Special Issue "Molecular Mechanism for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Vegetables"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Breeding and Genetics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 550

Special Issue Editor

Institute for Plant Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMCP), Universitat Politècnica de València-CSIC, 46022 València, Spain
Interests: abiotic stress; ion homeostasis; potassium transport; drought stress; biostimulants
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Abiotic stress is among the worst outcomes of climate change and represents a major threat to agriculture and concomitantly to food production. Most crops have a narrow margin of tolerance to abiotic stress. We have gained knowledge about the molecular mechanisms involved in plant adaptation, tolerance and resistance to abiotic stress, but most of the advancements in this regard have been made when performing experiments in model plants such as Arabidopsis thaliana. At the present moment, many crop genomes are available and we have new biology and molecular biology techniques that enable a deep study of the molecular basis of abiotic stress in crops, as well as the application of knowledge generated in recent years to increasing agronomical yield under adverse environmental conditions and climate change. Additionally, we welcome descriptions of the effect, at the molecular level, of biostimulants or symbiotic microorganisms (mycorrhiza, PGPR…), or of the ability of nanobiotechnology to alleviate abiotic stress.

In this Topic, we will publish recent advances on:

  1. Basic knowledge on the molecular basis of abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants;
  2. Systems biology approaches to study abiotic stress in crop plants;
  3. Description of the molecular basis underlying the effect of natural products, biostimulants, or micorrhyzation on crop adaptation or tolerance to abiotic stress;
  4. Description of the molecular basis underlying the effect of nanobiotechnology on crop adaptation or tolerance to abiotic stress;
  5. Description of novel GMO crops and its performance under abiotic stress conditions;
  6. Application of new breeding techniques, including CRISPR/Cas9 to increase agronomical yield under abiotic stress conditions.

Dr. Jose M. Mulet
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 2600 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.


  • abiotic stress
  • climate change
  • environmental stress
  • systems biology
  • crop yield
  • GMO crops
  • molecular biology
  • biostimulants
  • nanobiotechnology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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