Special Issue on Environmental and Stress Responses

Submission Deadline: Aug. 30, 2016

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • College of Life Science, Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China
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    • 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
  • Introduction

    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

  • 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.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.jplantsciences.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.