This book highlights some of the most important biochemical, physiological and molecular aspects of plant stress, together with the latest updates. It is divided into 14 chapters, written by eminent experts from around the globe and highlighting the effects of plant stress (biotic and abiotic) on the photosynthetic apparatus, metabolites, programmed cell death, germination etc. In turn, the role of beneficial elements, glutathione-S-transferase, phosphite and nitric oxide in the adaptive response of plants under stress and as a stimulator of better plant performance is also discussed. A dedicated chapter addresses research advances in connection with Capsicum, a commercially important plant, and stress tolerance, from classical breeding to the recent use of large-scale transcriptome and genome sequencing technologies. The book also explores the significance of the liliputians of the plant kingdom (Bryophytes) as biomonitors/bioindicators, and general and specialized bioinformatics resources that can benefit anyone working in the field of plant stress biology. Given the information compiled here, the book will offer a valuable guide for students and researchers of plant molecular biology and stress physiology alike.
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2018|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Dr. Sharad Vats is currently working at the Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, India. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Rajasthan, India and has more than a decade of research and teaching experience. He has authored two books and published five book chapters and more than 30 research papers in internationally recognized journals on important aspects of plant secondary metabolites, tissue cultures, antioxidants and related topics.
Table of Contents
- Plants Stress Responses to Drought: Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Basis.- Photosynthesis and Abiotic Stress in Plants.- Ecotoxicological effects of insecticides in plants assessed by germination and other phytotoxicity tools.- Variation in Plant Bioactive Compounds and Antioxidant Activities under Salt Stress.- Response of plants to salinity stress and the role of salicylic acid in modulating tolerance mechanisms: physiological and proteomic approach.- The role of beneficial elements in triggering adaptive responses to environmental stressors and improving plant performance.- Plant adaptation to stress conditions: the case of Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs).- Phosphite as an inductor of adaptive responses to stress and stimulator of better plant performance.- Nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species interactions in plant tolerance and adaptation to stress factors.- Involvement of Reactive Species of Oxygen and Nitrogen in Triggering Programmed Cell Death in Plants.- Progress and prospects in Capsicum breeding for biotic and abiotic stresses.- MicroRNA (miRNA) and Small interfering RNA (siRNA) - Biogenesis and functions in plants.- Bryomonitoring of Environmental Pollution.- Bioinformatics resources for the stress biology of plants.