Micropropagation & plant breeding
Establishment of adventitious root culture in Echinacea purpurea and enhanced accumulation of caffeic acid derivatives by biotic and abiotic elicitors

Mohammad Abdoli; Nooshin Koolivand; Arash Babaei

Volume 9, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 24-34


  The present study aimed to develop a protocol for root induction and evaluate the effects of salicylic acid (SA) (0, 80 and 160 mg/l) and yeast extract (YE) (0, 0.75 and 1.5 g/l) on chlorogenic acid, caftaric acid, cichoric acid, cynarin and echinacoside production in Echinacea purpurea adventitious ...  Read More

Plant breeding for abiotic & biotic stresses
Foliar application of yeast extract and salicylic acid affect chemical composition and content of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.) essential oil

Ali Hedayati; Mohammad Abdoli

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 12-24


  The present study investigated the effect of 14 treatments consisting yeast extract (YE) (0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2 g/l), salicylic acid (SA) (0, 40, 80, 160, 320 mg/l) and YE (1 and 1.5 g/l) in combination with SA (80 and 160 mg/l) foliar application on essential oil content and constituents of lemon balm ...  Read More

Chemical Mutagen Effect on Physiological Properties of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni under Salt Stress

Mahyar Gerami; Hossein Abbaspour; Vali Allah Ghasemi Omran; Hemat-Allah Pirdashti; Parastoo Majidian

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2018, , Pages 51-60


  The present study was performed to evaluate the effects of different concentrations of ethyl methane sulfonate (0, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.5%) on some physiological characteristics of regenerated plants from calli of stevia at 30, 60 and 120 min under various levels of salinity stress (0, 50 and 100 mM of NaCl). ...  Read More

Metabolomics & metabolites engineering in plant breeding
Influence of Agrobacterium rhizogenes strains on hairy roots induction in Trigonella foenum-graecum L. and secondary metabolites production

Neda Tariverdizadeh; Mehdi Mohebodini; Esmaeil Chamani; Asghar Ebadi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , June 2018, , Pages 53-60


  Fenugreek(Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is a rich source of important medicinal metabolites. This plant belongs to the Fabaceae family. Induced hairy roots by Agrobacterium rhizogenes are a suitable tissue for the production of secondary metabolites, due to the stability and high production of roots ...  Read More

Molecular markers & plant breeding
Comparison of ISSR and AFLP markers in assessing genetic diversity among Nettle (Urtica dioica L.) populations.

Mostafa Haghpanah; Seyed Kamal Kazemitabar; Seyed Hamidreza Hashemi; Seyed Mohammad Alavi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 2016, , Pages 10-16


  Urtica dioica is an important medicinal plant which is widely distributed in Mazandaran province (North of Iran). In this study for the first time Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) and Inter-simple Sequence Repeat (ISSR) markers were used for detection of genetic polymorphism in Mazandaran ...  Read More