Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Plant Stress Physiology

Akbar Hossain

Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute


Wheat Maize Drought Heat Low Temperature Salinity Heavy Metal Stress Abiotic Stress Survival Mechanisms Abiotic Stress Mitigation Strategies Genes for Abiotic Stress Tolerance Nanotechnology Organic and Inorganic Solutes for Abiotic Stress Management

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Plants are sessile organisms and are unable to move, thus facing challenges of adverse environments. However, due to changing climate major abiotic stresses such as heat, drought, salinity, and heavy metals have become the greatest threats for crop production sustainability. There are two ways to mitigate challenges, development of tolerant crop cultivars and improved management approaches. Tolerant plants can survive stresses by alleviating detrimental effects of abiotic stresses, and plants inherently try to survive through a complex signalling pathway by regulating response genes, as well as by producing antioxidants / organic and inorganic solutes. The roles of response genes are well defined since they create a signal which induces plant cells to produce antioxidants and hormones, and initiate enzymatic and metabolic activities in order to survive under the influence of stressors. Those genes are regulated depending on the stress-specific environment. The proposed book will highlight the consequences and mitigation strategies for major abiotic stresses such as heat, low temperature, drought, salinity, and heavy metal-induced stresses in plants.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 2nd 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: May 4th 2020

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Review results due: July 23rd 2020

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Expected publication date: September 21st 2020

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About the editor

Akbar Hossain

Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute

Dr. Hossain is a senior plant physiologist, presently working at Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute. He received his PhD degree from the Department of Ecology and Biological Sciences (particularly stress physiology of wheat), Astrakhan State University, Russia in 2013. The major research interests of Dr. Hossain are: plant physiology (especially stress physiology), crop management, weed biology and ecology, weed management, conservation agriculture, weed management and crop management based on conservation agriculture, climate change impact assessment on agriculture, and modeling of climate change impact assessment on crops (DSSAT, APSIM, Farming System Model). Previously, Dr. Hossain was a teaching assistant at Caspian Arid Agricultural Research Institute, Russian Academy of Science, Russia (January 15th 2010 - April 25th 2013). Dr. Hossain was also engaged with six international projects related to stress physiology and conservation agricultural practices. Dr. Hossain authored more than 110 journal articles in peer-reviewed journals, and is also an editorial board member for more than 27 international journals. The detailed publication list is available here:

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