Special Issue "Genes: Important Functions in Plant Stress Tolerance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 800
Interests: plant genomics; plant–pathogen interactions; population genomics
Plants are faced with numerous environmental challenges, such as drought, salinity, temperature fluctuations, and pathogen attacks. These stresses are the primary cause of crop loss worldwide, reducing average yields for most of the major crop plants by more than 50%. To survive and thrive in these adverse conditions, plants have evolved complex stress response mechanisms that enable them to maintain homeostasis and protect their essential metabolic processes. The molecular and genetic basis of these mechanisms is an area of active research and has significant implications for the development of more resilient crops and the improvement of food security in a changing climate.
This Special Issue aims to shed light on the molecular and genetic mechanisms that enable plants to adapt and survive in adverse environmental conditions. The articles included in the Special Issue will cover a range of topics including, but not limited to, the identification of novel genes involved in the stress response, the characterization of their functions, and the development of genetic strategies for improving stress tolerance in crops. The studies presented in the Special Issue will highlight the complex interplay between the genetic and environmental factors in determining a plant's stress tolerance and provide a deeper understanding of the biological processes involved.
We welcome all manuscript types (original studies, reviews, communications, opinions, perspectives and discussions) that focus on novel topics including, but not limited to, the listed keywords.
Prof. Dr. Alagu Manickavelu
Dr. Pramod Kandoth
Guest Editor Assistant
Manuscript Submission Information
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- plant stress
- abiotic stress
- biotic stress
- genes and genetics
- molecular mechanism
- functional genomics