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Amnon Levi
Vegetable Research
Research Geneticist

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

2700 SAVANNAH HIGHWAY
CHARLESTON, SC 294140000
Projects
Genomics and Genetic Improvement of Disease Resistance and Horticultural Characteristics of Watermelon, Broccoli, and Leafy Brassicas
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434575
CucCAP2: Harnessing Genomic Resources to Improve Disease Resistance and Disease Management in Cucurbit Crops (Charleston)
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 439291
Developing an Eastern Broccoli Industry Through Cultivar Development, Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Production and Delivery
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 432229

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
QTL mapping and marker development for tolerance to sulfur phytotoxicity in melon (Cucumis melo) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Daley, J., Levi, A., Hassell, R., Wechter, W.P. 2020. QTL mapping and marker development for tolerance to sulfur phytotoxicity in melon (Cucumis melo). Frontiers in Plant Science. 11:1097-1105. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.01097.
Phenotypic diversity for root traits andiIdentification of superior germplasm for root breeding in watermelon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Katuuramu, D.N., Wechter, W.P., Washington, M., Horry, M.I., Cutulle, M.A., Jarret, R.L., Levi, A. 2020. Phenotypic diversity for root traits andiIdentification of superior germplasm for root breeding in watermelon. HortScience. 55(8):12-72-1279. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI15093-20.
Leaf profile: Resistance against whiteflies in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Transcriptome changes in reciprocal grafts involving watermelon and bottle gourd reveal molecular mechanisms involved in increase of the fruit size, rind toughness and soluble solids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia-Lozano, M., Dutta, S., Natarajan, P., Tomason, Y.R., Lopez, C., Katam, R., Levi, A., Nimmakayala, P., Reddy, U. 2019. Transcriptome changes in reciprocal grafts involving watermelon and bottle gourd reveal molecular mechanisms involved in increase of the fruit size, rind toughness and soluble solids. Plant Molecular Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11103-019-00942-7.
QTL mapping of resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2 and Papaya ringspot virus in Citrullus amarus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Wechter, W.P., Ling, K., Chanda, B., Massey, L.M., Zhao, G., Guner, N., Bello, M., Kabelka, E., Fei, Z., Levi, A. 2019. QTL mapping of resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2 and Papaya ringspot virus in Citrullus amarus. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 133:677-687. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-019-03500-3.
Haplotype networking of GWAS hits for citrulline content indicates positive selection leading to the domestication of watermelon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vijay, J., Suhas, S., Venkata Lakshmi, A., Lopez, C., Padma, N., Levi, A., Umesh, R. 2019. Haplotype networking of GWAS hits for citrulline content indicates positive selection leading to the domestication of watermelon. International Journal of Molecular Sciences [MDPI]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20215392.
Resequencing of 414 cultivated and wild watermelon accessions identifies selection for fruit quality traits Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guo, S., Zhao, S., Sun, H., Wang, X., Wu, S., Lin, T., Ren, Y., Deng, Y., Zhang, J., Lu, X., Zhang, H., Shang, J., Gong, G., Wen, C., He, N., Li, M., Liu, J., Wang, Y., Zhu, Y., Tian, S., Jarret, R.L., Levi, A., Huang, S., Fei, Z., Liu, W., Xu, Y. 2019. Resequencing of 414 cultivated and wild watermelon accessions identifies selection for fruit quality traits. Nature Genetics. 51:1616–1623. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-019-0518-4.
The CucCap project: Leveraging applied genomics to improve disease in cucurbit crops - (Proceedings)
Grumet, R., Fei, Z., Levi, A., Mazourek, M., Mccreight, J.D., Schultheis, J., Weng, Y., Hausbeck, M., Kousik, C.S., Ling, K., Linares-Ramirez, A., Mcgregor, C., Quesada-Ocampo, L., Reddy, U., Smart, C., Wechter, W.P., Wehner, T., Wessel-Beaver, L., Wintermantel, W.M. 2019. The CucCap project: Leveraging applied genomics to improve disease in cucurbit crops. International Symposium on Cucurbits Proceedings. https://doi.org/364300.
Genome of ‘Charleston Gray’, the principal American watermelon cultivar, and genetic characterization of 1,365 accessions in the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System watermelon collection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, S., Wang, X., Reddy, U., Sun, H., Bao, K., Patel, T., Oritz, C., Abburi, L., Nimmakayala, P., Branham, S., Wechter, W.P., Massey, L.M., Ling, K., Kousik, C.S., Hammar, S.A., Tadmor, Y., Portnoy, V., Gur, A., Katzir, N., Guner, N., Davis, A., Hernandez, A.G., Wright, C.L., McGregor, C., Jarret, R.L., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Wehner, T.C., Grumet, R., Levi, A., Fei, Z. 2019. Genome of ‘Charleston Gray’, the principal American watermelon cultivar, and genetic characterization of 1,365 accessions in the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System watermelon collection. Plant Biotechnology Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13136.
The multi-allelic APRR2 Gene is associated with fruit pigment accumulation in melon and watermelon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oren, E., Tzuri, G., Vexler, L., Dafna, A., Meir, A., Faigenboim, A., Kenigswald, M., Portnoy, V., Schaffer, A.A., Levi, A., Buckler Iv, E.S., Katzir, N., Burger, J., Tadmor, Y., Gur, A. 2019. The multi-allelic APRR2 Gene is associated with fruit pigment accumulation in melon and watermelon. Journal of Experimental Botany. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erz182.
Citrullus ecirrhosus: wild source of resistance against Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) for cultivated watermelon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Jarret, R.L., Cantrell, C.L., Levi, A. 2019. Citrullus ecirrhosus: Wild source of resistance against Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) for cultivated watermelon. Journal of Economic Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toz069.
QTL mapping of resistance to bacterial fruit blotch in Citrullus amarus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Levi, A., Katawczik, M.L., Wechter, W.P. 2019. QTL mapping of resistance to bacterial fruit blotch in Citrullus amarus. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. https://doi.org/359214.
QTL-seq and marker development for resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 1 in cultivated watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Wechter, W.P., Lambel, S., Massey, L.M., Ma, M., Fauve, J., Farnham, M.W., Levi, A. 2018. QTL-seq and marker development for resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 1 in cultivated watermelon. Molecular Breeding. 38:139.
Cucurbit Genomics Database (CuGenDB): a central portal for comparative and functional genomics of cucurbit crops Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zheng, Y., Wu, S., Bai, Y., Sun, H., Jiao, C., Guo, S., Zhao, K., Blanca, J., Zhang, Z., Huang, S., Xu, Y., Weng, Y., Mazourek, M., Reddy, U., Ando, K., McCreight, J.D., Schaffer, A.A., Burger, J., Tadmor, Y., Katzir, N., Tang, X., Liu, Y., Giovannoni, J.J., Ling, K., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A., Garcia-Mas, J., Grumet, R., Fei, Z. 2018. Cucurbit Genomics Database (CuGenDB): a central portal for comparative and functional genomics of cucurbit crops. Nucleic Acids Research. 47(D1):1128-1136. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gky944.
Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus: Seed transmissibility, seed health assays and screening watermelon germplasm for disease resistance - (Abstract Only)
Ling, K., Sui, X., Li, R., Gilliard, A.C., Levi, A., Wu, Z. 2018. Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus: Seed transmissibility, seed health assays and screening watermelon germplasm for disease resistance. Cucurbitaceae 2018. http://cucurbit2018.ucdavis.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018_Cucurbits_Abstracts_Book.pdf Abstracts P9.
QTL mapping identifies novel source of resistance to Fusarium wilt race 1 in Citrullus amarus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P. 2019. QTL mapping identifies novel source of resistance to Fusarium wilt race 1 in Citrullus amarus. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/353289.
Differential gene expression in fruits across the reciprocal grafts and effects of grafting on fruit quality and weight - (Abstract Only)
Pan-genomes of the citrullus species - (Abstract Only)
Genome-wide diversity for worldwide watermelon collections: Analysis of population structure, haplotype networks, selective sweeps and LD decay to characterize domestication signals - (Abstract Only)
Reddy, U., Patel, T., Wehner, T., Nimmahayala, P., Kousik, C.S., Wechter, W.P., Branham, S., Ling, K., Jarret, R.L., Levi, A., Ortiz, C., Abbiro, V., Bao, K., Wang, X., Rivera-Burgos, L., Fei, Z. 2018. Genome-wide diversity for worldwide watermelon collections: Analysis of population structure, haplotype networks, selective sweeps and LD decay to characterize domestication signals. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. http://cucurbit2018.ucdavis.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018_Cucurbits_Abstracts_Book.pdf (Abstracts Book, Page #87).
Enhancing watermelon with resistance against whiteflies - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Jarret, R.L., Cantrell, C.L., Levi, A. 2018. Enhancing watermelon with resistance against whiteflies. 3rd International Whitefly Symposium, September 16-19, 2018, Perth, Australia p.14.
NMR analysis reveals a wealth of metabolites in root-knot nematode resistant roots of Citrullus amarus watermelon plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kantor, M., Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Guner, N., Kantor, C., Parnham, S., Boroujerdi, A. 2018. NMR analysis reveals a wealth of metabolites in root-knot nematode resistant roots of Citrullus amarus watermelon plants. Journal of Nematology. 50(3)303-316. https://doi.org/10.21307/jofnem-2018-030.
Characterization of the USDA germplasm collections for watermelon, melon, cucumber and squash using genotyping-by-sequencing - (Abstract Only)
Fei, Z., Ando, K., Bao, K., Labate, J.A., Levi, A., Mazourek, M., Mccreight, J.D., Patel, T., Ramirez Madera, A., Reddy, U., Reeves, P., Wang, X., Wehner, T., Weng, Y., Wu, S., Grumet, R. 2018. Characterization of the USDA germplasm collections for watermelon, melon, cucumber and squash using genotyping-by-sequencing. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. 1.
Utilizing genetic resources and precision agriculture to enhance resistance to biotic and abiotic stress in watermelon ()
Kantor, M., A. Levi. 2018. Utilizing genetic resources and precision agriculture to enhance resistance to biotic and abiotic stress in watermelon. Notulae Scientia Biologicae. 10:2067-3205. https://doi.org/351346.
Genetics of resistance to Fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Construction of a genome-anchored, high-density genetic map for melon (Cucumis melo L.) and identification of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis race 1 resistance QTL Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Levi, A., Katawczik, M.L., Fei, Z., Wechter, W.P. 2018. Construction of a genome-anchored, high-density genetic map for melon (Cucumis melo L.) and identification of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis race 1 resistance QTL. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 131:829-837. https://doi:10.1007/s00122-017-3039-5.
Metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analysis of the microbiome of watermelon fruits Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saminathan, T., Garacia, M., Ghimire, B., Lopez, C., Bodunrin, A., Balagurusamy, N., Nimmakayala, P., Huber, D., Levi, A., Reddy, K. 2018. Metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analysis of the microbiome of watermelon fruits. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:1-4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00004.
QTL mapping of sulfur tolerance in melon - (Abstract Only)
Branham, S., J. Daley, M.L. Katawczik, A. Levi and W.P. Wechter. 2018. QTL mapping of sulfur tolerance in melon. Plant and Animal Genome XVII P0723. https://doi.org/348840.
Genetic mapping of a major co-dominant QTL associated with B-carotene accumulation in watermelon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Vexler, L., Meir, A., Tzuri, G., Frieman, Z., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Tadmor, Y., Gur, A. 2017. Genetic mapping of a major co-dominant QTL associated with B-carotene accumulation in watermelon. Molecular Breeding. 37:146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-017-0747-0.
Bottle gourd genotypes vary in clomazone tolerance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cutulle, M.A., Harrison Jr, H.F., Kousik, C.S., Wadl, P.A., Levi, A. 2017. Bottle gourd genotypes vary in clomazone tolerance. HortScience. 52:1687-1691.
A tonoplast sugar transporter underlies a sugar accumulation QTL in watermelon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ren, Y., Guo, S., Zhang, J., He, H., Sun, H., Tian, S., Gong, G., Zhang, H., Levi, A., Tadmor, Y., Xu, Y. 2017. A tonoplast sugar transporter underlies a sugar accumulation QTL in watermelon. Plant Physiology. 176(1):836-850. https://doi:10.1104/pp.17.01290.
The bottle gourd genome provides insights into Cucurbitaceae evolution and facilitates mapping of a Papaya ringspot virus resistance locus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, S., Shamimuzzaman, M., Sun, H., Salse, J., Sui, X., Wilder, A.J., Wu, Z., Levi, A., Xu, Y., Ling, K., Fei, Z. 2017. The bottle gourd genome provides insights into Cucurbitaceae evolution and facilitates mapping of a Papaya ringspot virus resistance locus. Plant Journal. 92:963-975. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.13722.
USVL-380, A zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant watermelon breeding line Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Ling, K. 2017. USVL-380, A zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant watermelon breeding line. HortScience. 52(10):1448-1450. https://doi:10.21273/HORTSCI12292-17.
Development of resistances for host plants of watermelon from wild sources (Citrullus colocynthis) against whiteflies ()
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A. 2017. Development of resistances for host plants of watermelon from wild sources (Citrullus colocynthis) against whiteflies. Phytoma. 291:54-57.
Genetic mapping and identification of quantitative trait loci associated with resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum races 1 and 2 in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Whiteflies: Developing host plant resistance in watermelon from wild sources - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A. 2017. Whiteflies: Developing host plant resistance in watermelon from wild sources. 3rd Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium, 4-8 June 2017, Madrid, Spain. Book of Abstracts. Pg 184.
Genetic Resources of Watermelon Reprint Icon ()
Levi, A., Jarret, R.L., Kousik, C.S., Wechter, W.P., Nimmakayala, P., Reddy, U. 2017. Genetic Resources of Watermelon. In: Grumet R., Garcia-Mas J., and Katzir N., editors. Genetics and Genomics of Cucurbitaceae. Springer International Publishing AG 2016. p. 87-110. https://doi:10.1007/7397_2016_34.
Comparative Genomics of the Cucurbitaceae Reprint Icon ()
Nimmakayala, P., Saminathan, T., Abburi, V.L., Yadav, L.K., Tomason, Y., Levi, A., Weng, Y., Reddy, K.U. 2017. Comparative Genomics of the Cucurbitaceae. In: Grumet, R., Katzir, N., Garcia-Mas, J, editors. Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models. Springer International Publishing AG. 20:p. 229-240. https://doi:10.1007/7397_2017_2.
Genetic diversity in the desert watermelon Citrullus colocynthis and its relationship with Citrullus species as determined by high-frequency oligonucleotides-targeting active gene markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Simmons, A.M., Massey, L.M., Coffey, J., Wechter, W.P., Jarret, R.L., Tadmor, Y., Nimmakayala, P., Reddy, U. 2017. Genetic diversity in the desert watermelon Citrullus colocynthis and its relationship with Citrullus species as determined by high-frequency oligonucleotides-targeting active gene markers. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 142(1):47–56. doi:10.21273/JASHS03834-16.
Quantitative trait loci mapping of resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2 in Citrullus lanatus var. citroides using genotyping-by-sequencing - (Abstract Only)
Branham, S., Levi, A., Farnham, M.W., Wechter, W.P. 2017. Quantitative trait loci mapping of resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2 in Citrullus lanatus var. citroides using genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS). Plant and Animal Genome Conference. W234.
Mapping resistance to alternaria cucumerina in cucumis melo Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Daley, J., Branham, S., Levi, A., Hassell, R., Wechter, W.P. 2017. Mapping resistance to alternaria cucumerina in cucumis melo. Phytopathology. 107(4):427-432. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-06-16-0246-R.
Effect of climate change on Bemisia tabaci in Southeastern USA - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A. 2016. Effect of climate change on Bemisia tabaci in Southeastern USA. International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop Abstracts & Proceedings. p. 31.
Genome-wide differentiation of various melon horticultural groups for use in genome wide association study for fruit firmness and construction of a high resolution genetic map - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nimmakayala, P., Tomasson, Y., Abburi, V.K., Saminathan, T., Rodrigguez, A.G., Vajja, V.G., Salazar, G., Girish, P., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., McCreight, J.D., Korol, A., Ronin, Y., Garcia-Mas, J., Reddy, U. 2016. Genome-wide differentiation of various melon horticultural groups for use in genome wide association study for fruit firmness and construction of a high resolution genetic map. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7:1437. doi:org/10.3389/fpls.2016.01437.
A genotype-by-sequencing-single nucleotide polymorphism based linkage map and quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2 identified in Citrullus lanatus var. citroides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Levi, A., Farnham, M.W., Wechter, W.P. 2017. A genotype-by-sequencing-single nucleotide polymorphism based linkage map and quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2 identified in Citrullus lanatus var. citroides. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 130: 319-330.
Utilizing genetic diversity in the desert watermelon citrullus colocynthis for enhancing watermelon cultivars for resistance to biotic and abiotic stress - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Simmons, A.M., Ling, K., Tadmor, Y., Nimmakayala, P., Reddy, U. 2016. Utilizing genetic diversity in the desert watermelon citrullus colocynthis for enhancing watermelon cultivars for resistance to biotic and abiotic stress. In Kozik EU and Paris HS (eds.). Cucurbitaceae 2016, XIth EUCARPIA Meeting on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae, July 24-28, 2016, Warsaw, Poland. p. 105-108.
The FonSIX6 gene acts as an avirulence effector in the Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum - watermelon pathosystem - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Identification of unique volatile compounds associated with repelling whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in desert watermelon (Citrullus colocynthis) - (Abstract Only)
Blake, B., Simmons, A.M., Mccutcheon, G.S., Walla, M., Kantor, M., Levi, A. 2016. Identification of unique volatile compounds associated with repelling whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in desert watermelon (Citrullus colocynthis). XXV International Congress of Entomology. Orlando, Florida, USA. September 25-30, 2016. doi:1603/ICE.2016.115103.
CucCAP - Developing genomic resources for the cucurbit community - (Proceedings)
Grumet, R., Fei, Z., Levi, A., Mccreight, J.D., Mazourek, M., Palma, M., Schultheis, J., Weng, Y., Hausbeck, M., Kousik, C.S., Ling, K., Mcgregor, C., Quesada, L., Ramirez, A., Reddy, U., Ribera, L., Smart, C., Wechter, W.P., Wehner, T., Wessel-Beaver, L., Wintermantel, W.M. 2016. CucCAP - Developing genomic resources for the cucurbit community. In: Kozik, E.U., Paris, H.S., editors. Cucurbitaceae 2016, XIth Eucarpia Meeting on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae, July 24-28, 2016, Warsaw, Poland. p. 222–226.
Watermelon germplasm lines USVL246-FR2 and USVL252-FR2 tolerant to fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wechter, W.P., Katawczik, M.L., Farnham, M.W., Levi, A. 2016. Watermelon germplasm lines USVL246-FR2 and USVL252-FR2 tolerant to fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2. HortScience. 51(8):1065-1067.
A vertical Y-tube is a valuable tool for assessing whitefly preference, yielding well-defined results among attractive versus poor host plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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
Sources of wild germplasm to improve whitefly resistance in commercial watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A., Mccutcheon, G.S., Blake, B. 2016. Sources of wild germplasm to improve whitefly resistance in commercial watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus). International Whitefly Symposium. pg 84.
Genetic relationships in the desert watermelon citrullus colocynthis as viewed with high-frequency, oligonucleotide–targeting active gene (HFO–TAG) markers - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Development of ZYMV-resistant lines using genomic tools - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Ling, K. 2015. Development of ZYMV-resistant lines using genomic tools. International Symposium on Cucurbits Proceedings. 41. https://www.verticesur.es/congresos/CUCURBITS2015/programme.php
Developing resistance for watermelon against whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) - (Abstract Only)
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) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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) - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A. 2015. Resistance for watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) against whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Proceedings of the Congress of the Entomological Society Of Southern Africa. http://www.essa-zssa2015.co.za/images/essa-abstracts-alphabetised-07-July.pdf.
Genetic relationships in Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin, squash, gourd) as viewed with high frequency oligonucleotide–targeting active gene (HFO–TAG) markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Potential sources of whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) resistance in desert watermelon (Citrullus colocynthis) germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Identification and development of multiple disease resistant (fruit rot, powdery mildew) watermelon germplasm - (Abstract Only)
USVL-360, a novel watermelon tetraploid germplasm line - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
Root-knot nematode resistant rootstocks for grafted watermelon - (Proceedings)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
Genetic Diversity among Watermelon Citrullus spp. Accessions Based on HFO-TAG Markers - (Abstract Only)
Accessions of Citrullus lanatus var. Citroides are Valuable Rootstocks for Grafted Watermelon in Fields Infested with Root-Knot Nematodes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Proceedings)
Harrison Jr, H.F., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Citrullus Germplasm Lines Vary in Clomazone Herbicide Tolerance. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. p. 31-34.
Identification of Resistance to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli among Melon (Cucumis spp.) Plant Introductions - (Proceedings)
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.
Employing Phylogenetic and Population Structure Analyses to Identify Potential Rootstock Resources for Grafted Watermelon - (Proceedings)
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.
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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.
Resistance of Wild Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) Rootstocks to Southern Root-Knot Nematode - (Abstract Only)
Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A. 2010. Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon. HortScience. 45:510.
Tolerance to the Herbicide Clomazone in Watermelon Plant Introductions - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Proceedings)
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.
Progress in the Development of Crimson Sweet-type Watermelon Breeding Lines with Resistance to Acidovorax Avenae Subsp. Citrulli - (Proceedings)
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.
Expression and Polymorphism of Watermelon Fruit ESTs - (Proceedings)
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.
Grafting for disease resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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) - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
King, S.R., Davis, A.R., Lamolinare, B., Liu, W., Levi, A. 2007. Grafting for disease resistance [abstract]. HortScience. 42(4):802.
Microarray-Based Analysis of Gene Modulation During Watermelon Fruit Development - (Abstract Only)
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.
Sources of Resistance to Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus in Lagenaria Siceraria Germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ling, K., Levi, A. 2007. Sources of Resistance to Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus in Lagenaria Siceraria Germplasm. HortScience. 42(5):1124-1126.
Microarray analysis: Uses and Limitations - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Carotenoid analysis using the puree absorbance method for germplasm screening - (Abstract Only)
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.
Resistance of Citrullus Colocynthis to Whiteflies and Spidermites - (Abstract Only)
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.
Broad Mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) infestation and injury in watermelon and potential sources of resistance - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Proceedings)
TRADITIONAL GENETIC AND ADVANCED MOLECULAR TOOLS USED FOR IMPROVING WATERMELON CULTIVARS - (Abstract Only)
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. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Proceedings)
Levi, A. 2005. Wild watermelon cultivars searched for disease resistance. The Vineline: Official Bulletin of the National Watermelon Association. March/April 2005, page 66.
GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON: SEGREGATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF DNA MARKERS - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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.
DEVELOPING GENETIC LINKAGE MAP AND CDNA SUBTRACTION LIBRARY FOR WATERMELON - (Abstract Only)
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.
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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.
PREFERENTIAL SEGREGATION OF LINKAGE-GROUPS PRODUCED QUASI-LINKAGE IN F2 MAPPING POPULATION OF WATERMELON - (Abstract Only)
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.
MASSIVE PREFERENTIAL SEGREGATIONS AND NONRANDOM ASSORTMENT OF LINKAGE-GROUPS PRODUCE QUASI-LINKAGE IN AN F2 MAPPING POPULATION OF WATERMELON - (Abstract Only)
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
GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON DERIVED FROM RECOMBINANT INBRED LINES (RILS) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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. - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Proceedings)
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) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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? - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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.
A GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON DERIVED FROM A TESTCROSS POPULATION: (CITRULLUS LANATUS VAR. CITROIDES X C. LANATUS VAR. LANATUS) X C. COLOCYNTHIS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
AN INITIAL GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON BASED ON RANDOMLY AMPLIFIED POLYMORPHIC DNA (RAPD) MARKERS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON BASED ON A TESTCROSS POPULATION: (CITRULLUS LANATUS VAR. CITROIDES X C. LANATUS VAR. LANATUS) X C. COLOCYNTHIS - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Proceedings)
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) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
IDENTIFICATION OF BLUEBERRY CULTIVARS AND EVALUATION OF THEIR GENETIC RELATIONSHIPS USING RANDOMLY AMPLIFIED POLYMORPHIC DNA (RAPD) AND SIMPLE SEQUENCE REPEAT (SSR) PRIMERS. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
ISOLATION AND EXPRESSION OF DEHYDRIN GENES IN BLUEBERRY: THEIR PUTATIVE ROLE IN DETERMINATION OF FREEZING TOLERANCE - (Abstract Only)
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