Abiotic stress, such as high salinity and drought is the most common challenge for sustainable food production in large parts of the world, in particular in emerging countries. The ongoing and expected global climate change will further increase these challenges in many areas, making improved stress resistance of crops a key topic for the 21st century.Proteomics, genomics and metabolomics are methods allowing for the rapid and complete analysis of the complete physiology of crop plants. This knowledge in turn, is the prerequisite for improvements of crop resistance against abiotic stress through genetic engineering or traditional breeding methods.The latest update on improving crop resistance against abiotic stress is presented by well-balanced international mix of contributors from industry and academia covering work done with individual crop plants, while also including studies of model organisms such as Arabidopsis that can then be applied to specific crop plants.From the contents:o Introduction into plant abiotic stress responseo Methods to improve plant abiotic stress responseo Species specific case studiesThis multivolume reference work is a long awaited must-have for every scientist working in the fields of basic and applied crop science, plant physiology and plant biotechnology.

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