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Plant Responses to Drought and Salinity stress - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123876928, 9780123876829

Plant Responses to Drought and Salinity stress, Volume 57

1st Edition

Developments in a Post-Genomic Era

Serial Volume Editor: Ismail Turkan
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123876928
eBook ISBN: 9780123876829
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th May 2011
Page Count: 592
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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


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.

Key Features

  • Multidisciplinary reviews written from a broad range of scientific perspectives
  • For over 40 years, series has enjoyed a reputation for excellence
  • Contributors internationally recognized authorities in their respective fields


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