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Evaluation of horticultural traits and genetic relationship in melon germplasm
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  • Journal title : Journal of Plant Biotechnology
  • Volume 42, Issue 4,  2015, pp.401-408
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Plant Biotechnology
  • DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2015.42.4.401
 Title & Authors
Evaluation of horticultural traits and genetic relationship in melon germplasm
Jung, Jaemin; Choi, Sunghwan; Oh, Juyeol; Kim, Nahui; Kim, Daeun; Son, Beunggu; Park, Younghoon;
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Horticultural traits and genetic relationship were evaluated for 83 melon (Cucumis melo L.) cultivars. Survey of a total of 36 characteristics for seedling, leaf, stem, flower, fruit, and seed and subsequent multiple analysis of variance (MANOVA) were conducted. Principal component analysis (PCA) showed that 8 principle components including fruit weight, fruit length, fruit diameter, cotyledon length, seed diameter, and seed length accounted for 76.3% of the total variance. Cluster analysis of the 83 melon cultivars using average linkage method resulted in 5 clusters at coefficient of 0.7. Cluster I consisted of cultivars with high values for fruit-related traits, Cluster II for soluble solid content, and Cluster V for high ripening rate. Genotyping of the 83 cultivars was conducted using 15 expressed-sequence tagged-simple sequence repeat (EST-SSR) from the Cucurbit Genomics Initiative (ICuGI) database. Analysis of genetic relatedness by UPGMA resulted in 6 clusters. Mantel test indicated that correlation between morphological and genetic distance was very low (r = -0.11).
Cucumis melo L.;EST-SSR;genetic relationship;horticultural traits;melon;PCA;
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