The Cucurbitaceae family (cucurbit) includes several economically important crops, such as melon, cucumber, watermelon, pumpkin, squash and gourds. During the past several years, genomic and genetic data have been rapidly accumulated for cucurbits. Read More
CucCAP researchers at the U.S. Vegetable Laboratory in Charleston, SC collaborated with the Boyce Thompson Institute in Ithaca, NY to generate the highest density genetic map to date for melon.
Progress Reports and Work Plans Team members: Zhangjun Fei (Boyce Thompson Institute); Umesh Reddy (West Virginia St. Univ.); Amnon Levi (USDA, ARS); Yiqun Weng (USDA, ARS); Michael Mazourek (Cornell University); Pat Wechter (USDA, ARS); and Rebecca Grumet (Michigan State University) reported on their lab’s progress and plans. Work in progress and plans 1.1. Develop genomic […]
Cucurbita Genome Sequences Provide Insights into Polyploid … Jan 23, 2018 – Cucurbita Genome. Sequences Provide. Insights into Polyploid. Genome Evolution and Heterosis in. Interspecific Hybrid. Outline. Introduction. – The origins and domestication of C. maxima and C. moschata. – The uses of C. maxima …. and C. moschata correlated with heterosis in important agronomic traits.
The Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) is designed to provide a forum on recent developments and future plans for plant and animal genome projects. Consisting of technical presentations, poster sessions, exhibits and workshops, the conference is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and applications on this internationally important project. Program Overview
CucCAP Extension presentation at the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association of Delaware annual meeting – January 8 – 11, 2018 Dr. Jonathan Schultheis will present: “Melon Varieties; Orange Flesh and Various Specialty Melon Opportunities at the on Tuesday January 9, 2018 in the Fresh market session. Dr. Jonathan Schultheis will present: “Parthenocarpic Pickling Cucumber; Plant Population […]
Presentations at commodity and scientific Meetings: Southeast Vegetable and Fruit EXPO On November 28 and 29, 2017, NC State CucCAP scientists presented research results to members of the vegetable production community. Todd Wehner’s cucurbit breeding group spoke about cucumber germplasm with high resistance to Downy Mildew. Also at this meeting, Jonathan Schultheis’ vegetable production team presented talks […]
Fei Lab Genomic and Bioinformatic accomplishments, March 2017 through November 2017: Publications: 1. Wu S, Shamimuzzaman M, Sun H, Salse J, Sui X, Wilder A, Wu Z, Levi A, Xu Y, Ling KS, Fei Z (2017) The bottle gourd genome provides insights into Cucurbitaceae evolution and facilitates mapping of a Papaya ringspot virus resistance locus. Plant […]