Crop Production under Abiotic Stress: Physiological and Molecular Interventions

Submission Deadline: 31 January 2020 (closed)

Guest Editors

Prof. Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Prof. Masayuki Fujita, Kagawa University, Japan

Summary

In the era of climate change, abiotic stresses (e.g., salinity, drought, extreme temperature, flooding, heavy metal, UV radiation, ozone, etc.) are considered as one of the most complex environmental constraints that restricts crop production worldwide. With the present global climatic change, these abiotic stress factors are taking place more frequently than earlier times leading to the vulnerability of crop productivity, and creating challenges for the farming community to feed the ever-growing population of this universe. Facing this fact, plant biologists are trying to develop new technologies towards sustaining crop productivity. Introduction of stress-tolerant crop cultivars is the most auspicious way of surviving this constraint, and to produce these types of tolerant crops. To address this issue researchers are working in understanding the physiological and molecular mechanisms of abiotic stress responses and tolerance. A remarkable progress has also been made in developing crop varieties tolerant to environmental stress. This special issue is indented to bring together a galaxy of eminent experienced scientists to present latest developments in this field.

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
1) Overview of abiotic stress;
2) Crop plants responses and tolerant to salinity;
3) Crop plants responses and tolerant to drought;
4) Crop plants responses and tolerant to excess water;
5) Crop plants responses and tolerant to toxic metals/metalloids;
6) Crop plants responses and tolerant to high temperature;
7) Crop plants responses and tolerant to low temperature;
8) Crop plants responses and tolerant to atmospheric pollutants;
9) Crop plants responses and tolerant to high light;
10) Biotechnological tools in developing abiotic stress tolerance;
11) Agronomic approaches in mitigating abiotic stress;
12) Use of exogenous protectants in mitigating abiotic stress.


Keywords

Abiotic stress, climate change, drought, salinity, environmental pollutants, biotechnology, photoremediation

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