News tagged with watermelon

Scientists decode watermelon genome

Are juicier, sweeter, more disease-resistant watermelons on the way? An international consortium of more than 60 scientists from the United States, China, and Europe has published the genome sequence of watermelon (Citrullus la ...

Nov 26, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Watermelon: Fruit on the Fast Track

(PhysOrg.com) -- Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are studying how watermelons grow from tiny flowers to plus-size, market-ready produce in only five weeks. Their findings have resulted in the ...

Dec 14, 2009 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Cucumber genome published

The genome of the cucumber has been sequenced by an international consortium lead by Chinese and U.S. institutions. The annotated genome is published online Nov. 1 by the journal Nature Genetics.

Nov 02, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0

Watermelon's hidden killer

Watermelon vine decline (WVD) is a new and emerging disease that has created devastating economic losses for watermelon producers in Florida. Caused by the whitefly-transmitted squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV), the disease ...

Sep 04, 2009 not rated yet 0