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reduce the internode elongation and leaf drop and improve P. aquatica ’s ornamental value as an indoor foliage plant. Materials and Methods Two-year-old P . aquatica rooted trunks (trunk diameter 3 to 4 cm and height 25 cm with one branch) were

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practices. Table 1. Mean values and sd s for mature pepper fruit color, fruit length/fruit diameter at midpoint, number of fruit per cluster, leaf color, leaf length, leaf width, plant height, and plant diameter in parental, F 1 , F 2 , and

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; Pellegrineschi and Davolio-Mariani, 1996 ). Plants transformed with these genes exhibit varying degrees of altered phenotype termed the Ri (root-inducing) phenotype. The typical Ri phenotype exhibits reduced plant height and apical dominance giving the plant a

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: plant height; stem and node number; internode length; days to first flower; bud, fresh, and senesced flower number; pre-dawn and midday water potential; and a postharvest quality rating using a scale of 5 (best) to 1 (worst) but regarded as observation

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Controlling height of bedding plants can be one of the most difficult challenges for commercial greenhouse growers. Plant growth regulators (PGRs) often are used to inhibit stem elongation and to limit final plant height. Several techniques are

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is favored by Chinese customers; as a result, it is one of the three most popular lily cultivars in China ( Yamagishi and Akagi, 2013 ). The flower quality is mainly related to plant height, flower number per plant, and flower diameter ( Lindsay et al

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Clay Works, Denver, CO). In the seed application tests in 2005, emergence of all planted seeds and plant height of all emerged seedlings were determined. In all tests in which GA 3 was applied to the foliage, four seeds were planted per pot and thinned

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) seedlings were used. The most homogeneous selection of seedlings possible (10 to 12 cm in height) was made avoiding, to the greatest extent possible, variations resulting from sexual production. The plants were grown in 1863-cm 3 plastic pots filled with a

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cotyledon stage. However, this recommendation is based solely on plant height, although other growth components are also known to be affected by ABA ( Taiz and Zeiger, 2010 ). Moreover, high-dose applications of ABA have negative side effects such as leaf

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plant. This rating was made without removing the potting mix from the roots. In Expt. 2, the plants were rated for their horticultural quality ( Ecke et al., 2004 ) based on the appearance (e.g., color, height, and bract area) on the scale from 1 (high

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