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Fatty acids profiling: A selective criterion for screening microalgae strains for biodiesel production
Abstract The type and amount of lipids produced by an algal species directly influence the quality of the achieved biodiesel. This study is the first to report on the isolation process and lipidExpand
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Comparison of the use of morphological, protein and DNA markers in the genetic characterization of Iranian wild Prunus species
In this study, the genetic diversity of four Iranian wild Prunus species including Prunus eleagnifolia, Prunus hauskenchtii, Prunus scoparia and Prunus lycioides were investigated usingExpand
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Morphological and molecular variability in some Iranian almond genotypes and related Prunus species and their potentials for rootstock breeding
Abstract In this study, in order to know the variability for a rootstock breeding program genetic diversity and relationships among 55 Iranian almond genotypes and seven related Prunus species wereExpand
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Isolation and Characterization of Novel Microsatellite Markers in Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.)
Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) has been cultivated from ancient times for its economic, ornamental and medicinal properties globally. Here, we report the isolation and characterization of 12Expand
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Population genetic structure and ecological niche modelling of the leafhopper Hishimonus phycitis
Witches’ broom disease of lime, caused by ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia’, is responsible for major losses of Mexican lime trees in Southern Iran, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. TheExpand
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Phenotypic and molecular variability and genetic structure of Iranian almond cultivars
In this study, we used 20 morphological traits (during two consecutive growing seasons) and 11 microsatellite markers to assess the morphological and molecular variability and structure of the almondExpand
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The origin and dissemination of the cultivated almond as determined by nuclear and chloroplast SSR marker analysis
Sixteen nuclear and 10 chloroplast SSR markers were evaluated for 40 almond genotypes including cultivated almond, 18 related species and 5 interspecific-hybrid populations. Results establish theExpand
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Molecular characterization of almond cultivars and related wild species using nuclear and chloroplast DNA markers
The genetic diversity of different accessions of several wild almond species including P. eleagnifolia, P. hausknechtii, P. scoparia and P. lycioides, endemic to Irano-Afghan plate, was investigatedExpand
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Isolation and characterization of a first set of polymorphic microsatellite markers in saffron, Crocus sativus (Iridaceae).
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Twelve novel polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed and characterized from a repeat-enriched genomic library of Crocus sativus to study population and conservationExpand
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Saffron (Crocus sativus L.), a monomorphic or polymorphic species?
Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) which contains exceptional anti-cancer properties is presently the world's most expensive spice. Iran is known as the original habitat of Crocus L. and a significantExpand
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