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Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report 19:91-92 (article 34) 1996

Update of Gene List for Cucurbita spp.

R.W. Robinson

Department of Horticultural Science, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456

Mark G. Hutton

Alf Christianson Seed Co., Spencer, NY 14883

The most recent complete gene list for Cucurbita species was published in CGC Rpt. 15:102-109 (1992). The following update includes only additions to that gene list and revisions of previous gene symbols. Before publishing a proposed new gene symbol for a Cucurbita species, researchers are urged to consult the gene lists in CGC 15 and CGC 19 in order to avoid using a symbol already assigned to another gene.

Gene symbol
   
Preferred
Synonym
Character
Species
Reference

D0

-

Dark stem only, fruit color not affected

pepo

9

fv - fused vein; fusion of primary leaf veins
pepo
2
gl - glabrous, lacking trichomes
maxima
4
*I-mc (Imc) Inhibitor of mature fruit color
pepo
3
1-1St (St) Striped fruit allele of the light fruiit color gene
pepo
7
mldg - mottled light and dark green immature fruit
moschata
1
*ms-3 (ms-2) male sterile-3
maxima
4
*n-2 - naked seeds-2
moschata
10
pl - plain light fruit color
pepo
8
sp - spaghetti flesh, breaking into strands after cooling
pepo
8
we - white corolla
maxima
5
wyc - white-yellow corolla
maxima
5
yg - yellow-green leaves and stems
maxima
4
* recommended new or revised gene symbol

Literature Cited

  1. Cardosa, A.I.I. and P.T. Della Vecchia. 1993. Inheritance of immature fruit color in C. moschata. Cururbit Genetics Coop. Rpt. 16:68-69.
  2. Carle, R.B. and J.B. Loy. 1996. Genetic analysis of the fused vein trait in Cucurbita pepo L. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 121:13-17.
  3. Clayberg, C.D. 1992. Reinterpretation of fruit color inheritance in Cucurbita pepo L. cucurbit Genetics Coop. Rpt. 15:90-92.
  4. Korzeniewska, A. 1992. New genes in Cucurbita maxima Duch. In: R.W. Doruchowski and K. Niemirowicz-Szczytt, eds. 5th Cucurbitaceae Symposium, Skierniewice, Poland.
  5. Korzeniewsika, A. 1996. Two independent loci for white and white yellow corolla in Cucurbita maxima Duch. In: M.L. Gomez-Guillamon, C. Soria, J A. Tores, and R. Fernandez-Monoz, eds. Proc. 6th Eucarpia Meeting Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding, malaga, Spain, pp. 78-81.
  6. Mazurek, Z. and Niemirowicz-Szczytt. 1992. Inheritance of spaghetti traits in Cucurbita pepo. In: R.W. Doruchowski and K. Niemirowiecz-Szczytt, eds. 5th Curbitaceae Symposium, Skierniewice, Poland, pp 70-74.
  7. Paris, H.S. 1989. Allelism for fruit striping at the 1-1 locus inC.E. homas, ed. Cucurbitaceae '89, Charleston, SC. pp. 116-118.
  8. Paris, H.S. 1992. A recessive, hypostatic gene for plain light fruit coloration in Cucurbita pepo. Euphytica 60:15-20.
  9. Paris, H.S. 11996. Genes affecting stem and fruit color intensity of straightneck squash. In: M.L. Gomez-Guillamon, C. Soria, J. Cuartero, J.A.Tores, and R. Fernandez-Monoz, eds. Proc. 6thj Eucarpia Meeting Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding, Malaga, Spain, pp. 43-48.
  10. Xianglin, Z. 1987. A study of the breeding of naked kernel pumpkin and its genetic behavior. Acta Hort. Sinica 14:115-118. (In Chinese with English summary).
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