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Omar Carrillo-Mendoza, Wayne B. Sherman, and José X. Chaparro

Most temperate fruit tree breeding programs pay major attention to fruit quality, chilling requirement, crop load, and tolerance to disease. In contrast, limited effort has been devoted to tree architecture and tree branching patterns ( Berthelemy

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Toshio Hanada, Kyoko Fukuta, Hisayo Yamane, Tomoya Esumi, Ryutaro Tao, Thomas M. Gradziel, Abhaya M. Dandekar, Ángel Fernández i Martí, José M. Alonso, and Rafel Socias i Company

, a putative wild-type S f haplotype, poses a question about this hypothesis ( Bošković et al., 2007 ). The origin and molecular basis of SC in S f haplotype is intriguing for future SC breeding programs in almond. We previously sequenced the

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Zhenyu Huang, Fei Shen, Lehan Xia, Long Chen, Zexuan Cui, and Yuling Chen

’, ‘Qingcuili’, ‘Yuhuangli’, ‘Zuili’, ‘Naili’, and ‘Sanhuali’, being known for their excellent flavor and unique aroma ( Huang et al., 2019 ; Liu et al., 2019 ). In this context, the breeding objectives of our group are to select plum cultivars that possess not

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Marcia Vizzotto, Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, David H. Byrne, David W. Ramming, and W.R. Okie

( Vaccinium L.) ( Prior et al., 1998 ) and potatoes ( Solanum tuberosum L.) ( Reyes et al., 2004 ) to select genotypes with higher phenolic content and antioxidant activity. Likewise, the Prunus L. breeding program at Texas A & M University with the

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Xiaojuan Zong, Brandon J. Denler, Gharbia H. Danial, Yongjian Chang, and Guo-qing Song

apricot were achieved by using MS or ½ MS as basal media ( Feeney et al., 2007 ; Pérez-Jiménez et al., 2012 ; Petri and Scorza, 2010 ; Tian et al., 2007 ; Wang et al., 2011 ; Zhou et al., 2010 ). In our study, the greatest regeneration efficiency was

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Kelly J. Vining, Ryan N. Contreras, Martin Ranik, and Steven H. Strauss

to reduce the potential for invasiveness as part of ornamental breeding programs. Prevention of invasiveness by cultural means is often sought too late; once spread has been extensive, eradication is often impossible, extremely expensive, and damaging

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G.G. Ning and M.Z. Bao

., 2004 ) with “pickled plums,” made from the unripe fruits of P. mume, being used to treat vomiting and fever ( Chen, 1962 ). As a result of its economic importance as an ornamental and medicinal tree, there is significant interest in breeding elite

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Todd W. Wert, Jeffrey G. Williamson, Jose X. Chaparro, E. Paul Miller, and Robert E. Rouse

The production of temperate zone fruit crops in subtropical environments has increased significantly in the last 30 years. Low-chill cultivars of apple, blueberries, plum, and peach have been developed by several breeding programs and are in

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Mary Woodhead, Ailsa Weir, Kay Smith, Susan McCallum, Katrin MacKenzie, and Julie Graham

Conventional plant breeding in woody perennials like red raspberry is a long and expensive process, in terms of the time required to reach a stage where certain traits can be assessed and the space required to grow the large number of plants

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Zuguo Cai, Wenfang Zeng, Liang Niu, Zhenhua Lu, Guochao Cui, Yunqin Zhu, Lei Pan, Yifeng Ding, and Zhiqiang Wang

., 2011 ; Moing et al., 2003 ). Increasing numbers of related species are being used to develop new peach cultivars. Efficient and accurate species identification and hybrid analysis are necessary in peach breeding and germplasm management. A range of