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Cucurbitaceae 2014

12-16 October • Inn at Bay Harbor • Bay Harbor, Michigan

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Oral & Poster Presentations






MONDAY, October 13



Welcome to Conference


Session 1.  Cucurbit genomics – I  (Mon., 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)

  Session Moderators:  Kobi Tadmor and Yiqun Weng


[A1]   Sequencing and assembly of the genome of an American watermelon ecotype, Charleston Gray
Honghe Sun, Yi Zheng, Linyong Mao*, Chen Jiao, Pat Wechter, Yaakov Tadmor, Nurit Katzir, Alvaro G.
Hernandez, Shaogui Guo, Yong Xu, Amnon Levi, Zhangjun Fei
Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA



[A2]   Using genomic data for enhancing disease and pest resistance in watermelon cultivars.
Amnon Levi1*, Laura Massy1, Ryan Donahoo1, Robert Jarret1, W. Patrick Wechter1, Judy A. Thies1,Chandrasekar Kousik1, Kai-shu Ling1, Howard Harrison1, Umesh K. Reddy1, Padma Nimmakayala1, Zhangjun Fei3
1USDA ARS, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, Charleston, SC, USA; 2 Department of Biology, Douglass Land-grant Institute, West Virginia State University, Institute,WV, USA; 3 Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Tower Road, Ithaca, NY, USA



 [A3]   Identification of quantitative trait loci (QTL) in watermelon (Citrullus lanatus).
Celicia McGregor
Department of Horticulture and Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics, University of Georgia, Athens GA, USA



[A4]   Comparative analysis of rDNA loci in Citrullus species and Acanthosicyos nuadinianus by flurorescence in situ hybridization.
Kewei Chang1, Xiaowei Cheng1, Jiming Wang2, Zongyun Li1, Yonghua Han1,3*
1Institute of Integrative Plant Biology, School of Life Sciences, Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou, China;  2 Zhengzhou Fruit Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Zhengzhou, China; 3 Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, USA



[A5]   Development of SNP Markers and gene mining in watermelon and melon.
Feishi Luan*, Xuezheng Wang, Peng Gao, Shi Liu, Hongyan Ma, Zicheng Zhu, Khanzai Baloch Abdul Majeed
College of Horticulture, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China



Session 2. Cucurbit genomics – II  (Mon., 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)


Session Moderators:  Amon Levi, Feishi Luan



 [A6]  Identification of QTLs involved in melon (Cucumis melo L.) domestication and evolution.
Aurora Díaz1, Mohamed Ait1, Aurora Mercader1, Ana Montserrat Martín-Hernández2, Ramón Dolçet-Sanjuán2, Jose María Álvarez3, Antonio José Monforte1*
1Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (IBMCP). UPV-CSIC, Valencia, Spain; 2IRTA, Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB (CRAG), Barcelona, Spain; 3Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA),  Zaragoza, Spain



 [A7]  Identification of the Cucumis melo ‘canary yellow’ gene using a genetic algorithm.
Ari Feder, Yosi Burger, Nurit Katzir, Zhangjun Fei1, Arthur A Schaffer, Efraim Lewinsohn, Yaakov Tadmor*
Center for Genetic Improvement of Cucurbit Fruit Quality, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Israel;
1Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca, NY, USA



 [A8]  Molecularly tagged genes and quantitative trait loci in cucumber.
Yiqun Weng
USDA-ARS Vegetable Crops Research Unit Horticulture Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA



 [A9]  Genome sequencing of Cucurbita species.
Zhangjun Fei, Honghe Sun*, Guoyu Zhang, José M.  Blanca, Cristina Esteras, Peio Ziarsolo, Carlos Martí, Aureliano Bombarely, Lucas Muller, María Belén Picó, Shaogui Guo, Yi Zheng, Chen Jiao, Linyong Mao, Sanwen Huang, William J. Lucas, Joaquín Cañizares, Haizhen Li, Yong Xu
Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA



 [A10]  Genotyping by sequencing yields dense marker datasets effective for genetic characterization of squash.William L. Holdsworth*, Michael Mazourek
Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA



 [A11]  Genomic resources for bottle gourd, Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) standl.
Pei Xu1*, Shizhong Xu2, Xiaohua Wu1, Xinyi Wu1, Baogen Wang1, Sha Wang1, Zhongfu Lu1, Guojing Li1
1Institute of Vegetables, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou, China; 2Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA



Session 3. Cucurbit breeding and genetics  (Mon., 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)


Session Moderators:  Todd Wehner and Jos Suelmann



 [A12]  Biodiversity of Cucurbitaceous vegetable crops in India
Dinesh Kumar Singh*, Mangaldeep Sarkar
Department of Vegetable Science, College of Agriculture, Govind Ballav Plant University of Agriculture and Technology (G.B.P.U.A.&T.), Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India


 [A13]  Watermelon breeding questions from 22 years of research
Todd Wehner
Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA


 [A14]  Determining the relationships between Kirkagac and other melon types by using morphological and molecular methods 
Ibrahim Mancak1, Nebahat Sari2, Ilknur Solmaz2*, Hakan Ozkan3
1Manier Seed Company, Adana, Turkey; 2Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey; 3Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey


 [A15]  Genetic basis of mitochondrial sorting in cucumber
Angel Del-Valle Echevarria1, Sulieman Al-Faifi1, Claudia Calderon1, Walter Sanseverino2, Marc Tormo2, Jordi Garcia-Mas2, Michael J. Havey3*
1Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA; 2IRTA, Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica CSIC-IRTA-UAB, Barcelona, Spain;3USDA–ARS and University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA


[A16]  Genome-wide characterization and tissue-specific expression of calcium-dependent protein kinase gene family in Cucumis sativus
Xuewen Xu*, Qiang Xu, Xiaohua Qi, Xuehao Chen
School of Horticulture and Plant Protection, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China


Session 4.  Genetic and cultural factors influencing cucurbit production and quality (Mon., 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)


Session Moderators:  Nebahat Sari and Alyson Thornton




 [A17]  Grafting extends field storage life of seedless watermelon
Richard Hassell1*, Penelope Perkins-Veazie2, Lisa Dean3
1Coastal REC, Clemson University, Charleston, SC;  2Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticultural Sciences, North Carolina State University, Kannapolis, NC, USA; 3USDA-ARS, Market Quality and Handling Research, Raleigh, NC, USA


 [A18]  Seed yield and quality of watermelon genotypes having snack food potential
Ayhan Gökseven1, Nebahat Sari2*, Ilknur Solmaz2
1Provincial Directorate of Food Agriculture and Livestock Ministry, Istanbul, Turkey; 2Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey


 [A20]  Yield and quality response of spaghetti squash (Cucurbita pepo) cultivars grown in the Southeastern United States 
Jonathan R. Schultheis1*, Travis E. Birdsell2, Penelope Perkins-Veazie3
1Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; 2134 Ashe County Center,  Jefferson, NC, USA; 3Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina Research Campus, North Carolina State University, Kannapolis, NC, USA



 [A21]  High productivity demonstrated for semi-bush, interspecific hybrids derived from bush Cucurbita maxima Duch. and C. moschata Duch. Crosses
J. Uretsky, Brent Loy*
Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA


 [A22]  Resistant Citrullus lanatus var. citroides rootstocks for managing root-knot nematodes in grafted watermelon Judy A. Thies, Sharon Buckner, Richard L. Hassell, Jennifer Ariss, Amnon Levi
U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Charleston, SC, USA




TUESDAY, October 13 (No Oral Presentations (see Poster Sessions below) 



WEDNESDAY, October 15


 Session 5. Cucurbit pathology  (Wed., 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)

   Session Moderators:  Mary Hausbeck and Catherine Dogimont




 [A23]  Occurrence of bacterial spot (Xanthomonas cucurbitae) in cucurbit fields in the Midwest of the United States
Abbasali Ravanlou, Qiong Liu, Sita Thapa, and Xiaoyue Zhang, Mohammad Babadoost*
Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA


 [A24]  Pseudoperonospora cubensis sporangia trapping as a tool for early detection and epidemiological studies of downy mildew in Michigan.
Mary K. Hausbeck1*, Rachel P. Naegele1, Leah L. Granke2
1Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA; 2Crop Protection Research and Development, Dow AgroSciences, Hilliard, OH, USA


 [A25]  Biological and molecular evidences about changes in the host range and virulence of Pseudoperonospora cubensis populations in the Czech Republic.
Aleš Lebeda1*, Miloslav Kitner1, Božena Sedláková1, Rahul Sharma2, Fabian Runge3, Marco Thines2
1Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany, Olomouc-Holice, Czech Republic; 2Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) at the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für; Naturforschung, Senckenberganlage 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany; 3Universität Hohenheim, Institut für Botanik (210), FG Biodiversität und pflanzliche Interaktion, Garbenstraße 30, D- 70599 Stuttgart, Germany


 [A26]  A transcriptomics approach to analyzing genetic pathways involved in Cucumis sativus resistance to     Pseudoperonospora cubensis. 
Alyssa Burkhardt1, Brad Day1,2*
1Cell and Molecular Biology Program and Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI USA;  2Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA



 [A27]  Evidence for cucurbit powdery mildew pathogen races based on watermelon differentials
C.S. Kousik*, J.L. Ikerd
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, Charleston, SC, USA


 [A28]  An assessment of male fitness of an escaped virus resistant transgene from cultivated Cucurbita pepo during introgression into wild Cucurbita pepo.
J.E. Harth1, D.R. Weakland1, K.J. Nowak1, J.A. Winsor2, M.J. Ferrari1, A.G. Stephenson1*
1Department of Biology and Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA; 2Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, PA, USA




 Session 6.  Breeding for resistance in cucurbit crops (Wed., 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)


 Session Moderators:  Linda Wessel-Beaver and Michael Mazourek



 [A29]  Breeding for downy mildew resistance in cucumber.
William L. Holdsworth1, Carly F. Summers2, Michael Glos1, Christine D. Smart2, Michael Mazourek1*
1Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA; 2Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA


 [A30]  Differential analysis of gene expression profiling in different cucumber cultivars inoculated with Pseudoperonospora cubensis.
Dajun Liu1*, Guojun Feng1, Hui Sheng1, Zhiwei Qin2
1Harbin Academy of Agriculture Sciences, Harbin, Heilongjiang, MI, China; 2Northeast Agricultural University Department of Horticulture, China



 [A31]  Quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping of resistance genes for Melon yellow spot virus in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.).
Yoichi Kawazu1*, Mitsuhiro Sugiyama1, Nobuko Fukino1, Koichiro Shimomura1, Yoshiteru Sakata1, Yosuke Yoshioka2, Mitsuru Okuda3
NARO Institute of Vegetable and Tea Science, Tsu Mie, Japan; 2Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; 3NARO Agricultural Research Center, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan


 [A32]  Using genotyping-by-sequencing to identify SNPs linked to the Papaya ringspot virus resistance trait in bottle gourd useful for marker assisted selection.
Alan Wilder1, Zhangjun Fei2, Amnon Levi1, Kai-Shu Ling1*
1USDA–Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, Charleston, SC, USA; 2Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, USDA–ARS, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA


[A33]  Cucumber mosaic virus resistance in melon: Learning lessons from the virus
Cèlia Guiu-Aragonés1, Ana Giner1, Jordi Garcia-Mas1, Ana Montserrat Martín-Hernández1*, Juan A. Díaz-Pendón2
1IRTA, Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB (CRAG), Campus UAB, Edifici CRAG, Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), Barcelona, Spain; 2Estación Experimental “La Mayora” CSIC. Málaga, Spain 



 [A34]  Recurrent selection for melonworm resistance in tropical pumpkin              
Angela M. Linares-Ramirez, Linda Wessel-Beaver*
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, USA;




 Session 7.  Floral and fruit development of cucurbits (Wed., 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)


 Session Moderators:  Hiroshi Ezura and Cecilia McGregor



 [A35]  Genetic variation in advanced backcross generations and development of predominately gynoecious line in bitter gourd (Momordica charantia var. charantia) from its feral form (M. charantia var. muricata).
T K Behera*, Meenu Kumari, A D Munshi, A. Talukdar
Division of Vegetable Science, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India



 [A36]  A QTL controlling male flower truss in melon (Cucumis melo L.).
Maria Luisa Gómez-Guillamón*, Ana I. López-Sesé, Rafael Fernández-Muñoz
IHSM-La Mayora, CSIC-UMA, Málaga, Spain



 [A37]  Breeding for parthenocarpy in zucchini squash. 
Cecilia Martínez1*, Susana Manzano1, Zoraida Megías1, Dolores Garrido2, Belén Picó3, Manuel Jamilena1
1Departamento de Biología y Geología, Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (ceiA3), Universidad de Almería, Almería, Spain; 2Departamento de Fisiología Vegetal, Universidad de Granada, Fuentenueva s/n. 18071 Granada, Spain; 3 Departamento de Biotecnología, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain



 [A38]  Changes in volatile compounds during fruit development of cucumber (Cucumis sativus).
Shuxia Chen*, Ranran Zhang, Lining Hao, Weifeng Chen, Huanwen Meng, Sicong Cheng, Zhihui Cheng
College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China


 [A39]  Development of recombinant sub-NILs containing smaller introgressions of QTL ssc5.1 determined to be involved in the accumulation of sugar via MAS and high throughput SNP genotyping. 
Jason M. Argyris1*, Jordi Garcia-Mas1, Torben Jahrmann2, Marta Fernandez2, Belén Pico3, Y. Gibon4
1IRTA, Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica (CRAG) Consorci CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB, Campus UAB, Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain; 2Semillas Fitó, Cabrera de Mar, Barcelona, Spain; 3Centro de Conservación y Mejora de la Agrodiversidad Valenciana, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (COMAV-UPV), Camino de Vera, Valencia, Spain; 4Centre INRA Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Villenave d´Ornon, France




THURSDAY, October 16 


 Session 8.  Genetic determinants of cucurbit fruit quality (Thurs., 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)


 Session Moderators: Jordi Garcia-Mas and Nurit Katzir



 [A40]  Single nucleotide polymorphism in genes accounting for ethylene biosynthesis and perception in melon varieties, and its functional validation. 
Chikako Shibata, Kyoko Hiwasa-Tanase, Toru Ariizumi, Hiroshi Ezura*
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan



 [A41]  Comparative analysis of gene expression networks underlying winter squash fruit quality.

Lindsay E. Wyatt1*, Susan R. Strickler2, Lukas A. Mueller2, Michael Mazourek1
1Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA; 2Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca, NY, USA



 [A42]  Genetic factors associated with seed oil percentage and fatty acid composition of watermelon seed.   
Geoffrey Meru*, Cecilia McGregor
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA


 [A43]  The cucumber in art.
Jules Janick, Richard L. Lower, Ray D. Martyn
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA


 Business meeting







 TUESDAY, October 14



 Poster Session I:  Genetics, Genomics and Breeding; Production and Use; Physiology and Development (Tues., 8:00 – 9:45 a.m.)




 A.  Cucurbit Genetics, Genomics and Breeding



 P1.  [A44]  Advances in biotechnical approaches for breeding of pumpkins (Cucurbita pepo L.).
Kristina Kosmrlj, Jana Murovec, Tomaz Krumpestar, Ester Stajic, Borut Bohanec*
Agronomy Department, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia



 P2.  [A45]  Cucurbit germplasm collections at the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station. 
Kathleen R. Reitsma*, Charles C. Block, Lucinda D. Clark
Agronomy Department/USDA-ARS North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station (NCRPIS), Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA



 P3.  [A46]  Microsatellite marker-based genetic diversity of seed-use watermelon (Citrullus lanatus ssp. vulgaris var. megalaspermus Lin et Chao) collections.
Ping Wang,1* Jiecai Liu1, Lei Shi1, Lihua Bai2
1 College of Agronomy, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Huhhot 010019, China; 2 Inner Mongolia Bayannaoer Academy of Agricultural Science, Bayannaoer, Inner Mongolia, China



 P4.  [A47]  Study on combining ability and heterotic pattern in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.).
Volkan Gozen*, Abdullah Unlu, Ahmet Eren
Bati Akdeniz Tarmsal Aratrma Enstitüsü Müdürlüü, Demircikara mah. Pasakavaklar, Muratpa, Antalya, Turkey


 P5.  [A48]  Utilizing Citrullus lanatus citroides germplasm for developing tetraploid lines useful as rootstocks and in breeding programs of seedless watermelon lines. 
Amnon Levi, Judy A. Thies, Patrick W. Wechter, Shaker Kousik, Howard Harrison, Yiqun Weng, Richard Hassell
USDA, ARS, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, Charleston, South Carolina, USA



 P6.  [A49]  Progress in cucumber molecular breeding.
H Han Miao, Shengping Zhang, Ye Wang, Xingfang Gu
Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China



 P7.  [A50]  DNA fingerprinting of Chinese melon provides evidentiary support of seed quality appraisal.
Peng Gao, Hongyan Ma, Xuezheng Wang, Feishi Luan*, Shi Liu, K.B.A Majeed
Horticulture College at Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, P.R. China




 B.  Cucurbit Production and Use          



 P8.   [A51]   Effects of plant spacing and amount of applied fertilizer on small watermelons.
Taebok Kim*, Munho Seong, Jaejong Noh, Jeonghyeon Lim, Gitai Jung, Yunchan Huh
Jeollabukdo Agricultural Research and Extension Service, Koaroo, Jeollabuk-do, Korea



 P9.   [A52]   Michigan pickle production: Results from 2013 discussions with growers and processors.
Steven Miller, Bernard Zandstra
Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics; Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, USA



 P10.  [A53]  Watermelon juice supports recovery from strenuous exercise.
Penelope Perkins-Veazie*, Andrew Shanley, David Nieman, Amy Knab, Dru Henson, Lynn Cialdella-Kam, Wei Sha, Mary Pat Meany
North Carolina State University, NCRC NCSU, Kannapolis NC, USA



 P11.  [A54]   Effects of drip fertigation on growth and yield and quality of watermelon in plastic greenhouse.
Xiaozhen Yang, Xian Zhang*, Jianxiang Ma, Yong Zhang, Ning Zhang, Yongqi Wang,  Junxian Zheng, Xiaohui Liu
College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi Province, China



 P12.  [A55]   Cucumber nutrition in greenhouses in Middle Egypt
Mahmoud A. Morsy* and Said H. Mahmoud
Soil Science Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Minia University, Minia, Egypt





 C.  Cucurbit Physiology and Development



 P13.  [A56]   QTL mapping of flowering time and fruit shape in Xishuangbana cucumber WI767 (Cucumis sativus L. var. xishuangbannanesis Qi et Yuan).
Shuping Qu1,2, Yupeng Pan1,3, and Yiqun Weng1,4*
1 Horticulture Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI USA; 2 Horticulture College, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin China; 3 Horticulture College, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China; 4 USDA–ARS, Vegetable Crops Research Unit, Horticulture Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA



 P14.  [A57]   Structure observation of peel on development of melon fruit by SEM.
R. Yang, J.H. Hao, X.N. Du, H.Z. Zhang, K.F. Fang, S.H. Wang *
Beijing Key Laboratory of New Technology in Agricultural Application, Beijing University of Agriculture Huilongguan Zhen, Changping District, China



 P15.  [A58]   Identification of the unique alternative oxidase (ClAOX) in watermelon (Citrullus lanatus).
Changqing Ding*, Neelam Ara, Jinghua Yang, Mingfang Zhang
Department of Horticulture, Zhejiang University, Yuhangtang Road, Hangzhou, P. R. China



 P16.  [A59]   QTL analysis of cucumber fruit shape based on elliptic Fourier descriptors
Yosuke Yoshioka1*, Nobuko Fukino2, Mitsuhiro Sugiyama2, Yoichi Kawazu2, Koichiro Shimomura2, Yoshiteru Sakata2
1Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan;2 NARO Institute of Vegetable and Tea Science, Tsu, Japan



 P17.  [A60]   Comparative proteomic analysis of cell expansion- associated proteins in early stage development of melon fruit.
Hong Cheng*, Weiping Kong
Institute of Vegetable, Gansu Academy of Agricultural Science, Anning District, Lanzhou, China



 P18.   [A61]   Involvement of ethylene in the sexual expression and sex determination of watermelon (Citrullus  lanatus)
Susana Manzano, Cecilia Martínez*, Juan Manuel García, Zoraida Megías, Manuel Jamilena
Department of Biology and Geology, Research Centre for Agricultural and Food Biotechnology, Agrifood Campus of International Excellence, Universidad de Almería, Spain




WEDNESDAY, October 15


 Poster Session II:  Cucurbit Diseases; Resistance to Diseases and Pests; Response to Abiotic Stresses (Wed., 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)



 D. Cucurbit Diseases



 P19.   [A62]   Virulence structure (pathotypes, races) of cucurbit powdery mildew populations in the Czech Republic in the years 2010 - 2012.

Božena Sedláková, Aleš Lebeda*, Kateina Gryczová, Eva Kístková
Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Palacký University in Olomouc, Olomouc-Holice, Czech Republic



 P20.  [A63]   Effects on bacterial fruit blotch pathogen of treated melon seed.
Ju-fen Li, Tao Lin, Guo-bin Ma*
Horticultural Research Institute, Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Shanghai, China



 P21.  [A64]   Population structure of Pseudoperonospora cubensis in Michigan and Canada
Rachel P. Naegele1*, Mary K. Hausbeck1, Lina M. Quesada-Ocampo2, Catarina Saude3
1 Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA; 2 Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Cary, NC, USA; 3 Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada



 P22.  [A65]   Fruit age and development of Phytophthora fruit rot on resistant and susceptible watermelon lines.
CS Kousik1*, JL Ikerd1, W.W. Turechek2
1 United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, Charleston, SC, USA.; 2 United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, Fort Pierce, FL, USA.



 P23.  [A66]   Proteomic analysis of cucumber secretome during cucumber-downy mildew interactions
Feifan Chen1, Huanwen Meng1, Zhihui Cheng1, and Yuhong Li1*, Congjuan Dong2
1 Horticulture College, Northwest A&F University, Yangling China; 2 Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Science, Beijing China




 E.  Resistance to Cucurbit Diseases and Pests



 P24.  [A67]   Fine genetic mapping of Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistance zym gene in cucumber.
Masashi Amano1*, Akira Mochizuki1, Yumi Kawagoe2, Keisuke Iwahori2, Kaori Niwa2, Takanori Maeda2, Yoshiyuki Imura2, Jiri Svoboda3
1 Saitama Gensyu Ikuseikai Co, Ltd., Shobu, Kuki, Saitama, Japan;  2Nihon University, College of Bioresource Sciences, Department of Plant Science and Resources, Fujisawa, Japan; 3Crop Research  Institute, Prague, Czech Republic



 P25.  [A68]   Identification and fine mapping of pm1003: a recessive gene for powdery mildew resistance in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.).
Jingtao Nie, Huanle He, Jialin Peng, Xuqin Yang, Beibei Bie, Junlong Zhao, Yunli Wang, Longting Si, JunSong Pan*, Run Cai.
School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China



 P26.  [A69] Methanolic extracts of cucumber fruit peel inhibit growth of Phytophthora capsici.
Marivi Colle*, Ben Nathan Mansfeld, and Rebecca Grumet
Graduate Program in Pant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824



 P27.  [A70]   Selection of multiple disease resistant genotypes of Cucumis melo L.
Dong Kum Park, Su Kim, Hak Soon Choi, Woo Moon Lee, Hee Ju Lee, Eun Young Yang, Won Byoung Chae and Yun-Chan Huh*
National Institute of Horticultural & Herbal Science, RDA, Suwon 440-706, Rep. of Korea



 P28.  [A71]   Identification and genetic mapping of a dominant gene for resistance to powdery mildew in squash (Cucurbita pepo).
Guoyu Zhang*, Haizhen Li, Fan Zhang, Changcai Jia, LiGang Jiang
Beijing Vegetable Research Center, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Horticultural Crops (North China), Ministry of Agriculture, Key Laboratory of Urban Agriculture (North), Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China



 P29.   [A72]   Inheritance of resistance to powdery mildew in watermelon and development of a molecular marker for selecting resistant plants.
Kwang-Hwan Kim1, Sung-Gyu Ahn1, Ji-Hyun Hwang1, Young-Mi Choi1, Hyun-Shik Moon2, and Young-Hoon Park1*
1Department of Horticultural Bioscience, Pusan National University, Miryang, Republic of Korea; 2Department of Forest Environmental Resources, Gyeongsang National University (Insti. of Agric. life Sci), Jinju, Republic of Korea



 P30.   [A73]   Resistance level of Turkish melon varieties to Aphis gossypii.
Serdar Satar, Miraç Yayla, Ilknur Solmaz* and Nebahat Sari   
Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey



 P31.   [A74]   QTLs for downy mildew resistance and their association with LRR-RLK resistance gene analogs in cucumber.
Yuhui Wang1*, Kyle VandenLangenberg2, Todd C. Wehner2, Yiqun Weng*1,3
1 Horticulture Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI, USA; 2Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC,USA; 3USDA-ARS Vegetable Crops Research Unit, Horticulture Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA



 P32.   [A75]   Screening of cucurbitaceous plants for resistance to root-knot nematodes.
H. Iwahori
NARO Kyushu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center, Koshi, Kumamoto, Japan





 F.  Response to Abiotic Stresses



 P33.  [A76]   Screening Cucurbita pepo genetic resources for tolerance to chilling injury.
Zoraida Megías1, Cecilia Martínez1, Susana Manzano1, Dolores Garrido2, Juan Luis Valenzuela1, and Manuel Jamilena1*
1Departamento de Biología y Geología. Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (ceiA3), Universidad de Almería, Almería, Spain; 2Departamento de Fisiología Vegetal, Universidad de Granada Granada, Spain



 P34.  [A77]   Seed treatment with aspirin improves salinity tolerance of muskmelon seedlings.
Murat Uzunlu and Ahmet Korkmaz
Sütçümam University, Dept. of Horticulture, Kahramanmara



 P35.  [A78]   Effects of exogenous salicylic acid on seedling growth, photosynthetic and chlorophyll fluorescent parameters in melon seedlings under cadmium stress.
Yongping Zhang*, Youyuan Chen, Shaojun Yang, Shuang Xu
Horticultural Research Institute, Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Protected Horticultural Technology, Shanghai, China



 P36.  [A79]   Non-allelic factors responsible for chilling tolerance at seedling stage in cucumber PI390953.
Urszula Klosinska1, Elzbieta. U. Kozik1*, Todd C. Wehner2
1 Department of Genetics, Breeding, and Biotechnology Research, Institute of Horticulture, Skierniewice, Poland;  2Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC USA


 P37.   [A80]   Effects of low night temperature on growth, dry matter accumulation and distribution during fruit expansion in melon.
J.H. Hao1, S.X. Fan1, T.Q. Yu1, K.F. Fang1, L .Yang1, R. Yang1, S.W. Lu2, J.L. Wang1, Z.H. Sun1, and T.L. Li3*
1Beijing Key Laboratory for Agricultural Application and New Technique, College of Plant Science and Technology, Beijing University of Agriculture, China; 2Institute of Protected Horticulture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering, Beijing, China; 3Key Laboratory of Protected Horticulture of Education Ministry and Liaoning Province, College of Horticulture, Shenyang Agricultural University, China