Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Cesar J. Tucuch-Haas, Jesica V. Pérez-Balam, Karen B. Díaz-Magaña, José Manuel Castillo-Chuc, María G. Dzib-Ek, Gabriel Alcántar-González et al.
    Pages 1-15
  3. José A. Hernández, Pedro Diaz-Vivancos, Gregorio Barba-Espín, María José Clemente-Moreno
    Pages 17-34
  4. Neha Handa, Sukhmeen Kaur Kohli, Ravdeep Kaur, Kanika Khanna, Palak Bakshi, Ashwani Kumar Thukral et al.
    Pages 47-75
  5. F. M. Shakirova, M. V. Bezrukova, Ch. R. Allagulova, D. R. Maslennikova, A. R. Lubyanova
    Pages 77-96
  6. Sukhmeen Kaur Kohli, Neha Handa, Ravdeep Kaur, Vinod Kumar, Kanika Khanna, Palak Bakshi et al.
    Pages 123-144
  7. Rahat Nazar, Noushina Iqbal, Shahid Umar
    Pages 145-161
  8. Uğur Uzuner, Aykut Sağlam, Asım Kadıoğlu
    Pages 163-199
  9. Shagun Bali, Poonam, Vandana Gautam, Parminder Kaur, Kanika Khanna, Rupinder Kaur et al.
    Pages 201-219
  10. Tasir S. Per, Mehar Fatma, Mohd. Asgher, Sofi Javied, Nafees A. Khan
    Pages 221-237
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 239-243

About this book


This book provides an overview of current knowledge, ideas and trends in the field of induced acclimation of plants to environmental challenges. Presenting recent advances in our understanding of the importance of salicylic acid, it paves the way for deciphering the precise role of salicylic acid in the field of plant physiology, biochemistry and agronomy, and breeding stress-tolerant and high-yielding sustainable transgenic crops. Adopting a mechanistic approach, the book offers valuable information on the role of salicylic acid in combating varied abiotic stresses.

Plants are challenged by biotic and abiotic stresses. They adjust to changing environmental conditions by adopting various measures to induce regulatory self-defense pathways in response to different stresses in order to maintain their genetic potential to optimally grow and reproduce. To minimize cellular damage caused by such stresses, phytohormones provide a number of signaling networks involving developmental processes and plant responses to environmental stress. Phytohormones are potential tools for sustainable agriculture in the future. Significant advances have been made in identifying and understanding plant-hormone signaling, especially salicylic acid.


Phytohormone Mineral nutrient Biotic and abiotic stress Microbes Salicylic acid

Editors and affiliations

  • Rahat Nazar
    • 1
  • Noushina Iqbal
    • 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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