Special Issue "Plant Omics in Challenging Environment"

Submission Deadline: 01 March 2022
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Guest Editors
Dr. Khalid Rehman Hakeem, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Munir Ozturk, Ege University, Turkey
Dr. Peerzada Yasir Yousuf, Department of Higher Education, Jammu and Kashmir, India


The changing environment is one of the predominant stressors that negatively influence plant growth, development, quality, and productivity. This is a wide-ranging topic on which numerous studies have been conducted globally to comprehend the physiological, biochemical, and molecular dynamisms operative in plants under challenging conditions. Despite all these efforts, various adaptive mechanisms of plants under the challenging environment remain to be uncovered. Therefore, modern tools and methods for the identification and application of genes, RNAs, and proteins responsible for increased yield and desirable agronomical traits in plants under challenging environments are needed. In the past few decades, plant omics tools are used to understand the deeper molecular tolerance networks in plants in a challenging environment.


This special issue intends to integrate recent omics approaches such as phenomics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, cytomics and interactomics, to make novel advancements in defining the molecular aspects of plant response to the challenging environmental conditions.

Phenomics; Genomics; Proteomics; Transcriptomics; Metabolomics; Resistance; Regulations; Environment

Published Papers
  • Proteomic Analysis of Chrysanthemum Lateral Buds after Removing Apical Dominance Based on Label-Free Technology
  • Abstract Studying the genetic basis and regulatory mechanism of chrysanthemum lateral bud outgrowth is of great significance for reduction the production cost of cut chrysanthemum. To clarify the molecular basis of lateral bud elongation after removal of apical dominance in chrysanthemum, label-free quantification analysis was used to analyze the proteome changes after apical bud removal. Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) was used to analyze the changes in the expression of three plant hormone-related genes. A total of 440 differentially expressed proteins were successfully identified at three time points during the lateral bud elongation. The number of differentially expressed proteins in the three… More
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  • Identification of Genes Involved in Celastrol Biosynthesis by Comparative Transcriptome Analysis in Tripterygium wilfordii
  • Abstract Tripterygium wilfordii has been renowned mostly because of the anticancer effects of its root extracts, which is partly ascribed to the presence of celastrol, a pentacyclic triterpenoid, as one of the main active components. Celastrol also has recently been reported as an effective prodrug in the treatment of obesity. Despite the promising activities, the pathway leading to celastrol biosynthesis, especially cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme(s) that occur in its downstream steps, are largely unknown. This study conducted a comparative analysis of the T. wilfordii transcriptome derived from its root and leaf tissues. Differential gene expression analysis identified a number of root-specific… More
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