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Tropical and subtropical fruits

Covering all aspects of the breeding, genetics, cultivation, plant protection, physiology, environment and postharvest technology of tropical and subtropical fruits.

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Although considered an abundant source of agricultural by-products, avocado (Persea americana: Mill.) seed, with several biological activities and bioactive components, might become a promising resource for phytopharmaceutical development. In this study, through bioassay-guided isolation of the...

Nguyen, T. H.; Amen, Y.; Wang DongMei; Othman, A.; Matsumoto, M.; Nagata, M.; Shimizu, K.
Georg Thieme Verlag KG
Planta Medica, 2023, 89, 3, pp 316-323

A new distribution map is provided for Moroccan watermelon mosaic virus. Potyviridae: Potyvirus. Main hosts: Cucurbitaceae, papaya (Carica papaya). Information is given on the geographical distribution in Africa (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Kenya, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria,...

Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, 2022, October, pp Map 1315 (Edition 1)
CAB ReviewFull Text

The date dust mite (DDM), Oligonychus afrasiaticus (McGregor 1939) (Acari: Tetranychidae) is an extremely serious fruit pest of date palm, Phoenix dactylifera L. In recent years, the mite caused economic damage and reduction of yield in may date palm-growing countries in North Africa and the Middle...

November 2022
arthropod pests; plant pests; dates; animal ecology; phenology; biological control agents; predatory mites; pests; natural enemies; predators
El-Shafie, H. A. F.
News Article

Watermelons grown with lower rates of pesticide had more than double the number of pollinator visits and produced higher yields than conventionally...

November 2021
Alexis Rendell-Dunn
AbstractFull Text

Plant tissue cultures represent a powerful set of tools that can be used in the production of pineapple seedlings. However, few studies have assessed the morphophysiological performance during the ex vitro acclimatization stage. Here, we evaluated the effect of different in vitro cultivation...

Pires, H. P.; Catunda, P. H. A.; Felipe, S. H. S.; Pinheiro, M. V. M.; Alves, J. de P.; Alves, G. L.; Figueiredo, F. A. M. M. de A.; Reis, F. de O.; Ferraz, T. M.; Corrêa, T. R.
Southern Cross Publishing Group
Australian Journal of Crop Science, 2023, 17, 1, pp 90-98

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