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The Cucurbitaceae includes important crops such as cucumber, melon, watermelon, squash and pumpkin. However, few genetic and genomic resources are available for plant improvement. Some cucurbit species such as cucumber have a narrow genetic base, which impedes construction of saturated molecular linkage maps. We report herein the development of highly(More)
BACKGROUND WRKY proteins are a large family of transcriptional regulators in higher plant. They are involved in many biological processes, such as plant development, metabolism, and responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Prior to the present study, only one full-length cucumber WRKY protein had been reported. The recent publication of the draft genome(More)
Late blight, caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary, is a devastating disease for tomato and potato crops. In the past decades, many late blight resistance (R) genes have been characterized in potato. In contrast, less work has been conducted on tomato. The Ph-3 gene from Solanum pimpinellifolium was introgressed into(More)
Scab, caused by Cladosporium cucumerinum Ell. et Arthur, is a prevalent disease of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) worldwide. Scab can cause serious losses for cucumber production, especially in protected culture such as high tunnel production. Resistance to cucumber scab is dominant and is controlled by a single gene, Ccu. Breeding for resistant cultivars is(More)
Cabbage Fusarium wilt is a major disease worldwide that can cause severe yield loss in cabbage (Brassica olerecea). Although markers linked to the resistance gene FOC1 have been identified, no candidate gene for it has been determined so far. In this study, we report the fine mapping and analysis of a candidate gene for FOC1 using a double haploid (DH)(More)
MicroRNAs play important regulatory roles in eukaryotic lineages. In this paper, we employed deep sequencing technology to sequence and identify microRNAs in M. incognita genome, which is one of the important plant parasitic nematodes. We identified 102 M. incognita microRNA genes, which can be grouped into 71 nonredundant miRNAs based on mature sequences.(More)
Fusarium oxysporum is a soil-borne fungus that causes vascular wilt and root rot. To compare infection and colonization by F. oxysporum f. sp conglutinans (Foc) on resistant and susceptible cabbage cultivars and to get more insights into interactions between Foc and cabbage, a green fluorescent protein (GFP)-expressing strain of Foc was inoculated onto(More)
The papaya ring spot virus (PRSV) causes significant fruit yield loss in cucurbit crops. Understanding of the inheritance and molecular mapping of PRSV resistance will facilitate development of resistant varieties to control this disease. In the present study, an F2 population was developed from the cross between susceptible ‘65G’ and resistant ‘02245’(More)
Root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) are destructive pests of crops. Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) contains genes that control resistance to root-knot nematodes. Using suppression subtractive hybridization and RACE strategies, a nucleotide-binding site and leucine-rich repeat (NBS-LRR) family gene, CaRKNR (FJ231739), was isolated and cloned from the(More)