Special Issue "How Plants Perceive Salt during the Irrigation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: plants; plant biology; plant physiology; plant environmental; stress physiology; plant ecology; biomechanics; physiology horticulture; botany; ecology
Salt stress affects mineral nutrient balance, physiological, biochemical, and morphological responses, and gene expression of plants growing in saline soils or under irrigation with saline waters. The Special Issue “How Plants Perceive Salt during Irrigation” aims at elucidating plants’ response to saline irrigation, focusing on the role of salt and/or osmotic stress. The plants considered are conventional crops or edible species that could become new crops, thus including both salt-sensitive and salt-resistant species. Laboratory, greenhouse, and field trials testing saline solutions based on NaCl or saline waters found in field conditions, including brackish and seawater, are welcomed. Yield, growth, and productivity are of interest, together with plants’ perception of saline irrigation in terms of morphological and physiological adaptations and of production of secondary metabolites that, in addition to protecting the plant from osmotic and salt stress, may also increase the nutritional value of the crop: Understanding the interaction between stress and nutrition is also highly relevant for modern agriculture in order to ensure high yields and high quality of plant products produced under saline environments. Trials on salt acclimation and investigating the timings of salt administration are also welcomed.
This Special Issue intends to highlight the recent progress in the efforts to understand the response of plants to saline irrigation and alternatives to minimize salinity and osmotic effects, maintaining plant growth and development to assure commercially-feasible crop yields. All types of articles, original research, opinions, and reviews that provide new insights into the effects of salinity stress and the mechanisms involved in the stress responses are welcome.
Dr. Camilla Pandolfi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Saline irrigation
- Salt stress
- Osmotic stress
- Morphological adaptations
- Physiological adaptations
- Secondary metabolites