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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 

Special Issue 

"Impact of light on horticultural crops production and quality"

Editor: Dr. Sasan Aliniaeifard 

Photosynthesis and light responses lab
Department of Horticulture
College of Aburaihan
University of Tehran
PC. 3391653775
Pakdasht, Tehran, Iran
Tel/Fax: +98 21 36041089
Link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sasan_Aliniaeifard

Email: aliniaeifard@ut.ac.ir

further information can be found here





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Research paper
1. Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Iranian Wild Blackberry Species Using Multivariate Statistical Analysis and ISSR Markers

Mehdi Garazhian; Ali Gharaghani; Saeid Eshghi; Ahmad Tahmasebi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 375-392


  This study was carried out to estimate the genetic diversity and relationships of 74 Iranian blackberry accessions assigned to 5 different species using inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR) marker analysis and morphological trait characterization. Sixteen traits were analyzed, including phenological, ...  Read More

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2. Effect of Foliar Application of Plant Extracts on the Growth Behavior and Quality of Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis L.)

Mohammad Amin Ghezel; Azim Ghasemnezhad; Khodayar Hemmati; Omid Sohrabi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 393-404


  The indeterminate behavior of evening primrose is a frequent limitation in its cultivation. Controlling the final growth of plants at a certain stage is important. In the present ‎experiment, different plant extracts were compared functionally with ‎cycocel at different times of application. ...  Read More

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3. Total Flavonoids and Phenolic Compounds of English Daisy (Bellis Perennis L.) Affected by Foliar Application of Nano-Phosphorus Fertilizers

nayyereh Ghorbani; Hossein Moradi; Mehran Kanani; Mahboubeh Ashnavar

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 405-414


  Bellis perennis is an ornamental, medicinal plant with a beautiful appearance. The current study aimed to assess the potential of daisy flowers cv. ‘Habanera’ to synthesize secondary metabolites after being affected by nano-phosphorus. The experiment was performed using a completely randomized ...  Read More

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4. Evaluation of Seed Priming and Culture Media to Improve the Germination Performance and Quality of Sweet Pepper and Eggplant Seedlings

Mehdi Hosseinifarahi; Habib Alah Moazen; Azam Amiri; Mohammad Mahdi Jowkar; Javad Mottaghipisheh

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 415-428


  Seed priming is an established approach to the aim of accelerating germination and increasing germination percentage, which can be followed by high-quality seedlings and optimal plant growth. Culture media can influence the growth and nutritional status of seedlings at the nursery stage. In order to ...  Read More

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5. Effect of Native Mycorrhizal Fungi on Morphological and Physiological Traits of Judas Tree (Cercis Siliquastrum) and Mesquite (Prosopis Cineraria) Seedlings Under Drought Stress Conditions

Mina Zahedi; Mehdi Sarcheshmehpour; Homayoun Farahmand

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 429-444


  Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) have a mutualistic relationship with a great number of plants. This can offer promising approaches to managing arid ecosystems. In the present study, the effects of native AMF inoculums were evaluated on morphological and physiological traits of Cercis siliquastrum ...  Read More

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6. Effects of Foliar Application of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles on Traits of Several Medicinal Plants Under Aeroponic System Conditions

Peiman Mohit Rabary; Zahra Movahedi; Mehdi Ghabooli; Majid Rostami

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 445-452


  As a micronutrient, zinc (Zn) plays an essential role in various physiological processes of plants. Here, acclimatized samples of valerian (Valeriana officinalis L.), chicory (Cichorium intybus L.), withania (Withania. coagulans) and purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea L.) were evaluated under aeroponic ...  Read More

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7. Effect of Sulfur Pesticide on the Quality of Fresh Pistachios in Cold Storage

Fatemeh Nazoori; Elaheh ZamaniBahramabadi; Seyed Hossein Mirdehghan

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 453-462


  The efficiency of sulfur in controlling pistachio pests, especially psylla, has been documented in the available literature, but it is essential for pesticides not to affect the quality of the product. In this study, movento (0.5 L/1000 L), confidor (0.4 L/1000 L) and refinery micronized (R) and mineral ...  Read More

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8. Morphological and Biochemical Responses of Some Promising Tea Genotypes to Aluminum-induced Soil Acidification

Ahmad Shirinfekr; Shahin Oustan; Nosratollah Najafi; Adel Reyhanitabar

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 463-476


  The present study aimed to assess both soil and tea plant responses to acidification induced by aluminum (Al). In this way, the effects of four levels of soil acidification by aluminum sulfate were examined (A1=0, A2=500, A3=1000, A4=2000 mg kg-1 soil) on five promising tea genotypes (G1=100, G2=440, ...  Read More

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9. Introducing a New and Straightforward Approach for DNA Purification from a Gel

Kajvan Saed Moocheshi; Ali Izadi Darbandi; Nima Namjoo; Namjoo Saed Moocheshi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 477-486


  In most procedures that involve gene cloning, after the amplification of a target gene by PCR or by Real-time PCR, the purification of the trappedgene on agarose gel is a crucial stage. There are various methods for extracting genes from agarose gel by removing other contaminants. We isolated the amplified ...  Read More

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10. Assessment of Genetic Diversity in Iranian Apple Genotypes Using SSR Markers

Seyed Abolfazl Hassani; Ali Salehi Sardoei; Hamideh Azad Ghouge Bigloo; Hadi Ghasemi; Amir Ghorbanzadeh

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 487-496


  Various markers can be used for accurate identifications of plant genotypes and cultivars. Since microsatellite markers of simple sequence repeats (SSRs) are abundant and reliably reproducible, 14 pairs were used for evaluating polymorphic levels among 33 apple genotypes. All 14 pairs of primers had ...  Read More

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. Biotechnology of Scented Roses: A Review

Morteza Khosh-Khui

Volume 1, Issue 1 , June 2014, , Pages 1-20


  Scented rose species are very important in the genus Rosa due to their use in highly-prized essential oil production and as garden roses. The fragrance of the rose flower (attar) captured by extraction is one of the most valuable flavor and fragrance products. A comprehensive study of the papers published ...  Read More

5. The Application of Essential Oils and Silver Nanoparticles for Sterilization of Bermudagrass Explants in in vitro Culture

Mina Taghizadeh; Mousa Solgi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2014, , Pages 131-140


  An important part of plant in vitro techniques is the sterilization of explants and the maintenance of aseptic conditions. Ideally, sterilizing materials should be effective on a vast range of microorganisms at low density. Nowadays, the use of compounds such as essential oils (EOs) and nanoparticles ...  Read More

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