Journal of Plant Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2018

  • Characterization and Conservation Status of Evergreen Rainforest Understory: Case of Campo Ma'an National Park (Cameroon)

    Kabelong Banoho Louis-Paul-Roger, Zapfack Louis, Weladji Robert Bertrand, Nasang Julliete Mancho, Chimi Djomo Cedric, Nyako Melanie Chichi, Madountsap Tagnang Nadège, Essono Damien Marie, Sahnone Pambouro Jean Marc, Remi Jiagho, Kwomegne Tchoupo Leonce Morel, Tabue Mbobda Roger Bruno, Palla Florence Jeanne Sarah

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2018
    Pages: 107-116
    Received: 22 July 2018
    Accepted: 7 August 2018
    Published: 30 August 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20180604.11
    Abstract: The Campo Ma'an National Park is located in the evergreen rainforest area rich in biological diversity. This biological diversity remains poorly known, especially those of the understory. The objective of the present study is to characterize undersotory tree and to determine their IUCN conservation status. To know the floristic diversity of underst... Show More
  • Regulation of Phytohormone Biosynthesis Genes by Polycomb-Mediated Histone H3 Lysine 27 Trimethylation in Arabidopsis

    Yongfeng Hu, Yan Lai, Shufang Fan, Bin Liu

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2018
    Pages: 117-133
    Received: 6 August 2018
    Accepted: 21 August 2018
    Published: 21 September 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20180604.12
    Abstract: Histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation (H3K27me3) catalyzed by polycomb proteins plays a negative role in the regulation of gene expression. Several key developmental genes have been reported to be enriched with H3K27me3 and repressed by polycomb proteins. The objective of this study was to analyze the role of polycomb-mediated H3K27me3 in regulating ... Show More
  • Comparative Chloroplast Genome Analysis of Single-Cell C4 Bienertia Sinuspersici with Other Amaranthaceae Genomes

    Lorrenne Caburatan, Jin Gyu Kim, Joonho Park

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2018
    Pages: 134-143
    Received: 15 August 2018
    Accepted: 31 August 2018
    Published: 26 September 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20180604.13
    Abstract: Bienertia sinuspersici is a single-cell C4 (SCC4) plant species whose photosynthetic mechanisms occur in two cytoplasmic compartments containing central and peripheral chloroplasts. The efficiency of the C4 photosynthetic pathway to suppress photorespiration and enhance carbon gain has led to a growing interest in its research. A comparative analys... Show More
  • Endogenous Perception of the Diversity of Taro (Colocasia esculenta) Cultivars Produced in Benin

    Richard Mahouton Akplogan, Gilles Habib Todjro Cacaï, Corneille Ahanhanzo, Serge Sètondji Houédjissin, Ernest Renan Traoré

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2018
    Pages: 144-148
    Received: 22 September 2018
    Accepted: 11 October 2018
    Published: 1 November 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20180604.14
    Abstract: Taro is a staple in many southern countries and an ancient starchy crop consumed by more than 400 million people. Taro is a tuber crop which the endogenous knowledge is still poorly investigated in scientific research of Benin despite its importance in food security. This work aims to evaluate farmers' knowledge of diversity, production constraints... Show More
  • The Effect of Sugar Beet Seed Priming on Sugar Beet Yield and Weed Suppressive Ability

    Kostyantyn Bezhin, Hans-Joachim Santel, Roland Gerhards

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2018
    Pages: 149-156
    Received: 1 October 2018
    Accepted: 15 October 2018
    Published: 1 November 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20180604.15
    Abstract: For optimal development in the field, sugar beets require fast emergence and rapid establishment of a homogenous stand. Environmental influences such as low soil temperatures or crusting of the soil surface usually slow down crop emergence and early development. Priming of the sugar beet seeds has proven to be a cost-effective method facilitating t... Show More