2021 CucCAP Cucumber Research Publications and Presentations

Cucumber Breeding, Genetics, Genomics, and Pathology Research Publications Assessment of fungicide product applications and program approaches for control of downy mildew on pickling cucumber in North Carolina by: Kimberly N. D’Arcangelo, Mike L.Adams, James P.Kerns, and Lina M.Quesada-Ocampo Published: February 2021 in Crop Protection, Volume 140. DOI: 10.1016/j.cropro.2020.105412 First report of cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus infecting […]

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CucCAP researchers develop high-throughput method for quantification of pathogen growth

Researchers at Michigan State University used a fluorescent isolate of the broad host range pathogen, Phytophthora capsici, to develop a high-throughput, microtiter plate assay for replicated quantification of  pathogen growth on plant tissue in real time.  This method, which can detect pathogen growth prior to development of symptoms, can assist with screening for disease resistance, mapping of resistance loci, testing efficacy of control measures, or elucidation of fundamental host-pathogen interactions.

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CucCAP scientists uncover the genetic basis of unique horticultural traits in the multi-disease resistant cucumber germplasm line WI2757

CucCAP researchers conducted molecular mapping using populations involving WI2757, and uncovered a large paracentric inversion of about 10 megabases in length on cucumber chromosome 1 of WI2757 and found that inversion region harbors genes or quantitative trait loci for fruit length, diameter, fruit shape, fruit number, and flowering time.

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