In the Fall of 2020, members of the cucurbit community were invited to submit manuscripts for CGC report #43. Editors of the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative extended the deadline for submitting manuscripts for the 2020 report to February 15, 2021. The cucurbit research community is encouraged to continue to share research, manuscripts, reports, descriptions of new techniques, interesting […]
CucCAP scientists and other researchers authored reports in the 2019 Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative (CGC) report which was published in September 2020.
In a recent study, CucCAP researchers used a digital imaging technology to evaluate the root systems in 335 watermelon accessions.
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.
Overall objectives: Identifying quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with resistance to major and emerging diseases, developing useful molecular markers and utilizing the genomic tools to incorporate resistance into watermelon cultivars. Major diseases: Fusarium wilt, Gummy stem blight, Powdery mildew, Phytophthora fruit rot, Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) and Cucumber green motile mosaic virus (CGMMV). Team Members: […]
Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics Publications Bertucci, M.B, K.M. Jennings, D.W. Monks, J.R. Schultheis, F.J. Louws, and D.L. Jordan. 2019. Interference of (Amaranthus palmeri) density in grafted and nongrafted watermelon. Weed Sci. 67(2):229-238. Branham, S.E., A. Levi, M.W. Farnham, and W.P. Wechter. 2016. A GBS‑SNP‑based linkage map and quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Niveum race 2 […]
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Multiple disease screens of the USDA watermelon germplasm collection have highlighted the value of wild type watermelons as a source for enhancing resistance to diseases in modern watermelon cultivars. CucCAP researchers collaborated with Sakata Seed America on generating genetic populations and on conducting genetic analyses to identify genetic loci that confer resistance to Fusarium wilt and papaya ring-spot virus.