Winter 2019 Extension Disease Management Workshops

Extension Plant Pathologists Lina Quesada from NC State and Chris Smart from Cornell join Extension Specialist Mary Hausbeck for a series of Phytophthora and Downy Mildew Workshops for Vegetable Growers at Michigan State University. Phytophthora blight in vegetables and other cucurbits is complicated by the fact that downy mildew may also be a problem. January 23, […]

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2018 CucCAP Genomics and Bioinformatics Team Annual Report

Progress Reports and Work Plans Team members: Zhangjun Fei (Boyce Thompson Institute); Umesh Reddy (West Virginia St. Univ.); Amnon Levi (USDA, ARS); Yiqun Weng (USDA, ARS); Michael Mazourek (Cornell University); Pat Wechter (USDA, ARS); and Rebecca Grumet (Michigan State University) reported on their lab’s progress and plans. Work in progress and plans 1.1. Develop genomic […]

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Fei Lab Presents Poster at PAG XXVI

Cucurbita Genome Sequences Provide Insights into Polyploid … Jan 23, 2018 – Cucurbita Genome. Sequences Provide. Insights into Polyploid. Genome Evolution and Heterosis in. Interspecific Hybrid. Outline. Introduction. – The origins and domestication of C. maxima and C. moschata. – The uses of C. maxima …. and C. moschata correlated with heterosis in important agronomic traits.

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Fei Lab contributes to CucCAP Genomics and Bioinformatics

Fei Lab Genomic and Bioinformatic accomplishments, March 2017 through November 2017: Publications: 1. Wu S, Shamimuzzaman M, Sun H, Salse J, Sui X, Wilder A, Wu Z, Levi A, Xu Y, Ling KS, Fei Z (2017) The bottle gourd genome provides insights into Cucurbitaceae evolution and facilitates mapping of a Papaya ringspot virus resistance locus. Plant […]

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Bottle gourd genome provides insight on evolutionary history and genetic relationships of cucurbit crops – Boyce Thompson Institute

Researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and collaborators in China and France have produced the first high-quality genome sequence for the bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) and a reconstructed genome of the most recent Cucurbitaceae ancestor. In their findings, researchers compared the sequenced bottle gourd genome to those […]

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Pumpkin genomes sequenced, revealing uncommon history – Vegetable Growers News

Scientists at the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) and the National Engineering Research Center for Vegetables in Beijing have sequenced the genomes of two important pumpkin species, Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata. The finished genomes appear in […] Source: Pumpkin genomes sequenced, revealing uncommon history – Vegetable Growers News

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The bottle gourd genome provides insights into Cucurbitaceae evolution and facilitates mapping of a Papaya ring-spot virus resistance locus

The bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria cv. USVL1VR-Ls) genomes is published in The Plant Journal and the genome is now available to the public. The bottle gourd genome provides insights into Cucurbitaceae evolution and facilitates mapping of a Papaya ring-spot virus resistance locus  

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