Part 1. Concepts.- Chapter1. Seed Priming: New Vistas and Contemporary Perspectives.- Chapter 2. Impact of Seed Priming on The Modulation of Physico-Chemical and Molecular Processes During Germination , Growth and Development of Crops.- Chapter 3. Seed Priming: An Emerging Technology to Impart Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants.- Chapter 4. Recent Advances in Abiotic Stress Tolerance of Plants Through Chemical Priming: An Overview.- Chapter 5. Seed Priming Technology in the Amelioration of Salinity Stress in Plants.- Chapter 6. Seed Priming with Plant Growth Regulators to Improve Crops Abiotic Stress Tolerance.- Chapter 7. Addressing Stresses in Agriculture Through Bio-Priming Intervention.- Chapter 8. Role of Microbial Seed Priming and Microbial Phytohormone in Modulating Growth Promotion and Defense Responses in Plants.- Chapter 9. Potential Of Biopriming in Enhancing Crop Productivity and Stress Tolerance.- Chapter 10. Stimulating Plant Tolerance Against Abiotic Stress Through Seed Priming.- Part 2. Case Studies on Priming.- Chapter 11. Seed Priming: A Low-Cost Technology for Resource-Poor Farmers in Improving Pulse Productivity.- Chapter 12. Studies on Seed Priming in Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.).- Chapter 13. Effect of Different Seed Priming Treatments on Germination and Seedling Establishment of Two Threatened Endangered Medicinal Plant Of Darjeeling Himalaya.- Chapter 14. Seed Priming on Germination, Growth and Flowering in Flowers and Ornamental Trees.- Chapter 15. Role of SNP Mediated Nitric Oxide Priming in Conferring Low Temperature Tolerance in Wheat Genotype (Triticum aestivum L.): A Case Study in Indian Northern Plains.- Chapter 16. Seedling Biopriming with Trichoderma spp. Enhances Nitrogen Use efficiency in Rice.
AmitavaRakshit , an IIT, Kharagpur alumnus is presently the faculty member in the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University(IAS, BHU). Dr.Rakshit had worked in the Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal in administration and extension roles. He visited Scandinavia, Europe Africa and UAE pertaining to his research work and presentation. He was awarded with TWAS Nxt Fellow (Italy) ,BiovisionNxt Fellow (France), Darwin Now Bursary(British Council),Young achiever award and Best Teacher's Award at UG and PG level . He is serving as review college member of British Ecological Society, London since 2011. He is the fellow of Society of Earth Scientists.He has published 100 research papers, 25 book chapters, 28 popular articles, one manual and co authored twelve books.Harikesh B. Singh is presently a Professor of Mycology and Plant Pathology at IAS,BHU. He served state agriculture university, central university and CSIR institute in teaching, research, and extension roles. In recognition of Prof.Singh's scientific contributions and leadership in the field of plant pathology, he was honored with several prestigious awards, notable being, CSIR Prize for Biological Sciences ,Vigyan Bharti Award ,Prof. V.P. Bhide Memorial Award , BRSI Industrial Medal Award ,Bioved Fellowship Award , Prof.PanchananMaheshwari ,IPS Plant Pathology Leader Award , CSIR-CAIRD Team award, Environment Conservation Award, CST VigyanRatna Award and many more. Prof. Singh has been the Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences .Prof. Singh has written two books, several training modules and manuals and more than 160 research publications and has more than 18 US patents and 3 PCTs to his credit.