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  1. Taichung Native 1 (TN1) is the first semidwarf rice cultivar that initiated the Green Revolution. As TN1 is a direct descendant of the Dee-geo-woo-gen cultivar, the source of the sd1 semidwarf gene, the sd1 gene ...

    Authors: Jerome P. Panibe, Long Wang, Yi-Chen Lee, Chang-Sheng Wang and Wen-Hsiung Li
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2022 63:9
  2. The soybean is an important food crop worldwide. Drought during the first pod stage significantly affects soybean yield, and understanding the metabolomic and physiological changes in soybeans under drought st...

    Authors: Xiyue Wang, Yongping Li, Xiaojing Wang, Xiaomei Li and Shoukun Dong
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2022 63:8
  3. Host specificity among pollinator fig wasps (Agaonidae) depends on host plant specific volatile cues, but fig wasps must also pass through a narrow physical barrier (the ostiole) if they are to pollinate and o...

    Authors: Hui Yu, Zhiwei Zhang, Lu Liu, Yufen Cheng, Xiaoxia Deng, Simon T. Segar and Stephen G. Compton
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2022 63:7
  4. Understanding the relationships between nutrition, human health and plant food source is among the highest priorities for public health. Therefore, enhancing the minerals content such as iron (Fe), zinc (Zn) a...

    Authors: Samar G. Thabet, Dalia Z. Alomari, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen and Ahmad M. Alqudah
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2022 63:6
  5. Salt stress is often associated with excessive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Oxidative stress caused by the accumulation of ROS is a major factor that negatively affects crop growth and yield. R...

    Authors: He Liu, Xiaoxue Du, Jialin Zhang, Jinna Li, Sixue Chen, Huizi Duanmu and Haiying Li
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2022 63:5
  6. Seed viability testing is essential in plant conservation and research. Seed viability testing determines the success of ex-situ conservation efforts, such as seed banking but commonly testing protocols of orchid...

    Authors: Namrata Pradhan, Xuli Fan, Francesco Martini, Huayang Chen, Hong Liu, Jiangyun Gao and Uromi Manage Goodale
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2022 63:3

    The Correction to this article has been published in Botanical Studies 2022 63:10

  7. Against the background of a changing climate, the responses of functional traits of plateau wetland plants to increasing temperatures and CO2 concentrations need to be understood. Hydraulic traits are the key for...

    Authors: Yao Zhao, Mei Sun, Huijun Guo, Chunhui Feng, Zhenya Liu and Junping Xu
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2022 63:2
  8. The oogamous green algal genus Volvox exhibits extensive diversity in mating systems, including heterothallism and homothallism with unisexual (male and/or female) and/or bisexual spheroids. Although four mating ...

    Authors: Hisayoshi Nozaki, Wuttipong Mahakham, Wirawan Heman, Ryo Matsuzaki and Masanobu Kawachi
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2022 63:1
  9. Cymbidium goeringii, belonging to the Orchidaceae family, is an important ornamental plant with striking petals and lips. Extremely diversified floral patterns and morphologies make C. goeringii good research mat...

    Authors: Yue Chen, Zihan Xu, Qi Shen and Chongbo Sun
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:23
  10. Water-deficit stress is known as one of the most severe environmental stresses affecting the growth of plants through marked reduction of water uptake, which leads to osmotic stress by lowering water potential...

    Authors: Fatemeh Ebrahimi, Amin Salehi, Mohsen Movahedi Dehnavi, Amin Mirshekari, Mohammad Hamidian and Saeid Hazrati
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:22

    The Correction to this article has been published in Botanical Studies 2022 63:4

  11. Phosphorus (P) is the limiting nutrient in many mature tropical forests. The ecological significance of declining P stocks as soils age is exacerbated by much of the remaining P being progressively sequestered...

    Authors: Chih-Yu Chiu, Ian Baillie, Shih-Hao Jien, Liam Hallett and Stephen Hallett
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:20
  12. Based on world experience, first, a modern assessment of the flora is needed to develop strategies for the conservation of ecosystems of rare and endangered plant species. A regional and global biodiversity st...

    Authors: Serik A. Kubentayev, Moldir Zh. Zhumagul, Meruyert S. Kurmanbayeva, Daniar T. Alibekov, Jurii A. Kotukhov, Gulnara T. Sitpayeva, Saule K. Mukhtubayeva and Klara S. Izbastina
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:19
  13. Many groups of fungi live as an endophyte in plants. Both published and undiscovered bioactive compounds can be found in endophytic fungi. Various biological activities of bioactive compounds from endophytic f...

    Authors: Safwan Safwan, George Hsiao, Tzong-Huei Lee and Ching-Kuo Lee
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:18
  14. Salt stress is a major abiotic stress that limits plant growth, development and productivity. Studying the molecular mechanisms of salt stress tolerance may help to enhance crop productivity. Sugar beet monoso...

    Authors: Jinna Li, Kun Wang, Meichao Ji, Tingyue Zhang, Chao Yang, He Liu, Sixue Chen, Hongli Li and Haiying Li
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:16
  15. The technique of symbiotic germination—using mycorrhizal fungi to propagate orchids from seed in vitro—has been used as one method to cultivate orchids in North America and abroad for > 30 years. A long-held a...

    Authors: Lawrence W. Zettler and Caleb J. Dvorak
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:14
  16. Agricultural management and temporal change including climate conditions and soil properties can result in the alteration of soil enzymatic activity and bacterial community, respectively. Therefore, different ...

    Authors: Yu-Pei Chen, Chia-Fang Tsai, Asif Hameed, Yu-Jen Chang and Chiu-Chung Young
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:13
  17. Bamboos, widely distributed in temperate and tropical Asia, Africa and America, refer to a group of special plants in Poaceae, Bambusoideae. China is rich in bamboo species. However, due to a long flowering cy...

    Authors: Zhuo-Yu Cai, Xin-Xin Zhou, Khoon-Meng Wong and Nian-He Xia
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:12
  18. Hedychium gardnerianum Sheph. ex Ker Gawl. is one of the 100 world's worst invasive alien species and the research target in areas as diverse as biological control, natural fibres uses, taxonomy or the biological...

    Authors: Maria João Pereira, Telmo Eleutério, Maria Gabriela Meirelles and Helena Cristina Vasconcelos
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:11
  19. By transporting and scarifying the seeds during ingestion, avian frugivores reduce the competition with siblings, and may improve the germination which is critical for dispersal effectiveness and population re...

    Authors: L. R. Vukeya, T. M. Mokotjomela, N. J. Malebo and S. Oke
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:10
  20. Nowadays, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a new lighting technology, have been emerged as an alternative source of light for plants due to their wavelength specificity, the narrow width of their bands, small s...

    Authors: Tayebeh Ahmadi, Leila Shabani and Mohammad R. Sabzalian
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:9
  21. The soil quality and health of the tea plantations are dependent on agriculture management practices, and long-term chemical fertilizer use is implicated in soil decline. Hence, several sustainable practices a...

    Authors: Yu-Pei Chen, Chia-Fang Tsai, P. D. Rekha, Sudeep D. Ghate, Hsi-Yuan Huang, Yi-Han Hsu, Li-Ling Liaw and Chiu-Chung Young
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:8
  22. White sweet potato (WSP; Ipomoea batatas L. Simon No. 1) has many potential beneficial effects on metabolic control and diabetes-related insulin resistance. The improvement of insulin resistance by WSP tuber extr...

    Authors: Lie-Fen Shyur, Viola Varga, Chiao-Ming Chen, Shu-Chi Mu, Yu-Chih Chang and Sing-Chung Li
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:7
  23. Phalaenopsis is one of the important ornamental plants worldwide. It plays the most significant role in flower exportation in Taiwan. However, the yellow leaf disease caused by Fusarium spp. has reduced the orch...

    Authors: Shu-Yun Chen, Yan-Jeng Wu, Ting-Fang Hsieh, Jiunn-Feng Su, Wei-Chiang Shen, Yung-Hsiang Lai, Pen-Chih Lai, Wen-Huei Chen and Hong-Hwa Chen
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:4
  24. Seed dispersal allows plants to colonize new habitats that has an significant influence on plant distribution and population dynamics. Orchids produce numerous tiny seeds without endosperm, which are considere...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Yuan-Yuan Li, Miaomiao Wang, Jia Liu, Fanqiang Luo and Yung-I Lee
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:3
  25. Weedy rice, a conspecific weedy counterpart of the cultivated rice (Oryza sativa L.), has been problematic in rice-production area worldwide. Although we started to know about the origin of some weedy traits for ...

    Authors: Yu-Lan Lin, Dong-Hong Wu, Cheng-Chieh Wu and Yung-Fen Huang
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:2
  26. Southeast Asia, together with tropical Africa, Madagascar, South India and Sri Lanka, and the eastern Himalayas, are the five primary hotspots of species diversity of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae). China is also rich...

    Authors: Jian-Sheng Wang, Yi-Fei Lu, Yue-Liang Xu, Shui-Hu Jin and Xiao-Feng Jin
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2020 61:29
  27. Chilling stress is the major factor limiting plant productivity and quality in most regions of the world. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of putrescine (Put) and polyamine inhibitor d-argin...

    Authors: Xiangli Sun, Zebin Yuan, Bo Wang, Liping Zheng, Jianzhong Tan and Fadi Chen
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2020 61:28
  28. Genotypic variations are seen in cadmium (Cd) tolerance and accumulation in rice plants. Cultivars that show low Cd translocation from the root into shoot can be selected to reduce Cd contamination in rice gra...

    Authors: Wan-Ting Chiao, Bo-Ching Chen, Chien-Hui Syu and Kai-Wei Juang
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2020 61:27
  29. The root major proteins of sweet potato trypsin inhibitors (SPTIs) or named sporamin, estimated for 60 to 80% water-soluble proteins, exhibited many biological activities. The human low-density lipoprotein (LD...

    Authors: Yeh-Lin Lu, Chia-Jung Lee, Shyr-Yi Lin and Wen-Chi Hou
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2020 61:26
  30. TCP-domain proteins, plant specific transcription factors, play important roles in various developmental processes. CIN-TCPs control leaf curvature in simple leaf species while regulate leaf complexity in comp...

    Authors: Hsiao-Wei Chen, Po-Lun Lee, Chun-Neng Wang, Hui-Ju Hsu and Jen-Chih Chen
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2020 61:24
  31. Posttranscriptional gene silencing (PTGS) is one of the most important mechanisms for plants during viral infection. However, viruses have also developed viral suppressors to negatively control PTGS by inhibit...

    Authors: Sin-Fen Hu, Wei-Lun Wei, Syuan-Fei Hong, Ru-Ying Fang, Hsin-Yi Wu, Pin-Chun Lin, Neda Sanobar, Hsin-Ping Wang, Margo Sulistio, Chun-Ta Wu, Hsiao-Feng Lo and Shih-Shun Lin
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2020 61:22
  32. With currently 1980 described species, the mega-diverse Begonia is now perhaps the 5th largest flowering plant genus, expanding rapidly from ca. 900 species in 1997 to its current size in merely two decades. In c...

    Authors: Yan Liu, Yu-Hsin Tseng, Hsun-An Yang, Ai-Qun Hu, Wei-Bin Xu, Che-Wei Lin, Yoshiko Kono, Chiung-Chih Chang, Ching-I Peng and Kuo-Fang Chung
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2020 61:21
  33. The dormancy of Adansonia digitata seeds is well known. For propagation purposes, plenty of germination tests were conducted, however, rarely taking the ecology of baobab into account. Our main goal, therefore, i...

    Authors: Thea Lautenschläger, Nele Teutloff, Markus Günther and Christoph Neinhuis
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2020 61:19
  34. Changes of soil microbial communities are one of the main factors of continuous cropping problem. Andrographis paniculata has been reported to have replant problem in cultivation. However, little is known about t...

    Authors: Junren Li, Xiuzhen Chen, Simin Li, Zimei Zuo, Ruoting Zhan and Rui He
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2020 61:18
  35. The cropping area of genetically modified (GM) crops has constantly increased since 1996. However, currently, cultivating GM crops is associated with many concerns. Transgenes are transferred to non-GM crops t...

    Authors: Yuan-Chih Su, Po-Shung Wang, Jhih-Ling Yang, Hong Hong, Tzu-Kai Lin, Yuan-Kai Tu and Bo-Jein Kuo
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2020 61:17
  36. Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn., a perennial aquatic macrophyte species, has been cultivated in several Asian countries for its economic importance, and medicinal uses. Two distinct ecotypes of the species are recognize...

    Authors: Yeshitila Mekbib, Shi-Xu Huang, Boniface K. Ngarega, Zhi-Zhong Li, Tao Shi, Ke-Fang Ou, Yu-Ting Liang, Jin-Ming Chen and Xing-Yu Yang
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2020 61:15
  37. Halophytes are better than glycophytes at employing mechanisms to avoid salt injury, but both types of plants can undergo damage due to high soil salinity. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) can mitigate the d...

    Authors: Jing Pan, Fei Peng, Anna Tedeschi, Xian Xue, Tao Wang, Jie Liao, Wenjuan Zhang and Cuihua Huang
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2020 61:13

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