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Transcription Factors for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants

  • ID: 4844396
  • Book
  • 400 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Transcription Factors for Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants presents advances in our understanding of the regulatory network that impacts plant health and production. Worldwide plant production is suffering serious losses due to widespread abiotic stresses that are increasing as a result of global climate change. The book addresses the many complexities of transcriptional regulation, including cross talk and central regulation, regulatory networks, the role of DOF, WRKY and NAC transcription factors, zinc finger proteins, CRISPR/CAS9-based genome editing, C-Repeat (CRT) binding factors (CBFs)/Dehydration responsive element binding factors (DREBs) and factors impacting salt, cold and phosphorous stress levels, and more.

Readers will find the book to be a useful reference that unravels the transcriptional regulatory networks in plants. Researchers and advanced students will find the book valuable for understanding and inspiring new work in this important area.

  • Discusses abiotic stress tolerance and adaptive mechanisms based on the findings generated by unlocking transcriptional regulatory networks in plants
  • Presents detailed information on various kinds of regulatory gene networks identified for drought, salinity, cold and heat stress in plants
  • Written by international expert researchers in plant abiotic stress
  • Highlights urgent climate change issues in plants and their management using modern biological methods, including genome editing
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1. Transcription Factors in cross talk and central regulation of plant responses to environmental stress 2. Transcription Factor regulatory networks in plant abiotic stress tolerance 3. Role of DOF Transcription Factors in abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants 4. WRKY Transcription factors for biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in plants 5. Zinc Finger Proteins: Novel sources of genes for abiotic stress tolerance in plants 6. NAC Transcription factor family in Rice : Recent advancements for development of stress tolerant rice 7. CRISPR/Cas9-Based Genome Editing of Transcription Factor Genes in Plants 8. Characterization of Transcription factors for drought tolerance in Maize 9. Role of stress inducible promoters for development of drought stress tolerance in plants 10. C-repeat (CRT) binding factors (CBFs)/dehydration responsive element (DRE) binding factors (DREBs) family in Plants 11. Major transcription factor families involved in Salinity stress tolerance in Plants 12. Regulation of inducible promoters during salinity stress in plants 13. The role of key transcription factors for cold tolerance in plants 14. Recent advances in Plant Heat stress transcription factors 15. Role of transcription factors for developing phosphorus stress tolerance cultivars in crop plants 16. Major transcription factor families involved in nitrogen stress adaptation in plants 17. Engineering transcription factors: an emerging strategy for developing abiotic stress tolerant crops

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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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