CucCAP researchers 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.
The CucCAP team met with project stakeholders for their fourth annual progress report in June 2020.
An overview of accomplishments including genomic tools & databases, GBS collections & core populations, disease resistant cucurbit breeding lines, publications and presentations
Genotyping by sequencing, Sequence data processing/analysis, ICuGI database development, Community standardized nomenclature, Genomic, bioinformatics workshops, GBS of cucurbit species and establishment of molecular-informed core populations, Population genomics and GWAS analyses, and Genomic resequencing of core collections
Overall objectives: Identifying quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with resistance to major and emerging diseases, developing useful molecular markers and utilizing the genomic tools to incorporate resistance into watermelon cultivars. Major diseases: Fusarium wilt, Gummy stem blight, Powdery mildew, Phytophthora fruit rot, Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) and Cucumber green motile mosaic virus (CGMMV). Team Members: […]
Team members: Jim McCreight (USDA, ARS), Shaker Kousik (USDA, ARS), Michael Mazourek (Cornell Univ.), Pat Wechter (USDA, ARS), Bill Wintermantel (USDA, ARS) Develop common genomic approaches and tools for cucurbits Perform GBS analysis of PI collections, establish core populations, provide community resource for genome wide association studies (GWAS) GBS of Melon, establish molecular-informed core populations […]
Team members: Yiqun Weng (USDA, ARS), Rebecca Grumet (Michigan St. Univ.), Todd Wehner (North Carolina St. Univ.) Develop genomic approaches and tools GBS of PI collection, establish GWAS core Personnel: Weng (Wang Y, Tan J, Dymerski R), Grumet (Grumet R, Hammar S.) and Wehner (Wehner T., Silverman EJ) Labs GBS of PI lines and GWAS […]
Team members:Michael Mazourek (Cornell Univ.)Linda Beaver (Univ. Puerto Rico)Angel Linares (Univ. Puerto Rico)Chris Smart (Cornell Univ. Obj. 1. Develop common genomic approaches and tools for cucurbits Establish core GWAS populations GBS of cucurbit species, establish molecular-informed core populations and 1.2.2. Population genetics and GWAS analysis The core set of accessions representingCucurbita pepodiversity in the NPGS […]