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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Genetic Enhancement of Watermelon, Broccoli, and Leafy Brassicas for Economically Important Traits

Location: Vegetable Research

Title: Response to the Letter to the Editor of Crop Science from Donald R. Davis regarding our research article published in Crop Science (2011: 51:2721-2727)

Authors
item Farnham, Mark
item Keinath, A -
item Grusak, Michael

Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: May 15, 2013
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Citation: Farnham, M.W., Keinath, A.P., Grusak, M.A. 2013. Response to the Letter to the Editor of Crop Science from Donald R. Davis regarding our research article entitled "Mineral Concentration of Broccoli Florets in relation to year of cultivar release" published in Crop Science (2011: 51:2721-2727). Crop Science. 53:1830-1831.

Technical Abstract: This letter serves as a response to the Letter to the Editor submitted by Donald R. Davis regarding our research article entitled “Mineral Concentration of Broccoli Florets in Relation to Year of Cultivar Release” published in Crop Science (2011, 51:2721-2727). In our manuscript, we clearly stated our objectives as the following: “(i) evaluate variation in concentrations of Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, P, S, and Zn among the hybrid cultivars tested; (ii) compare our values with current values from the USDA Nutrient Database; and (iii) assess whether there might be a relationship between date of cultivar release and cultivar mineral concentrations.” We analyzed our studies and interpreted our results with those objectives in mind, and we believe that we accomplished those objectives. We stand by the results presented and our interpretations of those results in light of our original objectives.

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