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directed modification of plant DNA, their use has been very limited in ornamental plant breeding for a few reasons. First, there is comparatively little knowledge of procedures for the transformation and regeneration of many ornamental species, and many

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Oral Session 6—Ornamental Plant Breeding Moderator: Daniel F. Warnock 18 July 2005, 4:00–6:00 p.m. Room 107

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’s breeding endeavors; ( B ) winnowing and bagging seed from the season’s collection—large quantities were often open-pollinated; ( C ) a display of the Luther Burbank Experiment Forms of ornamental plants by Stark Brothers’ Nurseries, which purchased most of

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landscape setting. Information generated in this study will be helpful in developing selection strategies in a Vitex breeding program and could potentially be applied to other ornamental breeding programs. Literature Cited Antonovics, J. 1976 The nature of

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86 WORKSHOP 8 (Abstr. 936) Breeding Tropical Ornamentals

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Man for centuries has had an appreciation of flowers made use of native plants, cultivated and selected more ornamental and exotic types, and improved food plants. But he has devoted relatively little research to the production of woody ornamentals -- trees and shrubs that have woody stems. The breeding of woody ornamentals, however, has gained momentum as a result of accelerated emphasis on beautification due to the population explosion and the aesthetic needs or urban sprawl.

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‘Weeping Dragon’ is a new ornamental citrus cultivar released 30 June 2016 ( Bowman, 2016 ) by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. The major positive attributes of this unique ornamental citrus scion are the

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( Luo et al., 2016 ). Iris dichotoma and Iris domestica are native to China, flower in the summer, and exhibit strong tolerance to drought, cold, and barren ( Ruan et al., 2017 ). The newly purple-colored (RHS N82A) ornamental iris cultivar ‘Sweet

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ornamental pot plants, with tremendous economic value worldwide for nearly a century ( Rourke, 2002 ). The leaf and flower of clivia have always been regarded as two of the most important ornamental characteristics. In the past several decades, many clivia

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