Sasan Aliniaeifard

Sasan Aliniaeifard
University of Tehran | UT · Department of Horticultue (Aburaihan campus)

PhD
Designing different vertical farming systems for better crop growth and quality

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Introduction
Sasan Aliniaeifard currently works at the Department of Horticultue (Aburaihan), University of Tehran. Sasan does research in Photosynthesis and light responses of plants. His current project is 'Plant responses to the interaction of light attributes (e.g. quality, intensity and duration) and abiotic stresses.'
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June 2010 - September 2014
Wageningen University & Research
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (126)
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Stomatal responses to closing stimuli are disturbed after long-term exposure of plants to low vapour pressure deficit (VPD). The mechanism behind this disturbance is not fully understood. Genetic variation between naturally occurring ecotypes can be helpful to elucidate the mechanism controlling stomatal movements in different environments. We char...
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Excessive heavy metal (HM) levels in soil have become a source of concern due to their adverse effects on human health and the agriculture industry. Soil contamination by HMs leads to an accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROSs) within the plant cell and disruption of photosynthesis-related proteins. The response of tobacco lines overexpressin...
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Identifying environmental factors that improve plant growth and development under nitrogen (N) constraint is essential for sustainable greenhouse production. In the present study, the role of light intensity and N concentrations on the biomass partitioning and physiology of chrysanthemum was investigated. Four light intensities [75, 150, 300, and 6...
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Uncovering the genetic basis of photosynthetic trait variation under drought stress is essential for breeding climate-resilient walnut cultivars. To this end, we examined photosynthetic capacity in a diverse panel of 150 walnut families (1500 seedlings) from various agro-climatic zones in their habitats and grown in a common garden experiment. Phot...
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Uncertain climate changes and increasing energy and food production demands lead to food insecurity, especially for drought-prone areas like the study region, Iran. This study assesses the energy use, economic, and environmental impacts of two different healing and acclimatization systems, the conventional tunnel systems (CTS) and the LED-equipped...
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γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a non-protein amino acid with multifunctional roles in dynamic plant responses. To determine the effects of exogenous GABA application (0, 25 and 50 µM) on drought response, two chickpea cultivars with contrasting tolerance to water deficit were examined. Plants were exposed to four irrigation levels (irrigation to 100...
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Plants deploy molecular, physiological, and anatomical adaptations to cope with long-term water-deficit exposure, and some of these processes are controlled by circadian clocks. Circadian clocks are endogenous timekeepers that autonomously modulate biological systems over the course of the day–night cycle. Plants’ responses to water deficiency vary...
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Plants deploy molecular, physiological, and anatomical adaptations to cope with long-term water-deficit exposure, and some of these processes are controlled by circadian clocks. Circadian clocks are endogenous timekeepers that autonomously modulate biological systems over the course of the day–night cycle. Plants’ responses to water deficiency vary...
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In agriculture, abiotic stress is one of the critical issues impacting the crop productivity and yield. Such stress factors lead to the generation of reactive oxygen species, membrane damage, and other plant metabolic activities. To neutralize the harmful effects of abiotic stress, several strategies have been employed that include the utilization...
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Low temperatures are a substantial limitation in the geographic distribution of warm-season crops such as cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Tolerance to low temperatures varies among different plant species and genotypes when changes in environmental cues occur. Therefore, biochemical and biophysical events should be coordinated to form a physiologica...
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Photosynthesis of plantlets in tissue culture containers is not considered important, compared to photosynthesis of ex vitro plants, due to the exogenous source of carbohydrates present in tissue culture media. However, CO2 starvation can generate a burst of reactive oxygen species (ROS). We examined this phenomenon in tissue culture, since CO2 lev...
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The accurate estimation of water productivity (WP) and plant production becomes imperative in planning and managing irrigation practices. Light intensity and CO2 concentration are among the most important determinants of growth and WP of crops. In this study, the adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) was used to model the changes in growth...
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Summer savory (Satureja hortensis L.) is extensively used in various pharmaceutical and food industries. Production of this plant in controlled environments attracted lots of attention; however, the proper lighting environment needs to be designed to achieve optimum yield and quality. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the effect of main photos...
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In protected cultivation, increasing the light level via supplementary lighting (SL) is critical to improve external quality, especially in periods with low light availability. Despite wide applications, the effect of light quality remains understated. In this study, the effect of SL quality and nutrient solution electrical conductivity (EC) on gro...
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A significant part of water consumption in greenhouses is related to the processes of evapotranspiration and cooling of the greenhouse. A large amount of water consumption in greenhouses is not used and in the form humid air is directed outside by the exhaust fans, which can be recycled by a heat exchanger and reused by the condensation process. It...
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Biomass partitioning is one of the pivotal determinants of crop growth management, which is influenced by environmental cues. Light and CO2 are the main drivers of photosynthesis and biomass production in plants. In this study, the effects of CO2 levels: ambient 400 ppm (a[CO2]) and elevated to 1,000 ppm (e[CO2]) and different light intensities (75...
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Walnut production is challenged by abiotic stresses. We investigated the leaf transcriptome responses of walnut under control and drought stress in 9 and 18 days. We identified 921, 1035 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between control and drought stress groups in 9 and 18-day, respectively. In control and drought stress conditions DEGs were s...
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Photosynthesis and stomata dynamically respond to transient changes in light intensity, however information regarding their long-term responses to the light intensity is limited. In the current study biophysical properties of photosynthetic apparatus and stomatal characteristics of lettuce plants were investigated in response to long-term exposure...
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Low temperatures are an important limitation for geographic distributions of warm-season crops like cucumber ( Cucumis sativus L.). Tolerance to low temperatures varies among different plant species and genotypes when changes in normal environmental cues occur. To cope with low temperature, biochemical and biophysical events should be coordinated t...
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Saffron is a valuable plant and one of the most expensive spices worldwide. Nowadays, there is a tendency to produce this crop in indoor plant production systems. However, the production of saffron is restricted by the need for the reproduction of high-quality corms. In this study, we investigated the effect of different ratios of red (R) and blue...
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To investigate the importance of light on healing and acclimatization, in the present study, grafted watermelon seedlings were exposed to darkness (D) or light, provided by blue (B), red (R), a mixture of R (68%) and B (RB), or white (W; 35% B, 49% intermediate spectra, 16% R) LEDs for 12 days. Survival ratio, root and shoot growth, soluble carbohy...
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GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) and melatonin are endogenous compounds that enhance plant responses to abiotic stresses. The response of Vicia faba to different stressors (salinity (NaCl), poly ethylene glycol (PEG), and sulfur dioxide (SO2)) was studied after priming with sole application of GABA and melatonin or their co-application (GABA + melato...
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Artificial seed technology is a new method of micropropagation and multiplication, especially plants that do not produce seeds, transgenic plants, and other plants that need to maintain superior characteristics through asexual reproduction. The production of artificial seeds is a very valuable tool for the protection and storage of orchid protocorm...
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Phalaenopsis orchids are one of the most popular plants in the world, but their high prices due to production costs have reduced the cost-effective and inexpensive commercial production of these plants in many countries, especially Iran. Therefore, in this study is aimed to by introducing simplified and low-cost culture media, it is possible to int...
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Bacillus subtilis is one of the non-pathogenic beneficial bacteria that promote plant growth and stress tolerance. In the present study, we revealed that seed priming with endophytic B. subtilis (strains 10-4, 26D) improved Phaseolus vulgaris L. (common bean) seed germination and plant growth under both saline and non-saline conditions. 10-4 and 26...
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en Soil cultivations are widely being replaced by soil‐less methods for growing plants in greenhouses. In the present study, we compared the normalized water productivity (WP*) of lettuce plants under soil and hydroponic cultivation methods. Furthermore, the AquaCrop model was assessed for the simulation of yield and water productivity (WP) of lett...
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Boron (B) is an essential nutrient for plant growth and development, exhibiting extremely narrow margins between deficiency and toxicity. B toxicity is devastating for productivity and apparent for a continuously increasing part of agricultural land, under the influence of on-going climate change. In this study, the effects of increased B supply (b...
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To investigate the effects of water withholding on 17 tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) landraces collected from different climatic zones of Iran and two commercial hybrids, the polyphasic OJIP fluorescence transient, relative water content (RWC), electrolyte leakage (EL) and vegetative growth parameters were analyzed. Duncan’s multiple range test (...
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There are diverse types of gelling agents that are used in media cultures. Agar and Gelrite are among the gelling agents used in DKW culture medium, as the common culture medium for the micropropagation of walnut plants. The effects of these gelling agents have not been investigated on the successful production of in vitro explants and the response...
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Light spectrum is one of the environmental cues that influence plant growth and development. Light is a stimulating factor for induction of somatic embryos during tissue culture practices. To accelerate the direct embryogenesis, six different light spectra including: white (W), red (R), blue (B), green (G), red + blue (R+B) and red + far red (R+FR)...
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Light emitting diodes (LEDs) now enable precise light quality control. Prior to commercialisation however, the plant response to the resultant light quality regime ought to be addressed. The response was examined here in chrysanthemum by evaluating growth, chlorophyll fluorescence (before and following water deficit), as well as stomatal anatomy (d...
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Silicon (Si) is the second most abundant element on the earth’s crust. Growth and defense responses of plants can be influenced by Si availability. To evaluate the effect of Si on lettuce growth and properties of its drainage water, two experiments were conducted. The first experiment was conducted in a factorial template with four different cultiv...
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Beneficial microorganisms which help plants to grow better especially under stress conditions are known as plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB). These biotic agents, especially Bacillus subtilis have well-known role in plant growth promotion and induction of tolerance to stress in plants. They are deemed to act as bio-active and eco-friendly agen...
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Carbon dioxide (CO2) and light intensity are the two main environmental drivers known to play important roles in crop growth and yield. In the current study, lettuce seedlings were exposed to four different light intensities [(75, 150, 300 and 600 Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density (PPFD)] and four different concentrations of CO2 (400, 800, 1200 an...
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About 90 percent of the water used in greenhouses is allocated to the two processes of evapotranspiration and cooling of the environment. A large amount of water used in greenhouses is driven out useless in the form of humid air by the fan, which is recyclable and can be reused in the greenhouse water inlet cycle by condensation. Therefore, the pur...
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Sunlight includes UVA (320–400 nm). Since it is irrelevant for driving photosynthesis, less recognition is given to its usefulness in indoor cultivation. We examined how the cultivation under different UVA levels (0, 10 and 40 μmol m−2 s−1) affects the lettuce postharvest quality by evaluating the temporal dynamics of several underlying aspects, in...
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The extinction threatens some native orchids which have economic value. Artificial seed technology can prevent the extinction of these plants and can be suitable for producing and exporting products. In this study, protocorms of Dactylorhiza umbrosa were encapsulated. The effects of three temperature treatments 4, 20, and 25°C were investigated dur...
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Key message Functional stomata can be generated by in vitro ABA applications. This mitigates the desiccation responses of Persian walnut leaves in their early stage of ex vitro exposure. This finding paves the way for discovering a solution for the uncontrollable water loss problem of in vitro-generated walnut plantlets. Abstract Most in vitro-gen...
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Novel integrated system of greenhouse and saltwater evaporative pond is a new idea that has been established and designed in this study. This Integrated System utilizes a desalination approach and provides the possibility of crop growth and fresh water production by using saline water. The theory of this integrated system is that crop evapotranspir...
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Cadmium (Cd) is considered as a hazard for plant growth and human health. In the current study, the beneficial effects of maize (Zea mays L.) seed priming with salep gum (SG), Spirulina platensis (SP) and combination of SG and SP on seed germination, plant growth, photosynthesis performance, and Cd uptake and translocation factor were investigated...
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The seawater greenhouse system is a new technology that utilizes a desalination approach using saltwater to provide fresh water production and crop growth in arid areas. By controlling the atmospheric factors, this system increases relative humidity nearly up to saturation point and the amount of evapotranspiration in these conditions greatly decre...
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Roses are the most famous ornamental plants worldwide. Light is considered as one of the ‎most important environmental factors that influences the production of rose plants. Low or ‎high light intensities can reduce photosynthesis and growth of rose plant. In this study, effects ‎of different light spectra on photosynthesis and their subsequent inf...
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Background: Phalaenopsis (Phalaenopsis amabilis) is a kind of tropical orchids that in recent years has been very popular as a pot and cut flower plants in the Iranian market. Due to Specific methods of cultivating and inability of plantlet producing in our country, growers have to import Phalaenopsis seedlings from other countries. Despite many pr...
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Abstract Artificial seed production is an alternative technique for asexual propagation and conservation of plants with hard natural seed propagation such as orchids. This technique is rapidly growing in germplasm conservation and plant gene pool exchanges between countries and in vitro floriculture trades. Artificial seed is the beads formed by en...
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Epipactis veratrifolia is a terrestrialorchid that belongs to thetemperate zones of Iran with great breeding potentials for ornamental usages. Although in vitro propagation of this orchid has been previously performedbut investigation on factors influencing its in-vitro growth and photosynthesis is still needed. In the current study, three-leaflet...
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The effect of the lighting environment during postharvest storage of ornamentals has largely been neglected in previous research. Anthurium is a cold-sensitive species originating from tropical climates and is widely cultivated all around the world for its colorful spathes. To investigate the effects of light spectrum on the performance of Anthuriu...
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The effect of endophytic Bacillus subtilis (strains 10‐4, 26D) and their compositions withsalicylic acid (SA) on some resistance and quality traits of stored potatoes infected with Fusariumdry rot were studied. The experiments were carried out on hydroponically grown Solanumtuberosum L. tubers that were infected before storage with Fusarium oxyspor...
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Improving marketability and extension of vase life of cut flowers has practical significance for the development of the cut flower industry. Although considerable efforts have been made over many years to improve the vase life of cut flowers through controlling the immediate environment and through post-harvest use of floral preservatives, the impa...
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High relative air humidity (RH ≥ 85%) is frequent in controlled environments, and not uncommon in nature. In this review, we examine the high RH effects on plants with a special focus on stomatal characters. All aspects of stomatal physiology are attenuated by elevated RH during leaf expansion (long-term) in C3 species. These include impaired openi...
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Environmental stresses are among the most important threats for food security since it adversely affects agricultural productivity. Among them, drought stress and water scarcity stand as major problems, especially in developing countries. Thus, understanding molecular mechanisms involving drought stress response is of essential importance for copin...
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Drought and salt stresses are among abiotic stresses that hinder plants from reaching their maximum productivity and thus menacing food security by reducing crop yield worldwide. The mechanisms that stressors affect the plants are very complicated. To cope with environmental stresses, evolutionary processes have been developed through natural selec...
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Endogenous signals in response to exogenous factors determine the senescence of flowers. Interactions among phytohormones especially abscisic acid (ABA) and ethylene are the major determinant of the senescence. In the present study, complex expression patterns of the genes related to ABA and ethylene as endogenous signals were investigated on cut c...
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Endogenous signals in response to exogenous factors determine the senescence of flowers. Interactions among phytohormones especially abscisic acid (ABA) and ethylene are the major determinant of the senescence. In the present study, complex expression patterns of the genes related to ABA and ethylene as endogenous signals were investigated on cut c...
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Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) accumulates in plants following exposure to heavy metals. To investigate the role of GABA in cadmium (Cd) tolerance and elucidate the underlying mechanisms, GABA (0, 25 and 50 µM) was applied to Cd-treated maize plants. Vegetative growth parameters were improved in both Cd-treated and control plants due to GABA applic...