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

Saltgrass, a potential future landscaping plant and a suitable species for desert regions: A review

Mohammad Pessarakli

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2015, , Pages 1-13

  Continuous desertification of arable lands mandates use of low quality/ saline water for irrigation, especially in regions experiencing water shortage. Using low quality/ saline water for irrigation imposes more stress on plants that are already under stress in these regions. Thus, a logical solution ...  Read More

Evaluating the Performance of Eleven Olive Cultivars in Fars Province of Iran

Mohamad Reza Taslimpour; Ali Asghar Zeinanloo; Elham Aslmoshtaghi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , June 2016, , Pages 1-8

  Olive (Olea europaea L.) consumption and production are socially and economically important in Iran. The aim of this experiment was to evaluate the vegetative characteristics, floral biology, fruit characteristics, oil percentage, and yield of eleven olive cvs. (‘Arbequina’, ‘Amygdalolia’, ...  Read More

GMOs: A Good but Battered Means for Sustainable Production Intensification

Turi Fileccia

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 2017, , Pages 1-20

  FAO promotes Sustainable Production Intensification (SPI), which consists of a technology menu for optimizing crop production per unit area, taking into consideration the range of sustainability aspects including potential and/or real social, political, economic and environmental impacts. The author ...  Read More

Effect of nitrogen fertilizer on growth, quality and yield of Mrenda (Corchorus olitorius) morphotypes in Kenya

David Kiprono Rutto; Elizabeth Omami; Julius Ochuodho; Lucas Ngode

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2018, , Pages 1-10

  Production of Mrenda (Corchorus olitorius) in Kenya has been low due to various reasons, such as poor agronomic practices like incorrect fertilizer rates. Observations from the Mrenda growing areas showed that there is high unmet demand for crop in local market and even for export. This is due to yields ...  Read More

Assessing Genetic Diversity of Shishi Date Palm Cultivars in Saudi Arabia and ‎Qatar Using ‎Microsatellite Markers ‎

khaled Elmeer; Imene Mattat; Ameena Al-Malki; Al-Ghaliya Al-Mamari; Khaled BoJulaia; Aladdin Hamwieh; Michael Baum

Volume 6, Issue 1 , June 2019, , Pages 1-9

  In this study fourteen microsatellite primer pairs were used to study the genetic diversity of Shishi Date palm in Qatar. A total of 32 date palm (15 Shishi cultivar, 10 Khalas and seven male date palms) were collected from Qatar and 5 Shihi cultivars were collected from Saudi Arabia ‎for comparison. ...  Read More

Effect of Solar Ultraviolet-B plus End of Day Light and Its Exclusion on Growth Performance and Dry Weight Accumulation of Two Sweet Potato Cultivars (Ipomoea batatas L.) on Different Altitudes

Simeneh Tamrat Alemu; Amsalu Gobena Roro

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 1-11

  UV-B radiation and EOD light (EOD) quality has both signaling and damaging effects based on the dosage and time of exposure. At highland areas UV-B decreases crop productivity and also light quality increase at high elevation area but EOD light quality effect was not researched based on altitude. Therefore, ...  Read More

Effects of Selected Plant Growth Stimulators on Enhancing Germinability and Germination Parameters of Zea mays L. under Microgravity Conditions Simulated by a Two-Dimensional Clinostat

Musa Ibrahim Saheed; Ikhajiagbe Beckley; Geoffrey O. Anoliefo; Alexander O. Orukpe

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 1-10

  The Earth has become increasingly overcrowded as a result of rapid urbanization and population growth, with strong predictions that its carrying capacity could be overstretched soon. As a result, it is important to test the possibilities of growing plants under space exploration conditions, especially ...  Read More

Chlorophyll Fluorescence: A Novel Method to Screen for Herbicide Resistance

Émeline Samy; Diane Benoit; Shahrokh Khanizadeh

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2014, , Pages 93-99

  The susceptibility to Terbacil of six randomly selected strawberry cultivars (‘Aromas’, ‘Chambly’, ‘Harmonie’, ‘Kent’, ‘La Clé des Champs’ and ‘Seascape’) was analysed using chlorophyll florescence (CF) in comparison with ...  Read More

Light distribution in Chinese solar greenhouse and its effect on plant growth

Li Tao; Zhang Yu-Qi; Zhang Yi; Cheng Rui-Feng; Yang Qi-Chang

Volume 3, Issue 2 , December 2016, , Pages 99-111

  Chinese solar greenhouse (CSG) is universally applied in northern China for producing horticultural products. CSG is characterized by the unbalanced structures with an arched front roof face to the south side and a thick wall as well as back roof in the north side. Such structures affect light distribution ...  Read More

Environmental and Anthropogenic Pressures on Geophytes of Iran and the Possible Protection Strategies: A Review

Homayoun Farahmand; Farzad Nazari

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2015, , Pages 111-132

  Ornamental geophytes (ornamental flower bulbs) are international and national heritage considering their contribution to people's life quality around the world. Iranian habitats support about 8000 species of flowering plants (belonging to 167 families and 100 genera) of which almost 1700 are endemic. ...  Read More

Growth of Lily Bulblets In Vitro, a Review

Naser Askari; Richard G.F. Visser; Geert-Jan De Klerk

Volume 5, Issue 2 , December 2018, , Pages 133-143

  In micropropagation of lily, preferably bulblets should be produced: Because bulblets are compact and robust, they are much easier to handle and to plant in soil than shoots. In this review, the various factors that determine bulblet growth in vitro are discussed. Gibberellins, jasmonates (JA) and abscisic ...  Read More

Genetic Diversity of pear (Pyrus spp) Germplasm Assessed by Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) and Morphological Traits

Mohammad Mehdi Sharifani; Tetsuya Kimura; Toshiya Yamamoto; Chikako Nishtani

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2017, , Pages 145-155

  This study was conducted to identify and recognize relations and diversity among accessions of the Iranianpears (Pyrus spp). A total of 34 pear accessions, derived presumably from at least six species, were subjected to simple sequence repeat (SSR) analysis. The Japanese and the Chinese pear samples ...  Read More

Evaluating the Effects of Citric Acid Application on Reducing Decay, Maintaining Edibility and Shelf Life of Peach Fruits in Cold Storage

Fares Alhaj Alali; Mohammad Ali Askari Sarcheshmeh; Mesbah Bababalar

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 149-160

  Peach fruit (Prunus persica L.) was harvested at the stage of commercial harvest and was then treated with 0, 1, 2, 3 mM citric acid (CiA). A factorial model was planned on a completely randomized block design with three replications. Two factors were used in the experimental design, i.e. 4 storage durations ...  Read More

Quantitative Determination of Lycorine and Galanthamine in Different in Vitro Tissues of Narcissus tazetta by GC-MS

Ameneh Tarakemeh; Majid Azizi; Vahid Rowshan; Hassan Salehi; Rosella Spina; François Dupire; Hossein Arouei; Dominique Laurain-Mattar

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2019, , Pages 151-157

  Narcissus spp. are of great importance to pharmaceutical industries because of biosynthesis of Amaryllidaceae alkaloids. N. tazetta with several varieties is a widespread species, native to the Mediterranean region with considerable distribution in Iran. In the present study, calli, roots and bulblets ...  Read More

A Gold Nanoparticle-Based Colorimetric Probe for Detection of Gibberellic Acid Exuded by Ralstonia solanacearum Pathogen in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.)

Ivy Lynn Aoko; Dezzline Ondigo; Agnes Mumo Kavoo; Cornelius Wainaina; Leonard Kiirika

Volume 8, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 203-214

  We reported a simple colorimetric probe based on gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for detecting Ralstonia solanacearum. The AuNPs were synthesized through reduction with citrate ion and characterized by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron ...  Read More

Quality improvement and shelf life extension of fresh apricot fruit (Prunus Armeniaca cv. Shahroudi) using postharvest chemical treatments and packaging during cold storage

Farid Moradinezhad; Mehdi Jahani

Volume 3, Issue 1 , June 2016, , Pages 9-18

  The main objective of this work was to assess the effectiveness of salicylic acid (SA), calcium chloride (CaCl2) or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), and packaging on some qualitative properties of apricot fruit during cold storage. The experiments were conducted using a completely randomized design as factorial, ...  Read More

Shoot-root traits of broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica L.) as influenced by different irrigation schedules

Md. Mokter Hossain; Madhoby Jahan Mohona

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2018, , Pages 11-18

  Frequency of irrigation to the crops is the key factor for proper growth and economic yield. Therefore, in the current study growth of broccoli plants was investigated under different irrigation levels in pot culture condition. Five levels of irrigation schedules were applied including I0 [Non-irrigation ...  Read More

Flowering, Fruiting Behavior and Nutritional Quality of Selected Guava Genotypes

Santosh Kumar Bose; Shakil Ahmed; Prianka Howlader; Mohammad Ali

Volume 6, Issue 1 , June 2019, , Pages 11-25

  Guava is one of the most important commercial fruit crop in Bangladesh due to its high nutrient value, good taste and high health benefits. This study was conducted to investigate the flowering, fruiting behavior and nutritional quality of guava genotype suitable for coastal region of Bangladesh. Fifteen ...  Read More

Alteration in Essential Oil Yield and Compositions of Multi-Cut Dracocephalum polychaetum Grown under Different Fertilization Methods

Abbas Fallah; S-Zahra Hosseini Cici

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 13-26

  Sustainable agriculture can increase the efficiency of resource utilization, provide longer productivity and create a balance in the environment. A field experiment was conducted to study the use of organic and chemical fertilizers on biomass, essential oil content and essential oil yield as well as ...  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

Phenological Characteristics, Yield, and Fruit Quality of Yellow-Fleshed Nectarines under High Desert Conditions of the Northwestern United States over Five Years

Esmaeil Fallahi; Bahar Fallahi; Kourosh Vahdati; Michael J Kiester

Volume 1, Issue 1 , June 2014, , Pages 21-29

  An increasing world population and the competitive nature of the stone fruit market, particularly nectarines [(Prunus persica var. nectarine)], demand the selection of fruit with high quality attributes, flavor, and a wide range of maturity. Information on this subject is limited at the present time. ...  Read More

Effects of Harvest Date on Apple Fruit Quality at Harvesting and after Cold Storage

Mina Mohebi; Mesbah Babalar; Mohammad Ali Askari; Alireza Talaei; Allen.V. Barker

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 2017, , Pages 21-27

      Different dates for apples fruit harvest (Malus domestica Borkh. Cv. Fuji) were studied to determine physiochemical changes during the storage. Fuji apples were harvested from 9 September till 23 October, at five different times and stored at 0±0.5 °C and 95% relative humidity ...  Read More

Effects of Calyx Coating and Storage Temperature on Antioxidant Substances of Cape Gooseberry (Physalis Peruviana L.)

Rasoul Heydarnajad Giglou; Mousa Torabi Giglou

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 23-32

  Cape gooseberry is a climacteric, temperature-sensitive fruit from the Solanaceae family. Its quality and quantity are characterized by phenolic and antioxidant substances, the stability of which depends on temperature and storage conditions. In this research, the effects of calyx cover (fruits without ...  Read More

Maturating, Enlarging and Breaking Dormancy of In Vitro Lilium Bulblets

Narges Mojtahedi; Parisa Koobaz; Mohammad Fathi; Omid Dabirashrafi; Pejman Azadi; Solmaz Khosravi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2014, , Pages 101-109

  One of the most effective ways to propagate Lilium is by using tissue culture techniques, preferably through bulblet production. In addition to the surviving percentage of Lilium bulbs after transplantation, the small size of in vitro bulblets compared to commercial bulbs and bulblets‟ dormancy are ...  Read More