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Water Stress and Crop Plants: A Sustainable Approach, 2 Volume Set

Water Stress and Crop Plants: A Sustainable Approach, 2 Volume Set

Parvaiz Ahmad (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-05446-7

Jun 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

784 pages



Plants are subjected to a variety of abiotic stresses such as drought, temperature, salinity, air pollution, heavy metals, UV radiations, etc. To survive under these harsh conditions plants are equipped with different resistance mechanisms which vary from species to species. Due to the environmental fluctuations agricultural and horticultural crops are often exposed to different environmental stresses leading to decreased yield and problems in the growth and development of the crops. Drought stress has been found to decrease the yield to an alarming rate of some important crops throughout the globe. During last few decades, lots of physiological and molecular works have been conducted under water stress in crop plants.

Water Stress and Crop Plants: A Sustainable Approach presents an up-to-date in-depth coverage of drought and flooding stress in plants, including the types, causes and consequences on plant growth and development. It discusses the physiobiochemical, molecular and omic approaches, and responses of crop plants towards water stress. Topics include nutritional stress, oxidative stress, hormonal regulation, transgenic approaches, mitigation of water stress, approaches to sustainability, and modern tools and techniques to alleviate the water stress on crop yields.

This practical book offers pragmatic guidance for scientists and researchers in plant biology, and agribusinesses and biotechnology companies dealing with agronomy and environment, to mitigate the negative effects of stress and improve yield under stress. The broad coverage also makes this a valuable guide enabling students to understand the physiological, biochemical, and molecular mechanisms of environmental stress in plants.

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About the Editor



Chapter 1: Drought stress and photosynthesis in plants

Chapter 2: The Role of Crassulacean Acid Metabolism Induction in Plants   Adaptation to Water Deficit

Chapter 3: Stomatal Responses to Drought Stress

Chapter 4: Recurrent droughts: keys for sustainable water management from case studies of tree fruit orchards in central Chile

Chapter 5: Global explicit profiling of water deficit-induced diminutions in agricultural crop sustainability: a key emerging trends and challenges

Chapter 6: Sustainable Agricultural Practices for Water Quality Protection

Chapter 7: Salinity and Drought Stress: Similarities and Differences in Oxidative Responses and Cellular Redox regulation

Chapter 8: Oxidative stress and plant responses to pathogens under drought conditions

Chapter 9: Potential Usage of Antioxidants, Hormones and Plant Extracts: An Innovative Approach in Taming Water Stress Limitation in Crop Plants

Chapter 10: Water stress in plants: From gene to biotechnology

Chapter 11: Plant Aquaporin Biotechnology: Challenges and Prospects for abiotic stress tolerance under changing global environment

Chapter 12: Role of proteins in alleviating drought stress in plants

Chapter 13: Avenues for improving drought tolerance in crops by ABA regulation: Molecular and physiological basis

Chapter 14: MYB transcription factors for enhanced drought tolerance in plants

Chapter 15: Analysis of novel haplotype variations at TaDREB-D1 and TaCwi-D1 genes influencing drought tolerance in bread/synthetic wheat derivatives: An Overview

Chapter 16: Towards integration of system based approach for understanding drought stress in plants

Chapter 17: MiRNA/siRNA-based approaches to enhance drought tolerance of barley and wheat under drought stress

Chapter 18: MicroRNAs and Their Role in Drought Stress Response in Plants

Chapter 19: Sugar Signaling in Plants: A Novel Mechanism to Drought Stress Management

Chapter 20: Agricultural, socio-economic, and cultural relevance of crop wild relatives, in particular food legume landraces, in Northern Africa