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  1. Content type: Research

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ferns contain natural products with potential therapeutic applications. Current knowledge of the pharmacological properties of ferns, specifically those growing at high altitudes, is limited. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Tsun-Thai Chai, Sanmugapriya Elamparuthi, Ann-Li Yong, Yixian Quah, Hean-Chooi Ong and Fai-Chu Wong

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:55

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    The root of Gentiana scabra is commonly known as Longdan in Chinese herbal medicines and has been used in the treatment of inflammation, anorexia, indigestion and gastric infections for over 2000 years. High mark...

    Authors: Shih-Hung Huang, Emily hin-Fun Chen, Chin-Tung Wu, Chao-Lin Kuo and Hsin-Sheng Tsay

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:54

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    Isatidae L. is a complex and systematically difficult genus in Brassicaceae. The genus displays great morphological polymorphism, which makes the classification of species and subspecies difficult as it is observ...

    Authors: Özlem Özbek, Elçin Görgülü and Şinasi Yıldırımlı

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:48

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    An optimized method for indirect shoot organogenesis from the leaf explants of Hygrophila pogonocalyx, a rare and endemic species in Taiwan, was developed to supply enough quantity of plant materials for the firs...

    Authors: Chin-Wen Ho, Rong-Dih Lin, Tzong-Huei Lee, Chien-Hung Lin, Chi-Luan Wen, Yu-Ting Tseng and Mei-Hsien Lee

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:51

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    Tetracentron sinense Oliv. is an endangered tree mainly distributed in south-central China. The breeding system and pollination ecology of T. sinense are unclear. With a conservation perspective, the floral biolo...

    Authors: Xiaohong Gan, Lingling Cao, Xia Zhang and Huaichun Li

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:50

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    Andrographis paniculata (Burm. f.) Nees is an important medicinal plant which has enormous applications in pharmaceutical industries. Cell suspension culture of Andrographis paniculata (Burm. f.) Nees. was treate...

    Authors: Moinuddin M A Vakil and Vijay D Mendhulkar

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:49

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    Cereal crops are the major targets for transformation mediated crop improvement and IR36 is an early maturing, high yielding, insect and disease resistant rice variety however, it is abiotic stress sensitive. ...

    Authors: Subramanian Radhesh Krishnan, Arumugam Mohana Priya and Manikandan Ramesh

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:47

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    Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f is an important industrial crop, which has enormous application in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries. Thereby, the demand for quality planting material of A. vera is increasing wo...

    Authors: Sk Moquammel Haque and Biswajit Ghosh

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:46

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    The spectacular karst limestone landscape in Guangxi harbors high-level diversity and endemism of Begonia species, especially those of sect. Coelocentrum. In continuation of our studies in this area, we report th...

    Authors: Ching-I Peng, Hsun-An Yang, Yoshiko Kono, Kuo-Fang Chung, Yu-Song Huang, Wang-Hui Wu and Yan Liu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:44

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    It has been well demonstrated that plant growth regulators have important functions in multiple physiological processes. ABA and BR play crucial roles in response of crops to stresses. Photosynthetic capacity of

    Authors: Yong-Jun Hu, Lian-Xuan Shi, Wei Sun and Ji-Xun Guo

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:42

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    Very little information is available about soil algae in Taiwan. In this study, we investigated for the first time the soil algae inhabiting five types of farmland in mid-Taiwan: rice paddies, vegetable farms,...

    Authors: Ching-Su Lin, Tsuan-Ling Chou and Jiunn-Tzong Wu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:41

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    Accurate import of thousands of nuclear-encoded proteins is an important step in plastid biogenesis. However, the import machinery of cytosolic precursor proteins to plastids relies on the Toc and Tic (translo...

    Authors: Yu-Shan Liu and Chih-Wen Sun

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:40

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    We found that the edible green seaweed Enteromorpha linza displayed potent antimicrobial activity against Prevotella intermedia and Porphyromonas gingivalis. To elucidate the active component of E. linza, isolati...

    Authors: Nam-Hee Park, Jae-Suk Choi, Seon-Yeong Hwang, Yang-Chun Kim, Yong-Ki Hong, Kwang Keun Cho and In Soon Choi

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:39

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    Begonia sect. Diploclinium is a ‘dust-bin’ section for species retaining pleisiomorphic characters and lacking novel synapomorphic characters used to delimit other Asian sections in Begonia. Part of this large an...

    Authors: Rosario Rivera Rubite, Mark Hughes, Grecebio JD Alejandro and Ching-I Peng

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:38

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    Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Danshen), an important herb in traditional Chinese medicine, is commonly used for treatment of cardiovascular diseases. One of the major bioactive constituents of Danshen, diterpenoid t...

    Authors: Hsin-Shueh Ho, Rishi Kishore Vishwakarma, Emily Chin-Fun Chen and Hsin-Sheng Tsay

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:37

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    Limitations to plant growth imposed by the Mediterranean climate are mainly due to carbon balance in response to stress factors. In particular, water stress associated to high air temperature and irradiance in...

    Authors: Loretta Gratani, Rosangela Catoni and Laura Varone

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:35

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