7 November 2022
Plants | Highly Cited Papers in 2021 in the Section “Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change”

The “Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change” Section of the journal Plants (ISSN: 2223-7747) deals with all aspects of plant (and/or other photoautotrophs, including lichens, algae, and cyanobacteria) response to abiotic stress and climate change, as regards molecular, biochemical, physiological, morphological, (ultra)structural, cellular, histo-anatomical, morphogenetic, organismic, community and ecological aspects.

As they are of an open access format, you have free and unlimited access to the full text of all the articles published in our journal. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2021 listed below:

1. “Effect of Crude Oil on Growth, Oxidative Stress and Response of Antioxidative System of Two Rye (Secale cereale L.) Varieties”
by Liubov Skrypnik, Pavel Maslennikov, Anastasia Novikova and Mikhail Kozhikin
Plants 2021, 10(1), 157;
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2. “Effect of Lead and Copper on Photosynthetic Apparatus in Citrus (Citrus aurantium L.) Plants. The Role of Antioxidants in Oxidative Damage as a Response to Heavy Metal Stress”
by Anastasia Giannakoula, Ioannis Therios and Christos Chatzissavvidis
Plants 2021, 10(1), 155;
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3. “Tolerance Mechanisms of the Aromatic and Medicinal Plant Salvia sclarea L. to Excess Zinc”
by Anelia Dobrikova, Emilia Apostolova, Anetta Hanć, Ekaterina Yotsova, Preslava Borisova, Ilektra Sperdouli, Ioannis-Dimosthenis S. Adamakis and Michael Moustakas
Plants 2021, 10(2), 194;
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4. “Exogenous Gibberellic Acid or Dilute Bee Honey Boosts Drought Stress Tolerance in Vicia faba by Rebalancing Osmoprotectants, Antioxidants, Nutrients, and Phytohormones”
by Mostafa M. Rady, Sara H. K. Boriek, Taia A. Abd El-Mageed, Mohamed A. Seif El-Yazal, Esmat F. Ali, Fahmy A. S. Hassan and Abdelsattar Abdelkhalik
Plants 2021, 10(4), 748;
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5. Bacillus thuringiensis and Silicon Modulate Antioxidant Metabolism and Improve the Physiological Traits to Confer Salt Tolerance in Lettuce”
by Muneera ALKahtani, Yaser Hafez, Kotb Attia, Talal Al-Ateeq, Mohamed A. M. Ali, Mirza Hasanuzzaman and Khaled Abdelaal
Plants 2021, 10(5), 1025;
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6. “Exogenous Putrescine Enhances Salt Tolerance and Ginsenosides Content in Korean Ginseng (Panax ginseng Meyer) Sprouts
by Md. Jahirul Islam, Byeong Ryeol Ryu, Md. Obyedul Kalam Azad, Md. Hafizur Rahman, Md. Soyel Rana, Jung-Dae Lim and Young-Seok Lim
Plants 2021, 10(7), 1313;
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7. “Response of Tomato Genotypes under Different High Temperatures in Field and Greenhouse Conditions
by Sophoanrith Ro, Leangsrun Chea, Sreymey Ngoun, Zachary P. Stewart, Siranet Roeurn, Penghieng Theam, Sathya Lim, Rathana Sor, Meas Kosal, Malean Roeun, Kim Sreang Dy and P. V. Vara Prasad
Plants 2021, 10(3), 449;
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8. “MicroRNA-Mediated Responses to Cadmium Stress in Arabidopsis thaliana
by Joseph L. Pegler, Jackson M. J. Oultram, Duc Quan Nguyen, Christopher P. L. Grof and Andrew L. Eamens
Plants 2021, 10(1), 130;
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9. “Interactive Impacts of Beneficial Microbes and Si-Zn Nanocomposite on Growth and Productivity of Soybean Subjected to Water Deficit under Salt-Affected Soil Conditions”
by Hany S. Osman, Salah M. Gowayed, Mohssen Elbagory, Alaa El-Dein Omara, Ahmed M. Abd El-Monem, Usama A. Abd El-Razek and Emad M. Hafez
Plants 2021, 10(7), 1396;
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10. “Impact of Ecklonia maxima Seaweed Extract and Mo Foliar Treatments on Biofortification, Spinach Yield, Quality and NUE”
by Salvatore La Bella, Beppe Benedetto Consentino, Youssef Rouphael, Georgia Ntatsi, Claudio De Pasquale, Giovanni Iapichino and Leo Sabatino
Plants 2021, 10(6), 1139;
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11. “Foliar-Applied Potassium Silicate Coupled with Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria Improves Growth, Physiology, Nutrient Uptake and Productivity of Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) Irrigated with Saline Water in Salt-Affected Soil”
by Emad M. Hafez, Hany S. Osman, Usama A. Abd El-Razek, Mohssen Elbagory, Alaa El-Dein Omara, Mohamed A. Eid and Salah M. Gowayed
Plants 2021, 10(5), 894;
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12. “Foliar Application of Different Vegetal-Derived Protein Hydrolysates Distinctively Modulates Tomato Root Development and Metabolism”
by Angela Valentina Ceccarelli, Begoña Miras-Moreno, Valentina Buffagni, Biancamaria Senizza, Youry Pii, Mariateresa Cardarelli, Youssef Rouphael, Giuseppe Colla and Luigi Lucini
Plants 2021, 10(2), 326;
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