This chapter covers the advances in establishment and optimization of brassinosteroids (BRs) in the alleviation of abiotic stresses such as water, salinity, temperature, and heavy metals in plant system, especially roots. Plant roots regulate their developmental and physiological processes in response to various internal and external stimuli. Studies are in progress to improve plant root adaptations to stress factors. BRs are a group of steroidal hormones that play important roles in a wide range of developmental phenomena, and recently they became an alleviation agent for stress tolerance in plants. This review is expected to provide a resource for researchers interested in abiotic stress alleviation with BRs.
Part of the book: Abiotic and Biotic Stress in Plants