Universal Journal of Plant Science  

Universal Journal of Plant Science is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original and high-quality research papers in all areas of plant. As an important academic exchange platform, scientists and researchers can know the most up-to-date academic trends and seek valuable primary sources for reference.

ISSN: 2332-337X (Print)

ISSN: 2332-3450 (Online)

Contact Us: ujps.editor@hrpub.org or editor@hrpub.org

Website: https://www.hrpub.org/journals/jour_info.php?id=3

Call for Special Issues

Osmoprotectants and Plant Abiotic stress Tolerance: Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Perspective
Abiotic stresses such as drought, salinity, temperature extremes, water logging, heavy metal toxicity, nutrient imbalances, ozone, and UV-B irradiation are the primary cause of crop loss worldwide. The frequency and duration of such abiotic stresses will increase in the near future due to global climate change. Therefore, the development of stress tolerant crop varieties has become an urgent concern for many crop-breeding programs to ensure global food security. To survive under stress conditions, plants have evolved intricate mechanisms to perceive external signals, allowing optimal response to environmental conditions. Importantly, a common physiological strategies adopted by plants to counter the adverse effects of abiotic stresses is the de-novo synthesis of large quantities of osmoprotectants/osmolytes including proline, glycine betaine, trehalose and others. Recent plant physiological, molecular and biochemical studies showed that the accumulation of osmolyte in plants – either naturally, when synthesized by genetic transformation, or when applied exogenously – render plants tolerant to various abiotic stresses and their functions are not as straightforward as initially believed. Intensive research over the last decade has gradually unravelled the multiple functions of osmoprotectants but many aspects are still a matter of intensive research. We invite original as well as review articles to deliver a range of advanced plant molecular studies and breeding efforts that would lead to further advances in our understanding on the physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms underlying osmoprotectants-induced abiotic stress tolerance and adaptation in crop plants and their applications in advanced plant breeding and genetic engineering.
Subjects Coverage
Topics appropriate to this special issue include, but are not limited to:
· Seed and seedling osmopriming and abiotic stress tolerance
· Exogenous supplementation of osmolytes and abiotic stress tolerance
· Comparative effectiveness of osmolytes in abiotic stress tolerance
· ROS metabolism, osmorprotectants and abiotic stress tolerance
· Proteomic analysis, osmoprotectants and stress tolerance
· Osmoprotectants and stress responsive gene expression
· Germplasm screening, osmoptrotectants and stress tolerance
· Breeding for osmoprotectants and abiotic stress tolerance
· Signalling roles of osmolytes and abiotic stress tolerance
· Transgenic plants, osmolyte biosynthetic genes and stress tolerance
List of Guest Editors
Lead Guest Editor
Dr. Mohammad Anwar Hossain
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding,
Bangladesh Agricultural University
E-mail: hossainma@gmail.com
Guest Editors
Dr. Jitender Giri
Staff Scientist,
National Institute of Plant Genome Research,
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi -110067
Email: jitender@nipgr.ac.in
Dr. Vinay Kumar,
Department of Biotechnology,
Modern College, Ganeshkhind, Pune,
Email: vinaymalik123@gmail.com
Dr. Raza Ahmad,
Department of Environmental Sciences,
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,
E-mail: chishti@ciit.net.pk
Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at www.hrpub.org/journals/jour_guidelines.php. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the Journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://www.hrpub.org/submission/login.php according to the following timetable:
Manuscript Due: 31st May 2014
Review results: 30th June 2014
Deadline for revision: 15th August 2014
Notification of final decision: November 2014
Approximate publication Date: December 2014
Please contact the editor at ujps_editor@hrpub.org for further information and discussion.