Plant Signaling Molecule: Role and Regulation under Stressful Environments explores tolerance mechanisms mediated by signaling molecules in plants for achieving sustainability under changing environmental conditions. Including a wide range of potential molecules, from primary to secondary metabolites, the book presents the status and future prospects of the role and regulation of signaling molecules at physiological, biochemical, molecular and structural level under abiotic stress tolerance. This book is designed to enhance the mechanistic understanding of signaling molecules and will be an important resource for plant biologists in developing stress tolerant crops to achieve sustainability under changing environmental conditions.
- Focuses on plant biology under stress conditions
- Provides a compendium of knowledge related to plant adaptation, physiology, biochemistry and molecular responses
- Identifies treatments that enhance plant tolerance to abiotic stresses
- Illustrates specific physiological pathways that are considered key points for plant adaptation or tolerance to abiotic stresses
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1. Signaling Molecules in Ecophysiological Response Mechanisms of Salt-Stressed Plants 2. Stress responsive signaling molecules and genes under stressful environments in plants 3. Engineering signaling molecules to improve abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants 4. Genetic engineering/Genome editing approaches to modulate signaling processes in abiotic stress tolerance 5. Measurement of Signaling Molecules Ca2+, RSS, RCS, RNS and ROS in Plant Samples 6. Drought tolerance in Plants: Role of signaling molecules and its molecular mechanisms and regulation 7. Crop improvement of cereals through manipulation of signaling pathways in response to drought stress 8. Role and regulation of ROS and antioxidants as a signaling molecule in response to abiotic stresses 9. Role and regulation of plant phenolics in abiotic stress tolerance: an overview 10. Bioactive molecules as regulatory signals in plant responses to abiotic stresses 11. Biochemical and molecular regulation of phenylpropanoids pathway under abiotic stresses 12. Role and regulation of glucose as a signal molecule to salt stress 13. Role of sugars in abiotic stress signalling in plant 14. Methylglyoxal: a novel signaling molecule in plant responses to abiotic stress 15. Role of trehalose and regulation of its levels as a signal molecule to abiotic stresses in plants 16. Sugar and phytohormones regulates plant growth and development under in vitro condition 17. Role of mineral nutrients in abiotic stress tolerance
revisiting the associated signaling mechanisms 18. Sulfur availability potentiates phytohormones-mediated action in plants 19. Role and regulation of plant hormones as a signal molecule in response to abiotic stresses 20. Role and regulation of auxin signaling in abiotic stress tolerance 21. The Regulatory Signaling of Gibberellin Metabolism and Its Crosstalk with Phytohormones in Response to Plant Abiotic Stresses 22. Abscisic acid in plant abiotic stress signaling and responses 23. Salicylic acid-mediated defense mechanisms to abiotic stress tolerance 24. Role of methyl jasmonates in salt stress tolerance in crop plants 25. Insights into the nitric oxide mediated stress tolerance in plants 26. Brassinosteroid induced signaling is a complex interplay of ROS, NADPH oxidase and MAPK mediated biotic and abiotic stress acclimation in plants 27. Role and regulation of osmolytes and ABA interaction in salt and drought stress tolerance 28. Regulatory role of proline in heat stress tolerance: modulation by salicylic acid 29. Osmolyte diversity, distribution and their biosynthetic pathways 30. Role and regulation of osmolytes as signaling molecules to abiotic stress tolerance 31. Proteomics insights into salt stress signaling in plants 32. Role of heat shock proteins and its signaling under abiotic stress 33. C4/CAM facultative photosynthesis as a means to improve plant sustainable productivity under abiotic-stressed conditions: regulatory mechanisms and biotechnological implications 34. Protein linases and phosphatases in stress transduction
role in crop improvement 35. Nanoparticles and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants: Synthesis, action and signaling mechanisms
Dr. M. Iqbal R. Khan's current research interests are elucidation physiological and molecular mechanisms involved in flooding tolerance and looking for suitable germplasm donors for breeding purpose. Working on the metabolism of plants under different abiotic stresses, Dr. Khan has found a significant role of phytohormones in the regulation of plant growth and development and have suggested that phytohormones play an important in controlling stress responses and interacts in coordination with each other for defense signal networking to fine tune tolerance mechanisms. Dr. Khan has published more than 35 journal articles, 07 book chapters and has edited two books (including this). He has received various research fellowships including UGC-MANF, DBT-RA, SERB-DST Young scientist, SERB-NPDF and IRRI-PDF. He has been recognized as Young Scientist of the Year, receiving the award from Scientific and Environmental Research Institute, India and Junior Scientist of the Year, receiving the award from National Environmental Science Academy New Delhi, India. He has been guest editor of "Ethylene: A key regulatory molecule in plants" in Frontiers in Plant Science.
Reddy, Palakolanu Sudhakar
Dr. Palakolanu Sudhakar Reddy is a Scientist (DST-INSPIRE faculty fellow) working under the Cell, Molecular biology and Genetic engineering theme at ICRISAT. He has completed his PhD from International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, where he worked on "Identification and characterization of the Heat Shock Proteins from Pennisetum glaucum. He was an integral part of the team for developing high-throughput, low-cost methodologies for the isolation of promoters and genes, sequencing for phage DNA and identification of stable reference genes for qPCR studies. He has been awarded with several International and National awards, including Leibniz-DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship from German Academic Exchange Service, Germany, Young Scientist and INSPIRE Faculty Awards from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. He is associate fellow of Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences from 2015. He has worked in Germany and Philippines on genomics and molecular aspects of abiotic stress tolerance and genome editing. He has published more than 32 research articles in international peer reviewed journals and also has 5 book chapters and a patent to his credit. He is a reviewer of several reputed international journals, including Frontiers in plant science, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, BMC Genomics, Environmental and Experimental Botany, Gene and PLoS ONE.
Area of expertise:
Functional genomics, Gene expression, Molecular biology and Genome editing
Antonio Ferrante is an Associate Professor at the University of Milan, Italy, and served as Researcher/Assistant Professor at the Department of Crop Science, University of Milan from 2004 -2016. He has 18 years of research and teaching experience. He received a fellowship from the SSSA to conduct research studies on postharvest physiology of Gerbera at the Agrotechnological Research Institute, Wageningen, Netherlands and spent as a Visitor Researcher at the Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of California, Davis, CA, USA, in Professor M. S. Reid's laboratory, returning several times to do additional research at both UCD and UCSD. He has served as visiting teaching professor with ERASMUS program in Cardiff University (2015) and Almeria University (2017). His research activities are related to the understanding plant responses to abiotic stresses; on the role of plant hormones on regulating leaf and flower senescence; molecular studies on the ethylene biosynthesis and actions in plants; postharvest physiology and biology of horticultural crops. His research activities contributed to the registration to a US and world patent on "Compositions and Methods for Preventing leaf yellowing in plants. He has been guest editor of "Ethylene: A key regulatory molecule in plants" in Frontiers in Plant Science and has published more than 100 international publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Khan, Nafees A.
With 30 years of research and teaching experience, Professor Nafees A. Khan is a plant physiologist at Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. His current research interest is understanding the mechanisms of hormonal and nutritional regulation of plant growth with special emphasis on abiotic stress vis-a-vis photosynthetic efficiency and abiotic stress tolerance. He has edited 14 books and published more than 170 peer-reviewed research articles in journals of international and national repute. He has won various prestigious awards and serves as Vice President of the National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), India.