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Cucurbitaceae '98

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  • Cucurbitaceae '98
    • Evaluation and Enhancement of Cucurbit Germplasm
    • 30 November - 4 December 1998
    • Pacific Grove, Calif.
    • James D. McCreight, Editor
    • Table of Contents
  • Dedication: Thomas W. Whitaker
  • Underexploited Germplasm Resources of the Cucurbitaceae
    • Deena Decker-Walters 17
  • Allele Frequency Changes in Germplasm Collections: Theoretical Considerations of Mutation and Fitness
    • J.E. Staub 31
  • Participatory Plant Breeding of Squash (Cucurbita sp.) Landraces in Mexico
    • Clemente Villanueva-Verduzco, Laura C. Merrick, Arturo Martínez-Mirafuentes, Juan Antonio Martínez-Romero, Isaac Meneses-Márquez, Eliseo Nájera-Martínez, María Luisa Rodríguez-Mitzi, Miguel Angel Sánchez-Hernández, and José Luis Vildozola-Tenango 38
  • Evaluation of Local Pumpkin Genotypes in the Central Region of Saudi Arabia
    • A.A. Alsadon, H.H. Hegazi, and I.A. Almousa 43
  • Influence of Plant Spacing on 'Connecticut Field' Pumpkin Size, Density, and Yield
    • Robert J. Dufault and Ahmet Korkmaz 51
  • Morphological and Disease Resistance Evaluation in Cucumis melo and its Wild Relatives
    • M.L. Gómez-Guillamón, E. Moriones, M. Luis-Arteaga, J.M. Alvarez, J.A. Torés, A.I. López-Sesé, I. Cánovas, F. Sánchez, and R. Camero 53
  • Diversity and Heterosis in Bittergourd (Momordica charantia) and Snakegourd (Trichosanthes anguina)
    • K.V. Peter and S. Rajan 62
  • Seed Development and Seed Fill in Hull-less Seeded Cultigens of Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.)
    • Kelly J. Vining and Brent Loy 64
  • Horticultural Characterization and Biodiversity of Chilacayote (Cucurbita ficifolia Bouché), a High-altitude-adapted Squash
  • Timoteo Valdez-Hernández, Laura C. Merrick, and Clemente Villanueva-Verduzco 70
  • Resistance in Squash (Cucurbita sp.) to Maize (Zea mays L.) Herbicides
  • Clemente Villanueva-Verduzco, Manuel de Jesus Díaz-Rodríguez, Angel Delgadillo-García, Miguel Raya-Hernandez, Rudi Eli Albores-González, and Erubey González-Rodríguez 73
  • Dedication: Reginald H. Painter
  • A.N. Kishaba 76
  • Insect Resistance in Cucurbits: 1992-98
  • Susan E. Webb 79

    Genetic Analysis of Resistance to Whitefly Silvering in Cucurbita pepo L.

    R. Bruce Carle, Susan Webb, Annette Chandler 84

    Zucchini Squash Genotypes Resistant to Whitefly-induced Squash Silverleaf Disorder

    Yasmin J. Cardoza, Heather J. McAuslane, and Susan E. Webb 90

    Glabrous-leaf Cantaloupe: A Source of Host Plant Resistance to Whiteflies

    David Riley, David Wolff, and Dean Batal 95

    Resistance to Western Spotted and Striped Cucumber Beetle in Melon

    A.N. Kishaba, S.J. Castle, D.L. Coudriet, J.D. McCreight, and G.W. Bohn 101

    Biological Control of Cucumber Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and Cucurbit Wilt Disease with

    Plant-growth-promoting Rhizobacteria

    Geoffrey Zehnder, Joseph Kloepper, Changbin Yao, Sadik Tuzun, Oyette Chambliss, and

    Richard Shelby 106

    Silverleaf Whitefly Resistance Strategies in Melon

    James D. McCreight and Alvin W. Simmons 113

    Sources of Whitefly-induced Silvering Resistance in Cucurbita

    Linda Wessel-Beaver 118

    Dedication: Rosario Provvidenti
    Thomas A. Zitter 123

    Development of Disease-resistant Cucurbit Crops

    Claude E. Thomas 125

    Cucurbit Viruses: The Classics and the Emerging

    Hervé Lecoq, Gail Wisler, and Michel Pitrat 126

    Soilborne Diseases in Cucurbitaceae: Pathogen Virulence and Host Resistance

    B.D. Bruton 143

    Resistance to Fungal Diseases of Foliage in Melon

    M. Pitrat, C. Dogimont, and M. Bardin 167

    Occurrence of Fusarium Crown and Root Rot, a New Disease on Greenhouse Cucumbers in

    British Columbia, and Methods for Disease Control

    Z.K. Punja, M. Parker, S. Rose, D. Louie, and K. Ng 174

    Forecasting Long-distance Movement of Cucurbit Downy Mildew

    G.J. Holmes, C.E. Main, and T.Z. Keever 186

    Carbohydrate Partitioning, Cultural Practices, and Vine Decline Diseases of Cucurbits

    Benny D. Bruton and Vincent M. Russo, Jose Garcia-Jimenez, and Marvin E. Miller 189

    Integrated Management of Melon Vine Decline caused by Monosporascus cannonballus Using Grafting and Chemical Treatments Applied Pre- and Postplanting

    M. Edelstein, R. Cohen, S. Shriber, S. Pivonia, D. Shtienberg 201

    Evaluation of Disease Management Strategies for Control of Phytophthora Crown Rot of Summer Squash

    G.J. Holmes and M.E. Lancaster 208

    Sensitivity of Cucurbita pepo Experimental Lines and Varieties to Phytophthora Crown Rot and Fruit Rot

    Margaret Tuttle McGrath 212

    The Effect of Fruit Load on the Transpiration Rate and Plant Collapse in Melon ( Cucumis meloL.) Infected

    with Monosporascus cannonballus

    S. Pivonia, J. Kigel, R. Cohen, and J. Kigel 217

    Host Range of Pseudoperonospora cubensis (Berk & Curt.) Rostow Causing Downy Mildew of Bittergourd (Momordica charantia L.)

    Mini Simon, Sally K. Mathew, and M. Abdul Vahab 221

    Dedication: William Carroll Barnes

    Richard L. Lower 223

    Cucurbit Genetics and BreedingAn Historical Perspective and a Look into the Future

    Richard L. Lower 225

    Association of Seed Size and Dimensions with Fruit Shape in Cucurbita pepo

    H. S. Paris and H. Nerson 230

    Exogenous Brassinosteroids Influence Sex Expression and Vegetative Development of Cucumber

    (Cucumis sativus L.) Plants

    Katerina Papadopoulous and Rebecca Grumet 235

    Breeding Melon for Resistance to Lettuce Infectious Yellows Virus

    James D. McCreight 241

    Relationship of Watermelon Genotype and Ploidy to Incidence of Yellow Vine Disease

    S.D. Pair and B.D. Bruton 248

    Effects of Monosporascus cannonballus on Root Traits of Susceptible and Tolerant Melon (Cucumis melo L.) Cultivars
    Kevin Crosby 253

    Performance of Cucumis melo L. Hybrids and their Heterosis for Fruit Quality in Three-way Reciprocal Crosses

    Alejandro Ching and Liyang Wu 257

    Root Acclimation to Chilling Root Temperature in Figleaf Gourd Plants: The Role of Root Plasma Membrane


    Sung Ju Ahn, Yang Ju Im, Gap Chae Chung, and Baik Ho Cho 264

    Yield Components in Cucumber: An Overview

    Christopher S. Cramer and Todd C. Wehner 271

    Fruit Yield and Yield Components of Cucumber Populations Grown at Low Plant Density

    Christopher S. Cramer and Todd C. Wehner 277

    Application of Molecular Markers in Breeding Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus (ZYMV) Tolerant Pumpkin
    ( Cucurbita pepoL.) Varieties in Austria

    T. Lelley, S.M. Henglmueller, and M. Riedle-Bauer 286

    Horticultural Characters for the Dihaploid Plants Derived from Anther Culture in Cucurbita pepo L.

    E.I. Metwally, S.A. Moustafa, B.I. El-Sawy, and T.A. Shalaby 287

    Gynoecy in Cucumber and Muskmelon

    T.A. More and V.S. Seshadri 291

    Production and Characteristics of Japanese Cucumber
    Yoshiteru Sakata, Masami Morishita, and Keita Sugiyama 292

    Induction of Seedless Watermelons by Pseudogamy

    Keita Sugiyama and Masami Morishita 297

    Production of Triploid Watermelon Transplants

    Charles S. Vavrina and Donald N. Maynard 300

    Dedication: Henry M. Munger

    Molly Kyle and Dermot Coyne 304

    Intraspecific Classification of Cucumis melo: How is the Morphological and Biochemical Variation of Melons Reflected at the DNA Level?

    Rafael Perl-Treves, Asya Stepansky, Arthur A. Schaffer, and Irina Kovalski 310

    Characterization of Sources of Resistance to the Watermelon Strain of Papaya Ringspot Potyvirus in Cucumber: Allelism and Cosegregation with other Potyvirus Resistances

    R. Grumet, E. Kabelka, S. McQueen, and R. Humphrey 320

    Inheritance of the Resistance to Squash Leaf Curl Virus in Cucurbita pepo L.

    Clara E. Montes-Garcia, Sergio Garza-Ortega, and Judith K. Brown 328

    Relationships among Accessions of Cucurbita pepo Based on ISSR Analysis

    N. Katzir, E. Leshzeshen, G. Tzuri, N. Reis, Y. Danin-Poleg, and H. S. Paris 331

    A New Synthetic Amphidiploid in Cucumis from a C. sativus x C. hystrix F1 Interspecific Hybrid

    Jinfeng Chen, Jeffrey W. Adelberg, Jack E. Staub, Halina T. Sjorupska, and Bill B. Rhodes 336

    Development of Cucumber Cultivars Resistant to Root-knot Nematodes

    S. Alan Walters, Todd C. Wehner, and Kenneth R. Barker 340

    Theoretical Expectations for the Potential Use of Genetic Markers in Marker-assisted Selection

    J. E. Staub and Thomas Horejsi 342

    Simple Sequence Repeats as Reference Points in Cucumis Mapping

    Y. Danin-Poleg, N. Reis, G. Tzuri, and N. Katzir 349

    Genome Mapping of Melon (Cucumis melo L.) for Localizing Disease Resistance Genes

    Yi-Hong Wang, Claude E. Thomas, and Ralph A. Dean 354

    Toward a Sturdy Genetic Map of Melon (Cucumis melo L.)

    Marc Oliver, Jordi García-Mas, Ana Isabel López, Humberto Gómez-Paniagua, and

    M. Carmen de Vicente 362

    Markers Linked to Agronomic Traits of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)

    Hidemasa Mizusawa 366

    Construction of a Genetic Map of Melon with Molecular Markers and Horticultural Traits

    C. Perin, L. Hagen, C. Dogimont, V. De Conto, and M. Pitrat 370

    AFLP Markers Linked to Fom-2, a Gene Conferring Resistance to Fusarium Wilt of Melon (Cucumis melo L.)

    Yi-Hong Wang, Claude E. Thomas, and Ralph A. Dean 377


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