Mapping of quantitative trait loci for lycopene content and fruit traits in Citrullus lanatus

@article{Liu2014MappingOQ,
  title={Mapping of quantitative trait loci for lycopene content and fruit traits in Citrullus lanatus},
  author={Shi Liu and Peng Gao and Xuezheng Wang and Angela R. Davis and Abdul Majeed Baloch and Feishi Luan},
  journal={Euphytica},
  year={2014},
  volume={202},
  pages={411-426}
}
Lycopene content is an important factor for determining watermelon fruit quality. However, the low DNA polymorphism among cultivated watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) has hindered the ability to establish high quality genetic maps and study the quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling the lycopene content trait. In this study, we successfully constructed a genetic map of watermelon to determine lycopene content and other horticultural fruit traits using a F2 population developed from a cross… CONTINUE READING