Inheritance of beta-carotene-associated flesh color in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) fruit

  title={Inheritance of beta-carotene-associated flesh color in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) fruit},
  author={Hugo E Cuevas and Hui Song and Jack E. Staub and Philipp Wallace Simon},
The nutritional value of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) can be improved by the introgression of β-carotene (i.e., provitamin A and/or orange flesh) genes from “Xishuangbanna gourd” (XIS; Cucumis sativus var. xishuangbannanesis Qi et Yuan) into US pickling cucumber. However, the genetics of β-carotene content has not been clearly defined in this US market type. Thus, three previous populations derived from a US pickling cucumber (‘Addis’) × XIS mating were evaluated for β-carotene content, from… CONTINUE READING
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