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Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report 27: vii-xiii (Introduction)

Comments from the CGC Coordinating Committee - 2004

The Call for Papers for the 2005 Report (CGC Report No. 27) will be mailed in August 2004. Papers should be submitted to the respective Coordinating Committee members by 31 December 2004. The Report will be published by June/July 2005. As always, we are eager to hear from CGC members regarding our current activities and the future direction of CGC.

  • David Wolff (melon)
  • Todd C. Wehner (watermelon)
  • Mark G. Hutton (other genera)
  • Jack E. Staub (cucumber)
  • Linda Wessel-Beaver (Cucurbita spp.)
  • Timothy Ng, Chair

Comments from CGC Gene List Committee

Lists of known genes for the Cucurbitaceae have been published previously in Hortscience and in reports of the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative. CGC is currently publishing complete lists of known genes for cucumber (Cucumis sativus), melon (Cucumis melo), watermelon (Citrullus lanatus), and Cucurbita spp. on a rotating basis.

It is hoped that scientists will consult these lists as well as the rules of gene nomenclature for the Cucurbitaceae before selecting a gene name and symbol. Thus, inadvertent duplication of gene names and symbols will be prevented. The rules of gene nomenclature were adopted in order to provide guidelines for the naming and symbolizing of genes previously reported and those which will be reported in the future. Scientists are urged to contact members of the Gene List Committee regarding questions in interpreting the nomenclature rules and in naming and symbolizing new genes.

  • Cucumber: Todd C. Wehner and Jack E. Staub
  • Melon: Michael Pitrat and James D. McCreight
  • Watermelon: Todd C. Wehner and Stephen R. King
  • Cucurbita spp.: Harry Paris and Richard W. Robinson
  • Other Genera: Mark Hutton and Deena Decker-Walters

Comments from the CGC Gene Curators

CGC has appointed curators for the four major cultivated groups: cucumber, melon, watermelon and Cucurbita spp.

Curators are responsible for collecting, maintaining and distributing upon request stocks of the known marker genes. CGC members are requested to forward samples of currently held gene stocks to the respective Curator.

  • Cucumber: Todd C. Wehner and Jack E. Staub
  • Melon: Michael Pitrat and James D. McCreight
  • Watermelon: Todd C. Wehner and Stephen R. King
  • Cucurbita spp.: Harry Paris and Richard W. Robinson
  • Other Genera: Mark Hutton and Deena Decker-Walters

Cucurbitaceae 2006 - September 17-21, Asheville, NC

Cucurbitaceae 2006 will be held 17 to 21 September at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina USA. It will be hosted by North Carolina State University. There will be numerous opportunities for participants to share up-to-date research information and to discuss common concerns with colleagues from around the world. This exchange of information is vital to the continued improvement and international advancement of cucurbits.

The purpose of Cucurbitaceae 2006 is to The purpose of this conference is to bring together those working in cucurbits so we can share information on all aspects of cucurbit research, development and production. We welcome you to join us for this exciting and in-depth conference exploring the ever-changing face of cucurbit research and development. (We anticipate that the USA Cucurbitaceae meetings will continue on a four-year schedule, alternating every two years with the EUCARPIA meetings in Europe.)

Meetings of the following groups will also take place:

  • Cucurbit Crop Genetics Committee
  • Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative
  • International Cucurbit Genomics Consortium
  • National Melon Research Group
  • Pickling Cucumber Improvement Committee
  • Squash Breeders Group
  • Watermelon Research Group

For registration, please visit:

www.ncsu.edu/cucurbit2006

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