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Theocharis Chatzistathis, Ioannis Therios, and Dimitrios Alifragis

internal nutrient use efficiency is also another property that one genotype should have under those conditions ( Jiang, 2006 ; Jiang and Ireland, 2005 ). For the olive tree, although it is considered a species with great capacity to survive and produce

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Mathieu Ngouajio, Guangyao Wang, and Ronald G. Goldy

irrigation water use efficiency (IWUE) can reduce water shortages and increase water availability for other purposes while decreasing input costs. Insufficient water supply during the growing period may reduce crop production and quality ( Debaeke and

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Jieshan Cheng, Peige Fan, Zhenchang Liang, Yanqiu Wang, Ning Niu, Weidong Li, and Shaohua Li

in the biosynthetic pathways of the end products. However, there have been few studies on the influence of end product accumulation on photosynthetic efficiency and activities of related enzymes. Source-sink relationships can be also modified by

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Blair J. Sampson, Stephen J. Stringer, and Donna A. Marshall

is linked to greater pollination efficiency, higher fruit sets, and larger berries ( Sampson and Cane, 2000 ). Perhaps the efficiencies of honeybees and other manageable bee species can be improved by selectively breeding blueberry cultivars with

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Tej P. Acharya, Gregory E. Welbaum, and Ramón A. Arancibia

, 2016 ), and in the spring trials, when the outer leaves of the sprouts started to open, losing firmness (warm conditions). Water-use efficiency was determined in relation to growth and production parameters. Yield, number of sprouts, and plant dry

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Kwang Jin Kim, Mi Jung Kil, Jeong Seob Song, Eun Ha Yoo, Ki-Cheol Son, and Stanley J. Kays

; Wolverton et al., 1989 ; Wood et al., 2002 ). Initial screening of indoor plants for phytoremediation efficiency requires comparison of the purification capacity among species. The half-life of a contaminant (time required for 50% removal) is an indicator

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Adel F. Ahmed, Hongjun Yu, Xueyong Yang, and Weijie Jiang

height, root dry weight, and root/shoot relation compared with those plants irrigated daily. Although increasing water use efficiency by decreasing water application was proposed unattainable by Abebe (2009) because yield reduction is remarkably higher

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Yuyao Kong, Ajay Nemali, Cary Mitchell, and Krishna Nemali

to the low quantum efficiency of monochromatic green LEDs ( Pust et al., 2015 ). By fine-tuning the phosphor chemical composition and concentration, different percentages of green and red light can be produced from blue light. When generating lower

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D. Michael Glenn, Nicola Cooley, Rob Walker, Peter Clingeleffer, and Krista Shellie

vegetative to reproductive growth and increase yield, fruit quality, and water use efficiency ( Boland et al., 1993 ; Chalmers et al., 1981 ; Johnson et al., 1992 ; Mitchell and Chalmers 1982 ; Mitchell et al., 1989 ; Moriana et al., 2003 ). However, its

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D. Michael Glenn

Water use efficiency (WUE) or transpiration efficiency, the ratio of carbon assimilation to transpiration (E), is a conservative characteristic of species and cultivars ( Jones, 1992 , 2004 ). The conservative nature is due to genetic and