Charleston Gray watermelon sequenced

The USDA news service posted an article in May 2019 about teamwork among CucCAP scientists on watermelon genomics.

The research team, led by ARS geneticist Amnon Levi at the ARS U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, in Charleston, South Carolina, and Zhangjun Fei at the Boyce Thompson Institute in Ithaca, New York, collaborated with scientists at the Boyce Thompson Institute on the assembly of the principal American watermelon cultivar “Charleston Gray” genome. In addition, they collaborated with scientists in several other universities, including North Carolina State UniversityMichigan State University, and West Virginia State University on evaluating the genetic diversity of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) watermelon Plant Introduction (PI) collection.

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Charleston Gray watermelon sequenced

Charleston Gray watermelon’s genome sequenced