Plant Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses in Agriculture: Role of Genetic Engineering

  • Joe H. Cherry
  • Robert D. Locy
  • Anna Rychter

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASHT, volume 83)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. High Temperature Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eva Czarnecka-Vemer, Songqin Pan, Chao Xing Yuan, William B. Gurley
      Pages 3-28
    3. R. D. Locy, S-J. Wu, J. Bisnette, T. W. Barger, D. McNabb, M. Zik et al.
      Pages 39-52
    4. Jose M. Barbosa, R. D. Locy, T. W. Barger, N. K. Singh, Joe H. Cherry
      Pages 53-63
  3. Low Temperature Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Claudia Jonak, Stefan Kiegerl, Wilco Ligteri, Christine Siligan, Emmanuel Baudouin, John Beyerly et al.
      Pages 67-79
    3. Atsushi Sakamoto, Hidenori Hayashi, Alia Tony, H. H. Chen, Norio Murata
      Pages 95-104
  4. Salinity Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Anthony R. Yeo, Mikiko L. Koyama, Sudhakar Chinta, Timothy J. Flowers
      Pages 107-123
    3. Ana Espinosa-Ruiz, Mari Cruz Cutanda, Carlos Romero, Carolina Cortina, Carmen Aguado, Jose M. Bettis et al.
      Pages 125-129
    4. Narendra K. Singh, Sagadevan G. Mundree, Robert D. Locy
      Pages 131-138
  5. Drought Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Claudia Nieva, Dimosthenis Kizis, Adela Goday, Victoria Lumbreras, Montserrat Pagès
      Pages 157-180
    3. Eleonora Cominelli, Giuliana Gusmaroli, Lucio Conti, Domenico Allegra, Katia Petroni, Chiara Tonelli
      Pages 181-194
    4. Axel Himmelbach, Gregor Benning, Thomas Hoffmann, Erwin Grill
      Pages 223-232
  6. Signal Transduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Liming Xiong, Jiping Liu, Becky Stevenson, Jian-Kang Zhu
      Pages 235-253
    3. Jose M. Pardo, Imelda Mendoza, Francisco J. Quintero
      Pages 255-267
    4. Ingo Heilmann, Imara Y. Perera, Jill M. Stevenson, Wendy F. Boss
      Pages 285-296
  7. Oxidative and Heavy Metal Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Gabriela M. Pastori, Christine H. Foyer
      Pages 299-314
    3. Luis A. del Río, Luisa M. Sandalio, José M. Palma, F. Javier Corpas, Manuel Gómez, Iva McCarthy et al.
      Pages 315-328
    4. J. Robinson Nigel, J. Sadjuga Nigel
      Pages 329-341
    5. Henk Schat, A. L. M. Hoof Van Nathalie, A. Tervahauta, Henk W. J. Hakvoort, Agnes N. Chardonnens, Paul L. M. Koevoets et al.
      Pages 343-360

About this book


Environmental stresses represent the most limiting factors for agricultural productivity worldwide. These stresses impact not only current crop species, they are also significant barriers to the introduction of crop plants into areas that are not currently being used for agriculture. Stresses associated with temperature, salinity and drought, singly or in combination, are likely to enhance the severity of problems to which plants will be exposed in the coming decades.
The present book brings together contributions from many laboratories around the world to discuss and compare our current knowledge of the role stress genes play in plant stress tolerance. In addition, strategies are discussed to introduce these genes and the processes that they encode into economically important crops, and the effect this will have on plant productivity.


Cadmium Expression Glycin gene expression genetic engineering metabolism nitrate uptake pea reductase regulation transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • Joe H. Cherry
    • 1
  • Robert D. Locy
    • 1
  • Anna Rychter
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Experimental Plant BiologyUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6567-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4323-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1388-6576
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