Plant Responses to Drought Stress

From Morphological to Molecular Features

  • Ricardo Aroca

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. M. Farooq, M. Hussain, Abdul Wahid, K. H. M. Siddique
    Pages 1-33
  3. Morphological and Anatomical Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Veronica De Micco, Giovanna Aronne
      Pages 37-61
    3. A. Vilagrosa, E. Chirino, J.J. Peguero-Pina, T.S. Barigah, H. Cochard, E. Gil-Pelegrín
      Pages 63-109
  4. Physiological Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Ricardo Aroca, Juan Manuel Ruiz-Lozano
      Pages 113-127
    3. Jaume Flexas, Alexander Gallé, Jeroni Galmés, Miquel Ribas-Carbo, Hipólito Medrano
      Pages 129-144
    4. Eunice L. V. A. Bacelar, José M. Moutinho-Pereira, Berta M. C. Gonçalves, Cátia V. Q. Brito, José Gomes-Laranjo, Helena M. F. Ferreira et al.
      Pages 145-170
    5. Youssef Rouphael, Mariateresa Cardarelli, Dietmar Schwarz, Philipp Franken, Giuseppe Colla
      Pages 171-195
  5. Biochemical and Molecular Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Gregor J. Sanders, Stefan K. Arndt
      Pages 199-229
    3. Iker Hernández, Jana Cela, Leonor Alegre, Sergi Munné-Bosch
      Pages 231-258
  6. Ecophysiological Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. I. Aranda, E. Gil-Pelegrín, A. Gascó, M. A. Guevara, J. F. Cano, M. De Miguel et al.
      Pages 293-333
    3. JM Ruiz-Lozano, R. Porcel, G. Bárzana, R. Azcón, R. Aroca
      Pages 335-362
    4. Gorka Erice, Alvaro Sanz-Sáez, Iker Aranjuelo, Juan José Irigoyen, Manuel Sánchez-Díaz
      Pages 363-382
    5. Young-Cheol Kim, Bernard R. Glick, Yoav Bashan, Choong-Min Ryu
      Pages 383-413
  7. Field Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Jairo A. Palta, Jens D. Berger, Helen Bramley
      Pages 417-440
    3. Gerardo Lopez, M. Hossein Behboudian, Joan Girona, Jordi Marsal
      Pages 441-459
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 461-466

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of the multiple strategies that plants have developed to cope with drought, one of the most severe environmental stresses. Experts in the field present 17 chapters, each of which focuses on a basic concept as well as the latest findings.

The following major aspects are covered in the book:

·       Morphological and anatomical adaptations

·       Physiological responses

·       Biochemical and molecular responses

·       Ecophysiological responses

·       Responses to drought under field conditions

The contributions will serve as an invaluable source of information for researchers and advanced students in the fields of plant sciences, agriculture, ecophysiology, biochemistry and molecular biology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ricardo Aroca
    • 1
  1. 1.(CSIC), Departamento de MicrobiologíaEstación Experimental del ZaidínGranadaSpain

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