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Research Project: Genetic Enhancement of Lettuce, Spinach, Melon, and Related Species

Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research

Title: Crown blight of melons and crown decline of watermelon

Author
item McCreight, James - Jim
item KEINATH, ANTHONY - Clemson University

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/22/2015
Publication Date: 6/1/2017
Citation: McCreight, J.D., Keinath, A.P. 2017. Crown blight of melons and crown decline of watermelon. In: Keinath, A.P., Wintermantel, W.M., Zitter, T.A., editors. Compendium of Cucurbit Diseases and Pests. 2nd edition. St. Paul, MN: APS Press.p. 185–186.

Interpretive Summary: Cucurbits form a diverse group of species grown around the world under many different conditions and for many different purposes. The major cultivated types include cucumber, melon (cantaloupe or muskmelon, honeydew, etc.), watermelon, squash, and pumpkin. Minor cultivated types include chayote, citron, gherkin, gourds, horned cucumber, and wild cucumber. This overview of the cucurbits discusses their importance in agriculture, including production, nutritional value, origin and botany, and cultivated types and taxonomy.

Technical Abstract: The cucurbits (family Cucurbitaceae) form a diverse group of species grown around the world under many different conditions and for many different purposes. The major cultivated types include cucumber, melon (cantaloupe or muskmelon, honeydew, etc.), watermelon, squash, and pumpkin. Minor cultivated types include chayote, citron, gherkin, gourds, horned cucumber, and wild cucumber. This overview of the cucurbits discusses their importance in agriculture, including production, nutritional value, origin and botany, and cultivated types and taxonomy.