Original Article Biotechnology and Tissue culture
1. An optimized protocol for in vitro propagation of Pyrus communis and Pyrus syriaca using apical-bud microcuttings

Mariem Lotfi; Chokri Bayoudh; Afifa Majdoub; Messaoud Mars

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 1-10

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2420.1055

Abstract
  Purpose: In Tunisia, pear cultivars are widely threatened by the attack of fire blight disease. Cultivation of tolerant cultivars is an effective control strategy for disease control. For this purpose, a reliable protocol was established for micropropagation of local Pyrus communis and Pyrus syriaca ...  Read More

Original Article Food Science and Technology
2. Effects of nano-chitosan and chitosan coating on the postharvest quality, polyphenol oxidase activity and malondialdehyde content of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.)

Ha V. H. Nguyen; Duyen H. H. Nguyen

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 11-24

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2698.1082

Abstract
  Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of nano-chitosan and chitosan coating on physico-chemical properties of strawberries during storage. Research methods: Fresh strawberries were coated with different concentrations of chitosan (1%, 1.5%. 2%) or nano-chitosan (0.2%, 0.4%, and ...  Read More

Original Article Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
3. Identification of genetic diversity and relationships of some Iranian tea genotypes using SRAP markers

Shahin Jahangirzadeh; Reza Azadi Gonbad; Koorosh Falakro

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 25-34

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2582.1067

Abstract
  Purpose: The tea plant is one of the most important products in the northern region of Iran, and plays an essential role in the region's economy. Since today many tea plants in the region are being destroyed for various reasons, so having information about the genetics of those trees helps design breeding ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
4. Extending the vase life of rose cut flower cv. Bakara using inhibitors of physiological vascular occlusion

Es-hagh Hamidi; Zeynab Roein; Mahnaz Karimi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 35-48

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2594.1072

Abstract
  Purpose: Rose cut flowers have a short postharvest life, which can be increased using different treatments. Thus, an experiment was designed to determine the effect of hot water (one min) and chemical solutions (pulse treatment for 20 h) on the postharvest quality of cut rose flowers cv. Baraka. Research ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
5. Optimizing shelf life of pomegranate fruits during traditional storage by Tragacanth gum coating

Mojtaba Mokhtarizadeh Naeini; Azam Jafari; Jalal Gholamnejad; Mohammadreza Vazifeshenas

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 49-60

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2690.1081

Abstract
  Purpose: One of the primary methods in increasing shelf life and maintaining the horticultural product quality is the application of edible coatings at the product surface. In this regard, this experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of tragacanth gum on some characteristics of pomegranate ...  Read More

Original Article Food Science and Technology
6. Potentiality and chemical composition of Bridelia micrantha (Berth) extracts and its fractions as biofumigant against economically important stored grain insect pests

Jacobs Adesina; Yallappa Rajashaker; Thomas Inomisan Ofuya

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 61-72

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2446.1058

Abstract
  Purpose: A study was carried out to determine the potentiality of Bridelia micrantha (BM) as biofumigant for the control of some economically important insect pests of stored food grains. Research Method: BM powder was sequentially extracted with a series of solvents of increasing polarity in a Soxhlet ...  Read More

Original Article Medicinal Plants
7. Preparation and comparison of various formulations of solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) containing essential oil of Zataria multiflora

Mahboobeh Naseri; Shiva Golmohamadzadeh; Hossein Arouiee; Mahmoud Reza Jaafari; Seyyed Hossein Nemati

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 73-84

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2570.1068

Abstract
  Purpose: The aim of this study was to formulate a new delivery system by the incorporation of Zataria multiflora. essential oil into solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN). Research Method: SLN formulations were prepared following the high-pressure homogenization after starring and ultra-trax homogneization ...  Read More

Original Article Tropical Fruits
8. Variability of physicochemical properties of ‘Deglet Nour’ date fruits collected from different oases in Djerid Region, Tunisia

Rihab Taha; Ben Maachia Sihem; Sindic Marianne; Sahli Ali; Namsi Ahmed; Messaoud Mars

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 85-100

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2569.1066

Abstract
  Purpose: Quality and physical characteristics of date palm changes during growth and maturation stages of fruits in main production areas in the south of Tunisia. Research Method: The effect of season, ripening date and climatic conditions (temperature and relative humidity) on physicochemical characteristics ...  Read More

Original Article Plant Nutrition
9. Influence of GA3 and boric acid foliar application on bioactive compounds and quality of pomegranate fruit (Punica granatum L.)

Farid Moradinezhad; Mina Mohammadian Moghaddam; Mehdi Khayyat

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 101-114

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2370.1049

Abstract
  Purpose: The effect of foliar application of gibberellic acid and boric acid on bioactive compounds and quality of pomegranate fruit cv. Shishe-Kab was investigated. Research Method: This was accomplished through the field and laboratory experiments at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Birjand, ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
10. Effects of pre- and postharvest applications of salicylic acid on the vase life of cut Alstroemeria flowers (Alstroemeria hybrida)

Motahareh Ershad Langroudi; Davood Hashemabadi; Sepideh Kalatejari; Leila Asadpour

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 115-124

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2409.1053

Abstract
  Purpose: In this study, the effects of different concentrations of salicylic acid on the physiological traits of Alstroemeria (Alstroemeria hybrida cv.ʻSummer Skyʼ) cut flowers during pre-harvest and postharvest applications are investigated. The aim of this study was to identify the best treatments ...  Read More

Review Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
11. Sustainable botanical products for safe post-harvest management of perishable produce: A review

Shristi Chitranshi; Neeru Dubey; Muhammad Sajjad

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 125-140

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2703.1083

Abstract
  Purpose: The objective of this review is to study the effect of plant-based products on post-harvest management of the horticultural crops. Today when the horticulture crops are loaded with pesticides, the produce does not reach the consumer in a fresh and healthy form, it becomes imperative to look ...  Read More

Short Communication Article Pomology
12. Berry quality of principal grapevines in the Oasis of El Jerid, Tunisia

Abir Habib; Sihem Ben Maachia; Ali Sahli; Mounira Harbi Ben Slimane

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, Pages 141-150

http://dx.doi.org/10.22077/jhpr.2019.2753.1087

Abstract
  Purpose: A safeguard program was organized to prevent and protect the autochthon fruit species in El Jerid Oasis, Tunisia. In this context, this study aimed to evaluate the grapevine varieties in these oases. Research method: A survey was conducted to detect the existing grape varieties and to count ...  Read More