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  1. 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
  2. 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

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

  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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

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

  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. The Malaysian state of Sabah on the Island of Borneo is emerging as a hotspot for nickel hyperaccumulator species with at least 25 such species discovered to date. New discoveries of the hyperaccumulation trai...

    Authors: Antony van der Ent, Max van Balgooy and Peter van Welzen
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:6
  18. Kinabalu Park, in Sabah (Malaysia) on Borneo Island, is renowned for the exceptionally high plant diversity it protects, with at least 5000 plant species enumerated to date. Discoveries of plant novelties cont...

    Authors: John B. Sugau and Antony van der Ent
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:4
  19. Copper dioxide nanoparticles (NPs), which is a kind of important and widely used metal oxide NP, eventually reaches a water body through wastewater and urban runoff. Ecotoxicological studies of this kind of NP...

    Authors: Guanling Song, Wenhua Hou, Yuan Gao, Yan Wang, Lin Lin, Zhiwei Zhang, Qiang Niu, Rulin Ma, Lati Mu and Haixia Wang
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:3
  20. The winter in the Yangtze River Delta area of China involves more than 1 month of continuous low temperature and poor light (CLTL) weather conditions, which impacts horticultural production in an unheated gree...

    Authors: Xue Li, Wei Lu, Guyue Hu, Xiao Chan Wang, Yu Zhang, Guo Xiang Sun and Zhichao Fang
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:2
  21. With more than 160 described species, Primulina is one of the most characteristic plant groups of the Sino-Vietnamese limestone flora. In our continous botanical inventory of the limestone flora of South China, w...

    Authors: Jing Guo, Bo Pan, Jing Liu, Wei-Bin Xu and Kuo-Fang Chung
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:34
  22. SFARs (seed fatty acid reducers) belonging to the GDSL lipases/esterases family have been reported to reduce fatty acid storage and composition in mature Arabidopsis seeds. GDSL lipase...

    Authors: Li-Min Huang, Chia-Ping Lai, Long-Fang O. Chen, Ming-Tsair Chan and Jei-Fu Shaw
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:33
  23. Timing of reproductive events has become central in ecological studies linking success in pollination and seed dispersion to optimizing the probability and periods of encounters with pollinators or dispersers....

    Authors: Shang-Yang Lin, Lien-Siang Chou, Bruno Di Giusto and Anthony Bain
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:32
  24. Asparagine (N)-linked glycosylation is one of the most crucial post-translational modifications, which is catalyzed in the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) by the oligosaccharyltransferase (OST) in euka...

    Authors: Luyi Jiang, Xin Zhu, Jinmei Chen, Deyue Yang, Changfang Zhou and Zhi Hong
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:31
  25. Ophiocordycipitaceae is a highly diverse fungal family parasitizing a wide range of arthropods and hypogeous fungi. We collected two ophiocordycipitaceous species previously unknown in Taiwan: one emerged from...

    Authors: Yi-Hong Ke and Yu-Ming Ju
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:30
  26. The species-rich genus Impatiens is mainly distributed throughout much of tropical Africa, India, southwest Asia, southern China and Japan. There are more than 270 species recorded in China, most of which are res...

    Authors: Yun-Hong Tan, Yan-Nan Liu, Hong Jiang, Xin-Xin Zhu, Wei Zhang and Sheng-Xiang Yu
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:29
  27. Christisonia is a little-documented and poorly studied root-parasitic genus in the Orobanchaceae occurring in India, China, Indochina and part of the Malesian region. Recent collection...

    Authors: Antony van der Ent and K. M. Wong
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:28
  28. Bioclimatics is an ancient science that was once neglected by many ecologists. However, as climate changes have attracted increasing attention, scientists have reevaluated the relevance of bioclimatology and i...

    Authors: Chyi-Rong Chiou, Tung-Yu Hsieh and Chang-Chi Chien
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:26
  29. Fruits of wild species of the genus Physalis are consumed as food and calyces and leaves are used in traditional medicine. The phenolic composition of the species of this genus have been scarcely studied. To con...

    Authors: José Roberto Medina-Medrano, Norma Almaraz-Abarca, M. Socorro González-Elizondo, José Natividad Uribe-Soto, Laura Silvia González-Valdez and Yolanda Herrera-Arrieta
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:24
  30. The repeat sequences occupied more than 50 % of soybean genome. In order to understand where these repeat sequences distributed in soybean genome and its related Glycine species, we examined three new repeat sequ...

    Authors: Hsuan Chen, Mei-Chu Chung, Yuan-Ching Tsai, Fu-Jin Wei, Jaw-Shu Hsieh and Yue-Ie C. Hsing
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:22
  31. The dynamics of cambial activity and xylogenesis provide information on how and to what extent wood formation respond to climatic variability. The Lebanon Cedar (Cedrus libani A.Rich) is a montane tree species wh...

    Authors: Aylin Güney, Danielle Kerr, Ayça Sökücü, Reiner Zimmermann and Manfred Küppers
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:20
  32. Begonia is a mega-diverse genus of flowering plants prone to generating micro-endemic species, especially on limestone habitats. During fieldwork in the Puerto Princesa Subterranean Ri...

    Authors: Rosario Rivera Rubite, Mark Hughes, Patrick Blanc, Kuo-Fang Chung, Hsun-An Yang, Yoshiko Kono, Grecebio J D Alejandro, Llogene B De Layola, Arthur Gregory N Virata and Ching-I Peng
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:19
  33. The production of broccoli (Brassica oleracea) is largely reduced by waterlogging and high temperature stresses. Heat-tolerant and heat-susceptible broccoli cultivars TSS-AVRDC-2 and B-75, respectively, were used...

    Authors: Hsin-Hung Lin, Kuan-Hung Lin, Su-Ching Chen, Yu-Hsing Shen and Hsiao-Feng Lo
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:18
  34. Large amounts of Ganoderma lucidum (GL) commercial products are provided in the worldwide market such as powders, tea bags, or capsules as dietary supplements which contained triterpenoids and/or polysaccharides....

    Authors: Yuh-Hwa Liu, Yin-Shiou Lin, Kuan-Ling Lin, Yeh-Lin Lu, Chao-Hsiang Chen, Mei-Yin Chien, Huey-Fang Shang, Shyr-Yi Lin and Wen-Chi Hou
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:17
  35. Habitat fragmentation and the resulting decline in population size and density commonly reduce the reproduction of rare and threatened species. We investigated the impacts of population size and density on rep...

    Authors: Jie-Cai Zhao, Jun Luo, Chun-Ping Yang and Guo-Xing Cao
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:15
  36. Gentiana rigescens, an important medicinal plant in China, has been widely cultivated in Yunnan province, China. Previous studies were focused on analysis and determination of the metabolites isolated from this s...

    Authors: Yu Pan, Ji Zhang, Yan-Li Zhao, Yuan-Zhong Wang and Heng-Yu Huang
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:14
  37. Identification of natural antibacterial agents from various sources that can act effectively against disease causing foodborne bacteria is one of the major concerns throughout the world. However, the natural a...

    Authors: Jayanta Kumar Patra, Gitishree Das and Kwang-Hyun Baek
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:13

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