Special Issue "Underlying Molecular Mechanism of Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Fruit Quality in Tomato"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: Salt Stress; Drought; Plant physiology; Molecular responses; Genomic tools; Metabolome; Fruit Quality
Interests: Salt Stress; Drought; Temperature Stress; Plant physiology; Molecular responses; Genomic tools; Metabolome; Fruit Quality
The development of crops tolerant to abiotic stresses, as salinity, drought, and high temperatures, with equal or even increased fruit quality, is currently a priority objective in agriculture due to the expanding global population and climate change. In this context, tomato is considered a model species for studying abiotic stress tolerance and fruit quality, being one of the most important fruit-bearing crop species in worldwide agriculture and supplementing the highest amount of metabolites to the human diet, given its elevated consumption per capita. Furthermore, a great wealth of genetic resources are available, including cultivated and wild-related species, traditional varieties or landraces, mutants, etc. This Special Issue is focused on the progress achieved in deciphering the physiological, molecular, and metabolic mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance and fruit quality in tomato as well as the interaction between abiotic stress and fruit quality, since the fruit quality properties of tomato can be strongly modified by environmental conditions. Papers submitted to this Special Issue must report innovative research results and perspectives about the identification of key genes and mechanisms involved in abiotic stress tolerance and fruit quality of tomato, through the use of different strategic approaches, including omics (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, ionomics, etc.) as well as genetics and molecular, physiological, and anatomicals tools.
Prof. Dr. María C. Bolarín
Dr. Francisco B. Flores
Dr. Isabel Egea
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Salt Stress
- Temperature Stress
- Wild species
- Traditional varieties
- Molecular breeding
- Physiological response