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Plant Physiology Challenges! We run the XVII Spanish Portuguese Congress on Plant Biology (BP2021) sponsored by the Spanish Society of Plant Biology and the Portuguese Society of Plant Physiology on the 7 to 9 July. This Research Topic of Frontiers focuses on the Plant Biology sessions in this online meeting.

We welcome submissions arising from oral and/or poster presentations associated with the plant biology sessions within this conference, 12 scientific sessions that cover several fields related to the functioning of plants and their interaction with other organisms in the ecosystem. The sessions focus not only on basic aspects (mineral nutrition, growth and development, phytohormones, short and long distance transport, photosynthesis, etc.) and applied aspects (ecophysiology and plant stress, secondary metabolism, breeding, etc.) of plant biology, but also approach, from the study of the plant, the main challenges we face in today’s society (climate change and agricultural production as main).

We accept submissions of Original Research, Review, Mini Review, and Opinion manuscripts related to the above mentioned aspects. In particular, we welcome articles performed in plant biology on the following special issues:

  • Plant Biochemistry and Metabolism
  • Plant Growth and Development
  • Plant Responses to Environmental Stress
  • Gene Expression and Genetic Modification of Plants

External submissions are of course wanted in order to offer the most complete view in plant biology research.

KEYWORDS: Plant Metabolism, Plant Growth, Plant Development, Plant Genetics, Plant Stress.


All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.