News

The manuscript describing the improved watermelon '97103' genome assembly (v2) and genome resequencing of 414 accessions representing the seven extant Citrullus species has been published in Nature Genetics. [November, 2019]

SNPs called from GBS data of Cucurbita accessions, including C. pepo, C. maxima and C. moschata are made publicly available prior to publication under a data release policy. [October, 2019]

SNPs called from GBS data of 1365 watermelon accessions are now freely available. The paper describing these data was published in Plant Biotechnology Journal. [April, 2019]

The Cucumis sativus L. var. sativus cv. 9930 (chineselong) genome version 3 and Cucurbita argyrosperma subsp. argyrosperma (silver-seed gourd) genome are available [March, 2019]

Cucurbit Genomics Database (CuGenDB) manuscript published in Nucleic Acids Research [Oct., 2018]

SNPs called from GBS data of melon and watermelon accessions are made publicly available prior to publication under a data release policy. [October, 2018]

A new cucumber Gy14 genome (v2) assembled by Dr. Yiqun Weng’s group using PacBio long reads and the annotation can be accessed on the ftp site under a data release policy. [Sept., 2018]

SNPs called from GBS data of 1,234 cucumber accessions are freely available. The paper describing these data is published in Horticulture Research. [August, 2018]

The zucchini (Cucurbita pepo subsp. pepo) genomes is published in Plant Biotechnol J. and the genome is now available in the database. [Dec. 2017]

The bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria cv. USVL1VR-Ls) genomes is published in The Plant Journal and the genome is now available in the database. [Sept. 2017]

The Cucurbita maxima (Rimu) and Cucurbita moschata (Rifu) genomes are published in Molecular Plant and the genomes are now available in the database without any restrictions. [Sept. 2017]

New interface and new genome release. The Cucurbit Genomics Database (CuGenDB) has been redesigned and now has a new interface. Several pre-released cucurbit genome sequences and annotations including Cucurbita maxima, Cucurbita moschata and watermelon cv. Charleston Gray, were added to the database. [May, 2017]

New domain name. The Cucurbit Genomics Database (CuGenDB) can now be reached under the new domain name http://cucurbitgenomics.org/. Requests to the old domain http://icugi.org/ will be directed to the newly designed database. [May, 2017]

Cucurbita maxima genome sequences, genetic maps and SNP markers described in Zhang et al. (2015) are available. A separated manuscript describingCucurbita maxima genome sequence, annotation and analysis is in preparation [Jan. 2016]

The blast interface was updated to incldued all cucurbit genome sequences. The blast interfaces under 'genome' menu were removed [Feb. 2014]

The cucumber HapMap and the genome of a wild cucumber published in Nature Genetics [Oct. 2013]

SNPs and INDELs among 115 cucumber accessions are available for download [Aug. 2013]

The full genome sequences and predicted genes of a wild cucumber accession, PI183967, are available for download [April 2013]

Watermelon genome published in Nature Genetics [Nov. 2012]

A total of 810 polymorphic SSR markers were provided by Syngenta and are now freely available. Download the file [June, 2012]

Functional annotation of watermelon genome predicted gene generated using the AHRD pipeline is now available for download. [May, 2012]

Melon BAC end sequences (~50,000) described in Gonzalez et al were included in the blast tool in the database [May, 2012]

Watermelon genome sequences released. Details... [Oct, 2011]

A unigene build of cucubita pepo ESTs was added in the database. Details... [July 2011]

A new version (3.0) of cucumber EST unigene build was added in the database. Details... [July 2011]

A new version (2.0) of watermelon EST unigene build was added in the database. Details... [July 2011]

Individual melon genetics maps used to construct the final version of ICuGI map are uploaded into the database [June, 2011]

The final version of ICuGI melon genetic map is now available [April, 2011]

Melon pathway database updated. MelonCyc 2.0 was built based on the latest melon EST unigene build (v4.0). Details... [Dec. 2010]

A new version (4.0) of melon EST unigene build was added in the database. Details... [May 2010]