Special Issue "Advances in Genetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Plants Stress Resistance"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Genotype Evaluation and Breeding".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 336

Special Issue Editors

Department of Southern Area Crop Science, National Institute of Crop Science, Miryang 50424, Republic of Korea
Interests: plant functional genomics; plant molecular pathology; abiotic stress response mechanisms; cell signaling; plant breeding
Laboratory of Plant Molecular Pathology and Functional Genomics, Department of Applied Plant Bioscience, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41541, Republic of Korea
Interests: crop science; plant functional genomics; cell signaling; nitric oxide signaling; S-nitrosylation (post transcriptional modification, PTM); secondary metabolites in plants
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change threatens the survival of plant species and exacerbates the vulnerability of agricultural systems and food production globally. During the last two decades, there have been drastic changes in rainfall patterns, heat waves, episodes of floods and droughts, increased salinities in agricultural lands, and the proliferation of bacterial, viral, and fungal diseases in plant crops worldwide. Nevertheless, these challenges have offered new opportunities to develop agricultural technologies to support sustainable agricultural development and food production systems. Likewise, understanding genetic factors and their interactions at the whole plant level, as well as advances in the molecular mechanism and signaling cascades that actively participate in the adaptation, tolerance, or resistance process of plant crops toward abiotic and biotic stress, has provided crucial information to develop crop varieties with enhanced resistance towards stress, while maintaining a balanced productivity level. Emerging sequencing technologies and cutting-edge molecular tools have paved new paths toward revealing the interactions between genetic factors, signaling molecules, and transcriptional regulation at the whole genome level.

This Special Issue focuses on gathering recent advances in plant abiotic and biotic response mechanisms at the gene or protein level, including secondary metabolites, physiological processes, and biochemical reactions that explain variabilities in the phenotypes of plant crops or model plants. This issue also includes research articles or review papers discussing using conventional or modern breeding technologies for abiotic or biotic stress improvement in plants.

Dr. Nkulu Kabange Rolly
Dr. Bong-Gyu Mun
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • abiotic stress response
  • biotic stress response mechanisms
  • plant breeding
  • transcriptomics
  • genome sequencing
  • genetic markers
  • metabolomics
  • phenomics
  • redox homeostasis
  • post transcriptional modification (PTM)

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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