About the book
Under antagonistic environments including heat, salinity, drought, heavy metals stresses etc., induced membrane injury, ROS damage, protein denaturation, and osmotic stress in plants ultimately lead to decrease in the plants' productivity. Being of sessile nature, plants develop influential adaptive mechanisms to survive against abiotic stresses. Plants which can tolerant abiotic stresses generally follow morphological, physiological and cellular defense systems including stimulation of ROS freeloaders, reducing desaturation of membrane lipids, initiation of molecular chaperones, and accumulation of compatible solutes and preserved cellular defense system. These defense systems are coordinated by a multifaceted controlling bond connecting to upstream signaling molecules such as phytohormones, H2S, NO, polyamines, phytochromes, Ca2+, as well as downstream gene directive dynamics, mainly transcription factors (TFs).
The current book aims to include topics on the adverse effect of abiotic stresses in plants and the defensive mechanisms to survive against abiotic stresses. The understanding of the defensive mechanisms of plants against abiotic stress will be helpful for the sustainability of crop production in the modern era of climate change.