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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Original article

    Catechins are the main polyphenol compounds in tea (Camellia sinensis). To understand the relationship between gene expression and product accumulation, the levels of catechins and relative expressions of key gen...

    Authors: Li-Qun Zhang, Kang Wei, Hao Cheng, Li-Yuan Wang and Cheng-Cai Zhang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:31

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  22. Content type: Original Article

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

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:30

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  23. Content type: Original Article

    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...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:28

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  24. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:26

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  25. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:25

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

  26. Content type: Original Article

    Anthocyanins are the conspicuous pigments of flowering plants and participate in several aspects of plant development and defense, such as seeds and pollens dispersal. Leaf colour (Lc) is the first basic/helix-lo...

    Authors: Zong-An Huang, Ting Zhao, Ning Wang and Shu-song Zheng

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:24

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  27. Content type: Original Article

    Understanding interspecific associations in old-growth forests will help to reveal mechanisms of interspecific replacement in the process of forest development and provide a theoretical basis for vegetation re...

    Authors: Zongzheng Chai, Caili Sun, Dexiang Wang and Wenzhen Liu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:23

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  28. Content type: Original Article

    Kappaphycus are farmed in tropical countries as raw material for carrageenan, which is widely used in food industry. The sea area available for farming is one limiting factor in the pr...

    Authors: Hu Li, Jianguo Liu, Litao Zhang and Tong Pang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:21

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  29. Content type: Original Article

    Wheat, one of the most important crops, has a detrimental effect on both yield and quality under drought stress. As our preliminary experiment showed that the Chinese Spring wheat-Aegilops longissima chromosome s...

    Authors: Jiaxing Zhou, Chaoying Ma, Shoumin Zhen, Min Cao, Friedich J. Zeller, Sai L. K. Hsam and Yueming Yan

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:20

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  30. Content type: Original Article

    Fruit characters affect consumer preferences and the market value of melons is determined by fruit quality. Most fruit quality-related traits are controlled by multiple genes, and are influenced by environment...

    Authors: Yu-Hua Wang, Dong-Hong Wu, Jin-Hsing Huang, Shing-Jy Tsao, Kae-Kang Hwu and Hsiao-Feng Lo

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:19

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  31. Content type: Original Article

    Gastrodia elata, a famous herbal medicine, has been received great attention on its treatments of headache, vertigo and epilepsy. Gastrodia nantoensis is a newly described species from...

    Authors: Yuan-Yuan Li, Xiao-Mei Chen, Shun-Xing Guo and Yung-I Lee

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:18

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  32. Content type: Original Article

    Heteropogon contortus is a valuable pasture species that is widely used for vegetation restoration in dry-hot valleys of China. However, to date, its morphological and physiological re...

    Authors: Xue-mei Wang, Li Zhao, Bang-guo Yan, Liang-tao Shi, Gang-cai Liu and Yu-xiao He

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:17

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  33. Content type: Original Article

    Dracocephalum heterophyllum was a traditional Tibetan medicine possesses various pharmacological effects involved in anti-inflammatory, antibacterial activities. However, its anti-hepa...

    Authors: Qiang-Qiang Shi, Jun Dang, Huai-Xiu Wen, Xiang Yuan, Yan-Duo Tao and Qi-Lan Wang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:16

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  34. Content type: Original Article

    Aquaporins (AQPs) are known to facilitate water transport across cell membranes, but the role of a single AQP in regulating plant water transport, particularly in plants other than Arabidopsis remains largely une...

    Authors: Juanjuan Song, Guoliang Ye, Zhengjiang Qian and Qing Ye

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:15

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  35. Content type: Original Article

    The fruits of the family Menispermaceae are drupes, and because the drupe endocarps are morphologically diverse, they are generally used to classify members of this family. There is a lack of detailed knowledg...

    Authors: Sheng-Zehn Yang and Po-Hao Chen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:14

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Botanical Studies 2017 58:20

  36. Content type: Original Article

    Abiotic stresses such as drought and salt stresses have a negative effect on the growth and productivity of plants. Improvement of stress tolerance through genetic engineering in plants has been reported in in...

    Authors: Bi-Yan Zhao, Yu-Feng Hu, Juan-juan Li, Xuan Yao and Ke-de Liu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:12

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  37. Content type: Original Article

    Improvement of nutrient use efficiency is a major goal for several crop plants, especially Brassica napus. Indeed, the low nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) in this crop results in negative economic and ecological co...

    Authors: Clément Sorin, Laurent Leport, Mireille Cambert, Alain Bouchereau, François Mariette and Maja Musse

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:11

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  38. Content type: Original Article

    The purpose of this study was to predict culm height development and to evaluate biomass accumulation and carbon storage in the initial growth stage of moso bamboos (Phyllostachys pubescens). A total of 30 bamboo...

    Authors: Tian-Ming Yen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:10

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  39. Content type: Original Article

    Peucedanum japonicum Thunb, an important medicinal herb is reported to possess pharmacological properties such as anti-obesity, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-di...

    Authors: Chia-Chen Chen, Dinesh Chandra Agrawal, Maw-Rong Lee, Ren-Jye Lee, Chao-Lin Kuo, Chi-Rei Wu, Hsin-Sheng Tsay and Hung-Chi Chang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:9

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