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period indicated by a steady increase in dry weight (28 to 35 DAP; Fig. 2A ) and then a late-maturation/desiccation period indicated by water loss (42 to 49 DAP; Figs. 2A and 2C ). These three periods were further subdivided into seven stages (I to VII

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firmness with treated fruit compared with the control. Although large weight losses can result in cuticle desiccation, the weight losses (water losses) recorded in this research were extremely small (<1%) (control, 0.67%; cherry cuticle supplement, 0

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immediate effect in reducing transpirational water loss, restricted leaf expansion minimizes plant water use by limiting increases in transpirational area. In addition to these functions in leaves, ABA plays an important regulatory role in root systems. Root

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Six commercial cultivars (Anna, Aurore, Danhill, Danlight, Melanie, and Thelca), one drought-tolerant cultivar (Orangeade), nine breeding selections, and one check genotype of Impatiens hawkeri Bull were evaluated for differences in drought tolerance based on water loss and time to wilt. The six commercially available cultivars had significantly higher mean water loss than the breeding selections and `Orangeade'. These cultivars wilted in 5.11 days vs. 7.33 for `Orangeade' and 9.10 for the breeding selections. These results suggests that sufficient variability exists in New Guinea impatiens germplasm for the reduction of water loss to improve drought tolerance. Regression analysis revealed that total transpirational water loss 96 h after withholding water was an excellent predictor of the time to wilting (a simple measure of drought tolerance) after water was withheld (R 2 = 0.95). Thus, a simple, efficient, and objective method for selection of drought-tolerant genotypes has been developed for New Guinea impatiens. A comparison of offspring to parental genotypes showed that, after only one cycle of selection, water loss was significantly reduced by more than 30%. These results suggest that there is sufficient genetic variability present for the development of more drought-tolerant cultivars.

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. Coatings can influence the aroma volatile profile ( Baldwin et al., 1995a , 1995b ; El Hadi et al., 2013 ). For citrus (Rutaceae), the main criteria for coatings are the ability to impart shine, improve sales, and retard water loss to reduce shrinkage

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gravimetric water loss. The remaining 80 plants were randomly arranged into three groups. Based on daily mean water consumption, control plants ( n = 40) were top-watered daily with a volume of nutrient solution equal to 100% of evapotranspiration. The two

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Overhead mist revolutionized the propagation industry by providing reliable means to manage transpirational water losses by leafy stem cuttings. This system slows transpiration of cuttings primarily by decreasing leaf temperatures through

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management practice that could result in water savings ( Fu et al., 2007 ). The ETo, measured as amount of daily water loss from a canopy under non-water-limiting conditions, often is used to estimate water requirements in turfgrass irrigation. Reduction in

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; Landis et al., 2006 ). Manual irrigation systems also promote excessive water loss resulting from runoff and salt accumulation with potential to contaminate surface and groundwater ( Soares, 2003 ). As an alternative, subirrigation applies water to the

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(SSC) using a digital pocket refractometer (PAL-1; Spectrum Technologies Inc., Aurora, IL). An additional 72 marketable fruits (18 fruits/week) from each treatment were randomly sampled for individual fruit weight determination, postharvest water loss

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