By A. Leone, C. Perrotta, B. Maresca (auth.), Luigi Sanità di Toppi, Barbara Pawlik-Skowrońska (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9048164346

ISBN-13: 9789048164349

ISBN-10: 9401702551

ISBN-13: 9789401702553

This publication presents a necessary perception into how the realm of plant model to abiotic stresses has improved during the program of the recent applied sciences. The ebook contains 8 chapters written by way of notable scientists the world over, who perform learn on the leading edge in their disciplines. the themes, addressed in updated particular chapters, contain results and responses of crops to stresses as a result of such elements as: 1) extreme temperature, 2) low temperature (chilling and freezing), three) salt, four) drought, five) flooding, 6) heavy metals, 7) increased carbon dioxide, eight) ozone.

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These stress tolerant plants will meet the philosophy of a sustainable (intensive versus extensive) agriculture, allowing to obtain the same level of product output with a lower energy input. ) may be expected. This chapter intends to give an overview of the recent knowledge developments on the complex molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying cold tolerance III higher plants. 2. COLD, FREEZING AND ACCLIMATION Both chilling and freezing stresses, share some injuries due to the direct effect of low temperature on cellular processes such as enzymatic activity lowering and fatty acid fluidity.

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