Salinity: Environment - Plants - Molecules by Andr LäuchliSalinity: Environment - Plants - Molecules by Andr Läuchli

Salinity: Environment - Plants - Molecules

byAndr Läuchli

Paperback | March 14, 2012

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This book addresses the responses of plants to salinity. Although salinity is a common environmental factor for marine organisms, for the majority of land plants high soil salinity is an environmental constraint that limits growth, productivity, and normal plant functions. Salinity is particularly widespread in arid/semiarid climates where crop production depends on irrigation. A comprehensive approach is taken in this book. After discussing salinity as an environmental soil factor and its global impact on ecosystems, plant responses are covered from the whole-plant level through metabolic changes to the underlying molecular and genetic mechanisms. In contrast to other books in this subject area, which focus on certain aspects of plant responses to salinity or are conference proceedings, this is the only comprehensive new book on this subject, written by experts in the field. The intended level of readership is graduate students and advanced researchers interested in environmental biology and specifically in the area of mechanisms of environment-plant interactions.
Title:Salinity: Environment - Plants - MoleculesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048159652

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. A: Environment. 1. Global impact of salinity and agricultural ecosystems; M.G. Pitman, A. Läuchli. 2. Salinity in the soil environment; K.K. Tanji. 3. Salinity, halophytes and salt affected natural ecosystems; S.-W. Breckle. B: Organisms. 4. Adaptation of halophilic Archaea to life at high salt concentrations; A. Oren. 5. Adaptation of the haloterant alga Dunaliella to high salinity; U. Pick. 6. Mangroves; U. Lüttge. C: Mechanisms. 7. Ultrastructural effects of salinity in higher plants; H.-W. Koyro. 8. Intra- and inter-cellular compartmentation of ions - a study in specificity and plasticity; G. Wyn Jones, J. Gorham. 9. Salinity, osmolytes and compatible solutes; D. Rhodes, et al. 10. Sodium-calcium interactions under salinity stress; G.R. Cramer. 11. Salinity and nitrogen nutrition; W.R. Ullrich. 12. Pressure probe measurements of the driving forces for water transport in intact higher plants: effects of transpiration and salinity; U. Zimmermann, et al. 13. Salinity, growth and phytohormones; R. Munns. 14. The adaptive potential of plant development: evidence from the response to salinity; G.N. Amzallag. D: Photosynthesis. 15. Influence of salinity on photosynthesis of halophytes; C.E. Lovelock, M.C. Ball. 16. Performance of plants with C4-carboxylation modes of photosynthesis under salinity; U. Lüttge. 17. Induction of Crassulacean acid metabolism by salinity &endash; molecular aspects; H.J. Bohnert. E: Molecules. 18. Function of membrane transport systems under salinity: plasma membrane; L. Reinhold, M. Guy. 19. Function of membrane transport systems under salinity: tonoplast; M. Binzel, R. Ratajczak. 20. Genetics of salinity responses and plant breeding; J. Gorham, G.Wyn Jones. 21. Halotolerance genes in yeast; R. Serrano. 22. The long and winding road to haloterance genes; A. Maggio, et al. Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is highly recommended for students and also researchers interested in the molecular ecophysiology of plants." (Journal of Plant Physiology, 160:5 (2003)