Special Issue on Recent Trends and Future Prospects in Plant-Microbes Interactions Research

Submission Deadline: Aug. 30, 2021

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Debasis Mitra
      Department of Microbiology, Raiganj University, Raiganj, India
  • Guest Editor
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    • Department of Biotechnology, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha, India
    • T. K. Radha
      ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru, India
    • Bahman Khoshru
      Department of Soil Science-Soil Biology and Biotechnology, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, East Azarbiejane, Iran
    • Djebaili Rihab
      Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Constantine 1, Constantine, Algeria
    • Devvret Verma
      Department of Biotechnology, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, India
    • Snezana Andjelkovic
      Department of Forage Crops, Institut Za Krmno Bilje, Kruševac, Serbia
    • Rittick Mondal
      Department of Sericulture, Raiganj University, Raiganj, India
    • Ansuman Senapati
      Department of Soil Science and Microbiology, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, India
  • Introduction

    Microbes and plants in symbiotic relationships have great potential to improve soil quality and fertility through bio-mineralization and synergistic co-evolution. Plant activity with microbes can better be explained by plant growth promoting rhizo-microbes (PGPR), which exhibit antagonistic and synergistic interactions resulting in plant growth enrichment. PGPR greatly affects the characteristics of the soil and plays a vital role in turning barren, poor quality soil into cultivable soil. PGPR's revitalization of soil quality and plant growth was an area actively exploited in many parts of the world for increased agricultural productivity. This typically comes in through direct or indirect approaches. The direct approach involves supplying compounds directly to the plant which encourage plant development. This method is accomplished through strategies such as bio-fertilization, rhizo-remediation and regulation of plant stress. The most common environmental factor constraining the growth of terrestrial plant species is the absorption of water and nutrients from the soil.
    PGPR as bio-fertilization improves plant growth by increasing nutrient accessibility or absorption from a limited pool of nutrients in the soil. Another significant role of PGPR is neutralizing plant stress, which extends to both biotic and abiotic stress. Biotic stress is a biological threat, whereas abiotic stress is in the form of physical stress or chemical stress imposed on a plant by the environment. These gaps can be filled with advanced approaches to biotechnology and the use of methods such as nano-encapsulation and micro-encapsulation. This special issue can be modified to incorporate PGPR as a method for combating plant diseases and improving agricultural productivity.
    1. Plant-Microbes Interaction
    2. Soil Microbiology
    3. Microbial Ecology
    4. Mycorrhizal Symbiosis
    5. Rhizomicrobe Plant Priming
    6. Plant Stress Managements
    1. Plant growth promoting rhizo-microbes
    2. Role of bacteria, fungi, actinobacteria and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in plant growth
    3. Interaction and diversity of PGPR in soil
    4. Soil nutrient uptake and PGPR for plant growth
    5. PGPR as a biocontrol agent
    6. Advancement and type of microbial biofertilizer/bio-inoculums production for plant growth

  • 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.

  • Published Papers

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