Michael Mazourek’s New Seed Company is Helping Bring the Flavor Back to Cucurbits | Seed World Daily

On location in Davis, California at Cucurbitaceae 2018,  we sit down with Cornell University vegetable breeder Michael Mazourek to chat about his work on the Cucurbit Coordinated Agricultural Project, bringing the flavor back to vegetables and his new seed company partnership with celebrity chef Dan Barber. Read More Listen to the podcast here

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Fei Lab Presents Poster at PAG XXVI

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.

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The bottle gourd genome provides insights into Cucurbitaceae evolution and facilitates mapping of a Papaya ring-spot virus resistance locus

The bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria cv. USVL1VR-Ls) genomes is published in The Plant Journal and the genome is now available to the public. The bottle gourd genome provides insights into Cucurbitaceae evolution and facilitates mapping of a Papaya ring-spot virus resistance locus  

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The bottle gourd genome provides insights into Cucurbitaceae evolution and facilitates mapping of a Papaya ringspot virus resistance locus

The Plant Journal – Wiley Online Library Bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) is an important vegetable crop as well as a rootstock for other cucurbit crops. Source: The bottle gourd genome provides insights into Cucurbitaceae evolution and facilitates mapping of a Papaya ringspot virus resistance locus – Wu – 2017 – The Plant Journal – Wiley […]

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Karyotype Stability and Unbiased Fractionation in the Paleo-Allotetraploid Cucurbita Genomes: Molecular Plant

Analyses of high-quality genome sequences of Cucurbita maxima and C. moschata revealan ancient allotetraploidy event in Cucurbita. The two subgenomes of paleo-allotetraploidCucurbita show limited interchromosomal rearrangements, and display no genome dominanceand biased fractionation. Allele-specific expression analysis in the hybrid of C.maxima × C. moschata detects transgressive expression correlated with heterosis inimportant agronomic traits. Source: Karyotype […]

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