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Martin P.N. Gent

were based on the weight of plants at 2, 4, or 6 weeks. The data were regressed against normalized irradiance, daily light integral divided by leaf area index. Normalized and integrated irradiance were equal if the index was less than one. The dry

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Joongmin Shin, Bruce Harte, Janice Harte, and Kirk Dolan

put into storage (4 °C). Each package was placed individually into the irradiation chamber and exposed to the x-rays. As a result of the characteristic pattern of x-rays and the irregular shape of the asparagus, the actual dose gradient was substantial

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Chieri Kubota, Mark Kroggel, Mohammad Torabi, Katherine A. Dietrich, Hyun-Jin Kim, Jorge Fonseca, and Cynthia A. Thomson

refraction index (Brix) as an indicator. Sugar and organic acids are important flavor components in tomato fruit and measurements of refraction index are affected by sugars predominantly and also by organic acids ( Saltveit, 2005 ). It is therefore generally

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Rui Wang, Yuqing Gui, Tiejun Zhao, Masahisa Ishii, Masatake Eguchi, Hui Xu, Tianlai Li, and Yasunaga Iwasaki

to floral initiation and provide a feasible way for controlling the floral imitation by using photosynthesis production (dry matter) or source organs (leaf area). Leaves act as the source organ and photosynthesize, which is the main supply of starch

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Lidia Lozano, Ignasi Iglesias, Diego Micheletti, Michela Troggio, Satish Kumar, Richard K. Volz, Andrew C. Allan, David Chagné, and Susan E. Gardiner

, Germany) according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Phenotypic data for skin color and anthocyanin content. Five fruit from each tree/genotype were collected at optimum maturity (an average of approximately three) in a starch pattern index scale of 0

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Lu Zhang, Emilio Laca, Cara J. Allan, Narges M. Mahvelati, and Louise Ferguson

deciduous trees demonstrated warm spring temperatures promote starch accumulation over soluble sugars, precipitating bloom ( Sperling et al., 2019 ). Warm temperatures accelerate the rate of cell elongation and metabolic activities ( Olsen, 2010 ). When the

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treatment pinch timing: area index (h w 1 w 2 ) and flower bud count. Final measurements were taken 16–19 Sept. 2007. Flower bud count was assessed by randomly selecting five plants per block and photographing the plant. Photographs were imported into

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Tripti Vashisth, Mercy A. Olmstead, James Olmstead, and Thomas A. Colquhoun

titrating 6 mL of juice with 0.1 N NaOH to a pH endpoint of 8.2. The results were expressed as percent malic acid. The ripening index (RI) was calculated as the TSS/TA ratio. Citric and malic acid concentrations were determined by using the enzymatic

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and two widths, from which a growth index was calculated, were measured at 2 and 5 weeks after transplanting. Black ChromatiNeting reduced shoot height in dianthus, pepper, morning glory, broccoli, and cabbage but shoot height was the same as blue and

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Eric Simonne, Chad Hutchinson, Jim DeValerio, Robert Hochmuth, Danielle Treadwell, Allan Wright, Bielinski Santos, Alicia Whidden, Gene McAvoy, Xin Zhao, Teresa Olczyk, Aparna Gazula, and Monica Ozores-Hampton

using organic (compost, modified corn starch, polyacrylamides) or inorganic (zeolites) amendments are economically and technically not feasible as a result of the large quantities of material needed ( Bhardwaj et al., 2007 ; Sepaskhah and Yousefi, 2007