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Research paper
Characterization of Fungal Isolates Associated with Rhizospheric Indigenous Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) from Different Plant Species in Mwea, Mitunguu, and Juja in Central Kenya

Jacinta Muiruri; Agnes Kavoo; Mwashasha Rashid Mwajita; Fredah K. Rimberia; Tofick B Wekesa

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2025, Pages 1-16


  Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are associated with plant roots and exhibit beneficial impacts such as stress tolerance, better nutrient uptake, and water absorption. These functions have opened the door to research opportunities for considering other fungi associated with AMF on the root rhizosphere. ...  Read More

Research paper
Supplementary Pollination Effect on the Postharvest Quality of Hayward Kiwifruit during Cold Storage

Malek Ghasemi; Mohammad Ali Shiri

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2025, Pages 17-30


  The current research applied four methods of supplementary pollination from male flowers of kiwifruit (cv. Tomori). These methods were open pollination, hand pollination, spray pollination with pure pollen, and spray pollination with impure pollen, collected from the entrance of bee hives at the time ...  Read More

Research paper
Melatonin and Chitosan Coating Effects on Banana Postharvest Life and Physiological Traits

Mousa Arshad; Masoud Haghshenas

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2025, Pages 31-42


  Fruit ripening involves marked physiological and biochemical changes that affect fruit color, taste, aroma, texture, and nutritional value. A significant amount of research has shown that chitosan interacts with other postharvest treatments, which can enhance the impact of the chitosan coating. This ...  Read More

Research paper
Enhancing Freesia (Freesia armstrongii) Growth and Yield through Trichoderma-Mediated Biocontrol of Fusarium Wilt

Nibras Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar; Azizolah Khandan-Mirkohi; Seyed Alireza Salami; Hossein Saremi; Samira Shahbazi

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2025, Pages 43-58


  The current research explored the biocontrol ability of two strains of Trichoderma fungi on infected Freesia corm by Fusarium disease. Enhancements in plant growth and performance were evaluated in response to the Trichoderma fungi in laboratory and greenhouse conditions. Laboratory experiments included ...  Read More

Research paper
Effects of Ethrel® as Ripening Treatment for Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) Pods

Vences Cuyno Valleser; Jean L Valleser

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2025, Pages 59-68


  Ethrel®, which contains ethylene, is used as a fruit ripening treatment. However, no information is available on its application as an artificial ripening agent for cacao pods. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of varying ethephon concentrations (0, 1000, 2500, and 5000 ppm) on cacao ripening ...  Read More

Research paper
Effects of Salicylic Acid on Photosynthetic Pigments, Osmolytes, and Antioxidant Enzyme Activities in White Savory (Satureja mutica Fisch.) Exposed to Various Salt Levels

Borzou Yousefi; Roya Karamian

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2025, Pages 69-82


  White savory (Satureja mutica Fisch.) is an oil-bearing plant with applications in traditional medicine, pharmaceutical industries, and food additives in homemade dishes. The current research comprised a greenhouse experiment in a factorial arrangement based on a completely randomized design (CRD). It ...  Read More

Research paper
A Preliminary Experimental Protocol for Enhanced Tomato Callus Formation and Growth via Several Medicinal Plant Extracts

Omid Sohrabi; Abdollah Hatamzadeh; Azim Ghasemnezhad; Habibollah Samizadeh; Vahid Erfani-moghadam

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2025, Pages 83-100


  Medicinal plants have been used historically for various treatments and in human nutrition. Due to their natural occurrence and biodegradability, medicinal plants can be an eco-friendly alternative to toxic chemicals such as pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. An in vitro experiment was conducted ...  Read More

Research paper
Improving Morphological and Physiological Parameters of Rose Flowers by Biofertilizer Application in a Hydroponic System

Mina Taghizadeh; Mohammad Ali Arab; Mosa Solgi

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2025, Pages 101-114


  Yield quality and quantity in hydroponic greenhouses usually rely on optimum crop root health and effective nutrient mobility. This study evaluated the effects of applying arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and biochar on different growth characteristics of commercial rose cultivars in a hydroponic cultivation ...  Read More

Research paper
Correlation Between Morphological Traits and Vigor in Plum Seedlings

Mitra Rahmati; Mehdi Rezaee

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2025, Pages 115-126


  Indicators for predicting the quality and vigor of fruit tree seedlings can be worthwhile if they are conveniently and visually assessable in various climatic regions. Since allometric relationships exist between plum seedling vigor index and morphological traits, this study evaluated morphological features ...  Read More

Research paper
Investigation of Natural Variation in Gas Exchange, Water Relations, and Quantum Yield among Sweet Gourd Hybrids

Rahima Khatoon; Md. Mokter Hossain; Limu Akter

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2025, Pages 127-144


  Sweet gourd (Cucurbita moschata Duch ex Poir) has a high production volume in Bangladesh and holds third rank next to eggplant and radish. Salinity affects almost all growth and physiological aspects of the plant development and eventually reduces yield. Identifying salt tolerance among genetic resources ...  Read More