Editors: Tajinder Kaur, Saroj Arora

Environmental Stress Physiology of Plants and Crop Productivity

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-791-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-790-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97816810879001210101

Introduction

The knowledge of plant responses to various abiotic stresses is crucial to understand their underlying mechanisms as well as the methods to develop new varieties of crops, which are better suited to the environment they are grown in. Environmental Stress Physiology of Plants and Crop Productivity provides readers a timely update on the knowledge about plant responses to a variety of stresses such as salinity, temperature, drought, oxidative stress and mineral deficiencies. Chapters focus on biochemical mechanisms identified in plants crucial to adapting to specific abiotic stressors along with the methods of improving plant tolerance. The book also sheds light on plant secondary metabolites such as phenylpropanoids and plant growth regulators in ameliorating the stressful conditions in plants. Additional chapters present an overview of applications of genomics, proteomics and metabolomics (including CRISPR/CAS techniques) to develop abiotic stress tolerant crops. The editors have also provided detailed references for extended reading to support the information in the book.

Environmental Stress Physiology of Plants and Crop Productivity is an informative reference for scholars and researchers working in the field of botany, agriculture, crop science and physiology, soil science, and environmental sciences.

Foreword

I am delighted to jot down the foreword for this book that deals with plants’ response to numerous abiotic stresses and various approaches and concepts to mitigate their adverse effects. While the demand for food is increasing continuously, agriculture productivity is threatened by various environmental factors, often related to temperature change and warming. The most typical abiotic stresses affecting the plants are high temperature and drought, resulting in unbearable crop losses. Global temperature change further increases the frequency of warmth stress, flood, and drought, which have a negative impact on crop yield and poses a heavy challenge to global food security. Presently, the best priority to satisfy the worldwide food demand is to sustain and improve crop yield.

This book “Environmental Stress Physiology of Plants and Crop Productivity” edited by Prof. Saroj Arora and Dr. Tajinder Kaur presents a broad picture of plant responses to major abiotic stress factors, plants adaptations during stress conditions like the role of antioxidative system and plant growth regulators, biotechnological approaches for abiotic stress tolerance in plants for sustainable agriculture, and the role of secondary plant compounds and signaling molecules to modulate the oxidative stress in plants under stressful conditions. These topics, written by experts in their respective fields, make this book highly useful to the scientific community. It covers a good range of subjects that provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of how stress tolerance to various environmental factors affects plant growth and development.

I congratulate the editors for compiling this publication that provides the reader the simplest way forward in abiotic stress management to enable more productive agriculture. I am sure that the readers within the field of abiotic stress management, agriculture, and biotechnology will find this book very useful.

K. Muthuchelian
Dayananda Sagar University, Bangalore
Formerly Vice-Chancellor, Periyar University
Salem (TN)
India

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