The Plasma Chemistry group’s leader Ricardo Molina, acting as guest editor of International Journal of Molecular Sciences, welcomes authors to submit their articles to special issues on seed germination.

Seed germination is a complex physiological process that begins with water uptake by the seed (imbibition) and ends with the emergence of the radicle. The modification of seed surface properties related to the seed–medium interaction is a useful method that can be employed to control seed germination. At present, the non-thermal plasma surface activation of seeds is increasingly being explored in the agricultural field.

This Special Issue calls for original articles and reviews investigating these interesting aspects involved in the germination of plasma-treated seeds.

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website.

For more information and instructions about the Special Issue, please visit this MDPI page.

Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2021

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