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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Original Article

    Endoreduplication as a part of flower ontogeny in Trifolium pratense cultivars

    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...

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

    Botanical Studies 2016 57:34

    Published on: 27 October 2016

  11. Original Article

    Efficient and heritable transformation of Phalaenopsis orchids

    Phalaenopsis orchid (Phal. orchid) is visually attractive and it is important economic floriculture species. Phal. orchids have many unique biological features. However, investigation ...

    Hong-Xian Hsing, Yi-Jyun Lin, Chii-Gong Tong, Min-Jeng Li, Yun-Jin Chen and Swee-Suak Ko

    Botanical Studies 2016 57:30

    Published on: 20 October 2016

  12. Original Article

    Effect of light regime and provenance on leaf characteristics, growth and flavonoid accumulation in Cyclocarya paliurus (Batal) Iljinskaja coppices

    As a highly valued and multiple function tree species, Cyclocarya paliurus is planted and managed for timber production and medical use. However, limited information is available on its genotype selection and cul...

    Yang Liu, Chenyun Qian, Sihui Ding, Xulan Shang, Wanxia Yang and Shengzuo Fang

    Botanical Studies 2016 57:28

    Published on: 17 October 2016

  13. Original article

    Activity and expression of ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase during rhizome formation in lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.)

    Lotus root is a traditional and popular aquatic vegetable in China. Starch is an important component of the rhizome and directly affects the quality of processed products. ADP -glucose pyrophosphorylase (AGPas...

    Libao Cheng, Xian Liu, Jingjing Yin, Jianqiu Yang, Yan Li, Linchong Hui, Shuyan Li and Liangjun Li

    Botanical Studies 2016 57:26

    Published on: 30 September 2016

  14. Original article

    Micro-morphological study of Evolvulus spp. (Convolvulaceae): the old world medicinal plants

    Several medicinal properties have been reported for plants in the genus Evolvulus, such as a brain tonic and antifungal from Evolvulus alsinoides, and a sedative and an anthelmintic from Evolvulus nummularius. Th...

    Kanapol Ketjarun, George W. Staples, Sasivimon C. Swangpol and Paweena Traiperm

    Botanical Studies 2016 57:25

    Published on: 28 September 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Botanical Studies 2016 57:29

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