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Omar Carrillo-Mendoza, José X. Chaparro, and Jeffrey Williamson

bearing habit was similar to peach but with some prevalence of fruiting spurs ( Gradziel, 2002 ). For apricot there is an influence from the genotype in sylleptic branching for three locations. This influence was greater when considering cumulative effects

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James W. Olmstead, Amy F. Iezzoni, and Matthew D. Whiting

attributed to differences in mesocarp cell number alone. Similarly, fruit weight differences between japanese apricot ( Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc.) cultivars were correlated with flesh cell number ( Yamaguchi et al., 2004a ). However, Yamaguchi et al. (2002

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Milad El Riachy, Luis Rallo, Raúl de la Rosa, and Lorenzo León

can reach up to 13 years under natural growing conditions ( Bellini, 1993 ). This long period is the main reason for the scarcity of new olive varieties generated by olive breeding programs in comparison with other fruit species ( Barranco and Rallo

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Gal Sapir, Raphael A. Stern, Martin Goldway, and Sharoni Shafir

Antirrhinum ( Lai et al., 2002 ) and then in almond ( Prunus dulcis ) and japanese apricot ( Prunus mume ) ( Entani et al., 2003 ; Ushijima et al., 2003 ), both of the Prunus genus included in Prunoideae , a subfamily of Rosaceae , in Petunia inflata

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Justin A. Schulze, Jason D. Lattier, and Ryan N. Contreras

peach–apricot, and peach–plum hybrids. They found the highest germination percentage occurred with the cytokinin 6-benzylaminopurine (BA), in half-strength MS basal salt media ( Murashige and Skoog, 1962 ). Kukharchyk and Kastrickaya (2006) recovered

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Qingguo Ma, Junpei Zhang, and Dong Pei

Nations, 2005 ). In the past 30 years, China has made substantial progress in walnut breeding with more than 40 cultivars developed and used for production. However, as development progressed, distinguishing walnut cultivars became problematic both for

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Jianfeng Liu, Bowen Yang, Yuetong Ming, Yuchu Zhang, and Yunqing Cheng

important health benefits; therefore, its breeding is now increasing ( Chen et al., 2011 ; Jimenez-Garcia et al., 2012 ; Kafkas et al., 2008 ). The identification of reliable molecular markers associated with disease resistance and flower characteristics

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Angela R. Davis, Charles L. Webber III, Wenge Liu, Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Amnon Levi, and Stephen King

with increased tomato intake. This finding is not unexpected and demonstrates the importance of maintaining multiple nutritional compounds in fruits and vegetables for developing and maintaining complete nutrient potential through breeding. Lycopene is

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Xinyi Zhang, Li Liao, Zhiyong Wang, Changjun Bai, and Jianxiu Liu

using ISSR and SRAP markers. Evaluation of genetic diversity among a sample of accessions provides an important foundation for conservation of genetic resources and marker-assisted breeding. In the present study, ISSR and SRAP data revealed high genetic

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Ksenija Gasic, John E. Preece, and David Karp

Crop Listings z . Almond Rootstocks, Apple, Apricot and Pubescent-skinned Prunophora Hybrids, Blackberry, Blue Honeysuckle, Blueberry, Grape, Hazelnut, Nectarine, Peach, Pear, Pear Rootstocks, Persian Walnut, Plum, Pomegranate, Raspberry