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Environmental and Stress Responses
Submission Deadline: Aug. 30, 2016
Lead Guest Editor
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
Guidelines for Submission
Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.
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Published Papers
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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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