Section I Signal transduction: Stress signal transduction: components, pathways and network integration. Identification of salt-responsive genes in onocotyledonous plants: from transcriptome to functional analysis. Phosphorylation of RNA polymerase II C-terminal domain and plant osmotic-stress responses.- Section II Temperature stress: Trienoic fatty acids and temperature tolerance of higher plants.- Section III Oxidative stresses: Nitric oxide research in agriculture: bridging the plant and bacterial realms. Ultraviolet radiation stress: molecular and physiological adaptations in trees. Involvement of aldehyde dehydrogenase in alleviation of post-anoxic injury in rice.- Section IV Phytoremediation: Genetic engineering stress tolerant plants for phytoremediation.- Section V Osmotic stresses: Metabolic engineering of glycine betaine. Induction of biosynthesis of osmoprotectants in higher plants by hydrogen peroxide and its application to agriculture.- Section VI Ion homeostasis: Role of Na+/H+ antiporters for salt tolerance in plants and cyanobacteria. Structural and functional relationship between cation transporters and channels.- Section VII Nutrition: Is cellulose synthesis enhanced by expression of sucrose synthase in poplar? Nitrogen metabolism in cyanobacteria under osmotic stress.- Section VIII Structural responses: Ultrastructural effects of salinity stress in higher plants.- Section IX Development of Biotechnology: Genetic diversity of saline coastal rice (Oryza sativa L.) landraces of Bangladesh. Development of marker-free and gene-exchange vectors, and its application. Toward the development of biotechnology in Asia.-Index.
A state-of-the-art guide to recent developments in the understanding of plant response to abiotic stresses. Each chapter reflects how new techniques have helped physiologists, biochemists and molecular biologists to understand the basic problems of abiotic stress in plant species. The book supplies extensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter, as well as tables and figures that illustrate the research findings.
Can understand the present stage of stress
Compact and innovative
Contributes to the current progress in manipulation of plants by genetic engineering