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Chunqing Sun, Zhihu Ma, Zhenchao Zhang, Guosheng Sun and Zhongliang Dai

Water lilies are important flowers that are widely cultivated in gardens for both ornaments and water purification ( Huang et al., 2009 ). The genus Nymphaea could be classified into six subgenera, i.e., Anecphya , Brachyceras , Confluentes

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Donald H. Les, Michael L. Moody, Andrew S. Doran and William E. Phillips

A synthetic F1 water-lily hybrid has been obtained for the first time using parental species originating from different subgenera of Nymphaea. The cross was accomplished using Nymphaea gigantea Hook. `Andre Leu' (subgenus Anecphya Casp.) as the maternal parent and a white-flowered variant of Nymphaea colorata Peter (subgenus Brachyceras Casp.) as the paternal parent. Morphologically, the hybrid possesses some characteristics of both parents, some intermediate features, and some unique traits. The cross was confirmed using DNA sequencing and molecular cloning techniques to compare biparentally inherited nuclear genetic markers in the parents and hybrid plant. Each parent possessed distinct alleles that were found to combine in the hybrid. Maternally inherited chloroplast DNA sequences confirmed N. gigantea as the maternal parent of the cross.

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Chun-Qing Sun, Zhi-Hu Ma, Guo-Sheng Sun, Zhong-Liang Dai, Nian-jun Teng and Yue-Ping Pan

Water lilies ( Nymphaea spp.) are important ornamental flower plants that are widely cultivated in gardens for the purpose of environment beautification as well as water purification. According to their ecological characteristics, water lilies can

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Wenting He, Weiming Guo and Zhongchun Jiang*

Effects of two pretreatments, i.e., ultrasonic wave (UW) and ultrasonic wave plus preservative solution (UW+PS), on water conditions of flower stem and membrane stability of petals in Nymphaea tetragona during 6-d cold wet storage. Compared with no pretreatment control, the two pretreatments prolonged the vase life and improved water conditions of the cut flower during cold storage to different degrees. Fresh weight of flower stems and relative water content of petals increased during cold storage. The water utilization efficiency of flower stem and water potential in different parts of flower stem were improved significantly as a result of the pretreatments. Although both pretreatments helped the cut flowers maintain favorable water relations, the effects of UW + PS combined pretreatment were better than UW pretreatment alone. In addition, UW and UW+PS inhibited the increase in the contents of lipid peroxidation product malondialdehyde (MDA) and superoxide anion in petals. UW + PS promoted superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) activities in petals during cold storage to a greater degree than did UW.

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Andrew S. Doran, Donald H. Les, Michael L. Moody and William E. Phillips

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Matthew Jenks, Michael Kane, Francis Marousky, Dennis McConnell and Thomas Sheehan

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Lyn A. Gettys

, 2010 ). Floating-leaved aggressive native plants: yellow waterlily ( Nymphaea mexicana ) and spatterdock [ Nuphar lutea (synonym N. advena )] The floating-leaved aquatic species yellow waterlily (also called mexican waterlily) and spatterdock (also

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Yiguang Wang, Chao Zhang, Bin Dong, Yaohui Huang, Zhiyi Bao and Hongbo Zhao

al., 2010 ), Lycoris longituba ( He et al., 2011 ), Nymphaea species ( Zhu et al., 2012 ), and hybrids of pink-flowered Fragaria species ( Xue et al., 2016 ). The HPLC analysis revealed that the anthocyanin composition in the fruit peels of

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Kenneth W. Leonhardt

Plant Conservation Network, n.d .). This appears to be the primary means of their invasiveness in Hawaii. Water lily ( Nymphaea sp.) and hybrids may produce seed, but their colonization of ponds, ditches, canals, and slow-moving streams in Hawaii is