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.
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CucCAP melon breeders, industry representatives and other participants interested in Powdery Mildew replicated trials & natural infection and a Core set of means for trains assays, joined Dr. Jim McCreight at the University of California Desert Research and Extension Center on June 7, 2018 for a Melon Field Day. The group looked for Powdery Mildew […]
Team members Jim McCreight (USDA, ARS), Shaker Kousik (USDA, ARS), Michael Mazourek (Cornell Univ), Pat Wechter (USDA, ARS), Bill Wintermantel (USDA, ARS) reported on their lab’s progress and plans. Progress Reports and Work Plans Perform GBS analysis of PI collections, establish core populations, provide community resource for genome wide association studies (GWAS) & GBS of cucurbit […]