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Abiotic Stress in Plants

Mechanisms and Adaptations

Edited by Arun Shanker

Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India


Bandi Venkateswarlu

Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, India

World population is growing at an alarming rate and is anticipated to reach about six billion by the end of year 2050. On the other hand, agricultural productivity is not increasing at a required rate to keep up with the food demand. The reasons for this are water shortages, depleting soil fertility and mainly various abiotic stresses. The fast pace at which developments and novel findings that are recently taking place in the cutting edge areas of molecular biology and basic genetics, have reinforced and augmented the efficiency of science outputs in dealing with plant abiotic stresses. In depth understanding of the stresses and their effects on plants is of paramount importance to evolve effective strategies to counter them. This book is broadly dived into sections on the stresses, their mechanisms and tolerance, genetics and adaptation, and focuses on the mechanic aspects in addition to touching some adaptation features. The chief objective of the book hence is to deliver state of the art information for comprehending the nature of abiotic stress in plants. We attempted here to present a judicious mixture of outlooks in order to interest workers in all areas of plant sciences.

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Abiotic Stress in PlantsMechanisms and AdaptationsEdited by Arun Shanker

Published: September 22nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/895

ISBN: 978-953-307-394-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4431-1

Copyright year: 2011

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203 Crossref Citations

434 Web of Science Citations

617 Dimensions Citations


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1. Imaging of Chlorophyll a Fluorescence: A Tool to Study Abiotic Stress in Plants

By Lucia Guidi and Elena Degl’Innocenti


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2. Salinity Stress and Salt Tolerance

By Petronia Carillo, Maria Grazia Annunziata, Giovanni Pontecorvo, Amodio Fuggi and Pasqualina Woodrow


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3. Abiotic Stress in Harvested Fruits and Vegetables

By Peter M.A. Toivonen and D. Mark Hodges


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4. Towards Understanding Plant Response to Heavy Metal Stress

By Zhao Yang and Chengcai Chu


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5. Plant N Fluxes and Modulation by Nitrogen, Heat and Water Stresses: A Review Based on Comparison of Legumes and Non Legume Plants

By Salon Christophe, Avice Jean-Christophe, Larmure Annabelle, Ourry Alain, Prudent Marion and Voisin Anne-Sophie


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6. Biotechnological Solutions for Enhancing the Aluminium Resistance of Crop Plants

By Gaofeng Zhou, Emmanuel Delhaize, Meixue Zhou and Peter R Ryan


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7. Soil Bacteria Support and Protect Plants Against Abiotic Stresses

By Bianco Carmen and Defez Roberto


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8. Soil Salinisation and Salt Stress in Crop Production

By Gabrijel Ondrasek, Zed Rengel and Szilvia Veres


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9. Current Knowledge in Physiological and Genetic Mechanisms Underpinning Tolerances to Alkaline and Saline Subsoil Constraints of Broad Acre Cropping in Dryland Regions

By Muhammad Javid, Marc Nicolas and Rebecca Ford


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10. Trehalose and Abiotic Stress in Biological Systems

By Mihaela Iordachescu and Ryozo Imai


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11. Glyoxalase System and Reactive Oxygen Species Detoxification System in Plant Abiotic Stress Response and Tolerance: An Intimate Relationship

By Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva and Masayuki Fujita


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12. Stomatal Responses to Drought Stress and Air Humidity

By Arve LE, Torre S, Olsen JE and Tanino KK


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13. Plant Genes for Abiotic Stress

By Loredana F. Ciarmiello, Pasqualina Woodrow, Amodio Fuggi, Giovanni Pontecorvo and Petronia Carillo


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14. Plant Metabolomics: A Characterisation of Plant Responses to Abiotic Stresses

By Annamaria Genga, Monica Mattana, Immacolata Coraggio, Franca Locatelli, Pietro Piffanelli and Roberto Consonni


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15. The Importance of Genetic Diversity to Manage Abiotic Stress

By Geraldo Magela de Almeida Cançado


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16. Emission and Function of Volatile Organic Compounds in Response to Abiotic Stress

By Francesco Spinelli, Antonio Cellini, Livia Marchetti, Karthik Mudigere Nagesh and Chiara Piovene


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17. Epigenetic Chromatin Regulators as Mediators of Abiotic Stress Responses in Cereals

By Aliki Kapazoglou and Athanasios Tsaftaris


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18. C4 Plants Adaptation to High Levels of CO2 and to Drought Environments

By María Valeria Lara and Carlos Santiago Andreo


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