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Ali Loker and Sam E. Wortman

systematic literature review and extract yield and quality data from publicly available broccoli, cucumber ( Cucumis sativus ), and sweet pepper variety trials; to analyze these data and make indirect, relative comparisons between varieties from different

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Lin Zhou, Qianqian Shi, Yan Wang, Kui Li, Baoqiang Zheng, and Kun Miao

soybean ( Jian et al., 2008 ) and rhododendron ( Rhododendron micranthum ) ( Yi et al., 2012 ). Thus, a systematic validation of potential reference genes is critically important for certain experimental conditions and among various species before their

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Dominic A. Gillooly and Thomas G. Ranney

Ebinger, J.E. 1974 A systematic study of the genus Kalmia (Ericaceae) Rhodora 76 315 398 Gillespie, E. Kron, K. 2010 Molecular phylogenetic relationships and a revised classification of the subfamily Ericoideae (Ericaceae) Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 56 1 343

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Jacob Mashilo, Hussein Shimelis, Alfred Odindo, and Beyene Amelework

., 2005 ; Tetteh et al., 2010 ; Thies et al., 2010 , 2015 ). Genetic diversity analysis is fundamental for effective breeding and systematic genetic conservation. Various molecular markers have been used to assess genetic variability in watermelon such

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Yuting Zou, Yanan Wang, Mingwei Zhu, Shuxian Li, and Qiuyue Ma

observed using TEM. The seed mass, together with the contents of water, oil, α-linolenic acid, oleic acid, and linoleic acid in the seeds at different developmental stages were determined. Our aim was to acquire systematic knowledge of oil body formation

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L.J. Grauke, Bruce W. Wood, and Marvin K. Harris

pecan industry. The genetic diversity of the native pecan forest has always been assumed to be robust, but systematic methods of characterizing that diversity have not been applied. Increasing evidence indicates that the geographic distribution of

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Elisa Solis-Toapanta and Celina Gómez

, Poulet et al. (2014) found that increasing DLI systematically as lettuce plants grow and develop can help reduce energy costs associated with sole-source lighting. Both aforementioned studies suggest that manipulating the light environment during the

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J. Scott Cameron

The criminal justice system is served by many experts who provide special assistance to law enforcement professionals during criminal investigations. One of these specialized areas. forensic botany, has traditionally been an activity of the systematic botanist who identifies plant material associated with a suspect or crime scene. From this Information, suspects can be placed at crime scenes and information such as time of death or movement of victims can be determined. Few plant scientists are involved In this emerging field which has the potential to make contributions similar to those made today by forensic anthropology.

Plant scientists with training In systematic botany, plant anatomy, plant growth and development, and statistics and probability can make significant contributions to criminal investigations. The use of plant identification and plant growth analyses In recent criminal Investigations will be described. The role of horticulture in the future of forensic science and the development of new techniques In forensic plant science will also be discussed.

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Virginia R. Walter

Presenting slides as part of any horticulture course can be time-consuming and often does not allow students independent viewing. A CD-ROM format can store enough digitized images and text to allow students to systematically view images at their own pace and enhance the classroom instructors ability to communicate desired information rapidly. A Macintosh-formatted model using greenhouse images created from scanned slides will be demonstrated and methods of implementation will be discussed.

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Craig J. Frey, Xin Zhao, Jeffrey K. Brecht, Dustin M. Huff, and Zachary E. Black

temperatures predominate. Despite the increasing information obtained from high tunnel studies in northern temperate regions in the United States, there is scarce systematic research regarding high tunnel application and adaptation in subtropical organic