Elemental sulfur is an effective, inexpensive fungicide widely used to control powdery mildew on cucurbits. Many melon varieties suffer from sulfur phytotoxicity limiting the use of this highly effective method of disease control. CucCAP researchers in Charleston, SC (USDA-ARS and Clemson University) in collaboration with HM.Clause identified a major QTL associated with sulfur tolerance in a melon mapping population. Genetic markers were developed for the major QTL and can be used to incorporate sulfur tolerance in melon breeding programs.
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- QTL Mapping and Marker Development for Tolerance to Sulfur Phytotoxicity in Melon (Cucumis melo)
by Sandra E. Branham, James Daley, Amnon Levi, Richard Hassell and W. Patrick Wechter
Published July 22, 2020