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    Belowground Bud Bank Is Insensitive to Short-Term Nutrient Addition in the Meadow Steppe of Inner Mongolia

    Jin Tao1, Jiatai Tian1, Dongmei Li1, Jinlei Zhu2, Qun Ma3, Zhiming Zhang1, Jungang Chen4, Yipeng Liu5, Jianqiang Qian1,*

    Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol.93, No.6, pp. 1129-1141, 2024, DOI:10.32604/phyton.2024.051405

    Abstract Human activities and industrialization have significantly increased soil nutrients, such as nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), profoundly impacting the composition and structure of plant community, as well as the ecosystem functions, especially in nutrient-limited ecosystems. However, as the key propagule pool of perennial grasslands, how belowground bud bank and its relationship with aboveground vegetation respond to short-term changes in soil nutrients was still unclear. In this study, we conducted a short-term (2021–2022) soil fertilization experiment with N addition (10 g N m yr) and P addition (5 g N m yr) in the meadow steppe… More >

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    Various Organic Nutrient Sources in Combinations with Inorganic Fertilizers Influence the Yield and Quality of Sweet Corn (Zea mays L. saccharata) in New Alluvial Soils of West Bengal, India

    Anindita Das1, Kanu Murmu2, Biplab Mitra3, Pintoo Bandopadhyay2, Ritesh Kundu4, Moupiya Roy5, Saleh Alfarraj6, Mohammad Javed Ansari7, Marian Brestic8, Akbar Hossain9,*

    Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol.93, No.4, pp. 763-776, 2024, DOI:10.32604/phyton.2024.049473

    Abstract Nutrient management plays a crucial role in the yield and quality of sweet corn. A field experiment was conducted in consecutive two kharif seasons in 2018 and 2019 to investigate the effect of various organic sources of nutrients in combination with inorganic sources on the yield and quality of sweet corn under new alluvial soils of West Bengal, India. Treatments were: T: Control (without fertilizers); T: 100% recommended dose (RDF) of chemical fertilizers (CF) (RDF CF); T: 100% recommended dose of N (RDN) through vermicompost (VC) (RDN VC); T: 50 RDN through CF + 50%… More >

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    Finite Element Simulations of the Localized Failure and Fracture Propagation in Cohesive Materials with Friction

    Chengbao Hu1,2,3, Shilin Gong4,*, Bin Chen1,2,3, Zhongling Zong4, Xingwang Bao5, Xiaojian Ru5

    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.140, No.1, pp. 997-1015, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmes.2024.048640

    Abstract Strain localization frequently occurs in cohesive materials with friction (e.g., composites, soils, rocks) and is widely recognized as a fundamental cause of progressive structural failure. Nonetheless, achieving high-fidelity simulation for this issue, particularly concerning strong discontinuities and tension-compression-shear behaviors within localized zones, remains significantly constrained. In response, this study introduces an integrated algorithm within the finite element framework, merging a coupled cohesive zone model (CZM) with the nonlinear augmented finite element method (N-AFEM). The coupled CZM comprehensively describes tension-compression and compression-shear failure behaviors in cohesive, frictional materials, while the N-AFEM allows nonlinear coupled intra-element discontinuities More >

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    Correlation and Pathway Analysis of the Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus in Soil-Microorganism-Plant with Main Quality Components of Tea (Camellia sinensis)

    Chun Mao1, Ji He1,*, Xuefeng Wen1, Yangzhou Xiang2, Jihong Feng1, Yingge Shu1

    Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol.93, No.3, pp. 487-502, 2024, DOI:10.32604/phyton.2024.048246

    Abstract The contents of carbon (C), nitrogen (N), and phosphorus (P) in soil-microorganisms-plant significantly affect tea quality by altering the main quality components of tea, such as tea polyphenols, amino acids, and caffeine. However, few studies have quantified the effects of these factors on the main quality components of tea. The study aimed to explore the interactions of C, N, and P in soil-microorganisms-plants and the effects of these factors on the main quality components of tea by using the path analysis method. The results indicated that (1) The contents of C, N, and P in… More >

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    Impact of Different Rates of Nitrogen Supplementation on Soil Physicochemical Properties and Microbial Diversity in Goji Berry

    Xiaojie Liang1,2, Wei An2, Yuekun Li2, Yajun Wang2, Xiaoya Qin2, Yanhong Cui1, Shuchai Su1,*

    Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol.93, No.3, pp. 467-486, 2024, DOI:10.32604/phyton.2024.047628


    Goji berry (Lycium barbarum L.) is substantially dependent on nitrogen fertilizer application, which can significantly enhance fruit yield and Goji berry industrial development in Ningxia, China. This study aimed to analyze the functions of differential nitrogen application rates including low (N1), medium (N2), and high (N3) levels in soil microbial community structure (bacterial and fungal) at 2 diverse soil depths (0–20, 20–40 cm) through high-throughput sequencing technology by targeting 16S RNA gene and ITS1 & ITS2 regions. All the observed physicochemical parameters exhibited significant improvement (p < 0.05) with increased levels of nitrogen and the highest

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    The Combination of Achnatherum inebrians Extracts and Soil Microorganisms Inhibited Seed Germination and Seedling Growth in Elymus nutans

    Rui Zhang1, Taixiang Chen1, Zhenjiang Chen1, Hao Chen1, Xuekai Wei1, Malik Kamran1, Chunjie Li1,2,*

    Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol.93, No.3, pp. 567-580, 2024, DOI:10.32604/phyton.2024.047485

    Abstract In a greenhouse experiment, the effects of soil microorganisms and extracts of Achnatherum inebrians on the seed germination and seedling growth of Elymus nutans were studied. The results showed that both the extracts from aboveground and belowground parts of A. inebrians significantly inhibited the germination rate, germination potential, germination index, vigor index, seedling height, root length, and fresh weight of E. nutans, but increased malondialdehyde content, catalase, peroxidase and superoxide dismutase activity of E. nutans seedlings (p < 0.05). The allelopathy of aqueous extracts of the aboveground parts of A. inebrians was stronger than that of the precipitates. Aqueous extracts of the… More >

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    A Simplified Method for the Stress Analysis of Underground Transfer Structures Crossing Multiple Subway Tunnels

    Shen Yan1, Dajiang Geng2,*, Ning Dai3, Mingjian Long2, Zhicheng Bai2

    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.139, No.3, pp. 2893-2915, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmes.2024.046931

    Abstract According to the design specifications, the construction of extended piles involves traversing the tunnel’s upper region and extending to the underlying rock layer. To address this challenge, a subterranean transfer structure spanning multiple subway tunnels was proposed. Deliberating on the function of piles in the transfer structure as springs with axial and bending stiffness, and taking into account the force balance and deformation coordination conditions of beams and plates within the transfer structure, we established a simplified mechanical model that incorporates soil stratification by combining it with the Winkler elastic foundation beam model. The resolved… More >

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    Morphometry and Mineral Content in the Seeds and Soil of Two Species of Argemone L. (Papaveraceae) in the Central Part of the Chihuahuan Desert

    Perla Patricia Ochoa-García1, Jaime Sánchez-Salas2, Ricardo Trejo-Calzada1, Jesús Josafath Quezada-Rivera2, Fabián García-González1,*

    Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol.93, No.2, pp. 371-386, 2024, DOI:10.32604/phyton.2024.048338

    Abstract The genus Argemone L. (Papaveraceae) is found widely distributed in Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert (CD). Some species of this genus are of phytochemical or ethnobotanical interest. They are inedible plants considered as scrubs. To date they have not been broadly studied; thus, their ecology is, to our knowledge, unknown. The present work was centered around carrying out a morphometric analysis and the determination of minerals in the soil and seeds of the wild populations of Argemone at sites belonging to two ecoregions of the CD in Mexico. In April 2021 and April 2022, seeds of Argemone spp., and… More >

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    Differential Expression of Genes Related to Fruit Development and Capsaicinoids Synthesis in Habanero Pepper Plants Grown in Contrasting Soil Types

    Eduardo Burgos-Valencia1,#, Federico García-Laynes1,#, Ileana Echevarría-Machado1, Fatima Medina-Lara1, Miriam Monforte-González1, José Narváez-Zapata2,*, Manuel Martínez-Estévez1,*

    Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol.93, No.2, pp. 151-183, 2024, DOI:10.32604/phyton.2023.046943

    Abstract Habanero pepper (Capsicum chinense Jacq.) is a crop of economic relevance in the Peninsula of Yucatan. Its fruits have a high level of capsaicinoids compared to peppers grown in other regions of the world, which gives them industrial importance. Soil is an important factor that affects pepper development, nutritional quality, and capsaicinoid content. However, the effect of soil type on fruit development and capsaicinoid metabolism has been little understood. This work aimed to compare the effect of soils with contrasting characteristics, black soil (BS) and red soil (RS), on the expression of genes related to the… More >

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    Electro-Optical Model of Soiling Effects on Photovoltaic Panels and Performance Implications

    A. Asbayou1,*, G.P. Smestad2, I. Ismail1, A. Soussi1, A. Elfanaoui1, L. Bouhouch1, A. Ihlal1

    Energy Engineering, Vol.121, No.2, pp. 243-258, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ee.2024.046409

    Abstract In this paper, a detailed model of a photovoltaic (PV) panel is used to study the accumulation of dust on solar panels. The presence of dust diminishes the incident light intensity penetrating the panel’s cover glass, as it increases the reflection of light by particles. This phenomenon, commonly known as the “soiling effect”, presents a significant challenge to PV systems on a global scale. Two basic models of the equivalent circuits of a solar cell can be found, namely the single-diode model and the two-diode models. The limitation of efficiency data in manufacturers’ datasheets has More > Graphic Abstract

    Electro-Optical Model of Soiling Effects on Photovoltaic Panels and Performance Implications

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