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- Palmer, John W., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Tree genetics & genomes 2017 v.13 no.3 pp. 55
- Jersey; Pyrus communis; adventitious roots; females; genetic markers; hardwood cuttings; loci; males; marker-assisted selection; parents; pears; quantitative trait loci; rooting; rootstocks; vegetative propagation
- ... The ease of vegetative propagation by hardwood cuttings is a critical trait for consideration by breeders of woody perennial rootstocks. This is especially so for Pyrus, because most Pyrus rootstock are known to be difficult to propagate. This report presents progress on the identification of loci controlling rooting of hardwood cuttings in European pear (Pyrus communis L.). Quantitative trait loc ...
- Palmer, John W., et al. Show all 12 Authors
- BMC plant biology 2015 v.15 no.1 pp. 230
- Pyrus communis; alleles; apples; breeding; cultivars; dwarfing; early development; flowering; germplasm; growing season; hydroxyl radicals; linkage groups; loci; microsatellite repeats; pears; quantitative trait loci; rootstocks; scions; seedlings; single nucleotide polymorphism; trees; vigor
- ... BACKGROUND: The vigour and precocity of trees highly influences their efficiency in commercial production. In apple, dwarfing rootstocks allow high-density plantings while their precocious flowering enables earlier fruit production. Currently, there is a lack of pear (Pyrus communis L.) rootstocks that are equivalent to the high yielding apple rootstock ‘M9’. For the efficient breeding of new Pyru ...
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- Journal of the science of food and agriculture 2010 v.90 no.15 pp. 2586-2594
- food analysis; fruit composition; apples; dry matter content; hardness; fruit quality; consumer acceptance; cultivars; Malus domestica; food choices; sensory evaluation; sensory properties
- ... BACKGROUND: In the fresh apple market fruit must be crisp and juicy to attract buyers to purchase again. However, recent studies have shown that consumer acceptability could be further enhanced by improving taste. This study evaluates the use of fruit dry matter concentration (DMC) as a new fruit quality metric for apple. RESULTS: Fruit samples collected at harvest, in the two main fruit growing r ...