International Journal of Genomics

Molecular Approaches to Abiotic Stress in Plants

Publishing date
11 Apr 2014
Submission deadline
22 Nov 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering Program, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University, Turkey

2University of Cordoba, Madrid, Spain

3Genomics Research Centre, Via S. Protaso 302, 29017 Fiorenzuola d’Arda, Italy

4Department of Biology, Texas Tech University, USA

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Molecular Approaches to Abiotic Stress in Plants

This issue is now closed for submissions.


Plants are sessile organisms so they are exposed to various abiotic stresses such as drought, high temperature, salinity, and heavy metal toxicity during their lifecycle. This requires the rapid recognition and response to adverse environments and plants have different strategies to cope with these changes. These major challenges affect plant growth, development , yield, and seed quality negatively. Since the world population is increasing at an alarming rate, minimizing these negative effects is one of the major concerns to meet food demand. Although plants have their own dynamic systems and response to these challenges, some techniques and technologies are used to have a better understanding and improving these dynamic and complex systems.

We are highly interested in manuscripts that are relevant to abiotic stress factors studies and their improvement methods by using molecular biology and genetic approaches. Reviews that contain the results of the research studies to improve plants against abiotic stresses are also welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Genetic engineering in abiotic stress tolerance
  • Stress resistant plants
  • Omics technologies used for improvement of tolerant plants
  • Stress responsive genes, transcription factors, and proteins
  • Plant responses under stress conditions

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