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Hiroko Hamada, Keisuke Nonaka, Terutaka Yoshioka, and Masahiko Yamada

one-fourth of that in 1975. To maintain and develop the citrus industry in Japan, it is indispensable to develop new mandarin cultivars with large fruits and high sugar content in addition to ease of eating. The citrus breeding program in Japan began

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Amanda J. Hershberger, David A. Knauft, and Carol D. Robacker

plant breeding program because it can confound selection schemes and greatly reduce selection effectiveness. Developmental patterns, reproductive timing, and breeding systems are all affected by the environment ( Sultan, 2000 ). Reproductive traits are

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C.L. Gupton

143 POSTER SESSION 16 (Abstr. 085-097) Genetics/Breeding/Biotechnology Saturday, 31 July, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

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Pheonah Nabukalu and Carrie A. Knott

its potential as an ornamental grass, saturation-tolerant sea oats lines are needed. In this study, we examined initial strategies toward testing, identifying, and developing saturation-tolerant sea oats breeding lines for use in beach restoration and

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M.A. Canady, M.R. Stevens, and J.W. Scott

43 ORAL SESSION 6 (Abstr. 418–422) Breeding & Genetics–Vegetables

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Christian A. Wyenandt, James E. Simon, Margaret T. McGrath, and Daniel L. Ward

basil downy mildew in 2009. The objective of this study was to evaluate current commercial cultivars, sweet basil breeding lines, and other Ocimum spp. for their potential susceptibility to basil downy mildew. Materials and Methods In

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Richard L. Bell

promising parents for further breeding and cultivar development. Materials and Methods Germplasm. Seven pear cultivars and 14 selections from the breeding programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cornell University, Rutgers University, University of

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Honghui Gu, Jiansheng Wang, Huifang Yu, Zhenqing Zhao, Xiaoguang Sheng, Jisuan Chen, and Yingjun Xu

hybrids were obtained as candidates for breeding high-GS cultivars ( Wang et al., 2012 ). In the present study, 10 parental lines—eight high-glucoraphanin lines screened previously and two lines with good agronomic characteristics—were used to breed high

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Haiying Zhang, Shaogui Guo, Guoyi Gong, Yi Ren, Angela R. Davis, and Yong Xu

Watermelon PIs resistant to this disease may be valuable in watermelon breeding programs. We evaluated 2100 PI S1 lines, representing self-pollinated progeny of 820 accessions from the U.S. Citrullus sp. PI collection, for resistance to race 2WF

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Kristen Young and Eileen A. Kabelka

SSL disorder within summer squash, designated Zuc76, was developed at the University of Florida. The objective of this project was to characterize the inheritance of resistance to SSL disorder within this summer squash breeding line. Materials and