Phytohormones in Improving Crop Production and Stress Tolerance

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Guest Editors

Prof. Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh

Summary

Phytohormones are important for controlling and coordinating the growth and development of plants, but in recent years, researchers have focused a lot of attention on how they play several roles in plants under changing environments. According to reliable research, phytohormones like auxins, cytokinins, ethylene, and gibberellins, as well as more recent members like brassinosteroids, jasmonates, and strigolactones, may prove to be effective targets for their metabolic processes that make crop plants able to withstand environmental stresses (Kumar et al. 2016). They effectively minimize the negative effects of oxidative stress in plant cells individually or combinedly and provides safeguards towards plant protection from stresses. Additionally, they are employed efficiently for increasing crop production under both normal and stressful settings because of their capacity to promote growth. Several studies demonstrate their efficiency in agricultural productivity. Thus, the use of various phytohormones as a stress management technique will be of interest in the future since it can make our agricultural crops more tolerant to salinity, which is a practical strategy and step toward increasing our prospective crop yields. Remarkable progress has also been made in phytohormone research. This special issue is indented to bring together a galaxy of eminent experienced scientists to present the latest developments in this field.


Keywords

Abiotic stress; climate change; crop yield; plant growth; plant physiology; auxin; plant growth regulators; chemical elicitors; phytohormones

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