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Knowing the extent and structure of genetic variation in germplasm collections is essential for the conservation and utilization of biodiversity in cultivated plants. Cucumber is the fourth most important vegetable crop worldwide and is a model system for other Cucurbitaceae, a family that also includes melon, watermelon, pumpkin and squash. Previous(More)
Cucurbitacins are triterpenoids that confer a bitter taste in cucurbits such as cucumber, melon, watermelon, squash, and pumpkin. These compounds discourage most pests on the plant and have also been shown to have antitumor properties. With genomics and biochemistry, we identified nine cucumber genes in the pathway for biosynthesis of cucurbitacin C and(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)
Leaf color mutants are common in higher plants that can be used as markers in crop breeding or as an important tool in understanding regulatory mechanisms in chlorophyll biosynthesis and chloroplast development. In virescent leaf mutants, young leaves are yellow in color, which gradually return to normal green when the seedlings grow large. In the present(More)
Watermelon mosaic virus (WMV) is an important disease of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) that is difficult to control in the field. Some resistant lines are available, and understanding the inheritance of the disease and mapping the gene or genes that confer resistance will facilitate the development of further resistant varieties. In this study, the(More)
This paper considers a model of endogenous bilateral cross-holdings. A notion of pairwise stability is applied to analyze firms' incentives for cross-holdings. Under certain conditions and Cournot competition on the output market, it is shown that monopoly is the only outcome of pairwise stable cross-holdings when there are two firms; a wide range of(More)
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