Edited By: Luigi Sanità di Toppi and Barbara Pawlik-Skowtoska
256 pages, Figs, tabs
Provides an invaluable insight into how the area of plant adaptation to abiotic stresses has progressed through the application of the new technologies. The topics, addressed in up-to-date specific chapters, include effects and responses of plants to stresses caused by such factors as high temperature; low temperature (chilling and freezing); salt; drought; flooding; heavy metals; elevated carbon dioxide and ozone.
Preface.- Contributors.- Acknowledgements.- 1. Plant Tolerance to Heat Stress: Current Strategies and New Emergent Insight.- 2. Chilling and Freezing Stresses in Plants Cellular Responses and Molecular Strategies for Adaptation.- 3. Salt Tolerance: Placing Advances in Molecular Genetics into a Physiological and Agronomic Context.- 4. Unravelling the Genetic Basis of Drought Tolerance in Crops.- 5. Anoxia: The Role of Carbohydrates in Cereal Germination.- 6. Response to Heavy Metals in Plants: a Molecular Approach.- 7. Plant Response to Elevated Carbon Dioxide.- 8. Ozone: a Novel Plant "Pathogen".- Subject index.
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