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

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

1st Edition

Editors: Mohammad Anwar Hossain Fulai Liu David Burritt Masayuki Fujita Bingru Huang
Paperback ISBN: 9780128178928
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd February 2020
Page Count: 416
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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. But they 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) has attracted considerable interest with the scientific community as a potential means of stress management and for producing stress-resistant crops to aid with global food security.

Priming-Mediated Stress and Cross-Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants comprehensively reviews the physiological, biochemical and molecular basis of these phenomena, allowing researchers to develop strategies to enhance crop productivity under stressful conditions and to better utilize natural resources. The book is a valuable asset for plant and agriculture 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 plant breeders developing new stress tolerant crop varieties
  • Includes in-depth, physiological, biochemical and molecular information
  • Includes color images and diagrams for effective communication of key concepts


Researchers and advanced in crop productivity enhancement and developing 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

2. Physiology and Molecular Mechanisms in Cross-regulation of Biotic-Abiotic Stress Responses

Yusuke Saijo

3. Getting ready with the priming: innovative weapons against biotic and abiotic crop enemies in a global changing scenario

Raffaella Balestrini and Walter Chitarra

4. H2O2-induced cross stress tolerance and signaling in plants: physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanism

Joaquim A. G. Silveira

5. Induction of plant tolerance to biotic stresses by priming with natural compounds: possible mechanisms

Hatem Boubakri

6. Induction of plant resistance to biotic stress by priming with β-aminobutyric acid (BABA) and its effect in nitrogen-fixing nodule development

Raúl Alvarez-Venegas

7. Water stress memory and subsequent water stress tolerance in plants

Łukasz Wojtyla

8. Reactive nitrogen species mediated cross-stress tolerance in plants

Claudia Casalongue

9. Drought priming induced heat tolerance: metabolic pathways and gene networks

Bingru Huang

10. Heat shock-induced cross stress tolerance in plants: possible physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms

David Jespersen

11. Heat priming induced Trans-generational tolerance to high temperature stress

Xiao Wang

12. Induction of cross tolerance by cold priming and acclimation in plants: possible physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms

Xiangnan Li

13. Roles of ROS in modulating cross tolerance in plants via flavonoids.

Zhong Chen

14. Hydrogen sulfide: A signal molecule in plant cross adaptation

Zhong-Guang Li

15. Responsive transcription factors in cross-stress tolerance in plants

Shelly Praveen

16. Reconsidering plant memory: Intersections between stress recovery, RNA turnover, and epigenetics

German Martinez Arias

17. Abiotic and biotic stress interactions and cross tress tolerance in plants

Venkategowda Ramegowda

18. Priming induced physiochemical and molecular events in plants coupled to abiotic stress tolerance in plants: An overview

Jos Thomas Puthur

19. Cross tolerance to abiotic stress at different levels of organizations: prospects for scaling-up

Carlos Guillermo 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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