Special Issue "New Advances in Research on the Role of Abscisic Acid in Plant Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2021).
The plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) regulates various aspects of plant growth and development in addition to its well-known role in abiotic stress responses. ABA is primarily synthesized in the vasculature and transported to various organs, where it can either promote or inhibit growth and development depending on its concentration and the tissue type. ABA’s core signaling pathway, which has been well studied in angiosperms, has evolved with the colonization of terrestrial environments by plants. Although numerous studies have furthered our understanding of ABA biosynthesis and signaling, the spatiotemporal distribution of ABA during plant development, cell and tissue-specific responses to ABA, and the evolution of the ABA signaling pathway are less understood.
This Special Issue seeks submissions that advance our knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of ABA regulation of plant development, including seed development and germination, seed and bud dormancy, root and shoot growth, plant reproduction, and fruit development. Contributions that describe new advances in the evolution of the ABA signaling pathway, the spatiotemporal localization of ABA during plant development using reporters and genetically encoded biosensors, and mapping cellular responses to ABA by single-cell and tissue-type-specific transcriptomics and other technologies are welcome.Dr. Sonia Gazzarrini
Prof. Eiji Nambara
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- abscisic acid signaling evolution
- transcriptional responses to ABA signaling
- ABA in plant development
- cell-specific responses
- tissue-specific responses