Special Issue "Nitrogen Metabolism: From Plant Cell to Field and Vice Versa"
A special issue of Nitrogen (ISSN 2504-3129).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (23 December 2022) | Viewed by 7060
Interests: plant–microorganism interactions, -omics; climate change; yield; sustainability
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The global demand for crops is increasing rapidly, propelled by an increase in the global population, as are the global environmental impacts of agricultural expansion. Agricultural systems depend crucially on the proper nitrogen (N)—the most applied mineral fertilizer to agricultural land—inputs and management. However, given the enormous energy cost of N fertilizer production, the fact that N forms some of the most mobile compounds in the soil–plant–atmosphere system, and concerns about the environmental cost of N losses in agriculture, it is essential to develop precision farming, innovate and apply slow-release fertilizers and biofertilizers, and practice legume-based rotation. Alternatively, practical strategies to improve the N responsiveness (i.e., N uptake and assimilation efficiencies) of crop plants is vital to attain high yields for global crop demand with minimal environmental impact.
This Special Issue of Nitrogen will include recent insights and research, reviews, methods, and opinion pieces addressing fundamental and applied topics relevant to the N in agricultural soil and N nutrition and metabolism from cells to field testing.
The manuscripts in this Special Issue will provide insights into the principles governing the behavior of N in the soil–plant system, complex interconnections between N and C in soil, plant–environment interactions affecting plant N status, plant N nutrition mediated by root microbiome (plant–microorganism interaction), N transport, N sensing and signaling, and molecular mechanisms of N use in the whole plant system. Additionally, newly emerged CRISPR/Cas systems, high-throughput analytical methods, crop breeding, and high-throughput phenomics and data modelling approaches to assess/monitor the plant N status/responses are welcome.
Dr. Marouane Baslam
Manuscript Submission Information
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- nutrient use efficiency
- plant systems
- N recycling and sustainability
- N sensing and signaling
- plant–microorganism interactions