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Amnon Levi
Vegetable Research
Research Geneticist

Phone: (843) 402-5326
Fax: (843) 573-4715
2700 SAVANNAH HIGHWAY
CHARLESTON, SC, 29414-0000

Projects
Genetic Enhancement of Watermelon, Broccoli, and Leafy Brassicas for Economically Important Traits
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 425105

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Usvl-360, a Novel Watermelon Tetraploid Germplasm Line - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Wechter, W.P., Farnham, M.W., Weng, Y., Hassel, R. 2013. USVL-360, a novel watermelon tetraploid germplasm line. HortScience. 49:354-357.
Influence of Citrullus lanatus var. citroides rootstocks and their F1 hybrids on yield and response to root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, in grafted watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (11-Nov-13)
Watermelon quality traits as affected by ploidy Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, A.R., Webber III, C.L., Liu, W., Perkins-Veazie, P., Levi, A., King, S. 2013. Watermelon quality traits as affected by ploidy. HortScience. 48:1113-1118.
Map-based molecular diversity, linkage disequilibrium and association mapping of fruit traits in melon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tomason, Y., Nimmakayala, P., Levi, A., Reddy, U.K. 2014. Map-based molecular diversity, linkage disequilibrium and association mapping of fruit traits in melon. Molecular Breeding. 31:829-841.
Cytomolecular characterization of rRNA gene sequences among Citrullus species and subspecies using fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) technology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reddy, U.K., Aryal, N., Islam-Faridi, N., Tomason, Y., Levi, A., Nimmakayala, P. 2013. Cytomolecular characterization of rRNA gene sequences among Citrullus species and subspecies using fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) technology. Genetica. 60:427-440.
Development and field evaluation of multiple virus-resistant bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ling, K., Levi, A., Adkins, S.T., Kousik, C.S., Miller, G., Hassell, R.L., Keinath, A.P. 2013. Development and field evaluation of multiple virus-resistant bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria). Plant Disease. 97:1057-1062.
The Genome of Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guo, S., Zhang, J., Salse, J., Ren, Y., Wang, Z., Sun, H., Min, J., Zhang, H., Lucas, W., Murat, F., Zhao, H., Levi, A., Zhang, X., Wang, J., Li, Y., Fei, Z., Xu, Y., Giovanoni, J.L. 2012. The Genome of Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus). Nature Genetics. 45:51-58.
Resistance to Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon caused by Phytophthora capsici in U.S. Plant Introductions (PI) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L., Wechter, W.P., Harrison Jr, H.F., Levi, A. 2012. Resistance to Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon caused by Phytophthora capsici in U.S. Plant Introductions (PI). HortScience. 47(12):1682-1689.
Dynamic regulation of novel and conserved miRNAs across various tissues of diverse Cucurbit spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manohar, S., Jagadeeswaran, J., Nimmakayala, P., Almeida, A., Tomasson, Y., Sunkar, R., Levi, A., Reddy, U. 2013. Dynamic regulation of novel and conserved miRNAs across various tissues of diverse Cucurbit spp. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 2:335-343.
Response of cucurbit rootstocks for grafted melon (Cucumis melo) to southern root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-12)
Root-knot nematode resistant rootstocks for grafted watermelon - (Proceedings)
Thies, J.A., Ariss, J., Hassell, R.L., Levi, A. 2012. Root-knot nematode resistant rootstocks for grafted watermelon. Acta Horticulturae. pp. 201-211.
Three improved Citrullus lanatus var. citroides lines USVL246-FR2, USVL252-FR2, and USVL335-FR2, with resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2 - (Abstract Only)
Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Mcmillan, M.L., Farnham, M.W., Levi, A. 2012. Three improved Citrullus lanatus var. citroides lines USVL246-FR2, USVL252-FR2, and USVL335-FR2, with resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2. Phytopathology. 102:S4.133.
Exploiting genetic diversity in Citrullus spp. to enhance watermelon cultivars - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Ling, K., Harrison Jr, H.F., Simmons, A.M., Reddy, U.K., Nimmakayala, P., Fei, Z. 2012. Exploiting genetic diversity in Citrullus spp. to enhance watermelon cultivars. Acta Horticulturae. Pp. 41-48.
High frequency oligonucleotides – targeting active gene (HFO-TAG) markers reveal wide genetic diversity among Citrullus spp. accessions useful for enhancing disease or pest resistance in watermelon cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Wechter, W.P., Harrison Jr, H.F., Simmons, A.M., Reddy, U., Nimmakayala, P., Fei, Z. 2012. High frequency oligonucleotides – targeting active gene (HFO-TAG) markers reveal wide genetic diversity among Citrullus spp. accessions useful for enhancing disease or pest resistance in watermelon cultivars. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 60:427-440.
Native host plant resistance to whiteflies in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A. 2012. Native host plant resistance to whiteflies in watermelon. International Congress of Entomology. Daegu, Korea. 19-25 August 2012.
Partial leaf chemical profiles of a desert watermelon species (Citrullus colocynthis) and heirloom watermelon cultivars (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ogbuji, K., McCutcheon, G.S., Simmons, A.M., Snook, M.E., Harrison, H.F., Levi, A. 2012. Partial leaf chemical profiles of a desert watermelon species (Citrullus colocynthis) and heirloom watermelon cultivars (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus). HortScience. 47:580-584.
Identification of resistance to fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum Race 2 in citrullus lanatus var. citroides plant introductions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Mcmillan, M.L., Levi, A. 2012. Identification of resistance to fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum Race 2 in citrullus lanatus var. citroides plant introductions. HortScience. 47(3):334-338.
Identification of SNP Haplotypes and Prospects of Association Mapping in Watermelon - (Abstract Only) - (25-Dec-11)
Genetic Diversity among Watermelon Citrullus spp. Accessions Based on HFO-TAG Markers - (Abstract Only) - (24-Dec-11)
A high resolution genetic map anchoring scaffolds of the sequenced watermelon genome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ren, Y., Zhao, H., Kou, Q., Guo, S., Zhang, H., Hou, W., Zou, X., Sun, H., Gong, G., Levi, A., Xu, Y. 2012. A high resolution genetic map anchoring scaffolds of the sequenced watermelon genome. PLoS One. 2012. 7:e29453.
Identification of citrullus lanatus germplasm lines tolerant to clomazone herbicide - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harrison Jr, H.F., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2011. Identification of citrullus lanatus germplasm lines tolerant to clomazone herbicide. HortScience. 46(5):684-687.
Genetic Linkage Map of Citrullus lanatus var. Citroides Chromosomal Segments Introgressed into the Watermelon Cultivar Crimson Sweet (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) Genome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Massey, L.M., Carter, L., Hopkins, D. 2011. Genetic Linkage Map of Citrullus lanatus var. Citroides Chromosomal Segments Introgressed into the Watermelon Cultivar Crimson Sweet (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) Genome. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 2:93-110.
Sequencing the Genome of the Heirloom Watermelon Cultivar Charleston Gray - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J., Donthu, R., Wright, C., Ali, C., Wechter, W.P., Reddy, U., Mikel, M. 2011. Sequencing the Genome of the Heirloom Watermelon Cultivar Charleston Gray. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P047.
Usvl-220, a Novel Watermelon Breeding Line - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Hassell, R., Keinath, A. USVL-220, A Novel Watermelon Breeding Line. HortScience. 46(1):135–138. 2011.
Genetic mapping of Chromosomal Segments introgressed in Cultivated Watermelon Genome - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Ling, K., Thies, J.A., Hopkins, D. 2010. Genetic mapping of Chromosomal Segments introgressed in Cultivated Watermelon Genome. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. p. 50-54.
Identification of resistance to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli among melon (Cucumis spp.) Plant Introductions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wechter, W.P., Levi, A., Ling, K., Kousik, C.S., Block, C.C. 2011. Identification of resistance to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli among melon (Cucumis spp.) Plant Introductions. HortScience. 46(2):207-212.
L-citrulline levels in watermelon cultivars from three locations - (Trade Journal) - (26-Oct-10)
Citrullus Germplasm Lines Vary in Clomazone Herbicide Tolerance - (Proceedings)
Harrison Jr, H.F., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Citrullus Germplasm Lines Vary in Clomazone Herbicide Tolerance. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. p. 31-34.
Employing Phylogenetic and Population Structure Analyses to Identify Potential Rootstock Resources for Grafted Watermelon - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R., Reddy, U. 2010. Employing Phylogenetic and Population Structure Analyses to Identify Potential Rootstock Resources for Grafted Watermelon. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. p. 55-58.
Identification of Resistance to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli among Melon (Cucumis spp.) Plant Introductions - (Proceedings)
Wechter, W.P., Ling, K., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A., Block, C.C. 2010. Identification of Resistance to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli among Melon (Cucumis spp.) Plant Introductions. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. p. 145-147.
Watermelon in: Genetics, genomics and breeding of cucurbits - (Book / Chapter)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Thies, J.A., Ling, K., Reddy, U.K., Xu, Y., Guo, S., Zhang, X. 2012. Watermelon In Wang, Y, H., Dehdra, T. K., and Kole, C. (eds) Genetics, genomics and breeding of cucurbits. 1st edition. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group, New York, NY. Pp. 309-334.
DNA Polymorphism among American Watermelon Cultivars Based on DNA Methylation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reddy, U.K., Gist, R.A., Vajja, G., Tomason, Y., Levi, A., Nimmakayala, P. 2010. DNA Polymorphism Among American Watermelon Cultivars Based on DNA Methylation. Euphtica. DOI 1007/s10681-010-0259-z.
A Glance at Microsatellite Motifs from 454 Sequencing Reads of Watermelon Genomic DNA - (Proceedings)
Nimmakayala, P., Levi, A., Ponniah, S., Tomason, Y., Nepal, N., Wechter, W.P., Reddy, U. 2010. A Glance at Microsatellite Motifs from 454 Sequencing Reads of Watermelon Genomic DNA. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. p. 91-94. Thies, J.A., Kousik, C., and Levi, A. (Eds).
Wild Forms of Watermelon and Genomic Resources - (Book / Chapter) - (20-Jun-10)
Greenhouse and Field Evaluation of Multiple Virus Resistant Lagenaria siceraria Lines Potentially useful for Watermelon Rootstocks - (Proceedings)
Ling, K., Levi, A., Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R., Keinath, A., Miller, G., Adkins, S.T. 2010. Greenhouse and Field Evaluation of Multiple Virus Resistant Lagenaria siceraria Lines Potentially useful for Watermelon Rootstocks. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. pp 308-310.
High-frequency Oligonucleotides in Watermelon Expressed Sequenced Tag-unigenes Are Useful in Producing Polymorphic Polymerase Chain Reaction Markers among Watermelon Genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Davis, A.R., Fie, Z. 2010. High-frequency Oligonucleotides in Watermelon Expressed Sequenced Tag-unigenes Are Useful in Producing Polymorphic Polymerase Chain Reaction Markers among Watermelon Genotypes. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 135(4):369-378.
Grafting for Management of Southern Root-knot Nematode, Meloidogyne Incognita, in Watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thies, J.A., Ariss, J.J., Hassell, R.L., Olsen, S., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Grafting for Management of Southern Root-knot Nematode, Meloidogyne Incognita, in Watermelon. Plant Disease. 94(10):1195-1199.
Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance for Sweetpotato Whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Management in Watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance for Sweetpotato Whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Management in Watermelon. Crop Protection. 29:898-902.
DNA markers and pollen morphology reveal that Praecitrullus fistulosus is more closely related to Benincasa hispida than to Citrullus spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Thies, J.A. 2010. DNA markers and pollen morphology reveal that Praecitrullus fistulosus is more closely related to Benincasa hispida than to Citrullus spp. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 57:1191-1205.
Breeding for phytonutrient content; examples from watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Davis, A.R., Perkins-Veazie, P., Levi, A., King, S., Wehner, T. 2010. Breeding for phytonutrient content; examples from watermelon [abstract]. American Society Horticultural Science Annual Conference, August 2-5, 2010, Palm Desert, California. Available: http://ashs.confex.com/ashs/2010/webprogram/Paper3490.html.
Phylogenetic Relationships Among Cucurbit Species Used as Rootstocks for Grafting Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Ling, K., Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C.S., Wechter, W.P., Hassell, R. 2010. Phylogenetic Relationships Among Cucurbit Species Used as Rootstocks for Grafting Watermelon. HortScience. 45:509.
Resistance of Wild Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) Rootstocks to Southern Root-Knot Nematode - (Abstract Only) - (07-Mar-10)
Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A. 2010. Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon. HortScience. 45:510.
Tolerance to the Herbicide Clomazone in Watermelon Plant Introductions - (Abstract Only)
Harrison Jr, H.F., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Tolerance to the Herbicide Clomazone in Watermelon Plant Introductions. HortScience. 45:510.
Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance to Manage Whiteflies in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance to Manage Whiteflies in Watermelon. International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop Abstracts & Proceedings. p. 36, No. 43.
Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon - (Proceedings)
Harris, K.R., Ling, K., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P. 2010. Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon . Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. January 9-13, 2010, P-215.
Notice of Release of USVL-230, A Novel Watermelon Breeding Line - (Germplasm Release)
Levi, A. 2009. Notice of Release of USVL-230, A Novel Watermelon Breeding Line. USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Cultivar Release. 10 November 2009.
Oligonucleotides that Exist in High Frequency in EST-unigenes are Useful in Producing Polymorphism among Watermelon Genotypes - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Harris, K.R., Davis, A.R., Fei, Z. 2010. Oligonucleotides that Exist in High Frequency in EST-unigenes are Useful in Producing Polymorphism among Watermelon Genotypes. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. January 9-13, 2010, P-204.
Isolation and genetic mapping of NBS-LRR disease resistance gene analogs in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Harris, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A. 2010. Isolation and genetic mapping of NBS-LRR disease resistance gene analogs in watermelon. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, January 9-13, 2010, San Diego, CA.
Isolation, Sequence Analysis, and Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A. 2009. Isolation, Sequence Analysis, and Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 134:649-657.
Non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms in the watermelon eIF4E gene are closely associated with resistance to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Bendahmane, A., Havey, M.J. 2009. Non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms in the watermelon eIF4E gene are closely associated with resistance to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 120:191-200.
Host Plant Resistance to Green Peach Aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzar), by Some Wild Types of Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Brown, J.L., Simmons, A.M., Mahroof, R., Ogbuji, K., Mccutcheon, G.S., Levi, A., Jackson, D.M., Shepard, B.M. 2009. Host Plant Resistance to Green Peach Aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzar), by Some Wild Types of Watermelon. Undergraduate Research Symposium. Abstracts of the Annual Science and Engineering Research Conference, Allen University, Columbia, SC, October 9, 2009.
Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, K.R., Ling, K., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P. 2009. Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 134:529-534.
Molecular Phylogeny of Citrullus Species as Inferred from AFLPs and SSRs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nimmakayala, P., Jeong, J., Tomason, Y., Levi, A., Perumal, R., Reddy, U.K. 2010. Molecular Phylogeny of Citrullus Species as Inferred from AFLPs and SSRs. Plant Genetic Resources. 8:16-25.
Markers Linked to the ZYMV-FL Resistance Gene and Their Use in Marker-assisted Selection in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Ling, K., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Havey, M.J., Guner, N., Wehner, T. 2009. Markers Linked to the ZYMV-FL Resistance Gene and Their Use in Marker-assisted Selection in Watermelon. HortScience. 44:576.
Genetic diversity among Lagenaria siceraria accessions containing resistance to root-knot nematodes, whiteflies, ZYMV or powdery mildew Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thies, J., Ling, K., Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C., Hassell, R. 2009. Genetic diversity among Lagenaria siceraria accessions containing resistance to root-knot nematodes, whiteflies, ZYMV or powdery mildew. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization 7(3):216-226. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=1&fid=6642268&jid=PGR&volumeId=7&issueId=03&aid=6642260
Green-fleshed watermelon contains chlorophyll - (Trade Journal)
Davis, A.R., Perkins Veazie, P.M., King, S.R., Levi, A. 2010. Green-fleshed watermelon contains chlorophyll. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 31-32:8-10.
Molecular Diversity in Ukrainian Melon Collection as Revealed by AFLP and Microsatellite Markers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nimmakayala, P., Tomason, Y.R., Jeong, J., Vajja, G., Levi, A., Gibson, P., Reddy, U.K. 2009. Molecular Diversity in Ukrainian Melon Collection as Revealed by AFLP and Microsatellite Markers. Plant Genetic Resources, online publication http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=PGR. doi:10.1017/S1479262108098481
An allele-specific SNP mutation in the eIF4E gene is associated with the Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistance in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Bendahmane, A., Havey, M.J. 2009. An allele-specific SNP mutation in the eIF4E gene is associated with the Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistance in watermelon. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. http://www.intl-pag.org/17/abstracts/W18_PAGXVII_137.html.
Est-Pcr Markers Representing Watermelon Fruit Genes Are Polymorphic among Watermelon Heirloom Cultivars Sharing a Narrow Genetic Base Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Davis, A.R. 2009. EST-PCR Markers Representing Watermelon Fruit Genes are Polymorphic among Watermelon Heirloom Cultivars Sharing a Narrow Genetic Base. Plant Genetic Resources. 7:16-32.
A Survey of Watermelon Germplasm for Inhibitory Seed Exudates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harrison Jr, H.F., Levi, A., Kousik, C.S. 2008. A survey of watermelon germplasm for inhibitory seed exudates. HortScience. 42(1):138-142.
In Search of Markers Linked to Fusarium Wilt Race 1 Resistance in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Harris, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Lanini, B., Vivoda, E., Levi, A. 2008. In Search of Markers Linked to Fusarium Wilt Race 1 Resistance in Watermelon. HortScience. 43(4):1238.
Gene expression in developing watermelon fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wechter, W.P., Levi, A., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Davis, A.R., Fei, Z.J., Katzir, N., Giovannoni, J.J., Salman-Minkov, A., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J., Tadmor, Y., Portnoy, V., Trebitsh, T. 2008. Gene expression in developing watermelon fruit. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 9:275-282.
Caps Markers in An Eif4e Gene Are Linked to Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistant Locus in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Havey, M.J. 2008. CAPS markers in an eIF4E gene are linked to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant locus in watermelon. Phytopathology. 98(6 supplement):S91.
Acc Synthase Genes Are Polymorphic in Watermelon (Citrullus SPP.) and Differentially Expressed in Flowers and in Response to Auxin and Gibberellin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salman, A., Levi, A., Wolf, S., Trebitsh, T. 2008. Acc Synthase Genes are Polymorphic in Watermelon (citrullus spp.) and Differentially Expressed in Flowers and in Response to Auxin and Gibberellin. Plant And Cell Physiology. 49:740-750.
Potential Sources of Resistance to Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in US Plant Introductions (PI) of Lagenaria Siceraria (bottle gourd) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Levi, A., Ling, K., Wechter, W.P. 2008. Potential Sources of Resistance to Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in US Plant Introductions (PI) of Lagenaria Siceraria (bottle gourd). HortScience. 43(5):1359-1364
Identification of a CAPS marker in an eIF4E gene Linked to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant locus in watermelon - (Proceedings)
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Havey, M.J. 2008. Identification of a CAPS marker in an eIF4E gene Linked to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant locus in watermelon. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. (Ptrat M., ed), INRA, Avignon (France): 213-218.
Expression and Polymorphism of Watermelon Fruit ESTs - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Harris, K.R., Davis, A.R., Zhangiun, F., Giovannoni, J.J., Trebitsh, T., Salman, A., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J., Tadmor, Y., Portnoy, V., Katzir, N. 2008. Expression and Polymorphism of Watermelon Fruit ESTs. Acta Horticulturae. P257-262. In: M. Pitrat (ed.). Proceddings of the IX EUCARPIA Meetings on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae. INRA.
Progress in the Development of Crimson Sweet-type Watermelon Breeding Lines with Resistance to Acidovorax Avenae Subsp. Citrulli - (Proceedings)
Hopkins, D., Levi, A. 2008. Progress in the Development of Crimson Sweet-type Watermelon Breeding Lines with Resistance to Acidovorax Avenae Subsp. Citrulli. Acta Horticulturae. P157-162. In: M. Pitrat (ed.). Proceedings of the IX EUCARPIA Meetings on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae. INRA.
Grafting for disease resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
King, S.R., Davis, A.R., Liu, W., Levi, A. 2008. Grafting for disease resistance. HortScience. 43(6):1673-1675.
Grafting effects on vegetable quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, A.R., Perkins Veazie, P.M., Hassell, R., Levi, A., King, S.R., Zhang, X. 2008. Grafting effects on vegetable quality. HortScience. 43(6):1670-1672.
Est-Ssrs of Watermelon (Citrullus SP.) Useful in Assessing Genetic Diversity among Lagenaria Siceraria Accessions - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Ling, K., Davis, A.R. 2008. Est-ssrs of watermelon (citrullus sp.) useful in assessing genetic diversity among lagenaria siceraria accessions. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference, P643.
Constructing an Initial Linkage Map for Ukrainian Melons - (Abstract Only)
Nimmakayala, P., Thomas, Y., Vajja, G., Cantrell, R., Kumar, P.S., Gibson, P., Levi, A., Reddy, U. 2008. Constructing an Initial Linkage Map for Ukrainian Melons. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference, P663.
Lsw-177 and Lsw-194: Red-Fleshed Watermelon Lines with Low-Total Soluble Solids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, A.R., Collins, J.K., Perkins Veazie, P.M., Levi, A. 2008. LSW-177 and LSW-194: Red-fleshed watermelon lines with low-total soluble solids. HortScience. 43(2):538-539.
Grafting effects on vegetable quality - (Abstract Only)
Davis, A.R., King, S.R., Perkins Veazie, P.M., Levi, A. 2007. Grafting effects on vegetable quality [abstract]. HortScience. 42(4):802.
Tolerance to Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in USDA Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) Plant Introductions (PI) - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S., Ling, K., Levi, A. 2007. Tolerance to Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in USDA Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) Plant Introductions (PI). Phytopathology. 97:S60.
Interspecific Transferability of Watermelon EST-SSR Markers in Cucurbit Species - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Davis, A.R., Katzir, N., Tadmor, K., Ling, K., Reddy, U. 2007. Interspecific Transferability of Watermelon EST-SSR Markers in Cucurbit Species. HortScience. 42:1012.
Grafting for disease resistance - (Abstract Only)
King, S.R., Davis, A.R., Lamolinare, B., Liu, W., Levi, A. 2007. Grafting for disease resistance [abstract]. HortScience. 42(4):802.
Sources of Resistance to Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus in Lagenaria Siceraria Germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ling, K., Levi, A. 2007. Sources of Resistance to Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus in Lagenaria Siceraria Germplasm. HortScience. 42(5):1124-1126.
Microarray-Based Analysis of Gene Modulation During Watermelon Fruit Development - (Abstract Only)
Wechter, W.P., Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Fei, Z., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J., Dang, P.M., Katzir, N., Tadmor, K., Giovannoni, J.J. 2007. Microarray-Based Analysis of Gene Modulation During Watermelon Fruit Development. HortScience. 42:447.
Microarray analysis: Uses and Limitations - (Abstract Only)
Wechter, W.P., Levi, A., Kluepfel, D.A., Gonzalez, E.T., Presting, G. 2007. Microarray Analysis: Uses and Limitations. HortScience. 42:477.
Potential Sources of Resistance to Broad Mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) in Watermelon Germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Shepard, B.M., Hassell, R., Levi, A., Simmons, A.M. 2007. Potential Sources of Resistance to Broad Mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) in Watermelon Germplasm. HortScience. 42(7):1539-1544.
Resistance of Citrullus Colocynthis to Whiteflies and Spidermites - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Simmons, A.M., Lopez, R., Kousik, C.S., Shepard, M., Jackson, D.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Edelstien, M., Palevsky, E., Tadmor, K. 2007. Resistance of Citrullus Colocynthis to Whiteflies and Spidermites. HortScience. 42(3):454.
Carotenoid analysis using the puree absorbance method for germplasm screening - (Abstract Only)
Davis, A.R., Fish, W.W., Perkins Veazie, P.M., Levi, A., King, S. 2007. Carotenoid analysis using the puree absorbance method for germplasm screening [abstract]. HortScience. 42(3):453.
Broad Mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) infestation and injury in watermelon and potential sources of resistance - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S., Levi, A., Simmons, A.M., Hassell, R., Shepard, B.M. 2007. Broad Mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) Infestation and Injury in Watermelon and Potential Sources of Resistance. HortScience. 42(3):453.
Evaluation of watermelon and related species for resistance to race 1W powdery mildew resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, A.R., Levi, A., Tetteh, A., Wehner, T., Russo, V.M., Pitrat, M. 2007. Evaluation of watermelon and related species for resistance to race 1W powdery mildew resistance. Journal American Society Hortscience. 132(6):790-795.
Differential Expression of Genes in Watermelon Fruit - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Davis, A.R., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J., Katzir, N., Tadmor, K., Trebitsh, T., Dang, P.M. 2007. Expression of EST-Unigenes in Watermelon Fruit. Plant and Animal Genomes XV Conference. pp27.
Resistance of Watermelon Germplasm to Root-Knot Nematodes - (Proceedings)
Thies, J.A., Levi, A. 2006. Resistance of Watermelon Germplasm to Root-Knot Nematodes. Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Research Conference Proceedings. pp. 20-1, 20-2.
Rapd, Issr and Aflp Markers Representing Various Linkage Regions of a Watermelon Genetic Map Are Polymorphic among Closely Related Watermelon Cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E. 2007. Rapd, ISSR and AFLP Markers Representing Various Linkage Regions of a Watermelon Genetic Map are Polymorphic among Closely Related Watermelon Cultivars. HortScience. 42:210-214.
Molecular Characterization of Citrullus species and subspecies based on SSR and AFLP analysis for developing interspecific mapping population - (Abstract Only)
Nimmakayala, P., Jeong, J., Rao, A.S., Levi, A., Reddy, U. 2007. Molecular Characterization of Citrullus Species and Subspecies Based on SSR and AFLP Analysis for Developing Interspecific Mapping Population. Plant and Animal Genome XV Conference. pp 132.
Wild Germplasm: Plant Resistance for Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Ling, K., Lopez, R., Jackson, D.M., Kousik, C.S., Shepard, B.M., Thies, J.A. 2006. Wild Germplasm: Plant Resistance for Watermelon. Bemisia International Workshop Proceedings, Duck Key, FL. pp 130.
Resistance of Citrullus lanatus var. citroides germplasm to root-knot nematodes - (Proceedings)
Thies, J.A., Levi, A. 2006. Resistance of Citrullus lanatus var. Citroides Germplasm to Root-knot Nematodes. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. pp 380-386.
Genes Expressed during Development and Ripening of Watermelon Fruit - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Davis, A.R., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J. 2006. Genes expressed during development and ripening of watermelon fruit. Cucurbitaceae Proceeding. pgs 125-132.
Watermelon resistance to powdery mildew race 1 and race 2 - (Proceedings)
Davis, A.R., Levi, A., Tetteh, A., Wehner, T., Pitrat, M. 2006. Watermelon resistance to powdery mildew race 1 and race 2. In: Cucurbitaceae 2006, September 17-21, 2006, Asheville, North Carolina. p. 412-420.
Pi 525088-Pmr, a Melon Race 1 Powdery Mildew-Resistant Watermelon Line - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, A.R., Levi, A., Wehner, T.C., Pitrat, M. 2006. PI 525088-pmr, a melon race 1 powdery mildew-resistant watermelon line. HortScience. 47(7):1527-15-28.
Characterization of Watermelon (Citrullus Lanatus Var. Citroides) Germplasm for Resistance to Root-Knot Nematodes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thies, J.A., Levi, A. 2007. Characterization of watermelon (citrullus lanatus var. citroides) germplasm for resistance to root-knot nematodes. Journal of Nematology. 42:1530-1533.
RNA extraction method from fruit tissue high in water and sugar - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, A.R., Levi, A., Kim, S., Hernandez, A., King, S.R. 2006. RNA extraction method from fruit tissue high in water and sugar. HortScience. 41(5):1292-1294.
Evaluating Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance in Watermelon - (Proceedings)
Ling, K., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C. 2006. Evaluating Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance in Watermelon. Pages 468-472 in: Proceedings of Cucurbitaceae 2006. G. J. Holmes, ed. Universal Press, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Genes Expressed During the Development and Ripening of Watermelon Fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Hernandez, A., Wechter, W.P., Thimmapuram, J. 2006. Genes Expressed during the Development and Ripening of Watermelon Fruit. Plant Cell Reports 25:1233-1245.
Notice of Release of Usvl-220, a Novel Watermelon Breeding Line - (Germplasm Release)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Hassell, R., Keinath, P.A. 2006. Notice of release of usvl-220, a novel watermelon breeding line. USDA, Agricultural Resesarch Service, Cultivar Release.
Developing and Mapping Expressed Sequenced Tags (Ests) for Watermelon Fruit - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Wechter, W.P., Hernandez, A. 2006. Developing expressed sequenced tags (ESTs) for watermelon fruit. HortScience. 40(3):518-519.
Construction of a Watermelon Bac Library and Identification of Ssrs Anchored to Melon Or Arabidopsis Genomes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Joobeur, T., Gusmini, G., Zhang, X., Levi, A., Yong, X., Wehner, T., Oliver, M., Dean, R. 2006. Construction of a watermelon BAC library and identification of SSRs anchored to melon or Arabidopsis genomes. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 112:1553-62.
Novel watermelon bredding lines containing chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes derived from the desert species citrullus colocynthis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Ling, K., Harrison Jr, H.F. 2006. Novel watermelon bredding lines containing chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes derived from the desert species citrullus colocynthis. HortScience. 41:463-464.
Sequence Analysis of Cdna Clones Associated with Watermelon Fruit Development - (Research Notes)
Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Hernandez, A., Wechter, W.P., Thimmapuram, J. 2006. Sequence Analysis of CDNA Clones Associated with Watermelon Fruit Development. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez
An Extend Linkage Map for Watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Reddy, O.K., Harrison Dunn, M.L. 2006. An extend linkage map for watermelon based on SRAP, AFLP, SSR, ISSR and RAPD markers. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 131:393-402.
Genetic Diversity in Watermelon, Possible Future Benefits for Organic and Small Farmers - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M. 2006. Genetic diversity in watermelon, possible future benefits for organic and small farmers. Proceeding of the 4th National Small Farms Conference. pg 156.
Developing and Mapping of Ests for Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Hernandez, A., Wechter, W.P., Trebitsh, T. 2006. Developing and mapping of ESTS for watermelon [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. P25.
Constructing Cdna Libraries and Developing Ests for Watermelon Fruit - (Proceedings) - (24-Jul-05)
Traditional Genetic and Advanced Molecular Tools Used for Improving Watermelon Cultivars - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A. 2005. Traditional genetic and advanced molecular tools used for improving watermelon cultivars. Meeting Abstract. West Virgina State University. Eleventh Annual Research Symposium 2005. Page 6.
Sources of Resistance to Two-Spotted Spider Mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Citrullus Spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopez, R., Levi, A., Shepard, B., Simmons, A.M., Jackson, D.M. 2005. Sources of Resistance to Two-spotted Spider Mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Citrullus spp. Hortscience. 40:1661-1663.
Update on powdery mildew resistance screening in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Davis, A.R., Wehner, T.C., Levi, A., King, S.R. 2005. Update on powdery mildew resistance screening in watermelon [abstract]. HortScience. 40(3):871.
Genetic Diversity Is Useful for Improving Watermelon Cultivars - (Proceedings)
Levi, A. 2005. Wild watermelon cultivars searched for disease resistance. The Vineline: Official Bulletin of the National Watermelon Association. March/April 2005, page 66.
Developing Genetic Linkage Map and Cdna Subtraction Library for Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Davis, A.R., Reddy, O., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., King, S., Hernandez, A., Gusmini, G., Wehner, T. 2005. Developing genetic linkage map and cdna subtraction library for watermelon [Abstract]. HortScience. 40:1089.
Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon: Segregation and Distribution of DNA Markers - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Reddy, O., Davis, A.R., King, S., Wehner, T., Wehner, T. 2005. Genetic linkage map for watermelon: Segregation and distribution of DNA markers [abstract]. HortScience. 40(3):872.
A Genetic Linkage Map and a Cdna Library for Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Davis, A.R., Reddy, O., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Hernandez, A., Gusmini, G., Wehner, T.C., King, J., King, S.R. 2005. A genetic linkage map and a cDNA library for watermelon [abstract]. HortScience. 40(4):1089.
Notice of Release of Usvl-205 and Usvl-210, Novel Watermelon Breeding Lines - (Germplasm Release)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Ling, K., Hassell, R., Keinath, A.P. 2005. Notice of release of USVL-205 and USVL-210, novel watermelon breeding lines. USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Washington, D.C. Cultivar Release. February 15, 2005.
Construction of a Bac Library for Watermelon and the Development of a Cucurbits-Arabidopsis Comparative Map - (Abstract Only)
Joobeur, T., Gusmini, G., Oliver, M., Zhang, X., Levi, A., Xu, Y., Wehner, T.C., Dean, R.A. 2005. Construction of a BAC Library for Watermelon and the Development of a Cucurbits-Arabidopsis Comparative Map. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, pg 246.
Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon: Segregation and Distribution of Aflp Markers - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Xu, Y., Reddy, O., Davis, A.R. 2005. Genetic linkage map for watermelon: Segregation and distribution of aflp markers. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings XIII. pg 32.
Molecular Diversity in Ukrainian Melon Germplasm - (Abstract Only)
Reddy, O., Tomason, Y.R., Zlenko, I., Bashet, A., Kaur, P., Levi, A., Bates, G.T., Nimmakayala, P. 2005. Molecular diversity in ukrainian melon germplasm. Plant and Animal Genome XIII Conference Proceedings. pg. 177.
Evaluation of U.S. Plant Introductions of Watermelon for Resistance to Powdery Mildew - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, C.E., Levi, A., Caniglia, E.J. 2005. Evaluation of U.S. plant introductions of watermelon for resistance to powdery mildew. HortScience. 40:154-156.
Comparative Fruit Coloration in Watermelon and Tomato - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tadmor, Y., King, S., Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Meir, A., Wasserman, B., Hirschberg, J., Lewinsohn, E. 2005. Comparative fruit coloration in watermelon and tomato. Food Research International. 38:837-843.
Protocol for DNA Extraction from Watermelon Leaves for Ssr Marker Studies - (Abstract Only) - (15-Aug-04)
Lycopene and total carotenoid content as descriptors for Citrullus lanatus: Limitations and preliminary trials - (Trade Journal)
Davis, A.R., King, S., Jarret, R.L., Levi, A., Tadmor, Y. 2007. Lycopene and total carotenoid content as descriptors for Citrullus lanatus: Limitations and preliminary trials. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 27:34-40 (2004).
Collaborative Research in Enhancing Watermelon Germplasm for Disease and Pest Resistance and for Horticultural Qualities - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A. 2004. Collaborative research in enhancing watermelon germplasm for disease and pest resistance and for horticultural qualities. United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund Workshop for Promoting Regional Cooperative Agricultural R&D in the Middle East. Kuc University, Istanbul Turkey. p.16.
Host Plant Resistance to Bemisia in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A. 2004. Host plant resistance to Bemisia in watermelon. Proceedings 15th International Plant Protection Congress. p. 516.
Fruit Coloration in Watermelon - Lessons from the Tomato - (Abstract Only)
Tadmor, Y., Katzir, N., King, S., Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Hirschberg, J. 2004. Fruit coloration in watermelon - lessons from the tomato. Progress in Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding Research. A. Lebeda and H.S. Paris (Eds.). p. 181-185.
Developing Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon: Polymorphism Segregation and Distribution of Markers - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Davis, A.R. 2004. Developing genetic linkage map for watermelon: polymorphism segregation and distribution of markers. Progress in Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding Research. A. Lebeda and H.S. Paris (Eds.). p. 515-523.
Notice of Release of Usvl-200, a Novel Watermelon Breeding Line - (Germplasm Release)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Keinath, T. 2004. USVL-200, a novel watermelon breeding line. USDA, Agricultural Resesarch Service, Cultivar Release.
Comparative Fruit Coloration in Watermelon and Tomato - (Abstract Only)
Tadmor, Y., King, S., Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Hirschberg, J. 2004. Comparative fruit coloration in watermelon and tomato. Meeting Abstract. 3rd International Congress on Pigments in Food, L. Dufosse (ed.) (France). pg 400-402.
Composite Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon: Segregation and Distribution of DNA Markers - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Reddy, O.K., Davis, A.R., King, S., Wehner, T. 2004. Composite genetic linkage map for watermelon: segregation and distribution of dna markers. Progress in Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding Research. A. Lebeda and H.S. Paris (eds.) pp. 515-524.
Issr and Aflp Markers Sufficiently Differentiated among American Watermelon Cultivars with Limited Genetic Diversity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Newman, M.L., Reddy, O., Zhang, X. 2004. ISSR and AFLP markers sufficiently differentiated among American watermelon cultivars with limited genetic diversity. Journal American Society Horticultural Science 129:553-558.
Identification of Polymorphisms Using Rnaseh-Ltr Regions of the Ty1-Copia Retrotransposons in Watermelon Accessions - (Abstract Only)
Reddy, U.K., Saha, S., Nimmakayala, P., Katam, R., Levi, A. 2004. Identification of polymorphisms using rnaseh-ltr regions of the ty1-copia retrotransposons in watermelon accessions. Plant and Animal Genome XII Conference Proceedings. Abstract. pg. 329.
Massive Preferential Segregations and Nonrandom Assortment of Linkage-Groups Produce Quasi-Linkage in An F2 Mapping Population of Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Newman, M.L., Zhang, X., Xu, Y., Wehner, T. 2003. Massive preferential segregations and nonrandom assortment of linkage-groups produce quasi-linkage in an F2 mapping population of watermelon. [abstract]Hortscience. 181:782
Preferential Segregation of Linkage-Groups Produced Quasi-Linkage in F2 Mapping Population of Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Newman, M.L., Zhang, X. 2004. Preferential segregation of linkage-groups produced quasi-linkage in F2 mapping population of watermelon. [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XII Proceedings. p.755.
Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon Derived from Recombinant Inbred Lines (Rils) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, R., Xu, Y., Yi, K., Zhang, H., Lie, L., Gong, G., Levi, A. 2004. Genetic linkage map for watermelon derived from recombinant inbred lines (rils). Journal American Society Horticultural Science 129:237-243.
Analysis Based on Rapd and Issr Markers Reveals Closer Similarities among Citrullus and Cucumis Species Than with Praecitrullus Fistulosus (Stocks) Pangalo - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Simmons, A.M., Thies, J.A. 2005. Analysis based on rapd and issr markers reveals closer similarities among citrullus and cucumis species than with praecitrullus fistulosus (stocks) pangalo. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 52:463-470.
Di and Tri Nucleotide Repeat Motifs for Marker Development in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Reddy, U.K., Padmavathi, N., Saha, S., Katam, R., Saha, S., Jenkins, J.N., Thomas, C.E., Levi, A. 2003. Di and tri nucleotide repeat motifs for marker development in watermelon. Plant and Animal enome Conference Proceedings. p. 182.
Polymorphism among Chloroplast and Mitochondrial Genomes of Citrullus Spp. - (Abstract Only)
LEVI, A., THOMAS, C.E. POLYMORPHISM AMONG CHLOROPLAST AND MITOCHONDRIAL GENOMES OF CITRULLUS SPP.. PLANT GENOME CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. 2003. p.245. Abstract No. 682.
Identification of Resistance to Meloidogyne Arenaria Race 1 in U.S. Watermelon Plant Introductions - (Proceedings)
THIES, J.A., LEVI, A. IDENTIFICATION OF RESISTANCE TO MELOIDOGYNE ARENARIA RACE 1 IN U.S. WATERMELON PLANT INTRODUCTIONS. CUCURBITACEAE PROCEEDINGS. 2002. p.132-137.
Progress in Constructing Linkage Map of Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
LEVI, A., THOMAS, C.E., WEHNER, T., ZHANG, X., DAVIS, A.R., THIES, J.A., SIMMONS, A.M. PROGRESS IN CONSTRUCTING LINKAGE MAP OF WATERMELON. HORTSCIENCE. 2002. v.37.p.753
Watermelon resistance to powdery mildew race 1 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, A.R., Thomas, C.E., Levi, A., Bruton, B.D., Pair, S.D. 2002. Watermelon resistance to powdery mildew race 1. In: Maynard, D.N., editor. Cucurbitaceae `02. ASHS Press, Alexandria, VA. 192-198.
Evaluation of Watermelon Germplasm for Resistance to Bemisia - (Proceedings)
SIMMONS, A.M., LEVI, A. Evauation of watermelon germplasm for resistance to Bemisia. D.N. Maynard, editor. American Society of Horticultural Science, Alexandria, VA. Cucurbitacea. 2002. p. 282-286.
Construction of a Reference Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Thomas, C.E., Wehner, T., Joubeur, T., Zhang, X., Reddy, O., Davis, A.R., Hopkins, M.S. 2002. Construction of A Reference Genetic Linkage Map For Watermelon. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. pp 28-35.
Resistance of Watermelon (Citrullus SPP.) Germplasm to the Peanut Root-Knot Nematode (Meloidogyne Arenaria Race 1) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thies, J.A., Levi, A. 2003. Resistance of watermelon (citrullus spp.) germplasm to the peanut root-knot nematode (meloidogyne arenaria race 1). Hortscience. 38:1417-1421.
Resistance of Watermelon Germplasm to the Peanut Root-Knot Nematode (Meloidogyne Arenaria Race 1) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thies, J.A., Levi, A. 2003. Resistance of watermelon germplasm to the peanut root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne arenaria race 1). Hortscience. 38(7):1417-1421.
Polymorphisms among Chloroplast and Mitochondrial Genomes of Citrullus Species and Subspecies. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E. 2005. Polymorphisms among chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes of citrullus species and subspecies.. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 52:609-617.
Towards An Integrated Linkage Map of Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
LEVI, A., THOMAS, C.E., WEHNER, T., ZHANG, Z., DAVIS, A.R. TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED LINKAGE MAP OF WATERMELON. HORTSCIENCE. 2002. p.451. Abstract No. S17-P-101.
Powdery Mildew of Watermelon. Can We Find Resistance? - (Abstract Only)
Davis, A.R., Bruton, B.D., Levi, A., Pair, S.D., Thomas, C.E. 2002. Powdery mildew of watermelon. Can we find resistance [abstract]? HortScience. 37:746.
Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon Based on a Testcross Population: (Citrullus Lanatus Var. Citroides X C. Lanats Var. Lanatus) X C. Colocynthis - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Joobeur, T., Zhang, X., Davis, A.R. 2002. Genetic linkage map for watermelon based on a testcross population: (citrullus lanatus var. citroides x c. lanats var. lanatus) x c. colocynthis. Plant Genome Conference. #673.
An Initial Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon Based on Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (Rapd) Markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Xingping, Z., Thomas, C.E., Joobeur, T., Carle, B., Wehner, T.C. 2002. An initial genetic linkage map for watermelon based on randomly amplified polymorphic dna (rapd) markers. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Journal of the American Society of Horticultural Science. 126:730-737.
A Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon Derived from a Testcross Population: (Citrullus Lanatus Var. Citroides X C. Lanatus Var. Lanatus) X C. Colocynthis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
LEVI, A., THOMAS, C.E., JOOBEUR, T., ZHANG, X., DAVIS, A.R. 2002. A GENETIC LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON DERIVED FROM A TESTCROSS POPULATION: (CITRULLUS LANATUS VAR. CITROIDES X C. LANATUS VAR. LANATUS) X C. COLOCYNTHIS. Thoretical and Applied Genetics. v.105.p.555-563.
Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon Based on a Testcross Population: (Citrullus Lanatus Var. Citroides X C. Lanatus Var. Lanatus) X C. Colocynthis - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Joobeur, T., Zhang, X., Davis, A. 2002. Genetic linkage map for watermelon based on a testcross population: (citrullus lanatus var. citroides x c. lanatus var. lanatus) x c. colocynthis. Plant Genome Conference Proceedings. (p #673)
Source of Whitefly (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) Resistance in Citrullus for Theimprovement of Cultivated Watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
SIMMONS, A.M., LEVI, A. SOURCE OF WHITEFLY (HOMOPTERA: ALEYRODIDAE) RESISTANCE IN CITRULLUS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF CULTIVATED WATERMELON. HORTSCIENCE. 2002. v.37(3) p.581-584.
Flow Genetic Diversity Indicates the Need to Broaden the Genetic Base of Cultivated Watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Wehner, T.C. 2001. Flow genetic diversity indicates the need to broaden the genetic base of cultivated watermelon. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 36:1096-1101.
Genetic Diversity among Watermelon (Citrulus Lanatus and Citrullus Colocynthis) Accessions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Keinath, A.P., Wehner, T.C. 2001. Genetic diversity among watermelon (citrulus lanatus and citrullus colocynthis) accessions. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 48:559-566.
An Initial Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Zhang, X., Thomas, C.E., Joobeur, T., Wehner, T.C. 2001. An initial genetic linkage map for watermelon. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. Hortscience 36:456.
An Initial Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Zhang, X., Thomas, C.E., Joobeur, T., Carle, B.R., Wehner, T.C. 2001. An initial genetic linkage map for watermelon. Hortscience. 36:454.
Watermelon Germplasm for Resistance to Bemisia - (Abstract Only)
SIMMONS, A.M., LEVI, A. WATERMELON GERMPLASM FOR RESISTANCE TO BEMISIA. SILVERLEAF WHITEFLY: 1997 SUPPLEMENT TO THE FIVE YEAR NATIONAL RESEARCH AND. 2002. Abstract p.192.
An Initial Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon Based on Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (Rapd) Markers - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Zhang,, X., Thomas, C.E., Joobeur, T. 2001. An initial genetic linkage map for watermelon based on randomly amplified polymorphic dna (rapd) markers. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. (S03-01) (#666).
Estimation of Genetic Diversity among Citrullus Accessions Using Rapd Markers - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Keinath, A.P., Wehner, T.C. 2000. Estimation of genetic diversity among citrullus accessions using rapd markers. Hortscience. 35:491.
Estimation of Genetic Diversity among Citrullus Accessions Using Rapd Markers - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Keinath, A.P., Wehner, T.C. 2000. Estimation of genetic diversity among citrullus accessions using rapd markers. Acta Horticulturae. 510:385-390.
Estimation of Genetic Diversity among Citrullus Accessions Using Rapd Markers - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Keinath, A.P., Wehner, T.C. 2000. Estimation of genetic diversity among citrullus accessions using rapd markers. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. 510:385-390.
Changes in Growth, Water Content and Protein Reflect Embry0 Development in Pecan (Carya Illinoinensis) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jeyaretnam, B., Levi, A., Phatak, S.C., Wetzstein, H.Y. 1999. Changes in growth, water content and protein reflect embry0 development in pecan (carya illinoinensis). Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology. 74:315-320.
An Improved Procedure for Isolation of High Quality DNA from Watermelon Andmelon Leaves - (Research Notes)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E. 1999. An improved procedure for isolation of high quality DNA from watermelon andmelon leaves. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 22:41-42.
Biotechnology in Watermelon - (Book / Chapter)
Levi, A. 2001. Biotechnology in watermelon. American Society for Horticultural Science Press Watermelon Handbook. pp. 74-77.
Progress in Asparagus Biotechnology - (Review Article)
Levi, A., Sink, K.C. 2002. Progress in asparagus biotechnology. Handbook of Transgenic Plants. pp. 465-474.
Identification of Blueberry Cultivars and Evaluation of Their Genetic Relationships Using Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (Rapd) and Simple Sequence Repeat (Ssr) Primers - (Abstract Only) - (27-Sep-96)
Identification of Blueberry Cultivars and Evaluation of Their Genetic Relationships Using Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (Rapd) and Simple Sequence Repeat (Ssr) Primers. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (27-Sep-96)
Isolation and Expression of Dehydrin Genes in Blueberry: Their Putative Role in Determination of Freezing Tolerance - (Abstract Only) - (16-Aug-96)
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