Special Issue "Biotic and Abiotic Stress"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2009)
Dr. Mylène Durand-Tardif (Website)
Genetics and Plant Breeding Laboratory, Jean-Pierre Bourgin Institute, INRA Centre of Versailles-Grignon, Route de Saint-Cyr, 78026 Versailles Cedex, France
Interests: arabidopsis thaliana; phenotype; drought; osmotic; abiotic stress; natural variability; induced variability
It is becoming more and more obvious that growth and development of all living organisms is tightly link to their abiotic and biotic ecological units. All individuals have to deal with their physical and chemical environment to grow, sometimes when conditions are not favorable, they might organize reparation of damages, survival and/or some cells death in order to preserve the organism. Some stress response mechanisms are ubiquitous like response to heat shock or to ionizing radiation, some are particular to a taxon or even to a species but could be of great interest for the whole scientific community to discover new response strategies. This special issue is aiming to present original results or reviews on molecular aspects of stress responses in biology.
Dr. Mylène Durand-Tardif
- biology of stress response