Oil Seed Crops: Yield and Adaptations under Environmental Stress is a state–of–the–art reference that investigates the effect of environmental stress on oil seed crops and outlines effective ways to reduce stress and improve crop yield.
With attention to physiological, biochemical, molecular, and transgenic approaches, the chapters discuss a variety of oil seed crops and also cover a broad range of environmental stressors including microbes, salt, heavy metals, and climate change.
Featuring up–to–date research from a global group of experts, this reference provides innovative recommendations for mitigating environmental stress and promoting the healthy growth, development, and adaptation of crops.
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1 Oilseed crops: Present scenario and future prospects, 1Sarah Waseem, Sameen Ruqia Imadi, Alvina Gul, and Parvaiz Ahmad
2 Castor bean (Ricinus communis L.): Diversity, seed oil and uses, 19Ezzeddine Saadaoui, José J. Martín, Nizar Tlili, and Emilio Cervantes
3 Seed composition in oil crops: Its impact on seed germination performance, 34Natalia Izquierdo, Roberto Benech Arnold, Diego Batlla, Raúl González Belo, and Jorge Tognetti
4 Oilseed crops and biodiesel production: Present and future prospects, 52Abdalbasit A. Mariod and Mohammed Salaheldeen
5 Vegetable oil yield and composition influenced by environmental stress factors, 80Sandra Balbino
6 Soybean: Growth, development and yield under salt stress, 102Olimpia G adysz, Agnieszka Wa kiewicz, Bartosz Ciorga, and Piotr Goli ski
7 Sunflower resistance to the vampire weed broomrape: A Van Helsing quest story, 123Pascal Labrousse and David Delmail
8 Biochemical and molecular studies on the commercial oil yielding desert shrub Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba, a desert gold), 152Suphiya Khan, Swati Agarwal, and Vinay Sharma
9 Role of phytohormones in improving the yield of oilseed crops, 165Mohammad Ashfaq and Suphiya Khan
10 Plant microbe interaction in oilseed crops, 184Faisal Islam, Basharat Ali, Muhammad A. Farooq, Rafaqat A. Gill, Jian Wang, and Weijun Zhou
11 Brassicaceae plants: Metal accumulation and their role in phytoremediation, 207Zeshan Ali, Hina Waheed, Alvina Gul, Farzana Afzal, Kiran Anwaar, and Saiqa Imran
12 Role of organic and inorganic amendments in alleviating heavy metal stress in oilseed crops, 224Muhammad Rizwan, Shafaqat Ali, Farhat Abbas, Muhammad Adrees, Muhammad Zia ur Rehman, Mujahid Farid, Rafaqat Ali Gill, and Basharat Ali
13 Biochemical and molecular responses of oilseed crops to heavy metal stress, 236Zaid ul Hassan, Shafaqat Ali, Rehan Ahmad, Muhammad Rizwan, Farhat Abbas, Tahira Yasmeen, and Muhammad Iqbal
14 The role of oilseed crops in human diet and industrial use, 249Olufunmilola A. Abiodun
15 Appraisal of biophysical parameters in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea) using thermal indices, 264Tarun Adak and N.V.K. Chakravarty