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Special Issue "Developing Temperature-Resilient Plants: Responses and Mitigation Strategies"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Breeding and Genetics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 September 2022) | Viewed by 49072
Special Issue Editors
Interests: plant genetics; biotechnology; genomics
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Interests: Crop genetics and breeding; plant biotechnology; crop stress physiology; genetic diversity; abiotic stress responses and tolerance mechanisms; transcription factors; multi-omics; RNA-seq; genomics; transcriptomics; metabolomics; proteomics; metabolic pathways; plant hormones; gene functional analysis; transgenic plants; oilseed crops
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Interests: genetics; abotic stress; environmental stresses
Interests: plant breeding; heritability; transcription factors regulation network dissection in plant abiotic stresses
Special Issue Information
Plants are extensively well-thought-out as the primary source for nourishing natural life on earth. However, plants have to face various temperature stresses, mainly heat, chilling, and freezing stress, due to adverse climate fluctuations. These stresses are considered as a major threat to sustainable agriculture by hindering plant growth and development, causing damage, ultimately leading to yield losses worldwide, and counteracting to achieve the goal of “ZERO HUNGER” proposed by the FAO-UN. Notably, this is primarily because of the numerous inequities happening at the molecular, cellular and/or physiological levels, especially during plant developmental stages under temperature stress. Plants counter to temperature stress via a complex phenomenon including variations at different developmental stages that comprise modifications in physiological and biochemical processes, gene expression, and differences in the levels of metabolites and proteins.
During the last decade, omics approaches and seed priming with different phytohormones/plant growth regulators have revolutionized how plant biologists explore stress-responsive mechanisms and pathways, driven by current scientific developments. However, investigations are still required to explore numerous features of temperature stress responses in plants to create a complete idea in stress signaling. Therefore, this special issue will highlight the recent advances in the utilization of different conventional and modern biotechnological strategies such as (but not limited to) genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, miRNA, genome editing, transgenic plants, exogenous application of plant growth regulators, etc., to understand stress adaptation and tolerance mechanisms to feed the growing population.
We welcome submissions of original research and review articles dealing with temperature stress at both physiological and molecular levels.
Prof. Dr. Channapatna S. Prakash
Dr. Ali Raza
Prof. Dr. Xiling Zou
Prof. Dr. Daojie Wan
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 2200 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.
- cold stress
- crop improvement
- CRISPR/Cas system
- freezing stress
- gene functional analysis
- gene family
- heat stress
- physiological and molecular mechanisms
- plant growth regulators
- stress signalling
- transgenic plants