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  1. Content type: Research

    It is an important issue to separate the current and past components of the meteorological parameters influencing the current pollen concentration for different taxa. For this purpose a new statistical procedu...

    Authors: László Makra, Zoltán Csépe, István Matyasovszky, Áron József Deák, Zoltán Sümeghy and Gábor Tusnády

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:43

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    Drimys brasiliensis Miers is native to Brazil, where it is mainly found in montane forests and flooded areas in the South and Southeast regions of the country. The objectives of the present study were to compare ...

    Authors: Bruna Paula da Cruz, Evaristo Mauro de Castro, Maria das Graças Cardoso, Katiúscia Freire de Souza, Samísia Maria Fernandes Machado, Patrícia Vieira Pompeu and Marco Aurélio Leite Fontes

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:41

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    The essential oil of Achillea wilhelmsii C. Koch (100 & 200 mg/kg b.w, i.p) was evaluated against acetaminophen induced hepatic injuries in rats. For this purpose, the activities of cytochrome P450 (CYP450), glut...

    Authors: Abolfazl Dadkhah, Faezeh Fatemi, Shima Ababzadeh, Kambiz Roshanaei, Mahdi Alipour and Bahareh Sadegh Tabrizi

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:37

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    Rhododendron is one of the most well-known alpine flowers. In order to identify performances relating to Rhododendron’s natural habitats we investigated the leaf anatomical structures and photosynthetic character...

    Authors: Yan-Fei Cai, Shi-Feng Li, Shu-Fa Li, Wei-Jia Xie and Jie Song

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:36

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  5. Content type: Review

    Heavy metals are naturally occurring in the earth‘s crust but anthropogenic and industrial activities have led to drastic environmental pollutions in distinct areas. Plants are able to colonize such sites due ...

    Authors: Katrin Viehweger

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:35

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    Although the seed oil content in canola is a crucial quality determining trait, the regulatory mechanisms of its formation are not fully discovered. This study compared the silique and seed physiological chara...

    Authors: Shuijin Hua, Zhong-Hua Chen, Yaofeng Zhang, Huasheng Yu, Baogang Lin and Dongqing Zhang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:34

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    Fusicoccin (FC), a fungal phytotoxin produced by Fusicoccum amygdale, causes the inhibition of ABA-induced stomatal closure. The mechanism of inhibition is remaining unclear. We analyzed the role of hydrogen pero...

    Authors: Ai-Xia Huang, Xiao-Ping She, Jin-Liang Zhao and Yun-Ying Zhang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:33

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    Calcium oxalate crystals, which are found in many organs of plants, have different morphological forms: as druses, prism, styloids, raphides and crystal sand. In this study, the distribution, type and specific...

    Authors: Sevil Tütüncü Konyar, Necla Öztürk and Feruzan Dane

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:32

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    In the classical doctrines, Magnolia was frequently considered the archetype among flowering plants, and its conduplicate carpel with marginal placentation was assumed to be derived from a leaf-like organ bearing...

    Authors: Wen-Zhe Liu, Khidir Hilu and Ya-Ling Wang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:28

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    Using the cross of wheat and maize is a very useful way to produce wheat haploid plants by chromosome elimination. Dwarf male sterile wheat (DMSW) and corn inducer are potential important germplasm for wheat b...

    Authors: Wei Zhang, Ke Wang, Zhi-Shan Lin, Li-Pu Du, Hai-Li Ma, Le-Le Xiao and Xing-Guo Ye

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:26

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    Hainan is the largest island of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot and has the best preserved and most extensive tropical forests in China. A recent study on distribution of endangered species in China identi...

    Authors: Ching-I Peng, Xiao-Hua Jin, Shin-Ming Ku, Yoshiko Kono, Han-Yau Huang and Hsun-An Yang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:24

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    Ploidy manipulation is considered an efficient method to increase production potential of medicinally important compounds. Dracocephalum kotschyi Boiss. is an endangered medicinal plant of Iran. Various concentra...

    Authors: Ali Akbar Zahedi, Bahman Hosseini, Mohammad Fattahi, Esmail Dehghan, Hadi Parastar and Hadi Madani

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:22

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    In the floral ABC model, B-class genes comprised of DEFICIENS (DEF)/APETALA3 (AP3) and GLOBOSA (GLO)/PISTILLATA (PI) had been proposed to involve in second and third whorl floral organ development. However, less ...

    Authors: Kunmei Su, Zhenhuan Li and Zhiduan Chen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:21

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    Phytocystatins are natural inhibitors of cysteine protease, and may regulate endo- or exo-genous proteolytic activities in plants. They are classified into Group I and II differing by the presence of C-termina...

    Authors: Mei-Ling Cheng, Jason T C Tzen, Douglas J H Shyu and Wing-Ming Chou

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:18

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    Trehalose, a non-reducing disaccharide, which involves in the acquisition of various stress tolerance, while hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is considered as a cell signal molecule, but H2S-induced heat tolerance and invo...

    Authors: Zhong-Guang Li, Li-Ju Luo and Li-Ping Zhu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:20

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    Although the pressure flow theory is widely accepted for the transport of photoassimilates in phloem sieve elements, it still requires strong experimental validation. One reason for that is the lack of a preci...

    Authors: Feng An, David Cahill, James Rookes, Weifu Lin and Lingxue Kong

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:19

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    For successful cultivation and conservation of plants a detailed knowledge of their reproductive biology is required. The reproductive features of trees are important to determine the diversity patterns and co...

    Authors: Krishna Kumar Gopalakrishnan and Thuruthiyil Dennis Thomas

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:15

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    In the study, Folium Sennae (FS) was firstly extracted by various solvents to obtain five FS extracts. Then, five FS extracts were evaluated for the protective effects against •OH-induced DNA damage, antioxidant ...

    Authors: Jian Lin, Xican Li, Lu Han, Fei Li, Wenbiao Lu, Ye Bai and Dongfeng Chen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:16

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    Gentiana scabra is commonly known as ‘Longdan’ is an important herb in traditional Chinese medicines, commonly used for the treatment of inflammation, anorexia, indigestion and gastric infections. Iridoids and se...

    Authors: Shih-Hung Huang, Rishi Kishore Vishwakarma, Tzu-Tai Lee, Hsiao-Sung Chan and Hsin-Sheng Tsay

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:17

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    Tea (Camellia sinensis) is an important economic crop in Taiwan. Particularly, two major commercial types of tea (Paochong tea and Oolong tea) which are produced in Taiwan are famous around the world, and they mu...

    Authors: Chih-Yi Hu, You-Zen Tsai and Shun-Fu Lin

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:12

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    Spectral reflectance was evaluated for its usefulness as a nondestructive estimation of chlorophyll (Chl) content from three cultivars of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) with green, yellow, and purple leaves gr...

    Authors: Wen-Dar Huang, Kuan-Hung Lin, Ming-Huang Hsu, Meng-Yuan Huang, Zhi-Wei Yang, Pi-Yu Chao and Chi-Ming Yang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:11

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    The aim of this experiment was to analyze the alleviation mechanism of exogenous salicylic acid (SA) and sodium nitroprusside (SNP, a nitric oxide donor) on peanut seedlings under Fe deficiency. The effects of...

    Authors: Jing Kong, Yuanjie Dong, Linlin Xu, Shuang Liu and Xiaoying Bai

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:9

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    Arachis hypogaea L. (2n = 4× = 40, AABB) is one of the most important oil and economic crop plants in the word. This species has the largest genome size of about 2,813 Mb among the oil crop species. Zhonghua 8 is...

    Authors: Yu-Ning Chen, Wen-Hui Wei, Xiao-Ping Ren, Xue-Ya Zhao, Xiao-Jing Zhou, Li Huang, Xing-Chun Tang and Hui-Fang Jiang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:8

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    Sphaerophysa kotschyana Boiss. is naturally distributed in overly salty regions. The key to the completion of the life cycles of S. kotschyana in harsh saline soils may be hidden in changes of its osmo-protectant...

    Authors: Evren Yildiztugay, Ceyda Ozfidan-Konakci, Mustafa Kucukoduk and Yagmur Duran

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:6

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    Dried roots of Sophora flavescens Aiton contain many phytochemicals that exhibit beneficial effects on human health. This study examined and compared the karyological, morphological and phytochemical characterist...

    Authors: Tzu Che Lin, Jih Min Sung and Mau Shing Yeh

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:5

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    Chronological age is the primary consideration when studying the physiological development, aging, and flowering of bamboo. However, it’s difficult to determine bamboo’s chronological age if the time of germin...

    Authors: Jin-Ling Yuan, Hui-Min Sun, Guang-Ping Guo, Jin-Jun Yue and Xiao-Ping Gu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:4

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    The picturesque limestone karsts across the Sino-Vietnamese border are renowned biodiversity hotspot, distinguished for extremely high endemism of calciphilous plants restricted to caves and cave-like microhab...

    Authors: Kuo-Fang Chung, Wai-Chao Leong, Rosario Rivera Rubite, Rimi Repin, Ruth Kiew, Yan Liu and Ching-I Peng

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:1

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    Community structure and species composition are closely related to plant diversity and ecosystem stability. To explore the similarity in vegetation structure of shrub communities under the same temperate clima...

    Authors: Ye Tao, Yuan-Ming Zhang and Alison Downing

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:59

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    Pepper, Capsicum annuum L., Solanaceae, is a major staple economically important vegetable crop worldwide. Limited functional genomics resources and whole genome association studies could be substantially improve...

    Authors: Yul-Kyun Ahn, Swati Tripathi, Young-Il Cho, Jeong-Ho Kim, Hye-Eun Lee, Do-Sun Kim, Jong-Gyu Woo and Myeong-Cheoul Cho

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:58

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    The Chamaecyparis forest is a valuable natural resource in eastern Asia. The characteristics of soil humic substances and the influence of environmental factors in natural Chamaecyparis forests in subtropical mou...

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:56

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