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Tropical and subtropical fruits

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Ziziphus mauritiana Lam. is a valuable semi-deciduous tropical fruit tree with economic, medicinal, nutritional, and environmental significance. While the chloroplast genome of Z. mauritiana has been studied, the decoding of its mitochondrial genome (mtGenome) is crucial for various research areas,...

Yang Meng; Zhang ShuFeng; Li Bin; Yang YiHan; Lan YunXin; Luo Zhi; Han Lu; Muhammad, N.; Liu MengJun
Elsevier Ltd
Scientia Horticulturae, 2024, 324,

A new distribution map is provided for Plectosphaerella melonis (Watanabe & Sato) Phillips, Carlucci & Raimondo. Sordariomycetes: Phyllachorales: Plectosphaerellaceae. Hosts: melon (Cucumis melo), other Cucurbitaceae. Information is given on the geographical distribution in Africa (Egypt),...

Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, 2023, April, pp Map 820 (Edition 2)
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

Pineapple is a tropical fruit with high demand by the fruit market in Brazil. Fruits of the cultivar 'Turiaçu' stans out in local consumer markets due to its excellent quality. The objective of this work was to evaluate ecophysiological responses of 'Turiaçu' pineapple plants at the vegetative and...

Reis, F. de O.; Ramos, L. M.; Araujo, J. R. G.; Figueiredo, F. A. M. M. de A.; Ferraz, T. M.; Assunção, A. K. S.; Neves Junior, A. C. V.
Centro de Ciências Rurais, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Ciência Rural, 2024, 54, 4,

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