2018 Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Annual Report

The Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative (CGC) was established in 1977 to develop and advance the genetics of economically important cucurbits. CucCAP Team members have contributed many articles to the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative throughout the years. Members of the CucCAP Team contributing to CGC report#41 for 2018 include authors Todd Wehner and Jim McCreight along with editors, Amnon Levi and Linda Wessel-Beaver.

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Complete resistance to powdery mildew and partial resistance to downy mildew in a Cucumis hystrix introgression line of cucumber were controlled by a co-localized locus

An article published in Theoretical and Applied Genetics was cited by CucCAP vegetable pathologists. Key message A single recessive gene for complete resistance to powdery mildew and a major-effect QTL for partial resistance to downy mildew were co-localized in a Cucumis hystrix introgression line of cucumber. Read More  

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Texas A&M AgriLife vegetable breeding program to develop better cultivars | Produce Grower

He said watermelon germplasm and advanced lines will be screened for anthracnose resistance in the greenhouse at Uvalde to identify their respective levels of resistance. In addition, mapping populations of watermelon germplasm from the University of Georgia will be evaluated for anthracnose resistance. “Diagnostic molecular markers for each anthracnose resistant gene will be identified and […]

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Ag Secretary Perdue visits the USDA-ARS Vegetable research Laboratory in Charleston, SC

The Secretary of Agriculture doesn’t just advocate for agricultural research, he strives to understand the advances being made. Sarah Mock from the local television station, RFD-TV, traveled with him to the Vegetable Lab in Charleston, South Carolina to learn more. Watch the video of the Agriculture secretaries’ visit.

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Talking Biotech: University of Georgia’s Cecilia McGregor on genetics of watermelon | GLP

The first half of this podcast discusses domestication, breeding and stories of where watermelon came from, and where it is going. University of Georgia research professor Cecilia McGregor shares her knowledge of the origins of this crop, along with facts of how it is used around the world. Find a link to the podcast in this […]

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