Genomics and Bioinformatics Team | 2024 Progress Report

View the Genomics Team progress report including all tables and figures in pages 12 – 19 of the pdf version of this report.

Genomics and Bioinformatics Team members:
Zhangjun Fei (Boyce Thompson Institute)
Shan Wu (Boyce Thompson Institute)
Amnon Levi (USDA, ARS)
Yiqun Weng (USDA, ARS)
Michael Mazourek (Cornell University)
Jim McCreight (USDA, ARS)
Rebecca Grumet (Michigan State University)

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CucCAP researchers genetically characterize more than 2000 melon accessions in the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System

The U.S. National Plant Germplasm System maintains a melon germplasm collection from worldwide melon production areas and regions where primitive melons exist. The CucCAP team genetically characterized the collection to increase understanding of genetic diversity, phylogenetic relationships, and population structure of the collection, and to improve melon taxonomic classifications. A core collection was developed from the analysis to provide a public resource for future research and genomics-assisted breeding. Thirty-five morphological characters were evaluated in the core collection to identify genomic regions potentially related to fruit quality and other horticultural traits important in melon improvement.

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