Agriculture & Allied Sciences

Plant Secondary Metabolites: Volume 3
Their Roles in Stress Ecophysiology

Editors: Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, PhD
Vasudha Bansal, PhD

Plant Secondary Metabolites: Volume 3

Pub Date: December 2016
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771883566
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-315-36630-2
Pages: 272 pp+index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 15 color and 37 b/w illustrations

Secondary metabolites are known to protect plants from the adverse environmental conditions. Stress conditions stimulate the production or liberation of secondary metabolites, are organic compounds that are required for the plant to survive by fighting off herbivores, pests, and pathogens. Adverse conditions of adaptability cause the release of bioactive compounds.

This third book in the three-volume Plant Secondary Metabolites examines the relationship between environmental stress and the physiology of plants, leading to stimulation of secondary metabolites. Various stressors are discussed, including plant and soil interfaces, changing climate elements, essential plant nutrients, pest insects, plant pathogens and microrganisms, and more. The chapters, written by experienced experts, also address the diverse utilization of plant-originated secondary metabolites and more.

Topics cover:

  • environmental stress and physiology of plants leading to stimulation of secondary metabolites
  • the significance and effect of organic matter present in soil in relation to secondary metabolites accumulated in plants
  • the interactions between soil and plants under different zones of climate
  • the essential nutritional elements present in plants and the effect of soil composition on these
  • the use of pest management of the production of secondary metabolites
  • polyhydroxyalkanoates produced as a byproduct by microorganisms
  • the effect of pathogens on the release of secondary metabolites
  • the diverse utilization of secondary metabolites from plant sources
This informative volume will shed light on adverse climatic factors and other stressors, which can be manipulated for the application of secondary metabolites for various industrial fields. The book will be a useful resource for researchers working on the stress physiology, soil-plant relationships, and natural secondary metabolites.

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1. Environmental Stress and Stress Biology in Plants
Subhasish Das and Satya Sundar Bhattacharya
2. Significance of Soil Organic Matter in Relation to Plants and Their Products
Subhasish Das and Satya Sundar Bhattacharya
3. Plant and Soil Interfaces and Their Interactions under Different Climate
Subhasish Das and Satya Sundar Bhattacharya
4. Plant Essential Nutrients and Nutrient Composition in Soil and Activity of Plant Metabolites
Subhasish Das and Satya Sundar Bhattacharya
5. Secondary Plant Metabolites: Mechanisms and Roles in Insect Pest Management
Tamoghna Saha, Nithya C., Shyambabu S., Kiran Kumari, S.N. Ray, and Kalmesh M.
6. Secondary Metabolites in Pathogen-Induced Plant Defense
Mohammad Ansar, Abhijeet Ghatak, Lajja Vati Ghatak, Ashwathnarayan Srinivasaraghavan, Rekha Balodi, and Chandramani Raj
7. Polyhydroxyalkanoates: A Valuable Secondary Metabolite Produced in Microorganisms and Plants
Ida Idayu Muhamada, Farzaneh Sabbagh, and Norsuhada Abdul Karim
8. Diverse Utilization of Plant-Originated Secondary Metabolites
Vasudha Bansal, Pawan Kumar, Satish K. Tuteja, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, and Kamlesh Prasad

About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, PhD
Assistant Professor and Scientist, Department of Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology, Bihar Agricultural University, India

Dr. Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui is an Assistant Professor and Scientist in the Department of Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology at Bihar Agricultural University in Sabour, India, and is the author or co-author of 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, 18 book chapters, and 18 conference papers. He has three edited and one authored books to his credit, published by CRC Press, USA; Springer, USA; and Apple Academic Press, USA. Recently, Dr. Siddiqui has established an international peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Postharvest Technology. He has been honored to accept the position of Editor-in-Chief of a book series entitled Postharvest Biology and Technology, being published by Apple Academic Press. Dr. Siddiqui is also an Acquisitions Editor for Horticultural Science for AAP. He is editorial board member of several journals.

Recently, Dr. Siddiqui has received the Achiever Award 2014 for outstanding research work by the Society for Advancement of Human and Nature (SADHNA), Nauni, Himachal Pradesh, India, where he is also an Honorary Board Member. He has been an active member of the organizing committees of several national and international seminars, conferences, and summits.

Dr. Siddiqui acquired a BSc (Agriculture) degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, India, and received MSc. (Horticulture) and PhD (Horticulture) degrees from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, India, with specialization in postharvest technology. He was awarded a Maulana Azad National Fellowship Award from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India. He is a member of the Core Research Group at Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), where he helps with providing appropriate direction and assisting with prioritizing the research. He has received several grants from various funding agencies to carry out his research projects. Dr. Siddiqui has been associated with postharvest technology and processing aspects of horticultural crops, and he is dynamically involved in teaching (graduate and doctorate students) and research. He has proved himself as an active scientist in the area of postharvest technology.

Vasudha Bansal, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea

Vasudha Bansal, PhD is working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea. She has worked as a study coordinator in clinical trials for diabetic and osteoporotic patients in the Endocrinology Department in the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh, India. She has been awarded a young scientist talent scholarship from the Ministry of Education in Brazil (2014), a Bio-Nutra Junior award for best oral presentation from the National Institute of Food Technology and Entrepreneurship Management, Kundli, Haryana, India (2013), the Mrs. Gupta Physics award and the Mrs. Handa Zoology award for her BSc. She is an editorial member and peer reviewer of the Journal of Food Research, a peer reviewer of Food Composition and Analysis and the Journal of Food Bioprocess and Technology. She is a member of the Indian Science Congress Association, the Nutrition Society of India, and the Indian Dietetic Association. She acquired her PhD (food science) from the AcSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh (India) and her BSc and MSc in food and nutrition from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.

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