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Plants and Environment

Edited by Hemanth Vasanthaiah

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, United States of America


Devaiah Kambiranda

Florida A&M University - Florida State University College of Engineering, United States of America

Changing environmental condition and global population demands understanding the plant responses to hostile environment. Significant progress has been made over the past few decades through amalgamation of molecular breeding with non-conventional breeding. Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms to stress tolerance has received considerable scientific scrutiny because of the uniqueness of such processes to plant biology, and also its importance in the campaign "Freedom From Hunger". The main intention of this publication is to provide a state-of-the-art and up-to-date knowledge of recent developments in understanding of plant responses to major abiotic stresses, limitations and the current status of crop improvement. A better insight will help in taking a multidisciplinary approach to address the issues affecting plant development and performance under adverse conditions. I trust this book will act as a platform to excel in the field of stress biology.

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Plants and EnvironmentEdited by Hemanth Vasanthaiah

Published: October 21st 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1958

ISBN: 978-953-307-779-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5192-0

Copyright year: 2011

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56591 Total Chapter Downloads

18 Crossref Citations

57 Web of Science Citations

94 Dimensions Citations


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1. Enhancing Phytoremediation Efficiency in Response to Environmental Pollution Stress

By Mohsen Soleimani, Samira Akbar and Mohammad Ali Hajabbasi


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2. Morphophysiological Investigations in Some Dominant Alien Invasive Weeds

By Nivedita Ghayal and Kondiram Dhumal


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3. Alteration of Abiotic Stress Responsive Genes in Polygonum minus Roots by Jasmonic Acid Elicitation

By Ismanizan Ismail, Mian-Chee Gor, Zeti-Azura Mohamed-Hussein, Zamri Zainal and Normah Mohd Noor


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4. Transcriptomics of Sugarcane Osmoprotectants Under Drought

By RLO Silva, JRC Ferreira Neto, V Pandolfi, SM Chabregas, WL Burnquist, AM Benko-Iseppon and EA Kido


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5. Effect of UV Light on Secondary Metabolite Biosynthesis in Plant Cell Cultures Elicited with Cyclodextrins and Methyl Jasmonate

By Lorena Almagro, Ana Belén Sabater-Jara, Sarai Belchí-Navarro, Francisco Fernández-Pérez, Roque Bru and María A. Pedreño


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6. Drought Tolerance and Stress Hormones: From Model Organisms to Forage Crops

By Aimar D., Calafat M., Andrade A.M., Carassay L., Abdala G.I. and Molas M.L.


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7. Iron Stress in Citrus

By Maria Angeles Forner-Giner and Gema Ancillo


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8. Response, Tolerance and Adaptation to Abiotic Stress of Olive, Grapevine and Chestnut in the Mediterranean Region: Role of Abscisic Acid, Nitric Oxide and MicroRNAs

By Changhe Zhang, José Gomes-Laranjo, Carlos M. Correia, José M. Moutinho-Pereira, Berta M. Carvalho Gonçalves, Eunice L. V. A. Bacelar, Francisco P. Peixoto and Victor Galhano


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9. Molecular and Genetic Analysis of Abiotic Stress Resistance of Forage Crops

By Xuemin Wang, Hongwen Gao, Jun Li and Zan Wang


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10. Salt Stress in Vascular Plants and Its Interaction with Boron Toxicity

By Ildefonso Bonilla and Agustín González-Fontes


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11. An Efficient Method to Screen for Salt Tolerance Genes in Salt Cress

By Huawei Zhang, Gang Li, Yiyue Zhang, Ran Xia, Jing Wang and Qi Xie


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12. Impact of Drought Stress on Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Productivity and Food Safety

By Devaiah M. Kambiranda, Hemanth KN. Vasanthaiah, Ramesh Katam Athony Ananga, Sheikh M. Basha and Karamthotsivasankar Naik


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