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Elsa Sánchez and Richard Craig

Plant systematics is a sophomore level, 3-credit, required course for undergraduate students majoring in horticulture offered through the Department of Horticulture at The Pennsylvania State University. The course consists of twice weekly lecture

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Elsa Sánchez and Richard Craig

management ( Murano and Knight, 1999b ). Cooperative learning activities also can encourage student independence and self-directedness ( Pennington, 2004 ). The plant systematics course offered through the Department of Horticulture at The Pennsylvania State

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Sandra B. Wilson and Luke Flory

material, the multiple-entry process of FloraGator has created a powerful online learning tool for anyone studying botany, plant identification, and plant systematics. By selecting from a database of 220 features specific to the habit, leaves, flowers

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Jason D. Lattier, Hsuan Chen, and Ryan N. Contreras

Genome size, chromosome number, and ploidy level are important biological parameters for plant breeding, systematics, and evolution. Since the first published chromosome counts of plants in 1882 ( Garbari et al., 2012 ), ≈25% of angiosperms have

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Chengyan Yue, R. Karina Gallardo, James Luby, Alicia Rihn, James R. McFerson, Vicki McCracken, David Bedford, Susan Brown, Kate Evans, Cholani Weebadde, Audrey Sebolt, and Amy F. Iezzoni

is part of a more comprehensive U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded project called RosBREED, whose goal is to enable the use of marker-assisted breeding in the plant family Rosaceae and thereby improve the efficiency of plant breeding programs

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Cary A. Mitchell

discovering and eliminating photomorphological abnormalities or physiological disorders caused by certain spectral deficiencies or imbalances, and by optimizing desired plant responses to spectrum, photon flux, and duration, we should be able to systematically

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Hävard Eikemo, May B. Brurberg, and Jahn Davik

the destructive oomycete Phytophthora cactorum (Lebert & Cohn) J. Schröt., which causes crown rot. P. cactorum causes disease in more than 200 plant species, including 150 genera representing 60 plant families, several of them within the rose

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Christopher J. Currey and Roberto G. Lopez

semester. The systematic approach to collecting data on plant growth, the greenhouse environment, media and irrigation solution properties, and pest and diseases provided students with quantitative data to support decision-making based on “real

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Jon Y. Suzuki, Tracie K. Matsumoto, Lisa M. Keith, and Roxana Y. Myers

sequence has also been used for species identification of various plants that are more distantly related to Anthurium ( Lahaye et al., 2008 ), but to our knowledge has not been systematically examined at any level, DNA sequence, or amplicon size among

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Cary A. Mitchell

The most recent commercial platform for growing specialty crops under cover does not use sunlight. In fact, all cardinal factors of plant growth (light, temperature, water, nutrients, and atmosphere) must be provided and controlled to grow crops