Plant Science Today

Visitor locationsPlant Science Today (PST; ISSN: 2348-1900; DOI: 10.14719/pst) is an open access journal devoted to publish research papers from all areas of plant science to share advances to a wider audience. Currently our user registrations are from 154 countries (see PST's country list). The journal publishes research and review papers and is indexed in Google Scholar and many other indexing/abstracting services

The journal invites submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:

  • Original articles (research paper, short communications, etc)
  • Review articles
  • Conference reports
  • Book reviews
  • Etc.

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process. Alternatively, you may submit your manuscript to for consideration.

Principal Contact

Prof. Noureddine Benkeblia

Professor of Crop Science
Department of Life Sciences
The University of the West Indies
Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica

Phone: +1 876 970 6849 Ext.3849
Fax: +1 876 702 4203

Advisory Board

Prof. M. Anne Naeth
University of Alberta

Prof. Valfredo Schlemper
Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul

Prof. Roni Aloni
Tel Aviv University

Prof. Klaus Hans Ammann
University of Bern

See list of Editorial board members



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We are glad to announce promotion of short papers for the January 2015 issue.  
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Plant Science Today will launch Print issues

PST is planning to bring out Print issues annually soon.  
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Change in Author Fee policy

Due to requests from many of you, we are changing our Author Fee policy with effect from 1 September 2014.  
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Vol 1, No 3 (2014)

Table of Contents

Review Articles

Past, present and future of rice blast management PDF
Kapoor Pooja, Abhishek Katoch 165-173

Research Articles

Seedling emergence of five varieties of citric rootstocks grown in environments with different levels of shading PDF
Madlles Queiroz Martins, Ruimário Inácio Coelho, Tiago de Souza Marçal, Izaias dos Santos Bregonci, Filipe de Jesus Colwell 131-139

Research communications

Chemical composition of the essential oil of Ocimum tenuiflorum L. (Krishna Tulsi) from North West Karnataka, India PDF
R. K. Joshi, S. L. Hoti 99-102
Ferronickel slag toxicity tests on Chlorella vulgaris and Artemia sp. PDF
Bieby Voijant Tangahu, Dian Saptarini, IDAA Warmadewanthi, Lily Pudjiastuti, Mas Agus Mardyanto Tardan, Arif Luqman 155-160

Mini Reviews

Distribution of betulinic acid in plant kingdom PDF
Sandeep Ramchandra Pai, R K Joshi 103-107
Grapevine rootstock effects on abiotic stress tolerance PDF
Massimiliano Corso, Claudio Bonghi 108-113
Biosynthesis of the Amaryllidaceae alkaloids PDF
Aparna Singh, Isabel Desgagné-Penix 114-120
Functional properties of Okra Abelmoschus esculentus L. (Moench): traditional claims and scientific evidences PDF
Anupam Roy, Shanker Lal Shrivastava, Santi M. Mandal 121-130
DNA polymerase λ - a novel DNA repair enzyme in higher plant genome PDF
Sujit Roy 140-146
Anti-acne activity of Garcinia mangostana L.: A review PDF
Panupon Khumsupan, Wandee Gritsanapan 147-150
Electrospun plant-derived natural biomaterials for Tissue engineering PDF
Jayarama Reddy Venugopal, Sreepathy Sridhar, Seeram Ramakrishna 151-154
Smart-use of fertilizers to manage spider mites (Acari: Tetrachynidae) and other arthropod pests PDF
Katrina West, Christian Nansen 161-164
Impact of Pyraclostrobin (F-500) on Crop Plants PDF
Mansi Kanungo, Juhie Joshi 174-178