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Luiz C. Argenta, Xuetong Fan, and James P. Mattheis

at 20 °C, or after 3 or 6 months of cold storage plus 1 or 7 d at 20 °C. Fruit firmness, starch index (1 = 100% starch coverage; 6 = 0% starch), titratable acidity (TA), soluble solids content, internal ethylene concentration (IEC), respiration, and

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Simone da Costa Mello, Francis J. Pierce, Rachel Tonhati, Guilherme Silva Almeida, Durval Dourado Neto, and Kiran Pavuluri

and then increased linearly with K application rate to a high of 14.3% starch. SOP mimicked the PH pattern for starch response to K application rate. Starch and dry matter contents are generally positively correlated ( Gerendás and Führs, 2013

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Wesley Gartner, Paul C. Bethke, Theodore J. Kisha, and James Nienhuis

nutrient content and other traits requires estimation of genetic variance among genotypes based on repeatable measures at comparable stages of maturity. Cereals and pulses are generally harvested at physiological maturity, have a high starch content, low

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André Pereira and Nilson Villa Nova

tuber yields ranging from 4 t·ha −1 to 56 t·ha −1 resulting from differences in weather patterns, soils, cultivars, and management practices ( Bowen, 2003 ). Kadaja and Tooming (2004) proposed a relatively simple model, POMOD, to calculate potato

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Allen V. Barker

of plants on people, effects of humans on plants, global cultural patterns, and standards for herbal preparation. The book has an appendix on retrieval of information on natural products in plants from internet sources. The book also has an index of

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Kyle M. VandenLangenberg, Paul C. Bethke, and James Nienhuis

-containing glucosinolates and promote consumption ( Schonhof et al., 2004 ). In winter squash ( Cucurbita spp.), consumer preference depends on the ratio of sugar to starch; varieties having higher sugar-to-starch ratios are considered sweeter and are preferred ( Merrow

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Thomas M. Kon, James R. Schupp, H. Edwin Winzeler, and Richard P. Marini

from each plot were cut at the equator and dipped in an iodine solution. Based on staining patterns, each fruit was assigned a value from 1 to 8 in accordance with the Generic Cornell Starch-Iodine Index Chart for apples ( Blanpied and Silsby, 1992

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Jianguo Li, Hong Zhu, and Rongcai Yuan

degradation. Determination of fruit abscission, fruit ethylene evolution, fruit starch index, and fruit firmness. To determine fruit abscission rate, two limbs on each tree were tagged. Fruit on tagged limbs were counted on 3 Aug. 2006, and then fruit

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J.I. Lizaso, K.J. Boote, C.M. Cherr, J.M.S. Scholberg, J.J. Casanova, J. Judge, J.W. Jones, and G. Hoogenboom

together account for more than 50% of the fresh market production of sweet corn ( USDA, 2005 ). Sweet corn differs from field corn as a result of mutant genes affecting the endosperm. The mutations alter the starch synthesis pathway resulting in kernels

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Ruining Li, Wenwen Huang, Xiaoxiao Wang, Xiaoying Liu, and Zhigang Xu

phytochromes and it is important for photosynthetic apparatus development and for starch accumulation, and that B is relevant for chloroplast development, Chls formation, and stomata opening. Jao and Fang (2001) reported that the combined spectra of R and B