Yandu Lu is invited as a Guest Editor in Plants

Yandu Lu is invited as a Guest Editor in Plants (IF3.9)

Special Issue "Application of Chlorophyll Fluorescence in Plant and Algal Stress"

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photosynthesis, the conversion of CO2 into energy via the absorption of sunlight, sustains almost all life forms on earth. As photosynthetic organisms, higher plants, including crops, produce staple food for human consumption, while algae produce approximately half of the oxygen on earth or form mutualistic partnerships with coral reefs and other cnidarians, providing habitats for 25% of marine species, including over 4000 fish species. The measurement and analysis of chlorophyll fluorescence provides useful information in understanding the biological process and changes in photosynthetic activities. In recent years, chlorophyll fluorescence measuring techniques and phenome measuring techniques, including signal and dual-channel measurement, have become the most powerful tools in the study of the reaction of photosynthetic organisms to environmental factors, including light rhythms and signals, drought and flooding stresses, temperature changes and other stresses. Moreover, these techniques are applied in the study of many other photosynthetic systems, such as photosynthetic bacteria, to monitor their biological process and measure their reactions to environmental stimuli as well. This Special Issue of Plants will highlight the current progress of chlorophyll fluorescence techniques and the development and application of these techniques in the study of the biological process and reactions to environmental stresses of, but not limited to, plants and algae.


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chlorophyll fluorescence

environmental stresses