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Reaction of Muskmelon Germ Plasm to Inoculation with Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis Race 2. F. W. Zink, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis 95616. W. D. Gubler and R. G. Grogan, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis 95616. Plant Dis. 67:1251-1255. Accepted for publication 20 May 1983. Copyright 1983 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-67-1251.

Of 152 entries of muskmelon (Cucumis melo) germ plasm tested in the greenhouse for resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis race 2, 18 cultivars had intermediate resistance (1271% seedlings resistant) and 32 were highly resistant (81100% seedlings resistant). Resistance was found in four botanical subspecies of C. melo, var. reticulatus, var. inodorus, var. chito, and var. flexuosus. The inheritance of wilt resistance is discussed.