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PLANT GENOMICS

Sweet genes in melon and watermelon

Two genetic studies uncover how domestication changed fruit quality traits in melon and watermelon. The studies combine population genomic and quantitative genetic tools to study crop evolution and provide breeders with comprehensive variation maps.

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Fig. 1: Domestication history of two Cucurbitaceae species.

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Jayakodi, M., Schreiber, M. & Mascher, M. Sweet genes in melon and watermelon. Nat Genet 51, 1572–1573 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-019-0529-1

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