Special Issue "Improving Plant Nutrient Use efficiency"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2018)
The approach of using large quantities of inorganic fertilizer is unsustainable because of diminishing returns both economically and environmentally. Only about a third of the fertilizer applied is actually absorbed by crops, and 50-70% is lost from the plant-soil system that can lead to the pollution of watercourses and contributes further to greenhouse gas emissions. It is important to improve plant nutrient use efficiency, so that crop production can be maintained and increased. This special issue focuses on understanding of nutrients (N, P, K or others) use efficiency in crop species, both from the perspective of the efficiency of uptake from the soil and the processes by which resources are then utilised in the plant. Greater understanding is required from the gene to the plant genomics with a modern integrative systems approach. In this special issue, we aimed to collect submissions on reporting the research findings and special reports of research and review focusing on the topic of plant nutrient use efficiency, including 1) Optimum use of nutrient fertilisers by crops; 2) Nutrient uptake efficiency and utilisation efficiency (root systems and transporters); 3) Genetic improvement toward plant breeding; 4) Regulatory mechanisms of nutrients (e.g. N, P, K) through genomic approach; 5) New approaches such gene editing. Scope of the issue includes the above topics but reports that are related to these topics are also welcomed.
Prof. Chungui Lu
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- nitrogen/phosphate use efficiency
- Nutrient uptake efficiency
- genetic markers