Special Issue "Fluorescence Techniques: Understanding Crop Performance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Interests: ecophysiology of photosynthesis; plant stress physiology; field phenotyping; optical remote sensing; understanding of sun-induced fluorescence; high-resolution imaging spectroscopy
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Fluorescence techniques have been widely used in laboratory and greenhouse studies to non-invasively measure the actual status of photosynthetic light reactions. Nowadays, the recent developments in sensor technology facilitate the quantification of the fluorescence signal under field conditions, and we are experiencing a greatly increasing number of sensors and measurement approaches that are developed for field applications in agriculture. Modern plant phenotyping and the rapidly expanding capabilities of remote sensing are currently opening fundamental new paths to understand the dynamic nature of crop adaptation to their changing environment. These fluorescence techniques are well-suited to quantify the fast acclimation of crop photosynthesis to the rapidly changing environmental conditions, as well as to quantify the seasonal dynamics of crop performance under various stress conditions.
In this Special Issue, we welcome publications that use established and novel fluorescence approaches to better understand the dynamics of photosynthetic traits in crops. Topics may cover but are not limited to:
- Description of new fluorescence sensors and measurement approaches that are designed for agricultural systems
- Active and passive fluorescence approaches to better understand the dynamic nature of crop photosynthesis
- Field phenotyping studies that include fluorescence approaches
- Remote sensing studies that use ground, airborne, or satellite fluorescence approaches to monitor plant photosynthesis
Prof. Dr. Uwe Rascher
Dr. Onno Muller
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Active and passive fluorescence techniques
- Solar-induced fluorescence
- Laser-induced fluorescence
- Dynamic acclimation of photosynthesis
- Crop energy metabolism
- Dynamics of light reaction in crops