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

  • ID: 4430031
  • Book
  • 340 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Biochemical, Physiological and Molecular Avenues for Combating Abiotic Stress Tolerance 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. Abiotic stress: a serious threat to crop production and opportunities for improvement in stress tolerance
2. Abiotic stress responses and adaptive mechanisms in major crops: The chronicle hitherto
3. Physiology of Reproductive-Stage Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants
4. Single versus multi gene transfer approaches for crop abiotic stress tolerance
5. Targeting aquaporin proteins for conferring salinity tolerance in crops
6. Compatible solute engineering of crop plants for improved tolerance toward abiotic stresses
7. Phytohormones: potent targets for engineering abiotic tolerance in plants
8. Engineering plant heat shock proteins for improved salinity tolerance
9. Transcription factors based genetic engineering for abiotic tolerance in crops
10. Targeting the redox regulatory mechanisms for abiotic stress tolerance in crops 
11. Epigenetic regulations and modifications for enhanced crop abiotic stress tolerance
12. RNAi Technology: the game changer in producing abiotic stress tolerant crops
13. Genomics interventions for enhancement of crop abiotic stress tolerance
14. Molecular chaperones
structure, function and their role in crop abiotic stress tolerance
15. Exploiting beneficial soil microorganisms to improve crop abiotic tolerance
16. Manipulating secondary metabolites for engineering abiotic stress tolerance in crops
17. Glyoxalases: a potent target for engineering drought and salinity stress tolerance in crops
18. Controlling programmed cell death pathways for enhancing the abiotic tolerance in crops
19. DNA helicases mediated abiotic stress tolerance in plants
20. CRISPR/CAS approach for conferring abiotic stress tolerance in crops
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Wani, Shabir Hussain
Dr Shabir H Wani is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He has published more than 100 papers/chapters in journals, and books of international and national repute. He is associate guest editor of Frontiers in Plant Sciences, Switzerland. He is editor of LS: An International journal of Life Sciences. He has also edited several books on current topics in crop Improvement published by CRC press, Taylor and Francis Group, USA and Springer in 2015 and 2016. His Ph.D research fetched the first prize in North zone at National level competition in India. He got Young scientist award from the society of Promotion of plant sciences Jaipur India in 2009. He is the fellow of Society for Plant Research, India. Recently 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. Currently he is working as visiting Scientist in department of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, USA for the year 2016-17.
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