Physiological and Molecular Characterization of Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stresses
Boscaiu, Monica (editor)
Fita, Ana (editor)
Abiotic stress represents the main constraint for agriculture, affecting plant growth and productivity worldwide. Yield losses in agriculture will be potentiated in the future by global warming, increasing contamination, and reduced availability of fertile land. The challenge for agriculture of the present and future is that of increasing the food supply for a continuously growing human population under environmental conditions that are deteriorating in many areas of the world. Minimizing the effects of diverse types of abiotic stresses represents a matter of general concern. Research on all topics related to abiotic stress tolerance, from understanding the stress response mechanisms of plants to developing cultivars and crops tolerant to stress, is a priority. This Special Issue is focused on the physiological and molecular characterization of crop resistance to abiotic stresses, including novel research, reviews, and opinion articles covering all aspects of the responses and mechanisms of plant tolerance to abiotic. Contributions on physiological, biochemical, and molecular studies of crop responses to abiotic stresses; the description and role of stress-responsive genes; marker-assisted screening of stress-tolerant genotypes; genetic engineering; and other biotechnological approaches to improve crop tolerance were considered.
Keywordssilicon; strawberry; total antioxidants; drought; stress responses; arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF); Rhizophagus clarus; flood; plants; hormonal homeostasis; physiological activity; drought tolerance; LEA; Tevang 1 maize; tobacco; xylem vessel; water stress; root anatomy; vegetable crops; stomatal conductance; canopy temperature; chlorophyll fluorescence; SPAD; common buckwheat; cotyledon; root; drought stress; transcriptome analysis; alfalfa; evaluation; growth; heat stress; physiological traits; sodium azide; okra; waterlogging stress; antioxidants; gene expression; salinity; sodium; potassium; ion homeostasis-transport determinants; CBL gene family; Provitamin A; maize; morphological; physiological; biochemical; β-carotene; Capsicum annuum L.; salt stress; salicylic acid; yeast; proline; pomegranate; transcriptome; tissue-specific; signaling transduction pathways; transcription factors; ultrastructure; osmotic stress; wheat; barley; summer maize; female panicle; Abiotic stress; climate change; combined drought and heat stress; genetic resources; landrace accessions; coated-urea fertilizer; humic acid; lignosulfonate; natural polymers; seaweed extract; aquaporin; Brassica rapa; gas exchange parameters; root hydraulic conductance; zinc; ALA; abiotic stress; chlorophyll; photosynthesis; antioxidant enzyme; tomato cultivars; salinity tolerance; antioxidant activity; lycopene; ascorbic acid; total polyphenols content; Capsicum annuum; root structure; root hairs; phosphorus use efficiency; P-starvation; macrominerals; nutrient; breeding; eggplant; wild relative; vegetative growth; ion homeostasis; osmolytes; oxidative stress; Phaseolus; landrace; seed; germination; genetic approach; sustainable agriculture; weeds; natural herbicides; secondary metabolites; postemergence; phytotoxicity; abiotic stress biomarkers; bean landraces; plant breeding; salt stress tolerance; water deficit; water stress tolerance; tea plant; cold stress; chitosan oligosaccharide; physiological response; plant growth; agriculture; traditions; pseudo-science; lunar phases; physics; biology; education; flooding; nutrient stress; ROS
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2020
Research & information: general
Biology, life sciences