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  1. Graptopetalum paraguayense E. Walther is a popular traditional Chinese herb and possesses several health benefits. In earlier studies, we demonstrated that G. paraguayense showed no genotoxicity and showed severa...

    Authors: Hsin-Yi Liu, Hsin-Yi Peng, Shih-Lan Hsu, Ting-Ting Jong and Su-Tze Chou

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:8

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  2. Mount Kinabalu, reknowned for its high biodiversity and endemism, is a National Park in the State of Sabah on the northern end of the island of Borneo. Every year many visit the higher part of the Kinabalu Nat...

    Authors: Ching-I Peng, Che-Wei Lin, Rimi Repin, Yoshiko Kono, Wai-Chao Leong and Kuo-Fang Chung

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:7

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  3. Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge. f. alba is a traditional Chinese herbal drug with special pharmacological effect on thromboangiitis obliterans. However, the nature source of S.miltiorrhiza Bge.f.alba is now in short sup...

    Authors: Yan-Ling Li, Xiao-Ming Xin, Zheng-Yao Chang, Ren-Jiu Shi, Zeng-Min Miao, Jing Ding and Gang-Ping Hao

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:5

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  4. The metabolic syndrome (MS) is termed a cluster of multiple metabolic risk criteria which is positively correlated with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Yam dioscorins have been report...

    Authors: Shen-Liang Shih, Yin-Shiou Lin, Shyr-Yi Lin and Wen-Chi Hou

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:4

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  5. Philodendron is the second largest genus of Araceae, being highly diverse in the Atlantic Forest biome, with nearly one third of the Brazilian species occurring in Southern Brazil, particularly in Rio de Janeiro ...

    Authors: Luana Silva Braucks Calazans, Nerivaldo Gomes Antas and Cassia Mônica Sakuragui

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:1

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  6. The inflorescences of the genus Vigna Savi have extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) among the flowers whose origin is still unknown. The disposition, anatomy and morphology, as well as the ontogeny of the extrafloral ne...

    Authors: Fabiana Soledad Ojeda, Patricia Susana Hoc, Beatriz Gloria Galati and Maria Teresa Amela García

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:74

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  7. Symphoricarpos, a genus of the Caprifoliaceae family, consists of about 15 species of clonal deciduous shrubs in North America and 1 species endemic to China. In North American tallgrass prairie, Symphoricarpos o...

    Authors: John Derek Scasta, David M Engle, Ryan N Harr and Diane M Debinski

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:80

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  8. The mBFP is an improved variant of NADPH-dependent blue fluorescent protein that was originally identified from the non-bioluminescent pathogenic bacteria Vibrio vulnificus CKM-1. To explore the application of mB...

    Authors: Jin-Min Tu, Ming-Chung Chang, Lynn LH Huang, Ching-Dong Chang, Hao-Jen Huang, Ruey-Hua Lee and Ching-Chun Chang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:79

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  9. Several wild bitter melon (WBM; Momordica charantia Linn. var. abbreviata Ser.) cultivars were developed in Taiwan. However, little information is available regarding biological function of WBM leaf. Therefore, t...

    Authors: Tsung-Hsien Tsai, Ching-Jang Huang, Wen-Huey Wu, Wen-Cheng Huang, Jong-Ho Chyuan and Po-Jung Tsai

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:78

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  10. Artemisia saharae Pomel is a new taxon of Artemisia herba-alba Asso (Asteraceae) which is endemic to Tunisia and Algeria. This shrub, commonly known as white wormwood or desert wormwood, is largely used in folk m...

    Authors: Sami Zouari, Imen Ayadi, Nahed Fakhfakh, Hamida Jdir, Latifa Aloui, Mohamed Kossentini, Ahmed Rebai and Nacim Zouari

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:76

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  11. This article evaluates the potential of intraspecific variation for whole-root hydraulic properties in sunflower. We investigated genotypic differences related to root water transport in four genotypes selecte...

    Authors: Afifuddin Latif Adiredjo, Olivier Navaud, Philippe Grieu and Thierry Lamaze

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:75

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  12. Gastrodia flabilabella is a mycoheterotrophic orchid that obtains carbohydrates and nutrients from its symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi. The species is an endemic and vulnerable species enlisted in the “A Preliminary ...

    Authors: Chi-Chu Tsai, Pei-Yin Wu, Chia-Chi Kuo, Min-Chun Huang, Sheng-Kun Yu, Tsai-Wen Hsu, Tzen-Yuh Chiang and Yu-Chung Chiang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:72

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  13. Apple trees are often subject to severe salt stress in China as well as in the world that results in significant loss of apple production. Therefore this study was carried out to evaluate the response of apple...

    Authors: Shou-Jun Yang, Zhong-Lan Zhang, Yuan-Xia Xue, Zhi-Fen Zhang and Shu-Yi Shi

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:70

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  14. Pyrostria sensu lato (s.l.) is regarded as one of the polyphyletic group within Vanguerieae formerly comprising of Pyrostria sensu stricto (s.s.), Pyrostria group A and Pyrostria group B delineated by the number ...

    Authors: Grecebio Jonathan D Alejandro, Carizza Marie M Magdaleno, Joseph Alvin T Pacia, Lyn D Paraguison, Kim Karlo C Quiogue, Annie Eliza D Wong, Krysten Marie R Yayen and Axel H Arriola

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:65

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  15. Microorganisms capable of utilizing vegetable tissues for multiplication in soil were isolated, cultivated in liquid medium prepared from the same vegetable tissues, and tested for ability to activate resistan...

    Authors: Ching-Hui Yang, Mei-Ju Lin, Huey-Jen Su and Wen-Hsiung Ko

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:40

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  16. Although many studies suggested that aluminum (Al) induced programmed cell death (PCD) in plants, the mechanism of Al-induced PCD and its effects in Al tolerance is limited. This study was to investigate the m...

    Authors: Wen-Jing Huang, Thet Lwin Oo, Hu-Yi He, Ai-Qin Wang, Jie Zhan, Chuang-Zhen Li, Shan-Qing Wei and Long-Fei He

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:67

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  17. Continental China is the center of Begonia species diversity in Asia and contains more than 60 species out of about 110 named species of section Platycentrum. Mt. Jinyun, located in Chongqing City at the upper re...

    Authors: Bo Ding, Koh Nakamura, Yoshiko Kono, Meng-Jung Ho and Ching-I Peng

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:62

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  18. Cadmium uptake and distribution, as well as its effects on lipid composition was investigated in almond seedlings (Prunus dulcis) grown in culture solution supplied with two concentrations of Cd (50 and 150 μM).

    Authors: Nada Elloumi, Mohamed Zouari, Leila Chaari, Chiraz Jomni, Brahim Marzouk and Ferjani Ben Abdallah

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:61

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  19. Tomato is one of the most popular vegetables, and middle tolerance for salt stress. Spermidine (Spd) has an important role in plant defense mechanisms against abiotic stress; however, relatively few data are a...

    Authors: Yi Zhang, Li Zhang and Xiao-Hui Hu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:58

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  20. Gentiana scabra Bunge commonly known as ‘Long dan cao’ in China has been used in traditional Chinese medicines for more than 2000 years. Dry roots and rhizome of the herb have been used for the treatment of infla...

    Authors: Shih-Hung Huang, Dinesh Chandra Agrawal, Fang-Sheng Wu and Hsin-Sheng Tsay

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:56

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  21. Lead (Pb) heavy metal pollution in water bodies is one of the serious problems across the world. This study was designed to find out the effect of Pb toxicity on physiological and biochemical changes in Eichhorni...

    Authors: Srinivasan Malar, Sahi Shivendra Vikram, Paulo JC Favas and Venkatachalam Perumal

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:54

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  22. This study aimed to explore the active oxygen scavenging mechanism of Kandelia candel, in order to provide a theoretical basis for further analysis on the physiological mechanism of salt tolerance in mangrove pla...

    Authors: He-ming Wang, Xiao-rong Xiao, Meng-ying Yang, Zhi-liang Gao, Jian Zang, Xiu-mei Fu and Yin-hua Chen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:57

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  23. The differentiation between wild type of Parachlorella kessleri and its mutant strains PC Mut2, PC Mut4 by using the Multi-functional Plant Efficiency Analyzer (М-РЕА-2) was studied. Mutant algal cells of P. kess...

    Authors: Marwa M Saleh, Dmitry N Matorin, Bolatkhan K Zayadan, Daria A Todorenko, Evgenii P Lukashov and Mona M Gaballah

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:53

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  24. In our recent molecular phylogenetic study of Asian Begonia, two undescribed species, B. guixiensis sp. ined. (S. Guangxi, China) and B. longa sp. ined. (Vietnam), were sampled and placed within the strongly supp...

    Authors: Ching-I Peng, Shin-Ming Ku, Hsun-An Yang, Wai-Chao Leong, Yan Liu, Tien Hiep Nguyen, Yoshiko Kono and Kuo-Fang Chung

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:52

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  25. Glossogyne tenuifolia Cassini (Hsiang-Ju in Chinese) is a perennial herb native to Penghu Islands, Taiwan. The herb is a traditional anti-pyretic and hepatoprotective used in Chinese medicine. Several studies on

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

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:45

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  26. The bacterial community of forest soils is influenced by environmental disturbance and/or meteorological temperature and precipitation. In this study, we investigated three bacterial communities in soils of a ...

    Authors: Yu-Te Lin, Hsueh-Wen Hu, William B Whitman, David C Coleman and Chih-Yu Chiu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:50

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  27. We reported that yam dioscorin and its peptic hydrolysates exhibited ACE inhibition and antihypertensive effects on SHRs, however, the active peptides are not really isolated until now. Using ACE inhibitory sc...

    Authors: Yin-Shiou Lin, Yeh-Lin Lu, Guei-Jane Wang, Hong-Jen Liang and Wen-Chi Hou

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:49

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  28. 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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  29. 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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