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1. Genetic Diversity of pear (Pyrus spp) Germplasm Assessed by Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) and Morphological Traits

Mohammad Mehdi Sharifani; Tetsuya Kimura; Toshiya Yamamoto; Chikako Nishtani

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 145-155

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.245221.210

Abstract
  This study was conducted to identify and recognize relations and diversity among accessions of the Iranianpears (Pyrus spp). A total of 34 pear accessions, derived presumably from at least six species, were subjected to simple sequence repeat (SSR) analysis. The Japanese and the Chinese pear samples ...  Read More

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2. Biological and Agronomical Characteristics of Local and Introduced Plum (Prunus domestica L.) Cultivars in Georgia

Elene Maghlakelidze; Zviad Bobokashvili; David Maghradze

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 157-166

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.252636.222

Abstract
  Plum local varieties and forms are widespread in all regions of Georgia. Despite the wide dissemination of this crop, the number of cultivars is not quite a lot. Due to this reason, study of cultivars has been carried out in a collection plot of the Scientific-Research Center of Agriculture, in village ...  Read More

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3. Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Iranian tulips revealed by EST-SSR and NBS-LRR Markers

Ali Pourkhaloee; Morteza Khosh-Khui; Paul Arens; Hassan Salehi; Hooman Razi; Ali Niazi; Alireza Afsharifar; Jaap van Tuyl

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 167-182

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.252004.217

Abstract
  The genus Tulipa L. (Liliaceae) comprises about 100 species and Iran is considered as one of the main origins of tulips. In this research, genetic diversity and population structure of 27 wild populations of tulips collected from Iran were studied by 15 highly polymorphic and reproducible expressed sequenced ...  Read More

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4. Sharka (Plum pox virus): A forgotten disease in Iran

Azam Nikbakht Dehkordi; Nadali Babaeian; Sajede Karimpour; Pedro Martinez-Gomez; Manuel Rubio; Nadali Bagheri

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 183-191

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2017.241714.205

Abstract
  Plum pox or sharka, a viral disease caused by Plum pox virus (PPV), severely affects the production of Prunus species in Europe. The first evidence of sharka was reported in Iran in 2000 . Due to the economic impact of this disease on crop production, recent advances in the term of  biology, epidemiology, ...  Read More

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5. An Evaluation of the Phytochemical Properties of SomePomegranate Cultivars during Fruit Development and Ripening

Hossein Meighani; Mahmood Ghasemnezhad; Davood Bakhshi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 193-204

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2017.232756.190

Abstract
  The pomegranate fruit is a good source of bioactive compounds. The present study has investigated the biochemical and sensory characteristics of the arils of four Iranian commercial pomegranate cultivars namely Malase Shirine Saveh (MSS), Malase Torshe Saveh (MTS), Alak Shirine Saveh (ASS) and Agha Mohammad ...  Read More

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6. Anatomy of Salvia limbata in Relation to Altitudinal Gradient in West Azerbaijan (Iran)

Fatemeh Nejadhabibvash; Esmaeil Rezaei Chiyaneh; Alireza Pirzad

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 205-216

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2017.208537.127

Abstract
  This study was conducted to investigate the effect of altitudinal gradients on  the anatomy of Salvia limbata C.A.Mey. (Lamiaceae). . The S. limbata species were collected from their natural habitats from various regions of West Azerbaijan province in Iran. The thickness of cuticle, collenchymas, ...  Read More

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7. Impact of Salicylic Acid on Phenolic Metabolism and Antioxidant Activity in Four Grape Cultivars during Cold Storage

Ghader Habibi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 217-228

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2017.229916.185

Abstract
  Salicylic acid (SA) plays an important role in the regulation of plant ripening and responses to abiotic stresses. In this study, the protective effect of SA on cold stress-caused oxidative damage in grape (Vitis vinifera L.) bunches was investigated during cold storage.  Grape bunches treated with ...  Read More

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8. Pollinizer Influence on Fruit Quality Traits in Japanese Plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.)

Sadegh Barzamini; Reza Fotouhi Ghazvini

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 229-237

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2017.228954.182

Abstract
  Most Japanese plum-type cultivars are self-incompatible and therefore cross pollination is necessary to ensure fruit set. Moreover, pollen can directly affect fruit development process and quality.  This study was carried out to investigate the effect of 6 pollen sources (‘Goje Sabz’, ...  Read More

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9. Resistance and vegetative growth analysis of some olive cultivars in response to a defoliating pathotype of Verticillium dahliae Kleb

Seyed Javad Sanei; Seyed Esmael Razavi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 239-250

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.241208.206

Abstract
  Verticillium dahliae Kleb. the causal agent of vascular wilt is an important pathogen of olive trees in growing areas of the world. Nine-month-old nursery olives including ‘Bladi’, ‘Conservalia’, ‘Kalamon’, ‘Koroneiki’, ‘Manzanilla’, ‘Mission’, ...  Read More

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10. Effect of Phenological Stages on Essential Oil Content, Composition and Rosmarinic Acid in Rosmarinus officinalis L.

Kianoush Hassanzadeh; Sasan Aliniaeifard; Mohammad Mehdi Farzinia; Madeh Ahmadi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 251-258

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2017.234339.194

Abstract
   Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) is an important medicinal plant that contained a wide range of secondary metabolites such as rosmarinic acid. In this study, essential oil content and composition and rosmarinc acid were determined at three phenological stages (before flowering, full flowering ...  Read More

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11. Persian Walnut Phenology: Effect of Chilling and Heat Requirements on Budbreak and Flowering Date

Amin Hassankhah; Kourosh Vahdati; Majid Rahemi; Darab Hassani; Saadat Sarikhani Khorami

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 259-271

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.260944.249

Abstract
  Walnut production is limited by late-spring frost in many countries. The current research was carried out to evaluate chilling and heat requirement of catkin and terminal buds break on six selected superior walnut genotypes and cultivars (‘C-25’, ‘88-1’, ‘88-2’, ‘Chandler’, ...  Read More

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12. Evaluation of the Modified VegSyst Model to Simulate Growth, Nitrogen Uptake and Evapotranspiration of Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.) Under Different Management Practices

Mohammad Reza Naderi; Mohammad Bannayan; Morteza Goldani; Amin Alizadeh

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, Pages 273-301

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2018.242409.207

Abstract
  Simulation models can be used for predicting crop behavior under various environmental conditions and management practices. By prediction of crop behavior, it may be possible to adopt management practices which can maximize crop growth and yield. In this study, the VegSyst model which was introduced ...  Read More