Special Issues

Plants runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Plant Community Structure and Its Interaction with Microbial Communities
edited by Mingjian Yu and Ryan Busby
submission deadline 15 May 2022 | Viewed by 167
Keywords: plant community structure; plant community composition; plant community assembly; plant community dynamics; plant symbiosis; mycorrhizal fungi; arbuscular mycorrhiza; ericoid mycorrhiza; ectomycorrhiza; orchidoid mycorrhiza; arbutoid mycorrhiza; monotropoid mycorrhiza; mycorrhizal hosts; endomycorrhiza
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Ecology)
Towards Food Security: Enhancement of Plant Secondary Metabolism in Plant Foods submission deadline 15 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 438
Keywords: bioactives; biostimulation; secondary metabolism; PGPR; abiotic stress; agronomic production; food security
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Nutrition)
Recent Advances in Genetics and Breeding of Rust-Resistant Wheat
edited by and Jizeng Jia
submission deadline 15 May 2022 | Viewed by 271
Keywords: Leaf rust; Yellow rust; Stem rust; Wheat; Genetic engineering; Wheat-related species; New plant-breeding techniques
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology)
Bioactivity of Blueberry Extracts
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1512
Keywords: blueberries; fruit crops; bioactive compounds; phytochemicals; bioactivity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Phytochemistry)
Impact of Metal and Metal Oxide Nanomaterials on Plant Research: Recent Advances and Challenges submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 942
Keywords: Nanoparticles; Metal and metal oxide; Biosynthesis; Agriculture; Antimicrobials; Nanofertilizer; Nanosensors; Plant growth; Plant metabolism; Plant disease; Toxicity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crop Physiology and Crop Production)
The Transition from Seed to Seedling submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4421
Keywords: DOG1; abscisic acid; epigenetic modifications; gibberellins; LAFL; seed desiccation tolerance; germination; seedling establishment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Development and Morphogenesis)
Genetic Resources of Cereal and Oilseed Crops for Sustainable Breeding and Food Security
edited by Irina N. Anisimova, Svetlana Goryunova and Eugene Radchenko
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 5120
Keywords: Keywords: cereal and oilseed plants; genetics and genomics; biodiversity and evolution; distant hybridization; agronomically important traits; CMS-Rf genetic systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology)
Neuroprotective Compounds Isolated from Plant Extracts
edited by , Hee Min Yoo and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 741
Keywords: neurodegenerative diseases; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory; natural product
(This special issue belongs to the Section Phytochemistry)
Vine Crops Diseases and Their Management submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1187
Keywords: Vine viruses; Grapevine trunk diseases; Bacterial vine pathologies; Fungal vine pathologies; Control of vine pathologies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Protection and Biotic Interactions)
Biological Control of Plant Diseases submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 13745
Keywords: biological control; plant diseases; biotic and abiotic stress; microorganisms; biocontrol agent (BCA); sustainable agriculture
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Protection and Biotic Interactions)
New Progresses in Plant Secretory Structures
edited by Silvia Rodrigues Machado
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 522
Keywords: autotoxicity and cytoprotective mechanisms; cellular bases of the secretory process; ecology and evolution of plant glands; functional versatility of the secretory cell; regulation of plant gland metabolism; regulation of secretory cell gene expression; secretory structures and biotechnology; secretory structures interactions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Structural Biology)
Mechanism of Plant Somatic Embryogenesis submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3041
Keywords: Somatic embryogenesis; cell differentiation; morphogenesis; plant tissue culture
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Cell Biology)
Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Response to Metal Stress submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 7116
Keywords: metals; metalloids; metal toxicity; metal stress; metal accumulation; metal tolerance; metal-dependent signaling; phytoremediation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change)
Nanotechnology Advances in Plant Science and Biotechnology
edited by Ambrosone Alfredo
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 8617
Keywords: nanomaterial-plant interactions; nanoparticle uptake; nanotoxicity; nanocarriers; controlled; drug delivery; plant protection; nanofertilizers; nanopesticides; nanosensors; plant transformation; gene silencing; genome editing; green synthesis; extracellular vesicles
Plant Production under Global Change
edited by Lifen Jiang
submission deadline 27 May 2022 | Viewed by 250
Keywords: aboveground plant production; altered precipitation; belowground plant production; climate change; elevated CO2; global change; land use change; nitrogen fertilization; plant production; warming
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change)
Interactive Effects of Microplastics and Heavy Metals on Soil and Plant Systems submission deadline 30 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 7250
Keywords: crop; heavy metals; microplastics; microorganism; nanosorbant; soil
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant–Soil Interactions)
Advances in Biosaline Agriculture submission deadline 30 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3319
Keywords: salinity; alternative crops; microbes; soil amendment; crop yield
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crop Physiology and Crop Production)
Photo-Oxidative Stress in Plants and Algae
edited by
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | Viewed by 323
Keywords: antioxidative defence; carbon fixation; photoprotection; photosynthesis; photosystem; reactive oxygen species; signalling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change)
Advances in Alternative Measures in Plant Protection submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 14 articles | Viewed by 13912
Keywords: plant protection; crop protection; alternative measures; biocontrol agents; plant-plant interactions; biological control; biopesticides; elements in plant protection; plant diseases; pests; weeds
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Protection and Biotic Interactions)
Sustainable Management of Halophytes for Seawater and Saline Water-Based Agriculture
edited by and Pablo Preciado-Rangel
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1355
Keywords: halophytes; seawater agriculture; saline water management; salinity; halotolerant crops; saline soils
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change)
Epidemiology and Control of Plant Diseases
edited by Alessandro Vitale
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 7889
Keywords: global climatic changes; plant pathogens; airborne agents; soilborne agents; sustainable approach; biological control agents; epidemiology; life cycle; plant disease management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Protection and Biotic Interactions)
Effects of Auxin on Root Development
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 215
Keywords: auxin; root development; in vitro propagation; root growth; plant adaptation; auxin transport; auxin signalling; phytohormones; crosstalk
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Physiology and Metabolism)
Effects of Microbial Volatile Compounds on Plant Growth submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 811
Keywords: Plant-growth inducing microbial volatile compounds; Volatile organic compounds (VOCs); Plant– microbe Interactions; Plant receptors of microbial volatile compounds; Phytoregulator– microbial volatile compounds interactions; Microbial volatile compounds in plant production
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Physiology and Metabolism)
Plant Biostimulants
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2244
(This special issue belongs to the Section Phytochemistry)
Conservation of Grapevine Genetic Resources
edited by Zvjezdana Markovic and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2192
Keywords: biotechnology in viticulture; long-term conservation; viticulture progress; field collections; other methods for conservation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology)
Physiology of Rice Yield and Quality
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1085
Keywords: rice; grain yield; grain quality; physiology; agronomical practices; environmental conditions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Crop Physiology and Crop Production)
Selection at the Level of Plant Cells/Organs/Organisms to Obtain Stress Tolerance submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 193
Keywords: current research on ecophysiology; plant stress factors; multiple stressors; selection at different levels of biological organization; aseptic plant culture; wild plants; ecotypes; extremophytes; crops; tissue culture for plant improvement
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change)
Grapevine-Microbe Interactions
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 638
Keywords: grapevine; grape production; microbe; pathogen; disease; biocontrol agents; fungi; oomycetes; bacteria; phytoplasmas; viruses; viroids; genetics; genomics; virulence; microbiome; Erysiphe necator; Botrytis cinerea; Plasmopara viticola; Allorhizobium vitis; Agrobacterium vitis; Flavescence doré e; Bois noir; Candidatus Phytoplasma solani; Grapevine Trunk Diseases; GTDs
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Protection and Biotic Interactions)
Genomic Study and Molecular Genetic Regulation of Apomixis
edited by Vladimir Brukhin
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1173
Keywords: apomixis; sexual and asexual plant reproduction; development; genomics; fixation of hybrid vigour
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology)
Plant–Soil Interactions in Wetlands and Flooded Environments submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4913
Keywords: flooding; waterlogging; plant zonation; soil anoxia; abiotic stress; flooding tolerance; hypoxia; rhizosphere; phytotoxins; bioaccumulation.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant–Soil Interactions)
Emerging Molecular Diagnostics for Plant Virology
edited by , Linda Zheng and Frederic Aparicio
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2175
Keywords: virology; plant pathology; molecular diagnostics; emerging diagnostics; disease management; sustainable agriculture
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Protection and Biotic Interactions)
Effects of Plastics in Soil-Plant System submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 556
Keywords: plastic pollution; microplastics; biodegradable plastic; degradation product; phytotoxicity; ecotoxicology; soil-plant system; rhizosphere microbiome; microbiome; metagenome sequencing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant–Soil Interactions)
Biodegradable Mulching Films: A Valuable Ally for Sustainable Agriculture submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 392
Keywords: Biodegradable mulching films; Biodegradable materials; Sustainable Agriculture; Cellulose; Biodegradation; Shelf-life evaluation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant–Soil Interactions)
Advance in Fruit Development
edited by Han Xiao and Zhengguo Li
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2022
Keywords: fruit morphology; fruit growth and development; fruit ripening; genetics; gene expression; transcriptome
(This special issue belongs to the Section Horticultural Science and Ornamental Plants)
Advances in Forest Ecophysiology: Stress Response and Ecophysiological Indicators of Tree Vitality
edited by Nenad Potočić
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1662
Keywords: climate change; air pollution; dieback; leaf injury; growth; water and nutrient uptake; photosynthesis; oxidative stress
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change)
Plant Responses to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses: Crosstalk between Biochemistry and Ecophysiology
edited by M. Iftikhar Hussain, and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 17 articles | Viewed by 21546
Keywords: Abiotic stress; Photosynthesis; Plant development; Plant growth; Plant metabolism; Signal transduction; Stress combinations; Agricultural sustainable development; Physiological mechanisms; Adaptations
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change)
All about Growing Grapes and Wine Making submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3608
Keywords: quality of grapes; grape cultivation; grapevine growing; winemaking; vineyard management; grape yield; berries; wine quality
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Physiology and Metabolism)
Bioactive Secondary Metabolites, from Fungi Involved in Grapevine Trunk Diseases: Isolation, Characterization and Biological Role submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 202
Keywords: Vitis vinifera; grapevine trunk disease pathogens; bioactive secondary metabolites; NMR; LC-MS/MS; dereplication; metabolomics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Protection and Biotic Interactions)
Biosynthesis, Function, and Application of Plant Volatiles
edited by Sheng-Yang Wang and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4644
Keywords: essential oils; terpene synthesis; abiotic stress; biotic stress; ecology; bioactivity; fragrance; aromatherapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Phytochemistry)
Nanotechnological or Innovative Formulation Approaches for Efficient Delivery of Plant Ingredients submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 10771
Keywords: Nanotechnology; Encapsulation; Extraction; Natural product chemistry; Delivery systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Phytochemistry)
Modelling Plant Diseases for Precision Crop Protection submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 7658
Keywords: botanical epidemiology; plant disease modelling; decision-making in crop protection; precision crop protection
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Modeling)
New Findings in Plant Virology toward Guiding Rational Control Strategies
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 7881
Keywords: new descriptions of viruses; virus; HTS; regulation; vector; weed
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Protection and Biotic Interactions)
Novel Plant Breeding Approaches for Achieving Zero Hunger
edited by and Ambrosone Alfredo
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4125
Keywords: plant breeding; marker-assisted selection; genetic diversity; allelic variations; stress breeding; molecular breeding; next-generation sequencing; OMICs; GWAS; genome editing; epigenetic modifications; nanotechnology; crop improvement; food security
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Systems and Synthetic Biology)
Ecosystem Fluxes in Agricultural Cropping Systems submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 484
Keywords: crop photosynthesis; autotrophic and heterotrophic soil respiration; net ecosystem production; biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds; effect of abiotic and biotic factors on ecosystem fluxes; cropping management and ecosystem fluxes; carbon balance; non CO2 fluxes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Physiology and Metabolism)
Advances in Studies on Citrus Antioxidant Compounds Using Traditional and New Biotechnological Approaches submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1394
Keywords: flavonoids; carotenoids; vitamin C; secondary metabolites; human health; biotic and abiotic stress; gene expression; plant biotechnology; molecular breeding; cisgenesis; genome editing; epigenetics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology)
Conservation Tillage for Sustainable Agriculture submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4217
Keywords: Conservation tillage; Soil organic matter; Sustainable crop yield management; Crop residue; Soil loss; Soil erosion; Weed control; Greenhouse gases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant–Soil Interactions)
Plant–Fungal–Rhizobial Symbiosis under Heavy Metal Stress submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 338
Keywords: Heavy metals; Plant stress; Plant– microbe symbiosis; Mycorrhiza; Rhizobia; Fungi
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Protection and Biotic Interactions)
The Role of Salicylic Acid in Mitigating Plant Stress and Its Application in Agriculture
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4266
Keywords: salicylic acid; abiotic stress; antioxidant defense; nanotechnology; metabolites; sustainable agriculture
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Physiology and Metabolism)
Applications and Impacts of Genome Editing submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 289
Keywords: genome editing; crop improvement; application; climate change; impacts; sustainable agriculture; agricultural footprint
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Molecular Biology)
Plant–Plant Allelopathic Interactions submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 8641
Keywords: allelopathy; allelochemicals; vegetation dynamics; ecosystem functioning; forest ecosystems; bioassay; terrestrial invasion; crop and weed allelopathy; competitive crops; bioherbicides
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Ecology)
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