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Rita de Cássia Félix Alvarez, Aline Cordeiro Taveira, Sebastião Ferreira de Lima, Larissa Pereira Ribeiro Teodoro, Job Teixeira de Oliveira, Adriano dos Santos, Erina Vitório Rodrigues, Gessi Ceccon, and Paulo Eduardo Teodoro

-input production systems ( Horn and Shimelis, 2020 ). This crop has been increasingly studied in Brazil because it is grown in a wide range of environments ( Santos et al., 2014 , 2019 ), making the development of improved local varieties for traits of interest an

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Ana Carolina de Assis Dantas, Ioná Santos Araújo Holanda, Cristina Esteras, Glauber Henrique de Sousa Nunes, and Maria Belén Picó

Indian Acidulus and the African Tibish ( Blanca et al., 2012 ; Esteras et al., 2013 ; Leida et al., 2015 ). In 2012, Brazil was the ninth largest melon producer in the world with an output of 575,000 t ( FAO, 2014 ). Brazilian melon production is mostly

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Susan Barton, Jules Bruck, and Chad Nelson

Exploration of Brazil.” The program was accepted and offered during winter session 2008 (2 Jan.–2 Feb.). The objectives of this article are to use student performance, student evaluations (n = 9), and faculty evaluations to analyze study abroad teaching

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Ivan dos Santos Pereira, Luciano Picolotto, Michél Aldrighi Gonçalves, Gerson Kleinick Vignolo, and Luis Eduardo Corrêa Antunes

, R. Sellowii , and R. imperialis ) occur in Brazil, blackberry research did not gain importance until 1972 with the introduction of the cultivars Brazos, Cherokee, and Comanche ( Antunes, 2002 ). Since 1975, the EMBRAPA blackberry breeding program

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Marisa M. Wall

The Dwarf Brazilian banana ( Musa sp., group AAB) is grown and marketed widely in the Hawaiian islands, where it is known as the “apple” banana ( Simmonds, 1954 ). These specialty bananas contain three times more vitamin C and 1.5 times more

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André Pereira and Nilson Villa Nova

Nova et al. (2005) for sugar cane in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. Materials and Methods The proposed model for the estimation of potato potential yield (EPY, t·ha −1 ), expressed by Eq. [1] , is based on the concept that the maximum rate of

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Simone da Costa Mello, Francis J. Pierce, Rachel Tonhati, Guilherme Silva Almeida, Durval Dourado Neto, and Kiran Pavuluri

consumed by more than 1 billion people ( CIP-International Potato Centre, 2014 ). An increasingly important crop in Brazil, 3.7 million tons are produced on 0.13 million ha with an average yield of 28 t·ha −1 ( FAO–Food and Agriculture Organization, 2017

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Jackson Teixeira Lobo, Ítalo Herbert Lucena Cavalcante, Augusto Miguel Nascimento Lima, Yuri Alysson Carvalho Vieira, Pedro Igor Rodrigues Modesto, and Jenilton Gomes da Cunha

Brazil is the seventh largest producer of mango in the world ( Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2017 ), and in 2016, the country occupied the sixth position in exportation of the fruit, with a total of 154,211 tons, with 85

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Cláudia S. da Costa Ribeiro and Paul W. Bosland

The oomycete Phytophthora capsici is a soilborne pathogen that causes severe and even complete yield loss in pepper worldwide ( Lamour et al., 2012 ). In Brazil, pepper root rot caused by P. capsici was observed for the first time in 1952 in São

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Roberto F. Vieira and James E. Simon

Ocimum species are largely used in Brazil both as a condiment and in traditional medicine against bronchitis, cough, and sorethroat in the form of tea or syrup. As little research has examined the natural products from Brazilian basil, 14 accessions of Ocimum, including O. basilicum (4), O. campechianum (3), O. gratissimum (6), and O. kilimandsharicum (1), collected in Brazil were grown in the Purdue Univ. greenhouse and upon maturity harvested, the volatile oil extracted and analyzed by GC/MS. Thirty-one constituents were identified. Three accessions of O. gratissimum showed high content of eugenol (40% to 66%), while the other accessions contained either high thymol (33%) or p-cymene (28% to 42%). The constituents of the single O. kilimandscharicum included 1,8-cineole (39%), methyl-chavicol (21%), and ß-bisabolene (23%). O. campechianum accessions contained either high 1,8-cineole (62%) or high ß-caryophyllene (79%). O. basilicum could also be separated chemically: a linalool:methyl chavicol type (47:28%); one methyl chavicol type (72%), and a third, methyl cinnamate (61%). One accession was identified containing >90% trans-methyl cinnamate, which crystallized during extraction. Plants rich in targeted compounds, such as the one with 90% trans-methyl cinnamate, can be used as source of germplasm for breeding and potential commercialization