Funding for this research was provided by:
Science and Technology Project of AnHui Province, China (13Z03012)
Natural Science Foundation of Anhui Province (No. 31170283)
the Youth Foundation of Anhui Agricultural University (2016ZR012)
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Received: 29 September 2017
Accepted: 8 August 2018
First Online: 15 August 2018
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: Six-year-old tea plants ( C. sinensis cv. Shuchazao ) were used in this study. The field experiment was performed in a typical tea-producing garden at De Chang Fabrication Base in Anhui Province, China (Shucheng, latitude 31.3 N, longitude 117.2E) under natural conditions. Collection of plant materials complied with the institutional, national and international guidelines. No specific permits were required.
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