Spanish melons (Cucumis melo L.) of the Madrid provenance: a unique germplasm reservoir

  title={Spanish melons (Cucumis melo L.) of the Madrid provenance: a unique germplasm reservoir},
  author={Sandra Escribano and A. Serrano L{\'a}zaro and Hugo E Cuevas and Ana Isabel L{\'o}pez-Ses{\'e} and Jack E. Staub},
  journal={Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution},
Melon (Cucumis melo L.) landraces of the Madrid provenance, Spain, have received national distinction for their high fruit quality and sensorial attributes. More specifically, a unique array of Group Inodorus landraces have been continuously cultivated and conserved by farmers in the municipality of Villaconejos since the 19th century. Their genetic relationships to other Group Inodorus and Flexuous melon market classes is not known, and, thus, a study was designed to determine their genetic… CONTINUE READING
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