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Recent Horticultural Plant Journal Articles

Recently published articles from Horticultural Plant Journal.

High Throughput Sequencing of CircRNAs in TomatoLeaves Responding to Multiple Stresses of Drought and Heat

Available online 30 December 2019
Rong Zhou | Xiaqing Yu | Carl-Otto Ottosen | Tongmin Zhao

Our aim is to study the roles of a new emerging group of non-coding RNAs, circRNAs, in tomato (Solanum lycopersicumL.) plants grown at the combination of drought and heat, two of the most usual stress...

Expression Analysis of Genes Related to Auxin Metabolism at Different Growth Stages of Pak Choi

Available online 30 December 2019
Yuxiang Hou | Xueting Wang | Zhujun Zhu | Mengxia Sun | Meilan Li | Leiping Hou

Pak choi is a low-temperature vernalized plant that readily undergoes premature bolting during spring, but little is known about the governing molecular regulation of vernalization. In order to enhance...

Advance of Horticultural Plant Genomes

November 2019
Liangsheng Zhang

Transcriptomic Analysis of Differentially Expressed Genes and Alternative Splicing Events Associated with Crassulacean Acid Metabolism in Orchids

November 2019
Ying Zhang | Wei Dong | Xinghua Zhao | Aixia Song | Kangwei Guo | Zhongjian Liu | Liangsheng Zhang

Phalaenopsis equestris is an obligate crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) plant with high ornamental and economic value. CAM photosynthesis is associated with drought tolerance and efficient water utilization,...

Genome Sequencing Reveals the Role of MADS-box Gene Families in the Floral Morphology Evolution of Orchids

November 2019
Hsiangchia Lu | Zhongjian Liu | Siren Lan

Orchid origin and evolution are common topics in evolutionary biology. Orchidaceae have approximately 30 000 orchid species distributed in diverse habitats and account for approximately 10% of the flowering...

Comprehensive Characterization of miRNA and PHAS Loci in the Diploid Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) Genome

November 2019
Lei Feng | Rui Xia | Yuanlong Liu

Small RNAs (sRNAs) are vital regulators of gene expression and involved in various biological processes. Among them, microRNAs (miRNAs) and phased small interfering RNAs (phasiRNAs) have been well defined...

Genomics Approaches to Domestication Studies of Horticultural Crops

November 2019
Zhongmin Yang | Guixiang Li | Denise Tieman | Guangtao Zhu

The majority of crops we eat today are derived from the domestication of their wild progenitors. Crop domestication satisfies the human need for food and nutrition. Characterization of the history and...

Cytological and Molecular Characteristics of Pollen Abortion in Lily with Dysplastic Tapetum

November 2019
Xueqian Wang | Ze Wu | Lanqing Wang | Meijiao Wu | Dehua Zhang | Weimin Fang | Fadi Chen | Nianjun Teng

Lily was grown worldwide as a fresh cutting flower because of its colorful petals, but its anther contained a large number of pollen grains that cause serious pollen contamination, however, pollen abortion...

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...

Variation in Plant Morphology and Sinigrin Content in Ethiopian Mustard (Brassica carinata L.)

September 2019
Tesfay Teklehaymanot | Haijing Wang | Jianli Liang | Jian Wu | Runmao Lin | Zhen Zhou | Xu Cai | Xiaowu Wang

Ethiopian mustard (Brassica carinata) is mainly grown as a leafy vegetable and oilseed crop. Sinigrin is predominant glucosinolate in the leaves of Ethiopian mustard. It is hydrolyzed by enzyme myrosinase...

Responses of Grafted Watermelon onto Cucurbita pepo Tiana F1 Hybrid to Boron Nutritional Disorders

September 2019
Shirani Bidabadi Siamak | Sabbatini Paolo

Sensitivity to boron stress in growing media during the early seedlings stage could severely inhibit watermelon growth and development. The aim of this study was to test if watermelon (Citrullus lanatus...

Comparative Cyto-molecular Analysis of Repetitive DNA Provides Insights into the Differential Genome Structure and Evolution of Five Cucumis Species

September 2019
Shuqiong Yang | Chunyan Cheng | Xiaodong Qin | Xiaqing Yu | Qunfeng Lou | Ji Li | Chuntao Qian | Jinfeng Chen

The genus Cucumis, includes the cucumber (2n = 14), melon (2n = 24), and other wild species, which is a good model for studying genome organization and evolution due to their variation in genome size...

Agrobacterium–mediated Transformation of Kalanchoe laxiflora

September 2019
Xiling Wang | Xinlu Chen | Qunkang Cheng | Kaikai Zhu | Xiaohan Yang | Zongming Cheng

Plants with crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) generally utilize water 20%–80% more efficiently than non-CAM plants. The whole genomes of several CAM plants have been sequenced or are being sequenced....

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...

Osmoprotectants and Antioxidative Enzymes as Screening Tools for Salinity Tolerance in Radish (Raphanus sativus)

Available online 21 September 2019
Rabab Sanoubar | Antonio Cellini | Giuseppe Gianfranco | Francesco Spinelli

The research addresses the identification of a screening methodology for salt stress tolerance in radish cultivars. In the first experiment, two different radish cultivars (long white and round red)...

Harvest and Postharvest Factors Affecting Bruise Damage of Fresh Fruits

Available online 4 September 2019
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...

Changes in Extractable and Non-extractable Polyphenols and Their Antioxidant Properties during Fruit On-tree Ripening in Five Peach Cultivars

July 2019
Hui Liu | Weibo Jiang | Jiankang Cao | Yucai Li

To evaluate the changes of total phenolic content and antioxidant capacities of five peach cultivars, this work measured them separately in extractable polyphenols and non-extractable polyphenols during...

Efficient BoPDS Gene Editing in Cabbage by the CRISPR/Cas9 System

July 2019
Cunfa Ma | Mengci Liu | Qinfei Li | Jun Si | Xuesong Ren | Hongyuan Song

Genome editing offers great advantages in identifying gene function and generating agronomically important mutations in crops. Here, we report that the genome of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata),...

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...

Effects of IAA and ABA on the Immature Peach Fruit Development Process

July 2019
Nana Liu

Peach (Prunus persica cv. Dajiubao) was chosen as a model to clarify the roles of IAA and ABA during the fruit ripening process. Seventy days after flowering (DAF), the fruits were treated with IAA...

Phenolic Profile, Antioxidant Activity and Anti-proliferative Activity of Crabapple Fruits

July 2019
Meiling Han | Guo Li | Xiaowei Liu | Ai Li | Peiqi Mao | Pengyuan Liu | Houhua Li

To explore the potential of crabapples as functional food, polyphenols in crabapples and ‘Fuji’ apples were extracted, and the phenolic profile, total polyphenols, antioxidant activity and anti-proliferative...

Identification and Characterization of a LEA-like Gene, CaMF5, Specifically Expressed in the Anthers of Male-fertile Capsicum annuum

Available online 15 July 2019
Yudan Wang | Guoju Chen | Jianjun Lei | Bihao Cao | Changming Chen

To improve the understanding of molecular mechanisms of anther and/or pollen development in Chili pepper, in the present study, full-length cDNA and DNA sequences of the pollen development-related gene...

Effects of Brassinosteroid Associated with Auxin and Gibberellin on Apple Tree Growth and Gene Expression Patterns

May 2019
Liwei Zheng | Cai Gao | Caide Zhao | Lizhi Zhang | Mingyu Han | Na An | Xiaolin Ren

Brassinosteroid is an important hormone that interacts with auxin and gibberellin to regulate plant growth and development. However, there is currently a relative lack of information regarding brassinosteroid...

Functional Characterization of a Type 4 Metallothionein Gene (CsMT4) in Cucumber

May 2019
Ling Duan | Jingwen Yu | Li Xu | Ping Tian | Xin Hu | Xiaomei Song | Yu Pan

The excess amounts of heavy metals are toxic to various physiological processes in plants. Plant metallothioneins (MTs) are low molecular weight, cysteine-rich metal-binding proteins that play important...

Identification of Flowering Regulatory Genes in Allopolyploid Brassica juncea

May 2019
Ning Zhao | Chang Liu | Yiqing Meng | Zhongyuan Hu | Mingfang Zhang | Jinghua Yang

Brassica juncea is an allopolyploid originating from the interspecific hybridization between Brassica rapa and Brassica nigra, which is of multiple usage as a vegetable, oilseed and condiment worldwide....

Development of a Colorimetric Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay for the Visual Detection of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. melonis

May 2019
Mohammad Amin Almasi

Fusarium wilt of melon, Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. melonis is one of the most important diseases, causing tremendous losses in melon growing areas in Iran. There is a real need for a rapid and inexpensive...

Phylogenetic and Expression Analyses of With-No-Lysine Kinase Genes Reveal Novel Gene Family Diversity in Fruit Trees

March 2019
Suhao Cao | Pingping Hao | Weishen Shu | Guoming Wang | Zhihua Xie | Chao Gu | Shaoling Zhang

With-No-Lysine kinases (WNK) have been reported to be associated with plant growth regulation in Arabidopsis, soybean, and rice, but little is known of their roles in fruits. In this study, a total...

Effect of Exogenous Melatonin on Seed Germination and Seedling Growth in Melon (Cucumis melo L.) Under Salt Stress

March 2019
José Luis Castañares | Carlos Alberto Bouzo

An investigation was carried out to evaluate the effect of different application forms and concentrations of melatonin on germination and initial growth of melon plants in several different salinity...

Interactive Effect of Blackeye cowpea mosaic virus and Cucumber mosaic virus on Vigna unguiculata

March 2019
Ayodele Anthony Fajinmi

This research tries to demonstrate physiological effect of combined infection of two viruses on growth parameter of cowpea plant as demonstrated through symptom expression. Blackeye cowpea mosaic virus...

Number of Species and Geographical Distribution of Diospyros L. (Ebenaceae) in China

March 2019
Donglan Tang | Qinglin Zhang | Liqing Xu | Dayong Guo | Zhengrong Luo

Diospyros L. is the largest, most widely distributed, and economically important genus of the family Ebenaceae. However, various researchers disagree on the number of species and geographical distribution...

Preventive Regulation of Jelly Seed Disorder in ‘Amrapali’ Mango (Mangifera indica) by Preharvest Spray

March 2019
Shivashankar Seshadri | Sumathi Manoharan | Hari Shankar Singh

Jelly seed, a physiological disorder in ‘Amrapali’ mango fruit, is characterized by the excessive softening of pulp around the stone in ripe fruits. The disorder is caused by the onset of germination...

The Characterization, Authentication, and Gene Expression Pattern of the MdCER Family in Malus domestica

January 2019
Chenhui Qi | Han Jiang | Xianyan Zhao | Ke Mao | Haitao Liu | Yuanyuan Li | Yujin Hao

Plant cuticular wax is an important determinant factor of fruit quality. Cuticular wax can protect the fruit from UV radiation, drought, and disease and increase the storage period of fruit. In many...

Oil Content and Nervonic Acid Content of Acer truncatum Seeds from 14 Regions in China

January 2019
Qian Qiao | Xue Wang | Hongjian Ren | Kai An | Zhen Feng | Tiantian Cheng | Zhongkui Sun

Acer truncatum is considered a promising species as a raw material to produce nervonic acid (NA). The goal of this study was to explore the variation of oil content and nervonic acid content of 138...

Optimisation of Adventitious Shoot Regeneration and Agrobacterium-mediated Transformation in Canna × generalis (Canna Lily)

January 2019
Rani Singh | Arvind Kumar Dubey | Indraneel Sanyal

Canna being ornamental plants has a significant role in agriculture, medical, economy and food industry. Canna has a limited vase life due to the rapid loss of moisture from its perianth. For improving...

Performance of Iranian Okra Ecotypes Under Various Accelerated Aging Conditions

January 2019
Ghasem Parmoon | Seyed Amir Moosavi | Seyed Ataollah Siadat

Knowledge of seed quality and preservation of okra seeds is very limited, and the main purpose of this study was to simulate the condition of seed quality loss during storage and the physiological implications,...

Potassium Uptake and Transport in Apple Roots Under Drought Stress

January 2019
Jianguo Qi | Simin Sun | Lin Yang | Mingjun Li | Fengwang Ma | Yangjun Zou

As one of the most important mineral nutrient elements, potassium (K+) plays an important role in many plant physiological processes and determines both the yield and quality of crops. There are two...

Virus-induced Phytoene Desaturase (PDS) Gene Silencing Using Tobacco Rattle Virus in Lilium × formolongi

January 2019
Hua Xu | Leifeng Xu | Panpan Yang | Yuwei Cao | Yuchao Tang | Guoren He | Suxia Yuan | Jingyi Lei | Jun Ming

Gene function analysis is challenging for Lilium due to the lack of an efficient method for stable genetic transformation. Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) is an attractive tool for determining gene...

Efficient Breeding and Cultivation of Type 2 Red-fleshed Apple Cultivars Using a Search System for Suitable Apple Cultivar Combination

November 2018
Matsumoto SHOGO | Tianzhong LI | Otagaki SHUNGO | Yang LI | Songling BAI

As apple possesses self-incompatibility, knowledge of the S-genotypes is very important for apple breeding and cultivation. We investigated the S-RNase genotypes of 13 type 2 red-fleshed apple cultivars...

Effect of Different Rootstocks on the Salt Stress Tolerance in Watermelon Seedlings

November 2018
Yanyan YAN | Shuoshuo WANG | Min WEI | Biao GONG | Qinghua SHI

The selection of salt-tolerant watermelon rootstocks requires the evaluation of its underlying mechanism. The present study investigated the effect of applying 200 mmol·L−1 NaCl on various physiological...

Genetic Variation in Resistance to Valsa canker is Related to Arbutin and Gallic Acid Content in Pyrus bretschneideri

November 2018
Pu LIU | Yuanyuan SHI | Liwu ZHU

Pear Valsa canker is a fungal trunk disease caused by Valsa pyri. Phenolic compounds are ubiquitous in plants and usually contribute to plant resistance against biotic stress. To investigate the association...

Effect of Silicon on Growth and Development of Strawberry under Water Deficit Conditions

November 2018

Water stress is a major factor that limits agricultural crop production. Silicon (Si) is generally considered as a beneficial element for the growth of higher plants, especially for those grown under...

Effect of Combined Chilling and GA3 Treatment on Bud Abortion in Forced ‘Luoyanghong’ Tree Peony (Paeonia suffruticosa Andr.)

November 2018
Philip M.P. MORNYA | Fangyun CHENG

This research investigated the effect of combined chilling and GA3 treatment on bud abortion of tree peony under greenhouse conditions to determine the dynamics of exogenous hormones and chilling effects...

Physiological and Biochemical Modulations upon Root Induction in Rose Cuttings as Affected by Growing Medium

November 2018
Soohoon KIM | Manivannan ABINAYA | Yoo Gyeong PARK | Byoung Ryong JEONG

Two cut rose (Rosa hybrida) cultivars ‘Sherbet’ (easy-to-root) and ‘Alibaba’ (difficult-to-root) were propagated by single nodal cuttings on preformed media. Four commercial media such as Tosilee, Ellepot,...

Analysis of the Fungal Community in Apple Replanted Soil Around Bohai Gulf

September 2018
Gongshuai WANG | Chengmiao YIN | Fengbing PAN | Xiaobao WANG | Li XIANG | Yanfang WANG | Jinzheng WANG | Changping TIAN | Jie CHEN | Zhiquan MAO

Apple replant disease (ARD) is a frequently occurring plant disease in replanted orchards around Bohai Gulf, which causes growth inhibition and even death of plants. The aim of this study was to investigate...

Physiological Effect of Kinetin on the Photosynthetic Apparatus and Antioxidant Enzymes Activities During Production of Anthurium

September 2018
Fabiana B. de MOURA | Marcos R. da S. VIEIRA | Adriano do N. SIMÕES | Sérgio L. FERREIRA-SILVA | Carlos A.V. de SOUZA | Eduardo S. de SOUZA | Alexandre T. da ROCHA | Luzia F. da SILVA | Miguel A. JÚNIOR

The results observed in the literature raise the hypothesis according to which cytokinin plays important roles in photosynthetic metabolisms and antioxidant enzymes. Thus, the study aimed to evaluate...

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...

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...

Genome-wide Identification and Classification of HSF Family in Grape, and Their Transcriptional Analysis under Heat Acclimation and Heat Stress

July 2018
Guotian LIU | Fengmei CHAI | Yi WANG | Jinzhu JIANG | Wei DUAN | Yuting WANG | Fangfang WANG | Shaohua LI | Lijun WANG

Heat stress is one of the most serious threats in viticulture. Heat shock transcription factors (HSFs) have been proven to be the most important transcriptional factor family in the plant response to...

Melatonin Treatment Enhances the Polyphenol Content and Antioxidant Capacity of Red Wine

July 2018
Lili XU | Qianyu YUE | Feng'e BIAN | Heng ZHAI | Yuxin YAO

Melatonin and polyphenols are strong antioxidants, and melatonin is also a potential plant growth regulator. The role of melatonin in regulating polyphenol metabolism is unclear. This study assessed...

Heterotic Group Classification of 63 Inbred Lines and Hybrid Purity Identification by Using SSR Markers in Winter Cabbage (Brassica Oleracea L. var. capitata)

July 2018
Xing LI | Hailong YU | Zhiyuan LI | Xiaoping LIU | Zhiyuan FANG | Yumei LIU | Limei YANG | Mu ZHUANG | Honghao LV | Yangyong ZHANG

Winter cabbage is an important crop cultivated through winter in the region near the Yangtze River, enabling the supply of fresh cabbage there at that time of year. However, a problem has emerged regarding...

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