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Oxidative Damage to Plants

Antioxidant Networks and Signaling

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.


Researchers, academics and students in plant ecophysiology, plant biochemistry, plant molecular biology, plant pathology, environmental sciences, and agronomy.

Hardbound, 672 Pages

Published: February 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-799963-0


    1. Reactive Oxygen Species and Photosynthesis
      Roghieh Hajiboland
    2. Reactive Oxygen Species and Plant Hormones
      Marcelo Pedrosa Gomes, Élise Smedbol, Marília Mércia Lima Carvalho Carneiro, Queila Souza Garcia and Philippe Juneau
    3. Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants: An Overview
      Réka Szőllősi
    4. Catalase: A Versatile Antioxidant in Plants
      Iti Sharma and Parvaiz Ahmad
    5. Role of Glutathione in Abiotic Stress Tolerance
      Agnieszka Waśkiewicz, Olimpia Gładysz, Kinga Szentner and Piotr Goliński
    6. Glutathione Metabolism in Plants under Environmental Stress
      Asiya Hameed, Iti Sharma, Ashwani Kumar, MM Azooz, Helal Ahmad Lone and Parvaiz Ahmad
    7. Non-enzymatic Antioxidants in Plants
      Agnieszka Waśkiewicz, Monika Beszterda and Piotr Goliński
    8. Ascorbic acid: A Potent Defender against Environmental Stresses
      Ramanpreet Kaur and Harsh Nayyar
    9. Carotenoids Involved in Antioxidant System of Chloroplasts
      Dariusz Latowski, Renata Szymanska and Kazimierz Strzalka
    10. Lipophilic Molecules as a Part of Antioxidant System in Plants
      Renata Szymanska, Dariusz Latowski, Beatrycze Nowicka and Kazimierz Strzalka
    11. Drought Stress Induced Oxidative Damage and Antioxidants in Plants
      Parvaiz Ahmad, Sumiya Jamsheed, Asiya Hameed, Saima Rasool, Iti Sharma, MM Azooz and Mirza Hasanuzzaman
    12. Antioxidant Enzymes: Defense Against High Temperature Stress
      Rohit Joshi and Vishwanathan Chinnusamy
    13. Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidants in Response to Pathogens and Wounding
      Fakiha Afzal, Rabia Khurshid, Muhammad Ashraf and Alvina Gul Kazi
    14. Role of Ascorbate Peroxidase on Postharvest Treatments in Horticultural Crop
      Yoshihiro Imahori
    15. Mycorrhizal Association and ROS in Plants
      Qiang-Sheng Wu, Ying-Ning Zou and Elsayed Fathi Abd-Allah
    16. Proline Protects Plants Against Abiotic Oxidative Stress: Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms
      Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Md. Anamul Hoque, David J. Burritt and Masayuki Fujita
    17. Trace Elements Tolerance Modulated by Antioxidant System in Plants
      Marcelo Pedrosa Gomes, Marília Mércia Lima de Carvalho Carneiro and Queila Souza Garcia
    18. Plant Signaling Under Environmental Stress
      Mohammad Miransari
    19. Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) Generation, Scavenging and Signaling in Plants
      Ghader Habibi
    20. Role of ROS as Signaling Molecules in Plants
      Armin Saed-Moucheshi, Hassan Pakniyat, Hadi Pirasteh-Anosheh and MM Azooz


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