Bottle gourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standl.], also known as calabash, is an edible, medical, container and grafting stock plant cultivated all over the tropics. Amazingly, high genetic variability exists in bottle gourd, especially in fruit size and shape, which can be round, oblate, pyriform, elongated curvilinear, dipper, slender straight, tubby, snake-like and more.

Resources

Genome

(Lagenaria siceraria cv. ‘Hangzhou Gourd’ and ‘USVL1VR-Ls’)

Phenome

Markers/
QTLs

Maps

Cultivars

Publications

Data Statistics

  • Genes: 20,000+
  • Phenotypes: 300+
  • Markers: 6,000+
  • Publications: 18

Release Notes

  • GourdBase is available online since November 2017.
  • Bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria cv. ‘Hangzhou Gourd’) genome is publicly accessible since April 2017.
  • Genes are publicly accessible since May 2017.
  • Markers are publicly accessible since January 2017.

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