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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. The cryopreservation of orchid seeds is an important conservation method, studies of the effects of cryopreservation on the seeds of wild orchids are scant. This investigation was to establish a method for the...

    Authors: Wei Hsin Hu, Yue Han Yang, Song Iuan Liaw and Chen Chang
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:33
  22. Saikosaponin-d (SSd) is an important active component of Bupleurum scorzonerifolium Willd., a traditional Chinese medicinal herb. Thus far, the biosynthetic pathway and biosynthetic site of saikosaponins in Buple...

    Authors: Xueyan Zhao, Li Zheng, Jingjing Si, Yan Miao, Yong Peng and Xia Cai
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:32
  23. Systematic acquired resistance (SAR) is an effective broad-spectrum defense mechanism that confers long-lasting protection against biotrophic pathogens trough defense related salicylic acid (SA) signaling. Gen...

    Authors: Jen-Chih Chen, Hsiang-Chia Lu, Cheng-En Chen, Hua-Fang Hsu, Hong-Hwa Chen and Hsin-Hung Yeh
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:31
  24. Glycinebetaine, whose biosynthesis could be catalyzed by choline oxidase (COD), is an extremely efficient compatible solute for scavenging oxidative stress-inducing molecules and protecting the photosynthetic ...

    Authors: Yu-Jie Cheng, Xi-Ping Deng, Sang-Soo Kwak, Wei Chen and Anthony E Eneji
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:30
  25. Phospholipids represent the highly conserved structural basis of biological membranes from bacteria to humans. However, plants and other photoautotrophic organisms are unique in using non-phosphorus galactolip...

    Authors: Yuki Nakamura
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:29
  26. Recently, we discovered an unknown Asarum from Taiwan which is closely related to A. crassisepalum S.F. Huang, T.H. Hsieh and T.C. Huang and A. taipingshanianum S.F. Huang, T.H. Hsieh and T.C. Huang by sharing a ...

    Authors: Chang-Tse Lu, Wen-Liang Chiou and Jenn-Che Wang
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:28
  27. The effects of exogenously applied H2O2 on growth, water status, the mineral ion content (Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+ and Cu2+), proline, total sugars and soluble proteins were assessed in leaves of maize (Zea mays L.) c...

    Authors: Sule Guzel and Rabiye Terzi
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:26
  28. Grammitid ferns are a tropical monophyletic clade nested in Polypodiaceae, containing more than 20 genera and more than 750 species. Many of them also grow in Taiwan. During the survey of recent two decades, a...

    Authors: Shann-Jye Moore, Barbara S Parris, Tzu-Tong Kao, Pi-Fong Lu and Wen-Liang Chiou
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:24
  29. Mycorrhizal associations play a key role in the life cycle and evolutionary history of orchids. All orchids grow from extremely small seeds that are lacking in reserves, and germination and growth into an unde...

    Authors: Qiu-Xia Wang, Ning Yan, Da-Gan Ji, Shu-Yun Li and Hong Hu
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:23
  30. The in vivo infectious clone of Turnip mosaic virus (TuMV), p35S-TuMV, was used on plant pathology research for many years. To activate p35S-TuMV, the plasmid was mechanically introduced to the local lesion host

    Authors: Yen-Yu Lin, Meng-Mei Fang, Pin-Chun Lin, Ming-Tzu Chiu, Li-Yu Liu, Chan-Pin Lin and Shih-Shun Lin
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:22
  31. Senecio is the largest genus in the Asteraceae family growing in all environments around the world. It displays taxonomic and systematical difficulties. Cytogenetic knowledge of this genus is ancient, scarce and ...

    Authors: Mariana G Lopez, Cecilia C Xifreda, Lidia Poggio and Arturo F Wulff
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:20
  32. Primulina cardaminifolia Yan Liu & W.B. Xu (Gesneriaceae), a distinct new species with imparipinnate leaves, is described and illustrated from a limestone valley in Guangxi Zhuangzu Autonomous Region, China. To a...

    Authors: Wei-Bin Xu, Yan Liu, Yoshiko Kono, Hsuan Chang, Ching-I Peng and Kuo-Fang Chung
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:19
  33. Soil salinity, one of the major abiotic stresses affecting germination, crop growth, and productivity, is a common adverse environmental factor. The possibility of enhancing the salinity stress tolerance of Cassi...

    Authors: Chun-Ping Zhang, Yi-Cun Li, Feng-Gang Yuan, Shi-Jun Hu, Hai-Ying Liu and Ping He
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:18
  34. Abies faxoniana is the dominant plant species of the forest ecosystem on the eastern edge of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, where the treeline is strongly defined by climate. The tree-ring chronologies and age structure ...

    Authors: Zhi-Jiang Zhao, Guo-Zhen Shen, Liu-Yi Tan, Dong-Wei Kang, Meng-Jun Wang, Wen Kang, Wen-Xia Guo, Melanie JB Zeppel, Qiang Yu and Jun-Qing Li
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:15
  35. Several studies have shown that brassinosteroids attenuate the effects of salt stress. However, nothing is known about their effects on amino acid transport, nor the effects of these hormones on nitrate uptake...

    Authors: Ronaldo José Durigan Dalio, Hildete Prisco Pinheiro, Ladaslav Sodek and Claudia Regina Baptista Haddad
    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:9

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