Organic Plant Breeding Yields Superior Varieties for Cucurbit Growers | NC State Extension & CFSA

NC State Extension reported via Carolina Farm Stewardship Alliance and Organic Seed Alliance : Farmers looking for disease-resistant cucurbits now have more choices thanks to the release of new cucumber and melon varieties by Cornell University—the result of years of research by public plant breeders and organic farmers. “Our approach to plant breeding involves a close collaboration with […]

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CucCAP team developed a new database for cucurbit genomics

During the past several years, large amounts of genomic, transcriptomic and genetic data have been accumulated for cucurbits. These data have been extensively used to facilitate cucurbit research and breeding. However, efficient access, and ability to mine and analyze these large-scale datasets pose challenges to researchers, especially those with limited bioinformatics expertise. Therefore, the CucCAP […]

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2018 CucCAP Squash Team Annual Report

Progress Reports and Work Plans Team members: Michael Mazourek, (team leader, Cornell Univ.), Linda Beaver (Univ. Puerto Rico), Angel Linares (Univ. Puerto Rico), Chris Smart (Cornell Univ.) Powdery mildew resistance in squash 2.2.4.1 Marker development and verification (Mazourek lab –K. LaPlant) Completed in 2017 Virus resistance in squash 2.1.4.3, 2.1.4.4. Mapping resistance (M. Mazourek lab-K. LaPlant) We […]

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2018 CucCAP Melon Team Annual Report

Progress Reports and Work Plans Team members: Jim McCreight (USDA, ARS), Shaker Kousik (USDA, ARS), Michael Mazourek (Cornell Univ), Pat Wechter (USDA, ARS), Bill Wintermantel (USDA, ARS) reported on their lab’s progress and plans. 1.2. Perform GBS analysis of PI collections, establish core populations, provide community resource for genome wide association studies (GWAS) 1.2.1. GBS of cucurbit […]

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2018 CucCAP Genomics and Bioinformatics Team Annual Report

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 […]

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2016 CucCAP Genomics and Bioinformatics Team Annual Report

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. Objectives Year 1: Develop common genomic approaches and tools for cucurbits. Work in […]

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