Abiotic Stresses in Crop Plants

Abiotic Stresses in Crop Plants

By: Usha Chakraborty (editor), Bishwanath Chakraborty (editor)Hardback

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This book is based to a great extent on the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of tolerance of commonly encountered abiotic stresses in nature. Covering increasing temperature, flooding, drought, salinity, and heavy metals and ozone, it discusses how these abiotic stresses can be managed in a cost-effective and eco-friendly way by microbes through their alleviation mechanisms. Designed in four sections, it considers each stress and their alleviation methods in detail.

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Usha Chakraborty and Bishwanath Chakraborty, University of North Bengal, India


Section I - Introduction Section II - Temperature, Water and Salinity Stress 1. Heat Shock proteins and Molecular Chaperones: role in regulation of metabolism and protection during stress conditions 2. Heat response, senescence and reproductive development in plants 3. Nitric oxide, ethylene and hemoglobins in plant tolerance to flooding 4. Measuring the activation of jasmonate biosynthesis genes for selection of chickpea hybrids tolerant to drought stress 5. Genetic Engineering crop plants to sustain drought tolerance. 6. Physiology and biochemistry of salt stress tolerance in plants 7. Sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) salt tolerance at various developmental levels Section III - Heavy metals and Ozone 1. The impact of ozone pollution on plants defense metabolism: detrimental effects on yield and quality of agricultural crops 2. Potentiality of ethylene in sulfur-mediated counteracting adverse effects of cadmium in plants 3. Heavy metal stress in plants: A genomic approach 4. Influence of arsenic and phosphate on the growth and metabolism of cereal and legume seedlings Section IV - General Abiotic stresses and their alleviation by microbes 1. Plant responses to abiotic stresses in sustainable agriculture 2. Interactive role of polyamines and reactive oxygen species in stress tolerance of plants 3. Indirect and direct benefits of the use of Trichoderma harzianum strain T-22 in agronomic plants subjected to abiotic and biotic stresses 4. Role of microorganisms in alleviation of abiotic stresses for sustainable agriculture

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  • publication date: 22/07/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781780643731
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 350
  • ID: 9781780643731
  • weight: 862
  • ISBN10: 178064373X

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