Oxidative Damage to Plants

Written By Parvaiz Ahmad
Oxidative Damage to Plants
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 29 January 2014
  • ISBN : 0128004606
  • Pages : 672 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Oxidative Damage to Plants written by Parvaiz Ahmad which was release on 29 January 2014, this book published by Academic Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: With contributions that review research on this topic throughout the world, Oxidative Damage to Plants covers key areas of discovery, from the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROSs), their mechanisms, quenching of these ROSs through enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants, and detailed aspects of such antioxidants as SOD and CAT. Environmental stress is responsible for the generation of oxidative stress, which causes oxidative damage to biomolecules and hence reduces crop yield. To cope up with these problems, scientists have to fully understand the generation of reactive oxygen species, its impact on plants and how plants will be able to withstand these stresses. Provides invaluable information about the role of antioxidants in alleviating oxidative stress Examines both the negative effects (senescence, impaired photosynthesis and necrosis) and positive effects (crucial role that superoxide plays against invading microbes) of ROS on plants Features contributors from a variety of regions globally