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Matthew B. Bertucci, David H. Suchoff, Katherine M. Jennings, David W. Monks, Christopher C. Gunter, Jonathan R. Schultheis, and Frank J. Louws

result of disease pressure from soilborne pathogens ( Lee and Oda, 2003 ), additional rootstock-derived benefits have been demonstrated. Rootstock-imparted abiotic stress tolerance has been reviewed extensively ( Rouphael et al., 2017 ; Schwarz et al

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Tingting Sun, Tingting Pei, Zhijun Zhang, Mingjun Li, Linlin Huang, Cuiying Li, Xueyan Shi, Minghui Zhan, Xiaoyu Cao, Fengwang Ma, and Changhai Liu

region of China, drought and low P levels are the most challenging abiotic stresses for apple trees ( Hayano-Kanashiro et al., 2009 ). Phosphorus is an important nutrient because it helps drive apple flowering, as well as fruit set, quality, and yield

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James J. Luby and Douglas V. Shaw

summary, a breeder of a horticultural food crop can always expect to deal with the necessity of improving multiple traits. These will likely include traits related to yield and quality as well as tolerance of diseases, pests, and abiotic stresses. Many of

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Yiyun Lin and Michelle L. Jones

and/or microorganisms that can promote plant growth and development and enhance plant tolerance to abiotic stress ( Drobek et al., 2019 ). The value of biostimulants has been demonstrated in different areas of agriculture, including hydroponic and soil

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Mayashree Chinsamy, Manoj G. Kulkarni, and Johannes Van Staden

. Abiotic stresses such as declining water resources and extreme temperatures can reduce overall plant growth, development, and yield. In the case of water stress, reduced water uptake at initial growth stages will hamper the ability of water distribution at

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Craig J. Frey, Xin Zhao, Jeffrey K. Brecht, Dustin M. Huff, and Zachary E. Black

et al., 2008 ). Tomato grafting also has the potential to overcome abiotic stresses (e.g., temperature extremes, drought, flooding, salinity), increase crop vigor, and improve fruit yields ( Barrett et al., 2012 ; Djidonou et al., 2013 ; Guan et al

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Qing Shen, Hua Bian, Hai-yan Wei, Li Liao, Zhi-yong Wang, Xiao-yan Luo, Xi-peng Ding, Zhenbang Chen, and Paul Raymer

habitats with high salinity. It has excellent resistance to abiotic stresses, such as salinity, drought, and low temperature ( Jia et al., 2015a ; Shahba et al., 2014 ; Wu et al., 2018 ; Ye et al., 2010 ). As turfgrass, P. vaginatum has been widely

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Amnon Levi, Alvin M. Simmons, Laura Massey, John Coffey, W. Patrick Wechter, Robert L. Jarret, Yaakov Tadmor, Padma Nimmakayala, and Umesh K. Reddy

could be a useful source of genes for enhancing biotic and abiotic stress resistance in the watermelon cultivars ( Levi et al., 2016 ). Several U.S. PIs of CC have been identified as having resistance to the sweetpotato whitefly [ Bemisia tabaci

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Wenjing Guan and Xin Zhao

Grafting, as an effective approach to controlling soilborne diseases and overcoming abiotic stresses, has been practiced in the production of major cucurbitaceous vegetables for decades in many Asian and European countries ( Lee and Oda, 2003 ; Lee

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Dennis N. Katuuramu, W. Patrick Wechter, Marcellus L. Washington, Matthew Horry, Matthew A. Cutulle, Robert L. Jarret, and Amnon Levi

abiotic stressors. The exclusion of methyl bromide fumigants from the market in accordance with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and the U.S. Clean Air Act (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2012) led to the exploration