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  1. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, AP 25

    Sucker control through biotechnology

    XU D.(1); GRUNDMANN L.(2); SHEN Y.(1); NOLL G.(2); YANG J.(1); KUDITHIPUDI C.(1); FREDERICK J.(1); PRUEFER D.(2); WAREK U.(1); STRICKLAND J.(1)
    (1) Altria Client Services LLC, Research, Development and Regulatory Affairs, Richmond, VA, U.S.A.; (2) Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, Muenster, Germany
    Tobacco plants exhibit strong apical dominance that effectively inhibits axillary bud development. However, upon shoot apical meristem removal (topping), loss of apical dominance quickly allows axillary buds to grow (suckers) resulting in yield loss and ...