Plant Small RNA: Biogenesis, Regulation and Applications describes the biosynthesis of small RNA in plant systems. With emphasis on the various molecular mechanisms affected by small RNA and their applications in supporting plant growth and survival, this books presents the basics and most recent advancements in small RNA mediated plant genomics, metabolomics, proteomics and physiology.
Small RNA populations have been widely identified in various plants and have been reported to be involved alleviating environmental stress conditions and improving plant and crop health. Plant Small RNA describes the biosynthesis of small RNA in plant systems while emphasizing the various molecular mechanisms affected by small RNA and their applications in supporting plant growth and survival. It includes the most recent advancements in small RNA mediated plant genomics, metabolomics, proteomics and physiology
- Presents foundational information about small RNA biology and regulation in plants
- Includes small RNA pathway advances
- Describes application and scope of small RNA technology for agricultural stability
Section 1: Basics 1. Introduction to plant small RNA 2. Diversity and types of small RNA 3. Biogenesis of small RNA in plants 4. Identification of small RNA in plants
Section 2: Expression and regulation mechanism of small RNA 5. Importance of small RNA in plant germination 6. Role of small RNA in regulating plant vegetative growth 7. Importance of small RNA in plant metabolism 8. Small RNA in tolerating various biotic stresses 10. Salt stress tolerance and small RNA 11. Small RNA and cold stress tolerance 12. Towards elucidating the functions of miRNAs in drought stress tolerance 13. Role of small RNA in plant interaction with microbes
Section 3: Application of small RNA 14. Abiotic stress tolerant plants through small RNA technology 15. Biotic stress tolerant plants through small RNA technology 16. Crop productivity and small RNA 17. Physiological modification of plants through small RNA
Section 3: Application of Small RNA 18. Small RNA manipulation in plants: Techniques and recent developments 19. MiRNA mediated regulatory functions under salinity stress in plants 20. Biotic stress tolerant plants through small RNA technology 21. Application of miRNA in Fruit Quality Improvement 22. Physiological modification of plants through small RNA 23. Small RNA technology for plant's abiotic stress tolerance
Section 4: 24. Challenges of small RNA technology 25. Future scope of small RNA technology
Praveen Guleria is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at DAV University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India. She has worked in the areas of Plant Biotechnology, Plant Metabolic Engineering and Plant Stress Biology at CSIR- Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, H.P. India.
Her research interests include plant stress biology, plant small RNA Biology, plant epigenomics and nanotoxicity. She has published several research articles in various peer-reviewed journals. She is also serving as the editorial board member and reviewer for certain international peer reviewed journals. She has been awarded the SERB- Start Up Grant by DST, GOI. She has also been awarded the prestigious "Bharat Gaurav Award by the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi. She has also received various awards like CSIR/ ICMR- Junior research Fellowship, CSIR- Senior research fellowship, State level merit scholarship awards.
Vineet Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He has worked in different area of biotechnology and nanotechnology in various institutes and universities in India namely, Panjab University Chandigarh, CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology and Himachal Pradesh University. He has published many articles in these areas featuring in peer-reviewed journals. He serves as editorial board member and reviewer for international peer reviewed journals and has received awards for his work, including the Dr DSK-postdoctoral fellowship, senior research fellowships and best poster awards.