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Orchid conservation

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An article collection in Botanical Studies.

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  1. Seed dispersal allows plants to colonize new habitats that has an significant influence on plant distribution and population dynamics. Orchids produce numerous tiny seeds without endosperm, which are considere...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Yuan-Yuan Li, Miaomiao Wang, Jia Liu, Fanqiang Luo and Yung-I Lee

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2021 62:3

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  2. In the United States and Canada, ca. one-half of native orchid species are now threatened with extinction. A number of these species are restricted to tallgrass prairies of central North America, such as the E...

    Authors: Hana L. Thixton, Elizabeth J. Esselman, Laura L. Corey and Lawrence W. Zettler

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2020 61:12

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  3. Gastrodia elata is a fully mycoheterotrophic orchid and has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. The life cycle of G. elata requires an association with two different fungi-Mycena for seed germination ...

    Authors: Yuan-Yuan Li, Shun-Xing Guo and Yung-I Lee

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2020 61:4

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  4. Orchids maintain a symbiotic relationship with mycorrhizal fungi in the lifecycle. Previous reports indicated that diverse mycobionts may have different roles during orchid growth and development. Although var...

    Authors: Ying Zhang, Yuan-Yuan Li, Xiao-Mei Chen, Shun-Xing Guo and Yung-I Lee

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2020 61:2

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  5. Anoectochilus roxburghii is known for its medicinal properties, culinary interests, and ornamental applications in Asian countries. Recent studies focus mainly on its phytochemical properties and little is known ...

    Authors: Yuan-Yuan Li, Zhi-Xia Meng, Ying Zhang, Shun-Xing Guo and Yung-I Lee

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2019 60:6

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  6. Gastrodia elata, a mycoheterotrophic orchid, is a well-known medicinal herb. In nature, the seed germination of G. elata requires proper fungal association, because of the absence of endosperm. To germinate succe...

    Authors: Xu Zeng, Yuanyuan Li, Hong Ling, Juan Chen and Shunxing Guo

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2018 59:8

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  7. Among 300,000 species in angiosperms, Orchidaceae containing 30,000 species is one of the largest families. Almost every habitats on earth have orchid plants successfully colonized, and it indicates that orchi...

    Authors: Wen-Chieh Tsai, Anne Dievart, Chia-Chi Hsu, Yu-Yun Hsiao, Shang-Yi Chiou, Hsin Huang and Hong-Hwa Chen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:61

    Content type: Review

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  8. Mycoheterotrophic plants are one of the most difficult plant groups to conserve because they are entirely dependent on symbiotic fungi. Establishment of viable culture systems would greatly aid their conservat...

    Authors: Kana Higaki, Kento Rammitsu, Yumi Yamashita, Tomohisa Yukawa and Yuki Ogura-Tsujita

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:59

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  9. Tropical orchids need more study with respect to their mycorrhizal associations. For researchers in distant countries who aspire to study these orchids augmenting their conservation, the great distances involv...

    Authors: Lawrence W. Zettler, Landy Rajaovelona, Kazutomo Yokoya, Jonathan P. Kendon, Andrew L. Stice, Amanda E. Wood and Viswambharan Sarasan

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:54

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  10. Low temperatures pose a critical limitation to the physiology and survival of chilling-sensitive plants. One example is the genus Paphiopedilum (Orchidaceae), which is mainly native to tropical and subtropical ar...

    Authors: Ying-Jie Yang, Wei Chang, Wei Huang, Shi-Bao Zhang and Hong Hu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:53

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  11. Phalaenopsis bellina and its closely related species, P. violacea, emit linalool, geraniol and their derivatives as the predominant monoterpenes at the full-bloom stages. Geranyl dipho...

    Authors: Yu-Chen Chuang, Ming-Chi Lee, Ya-Lan Chang, Wen-Huei Chen and Hong-Hwa Chen

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:50

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  12. Molecular identification based on microsatellite loci is an important technology to improve the commercial breeding of the moth orchid. There are more than 30,000 cultivars have been enrolled at the Royal Hort...

    Authors: Ya-Zhu Ko, Huei-Chuan Shih, Chi-Chu Tsai, Hsing-Hua Ho, Pei-Chun Liao and Yu-Chung Chiang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:48

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  13. RNA editing is a process of post-transcriptional level of gene regulation by nucleotide modification. Previously, the chloroplast DNA of Taiwan endemic moth orchid, P. aphrodite subsp. formosana was determined, a...

    Authors: Ting-Chieh Chen, Yu-Chang Liu, Xuewen Wang, Chi-Hsuan Wu, Chih-Hao Huang and Ching-Chun Chang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:38

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  14. Lack of phenological information and efficient collecting methods are considered impediments for orchid seed collecting. This leads to opportunistic collecting as part of general seed collecting schedules that...

    Authors: Jonathan P. Kendon, Landy Rajaovelona, Helen Sandford, Rui Fang, Jake Bell and Viswambharan Sarasan

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:34

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  15. This perspective draws attention to the functional organization of orchid seed and protocorm during the course of development. The orchid embryos have a well-organized developmental plan generating a blue-prin...

    Authors: Edward C. Yeung

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:33

    Content type: Review

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  16. Gastrodia elata is a well-known medicinal orchid. In nature, the germination rate of G. elata is extremely poor, because there is no endosperm within the mature seed. It is crucial for...

    Authors: Xu Zeng, Yuanyuan Li, Hong Ling, Sisi Liu, Mengmeng Liu, Juan Chen and Shunxing Guo

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:31

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  17. Paphiopedilum rungsuriyanum from Northern Laos was discovered and described in 2014. It is characterized by having miniature tessellated leaves, a flower having a helmet shaped lip wit...

    Authors: Yung-I Lee, Mei-Chu Chung, Kongmany Sydara, Onevilay Souliya and Sulivong Luang Aphay

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:16

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  18. The generic separateness and specific composition of the orchid genus Cyrtochilum was discussed for almost two centuries. Over the years several smaller taxa were segregated from this taxon, but their separatenes...

    Authors: Dariusz L. Szlachetko, Marta Kolanowska, Aleksandra Naczk, Marcin Górniak, Magdalena Dudek, Piotr Rutkowski and Guy Chiron

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2017 58:8

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  19. Gastrodia elata, a famous herbal medicine, has been received great attention on its treatments of headache, vertigo and epilepsy. Gastrodia nantoensis is a newly described species from...

    Authors: Yuan-Yuan Li, Xiao-Mei Chen, Shun-Xing Guo and Yung-I Lee

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2016 57:18

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  20. Christisonia is a little-documented and poorly studied root-parasitic genus in the Orobanchaceae occurring in India, China, Indochina and part of the Malesian region. Recent collection...

    Authors: Antony van der Ent and K. M. Wong

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2015 56:28

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  21. Gastrodia flabilabella is a mycoheterotrophic orchid that obtains carbohydrates and nutrients from its symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi. The species is an endemic and vulnerable species enlisted in the “A Preliminary ...

    Authors: Chi-Chu Tsai, Pei-Yin Wu, Chia-Chi Kuo, Min-Chun Huang, Sheng-Kun Yu, Tsai-Wen Hsu, Tzen-Yuh Chiang and Yu-Chung Chiang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2014 55:72

    Content type: Research

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  22. The cryopreservation of orchid seeds is an important conservation method, studies of the effects of cryopreservation on the seeds of wild orchids are scant. This investigation was to establish a method for the...

    Authors: Wei Hsin Hu, Yue Han Yang, Song Iuan Liaw and Chen Chang

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:33

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  23. Mycorrhizal associations play a key role in the life cycle and evolutionary history of orchids. All orchids grow from extremely small seeds that are lacking in reserves, and germination and growth into an unde...

    Authors: Qiu-Xia Wang, Ning Yan, Da-Gan Ji, Shu-Yun Li and Hong Hu

    Citation: Botanical Studies 2013 54:23

    Content type: Research

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