cucurbita

Summary

Summary: A plant genus of the family CUCURBITACEAE, order Violales, subclass Dilleniidae, which includes pumpkin, gourd and squash.

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  1. Antal T, Sarvikas P, Tyystjärvi E. Two-electron reactions S2QB -->S0QB and S3QB -->S1QB are involved in deactivation of higher S states of the oxygen-evolving complex of Photosystem II. Biophys J. 2009;96:4672-80 pubmed publisher
    ..A catalase effect suggested that H(2)O(2) acts as an electron donor for the reaction S(2)Q(B) -->S(0)Q(B) but added H(2)O(2) did not enhance this reaction. ..
  2. Radwan D, Fayez K, Mahmoud S, Hamad A, Lu G. Physiological and metabolic changes of Cucurbita pepo leaves in response to zucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV) infection and salicylic acid treatments. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2007;45:480-9 pubmed
    The changes of some physiological and biochemical parameters in pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo cv Eskandarani) leaves associated with zucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV) infection and the effect of exogenous application of salicylic acid (SA) ..
  3. Zhou Y, Zhou J, Huang L, Ding X, Shi K, Yu J. Grafting of Cucumis sativus onto Cucurbita ficifolia leads to improved plant growth, increased light utilization and reduced accumulation of reactive oxygen species in chilled plants. J Plant Res. 2009;122:529-40 pubmed publisher
    ..cv. Jinyan No. 4, CS) plants with figleaf gourd (Cucurbita ficifolia Bouché, CF) and cucumber as rootstocks, respectively...
  4. Blanca J, Canizares J, Roig C, Ziarsolo P, Nuez F, Picó B. Transcriptome characterization and high throughput SSRs and SNPs discovery in Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae). BMC Genomics. 2011;12:104 pubmed publisher
    b>Cucurbita pepo belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. The "Zucchini" types rank among the highest-valued vegetables worldwide, and other C. pepo and related Cucurbita spp., are food staples and rich sources of fat and vitamins...
  5. Sasu M, Ferrari M, Du D, Winsor J, Stephenson A. Indirect costs of a nontarget pathogen mitigate the direct benefits of a virus-resistant transgene in wild Cucurbita. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:19067-71 pubmed publisher
    ..This indirect cost of the VRT (mediated by a nontarget herbivore and pathogen) mitigated the overall beneficial effect of the VRT on fitness. ..
  6. Esteras C, Gomez P, Monforte A, Blanca J, Vicente Dólera N, Roig C, et al. High-throughput SNP genotyping in Cucurbita pepo for map construction and quantitative trait loci mapping. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:80 pubmed publisher
    b>Cucurbita pepo is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, the second- most important horticultural family in terms of economic importance after Solanaceae...
  7. Laughlin K, Power A, Snow A, Spencer L. Risk assessment of genetically engineered crops: fitness effects of virus-resistance transgenes in wild Cucurbita pepo. Ecol Appl. 2009;19:1091-101 pubmed
    ..We asked how gene flow from a cultivated squash (Cucurbita pepo) engineered for virus resistance would affect the fecundity of wild squash (C...
  8. Andrews E, Theis N, Adler L. Pollinator and herbivore attraction to cucurbita floral volatiles. J Chem Ecol. 2007;33:1682-91 pubmed
    ..Striped cucumber beetles (Acalymma vittatum) feed on cucurbits and are attracted to several volatiles emitted by Cucurbita blossoms. However, the effect of these volatiles on pollinator attraction is unknown...
  9. Stoner K, Eitzer B. Movement of soil-applied imidacloprid and thiamethoxam into nectar and pollen of squash (Cucurbita pepo). PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e39114 pubmed publisher
    ..neonicotinoid insecticides, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, into the pollen and nectar of flowers of squash (Cucurbita pepo cultivars "Multipik," "Sunray" and "Bush Delicata") when applied to soil by ..

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  1. Musante C, White J. Toxicity of silver and copper to Cucurbita pepo: differential effects of nano and bulk-size particles. Environ Toxicol. 2012;27:510-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The finding that humic acid and solution chemistry differentially impact bulk and NP behavior highlights the importance of evaluating nanoparticles under environmentally relevant conditions...
  2. Jiang Z, Du Q. Glucose-lowering activity of novel tetrasaccharide glyceroglycolipids from the fruits of Cucurbita moschata. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2011;21:1001-3 pubmed publisher
    ..The structures of the two compounds were determined using chemical methods and spectroscopic analysis. Both compounds demonstrated significant glucose-lowering effects in streptozotocin- and high-fat-diet-induced diabetic mice...
  3. Smith B. Eastern North America as an independent center of plant domestication. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103:12223-8 pubmed
    ..eastern North American domesticates: marshelder (Iva annua), chenopod (Chenopodium berlandieri), squash (Cucurbita pepo), and sunflower (Helianthus annuus)...
  4. Nkosi C, Opoku A, Terblanche S. Effect of pumpkin seed (Cucurbita pepo) protein isolate on the activity levels of certain plasma enzymes in CCl4-induced liver injury in low-protein fed rats. Phytother Res. 2005;19:341-5 pubmed
    The effects of pumpkin seed (Cucurbita pepo) protein isolate on the activity levels of lactate dehydrogenase (LD), alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartate transaminase (AST) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)..
  5. Nkosi C, Opoku A, Terblanche S. Antioxidative effects of pumpkin seed (Cucurbita pepo) protein isolate in CCl4-induced liver injury in low-protein fed rats. Phytother Res. 2006;20:935-40 pubmed
    The effects of pumpkin seed (Cucurbita pepo) protein isolate on the plasma activity levels of catalase (CA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSHpx) and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) as well as glucose-6-phosphatase ..
  6. Tadmor Y, Paris H, Meir A, Schaffer A, Lewinsohn E. Dual role of the pigmentation gene B in affecting carotenoid and vitamin E content in squash (Cucurbita pepo) mesocarp. J Agric Food Chem. 2005;53:9759-63 pubmed
    The yellow and orange colorations of the mesocarp of pumpkins and squash of Cucurbita pepo are due to the presence of carotenoid pigments that also greatly contribute to their nutritional value...
  7. Peters R, Kelsey J, White J. Differences in p,p'-DDE bioaccumulation from compost and soil by the plants Cucurbita pepo and Cucurbita maxima and the earthworms Eisenia fetida and Lumbricus terrestris. Environ Pollut. 2007;148:539-45 pubmed
    Two plant species, Cucurbita pepo and Cucurbita maxima, and two earthworm species, Eisenia fetida and Lumbricus terrestris, were exposed to soil and compost with equivalent p,p'-DDE contamination...
  8. Fahmy A, Abo Zeid A, Mohamed T, Ghanem H, Borai I, Mohamed S. Characterization of esterases from Cucurbita pepo cv. "Eskandrani". Bioresour Technol. 2008;99:437-43 pubmed
    Two of the six esterases identified in Cucurbita pepo cv. "Eskandrani" were purified to homogeneity using two chromatography steps: anion exchange and gel filtration. The molecular weights of C...
  9. Yang X, Zhao Y, Lv Y. Chemical composition and antioxidant activity of an acidic polysaccharide extracted from Cucurbita moschata Duchesne ex Poiret. J Agric Food Chem. 2007;55:4684-90 pubmed
  10. Zechmann B, Muller M, Zellnig G. Intracellular adaptations of glutathione content in Cucurbita pepo L. induced by treatment with reduced glutathione and buthionine sulfoximine. Protoplasma. 2006;227:197-209 pubmed
    ..on glutathione content were investigated with immunogold labeling in individual cellular compartments of Cucurbita pepo L. seedlings. Generally, GSH treatment led to increased levels of glutathione in roots and leaves (up to 3...
  11. Shuler R, Roulston T, Farris G. Farming practices influence wild pollinator populations on squash and pumpkin. J Econ Entomol. 2005;98:790-5 pubmed
    ..Future research should examine the economic impacts of managing farms in ways that promote pollinators, particularly pollinators of crops that are not well served by managed honey bee colonies...
  12. Marie Magdeleine C, Hoste H, Mahieu M, Varo H, Archimede H. In vitro effects of Cucurbita moschata seed extracts on Haemonchus contortus. Vet Parasitol. 2009;161:99-105 pubmed publisher
    This study was carried out to evaluate the in vitro effect of Cucurbita moschata seed against the parasitic nematode of small ruminants Haemonchus contortus. Three extracts (aqueous, methanolic and dichloromethane) of C...
  13. Lin M, Lee Y, Lough T, Phinney B, Lucas W. Analysis of the pumpkin phloem proteome provides insights into angiosperm sieve tube function. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2009;8:343-56 pubmed publisher
    ..These results are discussed from the perspective of the role played by the phloem proteome as an integral component of the whole plant communication system...
  14. Mauck K, De Moraes C, Mescher M. Deceptive chemical signals induced by a plant virus attract insect vectors to inferior hosts. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107:3600-5 pubmed publisher
    ..plant pathogen, Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV), on the quality and attractiveness of one of its host plants (Cucurbita pepo cv. Dixie) for two aphid vectors, Myzus persicae and Aphis gossypii...
  15. Sasu M, Seidl Adams I, Wall K, Winsor J, Stephenson A. Floral transmission of Erwinia tracheiphila by cucumber beetles in a wild Cucurbita pepo. Environ Entomol. 2010;39:140-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We show that E. tracheiphila also can be transmitted via the floral nectaries of Cucurbita pepo ssp. texana L. Andres (Texas gourd)...
  16. Gong L, Stift G, Kofler R, Pachner M, Lelley T. Microsatellites for the genus Cucurbita and an SSR-based genetic linkage map of Cucurbita pepo L. Theor Appl Genet. 2008;117:37-48 pubmed publisher
    Until recently, only a few microsatellites have been available for Cucurbita, thus their development is highly desirable. The Austrian oil-pumpkin variety Gleisdorfer Olkürbis (C. pepo subsp. pepo) and the C...
  17. Obrero A, Die J, Román B, Gomez P, Nadal S, González Verdejo C. Selection of reference genes for gene expression studies in zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) using qPCR. J Agric Food Chem. 2011;59:5402-11 pubmed publisher
    The zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) is an important food crop, the transcriptomics of which are a fundamental tool to accelerate the development of new varieties by breeders...
  18. González Melendi P, Fernandez Pacheco R, Coronado M, Corredor E, Testillano P, Risueno M, et al. Nanoparticles as smart treatment-delivery systems in plants: assessment of different techniques of microscopy for their visualization in plant tissues. Ann Bot. 2008;101:187-95 pubmed
  19. Barbieri L, Polito L, Bolognesi A, Ciani M, Pelosi E, Farini V, et al. Ribosome-inactivating proteins in edible plants and purification and characterization of a new ribosome-inactivating protein from Cucurbita moschata. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2006;1760:783-92 pubmed
    ..From the extract of Cucurbita moschata (pumpkin), the most active one, a glycoprotein of 30,665 Da was purified which had the properties of a ..
  20. Badr S, Shaaban M, Elkholy Y, Helal M, Hamza A, Masoud M, et al. Chemical composition and biological activity of ripe pumpkin fruits (Cucurbita pepo L.) cultivated in Egyptian habitats. Nat Prod Res. 2011;25:1524-39 pubmed publisher
    The chemical composition and biological activity of three parts (rind, flesh and seeds) of pumpkin fruits (Cucurbita pepo L.) cultivated in Egypt were studied...
  21. Diaz Flores M, Angeles Mejia S, Baiza Gutman L, Medina Navarro R, Hernandez Saavedra D, Ortega Camarillo C, et al. Effect of an aqueous extract of Cucurbita ficifolia Bouché on the glutathione redox cycle in mice with STZ-induced diabetes. J Ethnopharmacol. 2012;144:101-8 pubmed publisher
    b>Cucurbita ficifolia is used in Mexican traditional medicine as an anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory agent and its actions can be mediated by antioxidant mechanisms...
  22. Pimenta Lange M, Lange T. Gibberellin biosynthesis and the regulation of plant development. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2006;8:281-90 pubmed
    ..In addition, we present models for regulation of GA biosynthesis in transgenic plants, and discuss their suitability for altering plant growth and development...
  23. Radi A, Lange T, Niki T, Koshioka M, Lange M. Ectopic expression of pumpkin gibberellin oxidases alters gibberellin biosynthesis and development of transgenic Arabidopsis plants. Plant Physiol. 2006;140:528-36 pubmed
    Immature pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) seeds contain gibberellin (GA) oxidases with unique catalytic properties resulting in GAs of unknown function for plant growth and development...
  24. Julier H, Roulston T. Wild bee abundance and pollination service in cultivated pumpkins: farm management, nesting behavior and landscape effects. J Econ Entomol. 2009;102:563-73 pubmed
    ..Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L...
  25. 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...
  26. Wang D, Xiang H, Li D, Gao H, Cai H, Wu L, et al. Purine-containing cucurbitane triterpenoids from Cucurbita pepo cv dayangua. Phytochemistry. 2008;69:1434-8 pubmed publisher
    Phytochemical investigation of the fruits of Cucurbita pepo cv dayangua led to the isolation of cucurbitaglycosides A (1) and B (2). This is the first report of cucurbitane triterpenoids with a purine unit...
  27. Cane J, Sampson B, Miller S. Pollination value of male bees: the specialist bee Peponapis pruinosa (Apidae) at summer squash (Cucurbita pepo). Environ Entomol. 2011;40:614-20 pubmed publisher
    ..males of the oligolectic bee, Peponapis pruinosa Say, were shown to be effective pollinators of summer squash, Cucurbita pepo L. Seven sequential visits from male P. pruinosa maximized squash fruit set and growth...
  28. Inui H, Wakai T, Gion K, Kim Y, Eun H. Differential uptake for dioxin-like compounds by zucchini subspecies. Chemosphere. 2008;73:1602-7 pubmed publisher
    The zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) cultivars 'Patty Green', 'Black Beauty', and 'Gold Rush' were cultivated on weathered dioxin-contaminated soil in pots, and concentrations of the 29 dioxin-like compounds that were assigned WHO-TEFs, three ..
  29. Lee J, Kim D, Choi J, Choi H, Ryu J, Jeong J, et al. Dehydrodiconiferyl alcohol isolated from Cucurbita moschata shows anti-adipogenic and anti-lipogenic effects in 3T3-L1 cells and primary mouse embryonic fibroblasts. J Biol Chem. 2012;287:8839-51 pubmed publisher
    A water-soluble extract from the stems of Cucurbita moschata, code named PG105, was previously found to contain strong anti-obesity activities in a high fat diet-induced obesity mouse model...
  30. Furch A, Zimmermann M, Will T, Hafke J, van Bel A. Remote-controlled stop of phloem mass flow by biphasic occlusion in Cucurbita maxima. J Exp Bot. 2010;61:3697-708 pubmed publisher
    ..electropotential waves (EPWs), sieve tube occlusion, and stop of mass flow were investigated in intact Cucurbita maxima plants...
  31. Wang S, Huang W, Liu C, Wang M, Ho C, Huang W, et al. Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata) fruit extract improves physical fatigue and exercise performance in mice. Molecules. 2012;17:11864-76 pubmed publisher
    Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata) is a popular and nutritious vegetable consumed worldwide. The overall purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of C...
  32. Zechmann B, Zellnig G, Urbanek Krajnc A, Muller M. Artificial elevation of glutathione affects symptom development in ZYMV-infected Cucurbita pepo L. plants. Arch Virol. 2007;152:747-62 pubmed
    Styrian oil pumpkin seedlings (Cucurbita pepo L. subsp. pepo var. styriaca GREB: .) were treated for 48 h with 1 mM OTC (L-2-oxothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid) in order to artificially increase cellular glutathione content...
  33. Xia T, Wang Q. Antihyperglycemic effect of Cucurbita ficifolia fruit extract in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Fitoterapia. 2006;77:530-3 pubmed
    In the present study, the antihyperglycemic effects of Cucurbita ficifolia fruit extract were investigated on streptozotocin-induced experimental diabetes in rats...
  34. Wang H, Kou X, Pei Z, Xiao J, Shan X, Xing B. Physiological effects of magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles on perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) and pumpkin (Cucurbita mixta) plants. Nanotoxicology. 2011;5:30-42 pubmed publisher
    ..and pumpkin (Cucurbita mixta cv. white cushaw) plants under hydroponic conditions...
  35. Artz D, Nault B. Performance of Apis mellifera, Bombus impatiens, and Peponapis pruinosa (Hymenoptera: Apidae) as pollinators of pumpkin. J Econ Entomol. 2011;104:1153-61 pubmed
    Pollination services of pumpkin, Cucurbita pepo L., provided by the European honey bee, Apis mellifera L...
  36. Kolb D, Muller M, Zellnig G, Zechmann B. Cadmium induced changes in subcellular glutathione contents within glandular trichomes of Cucurbita pepo L. Protoplasma. 2010;243:87-94 pubmed publisher
    ..during Cd-stress in mesophyll cells and cells of different glandular trichomes (long and short stalked) of Cucurbita pepo L. subsp. pepo var. styriaca GREB: ...
  37. Pimenta Lange M, Knop N, Lange T. Stamen-derived bioactive gibberellin is essential for male flower development of Cucurbita maxima L. J Exp Bot. 2012;63:2681-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Additionally, 7-oxidase initiates this part of the pathway in some cucurbits including Cucurbita maxima L. (pumpkin)...
  38. White J, Ross D, Gent M, Eitzer B, Mattina M. Effect of mycorrhizal fungi on the phytoextraction of weathered p,p-DDE by Cucurbita pepo. J Hazard Mater. 2006;137:1750-7 pubmed
    ..with mycorrhizal fungi on the accumulation of weathered p,p'-DDE from soil by three cultivars of zucchini (Cucurbita pepo spp. pepo cv Costata Romanesco, Goldrush, Raven)...
  39. Glew R, Glew R, Chuang L, Huang Y, Millson M, Constans D, et al. Amino acid, mineral and fatty acid content of pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita spp) and Cyperus esculentus nuts in the Republic of Niger. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2006;61:51-6 pubmed
    ..information regarding the content of particular nutrients in these plant foods, we collected dried pumpkin (Cucurbita spp) seeds and nuts of Cyperus esculentus in the Republic of Niger and analyzed them for their content of ..
  40. Nepi M, Bini L, Bianchi L, Puglia M, Abate M, Cai G. Xylan-degrading enzymes in male and female flower nectar of Cucurbita pepo. Ann Bot. 2011;108:521-7 pubmed publisher
    ..This current work represents a first step in the identification of a protein profile for the floral nectar of Cucurbita pepo...
  41. 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 cucurbit mitochondrial genomes--and determined their ..
  42. Ananieva K, Ananiev E, Doncheva S, Georgieva K, Tzvetkova N, Kaminek M, et al. Senescence progression in a single darkened cotyledon depends on the light status of the other cotyledon in Cucurbita pepo (zucchini) seedlings: potential involvement of cytokinins and cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase activity. Physiol Plant. 2008;134:609-23 pubmed publisher
    ..the progression of senescence in either a single or both individually darkened cotyledons of young 10-day-old Cucurbita pepo (zucchini) seedlings...
  43. Shapiro L, De Moraes C, Stephenson A, Mescher M, van der Putten W. Pathogen effects on vegetative and floral odours mediate vector attraction and host exposure in a complex pathosystem. Ecol Lett. 2012;15:1430-8 pubmed publisher
    ..which causes a fatal wilt disease - alters the foliar and floral volatile emissions of its host (wild gourd, Cucurbita pepo ssp...
  44. Peterman T, Sequeira A, Samia J, Lunde E. Molecular cloning and characterization of patellin1, a novel sec14-related protein, from zucchini (Cucurbita pepo). J Plant Physiol. 2006;163:1150-8 pubmed
    A full-length patellin1 (PATL1) cDNA was cloned and characterized from zucchini (Cucurbita pepo)...
  45. Gong L, Pachner M, Kalai K, Lelley T. SSR-based genetic linkage map of Cucurbita moschata and its synteny with Cucurbita pepo. Genome. 2008;51:878-87 pubmed publisher
    The first SSR-based genetic linkage map of Cucurbita moschata was created by integrating the maps of two F2 populations with one common parent developed from the crosses Waltham Butternut (WB) x Nigerian Local (NL) and ZHOU (a hull-less ..
  46. Manzano S, Martínez C, Gomez P, Garrido D, Jamilena M. Cloning and characterisation of two CTR1-like genes in Cucurbita pepo: regulation of their expression during male and female flower development. Sex Plant Reprod. 2010;23:301-13 pubmed publisher
    Ethylene is an essential regulator of flower development in Cucurbita pepo, controlling the sexual expression, and the differentiation and maturation of floral organs...
  47. Zechmann B, Zellnig G. Rapid diagnosis of plant virus diseases by transmission electron microscopy. J Virol Methods. 2009;162:163-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Two model virus-plant systems [Nicotiana tabacum plants infected with Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV), Cucurbita pepo plants infected with Zucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV)] demonstrate that it is possible to diagnose ..
  48. Choi H, Eo H, Park K, Jin M, Park E, Kim S, et al. A water-soluble extract from Cucurbita moschata shows anti-obesity effects by controlling lipid metabolism in a high fat diet-induced obesity mouse model. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007;359:419-25 pubmed
    ..their anti-obesity activity, it was found that a water-soluble extract, named PG105, prepared from stem parts of Cucurbita moschata, contains potent anti-obesity activities in a high fat diet-induced obesity mouse model...
  49. Nepi M, Stpiczynska M. Nectar resorption and translocation in Cucurbita pepo L. and Platanthera chlorantha Custer (Rchb.). Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2007;9:93-100 pubmed
    Nectar resorption and sugar translocation were studied in Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae) and Platanthera chlorantha (Orchidaceae) by micro-autoradiography...
  50. Paris H, Daunay M, Pitrat M, Janick J. First known image of Cucurbita in Europe, 1503-1508. Ann Bot. 2006;98:41-7 pubmed
    The genus Cucurbita (pumpkin, squash, gourd) is native to the Americas and diffused to other continents subsequent to the European contact in 1492...
  51. Sarvikas P, Tyystjarvi T, Tyystjärvi E. Kinetics of prolonged photoinhibition revisited: photoinhibited Photosystem II centres do not protect the active ones against loss of oxygen evolution. Photosynth Res. 2010;103:7-17 pubmed publisher
    ..of this protection, we measured the reaction kinetics of photoinhibition in lincomycin-treated pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.) and pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) leaves in vivo...
  52. Sarkar S, Buha D. Effect of ripe fruit pulp extract of Cucurbita pepo Linn. in aspirin induced gastric and duodenal ulcer in rats. Indian J Exp Biol. 2008;46:639-45 pubmed
    ..pepo fruit pulp extract for 14 consecutive days showed increase in AP activity and mucosal thickness along with decrease in UI, suggesting gastroduodenal protective and anti-ulcerogenic properties of C. pepo...
  53. Artz D, Hsu C, Nault B. Influence of honey bee, Apis mellifera, hives and field size on foraging activity of native bee species in pumpkin fields. Environ Entomol. 2011;40:1144-58 pubmed publisher
    ..or by field size. Thirty-five pumpkin (Cucurbita spp.) fields ranging from 0.6 to 26.3 ha, 12 supplemented with A...
  54. Zhu H, Han J, Xiao J, Jin Y. Uptake, translocation, and accumulation of manufactured iron oxide nanoparticles by pumpkin plants. J Environ Monit. 2008;10:713-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that pumpkin plants (Cucurbita maxima), grown in an aqueous medium containing magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles, can absorb, translocate, and ..
  55. Lee S, Zwiazek J, Chung G. Light-induced transpiration alters cell water relations in figleaf gourd (Cucurbita ficifolia) seedlings exposed to low root temperatures. Physiol Plant. 2008;133:354-62 pubmed publisher
    ..pressure (P) were measured in individual root cortical and cotyledon midrib cells in intact figleaf gourd (Cucurbita ficifolia) seedlings, using a cell pressure probe...
  56. Zechmann B, Muller M, Zellnig G. Membrane associated qualitative differences in cell ultrastructure of chemically and high pressure cryofixed plant cells. J Struct Biol. 2007;158:370-7 pubmed
    ..acetate in anhydrous acetone) on the quality and visibility of membranes in high pressure frozen leaf samples of Cucurbita pepo L...
  57. Thompson J, Doun S, Perry K. Compensatory capsid protein mutations in cucumber mosaic virus confer systemic infectivity in squash (Cucurbita pepo). J Virol. 2006;80:7740-3 pubmed
    ..The possible effect of these compensatory mutations on other, nonsystemically infecting loop mutants was tested with the F117A mutant and found to be neutral, thus indicating a specificity to the observed changes...
  58. White J, Parrish Z, Gent M, Iannucci Berger W, Eitzer B, Isleyen M, et al. Soil amendments, plant age, and intercropping impact p,p'-DDE bioavailability to Cucurbita pepo. J Environ Qual. 2006;35:992-1000 pubmed
    ..were conducted to optimize the phytoextraction of weathered p,p'-DDE (p,p'-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene) by Cucurbita subspecies...
  59. Durante M, Lenucci M, D Amico L, Piro G, Mita G. Effect of drying and co-matrix addition on the yield and quality of supercritical CO? extracted pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duch.) oil. Food Chem. 2014;148:314-20 pubmed publisher
    ..obtaining high vitamin E and carotenoid yields by supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO?) extraction from pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duch.) is described...