Genomics and Bioinformatics Team | 2024 Progress Report

View the Genomics Team progress report including all tables and figures in pages 12 – 19 of the pdf version of this report.

Genomics and Bioinformatics Team members:
Zhangjun Fei (Boyce Thompson Institute)
Shan Wu (Boyce Thompson Institute)
Amnon Levi (USDA, ARS)
Yiqun Weng (USDA, ARS)
Michael Mazourek (Cornell University)
Jim McCreight (USDA, ARS)
Rebecca Grumet (Michigan State University)

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PAG 31

International Plant and Animal Genome – Cucurbit Genomics Session Friday, Jan 12 4:00 PM Organizers: Pat Wechter & Amnon Levi Abstracts Incorporating Fusarium Wilt Resistance into Watermelon Cultivars Using Molecular Tools by: Venkat Ganaparthi, William, Patrick Wechter, Amnon Levi, and Sandra E. Branham Cucurbit Genomics Database (CuGenDB) v2: An Updated Database for Cucurbit Genomics by: […]

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CucCAP scientists uncover genetic factors influencing flowering time and fruit yield in watermelon

Scientists at the USDA, ARS, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory in Charleston, SC evaluated the USDA, ARS citron watermelon germplasm collection for flowering time and fruit yield traits under field conditions over two years. They used a “genome-wide association study (GWAS)” to detect genomic regions and molecular (DNA) markers associated with flowering time and fruit yield traits. The new molecular markers will be useful in improving watermelon varieties for early flowering and maturity and yield performance via marker-assisted breeding.

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