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Crop & Pasture Science is a highly cited and prestigious journal publishing original research on advances in plant sciences, sustainable farming systems, and food quality. More

Editors-in-Chief: Sergio Atienza and Zed Rengel

 
 
 

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Volume 65 Number 12 2014

 
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Opportunities and challenges for improved management of foliar pathogens in annual clover pastures across southern Australia 
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M. J. Barbetti and M. P. You
pp. 1249-1266

Fungal foliar pathogens cause significant losses in herbage and seed yields and also in regeneration capacity in annual clover pastures, leading to their rapid deterioration and poor persistence. Host resistance offers the greatest potential for delivering the most cost-effective and long-term control. However, release of new varieties of unknown susceptibilities to major foliar diseaes, the risks posed by new pathogen races to continued use of older varieties, and the lack of flexible management options; together make successful disease management challenging.

 
  
 

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CERES-Rice model-based simulations of climate change impacts on rice yields and efficacy of adaptive options in Northeast China 
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Wenxiang Wu , Qian Fang , Quansheng Ge , Mengzi Zhou and Yumei Lin
pp. 1267-1277

Concerns about the response of agricultural production to climate change are increasing. This paper combined the CERES-Rice model with Regional Climate Model (RCM)-PRECIS to simulate both the effects of climate change on rice yields and the efficacy of adaptive options in Northeast China. The findings provide insight into the possible impacts of climate change on rice production and the possible adaptive strategies that could be adopted to cope with future climate change.

 
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Amelioration of alkaline phytotoxicity by lowering soil pH 
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D. J. Brautigan , P. Rengasamy and D. J. Chittleborough
pp. 1278-1287

Highly alkaline, phytotoxic soils may lack alkaline buffering capacity, making remediation by lowering soil pH feasible. Treatments trialled and compared included application of gypsum, organic additives and leguminous plants. All treatments lowered soil pH, but only gypsum treated soils maintained the lowered pH over the six month trial period. Use of plants to lower soil pH, in conjunction with gypsum to sustain the lowered pH is suggested as an economic means of remediating alkaline soils.

 
  
 

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Use of remote sensing to determine the relationship of early vigour to grain yield in canola (Brassica napus L.) germplasm 
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R. B. Cowley , D. J. Luckett , J. S. Moroni and S. Diffey
pp. 1288-1299

Remote sensing technology was used to measure early crop biomass over time in field plots of canola by using a normalised difference vegetation index, NDVI. In seven experiments, genetic differences in early vigour were clearly apparent, and NDVI was well correlated with final grain yield. Canola breeders may use this technology to select for vigorous genotypes that are more likely to have high yield.

 
  
 

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Competitive ability of Australian canola (Brassica napus) genotypes for weed management 
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Deirdre Lemerle , David J. Luckett , Peter Lockley , Eric Koetz and Hanwen Wu
pp. 1300-1310

Non-chemical control tactics such as crop competition are urgently needed to combat the rapid spread of herbicide resistant weeds in Australian crops. Large differences were identified between canola genotypes in their competitive ability to suppress weeds and maintain grain yield in weedy conditions.  Choice of strongly competitive canola cultivars, especially hybrids, is a cheap, effective and easy way to reduce weed costs and retard the spread of resistance.

 
  
 

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Genotypic and environmental variation in seed nutraceutical and industrial composition of non-transgenic soybean (Glycine max) genotypes 
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Constanza S. Carrera , Julio L. Dardanelli and Diego O. Soldini
pp. 1311-1322

Breeding progress can be hindered by the interaction of environment and genotype (G × E) on soybean seed chemical composition. Although environment was the most important source of variation for most of the analysed chemical components, genotype and G × E contributed significantly to the variability. Several non-transgenic genotypes exhibited superior performance over a wide range of environmental conditions for one or more chemical compounds, and breeders could use these genotypes to broaden the genetic backgrounds of commercial cultivars, or use them directly as raw material.

 
  
 

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SYBR Green I based RT-qPCR assays for the detection of RNA viruses of cereals and grasses 
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T. Dráb , E. Svobodová , J. Ripl , J. Jarošová , F. Rabenstein , U. Melcher and J. K. Kundu
pp. 1323-1328

Virus diseases cause significant yield losses in cereals and are an issue of food and feed safety concern. In this paper we describe comprehensive tools for detecting the causal agents of some less prevalence virus diseases of cereal crops, which affect also annual and perennial grass hosts. Our results revealed a high incidence of some of these viruses in grass hosts, from which may shift to cereal crops that may cause potential threat for stability of cereal production.

 
  
 

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A semi-quantitative enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for Rathayibacter toxicus, the bacterium involved in annual ryegrass toxicity, to assist in risk assessment of fodder for domestic use 
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A. M. Masters , B. Samarasinghe , M. Kalkhoven , L. den Hollander and D. G. Palmer
pp. 1329-1334

There are no regulations to ensure the safety of fodder sold on the domestic market in Western Australia. Because livestock are at risk of annual ryegrass toxicity (ARGT) by ingesting contaminated feed either produced on farm or purchased on the open market, we expressed the results of hay testing as risk categories. Risk categories are easily interpreted by farmers and livestock owners and assist in preventing and managing ARGT.

 
  
 

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Simulating forage production of Marandu palisade grass (Brachiaria brizantha) with the CROPGRO-Perennial Forage model 
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Diego N. L. Pequeno , Carlos G. S. Pedreira and Kenneth J. Boote
pp. 1335-1348

Forage-based livestock systems are complex and interactions among animals, plants, and the environment exist at several levels of complexity, which can be evaluated using computer modeling. In order to understand this complexity and plan feed supply relative to animal stocking rates, simulations of irrigated and rainfed forage production of Marandu palisadegrass were evaluated using the CROPGRO – Perennial Forage Model. The results suggest that the model can be used to adequately simulate regrowth and production responses to weather and management

 
  
 

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Use of alternative herbicide mixtures to manage glyphosate-resistant Lolium rigidum Gaud. along crop margins in South Australia 
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Patricia Adu-Yeboah , Peter Boutsalis , Peter Hooper , Gurjeet S. Gill and Christopher Preston
pp. 1349-1356

Glyphosate is the most important herbicide used in crop production world-wide. Repeated use of glyphoste on crop margins has resulted in the evolution of resistance in annual ryegrass, that can then move into the crop causing problems for farmers. Control of this resistant weed can be achieved through the use of appropriate herbicide mixtures and sequences.

 
  
 

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Corrigendum to: Crop-available water and agronomic management, rather than nitrogen supply, primarily determine grain yield of commercial chickpea in northern New South Wales 
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N. V. Elias and D. F. Herridge
pp. 1357-1357
 
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Published online 16 May 2014
Effects of grazing on crop crown temperature: implications for phenology 
Matthew T. Harrison, Walter M. Kelman and Jim M. Virgona

Temperature is a fundamental driver of crop development, which has important implications for dry matter partitioning, the timing of flowering and grain yield. Although defoliation initially delays crop ontogeny, elevated microclimatic temperatures of up to 6–7°C significantly enhance post-defoliation development rates as the growing season progresses from winter into spring, mitigating the extent of the delay by anthesis. These results will be useful in designing experiments that propose using grazing or defoliation to manipulate crop flowering time and in interpreting the implications of defoliation on phenology and grain yield.

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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    CP14243  Accepted 21 November 2014
    Saline water irrigation of quinoa under Mediterranean conditions
    Attila Yazar, Cigdem Incekaya, Semih Sezen, Sven-Erik Jacobsen
    Abstract


    CP13411  Accepted 21 November 2014
    Effect of timing and height of defoliation on the grain yield of barley, wheat, oats and canola in Western Australia.
    Mark Seymour, Jonathan England, Raj Malik, David Rogers, Andrew Sutherland, Allen Randell
    Abstract


    CP14227  Accepted 18 November 2014
    How do glycine and histidine in nutrient solution affect zinc uptake and root-to-shoot translocation by wheat and triticale?
    Kianoush Khodamoradi, Amir Hossen Khoshgoftarmanesh, Neda Dalir, Majid Afyuni, Rainer Schulin
    Abstract


    CP14216  Accepted 17 November 2014
    Resistance reaction of Medicago truncatula genotypes to Fusarium oxysporum: effect of plant age, substrate and inoculation method
    Nicolas Rispail, Moustafa Bani, Diego Rubiales
    Abstract


    CP14141  Accepted 17 November 2014
    Comparative Effects of GA3, Kinetin, and Salicylic Acid on Emergence, Seedling Growth and Antioxidant Defense System of Sweet Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) under Salinity and Temperature Stresses
    A.E. Nimir, Shiyuan Lu, Guisheng Zhou, Wenshan Guo, Bao-Luo Ma, Yonghui Wang
    Abstract


    CP14210  Accepted 13 November 2014
    Improving grain yields on a sodic clay soil in a temperate medium-rainfall cropping environment.
    Roger Armstrong, Craig Eagle, Ray Flood (dec.)
    Abstract


    CP14184  Accepted 12 November 2014
    Root growth of irrigated summer crops in cotton-based farming systems sown in Vertosols of northern New South Wales
    Nilantha Hulugalle, Katie Broughton, Daniel Tan
    Abstract


    CP14136  Accepted 12 November 2014
    Long-term cropping system studies support intensive and responsive cropping systems in the low rainfall Australian Mallee
    Anthony Whitbread, Bill Davoren, Vadakattu Gupta, Rick Llewellyn, David Roget
    Abstract


    CP14218  Accepted 12 November 2014
    Selenium fortification of hydroponically grown corn salad
    Nicola Tomasi, Roberto Pinton, Stefano Gottardi, Tanja Mimmo, Matteo Scampicchio, Stefano Cesco
    Abstract


    CP14063  Accepted 10 November 2014
    Potential legume alternatives to fallow and wheat monoculture for the Mediterranean environments
    Scott Christiansen, John Ryan, Murari Singh, Serkan Ates, Faik Bahhady, Omran Youssef, Khalil Mohamed, Steven Loss
    Abstract


    CP14223  Accepted 05 November 2014
    Confirmation of chloride deficiency as the cause of leaf spotting in durum wheat grown in the Australian northern grains region.
    Graeme Schwenke, Steven Simpfendorfer, Bertrand Collard
    Abstract


    CP14181  Accepted 05 November 2014
    Management strategies for chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) and plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.): Impact on dry matter yield, nutritive characteristics and plant density
    Julia Lee, Nivonne Hemmingson, Elena Minnee, Cameron Clark
    Abstract


    CP14241  Accepted 31 October 2014
    Effect of defoliation by grazing or shoot removal on the root growth of field-grown wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
    John Kirkegaard, Julianne Lilley, James Hunt, Susan Sprague, Nanna Karkov Ytting, Irene Skovby Rasmussen, John Graham
    Abstract


    CP14201  Accepted 21 October 2014
    Integrating canola & wheat into high rainfall livestock systems in south-east Australia. 2. Pasture and livestock production
    Hugh Dove, John Kirkegaard, Walter Kelman, Susan Sprague, Scott McDonald, John Graham
    Abstract


    CP14079  Accepted 20 October 2014
    Grazing defoliation and nutritive value of Setaria pumila and Digitaria sanguinalis in Lolium perenne-based swards
    Katherine Tozer, Catherine Cameron, Lindsay Matthews
    Abstract


    CP14230  Accepted 17 October 2014
    Optimising grain yield and grazing potential of crops across Australia’s high rainfall zone: a simulation analysis. 1. Wheat
    Lindsay Bell, Julianne Lilley, James Hunt, John Kirkegaard
    Abstract


    CP14162  Accepted 14 October 2014
    The economic significance of maintaining pasture production at its peak value
    Cameron Ludemann, Joe Jacobs, Kevin Smith
    Abstract


    CP14152  Accepted 13 October 2014
    Biomass, fruit yield, water productivity and quality response of processing tomato to plant density and deficit irrigation under a semi-arid Mediterranean climate
    Cristina Patanè, Alessandro Saita
    Abstract


    CP14166  Accepted 06 October 2014
    Break Crop Effects on Wheat Production across Soils and Seasons in a Semi-Arid Environment
    Therese McBeath, Vadakattu Gupta, Rick Llewellyn, Bill Davoren, Anthony Whitbread
    Abstract


    CP13386  Accepted 04 October 2014
    Biochemical and physiological mechanism of herbicidal activity of natural compound 2,4-ditert-butylphenol on weeds
    Tse Seng Chuah, Md Zain Norhafizah, Bin Sahid Ismail
    Abstract


    CP14190  Accepted 29 September 2014
    Growth and yield responses in wheat and barley to potassium supply under drought or moderately saline conditions in south-western Australia
    Qifu Ma, Richard Bell, Craig Scanlan, Gavin Sarre, Ross Brennan
    Abstract


    CP14026  Accepted 18 September 2014
    Performance of spring cereal genotypes under defoliation/grazing on the Eyre Peninsula, SA
    Roy Latta
    Abstract


    CP14164  Accepted 15 September 2014
    In mixtures, lucerne genotype affects morphology, biomass production and nitrogen content of both lucerne and tall fescue
    Amel Maamouri, Gaëtan Louarn, François Gastal, Vincent Béguier, Bernadette Julier
    Abstract


    CP14024  Accepted 11 September 2014
    Phenotypic effects of additional chromosomes on agronomic and photosynthetic traits of common wheat in the background of Chinese Spring
    Caiyun Liu, Zhiyuan Yang, X Chen, H Tsujimoto, Yin-Gang Hu
    Abstract


    CP14193  Accepted 08 September 2014
    Multi-physiological trait selection indices to identify Lotus tenuis genotypes with high dry matter production under drought conditions
    Luis Inostroza, H Acuna, José Méndez
    Abstract


    CP14155  Accepted 08 September 2014
    Comparison of teosinte (Zea mexicana L.) and intersubspecific hybrids (Zea mays × Zea mexicana) for high forage yield under two sowing regimes
    Imtiaz Khan Niazi, Saeed Rauf, Jaime Teixeira da Silva, Hassan Munir
    Abstract


    CP14213  Accepted 04 September 2014
    Reply to ‘Comments on papers relating to soil phosphorus testing in “Making better fertiliser decisions for cropping systems in Australia”’ by I.C.R. Holford
    Philip Moody, Chris Dyson, Simon Speirs, Brendan Scott, Richard Bell
    Abstract


    CP14192  Accepted 03 September 2014
    Effect of soil pH and crop sequence on the response of wheat (Triticum aestivum) to phosphorus fertiliser
    Craig Scanlan, Ross Brennan, Gavin Sarre
    Abstract


    CP14056  Accepted 04 September 2014
    Comments on papers relating to soil phosphorus testing in "Making better fertiliser decisions for cropping systems in Australia" in Crop and Pasture Science
    Ian Holford.
    Abstract


    CP13406  Accepted 01 September 2014
    The use of functional traits to identify Australian forage grasses, shrubs and legumes for domestication for use in pastoral areas under a changing climate [= COMPLIMENTARY OPEN ACCESS]
    Meredith Mitchell, Hayley Norman, Wal Whalley
    Abstract


    CP14159  Accepted 18 August 2014
    Carbon and nitrogen metabolism in arbuscular mycorrhizal maize plants under low temperature stress
    Xiancan Zhu, Fengbin Song, Fulai Liu, Shengqun Liu, Chunjie Tian
    Abstract


    CP14119  Accepted 13 August 2014
    Forage canola – spring-sown winter canola for biennial dual-purpose use in the high rainfall zone of southern Australia
    Annieka Paridaen, John Kirkegaard
    Abstract


    CP14116  Accepted 10 August 2014
    Methane in Australian agriculture: current emissions, sources and sinks and potential mitigation strategies.
    Damien Finn, Ram Dalal, Athol Klieve
    Abstract


    CP14064  Accepted 07 August 2014
    Variation for apical sterility among diploid, tetraploid and hexaploid Iranian wheats under meiotic stage water-stressed and well-watered conditions
    Shahram Mohammady
    Abstract


    CP14172  Accepted 06 August 2014
    High recovery ability overrides the negative effects of flooding on growth of tropical grasses Chloris gayana and Panicum coloratum
    Jose Imaz, Daniel Gimenez, Agustin Grimoldi, Gustavo Striker
    Abstract


    CP14085  Accepted 10 July 2014
    The role and value of combining dual-purpose crops and lucerne in a mixed enterprise farming system
    Ross Kingwell, Leon Squibb
    Abstract


    CP14090  Accepted 30 June 2014
    Small effects of pasture deferment through grazing spring wheat crops in Western Australia can benefit livestock productivity
    Dean Thomas, Andrew Moore, Hayley Norman, Clinton Revell
    Abstract


    CP13421  Accepted 27 June 2014
    Evaluating the feasibility of dual-purpose canola in a medium rainfall zone of south-eastern Australia – a simulation approach.
    Jeff McCormick, Jim Virgona, Julianne Lilley, John Kirkegaard
    Abstract


    CP13382  Accepted 22 November 2013
    Forage Breeding for Changing Environments and Production Systems – an Overview of ISFB 2013
    Kevin Smith, German Spangenberg
    Abstract


    CP13154  Accepted 08 June 2013
    Effect of Irrigation Regimes on Spring Seeding of Canola Cultivars under Semi-Arid and High Elevation Conditions
    Jamshid Razmjoo, Seyed Eatesam Ghaemmaghami
    Abstract


    CP13156  Accepted 14 May 2013
    The career and contribution to Australian and International Agricultural Science of Clive McDonald Francis: An introduction
    Mike Ewing, David Chatel, Michael Poole, William Collins
    Abstract




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1. Published 30 October 2014
Genomic selection in crops, trees and forages: a review

Z. Lin, B. J. Hayes and H. D. Daetwyler

2. Published 18 December 2013
Water-use efficiency and productivity trends in Australian irrigated cotton: a review

Guy Roth, Graham Harris, Malcolm Gillies, Janelle Montgomery and David Wigginton

3. Published 27 June 2014
Opportunities and challenges in Australian grasslands: pathways to achieve future sustainability and productivity imperatives

Lindsay W. Bell, Richard C. Hayes, Keith G. Pembleton and Cathy M. Waters

4. Published 7 August 2014
Adaptations for growing wheat in the drying climate of Western Australia

Hayden Sprigg, Robert Belford, Steve Milroy, Sarita Jane Bennett and David Bowran

5. Published 30 January 2014
Genetic variation for resistance to Fusarium head blight in winter durum material

Thomas Miedaner and Carl Friedrich Horst Longin

6. Published 27 June 2014
Pasture plants and soil fertility management to improve the efficiency of phosphorus fertiliser use in temperate grassland systems

Richard J. Simpson, Alan E. Richardson, Shirley N. Nichols and James R. Crush

7. Published 30 October 2014
Progress in developing perennial wheats for grain and grazing

Philip J. Larkin, Matthew T. Newell, Richard C. Hayes, Jesmin Aktar, Mark R. Norton, Sergio J. Moroni and Len J. Wade

8. Published 30 January 2014
The colours of durum wheat: a review

Donatella B. M. Ficco, Anna M. Mastrangelo, Daniela Trono, Grazia M. Borrelli, Pasquale De Vita, Clara Fares, Romina Beleggia, Cristiano Platani and Roberto Papa

9. Published 30 January 2014
Development of a TILLING resource in durum wheat for reverse- and forward-genetic analyses

R. Bovina, A. Brunazzi, G. Gasparini, F. Sestili, S. Palombieri, E. Botticella, D. Lafiandra, P. Mantovani and A. Massi

10. Published 25 February 2014
Ppd1, Vrn1, ALMT1 and Rht genes and their effects on grain yield in lower rainfall environments in southern Australia

H. A. Eagles, Karen Cane, Ben Trevaskis, Neil Vallance, R. F. Eastwood, N. N. Gororo, Haydn Kuchel and P. J. Martin

11. Published 7 August 2014
Yield improvement and adaptation of wheat to water-limited environments in Australia—a case study

R. A. Richards, J. R. Hunt, J. A. Kirkegaard and J. B. Passioura

12. Published 26 November 2013
Summer fallow weed control and residue management impacts on winter crop yield though soil water and N accumulation in a winter-dominant, low rainfall region of southern Australia

J. R. Hunt, C. Browne, T. M. McBeath, K. Verburg, S. Craig and A. M. Whitbread

13. Published 26 November 2013
In vitro ruminal fermentation characteristics and methane production differ in selected key pasture species in Australia

B. K. Banik, Z. Durmic, W. Erskine, K. Ghamkhar and C. Revell

14. Published 25 February 2014
Preferential retention of chromosome regions in derived synthetic wheat lines: a source of novel alleles for wheat improvement

C. L. McIntyre, A. Rattey, A. Kilian, M. F. Dreccer and R. Shorter

15. Published 28 August 2014
Interaction between plant physiology and pasture feeding value: a review

D. F. Chapman, J. M. Lee and G. C. Waghorn

16. Published 30 January 2014
QTL dissection of yield components and morpho-physiological traits in a durum wheat elite population tested in contrasting thermo-pluviometric conditions

M. Graziani, M. Maccaferri, C. Royo, F. Salvatorelli and R. Tuberosa

17. Published 30 October 2014
Evaluation and breeding of tedera for Mediterranean climates in southern Australia

D. Real, C. M. Oldham, M. N. Nelson, J. Croser, M. Castello, A. Verbyla, A. Pradhan, A. Van Burgel, P. Méndez, E. Correal, N. L. Teakle, C. K. Revell and M. A. Ewing

18. Published 28 August 2014
Quantifying the interactions between grazing interval, grazing intensity, and nitrogen on the yield and growth rate of dryland and irrigated perennial ryegrass

R. P. Rawnsley, A. D. Langworthy, K. G. Pembleton, L. R. Turner, R. Corkrey and D. J. Donaghy

19. Published 30 October 2014
Persistence traits in perennial pasture grasses: the case of phalaris (Phalaris aquatica L.)

R. A. Culvenor and R. J. Simpson

20. Published 12 May 2014
Effects of banded ammonia and urea fertiliser on soil properties and the growth and yield of wheat

J. F. Angus, V. V. S. R. Gupta, G. D. Pitson and A. J. Good


      
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