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United States Department of Agriculture

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Amnon Levi
Vegetable Research
Genetics

Phone: (843) 402-5326
Fax: (843) 573-4715

2700 SAVANNAH HIGHWAY
CHARLESTON , SC 294140000

Projects
Genetic Enhancement of Watermelon, Broccoli, and Leafy Brassicas for Economically Important Traits
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 425105
Screening Watermelon Germplasm and Identifying Molecular Markers Associated with Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) Resistance
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 428715
Cucurbit CAP Proposal: Leveraging Applied Genomics for Improvement of Disease Resistance
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 430805
Developing a Genotyping-by-Sequencing Procedure Based on High Frequency Oligonucleotide-Targeting Active Gene (HFO-TAG) Primers
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 426455

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
The FonSIX6 gene acts as an avirulence effector in the Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum - watermelon pathosystem -
Niu, X., Zhao, X., Ling, K., Levi, A., Sun, Y., Fan, M. 2016. The FonSIX6 gene acts as an avirulence effector in the Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum - watermelon pathosystem. Scientific Reports. 6:28146.
CucCAP - Developing genomic resources for the cucurbit community -
Watermelon germplasm lines USVL246-FR2 and USVL252-FR2 tolerant to fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2 -
A vertical Y-tube is a valuable tool for assessing whitefly preference, yielding well-defined results among attractive versus poor host plants -
Coffey, J.L., Simmons, A.M., Shepard, B.M., Levi, A. 2016. A vertical Y-tube is a valuable tool for assessing whitefly preference, yielding well-defined results among attractive versus poor host plants. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 32(1):7-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.3954/1523-5475-32.1.7
Genetic relationships in the desert watermelon citrullus colocynthis as viewed with high-frequency, oligonucleotide–targeting active gene (HFO–TAG) markers -
Levi, A., Simmons, A.M., Massey, L.M., Coffey, J., Wechter, W.P., Tadmor, Y., Nimakayala, P., Reddt, U. 2016. Genetic relationships in the desert watermelon citrullus colocynthis as viewed with high-frequency, oligonucleotide–targeting active gene (HFO–TAG) markers. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference XXIV. p1154.
USVL-370, A zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant watermelon breeding line -
Levi, A., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Ling, K. 2016. USVL-370, A zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant watermelon breeding line. HortScience. 51:107-109.
Resistance to papaya ringspot virus-watermelon strain (PRSV-W) in the desert watermelon Citrullus colocynthis -
Levi, A., Coffey, J., Massey, L.M., Guner, N., Oren, E., Tadmor, Y., Ling, K. 2016. Resistance to papaya ringspot virus-watermelon strain (PRSV-W) in the desert watermelon Citrullus colocynthis. HortScience. 51:4-7.
Developing resistance for watermelon against whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) -
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A. 2015. Developing resistance for watermelon against whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Abstracts of the Royal Entomological Society National Science Meeting and International Symposium, Ento '15. Pg. 37.
Sequence-characterized amplified polymorphism markers for selecting rind stripe pattern in watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) -
Kim, H., Han, D., Kang, J., Choi, Y., Levi, A., Park, Y. 2015. Sequence-characterized amplified polymorphism markers for selecting rind stripe pattern in watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus). Journal of Horticulture, Environment and Biotechnology. 56:341-349.
Resistance for watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) against whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) -
Genetic relationships in Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin, squash, gourd) as viewed with high frequency oligonucleotide–targeting active gene (HFO–TAG) markers -
Paris, H., Faigenboim, A., Reddy, U., Donahoo, R.S., Levi, A. 2015. Genetic relationships in Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin, squash, gourd) as viewed with high frequency oligonucleotide–targeting active gene (HFO–TAG) markers. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 62:1095-1111.
Differential gene expression and alternative splicing between diploid and tetraploid watermelon lines -
Potential sources of whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) resistance in desert watermelon (Citrullus colocynthis) germplasm -
Coffey, J.L., Simmons, A.M., Shepard, B.M., Tadmor, Y., Levi, A. 2015. Potential sources of whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) resistance in desert watermelon (Citrullus colocynthis) germplasm. HortScience. 50:13-17.
Resistant Citrullus lanatus var. citroides Rootstocks for Managing Root-knot Nematodes in Grafted Watermelon -
Thies, J.A., Buckner, S.A., Hassell, R.L., Ariss, J., Levi, A. 2014. Resistant Citrullus lanatus var. citroides Rootstocks for Managing Root-knot Nematodes in Grafted Watermelon. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. 20:A22.
Using genomic data for enhancing disease and pest resistance in watermelon cultivars -
Levi, A., Massey, L.M., Donahoo, R.S., Jarret, R.L., Wechter, W.P., Thies, J.A., Kousik, C.S., Ling, K., Reddy, U.K., Nimmakayala, P., Fei, Z. 2014. Using genomic data for enhancing disease and pest resistance in watermelon cultivars. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. 161-163.
Utilizing Citrullus lanatus var. citroides germplasm for developing tetraploid lines useful as rootstocks and in breeding programs of seedless watermelon lines -
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Harrison Jr, H.F., Weng, Y., Hassell, R. 2014. Utilizing Citrullus lanatus var. citroides germplasm for developing tetraploid lines useful as rootstocks and in breeding programs of seedless watermelon lines. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. 27:A48.
Cucurbitaceae (Vine Crops) -
Kousik, C.S., Levi, A., Wehner, T., Maynard, D. 2015a. Cucurbitaceae (Vine Crops). Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. eLS. 1–8.
High-resolution genetic map for understanding the effect of genome-wide recombination rate, selection sweep and linkage disequilibrium on nucleotide diversity in watermelon -
Reddy, U., Nimmakayala, P., Levi, A., Abburi, V.L., Saminathan, T., Tomasson, Y., Vajja, V.G., Reddy, R., Abburi, L., Wehner, T., Ronin, Y. 2014. High-resolution genetic map for understanding the effect of genome-wide recombination rate, selection sweep and linkage disequilibrium on nucleotide diversity in watermelon. Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 4:2219-2230.
Scanning genomic areas under selection sweep and association mapping as tools to identify horticultural important genes in watermelon -
Reddy, U., Abburi, L., Abburi, V., Reddy, R., Saminathan, T., Tomasson, Y., Wehner, T., Levi, A., Wehner, T., Nimmakayala, P. 2014. Scanning genomic areas under selection sweep and association mapping as tools to identify horticultural important genes in watermelon. Journal of Heredity. 106:166-176.
Single nucleotide polymorphisms generated by genotyping by sequencing to characterize genome-wide diversity, linkage disequilibrium, and selective sweeps in cultivated watermelon Reprint Icon -
Nimmakayala, P., Levi, A., Abburi, L., Abburi, V.L., Tomason, Y.R., Saminathan, T., Vajja, V.G., Reddy, R., Wehner, T.C., Mitchell, S.E., Reddy, U.K. 2014. Single nucleotide polymorphisms generated by genotyping by sequencing to characterize genome-wide diversity, linkage disequilibrium, and selective sweeps in cultivated watermelon. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 15:767.
A major QTL associated with Fusarium oxysporum race 1 resistance identified in genetic populations derived from closely related watermelon lines using selective genotyping and genotyping-by-sequencing for SNP discovery -
Lambel, S., Lanini, B., Vivoda, E., Fauve, J., Wechter, W.P., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Massey, L.M., Levi, A. 2014. A major QTL associated with Fusarium oxysporum race 1 resistance identified in genetic populations derived from closely related watermelon lines using selective genotyping and genotyping-by-sequencing for SNP discovery. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 127:2105-2115.
A major quantitative trait locus is associated with Fusarium Wilt Race 1 resistance in watermelon -
Lambel, S., Lanini, B., Vivoda, E., Fauve, J., Wechter, W.P., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Massey, L.M., Levi, A. 2014. A major quantitative trait locus is associated with Fusarium Wilt Race 1 resistance in watermelon. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference. 127:2105-2115.
Using genotyping-by-sequencing to identify SNPs linked to the Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistance trait in bottle gourd and development of CAPS markers useful for marker assisted selection -
Wilder, A.J., Fei, Z., Levi, A., Ling, K. 2014. Using genotyping-by-sequencing to identify SNPs linked to the Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistance trait in bottle gourd and development of CAPS markers useful for marker assisted selection. Cucurbitaceae 2014 Proceedings. p 94-97.
An integrated genetic linkage map of watermelon and genetic diversity based on single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers -
Identification and development of multiple disease resistant (fruit rot, powdery mildew) watermelon germplasm -
USVL-360, a novel watermelon tetraploid germplasm line -
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Wechter, W.P., Farnham, M.W., Weng, Y., Hassel, R. 2013. USVL-360, a novel watermelon tetraploid germplasm line. HortScience. 49:354-357.
Gene sequences present in Citrullus sp. having been lost during domestication of watermelon -
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Massey, L.M., Donahoo, R.S., Jarret, R.L., Nimmakayala, P., Reddy, U.K., Fei, Z. 2014. Gene sequences present in Citrullus sp. having been lost during domestication of watermelon. Molecular Breeding. P450.
Influence of Citrullus lanatus var. citroides rootstocks and their F1 hybrids on yield and response to root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, in grafted watermelon -
Thies, J.A., Buckner, S.A., Horry, M.I., Hassell, R., Levi, A. 2015. Influence of Citrullus lanatus var. citroides rootstocks and their F1 hybrids on yield and response to root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, in grafted watermelon. HortScience. 50:9-12.
Watermelon quality traits as affected by ploidy Reprint Icon -
Davis, A.R., Webber III, C.L., Liu, W., Perkins-Veazie, P., Levi, A., King, S. 2013. Watermelon quality traits as affected by ploidy. HortScience. 48:1113-1118.
Map-based molecular diversity, linkage disequilibrium and association mapping of fruit traits in melon -
Tomason, Y., Nimmakayala, P., Levi, A., Reddy, U.K. 2014. Map-based molecular diversity, linkage disequilibrium and association mapping of fruit traits in melon. Molecular Breeding. 31:829-841.
Cytomolecular characterization of rRNA gene sequences among Citrullus species and subspecies using fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) technology -
Reddy, U.K., Aryal, N., Islam-Faridi, N., Tomason, Y., Levi, A., Nimmakayala, P. 2013. Cytomolecular characterization of rRNA gene sequences among Citrullus species and subspecies using fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) technology. Genetica. 60:427-440.
Development and field evaluation of multiple virus-resistant bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) -
Ling, K., Levi, A., Adkins, S.T., Kousik, C.S., Miller, G., Hassell, R.L., Keinath, A.P. 2013. Development and field evaluation of multiple virus-resistant bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria). Plant Disease. 97:1057-1062.
Using genomic tools to explore genetic diversity and enhance watermelon cultivars -
Levi, A., Reddy, U.K., Nimmakayala, P., Wechter, W.P., Ling, K., Kousik, C.S., Thies, J.A., Mitchell, S.E., Fei, Z. 2013. Using genomic tools to explore genetic diversity and enhance watermelon cultivars. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXI, San Diego, CA. W235.
RKVL-318, a root-knot nematode resistant rootstock line for grafted watermelon -
Thies, J.A., Levi, A., Ariss, J. 2015. RKVL-318, a root-knot nematode resistant rootstock line for grafted watermelon. HortScience. 50:141-142.
The Genome of Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) -
Guo, S., Zhang, J., Salse, J., Ren, Y., Wang, Z., Sun, H., Min, J., Zhang, H., Lucas, W., Murat, F., Zhao, H., Levi, A., Zhang, X., Wang, J., Li, Y., Fei, Z., Xu, Y., Giovanoni, J.L. 2012. The Genome of Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus). Nature Genetics. 45:51-58.
Resistance to Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon caused by Phytophthora capsici in U.S. Plant Introductions (PI) -
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L., Wechter, W.P., Harrison Jr, H.F., Levi, A. 2012. Resistance to Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon caused by Phytophthora capsici in U.S. Plant Introductions (PI). HortScience. 47(12):1682-1689.
Dynamic regulation of novel and conserved miRNAs across various tissues of diverse Cucurbit spp. -
Manohar, S., Jagadeeswaran, J., Nimmakayala, P., Almeida, A., Tomasson, Y., Sunkar, R., Levi, A., Reddy, U. 2013. Dynamic regulation of novel and conserved miRNAs across various tissues of diverse Cucurbit spp. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 2:335-343.
Response of cucurbit rootstocks for grafted melon (Cucumis melo) to southern root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita -
Root-knot nematode resistant rootstocks for grafted watermelon -
Thies, J.A., Ariss, J., Hassell, R.L., Levi, A. 2012. Root-knot nematode resistant rootstocks for grafted watermelon. Acta Horticulturae. pp. 201-211.
Three improved Citrullus lanatus var. citroides lines USVL246-FR2, USVL252-FR2, and USVL335-FR2, with resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2 -
Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Mcmillan, M.L., Farnham, M.W., Levi, A. 2012. Three improved Citrullus lanatus var. citroides lines USVL246-FR2, USVL252-FR2, and USVL335-FR2, with resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2. Phytopathology. 102:S4.133.
Exploiting genetic diversity in Citrullus spp. to enhance watermelon cultivars -
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Ling, K., Harrison Jr, H.F., Simmons, A.M., Reddy, U.K., Nimmakayala, P., Fei, Z. 2012. Exploiting genetic diversity in Citrullus spp. to enhance watermelon cultivars. Acta Horticulturae. Pp. 41-48.
High frequency oligonucleotides – targeting active gene (HFO-TAG) markers reveal wide genetic diversity among Citrullus spp. accessions useful for enhancing disease or pest resistance in watermelon cultivars -
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Wechter, W.P., Harrison Jr, H.F., Simmons, A.M., Reddy, U., Nimmakayala, P., Fei, Z. 2012. High frequency oligonucleotides – targeting active gene (HFO-TAG) markers reveal wide genetic diversity among Citrullus spp. accessions useful for enhancing disease or pest resistance in watermelon cultivars. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 60:427-440.
Native host plant resistance to whiteflies in watermelon -
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A. 2012. Native host plant resistance to whiteflies in watermelon. International Congress of Entomology. Daegu, Korea. 19-25 August 2012.
Partial leaf chemical profiles of a desert watermelon species (Citrullus colocynthis) and heirloom watermelon cultivars (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) -
Ogbuji, K., McCutcheon, G.S., Simmons, A.M., Snook, M.E., Harrison, H.F., Levi, A. 2012. Partial leaf chemical profiles of a desert watermelon species (Citrullus colocynthis) and heirloom watermelon cultivars (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus). HortScience. 47:580-584.
Identification of resistance to fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum Race 2 in citrullus lanatus var. citroides plant introductions -
Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Mcmillan, M.L., Levi, A. 2012. Identification of resistance to fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum Race 2 in citrullus lanatus var. citroides plant introductions. HortScience. 47(3):334-338.
Identification of SNP Haplotypes and Prospects of Association Mapping in Watermelon -
Genetic Diversity among Watermelon Citrullus spp. Accessions Based on HFO-TAG Markers -
Accessions of Citrullus lanatus var. Citroides are Valuable Rootstocks for Grafted Watermelon in Fields Infested with Root-Knot Nematodes -
Thies, J.A., Ariss, J., Hassell, R., Buckner, S.A., Levi, A. 2015. Accessions of Citrullus lanatus var. citroides are valuable rootstocks for grafted watermelon in fields infested with root-knot nematodes. HortScience. 50:4-8.
A high resolution genetic map anchoring scaffolds of the sequenced watermelon genome -
Ren, Y., Zhao, H., Kou, Q., Guo, S., Zhang, H., Hou, W., Zou, X., Sun, H., Gong, G., Levi, A., Xu, Y. 2012. A high resolution genetic map anchoring scaffolds of the sequenced watermelon genome. PLoS One. 2012. 7:e29453.
Identification of citrullus lanatus germplasm lines tolerant to clomazone herbicide -
Harrison Jr, H.F., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2011. Identification of citrullus lanatus germplasm lines tolerant to clomazone herbicide. HortScience. 46(5):684-687.
Genetic Linkage Map of Citrullus lanatus var. Citroides Chromosomal Segments Introgressed into the Watermelon Cultivar Crimson Sweet (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) Genome -
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Massey, L.M., Carter, L., Hopkins, D. 2011. Genetic Linkage Map of Citrullus lanatus var. Citroides Chromosomal Segments Introgressed into the Watermelon Cultivar Crimson Sweet (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) Genome. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 2:93-110.
Sequencing the Genome of the Heirloom Watermelon Cultivar Charleston Gray -
Levi, A., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J., Donthu, R., Wright, C., Ali, C., Wechter, W.P., Reddy, U., Mikel, M. 2011. Sequencing the Genome of the Heirloom Watermelon Cultivar Charleston Gray. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P047.
USVL-220, A Novel Watermelon Breeding Line -
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Hassell, R., Keinath, A. USVL-220, A Novel Watermelon Breeding Line. HortScience. 46(1):135–138. 2011.
Genetic mapping of Chromosomal Segments introgressed in Cultivated Watermelon Genome -
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Ling, K., Thies, J.A., Hopkins, D. 2010. Genetic mapping of Chromosomal Segments introgressed in Cultivated Watermelon Genome. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. p. 50-54.
Identification of resistance to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli among melon (Cucumis spp.) Plant Introductions -
Wechter, W.P., Levi, A., Ling, K., Kousik, C.S., Block, C.C. 2011. Identification of resistance to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli among melon (Cucumis spp.) Plant Introductions. HortScience. 46(2):207-212.
L-citrulline levels in watermelon cultivars from three locations -
Citrullus Germplasm Lines Vary in Clomazone Herbicide Tolerance -
Harrison Jr, H.F., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Citrullus Germplasm Lines Vary in Clomazone Herbicide Tolerance. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. p. 31-34.
Employing Phylogenetic and Population Structure Analyses to Identify Potential Rootstock Resources for Grafted Watermelon -
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R., Reddy, U. 2010. Employing Phylogenetic and Population Structure Analyses to Identify Potential Rootstock Resources for Grafted Watermelon. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. p. 55-58.
Identification of Resistance to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli among Melon (Cucumis spp.) Plant Introductions -
Wechter, W.P., Ling, K., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A., Block, C.C. 2010. Identification of Resistance to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli among Melon (Cucumis spp.) Plant Introductions. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. p. 145-147.
Watermelon in: Genetics, genomics and breeding of cucurbits -
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Thies, J.A., Ling, K., Reddy, U.K., Xu, Y., Guo, S., Zhang, X. 2012. Watermelon In Wang, Y, H., Dehdra, T. K., and Kole, C. (eds) Genetics, genomics and breeding of cucurbits. 1st edition. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group, New York, NY. Pp. 309-334.
DNA Polymorphism Among American Watermelon Cultivars Based on DNA Methylation -
Reddy, U.K., Gist, R.A., Vajja, G., Tomason, Y., Levi, A., Nimmakayala, P. 2010. DNA Polymorphism Among American Watermelon Cultivars Based on DNA Methylation. Euphtica. DOI 1007/s10681-010-0259-z.
A Glance at Microsatellite Motifs from 454 Sequencing Reads of Watermelon Genomic DNA -
Nimmakayala, P., Levi, A., Ponniah, S., Tomason, Y., Nepal, N., Wechter, W.P., Reddy, U. 2010. A Glance at Microsatellite Motifs from 454 Sequencing Reads of Watermelon Genomic DNA. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. p. 91-94. Thies, J.A., Kousik, C., and Levi, A. (Eds).
Wild Forms of Watermelon and Genomic Resources -
Greenhouse and Field Evaluation of Multiple Virus Resistant Lagenaria siceraria Lines Potentially useful for Watermelon Rootstocks -
Ling, K., Levi, A., Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R., Keinath, A., Miller, G., Adkins, S.T. 2010. Greenhouse and Field Evaluation of Multiple Virus Resistant Lagenaria siceraria Lines Potentially useful for Watermelon Rootstocks. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. pp 308-310.
High-frequency Oligonucleotides in Watermelon Expressed Sequenced Tag-unigenes Are Useful in Producing Polymorphic Polymerase Chain Reaction Markers among Watermelon Genotypes -
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Davis, A.R., Fie, Z. 2010. High-frequency Oligonucleotides in Watermelon Expressed Sequenced Tag-unigenes Are Useful in Producing Polymorphic Polymerase Chain Reaction Markers among Watermelon Genotypes. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 135(4):369-378.
Grafting for Management of Southern Root-knot Nematode, Meloidogyne Incognita, in Watermelon -
Thies, J.A., Ariss, J.J., Hassell, R.L., Olsen, S., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Grafting for Management of Southern Root-knot Nematode, Meloidogyne Incognita, in Watermelon. Plant Disease. 94(10):1195-1199.
Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance for Sweetpotato Whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Management in Watermelon -
Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance for Sweetpotato Whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Management in Watermelon. Crop Protection. 29:898-902.
DNA markers and pollen morphology reveal that Praecitrullus fistulosus is more closely related to Benincasa hispida than to Citrullus spp. -
Levi, A., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Thies, J.A. 2010. DNA markers and pollen morphology reveal that Praecitrullus fistulosus is more closely related to Benincasa hispida than to Citrullus spp. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 57:1191-1205.
Breeding for phytonutrient content; examples from watermelon -
Davis, A.R., Perkins-Veazie, P., Levi, A., King, S., Wehner, T. 2010. Breeding for phytonutrient content; examples from watermelon [abstract]. American Society Horticultural Science Annual Conference, August 2-5, 2010, Palm Desert, California. Available: http://ashs.confex.com/ashs/2010/webprogram/Paper3490.html.
Phylogenetic Relationships Among Cucurbit Species Used as Rootstocks for Grafting Watermelon -
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Ling, K., Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C.S., Wechter, W.P., Hassell, R. 2010. Phylogenetic Relationships Among Cucurbit Species Used as Rootstocks for Grafting Watermelon. HortScience. 45:509.
Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon -
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A. 2010. Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon. HortScience. 45:510.
Resistance of Wild Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) Rootstocks to Southern Root-Knot Nematode -
Tolerance to the Herbicide Clomazone in Watermelon Plant Introductions -
Harrison Jr, H.F., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Tolerance to the Herbicide Clomazone in Watermelon Plant Introductions. HortScience. 45:510.
Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance to Manage Whiteflies in Watermelon -
Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance to Manage Whiteflies in Watermelon. International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop Abstracts & Proceedings. p. 36, No. 43.
Resistance to Southern Root-knot Nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) in Wild Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) Populations -
Thies, J.A., Ariss, J., Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R.L., Levi, A. 2016. Resistance to Southern Root-knot Nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) in Wild Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) Populations. Journal of Nematology. 48:14-19.
Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon -
Harris, K.R., Ling, K., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P. 2010. Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon . Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. January 9-13, 2010, P-215.
Notice of Release of USVL-230, A Novel Watermelon Breeding Line -
Levi, A. 2009. Notice of Release of USVL-230, A Novel Watermelon Breeding Line. USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Cultivar Release. 10 November 2009.
Oligonucleotides that Exist in High Frequency in EST-unigenes are Useful in Producing Polymorphism among Watermelon Genotypes -
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Harris, K.R., Davis, A.R., Fei, Z. 2010. Oligonucleotides that Exist in High Frequency in EST-unigenes are Useful in Producing Polymorphism among Watermelon Genotypes. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. January 9-13, 2010, P-204.
Isolation and genetic mapping of NBS-LRR disease resistance gene analogs in watermelon -
Harris, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A. 2010. Isolation and genetic mapping of NBS-LRR disease resistance gene analogs in watermelon. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, January 9-13, 2010, San Diego, CA.
Isolation, Sequence Analysis, and Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon Reprint Icon -
Harris, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A. 2009. Isolation, Sequence Analysis, and Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 134:649-657.
Non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms in the watermelon eIF4E gene are closely associated with resistance to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus Reprint Icon -
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Bendahmane, A., Havey, M.J. 2009. Non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms in the watermelon eIF4E gene are closely associated with resistance to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 120:191-200.
Host Plant Resistance to Green Peach Aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzar), by Some Wild Types of Watermelon -
Brown, J.L., Simmons, A.M., Mahroof, R., Ogbuji, K., Mccutcheon, G.S., Levi, A., Jackson, D.M., Shepard, B.M. 2009. Host Plant Resistance to Green Peach Aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzar), by Some Wild Types of Watermelon. Undergraduate Research Symposium. Abstracts of the Annual Science and Engineering Research Conference, Allen University, Columbia, SC, October 9, 2009.
Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon Reprint Icon -
Harris, K.R., Ling, K., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P. 2009. Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 134:529-534.
Molecular Phylogeny of Citrullus Species as Inferred from AFLPs and SSRs Reprint Icon -
Nimmakayala, P., Jeong, J., Tomason, Y., Levi, A., Perumal, R., Reddy, U.K. 2010. Molecular Phylogeny of Citrullus Species as Inferred from AFLPs and SSRs. Plant Genetic Resources. 8:16-25.
Markers Linked to the ZYMV-FL Resistance Gene and Their Use in Marker-assisted Selection in Watermelon -
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Ling, K., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Havey, M.J., Guner, N., Wehner, T. 2009. Markers Linked to the ZYMV-FL Resistance Gene and Their Use in Marker-assisted Selection in Watermelon. HortScience. 44:576.
Genetic diversity among Lagenaria siceraria accessions containing resistance to root-knot nematodes, whiteflies, ZYMV or powdery mildew Reprint Icon -
Levi, A., Thies, J., Ling, K., Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C., Hassell, R. 2009. Genetic diversity among Lagenaria siceraria accessions containing resistance to root-knot nematodes, whiteflies, ZYMV or powdery mildew. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization 7(3):216-226. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=1&fid=6642268&jid=PGR&volumeId=7&issueId=03&aid=6642260
Green-fleshed watermelon contains chlorophyll -
Davis, A.R., Perkins Veazie, P.M., King, S.R., Levi, A. 2010. Green-fleshed watermelon contains chlorophyll. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 31-32:8-10.
Molecular Diversity in Ukrainian Melon Collection as Revealed by AFLP and Microsatellite Markers Reprint Icon -
Nimmakayala, P., Tomason, Y.R., Jeong, J., Vajja, G., Levi, A., Gibson, P., Reddy, U.K. 2009. Molecular Diversity in Ukrainian Melon Collection as Revealed by AFLP and Microsatellite Markers. Plant Genetic Resources, online publication http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=PGR. doi:10.1017/S1479262108098481
An allele-specific SNP mutation in the eIF4E gene is associated with the Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistance in watermelon -
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Bendahmane, A., Havey, M.J. 2009. An allele-specific SNP mutation in the eIF4E gene is associated with the Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistance in watermelon. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. http://www.intl-pag.org/17/abstracts/W18_PAGXVII_137.html.
EST-PCR Markers Representing Watermelon Fruit Genes are Polymorphic among Watermelon Heirloom Cultivars Sharing a Narrow Genetic Base Reprint Icon -
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Davis, A.R. 2009. EST-PCR Markers Representing Watermelon Fruit Genes are Polymorphic among Watermelon Heirloom Cultivars Sharing a Narrow Genetic Base. Plant Genetic Resources. 7:16-32.
A Survey of Watermelon Germplasm for Inhibitory Seed Exudates -
Harrison Jr, H.F., Levi, A., Kousik, C.S. 2008. A survey of watermelon germplasm for inhibitory seed exudates. HortScience. 42(1):138-142.
In Search of Markers Linked to Fusarium Wilt Race 1 Resistance in Watermelon -
Harris, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Lanini, B., Vivoda, E., Levi, A. 2008. In Search of Markers Linked to Fusarium Wilt Race 1 Resistance in Watermelon. HortScience. 43(4):1238.
Gene expression in developing watermelon fruit -
Wechter, W.P., Levi, A., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Davis, A.R., Fei, Z.J., Katzir, N., Giovannoni, J.J., Salman-Minkov, A., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J., Tadmor, Y., Portnoy, V., Trebitsh, T. 2008. Gene expression in developing watermelon fruit. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 9:275-282.
CAPS markers in an eIF4E gene are linked to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant locus in watermelon -
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Havey, M.J. 2008. CAPS markers in an eIF4E gene are linked to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant locus in watermelon. Phytopathology. 98(6 supplement):S91.
ACC Synthase Genes are Polymorphic in Watermelon (Citrullus spp.) and Differentially Expressed in Flowers and in Response to Auxin and Gibberellin -
Salman, A., Levi, A., Wolf, S., Trebitsh, T. 2008. Acc Synthase Genes are Polymorphic in Watermelon (citrullus spp.) and Differentially Expressed in Flowers and in Response to Auxin and Gibberellin. Plant And Cell Physiology. 49:740-750.
Potential Sources of Resistance to Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in US Plant Introductions (PI) of Lagenaria Siceraria (bottle gourd) -
Kousik, C.S., Levi, A., Ling, K., Wechter, W.P. 2008. Potential Sources of Resistance to Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in US Plant Introductions (PI) of Lagenaria Siceraria (bottle gourd). HortScience. 43(5):1359-1364
Identification of a CAPS marker in an eIF4E gene Linked to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant locus in watermelon -
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Havey, M.J. 2008. Identification of a CAPS marker in an eIF4E gene Linked to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant locus in watermelon. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. (Ptrat M., ed), INRA, Avignon (France): 213-218.
Expression and Polymorphism of Watermelon Fruit ESTs -
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Harris, K.R., Davis, A.R., Zhangiun, F., Giovannoni, J.J., Trebitsh, T., Salman, A., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J., Tadmor, Y., Portnoy, V., Katzir, N. 2008. Expression and Polymorphism of Watermelon Fruit ESTs. Acta Horticulturae. P257-262. In: M. Pitrat (ed.). Proceedings of the IX EUCARPIA Meetings on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae. INRA.
Progress in the Development of Crimson Sweet-type Watermelon Breeding Lines with Resistance to Acidovorax Avenae Subsp. Citrulli -
Hopkins, D., Levi, A. 2008. Progress in the Development of Crimson Sweet-type Watermelon Breeding Lines with Resistance to Acidovorax Avenae Subsp. Citrulli. Acta Horticulturae. P157-162. In: M. Pitrat (ed.). Proceedings of the IX EUCARPIA Meetings on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae. INRA.
Grafting for disease resistance -
King, S.R., Davis, A.R., Liu, W., Levi, A. 2008. Grafting for disease resistance. HortScience. 43(6):1673-1675.
Grafting effects on vegetable quality -
Davis, A.R., Perkins Veazie, P.M., Hassell, R., Levi, A., King, S.R., Zhang, X. 2008. Grafting effects on vegetable quality. HortScience. 43(6):1670-1672.
EST-SSRs of Watermelon (Citrullus sp.) Useful in Assessing Genetic Diversity among Lagenaria Siceraria Accessions -
Levi, A., Ling, K., Davis, A.R. 2008. Est-ssrs of watermelon (citrullus sp.) useful in assessing genetic diversity among lagenaria siceraria accessions. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference, P643.
Constructing an Initial Linkage Map for Ukrainian Melons -
Nimmakayala, P., Thomas, Y., Vajja, G., Cantrell, R., Kumar, P.S., Gibson, P., Levi, A., Reddy, U. 2008. Constructing an Initial Linkage Map for Ukrainian Melons. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference, P663.
LSW-177 and LSW-194: Red-fleshed watermelon lines with low-total soluble solids -
Davis, A.R., Collins, J.K., Perkins Veazie, P.M., Levi, A. 2008. LSW-177 and LSW-194: Red-fleshed watermelon lines with low-total soluble solids. HortScience. 43(2):538-539.
Grafting effects on vegetable quality -
Davis, A.R., King, S.R., Perkins Veazie, P.M., Levi, A. 2007. Grafting effects on vegetable quality [abstract]. HortScience. 42(4):802.
Tolerance to Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in USDA Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) Plant Introductions (PI) -
Kousik, C.S., Ling, K., Levi, A. 2007. Tolerance to Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in USDA Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) Plant Introductions (PI). Phytopathology. 97:S60.
Interspecific Transferability of Watermelon EST-SSR Markers in Cucurbit Species -
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Davis, A.R., Katzir, N., Tadmor, K., Ling, K., Reddy, U. 2007. Interspecific Transferability of Watermelon EST-SSR Markers in Cucurbit Species. HortScience. 42:1012.
Grafting for disease resistance -
King, S.R., Davis, A.R., Lamolinare, B., Liu, W., Levi, A. 2007. Grafting for disease resistance [abstract]. HortScience. 42(4):802.
Sources of Resistance to Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus in Lagenaria Siceraria Germplasm -
Ling, K., Levi, A. 2007. Sources of Resistance to Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus in Lagenaria Siceraria Germplasm. HortScience. 42(5):1124-1126.
Microarray-Based Analysis of Gene Modulation During Watermelon Fruit Development -
Wechter, W.P., Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Fei, Z., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J., Dang, P.M., Katzir, N., Tadmor, K., Giovannoni, J.J. 2007. Microarray-Based Analysis of Gene Modulation During Watermelon Fruit Development. HortScience. 42:447.
Microarray analysis: Uses and Limitations -
Wechter, W.P., Levi, A., Kluepfel, D.A., Gonzalez, E.T., Presting, G. 2007. Microarray Analysis: Uses and Limitations. HortScience. 42:477.
Potential Sources of Resistance to Broad Mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) in Watermelon Germplasm -
Kousik, C.S., Shepard, B.M., Hassell, R., Levi, A., Simmons, A.M. 2007. Potential Sources of Resistance to Broad Mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) in Watermelon Germplasm. HortScience. 42(7):1539-1544.
Resistance of Citrullus Colocynthis to Whiteflies and Spidermites -
Levi, A., Simmons, A.M., Lopez, R., Kousik, C.S., Shepard, M., Jackson, D.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Edelstien, M., Palevsky, E., Tadmor, K. 2007. Resistance of Citrullus Colocynthis to Whiteflies and Spidermites. HortScience. 42(3):454.
Carotenoid analysis using the puree absorbance method for germplasm screening -
Davis, A.R., Fish, W.W., Perkins Veazie, P.M., Levi, A., King, S. 2007. Carotenoid analysis using the puree absorbance method for germplasm screening [abstract]. HortScience. 42(3):453.
Broad Mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) infestation and injury in watermelon and potential sources of resistance -
Kousik, C.S., Levi, A., Simmons, A.M., Hassell, R., Shepard, B.M. 2007. Broad Mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) Infestation and Injury in Watermelon and Potential Sources of Resistance. HortScience. 42(3):453.
Evaluation of watermelon and related species for resistance to race 1W powdery mildew resistance -
Davis, A.R., Levi, A., Tetteh, A., Wehner, T., Russo, V.M., Pitrat, M. 2007. Evaluation of watermelon and related species for resistance to race 1W powdery mildew resistance. Journal American Society Hortscience. 132(6):790-795.
Differential Expression of Genes in Watermelon Fruit -
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Davis, A.R., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J., Katzir, N., Tadmor, K., Trebitsh, T., Dang, P.M. 2007. Expression of EST-Unigenes in Watermelon Fruit. Plant and Animal Genomes XV Conference. pp27.
Resistance of Watermelon Germplasm to Root-Knot Nematodes -
Thies, J.A., Levi, A. 2006. Resistance of Watermelon Germplasm to Root-Knot Nematodes. Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Research Conference Proceedings. pp. 20-1, 20-2.
RAPD, ISSR AND AFLP MARKERS REPRESENTING VARIOUS LINKAGE REGIONS OF A WATERMELON GENETIC MAP ARE POLYMORPHIC AMONG CLOSELY RELATED WATERMELON CULTIVARS -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E. 2007. Rapd, ISSR and AFLP Markers Representing Various Linkage Regions of a Watermelon Genetic Map are Polymorphic among Closely Related Watermelon Cultivars. HortScience. 42:210-214.
Molecular Characterization of Citrullus species and subspecies based on SSR and AFLP analysis for developing interspecific mapping population -
Nimmakayala, P., Jeong, J., Rao, A.S., Levi, A., Reddy, U. 2007. Molecular Characterization of Citrullus Species and Subspecies Based on SSR and AFLP Analysis for Developing Interspecific Mapping Population. Plant and Animal Genome XV Conference. pp 132.
Wild Germplasm: Plant Resistance for Watermelon -
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Ling, K., Lopez, R., Jackson, D.M., Kousik, C.S., Shepard, B.M., Thies, J.A. 2006. Wild Germplasm: Plant Resistance for Watermelon. Bemisia International Workshop Proceedings, Duck Key, FL. pp 130.
Resistance of Citrullus lanatus var. citroides germplasm to root-knot nematodes -
Thies, J.A., Levi, A. 2006. Resistance of Citrullus lanatus var. Citroides Germplasm to Root-knot Nematodes. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. pp 380-386.
Genes Expressed during Development and Ripening of Watermelon Fruit -
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Davis, A.R., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J. 2006. Genes expressed during development and ripening of watermelon fruit. Cucurbitaceae Proceeding. pgs 125-132.
Watermelon resistance to powdery mildew race 1 and race 2 -
Davis, A.R., Levi, A., Tetteh, A., Wehner, T., Pitrat, M. 2006. Watermelon resistance to powdery mildew race 1 and race 2. In: Cucurbitaceae 2006, September 17-21, 2006, Asheville, North Carolina. p. 412-420.
PI 525088-pmr, a melon race 1 powdery mildew-resistant watermelon line -
Davis, A.R., Levi, A., Wehner, T.C., Pitrat, M. 2006. PI 525088-pmr, a melon race 1 powdery mildew-resistant watermelon line. HortScience. 47(7):1527-15-28.
CHARACTERIZATION OF WATERMELON (CITRULLUS LANATUS VAR. CITROIDES) GERMPLASM FOR RESISTANCE TO ROOT-KNOT NEMATODES -
Thies, J.A., Levi, A. 2007. Characterization of watermelon (citrullus lanatus var. citroides) germplasm for resistance to root-knot nematodes. Journal of Nematology. 42:1530-1533.
RNA extraction method from fruit tissue high in water and sugar -
Davis, A.R., Levi, A., Kim, S., Hernandez, A., King, S.R. 2006. RNA extraction method from fruit tissue high in water and sugar. HortScience. 41(5):1292-1294.
EVALUATING ZUCCHINI YELLOW MOSAIC VIRUS RESISTANCE IN WATERMELON -
Ling, K., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C. 2006. Evaluating Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance in Watermelon. Pages 468-472 in: Proceedings of Cucurbitaceae 2006. G. J. Holmes, ed. Universal Press, Raleigh, North Carolina.
GENES EXPRESSED DURING THE DEVELOPMENT AND RIPENING OF WATERMELON FRUIT -
Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Hernandez, A., Wechter, W.P., Thimmapuram, J. 2006. Genes Expressed during the Development and Ripening of Watermelon Fruit. Plant Cell Reports 25:1233-1245.
NOTICE OF RELEASE OF USVL-220, A NOVEL WATERMELON BREEDING LINE -
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Hassell, R., Keinath, P.A. 2006. Notice of release of usvl-220, a novel watermelon breeding line. USDA, Agricultural Resesarch Service, Cultivar Release.
CONSTRUCTION OF A WATERMELON BAC LIBRARY AND IDENTIFICATION OF SSRS ANCHORED TO MELON OR ARABIDOPSIS GENOMES -
Joobeur, T., Gusmini, G., Zhang, X., Levi, A., Yong, X., Wehner, T., Oliver, M., Dean, R. 2006. Construction of a watermelon BAC library and identification of SSRs anchored to melon or Arabidopsis genomes. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 112:1553-62.
DEVELOPING AND MAPPING EXPRESSED SEQUENCED TAGS (ESTS) FOR WATERMELON FRUIT -
Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Wechter, W.P., Hernandez, A. 2006. Developing expressed sequenced tags (ESTs) for watermelon fruit. HortScience. 40(3):518-519.
Novel watermelon bredding lines containing chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes derived from the desert species citrullus colocynthis -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Ling, K., Harrison Jr, H.F. 2006. Novel watermelon bredding lines containing chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes derived from the desert species citrullus colocynthis. HortScience. 41:463-464.
AN EXTEND LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Reddy, O.K., Harrison Dunn, M.L. 2006. An extend linkage map for watermelon based on SRAP, AFLP, SSR, ISSR and RAPD markers. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 131:393-402.
SEQUENCE ANALYSIS OF CDNA CLONES ASSOCIATED WITH WATERMELON FRUIT DEVELOPMENT -
Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Hernandez, A., Wechter, W.P., Thimmapuram, J. 2006. Sequence Analysis of CDNA Clones Associated with Watermelon Fruit Development. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez
GENETIC DIVERSITY IN WATERMELON, POSSIBLE FUTURE BENEFITS FOR ORGANIC AND SMALL FARMERS -
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M. 2006. Genetic diversity in watermelon, possible future benefits for organic and small farmers. Proceeding of the 4th National Small Farms Conference. pg 156.
DEVELOPING AND MAPPING OF ESTS FOR WATERMELON -
Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Hernandez, A., Wechter, W.P., Trebitsh, T. 2006. Developing and mapping of ESTS for watermelon [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. P25.
CONSTRUCTING CDNA LIBRARIES AND DEVELOPING ESTS FOR WATERMELON FRUIT -
TRADITIONAL GENETIC AND ADVANCED MOLECULAR TOOLS USED FOR IMPROVING WATERMELON CULTIVARS -
Levi, A. 2005. Traditional genetic and advanced molecular tools used for improving watermelon cultivars. Meeting Abstract. West Virgina State University. Eleventh Annual Research Symposium 2005. Page 6.
SOURCES OF RESISTANCE TO TWO-SPOTTED SPIDER MITE (ACARI: TETRANYCHIDAE) IN CITRULLUS SPP. -
Lopez, R., Levi, A., Shepard, B., Simmons, A.M., Jackson, D.M. 2005. Sources of Resistance to Two-spotted Spider Mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Citrullus spp. Hortscience. 40:1661-1663.
Update on powdery mildew resistance screening in watermelon -
Davis, A.R., Wehner, T.C., Levi, A., King, S.R. 2005. Update on powdery mildew resistance screening in watermelon [abstract]. HortScience. 40(3):871.
GENETIC DIVERSITY IS USEFUL FOR IMPROVING WATERMELON CULTIVARS -
Levi, A. 2005. Wild watermelon cultivars searched for disease resistance. The Vineline: Official Bulletin of the National Watermelon Association. March/April 2005, page 66.
DEVELOPING GENETIC LINKAGE MAP AND CDNA SUBTRACTION LIBRARY FOR WATERMELON -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Davis, A.R., Reddy, O., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., King, S., Hernandez, A., Gusmini, G., Wehner, T. 2005. Developing genetic linkage map and cdna subtraction library for watermelon [Abstract]. HortScience. 40:1089.
GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON: SEGREGATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF DNA MARKERS -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Reddy, O., Davis, A.R., King, S., Wehner, T., Wehner, T. 2005. Genetic linkage map for watermelon: Segregation and distribution of DNA markers [abstract]. HortScience. 40(3):872.
A GENETIC LINKAGE MAP AND A CDNA LIBRARY FOR WATERMELON -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Davis, A.R., Reddy, O., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Hernandez, A., Gusmini, G., Wehner, T.C., King, J., King, S.R. 2005. A genetic linkage map and a cDNA library for watermelon [abstract]. HortScience. 40(4):1089.
NOTICE OF RELEASE OF USVL-205 AND USVL-210, NOVEL WATERMELON BREEDING LINES -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Ling, K., Hassell, R., Keinath, A.P. 2005. Notice of release of USVL-205 and USVL-210, novel watermelon breeding lines. USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Washington, D.C. Cultivar Release. February 15, 2005.
CONSTRUCTION OF A BAC LIBRARY FOR WATERMELON AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CUCURBITS-ARABIDOPSIS COMPARATIVE MAP -
Joobeur, T., Gusmini, G., Oliver, M., Zhang, X., Levi, A., Xu, Y., Wehner, T.C., Dean, R.A. 2005. Construction of a BAC Library for Watermelon and the Development of a Cucurbits-Arabidopsis Comparative Map. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, pg 246.
GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON: SEGREGATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF AFLP MARKERS -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Xu, Y., Reddy, O., Davis, A.R. 2005. Genetic linkage map for watermelon: Segregation and distribution of aflp markers. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings XIII. pg 32.
MOLECULAR DIVERSITY IN UKRAINIAN MELON GERMPLASM -
Reddy, O., Tomason, Y.R., Zlenko, I., Bashet, A., Kaur, P., Levi, A., Bates, G.T., Nimmakayala, P. 2005. Molecular diversity in ukrainian melon germplasm. Plant and Animal Genome XIII Conference Proceedings. pg. 177.
EVALUATION OF U.S. PLANT INTRODUCTIONS OF WATERMELON FOR RESISTANCE TO POWDERY MILDEW -
Thomas, C.E., Levi, A., Caniglia, E.J. 2005. Evaluation of U.S. plant introductions of watermelon for resistance to powdery mildew. HortScience. 40:154-156.
COMPARATIVE FRUIT COLORATION IN WATERMELON AND TOMATO -
Tadmor, Y., King, S., Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Meir, A., Wasserman, B., Hirschberg, J., Lewinsohn, E. 2005. Comparative fruit coloration in watermelon and tomato. Food Research International. 38:837-843.
PROTOCOL FOR DNA EXTRACTION FROM WATERMELON LEAVES FOR SSR MARKER STUDIES -
Lycopene and total carotenoid content as descriptors for Citrullus lanatus: Limitations and preliminary trials -
Davis, A.R., King, S., Jarret, R.L., Levi, A., Tadmor, Y. 2007. Lycopene and total carotenoid content as descriptors for Citrullus lanatus: Limitations and preliminary trials. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 27:34-40 (2004).
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH IN ENHANCING WATERMELON GERMPLASM FOR DISEASE AND PEST RESISTANCE AND FOR HORTICULTURAL QUALITIES -
Levi, A. 2004. Collaborative research in enhancing watermelon germplasm for disease and pest resistance and for horticultural qualities. United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund Workshop for Promoting Regional Cooperative Agricultural R&D in the Middle East. Kuc University, Istanbul Turkey. p.16.
HOST PLANT RESISTANCE TO BEMISIA IN WATERMELON -
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A. 2004. Host plant resistance to Bemisia in watermelon. Proceedings 15th International Plant Protection Congress. p. 516.
FRUIT COLORATION IN WATERMELON - LESSONS FROM THE TOMATO -
Tadmor, Y., Katzir, N., King, S., Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Hirschberg, J. 2004. Fruit coloration in watermelon - lessons from the tomato. Progress in Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding Research. A. Lebeda and H.S. Paris (Eds.). p. 181-185.
DEVELOPING GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON: POLYMORPHISM SEGREGATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MARKERS -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Davis, A.R. 2004. Developing genetic linkage map for watermelon: polymorphism segregation and distribution of markers. Progress in Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding Research. A. Lebeda and H.S. Paris (Eds.). p. 515-523.
NOTICE OF RELEASE OF USVL-200, A NOVEL WATERMELON BREEDING LINE -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Keinath, T. 2004. USVL-200, a novel watermelon breeding line. USDA, Agricultural Resesarch Service, Cultivar Release.
COMPARATIVE FRUIT COLORATION IN WATERMELON AND TOMATO -
Tadmor, Y., King, S., Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Hirschberg, J. 2004. Comparative fruit coloration in watermelon and tomato. Meeting Abstract. 3rd International Congress on Pigments in Food, L. Dufosse (ed.) (France). pg 400-402.
COMPOSITE GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON: SEGREGATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF DNA MARKERS -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Reddy, O.K., Davis, A.R., King, S., Wehner, T. 2004. Composite genetic linkage map for watermelon: segregation and distribution of dna markers. Progress in Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding Research. A. Lebeda and H.S. Paris (eds.) pp. 515-524.
ISSR AND AFLP MARKERS SUFFICIENTLY DIFFERENTIATED AMONG AMERICAN WATERMELON CULTIVARS WITH LIMITED GENETIC DIVERSITY -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Newman, M.L., Reddy, O., Zhang, X. 2004. ISSR and AFLP markers sufficiently differentiated among American watermelon cultivars with limited genetic diversity. Journal American Society Horticultural Science 129:553-558.
IDENTIFICATION OF POLYMORPHISMS USING RNASEH-LTR REGIONS OF THE TY1-COPIA RETROTRANSPOSONS IN WATERMELON ACCESSIONS -
Reddy, U.K., Saha, S., Nimmakayala, P., Katam, R., Levi, A. 2004. Identification of polymorphisms using rnaseh-ltr regions of the ty1-copia retrotransposons in watermelon accessions. Plant and Animal Genome XII Conference Proceedings. Abstract. pg. 329.
MASSIVE PREFERENTIAL SEGREGATIONS AND NONRANDOM ASSORTMENT OF LINKAGE-GROUPS PRODUCE QUASI-LINKAGE IN AN F2 MAPPING POPULATION OF WATERMELON -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Newman, M.L., Zhang, X., Xu, Y., Wehner, T. 2003. Massive preferential segregations and nonrandom assortment of linkage-groups produce quasi-linkage in an F2 mapping population of watermelon. [abstract]Hortscience. 181:782
PREFERENTIAL SEGREGATION OF LINKAGE-GROUPS PRODUCED QUASI-LINKAGE IN F2 MAPPING POPULATION OF WATERMELON -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Newman, M.L., Zhang, X. 2004. Preferential segregation of linkage-groups produced quasi-linkage in F2 mapping population of watermelon. [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XII Proceedings. p.755.
GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON DERIVED FROM RECOMBINANT INBRED LINES (RILS) -
Zhang, R., Xu, Y., Yi, K., Zhang, H., Lie, L., Gong, G., Levi, A. 2004. Genetic linkage map for watermelon derived from recombinant inbred lines (rils). Journal American Society Horticultural Science 129:237-243.
ANALYSIS BASED ON RAPD AND ISSR MARKERS REVEALS CLOSER SIMILARITIES AMONG CITRULLUS AND CUCUMIS SPECIES THAN WITH PRAECITRULLUS FISTULOSUS (STOCKS) PANGALO -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Simmons, A.M., Thies, J.A. 2005. Analysis based on rapd and issr markers reveals closer similarities among citrullus and cucumis species than with praecitrullus fistulosus (stocks) pangalo. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 52:463-470.
DI AND TRI NUCLEOTIDE REPEAT MOTIFS FOR MARKER DEVELOPMENT IN WATERMELON -
Reddy, U.K., Padmavathi, N., Saha, S., Katam, R., Saha, S., Jenkins, J.N., Thomas, C.E., Levi, A. 2003. Di and tri nucleotide repeat motifs for marker development in watermelon. Plant and Animal enome Conference Proceedings. p. 182.
POLYMORPHISM AMONG CHLOROPLAST AND MITOCHONDRIAL GENOMES OF CITRULLUS SPP. -
LEVI, A., THOMAS, C.E. POLYMORPHISM AMONG CHLOROPLAST AND MITOCHONDRIAL GENOMES OF CITRULLUS SPP.. PLANT GENOME CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. 2003. p.245. Abstract No. 682.
IDENTIFICATION OF RESISTANCE TO MELOIDOGYNE ARENARIA RACE 1 IN U.S. WATERMELON PLANT INTRODUCTIONS -
THIES, J.A., LEVI, A. IDENTIFICATION OF RESISTANCE TO MELOIDOGYNE ARENARIA RACE 1 IN U.S. WATERMELON PLANT INTRODUCTIONS. CUCURBITACEAE PROCEEDINGS. 2002. p.132-137.
PROGRESS IN CONSTRUCTING LINKAGE MAP OF WATERMELON -
LEVI, A., THOMAS, C.E., WEHNER, T., ZHANG, X., DAVIS, A.R., THIES, J.A., SIMMONS, A.M. PROGRESS IN CONSTRUCTING LINKAGE MAP OF WATERMELON. HORTSCIENCE. 2002. v.37.p.753
Watermelon resistance to powdery mildew race 1 -
Davis, A.R., Thomas, C.E., Levi, A., Bruton, B.D., Pair, S.D. 2002. Watermelon resistance to powdery mildew race 1. In: Maynard, D.N., editor. Cucurbitaceae `02. ASHS Press, Alexandria, VA. 192-198.
EVALUATION OF WATERMELON GERMPLASM FOR RESISTANCE TO BEMISIA -
SIMMONS, A.M., LEVI, A. Evauation of watermelon germplasm for resistance to Bemisia. D.N. Maynard, editor. American Society of Horticultural Science, Alexandria, VA. Cucurbitacea. 2002. p. 282-286.
CONSTRUCTION OF A REFERENCE GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON -
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Thomas, C.E., Wehner, T., Joubeur, T., Zhang, X., Reddy, O., Davis, A.R., Hopkins, M.S. 2002. Construction of A Reference Genetic Linkage Map For Watermelon. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. pp 28-35.
RESISTANCE OF WATERMELON (CITRULLUS SPP.) GERMPLASM TO THE PEANUT ROOT-KNOT NEMATODE (MELOIDOGYNE ARENARIA RACE 1) -
Thies, J.A., Levi, A. 2003. Resistance of watermelon (citrullus spp.) germplasm to the peanut root-knot nematode (meloidogyne arenaria race 1). Hortscience. 38:1417-1421.
RESISTANCE OF WATERMELON GERMPLASM TO THE PEANUT ROOT-KNOT NEMATODE (MELOIDOGYNE ARENARIA RACE 1) -
Thies, J.A., Levi, A. 2003. Resistance of watermelon germplasm to the peanut root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne arenaria race 1). Hortscience. 38(7):1417-1421.
POLYMORPHISMS AMONG CHLOROPLAST AND MITOCHONDRIAL GENOMES OF CITRULLUS SPECIES AND SUBSPECIES. -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E. 2005. Polymorphisms among chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes of citrullus species and subspecies.. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 52:609-617.
TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED LINKAGE MAP OF WATERMELON -
LEVI, A., THOMAS, C.E., WEHNER, T., ZHANG, Z., DAVIS, A.R. TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED LINKAGE MAP OF WATERMELON. HORTSCIENCE. 2002. p.451. Abstract No. S17-P-101.
POWDERY MILDEW OF WATERMELON. CAN WE FIND RESISTANCE? -
Davis, A.R., Bruton, B.D., Levi, A., Pair, S.D., Thomas, C.E. 2002. Powdery mildew of watermelon. Can we find resistance [abstract]? HortScience. 37:746.
GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON BASED ON A TESTCROSS POPULATION: (CITRULLUS LANATUS VAR. CITROIDES X C. LANATS VAR. LANATUS) X C. COLOCYNTHIS -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Joobeur, T., Zhang, X., Davis, A.R. 2002. Genetic linkage map for watermelon based on a testcross population: (citrullus lanatus var. citroides x c. lanats var. lanatus) x c. colocynthis. Plant Genome Conference. #673.
AN INITIAL GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON BASED ON RANDOMLY AMPLIFIED POLYMORPHIC DNA (RAPD) MARKERS -
Levi, A., Xingping, Z., Thomas, C.E., Joobeur, T., Carle, B., Wehner, T.C. 2002. An initial genetic linkage map for watermelon based on randomly amplified polymorphic dna (rapd) markers. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Journal of the American Society of Horticultural Science. 126:730-737.
A GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON DERIVED FROM A TESTCROSS POPULATION: (CITRULLUS LANATUS VAR. CITROIDES X C. LANATUS VAR. LANATUS) X C. COLOCYNTHIS -
LEVI, A., THOMAS, C.E., JOOBEUR, T., ZHANG, X., DAVIS, A.R. 2002. A GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON DERIVED FROM A TESTCROSS POPULATION: (CITRULLUS LANATUS VAR. CITROIDES X C. LANATUS VAR. LANATUS) X C. COLOCYNTHIS. Thoretical and Applied Genetics. v.105.p.555-563.
GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON BASED ON A TESTCROSS POPULATION: (CITRULLUS LANATUS VAR. CITROIDES X C. LANATUS VAR. LANATUS) X C. COLOCYNTHIS -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Joobeur, T., Zhang, X., Davis, A. 2002. Genetic linkage map for watermelon based on a testcross population: (citrullus lanatus var. citroides x c. lanatus var. lanatus) x c. colocynthis. Plant Genome Conference Proceedings. (p #673)
SOURCE OF WHITEFLY (HOMOPTERA: ALEYRODIDAE) RESISTANCE IN CITRULLUS FOR THEIMPROVEMENT OF CULTIVATED WATERMELON -
SIMMONS, A.M., LEVI, A. SOURCE OF WHITEFLY (HOMOPTERA: ALEYRODIDAE) RESISTANCE IN CITRULLUS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF CULTIVATED WATERMELON. HORTSCIENCE. 2002. v.37(3) p.581-584.
FLOW GENETIC DIVERSITY INDICATES THE NEED TO BROADEN THE GENETIC BASE OF CULTIVATED WATERMELON -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Wehner, T.C. 2001. Flow genetic diversity indicates the need to broaden the genetic base of cultivated watermelon. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 36:1096-1101.
GENETIC DIVERSITY AMONG WATERMELON (CITRULUS LANATUS AND CITRULLUS COLOCYNTHIS) ACCESSIONS -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Keinath, A.P., Wehner, T.C. 2001. Genetic diversity among watermelon (citrulus lanatus and citrullus colocynthis) accessions. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 48:559-566.
AN INITIAL GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON -
Levi, A., Zhang, X., Thomas, C.E., Joobeur, T., Wehner, T.C. 2001. An initial genetic linkage map for watermelon. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. Hortscience 36:456.
AN INITIAL GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON -
Levi, A., Zhang, X., Thomas, C.E., Joobeur, T., Carle, B.R., Wehner, T.C. 2001. An initial genetic linkage map for watermelon. Hortscience. 36:454.
WATERMELON GERMPLASM FOR RESISTANCE TO BEMISIA -
SIMMONS, A.M., LEVI, A. WATERMELON GERMPLASM FOR RESISTANCE TO BEMISIA. SILVERLEAF WHITEFLY: 1997 SUPPLEMENT TO THE FIVE YEAR NATIONAL RESEARCH AND. 2002. Abstract p.192.
AN INITIAL GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON BASED ON RANDOMLY AMPLIFIED POLYMORPHIC DNA (RAPD) MARKERS -
Levi, A., Zhang,, X., Thomas, C.E., Joobeur, T. 2001. An initial genetic linkage map for watermelon based on randomly amplified polymorphic dna (rapd) markers. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. (S03-01) (#666).
ESTIMATION OF GENETIC DIVERSITY AMONG CITRULLUS ACCESSIONS USING RAPD MARKERS -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Keinath, A.P., Wehner, T.C. 2000. Estimation of genetic diversity among citrullus accessions using rapd markers. Acta Horticulturae. 510:385-390.
ESTIMATION OF GENETIC DIVERSITY AMONG CITRULLUS ACCESSIONS USING RAPD MARKERS -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Keinath, A.P., Wehner, T.C. 2000. Estimation of genetic diversity among citrullus accessions using rapd markers. Hortscience. 35:491.
ESTIMATION OF GENETIC DIVERSITY AMONG CITRULLUS ACCESSIONS USING RAPD MARKERS -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Keinath, A.P., Wehner, T.C. 2000. Estimation of genetic diversity among citrullus accessions using rapd markers. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. 510:385-390.
CHANGES IN GROWTH, WATER CONTENT AND PROTEIN REFLECT EMBRY0 DEVELOPMENT IN PECAN (CARYA ILLINOINENSIS) -
Jeyaretnam, B., Levi, A., Phatak, S.C., Wetzstein, H.Y. 1999. Changes in growth, water content and protein reflect embry0 development in pecan (carya illinoinensis). Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology. 74:315-320.
AN IMPROVED PROCEDURE FOR ISOLATION OF HIGH QUALITY DNA FROM WATERMELON ANDMELON LEAVES -
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E. 1999. An improved procedure for isolation of high quality DNA from watermelon andmelon leaves. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 22:41-42.
BIOTECHNOLOGY IN WATERMELON -
Levi, A. 2001. Biotechnology in watermelon. American Society for Horticultural Science Press Watermelon Handbook. pp. 74-77.
PROGRESS IN ASPARAGUS BIOTECHNOLOGY -
Levi, A., Sink, K.C. 2002. Progress in asparagus biotechnology. Handbook of Transgenic Plants. pp. 465-474.
IDENTIFICATION OF BLUEBERRY CULTIVARS AND EVALUATION OF THEIR GENETIC RELATIONSHIPS USING RANDOMLY AMPLIFIED POLYMORPHIC DNA (RAPD) AND SIMPLE SEQUENCE REPEAT (SSR) PRIMERS. -
IDENTIFICATION OF BLUEBERRY CULTIVARS AND EVALUATION OF THEIR GENETIC RELATIONSHIPS USING RANDOMLY AMPLIFIED POLYMORPHIC DNA (RAPD) AND SIMPLE SEQUENCE REPEAT (SSR) PRIMERS -
ISOLATION AND EXPRESSION OF DEHYDRIN GENES IN BLUEBERRY: THEIR PUTATIVE ROLE IN DETERMINATION OF FREEZING TOLERANCE -
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