InTeOp | 2011 | ISBN: 9533079639 9789533079639 | 310 pages | PDF | 11 MB
This multi-authored edited compilation puts forth an all-inclusive picture on the mechanism and adaptation aspects of water stress. The prime objective of the book is to deliver a thoughtful mixture of viewpoints which will be useful to workers in all areas of plant sciences. The material covered in this book will be valuable in building strategies to counter water stress in plants.
Plants experience water stress either when the water supply to their roots becomes limiting, or when the transpiration rate becomes intense. Water stress is primarily caused by a water deficit, such as a drought or high soil salinity.
Each year, water stress on arable plants in different parts of the world disrupts agriculture and food supply with the final consequence: famine. Hence, the ability to withstand such stress is of immense economic importance. Plants try to adapt to the stress conditions with an array of biochemical and physiological interventions.
1 Plant Water-Stress Response Mechanisms
2 Physiological and Biochemical Responses of Semiarid Plants Subjected to Water Stress
3 Controlled Water Stress to Improve Fruit and Vegetable Postharvest Quality
4 Water Stress and Afforestation: A Contribution to Ameliorate Forest Seedling Performance During the Establishment
5 Systemic Signaling Under Water Deficit Condition and Its Exploitation in Water Saving Agriculture
6 The “Pot-in-Pot” System Enhances the Water Stress Tolerance Compared with Above-Ground Pot
7 Towards a New Ecophysiological Approach to Understand Citrus Crop Yield Under Abiotic Stresses Mirroring in the Brazilian Savanna Genetic Resources
8 Antioxidant Enzyme Activities as a Tool to Discriminate Ecotypes of Crithmum maritimum L. Differing in Their Capacity to Withstand Salinity
9 Use of Finite Element Method to Determine the Influence of Land Vehicles Traffic on Artificial Soil Compaction
10 The Influence of Water Stress on Yield and Related Characteristics in Inbred Quality Protein Maize Lines and Their Hybrid Progeny
11 Application of Molecular Breeding for Development of the Drought-Tolerant Genotypes in Wheat
12 Integrated Agronomic Crop Managements to Improve Tef Productivity Under Terminal Drought
13 Sugarcane Responses at Water Deficit Conditions
14 Strategies for Selecting Drought Tolerant Germplasm in Forage Legume Species,