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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICAL APPROACHES FOR MANAGING DISEASES OF TEMPERATE FRUIT CROPS 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.
Culturable bacteria from plum fruit surfaces and their potential for controlling brown rot after harvest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Jurick II, W.M., Vico, I., Peter, K.A., Buyer, J.S. 2012. Culturable bacteria from plum fruit surfaces and their potential for controlling brown rot after harvest. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 76:145-151.
Endophytic fungi from plums (Prunus domestica) and their antifungal activity against Monilinia fructicola - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pimenta, R., Moreira Da Silva, J., Buyer, J.S., Janisiewicz, W.J. 2012. Endophytic fungi from plums (Prunus domestica) and their antifungal activity against Monilinia fructicola. Journal of Food Protection. 75(10):1883-1889.
Production of hydrogen peroxide and expression of ROS generating genes in peach flower petals in response to host and non-host pathogens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, J., Macarisin, D., Wisniewski, M.E., Sui, Y., Droby, S., Norelli, J.L., Hershkovitz, V. 2012. Production of hydrogen peroxide and expression of ROS generating genes in peach flower petals in response to host and non-host pathogens. Plant Pathology. 62:820-828.
Identification of differentially expressed genes associated with changes in the morphology and pathogenicity of Pichia fermentans on apple and peach fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fiori, S., Scherm, B., Liu, J., Farrell, R., Mannazzu, I., Budroni, M., Maserti, B., Wisniewski, M.E., Mighelli, Q. 2012. Identification of differentially expressed genes associated with changes in the morphology and pathogenicity of Pichia fermentans on apple and peach fruit. Federation Of European Microbiological Societies Yeast Research. DOI: 10.1111/j.1567-1364.2012.00829.x.
Management of postharvest fruit decays by mircobial antagonists - (Book / Chapter)
Janisiewicz, W.J. 2012. Management of postharvest fruit decays by mircobial antagonists. In: Alves de Oliveria, S.M., de Oliveira Lins, S.R., Gonzales Santos, A.M., editors. Avancos Tecnologicos na Pathologici Pos-Colheita. Recife, Brazil:EDUFRPE. p. 151-176.
Pretreatment of the yeast antagonist, Candida oleophila with glycine betaine increases oxidative stress tolerance in the microenvironment of apple wounds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sui, Y., Liu, U., Wisniewski, M.E., Droby, S., Norelli, J.L., Hershkovitz, V. 2012. Pretreatment of the yeast antagonist, Candida oleophila with glycine betaine increases oxidative stress tolerance in the microenvironment of apple wounds. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 157:45-51.
Resident bacteria of plums and their potential for controlling brown rot after harvest - (Abstract Only)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Jurick Ii, W.M., Vico, I., Peter, K.A., Buyer, J.S. 2012. Resident bacteria of plums and their potential for controlling brown rot after harvest [abstract]. Phytopathology. p. 45.
Biological control of postharvest diseases: hurdles, successes and prospects - (Abstract Only)
Janisiewicz, W.J. 2102. Biological control of postharvest diseases: hurdles, successes and prospects [abstract]. International Organic Fruit Research Symposium. p. 65.
Increase in antioxidant-defense gene transcripts, stress tolerance and biocontrol efficacy of Candida oleophila following sublethal oxidative stress exposure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wisniewski, M.E., Norelli, J.L., Liu, J., Tian, S., Droby, S., Hershkovitz, V., Farrell, R. 2012. Increase in antioxidant-defense gene transcripts, stress tolerance and biocontrol efficacy of Candida oleophila following sublethal oxidative stress exposure. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 80:578-590.
Effect of heat treatment on inhibition of Monilinia fructicola and induction of disease resistance in peach fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, J., Sui, Y., Wisniewski, M.E., Droby, S., Tian, S., Norelli, J.L., Hershkovitz, V. 2011. Effect of heat treatment on inhibition of Monilinia fructicola and induction of disease resistance in peach fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 65:61-68.
Global changes in expression of grapefruit peel tissue in response to the yeast biocontrol agent, Metschnikowia fructicola - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hershkovitz, V., Droby, S., Wisniewski, M.E., Liu, J., Ben-Dayan, C., Raphael, G., Pasmanik-Chor, M., Aly, R., Tworkoski, T. 2012. Global changes in expression of grapefruit peel tissue in response to the yeast biocontrol agent, Metschnikowia fructicola. Molecular Plant Pathology. 13(4):338-349.
A novel method for selecting antagonists against postharvest fruit decays originating from latent infections - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Pimenta, R.S., Jurick Ii, W.M. 2011. A novel method for selecting antagonists against postharvest fruit decays originating from latent infections. Biological Control. 59:348-389.
Cystofilobasidium infirmominiatum as a biocontrol agent of postharvest diseases of apple and citrus - (Proceedings)
Vero, S., Garmendia, G., Garat, M.F., Wisniewski, M.E. 2011. Cystofilobasidium infirmominiatum as a biocontrol agent of postharvest diseases of apple and citrus. Acta Horticulturae. 905:169-180.
Differential gene expression during the pathogenic interaction between Pichia fermentans and peach fruit - (Proceedings)
Fiori, S., Scherm, B., Migheli, Q., Farrell, R., Wisniewski, M.E., Budroni, M. 2011. Differential gene expression during the pathogenic interaction between Pichia fermentans and peach fruit. Acta Horticulturae. 905:103-105.
Historical perspective on biological control of postharvest diseases – past, present, and future - (Proceedings)
Wilson, C.L., Wisniewski, M.E., Droby, S., Chalutz, E. 2011. Historical perspective on biological control of postharvest diseases – past, present, and future. Acta Horticulturae 905:23-28.
Effect of heat shock treatment on stress tolerance and biocontrol efficacy of biocontrol yeasts - (Proceedings)
Liu, J., Wisniewski, M.E., Droby, S., Herskovitz, V. 2011. Effect of heat shock treatment on stress tolerance and biocontrol efficacy of biocontrol yeasts. Acta Horticulturae. 905:227-240.
Novel role for reactive oxygen species (ROS) in host-antagonistic yeast-pathogen interactions in postharvest biocontrol systems - (Proceedings)
Macarisin, D., Bauchan, G.R., Wisniewski, M.E., Droby, S. 2011. Novel role for reactive oxygen species (ROS) in host-antagonistic yeast-pathogen interactions in postharvest biocontrol systems. Acta Horticulturae. 905:113-116.
Diversity and antimicrobial activities of endophytic fungi isolated from Myrcia Sellowiana in Tocantins, Brazil - (Proceedings)
Pinto, W.S., Perim, M.C., Borgsj, C., Pimenta, R.S., Rosa, L.H., Silva, J.M., Janisiewicz, W.J. 2011. Diversity and antimicrobial activities of endophytic fungi isolated from Myrcia Sellowiana in Tocantins, Brazil. Proceedings of Acta Horticulturae. p. 283-288.
Identifying and characterizing microflora of stone fruits to select antagonists for control of brown rot with emphasis on latent infections - (Proceedings)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Buyer, J.S., Kurtzman, C.P. 2011. Identifying and characterizing microflora of stone fruits to select antagonists for control of brown rot with emphasis on latent infections. Proceedings of Acta Horticulturae. p. 241-250.
Selecting antagonists for control of postharvest brown rot of stone fruits originating from latent infections - (Abstract Only)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Pimenta, R.S., Jurick Ii, W.M. 2011. Selecting antagonists for control of postharvest brown rot of stone fruits originating from latent infections (abstract). Phytopathology. p. 54.
Suppressive-subtractive cDNA analysis indicates that elevated yeast antioxidant gene expression is associated with increased stress tolerance and biocontrol efficacy in the antagonistic yeast, Candida Oleophila - (Abstract Only)
Wisniewski, M.E., Liu, J., Macarisin, D., Droby, S., Hershkovitz, V. 2011. Suppressive-subtractive cDNA analysis indicates that elevated yeast antioxidant gene expression is associated with increased stress tolerance and biocontrol efficacy in the antagonistic yeast, Candida Oleophila [abstract]. International Congress Postharvest Pathology, Lleida, Spain, p. 109.
Utilization of an apple microarray for gene expression profiling in stone fruit-postharvest pathogen interactions - (Abstract Only)
Wisniewski, M.E., Liu, J., Macarisin, D., Droby, S., Hershkovitz, V. 2011. Utilization of an apple microarray for gene expression profiling in stone fruit-postharvest pathogen interactions [abstract]. International Congress Postharvest Pathology, Lleida, Spain, p. 57.
Transcriptome analysis of grapefruit flavedo in response to application of the yeast biocontrol agent Metschnikowia fructicola - (Abstract Only)
Wisniewski, M.E., Liu, J., Cohen, L., Droby, S., Hershkovitz, V. 2011. Transcriptome analysis of grapefruit flavedo in response to application of the yeast biocontrol agent Metschnikowia fructicola [abstract]. International Congress Postharvest Pathology, Lleida, Spain, p. 38.
Evaluation of efficacy of microbial biological control agents - commercially acceptable control levels - (Proceedings)
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Glycine betaine improves oxidative stress tolerance and biocontrol efficacy of the antagonistic yeast Cystofilobasidium infirmominiatum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, J., Wisniewski, M.E., Droby, S., Vero, S., Tian, S., Hershkovitz, V. 2011. Glycine betaine improves oxidative stress tolerance and biocontrol efficacy of the antagonistic yeast Cystofilobasidium infirmominiatum. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 146:76-83.
Biological control of postharvest diseases of fruits: from wound to latent infection - (Proceedings)
Janisiewicz, W.J. 2011. Biological control of postharvest diseases of fruits: from wound to latent infection. Full-Bright Specialist Program workshop. University of Pretoria. p.32.
Effect of heat shock treatment on stress tolerance and biocontrol efficacy of Metschnikowia fructicola - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, J., Wisniewski, M.E., Droby, S., Tian, S., Tworkoski, T. 2011. Effect of heat shock treatment on stress tolerance and biocontrol efficacy of Metschnikowia fructicola. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 76:145-155.
Identifying and characterizing microflora of stone fruits to select antagonists for control of brown rot with emphasis on latent infections - (Abstract Only)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Buyer, J.S., Kurtzman, C.P. 2010. Identifying and characterizing microflora of stone fruits to select antagonists for control of brown rot with emphasis on latent infections (abstract). Plant Disease. Biological Control of Postharvest Diseases: Challenges and opportunities. Program and Book of Abstracts. p.30.
Superoxide anion and hydrogen peroxide in the yeast antagonist-fruit interaction: a new role for reactive oxygen species in postharvest biocontrol? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Macarisin, D., Wisniewski, M.E., Bauchan, G.R., Droby, S. 2010. Superoxide anion and hydrogen peroxide in the yeast antagonist-fruit interaction: a new role for reactive oxygen species in postharvest biocontrol? Postharvest Biology and Technology. 58:194-202.
Postharvest pathology of tropical and subtropical fruit and strategies for decay control - (Book / Chapter)
Droby, S., Wisniewski, M.E., Benkeblia, N. 2011. Postharvest pathology of tropical and subtropical fruit and strategies for decay control. In: Yahia, E., editor. Post-harvest biology and technology of tropical and sub-tropical fruits. Vol. 1. Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing Limited. p. 194-223.
Characteristics of Monilinia fructicola isolates from decayed stone fruits in eastern West Virginia - (Abstract Only)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Biggs, A.R. 2010. Characteristics of Monilinia fructicola isolates from decayed stone fruits in eastern West Virginia (abstract). Phytopathology. p.75.
A role for reactive oxygen species in postharvest biocontrol - (Proceedings)
Macarisin, D., Wisniewski, M.E., Droby, S., Bauchan, G.R. 2010. A role for reactive oxygen species in postharvest biocontrol. Acta Horticulture Proceedings.
Bacterial microflora of nectarines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Buyer, J.S. 2010. Bacterial microflora of nectarines. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 5:480-486.
Yeast microflora of nectarines and their potential for biocontrol of brown rot     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Kurtzman, C.P., Buyer, J.S. 2010. Yeast microflora of nectarines and their potential for biocontrol of brown rot. Yeast. 27: 389-398.
The biochemical basis of pathogenicity and host-specificity of Penicillium digitatum on citrus - (Proceedings)
Droby, S., Cohen, L., Rafael, G., Wisniewski, M.E., Macarisin, D. 2010. The biochemical basis of pathogenicity and host-specificity of Penicillium digitatum on citrus. Acta Horticulture Proceedings. 877:1572-1582.
Aureobasidium pullulans as a biocontrol agent of postharvest pathogens of apples in Uruguay - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vero, S., Garmendia, G., Gonzalez, M., Garat, F., Wisniewski, M.E. 2009. Aureobasidium pullulans as a biocontrol agent of postharvest pathogens of apples in Uruguay. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 19:1033-1049.
Challenges and opportunities for the commercialization of postharvest biocontrol - (Proceedings)
Wisniewski, M.E., Droby, S., Macarisin, D. 2011. Challenges and opportunities for the commercialization of postharvest biocontrol. Acta Horticulturae. 877:1577-1582.
Quo vadis of biological control of postharvest diseases - (Proceedings)
Janisiewicz, W.J. 2009. Quo vadis of biological control of postharvest diseases. D. Prusky and M.L. Gullino (eds.), Post-harvest Pathology, Plant Pathology in the 21st centruy, Vol 2, pp. 137-148.
Postharvest Biocontrol: Introspection and Paradigm Shifts - (Trade Journal)
Wisniewski, M.E., Droby, S. 2009. Postharvest Biocontrol: Introspection and Paradigm Shifts, Biological Control News and Information(BNI). 30(2): 28N
Future prospects for biological control of postharvest diseases - (Popular Publication)
Janisiewicz, W.J. 2009. Future prospects for biological control of postharvest diseases. Mountaineer Grower. 569: 1-26
Commercialization of postharvest biocontrol: barriers and opportunities - (Abstract Only)
Wisniewski, M.E., Macarisin, D., Droby, S. 2009. Commercialization of postharvest biocontrol: barriers and opportunities. Postharvest International Symposium Proceedings. p. 86.
Characterizing culturable microflora of nectarines: bacteria and their potential for biological control of postharvest fruit decay - (Abstract Only)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Buyer, J.S. 2009. Characterizing culturable microflora of nectarines: bacteria and their potential for biological control of postharvest fruit decay . American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting.
Elucidation of the biochemical basis of specificity and pathogenicity of Penicillium digitatum on citrus fruit - (Abstract Only)
Wisniewski, M.E., Macarisin, D., Droby, S., Cohen, L., Rafael, G. 2009. Elucidation of the biochemical basis of specificity and pathogenicity of Penicillium digitatum on citrus fruit. Postharvest International Symposium Proceedings. p. 114.
Twenty years of postharvest biocontrol research: Is it time for a new paradigm? - (Review Article)
Droby, S., Wisniewski, M.E., Macarisin, D., Wilson, C. 2009. Twenty years of postharvest biocontrol research: Is it time for a new paradigm?. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 52:137-145.
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.
Yeast microflora of nectarines - (Abstract Only)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Kurtzman, C.P. 2008. Yeast microflora of nectarines. American Phytopathological Society.
The role of citrus volatiles in germination and growth of Penicillium digitatum and Penicillium italicum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Droby, S., Eick, A., Macarisin, D., Cohen, L., Rafael, G., Stange Jr, R.R., Mccollum, T.G., Dudai, N., Nasser, A., Wisniewski, M.E., Shapira, R. 2008. The role of citrus volatiles in germination and growth of Penicillium digitatum and Penicillium italicum. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 49:386-396.
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.
Penicillium digitatum suppresses production of hydrogen peroxide in host tissue during infection of citrus fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Macarisin, D., Cohen, L., Eick, A., Rafael, G., Belausov, E., Wisniewski, M.E., Droby, S. 2007. Penicillium digitatum suppresses production of hydrogen peroxide in host tissue during infection of citrus fruit. Phytopathology. 97(11):1491-1500.
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
Postharvest biocontrol: New concepts and applications - (Book / Chapter)
Wisniewski, M.E., Wilson, C.L., Droby, S., Chalutz, E., El Ghaouth, A., Stevens, C. 2007. Postharvest biocontrol: New concepts and applications. In: Vincent, C., Goettel, M.S., and Lazarovits, G., editors. Biological Control: A Global Perspective. Boca Raton, FL: CAB International. p. 262-273.
The use of low dose UV-C light technology to control postharvest storage decay and delayed ripening and senescence of fruits and vegetables - (Book / Chapter)
Stevens, C., Khan, V.A., Wilson, C.L., Lu, J.Y., Pusey, P.L., Bassett, C.L., Igwegbe, E., Wisniewski, M.E., Chalutz, E., Droby, S., El Ghaouth, A. 2006. The use of low dose UV-C light technology to control postharvest storage decay and delayed ripening and senescence of fruits and vegetables. In: Noureddine, B. and Norio, S., editors. Recent Advances in Postharvest Technologies of Horticultural Crops. Chapter 9. Kerala, India: Research Signpost. p. 195-237.
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