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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Use of Alien Genes from Wild Relatives for Cucumber Improvement

Location: Vegetable Crops Research Unit

Project Number: 3655-21000-062-27
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 18, 2013
End Date: Apr 30, 2015

Objective:
Development and characterization of Cucumis hystrix introgression lines in cucumber genetic background.

Approach:
1. Backcross C. hystrix-cucumber amphidiplod with cultivated cucumber to obtain backcross progeny. 2. Use genome in situ hybridization to examine introgressed C. hytrix chromosomes in cucumber genetic background. 3. Develop molecular markers to monitor transmission of C. hystrix chromsomes in backcross derivatives. 4. Phenotypic characterization of introgression lines though greenhouse and field tests.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
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