Jennifer J. Ariss's research while affiliated with Agricultural Research Service and other places

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Southern root-knot nematode (RKN, Meloidogyne incognita) is a serious pest of cultivated watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) in southern regions of the United States and no resistance is known to exist in commercial watermelon cultivars. Wild watermelon relatives (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) have been shown in greenhouse studies to po...
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Root-knot nematode-resistant rootstock lines (designated RKVL for Root-Knot Vegetable Laboratory) derived from wild watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) were compared with wild tinda (Praecitrullus fistulosus) lines and commercial cucurbit rootstock cultivars for grafting of seedless triploid watermelon 'Tri-X 313' (C. lanatus var. lanatus...
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Four bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) cultivars, one squash (Cucurbita moschata × C. maxima) hybrid, five wild watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) germplasm lines, and one commercial wild watermelon (C. lanatus var. citroides) cultivar were evaluated as rootstocks for cultivated watermelon (C. lanatus var. lanatus) in fields infested wi...
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Genetic resistance to Meloidogyne incognita in pepper (Capsicum annuum) has been well characterised for the N and Me3 resistance genes. However, there are no studies comparing the effects of these two genes directly or investigating the combined effects when both genes are present together. Several studies were undertaken to investigate the relatio...

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... Citron melons are grown worldwide mainly for animal feed and fruit preserves. Resistance to nematodes, expressed as less galling than that of Cucurbita hybrids and bottle gourd rootstocks (Thies et al. 2016), and Fusarium wilt (Patrick Wechter et al. 2012) has been reported in some citron melon accessions, suggesting that this group is a promising alternative source of rootstock for managing root-knot nematodes (RKNs) and Fusarium wilt in watermelon. It has been reported by different researchers that the use of citron rootstock in the production of grafted watermelon can be an interesting alternative to the currently used commercial rootstock (Edelstein et al. 2014;Levi et al. 2014;Fredes et al. 2016). ...
... The use of genetically resistant plants is the most sustainable method to control Meloidogyne spp., being a challenge the search for sources of resistance (Molinari, 2011). Alternatively, however, in a short-term, the use of resistant rootstocks would be feasible, as practiced for other crops (Louws et al., 2010;Thies et al., 2012;Galatti et al., 2013;Guan et al., 2014). Nevertheless, this practice would have greater applicability in noble melons cultivated in greenhouses, because of the high commercial value-added. ...
... citroides) germplasm and commercial watermelon rootstock (C. lanatus) have significantly less galling than the diploid seeded watermelon "Fiesta, " bottle gourd rootstocks and the Cucurbita moschata × C. maxima squash hybrid rootstock (Thies et al., 2008), which may be useful as candidate rootstocks for overcoming the watermelon RKN (Thies et al., 2010). These results will provide a number of alternative rootstocks that are available for different growers in the near future. ...
... High degree of RKN resistance with heaviest fruit yield and greatest numbers of fruit Thieset.al., 2015 [92] [50] [88] Kousiket al., 2018 [89] Watermelon, Melon Citrulluslanatus var. citroides Tolerance to Fusarium wilt Tolerance to nematodes ...
... Recently, citron watermelon (C. lanatus var citroides) has emerged as a promising rootstock for improving fruit yield and quality of grafted watermelon [9,19,20]. Currently, the interspecific hybrid C. maxima × C. moschata is the most commonly used commercial rootstock for grafted watermelon [8,9]. However, other rootstocks, such as L. siceraria, have gained popularity due to their attributes such as improved protection against fusarium wilt and root-knot nematodes [21,22], positive effects on fruit yield, and quality of grafted watermelon fruits under adverse conditions [16]. ...
... With the increase in long-season protected cultivation in the north of China, root-knot nematodes (RKNs) that previously caused damage mainly in South China have recently spread to the North China (Wang et al., 2009;Weng et al., 2013;. Grafting, biosolarization, biological control agents and chemistry nematicides were used in the management of RKNs for pepper production (Judy and Jennifer, 2009;Ros et al., 2014). However, restrictions and limitations on the use of these management strategies have driven researchers to seek pepper cultivars that are resistant to RKNs (Ros et al., 2018). ...
... The resistant accessions identified are used in genetic studies to ascertain the mode of inheritance for defense response to root-knot nematodes in watermelon (Thies et al., 2010). Hybrids of cucurbits are considered potential multigenic banks for resistance to nematode infection. ...