Salt Stress, Microbes, and Plant Interactions: Mechanisms and Molecular Approaches

Volume 2

  • Mohd Sayeed Akhtar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Hillol Chakdar, Dnyaneshwar Namdev Borse, Shaloo Verma, Prassan Choudhary, Sudipta Das
    Pages 1-25
  3. Azzreena Mohamad Azzeme, Siti Nor Akmar Abdullah
    Pages 27-47
  4. Sagar S. Datir, Mohit Kochle, Shruti Jindal
    Pages 49-67
  5. Khushboo Goyal, Tarun Kumar, Pinki Sharma, Monika Rao, Vasim Ahmed, Nar Singh Chauhan
    Pages 69-90
  6. Syed Uzma Jalil, Mohammad Israil Ansari
    Pages 91-104
  7. Parisa Azizi, Mohamed Musa Hanafi, Siti Nor Akmar Abdullah, Mahbod Sahebi, Sima Taheri
    Pages 105-132
  8. Jegan Sekar, Krishna Saharan, Kathiravan Raju, Ummed Singh, Prabavathy Ramalingam Vaiyapuri
    Pages 161-182
  9. Rabia Amir, Faiza Munir, Ghulam Kubra, Irum Nauman, Norina Noor
    Pages 183-211
  10. Anwar Shahzad, Irfan Bashir Ganie
    Pages 213-236
  11. Ghulam Mustafa, Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
    Pages 237-251
  12. Qurban Ali Panhwar, Amanat Ali, Umme Aminun Naher, Nizamuddin Depar, Muhammad Yousuf Memon
    Pages 253-268

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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