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Abiotic and Biotic Stress in Plants

Edited by Alexandre De Oliveira

University of Florida

Plants are subjected to numerous environmental stresses, which can be classified into two broad areas: abiotic and biotic stresses. While the first is considered the damage done to an organism by other living organisms, the latter occurs as a result of a negative impact of non-living factors on the organisms. In this scenario, the current most accepted opinion of scientists is that both biotic and abiotic factors in nature and agroecosystems are affected by climate change, which may lead to significant crop yield decreases worldwide. We should take into consideration not only this environmental concern but also the fact that 20 years from now the earth's population will need 55% more food than it can produce now. Therefore, it is crucial to address such concerns and bring about possible solutions to future plant stress-related outcomes that might affect global agriculture. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of both biotic and abiotic stresses through 10 chapters that include case studies and literature reviews about these topics. There will be a particular focus on understanding the physiological, biochemical, and molecular changes observed in stressed plants as well as the mechanisms underlying stress tolerance in plants.

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Abiotic and Biotic Stress in PlantsEdited by Alexandre De Oliveira

Published: October 23rd 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77845

ISBN: 978-1-78923-812-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-811-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-485-8

Copyright year: 2019

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12686 Total Chapter Downloads

48 Crossref Citations

12 Web of Science Citations

87 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Plants

By Audil Gull, Ajaz Ahmad Lone and Noor Ul Islam Wani


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2. The Ecophysiology of Abiotic and Biotic Stress on the Pollination and Fertilization of Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.; formerly Sterculiaceae family)

By Puran Bridgemohan and Majeed Mohammed


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3. Leaf Cuticular Wax, a Trait for Multiple Stress Resistance in Crop Plants

By Kunhikrishnan H. Dhanyalakshmi, Raju Y. Soolanayakanahally, Tawhidur Rahman, Karen K. Tanino and Karaba N. Nataraja


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4. Fungal Biotic Stresses in Plants and Its Control Strategy

By Faisal Hussain and Farzana Usman


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5. The Effect of Climate Change on Abiotic Plant Stress: A Review

By Okoro Gideon Onyekachi, Onu Ogbonnaya Boniface, Ngasoh Felix Gemlack and Namessan Nicholas


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6. Nanotechnology a Potential Tool to Mitigate Abiotic Stress in Crop Plants

By Aparajita Das and Bimal Das


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7. Superoxide Dismutase: A Stable Biochemical Marker for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Higher Plants

By Mukesh K. Berwal and Chet Ram


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8. Melatonin: Role in Increasing Plant Tolerance in Abiotic Stress Conditions

By Raziye Kul, Aslıhan Esringü, Esin Dadasoglu, Üstün Sahin, Metin Turan, Selda Örs, Melek Ekinci, Guleray Agar and Ertan Yildirim


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9. Regulation Effect of Different Water Supply to the Nitrogen and Carbon Metabolism

By Szilvia Veres, László Zsombik and Csaba Juhász


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10. Chickpea Abiotic Stresses: Combating Drought, Heat and Cold

By Peter Kaloki, Viola Devasirvatham and Daniel K.Y. Tan


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