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Transcription Factors for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128193341

Transcription Factors for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants

1st Edition

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Editor: Shabir Hussain Wani
Paperback ISBN: 9780128193341
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st August 2020
Page Count: 400
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Transcription Factors for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants highlights advances in the understanding of the regulatory network that impacts plant health and production, providing important insights for improving plant resistance. Plant production worldwide is suffering serious losses due to widespread abiotic stresses increasing as a result of global climate change. Frequently more than one abiotic stress can occur at once, for example extreme temperature and osmotic stress, which increases the complexity of these environmental stresses. Modern genetic engineering technologies are one of the promising tools for development of plants with efficient yields and resilience to abiotic stresses. Hence deciphering the molecular mechanisms and identifying the abiotic stress associated genes that control plant response to abiotic stresses is a vital requirement in developing plants with increased abiotic stress resilience.

Addressing the various complexities of transcriptional regulation, this book includes chapters on cross talk and central regulation, regulatory networks, the role of DOF, WRKY and NAC transcription factors, zinc finger proteins, CRISPR/CAS9-based genome editing, C-Repeat (CRT) binding factors (CBFs)/Dehydration responsive element binding factors (DREBs) and factors impacting salt, cold and phosphorous stress levels, as well as transcriptional modulation of genes involved in nanomaterial-plant interactions.

Transcription Factors for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants provides a useful reference by unravelling the transcriptional regulatory networks in plants. Researchers and advanced students will find this book a valuable reference for understanding this vital area.

Key Features

  • Discusses abiotic stress tolerance and adaptive mechanisms based on the findings generated by unlocking the transcriptional regulatory network in plants
  • Presents various kinds of regulatory gene networks identified for drought, salinity, cold and heat stress in plants
  • Highlights urgent climate change issues in plants and their mitigation using modern biotechnological tools including genome editing.


Researchers and advanced students in Agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, plant science (plant molecular science, plant biochemistry, stress biology, genetics and biotechnology)

Table of Contents

1. Role of DOF Transcription Factors in abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants
2. WRKY Transcription factors for biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in plants
3. Zinc Finger Proteins: Novel sources of genes for abiotic stress tolerance in plants
4. NAC Transcription factor family in Rice: Recent advancements for development of stress tolerant rice
5. CRISPR/Cas9-Based Genome Editing of Transcription Factor Genes in Plants
6. Characterization of Transcription factors for drought tolerance in Maize
7. Major transcription factor families involved in Salinity stress tolerance in Plants
8. Regulation of inducible promoters during salinity stress in plants
9. The role of key transcription factors for cold tolerance in plants
10. Recent advances in Plant Heat stress transcription factors
11. Role of transcription factors for developing phosphorus stress tolerance cultivars in crop plants
12. Major transcription factor families involved in nitrogen stress adaptation in plants
13. Engineering transcription factors: an emerging strategy for developing abiotic stress tolerant crops


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About the Editor

Shabir Hussain Wani

Shabir Hussain Wani is an Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) at the Mountain Research Center for Field Crops, Khudwani, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, India. He has published more than 100 papers/chapters in journals and books of international and national repute. He has been Reviews Editor for Frontiers in Plant Sciences, Switzerland during (2015-2018). He is also the editor of Life Sciences (LS): An International journal of Life Sciences and SKUAST Journal of Research. He was awarded the Young Scientist Award (Agriculture) 2015 from the Society for Plant Research at national Conference on Plant Science research at University of Delhi, India. He has also worked as visiting Scientist in department of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, USA, for the year 2016-17 under the UGC Raman Post Doc Fellowship Programme. Currently, he is in-charge of wheat improvement programme of SKUAST-Kashmir under the All India Coordinated Wheat and Barley Improvement Project.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Division of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, J&K, India and Visiting Scientist under Raman Post Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

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