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Special Issue "Plant Microbial Interactions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
Interests: PCR; DNA; conservation; molecular biology; bioinformatics and computational biology; biotechnology; microbiology; taxonomy; microbial molecular biology; environmental microbiology; molecular microbiology; microbial ecology; microbial biotechnology; microbial culture; microbial isolation; biofertilizers; science communication; microbial diversity; soil microbiology; chromosomes; metagenomics; symbiosis; agricultural microbiology; molecular microbial ecology; inoculation; rhizosphere; endophytes; PGPR; rhizobium; microbiological methods; plant growth promoting rhizobacteria
Plants cohabit with a wide variety of microorganisms belonging to a broad diversity of taxa that greatly influence their performance. Some of these microorganisms are plant pathogens, which endanger plant health and crop production. Others provide benefits to the plant by supplying nutrients, synthesizing phytohormones, stimulating plant stress resistance or inhibiting pathogens. There are also microbial commensalisms in which the microsymbiont benefits from the plant without benefitting or harming it. Many of these microorganisms colonize the rhizosphere, and few of them can enter the endosphere to be established as plant endophytes. In any case, the interactions between plants and microorganisms are based on the expression of certain molecules encoded in their genomes, which have coevolved to allow a shared environment. The expansion of existing knowledge on plant–microbial interactions is important not only for basic science advancement, but also to preserve or even increase crop yields based on acquired knowledge.
This Special Issue aims to compile review and research articles offering new insights in plant–microbial interactions. We welcome the submission of articles that cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Molecular mechanisms involved in the interaction of microorganisms with their host plants
- Analysis of plant microbiomes
- Genomics and transcriptomics of plant–microbial interactions
- Taxonomy and systematics of microorganisms interacting with plants
- Engineering microorganism interactions with plants
- Effects of microorganisms on plant resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses
- Impact of microorganisms on plant yield and quality
Dr. Paula Garcia Fraile
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. Microorganisms is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1200 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.