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Yiqun Weng, Shanna Johnson, Jack E. Staub, and Sanwen Huang

genetic map. It has been long thought that determinate, gynoecious, multiple lateral branching U.S. processing cucumber phenotypes may improve yield potential in once-over mechanical harvest operations ( Staub et al., 2008 ). Gain from selection for some

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Jason Prothro, Katherine Sandlin, Rattandeep Gill, Eleni Bachlava, Victoria White, Steven J. Knapp, and Cecilia McGregor

algorithm Biometrics 53 653 665 Kao, C.-H. Zeng, Z.-B. 2002 Modeling epistasis of quantitative trait loci using Cockerham's model Genetics 160 1243 1261 Kao, C.-H. Zeng, Z.-B. Teasdale, R.D. 1999 Multiple interval mapping for quantitative trait loci Genetics

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Katrina J.M. Hodgson-Kratky, Olivier M. Stoffyn, and David J. Wolyn

, advanced populations from family selection differed from the C 0 more often than those developed with phenotypic selection. Interestingly, the C 3 -phenotypic and C 3 -family populations rarely differed for the trait. However, average gain per cycle in

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John W. Scott

://solcap.msu.edu/ ) is that there is a major gap between genomic information and breeding. In the project, an important trait to be studied, common between tomato and potato, is carbohydrate and sugar metabolism. The germplasm used is elite and breeder-driven. Genotyping

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Beiquan Mou

temperatures enable insects, pathogens, or disease vectors to overwinter more effectively. We should breed cultivars with multiple resistances or tolerances against abiotic and biotic stresses, including herbicide-tolerant traits to simplify and improve weed

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Cecilia E. McGregor, Vickie Waters, Tripti Vashisth, and Hussein Abdel-Haleem

selection for specific flowering phenotypes increases yield under drought conditions have contributed to flowering time traits emerging as key breeding priorities for the future ( Jung and Müller, 2009 ). Flowering traits are complex and it is anticipated

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James F. Hancock, Patrick P. Edger, Peter W. Callow, Thomas Herlache, and Chad E. Finn

, 89, and 90) and another one that had half of its genes from wild sources (MSU 85). These selections combine genes in multiple combinations of F. chiloensis from British Columbia, California, Chile, and Ecuador and F. virginiana from the locations

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Jack E. Staub, James D. McCreight, and Juan E. Zalapa

marker associations have been characterized for all the traits mentioned here and provide the opportunity for deployment of marker-assisted selection during plant improvement of elite germplasm. Availability Seed of 846-1 and the 81 derived RILs from a

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Kevin M. Crosby, John L. Jifon, Benigno Villalon, and Daniel I. Leskovar

viral pathogenicity. The final selection was at the F 15 generation and possessed uniform plant and fruit traits. Fig. 1. Pedigree of ‘TAM Dulcito’. Description ‘TAM Dulcito’ is adapted to the high temperatures and virus disease

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Jennifer L. Emerson, John Frampton, and Steven E. McKeand

, J.B. 1994a Single- and multiple-trait index selection efficiencies in Fraser fir Christmas trees Can. J. For. Res. 24 1487 1494 Arnold, R.J. Jett, J.B. McKeand, S.E. 1994b Natural variation and