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1. Assessing Genetic Diversity of Shishi Date Palm Cultivars in Saudi Arabia and ‎Qatar Using ‎Microsatellite Markers ‎

khaled Elmeer; Imene Mattat; Ameena Al-Malki; Al-Ghaliya Al-Mamari; Khaled BoJulaia; Aladdin Hamwieh; Michael Baum

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 1-9

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2019.271662.267

Abstract
  In this study fourteen microsatellite primer pairs were used to study the genetic diversity of Shishi Date palm in Qatar. A total of 32 date palm (15 Shishi cultivar, 10 Khalas and seven male date palms) were collected from Qatar and 5 Shihi cultivars were collected from Saudi Arabia ‎for comparison. ...  Read More

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2. Flowering, Fruiting Behavior and Nutritional Quality of Selected Guava Genotypes

Santosh Kumar Bose; Shakil Ahmed; Prianka Howlader; Mohammad Ali

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 11-25

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2019.276101.279

Abstract
  Guava is one of the most important commercial fruit crop in Bangladesh due to its high nutrient value, good taste and high health benefits. This study was conducted to investigate the flowering, fruiting behavior and nutritional quality of guava genotype suitable for coastal region of Bangladesh. Fifteen ...  Read More

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3. Effects of Humic Acid and Cow Manure Biochar (CMB) in Culture Medium on Growth and Mineral Concentrations of Basil Plant

Maryam Abdipour; Mehdi Hosseinifarahi; Sharareh Najafian

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 27-38

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2019.279022.287

Abstract
  In sustainable agriculture, protection of the ecosystem and reduce chemical fertilizers are the main goals. Nowadays, sweet basil, one of the best general fragrant foliage, is considered as an industrial plant. In present study to compare different levels of cow manure biochar (CMB) and humic acid (HA) ...  Read More

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4. Effect of Salinity Stress and Exogenously Applied Methyl Jasmonate on Growth and Physiological Traits of Two Carthamus tinctorius Varieties

Maryam Chavoushi; Khosrow Manoochehri Kalantari; Mohamad Javad Arvin

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 39-49

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2019.277800.283

Abstract
  Salinity stress is one of the main limiting factors for optimum agricultural productivity of safflower, Carthamus tinctorius L., in arid and semi-arid regions. It could leads to significant changes in plant biochemical, physiological, and growth traits. Salinity induced endogenous rise in jasmonic acid ...  Read More

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5. Effect of Exogenous Application of L-arginine and Sodium Nitroprusside on Fruit Abscission and Physiological Disorders of Pistachio (Pistacia Vera L.) Scions

Maryam Eslami; Fatemeh Nasibi; Khosrow Manouchehri Kalantari; Masoud Khezri; Hakimeh Oloumi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 51-62

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2019.270762.265

Abstract
  Pistachio yield are often negatively affected by some physiological problems such as abscission of inflorescence buds and fruits, deformed or blank nuts, and non-split shells. In the present study the effect of exogenous application of arginine (Arg) (a substrate for nitric oxide (NO) synthase) and sodium ...  Read More

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6. Identification of Genetic Variation of Male and Female Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Cultivars Using Morphological and Molecular Markers

Hamed Hassanzadeh Khankahdani; Abdoolnabi Bagheri

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 63-76

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2019.276013.278

Abstract
  Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is a monocot, dioecious and high longevity tropical plant greatly considered due to its high economic importance in Middle East. This investigation was carried out to detect genetic relations among 34 cultivars of Iranian date palm, both males and females, using ISSR ...  Read More

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7. Effects of Superabsorbents on Growth and Physiological Responses of Date Palm Seedling under Water Deficit Conditions

Abdulhamid Mohebi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 77-88

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2019.273709.273

Abstract
   Irrigation is an inevitable part of agriculture which determines crop yield and thus food security. In modern era of agriculture, crop yield is determined on the basis of crop production per unit of water-use instead of crop production per land unit area. Deficit irrigation is introduced as a strategy ...  Read More

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8. Effects of Phenological Stage and Elevation on Phytochemical Characteristics of Essential Oil of Teucrium polium L. and Teucrium orientale L.

Zahra Reaisi; Mehrab Yadegari; Hamze Ali Shirmardia

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 89-99

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2019.275327.276

Abstract
  This study aimed to evaluate effects of elevation and phenological stage on essential oil components of Teucrium polium L. and Teucrium orientale L. belonging to the Lamiaceae family. The aerial parts of the grown plants in two ranges of elevation including 2000-2500 and 2500-3000 m above sea level were ...  Read More

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9. Effects of Some Mineral Substrates on Qualitative and Quantitative Traits of Tuberose (Plianthes tuberosa L.)

Bita Sharifi; Davood Naderi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 101-112

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2019.268094.260

Abstract
  Tuberose is one of the most important aromatic cut flower among ornamental plants that its growth and quality is influenced by the type and percentage of mineral compounds in the substrate. This study was carried out on the basis of a randomized complete design to explore the impact of feldspar, talc, ...  Read More

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10. Effects of Foliar Application of Potassium and Zinc on Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) Fruit Yield

Mohammadmehdi Norozi; Babak ValizadehKaji; Rouhollah Karimi; Mohammadali Nikoogoftar Sedghi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 113-123

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2019.278757.286

Abstract
  The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of foliar applications of potassium and zinc on the fruit yield and quality as well as leaf nutrient concentrations of pistachio cv. ‘Chrokeh’. The experiment was conducted based on a completely randomized block design with nine treatments ...  Read More

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11. Influence of Organics and Bio Fertilizers on Biochemical Properties of Calendula officinalis L.

Shiva Zaferanchi; Saeid Zehtab Salmasi; Seyed Yahya Salehi Lisar; Mohammad Reza Sarikhani

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 125-136

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2019.266831.258

Abstract
  The present study was carried out to investigate biochemical responses of marigold (Calendula officinalis L.) to Bio-organic fertilizers. Effects of co-inoculation of two plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) (Azotobacter sp.145PI and Azospirillum sp.AC49I), humic acid (HA) (10 kg ha−1), ...  Read More

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12. A Comparative Study of Genetic Diversity, Heritability and Inter-relationships of Tree and Nut Attributes between Prunus scoparia and P. elaeagnifolia using Multivariate Statistical Analysis

Akram Ansari; Ali Gharaghani

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 137-150

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/ijhst.2019.276425.282

Abstract
  By applying multivariate statistical analysis, this research aimed to estimate the heritability and find relationships between the vegetative and reproductive characteristics of Prunus scoparia and Prunus elaeagnifolia. Twenty genotypes of each species were selected randomly from cultivated populations ...  Read More