CucCAP scientist James D. McCreight is a contributor to the 2021 CGC report.
Jim McCreight leads the Melon team. Their objectives are to Map and develop markers for disease resistance in Melon and introgress, pyramid/stack resistances into advanced breeding lines.
Resistance to CYSDV is exhibited by melon PI 313970, a vegetable type melon introduced from India.
The CucCAP melon team is breeding melons for disease resistance to Powdery mildew, Fusarium wilt, and Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus.
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.
This progress report from the CucCAP melon team covers goals and accomplishments for the time period of March 2019 to July 2020.
Breeding, genetics, & genomics publications and presentations from the CucCAP1 melon project.
Melon Team members Jim McCreight (USDA, ARS), Shaker Kousik (USDA, ARS), Michael Mazourek (Cornell Univ.), Pat Wechter (USDA, ARS), and Bill Wintermantel (USDA, ARS) reported their accomplishments in the CucCAP1 project.