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ISHS Acta Horticulturae 510: VII Eucarpia Meeting on Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding

THE ORIGIN OF MELON, CUCUMIS MELO: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

Authors:   T. Kerje, M. Grum
Keywords:   diversity, domestication, germplasm
DOI:   10.17660/ActaHortic.2000.510.5
Abstract:
Based on genetic studies, crossing attempts, and distribution, the origin of melon appears to be Africa. The division of Cucumis melo into ssp. melo and ssp. agrestis must have developed from wild melons spread by man to Asia. The sweet wild melon found today is probably a result of domestication and cultivation as hybridization of melon occurs frequently in nature. A study of diverse germplasm of wild, non-edible melons, especially from Africa, is needed to facilitate conservation and to confirm the origin of melon.

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