Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014

  • Seasonal Changes in the Dynamic State of Water for Excised Cherry Branches (Prunus lannesiana) Observed Using Dedicated Micro-Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Hiromi Kano, Mika Koizumi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 60-67
    Received: 22 November 2014
    Accepted: 7 December 2014
    Published: 17 December 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plant.20140206.11
    Abstract: Seasonal changes in the dynamic state of water for cherry (Prunus lannesiana), a deciduous broad-leaved tree, were studied by combined k-space and q-space imaging using dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a 1.0-T permanent magnet. Water amounts, diffusion coefficients and transpiration were examined for excised branches cut from a tree ... Show More
  • Cell Density and Light Intensity for Picochlorum sp.

    Ngan Tran, Clifford Louime, Duc Tran

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 68-71
    Received: 26 November 2014
    Accepted: 11 December 2014
    Published: 31 December 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plant.20140206.12
    Abstract: A Picochlorum sp. of Trebuxiophycean was previously isolated with the total lipid of 48.6% of its dry weight (DW), including 27.84% of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). For further fundamental studies and application of the alga such as biomass optimization and lipid production for food and energy, optimal physiological conditions of initial cell density... Show More