This appears to be part of a Thesis?

This appeared in a Google search. Does anyone know the origin?

[quote=“Henry Kuska”]This appeared in a Google search. Does anyone know the origin?[/quote]

The text appears in “Rosaceae: Taxonomy, Economic Importance, Genomics” by Kim E. Hummer and Jules Janick, in
Genetics and Genomics of Rosaceae
Edited by Kevin M. Folta, Susan E. Gardiner, Genetics and Genomics of Rosaceae | SpringerLink

and reappears in a doctoral dissertation on Pakistan’s Higher Ed Commission website. It is not properly credited.

Peter may have decoded this before I did. If you look at the address that shows up at the www place you’ll see the which is apparently their on-line library of dissertations and otehr stuff. If you go over to the .pdf, you’ll see a -2 which indicates this is chapter 2. Changing that number to 1, 3,4,5,6 lets you read other chapters. In the methods chapter it says that the molecular genetic work was done at TExas A & M Agrilife Research Center, Dallas while the growing of plants, all but Iceberg being tetraploids, was done at the Institute of horticultural Science, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Judging by citation dates going through 2012, this must be fairly new. I didn’t find the literature cited section, perhaps it isn’t a chapter in the usual sense. Neither did I come upon the title page, acknowledgments, table of contents section.

i would guess that someone from T A & M can help you.

End of last 6 paper is:

It is concluded from the present study that hybrid cultivars have varying level of fertility and it is necessary to evaluated them in search of vigorous pollen donor parent. Success of the crosses is affected by various fertility barriers and environmental conditions hence diallel could not be successful. Hybrid progenies exhibited vigor for some traits but for other traits they remained un effective. SSR markers proved helpful tool for confirmation of hybrids and discriminating the parent cultivars and progenies. Further, it is need of the time to introduce genes from heat tolerant species and cultivars in the modern roses for the hot climate of Pakistan.

Yes, there are remarkable differences in the use of English in this work. The final paragraph is probably actually written by the author of the doctoral dissertation.


There is a chapter 0 as well which gives the TOC:

I always check papers like this to see if anyone is interested in the role of photorespiration in heat resistance, regrettably not so this time. It seems to be a know-brainer because of the profound influence of temperature on photorespiration such that when you get to around 90°F/32°C it causes net photosynthesis to grind to a halt - the very definition of heat sensitivity imho.

The effect of photorespiration in rosaceae may also be regulatory as well as systemic. A fairly recent paper by some Chinese researchers have shown that photorespiration has a regulatory effect on anthocyanin biosyntheses.

Research on photorespiration in rosaceae seems to be a wide open field.


Thanks everyone for the help.

Ah, the full thesis is here and is a bit slow to download because the electrons have to climb over the Himalayas :slight_smile: