Advances in seed priming
- [edited by] Amitava Rakshit, Harikesh Bahadur Singh.
- text file
- Singapore : Springer, 
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (XVII, 307 pages) : illustrations
- Rakshit, Amitava, editor.
- Singh, H. B., Dr., editor.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Part 1. Concepts.- Chapter1. Seed Priming: New Vistas and Contemporary Perspectives.-
- Chapter 2. Impact of Seed Priming on The Modulation of Physico-Chemical and Molecular Processes During Germination , Growth and Development of Crops.-
- Chapter 3. Seed Priming: An Emerging Technology to Impart Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants.-
- Chapter 4. Recent Advances in Abiotic Stress Tolerance of Plants Through Chemical Priming: An Overview.-
- Chapter 5. Seed Priming Technology in the Amelioration of Salinity Stress in Plants.-
- Chapter 6. Seed Priming with Plant Growth Regulators to Improve Crops Abiotic Stress Tolerance.-
- Chapter 7. Addressing Stresses in Agriculture Through Bio-Priming Intervention.-
- Chapter 8. Role of Microbial Seed Priming and Microbial Phytohormone in Modulating Growth Promotion and Defense Responses in Plants.-
- Chapter 9. Potential Of Biopriming in Enhancing Crop Productivity and Stress Tolerance.-
- Chapter 10. Stimulating Plant Tolerance Against Abiotic Stress Through Seed Priming.-
- Part 2. Case Studies on Priming.-
- Chapter 11. Seed Priming: A Low-Cost Technology for Resource-Poor Farmers in Improving Pulse Productivity.-
- Chapter 12. Studies on Seed Priming in Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.).-
- Chapter 13. Effect of Different Seed Priming Treatments on Germination and Seedling Establishment of Two Threatened Endangered Medicinal Plant Of Darjeeling Himalaya.-
- Chapter 14. Seed Priming on Germination, Growth and Flowering in Flowers and Ornamental Trees.-
- Chapter 15. Role of SNP Mediated Nitric Oxide Priming in Conferring Low Temperature Tolerance in Wheat Genotype (Triticum aestivum L.): A Case Study in Indian Northern Plains.-
- Chapter 16. Seedling Biopriming with Trichoderma spp. Enhances Nitrogen Use efficiency in Rice.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's summary
Most crop plants grow in environments that are suboptimal, which prevents the plants from attaining their full genetic potential for growth and reproduction. Stress due to abiotic and biotic agents has a significant effect on world food production. Annually, an estimated 15% of global yields are lost, but this figure belies far greater losses for specific food systems and the people whose existence is dependent upon them, particularly in developing countries. Current efforts to mitigate these losses are worryingly over-reliant on the use of sophisticated and costly chemicals /measures with substantial economic and environmental costs, or on the development of efficient and smart crop varieties, which can take decades. What we need is a broad range of safe, robust and equitable solutions for food producers. One under-investigated approach is that of utilizing the crop plant's innate immune system to resist stress. More specifically, the innate immune system can be sensitized or 'primed' to respond more quickly and strongly to protect the plant against stresses. However, a strategy of employing priming in combination with reduced pesticide use can enhance protection, and help to meet commitments to reducing chemical inputs in agriculture. This book discusses in detail different segments of priming in addressing stress factors and traits to increase competitiveness against all odds. Adopting a holistic and systematic approach, it addresses priming to counter climate-change related adverse effects coupled with pest and pathogen related stress on the productivity of crops utilizing natural resources to reap sustainable environmental, economic and social benefits for potential productivity of crops, maintaining synergy between soil, water and plants in ways that mimic nature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 9789811300325 (electronic book)
- 9811300321 (electronic book)
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