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Oilseed Crops: Yield and Adaptations under Environmental Stress

Oilseed Crops: Yield and Adaptations under Environmental Stress

Parvaiz Ahmad (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-04878-7

Feb 2017, Wiley-Blackwell

312 pages

$159.99

Description

Oil Seed Crops: Yield and Adaptations under Environmental Stress is a state-of-the-art reference that investigates the effect of environmental stress on oil seed crops and outlines effective ways to reduce stress and improve crop yield.

With attention to physiological, biochemical, molecular, and transgenic approaches, the chapters discuss a variety of oil seed crops and also cover a broad range of environmental stressors including microbes, salt, heavy metals, and climate change.

Featuring up-to-date research from a global group of experts, this reference provides innovative recommendations for mitigating environmental stress and promoting the healthy growth, development, and adaptation of crops.

List of contributors, vii

Preface, x

About the editor, xii

1 Oilseed crops: Present scenario and future prospects, 1
Sarah Waseem, Sameen Ruqia Imadi, Alvina Gul, and Parvaiz Ahmad

2 Castor bean (Ricinus communis L.): Diversity, seed oil and uses, 19
Ezzeddine Saadaoui, José J. Martín, Nizar Tlili, and Emilio Cervantes

3 Seed composition in oil crops: Its impact on seed germination performance, 34
Natalia Izquierdo, Roberto Benech‐Arnold, Diego Batlla, Raúl González Belo, and Jorge Tognetti

4 Oilseed crops and biodiesel production: Present and future prospects, 52
Abdalbasit A. Mariod and Mohammed Salaheldeen

5 Vegetable oil yield and composition influenced by environmental stress factors, 80
Sandra Balbino

6 Soybean: Growth, development and yield under salt stress, 102
Olimpia Gładysz, Agnieszka Waśkiewicz, Bartosz Ciorga, and Piotr Goliński

7 Sunflower resistance to the vampire weed broomrape: A Van Helsing quest story, 123
Pascal Labrousse and David Delmail

8 Biochemical and molecular studies on the commercial oil‐yielding desert shrub Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba, a desert gold), 152
Suphiya Khan, Swati Agarwal, and Vinay Sharma

9 Role of phytohormones in improving the yield of oilseed crops, 165
Mohammad Ashfaq and Suphiya Khan

10 Plant–microbe interaction in oilseed crops, 184
Faisal Islam, Basharat Ali, Muhammad A. Farooq, Rafaqat A. Gill, Jian Wang, and Weijun Zhou

11 Brassicaceae plants: Metal accumulation and their role in phytoremediation, 207
Zeshan Ali, Hina Waheed, Alvina Gul, Farzana Afzal, Kiran Anwaar, and Saiqa Imran

12 Role of organic and inorganic amendments in alleviating heavy metal stress in oilseed crops, 224
Muhammad Rizwan, Shafaqat Ali, Farhat Abbas, Muhammad Adrees, Muhammad Zia‐ur‐Rehman, Mujahid Farid, Rafaqat Ali Gill, and Basharat Ali

13 Biochemical and molecular responses of oilseed crops to heavy metal stress, 236
Zaid ul Hassan, Shafaqat Ali, Rehan Ahmad, Muhammad Rizwan, Farhat Abbas, Tahira Yasmeen, and Muhammad Iqbal

14 The role of oilseed crops in human diet and industrial use, 249
Olufunmilola A. Abiodun

15 Appraisal of biophysical parameters in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea) using thermal indices, 264
Tarun Adak and N.V.K. Chakravarty

Index, 286