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Xiyan Yu, Xiufeng Wang, Jide Fan, Hongmei Tian, and Chengchao Zheng

Sugars are the most important biochemical components for fruit quality. The kind and amount of sugars directly influence fruit flavor components such as sweetness. As the first step toward the genetic improvement of the quality of muskmelon fruit

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Jiwon Jeong, Jeffrey K. Brecht, Donald J. Huber, and Steven A. Sargent

processes in fresh-cut produce, tissue softening and deterioration continue at low temperature, especially for fresh-cut fruits, including fresh-cut muskmelon ( Lamikanra et al., 2000 ). Postharvest treatments such as dipping with dilute hypochlorite

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Amanda Skidmore, Neil Wilson, Mark Williams, and Ric Bessin

Muskmelon ( Cucumis melo ), squash ( Cucurbita sp.), cucumber ( Cucumis sativa ), pumpkin ( Cucurbita pepo ), and other cucurbit crops are valued at more than $1.6 billion per year in the United States ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2017

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Jennifer Tillman, Ajay Nair, Mark Gleason, and Jean Batzer

can increase temperature of both the air and soil ( Gogo et al., 2014 ; Ibarra et al., 2001 ; Nair and Ngouajio, 2010 ), and have been shown to increase yields in various vegetable crops such as muskmelon ( Cline et al., 2008 ; Saalau Rojas et al

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Juan C. Rodriguez, Nicole L. Shaw, and Daniel J. Cantliffe

of high value and grown in efficient production systems to ensure that high returns are gained in relation to investment costs. New greenhouse crops such as Galia muskmelons could open new markets for future and existing greenhouse growers in Florida

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Mina Vescera and Rebecca Nelson Brown

important tool for crop diversification and season extension as it enables farmers in New England to create microclimates better suited to heat-loving crops such as muskmelon ( Cucumis melo ) ( Lamont, 1996 ; Wells and Loy, 1993 ). Jenni et al. (1996

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Sudhakar Pandey, Mathura Rai, H.C. Prasanna, and G. Kalloo

Muskmelon ( Cucumis melo L.) is one of the most important dessert cucurbits throughout the world. The crop is annual with climbing, creeping, or trailing vines, and its fruits are many-seeded pepo. In India, many muskmelon landraces are grown in

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Michael J. Mahovic, Rajya Shukla, Renée M. Goodrich-Schneider, Michael V. Wood, Jeffrey K. Brecht, and Keith R. Schneider

Produce items such as netted muskmelons ( Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis ) and other melons have been associated with numerous outbreaks of food-borne illness ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1991 , 1993 , 2002 ; Gayler et al

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Elsa S. Sánchez, Ermita Hernández, Mark L. Gleason, Jean C. Batzer, Mark A. Williams, Timothy Coolong, and Ricardo Bessin

Muskmelon is grown on >70,000 acres in the United States, generating >$319 million [ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2014 ]. Direct marketing of muskmelon is well suited for diversified organic farms in the eastern half of the United States

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Wenjing Guan and Xin Zhao

characteristics of muskmelon plants grafted onto an interspecific hybrid squash rootstock. Materials and methods Seedling production. Two experiments were conducted in a greenhouse (air temperature at 20 to 30 °C) on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville