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Wenjing Guan, Xin Zhao, and Donald J. Huber

of particular importance in elucidating rootstock–scion–environment interactions. Interspecific hybrid squash rootstocks ( C. maxima × C . moschata ), with characteristic vigorous root systems, tolerance to cold and saline conditions, and

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Shawna L. Daley and Richard L. Hassell

commonly used in Asia and Europe, bottle gourd ( Lagenaria sicereria cv. Emphasis) (Syngenta Seeds, Boise, ID) and interspecific hybrid squash ( Cucurbita maxima × Cucurbita moschata cv. Carnivor) (Syngenta Seeds), were sown in 72-cell, TLC polyform

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Shawna L. Daley, Jeffrey Adelberg, and Richard L. Hassell

a starch increase of 100- and 200-fold in hypocotyls of bottle gourd and interspecific hybrid squash rootstocks, respectively, over 21 d after fatty alcohol treatment ( Daley et al., 2014 ). We hypothesize that this increase of stored energy in the

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Shawna L. Daley, William Patrick Wechter, and Richard L. Hassell

regrowth ( Daley and Hassell, 2014 ). We observed that over a 21-d period following fatty alcohol treatment, both bottle gourd and interspecific hybrid squash rootstock seedling cotyledons seemed to expand, becoming long and rigid. The hypocotyl also

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Wenjing Guan and Xin Zhao

characteristics of muskmelon plants grafted onto an interspecific hybrid squash rootstock. Materials and methods Seedling production. Two experiments were conducted in a greenhouse (air temperature at 20 to 30 °C) on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville

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Janel L. Ohletz and J. Brent Loy

for plants grown in greenhouses and other protected structures. The most common rootstocks used in melon grafting are interspecific hybrid squash [ Cucurbita maxima × C. moschata ( King et al., 2010 )]. Because of the vigorous root systems and

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Matthew B. Bertucci, David H. Suchoff, Katherine M. Jennings, David W. Monks, Christopher C. Gunter, Jonathan R. Schultheis, and Frank J. Louws

.05. SG, self-grafted; NG, nongrafted; ISH, interspecific hybrid squash derived from the cross Cucurbita maxima × C. moschata ; 1 g = 0.0353 oz. ANOVA of root system characteristics determined the main effects of rootstock, species, and harvest date

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Pinki Devi, Penelope Perkins-Veazie, and Carol A. Miles

maxima ), wax gourd ( Benincasa hispida ), and interspecific hybrid squash rootstocks ( C. maxima × C. moschata ) compared with nongrafted treatments in the greenhouse ( Yamasaki et al., 1994 ). In regard to fruit quality, most studies have assumed

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Matthew B. Bertucci, Katherine M. Jennings, David W. Monks, Jonathan R. Schultheis, Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Frank J. Louws, and David L. Jordan

/01/2015-UGA-Tifton-Watermelon-Variety-Trial-Results.pdf > Daley, S. Hassell, R. 2014 Fatty alcohol application to control meristematic regrowth in bottle gourd and interspecific hybrid squash rootstocks used for grafting watermelon HortScience 49 260 264 10

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Hans Spalholz and Chieri Kubota

, interspecific hybrid squash was the most chilling tolerant, followed by bottle gourd. These two species are used widely as rootstock to graft watermelon seedlings. Acquisition of chilling tolerance by grafting chilling-susceptible scion onto chilling