Anatomical Changes of Cultivated Plants under Combined Stress: An Urgent Need for Investigation

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1 Soil and Water Dept., Kafrelsheikh Uni.

2 Plant Biotechnology Department, Genetic Engineering Division, National Research Center, 33-El-Behouth St., 12622 Dokki, Giza, Egypt

3 Horticulture Dept., Faculty of Agriculture, Kafrelsheikh Uni., Kafr El-Sheikh, Egypt

4 Horticulture Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Kafrelshiekh University

5 Microbiology department, Soil, Water and Environment Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center.

6 Agricultural Microbiology, Soil, Water and Environment Research Institute, Giza, Egypt

7 Horticulture Dept., Faculty of Agriculture, Kafrelsheikh University, 33516 Kafr El-Sheikh, Egypt

8 Arid-land Agriculture Department, College of Agricultural and Food Sciences, King Faisal University, Al-Hassa; KSA


The global food production and its quality face a lot of challenges, which already decreased the availability of these foods. These challenges were mainly linked to global climate changes and their ramifications, which are expressed as environmental stresses like drought, flooding, low or high heat stress. The new pandemics like COVID-19 also represent a new challenge for the entire universe. Although, there are increasing concerns about combined stress on cultivated plants, still more studies are needed to cover all botanical issues including physiological, morphological, biochemical and histological traits. Further studies are required to focus on different combined or multiple stresses in particular the individual stress is rare in the nature. This work is an invitation for publication reviews, comments, notes and original articles about the anatomical changes in stressful plants particularly under combined stress. The EBSS journal also welcomes the serious and promising studies, which will handle the environmental issues related to stress in the era of COVID-19.


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