Watermelon (Charleston Gray) v2.5 Genome
Charleston gray is a principal American dessert watermelon cultivar developed by Charles Fredrick Andrus at the USDA Vegetable Breeding Laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina,. It is a cultivar well known for its resistance to both Fusarium wilt and anthracnose diseases. The Charleston gray genome assembly has a total size of 396 Mb and an N50 scaffold length of 7.5 Mb.
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