Special Issue "Abiotic Stress in Plants: Current Challenges and Perspectives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2019).
Interests: DNA damage response (DDR); microRNAs; abiotic stress response; systems biology; seed biology
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In the current context of continuous climatic changes, abiotic stresses pose significant threats to both crop agricultural production and plant biodiversity. In addition to the climatic challenges, another considerable issue is represented by anthropogenic activities that result in soil erosion, as well as air and water pollution. Accordingly, to face these current challenges, sustainable methodologies for efficient crop production and safeguarding plant biodiversity need to be established and properly applied. To do so, dedicated basic and applied research studies are essential to better understand the complexity of plant responses to abiotic stresses. In the past decades, myriad studies focused on plants’ response to abiotic stresses, but these merely covered single components of the multifaceted intricacy associated with these highly complex traits. Moreover, understanding the interconnectivity between different pathways paves the way to developing plants resilient to multiple abiotic stresses.
The aim of this collection of articles is to gain further valuable insights into the plant resilience to abiotic stresses by covering multidisciplinary studies ranging from physiological, biochemical, molecular, and modelling analyses. Multiplex omics approaches designed to study pathways of plant response to single and multiple types of abiotic stresses are encouraged.
Dr. Anca Macovei
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- abiotic stress
- modelling analyses
- resilient plants