The Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality is the Open Access journal of the German Society for Quality Research on Plant Foods and the Section Applied Botany of the German Botanical Society. It provides a platform for scientists to disseminate recent results of applied plant research in plant physiology and plant ecology, plant biotechnology, plant breeding and cultivation, phytomedicine, plant nutrition, plant stress and resistance, plant microbiology, plant analysis (including -omics techniques), and plant food chemistry. The articles have a clear focus on botanical and plant quality aspects and contain new and innovative information based on state-of-the-art methodologies.

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picture_of_trifolium_pratense Chemical properties and protective effect of Rosmarinus officinalis: mitigation of lipid peroxidation and DNA-damage from arsenic exposure
G.J. Farias et al.
Image: Flowering rosmary by Thor (CC BY 2.0)

Recent studies have implicated dietary factors in the cause and prevention of important diseases, with strong evidence that plant’s compounds can protect against these diseases. Moreover, food security and environmental contamination are topics in focus at the moment. In this view, contamination by arsenic (As) has received much attention as well as some spices with medicinal properties. Among these plants, the use of Rosmarinus officinalis L. has demonstrated antioxidant properties besides being used for circulatory disorders. Therefore, we measured the mitotic index of Allium cepa L. and characterized the antioxidant effects to determine the capacity of R. officinalis to ameliorate arsenic-induced DNA damages. R. officinalis extract showed no mutagenic effects and exhibited ... read more of this article

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A happy and productive new year to our readers, reviewers and authors! We start with a fresh look and an up-to-date Open Journal System. Unfortunately, we can currently not send bi-monthly newsletters with new journal content. Until this functionality is added again, we will use announcements such as this to inform you. In this regard: nine more articles have been added to issue 90 in the last quarter of 2017. Have a look into the archive.

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