Potato Production: From Quality Formation to Stress Tolerance

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Physiology and Crop Production".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 94

Special Issue Editors

Department Plant Food, and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University, Bible Hill, Halifax, NS B2N5E3, Canada
Interests: horticulture; biostimulants; compost; abiotic stress
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1. National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics, Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200032, China
2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Interests: root and tuber crops; plant biotechnology; plant genetics; germplasm evaluation; sugar and starch metabolism; stress response; abiotic stress

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Potatoes, as the fourth major food crop, contain sufficient amounts of protein, starch, carbohydrates, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals, essential for human nutrition. It is very important to improve their productivity for food security in a growing population.

However, potato plants are highly susceptible to abiotic stresses such as high temperature, drought, soil salinization and attacks by diseases and insect pests. Potatoes are grown primarily for their tubers. Any stress that negatively affects the tuber formation process may result in reduced tuber yield and quality. To maintain the sustainable development of potato production, we need to understand the impact of stress-related physiological, biochemical and molecular processes on potato quality development, while developing stress-tolerant potato varieties that are appropriately modified for changing environments.

This Special Issue of Plants aims to provide an overview of current research and knowledge regarding potato production, as well as genetics, genomics and biotechnology approaches to study potato quality formation and stress adaptation. Submissions of original research articles, reviews, minireviews and short communications are welcome.

Dr. Lord Abbey
Prof. Dr. Peng Zhang
Guest Editors

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  • potato production
  • stress tolerance
  • quality formation
  • potato biotechnology
  • stress response
  • genetics
  • genomics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Effect of gas exchange rate, vessel type, planting density and genotype on growth, photosynthetic activity and ion uptake of in vitro potato plants.
Authors: Rainer Vollmer
Affiliation: International Potato Center (CIP), Cryobank, Av. La Molina 1895, Lima 15024, Peru

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