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Responses of Organisms to Water Stress

Edited by Sener Akinci

Marmara University, Turkey

The same amount of water has been present on our planet for about 4 billion years, since shortly after the Earth was formed. Since then it has cycled through evaporation, condensation, precipitation and surface runoff multiple times. Water scarcity as an abiotic factor ranging from moderate to severe stress levels, accompanied by loss of moisture in the soil, is extremely hard for most organisms to cope with, particularly terrestrial plants and their food-chain dependents. Because of the potential for increasing temporary, or posssibly permanent, drought conditions in the future, there is intense focus on improving plant resistance to drought and increasing yield performance in water- limited environments through genotype selection in important crops. This book aims to contribute to understanding of how plants and other organisms respond to water stress conditions, and the various survival strategies adopted under differing moisture levels.

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Responses of Organisms to Water StressEdited by Sener Akinci

Published: January 16th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46157

ISBN: 978-953-51-0933-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5346-7

Copyright year: 2013

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29326 Total Chapter Downloads

70 Crossref Citations

90 Web of Science Citations

141 Dimensions Citations


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1. Quantification of Stress Arisen from Freshwater Consumption in the Context of Life Cycle Assessment

By Masaharu Motoshita


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2. Drought and Its Consequences to Plants – From Individual to Ecosystem

By Elizamar Ciríaco da Silva, Manoel Bandeira de Albuquerque, André Dias de Azevedo Neto and Carlos Dias da Silva Junior


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3. Tolerance to Drought in Leguminous Plants Mediated by Rhizobium and Bradyrhizobium

By Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato, Joaquim Albenísio Gomes da Silveira, Roberto Cezar Lobo da Costa and Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto


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4. Comparison Between the Water and Salt Stress Effects on Plant Growth and Development

By Alexandre Bosco de Oliveira, Nara Lídia Mendes Alencar and Enéas Gomes-Filho


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5. Silicon: A Benefic Element to Improve Tolerance in Plants Exposed to Water Deficiency

By Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato, Elaine Maria Silva Guedes, Douglas José Marques and Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto


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6. Water Stress in Small Ruminants

By Lina Jaber, Mabelle Chedid and Shadi Hamadeh


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7. Water Stress and Agriculture

By Sonia Marli Zingaretti, Marielle Cascaes Inácio, Lívia de Matos Pereira, Tiago Antunes Paz and Suzelei de Castro França


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