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Signaling Molecules in Plant Growth Promotion, Development, and Stress Mitigation

Call for Papers

Signaling molecules are key in regulation of plant growth, development, and environmental stress responses and resistance. Signaling molecules comprise a large variety of cellular intermediates, including phytohormones like abscisic acid, cytokinin, auxin, and strigolactones, gaseous molecules like nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulfide, and reactive oxygen species like superoxide and hydrogen peroxide. These molecules are known to regulate a number of signaling cascades, resulting in the modulation of cellular responses to particular stimuli. The ultimate outcome of cellular responses depends on the complex interactions among these signaling molecules. They are known to act directly as well as interdependently to modify plant responses and resistance to varying levels of environmental stresses, including biotic and abiotic. Understanding of these complex relationships is crucial to dissect the plant stress resistance strategies. Deciphering the signaling networks of various cellular molecules is the prime target of recent plant biology research. This special issue has aimed at providing an excellent collection of research, emphasizing the roles of signaling molecules in modulation of plant ability to sustain growth, development, and stress adaptation. We invite manuscripts from both basic and applied research covering future prospects of signaling molecules in improving quality of plant lives under changing environmental conditions. We also encourage submitting review articles with new concepts as well as updating the readers with the latest findings in this fascinating area of plant biology research.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • The key roles of signaling molecules in plant physiology and growth responses
  • Interactive effects of signaling molecules in plant growth and development
  • Crosstalk of signaling molecules in plant adaptation to environmental stresses
  • Applications of signaling molecules in acquisition of abiotic and biotic stress resistance
  • Dose-dependent effects of signaling molecules
  • Signaling molecules in redox signaling
  • Signaling molecules in multiple stress adaptation
  • Osmotic stress and signal transduction
  • Transcriptional regulation of signaling networks
  • Sugar sensing and signaling under stressful conditions
  • Nutrient deficiency and signal transduction
  • Roles of signaling molecules in plant-microbe interactions
  • Beneficial aspects of signaling molecules in mitigating climate-induced stresses
  • Signaling molecules in sustainable agriculture
  • Biotechnological approaches to modify plant signaling pathways for improvements of plant productivity and stress adaptation

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 22 June 2018
Publication DateNovember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Mohammad G. Mostofa, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh

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