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Jiaming Yu, Timothy K. Broschat, William G. Latham, and Monica L. Elliott

have also been effective in controlling diseases caused by Fusarium spp., Rhizoctonia solani , and Microdochium majus in other crops ( Hofgaard et al., 2010 ; Lobato et al., 2008 , 2010 ). The mode of action of phosphite is complex and is not

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Angela R. Davis, Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Richard Hassell, Amnon Levi, Stephen R. King, and Xingping Zhang

Reports mentioning quality of vegetables being affected by grafting began as early as the 1940s. Imazu (1949) recommended Cucurbita moschata (Duchesne ex. Poir) as a rootstock for Cucumis melo , because it conferred resistance to Fusarium

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Naveen Hyder, James J. Sims, and Stephen N. Wegulo

pathogens. The objective of this study was to evaluate, in vitro, the ability of coir to suppress soilborne plant pathogens. Materials and methods Fungal cultures. Fusarium solani was isolated from infected gerbera ( Gerbera jamesonii ) seedlings and

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Judy A. Thies, Jennifer J. Ariss, Richard L. Hassell, Sharon Buckner, and Amnon Levi

alternative to long-term breeding programs aimed at incorporating resistance to soilborne disease, especially fusarium wilt, into elite vegetable cultivars ( Miguel et al., 2004 ). Rootstocks also proved to be useful in enhancing tolerance to abiotic stresses

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Karen R. Harris, W. Patrick Wechter, and Amnon Levi

bacterial diseases include fusarium wilt caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum ( Zhou and Everts, 2004 ) and bacterial fruit blotch caused by Acidovorax avenae ssp. citrulli ( Hopkins et al., 2003 ). In addition, watermelon cultivars

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Kristen Hanson, Tilak Mahato, and Ursula K. Schuch

properties for increasing temperatures in production beds ( D’Addabbo et al., 2010 ). Solarization is a strategy used to reduce the soilborne pests and diseases such as Verticillium dahliae (verticillium wilt), Fusarium spp. (fusarium wilt), Phytophthora

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Md. Mizanur Rahim Khan, Mst. Hasnunnahar, and S. Isshiki

The gboma eggplant, Solanum macrocarpon , belongs to the subgenus Leptostemonum , section Melongena, and series Macrocarpon . It was domesticated in Africa from the wild savanna species S. dasyphyllum ( Lester et al., 1990 ). The leaves of S

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Juan Pablo Fernández-Trujillo, Javier Obando, Juan Antonio Martínez, Antonio Luis Alarcón, Iban Eduardo, Pere Arús, and Antonio José Monforte

Cucumis melo is an annual diploid species that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae, one of the largest families in the world and important from a commercial point of view ( Secretary of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Argentina, 2006 ). Most of the

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Teresa E. Seijo, Natalia A. Peres, and Zhanao Deng

(similarity 0.257). Table 4. Identification of pathogenic Xanthomonas strains as species/pathovars. z Primer pair FGPS6 and FGPS1509 amplified the expected ≈1480-base sequence, the majority of the 16S rRNA gene. However, only primer FGPS6

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Emma C. Lookabaugh, Brian Whipker, and Barbara B. Shew

resistant cultivars through hybridization and selection. Among many examples, closely related wild species are sources of resistance to Fusarium wilt in tomato [ Solanum lycopersicum ( Gonzalez-Cendales et al., 2016 )], rusts in small grains ( Miedaner