About the 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. Fulai Liu has research interests in crop ecophysiology and agricultural water and nutrient management. He is a principal investigator for national and international projects focused on those topics and has over 100 published peer reviewed SCI papers. 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. Masayuki Fujita's research specialization is plant stress responses, with focus on environmental stress, active oxygene, methylgloxa, and phytoprotectants. His recent research has focused on plant stress tolerance based on network of antioxidant and Methylglyoxal detoxification systems, Plant stress responses to heavy metals, salt, drought and temperature stresses, and Phytoprotectants: Reinforcement Factors in Plant Tolerance against Abiotic Stresses. Dr. Bingru Huang is Distinguished Professor in the Dept of Plant Biology and Pathology at Rutgers University where she is also the Ralph Geiger Endowed Chair in Turfgrass Science and Director of the Graduate Program in Plant Biology.