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Biochemical, Physiological and Molecular Avenues for Combating Abiotic Stress in Plants

  • ID: 4430031
  • Book
  • June 2018
  • 324 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Biochemical, Physiological and Molecular Avenues for Combating Abiotic Stress in Plants is a must-have reference for researchers and professionals in agronomy, plant science and horticulture. As abiotic stress tolerance is a constant challenge for researchers and professionals working on improving crop production, this book combines recent advances with foundational content, thus offering in-depth coverage on a variety of abiotic stress tolerance mechanisms that help us better understand and improve plant response and growth under stress conditions. The mechanisms explored in this book include stress perception, signal transduction and synthesis of stress-related proteins and other molecules.

In addition, the book provides a critical understanding of the networks of genes responsible for abiotic stress tolerance and their utilization in the development of stress tolerance in plants. Practical breeding techniques and modern genetic analyses are also discussed.

  • Unlocks the physiological, biochemical and molecular basis of abiotic stress response and tolerance in crop plants
  • Presents comprehensive information on abiotic stress tolerance, from gene to whole plant level
  • Includes content on antioxidant metabolism, marker-assisted selection, microarrays, next-generation sequencing and genome editing techniques

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1. Transcription Factors Based Genetic Engineering for Abiotic Tolerance in Crops 2. Sugars Play a Critical Role in Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants 3. Polyamines Metabolism: A Way Ahead for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants 4. Cold Tolerance in Plants: Molecular Machinery Deciphered 5. Impact of Soil Moisture Regimes on Wilt Disease in Tomatoes: Current Understanding 6. Field Performance of Transgenic Drought-Tolerant Crop Plants 7. DNA Helicase-Mediated Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants 8. RNAi Technology:The Role in Development of Abiotic Stress-Tolerant Crops 9. Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants 10. Targeting the Redox Regulatory Mechanisms for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crops 11. Compatible Solute Engineering of Crop Plants for Improved Tolerance Toward Abiotic Stresses 12. Single-Versus Multigene Transfer Approaches for Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance 13. Crop Phenomics for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants 14. Overview on Effects of Water Stress on Cotton Plants and Productivity

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Wani, Shabir Hussain
Shabir Hussain Wani is an Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) at the Mountain Research Center for Field Crops, Khudwani, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, India. He has published more than 100 papers/chapters in journals and books of international and national repute. He has been Reviews Editor for Frontiers in Plant Sciences, Switzerland during (2015-2018). He is also the editor of Life Sciences (LS): An International journal of Life Sciences and SKUAST Journal of Research. He was awarded the Young Scientist Award (Agriculture) 2015 from the Society for Plant Research at national Conference on Plant Science research at University of Delhi, India. He has also worked as visiting Scientist in department of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, USA, for the year 2016-17 under the UGC Raman Post Doc Fellowship Programme. Currently, he is in-charge of wheat improvement programme of SKUAST-Kashmir under the All India Coordinated Wheat and Barley Improvement Project.
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