Botanical Studies

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  1. Original Article

    Begonia myanmarica (Begoniaceae), a new species from Myanmar, and molecular phylogenetics of Begonia sect. Monopteron

    A new species, Begonia myanmarica, was discovered from Myanmar and herein documented. Characterized by a single developed wing in the ovary/fruit, this species would be assigned to sect. Monopteron (sensu Doorenb...

    Yu-Hsin Tseng, Young-Dong Kim, Ching-I Peng, Khin Myo Htwe, Seong-Hyun Cho, Yoshiko Kono and Kuo-Fang Chung

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:21

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  2. Review

    Ultramafic geoecology of South and Southeast Asia

    Globally, ultramafic outcrops are renowned for hosting floras with high levels of endemism, including plants with specialised adaptations such as nickel or manganese hyperaccumulation. Soils derived from ultra...

    M. L. Galey, A. van der Ent, M. C. M. Iqbal and N. Rajakaruna

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:18

    Published on: 3 April 2017

  3. Original Article

    Cambial variations of Piper (Piperaceae) in Taiwan

    Cambial variations in lianas of Piperaceae in Taiwan have not been studied previously. The stem anatomy of seven Piper species from Taiwan was examined to document cambial variations and better distinguish the sp...

    Sheng-Zehn Yang and Po-Hao Chen

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:17

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  4. Original Article

    Taxonomic placement of Paphiopedilum rungsuriyanum (Cypripedioideae; Orchidaceae) based on morphological, cytological and molecular analyses

    Paphiopedilum rungsuriyanum from Northern Laos was discovered and described in 2014. It is characterized by having miniature tessellated leaves, a flower having a helmet shaped lip wit...

    Yung-I Lee, Mei-Chu Chung, Kongmany Sydara, Onevilay Souliya and Sulivong Luang Aphay

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:16

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  5. Original Article

    Assimilates mobilization, stable canopy temperature and expression of expansin stabilizes grain weight in wheat cultivar LOK-1 under different soil moisture conditions

    Grain yield of wheat is primarily determined by both grain number and grain weight, which often influence each other in response to environmental stimuli. Some of the genotypes are capable of maintaining high ...

    Mahesh Kumar, Susheel Kumar Raina, Venkadasamy Govindasamy, Ajay Kumar Singh, Ram Lal Choudhary, Jagadish Rane and Paramjit Singh Minhas

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:14

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  6. Original Article

    Molecular recircumscription of Broussonetia (Moraceae) and the identity and taxonomic status of B. kaempferi var. australis

    Despite being a relatively small genus, the taxonomy of the paper mulberry genus Broussonetia remains problematic. Much of the controversy is related to the identity and taxonomic status of Broussonetia kaempferi

    Kuo-Fang Chung, Wen-Hsi Kuo, Yi-Hsuan Hsu, Yi-Hsuan Li, Rosario Rivera Rubite and Wei-Bin Xu

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:11

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  7. Original Article

    Characterization of LhSorP5CS, a gene catalyzing proline synthesis in Oriental hybrid lily Sorbonne: molecular modelling and expression analysis

    Abiotic stresses negatively affect plant growth and flower production. In plants, P5CS proteins are key enzymes that catalyzed the rate-limiting steps of proline synthesis, and proline is a well-known osmoprot...

    Le Wang, Zhihong Guo, Yubao Zhang, Yajun Wang, Guo Yang, Liu Yang, Ruoyu Wang and Zhongkui Xie

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:10

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  8. Original Article

    Phellinus noxius: molecular diversity among isolates from Taiwan and its phylogenetic relationship with other species of Phellinus based on sequences of the ITS region

    Analysis of phylogenetic relationship of 91 isolates of Phellinus noxius obtained from 46 plant species in Taiwan did not show distinct grouping based on ITS sequences.

    Jyh-Nong Tsai, Pao-Jen Ann, Ruey-Fen Liou, Wen-Hsui Hsieh and Wen-Hsiung Ko

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:9

    Published on: 16 January 2017

  9. Original Article

    Taxonomy of Cyrtochilum-alliance (Orchidaceae) in the light of molecular and morphological data

    The generic separateness and specific composition of the orchid genus Cyrtochilum was discussed for almost two centuries. Over the years several smaller taxa were segregated from this taxon, but their separatenes...

    Dariusz L. Szlachetko, Marta Kolanowska, Aleksandra Naczk, Marcin Górniak, Magdalena Dudek, Piotr Rutkowski and Guy Chiron

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:8

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  10. Original Article

    Mitigation of salt stress in white clover (Trifolium repens) by Azospirillum brasilense and its inoculation effect

    Salinity is one of the increasingly serious environmental problems worldwide for cultivating agricultural crops. The present study was aimed to ascertain the potential of beneficial soil bacterium Azospirillum b...

    Muhammad Khalid, Muhammad Bilal, Danial Hassani, Hafiz M. N. Iqbal, Hang Wang and Danfeng Huang

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:5

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  11. Review

    Multiple regulatory roles of AP2/ERF transcription factor in angiosperm

    APETALA2/ethylene response factor (AP2/ERF) transcription factor (TF) is a superfamily in plant kingdom, which has been reported to be involved in regulation of plant growth and development, fruit ripening, de...

    Chao Gu, Zhi-Hua Guo, Ping-Ping Hao, Guo-Ming Wang, Zi-Ming Jin and Shao-Ling Zhang

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:6

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  12. Original Article

    Broomcorn and foxtail millet were cultivated in Taiwan about 5000 years ago

    Archaeobotanical remains of millet were found at the Nan-kuan-li East site in Tainan Science Park, southern Taiwan. This site, dated around 5000–4300 BP, is characterized by remains of the Tapenkeng culture, t...

    Chen-Hwa Tsang, Kuang-Ti Li, Tze-Fu Hsu, Yuan-Ching Tsai, Po-Hsuan Fang and Yue-Ie Caroline Hsing

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:3

    Published on: 2 January 2017

  13. Original Article

    Morphological, physiological, cytological and phytochemical studies in diploid and colchicine-induced tetraploid plants of Fagopyrum tataricum (L.) Gaertn

    Tartary buckwheat are very popular as an important functional food material and its cultivation is very widespread in our whole world, but there obviously lack works in the researches of genetic breeding for a...

    Lin-Jiao Wang, Mao-Yin Sheng, Pei-Cai Wen and Jia-Ying Du

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:2

    Published on: 2 January 2017

  14. Original Article

    Antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antidiabetic effects of the aqueous extracts from Glycine species and its bioactive compounds

    The aim of this study was to examine the possible antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antidiabetic effects of the aqueous extracts from three Glycine species. In HPLC analysis, the chromatograms of three Glycine ...

    Shyh-Shyun Huang, Shan-Yu Su, Jui-Shu Chang, Hung-Jen Lin, Wen-Tzu Wu, Jeng-Shyan Deng and Guan-Jhong Huang

    Botanical Studies 2016 57:38

    Published on: 23 November 2016

  15. Original Article

    Carbon dioxide assimilation and photosynthetic electron transport of tea leaves under nitrogen deficiency

    Tea plant is famed in humid and sub-humid of tropical regions, sub-tropical regions, and is a leaf-harvested crop. Nitrogen is the most important nutrient for increasing quality of tea leaves. Therefore, large...

    Zheng-he Lin, Qiu-sheng Zhong, Chang-song Chen, Qi-chun Ruan, Zhi-hui Chen and Xiao-mei You

    Botanical Studies 2016 57:37

    Published on: 17 November 2016

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