Christopher W. Deren

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An experiment screening for flood-tolerance and estimating the heritability of flood-tolerance was conducted on 160 sugarcane clones in the Canal Point, Florida, USA sugarcane breeding population. Clones were grown in two environments, a drained control and a continuous, five-month flood. The test ran for two crop years, plant-cane and first ratoon. A wide(More)
The Rc locus regulates pigmentation of the rice bran layer, and selection for the rc allele (white pericarp) occurred during domestication of the crop. White bran is now ubiquitous among cultivated varieties throughout rice growing regions of the world. We identified a new allele that arose by natural mutation within the rc pseudogene of the cultivar(More)
This chapter examines the societal drivers of environmental change in South Florida's Everglades region during the past 150 years. This historical geography is developed through the use of a conceptual framework constructed to facilitate the analysis of human–environment interactions and nature–society systems of ecological degradation and restoration at(More)
Repeatability Between Two Intermediate Sugarcane Genotype Selection Stages in Florida Neil C. Glynn a; Robert A. Gilbert b; Barry Glaz a; Jack C. Comstock a; Manjit S. Kang c; Christopher W. Deren d; Peter Y. P. Tai a; Jimmy D. Miller a a USDA-ARS Sugarcane Field Station, Canal Point, Florida, USA b Everglades Research and Education Center, University of(More)
Most of the sugarcane (interspecific hybrids of Saccharum sp.) production in Florida is on organic soils. Supplemental phosphorus (P) fertilizer is often applied for optimum yields, but producers are required to reduce P levels in farm drainage waters. The objectives of this study were to relate optimum leaf P tissue concentration with yield in organic(More)
Induction of flowering by photoperiod was studied in the parental, F1, F2, and reciprocal backcross generations of crosses between three photoperiod-responsive Aeschynomene americana L. lines. Generation means appeared additive. Analysis with Mather and Jinks' scaling tests showed little or no epistasis and indicated that an additive-dominance model was(More)
Human-dominated ecosystems such as in South Florida's Everglades region are greatly affected by societal actions and choices, and efforts to restore degraded ecosystems must take into account the societal drivers of ecosystem change. A conceptual model of societal-ecological interactions within the region illustrates connections between major societal(More)
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