Salt Stress, Microbes, and Plant Interactions: Causes and Solution

Volume 1

  • Mohd Sayeed Akhtar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ghulam Mustafa, Mohd Sayeed Akhtar, Rabia Abdullah
    Pages 1-19
  3. Faryad Khan, Khan Bilal Mukhtar Ahmed, Mohammad Shariq, Mansoor Ahmad Siddiqui
    Pages 21-58
  4. Rabia Amir, Faiza Munir, Maryam Khan, Tooba Iqbal
    Pages 59-90
  5. Qazi Fariduddin, Abbu Zaid, Firoz Mohammad
    Pages 91-111
  6. Praveen Kumar Gupta, Yuvashankar K.J, Saketh Vishnu B.O, Arvind Reddy Kandi, Anwesha Sinha, Vidhyavathy Nagarajan et al.
    Pages 113-127
  7. Mallappa Kumara Swamy, Narasimhaswamy Nalina, Dasappa Nalina, Mohd Sayeed Akhtar, Boregowda Purushotham
    Pages 181-198
  8. Irfan Ahmad, Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
    Pages 199-215
  9. Hera Nadeem, Faheem Ahmad
    Pages 217-235
  10. Ankita Bidalia, Krati Vikram, Gupta Yamal, K. S. Rao
    Pages 273-297

About this book


This book offers an overview of salt stress, which has a devastating effect on the yields of various agricultural crops around the globe. Excessive salts in soil reduce the availability of water, inhibit metabolic processes, and affect nutrient composition, osmotic balance, and hydraulic conductivity. Plants have developed a number of tolerance mechanisms, such as various compatible solutes, polyamines, reactive oxygen species and antioxidant defense mechanisms, ion transport and compartmentalization of injurious ions. The exploitation of genetic variation, use of plant hormones, mineral nutrients, soil microbe interactions, and other mechanical practices are of prime importance in agriculture, and as such have been the subject of multidisciplinary research.

Covering both theoretical and practical aspects, the book provides essential physiological, ecological, biochemical, environmental and molecular information as well as perspectives for future research. It is a valuable resource for students, teachers and researchers and anyone interested in agronomy, ecology, stress physiology, environmental science, crop science and molecular biology. 


Agro-ecosystem Plant metabolisms Microbial Amelioration Salt stress tolerance Stress physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyGandhi Faiz-e-Aam CollegeShahjahanpurIndia

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