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International Journal of Horticultural Science and Technology is a peer-reviewed open access multidisciplinary journal. The Journal accepts and publishes research works/articles in English that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence in all areas related to horticultural science with the ultimate goal of expanding knowledge of the subject and contributing to the existing science and literature. The Journal has planned to: (i) stimulate scientific research among horticulture scholars and scientists all around the world and (ii) provide a forum for the exchange of information and dissemination of knowledge in the horticultural science 


ISO Abbreviation: Int. J. Hortic. Sci. Technol.

Frequency: Quarterly

Peer Review Policy: Double Blind Peer Review

Language: English

       Open Access Journal Support 


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Characterization of Fungal Isolates Associated with Rhizospheric Indigenous Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) from Different Plant Species in Mwea, Mitunguu, and Juja in Central Kenya (Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2025, Pages 1-16)


Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are associated with plant roots and exhibit beneficial impacts such as stress tolerance, better nutrient uptake, and water absorption. These functions have opened the door to research opportunities for considering other fungi associated with AMF on the root rhizosphere. This study aimed to characterize fungal isolates associated with rhizospheric indigenous AMF from different plant species, i.e., banana, grass, and papaya, in three agroecologies, i.e., Mwea, Mitunguu, and Juja in Central Kenya. A total of 30 fungal isolates were isolated from soil samples through the pour plate technique. The isolates had diverse microscopic morphological characteristics, describable in form, margin, color, size, and surface. Physiochemical parameters showed varied growth at different pH values, temperatures, and salinity levels. Optimal growth appeared at pH 7.0, 30-35 °C, and 0-0.5 M NaCl salinity. The internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and AMF subunit sequences showed a level of diversity similar to Aspergillus spp. Ajellomyces spp., Fusarium spp., Trichoderma spp., Penicillium spp., Glomus spp., and Diversispora spp. In conclusion, there was a symbiotic relationship between AMF and other fungal isolates.

Fig. Phylogenetic tree of fungal isolates from the Mwea, Mitunguu, and Juja areas, Central Kenya. Rhizospheric soils were based on ITS, AML1, and AML2 sequences.


Research paper
Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria as Drought Stress Alleviators for Achillea santolina L.

Samaneh Samavat; Mahdiyeh Salehi Vozhdehnazari

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2025, Pages 263-274


  Besides plant strategies to mitigate drought stress effects, the application of beneficial rhizobacteria may enhance plant tolerance. This study aimed to assess the ability of phosphate-solubilizing bacteria (PSB) to improve the growth and physiology of Achillea santolina (Santalin yarrow) under drought ...  Read More

Research paper
Effects of Different Scions on Macronutrient Resorption of Mango Kensington Pride Rootstock


Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2025, Pages 283-292


  Nutrient resorption is a process of nutrient remobilization from senesced organs to living tissues inside a plant. Since the Northern Territory (NT) has relatively poor soil conditions and a limited supply of nutrients for plants, it is crucial to determine the suitable scion for efficient macronutrient ...  Read More

Cultivation, Nutritional Value, and Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus spp.): a Review

Farid Md. Hossain; Sharker Md. Numan Numan; Shaheen Akhtar

Volume 8, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 259-269


  This review is planned to discuss the cultivation technology, nutritional values and health benefits of Dragon fruit. Dragon fruit plant has wide adaptability and grown well in slightly heavy texture soils. Plants are commonly propagated by stem cuttings. Flower buds are emerging after 15-18 months of ...  Read More

Growth and Photosynthetic Performance of Calendula officinalis under Monochromatic Red Light

Sasan Aliniaeifard; Mehdi Seif; Mostafa Arab; Mahboobeh Zare Mehrjerdi; Tao Li; Oksana Lastochkina

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2018, , Pages 123-132


  Light is the driving force for plant photosynthesis. Different attributes of light (e.g. intensity, spectrum and duration) can influence plant growth and development. We studied growth and photosystem II performance ofEnglish marigold cut flowers under red (635-665 nm) and white (420-700 nm) LEDs. Although ...  Read More

Challenges and Opportunities in Tomato Production Chain and Sustainable Standards

Dennis Maina Gatahi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , September 2020, , Pages 235-262


  Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) is an important member of the Solanaceae family. It is mainly used as food and cash crop globally. Tomato also serves as an ornamental plant in some parts of the world. In urban areas, this crop is included in the foodscaping systems where it is grown in hanging baskets, ...  Read More

Effect of Postharvest Calcium Chloride Treatment on the Storage Life and Quality of Persimmon Fruits (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) cv. ‘Karaj’

Maryam Bagheri; Mahmood Esna-Ashari; Ahmad Ershadi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2015, , Pages 15-26


  The objective of this study was to evaluate the storage life and quality of persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) fruit cv. ‘Karaj’ stored at 0°C for 4 months after postharvest calcium chloride treatment. Fruit weight loss, fruit firmness, total soluble solids, titratable acidity, total phenolic ...  Read More

Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) ‘Yousef Khani’ Using the Gus Reporter Gene

Babak Valizadeh Kaji; Ahmad Ershadi; Masoud Tohidfar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , June 2014, , Pages 31-41


  In this study, an efficient Agrobacterium-mediated transformation method was developed forpomegranate (Punica granatum L.), a difficult-to-transform plant. In vitro shoot segments wereinoculated with Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain LBA4404 harboring the binary vectorpBI121 carrying the neomycin phosphotransferase ...  Read More

Research paper
Morpho-biochemical Evaluation of Three Sugar Apple (Annona squamosa L.) Genotypes

Md. Mahfuzul Hasan; Md. Mokter Hossain; Tamanna Haque; Amit Kumar Basunia; Nayan Chandra Howlader

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 July 2025


  Sugar apple is an underutilized minor and non-traditional nutritious fruit in the southern regions of Bangladesh. The target of this study was to evaluate the morphological, biochemical, and mineral traits of sugar apple genotypes for selecting superior genotypes. Three sugar apple genotypes were used ...  Read More

Research paper
Enhancing Morpho-phytochemical Properties of Catharanthus roseus L. var. ‘Ocellatus’ via Plant Growth Regulators

Elham Jafarpour; Azizollah Kheiry; Mohsen Sanikhani; Farhang Razavi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 July 2025


  Catharanthus roseus L. is a valuable medicinal plant renowned for its production of potent anticancer compounds vincristine and vinblastine. Efficient mass production of this plant is challenging due to limitations in conventional propagation methods. Tissue culture techniques offer a promising alternative, ...  Read More

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