The Life of Plants in a Changing Environment
Plants experience stress due to environmental changes, either in biotic or abiotic form, during their life cycle. Non-heritable modifications in morphological, physiological or biochemical characteristics tend to reduce or decrease growth and productivity, and sometimes lead to death.
This book presents an exhaustive overview of the specific effects and modifications that could occur in this regard, and will serve to consolidate the ideas to promote standardization of plant adaptation to these changes in the environment. This book returns to the facts of both biotic and abiotic stress, detailing an essential aspect of plant life in the context of stress response.
The text is a comprehensive, current reference that effectively addresses issues and concerns related to plant stress in natural environments. Although many reference books about abiotic stress and other environmental stresses have been published, they all exist in relative isolation from one another, covering only one specific topic. This book is, rather, a comprehensive review of all aspects of the responses of plants to changes in the environment.
Rishikesh Upadhyay, PhD, is an Assistant Professor, researcher and author. His research and teaching work has focused largely on the environmental physiology of plants and chemistry. He has to his credit three years of post-graduate teaching experience at Assam University, India, and is the author of three books. He is a recipient of the UGC Research Fellowship Award, the Pencraft Literary Excellence Award, the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Elsevier Science Reviewer Recognition Award. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Plant Environmental Physiology and Chemistry in the Department of Botany at Haflong Government College, India.
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