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  1. Content type: Research

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  16. 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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    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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