Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency: Molecular and Genomic Perspectives in Crop Plants

Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency: Molecular and Genomic Perspectives in Crop Plants

By: Mohammad Anwar Hossain (editor), Toru Fujiwara (editor)Paperback

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Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency presents an up-to-date overview of the latest research on the molecular and genetic basis of macro-nutrient use efficiency (NUE) in plants, and strategies that can be used to improve NUE and nutrient-associated stress tolerance in crop plants. Plant NUE is a measure of how efficiently plants use available nutrients and an understanding of plant NUE has the potential to help improve the use of limited natural resources and to help achieve global food security. This book presents information important for the development of crop plants with improved macro-NUE, a prerequisite to reducing production costs, expanding crop production into noncompetitive marginal lands with low nutrient resources, and for helping to prevent environmental contamination. Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency provides a comprehensive overview of the complex mechanisms regulating macro-NUE in crop plants, which is required if plant breeders are to develop modern crop varieties that are more resilient to nutrient-associated stress. Identification of genes responsible for macro-NUE and nutrient-related stress tolerance in crop plants will help us to understand the molecular mechanisms associated with the responses of crop plants to nutrient stress. This volume contains both fundamental and advanced information, and critical commentaries useful for those in all fields of plant science research.

About Author

Dr. Mohammad A. Hossain is a Professor in the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. He received his BSc in Agriculture and MS in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh. He also received an MSc in Agriculture from Kagawa University, Japan in 2008 and a PhD in Abiotic Stress Physiology and Molecular Biology from Ehime University, Japan in 2011. In November 2015, he moved to Tokyo University, Japan, as a JSPS postdoctoral scientist to work on isolating low-phosphorus stress tolerant genes/QTLs from rice. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications on important aspects of plant physiology and breeding, plant nutrition, plant stress responses and tolerance mechanisms, and exogenous chemical priming-induced abiotic stress tolerance. He has edited four book volumes, including this one, published by CRC press, Springer, and Elsevier. He is a professional member of International Metabolomics Society, Bangladesh Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, and the Seed Science Society of Bangladesh. Dr. Takehiro Kamiya is an Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizers, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, at The University of Tokyo, Japan. He obtained his PhD, in 2006, from Nagoya University, Japan. After doing his postdoctoral research at the Nagoya University (2006-07), University of Tokyo (2007-10), Aberdeen University (2010-12), he accepted the position of lecturer at the University of Tokyo. Since 2015, he has been an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo. His current research interests are understanding of the essential and nonessential element dynamics in plants using ICP-MS and hyperspectral camera. He is also interested in molecular mechanisms of Casparian strip formation. Dr. David J. Burritt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Botany, The University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (hons) in Botany, and his Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology from The University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. His research interests include oxidative stress and redox biology, plant based foods and bioactive molecules, plant breeding and biotechnology, cryopreservation of germplasm, and the stress biology of plants, animals and algae. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has edited 2 books. Dr. Lam-Son Phan Tran is Head of the Signaling Pathway Research Unit at RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan. He obtained his M.Sc. in Biotechnology in 1994 and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences in 1997, from Szent Istvan University, Hungary. After doing his postdoctoral research at the National Food Research Institute (1999-2000) and the Nara Institute of Science and Technology of Japan (2001), in October 2001, he joined the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences to work on the functional analyses of transcription factors and osmosensors in Arabidopsis plants under environmental stresses. In August 2007, he moved to the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA as a Senior Research Scientist to coordinate a research team working to discover soybean genes to be used for genetic engineering of drought-tolerant soybean plants. His current research interests are elucidation of the roles of phytohormones and their interactions in abiotic stress responses, as well as translational genomics of legume crops with the aim to enhance crop productivity under adverse environmental conditions. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed papers with more than 80 research and 30 review articles, contributed 8 book chapters to various book editions published by Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, and American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America. In addition to this current book, he has also edited books for Springer Dr. Toru Fujiwara is a Professor at the Laboratory of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizers, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, at The University of Tokyo, Japan. He obtained his PhD in 1992 from University of Tokyo, Japan. He worked in several institutions in his early carrier, including Washington University in St. Louis, University of California, Davis, and Cornell University. Since 2011, he is at the current position. He has worked and is presently continuing on a wide range of topics,including plant nutrient transport, long-distance transport of nutrients and macromolecules, regulation of nutrient transport processes, mathematical modeling of nutrient transport, and generation of low nutrient tolerant plants.


1. Molecular and Genetic Basis of Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency: Concepts, Opportunities, and Challenges 2. Role of Nutrient-Efficient Plants for Improving Crop Yields: Bridging Plant Ecology, Physiology, and Molecular Biology 3. Macronutrient Sensing and Signaling in Plants 4. The Significance of Nutrient Interactions for Crop Yield and Nutrient Use Efficiency 5. The Contribution of Root Systems to Plant Nutrient Acquisition 6. Molecular Genetics to Discover and Improve Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Crop Plants 7. The Role of Root Morphology and Architecture in Phosphorus Acquisition: Physiological, Genetic, and Molecular Basis 8. Potassium Sensing, Signaling, and Transport: Toward Improved Potassium Use Efficiency in Plants 9. Understanding Calcium Transport and Signaling, and its use Efficiency in Vascular Plants 10. The Role of Calcium in Plant Signal Transduction Under Macronutrient Deficiency Stress 11. Magnesium Homeostasis Mechanisms and Magnesium use Efficiency in Plants 12. Advances in Understanding Sulfur Utilization Efficiency in Plants 13. Water Availability and Nitrogen use in Plants: Effects, Interaction, and Underlying Molecular Mechanisms 14. NPK Deficiency Modulates Oxidative Stress in Plants 15. Genetic Improvements of Traits for Enhancing NPK Acquisition and Utilization Efficiency in Plants 16. Endophytic Bacteria and Rare Earth Elements; Promising Candidates for Nutrient use Efficiency in Plants 17. Introduction to GWAS and MutMap for Identification of Genes/QTL using Next-Generation Sequencing 18. Transgenic Approaches for Improving Phosphorus use Efficiency in Plants 19. Transgenic Approaches for Improving Nitrogen and Potassium use Efficiency in Plants 20. Future Climate Change and Plant Macronutrient use Efficiency

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  • ISBN13: 9780128113080
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 418
  • ID: 9780128113080
  • weight: 840
  • ISBN10: 0128113081

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