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Recent Horticultural Plant Journal Articles

Recently published articles from Horticultural Plant Journal.

Evolution of Two Ubiquitin-like System of Autophagy in Orchid

September 2020
Jieyu Wang | Zhongjian Liu | Guoqiang Zhang | Shance Niu | Yongqiang Zhang | Changcao Peng

As an important horticultural plant, the orchid is widely distributed in its natural habitat and faces various environmental stresses, among which nutrient recycling and stress resistance are of great...

In vitro Anthocyanin Induction and Metabolite Analysis in Malus spectabilis Leaves Under Low Nitrogen Conditions

September 2020
Jiaxin Meng | Yan Gao | Meiling Han | Pengyuan Liu | Chen Yang | Ting Shen | Houhua Li

Anthocyanins are the most widely produced secondary metabolites in plants, and they play an important role in plant growth and reproduction. The nitrogen source is an important factor affecting anthocyanin...

DR5 is a Suitable System for Studying the Auxin Response in the Poncirus trifoliata-Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri Interaction

September 2020
Xuan Xiao | Xiaoyan Li | Chunli Chen | Wenwu Guo

The local auxin distribution characteristics in the roots, stems, and leaves of stably transformed plantlets of trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata) with auxin reporter system DR5::GUS-YFP were elucidated...

Variation and Dynamics of Soil Nematode Communities in Greenhouses with Different Continuous Cropping Periods

September 2020
Xueliang Tian | Xiaoman Zhao | Zhenchuan Mao | Bingyan Xie

Continuous cropping in greenhouses can result in root-knot nematode outbreaks resulting from imbalances in the soil nematode community. However, the changes in soil nematode communities in greenhouses...

Genetic Variation of the Novel Badnaviruses Infecting Nelumbo Nucifera Based on the RT/RNase H Coding Region Sequences

September 2020
Zhen He | Tingting Dong | Tielin Wang | Wen Chen | Xian Liu | Liangjun Li

Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) is an economically important perennial aquatic herb plant in China. Presently, viral diseases caused by Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) and Dasheen mosaic virus (DsMV) are...

Development and Evaluation of a Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay for the Rapid Detection and Identification of Pectobacterium carotovorum on Celery in the Field

September 2020
Yanxia Shi | Zhiwen Jin | Xianglong Meng | Lixue Wang | Xuewen Xie | Ali Chai | Baoju Li

Pectobacterium carotovorum is the causal agent of bacterial soft rot in a wide range of vegetable host species. Once P. carotovorum infects the plant, the spread of the disease is difficult to control....

Identification and Expression Analysis of Salinity-induced Genes in Rangpur lime (Citrus limonia)

September 2020
Mehtap Şahin-Çevik | Bayram Çevik | Ali Coşkan

Among the economically important horticultural crops, citrus is one of the most vulnerable crops to soil salinity. Rangpur lime is more tolerant to high soil salinity than other commonly used citrus...

Identification of Genes Related to Mesocarp Development in Cucumber

September 2020
Xiaohua Qi | Yamei Zhu | Shuifeng Li | Hanxi Zhou | Xuewen Xu | Qiang Xu | Xuehao Chen

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) is an agriculturally and economically important vegetable crop worldwide. The thickness of mesocarp is an important quality pertaining to edibility. The development of...

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

Available online 12 September 2020
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...

Heterologous Expression of Camellia sinensis Late Embryogenesis Abundant Protein Gene 1 (CsLEA1) Confers Cold Stress Tolerance in Escherichia coli and Yeast

Available online 12 September 2020
Tong Gao | Yunxin Mo | Huiyu Huang | Jinming Yu | Yi Wang | Weidong Wang

Late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins play an important role in plant growth and development, as well as in the plant response to various abiotic stresses. In this study, CsLEA1, a novel gene encoding...

The Variation of Stone Cell Content in 236 Germplasms of Sand Pear (Pyrus pyrifolia) and Identification of Related Candidate Genes

Available online 9 September 2020
Jiaying Zhang | Jiaming Li | Cheng Xue | Runze Wang | Mingyue Zhang | Kaijie Qi | Jing Fan | Hongju Hu | Shaoling Zhang | Jun Wu

Stone cells have been described to substantially influence pear fruit quality, as lignin and cellulose are the main components of stone cells. However, there are limited studies on the relationship...

High-Throughput Physiology-Based Stress Response Phenotyping: Advantages, Applications and Prospective in Horticultural Plants

Available online 8 September 2020
Yanwei Li | Xinyi Wu | Wenzhao Xu | Yudong Sun | Ying Wang | Guojing Li | Pei Xu

Phenomics is a new branch of science that provides high-throughput quantification of plant and animal traits at systems level. The last decade has witnessed great successes in high-throughput phenotyping...

Establishment and Verification of An Efficient Virus-Induced Gene Silencing System in Forsythia

Available online 8 September 2020
Jianshuang Shen | Weijia Si | Yutong Wu | Yang Xu | Jia Wang | Tangren Cheng | Qixiang Zhang | Huitang Pan

To understand the functional identification of large-scale genomic sequences in Forsythia, tobacco rattle virus (TRV)-mediated virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS), suitable for the plant, was explored...

Epiphytic and Endophytic Fungal Communities of Tomato Plants

Available online 8 September 2020
Chunjuan Dong | Lingling Wang | Qian Li | Qingmao Shang

Plants harbor diverse fungal communities both on their surfaces (epiphytic) and inside of plant tissues (endophytic), and these fungi play important roles in plant health and vigor. However, comparisons...

Functional Characterization of SmbHLH13 in Anthocyanin Biosynthesis and Flowering in Eggplant

Available online 28 August 2020
Haochun Xi | Yongjun He | Huoying Chen

Anthocyanin is abundant in a few vegetables, including eggplant. It protects plants from abiotic stress and benefits human health, making the research of anthocyanin biosynthesis increasingly important....

Isolation, Identification and Artificial Inoculation of Ustilago esculenta on Zizania latifolia

Available online 25 August 2020
Zhiping Zhang | Shengyang Xu | Mengqi Kong | Haibo Dai | Yancheng Liu | Minmin Miao

The smut Ustilago esculenta is an endophytic fungus that invades Zizania latifolia (Jiaobai) and plays an important role in inducing the host stem to form a swollen gall. The aims of this study were...

Comprehensive Identification and Analyses of the Hsf Gene Family in the Whole-genome of Three Apiaceae Species

Available online 25 August 2020
Qiaoying Pei | Tong Yu | Tong Wu | Qihang Yang | Ke Gong | Rong Zhou | Chunlin Cui | Ying Yu | Wei Zhao | Xi Kang | Rui Cao | Xiaoming Song

Apiaceae is a major family from Apiales and includes many important vegetable and medicinal crops. Heat shock transcription factors (Hsf) play important roles in heat tolerance during plant development....

Transcriptome Analysis of Female and Male Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Identifies Sex-related Genes

Available online 22 August 2020
Wei Guo | Zhuoqi Liu | Jiaqi Yu | Jing Lü | Xiaoguo Jiao | Lan Kong | Chunxiao Yang | Huipeng Pan

Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata is an emerging horticultural pest of Solanaceae plants in Asia. Here, we employed transcriptome sequencing of three female and three male H. vigintioctopunctata libraries...

Tobacco Rattle Virus-induced Phytoene Desaturase (PDS) Silencing in Centaurea cyanus

Available online 21 August 2020
Chengyan Deng | Fan Zhang | Jiaying Wang | Yanfei Li | He Huang | Silan Dai

Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) is a genetic tool used to assess gene function. Tobacco rattle virus (TRV) is a VIGS vector commonly used to induce endogenous gene silencing in plants. However,...

Genetic Resources, Breeding Programs in China, and Gene Mining of Peach: A Review

July 2020
Yong Li | Lirong Wang

Research on peach genetic resources and breeding has achieved remarkable progress in recent decades, especially in China. In this review, we first described the geographic distribution, ecology, phenotypes,...

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...

Recent Advances on Citrus yellow vein clearing virus in Citrus

July 2020
Cuihua Liu | Hai Liu | John Hurst | Michael P Timko | Changyong Zhou

Citrus yellow vein clearing virus (CYVCV) is the causal agent of yellow vein clearing disease, a significant and devastating disease of most citrus species including lemon and sour orange. CYVCV, a...

Overexpression of the Watermelon Ethylene Response Factor ClERF069 in Transgenic Tomato Resulted in Delayed Fruit Ripening

July 2020
Ming Zhou | Shaogui Guo | Shouwei Tian | Jie Zhang | Yi Ren | Guoyi Gong | Changbao Li | Haiying Zhang | Yong Xu

Watermelon fruit undergoes distinct development stages with dramatic changes during fruit ripening. To date, the molecular mechanics of watermelon ripening remain unclear. Genetic and transcriptome...

Analysis of Vitamin P Content and Inheritance Models in Eggplant

July 2020
Riyue Dong | Bingwei Yu | Shuangshuang Yan | Zhengkun Qiu | Jianjun Lei | Changming Chen | Ye Li | Bihao Cao

The eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) is rich in vitamin P (also known as rutin), which is beneficial for humans. In this study, the vitamin P contents of 53 eggplant lines were measured via UV spectrophotometry....

Ethylene Emission as a Potential Indicator of Fuji Apple Flavor Quality Evaluation Under Low Temperature

July 2020
Weiyan Qi | Haijing Wang | Zhen Zhou | Peng Yang | Wenbin Wu | Zhemin Li | Xian Li

Fuji apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.) is a popular fruit cultivar and occupies an important position in the fruit market due to its excellent flavor and storage quality. Ethylene emission can induce...

Cytological and Proteomic Analysis of Ginkgo biloba Pollen Intine

July 2020
Weixing Li | Yunling Ye | Fangmei Cheng | Yan Lu | Biao Jin | Li Wang

The pollen intine plays important roles in pollen germination and tube growth, but related information in Ginkgo biloba remains unclear. We isolated and obtained de-exined pollen from G. biloba. Using...

Exogenous Melatonin Improves Physiological Characteristics and Promotes Growth of Strawberry Seedlings Under Cadmium Stress

Available online 10 June 2020
Shuqing Wu | Yao Wang | Junkang Zhang | Xiaojun Gong | Zhen Zhang | Jingjing Sun | Xuesen Chen | Yanling Wang

Melatonin, as a plant growth regulator, is involved in plant stress resistance. We studied the effects of different concentrations (0, 10, 50, 100, 150, and 200 µmol · L−1) of melatonin on the growth...

QTL Mapping for Cucumber Fruit Size and Shape with Populations from Long and Round Fruited Inbred Lines

May 2020
Zhihui Gao | Haiyang Zhang | Chenxing Cao | Jing Han | Hao Li | Zhonghai Ren

To gain insight into the molecular and genetic basis of fruit size and shape in cucumber, we conducted Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) mapping with F2 and BC1F1 populations derived from a cross between...

Effects of Soil Texture on the Growth of Young Apple Trees and Soil Microbial Community Structure Under Replanted Conditions

May 2020
Yuefan Sheng | Haiyan Wang | Mei Wang | Hanhao Li | Li Xiang | Fengbing Pan | Xuesen Chen | Xiang Shen | Chengmiao Yin | Zhiquan Mao

A two-year field experiment was carried out in order to study the occurrence degree and mechanism of apple replant disease (ARD) in the apple orchards with different soil textures. So we can adopt appropriate...

Chemical Mechanism of Flower Color Microvariation in Paeonia with Yellow Flowers

May 2020
Yong Yang | Bing Li | Chengyong Feng | Qian Wu | Qianyu Wang | Shanshan Li | Xiaonan Yu | Liangsheng Wang

Paeonia species are important ornamental plants, including three types: tree peony, herbaceous peony, and Itoh hybrid peony. Paeonia with yellow color is desired and becoming popular. However, the chemical...

Segmental Translocation Contributed to the Origin of the Brassica S-locus

May 2020
Yinan Cui | Mu Zhuang | Jian Wu | Jisheng Liu | Yiyue Zhang | Lingkui Zhang | Yile Huang | Xu Cai | Jianli Liang | Kang Zhang | Xiaowu Wang | Feng Cheng

Self-incompatibility (SI), which has recurred during the evolution of plants, is one of the most important cross-pollination mating systems. Three S-loci have been reported in Brassicaceae, namely,...

Comparative Analysis of Leaf Trichomes, Epidermal Wax And Defense Enzymes Activities in Response to Puccinia horiana in Chrysanthemum and Ajania Species

May 2020
Yinjie Wang | Jun Zeng | Xiaolong Xia | Yang Xu | Jing Sun | Jing Gu | Hainan Sun | Haini Lei | Fadi Chen | Jiafu Jiang | Weiming Fang | Sumei Chen

White rust caused by Puccinia horiana is a destructive disease of chrysanthemum plants. To better understand the resistance mechanisms of composite species to this disease, the leaf cuticular traits,...

Identification and Characterization of Tonoplast Sugar Transporter (TST) Gene Family in Cucumber

May 2020
Weifeng Huang | Bin Hu | Jialin Liu | Yong Zhou | Shiqiang Liu

Tonoplast sugar transporters (TSTs) play essential roles in regulating plant growth, development, and response to various biotic and abiotic stresses. In this study, a total of three TST genes were...

Transcriptome Profiling Reveals Candidate Genes Involved in Stem Swelling of Tumorous Stem Mustard

May 2020
Lina Du | Changman Li | Rui Su | Chunyan Tan | Biao Lai

Tumorous stem mustard is well known for its swollen stem from which pickled “Fuling Mustard” is made. The molecular mechanisms governing the formation of the modified swollen stems are still poorly...

Reliable and Efficient Agrobacterium tumefaciens-Mediated Genetic Transformation of Dianthus spiculifolius

May 2020
Jingang Wang | Shiyue Liu | Hongping Ma | Ye Tao | Shuang Feng | Shufang Gong | Jinzhu Zhang | Aimin Zhou

Dianthus spiculifolius is a perennial herbaceous flower with strong environmental adaptability and is an important ornamental ground cover plant. In this study, seeds of D. spiculifolius were used as...

Development of InDel Markers for Brassica rapa Based on a High-resolution Melting Curve

Available online 23 May 2020
Rong Chen | Lichun Chang | Xu Cai | Jian Wu | Jianli Liang | Runmao Lin | Yong Song | Xiaowu Wang

Brassica rapa is one of the most important leafy vegetable crops with large cultivated area in China. To increase the availability of DNA markers in B. rapa, we developed insertion-deletion (InDel)...

Identification and Expression of TOP3α in Gerbera hybrida

Available online 21 May 2020
Shenchong Li | Ying Cheng | Dan Sun | Lulin Ma | Mingyang Li | Fan Li

Meiotic recombination and the resulting novel allele combinations are fundamental to plant breeding and the identification of superior hybrids. However, the rate of meiotic crossovers is naturally suppressed...

Genetic Diversity and Structure of Tunisian Local Pear Germplasm as Revealed by SSR Markers

March 2020
Rim Ouni | Anna Zborowska | Jasna Sehic | Sarra Choulak | J. Iñaki Hormaza | Larisa Garkava-Gustavsson | Messaoud Mars

Growing pear has a long tradition in Tunisia, and numerous local cultivars possessing an excellent adaptability and resilience potential to climatic variation are present. This large adaptability is...

Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factors Shape RNA Viruses Resistance in Plants

March 2020
Jannat Shopan | Xiaolong Lv | Zhongyuan Hu | Mingfang Zhang | Jinghua Yang

Viruses are representative of a global threat to agricultural production. Genetic resistance is the preferred strategy for the control of viral infection and against loss of crop yield. Viral protein...

Comparative Transcriptome Analysis between Cytoplasmic Male-sterile Line and Its Maintainer During the Floral Bud Development of Pepper

March 2020
Junheng Lv | Zhoubin Liu | Yuhua Liu | Lijun Ou | Minghua Deng | Jing Wang | Jingshuang Song | Yanqing Ma | Wenchao Chen | Zhuqing Zhang | Xiongze Dai | Xuexiao Zou

The male-sterile line has been largely used in the hybrid seed production of pepper, which can effectively improve the efficiency of hybrid seed production. However, the formation mechanism of male...

Versatile Piriformospora indica and Its Potential Applications in Horticultural Crops

March 2020
Raphael Anue Mensah | Dan Li | Fan Liu | Na Tian | Xueli Sun | Xiangyang Hao | Zhongxiong Lai | Chunzhen Cheng

Modern horticultural crop production systems target the exploitation of sustainable techniques for crop improvement while maintaining balance with the environment. Several beneficial microbes have been...

Exogenous SA Initiated Defense Response and Multi-signaling Pathway in Tetraploid Potato SD20

March 2020
Jiayi Zheng | Yu Yang | Xiao Guo | Liping Jin | Xingyao Xiong | Xiaohui Yang | Guangcun Li

Salicylic acid (SA) is an important signaling substance that plays an important role in plant growth, development and disease resistance. In order to further understand the role of the SA pathway in...

Inter- and Intra-specific Genetic Diversity in Diospyros Using SCoT and IRAP Markers

March 2020
Changfei Guan | Sadaruddin Chachar | Pingxian Zhang | Chaoqiong Hu | Renzi Wang | Yong Yang

The genus Diospyros contains more than 500 species, among them persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) is the most economically important species. However, the inter- and intra-specific genetic diversity...

Suboptimal Temperature Acclimation Enhances Chilling Tolerance by Improving Photosynthetic Adaptability and Osmoregulation Ability in Watermelon

January 2020
Junyang Lu | Muhammad Azher Nawaz | Nannan Wei | Fei Cheng | Zhilong Bie

The temperature drop of plants from the optimal requirements can increase tolerance to severe chilling stress. Photosynthesis and osmoregulators were analyzed during chilling stress to explore the adaptation...

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

January 2020
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...

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...

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

January 2020
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)...

High Throughput Sequencing of circRNAs in Tomato Leaves Responding to Multiple Stresses of Drought and Heat

January 2020
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 lycopersicum L.) 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

January 2020
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

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