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Jung Hyun Kwon, Ji Hae Jun, Eun Young Nam, Kyeong Ho Chung, Ik Koo Yoon, Seok Kyu Yun, and Sung Jong Kim

Most Asian plum ( Prunus salicina Lindl.) cultivars have a self-incompatible mechanism that prevents self-fertilization ( Okie and Hancock, 2008 ). In fact, most rosaceous fruit tree species, including P. salicina , exhibit gametophytic self

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Ji Hae Jun, Eun Young Nam, Kyeong Ho Chung, Seok Kyu Yun, Jung Hyun Kwon, Ik Koo Yun, Yong Bum Kwack, Sung Jong Kim, and Kang Hee Cho

‘Summer Fantasia’, a new Japanese plum ( Prunus salicina Lindl.), originated from a cross between ‘Soldam’ and ‘Taiyo’ made in 1999 at the National Institute of Horticultural & Herbal Science (NIHHS) of the Rural Development Administration (RDA) in

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

collaboration of the U.S. Dept. of Agr. (USDA) stone fruit breeding program in Byron, Ga. and the USDA stone fruit breeding program in Parlier, Calif., are working toward developing peaches and plums with higher levels of compounds potentially beneficial to

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Marek Szymajda and Edward Żurawicz

‘Kalipso’ is a new cultivar of plum obtained in a plum breeding program at the Research Institute of Pomology and Floriculture (now Research Institute of Horticulture) in Skierniewice, Poland, by Tadeusz Jakubowski and Edward Żurawicz. ‘Kalipso’ is

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Doron Holland, Irit Bar-Ya'akov, and Kamel Hatib

were grafted on ‘Marianna 2624’ ( Assaf, 1992 ). The accession numbered P.657-158 (‘Kerassia Metouka’) was planted in the Newe-Ya'ar Research Center plum orchard. Newe-Ya'ar is located in the western Yizre'el Valley, lat. 32°42′N, long. 35°11′E. The

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Dineshkumar Selvaraj, Sherif Sherif, Mohd Sabri Pak Dek, Gopinadhan Paliyath, Islam El-Sharkawy, and Jayasankar Subramanian

-containing components. In addition to health benefits, diversity in fruit colors is often associated with unique phytochemical constituents ( Camara et al., 1995 ; Gould et al., 2010 ; Tzulker et al., 2007 ). Among several fruit in the Rosaceae family, european plum

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Júlia Halász, Attila Hegedűs, Zoltán Szabó, József Nyéki, and Andrzej Pedryc

.) ( Halász et al., 2005 ; Yaegaki et al., 2001 ), and plums ( Sutherland et al., 2004a ). Most commercial cultivars of japanese plum ( Prunus salicina ) are self-incompatible ( Nyéki and Szabó, 1995 ; Ontivero et al., 2006 ; Sansavini et al., 1981 ). The

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Weisheng Liu, Dongcheng Liu, Aimin Zhang, Chenjing Feng, Jianmin Yang, Jaeho Yoon, and Shaohua Li

Plums are among the most important stone fruit crop in the world ( Bhutani and Joshi, 1995 ). The largest producer is China, with an annual production of 4,635,600 metric tons in 2005 [ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO

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Jean-Michel Hily, Michel Ravelonandro, Vern Damsteegt, Carole Bassett, Cesar Petri, Zongrang Liu, and Ralph Scorza

Sharka or plum pox, incited by plum pox virus (PPV), is a major disease of stone fruit ( Prunus L.) responsible for extensive economic losses ( Lopez-Moya et al., 2000 ; Nemeth, 1994 ). Plum pox virus was first described in Bulgaria in the early

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Hetal M. Kalariya, Guido Schnabel, Cesar Petri, and Ralph Scorza

pollination (OP) of the plum cultivar Stanley ( Nagel et al., 2008 ). The gafp-1 gene in line 4J was under the control of the CaMV35S promoter. Furthermore, line 5D, expressing the gafp-1 gene, resulted in the development of fewer eggs and juveniles of