Overview

Plants depend on physiological mechanisms to combat adverse environmental conditions, such as pathogen attack, wounding, drought, cold, freezing, salt, UV, intense light, heavy metals and SO2. Many of these cause excess production of active oxygen species in plant cells. Plants have evolved complex defense systems against such oxidative stress. The study of these mechanisms has become a fast-moving, important field to many biologists. Written and edited by world-leading scientists, Oxidative Stress in Plants ...

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Oxidative Stress in Plants

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Overview

Plants depend on physiological mechanisms to combat adverse environmental conditions, such as pathogen attack, wounding, drought, cold, freezing, salt, UV, intense light, heavy metals and SO2. Many of these cause excess production of active oxygen species in plant cells. Plants have evolved complex defense systems against such oxidative stress. The study of these mechanisms has become a fast-moving, important field to many biologists. Written and edited by world-leading scientists, Oxidative Stress in Plants explores the current knowledge of the mechanisms by which various biotic and abiotic environmental stress conditions produce oxygen radicals. The text considers the biochemistry and molecular biology of both non-enzymatic (vitamin C, glutathione) and enzymatic systems which eliminate active oxygen species. In addition, the book discusses evidence that active oxygen species and antioxidants act as signals which trigger defense reactions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203303146
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/18/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Oxidative Stress: An Introduction
The Contribution of Photosynthetic Oxygen Metabolism to Oxidative Stress in Plants
Low-Temperature Stress and Antioxidant Defense Mechanisms in Higher Plants
Oxidative Stress and Defense Reactions in Plants Exposed to Air Pollutants and UV-B Radiation
Oxidative Burst and the Role of Reactive Oxygen Species In Plant-Pathogen Interactions
Photosensitizing Tetrapyrroles Induce Antioxidative and Pathogen Defense Responses in Plants
Metal Ion-Activated Oxidative Stress and its Control
Engineering Stress Tolerance in Maize
Early Events in Environmental Stresses in Plants - Induction Mechanisms of Oxidative Stress
The Molecular Biology of the Ascorbate-Glutathione Cycle in Higher Plants
Ascorbate Metabolism and Stress
Glutathione Biosynthesis in Plants
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