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Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants

Toward the Improvement of Global Environment and Food

  • Can understand the present stage of stress

  • Compact and innovative

  • Contributes to the current progress in manipulation of plants by genetic engineering

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Part I - Signal transduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. Part II - Temperature stress

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 60-60
  4. Part III - Oxidative stresses

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 70-70
    2. Nitric oxide research in agriculture: bridging the plant and bacterial realms

      • MICHAEL F. COHEN, MARK MAZZOLA, HIDEO YAMASAKI
      Pages 71-90
    3. Ultraviolet radiation stress: molecular and physiological adaptations in trees

      • S. S. SINGH, PANKAJ KUMAR, ASHWANI K. RA
      Pages 91-110
    4. Involvement of aldehyde dehydrogenase in alleviation of post-anoxic injury in rice

      • NAOKI MEGURO, HIROYUKI TSUJI, NOBUHIRO TSUTSUMI, MIKIO NAKAZONO, ATSUSHI HIRAI
      Pages 111-119
  5. Part IV - Phytoremediation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121
    2. Genetic engineering stress tolerant plants for phytoremeditation

      • DANIKA L. LEDUC, NORMAN TERRY
      Pages 123-133
  6. Part V - Osmotic stresses

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 136-136
    2. Metabolic engineering of glycinebetaine

      • TERUHIRO TAKABE, VANDNA RAI, TAKASHI HIBINO
      Pages 137-151
    3. Induction of biosynthesis of osmoprotectants in higher plants by hydrogen peroxide and its application to agriculture

      • AKIO UCHIDA, TOMOKO TAKABE, TETSUKO TAKABE, ANDRE T. JAGENDORF
      Pages 153-159
  7. Part VI - Ion homeostasis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 162-162
    2. Na+/H+ antiporters in plants and cyanobacteria

      • RUNGAROON WADITEE, YOSHITO TANAKA, TERUHIRO TAKABE
      Pages 163-175
  8. Part VII - Nutrition

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 186-186

About this book

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

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From the reviews:

"This textbook aims to present a state of the art description of the physiological, biochemical and molecular status of the understanding of abiotic stress in plants and the application of biotechnology to crop and environmental improvement. … could serve postgraduates, academics and researchers alike as a reference to the current state of … the research in the field of abiotic stress of plants." (Mick Fuller, Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 43, 2007)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

    ASHWANI K. RAI

  • Research Institute of Meijo University, Tenpaku-ku, Japan

    TERUHIRO TAKABE

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-4389-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)