Special Issue "The Role of Growth Regulators in Crop under Abiotic Stress"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
In addition to developmental processes, endogenous plant hormones play crucial roles in the response to biotic and abiotic stresses. Phytohormones (auxins, brassinosteroids, cytokinins, ethylene, gibberellins, jasmonates, abscisic, and salicylic acids) are the key mediators of plant responses to various abiotic stress. However, these hormones usually engage in crosstalk with each other to increase the survival of plants. It has been shown that the direct application of such hormones to plant roots, shoots, leaves, buds and flowers increases resistance to abiotic and biotic stress. Phytohormones can improve drought tolerance and water use efficiency, improve temperature tolerance, improve nitrogen use efficiency, promote shoot elongation and generation, stimulate root growth and lateral root development, and promote photosynthesis. The use of phytohormones or their synthetic derivatives on crops can improve yields in fields affected by global climate change. Recently, great efforts have been devoted to understanding the phytohormone regulatory mechanisms in plant response to various stresses; however, many questions still remain unanswered. This Special Issue is focused on introducing the latest interesting findings on the roles of phytohormones and their crosstalk in the abiotic stress adaptation of major crops. We therefore invite submissions on topics including, but not limited to, the following: (1) the effect of plant hormones on the growth and development of crops; (2) the use of plant hormone derivatives as biostimulants to increase yields; (3) phytohormonal profiling during stress conditions; (4) phytohormonal crosstalk as a response to abiotic stresses.
Dr. Jana Okleštková
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- abiotic stress
- plant hormones
- synthetic derivatives of phytohormones
- phytohormonal crosstalk
- hormonal regulation of plant responses under stress factors
- stress adaptation
- climate change