Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance

1st Edition

Volume 2 - A Sustainable Approach

Editors: Parvaiz Ahmad Saiema Rasool
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128008751
eBook ISBN: 9780128010877
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 16th April 2014
Page Count: 544
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Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance: Volume II - A Sustainable Approach helps readers take technological measures to alleviate plant stress and improve crop production in various environmental conditions.

This resource provides a comprehensive review of how technology can be implemented to improve plant stress tolerance to increase productivity and meet the agricultural needs of the growing human population. The book considers issues of deforestation, disease prevention, climate change and drought, water and land management, and more. It will help any scientist better understand 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
  • 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


Scientists and researchers in food science, agriculture, biotechnology, and plant science

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Editors
  • List of Contributors
  • Chapter 1. Improvement of Legume Crop Production Under Environmental Stresses Through Biotechnological Intervention

    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Major stresses affecting legume crop production
    • 1.3 Biotic stresses for legumes
    • 1.4 Biotechnological interventions for biotic stress tolerance in legumes
    • 1.5 Abiotic stresses in legumes
    • 1.6 Biotechnological interventions for abiotic stress tolerance in legumes
    • 1.7 Conclusion and future prospects
    • References
  • Chapter 2. Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants: Insights from Proteomics

    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Plant responses to abiotic stresses
    • 2.3 Proteomic analysis of responses to abiotic stresses
    • 2.4 Conclusion and future prospects
    • References
  • Chapter 3. Arbuscular Mycorrhiza in Crop Improvement under Environmental Stress

    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
    • 3.3 Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on soil fertility
    • 3.4 Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and environmental stresses in plants
    • 3.5 Ion transport in plants under stress and the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
    • 3.6 Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and mineral nutrition
    • 3.7 Conclusion and future prospects
    • References
  • Chapter 4. Role of Endophytic Microbes in Mitigation of Abiotic Stress in Plants

    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Endophyte diversity
    • 4.3 Sustainable use of endophytes and habitat-imposed abiotic stress
    • 4.4 Conclusion and future prospects
    • Acknowledgments
    • References
  • Chapter 5. Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria Elicited Induced Systemic Resistance and Tolerance in Plants

    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 PGPB-elicited


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About the Editor

Parvaiz Ahmad

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Kashmir, India

Saiema Rasool

Affiliations and Expertise

Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India