Archive | August 2016

GC-MS Analysis and Evaluation of In-vitro Antioxidant Potential and Total Phenolics Content of Wild Hops (Flemingia strobilifera (L.) W. T. Aiton) – IJB


By: Jhoan Rhea L. Pizon, Olga M. Nuñeza, Mylene M. Uy, W.T.P.S.K Senarath

  1. Department of Biological Sciences, Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Iligan City, Philippines
  2. Department of Chemistry, Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Iligan City, Philippines
  3. Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

Wild hops (Flemingia strobilifera Linn.) is a shrub belonging to Fabaceae family. The leaves of F. strobilifera are commonly used by the Subanen, the indigenous group in Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines to treat inflammation. Continue reading

Genetic studies of genotypic responses to water stress in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)


Flowers of Gossypium hirsutum

By: Sohail Kamaran, Muhammad Imran, Tariq Manzoor Khan, Muhammad Zeeshan Munir, Muhammad Adnan Rashid, Muhammad Atif Muneer

  1. Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  2. Center for Plant Biology, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  3. School of Biological sciences and Technology, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China
  4. College of plant sciences, Huazhong Agriculture University, Wuhan, China

The present study was carried out to examine the potential in cotton germplasm for breeding water stress tolerant plant material, and understand the genetic basis of different morphological traits related to water stress tolerance. Portioned analysis of variance was employed to obtain good parents for this purposes.800px-CottonPlant The parental genotypes MNH-512, Arizona-6218, CIM-482, MS-39, and NIAB-78 were crossed in complete diallel fashion and F0 seeds of 20 hybrids and five parents were planted in the field in randomized complete block design with three replications during 2010. Simple regression analysis of F1 data revealed that additive-dominance model was quite adequate for all morphological traits. The unit slope of regression lines number of bolls (b = 1.07 ± 9.14), boll weight (b = 0.99 ± 0.11), yield per plant (b = 0.96 ± 0.31), plant height (b = 1.10 ± 0.34), leaf area index (b = 0.82 ± 0.27), and ginning percentage (b = 1.01 ± 0.12) suggested that the epistatic component was absent in the inheritance of all characters studied. Continue reading

Effects of foliar application with salicylic acid on the biochemical parameters and redox status in two Canola plant varieties exposed to cold stress


By: Zoheir Mellouk, Ilhem Benammar, Yvan Hernandez

Low temperature is an important environmental factor that limits the survival, productivity and geographical distribution of plants. Oil seeds are the second global food resources among which Brassica napus L. is the third annual oil seed in the world. Continue reading

Evaluation of some quantitative and qualitative characteristics of 5 cultivars of tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum) grown in Hormozgan Province

Lycopersicon esculentum

Lycopersicon esculentum

By Shiva Ghasemi, Mostafa Ghasemi*, Khadijeh Abbaszadeh, Morteza Salari

  • Department of Horticulture, Hormozgan University, Bandar Abbas, Iran

The goal of this investigation was to evaluate some qualitative and quantitative traits in fruits of five tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum) cultivars. These traits were vitamin C content, pH, total soluble solids (TSS), titrable acidity, fruit diameter, fruit volume, fruit firmness, fresh weight and dry weight. 3985483638_7c0bb7bdd8_oStudied cultivars were Matin F1, Yaghoot, Sunseed, Sadeen and Raha. The results showed that there were significant differences in evaluated parameters among cultivars. The highest contents of vitamin C (36.32 mg. 100 g-1), diameter (6.77 cm), volume (221.25 cm3), firmness (2.45 Kg. cm-2), fresh weight (194.29 g) and dry weight (11.3 g) were belonged to the cultivar Sunseed. The highest pH (4.3) and TSS (2.49 %) were belonged to the cultivars Yaghoot and Matin F1, respectively. Continue reading