Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology


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This Journal exists to publish results of research on fruit and other perennial crops, vegetables and ornamentals in commercial, amenity and/or recreational horticulture. Papers are welcomed from both temperate and tropical countries describing original investigations of interest to those engaged in scientific research and the practice of horticulture.

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On behalf of the Trustees and the Editorial Board of JHSB, I regret to announce the recent passing of Professor Pat Berjak (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) and offer our sincere condolences to all her family, friends and colleagues. Pat was a highly valued member of the Editorial Board of JHSB since joining in 2006. Her reviews and recommendations on manuscripts related to seed biology were incisive, unambiguous, constructive and extremely helpful to authors and to me. She will be greatly missed. Her family and colleagues have prepared an obituary that can be accessed by clicking here.

T. Michael A. Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
CURRENT ISSUE: January 2015

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Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology
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The Journal of Horticultural Science
& Biotechnology:


Acquisition, identification and analysis of an interspecific Capsicum hybrid(C. annum × C. chinense)

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medicinal plant

In vitro regeneration of the medicinal plant Cassia absus L.

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Seed treatment with benzothiadiazole induces resistance against powdery mildew disease caused by Sphaerotheca fuliginea and increases the activities of pathogenesis-related enzymes in cucumber plants

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