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Development of Peach Flower Buds under Low Winter Chilling Conditions

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Department of Agronomy, Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa Campus, Viçosa – MG 36570-900, Brazil
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Agronomy School, Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR), Programa de Pós-Gradaduação em Agronomia, Pato Branco Campus, Pato Branco – PR 85503-390, Brazil.
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Horticulture Unit, Agrifood Research and Technology Centre of Aragon (CITA), Avda. Montañana 930, 50059 Zaragoza, Spain
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AgriFood Institute of Aragon - IA2 (CITA- University of Zaragoza), Calle Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
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Agronomy 2020, 10(3), 428; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10030428
Received: 24 February 2020 / Accepted: 17 March 2020 / Published: 20 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fruit and Nut Tree Phenology in a Warming World)
Here, we reviewed both endogenous and exogenous factors involved in the processes of flower bud formation and flower development in peach, analyzing how they can be affected by climatic change in temperate zones, explored the expansion of peach to tropical or subtropical zones. The process of flower bud formation in peach differs between low winter chilling and temperate conditions. Although the main steps of flower development are maintained, the timing in which each one occurs is different, and some processes can be altered under low winter chilling conditions, with a great impact on fruit production and crop management. Further studies on flower bud induction and differentiation under warmer conditions are fundamental for addressing the alterations in flower bud development that negatively impact on next season’s harvest. In the future, horticulturalists and scientists will face several challenges, mainly how high temperatures affect the expression of the main genes regulating flower formation and how to improve crop management in these conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; morphogenesis; Prunus persica; flower induction; flower differentiation; warm climate; tree phenology climate change; morphogenesis; Prunus persica; flower induction; flower differentiation; warm climate; tree phenology
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Penso, G.A.; Citadin, I.; Scariotto, S.; Santos, C.E.M.d.; Junior, A.W.; Bruckner, C.H.; Rodrigo, J. Development of Peach Flower Buds under Low Winter Chilling Conditions. Agronomy 2020, 10, 428. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10030428

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Penso GA, Citadin I, Scariotto S, Santos CEMd, Junior AW, Bruckner CH, Rodrigo J. Development of Peach Flower Buds under Low Winter Chilling Conditions. Agronomy. 2020; 10(3):428. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10030428

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Penso, Gener A., Idemir Citadin, Silvia Scariotto, Carlos E. Magalhães dos Santos, Américo W. Junior, Claudio H. Bruckner, and Javier Rodrigo. 2020. "Development of Peach Flower Buds under Low Winter Chilling Conditions" Agronomy 10, no. 3: 428. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10030428

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