Plant Breeding for Abiotic Stress Tolerance

  • Roberto Fritsche-Neto
  • Aluízio Borém

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Aluízio Borém, Magno Antonio Patto Ramalho, Roberto Fritsche-Neto
    Pages 1-12
  3. Roberto Fritsche-Neto, Júlio César DoVale
    Pages 13-19
  4. Paulo C. Cavatte, Samuel C. V. Martins, Leandro E. Morais, Paulo E. M. Silva, Fábio M. DaMatta
    Pages 21-51
  5. Júlio César DoVale, Rodrigo Oliveira DeLima, Roberto Fritsche-Neto
    Pages 53-65
  6. Sidney Netto Parentoni, Flávia Ferreira Mendes, Lauro José Moreira Guimarães
    Pages 67-85
  7. Marcelo de Almeida Silva, Claudiana Moura dos Santos, Carlos Alberto Labate, Simone Guidetti-Gonzalez, Janaina de Santana Borges, Leonardo Cesar Ferreira et al.
    Pages 87-102
  8. Nand Kumar Fageria, Luís Fernando Stone, Alberto Baêta dos Santos
    Pages 103-122
  9. Lauro José Moreira Guimarães, Claudia Teixeira Guimarães, Jurandir Vieira Magalhães, Sidney Netto Parentoni, Flávia Ferreira Mendes
    Pages 123-136
  10. Moacil Alves de Souza, Adérico Júnior Badaró Pimentel, Guilherme Ribeiro
    Pages 137-156
  11. Rinaldo Cesar de Paula, Nadia Figueiredo de Paula, Celso Luis Marino
    Pages 157-172
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 173-175

About this book


The rapid population growth and the increase in the per capita income, especially in the group of emerging countries referred to as BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) has created huge pressure for the expansion of the agricultural growing area and the crop yields to meet the rising demand. As a result, many areas that have been considered marginal for growing crops, due to their low fertility, drought, salinity, and many other abiotic stresses, have now been incorporated in the production system. Additionally, climate change has brought new challenges to agriculture to produce food, feed, fiber and biofuels. To cope with these new challenges, many plant breeding programs have reoriented their breeding scope to stress tolerance in the last years. The authors of this book have collected the most recent advances and discoveries applied to breeding for abiotic stresses in this book, starting with new physiological concepts and breeding methods, and moving on to discuss modern molecular biological approaches geared to the development of improved cultivars tolerant to most sorts of abiotic stress.


Written in an easy to understand style, this book is an excellent reference work for students, scientists and farmers interested in learning how to breed for abiotic stresses scenarios, presenting the state-of-the-art in plant stresses and allowing the reader to develop a greater understanding of the basic mechanisms of tolerance to abiotic stresses and how to breed for them.


climate change salinity stress tolerance water use efficiency Attention

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Fritsche-Neto
    • 1
  • Aluízio Borém
    • 2
  1. 1., Departamento de FitotecniaUniversity of ViçosaViçosaBrazil
  2. 2., Departamento de FitotecniaUniversidade Federal de ViçosaViçosaBrazil

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