Ecophysiology and Responses of Plants under Salt Stress

  • Parvaiz Ahmad
  • M.M. Azooz
  • M.N.V. Prasad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Saiema Rasool, Asiya Hameed, M. M. Azooz, Muneeb-u-Rehman, T. O. Siddiqi, Parvaiz Ahmad
    Pages 1-24
  3. Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Kamrun Nahar, Masayuki Fujita
    Pages 25-87
  4. Maduraimuthu Djanaguiraman, P. V. Vara Prasad
    Pages 89-114
  5. David Delmail, Martin Grube, Delphine Parrot, Jeanne Cook-Moreau, Joël Boustie, Pascal Labrousse et al.
    Pages 115-148
  6. Boris Rewald, Oren Shelef, Jhonathan E. Ephrath, Shimon Rachmilevitch
    Pages 169-201
  7. Asiya Hameed, Tabasum N. Qadri, M. M. Azooz, Parvaiz Ahmad
    Pages 203-211
  8. Renu Bhardwaj, Indu Sharma, Mukesh Kanwar, Resham Sharma, Neha Handa, Harpreet Kaur et al.
    Pages 213-248
  9. Naghabushana Nayidu, Venkatesh Bollina, Sateesh Kagale
    Pages 249-265
  10. Stella Lovelli, Adriano Sofo, Michele Perniola, Antonio Scopa
    Pages 267-282
  11. Agnieszka Waśkiewicz, Małgorzata Muzolf-Panek, Piotr Goliński
    Pages 283-314
  12. Stanley Lutts, Jean-François Hausman, Muriel Quinet, Isabelle Lefèvre
    Pages 315-353
  13. Dessislava Todorova, Zornitsa Katerova, Iskren Sergiev, Vera Alexieva
    Pages 355-379
  14. Losanka P. Popova
    Pages 381-412
  15. Muhammad Farooq, Kadambot H. M. Siddique, Sven Schubert
    Pages 413-424
  16. M. Iqbal R. Khan, M. Asgher, Noushina Iqbal, Nafees A. Khan
    Pages 443-472
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 495-510

About this book


Salt stress is one of the major abiotic stresses that imposes negative effect on plants and consequently on the plant productivity. The causal factors for salinity stress may be geological, climatic and hydrological in nature. Soil is an invaluable asset for plant productivity yielding a variety of products of economic use. Worldwide, huge loss of plant produce is incurred every year due to salinity.  Prolonged salt stress would cause oxidative damage to plants. Resistance to environmental stress occurs when a plant withstands the imposed stress that may arise from either tolerance or a mechanism that would allow the plants to endure the situation. Although whole plant mechanisms can contribute to the avoidance of stress during the plants life cycle, tolerance can also occur at the cellular level. Plants are either dormant during the salt episode or there must be cellular adjustment. Compatible solutes and different enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants that are produced by the plants during salt stress are implicated in salt tolerance. This volume provides background information about the causes and mechanisms of salt stress and tolerance in plants. Researchers, students, environmentalist, and other scientists will be benefited by this volume.


Genetic Engineering Plant Adaptations Salt Stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Parvaiz Ahmad
    • 1
  • M.M. Azooz
    • 2
  • M.N.V. Prasad
    • 3
  1. 1.A.S. College, Department of BotanyUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia
  2. 2., Department of BotanySouth Valley UniversityQenaEgypt
  3. 3., Department of Plant SciencesUniversity of HydrabadHydrabadIndia

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