Virtual Special Issues

Light Responses in Plants

Virtual Special Issue on Light Responses in Plants
Compiled by Jean-Claude Kader and Kari Taulavuori

Light, by its quality and quantity, and radiations in their various wavelengths including ultraviolet-B, are among the major environmental factors acting on plant biology. Understanding the responses of plants, either beneficial or detrimental, to light and radiations, will thus contribute to the selection of adapted plants for the environment and for agriculture.

The Journal Environmental and Experimental Botany (EEB) aims to develop our knowledge about the mechanisms of the adaptation of plants to environmental factors, including light and radiations. The Journal has published numerous papers in recent years devoted to this exciting topic.

In this virtual special Issue, some of the papers related to this field of research are presented. Approximately half the selected papers deal with UV radiation, due to the high number of such papers, whilst the second half of this virtual special issue deals with other aspects related to light and radiations. 

We hope this virtual special issue will encourage mutual discussion among experts in this field and will attract novel and exciting papers to The Journal Environmental and Experimental Botany (EEB) in the future.

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Temperature Responses in Plants

Virtual Special Issue on Temperature Responses in Plants
Compiled by Jean-Claude Kader and Kari Taulavuori

Temperature changes during the succession of seasons or during days have a major impact on plant biology. Understanding the tolerance of plants to cold or heat stresses will thus contribute to the selection of adapted plants for the environment or agriculture.

The Journal Environmental and Experimental Botany (EEB) aims to develop knowledge about the mechanisms of the adaptation of plants to environmental factors, including temperature.

In recent years EEB has published numerous papers devoted to the study of the responses of plants to low and high temperatures with the objective of providing significant advances in this domain. 

In this virtual special issue, twenty papers are presented related to this field of research. Eleven papers are devoted to the responses and adaptation of plants to low temperatures while nine articles deal with thermo-tolerance and responses of plants to high temperatures.

We hope this virtual special issue will encourage discussion among experts in this field and will attract novel and exciting papers to future issues of The Journal Environmental and Experimental Botany (EEB).

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Salt Tolerance of Plants

Virtual Special Issue on Salt Tolerance of Plants
Compiled by Jean-Claude Kader

Salinity is one of the major issues in agriculture. Understanding the tolerance of plants to salt stress will thus contribute to the selection of salt resistant crops. The Journal Environmental and Experimental Botany (EEB) aims to develop knowledge about the mechanisms of resistance of plants to environmental factors, including salinity. EEB has published numerous papers in recent years devoted to the study of salt responses of plants with the objective of providing significant advances in this domain. This virtual special issue presents some papers related to this field of research with the hope of encouraging discussion among experts in this field and of attracting novel and exciting papers to EEB in the future.

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