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A primitive Y chromosome in papaya marks incipient sex chromosome evolution
Many diverse systems for sex determination have evolved in plants and animals. One involves physically distinct (heteromorphic) sex chromosomes (X and Y, or Z and W) that are homozygous in one sexExpand
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The pineapple genome and the evolution of CAM photosynthesis
Pineapple (Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.) is the most economically valuable crop possessing crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM), a photosynthetic carbon assimilation pathway with high water-useExpand
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A phylogenetic analysis of the genus Carica L. (Caricaceae) based on restriction fragment length variation in a cpDNA intergenic spacer region
The phylogenetic relationships among twelve wild and cultivated species of Carica (Caricaceae) were analyzed using restriction fragment length variation in a 3.2-kb PCR amplified intergenic spacerExpand
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Genetic diversity of Carica papaya as revealed by AFLP markers.
Genetic relationships among Carica papaya cultivars, breeding lines, unimproved germplasm, and related species were established using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers.Expand
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Virus Coat Protein Transgenic Papaya Provides Practical Control of Papaya ringspot virus in Hawaii.
Since 1992, Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) destroyed nearly all of the papaya hectarage in the Puna district of Hawaii, where 95% of Hawaii's papayas are grown. Two field trials to evaluate transgenicExpand
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Use of a Tissue Blotting Immunoassay to Examine the Distribution of Pineapple Closterovirus in Hawaii.
Specific monoclonal antibodies made to a pineapple closterovirus (PCV) were used in a tissue blotting immunoassay (TBIA) for the detection of PCV in pineapple. More than 2,000 samples were tested inExpand
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Association of Enterobacter cloacae with Rhizome Rot of Edible Ginger in Hawaii.
Edible ginger is a popular spice crop that is grown in Hawaii primarily for the fresh market, and as such, rhizome quality is of paramount importance. In our studies, a Gram-negative, facultativeExpand
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Diversity and Mealybug Transmissibility of Ampeloviruses in Pineapple.
Mealybug wilt of pineapple (MWP) is one of the most destructive diseases of pineapple (Ananas comosus) worldwide. At least one Ampelovirus species, Pineapple mealybug wilt associated virus-2Expand
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Origin and domestication of papaya Yh chromosome.
Sex in papaya is controlled by a pair of nascent sex chromosomes. Females are XX, and two slightly different Y chromosomes distinguish males (XY) and hermaphrodites (XY(h)). TheExpand
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Emerging Fruit Crops
Hundreds of fruit species with commercial potential are currently in a status of low economic importance. Some, such as quince, pomegranate, and figs, have been cultivated for thousands of years.Expand
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