Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance: Volume 1 - Biological Techniques presents the latest technologies used by scientists for improvement the crop production and explores the various roles of these technologies for the enhancement of crop productivity and inhibition of pathogenic bacteria that can cause disease.

This resource provides a comprehensive review of how proteomics, genomics, transcriptomics, ionomics, and micromics are a pathway to improve plant stress tolerance to increase productivity and meet the agricultural needs of the growing human population. This valuable resource will help any scientist have a better understanding of environmental stresses to improve resource management within a world of limited resources.

Key Features

  • Includes the most recent advances methods and applications of biotechnology to crop science
  • Discusses different techniques of genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics and nanotechnology
  • Promotes the prevention of potential diseases to inhibit bacteria postharvest quality of fruits and vegetable crops by advancing application and research
  • Presents a thorough account of research results and critical reviews

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Editors
  • List of Contributors
  • Chapter 1. Genomic Approaches and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Physiological, cellular, and biochemical mechanisms of abiotic stress in plants
    • 1.3 Effects of abiotic stresses on physiological, cellular, and biochemical processes in plants
    • 1.4 Conventional breeding technology to induce abiotic stress tolerance in plants
    • 1.5 Functional genomics approaches to induce abiotic stress tolerance in plants
    • 1.6 Conclusion and future perspectives
    • Acknowledgments
    • References
  • Chapter 2. Metabolomics Role in Crop Improvement
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Techniques involved in metabolomics
    • 2.3 Metabolomics and nutrigenomics—a link
    • 2.4 Applications of metabolomics in crop improvement
    • 2.5 Improvement of strawberry quality by metabolomics
    • 2.6 Conclusion and future prospects
    • References
  • Chapter 3. Transcription Factors and Environmental Stresses in Plants
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Transcription factors activate stress responsive genes
    • 3.3 APETALA 2/ethylene-responsive element-binding factor
    • 3.4 The MYC/MYB transcriptional factors
    • 3.5 NAC transcriptional factors
    • 3.6 WRKY transcriptional factors
    • 3.7 CYS2HIS2 zinc-finger (C2H2 ZF) TFs
    • 3.8 Conclusion and future perspectives
    • References
  • Chapter 4. Plant Resistance under Cold Stress: Metabolomics, Proteomics, and Genomic Approaches
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Causes of freezing injury
    • 4.3 Freezing-tolerance mechanisms
    • 4.4 Antioxidant defense under cold stress
    • 4.5 Cold signal transducers
    • 4.6 Conclusion and future prospects
    • References
  • Chapter 5. Genetic


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About the editors

Parvaiz Ahmad

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Kashmir, India

Saiema Rasool

Affiliations and Expertise

Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India