Plant-Microbe Interactions and Water Management in Arid and Saline Soils

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/577369
Title:
Plant-Microbe Interactions and Water Management in Arid and Saline Soils
Authors:
Daffonchio, Daniele ( 0000-0003-0947-925X ) ; Hirt, Heribert ( 0000-0003-3119-9633 ) ; Berg, Gabriele
Abstract:
Drought and salinity are major factors limiting agriculture in many regions in the world, and their importance is predicted to even increase in the near future in parallel with the ongoing global warming and climate changes. Soil and rhizosphere microbes are potential resources for counteracting such abiotic stresses in plants. The knowledge on the roles of root microorganisms in retaining soil humidity and promoting plant growth under such abiotic stresses is analyzed in this chapter. The importance of microbial diversity in the rhizosphere for alleviating drought and salinity effects on the plant physiology is discussed in the light of “Desert Farming”, the general crop management practice that is frequently used in arid regions. The plant growth promoting functional services exerted by microorganisms within the rhizosphere in arid soils are presented in relation to the plant response under water stress.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Publisher:
Springer Science + Business Media
Journal:
Principles of Plant-Microbe Interactions
Issue Date:
5-Dec-2014
DOI:
10.1007/978-3-319-08575-3_28
Type:
Book Chapter
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-08575-3_28
Appears in Collections:
Book Chapters; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDaffonchio, Danieleen
dc.contributor.authorHirt, Heriberten
dc.contributor.authorBerg, Gabrieleen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-16T07:14:38Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-16T07:14:38Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12-05en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-08575-3_28en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/577369en
dc.description.abstractDrought and salinity are major factors limiting agriculture in many regions in the world, and their importance is predicted to even increase in the near future in parallel with the ongoing global warming and climate changes. Soil and rhizosphere microbes are potential resources for counteracting such abiotic stresses in plants. The knowledge on the roles of root microorganisms in retaining soil humidity and promoting plant growth under such abiotic stresses is analyzed in this chapter. The importance of microbial diversity in the rhizosphere for alleviating drought and salinity effects on the plant physiology is discussed in the light of “Desert Farming”, the general crop management practice that is frequently used in arid regions. The plant growth promoting functional services exerted by microorganisms within the rhizosphere in arid soils are presented in relation to the plant response under water stress.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Science + Business Mediaen
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-08575-3_28en
dc.rightsThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08575-3_28en
dc.titlePlant-Microbe Interactions and Water Management in Arid and Saline Soilsen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalPrinciples of Plant-Microbe Interactionsen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionDeFENS, Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences, University of Milan, 20133, Milan, Italyen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, 8010, Graz, Austriaen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorDaffonchio, Danieleen
kaust.authorHirt, Heriberten
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