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A genus of about 27 species, including 5 that are extensively cultivated: C. pepo, summer squash; C. mixta, cushaws: C. moschata, winter squash; C. maxima, Hubbard squash; and C. ficifolia, Malabar gourds. Most genetic information is available for C. pepo and C. maxima.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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