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Ghazal Baziar, Moslem Jafari, Mansoureh Sadat Sharifi Noori, and Samira Samarfard

one of the most important diversity centers of wild and edible fig in the world, with 42,000 ha devoted to fig cultivation. More than 95% of fig orchards are located in the Fars Province ( Safaei et al., 2008 ). The varietal relationships of synonyms

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George E. Boyhan, Suzzanne Tate, Ryan McNeill, and Jeffrey McConnaughey

characteristics have been investigated including fruit cracking, antioxidants such as lycopene, sugar, and vitamin C content ( Aldrich et al., 2010 ; Bender et al., 2005 ; Sánchez-Giráldez et al., 2012 ). There continues to be a need for variety evaluations as

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James F. Hancock, Chad E. Finn, James J. Luby, Adam Dale, Pete W. Callow, and Sedat Serçe

horticulturally important characteristics and then reconstruct F . × ananassa by hybridizing superior clones of each. Hancock et al. (1993a) suggested a multiple stage process of reconstruction ( Fig. 1 ): 1) select elite clones of F. chiloensis and F

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Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Ahmad Sattar Khan, Ishtiaq Ahmad Rajwana, Asif Ali Khan, Muhammad Abubakkar Azmat, and Syed Ali Raza

). These identified new genotypes exhibited good morphological and organoleptic fruit quality with high pulp content and/or antioxidant. External physical fruit quality characteristics of these genotypes were determined subjectively through visual

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Paul Vossen

large lateral branches, and yet are compact compared with other varieties. They are very precocious, tend to produce a good crop every year, start bearing at an early age, and have excellent oil quality characteristics. However, these are not dwarf

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Zoltán Pék, Lajos Helyes, and Andrea Lugasi

at 265 nm. The characteristics of the determination are as follows: column temperature 35 °C, flow rate 0.7 mL·min −1 , volume of injection 80 μL, and running time 14 min. The HPLC system used for ascorbic acid analysis consisted of Perkin Elmer Co

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Gabriele Gusmini and Todd C. Wehner

resistance, plant type, general agricultural characteristics) finally come to fruition. During this period, mechanized agriculture, specialized fertilization and irrigation techniques, highly efficient disease control programs, and superior cultivars were all

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Imen Rekik, Amelia Salimonti, Naziha Grati Kamoun, Innocenzo Muzzalupo, Oliver Lepais, Sophie Gerber, Enzo Perri, and Ahmed Rebai

markers ( Grati Kamoun et al., 2006 ; Taamalli et al., 2006 ) and simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers ( Taamalli et al., 2006 , 2007 ). However, there is still a need for better genetic diversity assessment and varietal identification using high

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Alfonso Llanderal, María Teresa Lao, Juana Isabel Contreras, and María Luz Segura

irrigation with groundwater which has the following characteristics: high electrical conductivity (from 2.0 to 4.5 dS·m −1 ), chloride concentration (Cl − ; from 500 to 1000 mg·L −1 ), and sodium concentration (Na + ; from 250 to 2700 mg·L −1 ) as a result of

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Alberto Sánchez-Estrada and Julián Cuevas

-incompatibility of most olive varieties. This is possible because open, wind pollination is often sufficient to obtain adequate yield, given the extraordinary varietal richness found in most traditional olive regions, where a mixture of varieties growing nearby is