Written by a truly global team of researchers from Europe, Asia and the Americas with strong ties to agricultural research centers and the agrochemical industry, this ready reference and handbook focuses on the role of nitric oxide signaling in plant defense systems against pathogens, parasites and environmental stress response. This is one of the first titles to provide a comprehensive overview of the physiological role of this ubiquitous signaling molecule in higher plants, making it an indispensable resource not only for academic institutions but also for those working in the agrochemical industry.
Nitric Oxide: Chemistry, Biosynthesis and Physiological Role (Hayat, Hasan, Mori, Fariduddin and Ahmad) Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) as a Tool to Study Nitric Oxide Generation in Plants (Puntarulo, Jasid, Boveris and Simontacchi) Calcium, NO, and cGMP Signaling in Plant Cell Polarity (Prado, Feijo and Porterfield) Nitric Oxide and Abiotic Stress in Higher Plants (Corpas, Palma, Leterrier, del Rio and Barroso) Polyamines and Cytokinin: Is Nitric Oxide Biosynthesis the Key to Overlapping Functions? (Wimalasekera and Scherer) Role of Nitric Oxide in Programmed Cell Death (Zottini, Costa, De Michele and Lo Schiavo) Nitrate Reductase-Deficient Plants: A Model to Study Nitric Oxide Production and Signaling in Plant Defense Response to Pathogen Attack (Salgado, Caixeta de Oliveira and Braga) Effective Plant Protection Weapons Against Pathogens Require ?NO bullets? (Modolo) The Role of Nitric Oxide as a Bioactive Signalling Molecule in Plants under Abiotic Stress (Hao and Zhang) Interplay Between Nitric Oxide and Other Signals Involved in Plant Resistance to Pathogens (Floryszak-Wieczorek and Arasimowicz-Jelonek) Nitric Oxide Signaling by Plant-Associated Bacteria (Cohen, Lamattina and Yamasaki) Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS)-Like Protein in Pea (Pisum sativum L.) (Wong, Huang, Davis, Sukno and Tan) Post-Translational Modifications of Proteins by Nitric Oxide: a New Tool of Metabolome Regulation (Abat and Deswal)
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About Dr. Shamsul Hayat Dr. Shamsul Hayat is a Reader, in the Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He received his Ph.D. degree in Botany from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. Before joining the Department as faculty, he has worked as Research Associate in a project and Young Scientist of Department of Science & Technology, Govt., of India, in the same Department. His major areas of research are phytohormones and heavy metal stress in plants. Dr. Hayat has been awarded Prof. Hira Lal Chakravorty Award by Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, India, Associate of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi, India and BOYSCAST fellow by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi. Dr. Hayat has published more than sixty research papers in leading journal of the world with high impact factor and also edited five books published by leading International Publishers of the world. About Dr. Masaki Mori Dr. Masaki Mori is a Senior Researcher, in the Plant Disease Resistance Research Unit, Division of Plant Sciences, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Tsukuba, Japan. He received his Ph.D. degree in Agriculture from Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan. He has also worked in Kyushu National Agricultural Experiment Station, Kumamoto, Japan and Rockfeller University, New York, U.S.A. His major research area is disease resistant mechanism and the brassinosteroid signaling n rice.Dr. Mori has published a number of research papers in leading jounal of the world with high impact factor in different research fields, bacteriology, virology, plant hormone and plant disease resistance. About Dr. John Pichtel John Pichtel is a Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he has been on the faculty since 1987. He received the Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science at Ohio State University. His primary research and professional activities have been in management of hazardous and municipal wastes, remediation of contaminated sites, reclamation of mined lands, and environmental chemistry. Dr. Pichtel holds memberships in the Institute of Hazardous Materials Managers, Sigma Xi Scientific Society, the American Society of Agronomy, and the Indiana Academy of Science. He was selected as a Fulbright Scholar in 1999 and again in 2005. Dr. Pichtel has authored two books, Waste Management Principles (CRC Press), Site Remediation Technologies (ABS Group) and edited two books, Heavy metal contamination (Science Publisher), Plant Bacteria Interaction (Wiley-VCH) and has been the author or co-author of approximately 35 research articles. About Dr. Aqil Ahmad Aqil Ahmad is a Professor, in the Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He gained his Ph.D. from AMU, Aligarh in 1975. Dr. Ahmad worked as Post-Doctorate Research Fellow of Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) in Plant Physiology at Royal Vet. & Agric. University, Denmark. He has been the Principal Investigator of the various projects sanctioned by different agencies and guided six students for the award of Ph.D. degree. His current research area include, phytohormones and heavy metal stress. Dr. Ahmad has published about 70 research papers and edited two books.