cucumis melo

Summary

Summary: A plant species of the family CUCURBITACEAE, order Violales, subclass Dilleniidae known for the melon fruits with reticulated (net) surface including cantaloupes, honeydew, casaba, and Persian melons.

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  1. Morales M, Orjeda G, Nieto C, van Leeuwen H, Monfort A, Charpentier M, et al. A physical map covering the nsv locus that confers resistance to Melon necrotic spot virus in melon (Cucumis melo L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2005;111:914-22 pubmed
    ..We also identified a single 100 kb BAC that physically contains the resistance gene and covers a genetic distance of 0.73 cM between both BAC ends. These are the basis for the isolation of the nsv recessive-resistance gene...
  2. Gonda I, Bar E, Portnoy V, Lev S, Burger J, Schaffer A, et al. Branched-chain and aromatic amino acid catabolism into aroma volatiles in Cucumis melo L. fruit. J Exp Bot. 2010;61:1111-23 pubmed publisher
    The unique aroma of melons (Cucumis melo L., Cucurbitaceae) is composed of many volatile compounds biosynthetically derived from fatty acids, carotenoids, amino acids, and terpenes...
  3. Fita A, Bowen H, Hayden R, Nuez F, Picó B, Hammond J. Diversity in expression of phosphorus (P) responsive genes in Cucumis melo L. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e35387 pubmed publisher
  4. Jordan M, Shaw P, Goodner K. Volatile components in aqueous essence and fresh fruit of Cucumis melo cv. Athena (muskmelon) by GC-MS and GC-O. J Agric Food Chem. 2001;49:5929-33 pubmed
    ..The aromagram of fresh fruit is richer in high molecular weight components, which have not yet been positively identified and do not present detectable peaks in the flame ionization detector. ..
  5. Beaulieu J, Lancaster V. Correlating volatile compounds, sensory attributes, and quality parameters in stored fresh-cut cantaloupe. J Agric Food Chem. 2007;55:9503-13 pubmed
    ..post-cutting volatiles, quality, and sensory attributes during fresh-cut storage (4 degrees C) of cantaloupe (Cucumis melo L. var. Reticulatus, Naudin, cv...
  6. Lopez Velasco G, Sbodio A, Tomás Callejas A, Wei P, Tan K, Suslow T. Assessment of root uptake and systemic vine-transport of Salmonella enterica sv. Typhimurium by melon (Cucumis melo) during field production. Int J Food Microbiol. 2012;158:65-72 pubmed publisher
  7. Yu X, Wang X, Zhang W, Qian T, Tang G, Guo Y, et al. Antisense suppression of an acid invertase gene (MAI1) in muskmelon alters plant growth and fruit development. J Exp Bot. 2008;59:2969-77 pubmed publisher
    To unravel the roles of soluble acid invertase in muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.), its activity in transgenic muskmelon plants was reduced by an antisense approach...
  8. 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 ..
  9. Deleu W, Esteras C, Roig C, González To M, Fernandez Silva I, Gonzalez Ibeas D, et al. A set of EST-SNPs for map saturation and cultivar identification in melon. BMC Plant Biol. 2009;9:90 pubmed publisher
    There are few genomic tools available in melon (Cucumis melo L.), a member of the Cucurbitaceae, despite its importance as a crop...

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  1. Gonzalo M, Oliver M, Garcia Mas J, Monfort A, Dolcet Sanjuan R, Katzir N, et al. Simple-sequence repeat markers used in merging linkage maps of melon (Cucumis melo L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2005;110:802-11 pubmed
    ..SSR markers alone cover nearly 80% of the map length. This map is proposed as a basis for a framework melon map to be merged with other maps and as an anchor point for map comparison between species of the Cucurbitaceae family...
  2. Lotfi M, Alan A, Henning M, Jahn M, Earle E. Production of haploid and doubled haploid plants of melon ( Cucumis melo L) for use in breeding for multiple virus resistance. Plant Cell Rep. 2003;21:1121-8 pubmed
    ..Efficient recovery of DH from hybrid melon lines carrying combinations of important horticultural traits will be a valuable tool for melon breeders...
  3. Sattar S, Song Y, Anstead J, Sunkar R, Thompson G. Cucumis melo microRNA expression profile during aphid herbivory in a resistant and susceptible interaction. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2012;25:839-48 pubmed publisher
    Aphis gossypii resistance in melon (Cucumis melo) is due to the presence of a single dominant virus aphid transmission (Vat) gene belonging to the nucleotide-binding site leucine-rich repeat family of resistance genes...
  4. Cheng H, Kun W, Liu D, Su Y, He Q. Molecular cloning and expression analysis of CmMlo1 in melon. Mol Biol Rep. 2012;39:1903-7 pubmed publisher
    ..CmMlo1 expression is not obvious under powdery mildew stress, but under cadmium stress, its expression was significantly up-regulated, indicating that CmMlo1 is possibly involved in abiotic stress...
  5. Perin C, Gomez Jimenez M, Hagen L, Dogimont C, Pech J, Latche A, et al. Molecular and genetic characterization of a non-climacteric phenotype in melon reveals two loci conferring altered ethylene response in fruit. Plant Physiol. 2002;129:300-9 pubmed
    Fruit ripening and abscission are associated with an ethylene burst in several melon (Cucumis melo) genotypes...
  6. Boualem A, Fergany M, Fernandez R, Troadec C, Martin A, Morin H, et al. A conserved mutation in an ethylene biosynthesis enzyme leads to andromonoecy in melons. Science. 2008;321:836-8 pubmed publisher
    ..A causal single-nucleotide polymorphism associated with andromonoecy was identified, which suggests that the a allele has been under recent positive selection and may be linked to the evolution of this sexual system...
  7. Oliver M, Garcia Mas J, Cardus M, Pueyo N, López Sesé A, Arroyo M, et al. Construction of a reference linkage map for melon. Genome. 2001;44:836-45 pubmed
    A map of melon (Cucumis melo L...
  8. Galaz S, Morales Quintana L, Moya Leon M, Herrera R. Structural analysis of the alcohol acyltransferase protein family from Cucumis melo shows that enzyme activity depends on an essential solvent channel. FEBS J. 2013;280:1344-57 pubmed publisher
    Alcohol acyltransferases (AAT) play a key role in ester biosynthesis. In Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis, AATs are encoded by a gene family of four members (CmAAT1-4)...
  9. Deng Y, Zhang Y, Chen Y, Wang S, Tang D, Huang D. Isolation and characterization of a GS2 gene in melon (Cucumis melo L.) and its expression patterns under the fertilization of different forms of N. Mol Biotechnol. 2010;44:51-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggested that M-GS2 is the first GS gene cloned and characterized in melon and melon responds to the variations in N fertilization by differentially expressing M-GS2...
  10. Garcia Mas J, Benjak A, Sanseverino W, Bourgeois M, Mir G, González V, et al. The genome of melon (Cucumis melo L.). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:11872-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The use of the genome sequence in future investigations will facilitate the understanding of evolution of cucurbits and the improvement of breeding strategies...
  11. Yoshida Yamamoto S, Nishimura S, Okuno T, Rakuman M, Takii Y. Efficient DNA extraction from nail clippings using the protease solution from Cucumis melo. Mol Biotechnol. 2010;46:41-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We have overcome this obstacle using the protease solution obtained from Cucumis melo. The keratinolytic activity of the protease solution was 1...
  12. González V, Garcia Mas J, Arus P, Puigdomenech P. Generation of a BAC-based physical map of the melon genome. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:339 pubmed publisher
    b>Cucumis melo (melon) belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family, whose economic importance among horticulture crops is second only to Solanaceae...
  13. Joobeur T, King J, Nolin S, Thomas C, Dean R. The Fusarium wilt resistance locus Fom-2 of melon contains a single resistance gene with complex features. Plant J. 2004;39:283-97 pubmed publisher
    ..The Fom-2 physical region contained retroelement-like sequences and truncated genes, suggesting that this locus is complex...
  14. Sestili S, Polverari A, Luongo L, Ferrarini A, Scotton M, Hussain J, et al. Distinct colonization patterns and cDNA-AFLP transcriptome profiles in compatible and incompatible interactions between melon and different races of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis. BMC Genomics. 2011;12:122 pubmed publisher
    ..sp. melonis Snyd. & Hans. (FOM) causes Fusarium wilt, the most important infectious disease of melon (Cucumis melo L.). The four known races of this pathogen can be distinguished only by infection on appropriate cultivars...
  15. Pang X, Guo X, Qin Z, Yao Y, Hu X, Wu J. Identification of aroma-active compounds in Jiashi muskmelon juice by GC-O-MS and OAV calculation. J Agric Food Chem. 2012;60:4179-85 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, seven odorants were detected by all of the panelists and showed higher OAVs, indicating that DFA and OAV resulted in relatively similar "Jiashi" melon aroma patterns...
  16. Cuevas H, Staub J, Simon P, Zalapa J. A consensus linkage map identifies genomic regions controlling fruit maturity and beta-carotene-associated flesh color in melon (Cucumis melo L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2009;119:741-56 pubmed publisher
    The nutritional value and yield potential of US Western Shipping melon (USWS; Cucumis melo L...
  17. González V, Benjak A, Hénaff E, Mir G, Casacuberta J, Garcia Mas J, et al. Sequencing of 6.7 Mb of the melon genome using a BAC pooling strategy. BMC Plant Biol. 2010;10:246 pubmed publisher
    b>Cucumis melo (melon) belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family, whose economic importance among horticulture crops is second only to Solanaceae...
  18. Fernandez Silva I, Moreno E, Eduardo I, Arus P, Alvarez J, Monforte A. On the genetic control of heterosis for fruit shape in melon (Cucumis melo L.). J Hered. 2009;100:229-35 pubmed publisher
    ..FS is proposed as a reproductive trait in melon because of the high correlation to the number of seeds produced along the fruit longitudinal axis...
  19. Gonzalez Ibeas D, Blanca J, Donaire L, Saladie M, Mascarell Creus A, Caño Delgado A, et al. Analysis of the melon (Cucumis melo) small RNAome by high-throughput pyrosequencing. BMC Genomics. 2011;12:393 pubmed publisher
    Melon (Cucumis melo L.) is a commercially important fruit crop that is cultivated worldwide...
  20. Fukino N, Ohara T, Monforte A, Sugiyama M, Sakata Y, Kunihisa M, et al. Identification of QTLs for resistance to powdery mildew and SSR markers diagnostic for powdery mildew resistance genes in melon (Cucumis melo L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2008;118:165-75 pubmed publisher
    ..Using an independent population, we demonstrated the effectiveness of these markers. This is the first report of universal and effective markers linked to a gene for powdery mildew resistance in melon...
  21. Morales M, Roig E, Monforte A, Arus P, Garcia Mas J. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms detected in expressed sequence tags of melon (Cucumis melo L.). Genome. 2004;47:352-60 pubmed
    ..was performed for single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) and short insertions-deletions (indels) in 34 melon (Cucumis melo L...
  22. Núñez Palenius H, Cantliffe D, Huber D, Ciardi J, Klee H. Transformation of a muskmelon 'Galia' hybrid parental line (Cucumis melo L. var. reticulatus Ser.) with an antisense ACC oxidase gene. Plant Cell Rep. 2006;25:198-205 pubmed
    Galia' muskmelon (Cucumis melo L. var. reticulatus Ser.) has been recalcitrant to transformation by Agrobacterium tumefaciens...
  23. Waugh M, Ferrin D, Stanghellini M. Colonization of cantaloupe roots by Monosporascus cannonballus. Mycol Res. 2005;109:1297-301 pubmed
    ..M. cannonballus appeared to be most similar to vascular wilt pathogens in its mode of parasitism, but does not spread via the vascular system to above-ground plant tissues...
  24. Vallone S, Sivertsen H, Anthon G, Barrett D, Mitcham E, Ebeler S, et al. An integrated approach for flavour quality evaluation in muskmelon (Cucumis melo L. reticulatus group) during ripening. Food Chem. 2013;139:171-83 pubmed publisher
    ..The effect of ripening on chemical composition, physical parameters and sensory perception of three muskmelon (Cucumis melo L. reticulatus group) cultivars was evaluated...
  25. Gonda I, Lev S, Bar E, Sikron N, Portnoy V, Davidovich Rikanati R, et al. Catabolism of L-methionine in the formation of sulfur and other volatiles in melon (Cucumis melo L.) fruit. Plant J. 2013;74:458-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results indicate that L-methionine is a precursor of both sulfur and non-sulfur aroma volatiles in melon fruit...
  26. Nieto C, Piron F, Dalmais M, Marco C, Moriones E, Gómez Guillamón M, et al. EcoTILLING for the identification of allelic variants of melon eIF4E, a factor that controls virus susceptibility. BMC Plant Biol. 2007;7:34 pubmed
    ..Identification of allelic variants within natural populations by EcoTILLING has become a rapid genotype discovery method...
  27. Cuevas H, Staub J, Simon P, Zalapa J, McCreight J. Mapping of genetic loci that regulate quantity of beta-carotene in fruit of US Western Shipping melon (Cucumis melo L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2008;117:1345-59 pubmed publisher
    Melon (Cucumis melo L.) is highly nutritious vegetable species and an important source of beta-carotene (Vitamin A), which is an important nutrient in the human diet...
  28. Blanca J, Esteras C, Ziarsolo P, Perez D, Fernã Ndez Pedrosa V, Collado C, et al. Transcriptome sequencing for SNP discovery across Cucumis melo. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:280 pubmed publisher
    Melon (Cucumis melo L.) is a highly diverse species that is cultivated worldwide. Recent advances in massively parallel sequencing have begun to allow the study of nucleotide diversity in this species...
  29. Essafi A, Diaz Pendon J, Moriones E, Monforte A, Garcia Mas J, Martín Hernández A. Dissection of the oligogenic resistance to Cucumber mosaic virus in the melon accession PI 161375. Theor Appl Genet. 2009;118:275-84 pubmed publisher
  30. Diaz A, Fergany M, Formisano G, Ziarsolo P, Blanca J, Fei Z, et al. A consensus linkage map for molecular markers and quantitative trait loci associated with economically important traits in melon (Cucumis melo L.). BMC Plant Biol. 2011;11:111 pubmed publisher
    A number of molecular marker linkage maps have been developed for melon (Cucumis melo L.) over the last two decades. However, these maps were constructed using different marker sets, thus, making comparative analysis among maps difficult...
  31. Mascarell Creus A, Canizares J, Vilarrasa Blasi J, Mora Garcia S, Blanca J, Gonzalez Ibeas D, et al. An oligo-based microarray offers novel transcriptomic approaches for the analysis of pathogen resistance and fruit quality traits in melon (Cucumis melo L.). BMC Genomics. 2009;10:467 pubmed publisher
    Melon (Cucumis melo) is a horticultural specie of significant nutritional value, which belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family, whose economic importance is second only to the Solanaceae. Its small genome of approx...
  32. Aubert C, Bourger N. Investigation of volatiles in Charentais cantaloupe melons (Cucumis melo Var. cantalupensis). Characterization of aroma constituents in some cultivars. J Agric Food Chem. 2004;52:4522-8 pubmed
    ..Discrimination of long shelf life cultivars from wild and mid shelf life melons was achieved by statistical treatment of the data by principal component and variance analysis...
  33. Núñez Palenius H, Gomez Lim M, Ochoa Alejo N, Grumet R, Lester G, Cantliffe D. Melon fruits: genetic diversity, physiology, and biotechnology features. Crit Rev Biotechnol. 2008;28:13-55 pubmed
    Among Cucurbitaceae, Cucumis melo is one of the most important cultivated cucurbits...
  34. Hayata Y, Sakamoto T, Maneerat C, Li X, Kozuka H, Sakamoto K. Evaluation of aroma compounds contributing to muskmelon flavor in Porapak Q extracts by aroma extract dilution analysis. J Agric Food Chem. 2003;51:3415-8 pubmed
  35. López Sesé A, Staub J, Gómez Guillamón M. Genetic analysis of Spanish melon ( Cucumis melo L.) germplasm using a standardized molecular-marker array and geographically diverse reference accessions. Theor Appl Genet. 2003;108:41-52 pubmed
    Genetic relationships among 125 Spanish melon ( Cucumis melo L...
  36. Qin X, Coku A, Inoue K, Tian L. Expression, subcellular localization, and cis-regulatory structure of duplicated phytoene synthase genes in melon (Cucumis melo L.). Planta. 2011;234:737-48 pubmed publisher
    ..CmPSY1 was previously identified from melon (Cucumis melo L.), but was not functionally characterized. We isolated a second PSY gene, CmPSY2, from melon in this work...
  37. Meyer J, Deleu W, Garcia Mas J, Havey M. Construction of a fosmid library of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and comparative analyses of the eIF4E and eIF(iso)4E regions from cucumber and melon (Cucumis melo). Mol Genet Genomics. 2008;279:473-80 pubmed publisher
    ..This high degree of microsynteny will aid in the cloning of orthologous genes from both species, as well as allow for genomic resources developed for one Cucumis species to be used for analyses in other species...
  38. Chung S, Staub J, Chen J. Molecular phylogeny of Cucumis species as revealed by consensus chloroplast SSR marker length and sequence variation. Genome. 2006;49:219-29 pubmed
    ..and 20, were sequenced using total DNA from 13 accessions representing 7 African Cucumis species (x = 12), 3 Cucumis melo L. (x = 12) accessions, 2 Cucumis sativus L. (x = 7) accessions, and 1 Cucumis hystrix Chakr...
  39. 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
    ..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), thyroid dysfunctions, lipid ..
  40. Hong S, Kim I, Yang D, Chung W. Characterization of an abscisic acid responsive gene homologue from Cucumis melo. J Exp Bot. 2002;53:2271-2 pubmed
    ..DNA encoding an abscisic acid responsive gene (ASR) homologue (Asr1) was isolated from an inodorus melon, Cucumis melo var. kuwata, cDNA and genomic library...
  41. Murayama K, Kato Murayama M, Hosaka T, Sotokawauchi A, Yokoyama S, Arima K, et al. Crystal structure of cucumisin, a subtilisin-like endoprotease from Cucumis melo L. J Mol Biol. 2012;423:386-96 pubmed publisher
    Cucumisin is a plant serine protease, isolated as an extracellular glycoprotein from the melon fruit Cucumis melo L. var. Prince...
  42. Taler D, Galperin M, Benjamin I, Cohen Y, Kenigsbuch D. Plant eR genes that encode photorespiratory enzymes confer resistance against disease. Plant Cell. 2004;16:172-84 pubmed publisher
    ..cubensis. The cloned eR genes provide a new resource for developing downy mildew-resistant melon varieties...
  43. Gomez G, Torres H, Pallas V. Identification of translocatable RNA-binding phloem proteins from melon, potential components of the long-distance RNA transport system. Plant J. 2005;41:107-16 pubmed
    ..In light of these results the possible involvement of these phloem proteins in the long-distance transport of melon RNAs is discussed...
  44. Eduardo I, Arus P, Monforte A. Development of a genomic library of near isogenic lines (NILs) in melon (Cucumis melo L.) from the exotic accession PI161375. Theor Appl Genet. 2005;112:139-48 pubmed
    ..The NILs can also be used as pre-competitive breeding lines in melon breeding projects...
  45. Liu C, Liu J, Li H, Zhang Z, Han Y, Huang S, et al. Karyotyping in melon (Cucumis melo L.) by cross-species fosmid fluorescence in situ hybridization. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2010;129:241-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study provides a basis for cytological characterization of the melon genome and comparative genomics of Cucurbitaceae...
  46. Park Y, Katzir N, Brotman Y, King J, Bertrand F, Havey M. Comparative mapping of ZYMV resistances in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) and melon (Cucumis melo L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2004;109:707-12 pubmed
    ..and melon ( Cucumis melo L.)...
  47. Ritschel P, Lins T, Tristan R, Buso G, Buso J, Ferreira M. Development of microsatellite markers from an enriched genomic library for genetic analysis of melon (Cucumis melo L.). BMC Plant Biol. 2004;4:9 pubmed
    ..crop species, the availability of molecular tools such as microsatellite markers has been limited in melon (Cucumis melo L.) and cucurbit species...
  48. Fleshman M, Lester G, Riedl K, Kopec R, Narayanasamy S, Curley R, et al. Carotene and novel apocarotenoid concentrations in orange-fleshed Cucumis melo melons: determinations of ?-carotene bioaccessibility and bioavailability. J Agric Food Chem. 2011;59:4448-54 pubmed publisher
    Muskmelons, both cantaloupe (Cucumis melo Reticulatus Group) and orange-fleshed honeydew (C. melo Inodorus Group), a cross between orange-fleshed cantaloupe and green-fleshed honeydew, are excellent sources of ?-carotene...
  49. Perchepied L, Dogimont C, Pitrat M. Strain-specific and recessive QTLs involved in the control of partial resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis race 1.2 in a recombinant inbred line population of melon. Theor Appl Genet. 2005;111:65-74 pubmed
    Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis (FOM) causes serious economic losses in melon (Cucumis melo L.)...
  50. Vouldoukis I, Lacan D, Kamate C, Coste P, Calenda A, Mazier D, et al. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of a Cucumis melo LC. extract rich in superoxide dismutase activity. J Ethnopharmacol. 2004;94:67-75 pubmed
    ..to evaluate in vitro and in vivo the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of a cantaloupe melon (Cucumis melo LC., Cucurbitaceae) extract (CME) selected for its high superoxide dismutase activity...
  51. Monforte A, Oliver M, Gonzalo M, Alvarez J, Dolcet Sanjuan R, Arus P. Identification of quantitative trait loci involved in fruit quality traits in melon (Cucumis melo L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2004;108:750-8 pubmed
    ..Exotic alleles from PI161375 showed beneficial effects on EA, FW and SSC, indicating the usefulness of PI 161375 as a new source of genetic variability to improve European and American cultivars...
  52. Aubert C, Pitrat M. Volatile compounds in the skin and pulp of Queen Anne's pocket melon. J Agric Food Chem. 2006;54:8177-82 pubmed
    The quantitative distribution of volatile compounds in the skin and pulp of Queen Anne's pocket melon [Cucumis melo var. dudaim (L.) Naudin] has been investigated...
  53. González V, Rodriguez Moreno L, Centeno E, Benjak A, Garcia Mas J, Puigdomenech P, et al. Genome-wide BAC-end sequencing of Cucumis melo using two BAC libraries. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:618 pubmed publisher
    Although melon (Cucumis melo L.) is an economically important fruit crop, no genome-wide sequence information is openly available at the current time...
  54. Clepet C, Joobeur T, Zheng Y, Jublot D, Huang M, Truniger V, et al. Analysis of expressed sequence tags generated from full-length enriched cDNA libraries of melon. BMC Genomics. 2011;12:252 pubmed publisher
    Melon (Cucumis melo), an economically important vegetable crop, belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family which includes several other important crops such as watermelon, cucumber, and pumpkin...
  55. . Multistate outbreak of listeriosis associated with Jensen Farms cantaloupe--United States, August-September 2011. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011;60:1357-8 pubmed
    ..By September 6, all seven Colorado patients interviewed with the Listeria Initiative* questionnaire reported eating cantaloupe in the month before illness began, and three reported eating cantaloupe marketed as "Rocky Ford."..
  56. Silberstein L, Kovalski I, Brotman Y, Perin C, Dogimont C, Pitrat M, et al. Linkage map of Cucumis melo including phenotypic traits and sequence-characterized genes. Genome. 2003;46:761-73 pubmed
    A new linkage map of Cucumis melo, derived from the F2 progeny of a cross between PI 414723 and C. melo 'TopMark' is presented...
  57. Fernandez Silva I, Eduardo I, Blanca J, Esteras C, Picó B, Nuez F, et al. Bin mapping of genomic and EST-derived SSRs in melon (Cucumis melo L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2008;118:139-50 pubmed publisher
    ..A final bin-map was constructed including 80 RFLPs, 212 SSRs, 3 SNPs and the Nsv locus, distributed in 122 bins with an average bin length of 10.2 cM and a maximum bin length of 33 cM. Map density was 4.2 cM/marker or 5.9 cM/SSR...
  58. Renner S, Schaefer H, Kocyan A. Phylogenetics of Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae): cucumber (C. sativus) belongs in an Asian/Australian clade far from melon (C. melo). BMC Evol Biol. 2007;7:58 pubmed
    Melon, Cucumis melo, and cucumber, C. sativus, are among the most widely cultivated crops worldwide. Cucumis, as traditionally conceived, is geographically centered in Africa, with C. sativus and C...
  59. Portnoy V, Benyamini Y, Bar E, Harel Beja R, Gepstein S, Giovannoni J, et al. The molecular and biochemical basis for varietal variation in sesquiterpene content in melon (Cucumis melo L.) rinds. Plant Mol Biol. 2008;66:647-61 pubmed publisher
    ..The genes are differentially transcriptionally regulated during fruit development and according to variety and are likely to be associated with chemical differences responsible for the unique aromas of melon varieties...