Plant Hormones in Crop Improvement

Plant Hormones in Crop Improvement

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Editors: M. Iqbal R Khan, Amarjeet Singh, Peter Poor
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918862

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Plant Hormones in Crop Improvement examines the signaling pathways and mechanisms associated with phytohormones, with a particular focus on stress resilience. The book highlights genomic and proteomic approaches to manipulating phytohormone responses. The world’s growing population and unpredictable climate puts pressure on the agriculture industry, so understanding strategies for crop improvement is essential. Beginning with the chemistry, structure and biosynthesis pathways of phytohormones, subsequent chapters review the various roles of phytohormones including Plant and growth development, Plant response to drought, salinity and hypoxia, and Plant pathogen interaction and immunity. This book is an essential read for students, researchers and agriculturalists interested in plant physiology, plant genetics and crop yield improvement.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive review of phytohormone pathways and mechanisms in relation to stress tolerance
  • Highlights the regulatory roles of phytohormones
  • Reviews genome editing and metabolomics approaches


Researchers and students interested in plant physiology, plant biochemistry and plant hormones

Table of Contents

  • 1. Chemistry, structure, stereochemistry and sources of plant hormones
    2. Biosynthesis and signaling pathways of phytohormones
    3. Deciphering the physiological and molecular functions of phytohormones
    4. Regulatory role of phytohormones in plant growth and development
    5. Role of phytohormones in plant response to Drought, salinity, stresses
    6. Role of phytohormones in plant response to Flooding stress and hypoxia
    7. Role of phytohormones in heat, cold and freezing stresses
    8. Regulatory role of phytohormones in wounding, plant interaction with insects and herbivores
    9. Phytohormones in plant pathogen interaction and immunity
    10. Phytohormones mediated regulation of nutrient uptake and homeostasis
    11. Phytohormones in plant response to metal ion stress
    12. Regulation of plant nutritional quality by phytohormones
    13. Manipulation of ROS metabolism and detoxification systems through phytohormones
    14. Manipulation of RNS metabolism and detoxification systems through phytohormones
    15. Understanding stress responsive phytohormones (stress hormones) and their biosynthesis and signalling
    16. Genome editing/genomics/metabolomics/proteomics approaches to manipulate phytohormone responses
    17. Hormone signalling pathways regulating shoot-root phenotypic traits through omics
    18. Involvement of plant hormones in regulation of crop yield and yield stability under optimal and stressful environments
    19. Plant hormones and its potential target in breeding pipelines

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918862

About the Editors

M. Iqbal R Khan

Dr. M. Iqbal R. Khan is an Assistant Professor of Botany at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. His current research interests are physiological and molecular mechanisms associated with abiotic stress tolerance. Dr. Khan has published more than 50 journal articles, 8 book chapters and has edited 4 books. He has been recognized as Young Scientist of the Year from Indian Society of Plant Physiology and Scientific and Environmental Research Institute, India, and Junior Scientist of the Year from National Environmental Science Academy New Delhi, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Jamia Hamdard University, Department of Botany, School of Chemical and Life Sciences, Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi, India

Amarjeet Singh

Dr. Amarjeet Singh is a scientist at the National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, INDIA. Dr. Singh has undertaken several genomics and functional genomics studies and functionally characterized crucial genes such as, protein phosphatases, kinases and phospholipases in Arabidopsis, rice and chickpea. Dr. Singh has published about 25 research/review articles in highly reputed, peer-reviewed international journals. He has edited a book and published six book chapters in reputed publication. For his significant contribution in the field of plant sciences and agriculture, he has been bestowed with the prestigious Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award from National Academy of Sciences (NASI), the oldest science academy in India, and Pran Vohra Award from The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA). He has also been conferred with several other national and international awards/honours/fellowships during his Ph.D. and post-doctoral research including, SERB-DST Young Scientist award, Young Investigator Award-DBT, India and Travel Award by American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Scientist, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, India

Peter Poor

Dr. Péter Poór is an Assistant Professor at the University of Szeged in Hungary and has recently won the Gold Chalk Award at the University of Szeged. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and contributed as editor and author to numerous book chapters. Besides these, he has been awarded various honours and scholarships, and is associate editor and manuscript reviewer for several plant biology journals. He is also the secretary-general of the Hungarian Free Radical Society. His current research project is Fine-tuning of plant defense in the dark: the role of salicylic acid, jasmonic acid, and ethylene.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, University of Szeged, Department of Plant Biology, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

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