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Plant Abiotic Stress publishes research on the interactions of plants and environmental factors that cause negative effects on plant growth and survival — including extremes in temperature, water, nutrients, gasses, wind, radiation, and other environmental conditions.Read More
The Plant Abiotic Stress section of Frontiers in Plant Science publishes research on the interactions of plants and environmental factors that cause negative effects on plant growth and survival. Abiotic stress comprises all non-living factors that affect plants beyond the normal range of a specific plant’s natural, compatible, or adapted environment. Plant abiotic stress factors include extremes in temperature, water, nutrients, gasses, wind, radiation, and other environmental conditions.
The scope of this section encompasses plant-environmental interactions that cause stress on plants, studied and described at the cellular, biochemical, physiological, tissue, organ, whole-plant, or population level. This can include analyses of the interaction using different experimental tools and addressing the biology of plant-environmental interactions that contribute to our knowledge in plant physiology, biochemistry, genetics, genomics, evolution, and other related fields. The subject matter and methods used may partly overlap with the sections Plant Physiology, Plant Nutrition, and Crop and Product Physiology, but with a specific emphasis on abiotic stress.
We welcome submissions on environmental stress perception, signaling, and response at all levels, with interactive effect of different plant genetic backgrounds and dissection of genetic variation in protective responses such as stress tolerance. The fields of research include the identification of genes involved in differential stress responses, elucidation of stress response and protection pathways, engineering of stress response pathways, and the analysis of abiotic stress responses in context of climate change, crop stability, and resilience.
Studies that report responses to abiotic stress treatments without contributing to the mechanistic or genetic understanding of the responses observed will not be considered.
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Plant Abiotic Stress welcomes submissions of the following article types: Correction, Editorial, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective and Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Plant Abiotic Stress, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Plant Abiotic Stress will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Plant Science.