Stress Response Mechanisms of Grasses

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 188

Special Issue Editors

College of Animal Sciences (College of Bee Science), Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China
Interests: drought stress; metabolome; transcriptome; photosynthesis; carbon sequestration; transpiration
Dr. Jing Zhou
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Guest Editor
National Engineering Research Center of Juncao Technology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China
Interests: growth performance; metabolome; exogenous strigolactone; drought resistance; SL crosstalk; endogenous ABA; RNA sequence

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Grasses are a key component of global ecosystems, and their ability to respond to stressful environmental conditions is crucial to their survival and adaptation. The stress response mechanisms of grasses are not only various but also highly adaptable, making these mechanisms an area of interest for scientific research.

One of the primary stressors that grasses are exposed to is drought, which triggers a range of physiological and metabolic responses. These responses include the induction of stress-tolerance genes, regulation of photosynthesis, and the production of protective antioxidants. The study of these drought response mechanisms can provide valuable insights into how grasses adapt to water-limited environments.

Another stressor that grasses face is temperature extremes, whether it be heat or cold. Grass species have evolved a range of strategies to cope with temperature stress, including the regulation of chill-tolerance genes and the production of cryoprotectants. The study of these temperature stress response mechanisms can provide valuable insights into how grasses adapt to changing climatic conditions.

In addition to these stress response mechanisms, grasses also possess a range of defense mechanisms against pathogen and insect attack. These defense mechanisms include the induction of antimicrobial proteins and the production of volatile defense compounds. The study of these defense response mechanisms can provide valuable insights into how grasses protect themselves against biotic stressors.

The study of the stress response mechanisms of grasses is not only valuable for understanding ecological adaptation but also has important applications in agriculture. By understanding how grasses respond to environmental stressors, we can better understand how to improve the stress-tolerance and disease-resistance of crop species, leading to more sustainable agricultural practices.

Therefore, we cordially invite authors to contribute original research articles and reviews that focus on the stress response mechanisms of grasses. Through research in this area, we hope to develop a deeper understanding of ecological adaptation and improve agricultural practices for a sustainable future.

Prof. Dr. Fulin Yang
Dr. Jing Zhou
Guest Editors

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  • plant stress
  • stress response
  • grasses
  • transcription
  • cell signaling
  • biological stress
  • plant physiology
  • genetic regulation
  • metabolic engineering
  • adaptation mechanisms
  • cellular signaling
  • molecular stress
  • transcription factors
  • gene expression
  • agricultural science
  • climate change
  • ecophysiology
  • photosynthesis
  • adaptation
  • antioxidants
  • oxidative stress
  • growth and development
  • genetic diversity
  • expression pattern
  • drought
  • abiotic stress

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