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Min Fan, Yike Gao, Yaohui Gao, Zhiping Wu, Hua Liu, and Qixiang Zhang

of alleles to improve important ornamental traits; however, conventional breeding programs may not be sufficient to improve complex traits in chrysanthemum. Modern molecular breeding tools, such as molecular marker-assisted selection (MAS) breeding

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Taifeng Zhang, Jiajun Liu, Shi Liu, Zhuo Ding, Feishi Luan, and Peng Gao

dwarf melon varieties using marker-assisted selection. ‘X090’ appears to be an important donor in melon improvement programs in which dwarf genotypes are an important breeding goal. Fig. 6. Frequency distribution of internode lengths (ILs) at the seventh

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Karen R. Harris, Brian M. Schwartz, Andrew H. Paterson, and Jeff A. Brady

accomplished by use of traditional plant breeding, the use of marker-assisted selection (MAS) to transfer resistance genes from a resistant genotype to a cultivar, and by genetic transformation. In cases such as diseases that are difficult to phenotype or for

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Carlos Calderón-Vázquez, Mary L. Durbin, Vanessa E.T.M. Ashworth, Livia Tommasini, Kapua K.T. Meyer, and Michael T. Clegg

extended land requirements. Our goal is to estimate the genetic determination of nutritive traits in avocado as a prelude to the implementation of a program of marker-assisted selection (MAS). In this article we present data on the heritability of three

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Ying Li, Liyi Zhang, Zhen Zhang, Peihua Cong, and Zong-Ming Cheng

considerable cost to apple production and potential risks of polluting the environment. Breeding for resistance would be the preferable strategy. Marker-assisted selection is a useful tool in accelerating the breeding program for disease resistance in apple

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Cari A. Schmitz, Matthew D. Clark, James J. Luby, James M. Bradeen, Yingzhu Guan, Katherine Evans, Benjamin Orcheski, Susan Brown, Sujeet Verma, and Cameron Peace

Fruit texture traits, significant to apple breeder decision-making yet unobservable until tree maturity, are ideal candidates for marker-assisted breeding (MAB) and marker-assisted selection (MAS). Marker-locus-trait associations, validated in

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Karen R. Harris, W. Patrick Wechter, and Amnon Levi

against diseases of interest. These identified markers linked to resistance genes can then be used for marker-assisted selection. Literature Cited Altschul, S.F. Madden, T. Schaffer, A. Zhang, J. Zhang, Z

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Jason Prothro, Katherine Sandlin, Hussein Abdel-Haleem, Eleni Bachlava, Victoria White, Steven Knapp, and Cecilia McGregor

is controlled by a single recessive gene ( ts ). Advances in molecular genetics have made it possible to select plants based on genetic markers linked to traits of interest, a process called marker-assisted selection [MAS ( Michelmore, 1995 ; Ribaut

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Troy D. Carson, Donald B. White, and Alan G. Smith

can be affected by environmental factors, and could also find utility for marker-assisted selection. The biological, morphological, and ecological characteristics that influence the distribution of different P. annua types have been investigated

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Geoffrey Meru and Cecilia E. McGregor

extended genetic linkage map for watermelon based on a testcross and a BC 2 F 2 population Amer. J. Plant Sci. 2 93 110 Lv, C. Song, Y. Gao, L. Yao, Q. Zhou, R. Xu, R. Jia, J. 2014 Integration of QTL detection and marker assisted selection for improving