In vitro Plant Breeding towards Novel Agronomic Traits

Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance

  • Manoj Kumar
  • Annamalai Muthusamy
  • Vivek Kumar
  • Neera Bhalla-Sarin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Poornima Poojari, Kodsara Ramachandra Kiran, Puthanvila Surendrababu Swathy, Annamalai Muthusamy
    Pages 1-25
  3. Venkatachalam Balamurugan, Thomas Cheeran Amal, Palanisamy Karthika, Subramanian Selvakumar, Krishnan Vasanth
    Pages 27-42
  4. M. Vigneswaran, N. Jayabalan
    Pages 43-58
  5. Geeta Prakash, Renu Soni, Reema Mishra, Shweta Sharma
    Pages 83-118
  6. Zubair A. Dar, Rouf Ahmad Bhat, Javeed I. A. Bhat, Shafat A. Mir, Azra Amin, Asmat Rashid et al.
    Pages 149-166
  7. Ravi Rajwanshi, Karam Jayanandi Devi, Gopa Rani Sharma, Beche Lal
    Pages 167-195
  8. Rekha Kumari, Shashwati Ghosh Sachan, Ashish Sachan
    Pages 237-261

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive overview of plant stresses caused by salt, drought, extreme temperatures, oxygen and toxic compounds, which are responsible for huge losses in crop yields. It discusses the latest research on the impact of salinity and global environment changes, and examines the advances in the identification and characterization of the mechanisms that allow plants to tolerate biotic and abiotic stresses. Further it presents our current understanding of metabolic fluxes and the various transporters that collectively open the possibility of applying in vitro technology and genetic engineering to improve stress tolerance. 

Exploring advanced methods that augment traditional plant tissue culture and breeding techniques toward the development of new crop varieties that can tolerate biotic and abiotic stresses to achieve sustainable food production, this book is a valuable resource for plant scientists and researchers.


Agronomic Traits Genetic Engineering In vitro Mutagenesis Plant Tissue Culture Somaclonal and Gametoclonal Variations Stress Tolerance

Editors and affiliations

  • Manoj Kumar
    • 1
  • Annamalai Muthusamy
    • 2
  • Vivek Kumar
    • 3
  • Neera Bhalla-Sarin
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesCentral University of JharkhandRanchiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Plant Sciences, Manipal School of Life SciencesManipal Academy of Higher EducationManipalIndia
  3. 3.Himalayan School of BiosciencesSwami Rama Himalayan University Jolly GrantDehradunIndia
  4. 4.School of Life SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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