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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crataegus_fruits Hybridization between Pelargonium acetosum L’Hér. and Pelargonium ×peltatum
R. Kamlah, I. Pinker, S. Plaschil and K. Olbricht

Pelargonium acetosum L’Hér. is a wild species from South Africa with decorative bluish foliage. Only few reports describe crossings between P. acetosum and P. peltatum L’Hér. (or P. ×peltatum). Therefore, information about hybridization barriers is limited. In this study, two different genotypes of Pelargonium acetosum (AC1 and AC2) were crossed with the diploid P. ×peltatum ‘Tornado Fuchsia’ (PTF). Embryos and F1 hybrids from the combination AC1 × PTF were hampered by chlorophyll deficiencies. Embryos and seeds of the combination AC2 × PTF were underdeveloped. The reciprocal combination PTF × AC1 did not show any fruit set. The combination PTF × AC2 resulted in low numbers of seeds, ... read more of this article

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100 years Journal of Applied Botany, the oldest and the newest articles are online!


Dear readers,

 This year we want to celebrate the 100th birthday of our journal, which was first published as Angewandte Botanik (= Applied Botany) in 1919.

It started as journal for members of the Vereinigung für Angewandte Botanik (German Society for Applied Botany) only. On a monthly basis, it delivered the newest research results in the field of applied botany as well as short communications, literature reviews and reports from scientific meetings to the German speaking research community. After a short publication hiatus in the 1940ies, society members continued to report their findings, quickly exhausting the available print pages. Throughout the years, English titles and summaries where added, making the journal accessible for a wider, non-German speaking audience. The final step into the international research community was the opening of the journal for authors, who were not society members in the 1980ies. In 2004, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualitätsforschung - Pflanzliche Lebensmittel (German Society for Quality Research in Plant Foods) joined the journal due to partial overlap in their research focus, thus, making it the Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality as we know it today. The latest change happened in 2013, with the switch from a subscription based print journal to an online-only gold open access journal.  This once again broadened the readership and gained the attention of even more international researchers, which nowadays make up the majority of our journal authors.

Today, we bring you both, the oldest volume of the journal from 1919 (in German only) and with volume 92 (2019) the newest articles. Happy reading!

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