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Diversity among melon (Cucumis melo L.) landraces from the Indo-Gangetic plains of India and their genetic relationship with USA melon cultivars

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Malik, AA.; Vashisht, VK.; Singh, K.; Sharma, A.; Singh, DK.; Singh, H.; Monforte Gilabert, AJ.... (2014). Diversity among melon (Cucumis melo L.) landraces from the Indo-Gangetic plains of India and their genetic relationship with USA melon cultivars. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 61(6):1189-1208. doi:10.1007/s10722-014-0101-x

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Title: Diversity among melon (Cucumis melo L.) landraces from the Indo-Gangetic plains of India and their genetic relationship with USA melon cultivars
UPV Unit: Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto Universitario Mixto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas - Institut Universitari Mixt de Biologia Molecular i Cel·lular de Plantes
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We report here the first broad genetic characterization of farmer-developed landraces of melon (Cucumis melo L.) from the Indo-Gangetic plains of India, an area overlooked in previous melon genetic diversity analyses of ...[+]
Subjects: Cucumis melo , Genetic diversity , Landraces , Resistance , SSRs
Copyrigths: Cerrado
Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. (issn: 0925-9864 )
DOI: 10.1007/s10722-014-0101-x
Springer Verlag (Germany)
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10722-014-0101-x
Type: Artículo


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