Plant Biosystems Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Società botanica italiana, Taylor & Francis

Journal description

An international journal dealing with all aspects of plant biology. Formerly "Giornale Botanico Italiano" Official Journal of the Società Botanica Italiana. Plant Biosystems is the research journal edited by the Società Botanica Italiana. Published three times a year, the journal is open to papers dealing with all aspects of plant biology, systematics, and ecology. Research studies containing novel and significant findings, from the molecular level to ecosystems and from micro-organisms to flowering plants, are welcome. Plant Biosystems succeeded "Giornale Botanico Italiano", the historical journal of the Societa' Botanica Italiana, from the year 1997. Plant Biosystems has been conceived in consideration of the recent progress in botanical research. An editorial board divided into 9 main sections has been devised to ensure that all the main trends of contemporary plant science are represented. Manuscripts are classified as Full Paper, Rapid Report or Short Communication. A Rapid Report is intended for publication, in a concise form, of new and relevant findings. The classification as Rapid Report is determined by the Editor. A Short Communication (no more than two printed pages) is for a concise but independent report. It is not intended for publication of preliminary results. Review articles are also published, but only upon invitation by the Editor. An international panel of highly qualified referees warrants the highest scientific standard.

Current impact factor: 1.91

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2012 Impact Factor 1.912
2011 Impact Factor 1.418
2010 Impact Factor 0.829
2009 Impact Factor 0.744
2008 Impact Factor 0.517
2007 Impact Factor 0.75
2006 Impact Factor 0.649
2005 Impact Factor 0.368
2004 Impact Factor 0.274
2003 Impact Factor 0.31

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.73
Cited half-life 3.30
Immediacy index 0.44
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.30
Website Plant Biosystems website
Other titles Plant biosystems (Online)
ISSN 1126-3504
OCLC 57364341
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Taylor & Francis

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    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The Neolithic settlement of Dispilió (lake Orestiás, northern Greece) is a unique site due to its continual inhabitation from the Middle Neolithic (5400 BC) to the Chalcolithic (3600 BC) and its exceptional location at the shore of Lake Orestiás (also known as Lake Kastoria). The plant landscape shaping of the area has been examined by correlating pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs from both on-site and off-site records. The examined pollen profiles bear concrete evidence of agricultural activities and land use in the area. The local pollen assemblages identified, each of them corresponding either to a different kind or intensity of exploitation of natural resources, display the diachronic evolution of the cultural landscape during more than 2000 years of human activity. The successive phases of intense human impact on vegetation patterns are in good accordance with the periods of major constructing activities described by the archaeological study of the Dispilió settlement. Finally, the differences on palynomorph accumulation pathways of the examined records made possible the distinction between local and “regional” plant landscapes and related human activities.
    Plant Biosystems 08/2015; 149(1):195-204. DOI:10.1080/11263504.2014.992998
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    ABSTRACT: Modena, founded by the Romans (183 BC), has always been conditioned by water in all its urban history. In the city, numerous archaeobotanical investigations have been carried out in order to reconstruct the natural landscape and human–environment interactions over time. During these investigations, four archaeological sites (two Roman and two medieval) have revealed deposits with a marked character of palaeobiocoenosis, largely resulting from the natural environment surrounding the sites, due to natural “seed rain”. These deposits are characterized by widespread evidence of plants related to water, constituting a valuable archive to investigate habitats which currently have become very rare and threatened, if they have not completely disappeared. The present paper aims to reveal the peculiarities of the Roman/medieval archaeocarpological floristic lists (through a comparison with the flora over the last two centuries in the area of Modena) and highlight the possible causes explaining the presence or the demise of several taxa, considering also the palaeoecological reconstruction of the environment in which they have been found.
    Plant Biosystems 08/2015; 149(1). DOI:10.1080/11263504.2014.998310
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    ABSTRACT: Liparis tsii, a new orchid from Guangdong, China, is described and illustrated. It is compared with its closest allies: L. sasakii Hayata, L. nanlingensis H.Z. Tian & F.W. Xing, L. krameri Franch. & Sav., L. reckoniana T.C. Hsu and L. brunnea Ormerod belonging to section Liparis. Further phylogenetic study based on combined molecular data from nrITS and plastid trnL-F ascertained its phylogenetic position as L. tsii being sister to L. sasakii and L. nanlingensis. A key to identification with the allied species is provided.
    Plant Biosystems 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1014445
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    ABSTRACT: Land degradation in the Mediterranean Basin is clearly connected to the resilience of perturbed ecosystems, contributing to land abandonment, recurrent fires and biodiversity loss, with the prevalence of secondary shrublands that tend to occupy large areas. This is the case of Cistus ladanifer shrublands, one of the most widespread shrub communities in the Iberian Peninsula and a poor, uniform and resilient system. Here, we analyse the impact of several management practices in the recovery of territories largely occupied by this shrubland. We tested “non-intervention”, “cut”, “fire”, “mechanical mobilisation” and “pasture” in 100 m2 plots of Cistus ladaniferus L., in Central Portugal, and followed them from 1993. Flora were analysed using Braun-Blanquet's methodology and the plots were compared with hierarchical cluster analysis and PCA. An ANOVA analysis was also performed to investigate differences in management practices, both between plots and between two periods of time. The results show that extensive grazing or continuous cut have a high impact on plant diversity and community structure, with extensive grazing being the best way to improve plant diversity in a short period of time, using fewer resources.
    Plant Biosystems 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1040483
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    ABSTRACT: Direct plant regeneration from different explants, micropropagation and determination of secondary metabolites were studied in the critically endangered endemic Rhaponticoides mykalea (Hub.-Mor.) M.V. Agab & Greuter. Seed germination was achieved by damaging the seed coat and cultivating the embryos on Woody Plant Medium (WPM), of which 40% germinated. The epicotyls and cotyledonary petioles of seedlings were used as initial explants and direct shoot regeneration was obtained on WPM containing 2.22 μM 6-benzyladenine (BA). WPM medium supplemented with 2.22 μM BA and 4.92 μM indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) significantly improved the production of multiple shoots, resulting in an average of 5.6 shoots per explants. The highest rooting of shoots (35.6%) was observed with WPM medium containing 19.68 μM IBA with 990 μM putrescine. Plantlets with well-developed roots were transferred to soil and acclimatised within a plant growth chamber. Acclimatised plants showed 100% survival rate and remained healthy. As a part of our study, the content of secondary metabolites in three tissue culture regenerated lines were determined by HPLC analysis. Chlorogenic acid, Quercetin and scutellarin were confirmed secondary metabolites of R. mykalea.
    Plant Biosystems 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1057267
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    ABSTRACT: Nomenclatural notes on the aggregate Polycarpon tetraphyllum (Caryophyllaceae) are discussed. The names Hagaea alsinifolia, H. polycarpoides, Poycarpon colomense, P. diphyllum, and P. floribundum are typified respectively on an iconography by Boccone (lectotype), and specimens preserved in PAL (neotype), JE (lectotype), MA (Herbarium Cavanilles, lectotype), and COI (Herbarium Willkomm, lectotype). For the nomenclatural purposes the names P. bivonae (nom. nov. pro P. polycarpoides), P. herniarioides (holotype in K), P. peploides (nom. superfl. et nom. illeg. according to the Arts. 52.1 and 52.2 of the ICN), P. polycarpoides subsp. catalaunicum (holotype in BC), and P. rotundifolium (holotype in LY-Herbarium Rouy) are also discussed. P. floribundum is a heterotipic synonym of P. tetraphyllum s.s. A new synonym (P. tetraphyllum = P. rotundifolium) and three new combinations (P. tetraphyllum subsp. colomense, P. tetraphyllum subsp. herniarioides and P. tetraphyllum subsp. catalunicum,) are proposed according to the current concept in Polycarpon.
    Plant Biosystems 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1057260
  • Plant Biosystems 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1057257
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    ABSTRACT: Senecio icoglossus var. araneosus by Grisebach (now S. grisebachii), and S. pterophorus have been traditionally recognized as distinct species, although some authors highlighed their morphological affinities and argued a study of the original material to clarify their identities. In the present paper the two names are investigated, the first one (S. icoglossus var. araneosus) are typified on a specimen preserved at GOET (neotype), while the holotype (preserved at P) was found for S. pterophorus. For the nomenclatural purposes the names S. balansae (holotype and isotype respectively at K, and G), S. icoglossus var. araneosus by Candolle (lectotype in P, designated in this paper), Senecio pterophorus var. apterus and var. verus (nom. superfl. et nom illeg., Art. 52.2 of the ICN) and S. pulcher (lectotype and isolectotype at K, designated in this paper) are also discussed. Morphological observations on material from Australia, Europe, South America and South Africa was done. The results show that S. icoglossus var. araneosus by Grisebach and Candolle are to be applied to different taxa. The Candolle's name is an heterotypic synonym of S. pulcher (an endemic South american species). The Grisebach's name is indeed an heterotypic synonym (syn. nov.) of S. pterophorus, the name S. pterophorus having nomenclatural priority. The characters of five out of the seven varieties described for S. grisebachii have a continuous variability, so their names are to be considered synonyms of S. pterophorus. The origin of the species is discussed, and two hypotheses are proposed: a “natural origin” (disjuction distribution related to a long-distance dispersal event) and a “recent indtroduction” (alien populations and endemic taxon). Morphological and chorological notes were also provided.
    Plant Biosystems 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1057262
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    ABSTRACT: The online platform “Wikiplantbase #Toscana” provides a framework where the full set of georeferenced floristic records of Tuscany (central Italy) can be entered, stored, updated and freely accessed through the Internet. As of 5 January 2015, the database stores 67360 floristic records, referable to 3578 accepted specific and subspecific taxa. Most records are based on published data (80.6% of the total), then by published herbarium specimens (15.1%) and on unpublished field data (3.8%); unpublished herbarium records account only for 0.5% of the stored data. At present the most represented species is the fern Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn subsp. aquilinum (Dennstaedtiaceae) with 234 records for 219 localities, but 625 species are still represented only by one record for a single locality. Data acquisition is far from complete, but in slightly more than one year a massive amount of data was accumulated, and can be maintained up-to-date with relatively little effort. This could power several researches like e.g.: 1) taxonomic researches especially on species and genera in Tuscany and Italy; 2) studies on the distribution of diversity across administrative or ecological boundaries; 3) evaluation of conservation status of endangered taxa; 4) static and dynamic range modelling and evolution niche studies.
    Plant Biosystems 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1057266
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    ABSTRACT: Based on general morphology, spore measurements and ornamentation (SEM), genome size estimation, and molecular systematics (trnL-trnF IGS), we show the extreme systematic complexity within the European representatives of the genus Ophioglossum. In particular, three hybrids from Tuscany are described: the tetraploid O. ×pierinii Peruzzi, Magrini, Marchetti & Viane, seen as the hybrid between diploid O. lusitanicum L. and hexaploid O. azoricum C.Presl; the tetraploid O. ×giovanninii Peruzzi, Pierini, Magrini, Marchetti & Viane, seen as the homoploid hybrid between tetraploid O. vulgatum L. and tetraploid O. ×pierinii Peruzzi, Magrini, Marchetti & Viane; the pentaploid O. ×pseudoazoricum Peruzzi, Pierini, Magrini, Marchetti & Viane, seen as the hybrid between hexaploid O. azoricum C.Presl and tetraploid O. vulgatum L. All the three new taxa grow in different localities in the Monte Pisano mountain range.
    Plant Biosystems 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1057264
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    ABSTRACT: An update on the taxonomy and geographic distribution of the genus Thymus in Sicily is given. This study is based on literature, herbarium and field investigations. In total, five taxa belonging to Thymus sect. Serpyllum (Th. richardii subsp. nitidus, Th. longicaulis and Th. praecox subsp. parvulus) and Th. sect. Hypodromi (Th. spinulosus and Th. paronychioides) occur in Sicily. For each one information about taxonomy, habitat, phenology, chromosome number and distribution are provided. Furthermore the name Thymus pedicillatus Lojac. is here typified. Finally, an analytical key for the identification of the studied taxa is proposed.
    Plant Biosystems 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1057259