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1. Biotechnology of Scented Roses: A Review

Morteza Khosh-Khui

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Spring 2014, Pages 1-20

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.50515

Abstract
  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

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2. 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 , Spring 2014, Pages 21-29

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.50516

Abstract
  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

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3. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.35097

Abstract
  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

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4. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.50517

Abstract
  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

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5. Evaluation of Biochemical Composition and Enzyme Activities in Browned Arils of Pomegranate Fruits

Hossein Meighani; Mahmood Ghasemnezhad; Davood Bakshi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Spring 2014, Pages 53-65

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.50518

Abstract
  Aril browning threatens production, consumption, and exports of pomegranates, because affected fruit cannot be externally distinguished from healthy fruit. This study compared the mineral, biochemical composition, and related enzyme activities in affected brown arils with healthy ones in ‘Malase ...  Read More

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6. Effects of Nano-Silver and Sucrose applications on Cut Flower Longevity and Quality of Tuberose (Polianthus tuberosa)

Sonia Bahremand; Jamshid Razmjoo; Homaun Farahmand

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Spring 2014, Pages 67-77

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.50519

Abstract
  Tuberose (Polianthus tuberosa) is a commercially important cut flower; but its longevity and quality characteristics are compromised by stress during storage and transportation. Thus, it is important to determine the most appropriate preservative solution to best maintained cut flowers. Tests were done ...  Read More

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7. Morphological Changes in Response to Drought Stress in Cultivated and Wild Almond Species

Mohamadreza Zokaee-Khosroshahi; Mahmoud Esna-Ashari; Ahmad Ershadi; Ali Imani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Spring 2014, Pages 79-92

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.50520

Abstract
  This study was undertaken to identify morphological changes in young seedlings of 5 Iranian almond species (Prunus dulcis, P. eburnea, P. eleagnifolia, P. haussknechti, and P. scoparia) under polyethylene glycol-induced drought stress. Drought stress caused a significant reduction in plant growth parameters ...  Read More