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

Table 2

Characters observed and their abbreviations and standards.


Fruit weight (g)FWThe weight of fruits at fully ripe stage
Peduncle length (cm)PLThe length from the base to fruit intersects peduncle
Fruit length (cm)FLThe length from stalk end to the tip of the fruit
Fruit girth (cm)FGThe girth at the middle portion
Leaf length (cm)LLThe length from the tip to the leaf intersects petiole
No. of primary branchesNPBThe number of branches borne on the main stem
Leaf widthLWThe width at the broadest place of the leaf
Internodal length (cm)ILThe length between two subsequent nodes
Leaf Petiole length (cm)LPLThe length from the base of to the intersects petiole
Plant growthPGDeterminate, semideterminate, and indeterminate
Stem shapeSSRound, angular, and others
Stem colorSCYellow, light green, green, dark green, and others
Stem pubescence densitySPDSparse, medium, and dense
Stem pubescence typeSPTSoft, intermediate, and hard
Leaf shapeLSOrbicular, ovate, elliptical, reniform, cordate, triangular, entire, trilobite, pentalobate, and others
Leaf marginLMCrenate, denticulate, entire, lobate, serrate, serrulate, spiny, undulate, and others
Leaf colorLCLight green, green, dark green, and others
Leaf glossinessLGDull, intermediate, and glossy
Leaf pubescence densityLPDSparse, medium, and dense
Leaf pubescence typeLPTSoft, intermediate, and hard
Flower colorFCWhite, cream, yellow, orange, and others
Fruit shapeFSGlobular, flattened, oblate, elliptical, pyriform, ovate, acorn, elongated, and others
Stem end fruit shapeSFSDepressed, flattened, rounded, and pointed
Blossom end fruit shapeBEFSDepressed, flattened, rounded, and pointed
Fruit skin lusterFSLMatt, intermediate, glossy, and others
Fruit skin textureFSTSmooth, rough, spiny, and others
Fruit skin hardnessFSHSoft, intermediate, hard, and others
Predominant fruit skin colorPFSCWhite, yellow, cream, pale green, green, dark green, orange, brown, grey, and others
Secondary fruit skin colorSFSCAbsent, white, yellow, cream, pale green, green, dark green, orange, brown, grey, and others
Secondary skin color patternSSCPAbsent, spotted, striped, netted, short streaked, long Streaked, and others
Fruit mesocarp colorFMCWhite, cream, green, orange, and others
Seed colorSCWhite, cream white, yellow, light brown, and others

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