Special Issue "Drought Resistance Mechanisms in Crops"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2022).
Interests: irrigation management; deficit irrigation; climate change; plant ecophysiology; water stress; water relations; water footprint; water use efficiency; water productivity; water saving; droughts and water scarcity; plant nutrition; evapotranspiration and plant modelling
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Special Issue in Agronomy: Water Footprint of Crop Productions
Special Issue in Modelling: Innovative Modelling Approaches in Agricultural Systems and Food Processes
Agricultural crops make a major contribution to food and economic security worldwide. However, due to their sessile nature, plants are continuously exposed to biotic and abiotic stress. Abiotic stress, such as drought, salinity, extreme temperatures, and chemical pollution, leads to crop failure and significant yield losses. Of these, drought and salinity stress are the major causes of crop failure worldwide, leading to yield loss and salinization of arable land for major crops.
The current and predicted global warming has already led to a combination of elevated temperatures and decreased precipitation, whose effects have led to more frequent and severe drought conditions drastically affecting crop productivity. Plants have developed a wide range of adaptive structural, physiological, and molecular response mechanisms at the whole plant, organ, and cellular levels and in signal transduction pathways to cope with the effects of abiotic stresses.
However, stress response and tolerance vary greatly among plant species, creating a gap in our understanding of them.
Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to gather novel and recent studies in the field of plant response to abiotic stress. Of particular interest is research on stress responses aimed at reducing the effects of stress, such as water loss and protection against oxidative damage, as is research on response mechanisms employed at the whole-plant, tissue, cellular, and molecular levels for metabolic adjustment and gene expression regulation to enhance physiological and morphological adaptation.
All types of manuscripts (original research, reviews, etc.) are welcome.
Dr. Alejandro Galindo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Abiotic stress
- Water relations