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Root traits contributing to plant productivity under drought
Xylem pit anatomy that makes xylem less “leaky” and prone to cavitation warrants further exploration holding promise that such traits may improve plant productivity in water-limited environments without negatively impacting yield under adequate water conditions. Expand
Development of DArT Marker Platforms and Genetic Diversity Assessment of the U.S. Collection of the New Oilseed Crop Lesquerella and Related Species
Two types of DArT molecular marker platforms are described for the new oilseed crop lesquerella to characterize a collection in the National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) with relatively little known in regards to the genetic diversity and traits. Expand
Registration of six guayule germplasms with high yielding ability
Six guayule (Parthenium argentatum A. Gray) germplasms released jointly by the Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, and the Agricultural Experiment Station, The University of Arizona, were selected for uniformity of plant appearance, fast growth, high resin content, and high rubber yielding ability. Expand
Lesquerella commercialization efforts in the United States
Abstract Lesquerella fendleri (Gray) Wats. is a promising new crop for cultivation in the western United States. Its oil-bearing seed contains high amounts of the hydroxy fatty acid (HFA),Expand
Breeding guayule for commercial production
As guayule approaches commercialization, breeding will become a priority and other breeding schemes will be tested and utilized such as: mass selection; recurrent selection among sexually reproducing diploids, followed by chromosome doubling; family selection; crossing high yielding apomictic plants; and crossing high producing plants to sexual diploid plants to release new genetic combinations. Expand
Color image segmentation approach to monitor flowering in lesquerella
Abstract Lesquerella ( Lesquerella fendleri (Gray) Wats.) seed oil has been proposed as a petroleum alternative in the production of many industrial products, but several crop management and breedingExpand
Lesquerella: New crop development and commercialization in the U.S.
The improvements in agronomics, breeding, genetics, and the expansion of new markets started in the 1980's, and has made lesquerella a viable potential crop that could utilize thousands of hectares in arid climates of the world provided research continues. Expand
Registration of WCL‐LY2 High Oil Lesquerella fendleri Germplasm
WCL-LO3 has an improved oil concentration, harvest index, and seed yield compared to previously released germplasm, and should be suitable for geographic regions similar to the arid southwestern USA. Expand
Variation in Vernonia galamensis flowering characteristics, seed oil and vernolic acid contents
There appears to be no serious constraints to the ultimate domestication and commercialization of vernonia for production in temperate areas, but considerable genetic improvement is required, and further evaluation, selection, and development of germplasm within various climatic and geographical locations will be necessary to maximize adaptation and yield. Expand
Characterization of Vernonia galamensis germplasm for seed oil content, fatty acid composition, seed weight, and chromosome number
Vernonia galamensis has potential for domestication as a new industrial oilseed source of natural epoxy fatty acids and selection for improved levels of both oil and vernolic acid contents should be possible within a germplasm enhancement and plant breeding program. Expand