Emerging Technologies to Combat Biotic Stress in Crop Plants and Food Security

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Anirban Bhar, PhD – Department of Botany, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Aryadeep Roy Choudhury, PhD – Discipline of Life Sciences, School of Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, India

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies; Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC
: SCI011000; NAT026000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/BPYV8216

This book provides comprehensive knowledge and recent advancements in biotic stress tolerance in crop plants. Despite this, it also focuses on the relevance of these advancements in securing food for the future. Rapid population outburst along with the significant reduction in agricultural fields across the globe embarks a serious threat to meet the need for the foods for the future. Yield loss due to biotic ingression makes the situation more complicated. Rapid climate change also has altered pathogenesis in many common crop plants. In this regard, a systematic and comprehensive approach is urgently necessary for sustainable agricultural developments. The biotic stress tolerance in crop plants is distinct from that of model plants hence, demands more priority. Host-microbe interaction is a very interesting branch of research in plant science. Although many host-microbe systems had extensively been studied, the systematic assemblage of the same with crop plants is largely obscured. Additionally, the implication of all these techniques in employing food security of the mass is again scarce. Given the above, the present book tries to fill the gap of knowledge to facilitate the “lab-to-land transition” of the same. The chapters are designed to cover all the aspects related to crop plant biotic stress tolerance mechanism in the light of modern biotechnology and the implication of the same in food security. The in-depth information provided in different chapters not only improves knowledge in biotic stress in crop plants but endow future research in this field also.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. The Biotic Stress Tolerance of Crop Plants: The Role of Plant Tissue Culture in the Modern Age
Shelly Sinha
Department of Botany, Rabindra Mahavidyalaya, Champadanga, Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Chapter 2. The Engrossing Story of Fungal Effectors in Plant-Microbe Interactions
Sathi Paul and Sampa Das
Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Chapter 3. Xanthomonas: Mechanistic Insights into Host-Pathogen Interactions
Ankita Chowdhury, Smriti Pramanik, Pallab Chakravorty, Natasha Karmakar, Aloke Mandal and Anindya Biswas
Plant-Microbe Interaction Laboratory, Department of Botany, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India

Chapter 4. Insect Transmission of Plant Viruses: Lectins as Potent Controlling Agents
Ayan Das
Department of Life Sciences, Presidency University, College Street, Kolkata, India

Chapter 5. Disentangling the Minutiae of Plant Nematode Crosstalk: Present Understanding versus Future Challenges
Sumanti Gupta
Department of Botany, Rabindra Mahavidyalaya, Post: Champadanga, P.S: Tarakeswar, Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Chapter 6. Requisiteness of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in Plant-Microbe Interactions
Kumar Aditya¹, Nidhi Rai¹,², Neha Sharma¹, Jhumishree Meher¹, Akansha Jain¹ and B. K. Sarma¹
¹Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
²Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Chapter 7. How Crop Plants Tolerate Biotic Stresses: The Significance of DNA Damage and Epigenetics
Anindya Bhattacharyya¹ and Tanaya Das²
¹Department of Biochemistry, Gurudas College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
²Department of Biochemistry, West Bengal State University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Chapter 8. Genomics of Parasitic Plants That Are a Threat to Agriculture: Recent Developments and Future Strategies
Chitralekha Roy, Sanatan Ghosh and Malay Das
Department of Life Sciences, Presidency University, Kolkata, India

Chapter 9. Rhizobacterial Interactions in Crop Legumes with Relevance to the Enhancement of Biotic Stress Tolerance Imparting Food Security
Shelly Sinha
Department of Botany, Rabindra Mahavidyalaya, Champadanga, Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Chapter 10. Nanoparticles in Developing Plant Tolerance Against Biotic Stress
Unmesha Paul¹, Ankur Singh¹ and Aryadeep Roychoudhury²
¹Department of Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
²Discipline of Life Sciences, School of Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, India

Chapter 11. Biosafety Issues in Biotic Stress-Tolerant Plants: The Two-Edged Sword
Ankur Chaudhuri, Proharsha Dey, Soumyabroto Karmakar and Anirban Bhar
Department of Botany, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Index

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Anirban Bhar0000-0002-7535-3447
Aryadeep Roy Choudhury0000-0003-2324-940X

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