Special Issue "Crop Responses to Abiotic Stress and Genetic Research"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Production".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 April 2023 | Viewed by 230

Special Issue Editor

Institute of Agriculture, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Instituto al. 1, Akademija, LT-58344 Kėdainiai District Municipality, Lithuania
Interests: abiotic stress; freezing tolerance; crop physiology; sensor-based plant phenotyping; plant adaptability; crop pre-breeding

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to climate change, various abiotic stresses, including heat, drought, cold stress, nutritional deficiencies, and chemical toxicity, have become a major challenge for crop productivity.

Through millennia-long evolution, plants have developed adaptability strategies that enable them to respond to various environmental signals by adjusting or manipulating genetic regulatory mechanisms, which allow them to cope with unfavourable conditions. Therefore, a deeper understanding of the genetic mechanisms and gene networks underlying plant stress response could be of great significance for the breeding of climate-resilient crops.

This Special Issue, entitled “Crop Responses to Abiotic Stress and Genetic Research”, will focus on the genetic regulation of plant responses to extreme heat and cold temperatures, drought, salinity, nutrient limitations, and ultraviolet stress, and on the epigenetic mechanisms of stress memory. This Special Issue will highlight the role of genetic variation in the adaption of crops to abiotic stress and its possible applications in breeding climate-resilient crop varieties. We welcome the submission of all types of articles, such as original research and review papers.

Dr. Rita Armoniené
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • abiotic stress
  • adaptation
  • breeding
  • climate resilience
  • DNA methylation
  • epigenetic variation
  • histone modification
  • small RNA

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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