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Cucurbitaceae '94

Evaluation and Enhancement of Cucurbit Germplasm

November 1994

About the conference

Cucurbitaceae '94: Evaluation and Enhancement of Cucurbit Germplasm was held in November 1994 at the Radisson Resort on South Padre Island, Texas. It was hosted by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service and the USDA-ARS Subtropical Agricultural Research Laboratory. Nearly 200 people were in attendance, representing a number of countries and disciplines.

Cucurbitaceae '94 provided a forum for the presentation and exchange of scientific information about germplasm evaluation and enhancement research activities on cucurbit crops. The program consisted of poster presentations, invited talks and panel discussions on diseases, host-pest interactions, and genetics related to the enhancement of cucurbit germplasm. Molecular and genetic aspects of diseases, germplasm resources, breeding strategies, and the physiology of fruit quality were covered. Meetings of a number of commodity-specific cucurbit groups also took place in conjunction with the conference.

Proceedings for Cucurbitaceae '94 are being assembled and should be available by Summer 1995. Abstracts for the poster and oral presentations are currently viewable on-line.

All participants will receive a copy of the Proceedings, and a limited number of extra copies will be available for purchase. For more information on the Proceedings, contact Jim Dunlap, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2415 East Highway 83, Weslaco, TX 78596 USA (Phone: 210-968-0641; Fax: 210-968-5585; E- mail:


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