Special Issue "Effects of Abiotic Stress on Nutrient Absorption and Photosynthetic Rate of Plants"

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 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Anastasia E. Giannakoula
Guest Editor
International University of Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: abiotic stress; nutrient absorption; photosynthetic rate; plant stress

Special Issue Information

Dear colleague,

Abiotic stress is one of the most important factors that are responsible for adverse effects on plant growth and development. More precisely, different forms of abiotic stress such as drought, chilling, heat stress, and salinity can affect crop productivity worldwide. These stresses are likely to be further aggravated in the near future due to climate change.

Abiotic factors cause nutrient deficiencies, as the physiochemical properties of the soil can lead to a reduced mobility and absorbance of individual nutrients. In most cases of abiotic stress, plants show either low or excessive availability of nutrient requirements, which alters their biochemical composition and minimizes growth and yield.

Furthermore, considering limitations by other factors such as light intensity, carbon dioxide concentration, temperature and chlorophyll concentration, and photosynthetic rate (assimilation rate of carbon dioxide) can be affected, and therefore, the ability of a plant to photosynthesize is altered.

Eventually, in order to cope with such impacts, a wide range of adaptations and mitigation strategies are required. Plants have developed various mechanisms in order to overcome threats caused by abiotic stress such as extreme temperatures, flood, salinity, and heavy metal. We would like to cordially invite you to contribute a paper to be included in the Special Issue ‘Effects of Abiotic Stress on Nutrient Absorption and Photosynthetic Rate of Plants’.

Prof. Dr. Anastasia E. Giannakoula
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Abiotic stress
  • The effect of climate change on abiotic stress
  • Photosynthetic mechanism and abiotic stress
  • The effect of abiotic stress on nutrient uptake and absorption
  • Plant sciences and plant research
  • Plant physiology and biochemistry
  • Plant stress
  • Plant and growth regulation
  • Plant ecology
  • Plant nutrition and soil sciences
  • Environmental botany
  • Plant and climate change
  • Salinity stresses
  • Drought and flood stress
  • Extreme temperatures

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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