Now showing items 1-14 of 14

    • An improved assembly and annotation of the melon (Cucumis melo L.) reference genome 

      Ruggieri, Valentino; Alexiou, Konstantinos G.; Morata, Jordi; Argyris, Jason; Pujol, Marta; Yano, Ryoichi; Nonaka, Satoko; Ezura, Hiroshi; Latrasse, David; Boualem, Adnane; Benhamed, Moussa; Bendahmane, Abdelhhafid; Aiese Cigliano, Riccardo; Sanseverino, Walter; Puigdomènech, Pere; Casacuberta, Josep M.; Garcia-Mas, Jordi
      We report an improved assembly (v3.6.1) of the melon (Cucumis melo L.) genome and a new genome annotation (v4.0). The optical mapping approach allowed correcting the order and the orientation of 21 previous scaffolds and ...
    • An integrated approach for increasing breeding efficiency in apple and peach in Europe 

      Laurens, Francois; Aranzana, María José; Arús, Pere; Bassi, Daniele; Bink, Marco; Bonany, Joan; Caprera, Andrea; Corelli-Grappadelli, Luca; Costes, Evelyne; Durel, Charles-Eric; Mauroux, Jehan-Baptiste; Muranty, Hélène; Nazzicari, Nelson; Pascal, Thierry; Patocchi, Andrea; Peil, Andreas; Quilot-Turion, Bénédicte; Rossini, Laura; Stella, Alessandra; Troggio, Michela; Velasco, Riccardo; van de Weg, Eric
      Despite the availability of whole genome sequences of apple and peach, there has been a considerable gap between genomics and breeding. To bridge the gap, the European Union funded the FruitBreedomics project (March 2011 ...
    • Attention sports fans! The far-reaching contributions of bud sport mutants to horticulture and plant biology 

      Foster, Toshi M.; Aranzana, María José
      A bud sport is a lateral shoot, inflorescence or single flower/fruit with a visibly different phenotype from the rest of the plant. The new phenotype is often caused by a stable somatic mutation in a single cell that is ...
    • Cross-incompatibility in the cultivated almond (Prunus dulcis): Updating, revision and correction 

      Gómez, Eva María; Dicenta, Federico; Batlle, Ignasi; Romero, Agustí; Ortega, Encarnación
      Most almond cultivars are self-incompatible, and so to obtain a yield they need to be pollinated with cross-compatible cultivars. For an efficient use of these cultivars in growing and breeding, over the years many have ...
    • Cucurbit Genomics Database (CuGenDB): a central portal for comparative and functional genomics of cucurbit crops 

      Zheng, Yi; Wu, Shan; Bai, Yang; Sun, Honghe; Jiao, Chen; Guo, Shaogui; Zhao, Kun; Blanca, Jose; Zhang, Zhonghua; Huang, Sanwen; Xu, Yong; Weng, Yiqun; Mazourek, Michael; Reddy, Umesh K; Ando, Kaori; McCreight, James D; Schaffer, Arthur A; Burger, Joseph; Tadmor, Yaakov; Katzir, Nurit; Tang, Xuemei; Liu, Yang; Giovannoni, James J; Ling, Kai-Shu; Wechter, W Patrick; Levi, Amnon; Garcia-Mas, Jordi; Grumet, Rebecca; Fei, Zhangjun
      The Cucurbitaceae family (cucurbit) includes several economically important crops, such as melon, cucumber, watermelon, pumpkin, squash and gourds. During the past several years, genomic and genetic data have been rapidly ...
    • Evaluation of biocontrol capacity of Pseudomonas graminis CPA-7 against foodborne pathogens on fresh-cut pear and its effect on fruit volatile compounds 

      Iglesias, María Belén; López, María Luisa; Echeverría, Gemma; Viñas, Inmaculada; Zudaire, Lorena; Abadias, Maribel
      The application of microorganisms to control the growth of foodborne pathogens is an alternative to the use of chemical additives. In this work, Pseudomonas graminis CPA-7 was tested as a biocontrol agent against Salmonella ...
    • Genome encode analyses reveal the basis of convergent evolution of fleshy fruit ripening 

      Lü, Peitao; Yu, Sheng; Zhu, Ning; Chen, Yun-Ru; Zhou, Biyan; Pan, Yu; Tzeng, David; Fabi, Joao Paulo; Argyris, Jason; Garcia-Mas, Jordi; Ye, Nenghui; Zhang, Jianhua; Grierson, Donald; Xiang, Jenny; Fei, Zhangjun; Giovannoni, James; Zhong, Silin
      Fleshy fruits using ethylene to regulate ripening have developed multiple times in the history of angiosperms, presenting a clear case of convergent evolution whose molecular basis remains largely unknown. Analysis of the ...
    • Genotyping by Sequencing in Almond: SNP Discovery, Linkage Mapping, and Marker Design 

      Goonetilleke, Shashi N.; March, Timothy J.; Wirthensohn, Michelle; Arús, Pere; Walker, Amanda R.; Mather, Diane E.
      In crop plant genetics, linkage maps provide the basis for the mapping of loci that affect important traits and for the selection of markers to be applied in crop improvement. In outcrossing species such as almond (Prunus ...
    • High-density multi-population consensus genetic linkage map for peach 

      da Silva Linge, Cassia; Antanaviciute, Laima; Abdelghafar, Asma; Arús, Pere; Bassi, Daniele; Rossini, Laura; Ficklin, Stephen; Gasic, Ksenija
      Highly saturated genetic linkage maps are extremely helpful to breeders and are an essential prerequisite for many biological applications such as the identification of marker-trait associations, mapping quantitative trait ...
    • Identification of a new allele of the Dw gene causing brachytic dwarfing in peach 

      Cantín, Celia M.; Arús, Pere; Eduardo, Iban
      Objective Peach brachytic dwarfism determined by Dwarf gene (Dw) is an undesired trait segregating in some peach breeding programs. Recently, a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) mutation in the gibberellin insensitive ...
    • QTL mapping of melon fruit quality traits using a high-density GBS-based genetic map 

      Pereira, L.; Ruggieri, V.; Pérez, S.; Alexiou, K. G.; Fernández, M.; Jahrmann, T.; Pujol, M.; Garcia-Mas, J.
      Background Melon shows a broad diversity in fruit morphology and quality, which is still underexploited in breeding programs. The knowledge of the genetic basis of fruit quality traits is important for identifying new ...
    • Survey of over 4, 500 monumental olive trees preserved on-farm in the northeast Iberian Peninsula, their genotyping and characterization 

      Ninot, Antònia; Howad, Werner; Aranzana, Maria José; Senar, Romà; Romero, Agustí; Mariotti, Roberto; Baldoni, Luciana; Belaj, Angjelina
      Inventorying, characterising and conserving on-farm ancient olive trees is a priority for safeguarding their genetic, natural and agricultural value and for protecting ancient genotypes threatened with extinction. In the ...
    • Target-site mutations (AChE and kdr), and PSMO activity in codling moth (Cydia pomonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)) populations from Spain 

      Bosch, Dolors; Avilla, Jesús; Musleh, Selim; Rodríguez, Marcela A.
      Codling moth,Cydia pomonella(L.) is a key pest of global importance that affects apple fruit production andwhose populations have developed resistance to insecticides in many apple production areas. In Spain, enhancedcytochrome ...
    • The Evolutionary Consequences of Transposon-Related Pericentromer Expansion in Melon 

      Morata, Jordi; Tormo, Marc; Alexiou, Konstantinos G.; Vives, Cristina; Ramos-Onsins, Sebastián E.; Garcia-Mas, Jordi; Casacuberta, Josep M.
      Abstract Transposable elements (TEs) are a major driver of plant genome evolution. A part from being a rich source of new genes and regulatory sequences, TEs can also affect plant genome evolution by modifying genome ...