Priming and Pretreatment of Seeds and Seedlings

Implication in Plant Stress Tolerance and Enhancing Productivity in Crop Plants

  • Mirza Hasanuzzaman
  • Vasileios Fotopoulos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Ahmad Sher, Taskeen Sarwar, Ahmad Nawaz, Muhammad Ijaz, Abdul Sattar, Shakeel Ahmad
    Pages 1-10
  3. Muhammad Waqas, Nicholas Emmanuel Korres, Muhammad Daud Khan, Abdul-Sattar Nizami, Farah Deeba, Iftikhar Ali et al.
    Pages 11-41
  4. Sadam Hussain, Saddam Hussain, Abdul Khaliq, Shafaqat Ali, Imran Khan
    Pages 43-62
  5. Ehab Awad-Allah Ibrahim
    Pages 63-115
  6. Abdul Rehman, Komal Mazhar, Muhammad Ijaz, Qasim Ali, Shakeel Ahmad
    Pages 117-134
  7. Muhammad Junaid Rao, Sajjad Hussain, Muhammad Akbar Anjum, Muhammad Saqib, Riaz Ahmad, Muhammad Fasih Khalid et al.
    Pages 135-145
  8. Qasim Ali, Sana Ashraf, Muhammad Kamran, Abdul Rehman, Shakeel Ahmad
    Pages 147-161
  9. Meenakshi Thakur, Poornima Sharma, Anjali Anand
    Pages 163-180
  10. R. K. Sarkar, A. K. Mukherjee, K. Chakraborty
    Pages 181-204
  11. Abdul Rehman, Babar Shahzad, Aman Ullah, Faisal Nadeem, Mohsin Tanveer, Anket Sharma et al.
    Pages 205-217
  12. Magdi T. Abdelhamid, Raafat R. El-Masry, Darwish S. Darwish, Mazhar M. F. Abdalla, Shinya Oba, Ragab Ragab et al.
    Pages 219-251
  13. Smita Sahoo, Pankaj Borgohain, Bedabrata Saha, Debojyoti Moulick, Bhaben Tanti, Sanjib Kumar Panda
    Pages 253-263
  14. Hafiz Athar Hussain, Sadam Hussain, Shakeel Ahmad Anjum, Saddam Hussain
    Pages 265-286
  15. Abdul Saboor, Ghulam Mustafa, Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Ahmad, Sajjad Hussain, Niaz Ahmed et al.
    Pages 287-311
  16. Bedabrata Saha, Bhaben Chowardhara, Saradia Kar, Sanjenbam Sanjibia Devi, Jay Prakash Awasthi, Debojyoti Moulick et al.
    Pages 313-332
  17. Ghulam Mustafa, Sajid Masood, Niaz Ahmed, Abdul Saboor, Shakeel Ahmad, Sajjad Hussain et al.
    Pages 333-362
  18. Muhammad Taimoor Shakeel, Rashida Parveen, Idrees Haider, Muhammad Arshad, Shakeel Ahmad, Niaz Ahmad et al.
    Pages 363-371
  19. Muhammad Fasih Khalid, Sajjad Hussain, Muhammad Akbar Anjum, Shaghef Ejaz, Maqsood Ahmad, Mehwish Jan et al.
    Pages 373-384
  20. Muhammad Arslan Ashraf, Rizwan Rasheed, Iqbal Hussain, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Riaz, Muhammad Saleem Arif
    Pages 385-415
  21. Aman Ullah, Babar Shahzad, Mohsin Tanveer, Faisal Nadeem, Anket Sharma, Dong Jin Lee et al.
    Pages 427-445
  22. Muhammad Sarfraz, Sajid Hussain, Muhammad Ijaz, Ahmad Nawaz, Tauqeer Ahmad Yasir, Ahmad Sher et al.
    Pages 447-457
  23. Sajid Ali, Aamir Nawaz, Sajjad Hussain, Samiya Mahmood Khan, Shaghef Ejaz, Shakeel Ahmad
    Pages 459-493
  24. Debojyoti Moulick, Subhas Chandra Santra, Dibakar Ghosh, Sanjib Kumar Panda
    Pages 495-507
  25. Ahmad Mahmood, Ryota Kataoka
    Pages 509-521
  26. Muhammad Arif Ali, Fariha Ilyas, Muhammad Arshad, Sajjad Hussain, Mazhar Iqbal, Shakeel Ahmad et al.
    Pages 523-550
  27. Shaghef Ejaz, Muhammad Akbar Anjum, Sajjad Hussain, Muhammad Azam, Sajid Ali, Shakeel Ahmad
    Pages 573-593
  28. Idrees Haider, Muhammad Akmal, Muhammad Taimoor Shakeel, Shakeel Ahmad, Niaz Ahmad, Sajjad Hussain et al.
    Pages 595-604

About this book


This book introduces readers to both seed treatment and seedling pretreatments, taking into account various factors such as plant age, growing conditions and climate. Reflecting recent advances in seed priming and pretreatment techniques, it demonstrates how these approaches can be used to improve stress tolerance and enhance crop productivity. 

Covering the basic phenomena involved, mechanisms and recent innovations, the book offers a comprehensive guide for students, researchers and scientists alike, particularly Plant Physiologists, Agronomists, Environmental Scientists, Biotechnologists, and Botanists, who will find essential information on physiology and stress tolerance. The book also provides a valuable source of information for professionals at seed companies, seed technologists, food scientists, policymakers, and agricultural development officers around the world.


Cross tolerance Abiotic stress Seed biology Priming and seedlings Seed treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Mirza Hasanuzzaman
    • 1
  • Vasileios Fotopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AgronomySher-e-Bangla Agricultural UniversityDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food ScienceCyprus University of TechnologyLimassolCyprus

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