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1. GMOs: A Good but Battered Means for Sustainable Production Intensification

Turi Fileccia

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 1-20

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.210210.135

Abstract
  FAO promotes Sustainable Production Intensification (SPI), which consists of a technology menu for optimizing crop production per unit area, taking into consideration the range of sustainability aspects including potential and/or real social, political, economic and environmental impacts. The author ...  Read More

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2. Effects of Harvest Date on Apple Fruit Quality at Harvesting and after Cold Storage

Mina Mohebi; Mesbah Babalar; Mohammad Ali Askari; Alireza Talaei; Allen.V. Barker

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 21-27

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.210156.134

Abstract
      Different dates for apples fruit harvest (Malus domestica Borkh. Cv. Fuji) were studied to determine physiochemical changes during the storage. Fuji apples were harvested from 9 September till 23 October, at five different times and stored at 0±0.5 °C and 95% relative humidity ...  Read More

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3. Effect of Salicylic Acid Application on Oxidative Damage and Antioxidant Activity of Grape (Vitis vinifera L.) Under Drought Stress Condition

Nasser Abbaspour; Lavin Babaee

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 29-50

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2017.227384.176

Abstract
  Adaptation and defense responses are the consequences of exposure to drought stress in plants. Salicylic acid (SA) as a natural signaling molecule poses a significant impacts on various aspects of plant growth and development. This study investigates the effects of SA on carotenoids content, lipid peroxidation ...  Read More

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4. Effects of Temperature and Season on In Vitro Establishment and Shoot Multiplication of Picea abies (L.) H. Karst

Mehrnaz Zarei; Hassan Salehi; Abolfazl Jowkar

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 51-56

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.204818.115

Abstract
  Plant propagation originated  from the mature tissues is the most desirable method in producing clonal plants, however microbial contamination usually is the main concern during regeneration processes. Moreover, commercial production of plants using clonal propagation is considered as high throughput ...  Read More

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5. Influences of Brassinosteroide and Hot Water on Postharvest Enzyme Activity and Lipid Peroxidaion of Lime (Citrus aurantifolia L.) Fruit During Storage at Cold Temperature

soheila mohammadrRezakhani; zahra pakkish

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 57-65

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2017.207082.123

Abstract
  Storage of Lime (Citrus aurantifolia L.) fruits, originally a tropical fruits, in low temperature confronts with several difficulties  due to the risk of chilling injury (CI). To develop an effective method aiming to  reduce CI, the effects of treatments containing 0, 0.5 and 1 Mg/lit brassinosteroids ...  Read More

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6. Improving Effects of Mild Cold Stress and Salicylic acid on Growth and Physiology of Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus Don.)

Azizolah Khandan-Mirkohi; Mahdieh Khalili Halbi; Seyed Alireza Salami; Hosein Lesani

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 67-78

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2017.208435.126

Abstract
  To study effects of salicylic acid (SA) treatments (0, 0.5, 1 and 2 mM) in two forms of seed priming (for 24 h) and spraying on seedling at 4-6 leaf stage an experiment was conducted on periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus Don.) with and without exposure to a mild cold stress of 8 °C (for 32 h). Seeds ...  Read More

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7. A New Approach for Olive (Arbequina cv.) Micropropagation: Effect of Dikegulac, Light and Carbon Source

Mousa Moradnezhad; Ramin Hosseini; Mohmmad Mehdi Zarrabi; Farzan Ghane Golmohammadi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 79-87

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.205988.133

Abstract
  Micro-propagation of olive provides the possibility of producing clones of native plants with appropriate attributes and mass reproduction in short period of time, compared to conventional methods. Apical dominance in olive explants limits the growth of lateral branches in vitro. The effect of Woody ...  Read More

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8. Comprehensive Microbial Study on Biocide Application as Vase Solution Preservatives for Cut ‘Cherry Brandy’ Rose Flower

Mohammadmahdi Jowkar; Nader Hassanzadeh; Mohsen Kafi; Ahmad Khalighi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 89-103

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.213028.146

Abstract
  Disturbance in water relations is the major causes of vase life reduction and senescence in cut flowers This problem is mainly due to microorganism proliferation in the vase solution which leads to vascular occlusion and reduction in solution uptake by cut flowers. Therefore a comprehensive study was ...  Read More

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9. Seasonal changes in some physiological and biochemical responses of six groundcover plants

Somayeh Esmaeili; Hassan Salehi; Morteza Khosh-Khui

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 105-116

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.216412.151

Abstract
  Landscape groundcover plants are a diverse group of trailing or spreading species that naturally form continuous soil coverage.Ground cover plants that were used in this study consisted of vegetative propagules of: Vinca minor L. ٬Variegatum’, Vinca minor L. ٬Green’, Oxalis brasiliensis ...  Read More

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10. In Vitro Regeneration of Iranian Melon (Cucumis Melo L. ‘Samsoori’) Using Antibiotic and Benzyl adenine Micropropagation of Cucumis Melo L. ‘Samsoori’

Davood Naderi; Esmaeil Mahmoudi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 117-126

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2017.224186.165

Abstract
  Cucumis melo L. is one of the most economically important horticultural crops worldwide. However,   low plant regeneration frequency of this plant during genetic transformation is  the  major hurdle for  applying biotechnological approaches. Hence, this study aimed to evaluate ...  Read More

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11. Application of Image Processing for Investigating the Effect of Nanozeolite and Nanosponge on Flesh Firmness of Cold Stored Cantaloupe

Navid Yazdani; Behnam Osanloo; Mahmoud Lotfi; Keyvan Asefpour Vakilian

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 127-133

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2017.228224.178

Abstract
  Digital image processing is an emerging tool to predict fruit quality; therefore present study was carried out to develop an image processing technique for investigating the storage life of cantaloupe. Potassium permanganate (KMnO4) impregnated materials were used to prolong the postharvest life of cantaloupe ...  Read More

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12. Antimicrobial and Physiological Effects of Silver and Silicon Nanoparticles on Vase Life of Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflora cv. Echo) Flowers

Fereshteh Kamiab; Sadegh Shahmoradzadeh Fahreji; Elahe Zamani Bahramabadi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 135-144

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2017.228657.180

Abstract
   Increasing quality and vase life of cut flowers play vital role in flower production industry. . Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflora cv. Echo) has short vase life and it has been revealed that ethylene directly affect the initiation and process of senescence of petals. In this study, the effects of ...  Read More