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Apples before the fall: does shape stability coincide with maturity?

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Fruit shape is the result of the interaction between genetic, epigenetic, environmental factors and stochastic processes. As a core biological descriptor both for taxonomy and horticulture, the point at which shape stability is reached becomes paramount in apple cultivar identification, and authentication in commerce. Twelve apple cultivars were sampled at regular intervals from anthesis to harvest over two growing seasons. Linear and geometric morphometrics were analysed to establish if and ...

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10.1017/qpb.2021.5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
STATISTICS
Sub department:
AM STATISTICS; BK MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0968-2311
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Quantitative Plant Biology More from this journal
Volume:
2
Article number:
e5
Publication date:
2021-04-30
Acceptance date:
2021-03-02
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EISSN:
2632-8828
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1179867
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pubs:1179867
Deposit date:
2021-06-01

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