Special Issue "Senescence of Crop Plants"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2017)
Senescence, or the lifespan of plants, is a major determinant of crop plant productivity. Research in this area is highly important to secure world-wide supply of food and feed, as well as biomass for the production of energy. Despite its paramount importance for plant productivity and quality, knowledge about the factors determining the functional lifespan of plants and their organs is still fragmentary. Senescence is mainly characterized by a decline in the photosynthetic activity of leaves, which is highly sensitive to diverse stress factors. Consequently, senescence processes are promoted by adverse environmental conditions increasing in frequency and intensity by the global climate change. Therefore, an integrated view on the factors determining senescence in plants and on developmental and stress-related underlying regulatory pathways is required. Research in this area will provide the basis for establishing novel ways for breeding new crop varieties with improved productivity and enhanced stress resistance in a changing environment.
Scientists working with crop plants in the area of senescence are invited to present their latest results in the Special Issue “Senescence of Crop Plants”. In particular, manuscripts on the regulation of stress induced senescence and on comparisons of crop cultivars with regard to senescence, stress tolerance and productivity in various environmental settings are welcome. In addition to results of original research, reviews will also be considered.
Prof. Karin Krupinska
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- photosynthetic duration
- functional stay green cultivars
- production of biomass, crop yield
- nutrient remobilization
- global climate change
- environmental control of senescence
- stress induced senescence