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How plants deal with stress: exploration through proteome investigation

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Biotic and abiotic stress factors deliver a huge impact on plant life. Biotic stress factors such as damage through pathogens or herbivore attack, as well as abiotic stress factors like variation in temperature, rainfall and salinity, have placed the plant kingdom under constant challenges for survival. As a ...

Biotic and abiotic stress factors deliver a huge impact on plant life. Biotic stress factors such as damage through pathogens or herbivore attack, as well as abiotic stress factors like variation in temperature, rainfall and salinity, have placed the plant kingdom under constant challenges for survival. As a consequence, global agricultural and horticultural productivity has been disturbed to a large extent.

Being sessile in nature, plants cannot escape from the stress, and instead adapt changes within their system to overcome the adverse conditions. These changes include physiological, developmental and biochemical alterations within the plant body which influences the genome, proteome and metabolome profiles of the plant. Since proteins are the ultimate players of cellular behavior, proteome level alterations during and recovery period of stress provide direct implications of plant responses towards stress factors.

With current advancement of modern high-throughput technologies, much research has been carried out in this field. However the majority of the studies are confined to the global impact on the proteome profile within the plant system. This Research Topic will highlight, but not be limited to, studies that cover proteome level changes for detailed mechanistic investigation (role of particular kinase cascade, transcription factors and reactive oxygen species in response or recovery from stress factors), physiological impact on plant body due to alteration of protein levels during stress period as well as during recovery and/or structural elucidation of stress associated potential protein candidates (eg: cbf or DREB etc.).


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