Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies in Plants Under Changing Environment

Volume 1

  • Parvaiz Ahmad
  • Mohd Rafiq Wani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mohammad Abass Ahanger, Shiv Ram Tyagi, Mohd Rafiq Wani, Parvaiz Ahmad
    Pages 25-55
  3. Gabrijel Ondrasek
    Pages 75-96
  4. Faiçal Brini, Khaled Masmoudi
    Pages 97-113
  5. Renu Bhardwaj, Neha Handa, Resham Sharma, Harpreet Kaur, Sukhmeen Kohli, Vinod Kumar et al.
    Pages 267-296
  6. Ricardo L. L. Berbara, Andrés C. García
    Pages 297-319
  7. Silvana Chocobar-Ponce, Carolina Prado, Rosana González, Mariana Rosa, Fernando E. Prado
    Pages 321-364
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 365-376

About this book

Introduction

The global population is growing at an alarming rate and is anticipated to reach about 9.6 billion by the end of 2050.  Addressing the problem of food scarcity for budding population vis-à-vis environmental changes is the main challenge plant biologists face in the contemporary era. Plant growth and productivity are scarce in many areas of the world due to a wide range of environmental stresses. The productive land is dwindling progressively by various natural and anthropogenic means that lead to enormous crop losses worldwide. Plants often experience these stresses and have the ability to withstand them. However, when the stress exceeds the normal tolerance level, plants accumulate organic osmolytes, osmoprotectants, cryoprotectants and antioxidant enzymes, which helps them tolerate these stresses and assist in their acclimatization towards the particular ambiance needed for maintaining their growth and development.

Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies in Plants Under Changing Environment, Volume 1 discusses drought and temperature stresses and their mitigation through different means. This volume illuminates how plants  that are bombarded by diverse and changing environmental stimuli undergo appropriate physiological alterations that enable their survival. The information covered in the book is also useful in building apposite strategies to counter abiotic and biotic stresses in plants. Written by a diverse group of internationally renowned scholars, Physiological Mechanisms and Adaptation Strategies in Plants Under Changing Environment, Volume 1 is a concise yet comprehensive resource that will be beneficial for the researchers, students, environmentalists and soil scientists of this field.

Keywords

Breeding Climate change Crop production Ecophysiology Phytohormones

Editors and affiliations

  • Parvaiz Ahmad
    • 1
  • Mohd Rafiq Wani
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanySri Pratap CollegeSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Department of BotanyGovt. Degree College (Boys)AnantnagIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8591-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8590-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8591-9
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