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Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report 23:129-135 (article 45) 2000

A Bibliography of the Oil Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo)

Thomas C. Andres

The Cucurbit Network, 5440 Netherland Ave., D24, Bronx, NY 10471

This bibliographic survey covers the diverse publications in the breeding, biology, and usage of the oil pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo). It includes the uses of the oil pumpkin for its edible and medicinal oil and as a snackseed. Related species with similar uses (particularly the numerous reports of attempts at cultivating C. foetidissima as a new oilseed in arid regions) are not included in this bibliography. This list is intended to help research workers, growers, and the food industry keep up-to-date in their literature of this increasingly important world crop plant.


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