Special Issue "Plant Metabolites under Abiotic Stresses: Latest Advances and Future Prospects"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Product Quality and Safety".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 August 2023) | Viewed by 220

Special Issue Editors

Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: metabolic flux analysis; metabolomics; plant physiology
Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: metabolic flux analysis; metabolomics; abiotic stress

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increasing global population and environmental stresses make it imperative to study the impact of stress on crop yield. Abiotic stresses such as drought, flooding, extreme temperatures, nutrient deficiency, etc., cause changes in plant metabolism to maintain metabolic and energy balance. Over the past two decades, the use of metabolomics to examine how plants respond to stress has become increasingly popular. This Special Issue seeks to gather the latest research on plant metabolic responses to abiotic stress, identify the gaps in our understanding, and showcase advancements in the field. Contributions in the form of reviews and original research articles exploring the metabolic changes during single stresses or combinations of stresses, the regulation of metabolism during stress at the cell, organ, or whole-plant level, and the use of metabolites to improve stress tolerance, are welcome.

Dr. Xinyu Fu
Dr. Yuan Xu
Guest Editors

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  • abiotic stress
  • stress adaptation
  • stress tolerance
  • metabolomics
  • metabolic response
  • metabolic regulation
  • mass spectrometry
  • climate change
  • carbohydrates nitrogen metabolism
  • ROS and antioxidants
  • primary metabolites
  • secondary metabolites

Published Papers

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