Seed characteristics and seed-fruit correlation of Turkish watermelon germplasm

Solmaz I., Sari N., Kartal E., Yetisir H.

10th EUCARPIA Meeting on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae, Antalya, Turkey, 15 - 18 October 2012, pp.340-345 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.340-345


This study was carried out at the Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Cukurova. Totally, 327 genotypes were used which mostly collected from different regions of Turkey since 1993. Seed weight, seed length and seed width of 15 seeds per genotype were measured. The seed weight, length, and width ranged from 20 to 211 mg, 5.03 to 16.63 mm and 3.39 to 9.53 mm, respectively, among genotypes. Nine genotypes were selected based on seed size (3 small, 3 medium, 3 big) in order to evaluate correlation between seed and fruit characteristics. Correlation analysis was performed between measured seed parameters and fruit weight, length and diameter in the nine genotypes. Measured seed parameters were negatively correlated with fruit weight, length and diameter while seed weight was positively correlated with seed length.