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Myrtle P. Shock, Clinton C. Shock, Erik B.G. Feibert, Nancy L. Shaw, Lamont D. Saunders, and Ram K. Sampangi

variation in the species; however, the varieties intergrade and there is disagreement as to whether varietal separation is warranted ( Cronquist et al., 1997 ; Soltis et al., 1997 ). Current State of Knowledge Lomatium dissectum was used by Native American

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Rakesh Kumar and Todd C. Wehner

.) Mansf.]. J. Res. Punjab Agr. Univ. 14 272 278 Brar, J.S. Sukhija, B.S. 1977 Hybrid vigor in inter-varietal crosses in watermelon [ Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Mansf.] Indian J. Hort. 34 277 283 Chhonkar, V.S. 1977 Genotypic and phenotypic variability in

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De-Kun Dong, Jia-Shu Cao, Kai Shi, and Le-Cheng Liu

, R. Nomura, K. Ikehashi, H. 2005 QTL-based analysis of heterosis for grain shape traits and seeding characteristics in an indica-japonica hybrid in rice ( Oryza Sativa L.) Breed. Sci. 55 41 48 Ali, M

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Jacqueline K. Burns, Louise Ferguson, Kitren Glozer, William H. Krueger, and Richard C. Rosecrance

characteristic white milky juice from fruit when squeezed ( Ferguson et al., 2005 ). Fruit detachment force (FDF) was measured at various times up to 17 d after application using an Imada DPA-11 digital force gauge (Imada, Northbrook, IL). At various times

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Gilles Galopin, Sandrine Codarin, Jean-Daniel Viemont, and Philippe Morel

macrophylla , the inflorescence form has evolved with the application of varietal selection for horticultural purposes. Inflorescences were originally composed of many fertile florets in the center and of several sterile flower clusters on the periphery

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Antar Nasr El-Banna, Mohammed Elsayed El-Mahrouk, Mohammed Eraky El-Denary, Yaser Hassan Dewir, and Yougasphree Naidoo

to the tropical, subtropical, and the warm climates of the world. Most palms are characterized by their large evergreen leaves but there are many exceptions. Palms exhibit an enormous diversity in physical characteristics despite their similarity in

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George E. Boyhan and C. Randy Hill

inorganic fertilizers were compared for their effect on onion yield and onion characteristics ( Khalil et al., 2002 ). This study found that chicken manure at 25 m 3 /feddan (31.5 yard 3 /acre; Young and Glover, 1996 ) resulted in the highest average bulb

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Rachel A. Kreis, Holly W. Lange, Stephen Reiners, and Christine D. Smart

evaluated for the presence of alternaria leaf spot twice weekly for 3–4 weeks following inoculation. Disease ratings were taken as percentage of diseased tissue for the entire varietal plot. Noninoculated trial. The noninoculated trial was planted to compare

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Ryan M. Warner

photoperiod for floral induction; 2) the minimum number of short-day cycles necessary for floral induction; and 3) the impact of early flowering on phenotypic characteristics associated with crop quality. Materials and Methods Expt. 1: Photoperiod treatments

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John L. Snider, Vincent M. Russo, Warren Roberts, Elbert V. Wann, and Randy L. Raper

., 1997 ), and the summation of HUs required for crop maturity has been widely regarded as a varietal constant by many investigators [reviewed in Wang (1960 )]. An important critique of the HU approach is that periods of extreme high temperature are often