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Environmental and Stress Responses
Lead Guest Editor:
Mingku Zhu
College of Life Science, Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China
Guest Editors
Tingting Dong
College of Life Science, Jiangsu Normal University
Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Qiaoli Xie
Health Science Center, Xi’an Jiaotong University
Xi'an, Shanxi Province, China
Zongli Hu
Key Laboratory for Biorheological Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, Chongqing University
Chongqing, China
Lili Tan
Key Laboratory for Biorheological Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, Chongqing University
Chongqing, China
Lingling Wang
Institute of Cotton Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Anyang, Henan Province, China
Guoping Chen
Key Laboratory for Biorheological Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, Chongqing University
Chongqing, China
Shuang Zhou
School of Agriculture, Henan University of Science and Technology
Luoyang, Henan Province, China
Yanjie Zhang
Bioengineering College, Chongqing University
Chongqing, China
Bin Zhang
College of Agriculture, Shanxi Agricultural University
Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China
Yu Pan
College of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Southwest University
Chongqing, China
Lijun Ren
Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China
Plants, as sessile organisms, are continuously exposed to various environmental stresses such as drought, high-salinity, cold, heat, insects, pathogens, and UV light, which adversely affect the growth and productivity of land plants. Plants have adapted to response to these environmental stresses at the molecular, cellular, physiological, and biochemical level. Recently, the discovery of ABA receptors, progress in understanding the stress-responsive gene expression regulation by transcription factors, and research on hormone interactions under stress have facilitated addressing the molecular basis of how plant cells respond to stress. However, the sophisticated stress response mechanisms of plants still remain to be further elucidated, and the potential biotechnological applications of stress-responsive genes in genetic improvement of stress tolerance in economically important crops are also very limited. Without effective solutions in plant agriculture, the current population explosion and ongoing environmental degradation will leave more and more people without a sufficient food supply in the coming decades. This special issue is to promote links between academicians, researchers, and practitioners in the field of Plant Stress, and to provide a forum for publication of scholarly research. Original research articles, review articles, case reports, and short communication are solicited on all the related aspects of Environmental and Stress Responses.

Aims and Scope

The topic will cover the theme below, but not limit to:
1. Abiotic stress-drought, excess water, salinity, temperature
2. Biotic stress-disease, insects, pathogens
3. Identification of novel players involved in plant responses to stress conditions
4. Biotechnological approaches to study plant stress responses
5. Biotechnological strategies to increase plant tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses
6. Molecular interaction and crosstalk among different stress conditions
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