Genes for Plant Abiotic Stress
Copyright © 2010 Blackwell Publishing
Editor(s): Matthew A. Jenks, Andrew J. Wood
Published Online: 20 OCT 2009
Print ISBN: 9780813815022
Online ISBN: 9780813809380
About this Book
Abiotic stresses caused by drought, salinity, toxic metals, temperature extremes, and nutrient poor soils are among the major constraints to plant growth and crop production worldwide. While crop breeding strategies to improve yields have progressed, a better understanding of the genetic and biological mechanisms underpinning stress adaptation is needed. Genes For Plant Abiotic Stress presents the latest research on recently examined genes and alleles and guides discussion of the genetic and physiological determinants that will be important for crop improvement in the future.