Editorial: Translational research for cucurbit molecular breeding: Traits, markers, and genes
Cucurbits (family Cucurbitaceae) are economically important vegetable crops. Major cucurbits growing globally include cucumber, melon, watermelon, and squash/pumpkin. Other cucurbits like bitter melon, bottle gourd, winter melon, and luffa are popular in many Asian and African countries. The last decade has witnessed a rapid development of genetic and genomics resources including draft genome assemblies, and high-density genetic maps in a dozen cucurbit crops, making it possible to accelerate translational research for cucurbit breeding. This Research Topic is a collection of 21 Original Research articles or Reviews highlighting the achievements and future directions in cucurbit translational research. These articles cover a variety of topics ranging from improvement of the cucurbit genome assemblies to identification and molecular mapping of horticulturally important genes or QTL for horticultural traits, and the use of such knowledge in marker-assisted selection for cucurbit improvement. Major findings from these investigations are summarized below.
633 - Field crops and their production
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Frontiers in Plant Science
Weng, Yiqun, Jordi Garcia-Mas, Amnon Levi, and Feishi Luan. 2020. "Editorial: Translational Research For Cucurbit Molecular Breeding: Traits, Markers, And Genes". Frontiers In Plant Science 11. doi:10.3389/fpls.2020.615346.
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MINECO/Programa Estatal de I+D+I orientada a los retos de la sociedad/AGL2015-64625-C2-1-R/ES/DISECCION GENETICA DE DOS CARACTERES DE INTERES AGRONOMICO EN MELON: RESISTENCIA A CUCUMBER MOSAIC VIRUS Y MADURACION CLIMATERICA DE FRUTO/RESMELORIP
MINECO/Programa Estatal de fomento de la investigación científica y técnica de excelencia/SEV-2015-0533/ES/ /
Genòmica i Biotecnologia
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