Special Issue "Microbiomes in Crop Yield and Stress Biology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2024 | Viewed by 3266
Interests: systems biology; network science; functional genomics; bioinformatics; deep/machine learning using animal and plant models
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Over the next two decades, the world is predicted to experience an unprecedented global food crisis due to the rapidly growing world population, a food security issue further compounded by global climate change. It is a well-known fact that human activities are undoubtedly driving up the global temperature and fundamentally changing the world around us. Global climate change has far-reaching consequences on plant life and agriculture as a whole. Diverse environmental stresses, including plant pathogens, droughts, flooding, salinity, soil acidification, cold and heat, directly limit crop production. By identifying beneficial microorganisms, crops may be more resilient to such unfavorable stressors, thus, de-escalating the food security problem. In this Special Issue, we aim to focus on plant metagenomics, with articles presenting the functional characterization of novel microbes capable of helping plants thrive in both biotic and abiotic stress conditions.
Dr. M. Shahid Mukhtar
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- model plant systems
- agronomically important crops
- functional genomics
- climate change
- crop production
- plant pathogens
- abiotic stresses