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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVED KNOWLEDGE OF VIRULENCE FACTORS TO DEVELOP POSTHARVEST DECAY CONTROL STRATEGIES Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

First report of Penicillium carneum causing blue mold on stored apples in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peter, K.A., Vico, I., Gaskins, V.L., Janisiewicz, W.J., Saftner, R.A., Jurick II, W.M. 2012. First report of Penicillium carneum causing blue mold on stored apples in the United States. Plant Disease. 96:1823.
Application of the 2-cyanoacetamide method for spectrophotometric assay of cellulase enzyme activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick Ii, W.M., Vico, I., Whitaker, B.D., Gaskins, V.L., Janisiewicz, W.J. 2012. Application of the 2-cyanoacetamide method for spectrophotometric assay of cellulase enzyme activity. Plant Pathology Journal. DOI:10.3923/ppj.2012.
Carbon, nitrogen and pH regulate the production and activity of a polygalacturonase isozyme produced by Penicillium expansum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick Ii, W.M., Vico, I., Gaskins, V.L., Peter, K.A., Park, E., Janisiewicz, W.J. 2012. Carbon, nitrogen and pH regulate the production and activity of a polygalacturonase isozyme produced by Penicillium expansum. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. DOI:10.1080/03235408.2012.657893.
Penicillium solitum produces a polygalacturonase isozyme in decayed ‘Anjou’ pear fruit capable of macerating host tissue in vitro - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick II, W.M., Vico, I., Gaskins, V.L., Whitaker, B.D., Garrett, W.M., Janisiewicz, W.J., Conway, W.S. 2012. Penicillium solitum produces a polygalacturonase isozyme in decayed ‘Anjou’ pear fruit capable of macerating host tissue in vitro. Mycologia. DOI:10.3852/11.119.
Identification of wild apple germplasm (Malus spp.) with resistance to the postharvest decay pathogens Penicillium expansum and Colletotrichum acutatum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick Ii, W.M., Janisiewicz, W.J., Saftner, R.A., Vico, I., Gaskins, V.L., Park, E., Forsline, P.L., Fazio, G., Conway, W.S. 2011. Identification of wild apple germplasm (Malus spp.) with resistance to the postharvest decay pathogens Penicillium expansum and Colletotrichum acutatum. Plant Breeding. 130:481-486.
Temperature suppresses decay on apple fruit by affecting Penicillium solitum conidial germination, mycelial growth and polygalacturonase activity     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vico, I., Jurick Ii, W.M., Camp, M.J., Janisiewicz, W.J., Conway, W.S. 2010. Temperature suppresses decay on apple fruit by affecting Penicillium solitum conidial germination, mycelial growth and polygalacturonase activity. Plant Pathology Journal. 9(3):144-148.
Purification and biochemical characterization of polygalacturonase produced by Penicillium expansum during postharvest decay of ‘Anjou’ pear     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick II, W.M., Vico, I., Gaskins, V.L., Garrett, W.M., Whitaker, B.D., Janisiewicz, W.J., Conway, W.S. 2010. Purification and biochemical characterization of polygalacturonase produced by Penicillium expansum during postharvest decay of ‘Anjou’ pear. Phytopathology. 100(1):42-48.
Isolation, purification, and characterization of a polygalacturonase produced in Penicillium solitum-decayed 'Golden Delicious' apple fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick II, W.M., Vico, I., Mcevoy, J.L., Whitaker, B.D., Janisiewicz, W.J., Conway, W.S. 2009. Isolation, purification, and characterization of a polygalacturonase produced in Penicillium solitum-decayed 'Golden Delicious' apple fruit. Journal of Phytopathology. 99:636-641.
Potential of E.coli O157:H7 to grow on field-cored lettuce as impacted by postharvest storage time and temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcevoy, J.L., Luo, Y., Conway, W.S., Zhou, B., Feng, H. 2008. Potential of E.coli O157:H7 to grow on field-cored lettuce as impacted by postharvest storage time and temperature. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 128:506-509.
Histological effects of calcium chloride in stored apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trentham, R.W., Sams, C.E., Conway, W.S. 2008. Histological effects of calcium chloride in stored apples. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 133:487-491.
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