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1. Environmental and Anthropogenic Pressures on Geophytes of Iran and the Possible Protection Strategies: A Review

Homayoun Farahmand; Farzad Nazari

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Autumn 2015, Pages 111-132

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.56429

Abstract
  Ornamental geophytes (ornamental flower bulbs) are international and national heritage considering their contribution to people's life quality around the world. Iranian habitats support about 8000 species of flowering plants (belonging to 167 families and 100 genera) of which almost 1700 are endemic. ...  Read More

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2. Mineral Content of Mediterranean Seaweeds, Padina pavonica L. (Pheophytae, Ulva lactuca L. and Ulva linza L. (Chlorophytae) for Biofertilizing Use

Asma Chbani; Sandy Majed; Hiba Mawlawi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Autumn 2015, Pages 133-140

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.56430

Abstract
  Nowadays, organic fertilizers play an important role in agriculture. They are progressively substituting chemical fertilizers to prevent their harmful impact on human health and the environment. They provide high yield, better quality products and a shorter period of harvesting crops. In this study, ...  Read More

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3. Allelopathic Effects of Cool-season Turfgrass Mixture Clipping Extract on Four Weed Species and Detection of the Phenolic Compounds

Mohammad Akbari; Noorali Sajedi; Masoud Gomarian; Mohsen Akbari

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Autumn 2015, Pages 141-149

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.56431

Abstract
  In order to determine aqueous extract effects of cool-season turfgrass mixture clipping on germination and seedling growth of four weed species, laboratory and outdoor pot experiments were done at the experimental laboratory and greenhouse of the Doroud Parks and Landscape Organization, located in Doroud, ...  Read More

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4. Synergistic Accumulative Effects between Exogenous Salicylic Acid and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus in Pistachio (Pistacia Vera cv. Abareqi) Seedlings under Drought Stress

Mohammad Hosein Shamshiri; Mohammad Reza Hasani

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Autumn 2015, Pages 151-160

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.56432

Abstract
  This study was conducted to determine the combined effects of salicylic acid (SA) and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) (Glomus mosseae) symbiosis on the growth of pistachio seedlings (Pistacia vera ‘Abareqi’) grown in the greenhouse under different drought stress (DS) levels. The arbuscular ...  Read More

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5. Some Quality Attributes and Biochemical Properties of Nine Iranian Date (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Cultivars at Different Stages of Fruit Development

Seyed Mohammad Hassan Mortazavi; Fatemeh Azizollahi; Noorallah Moallemi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Autumn 2015, Pages 161-171

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.56433

Abstract
  The fruit of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is an important horticultural product in the Middle East and North Africa. Among more than 400 reported date palm cultivars in Iran, around 20 cultivars are more important due to having better eating quality and trading values. In this study, the fruit ...  Read More

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6. Effects of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Growth and Nutrient Uptake of Apple Rootstocks in Calcareous Soil

Aram Hosseini; Ali Gharghani

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Autumn 2015, Pages 173-185

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.56434

Abstract
  The effects of three Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) species (Glomus versiforme, Claroideoglomus etunicatum and Rhizophagus intraradices) were studied on the growth parameters and nutrient uptake of three apple rootstocks (M.9, M.7 and MM.106). The soil medium contained a high level of calcium carbonate ...  Read More

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7. Evaluation of Total Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Activity in Ten Selected Mahaleb (Prunus mahaleb L.) Genotypes

Seyedeh Faezeh Taghizadeh; Ahmad Asgharzadeh; Javad Asili; Amirhossein Sahebkar; Abolfazl Shakeri

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Autumn 2015, Pages 187-197

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.56435

Abstract
  Mahaleb (Prunus mahaleb L.) is an important rootstock for P. avium and P. cerasus cultivars. The present study has compared the phenolic contents and antioxidant activity of the methanolic extracts of the barks, leaves and fruits of ten selected mahaleb genotypes. The total phenolic content (5.11-131.77 ...  Read More

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8. Efficacy of Spraying a Mixture of Amino Acids on the Physiological and Morphological Characteristics of Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.)

Zahra Afifipour; Morteza Khosh-Khui

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Autumn 2015, Pages 199-204

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.56436

Abstract
  Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.) is one of the most important cut flowers in Iran. This research was conducted to investigate the effects of spraying a mixture of amino acids on the physiological and morphological characteristics of tuberose. The experiment was carried out in two successive years (2009 ...  Read More

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9. Effects of Diode and He-Ne Laser on In Vitro Production of Anthocyanin in Apple Cell Suspension Culture

Hashem Kazemzadeh- beneh; Nasser Mahna; Ebrahim Safari; Fariborz Zaare-Nahandi; Alireza Motallebiazar

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Autumn 2015, Pages 205-212

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.56437

Abstract
  Plant cell cultures could be used as an important tool for biochemical production, ranging from natural pigments to pharmaceutical products. Anthocyanin is affected by a variety of factors. Light, an important plant environmental factor, influences the anthocyanin production in vegetative plant tissues. ...  Read More

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10. Influence of Meteorological Factors on Date Bunch Fading Disorder

Mahmood Izadi; Ali Reza Shahsavar

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Autumn 2015, Pages 213-218

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2015.56438

Abstract
  Date bunch fading disorder (DBFD) has been one of the major issues facing date palm growers in recent decades. This order has caused high and non-compensable losses to date palm product. Despite numerous studies, predominantly focusing on the causes and mitigation methods of this disorder, no precise ...  Read More