Selected Papers from the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Plant Sciences

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).

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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Plants (MDPI) collects Selected Papers from the Third International Electronic Conference on Plant Sciences. The SI is focused on deepening plant research at all levels, from the molecular through to the whole plant and community scale, also including bioinformatics and modeling approaches. Contributions will also cover new topics, such as plant–plant communication, protection of plant biodiversity, and plants in urban environments.

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Keywords

  • plant physiology, signaling, and communication
  • plant ecology, biodiversity, and developmental biology
  • plant response to stresses and changing environment
  • phytochemistry and phytoremediation, plants in urban ecosystems
  • plant nutrition and plant–soil–microorganism interactions
  • plant molecular biology and plant genetics, genomics, and biotechnology
  • plant modeling and bioinformatics
  • plant ecosystem services and public outreach

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Enhancing Salt Stress Tolerance in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) through Silicon Application in Roots
by Borja Ferrández-Gómez, Juana D. Jordá, Mar Cerdán and Antonio Sánchez-Sánchez
Plants 2024, 13(10), 1415; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants13101415 - 19 May 2024
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Soil salinization poses a significant threat to agricultural productivity, necessitating innovative agronomic strategies to mitigate its impact. This study focuses on improving salt stress resistance in tomato plants through the application of silicon (Si) in roots. A greenhouse experiment was carried out under [...] Read more.
Soil salinization poses a significant threat to agricultural productivity, necessitating innovative agronomic strategies to mitigate its impact. This study focuses on improving salt stress resistance in tomato plants through the application of silicon (Si) in roots. A greenhouse experiment was carried out under normal conditions (control, and 1 and 4 mM Si) and under salinity stress (salt control, and 1 and 4 mM Si). Various parameters were analyzed in leaves and roots. Under normal conditions, tomato plants grown in non-saline conditions exhibited some toxicity when exposed to Na2SiO3. As for the experiments under salt stress conditions, Si mitigated oxidative damage, preserving root cell membrane integrity. The concentration of malondialdehyde was reduced by 69.5%, that of proline was reduced by 56.4% and there was a 57.6% decrease in catalase activity for tomato plants treated with 1 mM Si under salt stress. Furthermore, Fe uptake and distribution, under salt conditions, increased from 91 to 123 mg kg−1, the same concentration as that obtained for the normal control. In all cases, the lower dose produced better results under normal conditions than the 4 mM dose. In summary, this research provides a potential application of Si in non-fertigated crop systems through a radicular pathway. Full article
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