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William S Conway
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
Collaborator

Phone: (301) 504-6985
Fax: (301) 504-5107
Room 201
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 002 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705-2350


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Biological characterization of Monilinia fructicola isolates from stone fruits in eastern West Virginia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Conway, W.S., Biggs, A.R., Jurick Ii, W.M., Vico, I. 2013. Biological characterization of Monilinia fructicola isolates from stone fruits in eastern West Virginia. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 35(3):315-327.
Characterization of a calcium/calmodulin-regulated SR/CAMTA gene family during tomato fruit development and ripening - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, T., Peng, H., Whitaker, B.D., Conway, W.S. 2012. Characterization of a calcium/calmodulin-regulated SR/CAMTA gene family during tomato fruit development and ripening. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 12:19.
Penicillium solitum produces a polygalacturonase isozyme in decayed ‘Anjou’ pear fruit capable of macerating host tissue in vitro - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick II, W.M., Vico, I., Gaskins, V.L., Whitaker, B.D., Garrett, W.M., Janisiewicz, W.J., Conway, W.S. 2012. Penicillium solitum produces a polygalacturonase isozyme in decayed ‘Anjou’ pear fruit capable of macerating host tissue in vitro. Mycologia. DOI:10.3852/11.119.
Identification of wild apple germplasm (Malus spp.) with resistance to the postharvest decay pathogens Penicillium expansum and Colletotrichum acutatum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick Ii, W.M., Janisiewicz, W.J., Saftner, R.A., Vico, I., Gaskins, V.L., Park, E., Forsline, P.L., Fazio, G., Conway, W.S. 2011. Identification of wild apple germplasm (Malus spp.) with resistance to the postharvest decay pathogens Penicillium expansum and Colletotrichum acutatum. Plant Breeding. 130:481-486.
Determination of free chlorine concentrations needed to prevent Escherichia coli O157:H7 cross-contamination during fresh-cut produce wash Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, Y., Nou, X., Yang, Y., Turner, E.R., Alegre, I., Alegre, M., Feng, H., Conway, W.S. 2011. Determination of free chlorine concentrations needed to prevent Escherichia coli O157:H7 cross-contamination during fresh-cut produce wash. Journal of Food Protection. 74(3):352-358.
Temperature suppresses decay on apple fruit by affecting Penicillium solitum conidial germination, mycelial growth and polygalacturonase activity Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vico, I., Jurick Ii, W.M., Camp, M.J., Janisiewicz, W.J., Conway, W.S. 2010. Temperature suppresses decay on apple fruit by affecting Penicillium solitum conidial germination, mycelial growth and polygalacturonase activity. Plant Pathology Journal. 9(3):144-148.
Combining biological control with physical and chemical treatments to control fruit decays after harvest - (Review Article)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Conway, W.S. 2010. Combining biological control with physical and chemical treatments to control fruit decays after harvest. Stewart Postharvest Review. 6(1):1-16.
Hot water treatment in combination with rachis removal and modified atmosphere packaging maintains quality of table grapes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Ding, W., Liu, X., Conway, W.S. 2009. Hot water treatment in combination with rachis removal and modified atmosphere packaging maintains quality of table grapes. HortScience. 44:1947-1952.
Purification and biochemical characterization of polygalacturonase produced by Penicillium expansum during postharvest decay of ‘Anjou’ pear Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick II, W.M., Vico, I., Gaskins, V.L., Garrett, W.M., Whitaker, B.D., Janisiewicz, W.J., Conway, W.S. 2010. Purification and biochemical characterization of polygalacturonase produced by Penicillium expansum during postharvest decay of ‘Anjou’ pear. Phytopathology. 100(1):42-48.
Fate of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in the presence of indigenous microorganisms on commercially packaged baby spinach as impacted by storage temperature and time - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, Y., He, Q., Mcevoy, J.L., Conway, W.S. 2009. Fate of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in the presence of indigenous microorganisms on commercially packaged baby spinach as impacted by storage temperature and time. Journal of Food Protection. 72(10):2038-2045.
Effectiveness of Bacteriophages in Reducing Escherichia coli O157:H7 on Fresh Cut Cantaloupes and Lettuce Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sharma, M., Patel, J.R., Conway, W.S., Ferguson, S.E., Sulakvelidze, A. 2009. Effectiveness of Bacteriophages in Reducing Escherichia coli O157:H7 on Fresh Cut Cantaloupes and Lettuce. Journal of Food Protection. 72(7):1481-1485.
Isolation, purification, and characterization of a polygalacturonase produced in Penicillium solitum-decayed 'Golden Delicious' apple fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick II, W.M., Vico, I., Mcevoy, J.L., Whitaker, B.D., Janisiewicz, W.J., Conway, W.S. 2009. Isolation, purification, and characterization of a polygalacturonase produced in Penicillium solitum-decayed 'Golden Delicious' apple fruit. Journal of Phytopathology. 99:636-641.
Potential Transference of Escherichia coli O157:H7 from Contaminated Coring Knife to Field-cored Lettuce and Impact of Holding Time and Temperature on Its Growth - (Abstract Only)
Mcevoy, J.L., Luo, Y., Conway, W.S., Zhou, B., Feng, H. 2008. Potential Transference of Escherichia coli O157:H7 from Contaminated Coring Knife to Field-cored Lettuce and Impact of Holding Time and Temperature on Its Growth. [abstract] International Association for Food Protection.
Potential of E.coli O157:H7 to grow on field-cored lettuce as impacted by postharvest storage time and temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcevoy, J.L., Luo, Y., Conway, W.S., Zhou, B., Feng, H. 2008. Potential of E.coli O157:H7 to grow on field-cored lettuce as impacted by postharvest storage time and temperature. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 128:506-509.
Growth of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Its Interaction with Background Microorganisms on Commercially Packaged Baby Spinach as Impacted by Storage Temperature - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y., Mcevoy, J.L., He, Q., Conway, W.S. 2008. Growth of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Its Interaction with Background Microorganisms on Commercially Packaged Baby Spinach as Impacted by Storage Temperature. [abstract]. United Fresh Produce Association meeting.
Histological effects of calcium chloride in stored apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trentham, R.W., Sams, C.E., Conway, W.S. 2008. Histological effects of calcium chloride in stored apples. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 133:487-491.
Control of blue mold decay of apple during commercial controlled atmosphere storage with yeast antagonists and sodium bicarbonate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Saftner, R.A., Conway, W.S., Yoder, K.S. 2008. Control of blue mold decay of apple during commercial controlled atmosphere storage with yeast antagonists and sodium bicarbonate. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 49:374-378.
Biocontrol of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on fresh-cut lettuce and cantaloupe by treatment with bacteriophage - (Abstract Only)
Sharma, M., Patel, J.R., Conway, W.S., Ferguson, S., Sulakvelidze, A. 2008. Biocontrol of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on fresh-cut lettuce and cantaloupe by treatment with bacteriophage [abstract]. International Association for Food Protection 2008 Abstract Book. Paper No. P5-25. p. 160.
Preliminary evaluation of apple germplasm from Kazakhstan for resistance to blue mold decay caused by Penicillium expansum after harvest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Saftner, R.A., Conway, W.S., Forsline, P.L. 2008. Preliminary evaluation of apple germplasm from Kazakhstan for resistance to blue mold decay caused by Penicillium expansum after harvest. HortScience.43(2):420-426.
Resistance of apples from the Kazakhstan germplasm collection to postharvest decay caused by Penicillium expansum - (Abstract Only)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Saftner, R.A., Conway, W.S., Forsline, P.L. 2007. Resistance of apples from the Kazakhstan germplasm collection to postharvest decay caused by Penicillium expansum. Phytopathology, 97:S51
Control of blue mold of apple by combining controlled atmosphere, antagonist mixtures and sodium bicarbonate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Conway, W.S., Janisiewicz, W.J., Leverentz, B., Saftner, R.A., Camp, M.J. 2007. Control of blue mold of apple by combining controlled atmosphere, antagonist mixtures and sodium bicarbonate. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 45:326-332.
Biocontrol of Listeria Monocytogenes on Fresh-Cut Honeydew Melons Using a Bacterial Antagonist and Bacteriophage - (Abstract Only)
Hong, Y., Leverentz, B., Conway, W.S., Janisiewicz, W.J., Abadias, M., Camp, M.J. 2006. Biocontrol of listeria monocytogenes on fresh-cut honeydew melons using a bacterial antagonist and bacteriophage. Phytopathology. 96:S51.
Virulence Factors Associated with Penicillium Expansum and P. Solitum During Decay of Apple Fruit - (Abstract Only)
Mcevoy, J.L., Conway, W.S., Janisiewicz, W.J. 2006. Virulence factors associated with penicillium expansum and p. solitum during decay of apple fruit. Phytopathology. 96:S75
Isolation and Characterization of Listeria Monocytogenes Strains from Retail Foods in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shen, Y., Liu, Y., Zhang, Y., Cripe, J., Conway, W.S., Meng, J., Hall, G., Bhagwat, A.A. 2006. Isolation and characterization of listeria monocytogenes strains from ready-to-eat foods in florida. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 72:5073-5076.
Combined Ozone and Active Oxygen Treatment of Tomatoes and Bananas Delays Ripening and Reduces Quality Deterioration and Microbial Growth - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y., Turner, E.R., Conway, W.S. 2006. Combined ozone and active oxygen treatment of tomatoes and bananas delays ripening and reduces quality deterioration and microbial growth [abstract]. International Horticultural Congress. Paper No. 1703.
The Effect of Calcium on the Virulence and Polygalacturonase Activity of Colletotrichum Acutatum on Apple Fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Park, E., Mcevoy, J.L., Conway, W.S., Sams, C.E., Solomos, T. 2006. The effect of calcium on the virulence and polygalacturonase activity of colletotrichum acutatum on apple fruit. Plant Pathology Journal. 5:183-190.
Control of Blue Mold of Apple by Combining Controlled Atmosphere, Antagonist Mixtures, and Sodium Bicarbonate - (Abstract Only)
Conway, W.S., Janisiewicz, W.J., Leverentz, B., Saftner, R.A., Camp, M.J. 2005. Control of blue mold of apple by combining controlled atmosphere, antagonist mixtures, and sodium bicarbonate [abstract]. Phytopathology. 34:11-20.
Biocontrol of Foodborne Pathogens on Fresh-Cut Apples Using Naturally Occurring Bacterial and Yeast Antagonists - (Abstract Only)
Leverentz, B., Conway, W.S., Janisiewicz, W.J., Kurtzman, C.P., Abadias, M.L., Camp, M.J. 2005. Biocontrol of foodborne pathogens on fresh-cut apples using naturally occurring bacterial and yeast antagonists [abstract]. Phytopathology 95. (Sppl.):59.
Physiochemical Properties and Bioactivity of Fungal Chitin and Chitosan - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, T., Zivanovic, S., Draughon, A., Conway, W.S., Sams, C.E. 2005. Physiochemical properties and bioactivity of fungal chitin and chitosan. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 53:3888-3894.
Improving Biocontrol Using Antagonist Mixtures with Heat And/or Sodium Bicarbonate to Control Postharvest Decay of Apple Fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Conway, W.S., Leverentz, B., Janisiewicz, W.J., Saftner, R.A., Camp, M.J. 2005. Improving biocontrol using antagonist mixtures with heat and/or sodium bicarbonate to control postharvest decay of apple fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 36:235-244
Fungal Chitosan Extracts Are As Effective in Reducing Decay Caused by Botrytis Cinerea, Penicillium Expansum, and Penicillium Solitum As Commercial Seashell Chitosan Extracts - (Abstract Only)
Sams, C.E., Zivanovic, S., Charron, C.S., Wu, T., Blodgett, A.B., Conway, W.S. 2004. Fungal chitosan extracts are as effective in reducing decay caused by botrytis cinerea, penicillium expansum, and penicillium solitum as commercial seashell chitosan extracts. Phytopathology. 95 (Suppl.):Abstract. P. S91.
Use of a Luxgfp Bioreporter System to Determine Metabolic Activity of An Antagonist in Fruit Wounds - (Abstract Only)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Bassett, C.L., Wisniewski, M.E., Conway, W.S., Roberts, D.P. Use of a luxgfp bioreporter system to determine metabolic activity of an antagonist in fruit wounds. American Phytopathological Society Abstracts.Abstract to be presented at Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, July 31 - August 4, 2004 in Anaheim, CA.
Integrating Heat Treatment, Biocontrol and Sodium Bicarbonate to Reduce Postharvest Decay of Apple Caused by Colletotrichum Acutatum and Penicillium Expansum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Conway, W.S., Leverentz, B., Janisiewicz, W.J., Blodgett, A.B., Saftner, R.A., Camp, M.J. 2004. Integrating heat treatment, biocontrol and sodium bicarbonate to reduce postharvest decay of apple caused by colletotrichum acutatum and penicillium expansum. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 34:11-20.
Improving Biocontrol Using Antagonist Mixtures with Heat And/or Sodium Bicarbonate to Control Postharvest Decay of Apple Fruit - (Abstract Only)
Conway, W.S., Leverentz, B., Janisiewicz, W.J., Saftner, R.A., Camp, M.J. 2004. Improving biocontrol using antagonist mixtures with heat and/or sodium bicarbonate to control postharvest decay of apple fruit. Phytopathology. 94(Suppl.):Abstract. P. S20.
Optimizing Concentration and Timing of a Phage Spray Application to Reduce Listeria Monocytogenes on Fruit Tissue - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leverentz, B., Conway, W.S., Janisiewicz, W.J., Camp, M.J. 2004. Optimizing concentration and timing of a phage spray application to reduce Listeria monocytogenes on fruit tissue. Journal of Food Protection. 67(8):1682-1686.
Relationship Between Host Acidification and Virulence of Penicillium Spp. on Apple and Citrus Fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Prusky, D., Mcevoy, J.L., Saftner, R.A., Conway, W.S., Jones, R.W. 2003. Relationship between host acidification and virulence of penicillium spp. on apple and citrus fruit. Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Phytopathology Vol. 94, No. 1, 2004, page 44-51
Biocontrol of Listeria Monocytogenes on Fresh-Cut Produce by Combining Bacteriophages and a Bacteriocin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leverentz, B., Conway, W.S., Camp, M.J., Janisiewicz, W.J., Abuladze, T., Saftner, R.A., Sulakvelidze, A. 2003. Biocontrol of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh-cut produce by combining bacteriophages and a bacteriocin. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 69(8):4519-4526.
Control of Bitter Rot & Blue Mold of Apples by Integrating Heat and Antagonist Treatments on 1-Mcp Treated Fruit Stored under Controlled Atmosphere Conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
JANISIEWICZ, W.J., LEVERENTZ, B., CONWAY, W.S., SAFTNER, R.A., REED, A.N., CAMP, M.J. CONTROL OF BITTER ROT & BLUE MOLD OF APPLES BY INTEGRATING HEAT AND ANTAGONIST TREATMENTS ON 1-MCP TREATED FRUIT STORED UNDER CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE CONDITIONS. POSTHARVEST BIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Vol. 29, p 129-143. March 2003.
Preharvest Nutritional Factors Affecting Postharvest Physiology - (Book / Chapter) - (04-Nov-02)
Effects of 1-Methylcyclopropene and Heat Treatments on Ripening and Postharvest Decay Development in 'golden Delicious' Apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saftner, R.A., Abbott, J.A., Conway, W.S., Barden, C.L. 2002. Effects of 1-methylcyclopropene and heat treatments on ripening and postharvest decay development in 'golden delicious' apples. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 128(1):120-127, 2003
Chemical Changes in the Cortical Tissue and Cell Walls of Calcium Infiltrated 'golden Delicious' Apples During Storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chardonnet, C.O., Charron, C.S., Sams, C.E., Conway, W.S. 2002. Chemical changes in the cortical tissue and cell walls of calcium- infiltrated 'golden delicious' apples during storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology 28 (2003) 97-111
Effect of Combining Mcp Treatment, Heat Treatment, and Biocontrol on the Reduction of Postharvest Decay of 'golden Delicious' Apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leverentz, B., Conway, W.S., Janisiewicz, W.J., Saftner, R.A., Camp, M.J. 2002. Effect of combining mcp treatment, heat treatment, and biocontrol on the reduction of postharvest decay of 'golden delicious' apples Postharvest Biology and Technology 27 (2003) 221-233
Biological Control on Minimally Processed Fruits and Vegetables - (Book / Chapter)
Leverentz, B., Janisiewicz, W.J., Conway, W.S. 2003. Biological control on minimally processed fruits and vegetables. Book Chapter. Microbial Safety of Minimally Processed Foods, page 319-331.
Postharvest Pathology - (Government Publication) - (04-Sep-01)
Effect of Postharvest Calcium Treatment on Apple Fruit Decay and Polygalacturonase Expression by Colletotrichum Acutatum - (Abstract Only) - (01-Aug-01)
Combining Calcium Chloride with Sucrose for Osmotic Dehydration of Apple Slices and Its Effect on the Interaction of Penicillium Expansum, Colletotrichum Acutatum, and Botrytis Cinerea, with Listeria Monocytogenes - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Jun-01)
Local Modulation of Host Ph by Colletotrichum Species As a Mechanism to Increase Virulence - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (05-Jun-01)
Bacteriophage As a Biocontrol Method for Salmonella and Listeria on Fresh Cut Fruit - (Abstract Only) - (25-Apr-01)
Osmotic Dehydration of Apple Slices Using a Sucrose/calcium Chloride Combination to Control Spoilage Caused by Botrytis Cinerea, Colletotrichum Acutatum and Penicillium Expansum - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (21-Mar-01)
Examination of Bacteriophage As a Biocontrol Method for Salmonella on Fresh-Cut Fruit - a Model Study - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (27-Feb-01)
Combining Yeasts Or a Bacterial Biocontrol Agent and Heat Treatment to Reduce Postharvest Decay of 'gala' Apples. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Jul-00)
Does Variation among Three Isolates of Botrytis Cinerea Affect Calcium Inhibitory Effect on This Fungus? - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (31-Mar-00)
Survival and Growth of Listeria Monocytogenes on Fresh-Cut Apple Slices Andits Interaction with Glomerella Cingulata and Penicillium Expansion - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Oct-99)
Strategy for Combining Heat Treatment, Calcium Infiltration and Biologicalcontrol to Reduce Postharvest Decay of 'gala' Apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (11-Dec-98)
Calcium Effect on the Mycelial Cell Walls of Botrytis Cinerea - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (07-Dec-98)
Fate of Escherichia Coli on Fresh Cut Apple Tissue and Its Transmission by Fruit Flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (19-Oct-98)
Postharvest Calcium Infiltration Delays Membrane Lipid Catabolism in 'golden Delicious' Apple Fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (28-May-98)
Effect of Postharvest Calcium Chloride Treatments on Tissue Water Relations, Cell Wall Calcium Levels and Postharvest Life of 'golden Delicious' Apples. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Apr-98)
Effects of Postharvest Calcium Infiltration Alone and in Combination with Surface Coating Treatments on Volatile Levels, Respiration, Ethylene Production, and Internal Atmosphere of 'golden Delicious' Apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Apr-98)
Sensory Evaluation of Heated and Calcium-Treated Fruits - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Mar-98)
Polygalacturonase of a Latent and Wound Postharvest Fungal Pathogen of Muskmelon Fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (28-Jan-98)
Effects of Postharvest Calcium and Fruit Coating Treatments on Postharvest Life, Quality Maintenance and Peel Injury in 'golden Delicious' Fruit. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (24-Dec-97)
Sensory Evaluation of Heated and Calcium Treated Fruits - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Mar-97)
Effects of Some Polyamine Biosynthesis Inhibitors and Calcium Chloride on in Vitro Growth and Decay Development in Apples Caused by Botrytis Cinerea and Penicillium Expansum - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-Feb-97)
Effect of Surfactants on Pressure Infiltration of Calcium Chloride Solutions into 'golden Delicious' Apples - (Abstract Only) - (19-Dec-96)
Influence of Prestorage Heat and Calcium Treatments on Lipid Metabolism in 'golden Delicious' Apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (28-Nov-96)
Botrytis Cinerea in Apples Is Inhibited by Postharvest Heat and Calcium Treatment - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Aug-96)
Purification and Characterization of a Polygalacturonase Produced by Penicillium Expansum in Apple Fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Aug-96)
Surfactants Affect Calcium Uptake from Postharvest Treatment of 'golden Delicious' Apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Jul-96)
Purification and Molecular Characterization of a Polygalacturonase-Inhibiting Protein from Apple Fruit - (Abstract Only) - (17-May-96)
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