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Abiotic Stress Response in Plants

Physiological, Biochemical and Genetic Perspectives

Edited by Arun Shanker

Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India


Bandi Venkateswarlu

Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, India

Plants, unlike animals, are sessile. This demands that adverse changes in their environment are quickly recognized, distinguished and responded to with suitable reactions. Drought, heat, cold and salinity are among the major abiotic stresses that adversely affect plant growth and productivity. In general, abiotic stress often causes a series of morphological, physiological, biochemical and molecular changes that unfavorably affect plant growth, development and productivity. Drought, salinity, extreme temperatures (cold and heat) and oxidative stress are often interrelated; these conditions singularly or in combination induce cellular damage. To cope with abiotic stresses, of paramount significance is to understand plant responses to abiotic stresses that disturb the homeostatic equilibrium at cellular and molecular level in order to identify a common mechanism for multiple stress tolerance. This multi authored edited compilation attempts to put forth an all-inclusive biochemical and molecular picture in a systems approach wherein mechanism and adaptation aspects of abiotic stress are dealt with. The chief objective of the book hence is to deliver state of the art information for comprehending the effects of abiotic stress in plants at the cellular level.

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Abiotic Stress Response in PlantsPhysiological, Biochemical and Genetic PerspectivesEdited by Arun Shanker

Published: August 29th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1762

ISBN: 978-953-307-672-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4449-6

Copyright year: 2011

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56133 Total Chapter Downloads

81 Crossref Citations

190 Web of Science Citations

243 Dimensions Citations


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1. Abiotic and Biotic Stress Response Crosstalk in Plants

By Saúl Fraire-Velázquez, Raúl Rodríguez-Guerra and Lenin Sánchez-Calderón


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2. Reactive Oxygen in Abiotic Stress Perception - From Genes to Proteins

By Michael Wrzaczek, Julia P. Vainonen, Adrien Gauthier, Kirk Overmyer and Jaakko Kangasjärvi


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3. Plant Organelles-to-Nucleus Retrograde Signaling

By Nadezhda Yurina and Margarita Odintsova


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4. Post-Translational Modifications of Nuclear Proteins in the Response of Plant Cells to Abiotic Stresses

By Jennifer Dahan, Emmanuel Koen, Agnès Dutartre, Olivier Lamotte and Stéphane Bourque


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5. Facing the Environment: Small RNAs and the Regulation of Gene Expression Under Abiotic Stress in Plants

By Inês Trindade, Dulce Santos, Tamas Dalmay and Pedro Fevereiro


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6. Cyclic Nucleotides and Nucleotide Cyclases in Plant Stress Responses

By Fouad Lemtiri-Chlieh, Ludivine Thomas, Claudius Marondedze, Helen Irving and Chris Gehring


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7. Abiotic Stress-Induced Programmed Cell Death in Plants: A Phytaspase Connection

By Alexander I. Tuzhikov, Boris B. Vartapetian Andrey B. Vartapetian and Nina V. Chichkova


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8. Plant Plasma Membrane H+-ATPase in Adaptation of Plants to Abiotic Stresses

By Małgorzata Janicka-Russak


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9. Plant Abiotic Stress: Insights from the Genomics Era

By Erik R. Rowley and Todd C. Mockler


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10. Role of Plant Transcription Factors in Abiotic Stress Tolerance

By Charu Lata, Amita Yadav and Manoj Prasad


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11. The Roles of Germin Gene Products in Plants Under Salt Stress

By Mahmut Caliskan


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12. Does Environmentally Contingent Variation in the Level of Molecular Chaperones Mirror a Biochemical Adaptation to Abiotic Stress?

By Branka Tucić, Sanja Manitašević Jovanović and Ana Vuleta


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