Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Abiotic and Biotic Stress in Plants

Recent Advances and Future Perspectives

Edited by Arun Shanker

Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India


The impact of global climate change on crop production has emerged as a major research priority during the past decade. Understanding abiotic stress factors such as temperature and drought tolerance and biotic stress tolerance traits such as insect pest and pathogen resistance in combination with high yield in plants is of paramount importance to counter climate change related adverse effects on the productivity of crops. In this multi-authored book, we present synthesis of information for developing strategies to combat plant stress. Our effort here is to present a judicious mixture of basic as well as applied research outlooks so as to interest workers in all areas of plant science. We trust that the information covered in this book would bridge the much-researched area of stress in plants with the much-needed information for evolving climate-ready crop cultivars to ensure food security in the future.

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Abiotic and Biotic Stress in PlantsRecent Advances and Future PerspectivesEdited by Arun Shanker

Published: February 17th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/60477

ISBN: 978-953-51-2250-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4209-6

Copyright year: 2016

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74019 Total Chapter Downloads

189 Crossref Citations

238 Web of Science Citations

437 Dimensions Citations


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1. Transcriptional Network Involved in Drought Response and Adaptation in Cereals

By Yunfei Yang, Pradeep Sornaraj, Nikolai Borisjuk, Nataliya Kovalchuk and Stephan M. Haefele


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2. Histone Methylation - A Cornerstone for Plant Responses to Environmental Stresses?

By Roberto Bobadilla and Alexandre Berr


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3. Small RNAs in Plant Response to Abiotic Stress

By By Shirin Mirlohi and Yuke He


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4. The Transcriptional Modulation of Inositols and Raffinose Family Oligosaccharides Pathways in Plants — An (A)Biotic Stress Perspective

By José Ribamar Costa Ferreira Neto, Amanda Cordeiro de Melo Souza, Manassés Daniel da Silva, Ana Maria Benko-Iseppon, Valesca Pandolfi, Antônio Félix da Costa and Ederson Akio Kido


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5. Effect of Salinity Stress on Gene Expression in Black Tiger Shrimp Penaeus monodon

By Shekhar S. Mudagandur, Gopikrishna Gopalapillay and Koyadan K. Vijayan


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6. Functional Genomics of Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Phaseolus vulgaris

By Danielle Gregorio Gomes Caldas, Enéas Ricardo Konzen, Gustavo Henrique Recchia, Ana Carolina Vieira Zakir Pereira and Siu Mui Tsai


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7. Stress Responsive Non-protein Coding RNAs

By Agata Tyczewska, Kamilla Bąkowska-Żywicka, Joanna Gracz and Tomasz Twardowski


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8. Secondary Metabolism in Amaranthus spp. — A Genomic Approach to Understand Its Diversity and Responsiveness to Stress in Marginally Studied Crops with High Agronomic Potential

By Paula Andrea Castrillón-Arbeláez and John Paul Délano Frier


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9. Tolerance of Plants to Toxicity Induced by Micronutrients

By Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato, Emily Juliane Alvino Lima, Elaine Maria Silva Guedes Lobato, Gabriel Mascarenhas Maciel and Douglas José Marques


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10. Abiotic and Biotic Elicitors–Role in Secondary Metabolites Production through In Vitro Culture of Medicinal Plants

By Poornananda M. Naik and Jameel M. Al–Khayri


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11. Consequences of Water Deficit on Metabolism of Legumes

By Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato, Gélia Dinah Monteiro Viana, Gleberson Guillen Piccinin, Milton Hélio Lima da Silva, Gabriel Mascarenhas Maciel and Douglas José Marques


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12. Glycation of Plant Proteins under Environmental Stress — Methodological Approaches, Potential Mechanisms and Biological Role

By Tatiana Bilova, Uta Greifenhagen, Gagan Paudel, Elena Lukasheva, Dominic Brauch, Natalia Osmolovskaya, Elena Tarakhovskaya, Gerd Ulrich Balcke, Alain Tissier, Thomas Vogt, Carsten Milkowski, Claudia Birkemeyer, Ludger Wessjohann and Andrej Frolov


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13. Stress-Induced Proteins in Recalcitrant Seeds During Deep Dormancy and Early Germination

By Marina I. Azarkovich


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14. Molecules and Methods for the Control of Biotic Stress Especially the Insect Pests — Present Scenario and Future Perspective

By Santosh Kumar Upadhyay and Sudhir P. Singh


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15. Evaluation of TMV Lesion Formation and Timing of Signal Transduction during Induction of Systemic Acquired Resistance (SAR) in Tobacco with a Computer-Assisted Method

By Zoltán Á. Nagy, György Kátay, Gábor Gullner and Attila L. Ádám


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16. Abiotic Stress Alleviation with Brassinosteroids in Plant Roots

By Sevgi Marakli and Nermin Gozukirmizi


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17. Role of Phytochelatins in Redox Caused Stress in Plants and Animals

By Miguel Angel Merlos Rodrigo, Naser A. Anjum, Zbynek Heger, Ondrej Zitka, Adam Vojtech, Eduarda Pereira and Rene Kizek


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18. Signalling Crosstalk of Plant Defence Responses to Xylem-invading Pathogens

By Sabina Berne and Branka Javornik


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19. Abscisic Acid Signalling as a Target for Enhancing Drought Tolerance

By Ley Moy Ng


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20. Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidant Enzymes Involved in Plant Tolerance to Stress

By Andréia Caverzan, Alice Casassola and Sandra Patussi Brammer


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21. Antioxidant Enzyme Activities and Abiotic Stress Tolerance Relationship in Vegetable Crops

By Sebnem Kusvuran, Sevinç Kiran and S. Sebnem Ellialtioglu


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22. Role of ABA in Arabidopsis Salt, Drought, and Desiccation Tolerance

By V. C. Dilukshi Fernando and Dana F. Schroeder


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23. Rootstock Breeding for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Citrus

By Berken Cimen and Turgut Yesiloglu


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24. Cowpea Breeding for Drought Tolerance — From Brazil to World

By Maria Antonia Machado Barbosa, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato, Milton Hélio Lima da Silva, Gabriel Mascarenhas Maciel and Douglas José Marques


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25. Sunflower Breeding for Resistance to Abiotic and Biotic Stresses

By Dragan Škorić


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26. Drought Adaptation in Millets

By Zerihun Tadele


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27. Plant Integrity – The Important Factor of Adaptability to Stress Conditions

By Ladislav Bláha and Tomáš Středa


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28. Plant Evolution in Response to Abiotic and Biotic Stressors at “Rear-edge” Range Boundaries

By Gunbharpur S. Gill, Riston Haugen, Jesse Larson, Jason Olsen and David H. Siemens


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29. The Trials and Tribulations of the Plant Male Gametophyte — Understanding Reproductive Stage Stress Tolerance

By Ettore Pacini and Rudy Dolferus


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