Based on the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of tolerance of commonly encountered abiotic stresses in nature, this book covers the effect of increasing temperature, flood, drought, salinity, ozone and heavy metals such as arsenic and cadmium on plants. It discusses how these abiotic stresses can be managed in a cost-effective and eco-friendly way by utilising the alleviating mechanisms of microbes. Written in three sections, it considers each stress and their alleviation methods in detail, providing a rounded and vital resource on the subject for researchers and students of crop stress, management and biology.
Usha Chakraborty and Bishwanath Chakraborty, University of North Bengal, India
Part 1: Temperature, Water and Salinity Stress 1: Heat-Shock Proteins and Molecular Chaperones: Role in Regulation of Cellular Proteostasis and Stress Management 2: Heat Response, Senescence and Reproductive Development in Plants 3: Ethylene, Nitric Oxide and Haemoglobins in Plant Tolerance to Flooding 4: Monitoring the Activation of Jasmonate Biosynthesis Genes for Selection of Chickpea Hybrids Tolerant to Drought Stress 5: Genetic Engineering of 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 Part 2: Heavy Metals and Ozone 8: The Impact of Ozone Pollution on Plant Defence Metabolism: Detrimental Effects on Yield and Quality of Agricultural Crops 9: Potentiality of Ethylene in Sulfur-mediated Counteracting Adverse Effects of Cadmium in Plants 10: Heavy Metal and Metalloid Stress in Plants: the Genomics Perspective 11: Influence of Arsenic and Phosphate on the Growth and Metabolism of Cultivated Plants Part 3: General Abiotic Stresses and their Alleviation by Microbes 12: Plant Responses to Abiotic Stresses in Sustainable Agriculture 13: Interactive Role of Polyamines and Reactive Oxygen Species in Stress Tolerance of Plants 14: Indirect and Direct Benefits of the Use of Trichoderma harzianum Strain T-22 in Agronomic Plants Subjected to Abiotic and Biotic Stresses 15: Role of Microorganisms in Alleviation of Abiotic Stresses for Sustainable Agriculture