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Hsuan Chen and Dennis J. Werner

diversifying landscaping utility ( Roberts et al., 2015 ). Popular traits like leaf color mutations (purple, gold, variegated), double flowers, compact growth, and weeping architecture are found in many current cultivars ( Kidwell-Slak and Pooler, 2018 ). The

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Kathleen G. Haynes, Lincoln Zotarelli, Christian T. Christensen, and Stephanie Walker

appearance. NM did not evaluate eye depth in 2016. Thus, these selections maintained their phenotypic diversity for most traits. Diversity in skin color, flesh color, and tuber shape could conceivably be advantageous from a marketing standpoint in allowing

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D. Scott NeSmith

, is a UGA selection, and the paternal parent, FL 80-11, is an older University of Florida selection. Tested and patented as selection T-959, the new cultivar is being released for commercial use as well as pick-your-own and homeowner markets. Titan

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Norman Lalancette, Daniel L. Ward, and Joseph C. Goffreda

qualitative trait, stony-hard selections were excluded from the fruit firmness characterization. All cultivar characterization data were recorded from trees in the Rutgers Tree Fruit Breeding Program located at the Rutgers Fruit and Ornamental Research and

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Fengfeng Du, Xiaojing Liu, Yajun Chang, Naiwei Li, Yuesheng Ding, and Dongrui Yao

. After years of selection from the progeny of interspecific hybrids, we obtained a cultivar, Nelumbo ‘Jiang Luopao’, with deep purple-red, double-layered flowers. Moreover, the deep purple-red staminal appendages are unique to the lotus germplasm. In

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Mark E. Clough, George C. Yencho, Barbara Christ, Walter DeJong, Donald Halseth, Kathleen Haynes, Melvin Henninger, Chad Hutchinson, Matt Kleinhenz, Greg A. Porter, and Richard E. Veilleux

a coordinated process of potato breeding, selection, evaluation, and variety development. Potato breeding and germplasm improvement in this project are conducted by four potato breeding programs (University of Maine, Cornell University, North

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Christina H. Hagerty, Alfonso Cuesta-Marcos, Perry Cregan, Qijian Song, Phil McClean, and James R. Myers

positively correlated to pod width, but not pod height. Pod wall fiber was positively and moderately correlated with pod width but only weakly with pod height. Table 1. Pearson multiple correlation coefficients among pod traits important in processing in the

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Kari L. Hugie and Eric Watkins

in the north central region (NCR) of the United States and regions with similar climates. Diesburg et al. (1997) evaluated a single cultivar representing each of several grass species at multiple sites in the NCR under low-input management (20 kg N

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Chunxian Chen and William R. Okie

accessions maintained in breeding programs would be useful in improving breeding efficiency through optimized parental combination, trait heritability prediction, and/or marker-assisted selection (MAS). Microsatellite or simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers

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Lori Hoagland, John Navazio, Jared Zystro, Ian Kaplan, Jose Gomez Vargas, and Kevin Gibson

expertise and facilitate selection for traits of greatest value to their production system. For example, growers participating in an organic onion-breeding project identified denser root systems as a key trait for the efficient use of organic fertilizers and