Published by Agrobios, Jodhpur, 2005
Hardbound. Condition: As New. New. Contents 1. Ozone impacts on plants/David A. Grantz. 2. Green house gases stress/V. Ravichandran G. Pathmanabhan and M.D. Janaguiraman. 3. Plant micronutrients and their stress responses/Nalini Pandey. 4. Macronutrient stress and interactions of nutrients in plants/A.L. Singh. 5. Light stress and plant metabolism/Padmanabh Dwivedi. 6. Physiological and molecular aspects of water deficit or drought stress/Ram Snehi Dwivedi. 7. Plant metabolism under temperature stress/Kavita Shah and R.S. Dubey. 8. Salt Stress role of physiological and molecular markers in screening a case study in sugarcane as a modal crop/Ram Snehi Dwivedi. 9. Oxidative stress/D.P. Singh. 10. Heavy metals availability accumulation and toxicity in plants/Shahid Umar Moinuddin and Muhammad Iqbal. Human being is reformer and destructor of himself and the society. With the advancement in human civilization and consequent progress in industrialization and space geological and geohydrological technologies thermal/hydro power generation water conservation/management technologies and increasing use/demand of nuclear and fossil fuel the environmental conditions are changing and posing new problems to all living creatures including plant kingdom. Consequently the domains of atmospheric edaphic biotic and abiotic impediments are expanding. All these components determine the distribution of natural and man made vegetation their survival and propagation. In agricultural systems even if conditions tend to be optimized the effect of abiotic stresses resulting from changes in the physico chemical environment is reflected at quantitative and qualitative levels. To cope up with changing environmental conditions there is dire need of developing and introducing new plant type ingrained with either of the character viz. xerophytes hydrophytes acidophobes and acidophiles calcifuges and calcicoles halophytes and glycophytes and metallophytes (adapted to met alliferous soils). Besides this there is need to solve few new threats viz. depletion of ozone layer high risk of exposure to U.V. and far ed radiation environmental warming increasing soil salinity pollution of drinking and under ground water and production of toxic chemicals contaminated food materials which were not visible till 1960. Monitoring of above ground levels of ozone layer higher than those allowed are also becoming increasingly frequent. Thus a greater understanding of environmental stress problems is essential to biologists agricultural scientists and agro and biotechnologists. 354 pp.