Watermelon Breeding, Genetics, Genomics, Pathology, and Disease Management Publications & Presentations
The watermelon team is led by Amnon Levi. Team objectives are to develop genomic, bioinformatic, mapping approaches and tools for cucurbits, map and develop markers for disease resistance, and introgress, pyramid/stack resistances into advanced breeding lines.
CucCAP researchers identified two major and seven minor QTL using a cross between the resistant melon breeding line MR-1 and susceptible cultivar Ananas Yoqne’am.
CucCAP scientist, Rebecca Grumet, will present, “Application of genomic tools for mapping and analysis of valuable traits in cucurbit” at the XIIth Eucarpia Meeting on Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding.
The CucCAP Watermelon team is led by USDA-ARS Research Geneticist Amnon Levi. Co-investigators include Sandra Branham, Cecelia McGregor, Kai-Shu Ling, Shaker Kousik, Umesh Reddy, and Pat Wechter.
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.
Breeding, genetics, & genomics publications and presentations from the CucCAP1 melon project.