Stress Tolerance in Horticultural Crops

Stress Tolerance in Horticultural Crops

Challenges and Mitigation Strategies

1st Edition - May 14, 2021

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  • Editors: Ajay Kumar, Avinash Chandra Rai, Ashutosh Rai, Krishna Kumar Rai, Ved Prakash Rai
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323853637
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228494

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Stress Tolerance in Horticultural Crops: Challenges and Mitigation Strategies explores concepts, strategies and recent advancements in the area of abiotic stress tolerance in horticultural crops, highlighting the latest advances in molecular breeding, genome sequencing and functional genomics approaches. Further sections present specific insights on different aspects of abiotic stress tolerance from classical breeding, hybrid breeding, speed breeding, epigenetics, gene/quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping, transgenics, physiological and biochemical approaches to OMICS approaches, including functional genomics, proteomics and genomics assisted breeding. Due to constantly changing environmental conditions, abiotic stress such as high temperature, salinity and drought are being understood as an imminent threat to horticultural crops, including their detrimental effects on plant growth, development, reproduction, and ultimately, on yield. This book offers a comprehensive resource on new developments that is ideal for anyone working in the field of abiotic stress management in horticultural crops, including researchers, students and educators.

Key Features

  • Describes advances in whole genome and next generation sequencing approaches for breeding climate smart horticultural crops
  • Details advanced germplasm tolerance to abiotic stresses screened in the recent past and their performance
  • Includes advancements in OMICS approaches in horticultural crops

Readership

Advanced students and researchers working in the area of plant breeding, plant molecular biology, plant biotechnology and plant stress physiology of horticultural crops. Researchers interested in sustainable agriculture

Table of Contents

  • 1. Horticultural crops and abiotic stress challenges
    2. Conventional breeding approaches for abiotic stresses management in horticultural crops
    3. Hybrids and abiotic stress tolerance in horticultural crops
    4. Speed breeding: a powerful tool for mitigating abiotic stresses
    5. Marker assisted breeding for abiotic stress tolerance in horticultural crops
    6. Epigenetics in horticultural crops: consequences and application in abiotic stress tolerance
    7. Functional genomics approaches for combating the effect of abiotic stresses
    8. Crosstalk between miRNA and plant abiotic stresses
    9. Molecular chaperones: a key player for combating the effect of abiotic stresses
    10. Transcription Factors: A tool box for countering the effect of abiotic stresses
    11. Physiological and biochemical approaches for mitigating the effect of abiotic stresses
    12. Current approaches in horticultural crops to mitigate the effect of drought stress
    13. Current approaches in horticultural crops to mitigate the effect of cold stress
    14. Current approaches in horticultural crops to mitigate the effect of salt stress
    15. Current approaches in horticultural crops to mitigate the effect of metal stress
    16. Current approaches in horticultural crops to mitigate the effect of water logging stress
    17. Advancement in transgenics for combating abiotic stresses 
    18. Signalling responses and their role in the mitigation of abiotic stresses
    19. Role of phytohormones as master regulators during the abiotic stresses
    20. Proteomics approaches in horticultural crops for abiotic stress tolerance
    21. Whole genome sequencing in horticultural crops: towards mitigating the abiotic stresses
    22. Use of modern physical tools for mitigating the effect of abiotic stresses

Product details

  • No. of pages: 376
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: May 14, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323853637
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228494

About the Editors

Ajay Kumar

Dr. Ajay Kumar is a visiting scientist at the Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani center, Rishon Leziyon, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development Israel. He has published extensively in leading International and National journals or books. He has wide area of research experience, especially in the field of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Microbial biocontrol, and Endophytes related with the medicinal plants, Postharvest management of fruits. Dr. Kumar has published more than 165 research articles including review papers/book chapters/ books in the leading international journals. He is serving as special issue editors in some journals like “Frontiers in Microbiology, Microorganism” etc. In addition also acting as reviewer in some leading journals like Frontiers group, PLOS ONE, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Biological Control, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 3Biotech etc. Dr, Kumar has edited several books with leading publishers including Elsevier, Springer, and Taylor and Francis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Scientist, Agriculture Research Organization, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Volcani Center, Rishon, Lezziyon, Israel

Avinash Chandra Rai

Dr. Avinash Chandra Rai is currently working as a visiting scientist at Agriculture Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel. Dr. Rai has been completed his Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is currently serving as a visiting Scientist in Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization-The Volcani Centre, Israel. He has more than thirteen years of research experience, particularly in the area of plant molecular biology and plant physiology. His research interest is in deciphering the insights of plant abiotic stresses with the applications of molecular and physiological tools. He also has a keen interest in emerging environmental and physiological issues of crop plants. He is currently working to see the effect of auxin and ethylene in the process of abscission in mango and find out the role of essential gene involved in the pathways mechanism in abscission of fruit. Dr. Rai has more than seventeen research articles and book chapters in journals of national and international repute to his credit. He is a lifetime member of the Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI) and Society of vegetable Sciences, India. He is also the recipient of Young Scientist Associate award from Bioved Research Society, Allahabad, India in 2016. He has also actively participated in many national and international conferences, symposia and workshops related to his research field in India and abroad.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Scientist, Agricultural Research Organization - Volcani Centre, Rishon LeZion, Israel

Ashutosh Rai

Dr. Ashutosh Rai, Ph.D. Applied Biochemistry from the Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has more than fourteen years of research experience, particularly in the area of plant molecular biology and biochemistry. He has specific interest in the field of transcriptional modulations for stress tolerance in plants. He is currently serving as DST/SERB-National Post Doctoral Fellow for identification of functional microsatellites markers linked to fungal resistance in chili at Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Crop Improvement, ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Jakhini (Shahanshapur), Varanasi, India

Krishna Kumar Rai

Dr. Krishna Kumar Rai is Senior Researcher in the Department of Botany, Centre of Advanced Study, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has served more than six years as Senior Research Fellow in DBT/ICAR funded projects at Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, where he has worked on deciphering physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms linked to biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in tomato and Indian bean plants. Dr. Rai is currently working on the identification of novel stress responsive genes/hypothetical proteins in cyanobacteria Anabaena PCC 7120.

Affiliations and Expertise

Molecular Biology Section, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Ved Prakash Rai

Dr. Ved Prakash Rai Assistant Research Scientist at Agricultural Research Station, Navsari Agricultural University, Tanchha, Bharuch, Gujarat, India. He completed his doctoral research from the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He has fourteen years of research experience in the area of molecular breeding for biotic and abiotic stresses in pepper, rice, wheat and pulse crops. Presently, he is working on abiotic stress tolerance in pulse and vegetable crops.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Research Scientist, Agricultural Research Station, Navsari Agricultural University, Tanchha, Bharuch, Gujarat, India

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  • Dinesh S. Thu Jun 03 2021

    Book Matter

    Very good. Well done.

  • Nisha S. Sat May 15 2021

    Dr. Nisha Singh

    The book having comprehensive knowledge about diverse horticulture crops dealing with abiotic stress.

  • Avinash R. Sat May 01 2021

    Nice book

    Nice book of horticulture crops dealing abiotic stress

  • Prashant S. Sun Apr 18 2021

    Dr.Prashant Kumar Singh

    The book having an atlas of knowledge about horticulture crops. I believe that the books will add a new dimension to horticulture researches.