About this Research Topic
The enormous biological diversity and ecological significance of insects make them valuable animal models as ecological indicators for environment monitoring. This Research Topic aims to compile recent advances in insect stress management strategies under unfavourable abiotic conditions.
Relying on single/ isolated stress response attributes can often miss other simultaneously active mechanisms and biomarkers. We therefore take a broader approach in unifying the whole gamut of stress response patterns in insects that collectively explain their resilience towards stressful environments. This Research Topic collection intends to shed light on:
(1) Current knowledge concerning all aspects of whole-organismal, physiological, cellular and molecular responses and cellular signalling mechanisms.
(2) Emerging perspectives on endocrinological regulation.
(3) Growing evidence on arthropod-microbiome interactions.
We welcome original articles, full reviews, mini reviews, and perspectives relevant to the following areas:
• Stress-responsive whole organismal responses of insects
• Insect-microbiota interactions and co-evolution dynamics
• Organismal- and cellular-level physiology and biochemistry
• Signal transduction and cellular and molecular underpinnings
• Hormonal regulation and endocrine disruptor effects
Keywords: Insects, Environment, Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Adaptations, Behaviour, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Endocrinology, Insect-Host Microbiota
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