26. Biological and Agronomical Characteristics of Local and Introduced Plum (Prunus domestica L.) Cultivars in Georgia

Elene Maghlakelidze; Zviad Bobokashvili; David Maghradze

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 157-166


  Plum local varieties and forms are widespread in all regions of Georgia. Despite the wide dissemination of this crop, the number of cultivars is not quite a lot. Due to this reason, study of cultivars has been carried out in a collection plot of the Scientific-Research Center of Agriculture, in village ...  Read More

27. Effect of Maturity Stage of Olive Fruit on Quality of Olive Products

Azhar Hussain; Muhammad Ashraf Sumrah; Attiq Akhtar; Syed Hamza Mahfooz; Muhammad Azeem Tariq

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 159-165


  This is the first-ever study conducted to standardize the maturity stage of olive fruit for development of olive murabba. Olive fruit was harvested at three different maturity stages including lemon green, semi-ripened and fully ripened stages for postharvest processing. Most prominent quality parameters ...  Read More

28. Construction of Yeast One-Hybird Library for Screening of Eugenol Synthase Gene Bait vectors in Rosa chinensis

Hui-jun Yan; Hao Zhang; Hong-ying Jian; Xian-qin Qiu; De-dang Feng; Qi-gang Wang; Kai-xue Tang

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 215-225


  Roses are cultivated as ornamental plants in gardens, cut flowers and potted flowers, but also serviced in the perfume industry. Rose flowers product different volatile compounds including eugenol, being floral attractant for pollinators and used as an important composition of essential oil. Here, the ...  Read More

29. Morphophysiological and Biochemical Responses of Zinnia elegans to Different Irrigation Regimes in Symbiosis with Glomus mosseae

Zahra Heidari; Mohammad Javad Nazarideljou; Younes Rezaie Danesh; Nabi Khezrinejad

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, , Pages 19-32


  Water deficit conditions, in addition to reduced water uptake, result in a reduction in nutrient uptake, and consequently, a substantial reduction in growth parameters, yield and quality. Substrate inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) as an environmentally friendly biofertilizer is an ...  Read More

30. Photosynthesis Properties and Ion homeostasis of Different Pistachio Cultivar Seedlings in Response to Salinity Stress

Hamid Alipour

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 19-29


  Understanding mechanisms of salt tolerance, physiological responses to salt stress, and screening genotypes for breeding programs are important scientific issues remained to be investigated in pistachio. Therefore, current study was carried out to investigate response of different pistachio cultivars ...  Read More

31. Orchard Management for Decreasing Date Palm Bunch Fading Disorder

Mahmood Izadi; Elham Aslmoshtaghi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Spring 2015, , Pages 27-32


  The date palm bunch fading disorder/disease is one of the greatest challenges faced by date palm growers. In the present study, the effect of appropriate orchard management on some qualitative and quantitative features of date palm bunch was studied. For this purpose, two orchards of cv ‘Kabkab’ ...  Read More

32. Effects of Humic Acid and Cow Manure Biochar (CMB) in Culture Medium on Growth and Mineral Concentrations of Basil Plant

Maryam Abdipour; Mehdi Hosseinifarahi; Sharareh Najafian

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 27-38


  In sustainable agriculture, protection of the ecosystem and reduce chemical fertilizers are the main goals. Nowadays, sweet basil, one of the best general fragrant foliage, is considered as an industrial plant. In present study to compare different levels of cow manure biochar (CMB) and humic acid (HA) ...  Read More

33. Propagation of Three Cultivars of Rosa hybrida L. through Stenting Method

Masoumeh Pourghorban; Pejman Azadi; Shahab Khaghani; Abbas Mirzakhani; Mahdi Changizi; Behzad Edrisi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 27-36


  In the commercial production of roses, introducing a method to reduce the time of propagation with maximum success is crucial. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of different concentrations (0, 1500, 3000, 4500 mg/L) of Indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) on propagation of three cultivars of ...  Read More

34. Effect of Salicylic Acid Application on Oxidative Damage and Antioxidant Activity of Grape (Vitis vinifera L.) Under Drought Stress Condition

Nasser Abbaspour; Lavin Babaee

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 29-50


  Adaptation and defense responses are the consequences of exposure to drought stress in plants. Salicylic acid (SA) as a natural signaling molecule poses a significant impacts on various aspects of plant growth and development. This study investigates the effects of SA on carotenoids content, lipid peroxidation ...  Read More

35. 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 , Spring 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

36. Effects of Ventilation and Sucrose Concentrations on the Growth and Plantlet Anatomy of Micropropagated Persian Walnut Plants

Amin Hassankhah; Kourosh Vahdati; Mahmoud Lotfi; Masoud Mirmasoumi; John Preece; Mohammad Hassan Assareh

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2014, , Pages 111-120


  Plantlets grown in conventional tissue culture systems usually encounter physiological and anatomical abnormalities including inability to photosynthesize, low chlorophyll content, open stomata, lack of a cuticle layer in the leaf, abnormal xylem parenchyma etc. Photoautotrophic and photomixotrophic ...  Read More

37. Enhancement of bacterial wilt resistance and rhizosphere health in tomato using bionanocomposites

Dennis Maina Gatahi; Harrison Njuma Wanyika; Agnes Kavoo; Agnes Kihurani; Elijah Miinda Ateka

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 129-144


  Biological control agents are useful components in the enhancement of plant disease resistance and improvement of soil properties. Effect of biological control agents (BCAs) as a disease control method in plants is hampered by their vulnerability to environmental and edaphic conditions. This study entailed ...  Read More

38. Allelopathic Effects of Cool-season Turfgrass Mixture Clipping Extract on Four Weed Species and Detection of the Phenolic Compounds

Mohammad Akbari; Noorali Sajedi; Masoud Gomarian; Mohsen Akbari

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Autumn 2015, , Pages 141-149


  In order to determine aqueous extract effects of cool-season turfgrass mixture clipping on germination and seedling growth of four weed species, laboratory and outdoor pot experiments were done at the experimental laboratory and greenhouse of the Doroud Parks and Landscape Organization, located in Doroud, ...  Read More

39. A Novel Portable Scissors-Type Fruit Picking Device

Yanbin Hua; Jiangang Yang; Xin-Gen Zhou; Chew Tin Lee; Nairu Zhang; Zhongquan Bai; Xin Yuan; Hongbo Zhao; Lichun Quan

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 159-163


  At present, the fruit picking in most countries still largely relies on manual operation. Manual fruit picking can protect the fruits from damage during the operation process. However, it is time-consuming and labor-intensive, and poses a potential safety risk to the workers while working at heights ...  Read More

40. Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Iranian tulips revealed by EST-SSR and NBS-LRR Markers

Ali Pourkhaloee; Morteza Khosh-Khui; Paul Arens; Hassan Salehi; Hooman Razi; Ali Niazi; Alireza Afsharifar; Jaap van Tuyl

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 167-182


  The genus Tulipa L. (Liliaceae) comprises about 100 species and Iran is considered as one of the main origins of tulips. In this research, genetic diversity and population structure of 27 wild populations of tulips collected from Iran were studied by 15 highly polymorphic and reproducible expressed sequenced ...  Read More

41. Essential oil Content and Composition of Dracocephalum Moldavica under Different Irrigation Regimes

Shima Alaei

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 167-175


  Dracocephalum moldavica L. is an annual species of Lamiacea family whose essential oil is widely used in medicinal, food, cosmetic and health industries. Drought stress is a major factor limiting plants growth and yield. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of irrigation regime ...  Read More

42. Root Growth Changes in the Winter Planting of Young ‘Miyabi Fuji’ Apple Trees

Alisher Botirov; Osamu Arakawa

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 227-233


  Time of planting is a normal part of any agricultural operation. It has a particularly importance in water-challenged areas where soil moisture is an issue. During the winter months in these areas, there is usually sufficient precipitation to maintain adequate water content levels in freshly planted ...  Read More

43. Evaluation the Preharvest Application of Iron and Nitrogen on Some Qualitative Characteristics of Two Apple Cultivars during Cold Storage

Safoora Dehghanipoodeh; Mohammad Ali Askari; Ali Reza Talaei; Mesbah Babalar

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 31-42


  Apple is one of the most important fruits in temperate zones with a long post-harvest life during cold storage. A factorial experiment, in a randomized completely block design was used to investigate the preharvest application of Iron (0, 500 and 1000 mg Fe-EDDHA per tree) and nitrogen (0, 48 and 96 ...  Read More

44. Isolation and Sequence Analysis of GpdII Promoter of the White Button Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) from Strains Holland737 and IM008

Mohsen Ashrfai; Mohammad Farsi; Amin Mirshamsi; Mozhgan Parvandi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Spring 2015, , Pages 33-41


  Many recent studies have shown that glycosylation patterns of Agaricus bisporus are similar to those of mammalians, so that this organism is a good candidate for the expression of glycosylated pharmaceutical protein. To achieve constant interested gene expression in all cells of the organism, proper ...  Read More

45. Application of Various Concentrations of Essential Oils of Savory, Ajowan and Thyme to Maintain Quality and Shelf Life of Gladiolus Cut Flower

Seyed Hossein Mirdehghan; Zahra Aghamolaei

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Spring 2016, , Pages 33-41


  Two experiments were designed to evaluate the addition of essential oils to preservative solution and subsequent effects on postharvest quality and vase life of Gladiolus ‘Sorati’ cut flowers. In first experiment, the solutions of savory (Satureja hortensis.), ajowan (Trachyspermum ammi) ...  Read More

46. Benefits of Silicon Nutrition on Growth, Physiological and Phytochemical Attributes of Basil upon Salinity Stress

Raziyeh Robatjazi; Parto Roshandel; Sa’dollah Hooshmand

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 37-50


  In the present study, improvement of salt tolerance in basil (as a salt-sensitive plant) was investigated through silicon (Si) nutrition. Basil plants were subjected to silicon (0, 3 mM) and salinity (0, 50, 100, 150 and 200 mM NaCl) for a duration of one month. Salt stress significantly decreased the ...  Read More

47. Effect of Salinity Stress and Exogenously Applied Methyl Jasmonate on Growth and Physiological Traits of Two Carthamus tinctorius Varieties

Maryam Chavoushi; Khosrow Manoochehri Kalantari; Mohamad Javad Arvin

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 39-49


  Salinity stress is one of the main limiting factors for optimum agricultural productivity of safflower, Carthamus tinctorius L., in arid and semi-arid regions. It could leads to significant changes in plant biochemical, physiological, and growth traits. Salinity induced endogenous rise in jasmonic acid ...  Read More

48. Effects of Intermittent Warming and Prestorage Treatments (Hot Water, Salicylic Acid, Calcium Chloride) on Postharvest Life of Pomegranate Fruit cv. ‘Shishe-Kab’ during Long-Term Cold Storage

Farid Moradinezhad; Mehdi Khayyat

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Spring 2014, , Pages 43-51


  We examined the effectiveness of intermittent warming (IW), hot water (HW), salicylic acid (SA), and calcium chloride (CaCl2) on the postharvest life of pomegranate fruit cv. ‘Shishe-Kab’ and extending fruit shelf life during cold storage (3°C). Fruit were subjected to cycles of 1 d at ...  Read More

49. Effects of Temperature and Season on In Vitro Establishment and Shoot Multiplication of Picea abies (L.) H. Karst

Mehrnaz Zarei; Hassan Salehi; Abolfazl Jowkar

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 51-56


  Plant propagation originated  from the mature tissues is the most desirable method in producing clonal plants, however microbial contamination usually is the main concern during regeneration processes. Moreover, commercial production of plants using clonal propagation is considered as high throughput ...  Read More

50. Salt stress-induced changes in leaf antioxidant activity, proline and protein content in ‘Shah Anjir’ and ‘Anjir Sabz’ fig seedlings

Rohollah Abdoli Nejad; Akhtar Shekafandeh

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2014, , Pages 121-129


  A major portion of the Iranian fig (Ficus carica) industry is located in high-salinity regions, and salinity is an important limiting factor in the production of this fruit. The present study was conducted to investigate the changes of leaf antioxidant-enzyme activity, proline and total protein content ...  Read More