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Kubilay Kurtulus Bastas and Fikrettin Sahin

Blackberry ( Rubus fruticosus ) and raspberry ( R. idaeus ), belonging to genus Rubus, family Rosaceae, are widespread perennial shrubs. They are known to contain naturally occurring polyphenol antioxidants that can regulate certain beneficial

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Brenner L. Freeman, Janet C. Stocks, Dennis L. Eggett, and Tory L. Parker

( Cao et al., 1997 ). Antioxidant capacity, anthocyanin content, and total phenolic content are highest when a fruit is ripe ( Wang and Lin, 2000 ). Ripe raspberries have a high antioxidant capacity and total phenolic content compared with most other

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Marvin Pritts

Primocane-fruiting raspberries ( Rubus idaeus L.) produce new canes (primocanes) from buds on the roots or from basal buds on older canes or the crown. Flowers are initiated on these primocanes regardless of daylength and when field-grown can

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Inga A. Zasada and Patrick P. Moore

Plant–parasitic nematodes were first reported in Rubus species in North America in the 1930s, when Pratylenchus species were associated with declining red raspberries ( Rubus idaeus L.) ( McElroy, 1992 ). Of the plant–parasitic nematodes

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Nina R.F. Castillo, Barbara M. Reed, Julie Graham, Felicidad Fernández-Fernández, and Nahla Victor Bassil

Most of the cultivated fruit species in Rubus belong to two subgenera: Idaeobatus (raspberry) and Rubus (formerly Eubatus ) (blackberry). Idaeobatus contains european red raspberry ( R . idaeus ), north american red raspberry ( R

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Mary Woodhead, Ailsa Weir, Kay Smith, Susan McCallum, Katrin MacKenzie, and Julie Graham

Conventional plant breeding in woody perennials like red raspberry is a long and expensive process, in terms of the time required to reach a stage where certain traits can be assessed and the space required to grow the large number of plants

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Michael Dossett and Chad E. Finn

The black raspberry, often called “blackcap,” was first domesticated in the 1830s. A member of the Rosaceae, it is diploid (2 n = 2 x = 14) and belongs to the same subgenus ( Idaeobatus ) as the red raspberry, with which it readily crosses

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Archana Khadgi and Courtney A. Weber

genus Rubus , also known as caneberries or brambles, are an important source of cellulose, vitamin E, natural pigments, antioxidants, and phenolic compounds ( Beattie et al., 2005 ). Prickles are an unappealing trait in red and black raspberry and

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J.C. Cousineau, A.K. Anderson, H.A. Daubeny, and D.J. Donnelly

We are grateful to A. Dale for providing a compilation of raspberry pedigrees. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. Under postal regulations, this paper therefore must be hereby marked

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Oleg Daugovish, Mark Gaskell, Miguel Ahumada, and Anna D. Howell

Consumer interest in raspberries ( Rubus idaeus ) and blackberries ( Rubus sp.), members of caneberry group ( Rubus ), has been increasing in recent years because of their health benefits and the organoleptic quality ( Lawless, 2012 ; Nile and