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Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress : Topics in Current Genetics - Heribert Hirt

Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress

Topics in Current Genetics

By: Heribert Hirt (Editor), Kazuo Shinozaki (Editor)

Hardcover Published: December 2003
ISBN: 9783540200376
Number Of Pages: 302

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"Environmental stresses represent the most limiting factors for agricultural productivity. Apart from biotic stress caused by plant pathogens, there are a number of abiotic stresses such as extremes in temperature, drought, salinity, heavy metals and radiation which all have detrimental effects on plant growth and yield. However, certain plant species and ecotypes have developed various mechanisms to adapt to such stress conditions. Recent advances in the understanding of these abiotic stress responses provided the impetus for compiling up-to-date reviews discussing all relevant topics in abiotic stress signaling of plants in a single volume. Topical reviews were prepared by selected experts and contain an introduction, discussion of the state of the art and important future tasks of the particular fields."

Introductionp. 1
Molecular responses of higher plants to dehydrationp. 9
Abscisic acid signallingp. 39
Plant responses to heat stressp. 73
Sensors of abiotic stress in Synechocystisp. 103
Oxidative stress signallingp. 121
Signal transduction in plant cold acclimationp. 151
Heavy metal signalling in plants: linking cellular and organismic responsesp. 187
Molecular genetics of genotoxic stress signalling in plantsp. 217
Plant salt tolerancep. 241
Transcriptome analysis in abiotic stress conditions in higher plantsp. 271
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9783540200376
ISBN-10: 3540200371
Series: Topics in Current Genetics
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: December 2003
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 15.9  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.71

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