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Danise Coon, Derek W. Barchenger, and Paul W. Bosland

Chile peppers have been highly regarded as ornamental plants since being introduced to Europe in the 15th century ( Armitage and Hamilton, 1987 ). Chile peppers considered by the horticulture industry to be “ornamental,” are compact plants with

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Waltram Ravelombola, Jun Qin, Yuejin Weng, Beiquan Mou, and Ainong Shi

shown to be unfavorably affected by salt stress ( Zahedi et al., 2012 ). Salt-stressed cowpea plants exhibited a reduced plant growth and vigor ( Mini et al., 2015 ). Salt stress can impair plant physiology, photosynthesis, and absolutely important

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Wenhao Dai and Victoria Magnusson

Development of new cultivars is largely dependent on the availability of breeding germplasm and methodology. Breeders are seeking plant materials to breed novel plants; however, their achievement is largely limited as a result of lack of suitable

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William L. Holdsworth, Carly F. Summers, Michael Glos, Christine D. Smart, and Michael Mazourek

2012. z In the late downy period, the Cornell breeding lines DMR-NY264, NY12-262, NY12-261, and NY12-263 produced the highest yields, as indicated by total weight and total marketable fruit per plant ( Table 4 ). PI 197088 also yielded heavily during

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Joseph N. Wolukau, Xiao-Hui Zhou, Ying Li, Yong-Bin Zhang, and Jin-Feng Chen

. Most GSB-resistant melon varieties and breeding lines released to date derive resistance from plant introduction 140471 ( McGrath et al., 1993 ; Norton, 1971 , 1972 ; Norton and Cosper, 1989 ; Norton et al., 1985 ; Sowell, 1981 ). However, plant

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Yonghong Guo, Matthew Kramer, and Margaret Pooler

use in landscape plantings and in our breeding program, and 2) to verify that our detached leaf assay for this fungus was effective for flowering cherry taxa, where whole tree assays are often impractical. Materials and Methods Plant materials. Sixty

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M. Friedmann, M. Lapidot, S. Cohen, and M. Pilowsky

1 Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding. 2 Department of Virology. Contribution from the Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel, 2329-E, 1997 series. We thank A. Shlomo, S. Nahon, O. Goldray, O. Lachman, and A

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M. Joseph Stephens, Peter A. Alspach, Ron A. Beatson, Chris Winefield, and Emily J. Buck

later seasons. Parent material was floricane-fruiting and included selections originating from the Plant and Food Research, New Zealand-based breeding program, North American-bred cultivars, and breeding selections from the Plant and Food Research

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Neil O. Anderson and Richard T. Olsen

’s breeding endeavors; ( B ) winnowing and bagging seed from the season’s collection—large quantities were often open-pollinated; ( C ) a display of the Luther Burbank Experiment Forms of ornamental plants by Stark Brothers’ Nurseries, which purchased most of

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Gustavo F. Kreutz, Germán V. Sandoya, Gary K. England, and Wendy Mussoline

goal of evaluating whether the current lettuce production window has the potential to be lengthened by planting in cooler northern regions with sandy soils. Materials and Methods Initial assessment of lettuce cultivars and breeding lines in sandy vs