Research Paper Germplasm genetic diversity & plant breeding
Study of genetic variation of some Iranian rice (Oryza sativa) genotypes based on morphological traits, physicochemical properties and molecular markers

Aliakbar Babajanpour; SeyedHamidreza Hashemipetroudi; Mostafa Haghpanah

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2018, Pages 1-9

  Assessment of genetic diversity and individual relationships in rice (Oryza sativa) germplasm collections seems to be necessary for future rice breeding program. In order to understand genetic relationships of 30 rice genotypes, nine morphological traits, seven physicochemical properties and twelve RAPD ...  Read More

Research Paper Molecular markers & plant breeding
Analysis of genetic diversity among male and female pistachio genotypes using start codon targeted (SCoT) makers

Khalil Malekzadeh; Mohsen Mahmoodnia; Fatemeh Farzad Amirebrahimi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2018, Pages 10-18

  Precise investigation of genetic diversity by means of novel molecular tools has made it possible to identify the superior genotypes among various male and female pistachio populations. Cytogenetic studies have shed light on the possible presence of distinct sex chromosomes in male and female genotypes. ...  Read More

Research Paper
Allelic diversity and association analysis for grain quality traits in exotic rice genotypes

Solmaz Eimer; hossein sabouri; Leila Ahangar; Abdollatif Gholizadeh

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2018, Pages 19-26

  The present research aims to study the association and allelic diversity of linked microsatellite markers to grain quality QTLs of 84 exotic rice genotypes. To this end, 9 microsatellite markers (RM540, RM539, RM587, RM527, RM216, RM467, RM3188, RM246, RM5461) were used in which a total of 61 alleles ...  Read More

Research Paper
Evaluation of salinity response through the antioxidant defense system and osmolyte accumulation in a mutant rice

Maryam Forough; Saeid Navabpour; Esmaeil Ebrahimie; Ali Akbar Ebadi; Davood Kiani

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2018, Pages 27-37

  In order to assess the responses of Hashemi rice genotype and its advanced mutant line under salinity stress of 100 mM Sodium chloride (NaCl) for three and six days the shoot samples were taken for biochemical analysis. This experiment was performed in split plot based on randomized complete block design ...  Read More

Research Paper
High-Efficiency Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation of Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)

Reza Heidari Japelaghi; Raheem Haddad; Mostafa valizadeh; Ebrahim Dorani Uliaie; Mokhtar Jalali Javaran

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2018, Pages 38-50

  To improve Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of tobacco, factors influencing gene delivery, including genotype of the plant, bacterial strain, and Agrobacterium transformation procedure, were tested via direct somatic embryogenesis. Leaf tissue of three different tobacco genotypes (Nicotiana tabacum ...  Read More

Research Paper
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

Research Paper
Bacillus thuringiensis - Mediated Priming Induces Jasmonate/Ethylene and Salicylic Acid-Dependent Defense Pathways Genes in Tomato Plants

Masumeh Dezhabad; Hengameh Taheri; Babak Pakdaman Sardrood

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2018, Pages 61-69

  Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner as a biological control agent can play a crucial role in the integrated management of a wide range of plant pests and diseases. B. thuringiensis is expected to elicit plant defensive response through plant recognition of microbe-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs), however, ...  Read More