Journal of Plant Interactions
J Plant Interact
ISSN (printed): 1742-9145. ISSN (electronic): 1742-9153.
Plants are static organisms and cannot escape the pressure caused by biotic and abiotic factors. They must increase fitness and prepare adequate responses to external stimuli. Journal of Plant Interactions (JPI) will cover most plant interactions with the surrounding environment and aims to represent a common platform for those scientists interested in publishing and reading research articles in this field. The journal will be of significance to all plant biologists, plant physiologists, ecologists, mycologists, microbiologists, agronomists, landscape architects, environmental engineers, entomologists, students and all researchers interested in biological struggle and sustainable use of natural resources. JPI presents original research and reviews in the fields of the many aspects of interaction between plants and their surrounding environment. All submissions will be independently refereed by editorial board members and by external referees chosen on an international basis. The main sections covered by JPI are: Plant-Plant Interaction; This area deals with interaction between plants, considering all biochemical, physiological and molecular aspects. Allelopathy is the term used to gather all responses of plants upon "chemical attack" by other plants. Plant-Microorganism Interaction; This area is surely one of the widest and covers three fundamental sub-areas: Plant-Fungi; Plant-Bacteria and Plant-Virus Interactions. Responses to and interactions of plants with micro-organisms are the basics for understanding community dynamics and crop productivity, as well as the key to discovering new resistance genes for pest and disease attacks. Plant-Insect Interaction; The presence of plants after millions of years of herbivore predation is the demonstration that plants have the ability to deter herbivore feeding, but the presence of herbivore after ages of plant toxin biosynthesis is the living evidence that insect herbivores are able to counteract plant poisons. This area deals with all aspects of interaction: from pest attack to plant attraction; from tritrophic interaction to biological control. Plant-Animal Interaction; Besides insects, monogastric and polygastric herbivores interact with plants with grazing activity. This area is intended for all studies concerning the effect of grazing on plant population and dynamics. Plant-Environment Interaction; This area is divided into two general sections: 'open environment' and 'closed environment'. The first section covers all aspects of plants' interaction with abiotic stresses present in the natural environments (including atmospheric phenomena, light, temperature, pollution, etc.). The aim of the second section is to collect research reports on artificial environments where plants live (including greenhouses, growth chambers, etc.) both on Earth and in space applications. Remote sensing and biosensing will also be covered under this area. Plant-Soil Interaction (including plant-water interactions); This area deals with nutrition, drought, flooding, restoration, phytoremediation, bioremediation, applied ecology, and all aspects where plants interact with the soil.
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