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Drought Stress Tolerance in Plants in 2024

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Plant Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2024 | Viewed by 108

Special Issue Editor

Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources, HAO-Demeter, Thermi, Greece
Interests: plant responses to abiotic stress; photoprotective and antioxidative mechanisms to abiotic stress; photosynthesis; secondary metabolites
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The current climate change scenario is accelerating degradation, desertification, and salinization. These are destructive processes negatively impacting arable lands and food production and are of particular importance considering that the world population is markedly increasing. This seems to lead to floods and decreasing water quality, but also to a decrease in the availability of water resources in some regions. More than ever, drought is a major threat to agriculture worldwide.

This issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences journal will focus on recent advances in mechanisms involved in drought tolerance in crop plants, with special attention paid to the role of the root tissue, shoot–root interactions, and photosynthetic function. In addition to drought, it will consider other abiotic stresses involving water deficits, like soil salinization, at the cell level and their interaction with drought.

Dr. Ilektra Sperdouli
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • root physiology
  • drought tolerance
  • photosynthesis
  • water deficit stress
  • shoot–root interaction
  • salinity
  • crop plants

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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