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Special Issue "The Effect of Plasma in Plant"

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 September 2023 | Viewed by 389

Special Issue Editors

Prokhorov General Physics Institute (RAS), Moscow 119991, Russia
Interests: plasma agriculture; plasma medicine; plasma technology; plasma chemistry
Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, 31/4 Leninskiy Prospekt, 119071 Moscow, Russia
Interests: biophysics of cell and artificial membranes; bioelectrochemistry; physical chemistry of lipids; protein adsorption; self-assembly of complex protein structures; enveloped viruses; electroporation of lipid membranes; antimicrobial peptides; atomic force microscopy; fluorescent microscopy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Molecular research has played a key role in uncovering the mechanisms behind the effect of plasma and plasma-treated solutions on plant development. Through advanced techniques such as transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, researchers have been able to gain deeper insights into the molecular changes that occur in plants after plasma treatment. For example, studies have shown that plasma exposure triggers changes in gene expression and protein synthesis, leading to alterations in the plant's growth and physiological processes. Furthermore, molecular research has revealed that plasma treatment can activate plant defense mechanisms, increase the efficiency of nutrient uptake, and enhance stress tolerance, among other benefits. These studies have provided a wealth of information on the molecular pathways involved in plasma–plant interactions and have established new avenues for further research. As such, molecular research has been instrumental in advancing our understanding of the potential applications of plasma technology in agriculture and horticulture, and has great potential to contribute to the development of more sustainable and efficient crop production methods. This Special Issue aims to showcase the latest research on the effects of cold plasma and plasma-treated solutions on plant signal transduction, metabolism, development, and physiological processes, with the goal of improving plant productivity.

Dr. Evgeny Konchekov
Dr. Oleg V. Batishchev
Guest Editors

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  • antioxidant
  • biomass production
  • biosynthesis
  • cold plasma
  • enzyme activity
  • germination
  • gene expression
  • metabolism
  • nitrogen fixation
  • protein expression
  • photosynthesis
  • phytohormones
  • plasma-activated water
  • plasma-treated solution
  • resistance to pathogens
  • ros production
  • secondary metabolites
  • signal transduction
  • stress resistance
  • plant growth
  • productivity
  • transpiration

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