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Jason Prothro, Katherine Sandlin, Hussein Abdel-Haleem, Eleni Bachlava, Victoria White, Steven Knapp and Cecilia McGregor

Watermelon (2n = 2x = 22) is the most economically important species in the genus Citrullus, in a family that also includes melon ( Cucumis melo ), cucumber ( Cucumis sativus var. sativus ), summer squash ( Cucurbita pepo ), and pumpkin

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Warren Roberts, James Shrefler, James Duthie, Jonathan Edelson, Bob Cartwright and Nancy Roe

Systems in Southeastern Oklahoma; USDA SR-SARE Grant, Multi-cropping Cattle and Watermelon in the Southern Plains; and by USDA SR-LISA Grant, Enhancement of the Stability of Southern Region Agroecosystems through Profitable Transition to Sustainable

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Geoffrey Meru and Cecilia McGregor

Watermelon is an important species of the genus Citrullus ( Robinson and Decker-Walters, 1997 ) known mainly for its sweet, edible flesh. However, in Asia and West Africa, watermelon seeds are consumed in a wide variety of foods including snacks

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Geoffrey Meru and Cecilia McGregor

Watermelon is an economically important crop of the Cucurbitaceae family, popular for its sweet edible flesh ( Robinson and Decker-Walters, 1997 ). However, the seeds of watermelon provide a significant source of nutrition and income in other parts

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Nan Wang, Shi Liu, Peng Gao, Feishi Luan and Angela R. Davis

Flesh color is an essential agronomic characteristic of watermelon ( Hashizume et al., 2003 ). Eight different watermelon flesh colors have been defined to date: white, pale yellow, canary yellow, salmon yellow, orange, crimson red (red), scarlet

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Karen R. Harris, Kai-Shu Ling, W. Patrick Wechter and Amnon Levi

Watermelon is an economically important crop with over 1.9 billion kilograms produced in the United States in 2006, with a fresh market value of $434 million [ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2007 ]. Potyviruses are a major limiting factor

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Todd C. Wehner, Rachel P. Naegele and Penelope Perkins-Veazie

Watermelon [ Citrullus lanatus (Thumb.) Matsum & Nakai] is an important crop grown worldwide. The United States is the sixth largest producer in the world, with an industry value of more than $430 million and an annual production of ≈2 million

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Matthew B. Bertucci, David H. Suchoff, Katherine M. Jennings, David W. Monks, Christopher C. Gunter, Jonathan R. Schultheis and Frank J. Louws

systems was conducted and showed that significant differences exist among commercially available rootstocks ( Suchoff et al., 2017 ). Compared with tomato rootstocks, cucurbit rootstocks span a wider genetic range; in addition to exotic watermelon

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Andreas Westphal, Nicole L. Snyder, Lijuan Xing and James J. Camberato

In the United States, watermelon production occupied 59,000 ha in 2005, making it the fourth largest vegetable commodity ( Anonymous, 2006 ). Intensive watermelon production is at risk for damage by soilborne diseases such as Fusarium wilt caused

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César Mota-Cadenas, Carlos Alcaraz-López, M. Carmen Martínez-Ballesta and Micaela Carvajal

sativa , var. Iceberg), pepper (Capsicum annuum , var. Lamuyo), melon ( Cucumis melo var. Piel de sapo), and watermelon ( Citrullus lanatus , var. Susanita). All of them were F1 commercial hybrids. The experiment was conducted during the Winter