Abiotic Stress and Plant Responses

Nafees A. Khan, Sarvajeet Singh

ISBN: 9789390078240

312 pages

INR 1595

Description

Abiotic stresses such as temperature, radiation, salinity, heavy metals and drought are the main factors that limit crop productivity. The anthropogenic activities and changed agricultural system, intense use of chemical fertilizers and artificial irrigation have increased temperature, UV-B radiation, drought, salinity and heavy metals stresses and caused yield losses annually to a greater extent. To overcome the yield losses due to abiotic stresses, plants need to possess mechanisms of avoidance and tolerance to stress. For sustainable agriculture development, future crops should have abiotic stress resistant traits and the mechanism for stress tolerance.

  • Physiological and Molecular Responses of Higher Plants to Abiotic Stresses
  • Signaling Molecules in Plants under Abiotic Stress
  • Plant Phenolics and their Role in Abiotic Stress Tolerance
  • Salinity and Oxidative Stress
  • Strategies of Halophytes to Survive in a Salty Environment
  • Salinity Tolerance Mechanisms of Higher Plants
  • Modulation of Gene Expression in Plants Exposed to Heavy Metals
  • Responses of Higher Plants to Heavy Metal Stress
  • Metal-Binding Peptides and Antioxidant Defense System in Plants: Significance in Cadmium Tolerance
  • Resistance to Drought in Crops
  • Changes in Endogenous Polyamines and Some Stress Markers Content Induced by Drought, 4PU-30 and Abscisic Acid in Wheat Plants
  • Detection of Herbicide Contamination in Plants through Changes in Leaf Spectral Reflectance and Fluorescence
  • Involvement of Salicylic Acid in Plant Defense against Stresses
  • The Role of Salicylic Acid in Thermotolerance of Plants
  • Salicylic Acid and Energy Exchange in Plant Cells
  • Genotype Differences of Cadmium Toxicity in Soybean Seedlings: The role of Salicylic Acid and Phenols
  • Protection of Ultrastructure in chilling-Stressed Banana Leaves by Salicylic Acid