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The initial grafting method used for melon was cleft grafting ( Ishibashi, 1959 ), but after the introduction of the tongue approach grafting method, its use diminished greatly. The tongue approach method became widespread in Asia because of its

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Grafting vegetable crops is a common practice in Asia and parts of Europe. It was initially introduced to control fusarium wilt in watermelon ( Murata and Ohara, 1936 ), but its use has expanded to include a variety of diseases on cucurbit and

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cultivars with the ability to perform optimally under constraint conditions through breeding and biotechnological tools, although these require considerable time. One alternative approach is grafting, which emerged as a potential tool to quickly enhance the

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Reports mentioning quality of vegetables being affected by grafting began as early as the 1940s. Imazu (1949) recommended Cucurbita moschata (Duchesne ex. Poir) as a rootstock for Cucumis melo , because it conferred resistance to Fusarium

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The efficacy of herbaceous grafts relies on the replacement of a scion root system with that of a rootstock with known disease resistance. The use of disease-resistant rootstocks in grafted tomato production has proven efficacious in managing

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need to find an alternative pest management program in both sustainable and organic vegetable production. Vegetative grafting is one of these methods and is currently used extensively in a number of countries using methods that produce plants grown in

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Grafting, as an effective approach to controlling soilborne diseases and overcoming abiotic stresses, has been practiced in the production of major cucurbitaceous vegetables for decades in many Asian and European countries ( Lee and Oda, 2003 ; Lee

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, regulatory framework ( Camacho et al., 2014 ). Alternatively, transgrafted plants, which are defined as grafted plants where transgenic parts are joined with nontransgenic parts, have potential to expand the use of transgenesis for horticulture crops

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Hybridization by Grafting: A Long-Standing Debate In a recent issue of Nature , Fuentes et al. (2014) reported that entire nuclear genomes could be transferred across the graft junction to generate a species of allopolyploid plant without sexual

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from infection ( Benson et al., 1998 ). Thus, there is a large demand in the region for planting stock that is resistant to, or tolerant of, this pathogen. To ameliorate the impact of this disease, some Christmas tree growers in the region are grafting

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