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Haejeen Bang, Angela R. Davis, Sunggil Kim, Daniel I. Leskovar, and Stephen R. King

Flesh color is an important fruit quality trait that helps to determine attractiveness and is indicative of the potential health benefits of watermelon. The coloration of watermelon flesh is attributable to its carotenoid composition and content

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David Gopaulchan, Adrian M. Lennon, and Pathmanathan Umaharan

Anthurium has emerged as a popular tropical ornamental in international markets. The cut flower consists of a brilliantly colored modified leaf called the spathe with a protruding, cylindrical inflorescence called the spadix. Spathe color is one of

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Patrick J. Conner and Dan MacLean

profile of muscadine grapes, especially the presence of ellagic acid ( Lee and Talcott, 2004 ), are driving renewed interest in processed muscadine products. Use of muscadines as a wine and juice grape is hampered by the poor color stability of these

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Xun Chen, Nai-xin Liu, Li-juan Fan, Yu Du, and Ling Wang

outer perianths are purple (RHS 76C) with dark purple violet (RHS N82A) spots and stripes, and the color of the edge of the perianths turns to light (purple, RHS 76D). The inner perianth spreads outward, and the angle of the half of spoon part of the

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Zhanao Deng, Fahrettin Goktepe, and Brent K. Harbaugh

asexually propagated through tuber division ( Wilfret, 1993 ). The ornamental value of caladium in the container or in the landscape depends, to a large extent, on its leaf characteristics, including leaf shape, color, and color pattern. Improving these

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Jonathan Phillips, E. Jay Holcomb, and Kathleen Kelley

, 2005 ). Color has a great impact on human consciousness. Colors have the ability to evoke emotions or feelings in humans simply by being viewed. Red, for example, tends to be an exciting color, whereas blue tends to have a calming effect. To this extent

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Francisco E. Loayza, Michael T. Masarirambi, Jeffrey K. Brecht, Steven A. Sargent, and Charles A. Sims

because exposure of MG tomatoes to temperatures greater than 30 °C is well known to attenuate many aspects of ripening; for example, it has been reported that such high temperatures disrupt ripening as evidenced by poor color development ( Maezawa et al

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Suparna K. Whale and Zora Singh

warmer parts of the world, including the Mediterranean regions, California, South Africa, and Australia. However, optimum fruit color development, particularly red blush at harvest, is still a major problem with ‘Pink Lady’ apples in these apple

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Ying Fang, Ting Lei, Yanmei Wu, and Xuehua Jin

The flower color of ornamental plants has attracted much attention ( Qu et al., 2018 ). Research on the mechanisms of color formation in nonmodel ornamental plants can lead to a better understanding of plant color–related genetic resources

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Giverson Mupambi, Nadia A. Valverdi, Hector Camargo-Alvarez, Michelle Reid, Lee Kalcsits, Tory Schmidt, Felipe Castillo, and Jonathan Toye

quality directly attributable to the improvement of light availability into the canopy ( Corelli-Grappadelli, 2003 ). The deployment of reflective groundcover late in the growing season can improve fruit color in red or partially red apple cultivars