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Title Salinity and water stress : improving crop efficiency / M. Ashraf, M. Ozturk, H.R. Athar, editors
Published [Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 244 pages) : illustrations
Series Tasks for vegetation science ; 44
Tasks for vegetation science ; 44.
Contents From the contents 1. Strategies for Crop Improvement against Salinity and Drought Stress -- 2. Prediction of Salinity Tolerance Based on Biological and Chemical Properties of Acacia Seeds -- 3. Antioxidant-Enzyme system as Selection Criteria for Salt Tolerance in Forage Sorghum Genotypes (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) -- 4. Genetic Variation in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Seedlings for Nutrient Uptake at Different Salinity and Temperature Regimes -- 5. The Role of Plant Hormones in Plants under Salinity Stress -- 6. Effects of Temperature and Salinity on Germination and Seedling Growth of Daucus carota vs. Nantes and Capsicum annuum cv. Sivri and Flooding on Capsicum annuum cv. Sivri -- 7. Triticeae: the Ultimate Source of Abiotic Stress Tolerance Improvement in Wheat -- 8. Water Loss and Gene Expression of Rice Plants under Dehydration -- 9. Effect of Different Water Table Treatments on Cabbage in Saline Saemangeum Soil -- 10. How Does Ammonium Nutrition Influence Salt Tolerance in Spartina alterniflora Loisel
Summary Salinity and water stress limit crop productivity worldwide and generate substantial economic losses each year, yet innovative research on crop and natural resource management can reveal cost-effective ways in which farmers can increase both their productivity and their income. Presenting recent research findings on salt stress, water stress and stress-adapted plants, this book offers insights into new strategies for increasing the efficiency of crops under stressful environments. The strategies are based on conventional breeding and advanced molecular techniques used by plant physiologists, and are discussed using specific case studies to illustrate their potential. The book emphasizes the effects of environmental factors on specific stages of plant development, and discusses the role of plant growth regulators, nutrients, osmoprotectants and antioxidants in counteracting their adverse affects. Synthesising updated information on mechansisms of stress tolerance at cell, tissue and whole-plant level, this book provides a useful reference text for post graduate students and researchers involved in the fields of stress physiology and plant physiology in general, with additional readership amongst researchers in horticulture, agronomy, crop science, conservation, environmental management and ecological restoration
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Crops -- Effect of stress on.
Crops -- Effect of salts on.
Salt-tolerant crops -- Physiology
Crop improvement.
Crop zones.
Crops, Agricultural
Quality Improvement
Salt-Tolerant Plants -- physiology
Crops -- Effect of salts on.
Salt-tolerant crops -- Physiology.
Crop improvement.
Crops -- Effect of stress on.
Sciences de la vie.
Crop zones.
Crop improvement.
Crops -- Effect of salts on.
Crops -- Effect of stress on.
Form Electronic book
Author Ashraf, M. (Muhammad), 1953-
Öztürk, Münir A. (Münir Ahmet)
Athar, H. R
ISBN 9781402090653