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Jianfeng Liu, Bowen Yang, Yuetong Ming, Yuchu Zhang, and Yunqing Cheng

important health benefits; therefore, its breeding is now increasing ( Chen et al., 2011 ; Jimenez-Garcia et al., 2012 ; Kafkas et al., 2008 ). The identification of reliable molecular markers associated with disease resistance and flower characteristics

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Michelle A. Grabowski and Dean K. Malvick

regions of Central and South America ( Germplasm Resources Information Network, 2017 ). Breeding of hybrid garden caladium has occurred for over 150 years ( Deng et al., 2007 ). Elephant ear, also known as taro, originates from Southeast Asia and is

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Audrey Darrigues, Jack Hall, Esther van der Knaap, David M. Francis, Nancy Dujmovic, and Simon Gray

test whether TACT offered advantages over the colorimeter, we evaluated a breeding population for color and color uniformity using both approaches. Variance components for genotype, year, and the interaction genotype × year were estimated to elucidate

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Joanne A. Labate

). These are distributed throughout the world by the USDA National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) for purposes of breeding, research, and higher education. According to Genesys (2021) this is the second largest tomato collection in the world, after The World

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Guojing Li, Yonghua Liu, Jeffrey D. Ehlers, Zhujun Zhu, Xiaohua Wu, Baogeng Wang, and Zhongfu Lu

mitigate losses from the disease. Currently, nearly all asparagus bean cultivars are susceptible to rust, and development of rust-resistant cultivars is a high priority of many asparagus bean breeding programs. The inheritance of resistance to U. vignae

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Marcia Vizzotto, Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, David H. Byrne, David W. Ramming, and W.R. Okie

( Vaccinium L.) ( Prior et al., 1998 ) and potatoes ( Solanum tuberosum L.) ( Reyes et al., 2004 ) to select genotypes with higher phenolic content and antioxidant activity. Likewise, the Prunus L. breeding program at Texas A & M University with the

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Michele A. Stanton, Joseph C. Scheerens, Richard C. Funt, and John R. Clark

’ fruit breeding program, Prime-Jan and Prime-Jim ( Clark et al., 2005 ), might help producers minimize annual yield fluctuations and improve the commercial potential of blackberry in U.S. Department of Agriculture climate zones 6 and lower. To determine

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Michael Dossett, Jill M. Bushakra, Barbara Gilmore, Carol A. Koch, Chaim Kempler, Chad E. Finn, and Nahla V. Bassil

, C.A. 2009 Raspberry breeding and genetics Plant Breed. Rev. 32 39 382 Iorizzo, M. Senalik, D.A. Grzebelus, D. Bowman, M. Cavagnaro, P.F. Matvienko, M. Ashrafi, H. Van Deynze, A. Simon, P.W. 2011 De novo assembly and characterization of the carrot

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David Rudell

Phenotypic comparison of plant populations within and among species is crucial for genetic research and plant breeding. Major hindrances of these comparisons include disparity among techniques used and types of data reported for each trait

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Eric Simonne, Chad Hutchinson, Jim DeValerio, Robert Hochmuth, Danielle Treadwell, Allan Wright, Bielinski Santos, Alicia Whidden, Gene McAvoy, Xin Zhao, Teresa Olczyk, Aparna Gazula, and Monica Ozores-Hampton

production; 2) compiles known estimates of nutrient load; 3) discusses the feasibility of zero-discharge systems for vegetables; 4) assesses the potential role of breeding and grafting on improving vegetable crop nutrient use efficiency; and 5) develops a