Heavy Metal Stress Physiology in Plants

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 158

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Peng Chen
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Guangxi Key Laboratory of Agro-Environment and Agric-Products Safety, Key Laboratory of Plant Genetics and Breeding, College of Agriculture, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China
Interests: crops; molecular mechanism of growth and development regulation; abiotic stress in plants
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Dr. Dengjie Luo
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Guangxi Key Laboratory of Agro-Environment and Agric-Products Safety, Key Laboratory of Plant Genetics and Breeding, College of Agriculture, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China
Interests: crops; molecular mechanism of growth and development regulation; abiotic stress in plants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Heavy metal pollution has become a major concern worldwide due to its adverse effects on plants and humans. Several metals are contaminating our soil, water and atmosphere due to the rapidly growing populations, metal industry, improper waste disposal methods and use of agrochemicals.  Excess heavy metals in soil impede the physiochemical activities of the crops, resulting in reduced plant growth, biomass production and final yield. Therefore, it is important to understand how metal concentrations affect plant growth, yield and food quality. Plants respond to heavy metal stress by modulating their physiological, biochemical, and molecular status. Thus, it is essential to know the mechanisms, pathways and genes involved in the uptake, accumulation, toxicity and detoxification of metals in plants. This Special Issue aims to publish original research or review articles on the morphological, physiological, biochemical and molecular responses of crop plants to heavy metals stress. Furthermore, articles exploring possible mitigation strategies for heavy metal stress alleviation in plants and phytoremediation are also welcome. 

Prof. Dr. Peng Chen
Dr. Dengjie Luo
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • heavy metal toxicity
  • phytoremediation
  • stress alleviation 
  • physiological response 
  • biochemical response
  • gene expression

Published Papers

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