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Special Issue "Abiotic Stress Responses of Plants"
A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: photosynthesis; secondary plant metabolism; biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs); abiotic and biotic stress; oxidative stress; antioxidants; invasive plant species; allelopathic mechanisms;
Abiotic stresses present a substantial constraint for horticulture via their direct negative impact on plants, altering cellular metabolism and affecting plants’ interactions with their environments. Stress responses depend on the severity, duration and frequency of exposure, combination with other stresses, plant morpho-anatomical and adaptive traits, and phenology. While some species are well equipped with elaborate defense and regulatory strategies that allow them to withstand and adapt to some stress conditions, others are vulnerable. Stress-induced cellular damages are often associated with an uncontrolled production of toxic reactive oxygen species, which rapidly induce localized or systemic oxidative damage, ultimately limiting plant growth, development and reproduction. A warmer and drier climate as a possible consequence of global warming is likely to exert additional pressures on plant tolerance and adaptive responses, with broader implications for horticulture, plant conservation, soil management, landscape design and restoration, and others.
A rapidly increasing population and resulting demand for high-yield, nutritious, stress resistant crops call for current research to support production practices. We invite research, review, technical and modeling contributions, focusing on the impact of abiotic stress on edible or non-food plants, of high value for horticultural applications, in a broader context.
Dr. Csengele Barta
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Horticulturae is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
abiotic stresses (drought; water-logging; high temperature stress; freezing; high intensity visible and UV radiation; nutrient deficiency; heavy metal toxicity; high salinity; ozone pollution); climate change; stress tolerance and adaptive responses; photosynthesis; photoinhibition; the role of phytohormones in plant stress responses; oxidative stress and reactive oxygen species (ROS); antioxidants; nutrition; water use efficiency (WUE); species conservation; competition and invasive species control; genetic diversity; genetic engineering; plant propagation; landscape design and restoration; soil management; automation and robotics in sustainable horticulture