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Eryngium caucasicum Trautv. cultivated as a vegetable in the Elburz Mountains (Northern Iran)
Eryngium caucasicum was found as a new cultivated vegetable plant in home gardens in northern Iran. Young leaves are used as a cooked vegetable and for flavouring in the preparation of several local
Towards a ‘red list’ for crop plant species
An attempt is made toward the application of IUCN criteria and Red List Categories to agricultural and horticultural plants (excluding ornamentals) and completely extinct crop plants such as Anacyclus officinarum and Bromus mango are considered.
Savadkouh (Iran) – an Evolutionary Centre for Fruit Trees and Shrubs
The area should be considered as an important evolutionary centre for fruit trees and shrubs and should be taken into serious consideration for discussions about fruit tree and shrub evolution.
Genetic variability in wild populations of Prunus divaricata Ledeb. in northern Iran evaluated by EST-SSR and genomic SSR marker analysis
The high level of genetic diversity and the apparent lack of genetic structure in wild P. divaricata may be attributed to frequent long distance gene flow through frugivorous birds and possibly humans, as has been documented for other Prunus species.
Crop Wild Relatives—Undervalued, Underutilized and under Threat?
It is important to consider the genetic value of these crop wild relatives, how they may be conserved, and what new technologies can be implemented to enhance their use.
A domestication assessment of the big five plant families
The domestication assessment confirmed the importance for man of the families with relative high numbers of highly domestication (H), domesticated (D) and semi-domesticated (S) species for Gramineae and Leguminosae, followed by Compositae, and relative low levels for Rubiaceae and Orchidaceae.
Plant hormones as signals in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis
In this review article, some of the most recent findings regarding the signaling effects of plant hormones, on mycorrhizal fungal symbiosis are reviewed and may be useful for the production of plants, which are more responsive to mycorRhizal symbiosis under stress.
Threatened and Rare Ornamental Plants
The application of IUCN criteria and Red List Categories was done for ornamental plants and a weak positive correlation was found between the number of threatened species and theNumber of threatened ornamental species within the families.
Species Richness in Relation to the Presence of Crop Plants in Families of Higher Plants
There is a positive correlation (r = + 0.56) between number of crop plants and species diversity of the families and the results show that there is a negative correlation.