In recent years, there have been considerable interests about the potential impact of biotechnology on various biotic and abiotic stress conditions in plants. Plant stresses contribute the most limiting factors for crop productivity worldwide.
Collection of in depth reviews contributed by experts in the field of plant stress and molecular physiology, this book focuses on the possible roles of biotechnology in tackling plant stresses as affected by such factors associated with accelerated ageing, drought, extreme high-temperatures, heavy metals, high irradiance, salinity, water deficit and infections by bacteria, virus and other pathogens. It also covers various aspects, as that of Aquaporins, LEA Proteins, Homeodomain-Lesion Zipper Proteins, Myb Transcription Factors, Polyamines, Lesion Mimic Mutants, and their possible roles in plant stress response through biotechnological and other genetic engineering approaches.
The book is intended for advanced students of plant stress biology and related areas of interest, and directed at researchers and professionals in physiology, breeding and biotechnology of plants.