Special Issues

Microbe-Mediated Regulation of Plant Growth and Stress Biology

Submission Deadline: 28 September 2024 View: 6 Submit to Special Issue

Guest Editors

Dr. Behcet İNAL, Faculty of Agriculture Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Siirt University, TURKEY
Email: behcetinal@siirt.edu.tr


The intricate interplay between microorganisms and plants has emerged as a pivotal aspect of understanding plant growth and stress responses. Many previous researches explore the dynamic relationships forged between plants and a diverse array of microorganisms, ranging from beneficial symbionts to potential stress-inducing pathogens. By delving into the molecular, physiological, and ecological dimensions of these interactions, more studies are needed to unravel the mechanisms by which microorganisms mediate important aspects of plant biology. The investigation unfolds with a focus on the positive contributions of microbial communities to plant growth promotion. It should examine the intricate signaling pathways and molecular dialogues that underpin the symbiotic relationships, shedding light on how microorganisms enhance nutrient uptake, stimulate root development, and augment overall plant vigor.

Additionally, this special issue extends into the realm of stress biology, where we explore how microbes act as biological allies in fortifying plants against environmental adversities. In addressing stress physiology, the current issue probes the molecular responses of plants to various stressors, such as drought, salinity, and pathogenic challenges. This special issue aims the collect studies that explain the role of microorganisms in eliciting systemic resistance and enhancing stress tolerance, offering insights into potential applications for sustainable agriculture and environmental management.

Moreover, the studies should encompass an ecological perspective by investigating the composition and dynamics of microbial communities in the rhizosphere, considering their implications for soil health and plant resilience. The findings presented in this issue will contribute not only to the foundational understanding of plant-microbe interactions but also bear practical significance for the development of eco-friendly agricultural strategies. By deciphering the regulatory roles of microorganisms in plant growth and stress biology, this special issue lays the groundwork for innovative solutions that could optimize crop production, mitigate environmental stress, and foster sustainable agricultural practices.


plant, biology, biotic stress, growth

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    The MtRGF6 Peptide Differentially Regulates Root Development and Symbiotic Nodulation of Medicago truncatula and Lotus japonicus

    Junhui Yan, Yawen Wang, Qiong Li, Yu Zhou, Xu Wang, Li Luo
    Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, DOI:10.32604/phyton.2024.051517
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Microbe-Mediated Regulation of Plant Growth and Stress Biology)
    Abstract Rhizobia induces nitrogen-fixing nodules in legumes used in agricultural production, providing a direct source of combined nitrogen to leguminous crops. Small peptides, such as CLAVATA3/EMBRYO SURROUNDING REGION peptides (CLE), are known to regulate the formation and development of nitrogen-fixing nodules in legumes. Root meristem growth factor (RGF) peptides from Medicago truncatula not only regulate root development but also modulate nodulation symbiosis with Sinorhizobium meliloti. However, the impact of RGF peptides from one leguminous species on the others remains unclear. In this study, we investigate the effects of the RGF family peptide MtRGF6p from M. truncatula on nodulation symbiosis… More >

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