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  1. Content type: Original Article

    Cold stress is the main factor that reduces rice yield in subtropical areas, especially at the seedling stage. Most of the current studies on cold stress focus the responses of rice shoots to cold stress. Limi...

    Authors: Ching Hsin Hsu and Yi Ting Hsu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2019 60:14

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    Salinity is a significant environmental stress factor limiting crops productivity. Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) has a natural tolerance to salinity stress, making it an interesting study object in stress biology r...

    Authors: Faiza Boussora, Mohamed Allam, Ferdaous Guasmi, Ali Ferchichi, Twan Rutten, Mats Hansson, Helmy M. Youssef and Andreas Börner

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2019 60:13

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  3. Content type: Original Article

    Rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the main crops in the world, and more than 3.9 billion people will consume rice by 2025. Sterility significantly affects rice production and leads to yield defects. The undeveloped a...

    Authors: Chia-Ling Chang, Jerry C. Serapion, Han-Hui Hung, Yan-Cheng Lin, Yuan-Ching Tsai, Wann-Neng Jane, Men-Chi Chang, Ming-Hsin Lai and Yue-ie C. Hsing

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2019 60:12

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  4. Content type: Original Article

    Many commercially important drug and flavor compounds are secondary metabolites of terpenoid origin. Pogostemon cablin, a commercially important industrial and medicinal crop, accumulates abundant patchouli oil c...

    Authors: Yun Tang, Liting Zhong, Xiaobing Wang, Hai Zheng and Likai Chen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2019 60:11

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  5. Content type: Original Article

    Haworthia are desert succulents belonging to the Asphodelaceae family. Haworthia species are cultivated commercially as ornamentals and some rare species are quite valuable at retail market but growth slowly and ...

    Authors: Yen-Ming Chen, Jian-Zhi Huang, Ting-Wen Hou and I-Chun Pan

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2019 60:10

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  6. Content type: Original Article

    There were few report concerning anti-glycation and antioxidant activities of the minor amounts of components in curcuminoids, demethylcurcumin and tetrahydroxycurcumin, in vitro and in vivo.

    Authors: Yuh-Hwa Liu, Tai-Lin Lee, Chuan-Hsiao Han, Yi-Shan Lee and Wen-Chi Hou

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2019 60:9

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  7. Content type: Original Article

    Anoectochilus roxburghii is known for its medicinal properties, culinary interests, and ornamental applications in Asian countries. Recent studies focus mainly on its phytochemical properties and little is known ...

    Authors: Yuan-Yuan Li, Zhi-Xia Meng, Ying Zhang, Shun-Xing Guo and Yung-I Lee

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2019 60:6

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  8. Content type: Original Article

    Melastoma has undergone rapid species radiation during the last one million years, and circumscription of some species in the genus has remained controversial. Melastoma kudoi, an erect species narrowly endemic t...

    Authors: Jin-Hong Dai, Che-Wei Lin, Qiu-Jie Zhou, Chun-Mei Li, Ren-Chao Zhou and Ying Liu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2019 60:5

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  9. Content type: Original Article

    Acanthus ilicifolius var. xiamenensis (Acanthaceae) is an old world mangrove species and has long been used as a folk remedy for treating various ailments in traditional medicine. The nature source of A. ilicifol...

    Authors: Wei-Chiung Chi, Ka-Lai Pang, Wei-Ling Chen, Guei-Jane Wang and Tzong-Huei Lee

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2019 60:4

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  10. Content type: Original Article

    Ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.) is a model plant for studying salt-tolerant mechanisms in higher plants. Many salt stress-responsive ice plant genes have been identified with molecular and biochemica...

    Authors: Hau-Hsuan Hwang, Chih-Hao Wang, Hsiao-Huei Chen, Jia-Fang Ho, Shin-Fei Chi, Fan-Chen Huang and Hungchen Emilie Yen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2019 60:1

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  11. Content type: Original Article

    Rice blast, caused by Magnaporthe oryzae, is an important rice disease occurring in all rice-growing areas. To manage blast disease effectively and in an environmentally friendly way, it is important to continual...

    Authors: Heng-An Lin, Szu-Yu Chen, Fang-Yu Chang, Chih-Wei Tung, Yi-Chia Chen, Wei-Chiang Shen, Ruey-Shyang Chen, Chih-Wen Wu and Chia-Lin Chung

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:32

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  12. Content type: Original Article

    Encrustation and element content (Ca, Fe, K, Mg and P) of charophytes was studied along plant thalli to investigate the dependency of thallus age and site-specificity. Charophytes were collected from five samp...

    Authors: Anne Herbst and Hendrik Schubert

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:31

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  13. Content type: Original Article

    Sapria is a distinctive and narrowly host-specific holoparasitic genus belonging to the Rafflesiaceae. Sapria himalayana, rare throughout its range from NE India, SW China, Thailand to Vietnam, is a little-unders...

    Authors: Hữu Đăng Trần, Hồng Trường Lưu, Quốc Đạt Nguyễn, Hiếu Cường Nguyễn, Parusuraman Athen and K. M. Wong

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:29

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  14. Content type: Original Article

    Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) serves as important grain crop widely cultivated in the world, which is often suffered by drought stress in natural conditions. As one of the most important post translation modificat...

    Authors: Fei Luo, Xiong Deng, Yue Liu and Yueming Yan

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:28

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  15. Content type: Original Article

    Most genera of Fagaceae are thought to have originated in the temperate regions except for the genus Lithocarpus, the stone oaks. Lithocarpus is distributed in subtropical and tropical Asia, and its ancestral pop...

    Authors: Chih-Kai Yang, Yu-Chung Chiang, Bing-Hong Huang, Li-Ping Ju and Pei-Chun Liao

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:27

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  16. Content type: Original Article

    There are estimated 180–220 species of Tuber described in the world, but the diversity of the genus in Taiwan is poorly known, with only two species recorded, i.e., Tuber formosanum and T. furfuraceum. During our...

    Authors: Chieh-Lung Lin, Ming-Jer Tsai, Chuen-Hsu Fu, Tun-Tschu Chang, Hoi-Tung Li and King-Fai Wong

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:25

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  17. Content type: Original Article

    Bilateral symmetry flower (zygomorphy) is the ancestral state for Gesneriaceae species. Yet independent reversions to actinomorphy have been parallelly evolved in several lineages. Conandron ramondioides is a nat...

    Authors: Kuan-Ting Hsin and Chun-Neng Wang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:24

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  18. Content type: Original Article

    Seed size has been extensively studied in crop plants, as it determines crop yield. However, the mechanism of seed development remains elusive. In this study, we explored the mechanism of seed development in r...

    Authors: Kyu Ho Lee, Sang Woo Park, Yeon Jeong Kim, Yeon Jong Koo, Jong Tae Song and Hak Soo Seo

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:23

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  19. Content type: Original Article

    Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) is a typical monoecism vegetable with individual male and female flowers, which has been used as a plant model for sex determination. It is well known that light is one of the most i...

    Authors: Jiali Song, Yiting Zhang, Shiwei Song, Wei Su, Riyuan Chen, Guangwen Sun, Yanwei Hao and Houcheng Liu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:21

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  20. Content type: Original Article

    Invasions by non-native plants contribute to loss of ecosystem biodiversity and productivity, modification of biogeochemical cycles, and inhibition of natural regeneration of native species. Japanese stiltgrass (

    Authors: Lela Z. Culpepper, Hsiao-Hsuan Wang, Tomasz E. Koralewski, William E. Grant and William E. Rogers

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:20

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  21. Content type: Original Article

    Hemispherical photography (HP) is a popular method to estimate canopy structure and understorey light environment, which analyses photographs acquired with wide view-angle lens (i.e. fisheye lens). To increase...

    Authors: Guo-Zhang M. Song, Kuo-Jung Chao, David Doley and David Yates

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:19

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  22. Content type: Original Article

    Blepharis constitutes an important part of the vegetation of the Jordanian arid and semi-arid regions, yet whether one or more species of this genus occurs in the Jordanian area is uncertain. We addressed this qu...

    Authors: Riyadh Muhaidat, Mohammad H. Brake, Mazhar Al Zoubi, Robert I. Colautti, Amjad Al-Nasser, Muheeb Awawdeh, Khalid Al-Batayneh, Wesam Al Khateeb, Athena D. McKown, Jamil Lahham and Ahmad El-Oqlah

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:18

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  23. Content type: Original Article

    The coprophilous ascomycete Sordaria fimicola usually reproduces sexually. Sexual differentiation in S. fimicola is accompanied by cellular and morphological changes, followed by multicellular tissue development ...

    Authors: Kulsumpun Krobanan and Wei-Chiang Shen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:17

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  24. Content type: Original Article

    Previously, we found that Arabidopsis plants transformed with a construct containing the promoter of Oshsp17.3 from rice fused to the β-glucuronidase gene (GUS), Oshsp17.3Pro::GUS (Oshsp17.3p), showed a GUS signa...

    Authors: Kuan-Fu Lin, Meng-Yu Tsai, Chung-An Lu, Shaw-Jye Wu and Ching-Hui Yeh

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:15

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  25. Content type: Original Article

    Transcription factors could regulate multiple aspects of plants growth and development, which is significant to plants. Ovate family proteins (OFPs) that are named due to contain OVATE domain, a 70-AA C-termin...

    Authors: Yao Tang, Wei Zhang, Yan-Li Yin, Peng Feng, Hong-ling Li and Ying Chang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:12

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  26. Content type: Original Article

    Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. There are many secondary metabolites can be found in tea such as anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, flavonols and catechins. These secondary metabolites in ...

    Authors: Shun-Wun Ke, Guan-Heng Chen, Chung-Tse Chen, Jason T. C. Tzen and Chin-Ying Yang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:11

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  27. Content type: Original Article

    Volvox carteri f. nagariensis is a model taxon that has been studied extensively at the cellular and molecular level. The most distinctive morphological attribute of V. carteri f. nagariensis within V. carteri is...

    Authors: Hisayoshi Nozaki, Noriko Ueki, Mari Takusagawa, Shota Yamashita, Osami Misumi, Ryo Matsuzaki, Masanobu Kawachi, Yin-Ru Chiang and Jiunn-Tzong Wu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:10

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  28. Content type: Original Article

    Nickel hyperaccumulator plants are of much interest for their evolution and unique ecophysiology, and also for potential applications in agromining—a novel technology that uses plants to extract valuable metal...

    Authors: Roderick Bouman, Peter van Welzen, Sukaibin Sumail, Guillaume Echevarria, Peter D. Erskine and Antony van der Ent

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:9

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  29. Content type: Original Article

    Gastrodia elata, a mycoheterotrophic orchid, is a well-known medicinal herb. In nature, the seed germination of G. elata requires proper fungal association, because of the absence of endosperm. To germinate succe...

    Authors: Xu Zeng, Yuanyuan Li, Hong Ling, Juan Chen and Shunxing Guo

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:8

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  30. Content type: Original Article

    The thick and woody shell of the fruit of Adansonia species cannot be explained solely by adaptation to zoochory or hydrochory. Since the trunks of Adansonia possess a thick and fire-resistant bark and wildfires ...

    Authors: Andreas Kempe, Christoph Neinhuis and Thea Lautenschläger

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:7

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  31. Content type: Original Article

    High and low temperatures constitute the most damaging type of abiotic stress and limit the survival, and productivity of plants. The present study aimed to evaluate the role of exogenous applications of acety...

    Authors: Mona H. Soliman, Aisha A. M. Alayafi, Amr A. El Kelish and Abdelghafar M. Abu-Elsaoud

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:6

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  32. Content type: Original Article

    Temperature remarkably affects the growth and metabolism of plants. Tobacco is an important cash crop, and the long-term effects of different growth temperatures (18.5, 23.5 and 28.5 °C, daily average) on grow...

    Authors: Li Yun Yang, Shuang Long Yang, Jun Ying Li, Jun Hong Ma, Tao Pang, Cong Ming Zou, Bin He and Ming Gong

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:5

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  33. Content type: Original Article

    Tolumnia genus (equitant Oncidium) is a group of small orchids with vivid flower color. Thousands of hybrids have been registered on Royal Horticulture Society and showed great potential for ornamental plant mark...

    Authors: Hui-Ju Shen, Jen-Tsung Chen, Hsiao-Hang Chung and Wei-Chin Chang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:4

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  34. Content type: Original Article

    Cancer cell metastasis involving multi-step procedures and cytophysiological property changes may make difficult in the clinical management and death rate increasing.

    Authors: Jeng-Shyan Deng, Jui-Shu Chang, Jung-Chun Liao, Wei Chao, Ming-Ming Lee, Chien-Hua Cheng and Guan-Jhong Huang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:3

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  35. Content type: Original Article

    The 9-cis-epoxycarotenoid dioxygenases OsNCED4 was cloned from rice in conjunction with OsNCED 1-3 and 5, of which 3 has been shown to function in ABA biosynthesis and alteration of leaf morphology. In higher pla...

    Authors: San-Gwang Hwang, Chia-Yun Lee and Ching-Shan Tseng

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:2

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  36. Content type: Original Article

    Terpenoids, the largest class of natural products in the plant kingdom, have been widely used in medicine. The precursors of terpenoids, isoprene phosphate (IPP) and dimethylallyl pyrophosphate (DMAPP), were s...

    Authors: Meng Wang, Dou Wang, Qing Zhang, Jia Chai, Yong Peng and Xia Cai

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:62

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  37. Content type: Review

    Among 300,000 species in angiosperms, Orchidaceae containing 30,000 species is one of the largest families. Almost every habitats on earth have orchid plants successfully colonized, and it indicates that orchi...

    Authors: Wen-Chieh Tsai, Anne Dievart, Chia-Chi Hsu, Yu-Yun Hsiao, Shang-Yi Chiou, Hsin Huang and Hong-Hwa Chen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:61

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  38. Content type: Correction

    Unfortunately, the original article (Huang et al. 2017) contained some errors. The Fig. 4 displayed incorrectly. The correct figure can be found below:

    Authors: Yu-Hsuan Huang, Chih-Yu Hung, I-Rhy Lin, Tomonori Kume, Oleg V. Menyailo and Chih-Hsin Cheng

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:60

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    The original article was published in Botanical Studies 2017 58:49

  39. Content type: Original Article

    Mycoheterotrophic plants are one of the most difficult plant groups to conserve because they are entirely dependent on symbiotic fungi. Establishment of viable culture systems would greatly aid their conservat...

    Authors: Kana Higaki, Kento Rammitsu, Yumi Yamashita, Tomohisa Yukawa and Yuki Ogura-Tsujita

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:59

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