Mechanisms of Environmental Stress Resistance in Plants
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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Mechanisms of chilling resistance in plants
Reduction of high temperature stress in plants
Resistance of plants to the effects of ultraviolet radiation
Plant strategies for coping with variable light regimes
Mechanisms of plant resistance to nutrient deficiency stress