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  1. Content type: Original article

    Sunflower is recognized as one of the most important oil plants with strong tolerance to drought in the world. In order to study the response mechanisms of sunflower plants to drought stress, gene expression p...

    Authors: Chunbo Liang, Wenjun Wang, Jing Wang, Jun Ma, Cen Li, Fei Zhou, Shuquan Zhang, Ying Yu, Liguo Zhang, Weizhong Li and Xutang Huang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:42

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    Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) is a popular flavoring that widely used in Asian, and the volatile oil in ginger rhizomes adds a special fragrance and taste to foods. The bioactive compounds in ginger, such as...

    Authors: Yusong Jiang, Qinhong Liao, Yong Zou, Yiqing Liu and Jianbin Lan

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:41

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  3. Content type: Original Article

    We studied the life history of Gagea graeca (L.) A. Terracc. (sect. Anthericoides) by field surveys on the Greek island of Crete, including quantitative analyses of 405 individuals, estimation of resource allocat...

    Authors: Martin Schnittler, Akmaral Nursafina, Angela Peterson, Jens Peterson, Carl Barnick and Anja Klahr

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:40

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  4. Content type: Original Article

    Termitomyces mushrooms are mutualistically associated with fungus-growing termites, which are widely considered to cultivate a monogenotypic Termitomyces symbiont within a colony. Term...

    Authors: Huei-Mei Hsieh, Mei-Chu Chung, Pao-Yang Chen, Fei-Man Hsu, Wen-Wei Liao, Ai-Ning Sung, Chun-Ru Lin, Chung-Ju Rachel Wang, Yu-Hsin Kao, Mei-Jane Fang, Chi-Yung Lai, Chieh-Chen Huang, Jyh-Ching Chou, Wen-Neng Chou, Bill Chia-Han Chang and Yu-Ming Ju

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:39

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  5. Content type: Original article

    RNA editing is a process of post-transcriptional level of gene regulation by nucleotide modification. Previously, the chloroplast DNA of Taiwan endemic moth orchid, P. aphrodite subsp. formosana was determined, a...

    Authors: Ting-Chieh Chen, Yu-Chang Liu, Xuewen Wang, Chi-Hsuan Wu, Chih-Hao Huang and Ching-Chun Chang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:38

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  6. Content type: Original Article

    This study evaluates the influences of bio fertilizers containing mycorrhizal fungi (Glomus fasciculatum, Glomus mosseae) individually or in combination with N-fixer (Azotobacter chroococcum), K solubilizer (Baci...

    Authors: Muhammad Khalid, Danial Hassani, Muhammad Bilal, Fayaz Asad and Danfeng Huang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:35

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  7. Content type: Original Article

    Lack of phenological information and efficient collecting methods are considered impediments for orchid seed collecting. This leads to opportunistic collecting as part of general seed collecting schedules that...

    Authors: Jonathan P. Kendon, Landy Rajaovelona, Helen Sandford, Rui Fang, Jake Bell and Viswambharan Sarasan

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:34

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  8. Content type: Review

    This perspective draws attention to the functional organization of orchid seed and protocorm during the course of development. The orchid embryos have a well-organized developmental plan generating a blue-prin...

    Authors: Edward C. Yeung

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:33

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  9. Content type: Original Article

    The aim of this study is to compare the tolerance mechanisms of two industrial tomato varieties (X5671R and 5MX12956) under drought stress. 14 days-old tomato seedlings were subjected to 7 days-long drought st...

    Authors: Özge Çelik, Alp Ayan and Çimen Atak

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:32

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  10. Content type: Original Article

    Gastrodia elata is a well-known medicinal orchid. In nature, the germination rate of G. elata is extremely poor, because there is no endosperm within the mature seed. It is crucial for...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:31

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  11. Content type: Original Article

    Starch consists of two types of molecules: amylose and amylopectin. The objective of this study was increase understanding about mechanisms related to starch accumulation in hulless barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) gr...

    Authors: Xu-guang Zheng, Jun-cang Qi, Hong-shan Hui, Li-hao Lin and Feng Wang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:30

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  12. Content type: Original Article

    The flora of Panay Island is under-collected compared with the other islands of the Philippines. In a joint expedition to the island, botanists from Taiwan and the Philippines found three unknown Begonia species ...

    Authors: Ching-I Peng, Rosario Rivera Rubite, Che-Wei Lin, Mark Hughes, Yoshiko Kono and Kuo-Fang Chung

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:28

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  13. Content type: Original Article

    Genetic variability was studied in 78 populations of locally collected Vicia L. taxa for seed albumins, globulins and prolamins patterns by sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) alo...

    Authors: Sakina Bechkri, Imane Medoukali and Douadi Khelifi

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:27

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  14. Content type: Original Article

    The genus Argyreia Lour. is one of the species-rich Asian genera in the family Convolvulaceae. Several species complexes were recognized in which taxon delimitation was imprecise, especially when examining herbar...

    Authors: Paweena Traiperm, Janene Chow, Possathorn Nopun, G. Staples and Sasivimon C. Swangpol

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:25

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  15. Content type: Original Article

    Light availability may have direct effects on reproduction through resource availability, and indirect effects on female reproduction by influencing plant-pollinator interactions. Floral display size, pollinat...

    Authors: Guo-Xing Cao, Bi-Xian Wu, Xu-Jian Xu, Xie Wang and Chun-Ping Yang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:24

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  16. Content type: Original Article

    Soil organic carbon (SOC) and carbon (C) functional groups in different particle-size fractions are important indicators of microbial activity and soil decomposition stages under wildfire disturbances. This re...

    Authors: Yo-Jin Shiau, Jenn-Shing Chen, Tay-Lung Chung, Guanglong Tian and Chih-Yu Chiu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:23

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  17. Content type: Original Article

    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...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:21

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  18. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:18

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  19. Content type: Original Article

    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...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:16

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  20. Content type: Original Article

    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...

    Authors: Sheng-Zehn Yang and Po-Hao Chen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:17

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  21. Content type: Original Article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:14

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  22. Content type: Original Article

    Essential oils from plants have been reported to have wide spread antimicrobial activity against various bacterial and fungal pathogens, and these include α-Phellandrene, Nonanal and other volatile substances....

    Authors: Ji-hong Zhang, He-long Sun, Shao-yang Chen, Li Zeng and Tao-tao Wang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:13

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  23. Content type: Original Article

    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

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:11

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  24. Content type: Original Article

    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...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:10

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  25. Content type: Original Article

    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.

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:9

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  26. Content type: Original Article

    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...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:8

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  27. Content type: Original Article

    Mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek) is an economically important legume of high nutritional value, however, its cultivation is limited by susceptibility to chilling. Varieties NM94 and VC1973A, with differential ...

    Authors: Li-Ru Chen, Chia-Yun Ko, William R. Folk and Tsai-Yun Lin

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:7

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  28. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:6

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  29. Content type: Original Article

    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...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:5

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  30. Content type: Original Article

    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...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:2

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  31. Content type: Original Article

    The knowledge of the genetic architecture of closely related species and/or populations of a single species can be very useful to shed light on the processes that led to their current distributions. The presen...

    Authors: Anna Maria Palermo, Liliana Bernardo, Domenico Gargano and Giuseppe Pellegrino

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:1

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  32. Content type: Original Article

    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...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:3

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  33. Content type: Original Article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:38

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  34. Content type: Original Article

    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...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:37

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  35. Content type: Original Article

    Developing drought-tolerant crops critically depends on the efficient response of a genotype to the limited water availability, a trait known as phenological plasticity. Our understanding of the phenological p...

    Authors: Marwa N. M. E. Sanad, Kimberley Garland Campbell and Kulvinder S. Gill

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:35

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  36. Content type: Original Article

    Endoreduplication appears in numerous plant species and plays a vital role during ontogeny. The presence of polyploid cells in an otherwise diploid organism is tied specifically to the taxonomy, ecology and ph...

    Authors: Valéria Kocová, Nikola Straková, Vladislav Kolarčik, Albert Rákai and Pavol Mártonfi

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:34

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  37. Content type: Original Article

    Soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks can be altered through reforestation and cropping. We estimated the effects of land use on SOC stocks after natural deciduous forests replaced by crops and coniferous plantatio...

    Authors: Chiou-Pin Chen, Kai-Wei Juang, Chih-Hsin Cheng and Chuang-Wen Pai

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:32

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