Genetic characterization of long shelf-life in honeydew (cucumis melo var. inodorus) melon

H. Ezura, Y. Akashi, Kenji Kato, M. Kuzuya

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In the Japanese melon market, the long shelf life of some melon (Cucumis melo) cultivars, such as the well-known Honeydew (C. melo var. inodorus), is an essential trait. In order to use this cultivar as a source for this trait, its genetic basis must be clarified. In this study, we analyzed ethylene production in Honeydew melons, a key factor for determining the shelf life of melon fruit. Honeydews (H) harvested at different developmental stages produced no detectable ethylene, suggesting that a lower level of ethylene production results in a longer shelf life. We then produced F1 and F2 plants by crossing Honeydew and Vedrantais (C. melo var. cantaloupensis) (V) and evaluated their ethylene production. Vedrantais is a cultivar with a short shelf life, and it produces ethylene in a climacteric manner. F1 fruits of reciprocal cross combinations (H x V and V x H) also produced ethylene in a climacteric manner. The F2 population showed a bimodal distribution of ethylene production in mature fruits; such a distribution is typical of a single gene trait. These results indicate that a single recessive gene that codes for ethylene biosynthesis regulates long shelf life in Honeydew melon.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActa Horticulturae
Pages369-372
Number of pages4
Volume588
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume588
ISSN (Print)05677572

Fingerprint

Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. inodorus
honeydew
melons
ethylene production
shelf life
honeydew melons
ethylene
Cucumis melo
fruits
cultivars
genetic traits
recessive genes
reciprocal crosses
developmental stages
markets

Keywords

  • Cucumis melo
  • Ethylene production
  • Honeydew
  • Long shelf life
  • Vedrantais

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

Cite this

Ezura, H., Akashi, Y., Kato, K., & Kuzuya, M. (2002). Genetic characterization of long shelf-life in honeydew (cucumis melo var. inodorus) melon. In Acta Horticulturae (Vol. 588, pp. 369-372). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 588).

Genetic characterization of long shelf-life in honeydew (cucumis melo var. inodorus) melon. / Ezura, H.; Akashi, Y.; Kato, Kenji; Kuzuya, M.

Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 588 2002. p. 369-372 (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 588).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ezura, H, Akashi, Y, Kato, K & Kuzuya, M 2002, Genetic characterization of long shelf-life in honeydew (cucumis melo var. inodorus) melon. in Acta Horticulturae. vol. 588, Acta Horticulturae, vol. 588, pp. 369-372.
Ezura H, Akashi Y, Kato K, Kuzuya M. Genetic characterization of long shelf-life in honeydew (cucumis melo var. inodorus) melon. In Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 588. 2002. p. 369-372. (Acta Horticulturae).
Ezura, H. ; Akashi, Y. ; Kato, Kenji ; Kuzuya, M. / Genetic characterization of long shelf-life in honeydew (cucumis melo var. inodorus) melon. Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 588 2002. pp. 369-372 (Acta Horticulturae).
@inproceedings{dab32555df1148199b9ae8f73d9d9583,
title = "Genetic characterization of long shelf-life in honeydew (cucumis melo var. inodorus) melon",
abstract = "In the Japanese melon market, the long shelf life of some melon (Cucumis melo) cultivars, such as the well-known Honeydew (C. melo var. inodorus), is an essential trait. In order to use this cultivar as a source for this trait, its genetic basis must be clarified. In this study, we analyzed ethylene production in Honeydew melons, a key factor for determining the shelf life of melon fruit. Honeydews (H) harvested at different developmental stages produced no detectable ethylene, suggesting that a lower level of ethylene production results in a longer shelf life. We then produced F1 and F2 plants by crossing Honeydew and Vedrantais (C. melo var. cantaloupensis) (V) and evaluated their ethylene production. Vedrantais is a cultivar with a short shelf life, and it produces ethylene in a climacteric manner. F1 fruits of reciprocal cross combinations (H x V and V x H) also produced ethylene in a climacteric manner. The F2 population showed a bimodal distribution of ethylene production in mature fruits; such a distribution is typical of a single gene trait. These results indicate that a single recessive gene that codes for ethylene biosynthesis regulates long shelf life in Honeydew melon.",
keywords = "Cucumis melo, Ethylene production, Honeydew, Long shelf life, Vedrantais",
author = "H. Ezura and Y. Akashi and Kenji Kato and M. Kuzuya",
year = "2002",
language = "English",
isbn = "9789066057760",
volume = "588",
series = "Acta Horticulturae",
pages = "369--372",
booktitle = "Acta Horticulturae",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Genetic characterization of long shelf-life in honeydew (cucumis melo var. inodorus) melon

AU - Ezura, H.

AU - Akashi, Y.

AU - Kato, Kenji

AU - Kuzuya, M.

PY - 2002

Y1 - 2002

N2 - In the Japanese melon market, the long shelf life of some melon (Cucumis melo) cultivars, such as the well-known Honeydew (C. melo var. inodorus), is an essential trait. In order to use this cultivar as a source for this trait, its genetic basis must be clarified. In this study, we analyzed ethylene production in Honeydew melons, a key factor for determining the shelf life of melon fruit. Honeydews (H) harvested at different developmental stages produced no detectable ethylene, suggesting that a lower level of ethylene production results in a longer shelf life. We then produced F1 and F2 plants by crossing Honeydew and Vedrantais (C. melo var. cantaloupensis) (V) and evaluated their ethylene production. Vedrantais is a cultivar with a short shelf life, and it produces ethylene in a climacteric manner. F1 fruits of reciprocal cross combinations (H x V and V x H) also produced ethylene in a climacteric manner. The F2 population showed a bimodal distribution of ethylene production in mature fruits; such a distribution is typical of a single gene trait. These results indicate that a single recessive gene that codes for ethylene biosynthesis regulates long shelf life in Honeydew melon.

AB - In the Japanese melon market, the long shelf life of some melon (Cucumis melo) cultivars, such as the well-known Honeydew (C. melo var. inodorus), is an essential trait. In order to use this cultivar as a source for this trait, its genetic basis must be clarified. In this study, we analyzed ethylene production in Honeydew melons, a key factor for determining the shelf life of melon fruit. Honeydews (H) harvested at different developmental stages produced no detectable ethylene, suggesting that a lower level of ethylene production results in a longer shelf life. We then produced F1 and F2 plants by crossing Honeydew and Vedrantais (C. melo var. cantaloupensis) (V) and evaluated their ethylene production. Vedrantais is a cultivar with a short shelf life, and it produces ethylene in a climacteric manner. F1 fruits of reciprocal cross combinations (H x V and V x H) also produced ethylene in a climacteric manner. The F2 population showed a bimodal distribution of ethylene production in mature fruits; such a distribution is typical of a single gene trait. These results indicate that a single recessive gene that codes for ethylene biosynthesis regulates long shelf life in Honeydew melon.

KW - Cucumis melo

KW - Ethylene production

KW - Honeydew

KW - Long shelf life

KW - Vedrantais

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=44649169156&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=44649169156&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:44649169156

SN - 9789066057760

VL - 588

T3 - Acta Horticulturae

SP - 369

EP - 372

BT - Acta Horticulturae

ER -