Advances in Rice Research for Abiotic Stress Tolerance provides an important guide on recognizing, assessing and addressing the broad range of environmental factors that can inhibit crop yield. As a staple food for nearly half of the world's population, improving and increasing crop yield is imperative. This book presents current research on abiotic stresses, including extreme temperature variance, drought, hypoxia, salinity, heavy metals, nutrient deficiency and toxicity stresses. Going further, it identifies a variety of approaches to alleviate the damaging effects of abiotic stress on rice, along with current advanced processes being used to develop abiotic stress tolerant in rice crop.
The book provides an important reference for those ensuring optimal yields from this globally important food crop.
- Covers aspects of abiotic stress, from research, history, practical field problems faced by rice, and the possible remedies to the adverse effects of abiotic stresses
- Provides practical insights into a wide range of management and crop improvement practices
- Presents a valuable, single-volume sourcebook for rice scientists dealing with agronomy, physiology, molecular biology and biotechnology
1. Abiotic stress
A general outline 2. Rice production under changing climate
past, present and future 3. Relative tolerance of rice species and genotypes to abiotic stress 4. Seasonal variability in abiotic stress responses in rice 5. Spatial variability and magnitude of major stresses across the rice growing environments of South and South East Asia and Africa 6. Plant growth and morphological changes in rice under abiotic stress 7. Abiotic stresses-induced physiological alteration in rice 8. Abiotic stress and rice grain quality 9. Abiotic stress signaling in rice crop 10. Rice responses and tolerance to salt stress 11. Rice responses and tolerance to drought stress 12. Rice responses and tolerance to waterlogging and flooding 13. Rice responses and tolerance to high temperature 14. Rice responses and tolerance to cold stress 15. Rice responses and tolerance to elevated ozone 16. Rice responses and tolerance to UV-radiation 17. Rice responses and tolerance to metals/metalloids toxicity 18. Recent advances in arsenic accumulation in rice 19. Approaches in improving photosynthesis in rice under environmental stress 20. Physiological mechanisms of rice to cope up with nutrient deficiencies 21. Abiotic stress-induced oxidative stress in rice 22. Approaches to enhance antioxidant defense in rice 23. Use of plant nutrients in improving abiotic stress tolerance in rice 24. Use of phytohormones in improving abiotic stress tolerance in rice 25. Use of exogenous protectants in improving rice tolerance to abiotic stresses 26. Use of osmolytes in improving rice abiotic stress tolerance to rice 27. Role of polyamines in improving abiotic stress tolerance in rice 28. Recent development in rice varietal development for abiotic stress tolerance 29. Recent advances in biotechnological tools in improving abiotic stress tolerance in rice 30. Molecular mechanism in improving rice abiotic stress tolerance 31. Use of QTL in developing abiotic stress tolerance in rice 32. Use of molecular markers in identify abiotic stress responsive genes in rice 33. Omics approaches in developing abiotic stress tolerance in rice 34. Agronomic approaches to improve rice production under abiotic stress 35. Water management in rice crop grown under adverse conditions 36. Environmental and genetic control of its content in rice grain 37. Role of policymakers in improving rice adaptability to adverse environment
Dr. Mirza Hasanuzzaman is Professor of Agronomy at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in Dhaka. He is a specialist in agronomy, plant stress responses, and crop physiology. His current work is focused on the physiological and molecular mechanisms of environmental stress tolerance (salinity, drought, flood, and heavy metals/metalloids). Dr. Hasanuzzaman has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has edited six books and written 30 book chapters on important aspects of plant physiology, plant stress tolerance, and crop production.
Prof. Dr. Masayuku Fujita, Laboratory of Plant Stress Responses, Faculty of Agriculture, Kagawa University, Japan - He is expert in Plant Stress Physiology, Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Published 50 book chapters and more than 80 research articles.
Dr. Kamrun Nahar, Department of Agricultural Botany, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh - She is well expert in the field of Plant Physiology, Ecology, Molecular Biology and Abiotic Stress Tolerance. Published 1o book chapters and more than 30 research articles.
Biswas, Jiban Krishna
Dr. Jiban Krishna Biswas, National Consultant (Healthier Rice Project), IRRI-Bangladesh and former Director General of Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, Gazipur, Bangladesh - Renowned rice scientists and expert in Rice Biology, Physiology and Agronomy. Published more than 20 monographs, 50 research articles and hundreds of popular articles.