Special Issue "The Impact of Climate Change on Plant–Fungal Interactions"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Ecological Interactions of Fungi".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2021.
Interests: climate change; abiotic and biotic stresses; plant–environment interactions at various scales spanning from genes-to-plants-to-ecosystems; functional analysis of mycorrhiza and endophytes; secondary metabolites and antioxidants
Interests: plant–microbe interaction; isolation and characterization of beneficial micro-organisms; plant response to climate challenges; plant response to biotic and abiotic stresses; bioremediation of environmental pollutants
A plant–fungal microbiome includes a diverse fungal community that typically interacts extensively with a plant. Among these, a beneficial plant–fungal association allows plants to survive in extreme growth conditions. In this context, plant-associated fungi are involved in up-regulating stress-related genes, producing phytohormones and activating the antioxidant defence system, which supports plant growth under stressful environment. It is likely that the future climate (e.g., elevated CO2, higher temperature, drought) will affect the fungal mutualism with associated plants. Unfortunately, the physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying plant–fungi interactions under different environmental conditions are hardly studied. This Special Issue, therefore, welcomes original research articles, reviews, communications, perspectives, and opinions dissecting the physiological and molecular mechanisms behind plant–fungal interaction and how that could be affected by adverse environmental conditions. The high-quality articles on fungal–plant interactions published in this Special Issue will help foster discussions and collaborations within this field.
Dr. Hamada AbdElgawad
Dr. Ahmed Saleh
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- Endophytic fungi
- Fungal characterization
- Plant growth promotion
- Eenvironmental stress tolerance
- Biotic stress
- Abiotic stress
- Functional mechanisms
- Genetic engineering
- Gene expression.