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Citrus fruits possess unique aromas rarely found in other fruit species. While fruit flavor is composed of complex combinations of soluble and volatile compounds, several low-abundance sesquiterpenes, such as valencene, nootkatone, alpha-sinensal, and beta-sinensal, stand out in citrus as important flavor and aroma compounds. The profile of terpenoid(More)
The objectives of this research were to assess (1) the degree of Simple Sequence Repeats (SSR) DNA length polymorphism in melon (Cucumis melo L.) and other species within the Cucurbitaceae family and (2) the possibility of utilizing SSRs flanking primers from single species to other genera or species of Cucurbitaceae. Five melon (CT/GA) n SSRs were isolated(More)
Mango malformation disease (MMD) caused by various Fusaria, including the fungus Fusarium mangiferae, is difficult to diagnose and cannot be controlled effectively. In this study a PCR diagnostic tool was developed for detection of F. mangiferae by generating primers which flank fungus-specific sequences. The assay is suitable for both in-vitro and in-vivo(More)
The genetic structure of resource populations affects the power of tests to detect associations between DNA markers and complex traits. Following a chicken interline cross (White Plymouth Rock background), we produced a multigenerational resource population based on 4 pedigreed generations. In this large sibship, 265 parents have been genotyped, and their(More)
Forty-seven new microsatellite markers were generated and applied, together with the AFLP (Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism) technique using two different enzyme combinations, to the genetic analysis of two carp species, Cyprinus carpio L. and Ctenopharyngodon idella. The extent of polymorphism and the genetic relationships between nine carp(More)
Conventional morphological and pigementation traits, as well as disease resistance, have been used to distinguish the uniqueness of new soybean cultivars for purposes of plant variety protection. With increasing numbers of cultivars and a finite number of conventional characters, it has become apparent that such traits will not suffice to establish(More)
Three genomic libraries were constructed using a mixture of DNA from Solanum phureja Juz. & Buk., and S. chacoense Bitt. Two of the libraries were enriched for ATT and GT repeats (a 27-fold enrichment was achieved). In total, 3500 clones of the conventional library, 1,000 of the library enriched for ATT, and 12,000 of the one enriched for GT were screened(More)
An efficient approach to detect association between quantitative traits and bands of DNA fingerprint patterns uses intra-family tail analysis, which compares fingerprints of DNA mixes from individuals at the two tails of a phenotypic distribution. In analysis of 67 paternal half-sibs of a meat-type chicken family, of 57 sire bands generated by two probes,(More)
A pair of lines of White Plymouth Rock chickens selected for high or low juvenile body weight, a pair of White Leghorn chickens selected for high or low antibody response to sheep erythrocytes, and an F1 cross between each pair of lines, were used to produce DNA fingerprints (DFP). These DFP were prepared by mixing equal amounts of DNA from several(More)