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Abiotic Stresses in Plants by A. Leone, C. Perrotta, B. Maresca (auth.), Luigi Sanità di

By A. Leone, C. Perrotta, B. Maresca (auth.), Luigi Sanità di Toppi, Barbara Pawlik-Skowrońska (eds.)

This booklet offers a invaluable perception into how the world of plant variation to abiotic stresses has advanced throughout the software of the hot applied sciences. The booklet contains 8 chapters written by means of impressive scientists internationally, who perform examine on the leading edge in their disciplines. the subjects, addressed in up to date particular chapters, comprise results and responses of crops to stresses as a result of such elements as: 1) hot temperature, 2) low temperature (chilling and freezing), three) salt, four) drought, five) flooding, 6) heavy metals, 7) increased carbon dioxide, eight) ozone.

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