Plant physiology is now considered as an essential ingredient for improving crop productivity, a continuing necessity with today’s ever-increasing world population. This new volume provides an understanding of the physiological basis of the various plant processes and their underlying mechanisms under fluctuating environments, which is of great importance for sustainable crop production.

Further advances in cellular and molecular biology hold promise to modify physiological processes, thereby improving the quality and quantity of major food crops and ensuring stability in yield of the produce even under severe abiotic stress. This book covers the latest information on the physiological basis of plant productivity, including abiotic stress adaptation and management, plant nutrition, climate change and plant productivity, transgenic and functional genomics, and plant growth regulators and their applications.

The chapters in this volume tackle some of these key issues of sustainable plant production and evolve future strategies in overcoming challenges faced by the agricultural sector as a whole. The topics covered in this book presents important from research reputed scientists. This volume is a rich source of information in one place. It will be a useful resource for researchers and extension workers involved in plant physiology and related disciplines.

Key features:

Provide the latest information on developments in plant physiology

Covers abiotic and biotic stress on economically important crop species

Presents a detailed collection of biotechnological approaches in plant physiology

Covers plant growth regulators, secondary metabolites, germination, crop growth and development of different crop species

Provides research from experts at internationally renowned institutes

chapter 1|23 pages

Potato Physiology in Relation to Crop Yield

ByBrajesh Singh, Maharishi Tomar, Som Dutt, Pinky Raigond, B. P. Singh

chapter 2|23 pages

Phytochrome: Physiology, Molecular Aspects, and Sustainable Crop Production

ByBandana Bose, Bhawna Pant, Rajesh K. Singhal, Mahesh Kumar, Sananda Mondal

chapter 5|13 pages

Sucrose Non-Fermenting-1 Related Kinase 1 (SNRK1): A Key Player of Plant Signal Transduction

ByBhavin S. Bhatt, fenisha D. Chahwala, B. Singh, Achuit K. Singh

chapter 6|65 pages

B-vitamins in Relation to Sustainable Crop Productivity in Crop Plants

ByAnoop Kumar, Dildar Husain, Jagjeet Singh, Satya Pal Verma, Zafar Abbas

chapter 7|55 pages

Mechanisms of Metalloid Uptake, Transport, Toxicity, and Tolerance in Plants

ByPallavi Sharma, Vineet Srivastava, Amit Kumar Gautam, Anisha Rupashree, Rajani Singh, Sanchita Abhijita, Satish Kumar, Ambuj Bhushan Jha, Amarendra N. Misra

chapter 8|17 pages

Morpho-Physiological Responses of Wheat Genotypes Under High Temperature Stress

BySharad K. Dwivedi, Santosh Kumar, K. K. Rao

chapter 9|40 pages

Control of Microrna Biogenesis and Action in Plants

ByMohd. Zahid rizvi

chapter 10|16 pages

Mineral Nutrition in Plants and its Management in Soil

ByAneg Singh, S. K. Tiwari

chapter 11|33 pages

Supermolecular Organization of Photosynthetic Complexes in Arabidopsis

ByMohammed Sabar, Alexandre Marechal, David Joly, Sridharan Govindachary, Eric Bonneil, Pierre Thibaut, Robert Carpentier, Normand Brisson

chapter 12|14 pages

Methods to Improve Germination in Sugarcane

ByS. P. Singh, Priyanka Singh, B. L. Sharma

chapter 14|15 pages

Effect of Wastewater Irrigation on Crop Health in the Indian Agricultural Scenario

ByAbhijit Sarkar, Sujit Das, Vaibhav Srivastava, Pooja Singh, Rajeev Pratap Singh