Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress, Volume 1 & Volume 2

Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress, Volume 1 & Volume 2

Editor(s): Narendra Tuteja, Sarvajeet Singh Gill, Antonio F. Tiburcio, Renu Tuteja

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

Print ISBN: 9783527328406

Online ISBN: 9783527632930

DOI: 10.1002/9783527632930

About this Book

Abiotic stress, such as high salinity and drought is the most common challenge for sustainable food production in large parts of the world, in particular in emerging countries. The ongoing and expected global climate change will further increase these challenges in many areas, making improved stress resistance of crops a key topic for the 21st Century. Proteomics, genomics and metabolomics are methods allowing for the rapid and complete analysis of the complete physiology of crop plants. This knowledge in turn, is the prerequisite for improvements of crop resistance against abiotic stress through genetic engineering or traditional breeding methods.

Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress is a double-volume, up-to-date overview of current progress in improving crop quality and quantity using modern methods such as proteomics, genomics and metabolomics.

With this particular emphasis on genetic engineering, this text focuses on crop improvement under adverse conditions, paying special attention to such staple crops as rice, maize, and pulses.

It includes an excellent mix of specific examples, such as the creation of nutritionally-fortified rice and a discussion of the political and economic implications of genetically engineered food.

The result is a must-have hands-on guide, ideally suited for Agricultural Scientists, Students of Agriculture, Plant Physiologists, Plant Breeders, Botanists and Biotechnologists.

Sections include:

PART I Climate Change and Abiotic Stress Factors

PART II Methods to Improve Crop Productivity

PART III Species-Specific Case Studies: Graminoids, Leguminosae, Rosaceae


Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction to Plant Abiotic Strees Response

    1. Chapter 4

      Salinity Stress: A Major Constraint in Crop Production (pages 71–96)

      Narendra Tuteja, Lamabam Peter Singh, Sarvajeet Singh Gill, Ritu Gill and Renu Tuteja

  2. Part II: Methods to Improve Plant Abiotic Stress Response - Section IIA Introductory Methods

  3. Part II: Methods to Improve Plant Abiotic Stress Response - Section IIB Omics

    1. Chapter 15

      Understanding Stress-Responsive Mechanisms in Plants: An Overview of Transcriptomics and Proteomics Approaches (pages 337–355)

      Naser A. Anjum, Sarvajeet Singh Gill, Iqbal Ahmad, Narendra Tuteja, Praveen Soni, Ashwani Pareek, Shahid Umar, Muhammad Iqbal, Mário Pacheco, Armando C. Duarte and Eduarda Pereira

  4. Part II: Methods to Improve Plant Abiotic Stress Response - Section IIC Other Approaches

    1. Chapter 24

      Piriformospora indica, A Root Endophytic Fungus, Enhances Abiotic Stress Tolerance of the Host Plant (pages 543–558)

      Manoj Kumar, Ruby Sharma, Abhimanyu Jogawat, Pratap Singh, Meenakshi Dua, Sarvajeet Singh Gill, Dipesh Kumar Trivedi, Narendra Tuteja, Ajit Kumar Verma, Ralf Oelmuller and Atul Kumar Johri

    2. Chapter 27

      Polyamines in Developing Stress-Resistant Crops (pages 623–635)

      Francisco Marco, Rubén Alcázar, Teresa Altabella, Pedro Carrasco, Sarvajeet Singh Gill, Narendra Tuteja and Antonio F. Tiburcio

  5. Part III: Species-Specific Case Studies - Section IIIA Graminoids

    1. Chapter 33

      Maize: Physiological and Molecular Approaches for Improving Drought Tolerance (pages 751–778)

      Ishwar Singh, Thirunavukkarasu Nepolean, Rajyalakshmi Ambika Rajendran and Mariko Shono

    2. Chapter 34

      Barley: Omics Approaches for Abiotic Stress Tolerance (pages 779–884)

      Nicola Pecchioni, Justyna Anna Milc, Marianna Pasquariello and Enrico Francia

  6. Part III: Species-Specific Case Studies - Section IIIB Fruit and Vegetable Crops

    1. Chapter 40

      Fruit Crops: Omic Approaches toward Elucidation of Abiotic Stress Tolerance (pages 1033–1048)

      Pravendra Nath, Vidhu A. Sane, Mehar Hasan Asif, Aniruddha P. Sane and Prabodh K. Trivedi

    2. Chapter 41

      Cassava Genetic Improvement: Omics Approaches for Facing Global Challenges (pages 1049–1065)

      Yoshimi Umemura, Rane Jagadish, Motoaki Seki, Yoshinori Utsumi, Jarunya Narangajavana and Manabu Ishitani

  7. Part III: Species-Specific Case Studies - Section IIIC Vegetable Crops: Solanaceae

    1. Chapter 42

      Tomato: Grafting to Improve Salt Tolerance (pages 1067–1084)

      Paloma Sanchez-Bel, Isabel Egea, Francisco B. Flores and Maria C. Bolarin

    2. Chapter 43

      Tomato: Genomic Approaches for Salt and Drought Stress Tolerance (pages 1085–1120)

      Benito Pineda, José Osvaldo García-Abellán, Teresa Antón, Fernando Pérez, Elena Moyano, Begoña García Sogo, Juan Francisco Campos, Trinidad Angosto, Belén Morales, Juan Capel, Vicente Moreno, Rafael Lozano, Mari Carmen Bolarín and Alejandro Atarés

  8. Part III: Species-Specific Case Studies - Section IIID Oil Crops Including Brassicas

    1. Chapter 48

      Sesame: Overcoming the Abiotic Stresses in the Queen of Oilseed Crops (pages 1251–1283)

      Suman Lakhanpaul, Vibhuti Singh, Sachin Kumar, Deepak Bhardwaj and Kangila Venkataramana Bhat

    2. Chapter 52

      Mustard: Approaches for Crop Improvement and Abiotic Stress Tolerance (pages 1351–1368)

      Sarvajeet Singh Gill, Ritu Gill, Gautam Kumar, Ashwani Pareek, Prabodh C. Sharma, Naser A. Anjum and Narendra Tuteja

  9. Part III: Species-Specific Case Studies - Section IIIE Other Crops

    1. Chapter 54

      Tea: Present Status and Strategies to Improve Abiotic Stress Tolerance (pages 1401–1424)

      Sanjay Kumar, Asosii Paul, Amita Bhattacharya, Ram Kumar Sharma and Paramvir Singh Ahuja

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