Special Issue "Role of Microbes in Plant Abiotic Stress: Focus on Drought and Salt Stress"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 3987
Interests: plant–microorganism interactions, -omics; climate change; yield; sustainability
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Global climate change is a defining challenge of the 21st century and food security, and the 2020s need to usher ambitious action to mitigate the worst effects on human health, wealth, and well-being, and ecosystems. Specifically, drought and salinity—single and combined co-occurring or in sequence—are among the most important environmental factors that reduce the global productivity of major crops. The application of microbial formulations and/or microbial consortia has emerged as innovative technologies to reduce dependency on agrochemicals and are frequently used to mitigate various stresses. Plant-microbe interactions can play an essential role in developing crops with enhanced resistance and resilience to drought and salt stress conditions.
We encourage the submission of research articles that:
- Provide novel insights into the functional potential of plant microbiota to address current challenges in crop production under drought and salinity.
- Aim to decipher the mechanisms of microbes-mediated drought and salinity tolerance and understand the effects of and adaptation to drought and salt stress in agricultural and natural ecosystems (at the level of single cells, tissues and organs, or whole plants from in vitro to field research).
- Provide tools or resources for engineering drought- and salt-resistant microbes that could potentially benefit the host plants and improve their adaption to various abiotic stresses.
- Facilitate development of a microbial application for improved crops.
With this Special Issue of IJMS, we hope to highlight some of the most exciting new work that is revealing how plants respond to microbes (beneficial/harmful) and how microbes manipulate plant signaling pathways, and how microbe-microbe interactions influence plant growth, fitness, and productivity under drought and/or salinity stresses. We seek community submissions of primary research papers that present new data of special significance in plant–microbe interactions under drought and salinity stresses.
In particular, we welcome articles within (but not limited to) the following broad themes:
- Agriculture, horticulture, and forestry
- Molecular Plant Sciences
- Climate change
Dr. Marouane Baslam
Manuscript Submission Information
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- agro-stress management
- molecular mechanisms
- stress responses