Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Plant Defense Mechanisms

Akbar Hossain

Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute

Author of over 190 articles, Dr. Hossain is also a member of Bangladesh Society of Agronomy, Weed Science Society of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute Scientific Society, and Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute Scientific Association.


Plant Defense Mechanism Abiotic Stress Survival Mechanism Adaptive Mechanism Survival Ability Hostile Environment Environmental Condition Defense System Physiobiochemical Mechanism Global Warming Climate Change

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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.

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Akbar Hossain

Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute

Dr. Akbar Hossain is presently working as a senior agronomist at the Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute, Bangladesh. Dr. Hossain finished his Ph.D degree from the Institute of Ecology and Biological Sciences (particularly stress physiology), Astrakhan State University, Russia. The research interests and expertise of Dr. Hossain include plant physiology, conventional and molecular breeding, biotechnology, genetic engineering, crop and weed management, weed biology and ecology, conservation agriculture, climate change impact assessment on field crops through modeling. He has authored more than 190 journal articles and is currently serving as an MS student supervisor and also a voluntary reviewer/editor for different journals. Dr. Hossain is also linked with several international projects. More details can be found on the link:

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