PAG XXIX | revised date

We are prepared to have a meeting with limited attendance; provided an approved vaccine is expected available by December 2020, travel restrictions have been removed, and all national and local regulations regarding COVID-19 can be met.

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PAG XXIX POSTPONED

PAG XXIX, as scheduled for January 2021 in San Diego at the newly renovated Town & Country Hotel, is officially postponed until March 27-31, 2021. We are prepared to have a meeting with limited attendance; provided an approved vaccine is expected available by December 2020, travel restrictions have been removed, and all national and local regulations […]

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PAG XXVIII

PAG brings together over 3,000 leading genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research, and over 130 exhibits, 150 workshops, 1100 posters and over 1800 abstracts.

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CucCAP researchers identify genetic loci conferring resistance to Fusarium wilt race 2 and Papaya ring-spot virus-watermelon strain (PRSV-W)

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.

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Presentations by CucCAP Scientists at PAG XXVIII

CucCAP participants at PAG XXVIII include cucurbit breeders and genomic scientists.  The cucurbit session organizers are Amnon Levi and Patrick Wechter. Presentations by CucCAP authors include: QTL and Transcrptomic Analyses Implicate Cuticule Transcription Factor Shine As a Source of Natural Variation for Epidermal Traits in Cucumber: Zhangjun Fei, Rebecca Grumet, Ben N. Mansfeld, and Yiqun Weng De Novo Genome Assembly of Sweet […]

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CucCAP scientists co-led the development of an improved ‘97103’ watermelon genome and resequencing of 414 watermelon accessions

Watermelon has been domesticated for more than 4000 years and modern sweet watermelons have been selected to carry large fruits with crisp, non-bitter and sweet flesh. The CucCAP team has co-led an international effort to generate an improved watermelon ‘97103’ reference genome and resequence 414 accessions from the seven extant Citrullus species.

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