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Plant Responses to Environmental Stresses:
From Phytohormones to Genome Reorganization

edited by H. R. Lerner


This vast, comprehensive reference covers the remarkable versatility of plants in adapting to environmental change—emphasizing the unpredictable nature of plant behavior under stress and in relation to complex interactions of biological pathways.

Analyzes environmentally triggered adaptations in developmental programs of plants that lead to permanent, heritable DNA modifications!

Written by over 40 international authorities, Plant Responses to Environmental Stresses

  • assesses the key role of phytohormones in regulating and modifying plant development
  • discusses reversible and nonreversible modifications of the phenotype
  • describes modulation of genome organization and changes in copy number of certain repetitive DNA families
  • explores above-ground parameters such as light intensity, light quality (wavelength), photoperiod, CO2 concentration, relative humidity, temperature, pollution, and pathogens
  • examines below-ground parameters such as water availability, soil compactness, temperature, pathogens, symbiotic organisms, and concentrations of salt, oxygen, and mineral nutrients
  • illustrates the transmission of "information" within plants by way of minerals, photosynthates, and water
  • evaluates mutability of bacteria in response to stress, oxidative stress and its effect on mutation enhancement, and stress viewed from reductionist or holistic perspectives
  • reviews plant responses to phosphate and oxygen deprivation, desiccation, mineral uptake dysfunction, and flooding
  • and more!
This up-to-the-minute resource is extensively referenced, with over 3800 bibliographic citations. Plant Responses to Environmental Stresses is ideal for plant, crop, soil, and environmental scientists; plant and crop physiologists; botanists; agronomists; agriculturists; horticulturists; biochemists; foresters; plant and crop growers; and upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students in these disciplines.


contents:

General Concepts

Introduction to the Response of Plants to Environmental Stresses, H. R. Lerner
The Importance of Individuality, Anthony J. Trewavas
Plant Cell Wall Modifications Induced by Adaptation to Growth on the Herbicide 2,6-Dichlorobenzonitrile, Deborah P. Delmer, Esther Shedletzky, and Miri Shmuel
Gene Switches and Stress Management: Modulation of Gene Expression by Transcription Factors, Eric Lam and Lee Meisel
Stressful Lifestyle-Associated Mutation in Microorganisms, Mary-Jane Lombardo, Reuben S. Harris, and Susan M. Rosenberg
Differentiation of Vegatative Anabaena Cells into Nitrogen-Fixing Heterocysts, Herbert Böhme and Bernd Masepohl
Genetic and Epigenetic Instability in Tissue Culture and Regenerated Progenies, Paula M. Olhoft and Ronald L. Phillips
The Environment as an Active Generator of Adaptive Genomic Variation, Christopher A. Cullis
The Effect of Environmental Stress on Repetitive DNA Behavior in Plants, Paola Bassi
Plant Evolution: Towards an Adaptive Theory, G. N. Amzallag
Oxidative Stress as a Regulator of Environmental Responses in Plants, Alex Levine
The Alternative Oxidase: Is It a Respiratory Pathway Allowing a Plant to Cope with Stress?, Bert H. Simons and Hans Lambers
Role of Phytohormones in Plant Responses to Stresses, Chanan Itai
Regulation of Gene Expression by Abscisic Acid during Environmental Stress, Áine L. Plant and Elizabeth A. Bray
Abscisic Acid: A Long Distance Stress Signal in Salt-Stressed Plants, Wolfram Hartung and W. Dieter Jeschke

Plant Responses to Particular Stresses or Interactions with Other Organisms or Viruses

Metabolic Aspects of the Phosphate Starvation Response in Plants, William C. Plaxton and M. Christian Carswell
The Response of Plants to Oxygen Deprivation: Role of Enzyme Induction in the Improvement of Tolerance to Anoxia, Pierre Saglio, Véronique Germain, and Bérénice Ricard
Some Effects of Environmental Factors on the Acquisition of Inorganic Ions by Higher Plants, Brian C. Loughman and G. Ferrari
Involvement of the Cell Wall in Responses to Water Deficit and Flooding, Imad N. Saab
Stimulated Shoot Elongation: A Mechanism of Semiaquatic Plants to Avoid Submergence Stress, L. A. C. J. Voesenek and C. W. P. M. Blom
Adaptations of the Photosynthetic Apparatus to Stress Conditions, Doris Godde
Root Impedance: Sensing, Signaling and Physiological Effects, Josette Masle
The Influence of Temperature Extremes on Gene Expression, Genomic Structure, and the Evolution of Induced Tolerance in Plants, Charles Guy
Regulation of the γ-Aminobutyrate-Synthesizing Enzyme, Glutamate Decarboxylase, by Calcium–Calmodulin: A Mechanism for Rapid Activation in Response to Stress, Wayne A. Snedden and Hillel Fromm
Plant Desiccation, John Chandler and Dorothea Bartels
Evolutionary Consequences of Transition to a Lichen Symbiotic State and Physiological Adaptation to Oxidative Damage Associated with Poikilohydry, Ilse Kranner and Fran& ccedil;ois Lutzoni
The Involvement of Flavonoids, Nod Factors, and Phytohormones in Nodulation, Yiwen Fang and Ann M. Hirsch
Conifer Chemical Defenses Against Bark Beetles: The Modulation of Monoterpene Biosynthesis by Wounding, Environmental Stress, and Ethylene, Efraim Lewinsohn, Sadanobu Katoh, and Rodney Croteau
Plant Responses to Pathogens, Marcos Lusso and Joseph Kúc
Viral Pathogens and Host Plant Interactions: Mutual Survival, Raffi Salomon

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