Ornamental Plants under Abiotic Stresses

A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Biotic and Abiotic Stress".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 77

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Seoul, Seoul 02504, Republic of Korea
Interests: ornamental plants; environmental stress; chlorophyll florescence; shade tolerance; water stress; drought and salt tolerance

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Department of Environmental Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Dankook University, Cheonan 31116, Republic of Korea
Interests: abiotic stress on ornamental plants, postharvest and physiology; environmental horticulture; roses and lilies

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Department of Bioindustry and Bioresource Engineering, College of Life Sciences, Sejong University, Seoul 05006, Republic of Korea
Interests: functional substances analysis of major cut flowers; asters; chrysanthemum; roses
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many environmental pressures are applied to plants that lower and restrict the yield and quality of crops, which is much more severe for ornamental plants for their marketability. Ornamental plants experience various environmental stresses naturally and artificially in the production process.  

Drought, salt, extremely high or low temperatures (cold or heat), and light oxidative stress are representative abiotic stressors that frequently interact and cause cellular and functional damage. It is common for plants to experience abiotic stresses in the production environment, even in environmentally controlled greenhouses. This state causes complicated reactions in plants, reduces crop output, and is getting worse due to climate change. The ability of a plant to compartmentalize ions, create suitable solutes, synthesize particular proteins and metabolites, and trigger transcriptional factors are all associated with the process of tolerance.

This Special Issue prioritizes morphological, physiological, and molecular insights into plant tolerance responses to abiotic stress.

Dr. Wan Soon Kim
Prof. Dr. Ae-Kyung Lee
Dr. Jin Hee Lim
Guest Editors

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  • ornamental plants
  • abiotic stress
  • systemical and functional stress tolerance
  • environmental physiology
  • climate change
  • transcriptional factors

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