Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. James D. McCreight
    Pages 1-12
  3. Susanne S. Renner, Hanno Schaefer
    Pages 13-23
  4. Rachel P. Naegele, Todd C. Wehner
    Pages 61-86
  5. Amnon Levi, Robert Jarret, Shaker Kousik, W. Patrick Wechter, Padma Nimmakayala, Umesh K. Reddy
    Pages 87-110
  6. Narinder P. S. Dhillon, Supannika Sanguansil, Sheo Pujan Singh, Mohammed Abu Taher Masud, Prashant Kumar, Latchumi Kanthan Bharathi et al.
    Pages 155-172
  7. Josep Casacuberta, Pere Puigdomènech, Jordi Garcia-Mas
    Pages 173-181
  8. Yiqun Weng
    Pages 183-197
  9. Xu Yong, Shaogui Guo
    Pages 199-210
  10. J. Montero-Pau, C. Esteras, J. Blanca, P. Ziarsolo, J. Cañizares, B. Picó
    Pages 211-227
  11. Padma Nimmakayala, Thangasamy Saminathan, Venkata Lakshmi Abburi, Lav Kumar Yadav, Yan Tomason, Amnon Levi et al.
    Pages 229-240
  12. Michael J. Havey
    Pages 241-252
  13. Yang Bai, Zhonghua Zhang, Zhangjun Fei
    Pages 253-267
  14. María José Gonzalo, Antonio J. Monforte
    Pages 269-290
  15. Robert Turgeon
    Pages 291-305
  16. Natalia Yaneth Rodriguez-Granados, Afef Lemhemdi, Fadi Abou Choucha, David Latrasse, Moussa Benhamed, Adnane Boualem et al.
    Pages 307-319
  17. Rebecca Grumet, Marivi Colle
    Pages 321-344
  18. Ryoichi Yano, Hiroshi Ezura
    Pages 345-375
  19. Amit Gur, Itay Gonda, Vitaly Portnoy, Galil Tzuri, Noam Chayut, Shahar Cohen et al.
    Pages 377-408
  20. Rebecca Grumet, Jordi Garcia-Mas, Nurit Katzir
    Pages 409-415
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 417-430

About this book


This book provides an overview of the current state of knowledge of the genetics and genomics of the agriculturally important Cucurbitaceae plant family, which includes crops such as watermelon, melon, cucumber, summer and winter squashes, pumpkins, and gourds. Recent years have resulted in tremendous increases in our knowledge of these species due to large scale genomic and transcriptomic studies and production of draft genomes for the four major species, Citrullus lanatusCucumis meloCucumis sativus, andCucurbita spp. This text examines genetic resources and structural and functional genomics for each species group and across species groups. In addition, it explores genomic-informed understanding and commonalities in cucurbit biology with respect to vegetative growth, floral development and sex expression, fruit growth and development, and important fruit quality traits.


cucurbit fruit quality genetic resources genome sequence traits transcriptome

Editors and affiliations

  • Rebecca Grumet
    • 1
  • Nurit Katzir
    • 2
  • Jordi Garcia-Mas
    • 3
  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Agricultural Research OrganizationNewe Ya'ar Research CenterRamat YishayIsrael
  3. 3.Agroalimentaries (IRTA)Institute de Recerca i Technologia Agroalimentaries (IRTA)BellaterraSpain

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