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Gene E Lester
Nutrition, Food Safety/Quality
National Program Leader

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Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Effect of light exposure on sensorial quality, concentrations of bioactive compounds and antioxidant capacity of radish microgreens during low temperature storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, Z., Lester, G.E., Luo, Y., Xie, Z., Yu, L., Wang, Q. 2013. Effect of light exposure on sensorial quality, concentrations of bioactive compounds and antioxidant capacity of radish microgreens during low temperature storage. Journal of Food Chemistry. 151:472-479.
Summer (sub-arctic) versus winter (sub-tropical) production affects on spinach leaf bio-nutrients: Vitamins (C, E, Folate, K1, provitamin A), lutein, phenolics, and antioxidants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Makus, D.J., Hodges, D.M., Jifon, J. 2013. Summer (sub-arctic) versus winter (sub-tropical) production affects on spinach leaf bio-nutrients: Vitamins (C, E, Folate, K1, provitamin A), lutein, phenolics, and antioxidants. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:7019-7027.
Pre-harvest muskmelon fruit cracking: causes and potential remedies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fernández Trujillo, J.P., Lester, G.E., Dos-Santos, N., Martínez, J.A., Esteva, J., Jifon, J.L., Varó, P. 2013. Pre-harvest muskmelon fruit cracking: causes and potential remedies. HortTechnology. 23:266-275.
Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Yang, T., Xiao, Z., Turner, E.R., Lester, G.E., Wang, Q. 2013. Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 51(1):73-78.
Assessment of vitamin and carotenoid concentrations of emerging food products: edible microgreens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, Z., Lester, G.E., Luo, Y., Wang, Q. 2012. Assessment of vitamin and carotenoid concentrations of emerging food products: edible microgreens. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60(31):7644-7651.
Compariative analysis of strawberry total phenolics via fast blue BB vs. folin-ciocalteu: assay interference by ascorbic acid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Lewers, K.S., Medina, M.B., Saftner, R.A. 2012. Compariative analysis of strawberry total phenolics via fast blue BB vs. folin-ciocalteu: assay interference by ascorbic acid. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 27:102-107.
Collard, mustard and turnip greens: Effects of varieties and leaf position on concentrations of ascorbic acid, folate, B-carotene, lutein and phylloquinone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farnham, M.W., Lester, G.E., Hassell, R. 2012. Collard, mustard and turnip greens: Effects of varieties and leaf position on concentrations of ascorbic acid, folate, B-carotene, lutein and phylloquinone. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 27:1-7.
Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens - (Abstract Only)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Yang, T., Xiao, Z., Turner, E.R., Lester, G.E., Wang, Q. 2012. Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens. [abstract]. BARC Poster Day.
Organically versus conventionally grown produce: Common production inputs, nutritional quality, and nitrogen delivery between the two systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Saftner, R.A. 2011. Organically versus conventionally grown produce: Common production inputs, nutritional quality, and nitrogen delivery between the two systems. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59:10401-10406.
Carotene and novel apocarotenoid concentrations in orange-fleshed Cucumis melo melons: determinations of beta-carotene bioaccessability and bioavailability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fleshman, M.K., Lester, G.E., Riedl, K.M., Harrison, E.H., Kopec, R.C., S, N., Schwartz, S.J. 2011. Carotene and novel apocarotenoid concentrations in orange-fleshed Cucumis melo melons: determinations of beta-carotene bioaccessability and bioavailability. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59:4448-4454.
Gamma irradiation dose: Effects on spinach baby-leaf ascorbic acid, carotenoids, folate, alpha-tocopherol, and phylloquinone concentrations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Hallman, G.J., Perez, J.A. 2010. Gamma irradiation dose: Effects on spinach baby-leaf ascorbic acid, carotenoids, folate, alpha-tocopherol, and phylloquinone concentrations. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58:4901-4906.
Improving fruit quality and phytochemical content through better nutrient management practices - (Proceedings)
Jifon, J., Lester, G.E. 2010. Improving fruit quality and phytochemical content through better nutrient management practices. HortScience. 45:515-516.
Flow injection mass spectral fingerprints demonstrate chemical differences in rio red grapefruit with respect to year, harvest time, and conventional versus organic farming Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, P., Harnly, J.M., Lester, G.E. 2010. Flow injection mass spectral fingerprints demonstrate chemical differences in Rio Red grapefruit with respect to year, harvest time, and conventional versus organic farming. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 58(8):4545-4553.
Relationship between fresh-packaged spinach leaves exposed to continuous light or dark and bioactive contents: Effects of cultivar, leaf size, and storage duration - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Makus, D.J., Hodges, D. 2010. Relationship between fresh-packaged spinach leaves exposed to continuous light or dark and bioactive contents: Effects of cultivar, leaf size, and storage duration. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 58(5):2980-2987.
Impact of potassium nutrition on postharvest fruit quality: Melon (Cucumis melo L.) case study - (Review Article)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L., Makus, D.J. 2010. Impact of potassium nutrition on postharvest fruit quality: Melon (Cucumis melo L.) case study. Plant and Soil. 335(1):117-131.
Cucurbits [Cucumber, melon, pumpkin and squash] - (Book / Chapter)
Hodges, D., Lester, G.E. 2011. Cucurbits [Cucumber, melon, pumpkin and squash]. In: Terry, L., editor. Health-Promoting Properties of Fruit and Vegetables. Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing. p. 118-134.
Foliar potassium fertilization improves fruit quality of field-grown muskmelon on calcareous soils in south Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2009. Foliar potassium fertilization improves fruit quality of field-grown muskmelon on calcareous soils in south Texas. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 89:2452-2460.
Superoxide dismutase activity in mesocarp tissue from divergent Cucumis melo L. genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L., Crosby, K.M. 2009. Superoxide dismutase activity in mesocarp tissue from divergent Cucumis melo L. genotypes. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 64(3):205-211.
Retail display conditions of continuous light and dark on the disposition of vitamins in baby-leaf spinach - (Abstract Only)
Lester, G.E., Makus, D.J., Hodges, D. 2009. Retail display conditions of continuous light and dark on the disposition of vitamins in baby-leaf spinach [abstract]. Proceedings of the 6th International Postharvest Symposium, Antalya, Turkey. p. 35.
Foliar potassium fertilization of muskmelons on calcareous soils in south Texas: Effects on yield and quality - (Proceedings)
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2009. Foliar potassium fertilization of muskmelons on calcareous soils in south Texas: Effects on yield and quality. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation, February 15-17, 2009, Scottsdale, Arizona. 26:130-137.
Effects of foliar potassium fertilization on muskmelon fruit quality and yield - (Abstract Only)
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2009. Effects of foliar potassium fertilization on muskmelon fruit quality and yield [abstract]. HortScience. 44(3):566.
Sensory and analytical characteristics of a novel hybrid muskmelon fruit intended for the fresh-cut industry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saftner, R.A., Lester, G.E. 2009. Sensory and analytical characteristics of a novel hybrid muskmelon fruit intended for the fresh-cut industry. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 51(3):327-333.
Seasonal and Postharvest Temperature Impact on Novel Orange-fleshed Honey Dew Fruit Antioxidants - (Abstract Only)
Lester, G.E., Hodges, D. 2008. Seasonal and postharvest temperature impact on novel orange-fleshed honey dew fruit antioxidants [abstract]. 236th American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, August 17-21, 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A-AGFD-133.
Comparison of Organic versus Conventional Grapefruit: Effects on Human Health Nutrients - (Abstract Only)
Lester, G.E. 2008. Comparison of organic versus conventional grapefruit: Effects on human health nutrients [abstract]. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo, June 28 - July 1, 2008, New Orleans, Louisiana. A-140-03.
Antioxidant, Sugar, Mineral and Phytonutrient Concentrations Across Edible Fruit Tissues of Orange-Fleshed HoneyDew Melon (Cucumis melo L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E. 2008. Antioxidant, sugar, mineral and phytonutrient concentrations across edible fruit tissues of orange-fleshed honeydew melon (Cucumis melo L.). Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 56:3694-3698.
Seasonal and postharvest temperature impact on novel orange-fleshed honey dew fruit antioxidants - (Abstract Only)
Lester, G.E., Hodges, D. 2008. Seasonal and postharvest temperature impact on novel orange-fleshed honey dew fruit antioxidants [abstract]. Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, February 2-4, 2008, Dallas, Texas. HortScience. 43(3):A615.
Effects of Foliar Potassium Fertilization on Muskmelon Fruit Quality and Yield - (Proceedings)
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2008. Effects of foliar potassium fertilization on muskmelon fruit quality and yield. Meeting Proceedings. Albion Conference on Plant Nutrition, Midway, Utah. p. 8-36.
Antioxidants Associated with Fruit Senescence and Human Health: Novel Orange-Fleshed Non-Netted Honey Dew Melon Genotype Comparisons Following Different Seasonal Productions and Cold Storage Durations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Hodges, D. 2008. Antioxidants associated with fruit senescence and human health: Novel orange-fleshed non-netted honey dew melon genotype comparisons following different seasonal productions and cold storage durations. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 48(3):347-354.
Marketable Quality and Phytonutrient Concentrations of a Novel Hybrid Muskmelon Intended for the Fresh-Cut Industry and its Parental Lines: Whole-Fruit Comparisons at Harvest and Following Long-term Storage at 1 or 5 deg C - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Saftner, R.A. 2008. Marketable quality and phytonutrient concentrations of a novel hybrid muskmelon intended for the fresh-cut industry and its parental lines: Whole-fruit comparisons at harvest and following long-term storage at 1 or 5 deg C. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 48(2):248-253.
Melon Quality: What Consumers Like - (Proceedings)
Lester, G.E. 2007. Melon quality: What consumers like. Meeting Proceedings. Australasian Postharvest Conference, Terrigal, Australia. #IS2-2.
Quality Comparisons Among Orange-Fleshed Honey Dew Genotypes: Following Storage - (Proceedings)
Lester, G.E., Saftner, R.A., Hodges, D. 2007. Quality comparisons among orange-fleshed honey dew genotypes: Following storage. Meeting Abstract. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona. p. 844.
Effects of Foliar Potassium Source on Muskmelon Fruit Quality and Phytonutrient Content - (Proceedings)
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2007. Effects of foliar potassium source on muskmelon fruit quality and phytonutrient content. Meeting Abstract. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona. p. 788.
Postharvest Challenges for Organically Grown Orchard Fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perkins Veazie, P.M., Lester, G.E. 2008. Postharvest challenges for organically grown orchard fruit. HortScience. 43(1): 35-37.
Organic vs. Conventionally Grown 'Rio Red' Grapefruit: Comparison of Production Inputs, Market Quality, Consumer Preferences, and Human Health-bioactive Compounds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Manthey, J.A., Buslig, B.S. 2007. Organic vs. conventionally grown 'Rio Red' grapefruit: Comparison of production inputs, market quality, consumer preferences, and human health-bioactive compounds. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 55:4474-4480.
Market Quality Attributes of Orange-Fleshed, Non-Netted Honey Dew Melon Genotypes as Influenced by Growing Season, Storage Duration, and Temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Saftner, R.A., Hodges, D. 2007. Market quality attributes of orange-fleshed, non-netted honeydew melon genotypes as influenced by growing season, storage duration, and temperature. HortTechnology. 17:346-352.
Foliar Fertilization of Muskmelon: Effects of Potassium Source on Market Quality and Phytochemical Content of Field-Grown Fruit - (Proceedings)
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2007. Foliar fertilization of muskmelon: Effects of potassium source on market quality and phytochemical content of field-grown fruit. Meeting Proceedings. Fluid Forum, Scottsdale, Arizona. p. 154-161.
FOLIAR POTASSIUM IMPROVES CANTALOUPE MARKETABLE AND NUTRITIONAL QUALITY - (Other)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L., Stewart, W.M. 2007. Foliar potassium improves cantaloupe marketable and nutritional quality. Better Crops. 91:24-25.
EFFECT OF LIGHT INTENSITY, SOIL TYPE, AND LITHIUM ADDITION ON SPINACH AND MUSTARD GREENS LEAF CONSTITUENTS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Makus, D., Zibilske, L., Lester, G. 2006. Effect of light intensity, soil type, and lithium addition on spinach and mustard greens leaf constituents. Subtropical Plant Science. 58:35-41.
FOLIAR APPLIED POTASSIUM: EFFECTS ON CANTALOUPE QUALITY - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E. Jifon, J.L. 2007. Foliar applied potassium: Effects on cantaloupe quality. Acta Horticulturae. 731:115-120.
CONSUMER PREFERENCE QUALITY ATTRIBUTES OF MELON FRUITS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E. 2006. Consumer preference quality attributes of melon fruits. Acta Horticulturae. 712:175-182.
PHOSPHOLIPASE D-ALPHA AND LIPOXYGENASE GENE EXPRESSION IN FRUIT, FLORAL, AND VEGETATIVE TISSUES OF ‘HONEY BREW’ HYBRID HONEYDEW MELON - (Abstract Only)
Whitaker, B.D., Lester, G.E. 2006. Phospholipase D-alpha and lipoxygenase gene expression in fruit, floral, and vegetative tissues of ‘Honey Brew’ hybrid honeydew melon [abstract]. Hort Science. 41(4):1081.
FRESH-CUT CHUNKS OF A NEW ORANGE-FLESHED MELON GENOTYPE: ANALYTICAL AND SENSORY COMPARISONS TO ITS INBRED PARENTS, AND TO COMMERCIAL CANTALOUPE AND GREEN-FLESHED HONEYDEW HARVESTED IN WINTER. - (Abstract Only)
Saftner, R.A., Lester, G.E., Abbott, J.A. 2006. Fresh-cut chunks of a new orange-fleshed melon genotype: analytical and sensory comparisons to its inbred parents, and to commercial cantaloupe and green-fleshed honeydew harvested in winter.. [abstract]. HortScience. Paper No. 186. 41:1018.
IDENTIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION OF RAPD MARKERS AND ANDROMONOECIOUS ASSOCIATED WITH QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI FOR SUGARS IN MELON - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sinclair, J.W., Park, S.O., Crosby, K.M., Sun Yoo, K., Lester, G.E. 2006. Identification and confirmation of RAPD markers and andromonoecious associated with quantitative trait loci for sugars in melon. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 131:360-371.
CLONING OF PHOSPHOLIPASE DA AND LIPOXYGENASE GENES CMPLDA1 AND CMLOX1 AND THEIR EXPRESSION IN FRUIT, FLORAL, AND VEGETATIVE TISSUES OF ‘HONEY BREW’ HYBRID HONEYDEW MELON (CUCUMIS MELO L. VAR. INODORUS) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Whitaker, B.D., Lester, G.E. 2006. Cloning of phospholipase da and lipoxygenase genes CmPLDa1 and CmLOX1 and their expression in fruit, floral, and vegetative tissues of ‘Honey Brew’ hybrid honeydew melon (cucumis melo l. var. inodorus). Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 131(4):544-550.
SUPPLEMENTAL FOLIAR POTASSIUM APPLICATION WITH OR WITHOUT A SURFACTANT CAN ENHANCE NETTED MUSKMELON QUALITY - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L., Makus, D.J. 2006. Supplemental foliar potassium application with or without a surfactant can enhance netted muskmelon quality. HortScience. 41(3):741-744.
FOLIAR FERTILIZATION: IMPROVING THE HUMAN WELLNESS ATTRIBUTES OF MELON - (Proceedings)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L. 2006. Foliar fertilization: improving the human wellness attributes of melon. In: Proceedings of the Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference, March 7-8, 2006, Denver, Colorado. 11:1-6.
SENSORY AND ANALYTICAL COMPARISONS OF ORANGE-FLESHED HONEYDEW TO CANTALOUPE AND GREEN-FLESHED HONEYDEW FOR FRESH-CUT CHUNKS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saftner, R.A., Abbott, J.A., Lester, G.E., Vinyard, B.T. 2006. Sensory and analytical comparisons of orange-fleshed honeydew to cantaloupe and green-fleshed honeydew for fresh-cut chunks. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 42:150-160.
ORGANIC VS. CONVENTIONALLY GROWN PRODUCE; QUALITY DIFFERENCES AND GUIDELINES FOR COMPARISON STUDIES - (Review Article)
Lester, G.E. 2006. Organic vs. conventionally grown produce: quality differences and guidelines for comparison studies. HortScience. 41(2):296-300.
COMPARISONS BETWEEN ORANGE- AND GREEN-FLESHED NON-NETTED AND ORANGE- FLESHED NETTED MUSKMELONS: ANTIOXIDANT CHANGES FOLLOWING DIFFERENT HARVEST AND STORAGE PERIODS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hodges, D., Lester, G.E. 2006. Comparisons between orange- and green-fleshed non-netted and orange-fleshed netted muskmelons: antioxidant changes following different harvest and storage periods. Journal of the American Society for Horticulture Science. 131:110-117.
EVALUATION OF DIVERGENT C. MELO GERMPLASM FRUITS FOR ANTIOXIDANT CONTENT - (Review Article)
Hodges, M., Lester, G.E. 2007. Evaluation of divergent C. melo germplasm fruits for antioxidant content. Acta Horticulturae. 744:349-356.
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION OF HUMAN HEALTH NUTRIENTS IN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E. 2006. Environmental regulation of human health nutrients in fruits and vegetables. HortScience 41(1):59-64.
PLD-ALPHA AND LOX GENES AND ENZYME ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH DEVELOPMENT AND SENESCENCE OF HONEYDEW MELON (CUCUMIS MELO L.) MESOCARP TISSUES. - (Abstract Only)
Whitaker, B.D., Lester, G.E. 2005. Pld-alpha and lox genes and enzyme activities associated with development and senescence of honeydew melon (cucumis melo l.) mesocarp tissues.. [abstract]. National Plant Lipid Cooperative Meeting. Paper No. 15. p. 38.
SENSORY AND ANALYTICAL COMPARISON OF ORANGE-FLESHED HONEYDEW TO CANTALOUPE AND GREEN-FLESHED HONEYDEW FOR FRESH-CUT CHUNKS - (Abstract Only)
Saftner, R.A., Abbott, J.A., Lester, G.E., Vinyard, B.T. 2005. Sensory and analytical comparison of orange-fleshed honeydew to cantaloupe and green-fleshed honeydew for fresh-cut chunks [abstract]. Hortscience. 39:806.
SUPPLEMENTAL FOLIAR POTASSIUM APPLICATION TO MUSKMELON (CUCUMIS MELO L.) DURING FRUIT GROWTH IMPROVES QUALITY AND CONTENT OF HUMAN WELLNESS COMPONENTS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L., Rogers, G. 2005. Supplemental foliar potassium application to muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) during fruit growth improves quality and content of human wellness components. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 130(4):649-653.
PHYTONUTRIENT EVALUATION OF STRAWBERRIES FROM FIELD AND GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS - (Abstract Only)
Takeda, F., Lester, G.E., Chandler, C., Perkins Veazie, P.M., Prior, R.L. 2005. Phytonutrient evaluation of strawberries from field and greenhouse production environments. Hortscience. Vol 40(3): 879. 2005.
EFFECT OF CULTIVATION SOIL TYPE AND STORAGE CONDITIONS ON THE SENSORY QUALITIES OF FRESH-CUT CANTALOUPE (CUCUMIS MELO) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bett Garber, K.L., Lamikanra, O., Lester, G.E., Ingram, D.A., Watson, M.A. 2005. Effect of cultivation soil type and storage conditions on the sensory qualities of fresh-cut cantaloupe (cucumis melo). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 85 825:830.
WHOLE PLANT APPLIED POTASSIUM: EFFECT ON CANTALOUPE FRUIT SUGAR CONTENT AND RELATED HUMAN WELLNESS COMPOUNDS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E. 2005. Whole plant applied potassium: Effect on cantaloupe fruit sugar content and related human wellness compounds. Acta Horticulturae. 682:487-492.
COMPATIBILITY OF AN ORGANICALLY-BASED INSECT CONTROL PROGRAM WITH HONEY BEE (HYMENOPTERA: APIDAE) POLLINATION IN CANTALOUPES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elzen, P.J., Elzen, G.W., Lester, G.E. 2004. Compatibility of an organically-based insect control program with honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) pollination in cantaloupes. Journal of Economic Entomology. 97(5):1513-1516.
FRESH-CUT HONEYDEW MELON CUBES PREPARED FROM PLANTS SPRAYED WITH DIFFERENT CALCIUM COMPOUNDS: QUALITATIVE DIFFERENCES AT HARVEST AND AFTER WHOLE FRUIT STORAGE - (Abstract Only)
Beaulieu, J.C., Lea, J.M., Bett Garber, K.L., Lester, G.E. 2004. Fresh-cut honeydew melon cubes prepared from plants sprayed with different calcium compounds: qualitative differences at harvest and after whole fruit storage. International Fresh Cut Produce Association Annual Conference. 004:04
OXIDATIVE STRESS: POSTHARVEST FRUIT AND VEGETABLES - (Proceedings)
Hodges, D., Lester, G.E. 2004. Oxidative stress: postharvest fruit and vegetables. American Society for Horticultural Science. 39(5):922-923.
OXIDATIVE STRESS: IMPORTANCE FOR POSTHARVEST QUALITY - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hodges, D.M., Lester, G.E., Munro, K.D., Toivonen, P.M. 2004. Oxidative stress: Importance for postharvest quality. Hortscience. 39(5):924-929.
SENSORY AND ANALYTICAL ANALYSES OF FRUIT QUALITY CONSTITUENTS OF FRESH-CUT ORANGE- AND GREEN-FLESHED HONEYDEWS AND ORANGE-FLESHED CANTALOUPE - (Abstract Only)
Saftner, R.A., Abbott, J.A., Lester, G.E. Sensory and analytical analyses of fruit quality constituents of fresh-cut orange- and green-fleshed honeydews and orange-fleshed cantaloupe. Hortscience. 2004. V. 39. P. 806.
Nutritional quality of fruits, nuts, and vegetables and their importance in human health - (Government Publication)
Kader, A., Perkins Veazie, P.M., Lester, G.E. 2004. Nutritional quality of fruits, nuts, and vegetables and their importance in human health. USDA Handbook 66. Available: http://www.ba.ars.usda.gov/hb66/contents.html.
HUMAN WELLNESS COMPOUNDS IN HONEYDEW FRUIT: INFLUENCE OF CULTIVAR AND ENVIRONMENT - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Crosby, K.M. 2004. Human wellness compounds in honeydew fruit: influence of cultivar and environment. Acta Horticulture Proceedings. 639:287-291.
FOLIAR APPLIED POTASSIUM: EFFECTS ON CANTALOUPE QUALITY, SUGAR CONTENT AND RELATED COMPOUNDS - (Proceedings)
Lester, G.E. 2004. Foliar applied potassium: effects on cantaloupe quality, sugar content and related compounds. International Congress on Plant Nutrition Proceedings. pp. 49-57.
FIELD APPLICATION OF CHELATED CALCIUM: POSTHARVEST EFFECTS ON CANTALOUPE AND HONEYDEW FRUIT QUALITY. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Grusak, M.A. 2004. Field application of chelated calcium: postharvest effects on cantaloupe and honeydew fruit quality. HortTechnology. 14(1):29-38.
EFFECT OF SOIL TYPE, LIGHT INTENSITY, AND CULTIVAR ON LEAF NUTRIENTS IN MUSTARD GREENS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Makus, D.J., Lester, G.E. 2002. EFFECT OF SOIL TYPE, LIGHT INTENSITY, AND CULTIVAR ON LEAF NUTRIENTS IN MUSTARD GREENS. Subtropical Plant Science. 54:23-28.
SOURCES OF BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION ON CANTALOUPE AND HONEYDEW MELONS ON-FARM AND DURING POST-HARVEST PROCESSING - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (26-Aug-02)
HONEY DEW MELON (HONEY DEW, CASABA, CRENSHAW AND CANARY: POSTHARVEST QUALITY MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES) - (Book / Chapter)
G. E. Lester and K. C. Shellie. Honey Dew Melon (Honey Dew, Casaba, Crenshaw, & Canary) Postharvest Quality Maintenance Guidelines. IN: eds, Gross, Kenneth C., Chien, Yi Wang and Saltveit, Mikal. 2002. The commercial storage of fruits, vegetables, and florist and nursery crops. http://www.ba.ars.usda.gov/h666/index.html
NETTED MELONS (WESTERN SHIPPER, CHARENTAIS, GALIA, ANANAS, PERSIAN): POSTHARVEST QUALITY MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES - (Book / Chapter)
K. C. Shellie and G. E. Lester. Netted Melons (Western Shipper, Charentais, Galia, Aranas, Persian) Postharvest Quality Maintenance Guidelines. IN: eds, Gross, Kenneth, Chien, Yi Wang, and Saltveit, Mikal. 2002. The commercial storage of fruits, vegetables, and florist and nursery crops. http://www.ba.ars.usda.gov/h666/index.html
DIURNAL GROWTH MEASUREMENTS OF HONEYDEW AND MUSKMELON FRUITS - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (02-Sep-97)
PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF HYBRID HONEY DEW MUSKMELON FRUIT (CUCUMIS MELO L. VAR. INODORUS NAUD.) FOLLOWING MATURATION, ABSCISSION, AND POSTHARVEST STORAGE - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-May-97)
MELON (CUCUMIS MELO L.) FRUIT NUTRITIONAL QUALITY AND HEALTH FUNCTIONALITY - (Review Article) - (06-Oct-96)
CALCIUM-STIMULATED PROTEIN KINASE ACTIVITY OF THE HYPODERMAL MESOCARP PLASMA MEMBRANE FROM MATURE PREHARVEST AND POSTHARVEST MUSKMELON - (Proceedings) - (12-Sep-96)
GAMMA-RAY-INDUCED CHANGES IN HYPODERMAL MESOCARP TISSUE PLASMA MEMBRANE OF PRE- AND POST-STORAGE MUSKMELON - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (31-May-96)
CALCIUM-STIMULATED PROTEIN KINASE ACTIVITY OF THE HYPODERMAL MESOCARP PLASMA MEMBRANE FROM MATURE AND POSTHARVEST MUSKMELON - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-May-96)
USE OF GAMMA-IRRADIATION TO SLOW SENESCENCE IN CANTALOUPE - (Other) - (16-Nov-95)
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