Research Paper Molecular markers & plant breeding
Morphometric and zymogram patterns of peroxidase and superoxide dismutase enzymes analysis in populations of mosses in north of Iran

Seyedeh Sepideh Seyed Mousavi; Arman Mahmoudi Otaghvari; Tahereh A. Aghajanzadeh; Hbib Zare

Volume 7, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 1-11

  The Hyrcanian forests have a remarkable variety of moss species which research on their taxonomy is of great importance. Since Forsstroemia remotifolia, Homalia besseri and Pseudoleskeella catenulata are exclusive and native mosses species of Hyrcanian forests, so in the current study, fourteen populations ...  Read More

Research Paper Molecular markers & plant breeding
Mapping QTLs associated with chloride accumulation in leaves of oriental tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) using F2:3 population of Basma Seres 31 × SPT 406 cross

Faramarz Hoshyardel; Reza Darvishzadeh; Hamid Hatami Maleki; Marjan Jannatdoust

Volume 7, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 12-18

  Chloride is considered as the most important micronutrient in tobacco production. But excessive amounts of chloride accumulation in leaves of tobacco have many adverse effects on the tobacco quality, such as burning capacity. Identification of quantitative trait loci (QTL) involved in chloride accumulation ...  Read More

Research Paper Germplasm genetic diversity & plant breeding
Comparison and improvement of DNA extraction methods in Buxus hyrcana

Khadijeh Esmaeilnezhad; Mohammad Zare Mehrjerdi; Mahmoud Ghorbanzadeh Naghab

Volume 7, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 19-30

  Buxus hyrcana is one of the endangered and evergreen species of the Hyrcanian forests in Iran. The genetic diversity assessment is an essential step towards the conservation of this species. High-quality DNA is required for molecular markers analysis; therefore, we compared different DNA extraction methods ...  Read More

Research Paper Plant breeding for abiotic & biotic stresses
Salinity stress evaluation on Moldavian balm (Dracocephalum moldavica L.) under aeroponic system condition

Tayebeh Roshankar; Zahra Movahedi; Naser Sabaghnia

Volume 7, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 31-38

  Salinity stress effect especially the highest concentration (2 dS m-2), was significant for all traits including plant height (PH), number of flowering branches (NFB), number of leaves per plant (NLP), stem diameter (SD), fresh shoot weight (FSW), fresh root weight (FRW), dry shoot weight (DSW), dry ...  Read More

Research Paper Micropropagation & plant breeding
Regeneration of pinwheel phenotype and evaluation of anthocyanin in African violet (Saintpaulia ionantha Wendl.) periclinal chimera

Mina Kazemian; Vali Ollah Ghasemi Omran; Elham Mohajel Kazemi; Maryam Kolahi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 39-49

  The mutation in the meristem layers creates different genetic backgrounds (chimera) in the plant tissue. The mutation in L1 layer of shoot apical meristem generates a periclinal chimera. UF3GT is an effective enzyme in floral coloration, inducing anthocyanin accumulation in petals. This study investigates ...  Read More

Research Paper Advanced breeding technologies
Diallel analysis of combining ability and heterosis for yield and yield attributes in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

Md. Rayhan Sikder; Md. Abul Kalam Azad; Mohammad Anwar Hossain

Volume 7, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 50-62

  Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is one of the major oilseed crops of the world and it is an important source of protein in many countries. To study the nature of combining ability and heterosis for yield and related attributes a 4 × 4 full diallel experiment was conducted at the experimental plot ...  Read More

Research Paper Molecular markers & plant breeding
Assessment of genetic diversity in some of black and brown Iranian truffles by ISSR markers

Asghar Estaji; Zahra Khazaei

Volume 7, Issue 2 , December 2021, Pages 63-70

  Tuber species are edible fungi and plant-symbiotic microorganisms that form a beneficial relationship with the roots of certain trees and plants (ectomycorrhizae). After interaction with a plant host, tuber species produced hypogeous fruit bodies of great economic value known as forest truffles. There ...  Read More