Cation Transporters in Plants

Cation Transporters in Plants

1st Edition - November 18, 2021

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  • Editor: Santosh Upadhyay
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323885737
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857901

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Cation Transporters in Plants presents expert information on the major cation transporters, along with developments of various new strategies to cope with the adverse effects of abiotic and biotic stresses. The book will serve as a very important repository for the scientist, researcher, academician and industrialist to enhance their knowledge about cation transport in plants. Further, applications listed in the book will facilitate future developments in crop designing strategies. This comprehensive resource provides an alternative strategy for abiotic and biotic stress management in agricultural and horticultural crops. In addition, it will further improve basic knowledge om the origin and mechanism of cation homeostasis and their role in developmental transition and stress regulation.

Key Features

  • Contains in-depth knowledge about various cation transporters in plants
  • Provides information about important macro and micronutrient cation transporters and their applications in the agricultural and biotechnology sectors
  • Facilitates agricultural scientists and industries in future crop designing strategies
  • Provides an alternative strategy for abiotic and biotic stress management in agricultural and horticultural crops


Students, Researchers, Scientists, Academicians, Universities, Agricultural industries, Central research institutions, State research institutions, Biotechnologists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Cation transporters in plants: an overview

    2. Potassium (K+) transporters in plants: regulation and functional role in K+ uptake and homeostasis

    3. High-affinity K + transporters and their functions in plants

    4. Evolution of potassium transport and signaling in plants under salt stress

    5. Sodium transporters in plant

    6. Na+/H+ antiporter (NHX) and salt stress tolerance

    7. Role of K+ efflux antiporter (KEA) in plants

    8. An introduction to the Mg2+ transporters in plants

    9. Mechanism of iron uptake and homeostasis in plants

    10. Functional divergence in oligopeptide transporters (OPTs) in plants

    11. Ef-hand domain containing proteins: diversity and role in plants

    12. COPT/Ctr family transporters and copper transport in higher plants

    13. Mechanism of manganese uptake and homeostasis in plant cell

    14. Plant and animal two-pore channels

    15. Nodulin 26-like Intrinsic Proteins (NIPs) and cations transport in plants

    16. A glimpse of boron transport in plants

    17. Selenium transporters and their role in plant development and stress

    18. Role of Natural Resistance-Associated Macrophage Proteins (NRAMPs) in metal ion transport in plants

    19. Plasma membrane (PM) H+ -ATPase is plants

    20. Cation diffusion facilitator family of transporters in plants

    21. Phytosiderophores and absorption of iron and other cations by plants

    22. Role of Phytochelatin in cation translocation in plants

    23. Role of Polyamines in cation transport in plants

    24. Regulation of cation transports and cation homeostasis in higher plants


Product details

  • No. of pages: 486
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: November 18, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323885737
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857901

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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