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Water Stress

Edited by Ismail M. M. Rahman

Fukushima University


Hiroshi Hasegawa

Kanazawa University

Plants experience water stress either when the water supply to their roots becomes limiting, or when the transpiration rate becomes intense. Water stress is primarily caused by a water deficit, such as a drought or high soil salinity. Each year, water stress on arable plants in different parts of the world disrupts agriculture and food supply with the final consequence: famine. Hence, the ability to withstand such stress is of immense economic importance. Plants try to adapt to the stress conditions with an array of biochemical and physiological interventions. This multi-authored edited compilation puts forth an all-inclusive picture on the mechanism and adaptation aspects of water stress. The prime objective of the book is to deliver a thoughtful mixture of viewpoints which will be useful to workers in all areas of plant sciences. We trust that the material covered in this book will be valuable in building strategies to counter water stress in plants.

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Water StressEdited by Ismail M. M. Rahman

Published: January 25th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1419

ISBN: 978-953-307-963-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4375-8

Copyright year: 2012

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110854 Total Chapter Downloads

88 Crossref Citations

195 Web of Science Citations

252 Dimensions Citations


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1. Water Stress in Plants: Causes, Effects and Responses

By Seyed Y. S. Lisar, Rouhollah Motafakkerazad, Mosharraf M. Hossain and Ismail M. M. Rahman


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2. Plant Water-Stress Response Mechanisms

By Şener Akıncı and Dorothy M. Lösel


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3. Physiological and Biochemical Responses of Semiarid Plants Subjected to Water Stress

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


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4. Controlled Water Stress to Improve Fruit and Vegetable Postharvest Quality

By Leonardo Nora, Gabriel O. Dalmazo, Fabiana R. Nora and Cesar V. Rombaldi


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5. Water Stress and Afforestation: A Contribution to Ameliorate Forest Seedling Performance During the Establishment

By A. B. Guarnaschelli, A. M. Garau and J. H. Lemcoff


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6. Systemic Signaling Under Water Deficit Condition and Its Exploitation in Water Saving Agriculture

By Bingbing Li and Wensuo Jia


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7. The "Pot-in-Pot" System Enhances the Water Stress Tolerance Compared with Above-Ground Pot

By J. Miralles, J.J. Martínez-Sánchez and S. Bañón


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8. Towards a New Ecophysiological Approach to Understand Citrus Crop Yield Under Abiotic Stresses Mirroring in the Brazilian Savanna Genetic Resources

By Marcelo Claro de Souza and Gustavo Habermann


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9. Antioxidant Enzyme Activities as a Tool to Discriminate Ecotypes of Crithmum maritimum L. Differing in Their Capacity to Withstand Salinity

By Ben Hamed Karim, Magné Christian and Abdelly Chedly


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10. Use of Finite Element Method to Determine the Influence of Land Vehicles Traffic on Artificial Soil Compaction

By Biris Sorin-Stefan and Vladut Valentin


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11. The Influence of Water Stress on Yield and Related Characteristics in Inbred Quality Protein Maize Lines and Their Hybrid Progeny

By Dagne Wegary, Maryke Labuschagne and Bindiganavile Vivek


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12. Application of Molecular Breeding for Development of the Drought-Tolerant Genotypes in Wheat

By Mohamed Najeb Barakat and Abdullah Abdullaziz Al-Doss


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13. Integrated Agronomic Crop Managements to Improve Tef Productivity Under Terminal Drought

By Dejene K. Mengistu and Lemlem S. Mekonnen


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14. Sugarcane Responses at Water Deficit Conditions

By Sonia Marli Zingaretti, Fabiana Aparecida Rodrigues, José Perez da Graça, Livia de Matos Pereira and Mirian Vergínia Lourenço


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15. Strategies for Selecting Drought Tolerant Germplasm in Forage Legume Species

By Hernán Acuña, Luis Inostroza and Gerardo Tapia


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