Special Issue on Plant Growth Promotion and Protection by Microorganisms

Submission Deadline: Mar. 10, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Glória Botelho
      Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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    • Jerri Zilli
      Embrapa Agrobiologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Erineudo Lima Canuto
      Instituto Federal do Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso, Brazil
    • Marivaine Brasil
      Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
    • Marcielly Turatto
      Primato Cooperativa Agroindustrial, Toledo - PR, Brazil
    • João Frederico Mangrich dos Passos
      Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária e Extensão Rural de Santa Catarina, Videira - SC, Brazil
    • Sonia Purin da Cruz
      Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis - SC, Brazil
  • Introduction

    Understanding the interactions between microorganisms and plants is the new challenge for agriculture. The knowledge of those interactions can replace current agricultural practices for environmental friendly technologies, reducing impacts and maintaining productivity. The plant microbiome, through different metabolic and molecular mechanisms, is able to protect and induce plant growth. It is necessary full knowledge for use as sustainable technology. Several symbiont microorganisms, such as rhizobia, mycorrhizae, and associative or free-living microorganisms, such as rhizobacteria of the genera Pseudomonas, Azospirillum, Bacillus, Paraburkholderia have been described as plant promoters and protectors. There are several mechanisms, such as N biological fixation, phosphate solubilization, phytohormones production, antibiotic and extracellular enzymes production. Most of these mechanisms are observed in vitro or under controlled conditions. It is necessary to evaluate microrganisms performance under field conditions to assess their effective potential. The use of microorganisms that have more than one mechanism of action on plants is interesting because it can act on nutrition and plant protection, reducing or replacing inputs, as it is already done at soybean production. However, prospecting those microorganisms should also consider their ability to survive and compete for plant rhizosphere sites. Another approach is the characterization and molecular identification of these individuals to guarantee that only no or low biological risk microorganisms be used as bioproducts.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. PGPR
    2. Mycorhizae
    3. Endophytic microorganisms
    4. Biological control
    5. Plant growth
    6. Microbial ecology

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijmicrobio.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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