Salinity Responses and Tolerance in Plants, Volume 1

Targeting Sensory, Transport and Signaling Mechanisms

  • Vinay Kumar
  • Shabir Hussain Wani
  • Penna Suprasanna
  • Lam-Son Phan Tran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ankanagari Srinivas, Guddimalli Rajasheker, Gandra Jawahar, Punita L. Devineni, Maheshwari Parveda, Somanaboina Anil Kumar et al.
    Pages 41-64
  3. Kundan Kumar, Ankush Ashok Saddhe
    Pages 65-84
  4. Sonia Mbarki, Oksana Sytar, Artemio Cerda, Marek Zivcak, Anshu Rastogi, Xiaolan He et al.
    Pages 85-136
  5. Abdallah Atia, Zouhaier Barhoumi, Ahmed Debez, Safa Hkiri, Chedly Abdelly, Abderrazak Smaoui et al.
    Pages 159-184
  6. Parinita Agarwal, Pradeep K. Agarwal, Divya Gohil
    Pages 185-211
  7. Tahsina Sharmin Hoque, David J. Burritt, Mohammad Anwar Hossain
    Pages 257-281
  8. Vokkaliga T. Harshavardhan, Geetha Govind, Rajesh Kalladan, Nese Sreenivasulu, Chwan-Yang Hong
    Pages 283-305
  9. Sara Francisco Costa, Davide Martins, Monika Agacka-Mołdoch, Anna Czubacka, Susana de Sousa Araújo
    Pages 307-337
  10. Tushar Khare, Amrita Srivastav, Samrin Shaikh, Vinay Kumar
    Pages 339-358

About this book


Soil salinity is a key abiotic-stress and poses serious threats to crop yields and quality of produce. Owing to the underlying complexity, conventional breeding programs have met with limited success. Even genetic engineering approaches, via transferring/overexpressing a single ‘direct action gene’ per event did not yield optimal results. Nevertheless, the biotechnological advents in last decade coupled with the availability of genomic sequences of major crops and model plants have opened new vistas for understanding salinity-responses and improving salinity tolerance in important glycophytic crops. Our goal is to summarize these findings for those who wish to understand and target the molecular mechanisms for producing salt-tolerant and high-yielding crops. Through this 2-volume book series, we critically assess the potential venues for imparting salt stress tolerance to major crops in the post-genomic era. Accordingly, perspectives on improving crop salinity tolerance by targeting the sensory, ion-transport and signaling mechanisms are presented here in volume 1. Volume 2 will focus on the potency of post-genomic era tools that include RNAi, genomic intervention, genome editing and systems biology approaches for producing salt tolerant crops.


CRISPR/Cas9 transgenic plants RNAi Phytohormones Glyoxalases Metabolomics Nanobiotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Vinay Kumar
    • 1
  • Shabir Hussain Wani
    • 2
  • Penna Suprasanna
    • 3
  • Lam-Son Phan Tran
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyModern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, (Savitribai Phule Pune University)PuneIndia
  2. 2.Genetics and Plant BreedingMountain Research Centre for Field Crops Khudwani, Anantnag, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of KashmirIndia
  3. 3.Nuclear Agriculture and BiotechnologyBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia
  4. 4.Signaling Pathway Research UnitRIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource ScienceYokohamaJapan

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