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Diane Feliciano Cayanan, Youbin Zheng, Ping Zhang, Tom Graham, Mike Dixon, Calvin Chong, and Jennifer Llewellyn

variety of plant pathogens such as Phytophthora spp., Pythium spp., Fusarium spp., and Rhizoctonia solani ( Fueda and Hirasawa, 1994 ; Newman, 2004 ), but repeated application of fungicides is increasing the development of resistance ( Hong et al

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Raul I. Cabrera, James A. Reinert, and Cynthia B. McKenney

, 1986b , 1987a , 1987b , 1990a , 1990b ; Pooler, 2006a ; Pooler and Dix, 1999 ) plus the chance hybrid ‘Basham's Party Pink’ ( Byers, 1997 ; Egolf and Andrick, 1978 ) coupled with all the currently available flea beetle resistance data, including

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Theodore J. Kisha and Christopher S. Cramer

Bark (1994) suggested that the source of pink root resistance came from Excel 986 A, a male-sterile line used in the development of the hybrid cultivar Granex 33, and possesses sterile-type (S) cytoplasm. In doing so, the PRR strains of ‘Texas Early

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David H. Suchoff, Jonathan R. Schultheis, Matthew D. Kleinhenz, Frank J. Louws, and Christopher C. Gunter

, but because of the complex network of genes associated with plant–water relations, few genetically altered crops show improved water use efficiency when grown in the field compared with controlled environments ( Pennisi, 2008 ). Root systems, being the

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Ksenija Gasic, John E. Preece, and David Karp

where chilling hours are not important; estimated chilling requirement 250 h; moderate resistance to root disease ( Phytophthora spp.); good resistance to blueberry rust and to anthracnose fruit rot. C03-038. Late ripening, low chill southern highbush

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Xiaoya Cai, Terri Starman, Genhua Niu, Charles Hall, and Leonardo Lombardini

evaporation, which results in higher WUE ( Kingeman et al., 2005 ). In a study of five low-maintenance rose cultivars under water stress conditions, ‘Pink Meidiland’ had the smallest leaf surface area, whereas ‘Ferdy’ had the largest root-to-shoot ratio and

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David J. Norman, Qi Huang, Jeanne M.F. Yuen, Arianna Mangravita-Novo, and Drew Byrne

result of slower disease onset and, subsequently, slower plant tissue decay and release of bacteria into the media. Resistance to natural root infection was observed in many of the scented cultivars. Many of these cultivars were not infected through

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Robert D. Wright, Brian E. Jackson, Michael C. Barnes, and Jake F. Browder

Vodka’, coleus ‘Kingswood Torch’, impatiens ‘Dazzler White’, marigold ‘Bonanza Yellow’, petunia ‘Wave Purple’, salvia ‘Red Hot Sally’, and vinca ‘Cooler Pink’ plugs (144-plug tray) were potted into 3-qt plastic containers containing PB or PTS. The PTS

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Sandra M. Reed, Keri D. Jones, and Timothy A. Rinehart

–2 m in height and width. Terminal panicles, ranging in width from 3 to 20 cm, form in mid- to late summer. Inflorescences consist entirely of perfect flowers, which may be white, pink, or blue. The fruits ripen into bright blue berries that persist

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Wojciech J. Janisiewicz, Robert A. Saftner, William S. Conway, and Philip L. Forsline

Apple is one of the most important species among the temperate fruit crops. According to Vavilov (1930) , Central Asia is the center of origin for the domestic apple. His theory of “geography of genes,” that germplasm for breeding for resistance