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Studies on Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)

Haiping Wang

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Haiping Wang is a full-time Research Scientist and Association Professor of Horticulture, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

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Cultivation Distribution Production Nutrition Carotene Therapeutic Potential Germplasm Diversity Preservation and Storage Traditional Breeding Molecular Breeding Insects and Disease

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Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) , as a long usually green-skinned vegetable, has been cultivated for at least 3000 years presumably having originated in the tropical rainforest belt at the southern foot of the Himalayas in India. The first cucumbers were wild, with black thorns. They were too bitter to eat. After a long period of cultivation and domestication, wild cucumbers began to be consumed. Since then, cucumbers have spread around the world, and through natural selection. Many varieties or ecotypes have been formed by artificial selection. The nutritional value of the cucumber is low, but its delicate flavour makes it popular for salads and relishes. The plants are susceptible to a number of bacterial and fungal diseases, including downy mildew, anthracnose and Fusarium wilt. Much more studies have been carried out to further understand this miraculous plant.

This book will mainly cover natural history, the history of cucumber in cultivation, therapeutic benefits, modern cultivation and production, germplasm and varieties, preservation and storage, breeding etc.

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Date completed: September 30th 2020

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Haiping Wang

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Haiping Wang was born in Chifeng, Chian in 1975. He holds BSc in Plant protection (1998), MSc in Plant breeding (2001) and PhD in Vegetable science (2001) at Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Since 2001 he is a full time Research Scientist and Association Professor of Horticulture, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. His research interest include: research on vegetable genetic resources in order to collect the germplasm for preserving the diversity of Midterm Gene-Bank of Vegetables Genetic Resources in China; research on garlic and ginger genetics and breeding conducted to improve the crop for growers and consumers. Key areas of interest include garlic, ginger, radish and cucumber genetics and development of genomic tools, genetic improvement of garlic disease resistance, garlic diversity and origins, and of human nutritional quality and flavor of both garlic and ginger. Outreach activities include interaction with the garlic and ginger production and with consumers.

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