Molecular markers & plant breeding
Determination of Genetic diversity of cultivated chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) using Medicago truncatula EST-SSRs

Nesa Jafari; Reza Behroozi; Abdolreza Bagheri; Nasrin Moshtaghi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , October 2013, Pages 1-16

  Expressed sequence tags simple sequence repeats (EST-SSRs) are important sources for investigation of genetic diversity and molecular marker development. Similar to genomic SSRs, the EST-SSRs are useful markers for many applications in genetics and plant breeding such as genetic diversity analysis, molecular ...  Read More

Advanced breeding technologies
Validation of a genus-specific gene; TPS, used as internal control in quantitative Real Time PCR of transgenic cotton

Seyde Mehri Javadi; Masuod Tohidfar; Ali Haghnazari; Shahin Negari

Volume 1, Issue 2 , October 2013, Pages 17-27

  Identification of genes with invariant levels of gene expression is a prerequisite for validating transcriptomic changes accompanying development. Ideally expression of these genes should be independent of the morphogenetic process or environmental condition.We report here the validation of internal ...  Read More

Molecular markers & plant breeding
Assessing genetic diversity of promising wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) lines using microsatellite markers linked with salinity tolerance

Somaye Sardouie Nasab; Ghasem Mohammadi Nejad; Babak Nakhoda

Volume 1, Issue 2 , October 2013, Pages 28-39

  Narrow genetic variability may lead to genetic vulnerability of field crops against biotic and abiotic stresses which can cause yield reduction. In this study a set of 37 wheat microsatellite markers linked with identified QTLs for salinity tolerance were used for the assessment of genetic diversity ...  Read More

Molecular markers & plant breeding
Assessment of genetic diversity among and within Iranian chamomile populations using semi random intron-exon splice junction (ISJ) markers

Keivan Salehi; Farhad Nazarian Firouzabadi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , October 2013, Pages 40-53

  Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), an important medicinal plant belonging to the Asteraceae family, has a wide distribution in Iran and other parts of the world. The medicinal and pharmacological effects of chamomile are mainly associated with its essential oil content and it is widely used in food, ...  Read More

Advanced breeding technologies
Catalase and Metallothionein genes expression analysis in wheat cultivars under drought stress condition

Fahime Moloudi; Saeid Navabpour; Hassan Soltanloo; Seyedeh Sanaz Ramazanpour; Hamidreza Sadeghipour

Volume 1, Issue 2 , October 2013, Pages 54-68

  Drought stress is one of the serious problems that restricted agronomic plant production worldwide. In molecular level, the harmful effect of drought stress is mostly caused by producing of large amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Catalase and Metallothionein genes have a crucial role to mope the ...  Read More

Mutation breeding
Molecular and morphological assessment of genetic variability induced by gamma radiation in canola

Mozhgan Abtahi; Ahmad Arzani

Volume 1, Issue 2 , October 2013, Pages 69-84

  Mutation induction is considered as an effective way to enrich plant genetic variation, particularly for traits with a very low level of genetic variation. This research was conducted to assess genetic variation induced by gamma radiation in M2 and M3 mutant lines of canola (Brassica napus L.) by SSR ...  Read More

Plant functional genomics & plant breeding
Molecular genetic control of leaf lifespan in plants - A review

Reza Shirzadian Khorramabad

Volume 1, Issue 2 , October 2013, Pages 85-98

  Leaf senescence constitutes the last stage of leaf development in plants and proceeds through a highly regulated program in order to redistribution of micro- and macro-nutrients from the senescing leaves to the developing/growing plant organs. Initiation and progression of leaf senescence is accompanied ...  Read More