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Handbook of Plant and Crop Stress, Fourth Edition

Edited by: Mohammad Pessarakli

Print publication date:  August  2019
Online publication date:  August  2019

Print ISBN: 9780815390824
eBook ISBN: 9781351104609
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Since the publication of the third edition of the Handbook of Plant and Crop Stress, continuous discoveries in the fields of plant and crop environmental stresses and their effects on plants and crops have resulted in the compilation of a large volume of the latest discoveries. Following its predecessors, this fourth edition offers a unique and comprehensive collection of topics in the fields of plant and crop stress. This new edition contains more than 80% new material, and the remaining 20% has been updated and revised substantially.

This volume presents 10 comprehensive sections that include information on soil salinity and sodicity problems; tolerance mechanisms and stressful conditions; plant/crop responses; plant/crop responses under pollution and heavy metal; plant/crop responses under biotic stress; genetic factors and plant/crop genomics under stress conditions; plant/crop breeding under stress conditions; empirical investigations; improving tolerance; and beneficial aspects of stressors.


  • Provides exhaustive coverage written by an international panel of experts in the field of agriculture, particularly in plant/crop stress areas
  • Contains 40 new chapters and 10 extensively revised and expanded chapters
  • Includes three new sections on plant breeding, stress exerted to weeds by plants, and beneficial aspects of stress on plants/crops
  • Numerous case studies

With contributions from 100 scientists and experts from 20 countries, this Handbook provides a comprehensive resource for research and for university courses, covering soil salinity/sodicity issues and plant/crop physiological responses under environmental stress conditions ranging from cellular aspects to whole plants. The content can be used to plan, implement, and evaluate strategies to mitigate plant/crop stress problems. This new edition includes numerous tables, figures, and illustrations to facilitate comprehension of the material as well as thousands of index words to further increase accessibility to the desired information.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Soil Salinity and Sodicity as Particular Plant/Crop Stress Factors Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Roles and Mechanisms of Rhizobacteria in Regulating Plant Tolerance to Abiotic Stress Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Post-Drought Stress Recovery in Grass Species Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Regulatory Mechanisms for Stress-Induced Leaf Senescence Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Mechanisms of Salt Tolerance in Submerged Aquatic Macrophytes Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Oxidative Stress in Plants Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Oxidative Stress and Antioxidative Defense System in Plants Growing under Abiotic Stresses Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Plant Biochemical Mechanisms for the Maintenance of Oxidative Stress under Control Conditions Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Role of Proline and Other Osmoregulatory Compounds in Plant Responses to Abiotic Stresses Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Role of Dehydrins in Plant Stress Response Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Strigolactone Plant Hormone’s Role in Plant Stress Responses Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Plant Abiotic Stress Proteomics Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Responses of Photosynthetic Apparatus to Salt Stress Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Responses of Plants to Stresses of the Sonoran Desert Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Stresses in Pasture Areas in South-Central Apennines, Italy, and Evolution at Landscape Level Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Turfgrass Nutrient Management under Stresses Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Nutrient Management of Golf Course Putting Greens under Stress Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Molecular Chaperones and Acquisition of Thermotolerance in Plants Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Phytohormone Homeostasis and Crosstalk Effects in Response to Osmotic Stress Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Heliotropism Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Carbon Metabolic Pathways and Relationships with Plant Stress Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Protein Synthesis by Plants Under Stressful Conditions Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Ultraviolet Radiation Effects on Plants Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Plant Heavy Metal Interactions and Pollution Stress Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Plant Responses to Stress Induced by Toxic Metals and Their Nanoforms Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Turfgrass Hyper-Accumulative Characteristics to Alleviate Heavy and Toxic Metal Stresses Download PDF
Chapter  27:  How Crops Stress Weeds Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Candidate Gene Expression Involved in Plant Osmotic Tolerance Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Drought-Induced Gene Expression Reprogramming Associated with Plant Metabolic Alterations and Adaptation Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Marker-Assisted Breeding for Disease Resistance in Legume Vegetable Crops Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Breeding for Improved Crop Resistance to Osmotic Stress Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Breeding for Improved Plant–Symbiont Thermotolerance and Symbiotic Performance by Regulating Heat Shock Proteins, RNA Binding Proteins, and Chaperones Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Abiotic Stress Impact and Tolerance of Natural Sweetener Plant Stevia Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Responses of Green Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Terms of Dry Matter Production, Nitrogen Uptake, and Water Absorption under Salt Stress Conditions Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Growth Responses of Pepper Plant (Capsicum annuum L.) in Terms of Biomass Production and Water Uptake under Deficit Irrigation System, Mild Water Stress Conditions Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Effects of Salinity Stress on Tomato Plants and the Possibility of Its Mitigation Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Water Stress Effects on Growth and Physiology of Corn Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Moisture Stress and Its Effects on Forage Production Systems Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Responses of Medicinal Plants to Abiotic Stresses Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Citrus Plant Botanic Characteristics and Its Abiotic and Biotic Stress Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stresses Through Seed Invigoration Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Drought Resistance of Tropical Forage Grasses Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Drought Resistance of Common Bean Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Moringa and Tamarind Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Relationship of Medicinal Plants and Environmental Stresses Download PDF
Chapter  46:  The Role of Beneficial Elements in Mitigation of Plant Osmotic Stress Download PDF
Chapter  47:  The Role of Grafting Vegetable Crops for Reducing Biotic and Abiotic Stresses Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Why Root Morphology is Expected to Be a Key Factor for Crop Salt Tolerance Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Improving Plant Yield and Quality under Normal and Stressful Conditions by Modifying the Interactive Signaling and Metabolic Pathways and Metabolic Interaction Networks Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Beneficial Effects of Various Environmental Stresses on Vegetables and Medicinal Plants for the Production of High Value-Added Plants Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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