In recent years, significant progress has been made in molecular mapping and identification of genes and QTL responsible for key phenotypic traits. CucCAP scientists and collaborators led by Drs. Yuhui Wang and Yupeng Pan from Dr. Yiqun Weng’s lab at the University of Wisconsin at Madison provide an extensive review of the literature to systematically document genes for simply inherited traits, QTL for 130 quantitative traits, and develop recommendations for QTL nomenclature in cucumber. This work should serve as a useful resource for the cucurbit research community providing benchmarks for future work to inventory cucumber mutants, cloned or mapped genes, and QTL. In a separate study, Wang et al. conducted comparative analysis on the genetic basis of fruit size and shape variation among cucumber, melon and watermelon, and revealed both conserved and unique genetic architecture of fruit size/shape variation among cucurbit crops. Results from these studies were recently published in the journals of Horticulture Research and Theoretical and Applied Genetics, respectively.
Read the articles:
- Molecularly tagged genes and quantitative trait loci in cucumber with recommendations for QTL nomenclature
Authors:Yuhui Wang, Kailiang Bo, Xingfang Gu, Junsong Pan, Yuhong Li, Jinfeng Chen, Changlong Wen, Zhonghai Ren, Huazhong Ren, Xuehao Chen, Rebecca Grumet & Yiqun Weng
Published at Horticulture Research (volume 7, article 3) on January 1, 2020.
- Genetic architecture of fruit size and shape variation in cucurbits: a comparative perspective,
Authors: Yupeng Pan, Yuhui Wang, Cecilia McGregor, Shi Liu, Feishi Luan, Meiling Gao & Yiqun Weng
Published at Theoretical and Applied Genetics (volume 133, pages 1–21) on November 25, 2019.