Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Changes

Volume 1

  • Parvaiz Ahmad
  • Mohd Rafiq Wani
  • Mohamed Mahgoub Azooz
  • Lam-Son Phan Tran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Rafael V. Ribeiro, Erick Espinoza-Núñez, Jorgino Pompeu Junior, Francisco A. A. Mourão Filho, Eduardo C. Machado
    Pages 1-37
  3. Durgesh Kumar Tripathi, Vijay Pratap Singh, Savita Gangwar, Sheo Mohan Prasad, Jagat Narayan Maurya, Devendra Kumar Chauhan
    Pages 39-56
  4. Atul Bhargava, Shilpi Srivastava
    Pages 57-80
  5. Adriano Sofo, Maria Nuzzaci, Antonella Vitti, Giuseppe Tataranni, Antonio Scopa
    Pages 107-117
  6. Małgorzata Pietrowska-Borek, Tamara Chadzinikolau, Sławomir Borek
    Pages 119-151
  7. Satendra K. Mangrauthia, P. Revathi, Surekha Agarwal, Arun Kumar Singh, V. P. Bhadana
    Pages 153-190
  8. Mohammad Imran Kozgar, Mohd Rafiq Wani, Samiullah Khan, Parvaiz Ahmad
    Pages 191-204
  9. Bhinu V-S Pillai, Sreekala Chellamma
    Pages 205-230
  10. Besma Kahlaoui, Mohamed Hachicha, Enrique Misle, Belgacem Hanchi, Jorge Teixeira
    Pages 231-245
  11. Mohd Rafiq Wani, Mohammad Imran Kozgar, Samiullah Khan, M. Abass Ahanger, Parvaiz Ahmad
    Pages 247-288
  12. L. F. De Filippis
    Pages 289-346
  13. Aqsa Abbasi, Ayesha Sajid, Namra Haq, Sammia Rahman, Zujaja-tul Misbah, Gul Sanober et al.
    Pages 347-387
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 389-397

About this book

Introduction

Current trends in population growth hint that global food production is unlikely to gratify future demands under predicted climate change scenarios unless the rates of crop improvement are accelerated. Crop production faces numerous challenges, due to changing environmental conditions and evolving needs for new plant-derived materials. These challenges come at a time when the plant sciences are witnessing remarkable progress in understanding fundamental processes of plant growth and development. Drought, heat, cold and salinity are among the major abiotic stresses that often cause a series of morphological, physiological, biochemical and molecular alterations which adversely affect plant growth, development and productivity, consequently posing a serious challenge for sustainable food production in large parts of the world, particularly in emerging countries. This emphasizes the urgency of finding better ways to translate new advances in plant science into concrete successes in agricultural production. To overcome the pessimistic influence of abiotic stresses and to maintain the food security in the face of these challenges, new, improved and tolerant crop varieties, contemporary breeding techniques, and cavernous understanding of the mechanisms that counteract detrimental climate changes are indubitably needed to sustain the requisite food supply. In this context, Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Changes, Volume 1 provides a state-of-the-art guide to recent developments that aid in the understanding of plant responses to abiotic stresses and lead to new horizons vis-à-vis prime strategies for translating current research into applied solutions to create strong yields and overall crop improvement under such unfavourable environments.

Written by a diverse group of internationally famed scholars, Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Changes, Volume 1 is a brief yet all-inclusive resource that is immensely advantageous for researchers, students, environmentalists, soil scientists, professionals, and many others in the quest of advancement in this flourishing field of research.

Keywords

Climatic change Omics abiotic stress ecophysiology heavy metals

Editors and affiliations

  • Parvaiz Ahmad
    • 1
  • Mohd Rafiq Wani
    • 2
  • Mohamed Mahgoub Azooz
    • 3
  • Lam-Son Phan Tran
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BotanySri Pratap CollegeSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Department of BotanyGovt. Degree College (Boys)AnantnagIndia
  3. 3.Department of BotanySouth Valley UniversityQenaEgypt
  4. 4.Signaling Pathway Research UnitRIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource ScienceYokohamaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8830-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8829-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8830-9
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