Special Issue "Induced Resistance of Plants Volume II"

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 June 2024 | Viewed by 110

Special Issue Editors

Escuela Politécnica Superior de Zamora, Departamento Construcción y Agronomía, Universidad de Salamanca, 49002 Zamora, Spain
Interests: polyamines; nitrogen; induced resistance; tomato pseudomonas; climate change; wheat
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Escuela Superior de Tecnología y Ciencias Experimentales (ESTCE), Departamento de Ciencias Agrarias y del Medio Natural, Universitat Jaume I, 12071 Castellón, Spain
Interests: microbiology; antimicrobial proteins; plant microbe interaction; plant protection; induced resistance; nitrogen fixation
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Laboratory of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Area of Plant physiology. Department of agricultural sciences Universitat Jaume I, 12071 Castellon, Spain
Interests: plant microbiology; plant–microbe interaction; plant protection; induced resistance; microbiology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is well-known that plants have developed a wide variety of defense mechanisms in order to protect themselves against different stressors, such as pathogens. These defense mechanisms can be constituted by pre-formed barriers or inducible responses when defense is activated upon detection of a pathogen attack. This so-called basal resistance, or innate immunity, which is regulated by a complex signaling and transcriptional network, protects the plant against a wide array of pathogens. The plant hormones ethylene (ET), jasmonic acid (JA), and salicylic acid (SA) play a major regulatory role in plant immune responses. In addition, induced resistance is the phenomenon in which a plant, once appropriately stimulated, either by biological or chemical inducers, exhibits enhanced resistance against a future attack by pathogenic microbes and herbivorous insects. Induced resistance can be localized as well as systemic and can be triggered by limited pathogen infection, colonization of the roots by specific beneficial microbes, or after treatment with specific chemicals. Generally, induced resistance confers an enhanced level of protection against a broad spectrum of attackers.

Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to review and discuss novel contributions of the mechanisms regulating plant-induced resistance against biotic stress by natural or chemical compounds, as well as their mode of action based on transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, and microRNAs analysis, contributing to sustainable agriculture. 

Dr. Ana Isabel González-Hernández
Dr. Loredana Maria Scalschi
Dr. Begonya Vicedo
Guest Editors

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  • induced resistance
  • biotic stress
  • proteomic
  • transcriptomic
  • metabolomic
  • microRNAs

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