Special Issue "Phytohormones as Regulators of Plant Stress Tolerance"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2023 | Viewed by 145

Special Issue Editors

Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo (CIAD), A.C, Carretera Gustavo Enrique Astiazarán Rosas, no. 46, Col La Victoria, Hermosillo, Sonora C.P. 83304, México
Interests: phytohormone; plant growth regulator
Dr. Felipe A. Vazquez Flota
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Guest Editor
Unidad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Plantas, Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, Calle 43 No. 130, Chuburná, Merida 97205, Mexico
Interests: phytochemicals; phytochemical analysis; bioactivity; natural chemistry; secondary metabolism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over time, plants have evolved to adapt to the environment. Plant hormones are synthesized via different metabolic routes as part of the secondary metabolism and are small molecules. The classical phytohormones are auxins, gibberellins, cytokinins, abscisic acid, ethylene, and brassinosteroids. In the last few years, compounds such as jasmonates and strigolactones have been added to the list because they function as plant hormones. Plant hormones allow plants to develop in different environments because they regulate many cellular and developmental processes.

Food production from agricultural activity has been affected by the desertification of large cultivation areas, water availability, increased soil salinity, and climate change. As a result, studies about the role of phytohormones in the plant response to abiotic stress have advanced significantly in recent years. This Special Issue plans to provide an overview of the most recent advances in the mechanisms and processes regulated by plant hormones in plants under abiotic stress.

Dr. Elisa M. Valenzuela-Soto
Dr. Felipe A. Vazquez Flota
Guest Editors

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  • abiotic stress
  • plant growth
  • plant development
  • phytohormones
  • plant responses

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