It is a pleasure to invite you to the SOLCUC 2017: The XIV Solanaceae and III Cucurbitaceae Genomics Joint Conference that will take place in Valencia, Spain from September 3 to 6, 2017. This Joint Conference aims to get together the Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae scientific communities for the first time after the Kobe meeting in […]
Ando Kaori and James D. McCreight presented: Poster abstract submission: POTENTIAL FOR PRODUCTION OF TURKMEN MELONS IN CALIFORNIA at the National Association of Plant Breeders 2017 Annual Meeting.
The National Association of Plant Breeders annual meeting is being held at the University of California
Source: XIth Eucarpia Cucurbitaceae 2016 The XIth Eucarpia Meeting on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae 2016 The EUCARPIA Cucurbitaceae meeting is organized every four years in Europe, but interlaced every two years with Cucurbitaceae conference held in the USA. It aims to bring together researchers and breeders involved in genetics and improvement of Cucurbitaceae crops […]
A collaboration between horticulturists and bioinformaticists has received a $6.5 million USDA grant to identify genetic regions useful for breeding disease-resistant melons, squash and pumpkins. BTI researcher Zhangjun Fei will lead the bioinformatics portion of the project. Source: $6.5 million grant may lead to disease-resistant cucurbits | EurekAlert! Science News
Objective: 1. Evaluate watermelon germplasm core collections from USDA and China for resistance to cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV). 2. Develop breeding populations and determine the genetic inheritance of resistance to CGMMV in watermelon. 3. Use genotyping-by-sequencing to identify SNPs linked to the CGMMV resistance trait for marker-assisted selection. Source: Project : USDA ARS
The webinar: Cuckoo for Cucurbit Vine Crop Breeding presented by Michael Mazourek, a member of the CucCAP grant team from Cornell University, is part of the “How to Breed New Plant Varieties: Imagining and Engineering Crops” series and describes the breeding of cucurbit vine crops.