Plant Perspectives to Global Climate Changes: Developing Climate-Resilient Plants reviews and integrates currently available information on the impact of the environment on functional and adaptive features of plants from the molecular, biochemical and physiological perspectives to the whole plant level. The book also provides a direction towards implementation of programs and practices that will enable sustainable production of crops resilient to climatic alterations. This book will be beneficial to academics and researchers working on stress physiology, stress proteins, genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering, and other fields of plant physiology.
Advancing ecophysiological understanding and approaches to enhance plant responses to new environmental conditions is critical to developing meaningful high-throughput phenotyping tools and maintaining humankind's supply of goods and services as global climate change intensifies.
1. Climate change impact on plants: Plant responses and adaptations 2. Impact and implications of climate change on wild plant species and associated biodiversity 3. Effects of macro-environmental factors on the growth and development of plants 4. Wild plant relatives as source of useful traits for improving plant productivity in the face of climate change 5. Innovations in plant production: amalgamation of physiology and technology 6. Traditional and emerging climate resilient agricultural practices for enhancing plant productivity and nutritional quality 7. Molecular investigation of plant-environment interaction at functional level 8. Proteomic and genomic approaches in plant physiological studies 9. Comprehensive analyses of gene expression and identification of metabolites for stress tolerance 10. Transcription factors and target genes involved in plant responses to stress adaptation 11. Interactions of phytohormones and growth regulators in stress adaptation in plants 12. Ionomics and kinase-mediated signaling cascades in stress tolerance 13. Responses and adaptation of photosynthesis and respiration under challenging environment 14. Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species and antioxidant defence studies in plants 15. Genomic approaches to study abiotic and biotic stress tolerance in plants 16. Role of RNAi technology and miRNAs in abiotic and biotic stress resilience 17. Application of nanoparticles in developing resilience against biotic and abiotic stress 18. Role of physical and chemical agents in developing environmental stress-tolerant plants 19. Physiological mechanisms and adaptation strategies of plants under nutrient deficiency/toxicity conditions 20. Metabolite flux analysis to understand effects of climate change on plant physiology 21. Emerging roles of osmoprotectants in abiotic stress tolerance studies 22. Physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms of gasotransmitter-mediated abiotic stress tolerance 23. Breeding and genetic engineering in the production of stress-resilient plant species 24. CRISPR-Cas mediated genome editing for improves stress resilience in plants 25. Sustainable plant production practices to reduce trace gas emissions and conserving germplasm resource and climate-resilient plant species for future generations
Tariq Aftab is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany at Aligarh Muslim University in India. He obtained his PhD degree in Plant Physiology in 2012. He is the recipient of the prestigious Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship from Germany, the Raman Fellowship from the Government of India, and Young Scientist Awards from the State Government of Uttar Pradesh (India) and the Government of India. Dr. Aftab has coedited 10 books, coauthored several book chapters, and written more than 60 research papers.
Aryadeep Roychoudhury Department of Biotechnology, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata, India.
Dr. Aryadeep Roychoudhury is currently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Biotechnology, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata, India. Dr. Roychoudhury has received his Ph.D. in Science from Jadavpur University, India. During this period, he worked in the field of plant molecular biology and biotechnology in the area of abiotic stress tolerance in rice at Bose Institute, Kolkata. Currently, he is working with the different forms of environmental stresses like salinity, drought and heavy metals in plants as well as characterization of several indigenous aromatic rice varieties. He has published several research papers in international and national journals and book chapters with reputed publishers. He is also supervising Ph.D. students at his Institute.