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Plants under Stress : Biochemistry, Physiology and Ecology and their Application to Plant Improvement - Hamlyn G. Jones

Plants under Stress

Biochemistry, Physiology and Ecology and their Application to Plant Improvement

By: Hamlyn G. Jones (Editor), T. J. Flowers (Editor), M. B. Jones (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th December 2002
ISBN: 9780521344234
Number Of Pages: 268

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The effects of stressful conditions on plants such as drought, salinity, waterlogging, and high and low temperatures can have a major impact on plant growth and survival, with important economic consequences in crop plants. This book explores some of the more important stresses, demonstrates how they affect the plant and reviews how new varieties or new species less vulnerable to stress can be selected.

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Preface
Introduction: some terminology and common mechanisms
The impact of environmental stresses on ecosystems
Whole-plant responses to stress in natural and agricultural systems
Photosynthesis and gas exchange
Regulation of growth and development of plants growing with a restricted supply of water
Stresses, membranes and cell walls
Desiccation injury, anhydrobiosis and survival
Molecular biology: application to studies of stress tolerance
Environmental control of gene expression and stress proteins in plants Tuan-Hua
Plant tissue and protoplast culture: applications to stress physiology and biochemistry
Breeding methods for drought resistance
Selection for physiological characters - examples from breeding for salt tolerance
Prospects for improving crop production in stressful environments
Index
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ISBN: 9780521344234
ISBN-10: 0521344239
Series: Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 4th December 2002
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.26  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.58

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