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Youping Sun, Genhua Niu, Joseph G. Masabni and Girisha Ganjegunte

Pomegranate ( Punica granatum , Lythraceae) is a bushy shrub or small tree native to Iran to the Himalayas in northern India. It has been cultivated since ancient times throughout the Mediterranean regions of Asia, Africa, and Europe. The fruit is

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Shailaja Sinha and Madhuri Sharon

Somatic embryogenesis from apical meristem, cell elongation zone, and cell differentiation zone of roots of Punica granatum L. var. Ganesh was obtained. The basal medium used was Gamborg's B5. 2, 4-D induced white globular callus in root tip explants, which on further subculture to medium containing 0.5 mg/L BAP, produced somatic embryos from the outer surface of the callus. Direct somatic embryogenesis occurred from all the three zones of the root in presence of 2 mg/L kinetin. BAP induced embryogenic callus in elongation and cell differentiation zone segments of the roots, which, on further subculture onto the same medium, produced somatic embryos. NAA caused rhizogenesis in all the three root segments. Differentiation of somatic embryos into plantlets took place on B5 medium supplemented with 0.01 mg/L NAA + 0.5 mg/l BAP + 2 mg/L kinetin.

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Dilinuer Shalimu, Ke Li, Carol C. Baskin, Jerry M. Baskin and Yujun Liu

Pomegranate [ Punica granatum L. (Lythraceae)] is believed to have originated in the southern Caspian region and northeastern Turkey, and the Mediterranean Basin is an important diversification center of the species ( Halilova and Yildiz, 2009

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Ali Akbar Ghasemi Soloklui, Ahmad Ershadi and Esmaeil Fallahi

Pomegranate ( Punica granatum L.) is native from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India ( Nemati et al., 2012 ), grown widely in Iran, India, Spain, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, and the United States ( Elyatem and Kader, 1984 ; Sarkhosh et al

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Carol LaFaver and Alejandro Ching

A research study was established to determine the effect of thiol compounds glutathione (GSH) and dithiothreitol (DTT) to induce rooting and root growth of woody stem cuttings from Punica granatum L., either alone or in combination with rhizopon. Woody cuttings of P. granatum 10 cm long were collected from 5-year-old potted greenhouse grown plants. No leaves were left attached on the cuttings. The proximal end of cuttings were dipped for 10 sec in 0.05 and 0.1 mM of GSH; 0.6, 1, and 2 mM of DTT followed by a 5-min rest, and immediately dipped in a solution of 1500 ppm of Rhizopon for 10 sec. Untreated cuttings were used as control as well as cuttings dipped only in 1500 ppm of Rhizopon for 10 sec. Rooting was continuous with bottom heating at 24 °C under greenhouse conditions. The experimental data was analyzed statistically using a completely randomized block design with five replications. The average total number of roots was increased when the cuttings were treated with the thiol compounds and Rhizopon, 52 days after treatment. However, DTT at 1.0 mM increased more significantly the average total number of roots than GSH at any concentration. The presence of DTT alone at 1.0 mM or with 1500 ppm of Rhizopon increased the average number of roots to 10.04 and 10.99, respectively. No significant difference was found for the treatment of 0.05 mM GSH and 1500 ppm Rhizopon showing average number of 12.11 roots. Significant average total root length was detected in cuttings treated with 1500 ppm Rhizopon compared to control, GSH at 0.1 mM, and DTT at 0.6 mM and 1.0 mM.

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Sohrab Davarpanah, Ali Tehranifar, Gholamhossein Davarynejad, Mehdi Aran, Javier Abadía and Reza Khorassani

Pomegranate ( Punica granatum L., Punicaceae) is a tree native from central Asia regions, from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India, and is one of the oldest known fruit crops. Pomegranate is nowadays widely cultivated in commercial orchards in

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Ed Stover and Eric W. Mercure

In this paper, a broad overview is provided for the fruit known as the pomegranate ( Punica granatum ). The pomegranate has a deep association with the cultures of the Mediterranean region and Near East, where it is savored as a delicacy and is an

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Doron Holland, Kamel Hatib, Irit Bar-Ya'akov, Ehud Yonay and Fathi Abd El Hadi

The nutritional and medicinal value of pomegranate fruit ( Punica granatum L.) is increasingly recognized in the Western world. The scientific literature contains many reports describing the value of chemicals produced by the pomegranate fruit as

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Olga Dichala, Ioannis Therios, Magdalene Koukourikou-Petridou and Aristotelis Papadopoulos

during the experiment was 14.9 °C, whereas the maximum was 27.6 °C. The total rainfall during these months was 194.2 mm. Two Punica granatum L. (‘Wonderful’ and ‘Acco’) were included in the experiment. Their choice was based on their excellent

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Ali Akbar Ghasemi Soloklui, Ali Gharaghani, Nnadozie Oraguzie, Saeid Eshghi and Mohammadreza Vazifeshenas

pomegranate cultivars ( Punica granatum L.) grown in the Sultanate of Oman J. Food Eng. 90 129 134 Allan, P. Burnett, M.J. 1995 Peach production in an area with low winter chilling J. South. Afr. Soc. Hort. Sci. 5 15 18 Alonso, J. Ansón, J. Espiau, M. 2005