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Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report 4:ii-iv (introduction) 1981



Resolution and notes of organization meeting, October 28, 1976, Denver Hilton, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

The following resolution was adopted by research workers interested in organizing the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative:

  • The Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative is organized to develop and advance the genetics of economically important cucurbits.
  • Membership to this Cooperative is voluntary and open to workers who have an interest in Cucurbit Genetics (an invitation to participate is extended to all Horticulturists, Entomologists, Plant Pathologists, Geneticists, and others with an interest in Cucurbits).
  • Reports of the Cooperative will be issued on an annual basis. The reports will include articles submitted by members and for the use of the members of the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative. None of the information in the annual report may be used in publications without the consent of the respective authors for a period of five years. After five years, the information may be used in publications without the consent of the authors.


Further, dues for the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative (CGC) will be $2.50 per year and will be used to defray costs of preparation and mailing of the annual report. Members from outside the U.S.A. are encouraged to pay dues in at least two-year increments because of bank charges incurred for clearing checks. Only postal money orders or checks drawn on U.S. banks are acceptable. The annual report will include four sections: Research Notes, Stocks and Germplasm desired or for Exchange, Membership Directory, and Financial Statement. Other sections will be added in future reports as desired, i.e. gene lists, linkage groups, etc.

In accordance with the above resolution, we requested that an invitation to join the CGC be published in the following:

  • Agronomy News
  • Euphytica
  • HortScience
  • Journal of Economic Entomology
  • Journal of Heredity
  • Phytopath News

We are most pleased to acknowledge the assistance of the editors of these publications.

Report of Fourth Annual Meeting

by R.L. Lower

The fourth annual meeting of the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative was held in conjunction with the American Society for Horticultural Science on July 30, 1980 at Ft. Collins, CO. There were 15 in attendance. The meeting was chaired by R.L. Lower. He reported on publication of CGC No. 3 and the financial status of CGC. The cost for publication and mailing of CGC Report No. 3 was $413.80 and left a balance of $425.99. The active membership now stands at 118. There was no further new or old business and the meeting was adjourned.

Comments from the Coordinating Committee

by Richard L. Lower

The 1981 Annual Meeting of the CGC will be held at Atlanta, GA USA during the American Society for Horticultural Science meetings. The meeting will be held in the Marriott Hotel, Lee Suite, at 5:30 p.m. on August 13, 1981.

The call for papers for the 1982 report will go out in November, 1981, and they should be submitted to the Coordinating Committee by January 31, 1982. Hopefully, the fifth report will be published by June, 1982.

We are eager to hear from the membership regarding the future direction of the CGC. It is a pleasure to acknowledge the assistance of Grace Ebert who was responsible for the typing, proofing, and duplicating of this report. We express our sincere appreciation.

  • Coordinating Committee
  • W. P. Bemis (Cucurbita spp.)
  • W. R. Henderson (watermelon)
  • J. D. Norton (muskmelon)
  • M. L. Robbins (cucumber)
  • R. W. Robinson (other genera and species)
  • R. L. Lower, Chairman

The chairman thanks Dr. Todd Wehner for the preparation of the enclosed addendum which serves as an index for CGC Report No. 1. Also, the Coordinating Committee acknowledges the service of the Nominating Committee chaired by Colen Wyatt.* The committee nominated Dr. J.D. McCreight as the replacement for Dr. J.D. Norton on the Coordinating Committee. The chairman thanks all of the Coordinating Committee for their assistance and especially Dr. Norton who will rotate off the committee effective July 1, 1981.

*Nominating committee includes: Colen Wyatt, Howard Adams, and Ron Robbins.


CGC Report No. 3, page 34, line 8 should read "at 26°C day and 14°C at night" rather than "at 78°C day and 58°C at night."

CGC Report No. 3, pages 55-59. In the table accompanying the paper, references were made to the relevant taxonomic literature for the original description of the species. This was done by a number in the right-most column of the table, referring to a list of eight numbered references. This system of references was mistakenly altered in editing. Below are printed the eight original citations, followed by the references to the text of the paper.

Literature pertaining to Table 1. The numbers refer to the numbers in the right-most column of the table.

  1. Meeuse, A.D.J. In: Codd, L.E. 1965-1966. Bothalia 8:59-82.
  2. Cogniaux, A. In: Engler, A. 1916. Das Pflanzenreich IV.275.I:143-146, 148-150.
  3. Gabaev, S.G. 1929-1930. Ogurtsy Azii (Cucumbers from Asia). Trud. Priklad. Bot. Gen. Sel. 23(3):443-473.
  4. Gabaew, S. 1933. Systematische Untersuchungen an Gurkenarten und Varietaten. Angewande Boanik 15:290-307.
  5. Harvey, W.H. and O.W. Sonder. 1861-1862. Flora Capensis 2:496.
  6. Jeffrey, C. 1965. Further notes on Cucurbitaceae. Kew Bull. 19(2):215-233.
  7. Jeffrey, C. In: Milne Redhead, E. and R.M. Polhill. 1967. Flora of Tropical East Africa. (Cucurbitaceae):94-108.
  8. Naudin, M. Ch. 1859. Ann. Sci. Nat. 4, Ser. XI:20-23.

Literature cited in the paper.

  1. Clarke, C.B. In Hooker, Sir J.D. 1879. Flora of British India II:619.
  2. Cogniaux, A. In Enger, A. 1916. Das Pflanzenreich IV.275.I:129-130.
  3. Filov, A. 1964. Dikij rodich ogurtsa (The wild parent of the cucumber). In Bjull. Glav. Bo. Sad. 52:105-106.
  4. Meeuse, A.D.J. In Codd, L.E. 1965-1966. Bothalia 8:74-76.
  5. Naudin, M. Ch. 1859. Ann. Sci. Nat. 4, Ser. XI:1-86.
  6. Rottler, J.P. 1803. Neue Schriften Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 4:209-210.
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