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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MOLECULAR GENETIC APPROACHES FOR IMPROVEMENT OF PRODUCE QUALITY Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Superficial scald susceptibility and a-farnesene metabolism in ‘Bartlett’ pears grown in California and Washington - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Whitaker, B.D., Villalobos, M., Mitcham, E.J., Mattheis, J.P. 2009. Superficial scald susceptibility and a-farnesene metabolism in ‘Bartlett’ pears grown in California and Washington. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 53:43-50.
Structural deterioration in produce: Phospholipase D, membrane deterioration and senescence - (Book / Chapter)
Paliyath, G., Tiwari, K., Yuan, H., Whitaker, B.D. 2008. Structural deterioration in produce: Phospholipase D, membrane deterioration and senescence. In: Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers, Paliyath, G., Murr, D.P., Handa, A.K., Lurie, S., editors. Postharvest Biology and Technology. p. 195-239.
Ripening-specific stigmasterol increase in tomato fruit is associated with increased sterol 22-desaturase (CYP710A7) gene expression - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Whitaker, B.D., Gapper, N.E. 2008. Ripening-specific stigmasterol increase in tomato fruit is associated with increased sterol 22-desaturase (CYP710A7) gene expression. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56(10):3828-3835.
Analysis of softening in air- and ethylene-treated rin, nor and wild-type tomato fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, D.L., Gross, K.C., Whitaker, B.D. 2008. Analysis of softening in air- and ethylene-treated rin, nor and wild-type tomato fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 49(2):314-317.
Postharvest flavor deployment and degradation: The basis of changes - (Book / Chapter)
Whitaker, B.D. 2008. Postharvest flavor deployment and degradation in fruits and vegetables. In: Bruckner, B., Wylie, S.G.,editors. Fruit and Vegetable Flavour: Recent advances and future prospects. Cambridge, England: Woodhead Publishing. p. 103-131.
Genetic and biochemical mechanisms of superficial scald development in apple and pear fruits - (Proceedings)
Whitaker, B.D. 2008. Genetic and biochemical mechanisms of superficial scald development in apple and pear fruits. Meeting Proceedings. p. 257-268.
Ethylene and a-farnesene metabolism in green and red skin of three apple cultivars in response to 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tsantili, E., Gapper, N.E., Arquiza, J., Whitaker, B.D., Watkins, C.B. 2007. Ethylene and a-farnesene metabolism in green and red skin of three apple cultivars in response to 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP). Journal of Agricultural Food & Chemistry. 55:5267-5276.
Oxidation products of alpha-farnesene associated with superficial scald development in d'Anjou pear fruit are conjugated trienols - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Whitaker, B.D. 2007. Oxidation products of alpha-farnesene associated with superficial scald development in d'Anjou pear fruit are conjugated trienols. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 55:3708-3712.
Expression of Three Expansin Genes During Development and Maturation of Kyoho Grape Berries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(11-Jul-06)
Influence of Cultivar and Harvest Method on Postharvest Storage Quality of Pepper (Capsicum Annuum L.) Fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, D.L., Stommel, J.R., Fung, R.W., Wang, C.Y., Whitaker, B.D. 2006. Influence of cultivar and harvest method on postharvest storage quality of pepper (capsicum annuum l.) fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 42:243-247.
Development and Control of Scald on Wonderful Pomegranates During Long-Term Storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Defilippi, B.G., Whitaker, B.D., Hess-Pierce, B.M., Kader, A.A. 2006. Development and control of scald on wonderful pomegranates during long-term storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 41:234-243.
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.
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.
Gradual Postharvest Cooling Reduces Blackening Disorder in ‘niitaka’ Pear (Pyrus Pyrifolia) Fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lim, B.S., Kim, J.K., Gross, K.C., Hwang, Y.S., Kim, J.H. 2005. Gradual postharvest cooling reduces blackening disorder in ‘niitaka’ pear (pyrus pyrifolia) fruit. Korean Society of Horticulture Science Journal. 46:311-316.
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.
Inhibition of Ethylene-Induced Alpha-Farnesene Synthase Gene Expression in D’anjou Pears with 1-Mcp Delays Alpha-Farnesene Synthesis and Oxidation and Prevents Superficial Scald. - (Abstract Only)
Gapper, N.E., Whitaker, B.D., Bai, J. 2005. Inhibition of ethylene-induced alpha-farnesene synthase gene expression in d'anjou pears with 1-mcp delays alpha-farnesene synthesis and oxidation and prevents superficial scald [abstract]. Plant Biology 2005 Meeting. p.84.
Yeast Expressed Tomato Beta-Galactosidases 1, 4 and 5 Have Activity Against Synthetic and Plant-Derived Cell Wall Substrates. - (Abstract Only)
Ishimaru, M., Smith, D.L., Gross, K.C. 2005. Yeast expressed tomato beta-galactosidases 1, 4 and 5 have activity against synthetic and plant-derived cell wall substrates [abstract]. Hortscience. 40(4):1092.
Expression of a-Farnesene Synthase and Hmg-Co a Reductase Genes in Relation to Levels of a-Farnesene and Conjugated Trienols in Peel Tissue of 'granny Smith' Apples Treated with Heat Or 1-Mcp to Prevent Scald - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lurie, S., Lers, A., Shaham, Z., Sonego, L., Burd, S., Whitaker, B.D. 2005. Expression of a-farnesene synthase and hmg-co a reductase genes in relation to levels of a-farnesene and conjugated trienols in peel tissue of 'granny smith' apples treated with heat or 1-mcp to prevent scald. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 130(2):232-236.
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