Research paper
1. 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 , Summer 2021, Pages 203-214

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2021.314572.423

Abstract
  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

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2. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.314296.419

Abstract
  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

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3. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2021.315746.428

Abstract
  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

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4. Identification of Weed Hosts of Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus in Field-Grown Tomato in Sudan Savanna, Nigeria

Peter Abraham; Olalekan Oyeleke Banwo; Boniface David Kashina; Mathew Dada Alegbejo

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 235-246

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2021.306752.381

Abstract
  This study is aimed to detect weed hosts of Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV) in field-grown tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) in Sudan savanna regions (Gombe, Jigawa and Kano states) of Nigeria during 2017 and 2018 dry and wet seasons. Three farms each from three Local Government Areas (LGAs) of ...  Read More

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5. Improving Yield and Fruit Quality of ‘Siyahoo’ Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) by Foliar Application of Nitrogen and Harvest Time

Yaaghoob Hosseini; Hamed Hassanzadeh Khankahdani; Ramezan Rezazadeh

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 247-258

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.298925.350

Abstract
  ‘Siyahoo’ mandarin (Citrus reticulata) is one of the most important high-quality cultivars of citrus. The alternate bearing, especially in old trees, is one of the most important economic problems faced by this cultivar, which adversely affects the fruit quality. This study was carried out ...  Read More

Review paper
6. 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 , Summer 2021, Pages 259-269

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2021.311550.400

Abstract
  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

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7. Investigation of Compost and Vermicompost of Water Hyacinth as Growing Media for Lily (Longiflorum×Asiatic)

Ebrahim Alami; Mahnaz Karimi; Vida Chalavi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 271-280

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.297066.340

Abstract
  Water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes) is one of the ten most invasive weed species in the world that is spread over most of the tropical and subtropical regions. Due to the environmental and economic concerns associated with spreading of the water hyacinth, control its distribution is important issue. ...  Read More

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8. Diversity and Broad Sense Heritability of Phenotypic Characteristic in Almond Cultivars and Genotypes

Ali Imani; Ghader Amani; Mansoore Shamili; Amir Mousavi; Rezai Hamed; Mousa Rasouli; Pedro José Martínez- García

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 281-289

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.284452.303

Abstract
  Phenotypic and genetic diversity are mandatory aspects to allow future breeding in fruit trees. This work was aimed to study the genetic diversity and heritability of important phenological traits in several almond genotypes. The seedlings were planted in randomized complete block design with 3 replications ...  Read More

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9. Quantity and Quality of Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis L.) Affected by Precision Harvesting

Ali Saebi; Saeid Minaei; Ali Reza Mahdavian; Mohammad-Taghi Ebadi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 291-304

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2020.298266.346

Abstract
  The amount of active compounds of medicinal plants (e.g. essential oil) varies in different plant parts. Thus, it is important to harvest those parts containing the highest levels of active compounds. In the present study the effect of harvest height on quantity and quality of Hyssopus officinalis was ...  Read More

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10. Parthenogenetic Haploid Plant Production in Styrian Pumpkin by Gamma Irradiated Pollen

Hamed Ebrahimzadeh; Mahmoud Lotfi; Mohammad Sadat-Hosseini

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 305-314

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2021.294838.331

Abstract
  Doubled haploid method via parthenogenesis induction still remained prominent in Cucurbitaceae breeding due to drastic reduction in time and cost of newly released lines. In this study, different doses of Gamma ray (25, 50, 75, 100, and 200 Gy) were used to irradiate pollen grains for induction of parthenogenetic ...  Read More