Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (31471919, 31201660)
China Agriculture Research System (CARS-25)
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Received: 21 December 2017
Accepted: 6 June 2018
First Online: 13 June 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: In this study we utilized a commercial watermelon cultivar ‘Zaojia 8424’ [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. and Nakai.] that belongs to Xinjiang Academy of Sciences. This is a registered cultivar and recommended for commercial cultivation in China. No specific permission was required for use of this cultivar for experimental purpose. The seedlings were grown in a growth chamber as per standard practices and samples were harvested at required time.
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