

About this book

Introduction

Stresses in plants caused by salt, drought, temperature, oxygen, and toxic compounds are the principal reason for reduction in crop yield. For example, high salinity in soils accounts for large decline in the yield of a wide variety of crops world over; ~1000 million ha of land is affected by soil salinity. Increased sunlight leads to the generation of reactive oxygen species, which damage the plant cells. The threat of global environment change makes it increasingly demanding to generate crop plants that could withstand such harsh conditions. Much progress has been made in the identification and characterization of the mechanisms that allow plants to tolerate abiotic stresses. The understanding of metabolic fluxes and the main constraints responsible for the production of compatible solutes and the identification of many transporters, collectively open the possibility of genetic engineering in crop plants with the concomitant improved stress tolerance. Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants is a new book with focus on how plants adapt to abiotic stress and how genetic engineering could improve the global environment and food supply. Especially, the application of biotechnology in Asia and Africa would be important. Environmental stress impact is not only on current crop species, but is also the paramount barrier to the introduction of crop plants into areas not currently being used for agriculture. Stresses are likely to enhance the severity of problems to be faced by plants in the near future.

Keywords

Expression Glycin Phosphor Plant physiology Rose Transport biotechnology genetic engineering nitrogen physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • ASHWANI K. RAI
    • 1
  • TERUHIRO TAKABE
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Research Institute of Meijo UniversityTenpaku-kuJapan

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