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Seeing is believing in WorldVeg bitter gourd fields

The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) cucurbit team proudly displayed 400 bitter gourd breeding lines plus another 400 bitter gourd F1 hybrids and early stage products of recurrent selection during Bitter Gourd Open Field Days from 14-30 August 2017 at the World Vegetable Center East and Southeast Asia Research and Training Station, located on the campus of Kasetsart University in Kamphaeng Saen, Thailand.

2017-09-11T00:22:31+00:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Articles, East and Southeast Asia, SEP2017|Tags: , , |

Genome-wide analysis of simple sequence repeats in bitter gourd (Momordica charantia)

After the sequencing of the cucumber (Cucumis sativus), watermelon (Citrullus lanatus), and melon (Cucumis melo) genomes, bitter gourd became the fourth cucurbit species whose whole genome was sequenced. However, a comprehensive analysis of simple sequence repeats (SSRs) in bitter gourd, including a comparison with the three aforementioned cucurbit species, has not yet been published. We identified a total of 188,091 and 167,160 SSR motifs in the genomes of the bitter gourd lines ‘Dali-11’ and ‘OHB3-1,’ respectively. The SSR content, motif lengths, and classified motif types were characterized for the bitter gourd genomes and compared among all the cucurbit genomes.

2017-06-29T06:14:57+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Categories: East and Southeast Asia, JULY2017, Recent Research|Tags: , |

WorldVeg and partners fight pests and diseases in the Pacific

WorldVeg Postdoc in Plant Pathology Marti Pottorff from WorldVeg East and Southeast Asia/Oceania and Project Coordinator Ellen Iramu from the Solomon Islands recently visited Fiji for discussions and training under the auspices of the project “Strengthening Integrated Crop Management (ICM) Research in the Pacific Islands in Support of Sustainable Intensification of High-Value Crop Production.” -- MORE --

2017-04-24T05:06:00+00:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: APR2017, Articles, East and Southeast Asia, Oceania|Tags: , , , |

Agri-Food seminar celebrates college anniversary

Fenton Beed, WorldVeg Regional Director for East and Southeast Asia/Oceania, provided an overview of WorldVeg activities including advances in postharvest management as part of an Agri-Food seminar on "Innovation for sustainability: What can the Philippine-Netherlands partnership contribute?" on 10 March 2017 at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Los Baños, Philippines. -- MORE --

2017-04-24T09:07:34+00:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: APR2017, Articles, East and Southeast Asia|Tags: , |