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This is the first book to present a comprehensive and advanced discussion on the latest insights into plant stress biology. Starting with general aspects of biotic as well as abiotic stresses, this handbook and ready reference moves on to focus on topics of stress hormones, technical approaches such as proteomics, transcriptomics and genomics, and their integration into systemic modeling. This book is a valuable resource for researchers as well as professionals not just in plant sciences but also in cell and molecular biology as well as biotechnology.
FROM MODEL SYSTEMS TO CROP IMPROVEMENT The General Stress Response of a Model Bacterium (Aertsen, De Spiegeleer, Van Melderen, Michiels) Moss as a Model System for Plant Stress Responses (Cuming) Emerging Trends in Functional Genomics for Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants (Ray, Dansana, Bhaskar, Giri, Kapoor, Khurana and Tyagi) STRESS RESPONSES AND NEWLY INVOLVED PLANT HORMONES Crosstalk Between Abiotic and Biotic Stress Signalling (Fujita, Fujita, Takahashi1, Yamaguchi-Shinozaki and Shinozaki) Jasmonates in Stress, Growth and Development (Wasternack) Brassinosteroids Confer Stress Tolerance (Divi and Krishna) Cold, Salinity and Drought Stress (Tuteja) Heavy Metal Stress in Plants (Cuypers, Smeets, Vangronsveld) Systematic Analysis of Superoxide Dependent Signalling in Plant Cells: The Usefulness and Specificity of Methyl Viologen Application (Jacob and Dietz) FROM TRANSCRIPTOMICS AND PROTEOMICS TO SIGNALLING NETWORKS Insights into the Arabidopsis Abiotic Stress Response from the AtGenExpress Expression Profile Dataset (Wanke, Berendzen, Kilian and Harter) Integrative Approaches to Elucidate and Analyse Protein Interaction and Signalling Networks (de la Fuente van Bentem, de la Fuente and Hirt)
Heribert Hirt is Director of URGV Plant Genomics, a research institute in the south of Paris, France. Having obtained his academic degrees from the universities of Cape Town and Vienna, he spent post-doctoral periods at the universities of Oxford and Wageningen before taking up a professor position in Vienna. Professor Hirt has authored over 100 scientific peer-reviewed research publications and reviews and has edited a number of scientific books. He has received numerous scientific awards and is coeditor of several international journals.