Biostimulants in Alleviation of Metal Toxicity in Plants

Biostimulants in Alleviation of Metal Toxicity in Plants

Emerging Trends and Opportunities

1st Edition - August 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Sarvajeet Gill, Narendra Tuteja, Nafees Khan, Ritu Gill
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323996006

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Biostimulants in Alleviation of Metal Toxicity in Plants: Emerging Trends and Opportunities focuses on the role of substances or micro-organisms whose presence can address issues of metal contamination in soils, seeds and plants. Including a range of biostimulant tools, the book highlights both endogenous and exogenous application. Written and edited by a global team of experts, this book presents an overview on biostimulants in determining metal toxicity. As plants encounter a wide range of environmental challenges during their lifecycle, among which metal toxicity is a common form of abiotic stress, this book thoroughly covers important topics on the subject matter. Once inside a plant system, toxic metals may initiate a variety of physiological alterations in plants, including adversely impacted seed germination, root and shoot growth, chloroplasts ultrastructure and photosynthesis, nutrients assimilation, carbohydrates metabolism, and plant hormonal status which, collectively, results in reduced plants yields. In addition to several naturally occurring physiological and metabolic re-programing responses, plants may also modify their root and shoot systems in order to dilute entered amount of toxic metals. As an additional tool biostimulants have emerged as one of the important plant protectors under adverse conditions.

Key Features

  • Includes endogenous and exogenous application of biostimulants
  • Focuses on use based on specific metal contamination<
  • Presents forward-looking prospects for the use of biostimulants in plant health protection

Readership

Researchers and academicians working in the field of Biostimulants and abiotic stress tolerance

Table of Contents

  • 1. Biostimulants: An Introduction
    2. Sources of endogenous biostimulants in plants
    3. Role of Biostimulants in plant’s life cycle
    4. Biostimulants homeostasis in plants
    5. Implication of endogenous biostimulants in regulating Cd toxicity
    6. Implication of endogenous biostimulants in regulating As toxicity
    7. Implication of endogenous biostimulants in regulating Al toxicity
    8. Exogenous application of biostimulants and Cd stress tolerance
    9. Exogenous application of biostimulants and As stress tolerance
    10. Exogenous application of NO and Al stress tolerance
    11. Exogenous application of Biostimulants and commercial utilization
    12. Biostimulants and regulation of Cr, Pb, Fe, Zn, Hg, Cu, Mn and Ni stress in plants
    13. Biostimulants signalling under Cd, Al, As, Zn, Fe toxicity
    14. Post translational modifications and metal stress tolerance in plants
    15. Adventitious root formation and Biostimulants under metal stress
    16. Crosstalk of biostimulants with other signalling molecules under metal stress
    17. Biotechnological attributes of biostimulants for relieving metal toxicity
    Heavy metal stress and biostimulants interaction: Conclusion and future perspectives

Product details

  • No. of pages: 525
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: August 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323996006

About the Editors

Sarvajeet Gill

Dr. Sarvajeet Singh Gill is an Assistant Professor at Centre for Biotechnology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. His research focus includes Agricultural Plant Biotechnology; Biotic & Abiotic stress biology, plant microbe interaction and in-silico understanding of plant genomes. In addition to his research and teaching responsibilities he has served as Associate Editor for the Brazilian Journal of Botany, and as Guest Editor of Plant Genes. He was Guest Editor of BioMed Research International’s Special Issue (Plant Stress & Biotechnology); Frontiers in Plant Science, Section-Environmental Toxicology (Topic Title: Phytotoxicity of high and low levels of plant-beneficial heavy metal ions); Frontiers in Plant Science, Section-Crop Science and Horticulture (Topic Title: The Brassicaceae - agri-horticultural and environmental perspectives); Frontiers in Plant Science, Section-Plant Physiology (Topic Title: Recent insights into the double role of hydrogen peroxide in plants); and Functional Genomics Approaches to Decipher Plant Resilience to Environmental Stresses (International Journal of Plant Genomics).

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Ag. Biotechnology, Stress Physiology and Molecular Biology Lab, Centre for Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, MD University, Rohtak, India

Narendra Tuteja

An elected fellow of numerous national and international academies, Dr. Narendra Tuteja is currently Professor and head at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, NOIDA, India, and visiting Scientist at International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India. He has made significant contributions to crop improvement under adverse conditions, reporting the first helicase from plant and human cells and demonstrating new roles of Ku autoantigen, nucleolin and eIF4A as DNA helicases. Furthermore, he discovered novel functions of helicases, G-proteins, CBL-CIPK and LecRLK in plant stress tolerance, and PLC and MAP-kinase as effectors for Gα and Gβ G-proteins. Narendra Tuteja also reported several high salinity stress tolerant genes from plants and fungi and developed salt/drought tolerant plants.

Affiliations and Expertise

Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Noida, India; Visiting Scientist at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India

Nafees Khan

Prof. Nafees A. Khan research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of hormonal and nutritional regulation of plant growth with special emphasis on abiotic stress vis-a-vis photosynthetic efficiency and abiotic stress tolerance. He has received multiple recognitions of his work including recognition as a top scientist in a study conducted by Stanford University and published in Plos Journal He is highly cited and received a UGC Mid-Career Award in 2018.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Botany, Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, India

Ritu Gill

Dr. Ritu Gill is an Assistant Professor at Centre for Biotechnology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak since March, 2010. Prior to joining MDU, he worked as researcher at Structural Biology Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi. Dr. Gill did his M.Sc in 2003 with distinction and completed Ph.D. from DRDE, Gwalior, India in 2007 with significant research publications. Her research areas include Computational Biology; Antimicrobials for Malaria research; Abiotic stress biology, plant microbe interaction and in-silico understanding of plant genomes. Dr. Gill has quality publication in the journals of International repute and also edited books with International Publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor in Biotechnology, Centre for Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, MD University, India

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