Mechanisms of Environmental Stress Resistance in Plants

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CRC Press, Jul 16, 1997 - Science - 407 pages
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Plant growth and productivity are limited in many areas of the world by a wide variety of environmental stresses. This book discusses progress made toward the major goal of uncovering the plant resistance mechanisms to biotic and abiotic stresses; the purpose being to utilise this knowledge in genetic modification of plants for achieving improved stress resistance.

This volume achieves a new synthesis in considering the mechanisms of resistance at various levels of organisation -- from individual cells and tissues, through whole plants, to communities. Chapters are written by internationally acknowledged experts, who have a wealth of research and teaching experience. With comprehensive and up-to-date coverage, this book analyses many outstanding problems and poses important questions for future research.

 

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Contents

Mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in resurrection vascular plants
43
Mechanisms of plant resistance to waterlogging
59
Mechanisms of salt tolerance in higher plants
83
Mechanisms of chilling resistance in plants
111
Reduction of high temperature stress in plants
137
Resistance of plants to the effects of ultraviolet radiation
151
Plant strategies for coping with variable light regimes
191
Mechanisms of plant resistance to nutrient deficiency stress
213
Mechanisms of plant resistance to toxicity of aluminium and heavy metals
241
Mechanisms of mechanical stress resistance in plants
277
Biotic Stress
319
Its nature and regulation
335
Natural mechanisms and improvement
373
Index
403
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Basra is a Botanist (Associate Professor) in the Department of Botany at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India.

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