Cucumis melo (Makuwa Group)

  • T. K. Lim


Molecular polymorphism studies suggested that Cucumis melo vars. makuwa and conomon are derived from small seed type melon in east India (Kato et al. 2002). Vars. makuwa and conomon are believed to have originated in India, the secondary center of genetic diversity of cultivated melon, and were introduced into China from the west via the Silk Road. (Kitamura 1950). It was also thought that the varieties had originated from wild melon (var. agrestis) in China (Walters 1989). Makuwa is now domesticated in northern China, Korea and Japan.


Ethanol Extract Xanthine Oxidase Silk Road Peel Extract Streptococcus Agalactiae 
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  • T. K. Lim
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  1. 1.ChisholmAustralia

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