Special Issue "Identification of Genetic/Epigenetic Components Responding to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Crops"

Submission Deadline: 31 January 2023
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Guest Editors
Dr. Dayong Zhang, Nanjing Agricultural University, China. dyzhang@njau.edu.cn
Dr. Zhiwei Chen, Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China. chenzhiwei@saas.sh.cn
Dr. Zongkuan Wang, Nanjing Agricultural University, China. wangzkuan@njau.edu.cn

Summary

Crops, as human being main sources of food and clothes, are often endured diverse biotic and abiotic stresses, such as high salinity, drought, insect and disease. The genetic locus and epigenetic components play importance roles in responding to these stresses in crops. Accumulating evidences indicated that the proteins belong to classic genetic pathways could interact with the proteins from epigenetic components, and form complicated crosstalk or molecular regulatory network during the response to environmental factors in plants. Therefore, identification and functional analysis by transgenic or CRISPR/Cas9 technology of key components are urgent got sustainable modern agriculture in the future.

This issue highlights recent advances in the field of resistance to stress (biotic and abiotic) in crops. The topics are diverse: the identification of key components (genetic locus, key genes, small moleculars, proteins, secondary metabolites, etc.) from different crop species to response stresses (salt, drought, heat, insect, disease, etc.) and their functional mechanisms, plant-pathogens interactions, and plant-environmental factors acting on these interactions.


Keywords
Crop; Locus; Gene; stress; Molecular Mechanism; Interaction