Special Issue "Study of the Influence of Abiotic and Biotic Stress Factors on Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: plant physiology; plant response to abiotic and biotic stress factors; metal phytotoxicity; enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants; secondary metabolites; photosynthesis
Interests: plant biocontrol; bio-fertilization and protection; biotic and abiotic factors of plant resistance; inhibition of phytopathogen growth; soil bioremediation by microorganisms; cell wall-degrading enzymes and microbiological metabolites; siderophores; phytohormones
Interests: Cd immobilization; Cd mobilization; biomineralization of Cd-containing biomass; rhizosphere microorganisms; microbial interaction
In contrast to their inability to escape from adverse environmental conditions, plants have developed a vast range of adaptations which allow them to cope with unfavorable agents successfully. These stresses are of different nature and are commonly divided into abiotic (physical and chemical factors) and biotic ones. Among abiotic factors are nutrient deficiency, radiation, temperature stress, water stress, salinity, and heavy metal toxicity, which consequently result in oxidative stress. Among the abiotic factors belong pathogens, bacteria, fungi, viruses, insects, and weeds. In the face of stresses, plants can react through a sophisticated defense mechanism classified as innate and acquired or local and systemic responses. These mechanisms are responsible for various morphological, anatomical, biochemical, and physiological implications enabling tolerance or resistance to stressors. Diversification in the attained responses can be the result of the plant species, its age and general condition, as well as the intensity and duration of the stressor. One conclusion remains obvious—in order to survive, plants must generate sufficient strategies to maintain their growth and development.
By being able to better understand the common and distinctive processes taking place in the plant organism and their cross-connections, we will be able to protect plants and apply better solutions to achieve optimal growth parameters. Moreover, such knowledge can be further employed in plant biotechnology to accomplish the desired environmental and industrial goals.
This Special Issue aims to provide deeper insight into the influence of stress factors at the cellular, tissue, organ, and whole plant level in order to extend future applicational features. Both non-modified and genetically modified plants are acceptable. Especially welcome are approaches combining stresses and applications of a wide range of fields, from anatomy, through biochemistry, physiology to molecular biology and genetics.
Prof. Dr. Agnieszka Hanaka
Prof. Dr. Jolanta Jaroszuk-Ściseł
Dr. Małgorzata Majewska
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- Abiotic stress
- Biotic stress
- Oxidative stress
- Secondary metabolites
- Signaling pathways
- Gene expression