Long Noncoding RNAs in Plants

Long Noncoding RNAs in Plants

Roles in Development and Stress

1st Edition - November 13, 2020

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  • Editor: Santosh Kumar Upadhyay
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128214633

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The growth of human population has increased the demand for improved yield and quality of crops and horticultural plants. However, plant productivity continues to be threatened by stresses such as heat, cold, drought, heavy metals, UV radiations, bacterial and fungal pathogens, and insect pests. Long noncoding RNAs are associated with various developmental pathways, regulatory systems, abiotic and biotic stress responses and signaling, and can provide an alternative strategy for stress management in plants. Long Noncoding RNAs in Plants: Roles in development and stress provides the most recent advances in LncRNAs, including identification, characterization, and their potential applications and uses. Introductory chapters include the basic features and brief history of development of lncRNAs studies in plants. The book then provides the knowledge about the lncRNAs in various important agricultural and horticultural crops such as cereals, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and fiber crop cotton, and their roles and applications in abiotic and biotic stress management.

Key Features

  • Includes the latest advances and research in long noncoding RNAs in plants
  • Provides alternative strategies for abiotic and biotic stress management in horticultural plants and agricultural crops
  • Focuses on the application and uses of long noncoding RNAs


Researchers and students interested in plant science and biotechnology, horticulture, agriculture and crop science

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contributors
  • About the editor
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: An overview of long noncoding RNA in plants
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.1: Introduction
  • 1.2: Classification of lncRNAs
  • 1.3: Mode of action of lncRNAs
  • 1.4: Discovery of lncRNAs
  • 1.5: Identification of lncRNAs in plants and their role in stress response
  • 1.6: Databases for plant lncRNA identification
  • 1.7: Biological roles of lncRNAs in plants
  • 1.8: Conclusions and future perspectives
  • Chapter 2: Discovery and history of long noncoding RNAs in plants
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 2.1: Introduction
  • 2.2: First breakthrough in the discovery of lncRNAs
  • 2.3: LncRNAs in algae
  • 2.4: LncRNAs in bryophytes
  • 2.5: LncRNAs in pteridophytes
  • 2.6: LncRNAs in gymnosperms
  • 2.7: LncRNAs in angiosperms
  • 2.8: Conclusions and perspectives
  • Chapter 3: Databases and tools for long noncoding RNAs
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 3.1: Introduction
  • 3.2: Overview of some plant-specific tools and programs to predict lncRNAs
  • 3.3: Plant-specific long noncoding RNA databases
  • 3.4: Conclusions
  • Chapter 4: Role of lncRNAs in wheat and its wild relatives
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 4.1: Introduction
  • 4.2: Conservation of lncRNAs among the wheat and its relative
  • 4.3: LncRNAs in growth and development
  • 4.4: Biotic stress-responsive lncRNAs
  • 4.5: Abiotic stress-responsive lncRNAs
  • 4.6: Role of co-expressing lncRNAs
  • 4.7: LncRNA-miRNA-mediated gene regulation
  • 4.8: Conclusions
  • Chapter 5: Recent advancements in long noncoding RNA-mediated stress responses in rice
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 5.1: Introduction
  • 5.2: Identification of long noncoding RNA from rice
  • 5.3: Diverse functions of long noncoding RNA in rice
  • 5.4: Conclusion and future prospects
  • Chapter 6: Genome-wide analysis of long noncoding RNAs in Sorghum and their roles in development and stress
  • Abstract
  • 6.1: Introduction
  • 6.2: Sorghum
  • 6.3: lncRNAs and Sorghum research
  • 6.4: Conclusion and future perspectives
  • Chapter 7: Roles of long noncoding RNA during stress response in maize
  • Abstract
  • 7.1: Introduction
  • 7.2: Discovery and classification of lncRNA
  • 7.3: Maize long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs)
  • 7.4: Synthesis and emerging significance of lncRNAs and status in plants
  • 7.5: Functional roles of lncRNAs
  • 7.6: Functional roles of lncRNAs in maize
  • 7.7: Functional roles of lncRNAs in maize under stress
  • 7.8: Concluding remarks and future perspectives
  • Chapter 8: Role of long noncoding RNAs during stress in cereal crops
  • Abstract
  • 8.1: Introduction
  • 8.2: Functions of LncRNA in stress responses
  • 8.3: Conclusions and future perspectives
  • Chapter 9: Long noncoding RNAs and their implication in novel trait development in soybean
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 9.1: Introduction
  • 9.2: lncRNA in plant immunity
  • 9.3: lncRNA and plant response to salt tolerance
  • 9.4: lncRNA in nodulation and rhizobium interaction
  • 9.5: Role of lncRNA in flower development and reproduction
  • 9.6: Conclusion and future prospective
  • Chapter 10: Comprehending lncRNA-mediated gene regulation during abiotic stresses and reproductive development in legumes
  • Abstract
  • 10.1: Introduction
  • 10.2: Identification and expression pattern of legume lncRNAs
  • 10.3: Molecular mechanisms of lncRNA-mediated gene regulation
  • 10.4: Functional relevance of lncRNAs in legumes during abiotic stress
  • 10.5: Regulatory role of lncRNAs during legume reproductive development
  • 10.6: Future directions and conclusions
  • Chapter 11: Long noncoding RNAs in tomato: Roles in development and stress response
  • Abstract
  • 11.1: Introduction
  • 11.2: lncRNA related to tomato development
  • 11.3: lncRNA involved in tomato stress response
  • 11.4: Concluding remarks
  • Chapter 12: Genome-wide identification and functional analysis of lincRNAs in cucumber
  • Abstract
  • 12.1: Introduction
  • 12.2: Results and discussion
  • 12.3: Methods
  • Chapter 13: Role of long noncoding RNAs in Brassicaceae family
  • Abstract
  • 13.1: Introduction
  • 13.2: Brassicaceae family
  • 13.3: Role of lncRNAs in plant development
  • 13.4: Role of lncRNAs in stress response
  • 13.5: Future perspectives
  • 13.6: Conclusions
  • Chapter 14: Role of long noncoding RNAs in vegetable crops
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • Conflict of interest
  • 14.1: Introduction
  • 14.2: Involvement of lncRNAs in vegetable
  • 14.3: Identification of lncRNAs in stress response in vegetables
  • 14.4: Role of lncRNAs in abiotic stress in vegetables
  • 14.5: Role of lncRNAs in biotic stress in vegetables
  • 14.6: Conclusion
  • Chapter 15: Long noncoding RNAs in fruit crops
  • Abstract
  • 15.1: Introduction
  • 15.2: Identification and specific expression pattern of lncRNAs in fruit crops
  • 15.3: Conclusions and future perspectives
  • Chapter 16: Long noncoding RNAs’ involvement in comprehensive development of Gossypium species
  • Abstract
  • 16.1: Introduction
  • 16.2: Long noncoding RNAs: A brief update of their role in plants
  • 16.3: LncRNAs: Identification and functional characterization in cotton
  • 16.4: Conclusions and future perspective
  • Chapter 17: The role of lncRNA in reproductive tissue development and flowering in plants
  • Abstract
  • 17.1: Introduction
  • 17.2: Regulatory mechanism of lncRNAs during reproductive development of plants
  • 17.3: Role of lncRNAs in plant development
  • 17.4: lncRNA in cytoplasmic male sterility and pollen development
  • 17.5: Conclusions
  • Chapter 18: Biotic stress response of lncRNAs in plants
  • Abstract
  • 18.1: Introduction
  • 18.2: Long noncoding RNAs and plant defense mechanism
  • 18.3: Identification of lncRNAs related to biotic stress
  • 18.4: Long noncoding RNAs as front-line player against pathogens
  • 18.5: Conclusions
  • Chapter 19: Revisiting plant response to fungal stress in view of long noncoding RNAs
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 19.1: Introduction
  • 19.2: How fungi impact plants?
  • 19.3: How plants respond to the fungal stress?
  • 19.4: Genome-wide identification of fungal-responsive lncRNAs in plants
  • 19.5: Regulation of plant response to fungal stress: The lncRNA perspective
  • 19.6: Concluding remarks and future perspectives
  • Chapter 20: Role of plant long noncoding RNAs in the regulation of plant metabolism
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 20.1: Introduction
  • 20.2: Classification of lncRNAs
  • 20.3: Identification of plant lncRNAs
  • 20.4: Role of lncRNAs in plant metabolism
  • 20.5: Conclusion, challenges, and future remarks
  • Chapter 21: Applications of lncRNAs in plant improvement
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 21.1: Introduction
  • 21.2: Applications of lncRNAs for abiotic stress tolerance
  • 21.3: Applications of lncRNAs in biotic stress tolerance
  • 21.4: Applications of lncRNAs in nutrient homeostasis
  • 21.5: Application of lncRNAs in developmental processes
  • 21.6: Conclusions and future perspective
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 390
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: November 13, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128214633

About the Editor

Santosh Kumar Upadhyay

Dr. Upadhyay is 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 16 years. His current work focuses on 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, calcium transporters, chitinases, lectins, etc. They are also characterizing long non-coding RNAs related to the abiotic and biotic stress response. He has authored more than 110 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 the NAAS Young scientist award (2017-18) and NAAS-Associate (2018) from the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India, among many other awards and recognitions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

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  • Rickie P. Wed May 27 2020

    LncRNA in plants

    As per the diverse content and coverage, this is going to be a landmark bok in the area of long noncoding RNA in plants. Editor is also having good experience in the area of lncRNA research, therefore it was much expected from him to came up with a good collection. I would suggest the editor to have a series of book on non-coding RNA with various updates every year for the benfit of students, researchers and scientists.

  • C U. Thu May 21 2020

    Long Non-coding RNAs in Plants

    It seems to be the best book for the students and researchers working in the area of Long Non-coding RNAs in Plants. Editor has covered very wide aspects from introduction of lncRNA to their databases, roles in development and various stresses, mechanism of functions etc. Further, he has collected the articles covering almost each group of plants of agricultural and horticultural importance such cereals, legumes, fruits, vegetables, oil yielding, fiber crops, etc. It seems to be an unique collection.