Special Issue "Effects of Abiotic Stresses on Gene Expression and Physiology of Field and Tree Crops"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 233

Special Issue Editors

Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Research Centre for Certification (CREA-DC), 90011 Bagheria, Italy
Interests: transcriptomic analysis; biodiversity; genetic variability; climate change
Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, Viale Delle Scienze—Ed. 4, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: plant genetics; genomics; NGS technologies; diversity study; molecular breeding; conservation; self-incompatibility; architectural traits; biotic and abiotic stress resistance
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Science, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: biodiversity; ecosystem functioning; carbon cycling; forest management; biomass estimation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Unfavourable environmental factors adversely affect plant growth and reduce yield. Abiotic stresses - extreme high and low temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, drought, flooding, salinity, metal stress, and nutrient deficiency - negatively reduce crop production, representing a food security threat, particularly in areas where water supplies are already under pressure, and they also reduce the productivity and quality of forest products and services. In recent years, climate changes represent a global menace for agriculture and forestry sectors, and for the biodiversity. Plant “omic” progress can help in understanding the molecular, physiological and biochemical mechanisms underlying plant abiotic stress responses and in planning new selection, breeding and crop and forestry protection strategies to overcome these threats. This special issue aims to publishes high-quality and innovative papers on these topics.

Dr. Antonio Giovino
Dr. Annalisa Marchese
Dr. Giovanna Sala
Guest Editors

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  • crop plants
  • forestry
  • genomics
  • transcriptomics
  • next generation sequencing
  • genome editing
  • plant physiology
  • biotic and abiotic stress
  • breeding
  • crop protection strategy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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