Calcium Transport Elements in Plants

Calcium Transport Elements in Plants

1st Edition - January 8, 2021

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  • Editor: Santosh Upadhyay
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128217924
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128217931

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Calcium Transport Elements in Plants discusses the role of calcium in plant development and stress signaling, the mechanism of Ca2+ homeostasis across plant membranes, and the evolution of Ca2+/cation antiporter (CaCA) superfamily proteins. Additional sections cover genome-wide analysis of Annexins and their roles in plants, the roles of calmodulin in abiotic stress responses, calcium transport in relation to plant nutrition/biofortification, and much more. Written by leading experts in the field, this title is an essential resource for students and researchers that need all of the information on calcium transport elements in one place. Calcium transport elements are involved in various structural, physiological and biochemical processes or signal transduction pathways in response to various abiotic and biotic stimuli. Development of high throughput sequencing technology has favored the identification and characterization of numerous gene families in plants in recent years, including the calcium transport elements.

Key Features

  • Provides a complete compilation of detailed information on Ca2+ efflux and influx transporters in plants
  • Discusses the mode of action of calcium transport elements and their classification
  • Explores the indispensable role of Ca2+ in numerous developmental and stress related pathways


Researchers and students interested in plant molecular biology, plant science, biotechnology and agriculture

Table of Contents

  • 1. An introduction to the calcium transport elements in plants.

    2. Calcium-cytoskeleton signalling induced modification of plant development

    3. Mechanism of Ca2+ homeostasis across the plant membranes.

    4. Calcium transport elements in model and crop plants.

    5. Evolution of Ca2+ transporters in plants.

    6. Cation/H+ exchanger (CAX) in plants: roles in development and stress response

    7. Role of Ca2+ ATPases in calcium homeostasis in plants during development and stress

    8. Cation/Ca2+ exchanger (CCX) proteins function in plants

    9. The Na+/Ca2+ exchanger like proteins from plants: an overview

    10. Ca2+ channels and transporters in plants under salinity stress

    11. An overview of Annexins in plants

    12. Multimember CNGC family in plants: Role in development and stress management

    13. Functional analysis of glutamate receptor-like channels in plants

    14. Calmodulin and Calmodulin-like Ca2+ binding proteins as molecular players of abiotic stress response in plants

    15. Calmodulin-binding Transcription Activator (CAMTA)/ factors in plants

    16. Mechanosensitive ion channels in plants

    17. CBL and CIPK interaction in plants for calcium mediated stress response

    18. Calcium signalling network in abiotic stress tolerance in plants

    19. Role of calcium nutrition on product quality and disorder susceptibility of horticultural crops: processes and strategies for biofortification

    20. Calcium transport in chloroplast and mitochondria of plant cell

    21. Calcium uptake and translocation in plants

    22. Interaction between Ca2+ and ROS signalling in plant cell

    23. Methods for detection and measurement of Calcium in plants

    24. Application of Calcium transport elements in plants improvement: a future perspective

Product details

  • No. of pages: 494
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: January 8, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128217924
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128217931

About the Editor

Santosh Upadhyay

Dr. Santosh Upadhyay is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. He has been working in the field of Plant Biotechnology for more than 14 years. He is currently working in the area of functional genomics. His research group at PU has characterized numerous important defense related protein families such as receptor-like kinases, anti-oxidant enzymes, cation transporters etc. of bread wheat. They are also characterizing long non-coding RNAs related to the abiotic and biotic stress response. He has authored more than 75 publications including research papers in leading journals of international repute, national and international patents, book chapters and books. In recognition of his strong credentials and contributions, he has been awarded NAAS Young scientist award (2017-18) and NAAS-Associate (2018) from the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India, the INSA Medal for Young Scientist (2013) from the Indian National Science Academy, India, the NASI- Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award (2012) from the National Academy of Sciences, India, and the Altech Young Scientist Award (2011).

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

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