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Charles Fontanier, Justin Quetone Moss, Lakshmy Gopinath, Carla Goad, Kemin Su, and Yanqi Wu

). Plants undergo physiological changes in response to low nonfreezing temperatures. This process is termed “cold acclimation” and can increase the survivability of cells under subsequent freezing stress. For warm-season turfgrasses that undergo a seasonal

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Vijaya Shukla, Yingmei Ma, and Emily Merewitz

involved in controlling cell development, in stress responses, and numerous other functions ( Gill and Tuteja, 2010 ). Natural increases or decreases in PA content occur in plant cells in response to stress. For example, a halophyte grass called vetiver

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Xiaoya Cai, Laurie E. Trenholm, Jason Kruse, and Jerry B. Sartain

tolerance than many other warm-season grasses ( Busey, 2003 ). There are many commonly produced cultivars of st. augustinegrass, which show different physiological and morphological responses to shade. Peacock and Dudeck (1981) reported that ‘Bitter Blue

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Thomas H. Yeager, Joseph K. von Merveldt, and Claudia A. Larsen

environment. The literature regarding ornamental plant responses to reclaimed water is mostly about evaluations of plants grown in landscapes rather than commercial container plant production. Southern Indian hybrid azaleas ( Rhododendron L. spp.) irrigated

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Vidyasagar R. Sathuvalli, Shawn A. Mehlenbacher, and David C. Smith

been identified for some of these ( Chen et al., 2005 ; Sathuvalli, 2007 ). In this study, the response of 86 hazelnut accessions recently introduced from several countries was evaluated after greenhouse inoculations with the EFB pathogen

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Robert E. Shar

18 COLLOQUIUM 1 (Abstr. 990-994) Recent Advances in Plant Responses to Stress: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Technology

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Maria C. Morera, Paul F. Monaghan, Michael D. Dukes, Ondine Wells, and Stacia L. Davis

et al., 2008 ; Mayer et al., 1999 ; St. Hilaire et al., 2008 ). In central Florida, irrigation can make up as much as two-thirds of residential water use ( Haley et al., 2007 ). In response, research efforts have explored the resource conservation

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Xiaoya Cai, Terri Starman, Genhua Niu, Charles Hall, and Leonardo Lombardini

require minimum fertilizer, water, and pesticides while growing in gardens or landscapes ( Aggie Horticulture, 2012 ). Knowing the responses of rose plants to environmental stresses is becoming an increasing concern in arid and semiarid regions. Niu and

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Xiaoya Cai, Youping Sun, Terri Starman, Charles Hall, and Genhua Niu

elevated salinity ( Grieve et al., 2008 ). The relative salt tolerance among multiple cultivars based on their growth and physiological responses at elevated salinity levels has been studied in greenhouse and garden roses and rose rootstocks ( Cabrera et al

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Thomas E. Marler

tropical cyclone. Phenotypic plasticity is an important means by which plants cope with environmental heterogeneity; therefore, understanding variation in plant traits is important to predict responses to variable environments. More detailed studies on crop