Special Issue "Strategies for Tree Improvement under Stress Conditions — 2nd Edition"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Ecology and Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 73

Special Issue Editors

College of Horticulture & Forestry Sciences, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
Interests: nitrogen use efficiency; transcriptome; woody plant; abiotic stress
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College of Forestry and Landscape Architecture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China
Interests: mycorrhizal symbiosis; forest tree stress biology; mycorrhizal fungal fruiting body cultivation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Perennial woody plants are usually faced with multifactorial adverse conditions during their long lifespan, which impairs their growth and productivity. To cope with these adverse conditions, trees deploy morphological, physiological, and molecular responses to adapt to the environmental constraints. By using high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatic approaches, many hub genes involved in stress responses were identified. In recent years, with the advantages of transgenic technology in woody plants, many candidate genes participating in stress responses were functionally characterized and showed great potential for tree improvement under different stresses. On the other hand, cultivation strategies (including beneficial microorganism investigation, beneficial microorganism inoculation, mixed forest, etc.) also play crucial roles in tree improvement under abiotic and biotic stress.

This Special Issue focuses on the strategies for tree improvement under stress conditions; all original research findings and perspectives relative to tree improvement in coping with environmental constraints are welcomed.

Dr. Jie Luo
Dr. Wentao Hu
Guest Editors

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  • forest tree
  • bioinformation
  • gene expression
  • cultivation strategy
  • transgenic technology
  • beneficial microorganism
  • stress

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