Radu E. Sestras

Radu E. Sestras
University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine | USAMV Cluj · Faculty of Horticulture

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Professor of plant breeding at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine from Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Achievements include university didactic activities and research in genetics and plant breeding, biodiversity and genetic resources, biostatistics; new fruit trees cultivars released (author of 21 new cultivars), editorial activities as general editor, editor-in-chief, publisher [https://www.sestras.ro/].
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February 1994 - present
University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
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Publications (248)
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Erigeron bonariensis and E. sumatrensis are two noxious weeds present in many parts of the world. Their tolerance to salinity and water deficit was analysed at the seed germination stage and during vegetative development. Seed germination was tested in solutions with different concentrations of NaCl and polyethylene glycol (PEG). Growth parameters,...
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The papers published in Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, Issue 2, Volume 50, 2022 represent new exciting research in different topics of life science, respectively in plant science, horticulture, agronomy, and crop science. Among the interesting articles we invite you to find news about: Regulation mechanism of long non-coding RNA...
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Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are beneficial for plant development and help absorb water and minerals from the soil. The symbiosis between these fungi and plant roots is extremely important and could limit crop dependence on fertilizers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of AMF on tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum L.), based on...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 2, Volume 14, 2022: The papers published in this issue represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting research or reviews, we invite readers to find news about: Traditional utilization and pharmacology of Cinnamomum glanduliferum; Asparagus...
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Increased interest in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) production requires breeding to create new cultivars with highly marketable values (e.g., regarding quality, nutrition, and health) and valuable sensorial parameters. The purpose of this research was to compare four tomato commercial hybrids—two newly created and two used as controls in the bre...
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The influence of the geographical origin of eight Romanian provenances of Robinia pseudoacacia on the characteristics of seeds, germination, and growth of seedlings in young stages of life was analyzed. Four experiments were undertaken to test seed germination (thermal treatment at distinct temperatures, mechanical scarification, acetone 90%, and b...
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The papers published in Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, Issue 4, Volume 49, 2021 represent new exciting researches in different topics of life science, respectively in plant science, horticulture, agronomy and crop science. Among the interesting articles we invite you to find news about: Trehalose induced drought tolerance in plan...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 1, Volume 14, 2022: The papers published in this issue represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches or reviews, we invite readers to find news about: Using sumac (Rhus coriaria L.), as a miraculous spice with outstanding pharma...
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Natural herbicides based on essential oils (EOs) extracted from aromatic plants are gaining relevance in contemporary agriculture. Due to their allelopathic properties, they have an inhibitory effect on the germination and growth of different species, having, in general, the advantage of high specificity. For this reason, the analysis of the effect...
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Marigolds (Tagetes spp.) are multifunctional flowering plants belonging to the Asteraceae family, well-known and widespread for their ornamental value and many other uses. In this study, morphological differences and genetic relationships among 21 cultivars of three species of marigold (Tagetes patula, T. erecta and T. tenuifolia) were analysed. Re...
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The large number of cultivars belonging to the cultivated apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.) reflects an extremely wide range of variability, including for fruit quality traits. To evaluate some characteristics of fruit quality, 22 apple genotypes were selected from a collection of germplasms containing more than 600 accessions, based on different co...
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Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) is recognised as a forest species of interest due to its multiple uses. The management of forest genetic resources and their efficient conservation suffer from variations in traits and start with seed germination. The aim of the current study was to investigate the germination of seeds obtained from plus trees se...
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The papers published in Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, Issue 4, Volume 49, 2021 represent new exciting researches in different topics of life science, respectively in plant science, horticulture, agronomy and crop science. Among the interesting articles we invite you to find news about: Cotton versus climate change: the case of G...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 4, Volume 13, 2021: The papers published in this issue represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches or reviews, we invite readers to find news about: Haemato-biochemical alterations and acute toxicity study of hydro-methanol ro...
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Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is the globally most consumed vegetable. The objective of this research was to analyze physico-chemical, nutritional and sensorial components (taste and flavor) in two new commercial hybrids (AS 300 F1 and AS 400 F1) and their four F7 parental lines. Two widely grown F1 hybrids (Precos F1 and Addalyn F1) were used as c...
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The production and consumption of nuts are increasing in the world due to strong economic returns and the nutritional value of their products. With the increasing role and importance given to nuts (i.e., walnuts, hazelnut, pistachio, pecan, almond) in a balanced and healthy diet and their benefits to human health, breeding of the nuts species has a...
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The papers published in Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, Issue 3, Volume 49, 2021 represent new exciting researches in different topics of life science, respectively in plant science, horticulture, agronomy and crop science. Among the interesting articles we invite you to find news about: Recent advancements on use of CRISPR /Cas9...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 3, Volume 13, 2021: The papers published in this issue represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches or reviews, we invite readers to find news about: Ethnopharmacological utility, traditional knowledge and phytochemistry of Ari...
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The production and consumption of nuts are increasing in the world due to strong economic returns and the nutritional value of their products. With the increasing role and importance given to nuts (i.e., walnuts, hazelnut, pistachio, pecan, almond) in a balanced and healthy diet and in the prevention of various diseases, breeding of the nuts specie...
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Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca (NBHA): The papers published in Issue 2, Volume 49, 2021 represent new exciting researches in different topics of life science, respectively in plant science, horticulture, agronomy and crop science. Among the interesting articles we invite you to find news about: Genome-wide identification of WD40 s...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 2, Volume 13, 2021: The papers published in this issue represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches or reviews, we invite readers to find news about: Xenobiology: An expanded semantical review; Hog plums: Its importance, potent...
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Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca (NBHA): The papers published in Issue 1, Volume 49, 2021 represent new exciting researches in different topics of life science, respectively in plant science, horticulture, agronomy and crop science. Among the interesting articles we invite you to find news about: Comparative transcriptome analysis r...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 1, Volume 13, 2021: The papers published in this issue represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches or reviews, we invite readers to find news about: Phytochemistry and pharmacological activities of Saponaria officinalis L.; Th...
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Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca (NBHA): The papers published in Issue 4, Volume 48, 2020 represent new exciting researches in different topics of life science, respectively in plant science, horticulture, agronomy and crop science. Among the interesting articles we invite you to find news about: Exploring Artemisia annua L., artemi...
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Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca (NBHA): The papers published in Issue 4, Volume 48, 2020 represent new exciting researches in different topics of life science, respectively in plant science, horticulture, agronomy and crop science. Among the interesting articles we invite you to find news about: Exploring Artemisia annua L., artemi...
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Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) was among the first North-American tree species imported in Europe. In Romania, black locust has established itself as a forest tree appreciated for multiple uses. The objective of the hereby study was to identify a quality planting material at black locust using seeds from trees with superior traits from five...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 4, Volume 12, 2020: The papers published in this issue represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches or reviews, we invite readers to find news about: The influence of human chorionic gonadotropin on hormonal and haematological...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 4, Volume 12, 2020: The papers published in this issue represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches or reviews, we invite readers to find news about: The influence of human chorionic gonadotropin on hormonal and haematological...
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Climate change and its detrimental effects on agricultural production, freshwater availability and biodiversity accentuated the need for more stress-tolerant varieties of crops. This requires unraveling the underlying pathways that convey tolerance to abiotic stress in wild relatives of food crops, industrial crops and ornamentals, whose tolerance...
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Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca (NBHA), Issue 2, Volume 48, 2020: The papers published in this issue Vol 48 No 2 (2020) represent new exciting researches in different topics of life science, respectively in plant science, horticulture, agronomy and crop science. Among the interesting articles we invite you to find news about Develo...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 2, Volume 12, 2020: The papers published in this issue represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches, we invite readers to find news about: evaluation of phytochemical constituents and in vitro antimicrobial activities of leaves...
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Assessment of the diversity of reproductive traits and genetic variation is of great relevance to the conservation of genetic resources and management of silver fir (Abies alba) populations. We have evaluated reproductive characteristics associated with female cones and seed morphology, as well as seed germination after subjecting seeds to five sto...
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Forest ecosystems are frequently exposed to abiotic stress, which adversely affects their growth, resistance and survival. For silver fir (Abies alba), the physiological and biochemical responses to water and salt stress have not been extensively studied. Responses of one-year-old seedlings to a 30-day water stress (withholding irrigation) or salt...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 1, Volume 12, 2020: The papers published in this issue represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches, we invite readers to find news about: vultures, their population status and some ecological aspects in an Indian stronghold; a...
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Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca (NBHA), Issue 1, Volume 48, 2020: The papers published in this issue Vol 48 No 1 (2020) represent new exciting researches in different topics of life science, respectively in plant science, horticulture, agronomy and crop science. Among the interesting articles we invite you to find news about Pirifo...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 4, Volume 11, 2019: The papers published in this issue represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches, we invite readers to find news about: anticancer activity of water and methanol extracts of Hypericum scabrum L. on different...
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Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca (NBHA), Issue 4, Volume 47, 2019: The papers published in this issue Vol 47 No 4 (2019) represent new exciting researches in different topics of life science, respectively in plant science, horticulture, agronomy and crop science. Among the interesting articles we invite you to find news about the al...
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Drought periods are becoming more frequent and intense, due to the effects of climate change, threatening natural habitats worldwide, including European forests. Forest trees can also be affected by high soil salinity, because of the common practice of de-icing of mountain roads with NaCl in winter. We have evaluated the responses to salt and water...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 3, Volume 11, 2019: The papers published in this issue (https://www.notulaebiologicae.ro/index.php/nsb/issue/view/265) represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches, we invite readers to find news about: pharmacological uses and...
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Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca (NBHA), Issue 3, Volume 47, 2019: The papers published in this issue Vol 47 No 3 (2019) represent new exciting researches in different topics of life science, respectively in plant science, horticulture, agronomy and crop science. Among the interesting articles we invite you to find news about the ec...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 2, Volume 11, 2019: The papers published in this issue (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro/index.php/nsb/issue/current) represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches, we invite readers to find news about: endophytic bacteria - hidd...
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European larch (Larix decidua Mill.) has been reported either as more tolerant or as more sensitive to drought than conifers with perennial leaves. Previous studies have revealed that Carpathian populations of European larch display a high genetic variability. A comparative study of the responses of these populations to drought stress at the seedli...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 1, Volume 11, 2019: The papers published in this issue (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro/index.php/nsb/issue/current) represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches, we invite readers to find news about: The role of DNA Methylatio...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 4, Volume 10, 2018: The papers published in this issue (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro/index.php/nsb/issue/current) represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches, we invite readers to find news about: incidence of common and ra...
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Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca (http://www.notulaebotanicae.ro), Issue 1, Volume 47, 2019: The papers published in this issue (http://www.notulaebotanicae.ro/index.php/nbha/issue/view/250) represent new exciting researches in different topics of life science, respectively in plant science, horticulture, agronomy and crop science....
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Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca (http://www.notulaebotanicae.ro), Issue 1, Volume 47, 2019: The papers published in this issue (http://www.notulaebotanicae.ro/index.php/nbha/issue/view/249) represent new exciting researches in different topics of life science, respectively in plant science, horticulture, agronomy and crop science....
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Our study analyzed four apple cultivars (Liberty, Florina, Starkrimson, Golden Spur) used as genitors, and theirs hybrid seedlings resulted from a diallel genitor crossing scheme, for revealing monogenic Vf resistance to scab. Seedlings of F 1 hybrids were selected based on the presence or absence of the scab infection symptoms on the leaves. The f...
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Larix decidua, the European larch, does not grow in natural saline areas, but it can be affected by salinity either by the common practice of winter de-icing of mountain roads with NaCl, or when grown as an ornamental tree in urban areas by the use of low quality, salinised irrigation water. In the present study, the responses to salt stress of you...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 3, Volume 10, 2018: The papers published in this issue (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro/index.php/nsb/issue/current) represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches, we invite readers to find news about: activities of certain seru...
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The paper presents a possible method to inventory the presence of a ornamental specie in visible areas, associated with a sociological study (questionnaire) to determine the degree of knowledge of the species (Clematis sp.) in the city of Cluj-Napoca. To achieve these two goals, there were held two parallel actions: in a lapse of nearly a year, the...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 2, Volume 10, 2018: The papers published in this issue (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro/index.php/nsb/issue/current) represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches, we invite you to find news about: combining microsatellite marke...
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Larix decidua, the European larch, is not normally affected by drought or salinity in its natural habitats, but it may be when grown as an ornamental tree, by the widespread practice of winter de-icing of mountain roads with NaCl, and because of global warming-induced environmental changes. The responses of two-month-old larch seedlings to 30 days...
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European larch (Larix decidua) is naturally distributed at high elevations in Central Europe. Romanian populations of L. decidua are scattered in different areas of the country. In this study, we used 12 highly informative genomic simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers for genotyping seven populations from different areas of Romania. The SSR markers...
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Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca (http://www.notulaebotanicae.ro), Issue 2, Volume 46, 2018: The papers published in this issue (http://www.notulaebotanicae.ro/index.php/nbha/issue/view/248) represent new exciting researches in different topics of life science, respectively in plant science, horticulture, agronomy and crop science....
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Drought and soil salinity are at present the major factors responsible for the global reduction of crop yields, and the problem will become more severe in the coming decades because of climate change effects. The most promising strategy to achieve the increased agricultural production that will be required to meet food demands worldwide will be bas...
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Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro), Issue 1, Volume 10, 2018: The papers published in this issue (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro/index.php/nsb/issue/current) represent interesting novelties in different topics of life science. Among the exciting researches, we invite you to find news about enhancing the resistance of wat...
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The effects of salt and water deficit on seed germination and early seedling growth were studied in six Portulaca accessions (P. oleracea L. ssp. oleracea, P. grandiflora Hook., P. grandiflora cvs. 'Sundial Mango', 'Double Pink' and 'Double White', and P. halimoides L.). The aims of the study were to evaluate their responses to abiotic stress and t...
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Celebrating 40 years of excellence in education and research in the field of horticulture within the Faculty of Horticulture at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, in 2017, represents a moment of great joy for the academic staff, the graduates and the students of the faculty. This is celebrated with an impre...
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Dear Authors, Readers, Contributors, Editors - we would like to inform you that Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro) has published its latest issue (Vol 9, No 4, 2017) at http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro/index.php/nsb/issue/current. Notulae Scientia Biologicae journal has moved to online-only publication at the start of 2017...
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Spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst) is an important forest tree species in Romania, occupying approximately 24% of the total forest area. Due to its variable temperament, the spruce is generally considered a semi-shadow species. Through the research carried out in Valea Ierii (N-W of Romania), the response of spruce was evaluated according to different...
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Key message Norway spruce seedlings apparently showing a relatively higher tolerance to drought can be easily selected using a battery of biomarkers such as water content, chlorophyll, and proline levels in the needles, and could be eventually used as an initial screening method in reforestation programmes. Abstract Norway spruce is a native Europ...
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Dear Authors, Readers, Contributors, Editors - we would like to inform you that Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro) has published its latest issue (Vol 9, No 3, 2017) at http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro/index.php/nsb/issue/current. Notulae Scientia Biologicae journal has moved to online-only publication at the start of 2017...
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Celebrating 40 years of excellence in education and research in the field of horticulture within the Faculty of Horticulture at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, in 2017, represents a moment of great joy for the academic staff, the graduates and the students of the faculty. This is celebrated with an impre...
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Dear Authors, Readers, Contributors, Editors - we would like to inform you that Notulae Scientia Biologicae (http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro) has published its latest issue (Vol 9, No 2, 2017) at http://www.notulaebiologicae.ro/index.php/nsb/issue/current. Notulae Scientia Biologicae journal has moved to online-only publication at the start of 2017...
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RAPD molecular markers and phenotypic growth traits were joined using different genotypes of Larix decidua (Mill.) to analyze genetic variation. Individual samples of vegetative clones were analyzed from Baciu orchard (obtained through a breeding program from regional stands from Romania) and pooled samples from places of origin (regional stands)....
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Drought tolerance was evaluated in twelve cultivars of three ornamental Tagetes species (T. patula, T. tenuifolia and T. erecta). A stress treatment was performed by completely stopping watering of plants maintained in controlled greenhouse conditions. After three weeks, several plant growth parameters (length of the stems, fresh weight and water c...
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The pollen morphology, viability, germination and pollen tube growth of six wide-spread plum genotypes (Prunus domestica), were studied. ‘Toptaste’, ‘Topfive’ and ‘Gras ameliorat’ had the largest pollen grains (>50 μm), whereas ‘Jojo’, ‘Anna Späth’ and ‘Stanley’ cultivars were represented by slightly smaller pollen size (45.28-48.41 μm). Pollen sha...