• melons
  • However recent discoveries of melon seeds dated between 1350 and 1120 BC in Nuragic sacred wells have shown that melons were first brought to Europe by the Nuragic civilization of Sardinia during the Bronze Age. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are no commercially acceptable resistant cucumbers, melons or watermelons available yet on the market, but some plant breeders have identified D. bryoniae resistant genes, such as the gene db in watermelon [2, (wikipedia.org)
  • fruit
  • While watermelon might not rank very high on your personal list of foods with great diversity, this fruit is far more diverse than many people suspect. (whfoods.com)
  • However, you'll typically want to make sure that a watermelon is sufficiently ripe before purchasing it in order to receive great texture and flavor from this fruit. (whfoods.com)
  • Present findings confined to 10 fruit plant species belonging to 10 genera of 9 families. (scribd.com)
  • Additionally, other wild species have bitter fruit containing cucurbitacin. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • Major pests of the watermelon include aphids, fruit flies and root-knot nematodes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Phoenix dactylifera, commonly known as date or date palm, is a flowering plant species in the palm family, Arecaceae, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit. (tavlinsky.co.il)
  • The actual fruit of this plant resembles the more modern, domesticated watermelons, except that it is smaller and more spheroid. (wikipedia.org)
  • Solitary flowers with large, yellow petals of around 2-10 millimeters are randomly dispersed forming many seeded fruit with a variegated light green and dark green pattern. (wikipedia.org)
  • Children in rural Australia often use the fruit of this plant as an opportunistic source of entertainment, for example by throwing it at each other's feet, or squeezing the fruit to shoot the seeds at each other[citation needed]. (wikipedia.org)
  • The fruit ranges from bitter to sweet in taste and the seeds are roasted and eaten as a snack, brewed as a coffee substitute, ground into a thickening powder or pressed for its oil. (gardenguides.com)
  • 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)
  • plant
  • Kawaguchi and Minamisawa, 2010 ), and it is likely that this association occurs in all plant species ( Rosenblueth and Martínez-Romero, 2006 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • This plant is listed on the Threatened Species Programme of the South African National Biodiversity Institute. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most species have separate male and female flowers on the same plant, and are insect-pollinated out-crossers, preferring pollination via other plants. (nativeseeds.org)
  • The watermelon is a large annual plant with long, weak, trailing or climbing stems which are five-angled (five-sided) and up to 3 m (10 ft) long. (wikipedia.org)
  • Plant 2 seeds per cell or pot, about ½-1' deep. (johnnyseeds.com)
  • Sow 1-2 weeks after last frost when soil is warm, above 70°F (21°C), 3 seeds every 18-36', ½-1' deep, thinning to 1 plant/spot. (johnnyseeds.com)
  • Morocco's unique mountainous ranges and forest landscapes are home to thousands of different plant species, many of which are unique to the Mediterranean area. (gardenguides.com)
  • 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)
  • Plant pathogenic Verticillium species: how many of them are there? (wikipedia.org)
  • Other examples of homohexameric structures of plant ureases are those of soybean, pigeon pea and cotton seeds enzymes. (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)
  • pumpkin seed
  • Pumpkin seed oil A number of citrus plants yield pressed oils. (wikipedia.org)
  • Food allergy to pumpkin seed is considered very rare, and only some isolated case reports have so far been published. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • They are converted into respective biodiesels namely neem oil methyl ester (B1) and pumpkin seed oil methyl ester (B2) through transesterification process and their physical and chemical properties were examined using ASTM standards. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • Pumpkin seed oil is valuable oil for its distinctive taste and aroma, as well as supposed health- promoting properties. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • germination
  • However, seed germination is poor due to the extreme xeric conditions, so vegetative propagation is more common and successful in nature. (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)
  • Chromosomes
  • Shared markers were used to align the three maps so that the linkage groups (LGs) represented the 11 chromosomes of the species. (springer.com)
  • Genetic
  • 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)
  • Vegetable crops include a large number of species, characterized by multiple geographical origins, large genetic variability and diverse reproductive features. (frontiersin.org)
  • grown
  • 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)
  • pathogen
  • The standard management practice for D. bryoniae is to use pesticide treated/pathogen-free seeds and to rotate crops on a 2 year cycle to reduce inoculum prevalence . (wikipedia.org)
  • are very diverse, the basic life cycle of the pathogen is similar across species, except in their survival structures. (wikipedia.org)
  • crop
  • The research team put together a package of technologies for on-farm introduction (in Berege village) and evaluation and it included improved Mpwapwa breed of cattle, improved forage species, intensive feed gardens, conservation and utilisation of crop residues, disease control and dual-purpose legumes. (fao.org)
  • 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)
  • Didymella bryoniae survives on deceased vines, crop debris and on seeds in between seasons and D. bryoniae can survive for 5 months on the soil surface in winter [2,6, (wikipedia.org)
  • eaten
  • Another variety known as karkoer or bitterboela is unpalatable to humans, but the seeds may be eaten. (wikipedia.org)
  • roots
  • Using the Shannon diversity index, we observed a gradation of diversity in tissues, with shoots and roots having a similar value, and seeds having the least diversity. (frontiersin.org)
  • Family
  • The researchers noted: "Onion (Allium cepa) is one of the most commonly cultivated species of the family Liliaceae, and has long been used in dietary and therapeutic applications. (com.ng)
  • leaves
  • The fungus spreads by oospores on diseased leaves and/or on infected seed. (wikipedia.org)
  • The fungus develops best under moist conditions and cotyledons and young watermelon/melon leaves are especially susceptible to the fungus . (wikipedia.org)
  • Meat
  • The meat of the melon is more whitish and dense, though, and much stronger in flavor, akin more to the area on a domesticated watermelon where the red meat is just turning into the white rind. (wikipedia.org)
  • pulp
  • The mesocarp is filled with a soft, dry, and spongy white pulp, in which the seeds are embedded. (wikipedia.org)
  • group
  • They also specifically noted the solid job done by watermelon puree in providing cyclists with needed energy, as witnessed by the equally strong performance of cyclists in the watermelon group. (whfoods.com)