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Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report 15:111 (article 40) 1992

Stocks and Germplasm Desired or For Exchange

Request from the Gene Curators

CGC has appointed Curators for the four major cultivated groups: cucumber, (Cucumis sativus,) melon, (Cucumis melo), watermelon (Citrullus lanatus), and Cucurbita spp. A curator for the Other Genera category is needed. Anyone wishing to take on this responsibility should contact the CGC Chair.

Curators are responsible for collecting, maintaining and distributing stocks of the known marker genes upon request. Members are requested to forward samples of currently held marker gene stocks to at least one of the respective curators: cucumber (Jack E. Staub, Todd C. Wehner), melon (James D. McCreight, Michel Pitrat), watermelon (Gary Elmstrom, E. Glen Price, Billy B. Rhodes) and Cucurbita spp. (Mark G. Hutton, R.W. Robinson).

The CGC Gene Curators for the Cucurbita spp. are in particular requesting the following gene stocks:

Androecious. Produces only male flowers C. pepo
leafy tendril. Tendrils with laminae C. pepo
light yellow corolla. Recessive to orange yellow. C. pepo
male sterile-1. Male flowers abort before anthesis C. pepo
rosette leaf. Lower lobes of leaves slightly spiraled C. pepo
yellow seedling. Lacking chlorophyll; lethal C. pepo

z As referenced in the 1992 cucurbita spp. Gene List bibliography (CGC 15:102-109)

Individuals with the above gene stocks are requested to send samples to:

Mark G. Hutton


RR2, Box 80-A Slade Lane

Bridgeton, NJ 08302 USA

R.W. Robinson

Dept. Horticultural Science, Cornell University

New York State Agricultural Experiment Station

Geneva, NY 14456 USA

Other Requests

Edward Croom (University of Mississippi, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University, MS 38677 USA) is requesting accessions of Siraitia and Thladiantha (any species) to study their biodynamic properties and potential. He would be willing to discuss exchange or purchase of the germplasm.

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