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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Cucurbits

Edited by Yi-Hong Wang, T. K. Behera, Chittaranjan Kole

© 2011 – CRC Press

425 pages | 24 Color Illus. | 11 B/W Illus.

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The last two decades has been the most exciting period in cucurbit genetic, genomic, and breeding research especially for cucumber, melon, and watermelon. In addition, cucumber became the first cucurbit to be sequenced, after other field crops such as rice, sorghum, soybean, and maize. In thirteen chapters by 34 internationally renowned scientists, this book provides an in-depth review of the state of the art of genetic and genomic research conducted in cucurbits. It will be an essential resource for cucurbit researchers as well as scientists working in other crops.

Table of Contents

Major Cucurbit Crops, Yiqun Weng and Zhanyong Sun

Minor Cucurbits, T.K. Behera, A.K. Sureja, Sabina Islam, A.D. Munshi and A.S. Sidhu

Classical Genetics and Traditional Breeding, Stephen R. King, Angela R. Davis and Todd C. Wehner

Breeding Squash and Pumpkins, J. Brent Loy

Genetic Diversity Studies in Cucurbits Using Molecular Tools, C. Esteras, F. Nuez and B. Picó

Molecular Genetic Mapping and Map-based Cloning,Yi-Hong Wang

Mapping and Molecular Breeding of Monogenic Traits, Yi-Hong Wang

Genome Mapping and QTL Analysis in Cucurbits, Hugo E. Cuevas, Jack E. Staub and Juan E. Zalapa

Genomic and Functional Genomic Resources of Melon, Zhangjun Fei and Yang Liu

Watermelon, Amnon Levi, W. Patrick Wechter, Judy. A. Thies, and Kai-Shu Ling, Umesh K. Reddy, Yong

XU, Shaogui Guo and Xingping Zhang

Cucumber Genomics, Zhonghua Zhang, Jun He and Sanwen Huang

Sex Expression in Cucurbits, Rebecca Grumet and Jessica Taft

Future Prospects, Hiroshi Ezura

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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Crop Plants

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General