TY - CHAP A1 - Aimar D. A2 - Calafat M. A3 - Andrade A.M. A4 - Carassay L. A5 - Abdala G.I. A6 - Molas M.L. ED1 - Hemanth KN. Vasanthaiah ED2 - Devaiah Kambiranda Y1 - 2011-10-21 PY - 2011 T1 - Drought Tolerance and Stress Hormones: From Model Organisms to Forage Crops N2 - Changing environmental condition and global population demands understanding the plant responses to hostile environment. Significant progress has been made over the past few decades through amalgamation of molecular breeding with non-conventional breeding. Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms to stress tolerance has received considerable scientific scrutiny because of the uniqueness of such processes to plant biology, and also its importance in the campaign "Freedom From Hunger". The main intention of this publication is to provide a state-of-the-art and up-to-date knowledge of recent developments in understanding of plant responses to major abiotic stresses, limitations and the current status of crop improvement. A better insight will help in taking a multidisciplinary approach to address the issues affecting plant development and performance under adverse conditions. I trust this book will act as a platform to excel in the field of stress biology. BT - Plants and Environment SP - Ch. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/24279 DO - 10.5772/24279 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-01-21 ER -