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High-density genetic mapping identified a major locus for environmental sex expression in pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duch.)

Long-day length and high temperature inhibit sex expression in pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duch.), and therefore directly impact the production potential. In this study, female flowering patterns in...

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Genome-wide identification and expression analysis of NIN-like Protein (NLP) genes reveals their potential roles in the response to nitrate signaling in watermelon

To balance the relationship between high yield and low nitrogen supply, the nitrogen utilization efficiency of watermelon needs to be improved urgently. Nodule inception-like Protein (NLP) transcription...

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Drought-induced proline is mainly synthesized in leaves and transported to roots in watermelon under water deficit

Proline accumulation has been shown to occur in plants in response to various environmental stresses. Although proline metabolism-related genes have been functionally characterized, the inter-organ...

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Transcriptomic and metabolomic analyses reveal that exogenous strigolactones alleviate the response of melon root to cadmium stress

Strigolactones (SLs) are classified into plant hormones, playing a key role as a mediator of plant growth in response to several abiotic stresses. Cadmium (Cd), a common heavy metal and soil pollutant,...

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Comparison of DUS testing and SNP fingerprinting for variety identification in cucumber

Variety identification plays an important role in protecting the intellectual property of varieties, ensuring seed quality, and encouraging breeding innovation. Currently, morphological evaluation in...

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Development of branchless watermelon near isogenic lines by marker assisted selection

Pruning is time-consuming and laborious in watermelon cultivation, which can not meet the needs for simplified cultivation in the future. The development of branchless lines will provide important germplasms...

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Breeding melon (Cucumis melo) with resistance to powdery mildew and downy mildew

Melon (Cucumis melo L.) production is often restricted by a plethora of pests and diseases, including powdery mildew and downy mildew caused respectively by the fungal species Podosphaera xanthii/Golovinomyces...

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Transcriptome and metabolomics analysis revealed that CmWRKY49 regulating CmPSY1 promotes β-carotene accumulation in orange fleshed oriental melon

The flesh color of oriental melons is an important commercial trait that affects consumer preferences. To explore the mechanisms underlying the flesh color formation and regulation during fruit ripening,...

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Polyploidy events shaped the expansion of transcription factors in Cucurbitaceae and exploitation of genes for tendril development

Cucurbitaceae is one of the most important plant families distributed worldwide. Transcription factors (TFs) regulate plant growth at the transcription level. Here, we performed a systematic analysis...

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Screening and identification of candidate Fusarium wilt-resistance genes from pumpkin

Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata) has been widely used as cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) rootstock to defend against Fusarium wilt (FW) and increase cucumber yields and profits. However, the resistance genes...

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Isolation of Trichoderma virens 6PS-2 and its effects on Fusarium proliferatum f. sp. Malus domestica MR5 related to apple replant disease (ARD) in China

Apple replant disease (ARD) is primarily caused by biotic factors that seriously inhibits the development of apple industry. Therefore, the use of biological control measures to inhibit the main pathogens...

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PbrARF4 Contributes to Calyx Shedding of Fruitlets in ‘Dangshan Suli’ Pear by Partly Regulating the Expression of Abscission Genes

Fruitlet calyx shedding in pear plants is apparently regulated via numerous pathways that involve both environmental triggers and phytohormones cues such as auxin. In this study, we found at 10 days...

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CsIPT1b and CsUGT85A2 delay female corolla opening in cucumber by regulating the content of cytokinins

Corolla opening is essential for the propagation of unisexual flowering plants, meanwhile commodity fruits with opening corolla have higher commodity value in cucumber fresh food market. Until now,...

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The updated weeping forsythia genome reveals the genomic basis for the evolution and the forsythin and forsythoside A biosynthesis

Weeping forsythia (Forsythia suspensa, Oleaceae) is a deciduous broad-leaved tree species distributed in the warm temperate zone of China. However, the species still lacks a chromosome-level genome....

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Comparison of transcriptome and metabolome analysis revealed differences in cold resistant metabolic pathways in different apple cultivars under low temperature stress

Freezing injury in winter is an important abiotic stress that seriously affects plant growth and development. Deciduous fruit trees resist freezing injury by inducing dormancy. However, different cultivars...

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Synergistic effects of carbon cycle metabolism and photosynthesis in Chinese cabbage under salt stress

Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa ssp. pekinensis) has a long cultivation history and is one of the vegetable crops with the largest cultivation area in China. However, salt stress severely damages photosynthesis...

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Dissecting the genetic architecture of glucosinolate compounds for quality improvement in flowering stalk tissues of Brassica napus

Glucosinolates (GSLs) and their hydrolytic products contribute to the quality traits of rapeseed flowering stalk tissues, such as taste, flavor and anticarcinogenic properties (Glucoraphanin). However,...

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Root-associated endophytic fungi modulate endogenous auxin and cytokinin levels to improve plant biomass and root morphology of trifoliate orange

Root-associated endophytic fungi like Serendipita indica and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi can improve plant growth and root construction, but the potential mechanism is unclear. In this study,...

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Isolation of phloridzin-degrading, IAA-producing bacterium Ochrobactrum haematophilum and its effects on the apple replant soil environment

We isolated and identified a bacterium that could produce IAA and degrade phloridzin in the rhizosphere soil of healthy replanted apple (the rootstock is M9T337 and the scion is Yanfu 3), providing...

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Natural variation of main biochemical components, morphological and yield traits among a panel of 87 tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze] cultivars

Many attentions have been previously focused to identify the multiple biochemical components related to tea quality and health benefits, however, the natural variation of biochemical components present...

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Mulching broad ridges with a woven polypropylene fabric increases the growth and yield of young pear trees ‘Yuluxiang’ in the North China Plain

Unlike traditional ridging, mulching broad ridges with a woven polypropylene fabric (WPF) can reduce soil evaporation during the drought season and avoid long saturation time in the root zone of pear...

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Diversity of glucosinolates among common brassicaceae vegetables in China

Brassicaceae vegetables are an important traditional daily food in China and around the world, which provide nutrients and phytochemicals that are beneficial for human health. Among them, Brassica and...

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Involvement of long non-coding RNAs in pear fruit senescence under high- and low-temperature conditions

Pear fruit senescence under high- and low-temperature conditions has been reported to be mediated by microRNAs. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), which can function as competing endogenous RNAs that interact...

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Promoter and coding sequence diversity of CsCCD1 may contribute to the differential accumulation of floral β-ionone in fresh tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves

The carotenoid-derived volatile β-ionone makes an important contribution to tea fragrance. Here, we qualitatively and quantitatively analysed 15 carotenoids in tea leaves of 13 cultivars by UHPLC-APCI-MS/MS....

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Basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor MdbHLH3 negatively affects the storage performance of postharvest apple fruit

The storage period of fleshy fruits greatly affects their quality and selection, and is largely controlled by genetic factors. Therefore, it is imperative to elucidate how genetic factors affect fruit...

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