Journal of Plant Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2018

  • Photosynthesis, Resource Acquisition and Growth Responses of Two Biomass Crops Subjected to Water Stress

    Elena Sánchez, Gladys Lino, Claudia Arias, Xavier Serrat, Salvador Nogués

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2018
    Pages: 68-86
    Received: 2 May 2018
    Accepted: 19 May 2018
    Published: 25 June 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20180603.11
    Abstract: This study compares photosynthesis, growth, 13C and 15N labelling patterns of two biomass crops (Arundo donax L. and Panicum virgatum L.) grown under water stress in greenhouse conditions. Plants were exposed to three water stress levels: control (C, 100% Pot Capacity), mild stress (MS, 50% PC) and severe stress (SS, 25% PC). Photosynthesis, fluore... Show More
  • Research Progress of Leaf Senescence Related Genes in Tobacco

    Xiaoming Gao, Yongfeng Guo

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2018
    Pages: 87-92
    Received: 7 May 2018
    Accepted: 7 July 2018
    Published: 31 July 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20180603.12
    Abstract: Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) is an important model plant that has been widely used in plant biological research. Tobacco is also an economic crop in which mature yellow leaves are harvested. Leaf maturity and the yellowing process have a decisive influence on the quality of tobacco products. The mechanism, influencing factors and regulating genes... Show More
  • The Use of Encapsulation-Dehydration Technique for Short-Term Preservation of Endangered Sweet Potato Landraces (Ipomoea batatas Lam) from Benin

    Arsène Mahoutondji Doussoh, Justine Sossou Dangou, Arnaud Agbidinoukoun, Serge Sètondji Houedjissin, Corneille Ahanhanzo

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2018
    Pages: 93-100
    Received: 25 June 2018
    Accepted: 11 July 2018
    Published: 6 August 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20180603.13
    Abstract: Ex situ conservation of genetic resources remains a challenge for preservation of vegetatively propagated species such as sweet potato. The objective of this study was to establish the protocol based on the encapsulation-dehydration technique for short term preservation of endangered sweet potato landraces produced in Benin. Thus, the evaporative d... Show More
  • Genotype x Environment Interaction and Stability Analysis for Gran Yield of Diallel Cross Maize Hybrids Across Tropical Medium and Highland Ecologies

    Alphonse Nyombayire, John Derera, Julia Sibiya, Claver Ngaboyisonga

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2018
    Pages: 101-106
    Received: 5 April 2018
    Accepted: 23 April 2018
    Published: 21 August 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20180603.14
    Abstract: Genotype x environment (G x E) interaction is the differential performance of genotypes across environments, especially in the tropics where seasonal and spatial variability is large. This results in serious challenges of product selection across environments. The objectives of this study were to determine G x E interaction and yield stability of n... Show More