Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We are very grateful to Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Saif Al-Falasi for allowing us access to his date palm farm. Without his generosity and dedication to date palm culture, this research would not have been possible. We are also grateful to the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Environment and Water for allowing us use of their farm. We would like to thank Jae Young Choi, Adrian Platts, Katherine Dorph, Ziyi Mo, Marc Arnoux, Nizar Drou, Fayizal Kunhi, Nasser Al-Ansari, Hussam Khierallah, H. Jorik Visser, and the USDA-ARS staff at Thermal, CA, and the staffs at UAE MOEW and Al-Falasi Farms for help in various aspects of this work. This study was funded in part by grants from the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs to Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, and the New York University Abu Dhabi Research Institute, the US National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Program and the Zegar Family Foundation to M.D.P. U.R. was funded by UNAM-PAPIIT grant IN211319.