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Plant Signaling Molecules - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128164518, 9780128164525

Plant Signaling Molecules

1st Edition

Role and Regulation under Stressful Environments

Editors: M. Iqbal Khan Palakolanu Sudhakar Reddy Antonio Ferrante Nafees Khan
eBook ISBN: 9780128164525
Paperback ISBN: 9780128164518
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 15th March 2019
Page Count: 596
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Plant Signaling Molecule: Role and Regulation under Stressful Environments explores tolerance mechanisms mediated by signaling molecules in plants for achieving sustainability under changing environmental conditions. Including a wide range of potential molecules, from primary to secondary metabolites, the book presents the status and future prospects of the role and regulation of signaling molecules at physiological, biochemical, molecular and structural level under abiotic stress tolerance. This book is designed to enhance the mechanistic understanding of signaling molecules and will be an important resource for plant biologists in developing stress tolerant crops to achieve sustainability under changing environmental conditions.

Key Features

  • Focuses on plant biology under stress conditions
  • Provides a compendium of knowledge related to plant adaptation, physiology, biochemistry and molecular responses
  • Identifies treatments that enhance plant tolerance to abiotic stresses
  • Illustrates specific physiological pathways that are considered key points for plant adaptation or tolerance to abiotic stresses


Beginners in plant biology under stress, but also for those involved in plant breeding and selection of tolerant cultivars or for researchers who are involved in the identification of treatments able to enhance plant tolerance to abiotic stresses

Table of Contents

1. Signaling Molecules in Ecophysiological Response Mechanisms of Salt-Stressed Plants
Daniele Massa
2. Stress responsive signaling molecules and genes under stressful environments in plants
Murat Dikilitas
3. Engineering signaling molecules to improve abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants
Chandra Obul Reddy Puli
4. Genetic engineering/Genome editing approaches to modulate signaling processes in abiotic stress tolerance
Channakeshavaiah Chikkaputtaiah and Riwandahun Marwein
5. Measurement of Signaling Molecules Ca2+, RSS, RCS, RNS and ROS in Plant Samples
Zhong-Guang Li
6. Drought tolerance in Plants: Role of signaling molecules and its molecular mechanisms and regulation
Debasis Chakrabarty Sr.
7. Crop improvement of cereals through manipulation of signaling pathways in response to drought stress
Mallikarjuna Garladinne Sr.
8. Role and regulation of ROS and antioxidants as a signaling molecule in response to abiotic stresses
Renu Bhardwaj
9. Role and regulation of plants phenolics in abiotic stress tolerance: an overview
Mohd Irfan Naikoo
10. Bioactive molecules as regulatory signals in plant responses to abiotic stresses
Antonio Ferrante
11. Biochemical and molecular regulation of phenylpropanoids pathway under abiotic stresses
Alessandra Francini
12. Role and regulation of glucose as a signal molecule to salt stress
Péter Poór
13. Role of sugars in abiotic stress signalling in plant
Iffat Zareen Ahmad
14. Methylglyoxal: a novel signaling molecule in plant responses to abiotic stress
Zhong-Guang Li
15. Role of trehalose and regulation of its levels as a signal molecule to abiotic stresses in plants
Silvia Morgutti, Chiara Pucciariello, Gian Attilio Sacchi and Noemi Negrini
16. Sugar and phytohormones regulates plant growth and development under in vitro condition
Nasreena Sajjad
17. Role of mineral nutrients in abiotic stress tolerance – revisiting the associated signaling mechanisms
Mohammad Abass Ahanger
18. Sulfur availability potentiates phytohormones-mediated action in plants
Nafees Khan
19. Role and regulation of plant hormones as a signal molecule in response to abiotic stresses
Renu Bhardwaj
20. Role and regulation of auxin signaling in abiotic stress tolerance
Veena Pandey
21. The Regulatory Signaling of Gibberellin Metabolism and Its Crosstalk with Phytohormones in Response to Plant Abiotic Stresses
Aryadeep Roychoudhury
22. Abscisic acid in plant abiotic stress signaling and responses
Amarjeet Singh
23. Salicylic acid-mediated defense mechanisms to abiotic stress tolerance
Aisha Kamal
24. Role of methyl jasmonates in salt stress tolerance in crop plants
Aamir Raina Jr.
25. Insights into the nitric oxide mediated stress tolerance in plants
Santisree Parankusam
26. Brassinosteroid induced signaling is a complex interplay of ROS, NADPH oxidase and MAPK mediated biotic and abiotic stress acclimation in plants
Deepesh Bhatt
27. Role and regulation of osmolytes and ABA interaction in salt and drought stress tolerance
P.B. Kavi Kishor
28. Regulatory role of proline in heat stress tolerance: modulation by salicylic acid
Noushina Iqbal
29. Osmolyte diversity, distribution and their biosynthetic pathways
P.B. Kavi Kishor
30. Role and regulation of osmolytes as signaling molecules to abiotic stress tolerance
Challa Surekha and Shabir Wani
31. Proteomics insights into salt stress signaling in plants
Tariq Omar Siddiqi and Arajmand Frukh
32. Role of heat shock proteins and its signaling under abiotic stress
Palakolanu Sudhakar Reddy
33. C4/CAM facultative photosynthesis as a means to improve plant sustainable productivity under abiotic-stressed conditions: regulatory mechanisms and biotechnological implications
Luciano Freschi
34. Protein linases and phosphatases in stress transduction - role in crop improvement
Thammineni Chakradhar
35. Nanoparticles and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants: Synthesis, action and signaling mechanisms
Mohammad Israil Ansari


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About the Editors

M. Iqbal Khan

Dr. M. Iqbal R. Khan’s current research interests are elucidation physiological and molecular mechanisms involved in flooding tolerance and looking for suitable germplasm donors for breeding purpose. Working on the metabolism of plants under different abiotic stresses, Dr. Khan has found a significant role of phytohormones in the regulation of plant growth and development and have suggested that phytohormones play an important in controlling stress responses and interacts in coordination with each other for defense signal networking to fine tune tolerance mechanisms. Dr. Khan has published more than 35 journal articles, 07 book chapters and has edited two books (including this). He has received various research fellowships including UGC-MANF, DBT-RA, SERB-DST Young scientist, SERB-NPDF and IRRI-PDF. He has been recognized as Young Scientist of the Year, receiving the award from Scientific and Environmental Research Institute, India and Junior Scientist of the Year, receiving the award from National Environmental Science Academy New Delhi, India. He has been guest editor of “Ethylene: A key regulatory molecule in plants" in Frontiers in Plant Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Botany, School of Chemical and Life Sciences, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

Palakolanu Sudhakar Reddy

Dr. Palakolanu Sudhakar Reddy is a Scientist (DST-INSPIRE faculty fellow) working under the Cell, Molecular biology and Genetic engineering theme at ICRISAT. He has completed his PhD from International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, where he worked on “Identification and characterization of the Heat Shock Proteins from Pennisetum glaucum”. He was an integral part of the team for developing high-throughput, low-cost methodologies for the isolation of promoters and genes, sequencing for phage DNA and identification of stable reference genes for qPCR studies. He has been awarded with several International and National awards, including Leibniz-DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship from German Academic Exchange Service, Germany, Young Scientist and INSPIRE Faculty Awards from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. He is associate fellow of Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences from 2015. He has worked in Germany and Philippines on genomics and molecular aspects of abiotic stress tolerance and genome editing. He has published more than 32 research articles in international peer reviewed journals and also has 5 book chapters and a patent to his credit. He is a reviewer of several reputed international journals, including Frontiers in plant science, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, BMC Genomics, Environmental and Experimental Botany, Gene and PLoS ONE. Area of expertise: Functional genomics, Gene expression, Molecular biology and Genome editing

Affiliations and Expertise

Cell, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering Group, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid , Tropics (ICRISAT), Telengala, India

Antonio Ferrante

Prof. (Dr.) Antonio Ferrante is an Associate Professor at the University of Milan, Italy, having earned a Ph.D. degree in advanced technology in horticultural science at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA). He was a visiting teaching professor with ERASMUS program at Cardiff University and Almeria University and has been a member of the scientific committee of several international conferences. He has been invited as a speaker in international congress in postharvest physiology of ornamentals and fresh-cut vegetables. He is a Member of the Italian Horticultural Society since 2001 and President of the Floriculture and Vegetable section (2019-present), International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS) since 2004, and Society of Experimental Botany since 2016. He serves as Associated Editor of Frontiers in Plant Sciences Crop and Product Physiology and has authored more than 200 international publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, University of Milan, Italy

Nafees Khan

Dr. Nafees A. Khan, Professor of Plant Physiology and Chairman, Botany Department, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh is an authority on phytohormonal regulation of growth and augmentation of productivity of edible oil and seed legume crops. His work on amelioration of carbon assimilation and partitioning under various regimes and underlying their biochemical mechanisms has established him as a globally prudent researcher and excellent teacher. Dr Khan has received several accolades; notable among them are SERC Visiting Fellowship, Distinguished Scientist Award, UGC Mid-Career Award, etc. He has published 170 research papers/ review articles/ book chapters with a very high global citation (Cumulative citation 11725, h-index 50, i10 index 212), edited 16 books Dr. Khan has also guided 18 doctorate students on various physio-biochemical aspects of phytohormones, especially ethylene.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Plant Physiology, Aligarh Muslim University, India; Chairman, Botany Department, Aligarh Muslim University, India

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