News

The synteny tool has been reimplemented to improve the overall database performance. Link to synteny information of each specific gene is now provided in the gene overview page.

To improve the readability, gene IDs for the following six genomes have been changed: bitter gourd OHB3-1 v2, melon DHL92 v4, bottle gourd Hangzhou v1, monk fruit Qingpiguo v1, sponge gourd (cylindrica) v1, Sponge gourd AG-4 v1 [Aug 2022]

A "Genotype" module has been newly developed in CuGenDBv2 that allows to extract, analyze and download large-scale variant data. [June 2022]
Version 2 of the Cucurbit Genomics Database (CuGenDBv2) is up running. Here is the release note [Apr, 2022]

SNPs called from GBS data of 2083 melon accessions are now freely available. The paper describing these data is published in Molecular Horticulture. [September, 2021]

An improved assembly of Cucurbita argyrosperma subsp. argyrosperma (v2) and a new genome assembly of C. argyrosperma subsp. sororia are available for download at our website. [April, 2021]

The wax gourd reference genome published in Nature Communications is now publicly available in the database. [Dec. 2019]

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. pepoC. 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 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 maximaCucurbita 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]