Research paper
1. Chlorophyll Fluorescence: A Novel Method to Screen for Herbicide Resistance

Émeline Samy; Diane Benoit; Shahrokh Khanizadeh

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.52777

Abstract
  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

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2. 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 , Autumn 2014, Pages 101-109

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.52779

Abstract
  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

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3. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.52781

Abstract
  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

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4. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.52782

Abstract
  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

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5. The Application of Essential Oils and Silver Nanoparticles for Sterilization of Bermudagrass Explants in in vitro Culture

Mina Taghizadeh; Mousa Solgi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2014, Pages 131-140

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.52784

Abstract
  An important part of plant in vitro techniques is the sterilization of explants and the maintenance of aseptic conditions. Ideally, sterilizing materials should be effective on a vast range of microorganisms at low density. Nowadays, the use of compounds such as essential oils (EOs) and nanoparticles ...  Read More

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6. Effects of Vermicompost on Growth Parameters, Water Use Efficiency and Quality of Zinnia Bedding Plants (Zinnia elegance ‘Dreamland Red’) under Different Irrigation Regimes

Mohammad Javad Nazarideljou; Zahra Heidari

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2014, Pages 141-150

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.52786

Abstract
  The drastic decline of precipitation over the past decade along with overuse of chemical inputs and consequent soil fertility reduction are the most important problems in the approach to agricultural expansion, particularly in urban landscaping. Therefore, an experiment was designed to examine the effects ...  Read More

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7. Antioxidant Activity, Total Phenolic Compounds and Anthocyanin Contents in 35 Different Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) Cultivars Grown in Fars Province

Saeid Eshghi; Loghman Salehi; Mohamad Javad Karami

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2014, Pages 151-161

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.52787

Abstract
  Grapes are significant sources of nutritional antioxidants as well as biologically active dietary components. This study was carried out to determine the amount of total phenols, anthocyanins and antioxidant activity of 35 grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) cultivars grown in Fars province (Iran). Ripened ...  Read More

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8. Effect of Polyamines, 2, 4-D, Isopropyl Ester and Naphthalene Acetamide on Improving Fruit Yield and Quality of Date (Phoenix dactylifera L.)

Kobra Tavakoli; Majid Rahemi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2014, Pages 163-169

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.52789

Abstract
  This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of exogenous polyamines, isopropyl ester, 2, 4-D and naphthalene acetamide application on yield and quality of date palm of ‘Kabkab’ cultivar. The inflorescences sprayed with 2, 4-D isopropylester (0, 10, and 20 mg L-1), naphthalene acetamide ...  Read More

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9. Postharvest Life of Cut Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) as Affected by Nano-silver Particles and Calcium Chloride

Nafiseh Geshnizjany; Asghar Ramezanian; Morteza Khosh-Khui

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2014, Pages 171-180

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.52790

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of Nano-silver (NS), calcium chloride (CaCl2) and their combinations on Gerbera jamesonii ‘Carambole’ cut flowers. The experiment was conducted as a completely randomized design (CRD) with 10 treatments and four replications, with three ...  Read More

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10. Paclobutrazol-Induced Biochemical Changes in Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cv. ‘Malas Saveh’ under Freezing Stress

Ali Akbar Ghasemi Soluklui; Ahmad Ershadi; Zia eldin Tabatabaee; Esmaeil Fallahi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2014, Pages 181-190

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2014.52791

Abstract
  Freezing injury is an important limiting factor in the production of pomegranate in Iran.The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of paclobutrazol (PBZ) on cold hardiness of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cv. ‘Malas Saveh’. Different concentrations of PBZ including 0 (control), ...  Read More