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Rita de Cássia Félix Alvarez, Aline Cordeiro Taveira, Sebastião Ferreira de Lima, Larissa Pereira Ribeiro Teodoro, Job Teixeira de Oliveira, Adriano dos Santos, Erina Vitório Rodrigues, Gessi Ceccon, and Paulo Eduardo Teodoro

content (1.5%) ( Xiong et al., 2016 ). The crop has an important role in promoting global food security due to its nutritional characteristics and because it is considered undemanding in terms of production, making it possible to grow under low

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R. Karina Gallardo, Diem Nguyen, Vicki McCracken, Chengyan Yue, James Luby, and James R. McFerson

private breeding research. They found that investment in the private sector breeding was positively affected by the value of the crops and negatively affected by the costs in varietal development. Of the studies reviewed, only one study focused on plant

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Wenjing Guan, Xin Zhao, Danielle D. Treadwell, Michael R. Alligood, Donald J. Huber, and Nicholas S. Dufault

Melon is a crop with diverse fruit characteristics. According to the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants, C. melo is divided into 16 groups within two subspecies: C. melo ssp. melo and C. melo ssp. agrestis ( Burger et

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Grant T. Kirker, Blair J. Sampson, Cecil T. Pounders, James M. Spiers, and David W. Boyd Jr

effects of stomatal area and length on ALB feeding preference on 33 commercial cultivars of azalea to determine if these leaf characteristics influence ALB preference. Choice and no-choice ALB feeding bioassays were performed in the laboratory to determine

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Lori Hoagland, John Navazio, Jared Zystro, Ian Kaplan, Jose Gomez Vargas, and Kevin Gibson

demand for local and organically grown fresh-market tomatoes, Midwest growers require cultivars that are well adapted to local climatic conditions, are competitive under organic production conditions, and have fruit quality characteristics desired by

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Josh A. Honig, Stacy A. Bonos, and William A. Meyer

characteristics ( Bara et al., 1993 ; Bonos et al., 2000 ; Murphy et al., 1997 ; Shortell et al., 2009 ) as well as by random amplified polymorphic DNA markers ( Curley and Jung, 2004 ; Huff, 2001 ; Johnson et al., 2002 ). Although currently used in many

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Ayoub Fathi-Najafabadi, Cristina Besada, Rebeca Gil, and Alejandra Salvador

concentration and the high phytosanitary risk. Therefore, one common objective for growers, marketers, and researchers is to introduce cultivars that allow the varietal range of persimmon to extend with certain success guarantees. It is noteworthy that the main

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Rukundo Placide, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing, and Daphrose Gahakwa

production, characteristics of good cultivars, and good storage roots, farmers’ agronomic practices, and sources of planting materials. Different PRA approaches were applied to identify periods of sweetpotato production, food availability across the year, the

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Nader R. Abdelsalam, Rehab M. Awad, Hayssam M. Ali, Mohamed Z.M. Salem, Kamal F. Abdellatif, and Mohamed S. Elshikh

., 2013 ). Although they are affected by environmental conditions, morphology and agronomic characteristics are helpful tools for the survival of plant species diversity. A wide range of molecular markers are used to estimate genetic polymorphism, and

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Brian J. Pearson, Richard M. Smith, and Jianjun Chen

imparts unique bittering, flavoring, and aromatic qualities to finished beer products ( Almaguer et al., 2014 ; Burgess, 1964 ). Lupulin contains both alpha and beta acids, principle compounds responsible for the bittering and aromatic characteristics of