Kniha: Environmental Adaptations and Stress Tolerance of Plants in the Era of Climate Change v anglickom jazyku
Názov: Environmental Adaptations and Stress Tolerance of Plants in the Era of Climate Change
Autor: Ahmad, Parvaiz; PrasadVydavateľ: Springer, 2012
Dostupnosť: 5-7 dní
- One of the most comprehensive studies on plant adaptation during abiotic stress
- Covers special topics on plant signaling during stress
- Numerous visual material, including over 100 figures and tables
Climate change is a complex phenomenon with a wide range of impacts on the environment. Biotic and abiotic stress are a result of climate change. Abiotic stress is caused by primary and secondary stresses which are an impediment to plant productivity. Prolonged exposure to these stresses results in altered metabolism and damage to biomolecules. Plants evolve defense mechanisms to withstand these stresses, e.g. synthesis of osmolytes, osmoprotectants, and antioxidants. Stress responsive genes and gene products including expressed proteins are implicated in conferring tolerance to the plant. This volume will provide the reader with a wide spectrum of information, including vital references. It also provides information as to how phytoconstituents, hormones and plant associated microbes help the plants to tolerate the stress. This volume also highlights the use of plant resources for ameliorating soil contaminants such as heavy metals.
515 p. 85 illus., 40 in color.