The Effects of Gum Arabic and Warm Water Application on Physicochemical and Qualitative Parameters of Table Grape Fruits During the Postharvest Period

Babak ValizadehKaji; Saied Maleki; Ahmadreza Abbasifar

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 35-54

  Table grape is a non-climacteric fruit; however, it has a short shelf-life. Thus, some treatments that can prolong shelf-life and maintain the quality of table grape fruits are required. This study was carried out as a factorial based on a completely randomized design with two factors: the first factor ...  Read More

Foliar Application of Selenium Affects Nitrate Accumulation and Morpho-physiochemical Responses of Garden Cress Plants

Safa Khosravi; Babak ValizadehKaji; Ahmadreza Abbasifar

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 329-338

  Consumption of vegetables with high nitrate content threaten human health. Garden cress is a hyperaccumulator of nitrate and quickly accumulates a large amount of nitrate. The objective of the current study was to investigate the effects of foliar application of selenium (Se) on the morphological and ...  Read More

Effects of Postharvest Edible Coatings to Maintain Qualitative Properties and to Extend Shelf-life of Pomegranate (Punica granatum. L)

Gholamreza Malekshahi; Babak ValizadehKaji

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 67-80

  Regardless of the low respiration rate in pomegranate fruits, it is a greatly perishable product. An alternative to maintain quality and prolong the shelf life of pomegranate fruits could be edible coatings. In the present study, three different edible coatings including: 1% chitosan, 1000 mg L-1 thymol, ...  Read More

Optimization of In Vitro Propagation of Purple Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis), an Important Medicinal and Ornamental Plant

Mostafa Eshghi Khas; Ahmadreza Abbasifar; Babak ValizadehKaji

Volume 7, Issue 3 , September 2020, , Pages 305-314

  Tissue culture techniques can be beneficial for quick clonal propagation and production of disease-free plants of purple passion fruit as one of the most important medicinal and ornamental plants. These techniques are essential tools for the production of transgenic plants and high-value phytochemicals. ...  Read More

First Report: Grafting of Three Iranian Commercial Pomegranate Cultivars on Drought Tolerant Rootstocks

Babak ValizadehKaji; Ahmadreza Abbasifar; Hossein Bagheri; Golnar Zandievakili; Atieh Daryabeigi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 69-79

  The objective of this study was to evaluate the stenting (grafted cutting) propagation of commercial pomegranate cultivars as scions on drought tolerant genotypes as rootstocks. The effect of drought stress on nine pomegranate rootstocks was analyzed. Cultivars including ‘Daneshgah 13’, ‘Daneshgah ...  Read More

Effects of Foliar Application of Potassium and Zinc on Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) Fruit Yield

Mohammadmehdi Norozi; Babak ValizadehKaji; Rouhollah Karimi; Mohammadali Nikoogoftar Sedghi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , June 2019, , Pages 113-123

  The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of foliar applications of potassium and zinc on the fruit yield and quality as well as leaf nutrient concentrations of pistachio cv. ‘Chrokeh’. The experiment was conducted based on a completely randomized block design with nine treatments ...  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