Oxidative Damage to Plants, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0128004606
  • ISBN-13: 9780128004609
  • DDC: 571.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 672 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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With contributions that review research on this topic throughout the world, Oxidative Damage to Plants covers key areas of discovery, from the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROSs), their mechanisms, quenching of these ROSs through enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants, and detailed aspects of such antioxidants as SOD and CAT. Environmental stress is responsible for the generation of oxidative stress, which causes oxidative damage to biomolecules and hence reduces crop yield. To cope up with these problems, scientists have to fully understand the generation of reactive oxygen species, its impact on plants and how plants will be able to withstand these stresses.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Reactive Oxygen Species and Photosynthesis.
2: Reactive Oxygen Species and Plant Hormones.
3: Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants: An Overview.
4: Catalase.
5: Role of Glutathione in Abiotic Stress Tolerance.
6: Glutathione Metabolism in Plants Under Environmental Stress.
7: Nonenzymatic Antioxidants in Plants.
8: Ascorbic Acid.
9: Carotenoids Involved in Antioxidant System of Chloroplasts.
10: Lipophilic Molecules as a Part of Antioxidant System in Plants.
11: Drought Stress Induced Oxidative Damage and Antioxidants in Plants.
12: Antioxidant Enzymes: Defense Against High Temperature Stress.
13: Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidants in Response to Pathogens and Wounding.
14: Role of Ascorbate Peroxidase in Postharvest Treatments of Horticultural Crops.
15: Mycorrhizal Association and ROS in Plants.
16: Proline Protects Plants Against Abiotic Oxidative Stress: Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms.
17: Trace Elements Tolerance Modulated by Antioxidant System in Plants.
18: Plant Signaling Under Environmental Stress.
19: Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) Generation, Scavenging and Signaling in Plants.
20: Role of ROS as Signaling Molecules in Plants.