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Seung Hee Eom and Tae Kyung Hyun

in plants, regulates cold tolerance by interacting with C-repeat binding factor-1, and is required for stress-inducible gene expression by promoting the acetylation of the target gene promoter ( Chinnusamy and Zhu, 2009 ; Stockinger et al., 2001

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Eva Bacaicoa and Jose María García-Mina

Cucumber is one of the most widespread horticultural crops in countries with a Mediterranean climate (Mediterranean basin, western North America, Chile, South Africa, and South Australia). About 90% of cucumber cultivation in the Mediterranean

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Yongfeng Yang, Zhixiao Yang, Shizhou Yu, and Hongli Chen

Potassium (K) is one of the major elements absorbed by plants and plays a critical role in plant growth, development, and physiological metabolism. Tobacco is known to be a K-favoring crop. Potassium is not only a crucial nutrient for tobacco, it

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Nicole L. Waterland, John J. Finer, and Michelle L. Jones

determine how to prevent s-ABA-induced leaf chlorosis in pansy and viola. Although s-ABA applications allow pansies to survive temporary periods of drought stress, negative side effects like leaf chlorosis decrease overall crop quality ( Waterland et al

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Cristhian Camilo Chávez-Arias, Sandra Gómez-Caro, and Hermann Restrepo-Díaz

biochemical traits of seashore paspalum ( Paspalum vaginatum ) plants subjected to water stress. Foph management practices in cape gooseberry crops have been mainly based on the use of synthetic fungicides ( Moreno-Velandia et al., 2019 ); however, synthetic

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Camilo Escalante-Magaña, Luis F. Aguilar-Caamal, Ileana Echevarría-Machado, Fátima Medina-Lara, Lucila Sánchez Cach, and Manuel Martínez-Estévez

were subjected to different stress regimens. Control plants were irrigated daily at field capacity. Discussion Due to the rapid changes in the environment on a global scale, the ability to cultivate and maintain a crop with good production is becoming

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Genhua Niu and Raul I. Cabrera

chlorophyll fluorescence as a tool for salt stress detection in roses Photosynthetica 33 291 301 Kjelgren, R. Rupp, L. Kilgren, D. 2000 Water conservation in urban landscapes HortScience 35 1037 1040 Maas, E.V. 1990 Crop salt tolerance 262 304 Tanji K

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Lloyd L. Nackley, Elias Fernandes de Sousa, Bruno J.L. Pitton, Jared Sisneroz, and Lorence R. Oki

irrigation efficiency and achieve water conservation benefits without sacrificing plant quality, growers need to know how their crops will respond to water deficits ( Costa et al., 2007 ). For decades, crop water stress indices (CWSI or WSI) have been

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Waltram Ravelombola, Ainong Shi, Jun Qin, Yuejin Weng, Gehendra Bhattarai, Bazgha Zia, Wei Zhou, and Beiquan Mou

grow and provide sufficient crop yields ( Blum and Ebercon, 1981 ). A long period of drought conditions adversely affects plant growth development, and extreme cases result in plant death ( Golldack et al., 2014 ). As a result, drought stress can

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Diana Carolina Núñez-López, Augusto Ramírez-Godoy, and Hermann Restrepo-Díaz

Colombia, bean crops occupied 39,822 ha with an average yield of 2 tons/ha in 2012 ( DANE, 2013 ). Bean crops can have a high incidence of pests and diseases, causing extensive use of products of chemical synthesis for crop protection to control them. This