Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies in Plants Under Changing Environment, 1st Edition

  • Volume 2
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  • ISBN-10: 1461486009
  • ISBN-13: 9781461486008
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 394 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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​​Abiotic stress has a detrimental impact on the living organisms in a specific environment and constitutes a major constraint to global agricultural production. The adverse environmental conditions that plants encounter during their life cycle not only disturb their metabolic reactions, but also hamper their growth and development on cellular and whole plant levels. These conditions are of great concern, particularly for those countries whose economies primarily rely on agriculture. Under abiotic stresses, plants amalgamate multiple external stress cues to bring about a coordinated response and establish mechanisms to mitigate such stresses by triggering a cascade of events leading to enhanced tolerance.  Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies in Plants under Changing Environment, Volume 2 displays the ways by which plants utilize and integrate many common signals and subsequent pathways to cope with less favourable environmental conditions. The book also describes the use of contemporary tools for the improvement of plants under such stressed environments. Concise yet comprehensive,  Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies in Plants under Changing Environment, Volume 2 is an indispensable resource for researchers, students, environmentalists and many others in this burgeoning area of research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
1: Biochemical and Molecular Approaches for Drought Tolerance in Plants.
2: Heavy-Metal Attack on Freshwater Side: Physiological Defense Strategies of Macrophytes and Ecotoxicological Ops.
3: Secondary Metabolites and Environmental Stress in Plants: Biosynthesis, Regulation, and Function.
4: Major Phytohormones Under Abiotic Stress.
5: Nitric Oxide: Role in Plants Under Abiotic Stress.
6: Brassinosteroids: Improving Crop Productivity and Abiotic Stress Tolerance.
7: Ethylene: Role in Plants Under Environmental Stress.
8: Scenario of Climate Changes in the Context of Agriculture.
9: Importance of Protective Compounds in Stress Tolerance.
10: Growth Patterns of Tomato Plants Subjected to Two Non-Conventional Abiotic Stresses: UV-C Irradiations and Electric Fields.
11: Rhizobacteria: Restoration of Heavy Metal-Contaminated Soils.
12: Potassium and Sodium Transport Channels Under NaCl Stress.
13: Jatropha Curcas: An Overview.