Brassinosteroids in Plant Developmental Biology and Stress Tolerance

Brassinosteroids in Plant Developmental Biology and Stress Tolerance

1st Edition - November 19, 2021

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  • Editors: Golam Jalal Ahammed, Anket Sharma, Jingquan Yu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128132272
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128132289

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Description

Brassinosteroids in Plant Developmental Biology and Stress Tolerance provides insights into understanding the mechanisms of Brassinosteroid-regulated plant developmental biology and stress tolerance covering various biochemical, physiological, genetic and molecular studies.    As unprecedented climate change poses a serious threat to global food security by intensifying environmental stresses, studies reveal that Brassinosteroids (BRs) could not only protect plants from stresses to ensure food security, but could also reduce toxic compounds in edible plant parts for assuring food safety. Therefore, utilization of BRs in modern agriculture will be of great significance in the context of global climate change.    This book also highlights key information for developing eco-friendly growth regulators and understanding the importance of brassinosteroids in safe food production. 

Key Features

  • Presents the multifaceted roles of brassinosteroids as phytohormones in plant growth, development and response to biotic and/or abiotic stresses
  • Unveils the physiological and molecular mechanisms controlling plant stress response to biotic and abiotic stress
  • Discusses developmental processes relating to environmental adaptations that are mediated by brassinosteroids
  • Brings together recent works of experts studying brassinosteroid crosstalk with other signals, including hormones, sugars, redox and light signals

Readership

  • Scientists and academics involved in plant hormone research 

  • Chemists, industrialists and employees involved in production and marketing of plant growth regulators 

  • Master and doctoral degree students of biochemistry, botany, agriculture, horticulture majoring in plant physiology and molecular biology 

  • Consultants working on production of crops in marginal environments 

  • Phytotechnologists  

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1:  An introduction to brassinosteroids: History, biosynthesis and chemical diversity  

    Chapter 2: Revisiting brassinosteroids signaling in plants: current advances and challenges  

    Chapter 3: Brassinosteroids in shaping plant architecture 

    Chapter 4: Brassinosteroids and primary photosynthetic processes  

    Chapter 5: Role of brassinosteroids in reproductive growth and development in plants  

    Chapter 6: Crosstalk between brassinosteroids and other phytohormones: biological functions and molecular mechanism  

    Chapter 7: Convergence of brassinosteroids and environmental signals 

    Chapter 8: Brassinosteroids in plant response to high temperature stress 

    Chapter 9: Brassinosteroids and cold stress tolerance in plants 

    Chapter 10: Plant responses to drought stress: role of brassinosteroids  

    Chapter 11: Brassinosteroids in plant nutrition and heavy metal tolerance   

    Chapter 12 :Involvement of brassinosteroids in plant response to salt stress  

    Chapter 13: Regulation of plant defense against biotic stressors by brassinosteroids  

    Chapter 14: Application of brassinosteroids for improving crop production: From laboratory to field

Product details

  • No. of pages: 326
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: November 19, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128132272
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128132289

About the Editors

Golam Jalal Ahammed

Dr. Golam Jalal Ahammed is an Associate Professor at the Department of Horticulture, College of Horticulture and Plant Protection, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, China His major research interests include plant stress physiology, phytohormones, climate change effect on plants, and environmental pollution.  Dr. Ahammed was awarded two research grants for International Young Scientists by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He was also a recipient of several grants from China Postdoctoral Science Foundation. Currently, Dr. Ahammed is actively involved in unraveling the role of melatonin in plant stress response and is a Senior Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Springer Nature), and an Associate Editor of AoB Plants (Oxford Academics), and Journal of Plant Growth Regulation (Springer).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, College of Horticulture and Plant Protection, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, Henan, China

Anket Sharma

Anket Sharma is currently working as a Visiting Research Scientist at University of Maryland, College Park, USA & as an Associate Professor (Adjunct) at Zhejiang A & F University, Hangzhou, China. Dr. Sharma has more than 100 research articles to his credit. Dr. Sharma Completed his M.Phil and Ph.D. from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Research Scientist, University of Maryland, College Park, USA and Associate Professor (Adjunct), Zhejiang A & F University, Hangzhou, China

Jingquan Yu

Prof. Yu is Director, Key Laboratory of Horticultural Plants Growth, Development and Quality Improvement, the Ministry of Agriculture, China Professor, Department of Horticulture, Zhejiang University. He is   one of the leading scientists in the area of brassinosteroid research and has received a number of honors and awards such as Excellent Youth Instructor (2007), Yangtze River Scholar (2007), National Natural Science Award (2006), Science and Technology Advancement Award (2006), Science and Technology Advancement Award of Zhejiang Province (first class, 2005), National Outstanding Youth Scholar (2002), and so on. He has published more than 200 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, and is an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports, Plant Biology Section and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Plant Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Horticulture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China Director, Key Laboratory of Horticultural Plants Growth, Development and Quality Improvement, Ministry of Agriculture, China

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