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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Evaluation, Enhancement, Genetics and Breeding of Lettuce, Spinach, and Melon Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

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 of Lettuce Genotypes for Seed Thermotolerance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lafta, A.M., Mou, B. 2013. Evaluation of lettuce genotypes for seed thermotolerance. HortScience. 48:708-714.
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.
Vegetable cultivar descriptions for North America, List 27 - (Monograph)
Wehner, T.C., Mou, B. 2013. Vegetable cultivar descriptions for North America, List 27. HortScience. 48:245-286.
Development of genomic SSR markers for fingerprinting lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) cultivars and mapping genes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rauscher, G., Simko, I. 2013. Development of genomic SSR markers for fingerprinting lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) cultivars and mapping genes. BMC Plant Biology. 13:11.
Marker-assisted selection for disease resistance in lettuce - (Book / Chapter)
Simko, I. 2013. Marker-assisted selection for disease resistance in lettuce. In: Varshney, R.K., Tuberosa, R., editors. Translational genomics for crop breeding. Vol. I: Biotic stresses. Ames, IA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 267-289.
Nutritional Quality of Lettuce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mou, B. 2012. Nutritional quality of lettuce. Current Nutrition and Food Science. 8:177-187.
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.
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.
Computing Integrated Ratings from Heterogeneous Phenotypic Assessments: A Case Study of Lettuce Postharvest Quality and Downy Mildew Resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simko, I., Hayes, R.J., Kramer, M.H. 2012. Computing integrated ratings from heterogeneous phenotypic assessments: A case study of lettuce postharvest quality and downy mildew resistance. Crop Science. 52:2131-2142.
Asia’s Indigenous Horticultural Crops: An Introduction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mou, B., Wang, G. 2012. Asia’s indigenous horticultural crops: an introduction. HortScience. 47:819-820.
Empirical evaluation of DArT, SNP, and SSR marker-systems for genotyping, clustering, and assigning sugar beet hybrid varieties into populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simko, I., Eujayl, I.A., Van Hintum, Jl, T. 2012. Empirical evaluation of DArT, SNP, and SSR marker-systems for genotyping, clustering, and assigning sugar beet hybrid varieties into populations. Plant Science. 184:54-62.
Effects of beet necrotic yellow vein virus in spinach cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mou, B., Richardson, K.L., Benzen, S.D., Liu, H. 2012. Effects of beet necrotic yellow vein virus in spinach cultivars. Plant Disease. 96:618-622.
Selection for resistance to Verticillium wilt caused by race 2 isolates of Verticillium dahliae in accessions of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hayes, R.J., Maruthachalam, K., Vallad, G.E., Klosterman, S.J., Subbarao, K.V. 2011. Selection for resistance to Verticillium wilt caused by race 2 isolates of Verticillium dahliae in accessions of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.).HortScience. 46(2):201-206.
The area under the disease progress stairs: calculation, advantage, and application - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simko, I., Piepho, H. 2012. The area under the disease progress stairs: calculation, advantage, and application. Phytopathology. 102:381-389.
Mutations in Lettuce Improvement. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mou, B. 2012. Mutations in Lettuce Improvement. International Journal of Plant Genomics. doi:10.1155/2011/723518.
Green leaf lettuce breeding lines with resistance to corky root, 06-831 and 06-833. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mou, B. 2011. Green leaf lettuce breeding lines with resistance to corky root, 06-831 and 06-833. HortScience. 46:1324-1325.
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.
Developing lettuce with improved quality for processed salads. - (Abstract Only)
Hayes, R.J., Truco, M.J., Mchale, L.K., Michelmore, R.W., Antonise, R., Hand, P., Simko, I. 2011. Developing lettuce with improved quality for processed salads. Eucarpia Conference on Lettuce and Leafy Vegetables. August 24, 2011, Lille, France.
The inheritance of resistance to Verticillium wilt caused by race 1 isolates of Verticillium dahliae in the lettuce cultivar La Brillante.     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hayes, R.J., Mchale, L.K., Vallad, G.E., Jose-Truco, M., Michelmore, R.W., Klosterman, S.J., Maruthachalam, K., Subbarao, K.V. 2011. The inheritance of resistance to Verticillium wilt caused by race 1 isolates of Verticillium dahliae in the lettuce cultivar La Brillante. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. DOI 10.1007/s00122-011-1603-y.
Improvement of horticultural crops for abiotic stress tolerance. An Introduction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mou, B. 2011. Improvement of horticultural crops for abiotic stress tolerance. An Introduction. HortScience. 46(8):1068-1069.
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.
Fifteen years of verticillium wilt of lettuce in america’s salad bowl: a tale of immigration, subjugation and abatement. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Atallah, Z.K., Hayes, R.J., Subbarao, K.V. 2011. Fifteen years of verticillium wilt of lettuce in america’s salad bowl: a tale of immigration, subjugation and abatement. Plant Disease. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-01-11-0075.
Mapping dominant negative mutation for triforine sensitivity in lettuce and its use as a selectable marker for detecting hybrids. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simko, I., Hayes, R.J., Truco, M.J., Michelmore, R.W. 2011. Mapping dominant negative mutation for triforine sensitivity in lettuce and its use as a selectable marker for detecting hybrids. Euphytica. 182(2):157-166.
Combining phenotypic data from ordinal rating scales in multiple plant experiments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simko, I., Piepho, H. 2011. Combining phenotypic data from ordinal rating scales in multiple plant experiments. Trends in Plant Science. 16:235-237.
Application of Hi-Res Melting Approach for Mapping Resistance Genes and Marker-assisted Selection in Lettuce - (Other)
Simko, I. 2011. Application of Hi-Res Melting Approach for Mapping Resistance Genes and Marker-assisted Selection in Lettuce. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Online.
Iceberg lettuce breeding lines with resistance to Verticillium wilt caused by race 1 isolates of Verticillium dahliae. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hayes, R.J., Maruthachalam, K., Vallad, G.E., Klosterman, S.J., Simko, I., Luo, Y., Subbarao, K.V. 2011. Iceberg lettuce breeding lines with resistance to Verticillium wilt caused by race 1 isolates of Verticillium dahliae. HortScience. 46(3):501-504.
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.
Evaluation of the RPi-ber late blight resistance gene for tuber resistance in the field and laboratory. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mayton, H., Rauscher, G., Simko, I., Fry, W. 2011. Evaluation of the RPi-ber late blight resistance gene for tuber resistance in the field and laboratory. Plant Breeding. 130:464-468.
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.
A single recessive gene conferring short leaves in romaine x Latin type lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) crosses, and its effect on plant morphology and resistance to lettuce drop caused by Sclerotinia minor Jagger.     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hayes, R.J., Wu, B., Subbarao, K.V. 2011. A single recessive gene conferring short leaves in romaine x Latin type lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) crosses, and its effect on plant morphology and resistance to lettuce drop caused by Sclerotinia minor Jagger. Plant Breeding. 130:388-393.
Combining partially ranked data in plant breeding and biology: I. Rank aggregating methods. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simko, I., Pechenick, D.A. 2010. Combining partially ranked data in plant breeding and biology: I. Rank aggregating methods.. Communications in Biometry and Crop Science (CBCS), Year 2010, volume 5, pages 41-55.
Combining partially ranked data in plant breeding and biology: II. Analysis with Rasch model. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simko, I., Lincare, J.M. 2010. Combining partially ranked data in plant breeding and biology: II. Analysis with Rasch model.. Communications in Biometry and Crop Science (CBCS). 2010, Vol 5, Pages 56-65.
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.
Sm09a and Sm09b: Romaine Lettuce Breeding Lines Resistant to Dieback and with Improved Shelf-Life. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simko, I., Hayes, R.J., Subbarao, K.V., Sideman, R.G. 2010. SM09A and SM09B: Romaine Lettuce Breeding Lines Resistant to Dieback and with Improved Shelf-life.. HortScience,Year 2010, volume 45, pages 670-672.
Mu06-857, a Green Leaf Lettuce Breeding Line with Resistance to Leafminer and Lettuce Mosaic Virus. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mou, B., Ryder, E.J. 2010. MU06-857, a Green Leaf Lettuce Breeding Line with Resistance to Leafminer and Lettuce Mosaic Virus. HortScience. 45: 666-667.
Assessment of resistance in lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) to mycelial and ascospore infection by S.sclerotinia minor Jagger and S. sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hayes, R.J., Wu, B., Pryor, B.M., Subbarao, K.V. Assessment of resistance in lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) to mycelial and ascospore infection by S.sclerotinia minor Jagger and S. sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary. HortScience 45:333-341.
Nutrient Content of Lettuce and its Improvement - (Review Article)
Mou, B. 2009. Nutrient Content of Lettuce and its Improvement. Current Nutrition and Food Science 5:242-248.
Association mapping and marker-assisted selection of the lettuce dieback resistance gene Tvr1. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simko, I., Pechenick, D.A., Mchale, L.K., Truco, M.J., Ochoa, O.E., Michelmore, R.W., Scheffler, B.E. 2009. Association mapping and marker-assisted selection of the lettuce dieback resistance gene Tvr1.. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology, Year 2009, volume 9, article number 135.
Genetic variation, genotype x environment interaction, and selection for tipburn resistance in lettuce in multi-environments. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenni, S., Hayes, R.J. 2010. Genetic variation, genotype x environment interaction, and selection for tipburn resistance in lettuce in multi-environments.. Euphytica, Feb 2010, Vol 171 (3), pages 427-439.
Development of molecular markers for marker-assisted selection in lettuce (Lactuca sativa). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simko, I., Pechenick, D.A., Mchale, L.K., Truco, M.J., Ochoa, O.E., Michelmore, R.W., Scheffler, B.E. 2010. Development of molecular markers for marker-assisted selection in lettuce (Lactuca sativa). Acta Horticulture Proceedings, Year 2010, volume 859, pages 401-408.
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).
Following the genes that make resistant plants: shared tools for breeding and pathology     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Rauscher, G.M. 2009. Following the genes that make resistant plants: shared tools for breeding and pathology. Phytopathology 99:S185.
QTL mapping of resistance to Powdery Mildew in lettuce.     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Rauscher, G.M., Hayes, R.J., Simko, I. 2009. QTL mapping of resistance to Powdery Mildew in lettuce. Phytopathology 99:S107.
Development of molecular markers for marker-assisted selection in lettuce (Lactuca sativa). - (Abstract Only)
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Foliar and Tuber Blight Resistance in a Solanum Tuberosum Breeding Lines. - (Review Article)
Mayton, H., Griffiths, H., Simko, I., Cheng, S., Lorenzen, J., De Jong, W., Fry, W.E. 2009. FOLIAR AND TUBER BLIGHT RESISTANCE IN A SOLANUM TUBEROSUM BREEDING LINES.. Plant Breeding.DOI:10.1111/J.1439-0523.01671.x
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.
Pythium Genetics - (Book / Chapter)
Martin, F.N. (2009) Pythium Genetics. In: Oomycete Genetics and Genomics: Diversity, Plant and Animal Interactions, and Toolbox, Kurt Lamour and Sophien Kamoun eds. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ. 574 pp.
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.
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