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Advances in Melon Breeding (Cucumis melo L.): An Update

Version 1 : Received: 5 October 2020 / Approved: 7 October 2020 / Online: 7 October 2020 (09:22:33 CEST)

How to cite: Kesh, H.; Kaushik, P. Advances in Melon Breeding (Cucumis melo L.): An Update. Preprints 2020, 2020100149. Kesh, H.; Kaushik, P. Advances in Melon Breeding (Cucumis melo L.): An Update. Preprints 2020, 2020100149.


Melon (Cucumis melo L.) a member of family Cucurbitaceae is extensively cultivated for its fleshy fruits. Based on the specific agro-climatic zones of cultivation as well as concerning the regional preferences, melon displays significant variability phenotypic and biochemical attributes. Below, an effort is put forth to considerably evaluate the scope of achievements while in the growth as well as the enactment of melon breeding programs by employing the newest solutions. Melon breeding has achieved critical milestones throughout the previous century, and we hope this trend will go on to persist down the road. However, studies have to determine new genetic information for genes associated with the challenges imposed by climate change. The identification of valuable hereditary and also metabolic variability in the form of landraces and melon wild relatives will be useful for harvest diversification and also for the broadening of the cultivated melon genetic base. Whereas, considerable information on genomics, and melon metabolomics, is beneficial for dissecting the basis of the inheritance of important traits and their impact on the former characteristics. Overall, we hope the manuscript is going to serve as a crucial resource for the melon breeders.


breeding; diversity; genetic engineering; genomics; male sterility; melon; QTLs


Biology and Life Sciences, Anatomy and Physiology

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