This book presents the latest research on plant phenolics, offering readers a detailed, yet comprehensive account of their role in sustainable agriculture. It covers a diverse range of topics, including extraction processes; the role of plant phenolics in growth and development; plant physiology; post-harvesting technologies; food preservation; environmental, biotic and abiotic stress; as well as nutrition and health. Further the book provides readers with an up-to-date review of this dynamic field and sets the direction for future research. Based on the authors' extensive experience and written in an engaging style, this highly readable book will appeal to scholars from various disciplines. Bringing together work from leading international researchers, it is also a valuable reference resource for academics, researchers, students and teachers wanting to gain insights into the role of plant phenolics in sustainable agriculture.
Dr. Rafiq Lone is currently an Assistant Professor of Botany at SBBS University, India. He completed his M.Sc and Ph.D. in Botany at Jiwaji University, India and has worked as a lecturer (academic arrangement) in higher education in Jammu and Kashmir, as a teaching assistant at the School of Studies in Botany, Jiwaji University, and as a fellow in a project funded by MPCST-Bhopal-(M.P)-India. Dr Lone has 5 years of teaching and 10 years of research experience, and has published 25 research papers in national and international journals, as well as 14 book chapters. Dr Lone has attended 25 national/international conferences and has presented papers on plant microbe interaction, plant nutrition and plant phenolics. He has received numerous awards. His research interests include on plant-microbe interaction, plant nutrition, plant phenolics and invasion biology.
Dr Razia Shuab completed her M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Botany at Jiwaji University, India, and received an N-PDF (SERB-DST, GOI) from the University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir. Dr Razia has 1 year of teaching and 7 years of research experience. She has published 18 research papers in national and international journals, as well as 5 book chapters. She has attended 12 national/international conferences and has presented papers on plant phenolics and invasion biology.
Prof. Azra N. Kamili is currently a Professor of Botany at the Center of Research for Development, University of Kashmir Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. She completed her M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Botany at the University of Kashmir and has significantly contributed to various fields of botany, and her current research focuses on plant tissue culture, microbial ecology, stress biology, plant microbe interaction and molecular biology. She has 30 years of teaching and 35 years of research experience. She has attended 30 national and international conferences and is /has been the principal investigator /co-principal investigator/mentor of 16 major research projects supported by various funding agencies, like DST, ICAR, DBT and UGC. She has also published 8 books and over 170 research papers in respected journals. She was a member of the Syndicate of the University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, of the J&K Biodiversity board and of the Academic council, SKUAST-K.
Chapter 1. Salicylic acid-mediated salt stress tolerance in plants.- Chapter 2. Biotechnology for Extraction of Plant Phenolics.- Chapter 3. Exploitation of Plant Phenolics in Animal Farming.- Chapter 4. FLAVONES AND FLAVONOLS: BIOACTIVITIES AND RESPONSES UNDER LIGHT STRESS IN HERBS.- Chapter 5. Interactive Biology of Auxins and Phenolics in Plant Environment.- Chapter 6. Bioavailability and Nutritional analysis of Flavonoids.- Chapter 7. Newly Identified Phenolic Compounds from Different Plant Families.- Chapter 8. Phenolic alleochemicals from crops and weed management.- Chapter 9. Phenolic Compounds against Fungal and Viral Plant Diseases.- Chapter 10. Phenolic compounds from medicinal herbs: their role in animal health and diseases: A new approach for sustainable welfare and development.- Chapter 11. Phenolics- A game changer in the life cycle of plants.- Chapter 12. Phenolics as plant protective companion against abiotic stress.- Chapter 13. Phenolics: A key defence Secondary Metabolite to Counter Biotic Stress.- Chapter 14. Phenolics From Agro-Industrial By-Products.- Chapter 15. Plant Phenolics and Post Harvesting Technologies.- Chapter 16. Plant Phenolics as Natural Preservatives in Food System.- Chapter 17. Plant phenolics for overcoming multidrug resistance in human fungal pathogen.- Chapter 18. Plant Phenolics: their biosynthesis, regulation, evolutionary significance and role in Senescence.- Chapter 19. Plant phenolics under water deficit conditions: Biosynthesis, accumulation and physiological roles in water stress alleviation.- Chapter 20. Plants as Biofactories for Phenolic Compounds.- Chapter 21. QUANTITATIVE GENETICS AND THE GENETIC BASIS FOR POLYPHENOLICS TRAIT IN PLANTS.- Chapter 22. Role of Phenolic Compounds in Plant Defensive Mechanisms.- Chapter 23. Role of Salicylic Acid in Biotic and Aboitic Stress Tolerance in Plants.- Chapter 24. Root Phenolics Profile Modulates Microbial Ecology of Rhizosphere.- Chapter 25. Defensive role of plant phenolics against pathogenic microbes for sustainable agriculture.