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Pei Xu, Tingting Hu, Yuejian Yang, Xiaohua Wu, Baogen Wang, Yonghua Liu, Dehui Qin, Jeffrey Ehlers, Timothy Close, Zhongfu Lu, and Guojing Li

legumes including cowpea. Cowpea seeds with brown or white coat color are preferred in many African regions ( Drabo et al., 1987 ; Langyintuo et al., 2003 ). Leleji (1972) reported that bumble bees and honeybees show significantly preferred visitation

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Xuetong Fan and James P. Mattheis

Climacteric `Fuji' apples (Malus ×domestica Borkh.) were treated with water, 0.45 mmol·m–3 1-methylcyclopropene (MCP), 2 mmol·L–1 methyl jasmonate (MJ), or both MCP and MJ. Fruit were kept at 20 °C for 17 days after treatment. Ethylene production, respiration, and color change were all inhibited following MCP treatment. Ethylene production following MJ treatment fluctuated below and above that of controls, but was representative of postclimacteric apples at all times. Rates of respiration and color change were enhanced by MJ, even when fruit were previously treated with MCP. The results indicate that MJ can enhance rate of color change and respiration in apple fruit independently of ethylene action.

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Gregor Osterc, Maja Mikulic Petkovsek, Franci Stampar, Biljana Kiprovski, Blanka Ravnjak, and Joze Bavcon

( Bavcon, 2009 ). The flower color of common cyclamen varies from pale washed-out pink to very deep rose pink or carmine; sometimes whitish flowers also appear, although pure white flowers are very rare ( Bavcon, 2009 , 2013 ; Bavcon and Ravnjak, 2015

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J. Steven Brown, Raymond J. Schnell, Tomás Ayala-Silva, J. Michael Moore, Cecile L. Tondo, and Michael C. Winterstein

, mango color is an important factor in consumer choice ( Campbell and Campbell, 2002 ; Litz and Lavi, 1997 ), and mangos overlaid with red are especially valued both in fruit consumed in Florida and in fruits shipped to northern markets. In the past, the

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Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez, Kelly St. John, Mohammad Yamin Kabir, J. Alberto Alvarado-Chávez, Ania M. Cutiño-Jiménez, Jesús Bautista, Gunawati Gunawan, and Savithri U. Nambeesan

yield, postharvest transpiration, color, chemical composition, and antioxidant activity. Materials and Methods The study was conducted at the Horticulture Farm, University of Georgia (UGA), Tifton, GA, during the spring seasons of 2015 and 2016. The soil

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Thierry Pascal, Fred Pfeiffer, and Jocelyne Kervella

resistance to the green peach aphid ( Pascal et al., 2002 ), scored for red or green leaf color, and pruned before artificial inoculation by S. pannosa once they developed succulent shoots. Initially, the inoculum source derived from the populations endemic

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Jing Huang, Ya-liang Xu, Fa-min Duan, Xu Du, Qi-chang Yang, and Yin-jian Zheng

) than under the 1-, 2-, and 4-h treatments. As the time of alternating red and blue light increased, the plant canopy of two-leaf-color pak choi became much more compact. The maximum leaf size was observed in the 1-h treatment, and the minimum leaf size

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Pavlos Tsouvaltzis, Angelos Deltsidis, and Jeffrey K. Brecht

innermost slices from each tuber were halved; thus, two pieces were obtained from each slice. Pieces were rinsed twice with deionized water for 30 s each. Moisture on the surface of the pieces was removed by blotting with paper towels, the color was measured

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Esnath T. Hamadziripi, Karen I. Theron, Magdalena Muller, and Willem J. Steyn

aesthetic and from a quality-signaling perspective has an important function in consumer acceptability ( Steyn, 2012 ). Hence, peel color is an important quality attribute in determining consumer acceptance of apples ( Telias et al., 2011 ). The red color in

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Walter Boswell, Bernard Bible, and Suman Singha

Fruit of 34 peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch). cultivars were harvested at maturity and visually evaluated by panelists on a 1 to 10 scale, where 10 = excellent color. CIELAB coordinates (L* a* b*) of fruit color were measured at the midpoint between the stem and the calyx end with a Minolta CR-200b calorimeter on the blushed and ground areas of each fruit. Simple linear regressions of color coordinates with panel ratings indicated that blush chroma, blush L*, blush hue angle and E* (total color difference between ground and blush) all influence visual color evaluation. Not only does assessing fruit color with a calorimeter permit color to be reported in internationally accepted units, but the relationships indicate that instrumental values relate well to qualitative ratings.