Plant Adaptation Mechanisms to Abiotic Stresses
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 188
Plants are constantly faced with various environmental stresses, such as cold, heat, drought, and salinity. Such adversities can dramatically impede the growth and productivity of plants, often resulting in substantial declines in crop yields. More alarmingly, predictions with the escalation of climate change suggest that we might witness an approximately 20% yield drop in major crops worldwide due to increased weather extremes. However, plants are far from defenseless. Over their evolution, they have crafted sophisticated regulatory systems that not only enable them to adeptly respond to dynamic environmental conditions, but also allow them to maintain a balance between optimal growth and stress tolerance.
In this Special Issue, we aim to unravel the intricate mechanisms of plant adaptation to abiotic stresses. Through advanced molecular genetic and systemic approaches, contributors will shed light on the intricate mechanics of plant resilience and how this innate resilience can be harnessed for breeding or engineering plants that stand robust against climate-induced challenges, ensuring sustainability and crop food security in the face of climate change in the future. We cordially invite papers on the topic of 'Plant adaptation mechanisms to abiotic stresses', with a special emphasis on cold, heat, drought, salinity, flooding, and water logging stress tolerance. In-depth explorations of the many facets of this topic are highly encouraged. Join us in this enlightening journey to secure our agricultural future in the face of climate change.
Dr. Sunchung Park
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- abiotic stress
- plant adaptation mechanisms
- water logging
- transcription factors