• ecirrhosus
  • However, it has been suggested on the basis of chloroplast DNA investigations that the cultivated and wild watermelon diverged independently from a common ancestor, possibly C. ecirrhosus from Namibia. (wikipedia.org)
  • edible
  • Paris (1986) classified edible-fruited C. pepo into eight cultivar-groups: Acorn, Crookneck, Scallop, and Straightneck that belong to subsp. (frontiersin.org)
  • It is grown for its edible fruit, also known as a watermelon , which is a special kind of berry botanically called a pepo . (worldwidefruits.com)
  • It is grown in tropical and subtropical areas worldwide for its large edible fruit, also known as a watermelon, which is a special kind of berry with a hard rind and no internal division, botanically called a pepo. (wikipedia.org)
  • The fruit can be eaten raw or pickled and the rind is edible after cooking. (wikipedia.org)
  • This list of culinary fruits contains the names of some fruits that are considered edible in some cuisines. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many edible plant parts that are true fruits botanically speaking, are not considered culinary fruits. (wikipedia.org)
  • There also exist many fruits which are edible and palatable but for various reasons have not become popular. (wikipedia.org)
  • cucurbitacin
  • Wild, unselected forms tend to bear bitter fruit, due to the presence of cucurbitacin (a biochemical compound used for defence against herbivores) and hence are normally only fed to cattle. (worldwidefruits.com)
  • Additionally, other wild species have bitter fruit containing cucurbitacin. (wikipedia.org)
  • The fruit and foliage are toxic due to the presence of cucurbitacin. (wikipedia.org)
  • widely
  • The fruit had begun appearing in European herbals by 1600, and was widely planted in Europe in the 17th century as a minor garden crop. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lagenaria
  • Other species that have the same culinary role, and that are also called egusi include Cucumeropsis mannii and Lagenaria siceraria. (wikipedia.org)
  • India
  • The dominant species of ant in India and much of southeastern Asia is Camponotus compressus, and the presence of ants on the crop plant has a deterrent effect on R. foveicollis. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the 7th century, watermelons were being cultivated in India, and by the 10th century had reached China, which is today the world's single largest watermelon producer. (wikipedia.org)
  • aphids
  • This virus is primarily transmitted non-persistently by many species of aphids and can take most members of the Cucurbitacea family and many leguminous species as hosts. (wikipedia.org)
  • Watermelon mosaic virus can be transmitted in multiple ways including vector transmission or physical interactions of a person or tool, but the primary means of transmission is through Aphids. (wikipedia.org)
  • Major pests of the watermelon include aphids, fruit flies and root-knot nematodes. (wikipedia.org)
  • nutrients
  • In other words, it's not always possible to predict the concentration of these nutrients in watermelon based solely on the variety or solely on the stage or ripening. (whfoods.com)
  • world's
  • In 2016, 29% of wild relative plant species were completely missing from the world's genebanks, with a further 24% represented by fewer than 10 samples. (wikipedia.org)
  • consumption
  • We were fascinated to see a recent study on consumption of watermelon puree by a group of endurance athletes (trained cyclists) wanting to reduce their risk of post-exercise oxidative stress and inflammation. (whfoods.com)
  • The researchers determined that the antioxidant capacity in the riders' bloodstreams was significantly increased post-exercise through consumption of the watermelon puree. (whfoods.com)
  • Watermelon consumption increases plasma arginine concentrations in adults. (whfoods.com)
  • Watermelon consumption improves inflammation and antioxidant capacity in rats fed an atherogenic diet. (whfoods.com)
  • resistance
  • In addition, disease resistance ( R ) gene family was finely characterized and several specie-specific R -genes expansion was detected in C. pepo . (frontiersin.org)
  • Scientific
  • 2 ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF ALIEN SPECIES THAT THREATEN ECOSYSTEMS, HABITATS AND SPECIES Abstracts of keynotes addresses and posters presented at the sixth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, held from 12 to 16 March 2001 in Montreal, Canada. (docplayer.net)
  • It contains abstracts of posters and keynote addresses presented at the sixth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice held in Montreal from 12 to 16 March The abstracts focus on one of the main factors leading to biodiversity loss, namely, invasive alien species, that threaten ecosystems, habitat and species. (docplayer.net)
  • plants
  • Komuro, 1962), and until recently Watermelon mosaic virus type 2 (WMV-2), is a plant pathogenic virus that causes viral infection (sometimes referred to as watermelon Mosaic disease) in many different plants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Importantly, endophytic microbial species abundance and diversity was significantly higher in the organically grown plants compared to those grown using conventional practices, potentially indicating that organic management practices may increase endophyte presence and diversity. (frontiersin.org)
  • The diverse flora includes 8,000 species of flowering plants, 1,000 kinds of ferns, and 800 species of orchids. (wikipedia.org)
  • invasive
  • Major factors leading to biodiversity loss are habitat loss and degradation, invasive alien species, overuse of resources and pollution. (docplayer.net)
  • It is my hope that this publication will broaden our understanding of the complexity of the issue of invasive alien species and at the same time facilitate the implementation of remedial measures to reduce or halt biodiversity loss attributed to invasive alien species. (docplayer.net)
  • crops
  • attack a very large host range including more than 350 species of vegetables, fruit trees, flowers, field crops, and shade or forest trees. (wikipedia.org)
  • Deforestation is leading to the loss of many populations of important wild relatives of fruit, nut, and industrial crops. (wikipedia.org)
  • fleshy
  • Watermelons vary in size ranging from 1.3 kg to 32 kg with the red or yellow fleshy center parts. (gardenercorner.com)
  • The large fruit is a kind of modified berry called a pepo with a thick rind (exocarp) and fleshy center (mesocarp and endocarp). (wikipedia.org)
  • Genetic
  • A total of 40 QTL were identified in the three populations, including major QTL for fruit size and shape that were stable across genetic backgrounds and environments. (springer.com)
  • Che K-P, Liang C-Y, Wang Y-G, Jin D-M, Wang B, Xu Y, Kang G-B, Zhang H-Y (2003) Genetic assessment of watermelon germplasm using the AFLP technique. (springer.com)
  • rind
  • Phenotypic data was collected for fruit weight (FWT), fruit length (FL), fruit width (FWD), fruit shape index (FSI), rind thickness (RTH) and Brix (BRX) and analyzed for quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with these traits. (springer.com)
  • The rind of the fruit is mid- to dark green and usually mottled or striped, and the flesh, containing numerous pips spread throughout the inside, can be red or pink (most commonly), orange, yellow, green or white. (wikipedia.org)
  • pathogen
  • are very diverse, the basic life cycle of the pathogen is similar across species, except in their survival structures. (wikipedia.org)
  • When this pathogen infects the fruit of cucurbits it is called black rot . (wikipedia.org)
  • crop
  • Over 70% of all crop wild relative species worldwide were in urgent need of further collecting to improve their representation in genebanks, and over 95% were insufficiently represented with regard to the full range of geographic and ecological variation in their native distributions. (wikipedia.org)