Transcription Factors for Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants presents the advances in understanding of the regulatory network that impacts plant health and production. Plant production worldwide is suffering serious losses due to wide spread abiotic stresses increasing as a result of global climate change. More than one abiotic stress such as extreme temperature and osmotic stress can occur at once hence increasing the complexity of these environmental stresses. Among the various categories of genes which get stimulated during abiotic stress are the regulatory proteins that further regulate the stress signal transduction and modify gene expression and thus probably function in stress response. Modern genetic engineering technologies are one of the promising tools for development of plants with efficient yields and resilience to abiotic stresses. Hence deciphering the molecular mechanisms and identifying the abiotic stress associated genes that control plant response to abiotic stresses is one of the vital requirements to develop plants with increased abiotic stress tolerance.
Addressing the many complexities of transcriptional regulation, the book address cross talk and central regulation, regulatory networks, the role of DOF, WRKY and NAC transcription factors, zinc finger proteins, CRISPR/CAS9-based genome editing, C-Repeat (CRT) binding factors (CBFs)/Dehydration responsive element binding factors (DREBs) and factors impacting salt, cold and phosphorous stress levels, as well as transcriptional modulation of genes involved in nanomaterial-plant interactions.
Transcription Factors for Biotic and Abiotic Stress in Plants provides a useful reference by unravelling the transcriptional regulatory networks in plants. Researchers and advanced students will find this book valuable for understanding and inspiring new work in this important area.
- Discusses abiotic stress tolerance and adaptive mechanisms based on the findings generated by unlocking the transcriptional regulatory network in plants
- Presents detailed information various kinds of regulatory gene networks identified for drought, salinity, cold and heat stress in plants
- Written by international expert researchers in plant abiotic stress
- Highlights urgent climate change issues in plants and their management using modern biological methods including genome editing