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Citrus breeding programs normally face several biological obstacles such as apomixis and polyembryony that result in a cumbersome identification of hybrid seedlings. The main purpose of this work is to describe the combined use of visual selection based on the leaf apex morphology and SSR analysis to differentiate hybrid from nucellar seedlings derived from(More)
The progeny of 87 BC1 hybrids of ‘Murcott’ tangor and ‘Pêra’ sweet orange, genotyped with fluorescent amplified fragment length polymorphism (fAFLP) markers, was used for the construction of genetic maps for both citrus varieties. Mapping strategies, considering the progeny as a result of backcrossing and cross-pollination, were exploited in Mapmaker 2.0(More)
Condition monitoring and diagnosis of industrial systems avoids unexpected failures and greatly improves system reliability and maintainability. Advances in wireless communication, microelectronics, digital electronics and highly integrated electronics in addition to the increasingly need for more efficient controlled electric systems, makes the development(More)
ABSTRACT Xylella fastidiosa is the causal agent of citrus variegated chlorosis (CVC), a destructive disease of sweet orange cultivars in Brazil. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assays constitute the principal diagnostic method for detection of these bacteria. In this work, we established a real-time quantitative PCR (QPCR) assay to quantify X.(More)
BACKGROUND Acid soils comprise up to 50% of the world's arable lands and in these areas aluminum (Al) toxicity impairs root growth, strongly limiting crop yield. Food security is thereby compromised in many developing countries located in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. In sorghum, SbMATE, an Al-activated citrate transporter, underlies the(More)
Protein folding occurs in a very high dimensional phase space with an exponentially large number of states, and according to the energy landscape theory it exhibits a topology resembling a funnel. In this statistical approach, the folding mechanism is unveiled by describing the local minima in an effective one-dimensional representation. Other approaches(More)
Coffee leaf rust (CLR) caused by Hemileia vastatrix Berk. et Br. is one of the major Coffea arabica diseases worldwide. CLR resistance has been attributed to at least nine dominant genes, as single or in combination. We present an inheritance study and mapping loci involved in the Híbrido de Timor (HDT) UFV 443-03 resistance to race I, race II, and(More)
Leprosis, caused by citrus leprosis virus (CiLV) and transmitted by the tenuipalpid mite Brevipalpus phoenicis, is one of the most important viruses of citrus in the Americas. Sweet oranges (Citrus sinensis L. Osb.) are highly susceptible to CiLV, while mandarins (C. reticulata Blanco) and some of their hybrids have higher tolerance or resistance to this(More)