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Plant Polyploidy: Origin, Evolution, and Its Influence on Crop Domestication

The prevalence and recurrence of polyploidization in plant species make it one of the most important evolutionary events in plants, and as a result, polyploidization is an extensively investigated research...

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A review for the breeding of orchids: Current achievements and prospects

Orchids are horticultural plants with significant ornamental and economic value. Increasing market circulation and rising trade in orchids is forcing breeders to develop varieties with unique characteristics,...

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Harvest and Postharvest Factors Affecting Bruise Damage of Fresh Fruits

Fresh fruits are susceptible to bruising, a common type of mechanical damage during harvest and at all stages of postharvest handling. In quest of developing and adoption of strategies to reduce bruise...

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Citrus Fruit-Cracking: Causes and Occurrence

Citrus fruit creasing or cracking is a complex pre-harvest physiological disorder that causes significant economic losses. Recent studies have indicated that citrus fruit creasing or cracking is caused...

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Phylogeny, molecular evolution, and dating of divergences in Lagerstroemia using plastome sequences

Lagerstroemia L. (Lythraceae) is a widely distributed genus of trees and shrubs native to tropical and subtropical environments from Southeast Asia to Australia, with numerous species highly valued...

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CRISPR/Cas9 technology and its application in horticultural crops

Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats/CRISPR associated 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) system has recently become one popular technology due to its efficiency, precision, and simplicity compared...

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The molecular mechanism of efficient transmission of plant viruses in variable virus–vector–plant interactions

Plant viruses are mainly transmitted by insect vectors in the non-persistent, semi-persistent, or persistent modes. In the non-persistent mode, plant viruses are retained in the stylets of their insect...

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Effects of light emitting diode lights on plant growth, development and traits a meta-analysis

The various monochromatic Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights are widely used in growth facility for cultivating various plants, particularly horticultural crops because of their higher luminous efficiency,...

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Genome-wide characterization of MATE family members in Cucumis melo L. and their expression profiles in response to abiotic and biotic stress

The multidrug and toxic compound extrusion (MATE) family plays pivotal roles in the detoxification process in plants, while no information has been provided for this gene family in melon (Cucumis melo...

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Fusarium Wilt of Banana: Current Update and Sustainable Disease Control Using Classical and Essential Oils Approaches

Fusarium species were reported to produce biofilms. Biofilms are superficial societies of microbes bounded and endangered by being situated or taking place outside a cell or cells. The most destructive...

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Origin of the Domesticated Horticultural Species and Molecular Bases of Fruit Shape and Size Changes during the Domestication, Taking Tomato as an Example

Domestication of crop plants is the foundation of modern agriculture, which brings forth desirable changes in cultivated species that distinguish them from their wild relatives. This resulted in the...

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Effects of calcium application on apple fruit softening during storage revealed by proteomics and phosphoproteomics

Fruit ripening has been reported to be related to calcium (Ca), but the underlying mechanisms by which Ca regulates this process remain largely unknown. In order to study the changes of proteins and...

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Genome-wide identification and expression analyses of homeodomain-leucine zipper family genes reveal their involvement in stress response in apple (Malus × domestica)

The homeodomain-leucine zipper (HD-Zip) family has been shown to perform a multitude of functions during plant development and stress responses; however, the family members and functions have not been...

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Genome-wide identification and characterization of the bHLH gene family in an ornamental woody plant Prunus mume

The basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor family is the second-largest family in plants, where it plays essential roles in development, and the responses to multiple abiotic and biotic...

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Light regulation of horticultural crop nutrient uptake and utilization

Plants demonstrate dynamic changes in molecular structures under fluctuating light conditions. Accumulating evidence suggests that light plays a vital role in plant growth and morphogenesis. In particular,...

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Breeding melon (Cucumis melo) with resistance to powdery mildew and downy mildew

Melon (Cucumis melo L.) production is often restricted by a plethora of pests and diseases, including powdery mildew and downy mildew caused respectively by the fungal species Podosphaera xanthii/Golovinomyces...

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An efficient transient gene expression system for protein subcellular localization assay and genome editing in citrus protoplasts

Protoplast has been widely used in biotechnologies to circumvent the breeding obstacles in citrus, including long juvenility, polyembryony, and male/female sterility. The protoplast-based transient...

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Identification of PAL genes related to anthocyanin synthesis in tea plants and its correlation with anthocyanin content

The phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) gene family in tea plants (Camellia sinensis L.) encodes the enzyme that catalyzes the first reaction of the phenylpropane metabolic pathway. The present study...

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Transcriptome and co-expression network analyses provide insights into fruit shading that enhances carotenoid accumulation in pomelo (Citrus grandis)

Carotenoids are indispensable for human health, and citrus fruit are a crucial source of dietary carotenoids. Bagging, an important orchard practice to enhance fruit economic value, is widely used in...

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Tree Age Affects Postharvest Attributes and Mineral Content in Amrapali Mango (Mangifera indica) Fruits

The study was carried out to investigate the effect of tree age on postharvest attributes and mineral content of Amrapali mango fruits. Effect of 3 different tree ages (6, 18 and 30 years) on functional...

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Rootstock-scion interactions affect fruit flavor in grafted tomato

Vegetable grafting has become an important method for developing resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses and increasing potential yield in agronomic practice. To determine the effects of grafting...

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Microalgae (Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck) alleviates drought stress of broccoli plants by improving nutrient uptake, secondary metabolites, and antioxidative defense system

Microalgae, such as Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck (green algae), are beneficial microscopic organisms that may help plants to improve nutrient uptake, growth, and abiotic tolerance to stressors. The...

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Acclimatization of in Vitro-derived Dendrobium

The successful ex vitro establishment of Dendrobium plantlets raised in vitro determines the quality of the end product (cut flowers or potted plants) in commercial production for economic gain. When...

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Comparative Analysis of Three Types of Peaches: Identification of the Key Individual Characteristic Flavor Compounds by Integrating Consumers' Acceptability with Flavor Quality

In order to recognize the key flavor compounds influencing the consumers' choice for honey peach, nectarine, and flat peach and provide important information for orientation breeding, sugars, organic...

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Genome-wide identification and functional characterization of the MdCLE peptide family in apple (Malus × domestica)

The CLAVATA3/EMBRYO SURROUNDING REGION-related (CLE) peptides are critical for stem cell homeostasis in plant shoot and root apical meristem. Although CLE genes have been reported in numerous plants,...

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