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Handbook of Plant and Crop Stress

Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment Series Volume: 70

Edited By: Mohammad Pessarakli

1215 pages, 160 b/w photos and illustrations, 96 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Nov 2010 | Edition: 3 | #187995 | ISBN-13: 9781439813966
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NHBS Price: £165.00 $208/€196 approx

About this book

The dynamic and expanding knowledge of environmental stresses and their effects on plants and crops have resulted in the compilation of a large volume of information in the last ten years since the publication of the second edition of this book. With 90 percent new material and a new organization that reflects the increased knowledge base, this new 3rd edition, like the first two, provides comprehensive and complete coverage of the issues on stress imposed on plants and crops.

... some excellent summaries of specific topics.... ... this book contains much useful information and can be dipped into to source specific facts ...
- Hamlyn Jones, in Experimental Agriculture, Oct 2011, Vol 47(4)

Praise for Previous Editions

"The book is supplemented with a very detailed subject index. [...] [It] contains material interesting for scientists, teachers, and students interested in plant physiology and plant production. [...] [T]his book should be present in very library dealing with this research topic."
- Potosynthetica, 40(4), 2003

"This work is of considerable scientific value and constitutes an important contribution to scientific literature on the complex relationship between the environment and plants."
- Advances in Horticultural Science

"Pessarakli has done a good job in maintaining high quality throughout the book. . . . a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in the effect of environmental stresses (especially salinity and water stress) on the physiology and quality of crop plants."
- HortScience

". . . a good source of information for soil scientists, plant physiologists, agronomists, foresters, environmental scientists, as well as teachers and students in agricultural disciplines."
- Biologia Plantarum

"Over 100 authors from 25 countries contribute to this handbook treating the various aspects of plant stress from the soil to the atmosphere. It is the second edition of the handbook with 37 new chapters and 19 revised chapters also contained in the first edition.... ... Since the book contains a broad spectrum of information, one can recommend it primarily to plant physiologists engaged in research and teaching. Also students of biology and agriculture will appreciate the summarizing chapters presented by so many different authors."
- Journal of Plant Physiology

"... the Second Edition of the 'Handbook of Plant and Crop Stress' in comparison with the first edition has been greatly enlarged. ... an excellent state-of-the art publication ... and [a] ... unique comprehensive guide."
- Agrochimica, 2000


Contents

Soil Salinity and Sodicity Problems
Plant/Crop Tolerance and Stressful Conditions
Plants and Crops Responses, Physiology, Cellular, and Molecular Biology, and Microbiological Aspects under Salt, Drought, Heat, Cold, Light, and Other Stressful Conditions
Plant and Crop Responses to Pollution Stress
Plant and Crop Responses to Weeds, Pests, Pathogens, and Agrichemical Stress Conditions
Genetic Factors and Plant/ Crop Genomics under Stress
Examples of Empirical Investigations of Specific Plants and Crops Grown in Salt, Drought, and Other Environmental Stress Conditions
Climatic Changes, Elevated Carbon Dioxide, and Plant/Crop Responses
Future Promises: Improving Plant and Crop Adaptation/Tolerance and Cultivation under Stressful Conditions
Beneficial Aspects of Stress
Index

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