Plant and Microbe Adaptations to Cold in a Changing World, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461482534
  • ISBN-13: 9781461482536
  • DDC: 571.4642
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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‚ÄčThis book includes papers from keynote lecture and oral presentations of Plant and Microbe Adaptations to Cold (PMAC) 2012, an international conference on winter hardiness of crop and pathogenic microbes. The PMAC has been started in 1997 in Japan as an interdisciplinary forum for scientists and extension people working in the field in plant pathology, plant physiology, microbiology, and crop breeding to increase our knowledge and improve our understanding of overwintering of crops, forages and grasses and solve the problems associated with losses due to freezing and heavy snow cover. Successive meetings have been held in Iceland (2000), Canada (2003), Italy (2006), and Norway (2009). PMAC2012 will be a special meeting with a focus on global climate change, food security and agriculture sustainability and the whole program will be arranged to reflect this theme. The topics covered by this proceedings includes, global warming in agricultural environment, plant adaptations to cold, microbial adaptations to cold, plant-microbe interaction under cold, and molecular breeding for winter hardiness. The researches range from molecular biology to ecology and breeding. Experts in the field will report cutting edge research and thoughtful strategies for sustainability.‚Äč

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Global Change in Winter Climate and Agricultural Sustainability.
2: Soil Freezing Dynamics in a Changing Climate: Implications for Agriculture.
3: Winter Climate Change and Ecological Implications in Temperate Systems.
4: Possible Change of Water and Nitrate Cycles Associated with the Frost-Depth Decrease Under Climate Change.
5: Soil Frost Control: Its Application to Volunteer Potato Management in a Cold Region.
6: Climatic and Physiological Background of Ice Encasement Damage of Herbage Plants.
7: Hormones, NO, Antioxidants and Metabolites as Key Players in Plant Cold Acclimation.
8: The Function and Evolution of Closely Related COR/LEA (Cold-Regulated/Late Embryogenesis Abundant) Proteins in Arabidopsis Thaliana.
9: 3D Reconstruction of Frozen Plant Tissue: A Unique Histological Analysis to Image Postfreeze Responses.
10: Post-transcriptional and Post-translational Modifications Controlling Cold Response.
11: Cold Shock Domain Proteins in Arabidopsis: Functions in Stress Tolerance and Development.
12: Regulation of RNA Metabolism in Plant Adaptation to Cold.
13: Protein Phosphorylation Network in Abscisic Acid Signaling.
14: Using Synchrotron FTIR and Confocal Cryomicroscopy to Explore Mechanisms of Cold Acclimation and Freezing Resistance Using a Single Cell Layer of Allium Fistulosum L.
15: Supercooling-Facilitating Hydrolyzable Tannins Isolated from Xylem Tissues of Cercidiphyllum Japonicum.
16: ICE1, a Transcription Factor Involved in Cold Signaling and Tolerance.
17: Breeding for Improved Winter Survival in Forage Grasses.
18: Molecular Changes in Recurrently Selected Populations of Forage Legumes.
19: Abiotic Stress Signal Network with Expression QTLs for Cold-Responsive Genes in Common Wheat.
20: Molecular Analysis of Fructan Metabolism Associated with Freezing Tolerance and Snow Mold Resistance of Winter Wheat.
21: Do Growth Kinetics of Snow-mold Fungi Explain Exponential CO2 Fluxes Through the Snow?.
22: Change in Snow Mold Flora in Eastern Hokkaido and its Impact on Agriculture.
23: Phytopathogenic Fungi and Fungal-Like Microbes in Svalbard.
24: Ecological Strategies of Snow Molds to Tolerate Freezing Stress.
25: Snow Mold Fungi in Russia.
26: Snow Moulds in a Changing Environment—A Scandinavian Perspective.
27: Mechanisms of Snow Mold Resistance in Wheat.
28: Activating Disease Resistance in Turfgrasses Against Fungal Pathogens: Civitas and Harmonizer.