About this Journal
Horticultural Science and Technology (abbr. Hortic. Sci. Technol., herein ‘HST’; ISSN, 1226-8763), one of the two official journals of the Korean Society for Horticultural Science (KSHS), was launched in 1998 to provides scientific and professional publication on technology and sciences of horticultural area. As an international journal, HST is published in English and Korean, bimonthly on the last day of even number months, and indexed in ‘SCIE’, ‘SCOPUS’ and ‘CABI’. The HST is devoted for the publication of technical and academic papers and review articles on such arears as cultivation physiology, protected horticulture, postharvest technology, genetics and breeding, tissue culture and biotechnology, and other related to vegetables, fruit, ornamental, and herbal plants.
Research Article
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Influence of Mulching Materials on Growth and Saponin Content in Codonopsis lanceolate

Kyong Gon Moon, Sang Un Kim, In Seok Um, Ju Hee Nam, Young Son Cho, Young Guk Kim, and Il Rae Rho*
This research was carried out to investigate the lancemasides content and the growth characteristics of Codonopsis lanceolata cultivated using biodegradable film, non-woven fabric, and rice husks as various mulching materials ... ... more
February. 2018
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Air Temperature and Humidity Affect Petunia Ornamental Value

Le Hong Nhung Hoang, and Wan Soon Kim*
Petunias are a representative bedding plant known for their tolerance for hot and dry climates. However, petunia growth and ... ... more
February. 2018
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Daughter Plant Growth, Flowering and Fruit Yield in Strawberry in Response to Different Levels of Slow Release Fertilizer During the Nursery Period

Hae Suk Yoon*, Ju Young Kim, Jae Uk An, Young Ho Chang, and Kwang Pyo Hong
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of fertilization dosage on seedling growth, flowering response, and fruit yield of strawberry plants. Mother plants of the ‘Maehyang’ and ‘Seolhyang’ were planted on April ... ... more
February. 2018
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Influence of Compositions and Concentrations of Post-planting Fertilizers on the Growth of ‘Nokkwang’ Hot Pepper Plug Seedlings

Chang Yong Shim, In Sook Park, Chiwon W. Lee, and Jong Myung Choi*
This research was conducted to determine the influence of post-planting fertilizer (PPF) concentrations the growth of hot pepper (Capsicum annuum L. cv. Nokkwang) seedlings when the nutrient solution was applied ... ... more
February. 2018
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Effect of Different Culture Nutrient Solution EC on Carrot Top Growth and Nutritional Contents in a Closed–type Plant Factory System

Young-Yeol Cho, Mi-Kyung Cha, Yang Gyu Ku, Ho Cheol Kim, and Jong Hyang Bae*
The production of crops in controlled environments is a growing sector of modern agriculture. The objective of this study was to determine the optimal concentration of culture nutrient solution for the production of carrot leaves ... ... more
February. 2018
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Effect of Light Intensity on Leaf Morphology, Photosynthetic Capacity, and Chlorophyll Content in Sage (Salvia officinalis L.)

Sedigheh Rezai, Nematollah Etemadi*, Ali Nikbakht, Mostafa Yousefi, and Mohamad Mahdi Majidi
Sage (Salvia officinalis) has been an important medicinal plant since antiquity. Here, we aimed to determine the optimum light intensity for S. officinalis growth by quantifying the effects of different shade treatments on plant morphology ... ... more
February. 2018
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Response of Major Wild Leafy Vegetables to Controlled Atmosphere Storage

Youn-Moon Park* and Taewan Kim
The effects of controlled atmosphere (CA) on quality maintenance and storage potential were estimated in four major, wild, leafy vegetables, specifically focusing ... ... more
February. 2018
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Proteomic Analysis of the Skin of Rabbiteye Blueberry ‘Bluegem’

Mi Hee Shin, Jeung Joo Lee, Dong Il Kang, Hong Lim Kim, Yun-Hee Kim, and Jin Gook Kim*
The blueberry is a bush fruit belonging to the family Ericaceae, in the genus Vaccinium. This fruit has a variety of functional substances and has gained popularity recently due to its antioxidative property and various ... ... more
February. 2018
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Development of a Stem-color Mutant Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) Cultivar, ‘Jeokbong’, and Analysis of its Functional Compounds

Jaihyunk Ryu, Soon-Jae Kwon, Joon Woo Ahn, Sang Hoon Kim, Seung Young Lee, Jin-Back Kim, Yeong Deuk Jo, Bo-Keun Ha, and Si-Yong Kang*
A new cultivar, ‘Jeokbong’, was developed from kenaf cultivar ‘C14’ by gamma-ray (300 Gy) irradiation. ‘Jeokbong’ has several characteristics that distinguish it from its original cultivar, such as stem color (dark purple) ... ... more
February. 2018
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Characterization of IQ Domain Gene Homologs as Common Candidate Genes for Elongated Fruit Shape in Cucurbits

Bingkui Jin, Joonyup Kim, Jaemin Jung, Daeun Kim, and Younghoon Park*
The SUN gene is responsible for an elongated fruit shape in tomato and belongs to the IQ domain (IQD) gene family, which is involved ... ... more
February. 2018
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Triple-color FISH Karyotype Analysis of Four Korean Wild Cucurbitaceae Species

Remnyl Joyce Pellerin1, Nomar Espinosa Waminal, and Hyun Hee Kim*
Cytogenetic mapping of DNA markers provides insights into a species’ basic genomic structure and facilitates the deduction of phylogenetic relationships ... ... more
February. 2018
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Optimization of Genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) in Chrysanthemums: Selecting Proper Restriction Enzymes for GBS Library Construction

Toan Khac Nguyen, Jaewoong Yu, Hyung-Won Choi, Byung-Chun In, and Jin-Hee Lim*
Chrysanthemum is one of the most popular ornamental flowers in Korea due to its great diversity of colors and forms. To understand this diversity and to efficiently breed chrysanthemum varieties, a genetic diversity assessment of Korean ... ... more
February. 2018
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Comparison of Phenolic Composition, Content, and Antioxidant Activity in Raspberries and Blackberries

Ji Sang Kim, Yong Sun Moon, and Eun Jung Kwak*
Three characteristics which determine fruit quality, namely composition and content of bioactive compounds, and antioxidant activity, were analyzed ... ... more
February. 2018
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Variation in Glucosinolate and Polyphenol Level and Level of Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptorγ (PPARγ) Expression in an Ethanol Extract of Highland Kimchi Cabbage

Ki-Deog Kim*, Jun-Gu Lee, Jong-Taek Suh, Jong-Nam Lee, Dong-Lim Yoo, Jung-Hwan Nam, Hwang-Bae Sohn, Su-Young Hong, Yul-Ho Kim, Su-Jeong Kim, Soon-Choon Hong, Jung-Su Jo, and Doman Kim
Variations of polyphenol and glucosinolate levels, and growth characteristics of 40 cultivars of Kimchi cabbage cultivated in highlands were analyzed, in combination with the level of peroxisome proliferator activated ... ... more
February. 2018
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Dissecting Carotenoid Metabolism Among Chinese Tea Genotypes from a Genetic Perspective

Xu Wei* and Hao Hu
Carotenoids are an important quality parameter of tea. The degradation of carotenoids during processing produces many of the flavor volatiles related to tea quality. To understand the origin of the diversity of carotenoid ... ... more
February. 2018
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