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Kelechi Ogbuji, Gloria S. McCutcheon, Alvin M. Simmons, Maurice E. Snook, Howard F. Harrison, and Amnon Levi

American heirloom watermelon cultivars shares a narrow genetic base and is susceptible to diseases and pests ( Levi et al., 2001a ; Simmons and Levi, 2002 ). On the other hand, the Citrullus spp. germplasm collected mainly in central and southern Africa

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John R. Stommel and Robert J. Griesbach

recent introduction of ‘Black Magic’ elephant ear [ Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott], ‘Blackie’ sweetpotato vine [ Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.], and the All-America Selection ‘Black Pearl’ pepper ( C. annuum L.) has created an increased demand for garden

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Bhimanagouda S. Patil, G.K. Jayaprakasha, and Amit Vikram

, sweetpotato/yam, sugarcane, and soybean) contribute ≈75% of human food ( Prohens et al., 2003 ). It is now well established that diets rich in fruits and vegetables (FAV) may have protective effects against cardiovascular disease and certain forms of cancer

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Foundation sweetpotato seed has been provided by the LSU AgCenter since the mid 1930s. The current mission of the LSU AgCenter virus-tested foundation seed program is to produce virus-tested foundation seed stock of popular and potential commercial cultivars

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J.L. Bi and N.C. Toscano

; McKee and Zalom, 2007 ). In addition, this pest decreases the marketable value of strawberry fruits through honeydew and the associated sooty mold contaminations and transfers plant virus diseases ( Bi et al., 2002a , 2002b , 2002c ; F. G. Zalom, pers

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Toshio Shibuya, Kaori Itagaki, Motoaki Tojo, Ryosuke Endo, and Yoshiaki Kitaya

light; plant resistance to diseases can be improved by illumination at particular wavelengths, notably ultraviolet ( Brederode et al., 1991 ; Bridge and Klarman, 1973 ), violet ( Wang et al., 2010 ), blue ( Wang et al., 2010 ), or red ( Islam et al

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Amnon Levi, Alvin M. Simmons, Laura Massey, John Coffey, W. Patrick Wechter, Robert L. Jarret, Yaakov Tadmor, Padma Nimmakayala, and Umesh K. Reddy

could be a useful source of genes for enhancing biotic and abiotic stress resistance in the watermelon cultivars ( Levi et al., 2016 ). Several U.S. PIs of CC have been identified as having resistance to the sweetpotato whitefly [ Bemisia tabaci

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Huangjun Lu, Alan L. Wright, and David Sui

( Da Costa and Jones, 1971 )], common bean [ Phaseolus vulagaris ( Cardona et al., 1982 )], sweetpotato [ Ipomoea batatas ( Schalk et al., 1986 )], and soybean [ Glycine max ( Layton et al., 1987 )]. Foliar feeding on lettuce by BCB adults leads to

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Shanshan Seng, Jian Wu, Jiahui Liang, Fengqin Zhang, Qiuyan Yang, Junna He, and Mingfang Yi

. Literature Cited Adikini, S. Mukasa, S.B. Mwanga, R.O.M. Gibson, R.W. 2015 Sweet potato cultivar degeneration rate under high and low sweet potato virus disease pressure zones in Uganda Can. J. Plant Pathol. 37 136 147 Akihiro, T. Mizuno, K. Fujimura, T. 2005

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Bhimanagouda S. Patil, Kevin Crosby, David Byrne, and Kendal Hirschi

, and tannins. Increasing evidence shows that these bioactive compounds have potentially multiple roles in preventing chronic diseases. However, genetic enhancement in fruits and vegetables has focused on improving yield, disease resistance, and pest