Melon flavor decoded: The genetic keys to aromatic diversity

Melon aroma greatly influences consumer preference and fruit quality. Climacteric melons produce more esters, while non-climacteric melons have more aldehydes. Understanding these genetic differences is crucial for breeding ...

Melon's molecular armor: New insights into crop protection

Melon crops face significant threats from pests such as aphids and diseases including powdery mildew, which can lead to substantial economic losses and affect food security. Traditional pest management strategies often prove ...

Scientists assemble first semi-wild-type melon T2T genome

Melon (Cucumis melo L.) is an important vegetable crop that has an extensive history of cultivation, and has been classified into two subspecies, C. melo ssp. agrestis and C. melo ssp. melo.

Modifying shelf-life of melons via gene editing

The gaseous plant hormone ethylene has been long known to promote fruit ripening and plays a certain role in shelf-life. In a study published in Frontiers in Genome Editing, researchers performed gene editing using the Clustered ...

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