Effect of High Temperature on Crop Productivity and Metabolism of Macro Molecules presents a comprehensive overview on the direct effect of temperatures defined as "high", a definition which increasingly includes a great number of geographic regions. As temperature impacts the number of base growth days, it is necessary to adapt plant selection, strategize planting times, and understand the expected impact of adaptive steps to ensure maximum plant health and crop yield. Global warming, climate change and change in environmental conditions have become common phrases in nearly every scientific seminar, symposium and meeting, thus these changes in climatic patterns constrain normal growth and reproduction cycles.
This book reviews the effect of high temperature on agricultural crop production and the effect of high temperature stress on the metabolic aspects of macro molecules, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, secondary metabolites, and plant growth hormones.
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Amitav Bhattacharya, Principal Scientist from Indian Institute of Pulses Research - Retired, Kanpur, India. Amitav Bhattacharya earned his M. Sc. degree in Botany (with special paper in Plant Physiology) from Allahabad University, Allahabad, India and his Ph. D. degree in Plant Physiology from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India. He is now retired from his role as Principal Scientist at the Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur - 208024, India where he served approx. 41 years, actively engaged in conducting laboratory as well as field research on pulses (grain legumes). He has published extensively with both books and book chapters.