Special Issue "Sustainable Agriculture Based on Crop Ecophysiological Functioning"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2020).
Interests: plant physiology; abiotic stress;root exudates; phytohormones; plant tissue culture
Crop production is a global problem for agriculture, and it is being exacerbated in the last decades due to climate change, being limited by the increase of the impact of abiotic stresses as drought, salinity, or extreme temperatures, as well as the rise of pest incidence. Moreover, the increase of total world population, which needs to be fed, reveals the importance of developing new biotechnological approaches to boost crop yield, guaranteeing the minimal use of resources.
Recent advances have been achieved in the last years, but some of them have only been tested in a reduced number of plant species, and the results may not be extended to other crops with agronomic interest. In addition, most of these works have been tested in laboratory conditions, with the application of individual factors instead of combined as usually occurs in field conditions.
This Special Issue will be focused on “Sustainable agriculture based on crop ecophysiological functioning”. We expect to receive original research, reviews and opinion letters regarding on related topics, as abiotic stress tolerance, crop and metabolite production, sustainable agriculture, phenotyping, or plant breeding.Dr. Vicente Vives-Peris
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