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Photosynthesis, Productivity, and Environmental Stress





Photosynthesis, Productivity, and Environmental Stress



A guide to environmental fluctuations that examines photosynthesis under both controlled and stressed conditions

Photosynthesis, Productivity and Environmental Stress is a much-needed guide that explores the topics related to photosynthesis (both terrestrial and aquatic) and puts the focus on the basic effect of environmental fluctuations. The authors—noted experts on the topic—discuss photosynthesis under both controlled and stressed conditions and review new techniques for mitigating stressors including methods such as transgeneics, proteomics, genomics, ionomics, metabolomics, micromics, and more.  

In order to feed our burgeoning world population, it is vital that we must increase food production. Photosynthesis is directly related to plant growth and crop production and any fluctuation in the photosynthetic activity imposes great threat to crop productivity. Due to the environmental fluctuations plants are often exposed to the different environmental stresses that cause decreased photosynthetic rate and problems in the plant growth and development. This important book addresses this topic and:

  • Covers topics related to terrestrial and aquatic photosynthesis
  • Highlights the basic effect of environmental fluctuations
  • Explores common stressors such as drought, salinity, alkalinity, temperature, UV-radiations, oxygen deficiency, and more
  • Contains methods and techniques for improving photosynthetic efficiency for greater crop yield 

Written for biologists and environmentalists, Photosynthesis, Productivity and Environmental Stress offers an overview of the stressors affecting photosynthesis and includes possible solutions for improved crop production.

1 Effects of organic pollutants on photosynthesis
Rupal Singh Tomar, Bhupendra Singh and Anjana Jajoo

2 Cold stress and photosynthesis
Aditya Banerjee, Aryadeep Roychoudhury

3 High temperature stress and photosynthesis under pathological impact
Murat Dikilitas, Eray Simsek, Sema Karakas, Parvaiz Ahmad

4 Effect of Light Intensity on Photosynthesis
Rinukshi Wimalasekera

5 Regulation of water status, chlorophyll contents, sugar and photosynthesis in maize under salinity by mineral mobilizing bacteria
Yachana Jha

6 Regulation of Photosynthesis under Metal Stress
Mumtaz Khan, Neeha Nawaz, Ifthekhar Ali, Muhammad Azam, Muhammad Rizwan, Parvaiz Ahmad, Shafaqat Ali

7 Heavy metals and photosynthesis: Recent Developments
Zahra Souri, Amanda A. Cardoso, Cristiane J. da-Silva, Letúzia M. de Oliveira, Biswanath Dari, Debjani Sihi, Naser Karimi

8 Towards understanding the regulation of photosynthesis under abiotic stresses: recent developments
Syed Sarfraz Hussain

9 Current understanding of the regulatory roles of miRNAs for enhancing photosynthesis in plants under environmental stresses
Syed Sarfraz Hussain, Meeshaw Hussain, Muhammad Irfan, Bujun Shi

10 MMB mediated regulation of secondary metabolites for proper photosynthesis in maize under stress
Yachana Jha

11 Role of Plant Hormones in Improving Photosynthesis
Belur Satyan Kumudini and Savita Veeranagouda Pati

12 Promising monitoring techniques for plant science: Thermal and chlorophyll fluorescence imaging
A. Saglam, L. Chaerle, D. Van Der Straeten and Roland Valcke

13 Introgression of C4 pathway gene(s) in C3 plants to improve photosynthetic carbon assimilation for crop improvement: A Biotechnological approach
Sonam Yadav and Avinash Mishra

14 Interaction of photosynthesis, productivity and environment
Ulduza Ahmad Gurbanova, Tofig Idris Allahverdiyev, Hasan Garib Babayev, Shahnigar Mikayil Bayramov, Irada Mammad Huseynova