Water Use Efficiency in Plant Biology

This is the first volume to provide comprehensive coverage of the biology of water use efficiency at molecular, cellular, whole plant and community levels.

Author: Mark Bacon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140514999X

Category: Science

Page: 344

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This is the first volume to provide comprehensive coverage of the biology of water use efficiency at molecular, cellular, whole plant and community levels. While several works have included the phenomenon of water use efficiency, and others have concentrated on an agronomic framework, this book represents the first detailed treatment with a biological focus. The volume sets out the definitions applicable to water use efficiency, the fundamental physiology and biochemistry governing the efficiency of carbon vs water loss, the environmental regulation of this process and the detailed physiological basis by which the plant exerts control over such efficiency. It is aimed at researchers and professionals in plant physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, developmental biology and agriculture. It will also inform those involved in formulating research and development policy in this topic around the world.


Stomata Regulation and Water Use Efficiency in Plants under Saline Soil Conditions

Functional Plant Biology, 9(2), 121–137. Farquhar, G. D., & Richards, R. A. (1984). Isotopic composition of plant carbon correlates with water-use efficiency of wheat genotypes. Functional Plant Biology, 11(6), 539–552.

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Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0323914748

Category: Science

Page: 284

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Advances in Botanical Research, Volume 103 provides a timely and comprehensive update on the current knowledge of stomata development and operation in salt-grown plants. The range of topics covered includes evolution of stomata for adaptation to saline conditions, comparative analysis of proteomic, transcriptomic and metabolomic profiles of stomata guard cells between halophytes and glycophyte species and their reprogramming under salt stress, the molecular nature of the signals that control stomata aperture and their integration at the cellular and whole-plant level, and ecophysiological aspects of stomata operation in crop and halophytes species. Written by leading international experts in the field Provides a comprehensive update on several hot topics in one volume Integrates information at various levels of plant functional organization, from molecular to whole-plant level

The relation between potassium nutrition and water use efficiency of crop plants

I. Yield, water-use efficiency and growth. Acta Agric Scand BPlant Soil Sci 42:34–44. Bacon M (2004) Water use efficiency in plant biology. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford Barber SA (1984) Soil nutrient bioavailability.

Author: Bálint Jákli

Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag

ISBN: 3736984308

Category: Science

Page: 156

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The world’s population presently experiences a period of unprecedented growth, increasing the need to further intensify the agricultural production (Garnett et al.2013). At the same time, recent climate trends and model predictions suggest shifting temperature, precipitation and circulation patterns on global and regional scales (Shepherd 2014). In this context, the risk of temporal or unseasonal drought is increasing in many regions worldwide (Pachauri et al. 2014). Agriculture accounts for about 75 % of human water use (Wallace 2000). However, the availability of water is the most limiting abiotic factor for plant production (Boyer 1996). Therefore, agricultural production and food security are highly susceptible to increased incidences of drought. Improving the water-use efficiency (WUE) of crop plants and cropping systems is therefore an important strategy to face the current challenges of global change (Pinstrup-Andersen et al. 1999).

The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops

The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops provides both a timely summary of the latest advances in the field as well as anticipating directions for future research.

Author: Malcolm J. Hawkesford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047096068X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

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Efforts to increase efficient nutrient use by crops are of growing importance as the global demand for food, fibre and fuel increases and competition for resources intensifies. The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops provides both a timely summary of the latest advances in the field as well as anticipating directions for future research. The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops bridges the gap between agronomic practice and molecular biology by linking underpinning molecular mechanisms to the physiological and agronomic aspects of crop yield. These chapters provide an understanding of molecular and physiological mechanisms that will allow researchers to continue to target and improve complex traits for crop improvement. Written by leading international researchers, The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops will be an essential resource for the crop science community for years to come. Special Features: coalesces current knowledge in the areas of efficient acquisition and utilization of nutrients by crop plants with emphasis on modern developments addresses future directions in crop nutrition in the light of changing climate patterns including temperature and water availability bridges the gap between traditional agronomy and molecular biology with focus on underpinning molecular mechanisms and their effects on crop yield includes contributions from a leading team of global experts in both research and practical settings

Drought Adaptation in Cereals

Effects of soil strength on the relation of wateruse efficiency and growth to carbon isotope discrimination in wheat seedlings . Plant Physiology 86 : 32-38 . Merah , O. , E. Deleens , and P. Monneveux ( 1999 ) .

Author: Jean-Marcel Ribaut

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781560222781

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 642

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Learn how to best improve yield in cereal plants—even in dry conditions The impact of drought on crop production can be economically devastating. Drought Adaptation in Cereals provides a comprehensive review of the latest research on the tolerance of cereal crops to water-limited conditions. Renowned experts extensively describe basic concepts and cutting-edge research results to clearly reveal all facets of drought adaptation in cereals. More than simply a fine reference for plant biology and plant improvement under water-limited conditions, this book spotlights the most relevant biological approaches from plant phenotyping to functional genomics. The need to understand plant response to the lack of water is integral to forming strategies to best manage crops. Drought Adaptation in Cereals starts by offering an overview of the biological basis and defines the adaptive mechanisms found in plants under water-limited conditions. Different approaches are presented to provide understanding of plant genetics basics and plant breeding, including phenotyping, physiology, and biotechnology. The book details drought adaptation mechanisms at the cellular, organ, and entire plant levels, focusing on plant metabolism and gene functions. This resource is extensively referenced and contains tables, charts, and figures to clearly present data and enhance understanding. After a foreword by J. O'Toole and a prologue by A. Blum, Drought Adaptation in Cereals presents a full spectrum of informative topics from other internationally respected scientists. These include: drought’s economic impact (P. Heisey) genotype-by-environment interactions (M. Cooper) secondary traits for drought adaptation (P. Monneveux) leaf growth (F. Tardieu) carbon isotope discrimination (T. Condon) drought adaptation in barley (M. Sorrells), maize (M. Sawkins), rice (R. Lafitte), sorghum (A. Borrell) and wheat (M. Reynolds) carbohydrate metabolism (A. Tiessen) the role of abscisic acid (T. Setter) protection mechanisms and stress proteins (L. Mtwisha) genetic basis of ion homeostasis and water deficit (H. Bohnert) transcriptional factors (K. Yamaguchi-Shinozaki) resurrection plants (D. Bartels) Drought Adaptation in Cereals is a unique, vital reference for scientists, educators, and students in plant biology, agronomy, and natural resources management.

Improving Water and Nutrient Use Efficiency in Food Production Systems

Fereres, E., Orgaz, F., & Villalobos, F. J. (1998) Crop productivity in water-limited environments. In: Proceedings of the Fifth ... Journal of Experimental Botany, 61, 3211–3222. ... In: Water Use Efficiency in Plant Biology (ed.

Author: Zdenko Rengel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 081381989X

Category: Science

Page: 307

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Improving Water and Nutrient Use Efficiency in FoodProduction Systems provides professionals, students, and policymakers with an in-depth view of various aspects of water andnutrient us in crop production. The book covers topics related toglobal economic, political, and social issues related to foodproduction and distribution, describes various strategies andmechanisms that increase water and nutrient use efficiency, andreview te curren situation and potential improvements in majorfood-producing systems on each continent. The book also deals withproblems experienced by developed countries separtaely fromproblems facing developing countries. Improving Water and Nutrient Use Efficiency emphasizesjudicious water and nutrient management which is aimed atmaximising water and nutrient utilisation in the agriculturallandscape, and minimising undesirable nutrient losses to theenvironment.

Advances in Molecular Breeding Toward Drought and Salt Tolerant Crops

Plant and Soil 272: 201–209 Bacon, M.A., 2004, Water use efficiency in plant biology. In, Water Use Efficiency in Plant Biology. M.A. Bacon, ed., Blackwell, Oxford, pp 1–26. Bengough, A.G., 2003, Root growth and function in relation to ...

Author: Matthew A. Jenks

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402055773

Category: Science

Page: 817

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With near-comprehensive coverage of new advances in crop breeding for drought and salinity stress tolerance, this timely work seeks to integrate the most recent findings about key biological determinants of plant stress tolerance with modern crop improvement strategies. This volume is unique because is provides exceptionally wide coverage of current knowledge and expertise being applied in drought and salt tolerance research.

Water Relations of Plants and Soils

Water Relations of Plants and Soils, successor to the seminal 1983 book by Paul Kramer, covers the entire field of water relations using current concepts and consistent terminology.

Author: Paul Jackson Kramer

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124250602

Category: Nature

Page: 495

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Water Relations of Plants and Soils, successor to the seminal 1983 book by Paul Kramer, covers the entire field of water relations using current concepts and consistent terminology. Emphasis is on the interdependence of processes, including rate of water absorption, rate of transpiration, resistance to water flow into roots, soil factors affecting water availability. New trends in the field, such as the consideration of roots (rather than leaves) as the primary sensors of water stress, are examined in detail. Key Features * Addresses the role of water in the whole range of plant activities * Describes molecular mechanisms of water action in the context of whole plants * Synthesizes recent scientific findings * Relates current concepts to agriculture and ecology * Provides a summary of methods

Issues in Life Sciences Botany and Plant Biology Research 2012 Edition

... 'Minimum hydraulic safety leads to maximum water-use efficiency in a forage grass' new findings in Plant Biology. According to recent research from Australia, “Understanding how water-use regulation relates to biomass accumulation ...

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481645390

Category: Science

Page: 996

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Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. The editors have built Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Plant Nutrition and Soil Science in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.