Biotechnological Tools for Enhancing Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plant

  • Amit Kumar
  • Rakesh Singh Sengar
  • Ashu Singh
  • Rekha Dixit
  • Raj Singh


Environmental abiotic stresses, for example, high temperatures, low water accessibility, mineral insufficiency, high salt levels, and lethality, are serious threats to the harvest survival which someway influence the harvest yield. A few traditional strategies are used for sustainable harvest efficiency; however, with the expanding abiotic stress because of changing climatic conditions and enhancing pressure of populace, the conventional procedures of overcoming abiotic stress are not ready to meet the demands. Biotechnology is the best ways by which the productivity of crops can be improved by enhancing their ability to resist or tolerate biotic and abiotic stresses. In biotechnology different strategies are involved for the improvement of harvest yield and quality. This chapter concentrates on the traditional and new enhanced biotechnological strategies for the betterment of abiotic stress tolerance in plants.


Abiotic stress Candidate gene HSPs MAS QTL mapping 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amit Kumar
    • 1
  • Rakesh Singh Sengar
    • 2
  • Ashu Singh
    • 2
  • Rekha Dixit
    • 1
  • Raj Singh
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of ScienceSwami Vivekanand Subharti UniversityMeerutIndia
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of AgricultureS.V.P University of Agriculture & TechnologyMeerutIndia
  3. 3.Department of Botany, Faculty of ScienceSwami Vivekanand Subharti UniversityMeerutIndia

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