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James D McCreight (Jim)
Crop Improvement and Protection Research
Research Leader

Phone: (831) 755-2864
Fax: (831) 755-2814
1636 E. ALISAL ST.
SALINAS, CA, 93905

Projects
Characterization of Resistance in Cantaloupe and Honeydew to Cucurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus and Sweetpotato Whitefly
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 424030
Comparative Evaluation and Breeding of New Sources of Host Plant Resistance to CYSDV and Sweet Potato Whitefly Biotype
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 424331
Comparative Evaluation and Breeding of New Sources of Host Plant Resistance to CYSDV and Sweet Potato Whitefly Biotype
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 426777
Minor Use Pesticide Testing on Vegetables and Sugar Crops
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420402
Genetic Enhancement of Lettuce, Spinach, Melon, and Related Species
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424945
Cooperative Sugar Beet Research
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 421646
Characterization of Resistance in Cantaloupe and Honeydew to Cucurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus and Sweetpotato Whitefly
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 426051
Lettuce Breeding and Genetics
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 426665

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Diversity among melon (Cucumis melo L.) landraces from the Indo-Gangetic plains of India and their genetic relationship with U.S.A. melon cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Malik, A.A., Vashisht, V.K., Singh, K., Sharma, A., Singh, D.K., Singh, H., Monforte, A.J., McCreight, J.D., Dhillon, N.P. 2014. Diversity among melon (Cucumis melo L.) landraces from the Indo-Gangetic plains of India and their genetic relationship with U.S.A. melon cultivars. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. DOI: 10.1007/s10722-014-0101-x.
Yield gains in leafy vegetables - (Book / Chapter)
Simko, I., Hayes, R.J., Mou, B., McCreight, J.D. 2014. Yield gains in leafy vegetables. In: Smith, S., Diers, B., Specht, J., Carver, B., editors. Yield gains in major U.S. field crops. CSSA Special Publications 33. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, Inc., Crop Science Society of America, Inc., and Soil Science Society of America, Inc. p. 53-86.
Gone Global: Familiar and Exotic Cucurbits have Asian Origins - (Proceedings)
McCreight, J.D., Staub, J.E., Wehner, T.C., Dhillon, N.P. 2013. Gone Global: Familiar and Exotic Cucurbits have Asian Origins. HortScience. 48(9):1078–1089.
Evaluation and Quantitative trait loci mapping of resistance to powdery mildew in lettuce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simko, I., Rauscher, G., Sidemann, R., McCreight, J.D., Hayes, R.J. 2013. Evaluation and Quantitative trait loci mapping of resistance to powdery mildew in lettuce. Plant Pathology. DOI: 10.1111/ppa.12087.
Emergence and management of whitefly-transmitted viruses affecting melon production in southern California - (Abstract Only)
Wintermantel, W.M., McCreight, J.D. 2012. Emergence and management of whitefly-transmitted viruses affecting melon production in southern California. Epidemiology and Management of Whitefly-Transmitted Viruses Workshop. p. 21.
Cucurbit powdery mildew of melon incited by Podosphaera xanthii: global and western U.S. perspectives - (Proceedings)
McCreight, J.D., Coffey, M.D., Lebeda, A. 2012. Cucurbit powdery mildew of melon incited by Podosphaera xanthii: global and western U.S. perspectives. In: Sari, N., Solmaz, I., Aras, V., editors. Cucurbitaceae 2012, Proceedings of the Xth EUCARPIA meeting on genetics and breeding of Cucurbitaceae, October 15-18, 2012, Antalya, Turkey. p. 181-189.
Application of a new approach for characterization and denomination of races of cucurbit powdery mildews – a case study on the Czech pathogen population - (Proceedings)
Lebeda, A., Sedláková, B., Krístková, E., Vajdová, M., McCreight, J.D. 2012. Application of a new approach for characterization and denomination of races of cucurbit powdery mildews – a case study on the Czech pathogen population. In:Sari, N., Solmaz, I., Aras, V., editors. Cucurbitaceae 2012, Proceedings of the Xth EUCARPIA meeting on genetics and breeding of Cucurbitaceae, October 15-18, 2012, Antalya, Turkey. p. 172-180.
Enhanced resistance to CYSDV in melon (Cucumis melo L.) and identification of significant reservoir hosts for virus transmission in the southwestern US - (Abstract Only)
Wintermantel, W.M., Mccreight, J.D. 2012. Enhanced resistance to CYSDV in melon (Cucumis melo L.) and identification of significant reservoir hosts for virus transmission in the southwestern US. Phytopathology. 102:S4.136-137.
New Sources of Resistance to Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in Melon - (Abstract Only)
Mccreight, J.D., Coffey, M.D. 2012. New sources of resistance to cucurbit powdery mildew in melon. HortScience ASHS Annual Conference. Poster Session Abstracts:51.
Gone Global: Familiar and Exotic Cucurbits have Asian Origins - (Abstract Only)
Mccreight, J.D., Staub, J.E., Wehner, T.C., Dhillon, N.P. 2012. Gone global: Familiar and exotic cucurbits have Asian origins. HortScience ASHS Annual Conference. Workshop Sessions:42-43.
Resistance to lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) biotype 0 in wild lettuce accessions PI 491093 and PI 274378 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCreight, J.D., Liu, Y. 2012. Resistance to lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) biotype 0 in wild lettuce accessions PI 491093 and PI 274378. HortScience. 47:179-184.
Melon Trait and Germplasm Resources Survey 2011 - (Research Notes)
Mccreight, J.D. 2011. Melon trait and germplasm resources survey 2011. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 33-34:29-31.
Podosphaera xanthii but not Golovinomyces cichoracearum infects Cucurbits in a Greenhouse at Salinas, California - (Research Notes)
Bojorques Ramos, C., Maruthachalam, K., Mccreight, J.D., Garcia Estrada, R.S. 2012. Podosphaera xanthii but not Golovinomyces cichoracearum infects Cucurbits in a Greenhouse at Salinas, California. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 33-34:24-28.
USDA 846-1 Fractal Melon and Derived Recombinant Inbred Lines - (Germplasm Registration)
Staub, J.E., Mccreight, J.D., Zalapa, J.E. 2011. USDA 846-1 fractal melon and derived recombinant inbred lines. HortScience. 46:1423-1425.
Inheritance of race and non-race-specific resistance in melon pi 313970 to cucurbit powdery mildew incited by podosphaera xanthii race S. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccreight, J.D., Coffey, M.D. 2011. Inheritance of race and non-race-specific resistance in melon pi 313970 to cucurbit powdery mildew incited by podosphaera xanthii race S. HortScience. 46(6):1-3.
Gaps and perspectives of pathotype and race determination in golovinomyces cichoracearum and podosphaera xanthii. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lebeda, A., Kristkova, E., Coffey, M., Mccreight, J.D. 2011. Gaps and perspectives of pathotype and race determination in golovinomyces cichoracearum and podosphaera xanthii. Mycoscience. 52:159-164.
Integrated Pest Management for Melon Production in the Desert Southwest United States - (Proceedings)
Mccreight, J.D., Wintermantel, W.M., Natwick, E.T., Palumbo, J.C. 2010. Integrated Pest Management for Melon Production in the Desert Southwest United States. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings.
Turkmenistan Melon (Cucumis melo), and Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) Germplasm Expedition 2008. - (Proceedings)
Mccreight, J.D., Kokanova, E., Wehner, T.C., Davis, A.R. 2010. Turkmenistan Melon (Cucumis melo), and Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) Germplasm Expedition 2008.. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings.
Melon landraces of India: contributions and importance - (Book / Chapter)
Dhillon, N., Monforte, A., Pitrat, M., Pandey, S., Singh Kumar, P., Reitsma, K.R., Garcia-Mas, J., Sharma, A., Mccreight, J.D. 2012. Melon landraces of India: contributions and importance. In: Janick, J., editor. Plant Breeding Reviews. John Wiley & Sons. p. 85-150.
Useful melon landraces of India. - (Book / Chapter)
Dhillon, N.P., Mccreight, J.D., Monforte, A.J., Pitrat, M., Pandey, S., Kumar Singh, P., Reitsma, K.R., Garcia-Mas, J., Sharma, A. 2011. Useful melon landraces of India. Plant Breeding Reviews. 35:85-150.
Resistance in Melon PI 313970 to Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus - (Abstract Only)
Mccreight, J.D., Wintermantel, W.M. 2010. Resistance in Melon PI 313970 to Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus. HortScience.
Pathogenic variability of individuals and populations of cucurbit powdery mildew–great confusion and great mystery, or why we still need the classical phytopathology. - (Proceedings)
Lebeda, A., E. Krístková, B. Sedláková, J.D. McCreight, and M.D. Coffey. 2009. Pathogenic variability of individuals and populations of cucurbit powdery mildew–great confusion and great mystery, or why we still need the classical phytopathology, p.8. In: I. Šafránková, Šefrová, H. (Eds.) (ed.). XVIII. Ceská a slovenská konference o ochrane rostlin. Sborník abstraktu (XVIII. Czech and Slovak Plant Protection Conference. Proceedings of Abstracts). Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne (Mendel Agriculture and Forestry University in Brno), 2.-4. zárí 2009 (2.-4. September 2010), p. 8. (ISBN 978-80-7375-316-0), Brno (Czech Republic).
Histological Aspects of Cucumis melo PI 313970 Resistance to Podosphaera xanthii and Golovinomyces cichoracearum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sedlarova, M., Lebeda, A., Miksikova, P., Duchoslav, M., Sedlakova, B., Mccreight, J.D. 2009. Histological Aspects of Cucumis melo PI 313970 Resistance to Podosphaera xanthii and Golovinomyces cichoracearum. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 116: 169-176.
Mapping of Genetic Loci that Regulate Accumulation of Beta-Carotene in Fruit of U.S. Western Shipping Melon (Cucumis Melo L.) and Their Association With Putative Carotenoid Biosynthesis Genes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cuevas, H.E., Staub, J.E., Simon, P.W., McCreight, J.D., Zalapa, J.E. 2008. Mapping of Genetic Loci that Regulate Accumulation of Beta-Carotene in Fruit of U.S. Western Shipping Melon (Cucumis Melo L.) and Their Association With Putative Carotenoid Biosynthesis Genes. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 117:1345-1359.
Genetic Dissection of Fruit Quality Components in Melon (Cucumis melo L.) Using a RIL Population Derived from Exotic x Elite US Western Shipping Germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paris, M.K., Zalapa, J.E., Mccreight, J.D., Staub, J.E. 2008. Genetic Dissection of Fruit Quality Components in Melon (Cucumis melo L.) using a RIL Population Derived from Exotic x Elite US Western Shipping Germplasm. Molecular Breeding 22:405-419.
Potential sources of genetic resistance in lettuce to the lettuce aphid, Nasanovia ribisnigri (Mosely) (Homoptera: Aphididae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCreight, J.D. 2008. Potential sources of genetic resistance in lettuce to the lettuce aphid, Nasanovia ribisnigri (Mosely) (Homoptera: Aphididae). HortScience. 43:1355-1358.
Potential New Sources of Genetic Resistance in Melon to Cucurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus - (Proceedings)
Potential new sources of genetic resistance in melon to Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus, p. 173-179. In: M. Pitrat (ed.). Cucurbitaceae 2008, Proceedings of the IXth EUCARPIA meeting on genetics and breeding of Cucurbitaceae, May 21-24, 2008. INRA, Avignon (France).
New concept for determination and denomination of pathotypes and races of cucurbit powdery mildew - (Proceedings)
Lebeda, A., Kristkova, E., Sedlakova, B., Mccreight, J.D., Coffey, M.D. 2008. New concept for determination and denomination of pathotypes and races of cucurbit powdery mildew. In: Pitrat, M., editor. Cucurbitaceae 2008. IXth EUCARPIA meeting on genetics and breeding of Cucurbitaceae, May 21-24th, 2008, INRA, Avignon (France). p. 125-133.
Genetic Resistance in Melon PI 313970 to Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccreight, J.D., Wintermantel, W.M. 2011. Genetic resistance in melon PI 313970 to Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus. HortScience. 46:1582-1587.
Variance Component Analysis of Plant Architectural Traits and Fruit Yield in Melon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zalapa, J.E., Staub, J.E., Mccreight, J.D. 2008. Variance Component Analysis of Plant Architectural Traits and Fruit Yield in Melon. 162:1-154. . Euphytica.
Resistance to Cucurbit Leaf Crumple Virus in Melon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCreight, J.D., Liu, H-Y., Turini, T.A. 2008. Resistance to cucurbit leaf crumple virus in melon. HortScience. 40:1108-1109.
Resistance to a New Race of the Cucurbit Powdery Mildew Present in Arizona and California - (Abstract Only)
Mccreight, J.D., Coffey, M.D. 2007. Resistance to a new race of the cucurbit powdery mildew present in Arizona and California. HortScience. 42:1013.
Carotenoid pathway genes and accumulation of B-carotene in Cucumis melo L - (Abstract Only)
Cuevas, H.E., Staub, J.E., Simon, P.W., McCreight, J.D., Zalapa, J.E. 2007. Carotenoid pathway genes and accumulation of B-carotene in Cucumis melo L [abstract]. American Society for Horticultural Science 104th Annual Conference. 42(4):1013-1014.
Reaction of Melon PI 313970 to Cucurbit leaf crumple virus - (Proceedings)
Mccreight, J.D., Liu, H., Turini, T.A. 2006. Reaction of Melon PI 313970 to Cucurbit leaf crumple virus. In: Holmes, G.J., editor. Proceedings of Curcurbitaceae 2006. Raleigh, NC: Universal Press. p. 139-145.
Generation Means Analysis of Plant Architectural Traits and Fruit Yield in Melon (Cucumis Melo L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zalapa, J.E., Staub, J.E., McCreight, J.D. 2006. Generation means analysis of plant architectural traits and fruit yield in melon (Cucumis melo l.). Plant Breeding. 125:482-487.
Mapping and Qtl Analysis of Plant Architecture and Fruit Yield in Melon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zalapa, J., Staub, J.E., McCreight, J.D. 2007. Mapping and QTL analysis of plant architecture and fruit yield in melon. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 114:1185-1201.
Responses of Nasonovia Ribisnigri (Homoptera: Aphididae) to Susceptible and Resistant Lettuce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Y., Mccreight, J.D. 2006. Responses of nasonovia ribisnigri (homoptera: aphididae) to susceptible and resistant lettuce. Journal of Economic Entomology. 99:972-978.
Melon-Powdery Mildew Interactions Reveal Variation in Melon Cultigens and Podosphaera Xanthii Races 1 and 2 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccreight, J.D. Melon-powdery mildew interactions reveal variation in melon cultigens and podosphaera xanthii races 1 and 2. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 131(1):59-65. 2006.
Resistance to Cucurbit Leaf Crumple Virus in Melon - (Abstract Only)
McCreight, J.D., Liu, H-Y., Turini, T.A. 2005. Resistance to cucurbit leaf crumple virus in melon. Hortscience 40(4)p. 1108-1109.
New Sources of Lettuce Aphid Resistance in Lettuce - (Abstract Only)
Mccreight, J.D. 2005. New sources of lettuce aphid resistance in lettuce. Hortscience 40(4) p. 1109.
Field Evidence for a New Race of Powdery Mildew on Melon - (Abstract Only)
McCreight, J.D., Coffey, M.D., Turini, T.A., Matheron, M.E. 2005. Field evidence for a new race of powdery mildew on melon. Hortscience 40:888.
The Incorporation of the Fractal Growth Habit into Western Shipping Melon - (Abstract Only)
Staub, J.E., Zalapa, J., McCreight, J.D. 2005. The incorporation of the fractal growth habit into Western shipping melon [abstract]. HortScience. 40:889-890.
Fusarium wilt race 1 on lettuce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccreight, J.D., Matheron, M., Tickes, B., Platts, B. 2005. Fusarium wilt race 1 on lettuce. HortScience. 40:529-531.
Notes on the Change of the Causal Species of Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in the U.S. - (Research Notes)
Mccreight, J.D. 2007. Notes on the change of the causal species of cucurbit powdery mildew in the U.S. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 27:8-23.
Evaluation of Lettuce Germplasm for Resistance to Lettuce Aphid - (Abstract Only)
Mccreight, J.D. Evaluation of lettuce germplasm for resistance to lettuce aphid. 17th International Lettuce and Leafy Vegetable Conference, Quebec, Canada 2004. p. 19.
Isozyme Variation in Indian and Chinese Melon (Cucumis Melo L.) Germplasm Collections. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccreight, J.D., Staub, J.E., Lopez-Sese, A., Chung, S. Isozyme variation in indian and chinese melon (cucumis melo l.) germplasm collections.. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 129(6):811-818.
Progress in Breeding Melon for Resistance to Lettuce Infectious Yellows Virus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccreight, J.D. Progress in breeding melon for resistance to lettuce infectious yelows virus. Proceedings of Cucurbitaceae 2004, 8th Eucarpia meeting on Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding, Lebeda, A., Paris, H.S. (eds.)Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. 2004. p. 219-222.
Genetic Analysis of Branching in Melon (Cucumis Melo L.) - (Proceedings)
Zalapa, J.E., Staub, J.E., Mccreight, J.D. Genetic analysis of branching in melon (Cucumis melo L.). In: Proceedings of the 8th Eucarpia Conference, Cucurbitaceae 2004: Progess in cucurbit genetics and breeding research, July 12-17, 2004, Olomouc, The Czech Republic. p. 373-380.
Selection for Lateral Branch Number in Melon (Cucumis Melo L.) - (Proceedings)
Staub, J.E., Zalapa, J.E., Paris, M., McCreight, J.D. Selection for lateral branch number in melon (Cucumis melo L.). In: Proceedings of the 8th Eucarpia Conference, Cucurbitaceae 2004: Progress in cucurbit genetics and breeding research, July 12-17, 2004, Olomouc, The Czech Republic. p. 381-388.
Determination of Fruit Sampling Location for Quality Measurements in Melon (Cucumis Melo L.) - (Research Notes)
Paris, M., Staub, J.E., Mccreight, J.D. 2003. Determination of fruit sampling location for quality measurements in melon (Cucumis melo L.). Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 26:12-17.
In memoriam Frank William Zink, Jr.: 1923-2001 - (Research Notes)
McCreight, J.D. 2003. In memoriam Frank William Zink, Jr.: 1923-2001. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 26:ix-x.
Occurrence of Fusarium Root Rot Race 1 on Lettuce in Yuma Valley, Arizona. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCreight, J.D., Matheron, M., Tickes, B., Platts, B. Occurrence of fusarium root rot race 1 on lettuce in Yuma Valley, Arizona. HortScience. 2003. v. 38:Abstract p. 664.
Reactions of 20 Melon Cultigens to Powdery Mildew Race 1 in Field and Growth Chamber Tests - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCreight, J.D. Reactions of 20 melon cultigens to powdery mildew race 1 in field and growth chamber tests. HortScience. 2003. v. 38:Abstract p. 735.
Breeding for Resistance to New and Emerging Lettuce Diseases in California. - (Proceedings)
Grube, R.C., Ryder, E.J., Koike, S., McCreight, J.D., Wintermantel, W.M. 2003. Breeding for resistance to new and emerging lettuce diseases in California. Eucarpia Leafy Vegetables 2003. pp. 37-42.
Reactions of 20 melon cultigens to powdery mildew race 2U.S. - (Proceedings)
McCreight, J.D. 2002. Reactions of 20 melon cultigens to powdery mildew race 2U.S. In: Maynard, D.N., Wolff, D.W., editors. Cucurbitaceae 2002. Alexandria, VA: ASHS Press. p. 72-77.
Inheritance of Resistance to Lettuce Infectious Yellows Virus in Melon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccreight, J.D. 2000. Inheritance of resistance to lettuce infectious yellows virus in melon. HortScience. v.35(6):1118-1120
Principles of Plant Breeding, 2nd ED., Robert W. Allard. 1999. John Wiley &sons, Inc. - (Review Article) - (22-Sep-99)
Breeding Melon for Resistance to Lettuce Infectious Yellows Virus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCreight, J.D. 1998. Breeding melon for resistance to lettuce infectious yellows virus. p. 241-247. In: J.D. McCreight (ed.). Cucurbitaceae '98: Evaluation and enhancement of cucurbit germplasm, Alexandria, VA.
Resistance to Western Spotted and Striped Cucumber Beetle in Melon - (Proceedings)
Kishaba, A.N., Castle, S.J., Coudriet, D.L., McCreight, J.D., Bohn, G.W. 1998. Resistance to western spotted and striped cucumber beetle in melon. Cucurbitaceae '98: Evaluation and enhancement of cucurbit germplasm, p. 101-105.
Assays of Melons for Resistance to Bemisia - (Abstract Only) - (27-Feb-98)
Genetic Diversity in Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus L.): Iii. An Evalutaion of Indian Germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-Sep-96)
Utility of Random Amplified Polymorphic Dna's for Determining Intraspecificrelationships in Cucumis - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (02-Sep-96)
Evaluation of Melon for Resistance to Bemisia Argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (29-Jul-96)
Inheritance and Evolution of the Cucurbit Organellar Genomes - (Abstract Only) - (18-Apr-96)
Assays for Whitefly (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) Resistance in Melon, Cucumis Melo - (Abstract Only) - (25-Jan-96)
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