Since the last edition of Plant Abiotic Stress, insight has come from various research programs that now shines new light on the determinants of plant adaptation to environmental stress. While there are many sources of plant stress, this book will focus as in the first edition on the inanimate components of the environment associated with climatic, edaphic, and physiographic factors that substantially limit plant growth and survival. Categorically, this book places a focus on plant abiotic stresses caused by flooding, drought, salinity, nonoptimal temperatures, and poor soil nutrition. Discussions of plant abiotic stress that originate from climate change, and its potential impacts on crop production, are also included in these chapters.
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