Research Paper Plant breeding for abiotic & biotic stresses
Expression analysis of K+ transporter genes associated with salinity tolerance in grape

Nayer Mohammadkhani; Reza Heidari; Nasser Abbaspour; Fatemeh Rahmani

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 2016, Pages 1-9

  Molecular information of K+ accumulation in grapes is strongly required. Under salinity condition potassium transporters are inhibited by Na+. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of salinity on the expression of K+ transporter genes in grape. Based on the previous screening study on ...  Read More

Research Paper 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

Research Paper Molecular markers & plant breeding
First Report of a set of Genetic Identities in Prunus Rootstocks by SSR Markers

Mehrshad Zeinalabedini; Parastoo Majidian; Jalil Dezhampour; Motahareh Khakzad; Maryam Farsi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 2016, Pages 17-25

  Prunus rootstocks play an important role in modern horticulture and commercial orchards owing to their responsibility for a wide range of characters from compatibility with cultivars to adaptation to biotic and abiotic stresses. In this study, Thirty Prunus rootstock samples were tested by 25 microsatellite ...  Read More

Research Paper Molecular markers & plant breeding
Genetic variation and association analysis of some important traits related to grain in rice (Oryza sativa L.) germplasm

Ali Aalami; Mohammad Alizadeh; Reza Shirzadian-Khorramabad; Ali Akbar Ebadi; Heydar Azizi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 2016, Pages 26-34

  The identification of genomic loci involved in control of quantitative traits receives growing attention in plant molecular breeding. The present study was carried out to evaluate the genetic variability among 48 rice genotypes and determine the genomic regions associated with ten grain related important ...  Read More

Research Paper Molecular markers & plant breeding
Assessment of genetic diversity and relationship of coastal salt tolerant rice accessions of Kerala (South India) using microsatellite markers

Jithin Thomas; V.J. Dominic

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 2016, Pages 35-42

  Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most significant cereal crops, about 3 billion people, nearly half the world's population; depend on rice for survival and it offers up to 80% of daily energy intake in most of the Asian countries. Knowledge of the distribution, extent and pattern of genetic variation ...  Read More

Research Paper Plant molecular physiology & breeding
Improving Pistacia vera micropropagation: with emphasis on the efficiency of minerals, vitamins and plant growth regulators

Ghasemali Garoosi; Moharram-ali Delijam; Esmaeil Nezami-Alanagh; Ramin Hosseini

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 2016, Pages 43-54

  A complete micropropagation protocol was developed for Pistacia vera cv. Ghazvini, an important rootstock in Pistachio orchards in Iran. In present study, the efficiency of a new medium called GNH (Garoosi, Nezami and Haddad) was investigated against some standard media. Different vitamins, calcium (Ca) ...  Read More

Research Paper Micropropagation & plant breeding
Improving Phosphorus Efficiency in Crops with Focus on Purple Acid Phosphatase: Potentials and Perspective

Mehdi Younessi-Hamzekhanlu; Ali Izadi-Darbandi; Mohammad Ali Malboobi; Mohsen Ebrahimi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 2016, Pages 55-69

  Low-phosphorus (P) stress as a key factor limiting plant growth and production is common in most agricultural soils. Most of the soil-applied phosphate will be rapidly immobilized and most of annually applied phosphate fertilizers are fixed in the soil in organic forms by adsorption, sedimentation and ...  Read More