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Melons research programme

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and muskmelon (Cucumis melo L) are two important melons grown in India. Watermelon is being used for table purpose and has wide range of consumer preferences in India and worldwide. Muskmelon is one of the most nutritive and commercially important cucurbits.

Its nutritional value is higher then that of watermelons, owing to greater vitamin C contain. The yellow and orange fleshed melons contain B-carotene and pro-vitamin A. INDO US BIO TECH PVT.LTD has initiated focused breeding program in melons to cater both national and international consumer preferences.
Wide collection of germplasm from national and international sources
Diverse germplasm with
Variability for fruit shape and colour in watermelon, fruit shape, colour and netting inmuskmelon.
Higher TSS content
Variability for flesh colour
Small to medium sized seeds
Low to medium seed content
  Resistance to bud necrosis virus (PBNV)
  Resistance to powdery Mildew (PM) and wilt
Genetic enhancement
Extensive genetic enhancement program for development of lines having
Unique fruit and flesh colour
High TSS content
Resistance to viruses, powdery mildew and downy mildew

Watermelon enhancement


Muskmelon enhencement

Development of hybrids for
Asiatic (dragon and ice-box type )and sugar baby segment having earliness (bearing pistillate flowers at early nodes) with high yield potential
Suitable for long distance transportation
Fruits with higher TSS content (>13%)
Attractive dark red flesh colour with fewer and smaller seeds
Tolerance to biotic and a biotic stresses
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