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1. Plant Polyploidy: Origin, Evolution, and Its Influence on Crop Domestication

November 2019
Kang Zhang | Xiaowu Wang | Feng Cheng

The prevalence and recurrence of polyploidization in plant species make it one of the most important evolutionary events in plants, and as a result, polyploidization is an extensively investigated research...

2. Harvest and Postharvest Factors Affecting Bruise Damage of Fresh Fruits

January 2020
Zaharan Hussein | Olaniyi A. Fawole | Umezuruike Linus Opara

Fresh fruits are susceptible to bruising, a common type of mechanical damage during harvest and at all stages of postharvest handling. In quest of developing and adoption of strategies to reduce bruise...

3. A Review for the Breeding of Orchids: Current Achievements and Prospects

Available online 27 February 2021
Chengru Li | Na Dong | Yamei Zhao | Shasha Wu | Zhongjian Liu | Junwen Zhai

Orchids are horticultural plants with significant ornamental and economic value. Increasing market circulation and rising trade in orchids is forcing breeders to develop varieties with unique characteristics,...

4. Banana Fusarium Wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense) Control and Resistance, in the Context of Developing Wilt-resistant Bananas Within Sustainable Production Systems

September 2018
Shirani Bidabadi SIAMAK | Sijun ZHENG

Banana (Musa spp.) is seriously threatened by the soil-borne fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc), also known as Panama disease. Attempts to control Fusarium wilt with fungicides damage soil...

5. Red and Blue Lights Significantly Affect Photosynthetic Properties and Ultrastructure of Mesophyll Cells in Senescing Grape Leaves

March 2016
Shuai Wang | Xiaodi Wang | Xiangbin Shi | Baoliang Wang | Xiaocui Zheng | Haibo Wang | Fengzhi Liu

Light quality significantly affects photosynthetic efficiency in plants. The mechanisms for how light quality affects photosynthesis in grape is poorly understood. Therefore, to investigate the effects...

6. Acclimatization of in Vitro-derived Dendrobium

May 2017
Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva | Mohammad Musharof Hossain | Madhu Sharma | Judit Dobránszki | Jean Carlos Cardoso | Songjun ZENG

The successful ex vitro establishment of Dendrobium plantlets raised in vitro determines the quality of the end product (cut flowers or potted plants) in commercial production for economic gain. When...

7. Establishment of A Simple and Efficient Agrobacterium-mediated Genetic Transformation System to Chinese Cabbage (Brassica rapa L. ssp. pekinensis)

March 2021
Xiaonan Li | Haiyan Li | Yuzhu Zhao | Peixuan Zong | Zongxiang Zhan | Zhongyun Piao

Chinese cabbage, belonging to Brassica rapa species, is an important vegetable in Eastern Asia. It is well known that Chinese cabbage is quite recalcitrant to genetic transformation and the transgenic...

8. Citrus Fruit-Cracking: Causes and Occurrence

November 2017
Juan LI | Jiezhong CHEN

Citrus fruit creasing or cracking is a complex pre-harvest physiological disorder that causes significant economic losses. Recent studies have indicated that citrus fruit creasing or cracking is caused...

9. Carotenoid Pigment Accumulation in Horticultural Plants

November 2020
Anna S. Hermanns | Xuesong Zhou | Qiang Xu | Yaakov Tadmor | Li Li

Carotenoids are a group of widely distributed natural pigments. They give many horticultural plants the bright red, orange, and yellow colors, as well as the aroma and flavor. Carotenoids enhance the...

10. Progress of Apple Rootstock Breeding and Its Use

September 2019
Yi Wang | Wei Li | Xuefeng Xu | Changpeng Qiu | Ting Wu | Qinping Wei | Fengwang Ma | Zhenhai Han

Apple rootstock breeding has achieved great progress worldwide. In this review, we first summarize the rootstock breeding targets and utilization in main apple-producing countries. Furthermore, we discuss...

11. Light Regulation of Horticultural Crop Nutrient Uptake and Utilization

Available online 23 January 2021
Jin Xu | Zhixin Guo | Xiaochun Jiang | Golam Jalal Ahammed | Yanhong Zhou

Plants demonstrate dynamic changes in molecular structures under fluctuating light conditions. Accumulating evidence suggests that light plays a vital role in plant growth and morphogenesis. In particular,...

12. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-Mediated Transformation of Modern Rose (Rosa hybrida) Using Leaf-derived Embryogenic Callus

Available online 8 February 2021
Guoqin Liu | Yuan Yuan | Hui Jiang | Ying Bao | Guogui Ning | Liangjun Zhao | Xiaofeng Zhou | Hougao Zhou | Junping Gao | Nan Ma

Rose (Rosa hybrida) is widely used for cut flowers and as garden plants. Stable and efficient transformation system is required for functional genomics of rose. Here, we established an efficient transformation...

13. Genome Editing as A Versatile Tool to Improve Horticultural Crop Qualities

November 2020
Yating Chen | Wenwen Mao | Ting Liu | Qianqian Feng | Li Li | Bingbing Li

The quality traits of horticultural crops, including the accumulation of nutrients and flavor substances, morphology, and texture, affect the palatability and nutritional value. For many years, efforts...

14. Genome-wide Analysis of MYB Gene Family in Potato Provides Insights into Tissue-specific Regulation of Anthocyanin Biosynthesis

March 2021
Yumei Li | Jun Liang | Xiangzhi Zeng | Han Guo | Youwei Luo | Philip Kear | Shouming Zhang | Guangtao Zhu

The MYB transcription factor is one of the largest gene families in plants, playing an important role in regulating plant growth, development, response to stress, senescence, and especially the anthocyanin...

15. Breeding for Resistance to Tomato Bacterial Diseases in China: Challenges and Prospects

September 2018
Yuqing WANG | Yaxian ZHANG | Zhipeng GAO | Wencai YANG

Four bacterial diseases including bacterial canker caused by Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis, bacterial speck caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato, bacterial spot caused by at least...

16. Efficient Micropropagation of Chestnut Hybrids (Castanea spp.) Using Modified Woody Plant Medium and Zeatin Riboside

March 2021
Guoqing Song | Qiuxia Chen | Pete Callow | Mario Mandujano | Xiaoyan Han | Beatriz Cuenca | Gregory Bonito | Carmen Medina-Mora | Dennis Wayne Fulbright | Daniel E. Guyer

The chestnuts genus (Castanea spp.) is comprised of economically important trees native to the Northern hemisphere that are used as food and hardwood timber. Here, a very efficient method for micropropagation...

17. Agronomy, Nutritional Value, and Medicinal Application of Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.)

July 2019
Fatemeh Etemadi | Masoud Hashemi | Allen V. Barker | Omid Reza Zandvakili | Xiaobing Liu

Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is a cool season grain legume crop with the potential to be grown as multi-purpose crop in areas with short growing season. Faba bean is grown in many regions in the world...

18. Microalgae (Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck) alleviates drought stress of broccoli plants by improving nutrient uptake, secondary metabolites, and antioxidative defense system

May 2021
Sebnem Kusvuran

Microalgae, such as Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck (green algae), are beneficial microscopic organisms that may help plants to improve nutrient uptake, growth, and abiotic tolerance to stressors. The...

19. Optimization of Protein Extraction and Decoloration Conditions for Tea Residues

July 2017
Qiaoyun CUI | Xinghong NI | Liang ZENG | Zheng TU | Jin LI | Kang SUN | Xuan CHEN | Xinghui LI

To optimize alkaline method for extracting proteins from tea residue (TR), the effect of extraction conditions on tea protein extraction rate (TPER) was investigated. Single factor experiment showed...

20. Soil Fertility, Microbial Biomass, and Microbial Functional Diversity Responses to Four Years Fertilization in an Apple Orchard in North China

July 2020
Zhanling Zhu | Yan Bai | Minglu Lv | Ge Tian | Xin Zhang | Li Li | Yuanmao Jiang | Shunfeng Ge

Soil microbial communities play an essential role in maintaining soil fertility and are considered as ecological indicators to evaluate soil health. In the present study, we examined the influence of...

21. Efficient Microorganism Compost Benefits Plant Growth and Improves Soil Health in Calendula and Marigold

March 2017
Anamika Sharma | Tarak Nath Saha | Anju Arora | Raghubir Shah | Lata Nain

Organic farming needs to be promoted as a means of sustaining soil health and reducing the cost of farming, especially for small farmers. The present study deals with the effect of organic compost,...

22. Wild Brassica and Its Close Relatives in Turkey, the Genetic Treasures

March 2021
Ali A. Dönmez | Zübeyde Uğurlu Aydın | Xiaowu Wang

Brassica taxa occur naturally and are also cultivated in Turkey. Due to their economic importance, several cultivars have been extensively cultivated in certain regions of the country. Alongside extensive...

23. Artificial Seed Production of Tylophora indica for Interim Storing and Swapping of Germplasm

January 2017
Saikat Gantait | Joshitha Vijayan | Adity Majee

Our research work demonstrates the single bead alginate-encapsulation, interim storing and conversion of Tylophora indica (Burm. Fil.) Merrill. Most effective encapsulation of in vitro nodal segments...

24. Modulation of Sex Expression in Four Forms of Watermelon by Gibberellin, Ethephone and Silver Nitrate

May 2017
Jie ZHANG | Jianting SHI | Gaojie JI | Haiying ZHANG | Guoyi GONG | Shaogui GUO | Yi REN | Jianguang FAN | Shouwei TIAN | Yong XU

There has been no systematic research on the effect of plant growth regulators and silver nitrate treatments on the control of sex expression in watermelon. In this study, we tested sex expression responses...

25. Effect of Storage Temperature on Vitamin C, Total Phenolics, UPLC Phenolic Acid Profile and Antioxidant Capacity of Eleven Potato (Solanum tuberosum) Varieties

March 2017
Joseph Hubert Yamdeu Galani | Pooja M. Mankad | Avadh K. Shah | Nilesh J. Patel | Rajeshkumar R. Acharya | Jayant G. Talati

Storage of potato tubers at low temperature affects their metabolism and may alter their phytochemical properties. There is a need to elucidate the changes in antioxidant compounds, activity and enzymes...

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