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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Christopher Dardick (Chris)
Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory
Molecular Biologist (Plants)

Phone: (304) 725-3451 ext. 387
Fax: (304) 728-2340
Room 417
2217 WILTSHIRE ROAD
APPALACHIAN FRUIT RS
KEARNEYSVILLE, WV, 25430

Projects
Genetic Improvement of Fruit Crops through Functional Genomics and Breeding
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 425434
IMPROVING DISEASE RESISTANCE, FRUIT QUALITY, AND GROWTH HABIT OF TEMPERATE FRUIT CROPS THROUGH GENETIC ENGINEERING
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 418799
Intercontinental and Temporal Research Studies on Transgene Engineered in Plums
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 421278
THE MOLECULAR AND GENETIC CONTROL OF TREE ARCHITECTURE IN PRUNUS PERSICA (PEACH)
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 422510
Data Needed for Foreign Regulatory Packages for the PPV Resistant Transgenic Prunus Domestica CV. 'HoneySweet'
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 426921
Three-Dimensional Modeling System for Fruit Trees
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427061
Early Flowering, Early Fruiting Plums - Maximizing Growth, Flowering and Fruit Productivity, and the Development of New Plum Cultivars
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427544

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
A proposed naming convention for genes in Rosaceae species - (Abstract Only)
Jung, S., Bassett, C.L., Bielenberg, D., Cheng, C., Dardick, C.D., Main, D., Meisel, L., Slovin, J.P., Troggio, M., Schaffer, R.J. 2014. A proposed naming convention for genes in Rosaceae species [abstract]. 7th International Rosaceae Genomics Conference Program and Abstracts. p. 77.
Evolution of the fruit endocarp: molecular mechanisms underlying adaptations in seed protection and dispersal strategies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dardick, C.D., Callahan, A.M. 2014. Evolution of the fruit endocarp: molecular mechanisms underlying adaptations in seed protection and dispersal strategies. Frontiers in Plant Science. DOI:10.3389/FPLS.2014.00284.
The molecular basis for tree growth habit in Prunus persica (peach) - (Abstract Only)
Dardick, C.D., Hollender, C.A., Scorza, R., Srinivasan, C., Callahan, A.M., Zhebentyayeva, T., Ruiz, K.B., Whitaker, M., Horn, R., Abbott, A., Tworkoski, T. 2014. The molecular basis for tree growth habit in Prunus persica (peach)[abstract]. 7th International Rosaceae Genomics Conference. p. 15.
Genetic interactions underlying tree branch orientation - (Abstract Only)
Hollender, C.A., Scorza, R., Callahan, A.M., Tworkoski, T., Dardick, C.D. 2014. Genetic interactions underlying tree branch orientation [abstract]. American Society for Plant Biology. Paper No. P-12023-B.
Tree fruit breeding for the 21st Century - (Proceedings)
Scorza, R., Callahan, A.M., Dardick, C.D., Bell, R.L., Liu, Z., Srinivasan, C., Hollender, C.A., Vann, C.D., Ravelonandro, M. 2013. Tree fruit breeding for the 21st Century. Aspects of Applied Biology. 119:1-12.
Shoot growth orientation in trees is influenced by gravitropic control via a signaling pathway that includes TAC1 and LAZY1 - (Abstract Only)
Hollender, C.A., Dardick, C.D., Scorza, R. 2013. Shoot growth orientation in trees is influenced by gravitropic control via a signaling pathway that includes TAC1 and LAZY1. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. p. 45.
Protecting trees against virus diseases in the 21st century: genetic engineering of Plum pox virus resistance - from concept to product - (Review Article)
Scorza, R., Callahan, A.M., Dardick, C.D., Ravelonandro, M., Polak, J., Malinowski, T., Zagrai, I., Cambra, M., Kamenova, I. 2013. Protecting trees against virus diseases in the 21st century: genetic engineering of Plum pox virus resistance - from concept to product. Plant Cell Tissue And Organ Culture. 115:1-12.
Genomic analysis reveals candidate genes for PPV resistance in apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zuriaga, E., Soriano, J., Zhebentyayeva, T., Romero, C., Dardick, C.D., Canizares, J., Bandenes, M. 2013. Genomic analysis reveals candidate genes for PPV resistance in apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.). Molecular Plant Pathology. DOI:10.1111/mpp.12037.
A previously undescribed potyvirus isolated and characterized from arborescent Brugmansia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Smith, O.P., Mcdaniel, L., Sherman, D.J., Dardick, C.D., Hammond, J., Jordan, R.L., Schneider, W.L. 2013. A previously undescribed potyvirus isolated and characterized from arborescent Brugmansia. Archives of Virology. 158:1235-1244.
Biotechnological advances in the genetic improvement of Prunus domestica - (Proceedings)
Scorza, R., Callahan, A.M., Dardick, C.D., Srinivasan, C., Dejong, T., Abbott, A., Ravelonandro, M. 2013. Biotechnological advances in the genetic improvement of Prunus domestica. Acta Horticulture Proceedings. 985:111-117.
Stoneless plums-from Luther Burbank to the present - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Callahan, A.M., Dardick, C.D., Scorza, R. 2013. Stoneless plums-from Luther Burbank to the present. Acta Horticulturae. 985:71-75.
Identification of peach (Prunus persica) miRNAs and their targets by deep sequencing and degradome analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhu, H., Xia, R., Dardick, C.D., Callahan, A.M., An, Y., Liu, Z. 2012. Identification of peach (Prunus persica) miRNAs and their targets by deep sequencing and degradome analysis. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. DOI:10.1186/1471-2229-12-149.
Non-arginine-aspartate (non-RD) kinases are associated with innate immune receptors that recognize conserved microbial signatures - (Review Article)
Dardick, C.D., Schwessinger, B., Ronald, P. 2012. Non-arginine-aspartate (non-RD) kinases are associated with innate immune receptors that recognize conserved microbial signatures. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 15:358-366.
Advances in the genetic improvement of Prunus domestica utilizing genetic engineering - (Abstract Only)
Scorza, R., Callahan, A.M., Dardick, C.D., Srinivasan, C., Raines, C.D., Delong, T., Castro, S., Abbott, A., Ravelonandro, M., Cambra, M., Zagrai, I., Polak, J., Malinowski, T. 2012. Advances in the genetic improvement of Prunus domestica utilizing genetic engineering. [abstract]. Xth International Symposium Plum & Prune Genetics. Paper No. 97.
'FasTrack' - a revolutionary approach to long-generation cycle specialty crop breeding - (Abstract Only)
Scorza, R., Dardick, C.D., Callahan, A.M., Srinivasan, C., Delong, T., Harper, J., Raines, C.D., Castro, S. 2012. 'FasTrack' - a revolutionary approach to long-generation cycle specialty crop breeding. [abstract]. Xth International Symposium Plum & Prune Genetics. Paper No. 101.
Stoneless plums - from Luther Burbank to the present - (Abstract Only)
Callahan, A.M., Dardick, C.D., Scorza, R. 2012. Stoneless plums - from Luther Burbank to the present. Xth International Symposium on Plum and Prune Genetics, Breeding and Technology. p. 45.
Development of sequence-tagged site markers linked to the pillar growth type in peach (Prunus persica) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sajer, O., Scorza, R., Abbott, A., Horn, R., Dardick, C.D. 2012. Development of sequence-tagged site markers linked to the pillar growth type in peach (Prunus persica). Plant Breeding. 131:186-192.
Transcriptomics of shading-induced and NAA-induced abscission in apple (Malus domestica) reveals a shared pathway involving reduced photosynthesis, alterations in carbohydrate transport and signaling and hormone crosstalk - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zu, H., Dardick, C.D., Beers, E.P., Callahan, A.M., Xia, R., Yuan, R. 2011. Transcriptomics of shading-induced and NAA-induced abscission in apple (Malus domestica) reveals a shared pathway involving reduced photosynthesis, alterations in carbohydrate transport and signaling and hormone crosstalk. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 11:138.
Pitless plum: reality or fantasy - (Other)
Callahan, A.M., Dardick, C.D., Scorza, R. 2011. Pitless plum: reality or fantasy. Chronica Horticulturae. 51:18-22.
A high throughput transformation system allows the regeneration of marker-free plum plants (Prunus domestica L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Petri, C., Hily, J., Vann, C.D., Dardick, C.D., Scorza, R. 2011. A high throughput transformation system allows the regeneration of marker-free plum plants (Prunus domestica L.). Annals of Applied Biology. 159:302-315.
Light quantity and photosystem function mediate host susceptibility to turnip mosaic virus via a salicylic acid-independent mechanism - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manfre, A.J., Glenn, D.M., Nunez, A., Moreau, R.A., Dardick, C.D. 2011. Light quantity and photosystem function mediate host susceptibility to turnip mosaic virus via a salicylic acid-independent mechanism. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 24(3):315-327.
The rice kinase phylogenomics database: a guide for systematic analysis of the rice kinase super-family - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jung, K., Cao, P., Seo, Y., Dardick, C.D., Ronald, P. 2010. The rice kinase phylogenomics database: a guide for systematic analysis of the rice kinase super-family. Trends in Plant Science. 15(11):595-599.
Utilization of next generation sequencing for analyzing transgenic insertions in plum - (Abstract Only)
Callahan, A.M., Dardick, C.D., Scorza, R. 2010. Utilization of next generation sequencing for analyzing transgenic insertions in plum. HortScience. 45(8):56.
Apple (Malus x domestica) transcriptome in response to the compatible pathogen Erwinia amylovora and the incompatible pathogen Pseudomonas syringae - (Proceedings) - (30-Jun-10)
A young bud's fruitful journey: The spatial and temporal expression of transcription factors controlling early fruit determination and differentiation in stone fruit - (Abstract Only)
Lalli, D., Dardick, C.D., Scorza, R., Callahan, A.M. 2010. A young bud's fruitful journey: The spatial and temporal expression of transcription factors controlling early fruit determination and differentiation in stone fruit. Plant Biology Annual Meeting. p. 4017.
Expression of the poplar Flowering Locus T1 (FT1) gene reduces the generation time in plum (Prunus domestica L.) - (Abstract Only)
Srinivasan, C., Callahan, A.M., Dardick, C.D., Scorza, R. 2010. Expression of the poplar Flowering Locus T1 (FT1) gene reduces the generation time in plum (Prunus domestica L.) [abstract]. International Horticultural Congress. p. 103.
Overexpression of a peach (Prunus persica) AP2/ERF-family transcription factor in apple (Malus x domestica) induces growth cessation in response to short photoperiod - (Abstract Only)
Wisniewski, M.E., Norelli, J.L., Bassett, C.L., Macarisin, D., Artlip, T.S., Dardick, C.D. 2010. Overexpression of a peach (Prunus persica) AP2/ERF-family transcription factor in apple (Malus x domestica) induces growth cessation in response to short photoperiod [abstract]. International Horticultural Congress. p. 246.
The peach dehydrin family is small relative to all other sequenced plant genomes - (Abstract Only)
Bassett, C.L., Dardick, C.D., Gasic, K., Fisher, K. 2010. The peach dehydrin family is small relative to all other sequenced plant genomes. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting.
Genome Sequencing and Analysis of the Model Grass Brachypodium Distachyon. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vogel, J.P., Garvin, D.F., Gu, Y.Q., Lazo, G.R., Anderson, O.D., Bragg, J.N., Chingcuanco, D.L., Weng, Y., Belknap, W.R., Thomson, J.G., Dardick, C.D., Baxter, I.R. 2010. Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon. Nature. 463:763-768.
Sequence and phylogenetic analyses of diverse plant dehydrins and their promoters: do they reflect survival in different environments? - (Abstract Only)
Bassett, C.L., Gasic, K., Dardick, C.D., Wisniewski, M.E., Fisher, K. 2010. Sequence and phylogenetic analyses of diverse plant dehydrins and their promoters: do they reflect survival in different environments?. Plant and Animal Genome.
Hairpin plum pox virus coat protein (hpPPV-CP) structure in 'HoneySweet' C5 plum provides PPV resistance when genetically engineered into plum (Prunus domestica) seedlings - (Proceedings)
Scorza, R., Georgi, L., Callahan, A.M., Petri, C., Hily, J., Dardick, C.D., Damsteegt, V.D., Ravelonandro, M. 2010. Hairpin plum pox virus coat protein (hpPPV-CP) structure in 'HoneySweet' C5 plum provides PPV resistance when genetically engineered into plum (Prunus domestica) seedlings. International Conference on Graft Transmissible Diseases of Fruit Crops.
Protein-protein interactions of TAP-tagged protein kinases in rice - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (21-Jul-09)
The hairpin structure of the Plum pox virus (PPV) coat protein gene in 'HoneySweet' C5 plum is responsible for PPV resistance - (Abstract Only)
Scorza, R., Georgi, L., Callahan, A.M., Petri, C., Hily, J., Dardick, C.D., Damsteegt, V.D., Ravelonandro, M. 2009. The hairpin structure of the Plum pox virus (PPV) coat protein gene in 'HoneySweet' C5 plum is responsible for PPV resistance. International Conference on Graft Transmissible Diseases of Fruit Crops. p. 39-40.
Analysis of apple (Malus) responses to bacterial pathogens using an oligo microarray - (Abstract Only)
Bocsanczy, A.M., Phillips, J.G., Dardick, C.D., Korban, S.S., Bassett, C.L., Wisniewski, M.E., Norelli, J.L. 2009. Analysis of apple (Malus) responses to bacterial pathogens using an oligo microarray. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. Phytopathology 99:514.
Characterization of 'Stoneless': A naturally occurring, partially stoneless plum cultivar - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Callahan, A.M., Scorza, R., Dardick, C.D. 2009. Characterization of 'Stoneless': A naturally occurring, partially stoneless plum cultivar. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 134:120-125.
Genetic engineering of plum (Prunus domestica L.) for plant improvement and genomics research in Rosaceae - (Book / Chapter)
Petri, C., Scorza, R., Dardick, C.D. 2009. Genetic engineering of plum (Prunus domestica L.) for plant improvement and genomics research in Rosaceae. In: Folta, K.M. Gardiner, S.E., editors. Genetics and Genomics of Rosaceae. New York, NY: Springer. p. 277-290.
Construction and validation of a 45K rice oligonucleotide array - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jung, K., Dardick, C.D., Phetsom, J., Canlas, P., Seo, Y., Shultz, M., Ouyang, S., Yuan, Q., Frank, B., Ly, E., Yi, Y., Hsia, A., An, K., Chou, H., Rocke, D., Lee, G., Schnable, P., An, G., Buell, R., Ronald, P. 2008. Construction and validation of a 45K rice oligonucleotide array. PLoS One. 3(10):e3337.
Using an apple (Malus) microarray for expression analysis of responses to compatible and incompatible pathogens - (Abstract Only)
Phillips, J.G., Dardick, C.D., Schuyler, K.S., Bassett, C.L., Wisniewski, M.E., Norelli, J.L., Bicsanczy, A.M. 2008. Using an apple (Malus) microarray for expression analysis of responses to compatible and incompatible pathogens. Meeting Abstract. MAPMBX Program Book. p. 31.
Rice Xb15, a protein phosphatase 2C, negatively regulates Xa21-mediated resistance and programmed cell death - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Park, C., Peng, Y., Bart, R., Chen, X., Ruan, D., Canlas, P.E., Dardick, C.D., Ronald, P.C. 2008. Rice Xb15, a protein phosphatase 2C, negatively regulates Xa21-mediated resistance and programmed cell death. PLoS Biology. 6(9):e231.
Assessing probe-specific dye and slide biases in two-color microarray data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lu, R., Lee, G., Shultz, M., Dardick, C.D., Jung, K., Phetsom, J., Jia, Y., Rice, R.H., Goldberg, Z., Schnable, P.S., Ronald, P., Rocke, D.M. 2008. Assessing probe-specific dye and slide biases in two-color microarray data. BMC Bioinformatics. 9:314. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-9-314.
Identification and functional analysis of light-responsive unique or paralogous gene family members in rice using a near genomic gene microarray - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jung, K., Dardick, C.D., Lee, J., Phetsom, J., Xu, X., Seo, Y., Ouyang, S., Ly, E., An, K., Cho, Y., Lee, G., Buell, C., An, G., Ronald, P. 2008. Identification and functional analysis of light-responsive unique or paralogous gene family members in rice using a near genomic gene microarray. PLoS Genetics. 4(8):e1000164.
High transformation efficiency in plum (Prunus domestica L.): a new tool for functional genomics studies in Prunus spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Petri, C., Webb, K.K., Hily, J., Dardick, C.D., Scorza, R. 2008. High transformation efficiency in plum (Prunus domestica L.): a new tool for functional genomics studies in Prunus spp. Molecular Breeding. DOI 10.1007/s11032-008-9200-8.
High efficiency plum (Prunus domestica L.) transformation: a functional genomics tool for Rosaceae - (Abstract Only)
Petri, C., Webb, K.K., Dardick, C.D., Scorza, R. 2008. High efficiency plum (Prunus domestica L.) transformation: a functional genomics tool for Rosaceae. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 43:1203.
A high-throughput transformation system in plum (Prunus domestica L.) for functional genomics research in Rosaceae - (Abstract Only)
Petri, C., Webb, K.K., Dardick, C.D., Scorza, R. 2008. A high-throughput transformation system in plum (Prunus domestica L.) for functional genomics research in Rosaceae [abstract]. First International Symposium on Biotechnology of Fruit Species. p. 87.
OsWRKY62 is a negative regulator of basal and Xa21-mediated defense against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae in rice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peng, Y., Bartley, L.E., Chen, X., Dardick, C.D., Ruan, R., Canlas, P.E., Ronald, P.C. 2008. OsWRKY62 is a negative regulator of basal and Xa21-mediated defense against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae in rice. Molecular Plant. 1(3):446-458.
A high-throughput transformation system in plum (Prunus domestica L.) useful for functional genomics in Rosaceae - (Proceedings)
Petri, C., Webb, K.K., Dardick, C.D., Scorza, R. 2008. A high-throughput transformation system in plum (Prunus domestica L.) useful for functional genomics in Rosaceae. Acta Horticulturae.
Gene expression profiling of peach fruit during stone development - (Abstract Only)
Callahan, A.M., Dardick, C.D., Chiozzotto, R., Schaffer, R.J., Piagnani, M., Scorza, R. 2008. Gene expression profiling of peach fruit during stone development [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Paper No. 716. p. 297.
A high-throughput transformation system in plum (Prunus domestica L.) provides a powerful tool for functional genomics in Rosaceae - (Abstract Only)
Petri, C., Webb, K.K., Dardick, C.D., Scorza, R. 2008. A high-throughput transformation system in plum (Prunus domestica L.) provides a powerful tool for functional genomics in Rosaceae [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. p. 289.
Comparative expression profiling of Nicotiana benthamiana leaves systemically infected with three fruit tree viruses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dardick, C.D. 2007. Comparative expression profiling of Nicotiana benthamiana leaves systemically infected with three fruit tree viruses. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 20(8):1004-1017.
Gene expression profiling reveals insight into how distinct viruses induce symptoms - (Abstract Only) - (22-Nov-06)
The Rice Kinase Database (Rkd): a Phylogenomic Database for the Rice Kinome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dardick, C.D., Chen, J., Richter, T., Shu, O., Ronald, P. 2007. The rice kinase database (rkd): a phylogenomic database for the rice kinome. Plant Physiology. 143:579-586.
Prospects for Genetic Engineering in Plants - (Abstract Only) - (16-May-06)
Protein-Protein Interactions of Tandem Affinity Purification (Tap)-Tagged Protein Kinases in Rice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rohila, J.S., Chen, M., Chen, S., Chen, J., Cerny, R., Dardick, C.D., Canlas, P., Xu, X., Gribskov, M., Kanrar, S., Zhu, J., Ronald, P., Fromm, M. 2006. Protein-protein interactions of tandem affinity purification (tap)-tagged protein kinases in rice. Plant Journal. 46:1-13.
Plant and Animal Pathogen Recognition Receptors Signal Through Non-Rd Kinases - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dardick, C.D., Ronald, P. 2006. Plant and animal pathogen recognition receptors signal through non-rd kinases. Public Library of Science for Pathogens. 2(1):e2.
Plant and Animal Pathogen Recognition Receptors Signal Through Non-Rd Kinases - (Abstract Only)
Dardick, C.D., Ronald, P. 2006. Plant and animal pathogen recognition receptors signal through non-rd kinases. Mid Atlantic Plant Molecular Biology Society Conference. PloS Pathogens. 2:14-28.
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