5. Genetic Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Cucurbits

  1. Jules Janick
  1. Yi-Hong Wang1,
  2. Ralph A. Dean2 and
  3. Tarek Joobeur2

Published Online: 22 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470650349.ch5

Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 27

Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 27

How to Cite

Wang, Y.-H., Dean, R. A. and Joobeur, T. (2005) Genetic Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Cucurbits, in Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 27 (ed J. Janick), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470650349.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Purdue University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Biology Department, Penn State University Behrend College, 5091 Station Rd., Erie, PA 16563, USA

  2. 2

    Fungal Genomics Laboratory, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7251, Raleigh, NC 27695-7251, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 DEC 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471732136

Online ISBN: 9780470650349



  • genetic mapping and molecular breeding in cucurbits;
  • classic genetic maps and molecular genetic maps;
  • gene tagging - disease resistance and horticultural traits;
  • QTL mapping - cucumber, melon, watermelon and squash;
  • molecular breeding and marker conversion;
  • Cucurbitaceae (cucurbits or gourd family) - 118 genera and 825 species in tropical and subtropical regions of the world;
  • horticultural traits, controlled by quantitative trait loci (QTLs);
  • squash, genetic mapping - lagging behind that in other cucurbits;
  • Marker Assisted Selection (MAS) and gene cloning;
  • New marker technologies, AFLP and SSR - facilitating cucurbit mapping


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Classic Genetic Maps

  • Molecular Genetic Maps

  • Gene Tagging

  • QTL Mapping

  • Molecular Breeding

  • Gene Cloning

  • Cucurbit Genomics

  • Future Prospects

  • Literature Cited