CucCAP plant breeder, Todd Wehner talks about breeding cucumber and watermelon varieties for disease resistance.
The Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative (CGC) was established in 1977 to develop and advance the genetics of economically important cucurbits. CucCAP Team members have contributed many articles to the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative throughout the years. Members of the CucCAP Team contributing to CGC report#41 for 2018 include authors Todd Wehner and Jim McCreight along with editors, Amnon Levi and Linda Wessel-Beaver.
Wehner Appointed Williams Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
Germplasm collections (a.k.a. gene banks) are a crucial resource to conserve natural genetic diversity and provide a source of novel traits for crop improvement such as disease and pest resistance, increased yield, and improved fruit quality. Optimal collection, preservation and utilization of these resources depends upon knowledge of the genetic variation present within the collection. […]
Development of varieties with multiple disease resistances is always an important goal for plant breeders. Dr. Yiqun Weng’s Lab at the Vegetable Crops Research Unit in USDA-ARS, Madison, Wisconsin identified the STAYGREEN gene that is responsible for the PI 197087-derived triple-disease resistances.
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 […]
Progress Reports and Work Plans CucCAP Cucumber Team members; Yiqun Weng (USDA, ARS), Rebecca Grumet (Michigan St. Univ.), and Todd Wehner (North Carolina St. Univ.) reported the progress from each of their labs for 2017. Develop genomic approaches and tools GBS of PI collection, establish GWAS core Personnel: Weng (Wang Y, Tan J, Dymerski R), […]
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, […]