Topical Collection "Feature Papers in Plant–Soil Interactions"

A topical collection in Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This collection belongs to the section "Plant–Soil Interactions".


Prof. Dr. Adriano Sofo
Guest Editor
Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures: Architecture, Environment and Cultural Heritage (DiCEM), Università degli Studi della Basilicata, Via S. Rocco, 3-75100 Matera, Italy
Interests: agricultural chemistry; soil/plant chemistry and biochemistry; soil microbiology
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, entitled “Feature Papers in Plant–Soil Interactions”, aims to present a collection of high-quality original research articles, short communications, and review articles on the phenotypic, anatomical, morphological, physiological, cytological, histological, genetic, biochemical, molecular, and chemical aspects of and processes occurring at the interfaces between plants, roots, soil organisms (micro-organisms, fungi, and fauna), and organic and inorganic soil components.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • plant mineral nutrition and hydrology;
  • absorption and accumulation of chemical species in plants;
  • anatomy, morphology, and architecture of root systems;
  • growth, development, and functioning of root systems;
  • interactions between roots and physicochemical soil properties;
  • root–soil organism crosstalk and symbiotic associations;
  • root–rhizosphere processes and communication;
  • plant/root–water relations;
  • root endophytes and soil microbiota;
  • ecological aspects of the soil–water–plant–atmosphere system;
  • genetic control of root system properties;
  • roots as a management tool in natural and cultivated soils;
  • improvement and restoration of soil fertility aimed at sustainable development;
  • soil bio-remediation;
  • global climate change mitigation and adaptation

Prof. Dr. Adriano Sofo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • plant–microbe interactions
  • plant and soil ecology
  • plant and soil microbiota
  • plant nutrition
  • rhizosphere processes
  • root growth and development
  • soil bioremediation
  • water relations

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