Preface: Section 1.Integrating determinants of drought and salt stress adaptation: Plant Diversity and Adaptation; 1. Plant growth and development under salinity stress.-2. Regulation of root growth responses to water deficit.- 3. Root growth response and functioning as an adaptation in water limiting soils.- 4.Regulating plant water status via stomatal control.- 5.Eco-physiological and molecular-genetic determinants of plant cuticle function in drought and salt stress tolerance.- Cellular and Molecular Responses; 6.Molecular and physiological responses to water-deficit stressy.- 7.Integration of Ca2+ in plant drought and salt stress signal transduction pathways.- 8.Phospholipid signaling in plant response to drought and salt stress.- 9.Abscisic acid function in plant response and adaptation to drought and salt stress.- 10.Small RNAs: Big role in abiotic stress tolerance of plants.- Lessons from High-throughput Analyses; 11.Transcriptome analysis of plant drought and salt stress response.- 12.Comparative metabolome analysis of salt response in breeding cultivars of rice.- 13.Root signaling in response to drought and salinity.- Section 2. Molecular-breeding and biotechnology in the improvement of crop-plant drought and salt stress tolerance: Finding new genetic variation for drought and salt tolerance; 14.Biotechnology approaches to engineering drought tolerant crops.- 15.High throughput approaches for the identification of salt tolerance genes in plants.- 16.QTL and the positional cloning of genes for plant drought and salt tolerance.- 17.Induced mutations for enhancing salinity tolerance in rice.- Innovative breeding strategies; 18.Participatory breeding for drought and salt tolerant.- 19.Requirements for success in marker assisted breeding for drought-prone environments.- 20.Transgenic plants for dry and saline environments.- Section 3. Recent advances in breeding major crops for drought and saline stress tolerance: Cereals; 21.Breeding for Drought and Salt Tolerant Rice (Oryza saltiva L.): Progress and Perspectives.- 22.Recent Advances in Breeding Wheat for Drought and Salt Stresses.- 23.Recent advances in breeding maize for drought and salinity stress tolerance.- 24.Recent advances in breeding barley for drought and saline stress tolerance.- Fruits and Vegetables; 25.Recent advances in breeding citrus for drought and saline stress tolerance.- 26.Integrating functional genomics with salinity and water deficit stress responses in wine grape.-27.Current status of breeding tomatoes for salt and drought tolerance.- Miscellaneous crops; 28.Recent advances in molecular breeding of Cassava for improved drought stress tolerance.- 29.Recent advances in potato crops for drought and saline stress tolerance.- 30.Recent advances in breeding for drought and salt stress tolerance in soybean.- 31.Recent advances and future prospective in molecular breeding of cotton for drought and salinity stress tolerance.-32.Recent advances in molecular breeding of forage crops for improved drought and salt stress tolerance
With near-comprehensive coverage of new advances in crop breeding for drought and salinity stress tolerance, this timely work seeks to integrate the most recent findings about key biological determinants of plant stress tolerance with modern crop improvement strategies. This volume is unique because is provides exceptionally wide coverage of current knowledge and expertise being applied in drought and salt tolerance research.
Near-comprehensive coverage of new advances in crop breeding for drought and salinity stress tolerance
Chapters contributed by active scientists who are among the world's top experts in plant biology, genetics, and breeding
The topic defines a critical area for needed understanding in ways of addressing future world food needs in a changing, increasingly dry climate