The present book represents the first comprehensive compilation of the latest science of the dietary nitrate sources, potential human health effects and sustainable remedial strategies. This book provides practical, data-driven resources based upon the totality of the evidence to help the reader understand the basics, treatments, and preventive strategies that are involved in the understanding all about nitrate in plants and humans. The overarching goal of the scholarly chapters contributed by worlds’ recognized subject-authorities is to provide fully referenced information to plant scientists and health professionals; so that they may have a balanced perspective on the known and potential excess nitrate consumption, and also on the value of various preventive and treatment options that are available as well as will be in the foreseeable future.
Shahid Umar :- SHAHID UMAR is Associate Professor at Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. Dr. Umar obtained Masters and Ph.D. in Botany from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has research experience of 24 years including his incredible 10-years service as ‘Plant Physiologist’ at the Potash Research Institute of India, Gurgaon, India in the fields of ‘Plant nutrition and abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants’ including alleviation of nitrate toxicity in leafy vegetables, heavy metal toxicity, osmotic stress, nitrogen- and potassium-use-efficiency in selected field crops. Dr. Umar is a devoted researcher and has supervised theses for Ph.D. He has to his credit more than 100 significant research papers and 7 books published by reputed publishers. Dr. Umar is a regular reviewer of research manuscripts and is on the panel of editorial boards of journals of national and international repute, and is also a member of important national and international scientific societies. He has been awarded IPI-FAI, International Award (2003) instituted by International Potash Institute (IPI), Switzerland.Nafees A. Khan :- is Professor of Plant Physiology in the department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Prof. Khan obtained his Ph.D. in 1988 and D.Sc. degree in 2006 at Aligarh Muslim University, India in Botany (Plant Physiology). He has about 22 years of teaching and research experience. He has contributed more than 100 research articles to scientific journals of national and international repute. Prof. Khan teaches courses on Plant Physiology and Environmental Botany at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Currently, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Functional and Environmental Botany.Naser A. Anjum :- NASER A. ANJUM is Post-Doctoral Scientist at Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) & Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal. Dr. Anjum obtained Ph.D. in Botany from Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. Dr. Anjum’s research works are concerned with Molecular Plant Stress Physiology emphasizing the significance of plant mineral nutrients in abiotic stress tolerance. He has to his credit significant number of research publications. Dr. Anjum has also worked as Fellow and Associate of the University Grants Commission and the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India, New Delhi, India and Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center (ABRC), Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Earlier, he was awarded the DS Kothari-Fellowship by the University Grants Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The research of Dr. Anjum has been recognized internationally, and his name has been included in the 2009 Edition of Marquis Who’s Who in the World, USA.