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Plant Nutrition and Food Security in the Era of Climate Change - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128229163

Plant Nutrition and Food Security in the Era of Climate Change

1st Edition

Editors: Vinay Kumar Ashish Srivastava Penna Suprasanna
Paperback ISBN: 9780128229163
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2021
Page Count: 450
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Plant nutrients are the vital elements essential for plant growth and survival, with key roles in adapting to challenging environments. Each nutrient, whether required in relatively large (macronutrients) or minute concentrations (micronutrients) plays a unique role in plant life cycle. Both the insufficient and surplus concentrations of these nutrients may render negative impacts on plant growth and development and therefore their homeostasis is considered critical for optimal plant growth and yield.

Plant Nutrition and Food Security in the Era of Climate Change comprehensively reviews all critical plant nutrients. Chapters include topics such as: biological roles, uptake and transport of vital nutrients in plants; an in-depth review of the roles of potassium, calcium, magnesium and trace element; molecular breeding approaches for enhanced plant nutrients; and exploring the rhizosphere microbiome for enhance nutrient availability.

Written by leading experts in the field of plant biology, this is an essential read for researchers and scientists interested in plant science, agronomy, food security and environmental science.

Key Features

  • A comprehensive review of all the important plant nutrients
  • Discusses plant homeostasis under natural and changing environments
  • Introduces novel approaches and state-of-the-art tool for enhancing the levels of targeted nutrients within plant tissues


Researchers interested in plant science, agronomy, food security and environmental science

Table of Contents

1. Plant essential nutrients and food security: An overview
2. Plant nutritional homeostasis: A climate change perspective
3. Biological roles, uptake and transport of vital nutrients in plants
4. Plant nutrients for growth, development and physiology
5. Nutritional homeostasis and plant secondary metabolites
6. Role of nitrogen in plant growth, development and stress tolerance
7. Calcium in plants: an essential nutrient and a signal messenger
8. Insights into the role of phosphorus in regulating plant growth and stress tolerance
9. Potassium, a vital regulator in plant growth under natural and stress environments
10. Sulphur nutrition in plants
11. Magnesium mediated control of multiple plant processes
12. Significance of manganese in plant growth, yield and stress tolerance
13. Iron and zinc dependent control of plant metabolism
14. Deficiency and toxicity of boron in plants
15. Effects of high and low levels of copper and cobalt on plants
16. Molybdenum: An underestimated nutrient for enhanced plant growth and abiotic stress tolerance
17. Interplay between sodium and chloride decide the plant’s fate under in salt and drought stress conditions
18. Regulation of inter-nutritional stoichiometry in plants
19. miRNA-mediated regulation of nutrient homeostasis in plants
20. Systems biology approaches for understanding genes and regulatory networks responsible for nutrient uptake in plants
21. Hormonal control of plant nutrient uptake and assimilation
22. Detrimental impacts of water and air pollution on plant nutrition and food quality
23. Elevated CO2 generates hidden hunger by reducing mineral contents in cereal crops
24. Crop residue management to maintain soil and plant health: Current and future
25. Principles of plant nutrition in vertical or soilless agriculture
26. Biotechnological tools for manipulation plant nutritional status
27. Genome engineering for enhanced plant nutrients
28. Molecular breeding approaches for generating nutrient-efficient crops
29. Biofortification strategies for essential nutrients in crops
30. Foliar applications of micronutrients for enhanced plant productivity and crop yield
31. Plant growth rhizobacteria applications for plant nutrition management


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About the Editors

Vinay Kumar

Vinay Kumar

Dr. Vinay Kumar is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India. He completed his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Savitribai Phule Pune University in 2009, and has published more than 50 peer reviewed research/review articles. He is a recipient of Government of India’s Science and Engineering Board, Department of Science and Technology (SERB-DST) Young Scientist Award in 2011. His current research interests include elucidating molecular mechanisms underlying environmental stress responses and tolerance in plants. He has been a Guest Editor for Physiologia Plantarum, and Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, besides working as a reviewer for several journals of repute, and has edited 6 books for Springer, and Wiley, and this one for Elsevier. He has received several grants from funding agencies including DBT, DST and SERB (Govt. of India) among others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biotechnology, Modern College, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India

Ashish Srivastava

Ashish Srivastava

Dr. Ashish Kumar Srivastava is a Scientific Officer at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. His research is focussed on developing strategies for enhancing crop resilience towards different abiotic stresses. The stimulatory potential of thiourea has been demonstrated for enhancing stress tolerance and crop productivity through lab and small-scale field experiments, and by conducting multi-location field trials at salt-, drought- and arsenic-affected fields. The molecular mechanism of stress perception and tolerance has been elucidated using systems-biology based approach. He has more than 50 research and review articles and book chapters to his credit. He has been awarded Young Scientist Award of National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Allahabad in 2018, Young Scientist Medal from Indian National Science Academy (INSA) in 2014 and Young Scientist Award from Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) in 2014. He has also received Newton-Bhabha International Grant from DBT-BBSRC in 2018, President International Fellowship from Chinese Academy of Sciences, China in 2016 and EMBO Short term Fellowship in 2011.

Affiliations and Expertise

Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, 400085, India, and Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, India

Penna Suprasanna

Penna Suprasanna

Prof. Penna Suprasanna is a Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai and former Head of Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India. His research contributions are in crop biotechnology, radiation-induced mutagenesis, plant genomics and abiotic stress tolerance. He has made concerted efforts to apply radiation mutagenesis techniques in vegetatively propagated plants through collaborative research projects with several national and international bodies (IAEA, Vienna). He has published more than 300 publications and has edited three Springer books (TWO VOLUMES on Salinity Responses and Tolerance in Plants, Volume 1; Targeting Sensory, Transport and Signaling Mechanisms; & Salinity Responses and Tolerance in Plants, Volume 2, Exploring RNAi, Genome Editing and Systems Biology- 2018 & Book on Plant-Metal Interactions-2019). He is serving as the editor of several journals of repute, and Guest Editor for special issues of Elsevier, Wiley and Springer journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai & Former-Head of the Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology Division in the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India.

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