Hemanth Vasanthaiah

Dr. Hemanth KN. Vasanthaiah graduated from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India. He is presently working as a Research Scientist at Plant Biotechnology and Biochemistry Laboratory, Florida A & M University, USA. The overall goal of his investigation is to determine biochemical and molecular factors involved in disease tolerance, drought, nutraceutical and enological characteristics of grapes, raspberry and peanuts. The distinction of his research is association with Muscadine and Florida Hybrid Bunch grapes, which are unique to southeastern United States where the cultivation of European grapes is limited due to the prevalence of pest and diseases. Dr. Vasanthaiah has accomplished significant progress and achievements to address some of the issues in plant science and the outcomes have been published in leading scientific journals. He has also received meritorious awards and quite a few grants as Co-PI and collaborator. Dr. Vasanthaiah also has a computer science degree to compliment with this research work.

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Changing environmental condition and global population demands understanding the plant responses to hostile environment. Significant progress has been made over the past few decades through amalgamation of molecular breeding with non-conventional breeding. Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms to stress tolerance has received considerable scientific scrutiny because of the uniqueness of such processes to plant biology, and also its importance in the campaign "Freedom From Hunger". The main intention of this publication is to provide a state-of-the-art and up-to-date knowledge of recent developments in understanding of plant responses to major abiotic stresses, limitations and the current status of crop improvement. A better insight will help in taking a multidisciplinary approach to address the issues affecting plant development and performance under adverse conditions. I trust this book will act as a platform to excel in the field of stress biology.

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