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Lumariz Hernandez Rosario, Juan O. Rodríguez Padilla, Desiree Ramos Martínez, Alejandra Morales Grajales, Joel A. Mercado Reyes, Gabriel J. Veintidós Feliu, Benjamin Van Ee, and Dimuth Siritunga

The Solanaceae family is one of the major groups of angiosperms with ≈2500 species and 100 genera ( Filipowicz and Renner, 2012 ). The family contains species with agricultural and economical importance worldwide such as Solanum tuberosum

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Nichole F. Edelman and Michelle L. Jones

. Solanaceae is a relatively large and very diverse family that includes many plants that are highly sensitive to ethylene. The family contains ≈90 genera consisting of 3000 to 4000 species, which include edible, ornamental, and medicinal plants ( Bombarely et

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Rosanna Freyre, Amy C. Douglas, and Michael O. Dillon

Reciprocal crosses, both intraspecific and interspecific, were made among five Chilean species of Nolana (Solanaceae), a genus native to western South America. With the exception of N. paradoxa, plants of all species used were grown from mericarps collected from wild populations. Self-pollinations were generally not successful, suggesting obligate allogamy. A total of 333 hybridizations were performed, of which 109 were intraspecific and 224 interspecific. Successful intraspecific hybridizations, as measured by formation of fruits, were produced for N. acuminata (83%), N. elegans (94%), N. paradoxa (82%), and N. rupicola (100%), however viable hybrids were only obtained for N. paradoxa. Interspecific combinations resulted in over 80% fruit set, however, viable hybrid success ranged from only 1% to 5%. Crosses included N. elegans × N. paradoxa with 20 viable hybrids, N. paradoxa × N. elegans with two hybrids, N. paradoxa × N. rupicola with seven hybrids, and N. rupicola × N. paradoxa with five hybrids. Exceptions included crosses involving N. aplocaryoides, with up to 20% fruit set. Also, the combination N. paradoxa × N. aplocaryoides with five hybrids, had a 26% success. All interspecific hybrids obtained had N. paradoxa as one of the parents, which could be related to artificial selection for high germination frequency.

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Rebeccah A. Waterworth and Robert J. Griesbach

Recently, several new Calibrachoa La Llave & Lexarza (Solanaceae Juss.) cultivars have been developed with novel red and blue flowers. Most wild species of Calibrachoa have purple flowers. The differences in color were not due to anthocyanin composition, but rather to vacuolar pH. The pH of the red-flowered cultivar was 4.8 while that of the blue-flowered cultivar was 5.6. The wild purple-flowered species had an intermediate pH of 5.0. These data suggest that different pH and pigment genes may be introgressed into other Calibrachoa species to increase cultivar diversity.

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Job Teixeira de Oliveira, Fernando França da Cunha, Rubens Alves de Oliveira, and Catariny Cabral Aleman Pina

weight loss ( Bolzan et al., 2011 ). Such features have resulted in an increasing demand by the consumer market ( Santana et al., 2020 ). This species belongs to the Solanaceae family. Most of the management (support for the plant, fertilization, weed

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Carolina Contreras, Mauricio González-Agüero, and Bruno G. Defilippi

-Columbian Andean cultures, and it is a member of the Solanaceae family, which includes several important crops, such as tomatoes ( S. lycopersicum ), potatoes ( S. tuberosum ), and eggplants ( S. melongena ) among others ( Prohens et al., 1996 ). Of the ≈1500

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Wenjing Guan, Xin Zhao, Richard Hassell, and Judy Thies

-knot nematodes in the Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae. Interest in vegetable grafting has recently grown in the United States as an alternative to soil fumigants and as an integrated pest management practice in various crop production systems ( Kubota et al., 2008

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Lucianne Braga Oliveira Vilarinho, Derly Jose Henriques da Silva, Ann Greene, Kara Denee Salazar, Cristiane Alves, Molly Eveleth, Ben Nichols, Sana Tehseen, Joseph Kalil Khoury Jr., Jodie V. Johnson, Steven A. Sargent, and Bala Rathinasabapathi

on the inheritance of fruit quality traits are needed to devise breeding programs to tailor specific traits. Research on fruit development in peppers can be expected to contribute to our understanding of fleshy fruit evolution in the Solanaceae and

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Chieri Kubota, Michael A. McClure, Nancy Kokalis-Burelle, Michael G. Bausher, and Erin N. Rosskopf

, but wider commercial applications did not happen until 1960 ( Sakata et al., 2008 ). For members of the Solanaceae, the first record was of eggplant ( Solanum melongena L.) grafted on scarlet eggplant ( Solanum integrifolium Poir.) in the 1950s ( Oda

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Herman E. Hohlt, Donald N. Maynard, and Allen V. Barker


Tomato, tobacco, pepper, petunia, and eggplant were screened for their tolerance to continuous (NH4)2SO4 applications. Stem lesions, analogous to those which appear on tomato during ammonium toxicity, were formed on eggplant but not on the other species. Of the plants tested, tobacco was the most tolerant to applications of (NH4)2SO4. Potassium applications increased the ammonium concentration of tobacco tissues but lowered the ammonium concentration of tomato tissues. Diamine concentrations were increased by the application of (NH4)2SO4. The application of KCl decreased the putrescine concentration of tobacco and increased the concentration of cadaverine in tomato and tobacco. The application of putrescine-2HC1 in aqueous solution to cut stem ends of axillary shoots of tomato and tobacco induced the formation of stem lesions analogous to those formed by the (NH4)2SO4 fertilization of tomato. It is postulated that the tolerance of tobacco to stem lesion formation is related to putrescine utilization in nicotine synthesis.