Plant Cold Hardiness: From the Laboratory to the Field

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Lawrence V. Gusta, Karen K. Tanino, Michael E. Wisniewski
CABI, 2009 - Science - 317 pages
Presenting the latest research on the effects of cold and sub-zero temperatures on plant distribution, growth and yield, this comprehensive volume contains 28 chapters by international experts covering basic molecular science to broad ecological studies on the impact of global warming, and an industry perspective on transgenic approaches to abiotic stress tolerance. With a focus on integrating molecular studies in the laboratory with field research and physiological studies of whole plants in their natural environments, this book covers plant physiology, production, development, agronomy, ecology, breeding and genetics, and their applications in agriculture and horticulture.
Global Analysis of Gene Networks to Solve Complex Abiotic Stress responses, K Shinozaki, RIKEN Tsukuba Institute, Japan and K Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Japan, The CBF Cold Response Pathways of Arabidopsis and Tomato, J T Vogel, Michigan State University, USA, D Cook, Mississippi State University, USA, S G Fowler and M F Thomashow, Michigan State University, USA, Barley Contains a Large CBF Gene Family Associated with Quantitative Cold Tolerance Traits, J S Skinner, J von Zitzewitz, L Marquez-Cedillo, T Filichkin, Oregon State University, USA, P Szucs, Agricultural Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary, K Amundsen, Michigan State University, USA, E Stockinger, Ohio State University, USA, M F Thomashow, Michigan State University, USA, T H H Chen, and P M Hayes, Oregon State University, USA, Structural Organization of Barley CBF Genes Coincident with QTLS for Cold Hardiness , E J Stockinger, H Cheng, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China and J Skinner, The genetic basis of vernalization response in barley, L L D Cooper, Oregon State University, USA, J von Zitzewitz, J S Skinner, P Szucs, I Karsai, Agriculturtal Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary, E Francia, A M Stanca, Experimental Institute for Cereal Resources, Italy, N Pecchioni, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy, D A Laurie, John Innes Research Centre, UK, T H H Chen, and P M Hayes, Vernalization Genes in Winter Cereals, N A Kane, J Danyluk, and F Sarhan, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada, A Bulk Segregant Approach to Identify Genetic Polymorphisms Associated with Cold Tolerance in Alfalfa, Y Castonguay, J Cloutier, S Laberge, A Bertrand and R Michaud, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada, Ectopic Over-expression of AtCBF1 in Potato Enhances Freezing Tolerance, M T Pino, J S Skinner, Z Jeknic, E J Park, Oregon State University, USA, P M Hayes, and T H H Chen, Over-expression of a Heat-inducible apx Gene Confers Chilling Tolerance to Rice Plants, Y Sato, National Agricultural Research Center for Hokkaido Region, Japan, and H Saruyama, Hokkaido Green-Bio Institute, Japan Physiological and Morphological Alterations Associated with Development of Freezing Tolerance in The Moss Physcomitrella patens, A Minami, M Nagao, Iwate University, Japan, K Arakawa, S Fujikawa, Hokkaido University and D Takezawa, Saitama University, Japan, Control of Growth and Cold Acclimation in Silver Birch, M K Aalto and E T Palva, Viikki Biocenter, Finland, The Role of the CBF-Dependent Signalling Pathway in Woody Perennials, C Benedict, Umea University, Sweden, J S Skinner, R Meng, Y Chang, Oregon State University, USA, R Bhalerao, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden, C Finn, USDA-ARS, USA, T H H Chen, V Hurry, Umea University, Sweden, Functional Role of Winter-accumulating Proteins from Mulberry Tree in adaptation to Winter-induced Stresses, S Fujikawa, N Ukaji, Hokkaido University, Japan, M Nagao, K Yamane, Hokkaido University, Japan, D Takezawa, and K Arakawa, The Role of Compatible Solutes in Plant Freezing Tolerance: A Case Study on Raffinose, D K Hincha, E Zuther, M Hundertmark, A G Heyer, Max-Planck-Institut fur Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Germany, Dehydration in model membranes and protoplasts: contrasting effects at low, intermediate and high hydrations, K L Koster, University of South Dakota,USA, and G Bryant, RMIT University, Australia, Effect of Plasma Membrane-associated Proteins on Acquisition of Freezing Tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana, Y Tominaga, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada, C Nakagawara, Y Kawamura and M Uemura, Iwate University, Japan
 

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Contents

THE FREEZING PROCESS
1
MOLECULAR BASIS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF FREEZING TOLERANCE
43
LINKAGE BETWEEN DEVELOPMENTAL ARREST AND COLD HARDINESS
91
GENETIC BASIS OF SUPERIOR COLD TOLERANCE
119
IMPACT OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ON PLANTS
140
The Colour Plate Section
160
FROM THE LABORATORY TO THE FIELD BRIDGING THE GAP
214
PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND SIGNALLING
249
SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
279
Index
305
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Dr. Lawrence V. Gustais a B.S.A.and Masters graduate from the University of Manitoba and a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gusta has conducted leading research on plant cold hardiness for the last 40 years. He has published over 125 papers in peer reviewed journals, edited 2 books and authored numerous book chapters in the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, physiology, agronomy, genetics and molecular biology. He is one of the last few researchers that has seen research evolve over the ast 40 years in the area of cold hardiness that we know it today.

Dr. Michael Wisniewskiis a graduate of Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire. He has conducted research in the field of plant cold hardiness for over 25 years and serves as a Lead Scientist for the USDA-ARS, Appalachian Fruit Research Station conducting research on the functional genomics of environmental stress. He is considered a leading authority on cold hardiness in temperate fruit trees and other woody plants specializing in the areas of ice nucleation, deep supercooling, and cold-regulated gene transcription. He has published over 80 peer reviewed articles and numerous book chapters on the subject of cold hardiness.

Dr. Karen Taninois an Associate Professor with the University of Saskatchewan. She is a graduate of Oregon State University and the University of Guelph. Her 20+ year research work has focused on the physiological interactions between the plant and its environment with abiotic stress and water as central themes to her research. Recent research on low temperature stress examines the role of predicted temperature shifts on subsequent growth cessation, dormancy induction and cold hardiness in temperate deciduous woody plants. She has chaired, co-chaired numerous conferences, teaches a graduate level course on plant abiotic stress and has actively published in this field.

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