Special Issue "Metabolism and Stress in Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 2060
2. INRAE, Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences (IRHS), 42 rue Georges Morel, CEDEX, 49071 Beaucouzé, France
Interests: nitrate transporters; nitrate signaling; nitrogen and carbon metabolisms; low oxygen stress (waterlogging); legumes; seedling establishment; seedlings – microbiome interactions; root exudates; isotope (15N, 13C) labeling; metabolome
In both their natural habitats and cultivated fields, plants have to cope with various suboptimal environmental cues that cause either biotic or abiotic stresses, which have a negative impact on their growth and development. In this Special Issue, “Metabolism and Stress in Plants”, we will focus on metabolic adjustments developed by plants to fight against biotic and abiotic stress-induced damaging effects, which otherwise would severely alter their physiology, and limit their growth and development.
The perception and transduction of stress signals through pathways involving hormones and signaling molecules lead to characteristic changes in primary and secondary metabolisms. In general, these changes lead to the adaptation of carbon (photosynthesis and respiration), nitrogen and other nutrients’ metabolism, such as sulfur and phosphate. Metabolism changes also lead to the synthesis of defense metabolites in the case of biotic stress and protective metabolites that act against the damaging effects of environmental stress, such as drought, waterlogging (flooding), low/high temperatures, shortages in mineral nutrients and excesses of heavy metals.
Original research or review articles that update and increase our knowledge on either metabolic changes that occur under stress conditions or how these changes contribute to plants’ defense and adaptation are welcome in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Anis Limami
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