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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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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, Ainong Shi, Jun Qin, Yuejin Weng, Gehendra Bhattarai, Bazgha Zia, Wei Zhou, and Beiquan Mou

stage were likely to be drought tolerant at later stages ( Rzepka-Plevneš et al., 2009 ). With the recent advances in modern plant breeding, the performance of progenies could be accurately predicted using genomic selection tools ( Hayes et al., 2009

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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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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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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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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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Lívia Lopes Coelho, Amalia Fkiara, Kathryn Kuligowska Mackenzie, Renate Müller, and Henrik Lütken

). According to Currey and Erwin (2010 , 2011 ), flower induction and the control of flowering time are difficult in several Kalanchoë species, and the lack of knowledge on the flower-inducing factors can limit the use of new plants by breeding companies

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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