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C. Yang, D.Y. Jiao, Z.Q. Cai, H.D. Gong, and G.Y. Li

Botanical Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (lat. 21°56′N, long. 101°15′E; 560 m above sea level) under rainfed condition. The soil was a red brown type and the characteristics of the top (0–20 cm) layer of soil were pH 5.42, organic carbon 5.65% (w

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Xinyi Zhang, Li Liao, Zhiyong Wang, Changjun Bai, and Jianxiu Liu

). The accessions were grown under field conditions at the Agronomy Garden, Hainan University, Haikou, Hainan, China (20°03′ N, 110°19′ E; 69.8 m above sea level). This area experiences a tropical monsoon climate. The average annual rainfall is 900

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Juanxu Liu, Min Deng, Richard J. Henny, Jianjun Chen, and Jiahua Xie

of viruses, including citrus leprosies virus, orchid fleck virus, and coffee ringspot virus ( Miranda et al., 2007 ). Micropropagation has become an important method of generating disease-free propagules of ornamental foliage plants ( Chen and Henny

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Zhanao Deng, Fahrettin Goktepe, and Brent K. Harbaugh

Caladiums are ornamental aroids widely grown as pot plants or used in landscapes as accent or border plants. Commercial pot caladium plants are produced by forcing tubers, while dry tubers are available for garden or landscape planting ( Evans et

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Kellie J. Walters and Christopher J. Currey

flower development and flower longevity of Zygopetalum redvale ‘Fire Kiss’ orchid HortScience 39 1630 1634 Maxwell, K. Johnson, G.N. 2000 Chlorophyll fluorescence: A practical guide J. Expt. Bot. 51 659 668 Moccaldi, L.A. Runkle, E.S. 2007 Modeling the

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Xiaojie Zhao, Guihong Bi, Richard L. Harkess, and Eugene K. Blythe

preferable for improving growth and flowering in hybrid phalaenopsis orchid ( Phalaenopsis ) ( Wang, 2008 ). Rohozinski et al. (1986) found supplying ammonium to apple trees ( Malus pumila ) increased floral initiation. In some plants, N form has no

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Brent Tisserat and Amy Stuff

; Withers and King, 1979 ). Glycerol has also been used in tissue culture studies using numerous plants—seaweed [ Grateloupia filicina (J.V. Lamouroux) C. Agardh], kelp ( Ecklonia radiata J. Agardh), morning glory ( Pharbitis nil L.), Orchid tree

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Allison Hurt, Roberto G. Lopez, and Joshua K. Craver

, and 22.8 ± 2.3 °C and 12.4 ± 2.2 mol·m –2 ·d –1 for gerbera. Plants were irrigated as needed with reverse-osmosis water supplemented with water-soluble fertilizer (MSU Orchid RO Water Special; GreenCare Fertilizers, Inc., Kankakee, IL) providing (mg

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Seong Min Woo and Hazel Y. Wetzstein

additional leaf tissue for explanting. Some plants were obtained from collections of the Georgia Southern Botanical Garden, Statesboro, GA, and maintained in the University of Georgia Horticulture greenhouses. Disinfection. For decontamination before

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Sonali R. Padhye and Arthur C. Cameron

.C. 2007 Differing vernalization responses of Veronica spicata ‘Red Fox’ and Laurentia axillaris J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 132 751 757 Griffiths, M. 1994 Index of garden plants Timber Press Portland, OR