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Special Issue

Molecular Plant Physiology under Abiotic Stress Conditions

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Mohamed Farag Mohamed Ibrahim, PhD, Professor of Plant Physiology

Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University: Cairo, Egypt.

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Research interests: biotic and abiotic stresses tolerance; plant biochemistry and molecular biology; plant’s antioxidant systems (enzymatic and non-enzymatic); crop production under stresses conditions; photosynthesis and phytohormones

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Abou El-Yazied

Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11566, Egypt

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Research Interests: Horticultural Sciences; Vegetable Production under Stress Conditions; plant molecular responses under stress conditions, Postharvest Physiology, Sustainable Soil and Water Management; Plant Nutrition


About This Topic

Dear colleagues and researchers

Plants as sessile organisms are frequently challenged with various environmental stresses (biotic and abiotic). For years, scholars have tried to understand the defense mechanisms underlying the interaction between diverse stressful factors and exogenous stimulants. Among these responses, activation of the antioxidative systems (enzymatic and non-enzymatic), glyoxalase systems and; regulation of hormonal balance, osmotic potential, plant water relations, photosynthesis and leaf pigments are common and powerful concomitant techniques that can protect plants against a wide array of abiotic stressors (drought or water deficit, water logging, salinity, soil pH, high temperatures, chilling , UV and heavy metals). Despite the huge efforts of previous studies, there is a continuing need for rigorous multidisciplinary scientific research to decipher the molecular mechanisms and to have a comprehensive picture of how plants treated or non-treated by different chemicals or biomolecules cope with the surrounded challenges in their environment. In this special issue, we invite all researchers of different backgrounds (Botany, horticulture, agronomy, biochemistry, genetics … etc.) to publish their experimental results on any plant species. All basic and applied researches regarding the improvement of plant growth, development and productivity under molecular background are welcome. Furthermore, any investigations to sustain the economic importance using some molecules as exogenous applications to ameliorate the detrimental influences of different abiotic stressors are extremely encouraged.


Abiotic stress, plant growth, yield, signaling molecules, stress responsive genes, phytohormones, photosynthesis, plant nutrition and physiological mechanisms.

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Open Access Review

Melatonin As a Protective Agent Against Environmental Stresses: A Review into Its Molecular Regulation in Plants

Received: 05 February 2024;  Published: 12 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402242


Understanding the impact of melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) on plant gene expression is crucial for unlocking its full potential as a tool for crop improvement and stress tolerance. Melatonin has emerged to have several influences on the transcriptional activity of numerous genes, helping to orchestrate plant responses to environmenta [...]
Open Access Review

Salinity Stress in Maize: Consequences, Tolerance Mechanisms, and Management Strategies

Received: 04 December 2023;  Published: 29 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402232


Maize, along with rice and wheat, is a popular staple food crop worldwide, and the most widely produced cereal crop. It is a versatile crop that may be utilized as a source of raw materials for human and animal fodders. Low agricultural yield and rapid population expansion significantly threaten future food security. Maize production is hamper [...]
Open Access Review

Molecular Plant Physiology for Model Plants under Abiotic Stress Conditions

Received: 23 December 2023;  Published: 24 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402230


Extreme temperatures, drought, and high soil salinity are some of the significant abiotic stresses that can severely impact crop yields, posing a threat to global food production. Comprehensive studies on model plant species are crucial for understanding their biochemical, physiological, and molecular responses to abiotic stresses. Identif [...]
Open Access Original Research

Somaclonal Variation in Callus Cultures of Rose Periwinkle, Catharanthus Roseus L. Under Induced Salt and Osmotic Stresses

Received: 29 July 2023;  Published: 26 October 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2304200


The experiment was carried out at the laboratories of the National Commission for Biotechnology in Syria during the period 2020-2022 to detect the somaclonal genetic variation occurring in callus cultures at different ages and to compare them with the In vitro growing plants and in [...]