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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Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology
c/o Anne Pack
The James Hutton Institute
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United Kingdom

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Included inside the current issue of
The Journal of Horticultural Science
& Biotechnology:


Comparative analysis of the complete chloroplast genome sequences of a normal male-fertile cytoplasm and two different cytoplasms conferring cytoplasmic male sterility in onion (Allium cepa L.) see abstract


Analysis of the transcriptome of green and mutant golden-yellow leaves of Acer palmatum Thunb. using high-throughput RNA sequencing see abstract


Genomic composition of microspore-derived plants from a Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa ssp. pekinensis) × heading cabbage (B. oleracea var. capitata) allotriploid (ACC) hybrid based on genomic in situ hybridisation see abstract


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