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Taryn L. Bauerle, William L. Bauerle, Marc Goebel and David M. Barnard

( Bilderback, 2002 ). However, containerized plants have a limited substrate volume, often times requiring several irrigation events per day. Moreover, variability in substrate moisture within a container can be substantial, making characterization of available

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Ed Etxeberria, Pedro Gonzalez, Ariel Singerman and Timothy Ebert

., 2011 ) adds to the inconsistency and inexactitude of the results. To overcome the ambiguities in C Las titer determinations by using a different set of leaves for every test and to lower the numerical variability between samples, we developed a

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Babak Talebpour, Maksut Barış Eminoğlu, Uğur Yegül and Ufuk Türker

necessary to map yields for each tree in an orchard and use these data to determine the cause of variability in the orchard, and also optimize input applications on a site-specific basis ( Brown and Rosenstock, 2006 ). Initial investigations have been

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Hrvoje Rukavina, Harrison Hughes and Randy Johnson

environments. Environmental factors are commonly measured directly as climatic or indirectly as geographical variables ( St Clair et al., 2005 ). It is generally thought that adaptation to local environments has generated variability within grass species

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Uttara C. Samarakoon, Keith A. Funnell, David J. Woolley and Edward R. Morgan

distribution detected more variability among cultivars than standard deviation, hence was used in most of the subsequent analyses. There was no significant difference in the 10th to 90th percentile distribution of time (days) from the emergence of the first

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Mobashwer Alam, Craig Hardner, Catherine Nock, Katie O’Connor and Bruce Topp

differences in leaf, stem, and growth parameters were identified ( Table 1 ). Both cultivars showed variability in nut and kernel size ( Fig. 3 ). There was no significant differences for average nut and kernel weight, but significant differences were detected

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Zahra Noormohammadi, Mehdi Hosseini-Mazinani, Isabel Trujillo, Luis Rallo, Angjelina Belaj and Majid Sadeghizadeh

. Allelic composition of studied olive accessions for thirteen microsatellite markers. High variability in average number of alleles per locus in olive cultivars has been also reported by other workers ( Belaj et al., 2004 ; Carriero et al., 2002

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Ossama Kodad, José M. Alonso, María T. Espiau, Gloria Estopañán, Teresa Juan and Rafel Socias i Company

heterozygosity in this species ( Kester et al., 1990 ; Socias i Company and Felipe, 1992 ). This large variability has provided a useful genetic pool for almond evolution, allowing in each growing region the selection of almond cultivars well-adapted to this

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Laura P. Peña-Yam, Liliana S. Muñoz-Ramírez, Susana A. Avilés-Viñas, Adriana Canto-Flick, Jacobo Pérez-Pastrana, Adolfo Guzmán-Antonio, Nancy Santana-Buzzy, Erick A. Aguilera-Cauich and Javier O. Mijangos-Cortés

calculate optimal selection rates, maximize genetic gain rates, and choose the most appropriate selection system ( Silva-Cifuentes et al., 2011 ). The extent of genetic variability is of paramount importance for crop improvement because greater genetic

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Ossama Kodad and Rafel Socias i Company

surface and allows extending the productive period over several years ( Kester and Gradziel, 1996 ). As a consequence, our objective was to evaluate the variability and stability of flower bud density and number of flowers buds per spurs in almond to