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Approaches to Plant Stress and their Management

  • The book provides the most recent information regarding advances in genetics and physiology of abiotic stress response and crop improvement

  • Emphasizes on genes of importance for rendering more tolerance to a certain abiotic stress, and brings forward new ideas for improving the tolerance

  • Beneficial to both plant breeders and molecular biologists because it combines the topics of mathematical modelling, physiology, tolerance genes, and breeding methods

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Role of Organic and Inorganic Chemicals in Plant-Stress Mitigation

    • Taqi Ahmed Khan, Mohd Mazid, Saima Quddusi
    Pages 39-52
  3. Role of Calcium/Calmodulin in Plant Stress Response and Signaling

    • Ritika Das, Amita Pandey, Girdhar K. Pandey
    Pages 53-84
  4. Plant Water-Stress Response Mechanisms

    • Surajit Bhattacharjee, Ajay Krishna Saha
    Pages 149-172
  5. Abiotic Stresses in Major Pulses: Current Status and Strategies

    • R. Sultana, A. K. Choudhary, A. K. Pal, K. B. Saxena, B. D. Prasad, Ravigopal Singh
    Pages 173-190
  6. Photosynthesis and Associated Aspects Under Abiotic Stresses Environment

    • Kiran P. Bhagat, R. Arun Kumar, Pasala Ratnakumar, Satish Kumar, S. K. Bal, P. K. Agrawal
    Pages 191-205
  7. Oxidative Stress in Plants and Its Management

    • Sachin Teotia, Deepali Singh
    Pages 227-253
  8. Weed Stress in Plants

    • Meenal Rathore, Raghwendra Singh, Partha Pratim Choudhary, Bhumesh Kumar
    Pages 255-265
  9. Heavy Metals Stress on Poplar: Molecular and Anatomical Modifications

    • Luca Sebastiani, Alessandra Francini, Stefania Romeo, Andrea Ariani, Antonio Minnocci
    Pages 267-279
  10. Molecular Mechanism of Benign Microbe-Elicited Alleviation of Biotic and Abiotic Stresses for Plants

    • Anukool Vaishnav, Shekhar Jain, Amrita Kasotia, Sarita Kumari, Rajarshi Kumar Gaur, Devendra Kumar Choudhary
    Pages 281-295
  11. MAPK Signaling Cascades and Transcriptional Reprogramming in Plant–Pathogen Interactions

    • Gohar Taj, Priyanka Giri, Mohd Tasleem, Anil Kumar
    Pages 297-316
  12. An Overview of Antiviral RNA Silencing in Plant: Biogenesis, Host–Virus Interaction and Potential Applications

    • Saumik Basu, Veerendra Kumar Sharma, Dhriti Bhattacharyya, Supriya Chakraborty
    Pages 317-337
  13. Fungal Disease Management in Plants

    • Deepali Singh, Sachin Teotia
    Pages 339-352

About this book

Plant stresses are serious threats to the sustainability of crop yields accounting for more crop productivity losses than any other factor in rainfed agriculture. Post-harvest losses mean surplus crops do not reach market, affecting the livelihoods of farming families, and too often these families are left with no other option than to eat contaminated stored food. These constraints impact the food security of these farming families as well as the communities and countries in which they live. This book is the demonstration of a clear synergistic effect of stresses, an effect that was unexpectedly as important as either stress applied alone. This book will add to our current knowledge of abiotic stress response in plants and will provide the groundwork necessary to build future strategies for crop enhancement. The fundamental principles that underpin all biotechnology are explained and a full range of examples  discussed to show how these principles are applied; from starting substrate to final product. It will be beneficial to both plant breeders and molecular biologists, because it combines the topics of physiology, tolerance genes, and breeding methods. When these topics are presented together, it is easy to compare all aspects of tolerance mechanisms and breeding methods for abiotic stresses. These comparisons are useful to understand which pathways or which genes are important for rendering more tolerance to a certain abiotic stress, and to bring forward new ideas for improving the tolerance. Features •Cover both plant biotic and abiotic stresses •Important factors in managing crops for water stress conditions •Substantially increase the sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries •Genetic and biochemical approaches – if those approaches constitute a substantial improvement on current practices.

Keywords

  • Biodiversity
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Transgenic

Reviews

“This book is a comprehensive study and discussion about the plant stresses and their management aspects. … the book is suitable for policy makers, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students of, plant and soil science, and environmental sciences.” (Ram Swaroop Meena, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 102, September, 2015)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Science Faculty of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mody Institute of Technology & Science, Sikar, India

    R.K. Gaur

  • Division of Crop Improvement, Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal, India

    Pradeep Sharma

About the editors

Dr. Rajarshi Kumar Gaur is presently working as Head and Associate Professor, Department of Science, Mody Institute of Technology and Science (Deemed University), Lakshmangarh, Sikar, Rajasthan, India. He has partially characterized three sugarcane viruses viz., sugarcane mosaic virus, sugarcane streak mosaic virus and sugarcane yellow luteovirus.He worked on development of marker-free transgenic plants against cucumber viruses. He has made significant contributions on sugarcane viruses and published 80 national/international papers and presented near about 45 papers in the national and international conferences.

Dr. Pradeep Sharma is working as Senior Scientist (Biotechnology) at Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal, India. Dr. Sharma has made significant contribution in geminiviruses from South East Asia and published more than 80 national and international research papers, invited chapters, reviews and edited three books in biotechnology and geminivirology. He has studied the role of suppressors encoded by monopartite Tomato leaf curl Java and Ageratum yellow vein begomoviruses.Currently, he is working on functional genomics, small RNAs and bioinformatics of wheat.

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  • ISBN: 978-81-322-1620-9
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  • Readable on all devices
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Softcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)