CucCAP scientists map QTL for resistance to powdery mildew in melon

Powdery mildew is one of the most important diseases of melon.  CucCAP researchers from the USDA-ARS Vegetable Research Lab in Charleston South Carolina and Clemson University used a densely genotyped melon population to identify QTL associated with resistance in multiple plant tissues. Whole-genome resequencing allowed for marker development and candidate gene analysis. These findings provide targets for future breeding efforts and a fundamental examination of resistance to powdery mildew in melon.

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