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Recent Horticultural Plant Journal Articles

Recently published articles from Horticultural Plant Journal.

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)...

Recent Advances on Citrus yellow vein clearing virus in Citrus

Available online 21 May 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...

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...

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

Available online 1 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,...

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

Available online 23 April 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

Available online 23 April 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

Available online 23 April 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...

Cytological and Proteomic Analysis of Ginkgo biloba Pollen Intine

Available online 21 April 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...

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

Available online 13 April 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...

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...

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

Available online 17 March 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

Available online 10 March 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

Available online 7 March 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

Available online 7 March 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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Advance of Horticultural Plant Genomes

November 2019
Liangsheng Zhang

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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),...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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