Genes for Plant Abiotic Stress
Abiotic stresses caused by drought, salinity, toxic metals, temperature extremes, and nutrient poor soils are among the major constraints to plant growth and crop production worldwide.
Chapter 1: Genetic determinants of stomatal function (Song Li and Sarah M. Assmann).
Chapter 2: Pathways and genetic determinants for cell wall based osmotic stress tolerance in the Arabidopsis thaliana root system (Hisashi Koiwa).
Chapter 3: Transcription and signaling factors in the drought response regulatory network (Matthew Geisler).
Section 2. Genes for Crop Adaptation to Poor Soil.
Chapter 4: Genetic determinants of salinity tolerance in crop plants (Darren Plett, Bettina Berger and Mark Tester).
Chapter 5: Unraveling the mechanisms underlying aluminum dependent root growth inhibition (Paul B. Larsen).
Chapter 6: Genetic Determinants of Phosphate Use Efficiency in Crops (Fulgencio Alatorre Cobos, Damar López Arredondo and Luis Herrera Estrella).
Chapter 7: Genes for Use in Improving Nitrate Use Efficiency in Crops (David A. Lightfoot).
Section 3. Genes for Plant Tolerance to Temperature Extremes.
Chapter 8: Genes and Gene Regulation for Low Temperature Tolerance (Mantas Survila, Pekka Heino and E. Tapio Palva).
Chapter 9: Genetic Approaches toward Improving Heat Tolerance in Plants (Mamatha Hanumappa and Henry T. Nguyen).
Section 4. Integrating Plant Abiotic Stress Responses.
Chapter 10: Genetic networks underlying plant abiotic stress responses (Arjun Krishnan, Madana M.R. Ambavaram, Amal Harb, Utlwang Batlang, Peter E. Wittich, and Andy Pereira).
Chapter 11: Discovering genes for abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants (Michael Popelka, Mitchell Tuinstra and Clifford F. Weil).