Special Issue "Advanced Research in Plant Responses to Environmental Stresses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: plant immunity, cross-resistance; stress memory; reactive nitrogen species; oomycetes
Interests: plant physiology; drought tolerance; freezing tolerance; winterhardiness; photosynthesis
Interests: barley; cell death; cell survival; epigenetics; leaf senescence; plant memory; stress responses
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Plants constantly face various types of abiotic and biotic stresses that adversely affect plant fitness and crop yields. Plants’ survival and reproduction under these unfavorable conditions depend on their ability to respond quickly to the changing environment. In this respect, plants transduce the external stimuli through complex intracellular signaling pathways and networks to develop a coordinated molecular and physiological response at the local and systemic levels to minimize the deleterious effects of stress on their growth and development.
The aim of the Special Issue is an integrative and more in-depth understanding of the plant mechanisms through which plants respond to various environmental challenges. Articles on novel molecular mechanisms of stress responses, especially those involving small RNA molecules, chromatin modulation, and DNA/RNA modifications, are welcome. In addition, innovative contributions giving an overview of signaling events or presenting new signals and metabolites engaged in the stress response will help to understand the sophisticated mechanisms underlying stress resistance or tolerance at the whole plant level.
Prof. Dr. Magdalena Arasimowicz-Jelonek
Prof. Dr. Arkadiusz Kosmala
Dr. Ewa Sobieszczuk-Nowicka
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- abiotic/biotic stress
- stress recognition and signaling
- transgenerational stress memory
- epitranscriptional and co-translational control of stress responses
- small RNAs and stress-responsive genes
- RNA-directed DNA methylation
- stress tolerance/plant immunity