Research paper
1. Saltgrass, a potential future landscaping plant and a suitable species for desert regions: A review

Mohammad Pessarakli

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Spring 2015, Pages 1-13

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.54259

Abstract
  Continuous desertification of arable lands mandates use of low quality/ saline water for irrigation, especially in regions experiencing water shortage. Using low quality/ saline water for irrigation imposes more stress on plants that are already under stress in these regions. Thus, a logical solution ...  Read More

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2. Effect of postharvest calcium chloride treatment on the storage life and quality of persimmon fruits (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) cv. ‘Karaj’

Maryam Bagheri; Mahmood Esna-Ashari; Ahmad Ershadi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Spring 2015, Pages 15-26

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.54260

Abstract
  The objective of this study was to evaluate the storage life and quality of persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) fruit cv. ‘Karaj’ stored at 0°C for 4 months after postharvest calcium chloride treatment. Fruit weight loss, fruit firmness, total soluble solids, titratable acidity, total phenolic ...  Read More

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3. Orchard Management for Decreasing Date Palm Bunch Fading Disorder

Mahmood Izadi; Elham Aslmoshtaghi

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.54261

Abstract
  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

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4. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.54262

Abstract
  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

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5. Genetic diversity of Iranian melon cultigens revealed by AFLP markers

Mansoureh Danesh; Mahmoud Lotfi; Shiva Azizinia

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Spring 2015, Pages 43-53

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.54263

Abstract
  Iran is a part of the secondary centre of origin of melons, and therefore, there is a wealth of genetic variation of these species in this country. The Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) marker was applied to investigate the genetic variations among five major Iranian melon cultigens (Cucumis ...  Read More

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6. Improvement in vase life of cut rose cv. “Dolce Vita” by preharvest foliar application of calcium chloride and salicylic acid

Mehdi Abdolmaleki; Morteza Khosh-Khui; Saeid Eshghi; Asghar Ramezanian

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Spring 2015, Pages 55-66

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.54264

Abstract
  Rosa hybrida L. is an important commercial cut flower. Salicylic acid (SA) and calcium chloride (CaCl2) act as endogenous signal molecules responsible for growth parameters in plants. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of preharvest SA and CaCl2 treatments in extending the vase life of ...  Read More

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7. Diverse postharvest responses of tomato fruits at different maturity stages to hot water treatment

Siamak Kalantari; Mohsen Hatami; Mojtaba Delshad

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Spring 2015, Pages 67-74

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.54265

Abstract
  Sensitivity of tomato fruits to chilling injury limits its storage and marketability. This study investigated the effect of hot water treatment (HWT) on reducing the consequences of chilling injury (CI) with respect to quality attributes of tomatoes during storage. Tomatoes were harvested at three ripening ...  Read More

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8. Role of methyl jasmonate and salicylic acid applications on bloom delay, flowering and fruiting of ‘Elberta’ Peach

Hamideh Mohammadi; Zahra Pakkish; Vahidreza Saffari

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Spring 2015, Pages 75-85

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.54266

Abstract
  Peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch.) is produced in most areas of Iran, where flowering is hindered by temperature. Using plant growth regulators to delay bloom is a suggestive measure to avoid frost damage. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of methyl jasmonate (MJ) and salicylic ...  Read More

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9. Postharvest Assessment of Lignifying Enzymes Activity, Flower Stem Lignification and Bending Disorder of Gerbera Cut Flower

Mohammad Javad Nazarideljou; Masoud Azizi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Spring 2015, Pages 87-95

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.54267

Abstract
  Scape bending disorder is the most important factor affecting postharvest loss of gerbera cut flowers. One of the ultimate reasons for gerbera stem bending is lignin, with deformation structural functions and defensive mechanisms. This postharvest experiment was conducted to evaluate the role of phenylalanine ...  Read More

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10. Pupae are excellent explants with low microbial contamination and high regeneration frequency for micropropagation of Freesia ×hybrida Bailey 'Argenta'

Ali Pourkhaloee; Morteza Khosh-Khui

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Spring 2015, Pages 97-109

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.54268

Abstract
  Two separate factorial experiments were conducted to study the effects of explant sources, plant growth regulators, sucrose concentrations, and light conditions on in vitro cormlet formation of freesia (Freesia ×hybrida Bailey 'Argenta'). Interestingly, it was observed that the pupae had lower ...  Read More