Special Issue "Metabolic Responses of Plants to Abiotic Stress"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 2958
2. Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg, 79110 Freiburg, Germany
Interests: tree physiology; plant stress physiology; plant metabolomics; plant nitrogen metabolism; drought stress
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Under the projected trajectory of climate change, plants are facing various abiotic stresses, e.g., drought, heat, flooding, UV and ozone pollution, and nutrient deficiency. Plants have evolved a diverse array of highly sophisticated mechanisms to respond to a wide range of environmental changes, including the biosynthesis, transport, and storage of primary and secondary metabolites, from the cell to the organ and to the whole plant level. Although the metabolic stress response has long been a hot topic in plant science, attracting much interest, it is still far from being elucidated.
The aim of this Special Issue is to attract review and original research papers on all aspects of plant stress biology, including on stomatal control, ROS, and antioxidants, with regard to primary and secondary metabolism under various climatic conditions. Particularly, manuscripts dedicated to exploring the complicated metabolic regulation system of plants with the means of omics are strongly encouraged. Manuscripts aiming to elucidate a certain class of compounds, for instance, nonstructural carbohydrates, amino acids, phosphorus, lignin, etc., in response to abiotic stress are also highly welcome. Furthermore, this Special Issue is not limited to plant stress biology, as research articles dealing with epigenetic regulation and long-term memory effects of abiotic stress will absolutely be considered.
Prof. Dr. Baoguo Du
Dr. Youjun Zhang
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- climate change
- abiotic stress
- nitrogen metabolism
- ROS and antioxidants
- memory effects
- secondary metabolites
- epigenetic regulations