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Osmolytes and Plants Acclimation to Changing Environment: Emerging Omics Technologies

  • Noushina Iqbal
  • Rahat Nazar
  • Nafees A. Khan
  • Emphasizes on the role of various osmolytes in abiotic stress tolerance

  • Uniquely defines the interaction between osmolytes and phytohormones signaling pathways under optimal and stressful conditions

  • Presents knowledge on tolerance of stress through various osmolytes as a boon to develop stress resistant varieties for better growth and productivity


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. P. Suprasanna, G. C. Nikalje, A. N. Rai
    Pages 1-12
  3. Kamrun Nahar, Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Masayuki Fujita
    Pages 37-68
  4. Asim Masood, Tasir S. Per, Mohd Asgher, Mehar Fatma, M. Iqbal R. Khan, Faisal Rasheed et al.
    Pages 69-82
  5. Saroj Kumar Sah, Gurwinder Kaur, Shabir H. Wani
    Pages 83-96
  6. Atreyee Sengupta, Mayukh Chakraborty, Jayita Saha, Bhaskar Gupta, Kamala Gupta
    Pages 97-127
  7. Mudasir Irfan Dar, Mohd Irfan Naikoo, Farha Rehman, Fauzia Naushin, Fareed Ahmad Khan
    Pages 155-166
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 167-170

About this book


The continual change in climatic conditions induces a series of adaptations in plants to suit the unfavorable conditions for sustainable agriculture. For sustainable agriculture, it is important to unravel the precise mechanism(s) that disturb the homeostatic equilibrium at cellular and molecular level and also to enhance understanding to build strategies for the tolerance of plants. Osmolytes have long been identified as pivotal abiotic stress busters because of their role in plants in overcoming extremely harsh environmental conditions. This edited compilation attempts to put forth the scattered knowledge on osmolytes and their role in abiotic stress tolerance together and disseminate as a package to deal with the problems of lower productivity under stressful environment. It will enhance the understanding on osmolytes function and bioengineering of plants for abiotic stress tolerance.

The book covers very interesting topics dealing with various osmolytes and the mechanistic approach for abiotic stress tolerance to pave the path of agricultural scientists, breeders for developing high yielding sustainable transgenic crops.


Abiotic stress Carbohydrates Mineral nutrient Osmolytes Phytohormones Protein Structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Noushina Iqbal
    • 1
  • Rahat Nazar
    • 2
  • Nafees A. Khan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BotanyJamia Hamdard UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of BotanyJamia Hamdard UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of BotanyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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