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Kuan-Ju Chen, Suzette P. Galinato, Thomas L. Marsh, Peter R. Tozer, and Hayley H. Chouinard

Contamination caused by plastic pollution on land and in rivers, canals, and oceans has become a major global environmental issue. Plastic represents an environmental hazard because it is made from fossil fuel resources and does not degrade easily

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Rosanna Freyre and Erin Tripp

caroliniensis , R. simplex , and experimental hybrids could be differentiated genetically, data from the nrITS region were generated and analyzed. The ITS region is among the most used nuclear markers in plant molecular systematics and can be especially useful

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Rui Wang, Masatake Eguchi, Yuqing Gui, and Yasunaga Iwasaki

Flowering in strawberry is known to be significantly affected by temperature and photoperiod ( Kumakura and Siilsiildo, 1995 ), and the floral initiation of strawberry is regulated by a complex set of environmental and physiological cues ( Awang and

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Amy McFarland, Tina M. Waliczek, Coleman Etheredge, and Aime J. Sommerfeld Lillard

quality of life to meet needs of target populations. Research and anecdotal evidence showed some general motivations of all gardeners to include improving environmental quality, experiencing relaxation and recreation, supporting psychospiritual benefits

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Alicia L. Rihn, Ariana Torres, Susan S. Barton, Bridget K. Behe, and Hayk Khachatryan

The landscaping design and services industry is the leading economic contributor within the U.S. environmental horticulture industry, with estimated contributions reaching 1.5 million (M) jobs, $221.89 billion (B) in sales revenue, $79.6 B labor

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Martin M. Williams II, Loyd M. Wax, Jerald K. Pataky, and Michael D. Meyer

and 29 sweet corn inbreds were either homozygous or heterozygous for an allele that is the same as or very closely linked to alleles in Cr1 that condition cross-sensitivity (Pataky, unpublished data). This group of hybrids and inbreds represents sweet

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Bizhen Hu, Mark A. Bennett, and Matthew D. Kleinhenz

calculated using replicate data and the CORR procedure in SAS. Further, seedling vigor values were calculated for each cultivar using a formula including four plant and two environmental variables and one constant: where T 90 represents days to reach 90% of

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Min Hyeong Kwon, Changwan Seo, Jongyun Kim, Moonil Kim, Chun Ho Pak, and Woo-Kyun Lee

stress and physical health problems such as cardio-cerebrovascular disease, heart disease, diabetes, colorectal cancer, and osteoporosis but also in environmental pollution and climatic change in urban areas ( Halverson et al., 2008 ; Lee and Maheswaran

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Tomas N. Hasing, Luis F. Osorio, and Vance M. Whitaker

, and they noted that the fruit SSC for some genotypes was more variable than for others. Differences in strawberry SSC across harvest dates have been previously associated with changes in a number of plant physiological states and environmental

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Cari A. Schmitz, Matthew D. Clark, James J. Luby, James M. Bradeen, Yingzhu Guan, Katherine Evans, Benjamin Orcheski, Susan Brown, Sujeet Verma, and Cameron Peace

penetrometer captures data that correlate well with sensory firmness and sensory crispness by collecting constant velocity measurements ( Evans et al., 2010 ). This is especially useful, because crispness has proven difficult to measure instrumentally with