About this Research Topic
The development of climate-resilient crops will play a significant part in revolutionizing farming systems to cope with the projected extreme environmental fluctuations. Crops have developed complex mechanisms for abiotic stress tolerance. These mechanisms include stress perception, signal transduction, transcriptional activation of stress-responsive target genes, synthesis of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants and production of osmoprotectants. Emerging technologies from multiple research areas including plant genomics, crop breeding, plant physiology, omics-based techniques and bioinformatics, present opportunities to improve the efficiency of screening useful agronomic traits that can enhance abiotic stress tolerance in vegetable crops.
In this Research Topic, we will highlight recent advances across plant sciences and information technologies to design climate-resilient crops. To this end, we aim to provide a timely reference-point for future studies on mechanisms using physiological, biochemical, molecular and systems biology approaches, as well as newly emerging cross-disciplinary research areas in vegetable crops. This Research Topic will consider original research, systematic reviews, and methods papers that focus on the interaction between vegetable crops and stress. Topics covered will include but not be restricted to:
• Molecular and functional genomic approaches for tolerant crop selection and breeding, from genome-to-phenome.
• Reactive oxygen species signaling and antioxidant proxy in vegetable crops in response to abiotic/biotic stress.
• Metabolome profiling as a prospective approach for genotype comparison and germplasm selection.
• Novel stress-responsive pathways and genes to regulate abiotic/biotic stress tolerance in vegetable crops.
• Phytohormone crosstalk and their potential roles in plant responses to abiotic/biotic stress tolerance.
Please note that descriptive studies that report responses of growth, yield, or quality to a specific treatment will not be considered if they do not progress physiological understanding of these responses.
Keywords: Vegetables, Climate-resilient crops, Abiotic stress, Biotic stress
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