Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants: Toward the Improvement of Global Environment and Food by Ashwani K. RaiAbiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants: Toward the Improvement of Global Environment and Food by Ashwani K. Rai

Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants: Toward the Improvement of Global Environment and Food

byAshwani K. RaiEditorTeruhiro Takabe

Paperback | November 25, 2010

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Title:Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants: Toward the Improvement of Global Environment and FoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 24 × 16 × 0.17 inPublished:November 25, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048171199

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Table of Contents

Section I Signal transduction: Stress signal transduction: components, pathways and network integration. Identification of salt-responsive genes in onocotyledonous plants: from transcriptome to functional analysis. Phosphorylation of RNA polymerase II C-terminal domain and plant osmotic-stress responses.- Section II Temperature stress: Trienoic fatty acids and temperature tolerance of higher plants.- Section III Oxidative stresses: Nitric oxide research in agriculture: bridging the plant and bacterial realms. Ultraviolet radiation stress: molecular and physiological adaptations in trees. Involvement of aldehyde dehydrogenase in alleviation of post-anoxic injury in rice.- Section IV Phytoremediation: Genetic engineering stress tolerant plants for phytoremediation.- Section V Osmotic stresses: Metabolic engineering of glycine betaine. Induction of biosynthesis of osmoprotectants in higher plants by hydrogen peroxide and its application to agriculture.- Section VI Ion homeostasis: Role of Na+/H+ antiporters for salt tolerance in plants and cyanobacteria. Structural and functional relationship between cation transporters and channels.- Section VII Nutrition: Is cellulose synthesis enhanced by expression of sucrose synthase in poplar? Nitrogen metabolism in cyanobacteria under osmotic stress.- Section VIII Structural responses: Ultrastructural effects of salinity stress in higher plants.- Section IX Development of Biotechnology: Genetic diversity of saline coastal rice (Oryza sativa L.) landraces of Bangladesh. Development of marker-free and gene-exchange vectors, and its application. Toward the development of biotechnology in Asia.-Index.

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From the reviews:"This textbook aims to present a state of the art description of the physiological, biochemical and molecular status of the understanding of abiotic stress in plants and the application of biotechnology to crop and environmental improvement. . could serve postgraduates, academics and researchers alike as a reference to the current state of . the research in the field of abiotic stress of plants." (Mick Fuller, Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 43, 2007)