Journal of Crop Science
Special Issue entitled : Abiotic and Biotic Stress on Plants       Reference No : SPL0275858
Biotic stresses are major focus of agricultural research, due to the damage on plants caused by them. The relationship between biotic stress and plant yield affects economic decisions as well as practical development. Abiotic stress conditions adversely affect plant growth, resulting in significant decline in crop productivity. It has been becoming a major threat to food security due to the constant changes of climate and deterioration of environment caused by human activity. The new knowledge acquired through research of abiotic and biotic stress tolerance mechanisms in plants will help in the application of stress responsive determinants and in engineering plants with enhanced tolerance to stress.The goal of this special issue is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss the research aspects and techniques on plant responses and adaptation to climate change, biotic and abiotic stresses.

Scope and lists of topic of proposed issue:
In this special issue, front-line researchers and authors are invited to submit original research and review articles that explore “Abiotic and Biotic Stress on Plants”. In this special issue, potential topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Plant tolerance to drought and salinity
2. Plant tolerance to cold and heat Stresses.
3. Plant tolerance to nutrient deficiency.
4. Plant tolerance to oxidative stress.
5. Plant tolerance to herbicides.
6. Plant tolerance to waterlogging/submergence stress.
7. Plant resistance to bacterial diseases.
8. Plant resistance to fungal diseases.
9. Plant resistance to viral diseases.
10. Plant resistance to nematode diseases.
11. biotechnology for stress tolerant/resistant development
12. Plant Breeding for biotic and abiotic stress tolerance.
13. Physiology and molecular biology of stress tolerance in plants
14. Climate change and plant abiotic stress tolerance
15. Precision phenotyping for improving abiotic stress
Last Date of submissions : 31 Dec 2014           Tentative date of issue release : 01 Feb 2015
Jiban Shrestha
Nepal Agricultural Research Council, National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
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