The CucCAP squash team is breeding squash for Powdery Mildew and Phytophthora rot resistance.
CucCAP scientists from the Cornell University research groups of Michael Mazourek and Christine Smart along with Michael Gore’s lab combined linkage mapping and bulked segregant methods for molecular mapping and QTL identification.
Cornell squash breeder and CucCAP Squash Team leader, Michael Mazarouek discusses the history of breeding winter squash.
Researchers at Cornell University developed squash breeding lines with increased resistance to Phytophthora crown and root rot.
Cornell University scientists Dr. Christine Smart, a plant pathologist and Dr. Michael Mazourek, a vegetable breeder discuss newly developed squash breeding lines and the soilborne oomycete Phytophthora capsici.
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
This progress report from the CucCAP melon team covers goals and accomplishments for the time period of March 2019 to July 2020.
Final Progress Report for the CucCAP#1 Squash Team: Michael Mazourek (Cornell University), Linda Wessel-Beaver (University of Puerto Rico), Angela Linares (University of Puerto Rico), Chris Smart (Cornell University)