Genetic resources of the genus Cucumis and their morphological description (English-Czech version)
E. Křístková, A. Lebeda, V. Vinter, O. Blahoušekhttps://doi.org/10.17221/3812-HORTSCICitation:Křístková E., Lebeda A., Vinter V., Blahoušek O. (2003): Genetic resources of the genus Cucumis and their morphological description (English-Czech version). Hort. Sci. (Prague), 30: 14-42.
Czech collections of Cucumis spp. genetic resources includes 895 accessions ofcultivated C. sativus and C. melo species and 89 accessions of wild species. Knowledge of their morphological and biological features and a correct taxonomical ranging serve a base for successful use of germplasm in modern breeding. List of morphological descriptors consists of 65 descriptors and 20 of them are elucidated by figures. It provides a tool for Cucumis species determination and characterization and for a discrimination of an infraspecific variation. Obtained data can be used for description of genetic resources and also for research purposes.Keywords:
Cucurbitaceae; cucumber; melon; germplasm; data; descriptors; infraspecific variation; Cucumis spp.; wild Cucumis species