News

  • New interface and new genome release. The Cucurbit Genomics Database has been redesigned and now has a new interface. Several pre-released cucurbit genome sequences and annotations including Cucurbita maxima, Cucurbita moschata and watermelon cv. Charleston Gray, were added to the database. [May, 2017]

  • New domain name. The Cucurbit Genomics Database can now be reached under the new domain name http://cucurbitgenomics.org/. Requests to the old domain http://icugi.org/ will be directed to the newly designed database. [May, 2017]

  • Cucurbita maxima genome sequences, genetic maps and SNP markers described in Zhang et al. (2015) are available. A separated manuscript describingCucurbita maxima genome sequence, annotation and analysis is in preparation [Jan. 2016]

  • The blast interface was updated to incldued all cucurbit genome sequences. The blast interfaces under 'genome' menu were removed [Feb. 2014]

  • The cucumber HapMap and the genome of a wild cucumber published in Nature Genetics [Oct. 2013]

  • SNPs and INDELs among 115 cucumber accessions are available for download [Aug. 2013]

  • The full genome sequences and predicted genes of a wild cucumber accession, PI183967, are available for download [April 2013]

  • A total of 810 polymorphic SSR markers were provided by Syngenta and are now freely available. Download the file [June, 2012]

  • Functional annotation of watermelon genome predicted gene generated using the AHRD pipeline is now available for download. [May, 2012]

  • Melon BAC end sequences (~50,000) described in Gonzalez et al were included in the blast tool in the database [May, 2012]

  • Watermelon genome sequences released. Details... [Oct, 2011]

  • A unigene build of cucubita pepo ESTs was added in the database. Details... [July 2011]

  • A new version (3.0) of cucumber EST unigene build was added in the database. Details... [July 2011]

  • A new version (2.0) of watermelon EST unigene build was added in the database. Details... [July 2011]

  • Individual melon genetics maps used to construct the final version of ICuGI map are uploaded into the database [June, 2011]

  • The final version of ICuGI melon genetic map is now available [April, 2011]

  • Melon pathway database updated. MelonCyc 2.0 was built based on the latest melon EST unigene build (v4.0). Details... [Dec. 2010]

  • A new version (4.0) of melon EST unigene build was added in the database. Details... [May 2010]

  • Cucumber genome sequences are now in the database for blast, browsing and query, upon agreeing the data release policy. Details... [March 2010]

  • Approximately 90,000 new melon ESTs generated mainly by ICuGI are included in the database. Details... [Jan. 2010]

  • A merged genetics map of melon produced by ICuGI is now available in the database. [Jan. 2010]

  • More than 9 million pumpkin small RNAs were processed and analyzed, and included in the database. Details... [Jan. 2010]

  • Cucumber genome was sequenced and published on Nature Genetics. Details...[Nov. 2009]

  • Cucurbit biochemical pathways predicted from the latest versions of unigenes are now available [Sept. 2009]

  • More than 350,000 cucumber ESTs generated from gynoecious and hermaphrodite flowers using the 454 pyrosequencing technology are now available in the database. Details... [July 2009]

  • High-confidence SNPs were identified from ESTs of each unigene build using a modified pipeline. These SNPs can be obtained from the download site. Details... [July 2009]

  • A tool to functionally classify a list of unigenes into plant specific GO slims and a tool to identify enriched GO terms from a list of unigenes were implemented in the database. [July 2009]

  • Additional annotations of all EST unigenes obtained by comparing them against Swiss-Prot, TrEMBL and Arabidopsis protein databases were added [May. 2009]

  • Presentations from the Cucurbit Genomics Workshop at Shenzhen, China are available [Dec. 2008]