Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) is an emerging virus in the U.S. that has caused serious disease outbreaks to watermelon and several other cucurbit crops around the world. Although CGMMV is seed-borne, the mechanism of its transmission from seed to seedling was not fully understood. With increasing activities of off-shore hybrid seed production and […]
CucCAP plant breeders, pathologists and genomic scientists will present results of their work with cucurbit breeding lines and disease resistance at Cucurbitaceae 2018. On Wednesday, November 14, Rebecca Grumet will be the keynote speaker in the first genomics session with the presentation, The CucCAP Project: Genomic Tools and Resources to Facilitate Breeding for Disease Resistance […]
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
Progress Reports and Work Plans Watermelon Team members: Amnon Levi (USDA, ARS), Shaker Kousik (USDA, ARS), Kai-shu Ling (USDA, ARS), Cecilia McGregor (Univ. Georgia), Pat Wechter (USDA, ARS), and Todd Wehner (North Carolina St. Univ.) reported on team progress and work plans. Overall objectives: Identifying quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with resistance to major and emerging diseases, […]
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 […]
Secretary of Agriculture, Dr. Sonny Perdu visited the USDA, ARS, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory in Charleston, SC on August 21st, 2017 and received explanations of watermelon projects funded by CucCAP.
PROCEEDINGS OF CUCURBITACEAE 2016 The XIth Eucarpia Meeting on Cucurbit Genetics & Breeding Elżbieta U. Kozik & Harry S. Paris Editors July 24–28, 2016 Warsaw, Poland Wessel-Beaver, L., and J.C. Verle-Rodrigues. Sources of variation in ELISA Tests Used to Quantify ZYMV and PRSV Resistance in Cucurbita moschata. In Cucurbitaceae 2016, XIth EUCARPIA Meeting on Genetics […]
A national team of 20 scientists led by MSU Horticulture Professor Rebecca Grumet has been awarded $6.5 million grant to accelerate the development of disease-resistant cucurbit crops through leveraging applied genomics. Read More