Melon Genome Map was publicized by US researchers

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Melon genome with hundreds of DNA markers has been mapped by researchers from Texas A&M University.

The results were reported in Journal of the American Society of Horticultural Sciences

Texan researchers (Texas AgriLife Research) located genetic markers linked to fruit sugars, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and male sterility, which is useful for developing hybrid varieties.

They said the genetic map will be helpful for future studies in identifying fruit sweetness, quality, size, shape, and resistance to diseases.

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