Biochemical, Physiological and Molecular Avenues for Combating Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128130667

Biochemical, Physiological and Molecular Avenues for Combating Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants

1st Edition

Paperback ISBN: 9780128130667
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 2018
Page Count: 400
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Biochemical, Physiological and Molecular Avenues for Combating Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants is a must-have reference for researchers and professionals in agronomy, plant science and horticulture. As abiotic stress tolerance is a constant challenge for researchers and professionals working on improving crop production, this book combines recent advances with foundational content, thus offering in-depth coverage on a variety of abiotic stress tolerance mechanisms that help us better understand and improve plant response and growth under stress conditions. The mechanisms explored in this book include stress perception, signal transduction and synthesis of stress-related proteins and other molecules.

In addition, the book provides a critical understanding of the networks of genes responsible for abiotic stress tolerance and their utilization in the development of stress tolerance in plants. Practical breeding techniques and modern genetic analyses are also discussed.

Key Features

  • Unlocks the physiological, biochemical and molecular basis of abiotic stress response and tolerance in crop plants
  • Presents comprehensive information on abiotic stress tolerance, from gene to whole plant level
  • Includes content on antioxidant metabolism, marker-assisted selection, microarrays, next-generation sequencing and genome editing techniques


Students, teachers and researchers in agriculture, plant science, and horticulture as well as those in environmental science. Additional audience includes plant-based companies and agribusiness

Table of Contents

  1. Abiotic stress: a serious threat to crop production and opportunities for improvement in stress tolerance
    2. Abiotic stress responses and adaptive mechanisms in major crops: The chronicle hitherto
    3. Physiology of Reproductive-Stage Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants
    4. Single versus multi gene transfer approaches for crop abiotic stress tolerance
    5. Targeting aquaporin proteins for conferring salinity tolerance in crops
    6. Compatible solute engineering of crop plants for improved tolerance toward abiotic stresses
    7. Phytohormones: potent targets for engineering abiotic tolerance in plants
    8. Engineering plant heat shock proteins for improved salinity tolerance
    9. Transcription factors based genetic engineering for abiotic tolerance in crops
    10. Targeting the redox regulatory mechanisms for abiotic stress tolerance in crops 
    11. Epigenetic regulations and modifications for enhanced crop abiotic stress tolerance
    12. RNAi Technology: the game changer in producing abiotic stress tolerant crops
    13. Genomics interventions for enhancement of crop abiotic stress tolerance
    14. Molecular chaperones – structure, function and their role in crop abiotic stress tolerance
    15. Exploiting beneficial soil microorganisms to improve crop abiotic tolerance
    16. Manipulating secondary metabolites for engineering abiotic stress tolerance in crops
    17. Glyoxalases: a potent target for engineering drought and salinity stress tolerance in crops
    18. Controlling programmed cell death pathways for enhancing the abiotic tolerance in crops
    19. DNA helicases mediated abiotic stress tolerance in plants
    20. CRISPR/CAS approach for conferring abiotic stress tolerance in crops


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