1. An Efficient In Vitro Propagation, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of Aphyllorchis Montana (Reichenb.f.)

Ganesan Mahendran

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Summer 1393, Pages 1-16

  An in vitro plant regeneration protocol was successfully established in Aphyllorchis Montana , a saprophytic achlorophyllous orchid by culturing immature seeds. Among the six basal media evaluated for seed germination, BM-TM medium was found to be the best followed by KC medium. After 40 days, all the ...  Read More

2. Encapsulation of Protocorm of Cymbidium bicolor Lindl. for Short-Term Storage and Germplasm Exchange

Ganesan Mahendran

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Summer 1393, Pages 17-27

  The present study describes the encapsulation of protocorm of Cymbidium bicolor Lindl. from 60 days-old in seed cultures for short- term conservation and propagation. Various concentrations and combinations of gelling matrix (sodium alginate) and complexing agents (calcium chloride) were tested to prepare ...  Read More

3. Comparison of Different Pot Mixtures Containing Perlite on Growth and Morphological Characteristics of Pothos (Scindapsus aureum L.)

Fatemeh Bidarnamani; Hossein Zarei

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Summer 1393, Pages 29-38

  To Select an appropriate medium for the growth of plant is one of the problems of most greenhouse owners in production of pot ornamentals. So, current research was conducted to evaluate effect of some available media in mixtured by perlite on the growth of pothos. Study was based on a completely randomized ...  Read More

4. Combined Effect of Humic Acid and NPK on Growth and Flower Development of Tulipa gesneriana in Faisalabad, Pakistan

A. Ali; S.U. Rehman; S. Raza; S.U. Allah

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Summer 1393, Pages 39-48

  A research trial was conducted during 2011-2012 to elucidate the effects of humic acid (HA) and NPK to determine the optimum rate against different growth and floral attributes on tulip cultivar viz. ‘Triumph’. The following five treatments T0 : (control), T1: 10 g/m2 NPK (17:17:17), T2 : ...  Read More

5. The Effect of Indole Butyric Acid and the Time of Stem Cutting Preparation on Propagation of Damask Rose Ornamental Shrub

Mahsa Kashefi; Hossein Zarei; Farzaneh Bahadori

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Summer 1393, Pages 49-55

  In order to investigate the morphological reactions of cutting of damask rose to IBA (indole butyric acid) in different times, an experiment was done in a factorial experiment based on RCD and three times with three replications and 10 observations per each replication. In this experiment, the simple ...  Read More

6. Study on Effects of Ascorbic Acid and Citric Acid on Vase Life of Cut Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum) ‘Mariachi Blue’

Farnaz Sheikh; Seyed Hossein Neamati; Navid Vahdati; Ali Dolatkhahi

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Summer 1393, Pages 57-64

  The postharvest life of cut Eustoma grandiflorum flowers is limited in open flowers. Therefore a factorial experiment based on a completely randomized design with ascorbic acid (AsA) at 4 levels (0, 100, 200, 300mg L-1) and citric acid (CA) at 3 levels (0, 100, 200 mg L-1) with 3 replications and 3 samples ...  Read More

7. Pollen Germinability and Cross-Pollination Success in Persian Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum Mill.)

Mohammad Kermanshahani; Roohangiz Naderi; Reza Fattahi; Ahmad Khalighi

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Summer 1393, Pages 65-73

  Low seed yield is a limiting factor for cross breeding and hybrid seed production in cyclamen. This study was performed to investigate pollen germination and its relation to cross-pollination success and fruit set in this plant. In order to achieve a high level of pollen germination, the effect of different ...  Read More