Senescence Signalling and Control in Plants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128131879

Senescence Signalling and Control in Plants

1st Edition

Editors: Maryam Sarwat Narendra Tuteja
Paperback ISBN: 9780128131879
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st December 2018
Page Count: 384
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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 (like EIN2, LOX2) and transcription factors (like 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. Role of Jasmonic acid in Senescence signalling
2. Role of transcription factors upstream of ORE1 and GLK1 in Abscisic acid Signalling during Senescence
3. Role of barley NAC transcription factor in abscisic acid signalling
4. Unraveling a senescence-specific regulatory network integrated with AtNAP, hormones, and phosphorelay
5. Effect of Brassinosteroide on Senescence in Wheat Leaves
6. Effect of Gibberellic Acid on the Senescence of Leaf Discs of Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
7. Role of Salicylic acid in Senescence signaling
8. Role of Ethylene in Senescence signaling
9. Regulated manipulation of endogenous levels of cytokinins delays plant senescence and confers enhanced tolerance against abiotic stresses
10. Role of Auxin in Senescence signaling
11. Role of MicroRNAs in Senescence
12. Proteomic analysis during senescence
13. ER Stress and Senescence
14. STAX1, a negative transcriptional regulator of Arabidopsis leaf senescence
15. Systems biology of plant senescence and death
16. Chloroplast regulation of leaf senescence: altered protein import in ABA and purine catabolism mutants
17. Regulation of leaf senescence by early flowering 3 and phytochrome B
18. Proteolytic processes during barley leaf senescence induced by abiotic and biotic stresses
19. The role of auxin in Lilium tepal senescence and abscission: a tale of two lilies
20. Hormonal profiling of green cabbage post-harvest senescence: effects of abscisic acid and pyrabactin
21. Endogenous miR840a regulates leaf senescence and cell death in Arabidopsis thaliana


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About the Editor

Maryam Sarwat

Sarwat has presented her research work in various conferences nationally as well as internationally (France, Prague and Germany). Based on her research findings, Sarwat has filed two patents. She has 25 international publications. Considering all her achievements and outstanding contributions, the International Board of Awards of the National Academy of Environmental Sciences has bestowed her with the Scientist of the Year award in 2015. She published first volume of “Stress Signalling in Plants, Genomics and Proteomics Perspective” with Springer in July 2013.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, NOIDA

Narendra Tuteja

An elected fellow of numerous national & international academies, Narendra Tuteja is currently Professor and head at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, NOIDA and visiting Scientist at 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, and visiting Scientist at ICGEB, New Delhi, India

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