About this Research Topic
This Research Topic, which focuses on recent advances in abiotic stress research in Asia, aims to highlight the achievements from within the region and facilitate collaboration across the world. In addition, this collection will look to promote research that helps to tackle the problems specific to smallholder farmers in Asia. We believe that promoting research and collaboration in this space will be beneficial not only for Asia but also for the rest of the world when it comes to addressing food security challenges. We particularly look to promote studies that could contribute to a better understanding of plant adaptation to abiotic stress and to strategies for improving abiotic stress tolerance in plants, including transgenic and gene-editing approaches.
We welcome authors to manuscripts that include, but are not limited to, the following kinds:
• Manuscripts that increase our understanding of the plant’s mechanism to cope with abiotic stress, including – but not limited to – drought, salinity, heat, and cold stress; heavy metal contamination will be considered in this topic;
• Manuscripts that describe the concepts or preliminary success in creating new plants tolerant to abiotic stresses are well within the scope;
• We are specifically interested in promoting research that addresses problems specific to Asia and smallholder farmers;
To promote international collaborations, manuscripts from authors outside Asia will also be considered as long as they have collaborators from Asia or the work addresses issues clearly benefitting Asia.
Studies that report responses to abiotic stress treatments without contributing to the mechanistic, or genetic, understanding of the responses observed will not be considered for peer review.
Keywords: abiotic stress, stress response, stress tolerance, heat stress, salt stress, drought stress, asia-pacific
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.