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, […]
The Cucurbitaceae family (cucurbit) includes several economically important crops, such as melon, cucumber, watermelon, pumpkin, squash and gourds. During the past several years, genomic and genetic data have been rapidly accumulated for cucurbits. Read More
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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
Scientists at 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 the October issue of Molecular Plant, which highlights the work on its cover. Read the article from BTI about the work Zhangjun Fei is doing with pumpkin […]