Watermelon Breeding (by year, then author)

Dr. Todd C. Wehner

  1. Wehner, T. C., R. M. Cade and R. D. Locy. 1990. Cell, tissue, and organ culture techniques for genetic improvement of cucurbits. In: D. M. Bates, R. W. Robinson and C. Jeffrey (ed.) Biol. Util. Cucurbitaceae. Cornell Univ. Press, Ithaca, NY, p. 367-381.
  2. Averre, C. W. and T. C. Wehner. 1996. Field identification of selected cucurbit diseases with a hand lens (p. 76-78). In: T. A. Zitter, D. L. Hopkins and C. E. Thomas (eds.). Compendium of cucurbit diseases. APS Press, St. Paul, Minnesota, 90 p.
  3. Staub, J. E. and T. C. Wehner. 1996. Temperature stress (p. 66-67). In: T. A. Zitter, D. L. Hopkins and C. E. Thomas (eds.). Compendium of cucurbit diseases. APS Press, St. Paul, Minnesota, 90 p.
  4. Wehner, T. C. 1996. Bitter fruit (p. 65). In: T. A. Zitter, D. L. Hopkins and C. E. Thomas (eds.). Compendium of cucurbit diseases. APS Press, St. Paul, Minnesota, 90 p.
  5. Wehner, T. C. 1996. Pollination problems (p. 66). In: T. A. Zitter, D. L. Hopkins and C. E. Thomas (eds.). Compendium of cucurbit diseases. APS Press, St. Paul, Minnesota, 90 p.
  6. Henderson, W. R., G. H. Scott, and T. C. Wehner. 1998. Interaction of flesh color genes in watermelon. J. Hered. 89: 50-53.
  7. Shetty, N. V. and T. C. Wehner. 1999. Crop loss to eight diseases of watermelon in North Carolina. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 22: 47-49.
  8. Wehner, T. C. 1999. Heterosis in vegetable crops. In: J. G. Coors and S. Pandey (eds.) Genetics and exploitation of heterosis in crops, p. 387-397. Amer. Soc. Agron., Madison, Wisconsin.
  9. Levi, A., C. E. Thomas, A. P. Keinath, and T. C. Wehner. 2000. Estimation of genetic diversity among Citrullus accessions using RAPD markers. Proc. Cucurbitaceae 2000, p. 385-390 (eds. N. Katzir and H. S. Paris).
  10. Levi, A., C. E. Thomas, A. P. Keinath, and T. C. Wehner. 2001. Genetic diversity among watermelon (Citrullus lanatus and Citrullus colocynthis) accessions. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 48:559-566.
  11. Levi, A., C. E. Thomas, T. C. Wehner, and X. Zhang. 2001. Low genetic diversity indicates the need to broaden the genetic base of cultivated watermelon. HortScience 36: 1096-1101.
  12. Levi, A., C. E. Thomas, X. Zhang, T. Joobeur, R. A. Dean, T. C. Wehner, and B. R. Carle. 2001. A genetic linkage map for watermelon based on randomly amplified polymorphic DNA markers. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 126: 730-737.
  13. Neppl, G. P. and T. C. Wehner. 2001. Vine length of a diverse set of watermelon cultivars. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 24: 65-67.
  14. Neppl, G. P. and T. C. Wehner. 2001. Survey of watermelon trialing methods used by breeders in the United States. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 24: 68-70.
  15. Singh, S., P. Singh, D. C. Sanders, and T. C. Wehner. 2001. Germination of watermelon seeds at low temperature. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 24: 59-64.
  16. Wehner, T.C., N.V. Shetty, and G.W. Elmstrom. 2001. Breeding and seed production, p. 27-73 In: D.N. Maynard (ed.). Watermelons: Characteristics, production, and marketing. ASHS Press, Alexandria, Va.
  17. Guner, N., E. B. Strange, T. C. Wehner and Z. PesicVan-Esbroeck. 2002. Methods for screening watermelon for resistance to papaya ringspot virus type-W. Scientia Hort. 94: 297-307.
  18. Guner, N., E. B. Strange, T. C. Wehner, and Z. Pesic-VanEsbroeck. 2002. Papaya ringspot virus type-w resistance in watermelon. Proc. Cucurbitaceae 2002, p. 238-246 (ed. D. N. Maynard). ASHS Press, Alexandria, Virginia.
  19. Gusmini, G. and T. C. Wehner. 2002. Correlation of ratings for resistance to gummy stem blight in watermelon. Proc. Cucurbitaceae 2002, p. 199-205 (ed. D. N. Maynard). ASHS Press, Alexandria, Virginia.
  20. Gusmini, G. and T. C. Wehner. 2002. Disease assessment scales for seedling screening and detached leaf assay for gummy stem blight in watermelon. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 25: 36-40.
  21. Levi, A., J. Thies, A. Simmons, C. E. Thomas, T. Wehner, T. Joubeur, X. Zhang, O. Umesh, K. Reddy, A. Davis, and M. Hopkins. 2002. Construction of a reference genetic linkage map for watermelon. Proc. Cucurbitaceae 2002, p. 28-35 (ed. D. N. Maynard). ASHS Press, Alexandria, Virginia.
  22. Strange, E. B., N. Guner, Z. Pesic-VanEsbroeck, and T. C. Wehner. 2002. Screening the watermelon germplasm collection for resistance to papaya ringspot virus type-W. Crop Sci. 42: 1324-1330.
  23. Cramer, C. S., T. C. Wehner, and S. B. Donaghy. 2003. PATHSAS: Path coefficient analysis of quantitative traits. In (M. S. Kang, ed.) Handbook of formulas and software for plant geneticists and breeders. Haworth Reference Press, Binghamton, NY, pp. 89-96.
  24. Guner, N. and T. C. Wehner. 2003. The genes of watermelon. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 26: 76-92.
  25. Gusmini, G., T. L. Ellington, and T. C. Wehner. 2003. Mass production of gummy stem blight spores for resistance screening. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 26:26-30.
  26. Gusmini, G. and T. C. Wehner. 2003. Polygenic inheritance of some vine traits in two segregating watermelon families. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 26:32-35.
  27. Liu, J., T. C. Wehner, and S. B. Donaghy. 2003. Gene segregation and linkage analysis. In (M. S. Kang, ed.) Handbook of formulas and software for plant geneticists and breeders. Haworth Reference Press, Binghamton, NY, pp. 231-253.
  28. Neppl, G. P., T. C. Wehner, and J. R. Schultheis. 2003. Interaction of border and center rows of multiple row plots in watermelon yield trials. Euphytica 131: 225-234.
  29. Wehner, T. 2003. Watermelon. World Book Encyclopedia, Chicago, Illinois, p. 146.
  30. Wehner, T. C. and D.N. Maynard. 2003. Cucumbers, melons, and other cucurbits. In: S.H. Katz (editor) Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. Scribner & Sons, New York, 2014 p.
  31. Wehner, T. C. and D.N. Maynard. 2003. Cucurbitaceae (vine crops). In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Nature Publishing.
  32. Guner, N. and T. C. Wehner. 2004. Resistance to a severe strain of zucchini yellow mosaic virus in watermelon. In: A. Lebeda and H. S. Paris (Eds.) Progress in cucurbit genetics and breeding research. Proc. Cucurbitaceae 2004, 8th EUCARPIA meeting, p. 223-230. Olomouc, Czech Republic.
  33. Guner, N. and T. C. Wehner. 2004. A fasciated mutant in watermelon. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 27: 30-31.
  34. Guner, N. and T. C. Wehner. 2004. Accessions having opposite leaf arrangement at the first true leaf in watermelon. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 27: 32-33.
  35. Guner, N. and T. C. Wehner. 2004. The genes of watermelon. HortScience 39: 1175-1182.
  36. Gusmini, G., J. R. Schultheis, and T. C. Wehner. 2004. Rind thickness of watermelon cultivars for use in pickle production. HortTechnology 14: 540-545.
  37. Gusmini, G., J. R. Schultheis and T. C. Wehner. 2004. Some considerations on speed of weighing watermelon fruit in yield trials. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 27: 49-50.
  38. Gusmini, G. and T. C. Wehner. 2004. Cultivars suitable for watermelon rind pickles. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 27: 41-42.
  39. Gusmini, G. and T. C. Wehner. 2004. Estimates of variance components and broad-sense heritability for yield in watermelon. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 27: 45-48.
  40. Gusmini, G. and T. C. Wehner. 2004. Heterosis for yield in a watermelon hybrid. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 27: 43-44.
  41. Gusmini, G., T. C. Wehner, and R. L. Jarret. 2004. Inheritance of egusi seed type in watermelon. J. Hered. 95: 268-270.
  42. Gusmini, G., T. C. Wehner, T. Joobeur, R. A. Dean, and A. Levi. 2004. Protocol for DNA extraction from watermelon leaves for SSR marker studies. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 27: 25-29.
  43. Levi, A., C. E. Thomas, J. Thies, A. Simmons, Y. Xu, X. Zhang, O. U. K. Reddy, Y. Tadmor, N. Katzir, T. Trebitsh, S. King, A. Davis, J. Fauve, and T. Wehner. 2004. Resistance to a severe strain of zucchini yellow mosaic virus in watermelon. In: A. Lebeda and H. S. Paris (Eds.) Progress in cucurbit genetics and breeding research.  Proc. Cucurbitaceae 2004, 8th EUCARPIA meeting, p. 223-230. Olomouc, Czech Republic.
  44. Song, R., G. Gusmini, and T. C. Wehner. 2004. A summary of eleven preliminary studies of greenhouse and field testing methods for resistance to gummy stem blight in watermelon. In: A. Lebeda and H. S. Paris (Eds.) Progress in cucurbit genetics and breeding research. Proc. Cucurbitaceae 2004, 8th EUCARPIA meeting, p. 301-305. Olomouc, Czech Republic.
  45. Wehner, T. C. and N. Guner. 2004. Qualitative genes for use in development of elite watermelon cultivars. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 27: 24.113.
  46. Xu, Y., D. Kang, Z. Shi, H. Shen, and T. Wehner. 2004. Inheritance of resistance to zucchini yellow mosaic virus and watermelon mosaic virus in watermelon. J. Hered. 95: 498-502.
  47. Gusmini, G. and T. C. Wehner. 2005. Foundations of yield improvement in watermelon. Crop Sci. 45: 141-146.
  48. Gusmini, G., R. Song, and T. C. Wehner. 2005. New sources of resistance to gummy stem blight in watermelon. Crop Sci. 45: 582-588.
  49. Gusmini, G. and T. C. Wehner.  2005Genes determining rind pattern inheritance in watermelon: a review. HortScience 40: 1928-1930.
  50. Colucci, S. J., T. C. Wehner, and G. J. Holmes. 2006. The downy mildew epidemic of 2004 and 2005 in the eastern United States. Proc. Cucurbitaceae 2006, p. 403-411 (ed. G. J. Holmes). Universal Press, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  51. Davis, A. R., A. Levi., T. Wehner, and M. Pitrat. 2006. PI 525088-PMR, a melon race 1 powdery mildew-resistant watermelon line. HortScience 41: 1527-1528.
  52. Davis, A. R., A. Tetteh, T. Wehner, A. Levi, and M. Pitrat. 2006. Watermelon resistance to powdery mildew race 1 and race 2. Proc. Cucurbitaceae 2006, p. 412-420 (ed. G. J. Holmes). Universal Press, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  53. Gusmini, G. and T. C. Wehner.  2006Qualitative inheritance of rind pattern and flesh color in watermelon. J. Hered. 97: 177-185.
  54. Gusmini, G. and T. C. Wehner. 2006. Review of watermelon genetics for plant breeders. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 28-29: 52-61.
  55. Gusmini, G. and T. C. Wehner. 2006. Milestones in watermelon cultivar development. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rpt. 28-29: 62-65.
  56. Joobeur, T., G. Gusmini, X. Zhang, A. Levi, Y. Xu, T. C. Wehner, M. Oliver, and R. A. Dean. 2006. Construction of a watermelon BAC library and identification of SSRs anchored to melon or Arabidopsis genomes. Theor. Appl. Genet. 112: 1553-1562.
  57. Ling, K. S., A. Levi, N. Guner, and T. C. Wehner. 2006. Evaluating Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistance in watermelon.  Proc. Cucurbitaceae 2006, p. 468-472 (ed. G. J. Holmes). Universal Press, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  58. Davis, A. R., A. Levi, A. Tetteh, T. Wehner, V. Russo and M. Pitrat. 2007. Evaluation of watermelon and related species for resistance to race 1W powdery mildew. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci 132: 790-795.
  59. Gusmini, G. and T. C. Wehner. 2007. Heritability and genetic variance estimates for fruit weight in watermelon. HortScience 42: 1332-1336.
  60. Gusmini, G. and T. C. Wehner. 2008. Fifty-five years of yield improvement for cucumber, melon, and watermelon in the United States.  HortTechnology 18:9-12.
  61. Guner, N. and T. C. Wehner. 2008. Review of potyvirus resistance in watermelon. Proc. Cucurbitaceae 2008, EUCARPIA meeting, p. 445-451 (ed. M. Pitrat).
  62. Ling, K. S., K. Harris, J. D. F. Meyer, A. Levi, N. Guner, T. C. Wehner and M. J. Havey. 2008. Identification of a CAPS marker in an eIF4E gene linked to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistance in watermelon.  Proc. Cucurbitaceae 2008, EUCARPIA meeting, p. 213-218 (ed. M. Pitrat).
  63. Wehner, T. C. 2008. Overview of the genes of watermelon. Proc. Cucurbitaceae 2008, EUCARPIA meeting, p. 79-89 (ed. M. Pitrat).
  64. Wehner, T. C. 2008. Watermelon (p. 381-418). In: J. Prohens and F. Nuez (eds.). Handbook of Plant Breeding; Vegetables I: Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Chenopodiaceae, and Cucurbitaceae. Springer Science+Business LLC, New York, NY, 426 p.17.
  65. Ling, K. S., K. R. Harris, J. D. F. Meyer, A. Levi, N. Guner, T. C. Wehner, M. Bendahmane, and M. J. Havey. 2009. Non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms in the watermelon eIF4E gene are closely associated with resistance to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus. Theor. Appl. Genet. 120: 191-200.
  66. Tetteh, A. Y., T. C. Wehner and A. R. Davis. 2010. Identifying resistance to powdery mildew race 2W in the USDA-ARS watermelon germplasm collection. Crop Sci. 50: 933-939.
  67. Davis, A. R., C. L. Webber, W. W. Fish, T. C. Wehner, S. King, and P. Perkins-Veazie. 2011. L-citrulline levels in watermelon cultigens tested in two environments. HortScience 46: 1572-1575
  68. Kumar, R. and T. C. Wehner. 2011. Discovery of second gene for solid dark green versus light green rind pattern in watermelon. J. Heredity 102: 489-493.
  69. Kumar, R. and T. C. Wehner. 2011. Inheritance of fruit yield in two watermelon populations in North Carolina. Euphytica 182:275–283.
  70. Kumar, R. and T. C. Wehner. 2013. Quantitative analysis of generations for inheritance of fruit yield in watermelon. HortScience 48: 844-847.
  71. Kumar, R., M. Dia and T. C. Wehner. 2013. Implications of mating behavior in watermelon breeding. HortScience 48: 960-964.
  72. McCreight, J. D., J. E. Staub, T. C. Wehner and N. P. S. Dhillon. 2013. Gone global: familiar and exotic cucurbits have Asian origins. HortScience 48: 1078-1089.
  73. Tetteh, A. Y., T. C. Wehner and A. R. Davis. 2013. Inheritance of resistance to the new race of powdery mildew in watermelon. Crop Sci. 53: 880–887.
  74. Tetteh, A. Y., T. C. Wehner and A. R. Davis. 2013. Inheritance of resistance to powdery mildew race 2 in Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus. HortScience 48: 1227-1230.
  75. Wehner, T. C. and B. Mou. 2013. Vegetable cultivar descriptions for North America, list 27, 2013. HortScience 48: 245-286.
  76. Kozik, E. U. and T. C. Wehner. 2014. Tolerance of watermelon seedlings to low-temperature chilling injury. HortScience 49: 240-243.
  77. Nimmakayala, P., V. L. Abburi, A. Bhandary, L. Abburi, V. G. Vajja, R. Reddy, S. Malkaram, P. Venkatramana, A. Wijeratne, Y. R. Tomason, A. Levi, T. C. Wehner and U. K. Reddy. 2014. Use of VeraCode 384-plex assays for watermelon diversity analysis and integrated genetic map of watermelon with single nucleotide polymorphisms and simple sequence repeats. Mol. Breeding.
  78. Nimmakayala, P., A. Levi, L. Abburi, V. L. Abburi, Y. R. Tomason, T. Saminathan, V. G. Vajja, S. Malkaram, R. Reddy, T. C. Wehner, S. E. Mitchell, and U. K. Reddy. 2014. Single nucleotide polymorphisms generated by genotyping by sequencing to characterize genome-wide diversity, linkage disequilibrium, and selective sweeps in cultivated watermelon. BMC Genomics 15: 1-14.
  79. Cohen, Y., K. M. VandenLangenberg, T. C. Wehner, P. S. Ojiambo, M. Hausbeck, L. M. Quesada-Ocampo, A. Lebeda, H. Sierotzki, and U. Gisi. 2015. Resurgence of Pseudoperonospora cubensis: the causal agent of cucurbit downy mildew. Phytophathology 105: 998-1012.
  80. Ma, S. and T. C. Wehner. 2015. Flowering stage resistance to bacterial fruit blotch in the watermelon germplasm collection. Crop Science 55: 727-736.
  81. Reddy, U. K., L. Abburi, V. L. Abburi, T. Saminathan, R. Cantrell, V. G. Vajja, R. Reddy, Y. R. Tomason, A. Levi, T. C. Wehner and P. Nimmakayala. 2015. A genome-wide scan of selective sweeps and association mapping of fruit traits using microsatellite markers in watermelon. J. Hered. 106: 166-176.
  82. Saminathan, T., P. Nimmakayala, S. Manohar, S. Malkaram, A. Almeida, R. Cantrell, Y. Tomason, L. Abburi, M. A. Rahman, V. G. Vajja, A. Khachane, B. Kumar, H. K. Rajasimha, A. Levi, T. Wehner and U. K. Reddy. 2015. Differential gene expression and alternative splicing between diploid and tetraploid watermelon. J. Experimental Botany 66: 1369-1385.
  83. Dia, M., T. C. Wehner, R. Hassell, D. S. Price, G. E. Boyhan, S. Olson, S. King, A. R. Davis and G. E. Tolla. 2016. Genotype X environment interaction and stability analysis for watermelon fruit yield in the United States. Crop Sci. 56: 1645-1661.
  84. Dia, M., T. C. Wehner, R. Hassell, D. S. Price, G. E. Boyhan, S. Olson, S. King, A. R. Davis, G. E. Tolla, J. Bernier and B. Juarez. 2016. Value of locations for representing mega-environments and for discriminating yield of watermelon in the U.S. Crop Sci. 56: 1726-1735.
  85. Dia, M., T. C. Wehner and C. Arellano. 2016. Analysis of genotype X environment interaction (GxE) using SAS programming. Agron. J. 108: 1838–1852.
  86. Lou, L. and T. C. Wehner. 2016. Qualitative inheritance of external fruit traits in watermelon. HortScience 51: 487-496.