Plant Responses to Drought and Salinity stress

Plant Responses to Drought and Salinity stress

Developments in a Post-Genomic Era

1st Edition - May 10, 2011

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  • Editor: Ismail Turkan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123876829

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Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences. Currently in its 57th volume, the series features a wide range of reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology. This thematic volume describes developments in understanding of plant responses to drought and salinity in post-genomic and are evaluated by world wide- known experts.

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Postgraduates and researchers in plant sciences, including botany, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, plant pathology, virology, entomology, and molecular biology

Table of Contents

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    Contents of previous volume

    Plant Adaptations to Salt and Water Stress

    I. Introduction

    II. Whole Plant Responses to Water and Salt Stress: Commonalities and Differences

    III. Mechanisms of Drought and Salinity Tolerance

    IV. Adaptations, Traits and QTLs

    V. Growth Studies and Experimental Design

    VI. Phenotyping

    VII. Conclusions

    Recent Advances in Understanding the Regulation of Whole-Plant Growth Inhibition by Salinity, Drought and Colloid Stress

    I. Introduction

    II. Plant Growth and Survival During Moderate and Severe Salinity Stress

    III. Plant Growth During Moderate Water Stress Episodes

    IV. Whole-Plant Water Availability and Growth Can also be Limited by Colloid Stress

    Recent Advances in Photosynthesis Under Drought and Salinity

    I. Introduction

    II. Studying Drought and Salinity Effects on Photosynthesis

    III. Photosynthetic Limitations Under Water and Saline Stress

    IV. Is Water Use Optimized by the Leaves Under Water Deficits?

    V. How are Stomata and Photosynthetic Genes Regulated?

    VI. Improving Carbon Fixation Under Environmental Stress?

    VII. Conclusions and Future Prospects


    Plants in Extreme Environments

    I. Introduction

    II. Global Metabolic Consequences of Osmotic Stress

    III. Osmoprotective Compounds

    IV. Osmoprotective Compounds and Adaptation to Extreme Environments

    V. Conclusions


    Ion Transport in Halophytes

    I. Introduction

    II. Anatomical and Morphological Features

    III. Whole-Plant Ionic Relations

    IV. Radial Ion Transport in Halophytes

    V. Xylem Ion Loading

    VI. Unloading and Ion Transport in Leaves

    VII. Ion Transport in Guard Cells

    VIII. Salt Glands and Bladders

    IX. Oxidative Signalling and Damage Repair in Halophytes

    X. Conclusions and Perspectives


    The Regulatory Networks of Plant Responses to Abscisic Acid

    I. Introduction

    II. ABA Biosynthesis and Catabolism

    III. ABA Transport and Localisation for Intercellular Signalling

    IV. Intracellular Signal Transduction in ABA Responses

    V. Emergence of the Core Signalling Pathway

    VI. Perspectives

    Molecular Mechanisms of Abscisic Acid Action in Plants and Its Potential Applications to Human Health

    I. Introduction

    II. ABA as a Positive and Negative Regulator in Plant Growth

    III. ABA Circulation in the Plant

    IV. Membrane Transport in Guard Cells

    V. The ABA Receptors

    VI. The Soluble PYR Signalling Complex is Part of a Short Phospho-Relay Cascade

    VII. ABA Controls Rapid Drought Adaptive Responses by Modification of Selective Transport Across the Plasma Membrane

    VIII. Targets of SnRK2s in Medium-Term ABA Responses-Gene Expression and Chromatin Modelling

    IX. Epigenetics in ABA Regulation

    X. Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases in ABA Signalling

    XI. Root Growth in Response to Environment

    XII. ABA is Conserved in Evolution and has Potential to Improve Human Health

    XIII. Concluding Remarks


    Signalling Strategies During Drought and Salinity, Recent News

    I. Introduction

    II. Osmosensors

    III. Signalling Components Involved During Salt and Drought Stress

    IV. Concluding Remarks

    An Overview of the Current Understanding of Desiccation Tolerance in the Vegetative Tissues of Higher Plants

    I. Introduction

    II. Global Stresses Caused by Desiccation and Associated Protective Mechanisms

    III. Proteomics

    IV. Metabolomics

    V. Concluding remarks

    Root Tropism

    I. Introduction

    II. Plant Responses to Water Stress

    III. Mechanisms for Root Hydrotropism and its Possible Functions in Drought Avoidance

    IV. Mechanisms for Other Root Tropisms Related to Drought Avoidance

    V. Conclusions and Perspectives


    Roles of Circadian Clock in Developmental Controls and Stress Responses in Arabidopsis

    I. Introduction

    II. ELF3, a Novel Protein without Significant Similarity to any Known Proteins

    III. Roles of ELF3 in Light Signalling

    IV. Roles of ELF3 in the Control of Flowering Time

    V. Roles of ELF3 and Other Clock Proteins in Stress Tolerance

    VI. Perspectives


    Engineering Salinity and Water-Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants


    I. Introduction

    II. Plant Responses to Drought and Salinity Stress

    III. Engineering of Drought and Salinity-Tolerant Crop Plants

    IV. Conclusions and Perspectives


    Drought Stress

    I. Introduction

    II. The Molecular Biology of Drought

    III. Transcriptional Regulation of Drought

    IV. Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Drought

    V. Molecular Methods of Drought Research

    VI. Conclusion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 592
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2011
  • Published: May 10, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123876829

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