Nnadozie C. Oraguzie

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In order to shed light on the role of Iran in apple evolution and domestication, we chose to investigate the relationships of a collection of 159 accessions of wild and domesticated apples including Iranian indigenous apple cultivars and landraces, selected wild species, and old apple scion and rootstock cultivars from different parts of the world. The(More)
Integrating plant genomics and classical breeding is a challenge for both plant breeders and molecular biologists. Marker-assisted selection (MAS) is a tool that can be used to accelerate the development of novel apple varieties such as cultivars that have fruit with anthocyanin through to the core. In addition, determining the inheritance of novel alleles,(More)
The 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid synthase (ACS) gene is a member of the ACS gene family that is involved in apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.) fruit ripening. Presence of an allele (Md-ACS1-2) of this gene is associated with low internal ethylene concentration in some apple cultivars. In this study, inheritance of Md-ACS1 was determined for 50 apple(More)
Introduced populations of weeds which are polyploid and reproduce primarily by apomixis are generally considered as having low levels of population genetic variation, highly differentiated populations and short evolutionary lifespans. Although polyploidy allows for habitat differentiation and colonization, lack of recombination because of apomixis means(More)
Combining ability was estimated for 8 tree and 11 agronomic traits in a multi-location apple genetics population to select individuals for the next cycle of selections. Families more than three standard errors away from the general mean were identified for each trait and extreme individuals (with regard to that trait) from those families were selected. On(More)
Sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.), a non-model crop with narrow genetic diversity, is an important member of sub-family Amygdoloideae within Rosaceae. Compared to other important members like peach and apple, sweet cherry lacks in genetic and genomic information, impeding understanding of important biological processes and development of efficient breeding(More)
Marker–trait associations based on populations from controlled crosses have been established in peach using markers mapped on the peach consensus map. In this study, we explored the utility of unstructured populations for association mapping to determine useful marker–trait associations in peach/nectarine cultivars. We used 94 peach cultivars representing(More)
Apples from 1253 genotypes representing 82 open pollinated families planted at three sites were cut along the stem-calyx axis at the widest point to analyse fruit shape. An image analysis program was used to extract calliper measurements of the fruit outline and calculated Fourier descriptors for each fruit outline. Five independent shape traits were(More)
Flavor is an important quality trait of fruit and a target for improvement through plant breeding. Eighty-nine flavor volatiles from 240 apple (Malus domestica) genotypes from a highly diverse breeding population were measured by headspace gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) over 2 years. Heritabilities and phenotypic and genetic correlations were(More)
The suitability of large-fruited apple cultivars as alternative donors of powdery mildew resistance to the crabapples carrying major gene resistances was assessed. Five accessions with varying levels of mildew resistance (‘Dülmener Rosen', ‘Liberty', ‘Sciros', ‘Prima' and ‘Red Delicious') and one susceptible cultivar (‘Cox's Orange Pippin') were mated in a(More)