Watermelon cross-breeding research

Watermelon cross-breeding research

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Credit: PEGGY GREB/US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Watermelon cross-breeding research. Technicians (left and centre) and geneticist examining watermelons (Citrullus lanatus) derived from crosses between American heirloom cultivars and wild watermelons. Cross-breeding of different varieties is commonly carried out to introduce or enhance desirable characteristics in fruit and vegetables. Photographed in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

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