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Special Issue "Assimilate Production and Allocation in Plants under Abiotic Stress 2.0"

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 233

Special Issue Editors

State Key Laboratory of Rice Biology and Breeding, China National Rice Research Institute, Hangzhou 310006, China
Interests: rice; abiotic stress; source-flow-sink relationship; assimilate transportation and structure; plant growth regulation; photosynthesis
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Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
Interests: theory and technology of high-quality rice cultivation; farming system and agro-ecology; high-yielding and greenhouse gas emission mitigation; climate adaptation of rice cropping systems
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College of Agronomy, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
Interests: physiology and ecology of crop cultivation; climate change and rice quality formation; adaptive rice cultivation approach
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to their sessile nature, plants are inevitably exposed to multiple adverse environmental stresses, which frequently occur nowadays with the onset of global warming. These stresses negatively impact plant growth and development by causing the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), inducing programmed cell death (PCD), impairing assimilate production and allocation, disturbing the source–flow–sink balance, thus leading to a low yield and poor quality. These processes can adversely affect food security all over the world. Therefore, plants have formed complex response pathways, from gene expressions to plant physiological processes and even architecture through primary and secondary metabolism, to combat these threats. To shed light into the underlying mechanisms of these plants, we are organizing a Special Issue of IJMS to share knowledge about plant responses to abiotic stresses, including drought, heat, cold, salt, heavy metals, high-light and low-light stresses.

We are particularly interested in, but not limited to, the following topics:

  1. assimilate production and allocation in plants;
  2. the source–flow–sink relationship;
  3. sugars and phytohormones signaling in plants;
  4. strategies such as breeding highly resistant cultivars and implementing cultivation techniques and chemicals to alleviate abiotic stress damages to obtain good-quality and high production yields.

Authors from across world are invited to submit original research and review articles on topics related to plant defense mechanisms against abiotic stresses.

Dr. Guanfu Fu
Dr. Jun Zhang
Dr. She Tang
Guest Editors

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  • plant response
  • plant metabolism
  • abiotic stresses
  • drought
  • heat
  • cold
  • salt
  • heavy metal
  • high-light
  • low-light

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