Special Issue "Plant Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance: Physiological and Molecular Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Production"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: plant molecular biology and biotechnology; plant biostimulants; plant-microbe interactions; mycorrhizal fungi and plants; biological control of diseases; abiotic and biotic stresses; heavy metals and phytoremediation; antimicrobials; secondary metabolites and antioxidants; natural products; genetics and molecular phylogeny; plant and microbial omics
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Plants face various harmful stress factors which limit their growth and productivity. To enhance plant growth and yield, it is important to understand how plants respond to such numerous stresses and to exploit the gained information in stress tolerance breeding programs. Various plant biostimulants play essential roles in defense responses against biotic and abiotic stresses such as phytohormones, natural extracts, substances, …etc.
This Special Issue, therefore, seeks contributions addressing how plant species respond to various biotic and abiotic stresses, such as microbial diseases, salinity, drought, cold, heat, flooding, nutrient deficiency, and heavy metals. It welcomes reviews, perspectives, communications, and original research articles focusing on the physiological and molecular understanding of biotic and abiotic stress responses in plant species, as well as discussing the plant biostimulants roles and changes in gene expression patterns and their regulation. Approaches to enhance stress tolerance and crop yield under stress conditions are also of particular interest.
Dr. Mohamed A. El-Esawi
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- salinity and drought stress
- heat and cold stress
- flooding stress
- heavy metals
- nutrient deficiency
- plant disease susceptibility and resistance
- plant-microbe interaction
- plant biostimulants
- stress tolerance breeding
- biotechnology and gene regulation