Plant Adaptation to Environmental Change

Significance of Amino Acids and their Derivatives

November 2019
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  • Published
    8th November 2019
  • ISBN 9781786395252
  • Language English
  • Pages 344 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"
  • Images tables & figures
March 2014
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    14th March 2014
  • ISBN 9781780642734
  • Language English
  • Pages 344 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"
  • Images tables & figures

Plants constantly cope with unfavorable ecosystem conditions, which often prevent them from reaching their full genetic potential in terms of growth, development and productivity. This book covers plants' responses to these environmental changes, namely, the modulation of amino acids, peptides, and amines to combat both biotic and abiotic stress factors. Bringing together the most recent developments, this book is an important resource for researchers and students of crop stress and plant physiology.

Part I: Introduction
1. Environmental Change, and Plant Amino Acids and their Derivatives – An Introduction

Part II: Amino Acids and Peptides, and Plant Stress Adaptation
2. 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (5-ALA) – A Multifunctional Amino Acid as a Plant Growth Stimulator and Stress Tolerance Factor
3. Cysteine – Jack of All Glutathione-based Plant Stress Defence Trades
4. Amino Acids and Drought Stress in Lotus: Use of Transcriptomics and Plastidic Glutamine Synthetase Mutants for New Insights in Proline Metabolism
5. Modulation of Proline: Implications in Plant Stress Tolerance and Development
6. Target Osmoprotectants for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants – Glycine Betaine and Proline

Part III: Amines and Brassinosteroids, and Plant Stress Adaptation
7. Polyamines as Indicators and as Modulators of the Abiotic Stress in Plants
8. Polyamines in Stress Protection – Applications in Agriculture
9. Functional Role of Polyamines and Polyamine-metabolizing Enzymes during Salinity, Drought and Cold Stresses
10. Regulatory Role of Polyamines in Growth, Development and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants
11. Polyamines – Involvement in Plant Stress Tolerance and Adaptation
12. Role of Polyamines in Plant–Pathogen Interactions
13. Role of Polyamines in Stress Management
14. Polyamines in Plant In Vitro Culture
15. Betaines and Related Osmoprotectants – Significance in Metabolic Engineering of Plant Stress Resistance
16. Brassinosteroids’ Role for Amino Acids, Peptides and Amines Modulation in Stressed Plants – A Review

Part IV: Appraisal and Perspectives
17. Plant Adaptation to Environmental Change, and Significance of Amino Acids and their Derivatives – Appraisal and Perspectives

Naser A. Anjum

Naser A. Anjum teaches at the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Sarvajeet S. Gill

Sarvajeet S. Gill is with MD University, India.

Ritu Gill

Ritu Gill is at MD University, India.