Patent Number: 8,878,012

Title: Methods for improving the yield of cucumber plants

Abstract: The present invention relates to a plant of a cucumber breeding line having an introgression from cucumber accession PI 169383, a representative sample of seed of which has been deposited with the NCIMB, Aberdeen, Scotland under accession number NCIMB 41532 and depositors reference PI169383, wherein said introgression is an introgression on linkage group 4 associated with increased yield of said plants, wherein said plant exhibits an increased yield relative a plant of said cucumber breeding line lacking said introgression, and wherein said increased yield refers to a higher total fruit weight per plant.

Inventors: de Haan; Anita Afke (Bleiswiji, NL), Rozier; Bram (Zwijndrecht, NL), van Paassen; Martinus Quirinus Maria (Delft, NL), de Vries; Jeroen Sebastiaan (Den Haag, NL)

Assignee: Monsanto Invest B.V.

International Classification: A01H 5/10 (20060101); A01H 5/00 (20060101); A01H 4/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00