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Low-Oxygen Stress in Plants

Oxygen Sensing and Adaptive Responses to Hypoxia

  • Joost T. van Dongen
  • Francesco Licausi

Part of the Plant Cell Monographs book series (CELLMONO, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sensing and Signalling Hypoxic Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Monika Kosmacz, Daan A. Weits
      Pages 3-17
    3. Olga B. Blokhina, Petri Törönen, Kurt V. Fagerstedt
      Pages 19-39
    4. Abir U. Igamberdiev, Claudio Stasolla, Robert D. Hill
      Pages 41-58
  3. Molecular Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Beatrice Giuntoli, Pierdomenico Perata
      Pages 77-93
    3. Reed Sorenson, Julia Bailey-Serres
      Pages 95-115
  4. Metabolic Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Wenqiang Yang, Claudia Catalanotti, Matthew C. Posewitz, Jean Alric, Arthur R. Grossman
      Pages 135-163
    3. Angelika Mustroph, Natalia Hess, Rashmi Sasidharan
      Pages 165-184
    4. Carola Päpke, Santiago Ramirez-Aguilar, Carla Antonio
      Pages 185-208
  5. Morphological Adaptations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Hirokazu Takahashi, Takaki Yamauchi, Timothy David Colmer, Mikio Nakazono
      Pages 247-265

About this book


During the last ten years, knowledge about the multitude of adaptive responses of plants to low oxygen stress has grown immensely. The oxygen sensor mechanism has been discovered, the knowledge about the interaction network of gene expression is expanding and metabolic adaptations have been described in detail. Furthermore, morphological changes were investigated and the regulative mechanisms triggered by plant hormones or reactive oxygen species have been revealed. This book provides a broad overview of all these aspects of low oxygen stress in plants. It integrates knowledge from different disciplines such as molecular biology, biochemistry, ecophysiology and agricultural / horticultural sciences to comprehensively describe how plants cope with low oxygen stress and discuss its ecological and agronomical consequences. This book is written for plant scientists, biochemists and scientists in agriculture and ecophysiology.


abiotic stress ecophysiological adaptions hypoxia morphological adaptions oxygen sensing plant metabolism

Editors and affiliations

  • Joost T. van Dongen
    • 1
  • Francesco Licausi
    • 2
  1. 1.RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Scuola Superiore Sant´AnnaPisaItaly

About the editors

Joost van Dongen studied Plant Physiology and Plant Biochemistry at Utrecht University and at Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands. He received his PhD at the Utrecht University in 2001 and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam, Germany, from 2002 to 2006. Since 2006, he has served as an independent research group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam. His research group studies plant molecular and biochemical responses to changes in oxygen availability and the impact of beneficial root bacteria on plant primary metabolism and growth.

Francesco Licausi studied Biotechnology at the University of Parma and Plant and Microbial Biotechnology at the University of Pisa in Italy. In 2010, he completed his Ph.D. at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy) and Potsdam University (Germany), defending a thesis on the characterization of members of the Ethylene Responsive Transcription Factor Family in response to low oxygen in plants. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam (Germany) until April 2011 before moving back to Italy to serve as Assistant Professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. The research topics studied in Francesco’s group deal with the regulation of the molecular response to reduced oxygen availability in plants and the regulation of biosynthetic pathways involved in secondary metabolite production.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Low-Oxygen Stress in Plants
  • Book Subtitle Oxygen Sensing and Adaptive Responses to Hypoxia
  • Editors Joost T. van Dongen
    Francesco Licausi
  • Series Title Plant Cell Monographs
  • Series Abbreviated Title Plant Cell Monographs
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-7091-1253-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7091-1960-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7091-1254-0
  • Series ISSN 1861-1370
  • Series E-ISSN 1861-1362
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 426
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Volume of Plant Cell Monographs
  • Topics Plant Physiology
    Plant Biochemistry
    Plant Ecology
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