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

they are expected to be more susceptible to pathogens than newer hybrid cultivars selected for disease resistance. Participatory plant breeding is an ideal approach for developing new cultivars optimally adapted to regional and organic production

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Monica Ozores-Hampton, Philip A. Stansly, and Eugene McAvoy

pesticide applications and/or plant seclusion (greenhouses or shadehouses) and could provide a stable and sustainable management alternative ( Polston, 2003 ). Progress in breeding for TYLCV resistance was initially slow, due in part to the complex genetics

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Melinda A. Miller-Butler, Barbara J. Smith, Brian R. Kreiser, and Eugene K. Blythe

breeding programs. Materials and Methods Plant material and fungal isolates. Thirty-one cultivars and 50 MSUS clones, referred to collectively as germplasm lines ( Miller-Butler et al., 2018 ), were screened for anthracnose resistance using five

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Hsuan Chen, Jason D. Lattier, Kelly Vining, and Ryan N. Contreras

plant breeding. Like many other minor crops, the lack of a reference genome and the shortage of resources limit breeding strategies for woody ornamental plants. In the present research, heterozygosity and interspecific hybridization that are often

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Inmaculada Moreno-Alías, Hava F. Rapoport, Rafael López, Lorenzo León, and Raúl de la Rosa

period, facilitating breeding program success ( Lavee et al., 1996 ; Santos-Antunes et al., 2005 ). A number of growth-forcing strategies can be carried out. Santos-Antunes et al. (2005) forced growth in the greenhouse for 18 months and then planted

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Lidia Lozano, Ignasi Iglesias, Diego Micheletti, Michela Troggio, Satish Kumar, Richard K. Volz, Andrew C. Allan, David Chagné, and Susan E. Gardiner

are being developed and our knowledge of the molecular control of a wide range of plant traits is growing speedily. Molecular markers are now widely used in plant breeding for the acceleration of genetic gain. Systems include marker-assisted selection

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Judy Lee and William B. Miller

for some characteristics of importance for breeding cut flowers or pot plants Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 44 227 234 Littlejohn, G.M. Blomerus, L.M. 2000 Some factors influencing the use of Ornithogalum as a potted plant Acta Hort. 541 253 256 Luria

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Christopher M. Menzel, Lindsay A. Smith, and Jenny A. Moisander

plastic high tunnels on the performance of two strawberry cultivars and two breeding lines growing in southeastern Queensland, Australia, over 2 years. The plants were grown under tunnels or outdoors. Information was collected on plant growth, yield, and

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Rosanna Freyre, Adam Moseley, Sandra B. Wilson, and Gary W. Knox

plant damage and control is estimated at nearly $35 billion a year and plant invasions are increasing at a rate of 10% annually ( Pimentel et al., 2005 ). Conventional and new biotechnologies such as use of wide hybridization, selection and breeding for

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David M. Czarnecki II and Zhanao Deng

Methods Plant materials Twenty-six L. camara cultivars and six breeding lines were used in this study. They were propagated and grown as previously described ( Czarnecki et al., 2014 ). Propagation was done by cuttings on 17–19 Sept. 2007. When plants