Senescence Signalling and Control in Plants

Senescence Signalling and Control in Plants

1st Edition - November 29, 2018

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  • Editors: Maryam Sarwat, Narendra Tuteja
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128131879
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128131886

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Senescence Signalling and Control in Plants discusses the studies showing the importance of hormone action on developmental senescence. It shows the involvement of various signaling components (such as EIN2, LOX2) and transcription factors (such as oresara1 or ORE1) in controlling hormonal activity during senescence. Further, the involvement of various micro RNAs (miR164, miR319) in regulating leaf senescence are discussed. Through this book, the authors throw light on all the reverse and forward genetic approaches to reveal the role of various other phytohormones regulating plant senescence and the molecular mechanisms involved. Chapters on relevant topics are contributed by experts working in the area, making this a comprehensive treatise designed to provide an in-depth analysis on the subject matter.

Key Features

  • Throws light on the involvement of hormones (other than the well- known hormones cytokine and ethylene) in plant senescence
  • Shows the underlying mechanisms on the hormonal actions during senescence
  • Exhibits the involvement of microRNAs during this important plant developmental process


Academia (Students, Faculty) in Plant Sciences, particularly Plant Biochemistry and Plant Molecular Biology, as well as those in Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Physiology and Molecular Biology of Stress Induced Senescence
    2. Abiotic Stress and Plant Senescence
    3. Plant leaf senescence: Integrating multiple environmental and internal cues
    4. Signal Transduction in Leaf Senescence: An Overview
    5. Regulation of Leaf Senescence by Macromolecular Degradation and Hormones
    6. The Role of Growth Regulators in Senescence
    7. Jasmonic acid (JA) Mediated Signaling in Leaf Senescence
    8. Polyamine as Signaling Molecules and Leaf Senescence
    9. Oxidative Stress and Leaf Senescence: Important Insights
    10. Proteolytic Processing During Leaf Senescence
    11. Role of Histones During Leaf Senescence
    12. Receptor-like kinases control of the development, stress response and senescence in plants
    13. Flower senescence: present status and future aspects
    14. Nutrient Remobilization During Senescence
    15. Autophagy and Senescence
    16. Plant Senescence and Organ Abscission
    17. Autophagy and Senescence
    18. Plant Senescence and Agriculture

Product details

  • No. of pages: 322
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: November 29, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128131879
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128131886

About the Editors

Maryam Sarwat

Dr. Maryam Sarwat is an Indian Citizen, working as an Associate Professor in the Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, Noida. She has obtained her Ph. D. in 2007 and completed postdoctoral research at ICGEB, New Delhi. She has received several research grants from various R & D agencies such as DST, DBT, CCRUM and SERB in India. She has presented her findings in scientific conferences in various countries like Germany, Czech Republic and France etc. Dr. Sarwat has mentored six PhD and fifteen Masters’ students. She has more than 55 international publications in reputed journals and three patents to her credit. She is the recipient of the prestigious “Scientist of the Year Award” in 2015. Dr. Sarwat has published two volumes of “Stress Signaling in Plants, Genomics and Proteomics Perspective” with Springer Nature in 2013 and 2017. She has also authored two books with Elsevier entitled ‘Senescence Signaling and Control in Plants’ in 2018 and ‘Saffron: The Age-Old Panacea in a New Light’ in the early 2020. She has also published the title ‘Environment and Human Health’ through King Abdul Aziz University Press in 2020. Her two volumes on ‘Ethnic Knowledge on Biodiversity, Nutrition and Health Security’ are due for publication by Taylor and Francis in 2021. She has served various international journals as reviewer

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, Noida, India

Narendra Tuteja

An elected fellow of numerous national and international academies, Dr. Narendra Tuteja is currently Professor and head at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, NOIDA, India, and visiting Scientist at International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India. He has made significant contributions to crop improvement under adverse conditions, reporting the first helicase from plant and human cells and demonstrating new roles of Ku autoantigen, nucleolin and eIF4A as DNA helicases. Furthermore, he discovered novel functions of helicases, G-proteins, CBL-CIPK and LecRLK in plant stress tolerance, and PLC and MAP-kinase as effectors for Gα and Gβ G-proteins. Narendra Tuteja also reported several high salinity stress tolerant genes from plants and fungi and developed salt/drought tolerant plants.

Affiliations and Expertise

Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Noida, India; Visiting Scientist at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India

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