Special Issue "Effects of Soil on Plants Physiology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: root anatomy; soil contaminants; plant physiology; root-soil interaction; stress physiology; root growth and development
Global food demands are expected to grow by 70%–110% by 2050, while arable lands are decreasing due to land degradation, urbanization, and seawater intrusion. Global climate change further aggravates the problem, especially in arid and semi-arid regions, by forcing farmers to use marginal land for their production. In addition, emerging contaminants, microplastics, engineered nanoparticles, and heavy metals represent new threats to cultivates species. The synergistic effects of different soil types and emerging contaminants with different environmental stresses (e.g., salinity, drought, flooding) on plant and root health have not been adequately explored. This Special Issue of Plants will highlight the interaction among soil heterogeneity, emerging contaminants, soil microbiome, and plant and root physiology. Topics include how cultivated species and their roots respond to different environments, including multiple interactions among microbes, mycorrhizae, soil heterogeneity, biogeochemical cycles, abiotic stresses, and emerging contaminants.
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Rossi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- plant physiology
- root growth and development
- emerging contaminants
- plant stress physiology
- soil quality