International Journal of Phytology Research https://dzarc.com/phytology <p><strong>International Journal of Phytology Research</strong> is a peer-reviewed, refereed, and open-access journal that focuses on critical and creative research. It provides an open-access research journal platform for scholars and researchers to exchange their research results among professionals worldwide. This journal publishes research articles in all fields of Agriculture Science, Plant Science, Phytology, Agronomy, Botany, Horticulture, Forestry, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Physiology, Natural Chemistry, Marine Plants Research, Pharmacognosy, and Phytochemistry, but are not limited.</p> <p> </p> Dzarc Publications en-US International Journal of Phytology Research 2583-0635 A synoptic account of flora of Jessore Wildlife Sanctuary in Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India https://dzarc.com/phytology/article/view/420 <p>The investigation was carried out in order to explore the existing floristic composition in Jessore Wildlife Sanctuary (JWS) forest area of Banaskantha district, Gujarat. The study has been undertaken to bring out a scientific and comprehensive account of the flora of the forest. The vegetation was arid to semiarid and dry deciduous, thorny scrub type. The present paper deals with 737 wild plant species (including 14 subspecies and 54 varieties) belonging to 424 genera and 113 families of angiosperms plants. Among them, 597 species of Dicotyledons and 140 species of Monocotyledons are encountered. Among 113 families, Papilionaceae, Poaceae, Asteraceae, Acanthaceae and Cyperaceae are the most dominant family.</p> Bhasker Punjani Prashantkumar Desai Copyright (c) 2024 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-01-06 2024-01-06 4 1 01 11 Molecular characterization of the genus Cousinia Cass. (Asteraceae) in Iraq utilizing RAPD markers https://dzarc.com/phytology/article/view/434 <p>The research reported involves the characterization of seven species belonging to the genus <em>Cousinia</em> Cass. These species were collected from several locations in Northern Iraq. The study was conducted from 2021 to 2022 at the College of Science, University of Tikrit, located in Tikrit, Iraq. The variation in genetic relations within the species were determined using the random amplification polymorphism DNA (RAPD) technique. The statistical tool Numerical Taxonomy and Multivariate Analysis System (NTSYSpc. 2.10e) was used for this purpose. Amplifications were achieved using 11 random primers, as confirmed by agarose gel electrophoresis. The utilization of RAPD primers resulted in the production of 512 random bands, enabling the differentiation of <em>Cousinia</em> species from one another. The degree of genetic similarity among the studied species of <em>Cousinia</em> varied from 57.89% to 75.26%. The least genetic similarity, observed at 57.89%, was noted between <em>Cousinia aintabensis</em> and <em>Cousinia stenocephala</em>. On the other hand, the greatest degree of similarity of 75.26% was found between <em>Cousinia kopi-karadaghensis</em> and <em>Cousinia odontolepis</em>. The dendrogram displayed three primary clusters, determined by the genetic distance values. The third cluster further subdivided into three separate groupings. RAPD has demonstrated its efficacy as a method for investigating the degree of relatedness between species.</p> Ayman Adwan Abd Copyright (c) 2024 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-01-10 2024-01-10 4 1 12 16