Special Issue "Plant Acclimatization to Abiotic Stress"
A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: abiotic stress; reactive oxygen species; signal transduction; morphogenesis in vitro; secondary metabolites
Abiotic stress represents a key environmental element that may substantially limit plants growth and developent. It comprises all environmental perturbations in temperature, light, humidity, and nutrient availability that plants may encounter in nature. To ensure their survival, plants evolved a mechanism to anticipate changes in the environment and then to mount an effective acclimatory response. The processes underlying endurance and acclimatization to changing environments have long been the focus of intensive research. Consequently, the literature concerning plant responses to abiotic stress is vast. The impact of abiotic stress on plant performance has been explored at many different levels, in a great variety of model and crop species. These studies refer to physiological responses, molecular signaling pathways, ecophysiology and crop breeding studies.
Facing the problem of global climate warming and anthropogenic activities, it is of our duty to further investigate the mechanisms by which plants perceive environmental signals, transmit them to cellular machinery, and activate aclimatory responses. However, already published achievements, especially in molecular genetics, have contributed substantially to our understanding of the basis of abiotic stress defense, although there are still several questions yet to be answered. Progress has to be made towards understanding signalling processes, inducing stress acclimation in plants and the switch between growth and defense. The results of this research might help improve plant survival and crop yield enhancement under changing environments.
We encourage scientists from around the world to publish in this Special Issue on “Plant Acclimatization to Abiotic Stress” in Plants; research papers, as well as the reviews of the most recent topics related to plants response to environmental conditions, are welcome. By attracting expertise on this topic, this Special Issues aims to add a new dimension to the field of plant acclimatization to global climatic changes.
Dr. Marta Libik-Konieczny
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