Cucurbita maxima

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Related to Cucurbita maxima: buttercup squash, Cucurbita moschata, Cucurbita pepo
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Synonyms for Cucurbita maxima

plant bearing buff-colored squash having somewhat bottle-shaped fruit with fine-textured edible flesh and a smooth thin rind

any of several winter squash plants producing large greyish-green football-shaped fruit with a rough warty rind

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University of California (Oakland, CA) and Agrigenesis Biosciences Limited (Auckland, New Zealand) have patented a polynucleotide sequence encoding a component of the protein machinery involved in small RNA trafficking, Cucurbita maxima phloem small RNA-binding protein (CmPSRB 1), and the corresponding polypeptide sequence.
Despite their year-round availability in markets today, these descendants of the hard-shelled Cucurbita maxima are still commonly called winter squash.
Studies on the usefulness of Cucurbita maxima for the production of ready-to-eat dried vegetable snacks with a high carotenoid content.