CucCAP researchers identified two major and seven minor QTL using a cross between the resistant melon breeding line MR-1 and susceptible cultivar Ananas Yoqne’am.
In a recent study, CucCAP researchers used a digital imaging technology to evaluate the root systems in 335 watermelon accessions.
CucCAP researchers identified a major QTL associated with sulfur tolerance in a melon mapping population. Genetic markers were developed for the major QTL and can be used to incorporate sulfur tolerance in melon breeding programs.
CucCAP Watermelon Team Members include Amnon Levi, Patrick Wechter, Shaker Kousik, Kai-shu Ling (USDA, ARS), Todd Wehner (NC State) and Cecilia McGregor (UGA). Overall objectives include identifying quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with resistance to major and emerging diseases, developing useful molecular markers and utilizing the genomic tools to incorporate resistance into watermelon cultivars. Major diseases on watermelon include Fusarium wilt, Gummy stem blight, Powdery mildew, Phytophthora fruit rot, Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) and Cucumber green motile mosaic virus (CGMMV).
This progress report from the CucCAP melon team covers goals and accomplishments for the time period of March 2019 to July 2020.
Vegetable & Specialty Crop News reports on crop and disease management information from UGA: Watermelon plants can become infected in multiple ways. The pathogen can produce spores that survive in the soil, be seedborne and be introduced to fields where watermelons have never been grown.
Breeding, Genetics, Genomics, and disease management publications and presentations for watermelon from the CucCAP team.
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