Plant Biosystems (PLANT BIOSYST)
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: 1.92
Impact Factor Rankings
|2016 Impact Factor||Available summer 2017|
|2014 / 2015 Impact Factor||1.92|
|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
|Website||Plant Biosystems website|
|Other titles||Plant biosystems (Online)|
|Material type||Document, Periodical, Internet resource|
|Document type||Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper|
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- STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
- Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
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ABSTRACT: This research was conducted to develop genetic transformation of the recalcitrant chrysanthemum cv. Shinma by application of appropriate antibiotics and selective agents. Clavamox had the least inhibitory effect on shoot regeneration compared to timentin, carbenicillin, and cefotaxime. Clavamox, at a concentration of 125 mg L−1, was found to be the most suitable for shoot regeneration and production of quality shoots, suppressing the growth of Agrobacterium in explants infected with strains GV3101 or C58C1 for 3 and 4 weeks, respectively. The concentration of phosphinothricin (PPT) was found to be 1.0 mg L−1 for screening of putative transgenic shoots. Moreover, transgenic chrysanthemums were obtained by culturing explants co-cultivated with A. tumefaciens strain GV3101 harboring an anthocyanin regulatory gene RsMYB1 isolated from radish (Raphanus sativus), which was placed under the control of cauliflower mosaic virus promoter (CaMV) 35S and petal-specific promoter InMYB1 isolated from the morning glory (Ipomoea nil), on shoot regeneration medium supplemented with recommended concentration of antibiotic and selective agent. Flow cytometry analysis revealed that there was no variation in ploidy level between transgenic plants and donor plants (non-transformants). To our knowledge, this is the first report of the use of Clavamox and MYB transcription factor for genetic transformation of this chrysanthemum.
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ABSTRACT: Abiotic stresses such as cold, drought, heat, salinity, nutrient deficiency, and toxicity adversely affect lentil yields worldwide. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the response of two lentil cultivars (Lens culinaris Medik) (Jordan 1 and Jordan 2) to NaCl, mannitol, sorbitol, and H2O2 via the characterization of seed germination, accumulation of reactive oxygen species, and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) level. There was a significant increase in GABA and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels in the two lentil cultivars under all treatments. Jordan 1 showed the highest germination percentages with p-values: 0.009, 0.013, 0.026, and 0.015, while Jordan 2 seedlings showed the highest GABA levels with p-values: 0.023, 0.007, 0.023, and 0.019 and MDA accumulation with p-values: 0.009, 0.012, 0.007, and 0.009 under salt, osmotic, and oxidative stresses, respectively, compared with Jordan 1 seedlings under the same treatments. Our results indicate that GABA shunt is a key signaling and metabolic pathway that allows adaptation of lentil seedlings to salt, osmotic, and oxidative stresses. In addition, Jordan 1 cultivar showed significant tolerance to abiotic stress treatments and it is the most recommended lentil cultivar to be used in soil with high salt and osmotic contents.
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ABSTRACT: Spatial separation between sexes within hermaphrodite flowers (herkogamy) is widespread among angiosperms and is traditionally viewed as an adaptation that reduces the likelihood of self-pollination. Whilst different degrees of herkogamy have been reported for Crocus, the relationship between sexual organ positions and reproductive fitness has not been explored yet, and studies of the breeding system within natural populations remain scarce within the genus. We analyzed the effects of different breeding systems (spontaneous self-pollination, facilitated self-pollination and cross-pollination) and of herkogamy degree on female reproductive success of the Tuscan endemic Crocus etruscus. Results showed that C. etruscus is monomorphic for style length and self-incompatible (SCI = 0.29). We also detected a significant negative effect of herkogamy on seed set of open-pollinated flowers. Thus, we conclude that the species avoids self-fertilization by self-incompatibility, but interestingly shows also a certain degree of spatial separation of male and female reproductive structures within the same flower. This floral trait could be useful to avoid self-interference and thus reducing ovule discounting and pollen loss on its own stigma.
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