Stress physiology in crop plants

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Wiley, 1979 - Medical - 510 pages
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Organization and conduct of plant stress research to increase agricultural productivity. Disease tolerance: reducing the impact of disease-induced stress on crop yields. Thigmomorphogenesis: the effect of mechanical pertubation on the growth of plants, with special reference to anatomical changes, the role of ethylene, and interaction with other environmental stresses. Differential aluminum tolerance in crop plants. Comparative responses of field grown crops to phosphate concentrations in soil solutions. Production of food plants in areas supplied with highy saline water: problems and prospects. Salt resistance in agricultural crops. Effects of freezing and cold acclimation on membrane structure and function. Cold resistance and injury in winter cereals. Strategies for altering chilling sensitivity as a limiting factor in crop production. Frost hardiness: a discussion of possible molecular causes of injury with particular reference to deep supercooling of water. Breeding potatoes for tolerance to stress: heat and frost. Selecting for drought and heat resistance in grain sorghum. Drought stress of cowpea and soybean under tropical conditions. Effects of water and heat stress on carbon metabolism of plants with C3 and C4 photosynthesis. Air pollution stress. Drought resistance and adaptation to water deficits in crop plants. Drought resistance in cereals - rice: a case study. Stomatal behavior and breeding fro drought resistance. Genetic improvement of drought resistance in crop plants: a case for sorghum. Testing and selecting for drought resistance in wheat. Growth and development of chickpeas under progressive moisture stress.

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Organization and Conduct of Plant Stress Research
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Reducing the Impact of Disease
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Differential Aluminum Tolerance in Crop Plants
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