BioMed Research International

Plants Coping Abiotic and Biotic Stresses: A Tale of Diligent Management


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1Signaling Pathway Research Unit, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, 1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama 230-0045, Japan

2University of Jammu, Jammu, India

3Jacob Blaustein Institutes of Desert Research, Sede boker campus, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel

4Biochimie et Physiologie Moléculaire des Plantes, Unité Mixte de recherche CNRS-INRA, Université Montpellier 2-Montpellier SupAgro, Montpellier, France

5Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, USA


Plants Coping Abiotic and Biotic Stresses: A Tale of Diligent Management

Description

Plants being sessile cannot evade biotic and abiotic stresses like other living forms. The efficiency of a plant to fight various stresses depends upon the numbers of intrinsic factors, such as genotypic and phenotypic constitutions, developmental circumstances, and extrinsic factors like severity and duration of the stresses. Plant hormones in addition to playing key roles in plant growth and development explicitly orchestrate stress management in plants. Management of stresses at the molecular level controls the competence and speed at which plants recognize the stressors, generate stress signal molecules, and activate stress-protective mechanisms. Concerted actions of the plants competence at the morphological, physiological, metabolomics, and molecular strata regulate numerous adaptive responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. With the advancement in research era, genetic manipulations of endogenous hormonal profiles and their respective signaling networks have been widely used to improve yield under stressful conditions. Overexpression or silencing of hormonal biosynthetic and/or signaling genes either individually or in combination is the target of scientists to improve plant performance under normal and stressful regimes. This special issue of BMRI will present current understanding of the abiotic and biotic stress management strategies employed and genetically instilled in plants in the regulation of various stressors. Multiple biotechnological strategies will enable us to maintain agriculture in a sustainable manner.

We particularly take an interest in manuscripts that report plant mechanisms dealing with avoidance or resistance or tolerance of biotic and abiotic stressors. Reviews that summarize the whole cascade of morphological or physiological or metabolomics or proteomics changes inducing stress avoidance or resistance or tolerance of biotic and abiotic stressors are highly welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mechanisms dealing abiotic or biotic stresses
  • Physiological interaction of plant and biotic or abiotic stressors
  • Signal transduction events under biotic or abiotic stresses
  • Whole plant mechanisms combating biotic or abiotic stresses
  • Biotechnological implications in biotic or abiotic stress management in plants

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 687213
  • - Research Article

DT2008: A Promising New Genetic Resource for Improved Drought Tolerance in Soybean When Solely Dependent on Symbiotic N2 Fixation

Saad Sulieman | Chien Van Ha | ... | Lam-Son Phan Tran
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 754754
  • - Editorial

Plants Coping Abiotic and Biotic Stresses: A Tale of Diligent Management

Hatem Rouached | Sikander Pal | ... | Lam-Son Phan Tran
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 303451
  • - Research Article

tasiRNA-ARF Pathway Moderates Floral Architecture in Arabidopsis Plants Subjected to Drought Stress

Akihiro Matsui | Kayoko Mizunashi | ... | Motoaki Seki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 239621
  • - Review Article

Recent Advances in Polyamine Metabolism and Abiotic Stress Tolerance

Parimalan Rangan | Rajkumar Subramani | ... | Rakesh Singh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 548254
  • - Research Article

Phosphate/Zinc Interaction Analysis in Two Lettuce Varieties Reveals Contrasting Effects on Biomass, Photosynthesis, and Dynamics of Pi Transport

Nadia Bouain | Mushtak Kisko | ... | Hatem Rouached
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 507946
  • - Review Article

The Carbon-Nitrogen Balance of the Nodule and Its Regulation under Elevated Carbon Dioxide Concentration

Marc Libault
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 975946
  • - Research Article

Chromium (VI) Uptake and Tolerance Potential in Cotton Cultivars: Effect on Their Root Physiology, Ultramorphology, and Oxidative Metabolism

M. K. Daud | Lei Mei | ... | S. J. Zhu
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