Special Issue "Plant Metabolic Responses to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses"
A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2021).
Interests: plant primary metabolism; plant stress; protein redox modifications; plant respiration; targeted metabolomics
Biotic and abiotic factors can lead to plant stress, which limits growth and development, often negatively impacting crop productivity with the potential to affect food security. To cope with adverse environmental conditions, one of the most important plant responses is metabolic adaptation. This involves adjusting metabolic processes, allowing the plant to withstand and survive stress. This requires integrating environmental, physiological, and developmental information to modify pathways and may result in, for example, increased production of defence compounds against pathogens or pests and/or redirecting metabolic fluxes to deal with nutrient limitation. Understanding how plant adjust their metabolism to cope with stress has critical implications for the development of novel crop varieties that will be able to withstand the predicted effects of climate change on agricultural productivity. This Special Issue on “Plant Metabolic Responses to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses” highlights recent developments in our understanding of how plants modulate their metabolism in response to stress. We welcome primary research papers, as well as short or in-depth literature reviews on the topic. This Special Issue covers biotic and abiotic stresses, including, but not limited to, topics such as plant responses to nutrient limitations, elevated CO2, water stress, salinity and osmotic stresses, extreme temperatures, and response to pathogens and pests.Prof. Dr. Jean Rivoal
Prof. Dr. Jacquie Bede
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- plant stress
- biotic stress
- abiotic stress
- metabolic adaptation
- metabolic flux
- metabolic regulation