Emerging Plant Growth Regulators in Agriculture

Emerging Plant Growth Regulators in Agriculture

Roles in Stress Tolerance

1st Edition - November 13, 2021

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  • Editors: M. Naeem, Tariq Aftab
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323910064
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323910057

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Emerging Plant Growth Regulators in Agriculture: Roles in Stress Tolerance presents current PGR discoveries and advances for agricultural applications, providing a comprehensive reference for those seeking to apply these tools for improved plant health and crop yield. As demand for agricultural crops and improved nutritional requirement continue to escalate in response to increasing population, plant researchers have focused on identifying scientific approaches to minimize the negative impacts of climate change on agriculture crops. Among the various applied approaches, the application of plant growth regulators (PGRs) have gained significant attention for their ability to enhance stress tolerance mechanisms. This book was developed to provide foundational and emerging information to advance the discovery of novel, cost-competitive, specific and effective PGRs for applications in agriculture.

Key Features

  • Highlights the latest developments in stress signaling, cross-talk and PGR mechanisms as applied to agriculture and agronomy
  • Includes case studies and examples to provide real-world insights
  • Presents resources for future research and field application


Researchers, advisors and technical support services for agronomic and agricultural science as well as plant physiology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, molecular biology

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Emerging roles of plant growth regulators for plants adaptation to heat-induced oxidative stress

    Chapter 2: Role of salicylates induced abiotic stress tolerance and underlying mechanisms in plants

    Chapter 3: Physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms of plant steroid hormones brassinosteroids under drought-induced oxidative stress in plants

    Chapter 4: Mechanisms and functions of salicylate in plants toward biotic stress tolerance

    Chapter 5: Jasmonates: Role in stress tolerance

    Chapter 6: Physiological roles of karrikins in plants under abiotic stress conditions

    Michal Antala

    Chapter 7: Emerging roles of strigolactones in plant responses toward biotic stress

    Phil Brewer

    Chapter 8: Nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide interaction in plants under adverse environmental conditions

    Chapter 9: Melatonin: An elicitor of plant tolerance under prevailing environmental stresses

    Chapter 10: Strigolactones: regulation of biosynthesis, hormonal crosstalk and its role in abiotic stress adaptation

    Chapter 11: Physiological roles and signalling of polyamines in plants under stressed conditions

    Chapter 12:Physiological roles of hydrogen sulfide under heavy metals stress

    Reka Szollosi and Vivien Hodács

    Chapter 13: Role of glycine betaine in stress management in plants

    Chapter 14: Biogenic amines in plant cell at normal and stress: probes for dopamine and histamine

    Chapter 15: Alleviation of abiotic stress by newly discovered fire instigated hormone: Karrikin

    Chapter 16: Role of sugars in crop stress tolerance under challenging environment

    Chapter 17: Acquisition of physiological modulations in medicinal plants through degraded natural polysaccharides under dynamic environment

    Chapter 18: Roles of turgorins and systemins in promoting agriculture

    Chapter 19: Effects of triazoles, strobilurins and trinexapac ethylon growth and development of crop plants under stress conditions

    Chapter 20: Use of biostimulants in tolerance of drought stress in agricultural crops

Product details

  • No. of pages: 468
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: November 13, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323910064
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323910057

About the Editors

M. Naeem

Dr. M. Naeem is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, India. For more than a decade, he has devoted his research to improving the yield and quality of commercially important crop plants including medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs). His research focuses on escalating the production of MAPs and their active principles using a novel and safe technique involving radiation-processed polysaccharides, as well as the application of potent PGRs. Dr. Naeem has published more than 90 research articles in reputable national and international journals. Also, he has authored nine books and co-authored several book chapters published by international publishers. Based on his research contributions, Dr. Naeem has received multiple awards and recognitions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Tariq Aftab

Tariq Aftab received a Ph.D. degree in the Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, India, and is currently an Assistant Professor there. He received prestigious Leibniz-DAAD fellowship from Germany, a Raman Fellowship from the Government of India, and Young Scientist Awards from the State Government of Uttar Pradesh and Government of India. He has worked as Visiting Scientist at IPK, Gatersleben, Germany, and in the Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, United States. He has edited 14 books with international publishers, including Elsevier Inc., Springer Nature, and CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), co-authored several book chapters, and published over 65 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals. His research interests include physiological, proteomic, and molecular studies on medicinal and crop plants.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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