citrullus

Summary

Summary: A plant genus of the family CUCURBITACEAE known for the edible fruit.

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  1. Chaturvedi M, Mali P, Ansari A. Induction of reversible antifertility with a crude ethanol extract of Citrullus colocynthis Schrad fruit in male rats. Pharmacology. 2003;68:38-48 pubmed
    A crude 50% ethanol extract of Citrullus Colocynthis Schrad was administered orally to male albino rats for evaluation of antifertility effects...
  2. Hashizume T, Shimamoto I, Hirai M. Construction of a linkage map and QTL analysis of horticultural traits for watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (THUNB.) MATSUM & NAKAI] using RAPD, RFLP and ISSR markers. Theor Appl Genet. 2003;106:779-85 pubmed
    We have been constructing linkage maps for watermelon ( Citrullus lanatus) on the basis of random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD), restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSRs) and isozymes using ..
  3. Levi A, Davis A, Hernandez A, Wechter P, Thimmapuram J, Trebitsh T, et al. Genes expressed during the development and ripening of watermelon fruit. Plant Cell Rep. 2006;25:1233-45 pubmed
    ..These genes will be useful targets in future genetic and functional genomic studies of watermelon and its development...
  4. Wechter W, Levi A, Harris K, Davis A, Fei Z, Katzir N, et al. Gene expression in developing watermelon fruit. BMC Genomics. 2008;9:275 pubmed publisher
    ..A microarray and quantitative Real-Time PCR-based study was conducted in watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai var...
  5. Satyavani K, Gurudeeban S, Ramanathan T, Balasubramanian T. Biomedical potential of silver nanoparticles synthesized from calli cells of Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. J Nanobiotechnology. 2011;9:43 pubmed publisher
    ..In this present investigation, we report, biomedical potential of silver nanopaticles synthesized from calli extract of Citrullus colocynthis on Human epidermoid larynx carcinoma (HEp -2) cell line.
  6. Joobeur T, Gusmini G, Zhang X, Levi A, Xu Y, Wehner T, et al. Construction of a watermelon BAC library and identification of SSRs anchored to melon or Arabidopsis genomes. Theor Appl Genet. 2006;112:1553-62 pubmed
    A bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library was constructed for watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai var. lanatus) with an average insert-size of 106 kb, providing 21 haploid genome equivalents...
  7. Kumar S, Kumar D, Manjusha -, Saroha K, Singh N, Vashishta B. Antioxidant and free radical scavenging potential of Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. methanolic fruit extract. Acta Pharm. 2008;58:215-20 pubmed publisher
    b>Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. (Cucurbitaceae) is a medicinal plant traditionally used as an abortifacient and to treat constipation, oedema, bacterial infections, cancer and diabetes...
  8. Bendjeddou D, Lalaoui K, Satta D. Immunostimulating activity of the hot water-soluble polysaccharide extracts of Anacyclus pyrethrum, Alpinia galanga and Citrullus colocynthis. J Ethnopharmacol. 2003;88:155-60 pubmed
    Hot water polysaccharide extracts of Anacyclus pyrethrum (L.) Link. (family Compositae) Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. (family Cucurbitaceae) and Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd...
  9. Gusmini G, Wehner T. Qualitative inheritance of rind pattern and flesh color in watermelon. J Hered. 2006;97:177-85 pubmed
    Watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai var. lanatus] is a diverse species, with fruits of different sizes, shapes, rind patterns, and flesh colors...

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  1. Daradka H, Almasad M, Qazan W, El Banna N, Samara O. Hypolipidaemic effects of Citrullus colocynthis L. in rabbits. Pak J Biol Sci. 2007;10:2768-71 pubmed
    Aim of this research to study the effect of Citrullus colocynthis (70% EtOH) extract on lipid profile on Rabbits...
  2. Bahar O, Goffer T, Burdman S. Type IV Pili are required for virulence, twitching motility, and biofilm formation of acidovorax avenae subsp. Citrulli. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2009;22:909-20 pubmed publisher
    ..We also provide the first evidence that group I strains of A. avenae subsp. citrulli can colonize and move through host xylem vessels...
  3. Bahari M, Rafii M, Saleh G, Latif M. Combining ability analysis in complete diallel cross of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai). ScientificWorldJournal. 2012;2012:543158 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore this hybrid might be utilized for developing high yielding watermelon cultivars and may be recommended for commercial cultivation...
  4. Fukushige H, Hildebrand D. Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) hydroperoxide lyase greatly increases C6 aldehyde formation in transgenic leaves. J Agric Food Chem. 2005;53:2046-51 pubmed
    ..A cDNA encoding HL was cloned from leaves of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and expressed in Nicotiana tabacum...
  5. Yativ M, Harary I, Wolf S. Sucrose accumulation in watermelon fruits: genetic variation and biochemical analysis. J Plant Physiol. 2010;167:589-96 pubmed publisher
    ..Crosses between the domestic watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and three wild species provided a wide germplasm to explore genetic variability in sugar composition ..
  6. Si Y, Dane F, Rashotte A, Kang K, Singh N. Cloning and expression analysis of the Ccrboh gene encoding respiratory burst oxidase in Citrullus colocynthis and grafting onto Citrullus lanatus (watermelon). J Exp Bot. 2010;61:1635-42 pubmed publisher
    ..drought-responsive gene Ccrboh, encoding the respiratory burst oxidase homologue (rboh), was cloned in Citrullus colocynthis, a very drought-tolerant cucurbit species...
  7. Marzouk B, Marzouk Z, Fenina N, Bouraoui A, Aouni M. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of Tunisian Citrullus colocynthis Schrad. immature fruit and seed organic extracts. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2011;15:665-72 pubmed
    ..Tunisian traditional medicine is a potential source of new remedies namely Citrullus colocynthis Schrad...
  8. Li Q, Li P, Sun L, Wang Y, Ji K, Sun Y, et al. Expression analysis of ?-glucosidase genes that regulate abscisic acid homeostasis during watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) development and under stress conditions. J Plant Physiol. 2012;169:78-85 pubmed publisher
    ..regulate endogenous abscisic acid (ABA) levels by ?-glucosidase genes during the development of watermelons (Citrullus lanatus) and under drought stress conditions...
  9. Parmar H, Kar A. Protective role of Mangifera indica, Cucumis melo and Citrullus vulgaris peel extracts in chemically induced hypothyroidism. Chem Biol Interact. 2009;177:254-8 pubmed publisher
    ..was made to evaluate the pharmacological importance of fruit peel extracts of Mangifera indica (MI), Citrullus vulgaris (CV) and Cucumis melo (CM) with respect to the possible regulation of tissue lipid peroxidation (LPO), ..
  10. Marzouk B, Marzouk Z, Haloui E, Fenina N, Bouraoui A, Aouni M. Screening of analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities of Citrullus colocynthis from southern Tunisia. J Ethnopharmacol. 2010;128:15-9 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Citrullus colocynthis Schrad...
  11. Fukushige H, Hildebrand D. A simple and efficient system for green note compound biogenesis by use of certain lipoxygenase and hydroperoxide lyase sources. J Agric Food Chem. 2005;53:6877-82 pubmed
    ..These results clearly demonstrate that the soybeans lacking LOX 3 in combination with watermelon HL-overexpressing leaf tissues greatly enhance hexenal formation...
  12. Al Musa A, Anfoka G, Al Abdulat A, Misbeh S, Haj Ahmed F, Otri I. Watermelon chlorotic stunt virus (WmCSV): a serious disease threatening watermelon production in Jordan. Virus Genes. 2011;43:79-89 pubmed publisher
    ..Symptomatic leaf samples obtained from watermelon (Citrullus lanatus Thunb.), melon (Cucumis melo L.), squash (Cucurbita pepo), cucumber (Cucumis sativus L...
  13. Guo S, Zhang J, Sun H, Salse J, Lucas W, Zhang H, et al. The draft genome of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and resequencing of 20 diverse accessions. Nat Genet. 2013;45:51-8 pubmed publisher
    Watermelon, Citrullus lanatus, is an important cucurbit crop grown throughout the world...
  14. Marzouk B, Marzouk Z, Décor R, Edziri H, Haloui E, Fenina N, et al. Antibacterial and anticandidal screening of Tunisian Citrullus colocynthis Schrad. from Medenine. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009;125:344-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Traditional medicine is a potential source of new antibacterials and antifungals. Citrullus colocynthis Schrad...
  15. Abdelwahab S, Hassan L, Sirat H, Yagi S, Koko W, Mohan S, et al. Anti-inflammatory activities of cucurbitacin E isolated from Citrullus lanatus var. citroides: role of reactive nitrogen species and cyclooxygenase enzyme inhibition. Fitoterapia. 2011;82:1190-7 pubmed publisher
    The in vivo and in vitro mechanistic anti-inflammatory actions of cucurbitacin E (CE) (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) were examined. The results showed that LPS/INF-? increased NO production in RAW264...
  16. Al Ghaithi F, El Ridi M, Adeghate E, Amiri M. Biochemical effects of Citrullus colocynthis in normal and diabetic rats. Mol Cell Biochem. 2004;261:143-9 pubmed
    Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common endocrine diseases. In UAE many traditional plants such as the Citrullus colocynthis (Handal) are used as antidiabetic remedies...
  17. Agarwal V, Sharma A, Upadhyay A, Singh G, Gupta R. Hypoglycemic effects of Citrullus colocynthis roots. Acta Pol Pharm. 2012;69:75-9 pubmed
    ..On day 7, blood was collected by cardiac puncture under mild ether anesthesia. Aqueous extract of roots of Citrullus colocynthis showed significant reduction in blood sugar level (58.70%) when compared with chloroform (34...
  18. Huseini H, Darvishzadeh F, Heshmat R, Jafariazar Z, Raza M, Larijani B. The clinical investigation of Citrullus colocynthis (L.) schrad fruit in treatment of Type II diabetic patients: a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Phytother Res. 2009;23:1186-9 pubmed publisher
    b>Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad fruit is an herbal medicine used by traditional herbalists for the treatment of diabetes in Iran...
  19. Parmar H, Kar A. Possible amelioration of atherogenic diet induced dyslipidemia, hypothyroidism and hyperglycemia by the peel extracts of Mangifera indica, Cucumis melo and Citrullus vulgaris fruits in rats. Biofactors. 2008;33:13-24 pubmed
    Hitherto unknown efficacy of the peel extracts of Mangifera indica (MI), Cucumis melo (CM) and Citrullus vulgaris (CV) fruits in ameliorating the diet-induced alterations in dyslipidemia, thyroid dysfunction and diabetes mellitus have ..
  20. Ayyad S, Abdel Lateff A, Alarif W, Patacchioli F, Badria F, Ezmirly S. In vitro and in vivo study of cucurbitacins-type triterpene glucoside from Citrullus colocynthis growing in Saudi Arabia against hepatocellular carcinoma. Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 2012;33:245-51 pubmed publisher
    Chromatographic investigation of fruits obtained from Citrullus colocynthis, growing in Saudi Arabia, led to isolation of two compounds; Cucurbitacin E glucoside (Cu E, 1), and Cucurbitacin I glucoside (Cu I, 2)...
  21. Alverson A, Wei X, Rice D, Stern D, Barry K, Palmer J. Insights into the evolution of mitochondrial genome size from complete sequences of Citrullus lanatus and Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae). Mol Biol Evol. 2010;27:1436-48 pubmed publisher
    ..We sequenced the mitochondrial genomes of Citrullus lanatus (watermelon: 379,236 nt) and Cucurbita pepo (zucchini: 982,833 nt)--the two smallest characterized ..
  22. Si Y, Zhang C, Meng S, Dane F. Gene expression changes in response to drought stress in Citrullus colocynthis. Plant Cell Rep. 2009;28:997-1009 pubmed publisher
    b>Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad, closely related to watermelon, is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family...
  23. Ren Y, Zhang Z, Liu J, Staub J, Han Y, Cheng Z, et al. An integrated genetic and cytogenetic map of the cucumber genome. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e5795 pubmed publisher
    ..This map will facilitate whole genome sequencing, positional cloning, and molecular breeding in cucumber, and enable the integration of knowledge of gene and trait in cucurbits...
  24. Mujaju C, Sehic J, Werlemark G, Garkava Gustavsson L, Fatih M, Nybom H. Genetic diversity in watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) landraces from Zimbabwe revealed by RAPD and SSR markers. Hereditas. 2010;147:142-53 pubmed publisher
    ..among 81 seedlings from eight accessions of watermelon collected in Zimbabwe; five accessions of cow-melons (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) and three of sweet watermelons (C. lanatus var. lanatus)...
  25. Rahuman A, Venkatesan P, Gopalakrishnan G. Mosquito larvicidal activity of oleic and linoleic acids isolated from Citrullus colocynthis (Linn.) Schrad. Parasitol Res. 2008;103:1383-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Datura metal Linn., Mukia scabrella Arn., Toddalia asiatica (Linn.) Lam, extracts of whole plant of Citrullus colocynthis (Linn.) Schrad, and Sphaeranthus indicus Linn...
  26. Nakamura S. [Search for biofunctional constituents from medicinal foods-elucidation of constituents with anti-proliferation effects and the target molecule from Citrullus colocynthis]. Yakugaku Zasshi. 2012;132:1063-7 pubmed
    ..foods and plants, cucurbitane-type triterpene and related compounds such as cucurbitacin E from the fruit of Citrullus colocynthis and the roots of Bryonia cretica were found to show anti-proliferation effects...
  27. Yin T, Wu H, Zhang S, Lu H, Zhang L, Xu Y, et al. Two negative cis-regulatory regions involved in fruit-specific promoter activity from watermelon (Citrullus vulgaris S.). J Exp Bot. 2009;60:169-85 pubmed publisher
    A 1.8 kb 5'-flanking region of the large subunit of ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase, isolated from watermelon (Citrullus vulgaris S.), has fruit-specific promoter activity in transgenic tomato plants...
  28. Tarachiwin L, Masako O, Fukusaki E. Quality evaluation and prediction of Citrullus lanatus by 1H NMR-based metabolomics and multivariate analysis. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56:5827-35 pubmed publisher
    ..The sensory quality evaluation of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai) was carried out by means of (1)H NMR-based metabolomics...
  29. Rodríguez Serrano M, Romero Puertas M, Pastori G, Corpas F, Sandalio L, del Rio L, et al. Peroxisomal membrane manganese superoxide dismutase: characterization of the isozyme from watermelon (Citrullus lanatus Schrad.) cotyledons. J Exp Bot. 2007;58:2417-27 pubmed
    In this work the manganese superoxide dismutase (Mn-SOD) bound to peroxisomal membranes of watermelon cotyledons (Citrullus lanatus Schrad.) was purified to homogeneity and some of its molecular properties were determined...
  30. Asghar M, Khan I, Bano N. In vitro antioxidant and radical-scavenging capacities of Citrullus colocynthes (L) and Artemisia absinthium extracts using promethazine hydrochloride radical cation and contemporary assays. Food Sci Technol Int. 2011;17:481-94 pubmed publisher
    ..989 to 0.999. The newly developed assay was employed to evaluate the antioxidant capacity of Citrullus colocynthes L. and Artemisia absinthium extracts...
  31. Rahbar A, Nabipour I. The hypolipidemic effect of Citrullus colocynthis on patients with hyperlipidemia. Pak J Biol Sci. 2010;13:1202-7 pubmed
    b>Citrullus colocynthis is one of the medical herbs that traditionally have been used as an antidiabetic medication in tropical and subtropical countries...
  32. Ren Y, Zhao H, Kou Q, Jiang J, Guo S, Zhang H, et al. A high resolution genetic map anchoring scaffolds of the sequenced watermelon genome. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e29453 pubmed publisher
    As part of our ongoing efforts to sequence and map the watermelon (Citrullus spp.) genome, we have constructed a high density genetic linkage map. The map positioned 234 watermelon genome sequence scaffolds (an average size of 1...
  33. Akashi K, Yoshida K, Kuwano M, Kajikawa M, Yoshimura K, Hoshiyasu S, et al. Dynamic changes in the leaf proteome of a C3 xerophyte, Citrullus lanatus (wild watermelon), in response to water deficit. Planta. 2011;233:947-60 pubmed publisher
    Wild watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a xerophyte native to the Kalahari Desert, Africa. To better understand the molecular mechanisms of drought resistance in this plant, we examined changes in the proteome in response to water deficit...
  34. Seger C, Sturm S, Mair M, Ellmerer E, Stuppner H. 1H and 13C NMR signal assignment of cucurbitacin derivatives from Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrader and Ecballium elaterium L. (Cucurbitaceae). Magn Reson Chem. 2005;43:489-91 pubmed
    ..The investigated 2-O-beta-D-glucopyranosylcucurbitacins I, J, K, and L were obtained from Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrader whereas the aglyca cucurbitacin E and I were isolated from Ecballium elaterium L.
  35. Tannin Spitz T, Grossman S, Dovrat S, Gottlieb H, Bergman M. Growth inhibitory activity of cucurbitacin glucosides isolated from Citrullus colocynthis on human breast cancer cells. Biochem Pharmacol. 2007;73:56-67 pubmed
    Our aim was to study the effects of cucurbitacin glucosides extracted from Citrullus colocynthis leaves on human breast cancer cell growth. Leaves were extracted, resulting in the identification of cucurbitacin B/E glucosides...
  36. Sandlin K, Prothro J, Heesacker A, Khalilian N, Okashah R, Xiang W, et al. Comparative mapping in watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. et Nakai]. Theor Appl Genet. 2012;125:1603-18 pubmed publisher
    The first single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) maps for watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. et Nakai] were constructed and compared...
  37. Xu Y, Kang D, Shi Z, Shen H, Wehner T. Inheritance of resistance to zucchini yellow mosaic virus and watermelon mosaic virus in watermelon. J Hered. 2004;95:498-502 pubmed
    ..ZYMV-CH) and moderate resistance to watermelon mosaic virus (WMV) were found in a selection of PI 595203 (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus), an Egusi type originally collected in Nigeria...
  38. Liu H, Zhu Z, Lu G. [Effect of low temperature stress on chilling tolerance and protective system against active oxygen of grafted watermelon]. Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao. 2004;15:659-62 pubmed
    ..It could be concluded that the enhancement of chilling tolerance in grafted watermelon seedlings was related to the increase of antioxidants and antioxidative enzyme activities. ..
  39. Xanthopoulou A, Ganopoulos I, Psomopoulos F, Manioudaki M, Moysiadis T, Kapazoglou A, et al. De novo comparative transcriptome analysis of genes involved in fruit morphology of pumpkin cultivars with extreme size difference and development of EST-SSR markers. Gene. 2017;622:50-66 pubmed publisher
    ..at present for tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), cucumber (Cucumis sativus), melon (Cucumis melo) and watermelon (Citrullus lanatus), genomic databases for Cucurbita species are limited...
  40. Yu C, Dong W, Zhan Y, Huang Z, Li Z, Kim I, et al. Genome-wide identification and expression analysis of ClLAX, ClPIN and ClABCB genes families in Citrullus lanatus under various abiotic stresses and grafting. BMC Genet. 2017;18:33 pubmed publisher
    ..However, their function in response to exogenous auxin and abiotic stresses in watermelon (Citrullus lanatus. L) remained unknown...
  41. Rastegarzadeh S, Abdali S. Colorimetric determination of thiram based on formation of gold nanoparticles using ascorbic acid. Talanta. 2013;104:22-6 pubmed publisher
    ..0×10(-5) mol L(-1) with a limit of detection 1.7×10(-7) mol L(-1). The relative standard deviation of the method was <3.7%. The method was successfully applied to the determination of thiram in water and plant seed samples...
  42. Wei C, Chen X, Wang Z, Liu Q, Li H, Zhang Y, et al. Genetic mapping of the LOBED LEAF 1 (ClLL1) gene to a 127.6-kb region in watermelon (Citrullus lanatus L.). PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0180741 pubmed publisher
    ..This study is the first report to map a leaf shape gene in watermelon and will facilitate cloning and functional characterization of ClLL1 in future studies. ..
  43. El Keblawy A, Shabana H, Navarro T, Soliman S. Effect of maturation time on dormancy and germination of Citrullus colocynthis (Cucurbitaceae) seeds from the Arabian hyper-arid deserts. BMC Plant Biol. 2017;17:263 pubmed publisher
    ..Environmental conditions prevailing at seed maturation time can affect dormancy and germination requirements. Citrullus colocynthis seeds have a deep dormancy...
  44. Wei J, Sun L, Yuan Z, Hou X, Yang E, Cao Y. Mucilaginibacter rubeus sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2017;67:3099-3104 pubmed publisher
    ..nov. is proposed. The type strain is EF23T (=CGMCC 1.15913T=KCTC 52516T). ..
  45. Liu C, Qin D, Zhao Y, Pan C, Jiang S, Liu F. Famoxadone residue and dissipation in watermelon and soil. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2010;73:183-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This work would be helpful in establishing the maximum residue limit (MRL) for famoxadone in watermelon in China, and provide guidance to the proper and safe use of this pesticide in agriculture. ..
  46. Pande T, Khan A, Pipersania R, Sethi S, Rath Y. Watermelon poisoning. Postgrad Med J. 2002;78:124-5 pubmed
  47. Man erhaba H, He J, Yang W, Dilinu er -, Chen Y. [Pharmacognostical studies on imported and cultivated Citrullus colocynthis]. Zhong Yao Cai. 2011;34:349-52 pubmed
    In order to use Citrullus colocynthis safety and correctly,The pharmacognosy of imported and cultivated Citrullus colocynthis was systematically studied...
  48. Moreno I, Malpica J, Díaz Pendón J, Moriones E, Fraile A, Garcia Arenal F. Variability and genetic structure of the population of watermelon mosaic virus infecting melon in Spain. Virology. 2004;318:451-60 pubmed
    ..Hence, data indicate that genotypes of WMV, generated by mutation or recombination, outside of acceptable, discrete, regions in the evolutionary space, are eliminated from the virus population by negative selection. ..
  49. Mao L, Huber D. Induction of water-soaking deterioration in watermelon fruit by ethylene. Zhi Wu Sheng Li Yu Fen Zi Sheng Wu Xue Xue Bao. 2004;30:284-90 pubmed
    Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus Thunb...
  50. Poduri A, Rateri D, Saha S, Saha S, Daugherty A. Citrullus lanatus 'sentinel' (watermelon) extract reduces atherosclerosis in LDL receptor-deficient mice. J Nutr Biochem. 2013;24:882-6 pubmed publisher
    Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus or C. lanatus) has many potentially bioactive compounds including citrulline, which may influence atherosclerosis. In this study, we determined the effects of C...
  51. Shrestha R, Rosenberg T, Makarovsky D, Eckshtain Levi N, Zelinger E, Kopelowitz J, et al. Phenotypic variation in the plant pathogenic bacterium Acidovorax citrulli. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e73189 pubmed publisher
  52. Liu N, Yang J, Guo S, Xu Y, Zhang M. Genome-wide identification and comparative analysis of conserved and novel microRNAs in grafted watermelon by high-throughput sequencing. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e57359 pubmed publisher
    ..However less is known about miRNAs involvement in grafting behaviors, especially with the watermelon (Citrullus lanatus L.) crop, which is one of the most important agricultural crops worldwide...
  53. Figueroa A, Wong A, Hooshmand S, Sanchez Gonzalez M. Effects of watermelon supplementation on arterial stiffness and wave reflection amplitude in postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2013;20:573-7 pubmed publisher
    ..57, P < 0.01) and aortic SBP2 (r = 0.64, P < 0.01). Watermelon supplementation reduces arterial stiffness and aortic SBP by reducing pressure wave reflection amplitude in obese postmenopausal women with hypertension. ..
  54. Huang F, Schwab W. Cloning and characterization of a 9-lipoxygenase gene induced by pathogen attack from Nicotiana benthamiana for biotechnological application. BMC Biotechnol. 2011;11:30 pubmed publisher
    ..In our previous study, we found that enzyme activity of endogenous 9-LOX in Nicotiana benthamiana was highly induced by agroinfiltration using a tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) based vector system...
  55. Daoudi A, Aarab L, Abdel Sattar E. Screening of immunomodulatory activity of total and protein extracts of some Moroccan medicinal plants. Toxicol Ind Health. 2013;29:245-53 pubmed publisher
    ..Three groups of activities were observed. The first group represented by Citrullus colocynthis, Urtica dioica, Elettaria cardamomum, Capparis spinosa and Piper cubeba showed a significant ..
  56. Kong Q, Yuan J, Gao L, Liu P, Cao L, Huang Y, et al. Transcriptional regulation of lycopene metabolism mediated by rootstock during the ripening of grafted watermelons. Food Chem. 2017;214:406-411 pubmed publisher
    ..The rootstock-dependent characteristic of lycopene accumulation in grafted watermelon fruits provided an alternative model for investigating lycopene metabolic regulation. ..
  57. Shrestha D, McAuslane H, Adkins S, Smith H, Dufault N, Colee J, et al. Host-Mediated Effects of Semipersistently Transmitted Squash Vein Yellowing Virus on Sweetpotato Whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Behavior and Fitness. J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:1433-1441 pubmed publisher
    ..and watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb) Matsum and Nakai] plants...
  58. Valverde A, Piedra L, Aguilera A, Boulaid M, Camacho F. Analysis and residue levels of forchlorfenuron (CPPU) in watermelons. J Environ Sci Health B. 2007;42:801-7 pubmed
    ..5-2 kg/unit) and 20 "Reina de corazones" watermelon units (4-5 kg/unit) were collected and analyzed individually. None of the samples contained forchlorfenuron residues higher than 1 microg/kg...
  59. Perkins Veazie P, Collins J. Carotenoid changes of intact watermelons after storage. J Agric Food Chem. 2006;54:5868-74 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that carotenoid biosynthesis in watermelons can be affected by temperature and storage...
  60. Desbiez C, Lecoq H. The nucleotide sequence of Watermelon mosaic virus (WMV, Potyvirus) reveals interspecific recombination between two related potyviruses in the 5' part of the genome. Arch Virol. 2004;149:1619-32 pubmed publisher
    ..This suggests that WMV has emerged through an ancestral recombination event, and supports the distinction of WMV and SMV as separate taxonomic units...
  61. Lemos Á, Ribeiro A, Fidalgo L, Delgadillo I, Saraiva J. Extension of raw watermelon juice shelf-life up to 58days by hyperbaric storage. Food Chem. 2017;231:61-69 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, HS increased watermelon juice shelf-life for at least 58days, indicating a great potential for future RF replacement. ..
  62. Asghar M, Shahzad M, Nadeem I, Ashraf C. Phytochemical and in vitro total antioxidant capacity analyses of peel extracts of different cultivars of Cucumis melo and Citrullus lanatus. Pharm Biol. 2013;51:226-32 pubmed publisher
    Cucumis melo Linn. (Cucurbitaceae) and Citrullus lanatus Thunb. (Cucurbitaceae) are desert vegetables popular for their nutritional value and year round availability...
  63. Kohzuma K, Cruz J, Akashi K, Hoshiyasu S, Munekage Y, Yokota A, et al. The long-term responses of the photosynthetic proton circuit to drought. Plant Cell Environ. 2009;32:209-19 pubmed publisher
  64. Al Ghamdi F, Al Zahrani H, Al Amer K. Phytosociological studies of Citrullus colocyanthis L., growing in different altitudinal sites in Saudi Arabia. Pak J Biol Sci. 2009;12:779-85 pubmed
    The aim of the present study was to survey and record the plant species associated with Citrullus colocynthis in different altitudinal localities in the West of Saudi Arabia. Depending on the presence of Citrullus colocynthis L...
  65. Rivero R, Sánchez E, Ruiz J, Romero L. Influence of temperature on biomass, iron metabolism and some related bioindicators in tomato and watermelon plants. J Plant Physiol. 2003;160:1065-71 pubmed
    Tomato, Lycopersicon esculentum L. cv. RX-335, and watermelon plants, Citrullus lanatus [Thom.] Mansf. cv. F-90 were grown under controlled conditions at three different temperatures (10 degrees, 25 degrees and 35 degrees C) for 30 days...
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