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Plant Cell Physiology and Stress Biology

Submission Deadline: 30 September 2023 (closed)

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Prof. Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Department of Agronomy, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh. mhzsauag@yahoo.com


Plants are autotrophic and sessile multicellular organisms that are frequently threatened by environmental perturbations. However, they have developed sophisticated techniques at cellular levels for combating these situations. The initial response of plant cells to stress is characterized by the cell wall, which senses stress and transduces its signals into the cell organelles. However, cell membrane disintegration occurs under extreme stresses, consequently, leading to the destruction of cellular organelles. Moreover, the water potential of cells and relative water content of plant changes due to the loss of cell wall turgidity under stresses which affects normal cellular activities. Furthermore, nucleus, mitochondria, chloroplasts, peroxisomes, and plasma membrane are the key subcellular organelles whose activities are negatively impacted by stresses. Thus, several negative responses of these organelles due to stress including inhibition of stomatal conductance, lipid peroxidation, DNA damages, amino acid oxidation, impaired protein synthesis, enzyme inactivation etc. leads to disturbed metabolism and loss of normal cellular functions. All of these above-mentioned phenomena inside plant cell hampers plants overall growth, development and reproduction leading to reduced yield and quality.


The fields of plant biology, agronomy, plant breeding, plant protection, and plant physiology employed various approaches towards climate-resilient crop varieties with higher productivity. Significant improvement has been made in the area of plant cell physiology and stress biology.


In this special issue, we aimed at accumulating the recent progress in plant cell physiology and stress biology research. Articles on recent advances in plant biology (original research papers, short communications, reviews, mini-reviews) are welcome. The scope of this Special Issue covers the entire range of pure and applied plant biology. However, some of the broad topics are as follows:


• Botany

• Plant Physiology

• Plant Genetics and Breeding

• Plant Stress Tolerance

• Plant Omics

• Plant Signaling

• Plant Biotechnology

• Plant Molecular Biology

• Plant Biochemistry and Metabolism


Abiotic Stress, Plant Physiology, Plant Stress, Climate Change, Plant Breeding, Agronomy, Stress Signaling, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Omics, Plant Metabolism

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