Zhen-Hua Cui

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Rapid increases in human populations provide a great challenge to ensure that adequate quantities of food are available. Sustainable development of agricultural production by breeding more productive cultivars and by increasing the productive potential of existing cultivars can help meet this demand. The present paper provides information on the potential(More)
Grapevine (Vitis genus) is one of the economically most important fruits worldwide. Some species and cultivars are rare and have only a few vines, but represent national heritages with a strong need for preservation. Field collections are labor intensive, and expensive to maintain, and are exposed to natural disasters. In addition, infection with pathogens,(More)
A simple and efficient cryopreservation protocol using encapsulation-dehydration was established for in vitro-grown shoot-tips of apple ‘Gala’ (Malus × domestica Borkh.). Shoot-tips, of 2.0 mm in length and with 5–6 leaf primordia, excised from 4-week-old shoot stock cultures, without cold-hardening, were encapsulated into beads, each being about 5 mm in(More)
Stresses caused by viral diseases and drought have long threatened sustainable production of grapevine. These two stresses frequently occur simultaneously in many of grapevine growing regions of the world. We studied responses of in vitro-grown plantlets (Vitis vinifera) to Grapevine leafroll associated virus-3 (GLRaV-3) and PEG-induced drought stress.(More)
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