Photosynthesis in Plants under Stressful Conditions

Authored by: Mohammad Pessarakli

Handbook of Photosynthesis

Print publication date:  March  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781482230734
eBook ISBN: 9781482230758
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Abiotic stressful conditions of the environment such as soil salinity, drought, flood, heat, cold, anaerobiosis, gaseous pollutants, radiation, and high levels of metals in the soil are maj or constraints to global crop productivity. Extremes of these conditions cause alterations in a wide range of physiological, biochemical, and molecular processes in plants, affecting growth and metabolism of plants and ultimately leading to decrease in crop yield. To achieve sustainability in food grain production, in order to feed growing population, it is essential to ensure yield stability in stress-prone environments.

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