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Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report 13:69-70 (article 24) 1990

Linkage Groups in Cucumis melo L.

Eleven independent linkage groups have been described until now in muskmelon but no relation has been identified between a linkage groupand a chromosome.

Group 1: si-1 (short internode-1) - yv (yellow virescence).
Group 2: Vat (Virus aphid transmission resistance) - Pm-w (a gene for powdery mildew resistance in WMR 29, allelism tests have not been made with the 6 described powdery mildew resistance genes) - Fn (Flaccida necrosis).
Group 3: ms-1 (male sterile-1_ - r (red stem) - gl (glabrous) - Pa (Pale).
Group 4: a (andromonoecious) - O (Oval fruit shape) - h (halo cotyledons) - Pm-x (Powdery mildew resistance in PI 414723, allelism tests have not beenmade with the 6 described powdery mildew genes) - Zym (Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistance). The order in this group is unknown.
Group 5: Prv (Papaya Ringspot virus resistance) - Fom-1 (Fusarium oxysporum melonis resistance 1)
Group 6: ms-2 (male sterile-2) - yg (yellow green foliage) - Fom-2 (Fusarium oxysporum melonis resistance 2)
Group 7: nsv (necrotic spot virus resistance) - Pm-3 (Powdery mildew resistance - 3)
Group 8: flava (flava) - lmi (long mainstem internode)
Group 9: ms-4 (male sterile-4)
Group 10: dl (dissected leaf)
Group 11 : v (virescent)

References

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  2. Cox E.L. and K.E. Harding. 1986. Linkage relationships of the light green mutant in cantaloupe. HortScience 21:940 (Abstr.)
  3. McCreight J.D. and G.W. Bohn. 1979. Descriptions, genetics and independent assortmentof red stem and pale in muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 104-721-723.
  4. McCreight J.D. 1983. Independent assortment of red stem and yellow green in muskmelon. Cucurbit Genetics Coop. Rept. 6:47.
  5. McCreight J.D. 1983. Linkage of red stem and male sterile-1 in muskmelon. Cucurbit Genetics Coop. Rept. 6:48.
  6. Nugent P.E. 1978. Independence of halo, glabrous and yellow green mutants in muskmelon. HortScience 13:287-288.
  7. Nugent P.E. 1980. The genetic relationship of virescent, yellow green, glabrous and halo mutants in muskmelon. HortScience 15:804-805.
  8. Pitrat M. 1984. Linkage studies in muskmelon. Cucurbit Genetics Coop. Rept. 7:51-53.
  9. Pitrat M. 1985. Genetic linkages in muskmelon. Cucurbit Genetics Coop. Rept. 8:50-54.
  10. Pitrat M., C. Ferriere and M. Ricard. 1986. Attempt at localization of ms-4, cut leaf and virescent mutants in muskmelon. Cucurbit Genetics Coop Rept. 9:64-67.
  11. Pitrat M., C. Ferriere and M. Ricard. 1987. Localizationof genes v, ms-3, f, lmi and powdery mildew resistance. Cucurbit Genetics Coop. Rept. 10:51-55.
  12. Pitrat M. C. Ferriere and M. Ricard. 1988. Research of genetic linkages in muskmelon. EUCARPIA Meeting "Cucurbitaceae 88", Avignon (France), May-June, 1988:207-208.
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  14. Pitrat M., H. Lecoq and G. Risser. 1982. Vat and Fn, two linked genes in muskmelon. Cucurbit Genetics Coop. Rept. 5:29-30.
  15. Wall J.R. 1967. Correlated inheritance of sex experssion and fruit shape in Cucumis. Euphytica 16:199-208.
  16. Zink F.W. 1977. Linkage of virescent foliage and plant growth habit in muskmelon. J. Amer. Soc. Hort Sci. 102-615.
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