Plant Receptor-Like Kinases

Plant Receptor-Like Kinases

Role in Development and Stress

1st Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Santosh Upadhyay, A. Shumayla
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905947

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Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds: Role in Development and Stress, Second Edition provides the most updated and comprehensive review on the evolution of behavior in tropical landbirds. The book reviews gaps in our knowledge that were identified twenty years ago when the first edition was published, highlights recent discoveries that have filled those gaps, and identifies new areas in urgent need of study. It covers key topics, including timing of breeding, movement ecology, life history traits, slow vs. fast pace of life, mating systems, mate choice, territoriality, communication, biotic interactions, and conservation. Written by international experts on the behavior of tropical birds, the book explores why the tropics is a unique natural laboratory to study the evolution of bird behavior and why temperate zone species are so different. A recent surge of studies on tropical birds has helped to reduce the temperate zone bias that arose because most avian model species in behavioral ecology were adapted to northern temperate climates. This is an important resource for researchers, ecologists and conservationists who want to understand the rich and complex evolutionary history of avian behavior.

Key Features

  • Presents detailed information on receptor like kinases (RLKs), including their mechanism of action and classification
  • Analyzes numerous sub-families of RLKs and their roles in plant development and stress management
  • Highlights the function of RLKs in plant innate immunity


Researchers interested in plant signaling, physiology and biochemistry, genetics, and plant abiotic and biotic stresses

Table of Contents

  • 1. An overview of receptor like kinases (RLKs) in plants
    2. Origin, classification and evolutionary history of plant receptor-like kinases
    3. Mechanism of action and signalling of receptor like kinases across the plant membranes
    4. Receptor like kinases and plant innate immunity
    5. Role of receptor-like kinases (RLKs) in plant growth and development
    6. Role of Wall associated receptor-like kinases (WAKs) and regulation of cell wall function
    7. Genome wide and evolutionary analysis of S domain receptor- like kinases in plants
    8. Analysis of Lectin receptor like kinases (LRK) and their functions in higher plants
    9. Cysteine-rich receptor like kinases (CRKs) and biotic stress tolerance in plants
    10. Structural and functional analysis of Lysin motif receptor like kinases (LysM-RLK) in plants
    11. Functional role of Receptor-like kinases in mediating brassinosteroid signalling pathway
    12. Genome-wide analysis of thaumatin receptor like kinases (TLPKs) and their roles in plants
    13. Plant hormones mediated transcriptional regulation of receptor-like kinases
    14. Role of chitin elicitor receptor kinases in plants
    15. Role of Leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases (LRRKs) in abiotic and biotic stress response in plants
    16. The structural modification of RLKs in endoplasmic reticulum of plant cell
    17. Receptor-like kinases induced by Abscisic acid in plants
    18. Role of receptor-like kinases in plant pathogen interaction
    19. ERECTA receptor-like kinases in biotic stress management in plants
    20. Nutrient homeostasis and receptor like kinases in plants
    21. Regulation of reproductive processes by receptor-like kinases in plants
    22. Functional role of receptor like kinases in monocots and dicots
    23. Role of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) in stress signalling in plants
    24. Interaction of ROS and RLK under stress signalling

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905947

About the Editors

Santosh Upadhyay

Dr. Santosh Upadhyay is currently working as 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 14 years. He is currently working in 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, cation transporters etc. of bread wheat. They are also characterizing long non-coding RNAs related to the abiotic and biotic stress response. He has authored more than 75 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 NAAS Young scientist award (2017-18) and NAAS-Associate (2018) from the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India, the INSA Medal for Young Scientist (2013) from the Indian National Science Academy, India, the NASI- Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award (2012) from the National Academy of Sciences, India, and the Altech Young Scientist Award (2011).

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

A. Shumayla

Dr. S. Shumayla is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. She has been working in the area of plant molecular biology and plant biotechnology from past 5 years. She has identified and characterized various sub families of receptor-like kinase (RLK), such as lectin receptor kinases, leucine-rich receptor like kinases, Cysteine-rich receptor like kinases etc. in bread wheat. She has authored more than 10 publications including research articles in peer reviewed international journals and book chapters. She is also an editorial reviewer in the frontiers of bioinformatics and computational biology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

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