Research

Dr. Khoddamzadeh’s Conservation & Sustainable Horticulture Lab projects broadly covers how to integrate the science and the stakeholders’ need to address the real challenges associated with climate change and species endangerment. This multidisciplinary research addresses a range of topics including in-vitro propagation (tissue culture) and gene-banking (cryopreservation) of the endangered plants, mycorrhizal fungi in urban environment, seed technology and biotechnology assessments, and optical non-destructive handheld sensor technology for sustainable water and fertilizer management of horticultural crops which is the very valuable practice for precision management decision making in botanic gardens, farms and nursery production.

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Selected Publications

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  • Mullin, A., Downing, J. Souza Costa, B and Khoddamzadeh, A.A. 2022. In-Vitro Micropropagation and acclimatization of endangered native orchids. Accepted. HortScience.
  • De Stefano, D., Souza Costa, B., Downing, J., Fallahi, E and Khoddamzadeh, A.A. 2022. In-Vitro Micropropagation and Acclimatization of an Endangered Native Orchid Using Organic Supplements. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 13, 380-393. https://doi.org/10.4236/ajps.2022.133023.
  • Balilashaki, K., Vahedi, M., Ho, TT., Niu, SC., Cardoso, J.S., Zotz, G and Khodamzadeh, A.A. 2022. Biochemical, cellular and molecular aspects of Cymbidium orchids: an ecological and economic overview. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. 44, 24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11738-022-03359-w.
  • Kaviani, B., Almasi, A., Sedaghathoor, S. and Khoddamzadeh, A.A. 2021. A protocol for fast in vitro propagation of Impatiens hawkeri Bull. cv. Sweeties Blue Star, an important ornamental-cover species. Rodrigu├ęsia. 72: doi: 10.1590/2175-7860202172053.
  • Fallahi, E., Khoddamzadeh, A.A., Fallahi, B. and Mahdavi, S. 2020. Branched Secondary Alcohol Ethoxylate, Ammonium Thiosulfate, Calcium polysulfides- thiosulfate, and Fish Oil Effects on Blossom Thinning, Fruit Set and Quality of Peaches and Nectarines. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 11, 1918-1933. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2020.1112137.
  •  Balilashaki, K., Moradi, S., Vahedi, M. and Khoddamzadeh, A.A. 2020. A molecular perspective on orchid development. The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology. 10.1080/14620316.2020.1727782. 
  • Freidenreich, A., Barraza, G., Jayachandran, K. and Khoddamzadeh, A.A. 2019. Precision Agriculture Application for Sustainable Nitrogen Management of Justicia brandegeana Using Optical Sensor Technology. Agriculture. 9 (5), 98; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture9050098.  
  • Vendrame, W and Khoddamzadeh, A.A. 2016. Orchid Biotechnology. Jules Janick (Ed.), Horticultural Reviews, Volume 44 (pp. 173-228). 
  • Khoddamzadeh, A.A. and Dunn, B.L. 2016. Application of canopy sensors for nitrogen assessment management in chrysanthemum. HortScience. 51 (7): 915-920.  
  • Dunn, B.L., Shrestha, A., Goad, C. and Khoddamzadeh, A.A. 2015. Use of optical sensors to assess Gaillardia Foug. nitrogen status. Journal of Applied Horticulture. 17 (3): 181-185. 
  • Khoddamzadeh, A.A., Sinniah, U.R., Lynch, P., Kadir, M.A., Kadzimin, S.B. and Maziah, M. 2011. Cryopreservation of Protocorm-Like Bodies (PLBs) of Phalaenopsis bellina (Rchb.f.) Christenson by Encapsulation-Dehydration. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture. 107 (3): 471-481.  
  • Khoddamzadeh, A.A., Sinniah, U.R., Kadir, M.A., Kadzimin, S.B and Maziah, M. 2011. In- vitro Induction and Proliferation of Protocorm-Like Bodies (PLBs) from Leaf Segments of Phalaenopsis bellina (Rchb.f.) Christenson. Plant Growth Regulation. 65 (2): 381-387.  
  • James Antony, J.J., Sinniah, U.R., Ceong, C.L., Pobathy, R., Khoddamzadeh, A.A. and Sreeramanan, S. 2011. Selected potential encapsulation – dehydration parameters on Dendrobium Bobby Messina protocorm – like bodies using TTC analysis. Australian Journal of Crop Sciences. 5 (13): 1817-1822.  
  • Sreeramanan, S., Sinniah, U.R., Khoddamzadeh, A.A., Periasamy, S. and James, J. 2011. Fundamental concept of cryopreservation using Dendrobium sonia-17 protocorm-like bodies by encapsulation-dehydration technique. African Journal of Biotechnology. 10 (19): 3902-3907.  
  • Khoddamzadeh, A.A., Sinniah, U.R., Kadir, M.A., Kadzimin, S.B. and Maziah, M. 2011. Synthetic Seed Production: Establishment of a Short-term Storage Method via Encapsulation of PLBs in Phalaenopsis bellina (Rchb.f.) Christenson. Seed Science and Technology. 39 (3): 697-702.  
  • Zainudin, M., Julkifle, A.L., Pobathy, R., Sinniah, U.R., Khoddamzadeh, A.A., James Antony, J.J. and Sreeramanan, S. 2011. Preliminary analysis on cryopreservation of Dendrobium/ Bobby Messina orchid using an encapsulation-dehydration technique with Evans blue assay. African Journal of Biotechnology. 10 (56): 11870-11878.  
  • Khoddamzadeh A.A, Sinniah U.R, Kadir M.A, Kadzimin S.B, Maziah, M. and Sreeramanan, S. 2010. Detection of Somaclonal Variation by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Analysis During Micropropagation of Phalaenopsis bellina (Rchb.f.) Christenson. African Journal of Biotechnology. 4 (90): 6632-6639.