Approaches to Plant Stress and their Management, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 8132216202
  • ISBN-13: 9788132216209
  • DDC: 571.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 396 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Plant stresses are serious threats to the sustainability of crop yields accounting for more crop productivity losses than any other factor in rainfed agriculture. Post-harvest losses mean surplus crops do not reach market, affecting the livelihoods of farming families, and too often these families are left with no other option than to eat contaminated stored food. These constraints impact the food security of these farming families as well as the communities and countries in which they live. This book is the demonstration of a clear synergistic effect of stresses, an effect that was unexpectedly as important as either stress applied alone. This book will add to our current knowledge of abiotic stress response in plants and will provide the groundwork necessary to build future strategies for crop enhancement. The fundamental principles that underpin all biotechnology are explained and a full range of examples  discussed to show how these principles are applied; from starting substrate to final product. It will be beneficial to both plant breeders and molecular biologists, because it combines the topics of physiology, tolerance genes, and breeding methods. When these topics are presented together, it is easy to compare all aspects of tolerance mechanisms and breeding methods for abiotic stresses. These comparisons are useful to understand which pathways or which genes are important for rendering more tolerance to a certain abiotic stress, and to bring forward new ideas for improving the tolerance. Features •Cover both plant biotic and abiotic stresses •Important factors in managing crops for water stress conditions •Substantially increase the sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries •Genetic and biochemical approaches – if those approaches constitute a substantial improvement on current practices.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Integrated Management of Polluted Soils for Enhancing Productivity and Quality of Crops.
2: Targeting of Metabolic Pathways for Genetic Engineering to Combat Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants.
3: Role of Organic and Inorganic Chemicals in Plant-Stress Mitigation.
4: Role of Calcium/Calmodulin in Plant Stress Response and Signaling.
5: Herbicide Resistance in Phalaris minor and Genetic Medication in Crop.
6: Phenology Modelling and GIS Applications in Pest Management: A Tool for Studying and Understanding Insect-Pest Dynamics in the Context of Global Climate Change.
7: Influence of Moisture Stress on Growth, Development, Physiological Process and Quality of Fruits and Vegetables and Its Management Strategies.
8: Plant Water-Stress Response Mechanisms.
9: Abiotic Stresses in Major Pulses: Current Status and Strategies.
10: Photosynthesis and Associated Aspects under Abiotic Stresses Environment.
11: The Effects of Drought on Plant Communities in the Desert Rangelands of Tunisia.
12: Effect of Cold Stress on Photosynthesis of Plants and Possible Protection Mechanisms.
13: Oxidative Stress in Plants and Its Management.
14: Weed Stress in Plants.
15: Heavy Metals Stress on Poplar: Molecular and Anatomical Modifications.
16: Molecular Mechanism of Benign Microbe-Elicited Alleviation of Biotic and Abiotic Stresses for Plants.
17: MAPK Signaling Cascades and Transcriptional Reprogramming in Plant–Pathogen Interactions.
18: An Overview of Antiviral RNA Silencing in Plant: Biogenesis, Host–Virus Interaction and Potential Applications.
19: Fungal Disease Management in Plants.
20: Systemic Infection of Potyvirus: A Compatible Interaction between Host and Viral Proteins.
21: Bioinformatics Resources for the Management of Biological Information on Plant Responses Towards Stresses.
22: Genomics-Based Analyses of Environmental Stresses in Crop Plants.
About the Editors.