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C.G. Embree, K.B. McRae, E.N. Estabrooks and C. Pratt

Vegetative and fruiting characteristics were measured for a spur mutant of `McIntosh' apple (Malus × domestics Borkh.). Nine-year-old `MacSpur' trees in an orchard in New Brunswick, Canada, were grouped according to three degrees of spurriness. Reduced terminal growth, fewer limbs per tree, more flowering spurs per unit length of 2- and 3-year-old wood, less yield, and lower yield efficiency were associated with the highest degree of spurriness. The variability suggests that `MacSpur' may be an unstable periclinal chimera.

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Lisa Klima Johnson, Anish Malladi and D. Scott NeSmith

thickness were correlated with cell size among 20 genotypes ( Cheniclet et al., 2005 ). In apple, cell size contributed to fruit size variation among five genotypes ( Harada et al., 2005 ). Also, alteration in fruit size in a spontaneous apple mutant was