Frontiers in Plant–Soil Interaction

Frontiers in Plant–Soil Interaction

Molecular Insights into Plant Adaptation

1st Edition - May 1, 2021

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  • Editors: Tariq Aftab, Khalid Rehman Hakeem
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323909440
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909433

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Plants face a wide range of environmental challenges, which are expected to become more intense as a result of global climate change. Plant–soil interactions play an important role in the functioning of ecosystems. Soil properties represent a strong selection pressure for plant diversity and influence the structure of plant communities and biodiversity. The complexity of plant–soil interactions has recently been studied by developing a trait-based approach in which responses and effects of plants on soil environment are quantified and modelled. This fundamental research on plant–soil interaction in ecosystems is essential to transpose knowledge of functional ecology to environmental management.Frontiers in Plant-Soil Interaction: Molecular Insights into Plant Adaptation will address topics that provide advances in understanding plant responses to soil conditions through the integration of genetic, molecular, and plant-level studies of diverse biotic and abiotic stresses under field and laboratory conditions. This book will be beneficial to students and researchers working on stress physiology and stress proteins, genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering and other fields of plant-soil interactions. Frontiers in Plant-Soil Interaction will also help scientists explore new horizons in their area of research.

Key Features

  • Brings together global leaders working in the area of plant–environment interactions and shares their research findings
  • Presents current and future scenarios for the management of stressors
  • Illustrates the central role for plant-soil interactions in applying basic research to address current and future challenges to humans


Academics, researchers and scientists working in stress physiology, stress proteins, genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering and other fields of plant-soil interactions

Table of Contents

  • 1. Plant-Soil Interactions in a Changing World: A Climate Change Perspective
    2. Role of Carbon Cycle in Soil Productivity and Carbon Fluxes under Changing Climate
    3. Molecular Advances in Plant Root System Architecture Response and Redesigning for Improved Performance under Unfavorable Environments
    4. Nanotechnology-Based Biofortification: A Plant-Soil interaction Modulator/ Enhancer
    5. Transcription Factors Involved in Plant Responses to Stress Adaptation
    6. Nitrate Assimilation: Crosstalk between Plants and Soil
    7. Next-Generation Genetic Engineering Tools for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants
    8. Omics Approaches for Improving Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Rice: Recent Advances and Future Prospects
    9. Interactions of Phytohormones with Abiotic Stress Factors under Changing Climate
    10. The Role of Soil Microbes in the Plant Adaptation to Stresses: Current Scenario and Future Perspective
    11. CRISPR/Cas Mediated Genome Editing for Improved Stress Tolerance in Plants
    12. Photosynthetic and Cellular Responses in Plants under Saline Conditions
    13. Physiological and Molecular Strategies of Plant Adaptation in Phosphorous-Deficit Soils
    14. Biotic Stresses on Plants: ROS Generation and Antioxidant Mechanism
    15. Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies of Plants under Heavy Metal Micronutrient Deficiency/Toxicity conditions
    16. Halophytes as Effective Tool for Phyto-desalination and Land Reclamation
    17. Role of Nickel in Regulation of Nitrogen Metabolism in Legume-Rhizobium Symbiosis under Critical Conditions
    18. Beneficial Aspects of Cobalt Uptake in Plants Exposed to Abiotic Stresses
    19. Iron in Soil-Plant-Human Continuum
    20. The Molecular Mechanism of Brassinosteroids in Mediating Abiotic Stress Responses of Plants
    21. Emerging Roles of Osmoprotectant Glycine Betaine against Salt-Induced Oxidative Stress in Plants: A Major Outlook of Maize (Zea mays L.)
    22. Eco-Designing for Ecological Sustainability

Product details

  • No. of pages: 660
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: May 1, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323909440
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909433

About the Editors

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

Khalid Rehman Hakeem

Khalid Rehman Hakeem is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. He has more than 12 years of experience in plant eco-physiology, biotechnology and molecular biology, medicinal plant research, plant-microbe-soil interactions as well as in environmental studies. He has edited 60 books, authored 65 book chapters, and produced over 120 research publications with international publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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