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Kate M. Evans, Lisa J. Brutcher, and Bonnie S. Konishi

breeding program (WABP) has more than 30,000 genotypically unique fruiting trees in the evaluation orchard at any one time. In a typical year, ≈2500 fruit samples are evaluated from August through February. Typically, breeding progeny are given a unique

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Schuyler S. Korban

Molecular Genetics and Breeding of Forest Trees. Sandeep Kumar and Matthias Fladung (eds.). 2004. Food Products Press, an imprint of the Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580. 436 pages. $59.95 softbound. < www

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David M. Hunter and Martin F. Gadsby

We gratefully acknowledge the advice and expertise of M. Rivest (Instant Shade) and Q. Lostracco (Lyon's Creek Tree Farm); and the field assistance of the Farm Crews at AAFC-Harrow (supervisor: W. McLean), AAFC-Vineland (B. Kemp, B. Arbon, B. Russ

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David Byrne

Oral Session 14—Fruit Breeding 28 July 2006, 4:15–5:15 p.m. Bayside A Moderator: David Byrne

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P.D. Dukes, Alfred Jones, and J.M. Schalk

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Dongyan Hu and Ralph Scorza

) . The ‘A72’ dwarf trait ( nn ) is incompletely dominant with the heterozygote expressing as a semidwarf tree. Gradziel and Beres (1993) reported an apparent mutant phenotype in a seedling of an open pollination of a clingstone breeding line. This tree

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Sogo Nishio, Masahiko Yamada, Norio Takada, Hidenori Kato, Noriyuki Onoue, Yutaka Sawamura, and Toshihiro Saito

persimmon ( FAOSTAT, 2013 ). An organized chestnut breeding program started in 1947 at the National Institute of Fruit Tree Science in Japan and continues at the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) Institute of Fruit Tree Science

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Ayako Ikegami, Sai Eguchi, Keizo Yonemori, Masahiko Yamada, Akihiko Sato, Nobuhito Mitani, and Akira Kitajima

2 Current address: Department of Breeding, National Institute of Fruit Tree Science, Fujimoto, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8605, Japan. We thank K. Ryugo to edit our manuscript along with English writing.

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Sogo Nishio, Masahiko Yamada, Yutaka Sawamura, Norio Takada, and Toshihiro Saito

In plant breeding, many seedlings must be tested to increase the chance of obtaining desirable genotypes. The number of seedlings used in tree fruit breeding is more restricted than in annual crop breeding because fruit trees are large and slow

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Seth D. Wannemuehler, Chengyan Yue, Wendy K. Hoashi-Erhardt, R. Karina Gallardo, and Vicki McCracken

marker-assisted selection Mol. Breed. 11 235 247 Ru, S. Main, D. Evans, K. Peace, C. 2015 Current applications, challenges, and perspectives of marker-assisted seedling selection in Rosaceae tree fruit breeding Tree Genet. Genomes 11 8 Shulaev, V. Sargent