Research Paper Micropropagation & plant breeding
In vitro Plant Regeneration of Helianthus Annuus (Hyb. Azargol) From Alginate-Encapsulated Shoot Tips for Short Term Storage, Germplasm Exchange and Distribution

Soheila Moradi; Mohammadreza Azimi; Fariborz Habibi; Saied Saeed Pourdad

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2016, Pages 1-8

  The present study demonstrates the potential of nutrient-alginate encapsulation of shoot tips of sunflower, Helianthus annuus (hyb. Azargol) for synthetic seed technology, which could be useful in germplasm distribution and exchange. Shoot tips from in vitro shoot cultures derived from mature seed explants ...  Read More

Research Paper Molecular markers & plant breeding
Assessment of Iranian Apricot Cultivars Resistant, Susceptible and Mutant to Late Spring Frost

Zeinab Nazemi; Mehrshad Zeinolabedini; Mohammad Taher Hallajian; Naser Bouzari; Parastoo Majidian; Mohammad Ali Ebrahimi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2016, Pages 9-16

  Apricot is grown in a wide range of climatic conditions in Iran, however, it is frequently damaged by late spring frost. In this case, identification of new genotypes tolerant to cold stress is indispensably needed. The objective of this study was to evaluate the genetic population and relationships ...  Read More

Research Paper Molecular markers & plant breeding
The Evaluation of Genomic Relationships and Diversity of Wild and Cultivated Wheats Possessing A Genome in Different Ploidy Levels Using SSR Markers

Hadi Kharestani; Ali Asqar Nasrolah Nejad Qomi; Ali Ashraf Mehrabi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2016, Pages 17-25

  Genomic relationships and diversity of 37 wild and cultivated wheat (Triticum sp.) possessing A genome include four T. urartu (Au), thirteen wild einkorn (Am), four cultivated einkorn (Am), seven durum wheat (BBAuAu), three T. zhukovskyi (AtAtAmAmGG) and six common wheat (BBAuAuDD) were evaluated by ...  Read More

Research Paper Molecular markers & plant breeding
Identification of Linked Markers for Delayed Fruit Ripening in Tomato Using Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) Markers

Pavan Kumar Velpula; Dwarkesh Singh Parihar; Rajasekhar Pinnamaneni

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2016, Pages 26-32

  Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is an important vegetable crop and acts as model plant for fruit development studies. Besides that, post-harvest damage is a devastating phenomenon often associated with ripening process in tomato which in turn leads to greater yield loss. Understanding the genetics, ...  Read More

Research Paper Plant breeding for abiotic & biotic stresses
Cucumber Response to Sphaerotheca fuliginea: Differences in Antioxidant Enzymes Activity and Pathogenesis-Related Gene Expression in Susceptible and Resistant Genotypes

Namdar Moradi; Ali Dehestani; Heshmatollah Rahimian; Valiollah Babaeizad

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2016, Pages 33-40

  Cucurbits powdery mildew is one of the most detrimental diseases of cucumber plants worldwide. A detailed insight into the biological processes leading to resistance or susceptibility to the pathogen would pave the road for an efficient disease-resistance breeding program. In the present study, the molecular ...  Read More

Brief communication
Evaluating Antibacterial Activity of In Vitro Culture of Ajwain (Trachyspermum copticum) Extract and Comparison with Seed Extract and Essential Oils

Tahereh Shokrian; Seyed Ahmad Sadat Noori; Ghorban Ali Nematzadeh; Seyed Mohammad Alavi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 2016, Pages 41-46

  Trachyspermum copticum (Apiaceae) is an annual plant which grows in Iran. The fruits of T. copticum (Ajwain) traditionally were used as diuretic, carminative, and antihelmentic. Some biological effects of Ajwain such as antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant activities have been confirmed. The objective ...  Read More