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ISRN Agronomy
Volume 2012, Article ID 134134, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/134134
Research Article

Evaluation of Morphological and Molecular Diversity among South Asian Germplasms of Cucumis sativus and Cucumis melo

1Laboratory of Genetics, Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University, Matsudo, Chiba 271-8510, Japan
2Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Centre for Plant Molecular Biology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tamil Nadu, Coinbatore 641003, India
3Faculty of Horticulture, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tamil Nadu, Coinbatore 641003, India

Received 17 July 2012; Accepted 12 August 2012

Academic Editors: G. M. Dal Bello, L. F. Goulao, L. Velasco, and X. Xu

Copyright © 2012 Chi Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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