PAG XXIX has been tentatively rescheduled to May 2021 – Please Note the New Dates
The CucCAP Bioinformatics team is led by BTI plant genomics scientist Zhangjun Fei. Team members include Shan Wu who is working to integrate the watermelon pan genome and Jingyin Yu who is redesigning the data base.
We identified QTLs associated with gummy stem blight resistance in an interspecific F2:3 Citrullus population and developed marker assays for selection of the loci in watermelon.
Genotyping by sequencing, Sequence data processing/analysis, ICuGI database development, Community standardized nomenclature, Genomic, bioinformatics workshops, GBS of cucurbit species and establishment of molecular-informed core populations, Population genomics and GWAS analyses, and Genomic resequencing of core collections
Breeding, Genetics, & Genomics Publications Branham, S.E., A. Levi, M. Katawczik, Z. Fei, W.P. Wechter. 2018. Construction of a genome-anchored, high-density genetic map for melon (Cucumis melo L.) and identification of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis race 1 resistance QTL. Theor Appl Genetics 131:829-837. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-017-3039-5 Branham, S.E., J. Daley, A. Levi, R. Hassell, W.P. Wechter. 2020. QTL mapping and marker development for tolerance to sulfur […]
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.
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.
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 […]