Horticultural Biotechnology Research http://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/hbr <p>The <strong>Horticultural Biotechnology Research </strong>is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes articles in all the in the fields of Horticultural Biotechnology.</p> <p><strong>Submission</strong></p> <p>The journal welcomes the submission of original manuscripts (Please see <a href="/plagiarism-policy.php">Plagiarism Policy</a>) that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. The journal publishes Review Articles, Regular Articles and Short Communications. For detailed guide for preparation of manuscript please visit <a href="/guide-for-authors.php">Author’s Guide</a> and for submitting, please sign in the <a href="/journals/index.php/cb/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions">Online Submission</a> page. If the author experiences any difficulties during online submission, contact hbr@scienceflora.org for support.</p> <p><strong>Peer Review</strong></p> <p>Soon after submission, the article will be screened for plagiarism checking with iThenticate software. The articles those passed theÂ&nbsp;iThenticate screening, will be peer-reviewed with two external peer reviewers. After revision, before final acceptance, the article will be again screened for plagiarism.Â&nbsp;The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research, its significance to the scientific community and interest to a wide audience.</p> <p><strong>Frequency</strong></p> <p>Horticultural Biotechnology ResearchÂ&nbsp;is a bimonthly journalÂ&nbsp;(6 issues per volumeÂ&nbsp;per year), but the articles will be published immediately after proof corrections, means; the articles will be added to the current issues continuously without any delay. This helps the journal in rapid publication of acceptedÂ&nbsp;articles.</p> <p>Manuscripts will be published online as soon as the authors approved the final proof. Therefore, there will not be a delay period for accepted articles to be published online.</p> Update Publishing House en-US Horticultural Biotechnology Research 2455-460X Selection criteria for yield in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) http://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/hbr/article/view/5454 <p>Nineteen&nbsp; genotypes of eggplant (<em>Solanum melongena </em>L.) were collected from different places in Syria for evaluating the selection criteria for yield parameters. Yield traits (days to 50% flowering, days to flower setting, days to maturity, plant height/cm at flowering stage, fruit weight/g, number of harvested plants and fruit yield per genotype/kg) were recorded&nbsp; in order to study the traits relations and to their direct and indirect effects via other traits on eggplant yield. Results showed that both plant height and number of harvested plants together with other morphological parameters had positive significant correlation with yield parameters, so it can be taken as selection criteria to increase final yield of eggplant.</p> Maysoun M. Saleh, Ossama Muhra Zaeda Alsayd Suliman ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2020-10-20 2020-10-20 01 03 10.25081/hbr.2019.v5.5454 Determination of Apposite Plant Regeneration Protocol for Several Cucurbits through Direct and Indirect Organogenesis http://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/hbr/article/view/5279 <p>A competent and reproducible practice for the <em>invitro</em> shoot regeneration of <em>Cucurbita maxima,C</em>.<em>pepo</em> and <em>Cucumissativus</em> was developed from various explants through direct and indirect organogenesis.In<em>C. maxima</em>, between cotyledon and leaf segment, cotyledon was found to be most responsive for callus induction in MS medium augmented with 0.5 mg·L<sup>-1 </sup>2,4 dichlorophenoxy acetic acid (2,4-D) plus 100 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> casein hydrolysate and 0.5 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> 2,4-D plus 15% coconut water and for leaf segment it was on MS medium containing 2.5 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> 2,4-D. Comparing the 2 explants it was found that leaf segment was most suitable for callus induction in <em>C. maxima</em>. For massive multiplication of <em>C. pepo</em>mericlones shoot tip and nodal cutting were used. MS medium containing 3.0 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> 6-benzyl aminopurine plus 0.5 mg·L<sup>-1</sup>gibberellic acid (GA<sub>3</sub>) was found most effective for shoot regeneration and 1.0 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> IBA was found most effective for rooting. In this trait cv. Bulum was more responsive than cv. Rumbo. On the other hand, to generate virus free plantlets of <em>C. sativus</em>, different concentrations of kinetin were used, and 1.5 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> KIN shown the best performance for primary culture establishment. For shoot multiplication, 1.0 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> BAP and 2.0 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> BAP plus 0.5 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> KIN containing medium shown best result. Subsequently, 2.0 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> BAP plus 0.5 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> KIN was best composition for root induction. Our report demonstrated comprehensive protocols and variability in explants, growth regulator response in shoot regeneration potential of in different cucurbit plants.</p> Mohammad Firoz Alam Palash C. Mondol Sushanta Kumar Roy Muhammad Anisuzzaman Saroar Parvez Sujit Kumar Ray Farhana Mahzabin Tanzena Tanny Iftekhar Alam ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2020-10-20 2020-10-20 4 13 10.25081/hbr.2019.v5.5279 Effect of farm yard manure and planting densities on growth, yield and quality of okra under natural farming http://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/hbr/article/view/5500 <p>A field study was conducted to investigate the effect of farm yard manure and planting densities (P x P 10, 15, 20 and 25 cm and R x R 60 cm) under natural farming condition at National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad during 2016. The land was incorporated with well rotten farm yard manure (FYM) @ 25 t ha<sup>-1</sup> in respective plots (4 x 8 meter) one week before bed preparation and mixed thoroughly in the soil. Seeds of okra (<em>Abelmoschus esculentus </em>L., var. Pusa Green) were sown according to the plan following split plot design with four replications. The crop was allowed to stand till maturity and data on growth traits were recorded. Among plant densities, 10 and 15 cm P x P and FYM incorporation @ 25 t ha<sup>-1</sup> produced comparable fresh pod yield (11.22 and 10.97 t ha<sup>-1</sup>, respectively) which was 25 and 24 % higher than that of without FYM application. Dense populated crop i.e., 10 and 15 cm P x P performed better than rest of planting densities through improved fresh pod yield with comparatively improved quality. Dense populated treatment (P x P 10 cm) and FYM application @ 25 t ha<sup>-1</sup> produced better quality fruits with less crude fiber content (9.89 %) and higher moisture content (79.14%) as compared to without FYM application (10.93 and 77.49 %) respectively that indicates more accumulation of dry matter content in fruits.</p> Shariq Mahmood Alam Muhammad Arshad Ullah, Syed Ishtiaq Haider Nausherwan N. Nawab, Syeda Sana Aamir Imdad Ali Mahmood ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2020-10-20 2020-10-20 14 16 10.25081/hbr.2019.v5.5500 Regional Polymorphism Assessment of Myanmar ‘Sein Ta Lone’ Mango (Mangifera indica Linn) from Sintgaing Township Based on Microsatellite Markers http://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/hbr/article/view/5447 <p>This study was conducted to explore the genetic diversity and relationship of Sein Ta Lone mango cultivars among 20 commercial orchards in Sintgaing Township, Mandalay region. Nine microsatellite (SSR) markers were used to detect genetic polymorphism in a range from (3 to 6) alleles with (4.33) alleles per marker in average. Six out of nine microsatellite markers gave the PIC values of greater than (0.5). Among them, SSR36 held the highest PIC values of (0.691) while MiSHRS39 and MN85 possessed the least PIC values of (0.368) and (0.387) respectively. The genetic diversity was expressed as unbiased expected heterozygosity (UHe) value with an average of (0.561). The genetic relationship was revealed by (UPGMA) dendrogram in a range of (0.69 to 1.00). Based on UPGMA cluster analysis, three main clusters were classified among three different locations. This study was intended to help cultivar characterization and conservation for proper germplasm management with the estimation of genetic variation and relationship in the existing population of Sein Ta Lone mangoes in Sintgaing Township by microsatellite markers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> May Sandar Kyaing Sein Sandar May Phyo ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2020-10-20 2020-10-20 17 22 10.25081/hbr.2019.v5.5447