About this Research Topic
For crop breeding, “drought tolerance” is an important objective to obtain plants with increased survivability and yield under stress conditions. “Water-use-efficiency” is also an important target for plant improvement under drought stress, and it defines the quality of the crop and woody plant as the ratio of biomass to total water transpired. In water stress, stomata functions are important to regulate stress tolerance and plant growth.
This research topic focuses on the study of molecular mechanisms of abiotic stress, especially water stress response, in plants in which stress signaling and ion homeostasis via phosphorylation/dephosphorylation cascades, transcriptional machinery, and membrane factors control the molecular mechanisms in plant growth and development to increase stress tolerance and affect environmental adaptation. Understanding and discussing current knowledge on these mechanisms, in depth, will provide insights into plant improvement to overcome severe environmental stress. We also aim to collect a range of study articles regarding genetic engineering to enhance plant adaptation systems and production as biomass resources under stressful conditions.
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