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Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report 17:148-149 (article 42) 1994

Linkage Groups in Cucumis melo L.

Michel Pitrat

I.N.R.A. Station d'Amelioration des Plantes Maraicheres, BP9 94, F-84143 Montfavet Cedex (France)

Thirteen independent linkage groups have been described until now in muskmelon but no relation has been identified between a linkage group and 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 been made 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 f. sp. melonis resistance 1)

Group 6:

ms-2 (male sterile-2) - yg (yellow green foliage) - Fom-2 (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis resistance 2)

Group 7: nsv (necrotic spot virus resistance) - Pm-3 (Powdery mildew resistance - 3)
Group 8: f (flava) - lmi (long mainstem internode)
Group 9: ms-4 (male sterile-4)
Group 10: dl (dissected leaf)
Group 11: v (virescent)
Group 12: ms-3 (male sterile-3
Group 13: ms-5 (male sterile-5)

Literature Cited

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  2. Cox E.L. and K.E. Harding. 1986. Linkage relationships of the light green mutant in canteloupe. HortScience 21:940 (Abstr.)
  3. McCreight J.D. and G.W. Bohn. 1979. Descriptions, genetics and independent assortment of red stem and pale in muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) J. 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. HortScienc 13:287-288.
  7. Nugent P.E. 1980. The genetic relationship of cirescent, yellow gren, 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. 1991.Linkage groups in Cucumis melo L. J. Hered. 82:406-411.
  11. 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.
  12. Pitrat M., C. Ferriere and M. Ricard. 1987. Localization of genes v. mis-3, f, lmi and powdery mildew resistance. Cucurbit Genetics Coop. Rept. 10:51-55.
  13. Piotrat M., C. Ferriere and M. Ricard. 1988. Research of genetic linkages in muskmelon. EUCARPIA Meeting "Cucurbitaceae 88", Avignon (France), May-June, 1988: 207-208.
  14. Pitrat M. and H. Lecoq. 1984. Inheritance of zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistance in Cucumis melo. Euphytica 33:57-61.
  15. Pitrat M., H. Lecoq and G. Risser. 1982. Vat and Fn, two linked genes in muskmelon. Cucurbit Genetics Coop. Rept. 5:29-30.
  16. Wall J.R. 1967. Correlated inheritance of sex expression and fruit shape in Cucumis. Euphytica 16:199-208.
  17. Zink F.W. 1977. Linkage of cirescent foliage andplant growth habit in muskmelon. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 102:613-615.
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