Submergence Stress: Responses and adaptations in crop plants

  • Chinmay Pradhan
  • Monalisa Mohanty


Submergence stress frequently encountered in crop plants is a widespread limiting factor for crop production throughout the world especially in irrigated and high-rainfall environments which results in huge economic losses. This chapter covers various features of submergence stress with special reference to crop plants, viz. causes of submergence and biophysical and biochemical alterations in crops, and various defence mechanisms adopted by crop plants. A brief discussion on different types of naturally or artificially developed tolerance mechanisms are presented here.


Adventitious Root Root Respiration Tolerant Genotype Seminal Root Anaerobic Respiration 
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Plant Biotechnology, Post Graduate Department of BotanyUtkal UniversityBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.Laboratory of Environmental Physiology and Biochemistry, Post Graduate Department of BotanyUtkal UniversityBhubaneswarIndia

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