Priming-Mediated Stress and Cross-Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128178928, 9780128178935

Priming-Mediated Stress and Cross-Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants

1st Edition

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Editors: Mohammad Anwar Hossain Fulai Liu David Burritt Masayuki Fujita Bingru Huang
Paperback ISBN: 9780128178928
eBook ISBN: 9780128178935
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st January 2020
Page Count: 362
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Priming-Mediated Stress and Cross-Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants provides the latest, in-depth understanding of the molecular mechanisms associated with the development of stress and cross-stress tolerance in plants. Plants growing under field conditions are constantly exposed, either sequentially or simultaneously, to many abiotic or biotic stress factors. As a result, many plants have developed unique strategies to respond to ever-changing environmental conditions, enabling them to monitor their surroundings and adjust their metabolic systems to maintain homeostasis. Recently, priming mediated stress and cross-stress tolerance (i.e., greater tolerance to a second, stronger stress after exposure to a different, milder primary stress) have attracted considerable interest within the scientific community as potential means of stress management and for producing stress-resistant crops to aid global food security.

Priming-Mediated Stress and Cross-Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants comprehensively reviews the physiological, biochemical, and molecular basis of cross-tolerance phenomena, allowing researchers to develop strategies to enhance crop productivity under stressful conditions and to utilize natural resources more efficiently. The book is a valuable asset for plant and agricultural scientists in corporate or government environments, as well as educators and advanced students looking to promote future research into plant stress tolerance.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive information for developing multiple stress-tolerant crop varieties
  • Includes in-depth physiological, biochemical, and molecular information associated with cross-tolerance
  • Includes contribution from world-leading cross-tolerance research group
  • Presents color images and diagrams for effective communication of key concepts


Researchers who study advances in crop productivity enhancement and develop plants tolerant to multiple abiotic and biotic stressors

Table of Contents

1. Priming mediated stress and cross-stress tolerance in plants: concepts and opportunities
Eugenio Llorens, Ana I. González-Hernández, Loredana Scalschi, Emma Fernández-Crespo, Gemma Camañes, Begonya Vicedo, Pilar García-Agustín
2. Plant physiology and Molecular Mechanisms in Cross-regulation of Biotic-Abiotic Stress Responses
Yuri Tajima, Eliza Po-iian Loo, Yusuke Saijo
3. Getting ready with the priming: Innovative weapons against biotic and abiotic crop enemies in a global changing scenario
F. Alagna, R. Balestrini, W. Chitarra, A.D. Marsico, L. Nerva
4. H2O2-retrograde signaling as a pivotal mechanism to understand priming and cross stress tolerance in plants
Fabricio E.L. Carvalho, Joaquim A.G. Silveira
5. Induced resistance to biotic stress in plants by natural compounds: Possible mechanisms
Hatem Boubakri
6. Induction of plant resistance to biotic stress by priming with β-aminobutyric acid (BABA) and its effect on nitrogen-fixing nodule development
Evelia Lorena Coss-Navarrete, Armando Díaz-Valle, Raúl Alvarez-Venegas
7. Drought stress memory and subsequent drought stress tolerance in plants
Łukasz Wojtyla, Ewelina Paluch-Lubawa, Ewa Sobieszczuk-Nowicka, Małgorzata Garnczarska
8. Reactive nitrogen species mediated cross-stress tolerance in plants
M.C. Terrile, M.J. Iglesias, C.A. Casalongue, R. París

9. Drought priming-induced heat tolerance: Metabolic pathways and and molecular mechanisms
Xiaxiang Zhang, Bingru Huang
10. Heat shock induced stress tolerance in plants: Physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms of acquired tolerance
David Jespersen
11. Heat priming induces intra- and trans-generational thermo-tolerance in crop plants.
Xiao Wang, Bernd Wollenweber, Fulai Liu, Dong Jiang
12. Induction of cross tolerance by cold priming and acclimation in plants: Physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms
Hui Li, Xiangnan Li, Shengqun Liu, Xiancan Zhu, Fengbin Song, Fulai Liu

13. Roles of reactive oxygen species in modulating cross tolerance in plants via flavonoids
Zhong Chen, Mohan Raji
14. Hydrogen sulfide: A novel signaling molecule in plant cross-stress tolerance
Zhong-Guang Li
15. Plant transcriptional regulation in modulating cross-tolerance to stress
S.V. Ramesh, Ranjeet Ranjan Kumar, Shelly Praveen
16. Molecular mechanisms regulating priming and stress memory
Aybars Koc, Dimitrije Markovic, Velemir Ninkovic, German Martinez
17. Abiotic and biotic stress interactions in plants: A cross-tolerance perspective
Venkategowda Ramegowda, Maria Vera Jesus Da Costa, Sapna Harihar, Nataraja N. Karaba, Sheshshayee M. Sreeman
18. Seed priming-induced physiochemical and molecular events in plants coupled to abiotic stress tolerance: An overview
Akhila Sen, Jos T. Puthur
19. Cross-tolerance to abiotic stress at different levels of organizations: Prospects for scaling-up from laboratory to field
Eduardo A. Tambussi, Juan J. Guiamet, Carlos G. Bartoli


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About the Editor

Mohammad Anwar Hossain

Dr. Mohammad A. Hossain is a Professor in the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. He received his BSc in Agriculture and MS in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh. He also received an MSc in Agriculture from Kagawa University, Japan in 2008 and a PhD in Abiotic Stress Physiology and Molecular Biology from Ehime University, Japan in 2011. In November 2015, he moved to Tokyo University, Japan, as a JSPS postdoctoral scientist to work on isolating low-phosphorus stress tolerant genes/QTLs from rice. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications on important aspects of plant physiology and breeding, plant nutrition, plant stress responses and tolerance mechanisms, and exogenous chemical priming-induced abiotic stress tolerance. He has edited four book volumes, including this one, published by CRC press, Springer, and Elsevier. He is a professional member of International Metabolomics Society, Bangladesh Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, and the Seed Science Society of Bangladesh.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Fulai Liu

Dr. Fulai Liu has research interests in crop ecophysiology and agricultural water and nutrient management. He is a principal investigator for national and international projects focused on those topics and has over 100 published peer reviewed SCI papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

David Burritt

Dr. David J. Burritt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Botany, The University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (hons) in Botany, and his Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology from The University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. His research interests include oxidative stress and redox biology, plant based foods and bioactive molecules, plant breeding and biotechnology, cryopreservation of germplasm, and the stress biology of plants, animals and algae. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has edited 2 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Botany, University of Otago, New Zealand

Masayuki Fujita

Dr. Masayuki Fujita’s research specialization is plant stress responses, with focus on environmental stress, active oxygene, methylgloxa, and phytoprotectants. His recent research has focused on plant stress tolerance based on network of antioxidant and Methylglyoxal detoxification systems, Plant stress responses to heavy metals, salt, drought and temperature stresses, and Phytoprotectants: Reinforcement Factors in Plant Tolerance against Abiotic Stresses.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Laboratory of Plant Stress Responses, Department of Applied Biological Science, Kagawa University Kagawa, Japan

Bingru Huang

Dr. Bingru Huang is Distinguished Professor in the Dept of Plant Biology and Pathology at Rutgers University where she is also the Ralph Geiger Endowed Chair in Turfgrass Science and Director of the Graduate Program in Plant Biology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University, USA

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