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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Genetic, Metabolic, and Physiological Factors Regulating Deciduous Tree Fruit Quality

Location: Physiology and Pathology of Tree Fruits Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Differences in ethylene and fruit quality attributes during storage in new apple cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, J., Kang, I., Kwon, S., Yoo, J., Mattheis, J.P. 2016. Differences in ethylene and fruit quality attributes during storage in new apple cultivars. Korean Society of Horticulture Science Journal. doi: 10.12972/kjhst.20160027.
Distribution of apple fruit epidermal non-polar metabolites - (Abstract Only)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Buchanan, D.A., Mattheis, J.P. 2015. Distribution of apple fruit epidermal non-polar metabolites. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. N/A.
Storage temperature and 1-MCP treatment affect storage disorders and physiological attributes of ‘Royal Gala’ apples - (Abstract Only)
Lee, J., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2015. Storage temperature and 1-MCP treatment affect storage disorders and physiological attributes of ‘Royal Gala’ apples. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. 51(1):84-93.
QTLs detected for individual sugars and soluble solids content in apple - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guan, Y., Peace, C., Rudell Jr, D.R., Verma, S., Evans, K. 2015. QTLs detected for individual sugars and soluble solids content in apple. Molecular Breeding. doi: 10.1007/s11032-015-0334-1.
‘Fuji’ apple (Malus domestica Borkh) volatile production during high pCO2 controlled atmosphere storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lumpkin, C., Fellman, J.K., Rudell Jr, D.R., Mattheis, J.P. 2014. ‘Fuji’ apple (Malus domestica Borkh) volatile production during high pCO2 controlled atmosphere storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology. doi: 10.1016.postharvestbio.2014.10.008.234-243.
Transcriptomic events associated with internal browning of apple during postharvest storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mellidou, I., Buts, K., Hatoum, D., Ho, Q.T., Mattheis, J.P., Johnston, J.W., Watkins, C.B., Schaffer, R.J., Gapper, N.E., Giovannoni, J.J., Rudell Jr, D.R., Hertog, M.L., Nicolai, B.M. 2014. Transcriptomic events associated with internal browning of apple during postharvest storage. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 14:328.
Chilling-related cell damage of apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.) fruit cortical tissue impacts antioxidant, lipid, and phenolic metabolism - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leisso, R.S., Buchanan, D.A., Lee, J., Mattheis, J.P., Sater, C.A., Ines, H., Watkins, C.B., Gapper, N., Johnson, J.W., Schaffer, R.J., Hertog, M.L., Nicolai, B., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2014. Chilling-related cell damage of apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.) fruit cortical tissue impacts antioxidant, lipid, and phenolic metabolism. Physiologia Plantarum. doi: 10.1111/ppl.12244.
A metabolic profile for ‘Honeycrisp’ apple soggy breakdown, a chilling induced physiological disorder - (Abstract Only)
Leisso, R.S., Hanrahan, I., Buchanan, D.A., Lee, J., Rudell Jr, D.R., Mattheis, J.P., Watkins, C. 2014. A metabolic profile for ‘Honeycrisp’ apple soggy breakdown, a chilling induced physiological disorder. Meeting Abstract. ISHS Postharvest Unlimited V Book of Abstracts, page 81.
Real time-based targeted Metabolomic approach as risk assessment tools for controlling superficial scald in ‘Granny Smith’ apples during storage - (Abstract Only)
Lee, J., Buchanan, D.A., Leisso, R.S., Mattheis, J.P., Gapper, N.E., Watkins, C.B., Giovannoni, J.J., Hertog, M.M., Nicolai, B.M., Johnston, J.W., Schaffer, R.J., Whitaker, B.D., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2014. Real time-based targeted Metabolomic approach as risk assessment tools for controlling superficial scald in ‘Granny Smith’ apples during storage. Meeting Abstract. https://ashs.confex.com/ashs/2014/webprogram/Paper18864.html.
Selection of low-variance expressed Malus x domestica (apple) genes for use as quantitative PCR reference genes (housekeepers) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bowen, J., Ireland, H.S., Crowhurst, R., Luo, Z., Schaffer, R.J., Watson, A.E., Foster, T., Gapper, N., Watkins, C., Giovannoni, J.J., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R., Johnston, J.W. 2014. Selection of low-variance expressed Malus x domestica (apple)genes for use as quantitative PCR reference genes (housekeepers). Tree Genetics and Genomes. 10:751-759.
'Scarlett Spur Red Delicious' apple volatile production accompanying physiological disorder development during low pO2 controlled atmosphere storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lumpkin, C., Fellman, J., Rudell Jr, D.R., Mattheis, J.P. 2014. 'Scarlett Spur Red Delicious' apple volatile production accompanying physiological disorder development during low pO2 controlled atmosphere storage. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. doi: 10.1021/jf405267b.
Fruit size affects physiological attributes and storage disorders in cold stored "Gala" apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, J., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2013. Fruit size affects physiological attributes and storage disorders in cold stored "Gala" apples. HortScience. Vol 48(12):1518-1524.
Interactions between 1-MCP and controlled atmospheres on quality and storage disorders of fruits and vegetable - (Proceedings)
Watkins, C.B., Gapper, N.E., Nock, J.F., Rudell Jr, D.R., Leisso, R.S., Lee, J., Buchanan, D.A., Mattheis, J.P., Johnston, J., Schaffer, R., Giovannoni, J.J., Hertog, M.L., Nicolai, B.M. 2014. Interactions between 1-MCP and controlled atmospheres on quality and storage disorders of fruits and vegetable. Acta Horticulturae. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1071.3.
Interactions between 1-MCP and controlled atmosphere storage on quality and storage disorders of fruits and vegetable. - (Abstract Only)
Watkins, C., Gapper, N., Nock, J., Rudell Jr, D.R., Leisso, R.S., Lee, J., Buchanan, D.A., Mattheis, J.P., Hertog, M., Nicolai, B. 2013. Interactions between 1-MCP and controlled atmosphere storage on quality and storage disorders of fruits and vegetable.. International Controlled Atmosphere Research Conference Proceedings. 101.
Pithy brown core in ‘d’Anjou’ pear (Pyrus communis L.) fruit developing during controlled atmosphere storage at pO2 determined by monitoring chlorophyll fluorescense - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mattheis, J.P., Felicetti, D., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2013. Pithy brown core in ‘d’Anjou’ pear (Pyrus communis L.) fruit developing during controlled atmosphere storage at pO2 determined by monitoring chlorophyll fluorescense. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 259-264.
Integrated metabolomic and transcriptomic profiling illustrates successive phases of increasing gene expression associated with chilling-related apple peel cell death - (Abstract Only)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Gapper, N.E., Hertog, M., Nicolai, B., Buchanan, D.A., Mattheis, J.P., Watkins, C.A., Lee, J., Leisso, R.S., Giovannoni, J.J., Johnston, J., Schaffer, R. 2013. Integrated metabolomic and transcriptomic profiling illustrates successive phases of increasing gene expression associated with chilling-related apple peel cell death. Metabolomics. 51.
1-MCP differentially affects postharvest physiological attributes and incidence of internal browning in cold stored ‘Gala’ apples - (Abstract Only)
Lee, J., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2013. 1-MCP differentially affects postharvest physiological attributes and incidence of internal browning in cold stored ‘Gala’ apples. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. 114.
Assessing superficial scald risk in Granny Smith apples during controlled atmosphere storage using biomarker-based technology - (Abstract Only)
Gapper, N., Hertog, M., Nicolai, B., Watkins, C., Giovannoni, J.J., Mattheis, J.P., Lee, J., Leisso, R.S., Buchanan, D.A., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2013. Assessing superficial scald risk in Granny Smith apples during controlled atmosphere storage using biomarker-based technology. HortScience. 120.
Metabolomics combined with standard quality measures of ‘Honeycrisp’ apple fruit reveals aspects of metabolism related to flavor, crispness, maturity, and storability - (Abstract Only)
Leisso, R.S., Buchanan, D.A., Countryman, K.J., Sater, C.A., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2013. Metabolomics combined with standard quality measures of ‘Honeycrisp’ apple fruit reveals aspects of metabolism related to flavor, crispness, maturity, and storability. HortScience. 110.
Biomarker development for external CO2 injury prediction in apples through exploration of both transcriptome and DNA methylation changes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gapper, N., Rudell Jr, D.R., Giovannoni, J.J., Watkins, C. 2013. Biomarker development for external CO2 injury prediction in apples through exploration of both transcriptome and DNA methylation changes. AoB Plants. doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plt021.
Apple fruit volatile compound dynamics during storage in low O2 or high CO2 atmospheres - (Abstract Only)
Lumpkin, C., Rudell Jr, D.R., Fellman, J.K., Mattheis, J.P. 2013. Apple fruit volatile compound dynamics during storage in low O2 or high CO2 atmospheres. XI International Controlled and Modified Atmosphere Research Conference Book of Abstracts. p. 14.
Cell wall, cell membrane, and volatile metabolism are altered by antioxidant treatment, temperature shifts, and peel necrosis during apple fruit storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leisso, R.S., Buchanan, D.A., Lee, J., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2013. Cell wall, cell membrane, and volatile metabolism are altered by antioxidant treatment, temperature shifts, and peel necrosis during apple fruit storage. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:1373-1387.
Development of stem-end internal browning and cracking in cold stored ‘Gala’ apples is related to fruit size - (Abstract Only)
Lee, J., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2012. Development of stem-end internal browning and cracking in cold stored ‘Gala’ apples is related to fruit size. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting.
Candidate biomarker discovery and selection for ‘Granny Smith' superficial scald risk management and diagnosis, poster board - (Abstract Only)
Gapper, N., Hertog, M., Nicolai, B., Watkins, C., Giovannoni, J.J., Mattheis, J.P., Lee, J., Leisso, R.S., Buchanan, D.A., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2012. Candidate biomarker discovery and selection for ‘Granny Smith' superficial scald risk management and diagnosis, poster board. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting.
Establishing a diagnostic metabolic profile for soggy breakdown, a physiological disorder of stored ‘Honeycrisp’ apple fruit - (Abstract Only)
Leisso, R.S., Hanrahan, I., Buchanan, D.A., Lee, J., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2012. Establishing a diagnostic metabolic profile for soggy breakdown, a physiological disorder of stored ‘Honeycrisp’ apple fruit. Metabolomics.
Multiple plant hormones and cell wall metabolism regulate apple fruit maturation patterns and texture attributes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhu, Y., Ping, Z., Vijaya, V., Dorrie, M., Curry, E.A., Mattheis, J.P. 2012. Multiple plant hormones and cell wall metabolism regulate apple fruit maturation patterns and texture attributes. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 8(6):1389-1406.
Postharvest characteristics of a 'Gala' apple fruit internal browning disorder - (Abstract Only)
Mattheis, J.P., Lee, J., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2012. Postharvest characteristics of a 'Gala' apple fruit internal browning disorder. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting.
Experience with Honeycrisp apple storage management in Washington - (Abstract Only)
Hanrahan, I., Schmidt, T., Mcferson, J., Mattheis, J.P. 2012. Experience with Honeycrisp apple storage management in Washington. International Society for Horticultural Science Meeting.
'Fuji' and 'Delicious' apple volatile production during high CO2 or low O2 controlled atmosphere storage - (Abstract Only)
Lumpkin, C., Mattheis, J.P. 2012. 'Fuji' and 'Delicious' apple volatile production during high CO2 or low O2 controlled atmosphere storage. Meeting Abstract.
Role of lenticel morphology, frequency and density on incidence of lenticel breakdown in 'GALA' apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Turketti, S.S., Curry, E.A., Lotze, E. 2012. Role of lenticel morphology, frequency and density on incidence of lenticel breakdown in 'GALA' apples. Scientia Horticulturae. 138:90-95.
Antioxidant treatment alters metabolism associated with internal browning in ‘Braeburn’ apples during CA storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, J., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2012. Antioxidant treatment alters metabolism associated with internal browning in ‘Braeburn’ apples during CA storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 68:32-42.
Increase in epidermal planar cell density accompanies decreased russeting of “Golden Delicious” apples treated with gibberellin A4+7 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Curry, E.A. 2012. Increase in epidermal planar cell density accompanies decreased russeting of “Golden Delicious” apples treated with gibberellin A4+7. HortScience. 47(2):1-6.
Antioxidant metabolism of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) treated ‘Empire’ apples during controlled atmosphere storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, J., Cheng, L., Rudell Jr, D.R., Watkins, C.B. 2012. Antioxidant metabolism of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) treated ‘Empire’ apples during controlled atmosphere storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 65:79-91.
A Diagnostic Toolbox for Integrated Management of Apple Postharvest Necrotic Disorders - (Abstract Only)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Watkins, C., Mattheis, J.P., Giovannoni, J.J., Hertog, M., Nicolai, B., Rickard, B., Johnston, J., Hanrahan, I., Reed, N., Zhu, Y. 2011. A Diagnostic Toolbox for Integrated Management of Apple Postharvest Necrotic Disorders. Meeting Abstract. N/A.
Metabolic changes in 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP)-treated ‘Empire’ apple fruit during storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, J., Rudell Jr, D.R., Davies, P.J., Watkins, C.B. 2011. Metabolic changes in 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP)-treated ‘Empire’ apple fruit during storage. Metabolomics. doi: 10.1007/s11306-011-0373-5.
Influence of postharvest conditions on the metabolite profile of deciduous tree fruits - (Abstract Only)
Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2011. Influence of Postharvest Conditions on the Metabolite Profile of Deciduous Tree Fruits. Meeting Abstract. N/A.
Unraveling apple fruit metabolism: Storage management opportunities and beyond - (Abstract Only)
Rudell Jr, D.R. 2011. Unraveling apple fruit metabolism: Storage management opportunities and beyond. Meeting Abstract. N/A.
Metabolic alterations in ‘Granny Smith’ apple associated with scald during cold storage and post-storage ripening - (Abstract Only)
Leisso, R.S., Lee, J., Buchanan, D.A., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2011. Metabolic alterations in ‘Granny Smith’ apple associated with scald during cold storage and post-storage ripening. Meeting Abstract. N/A.
Expression profiles of MdACS3 gene suggest function as an accelerator of apple (Malus x domestica) fruit ripening. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Varanasi, V., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R., Zhu, Y., Shin, S.B. 2011. Expression profiles of MdACS3 gene suggest function as an accelerator of apple (Malus x domestica) fruit ripening. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 62:141-148.
Antioxidant treatment alters metabolism and internal browning in ‘Braeburn’ apples during CA storage - (Abstract Only)
Lee, J., Mattheis, J.P., Watkins, C., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2011. Antioxidant treatment alters metabolism and internal browning in ‘Braeburn’ apples during CA storage. Meeting Abstract. N/A.
Dynamics of ascorbic acid in ‘Braeburn’ and ‘Gala’ apples during on-tree development and storage in atmospheres conducive to internal browning development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Felicetti, E., Mattheis, J.P., Zhu, Y., Fellman, J.K. 2011. Dynamics of ascorbic acid in ‘Braeburn’ and ‘Gala’ apples during on-tree development and storage in atmospheres conducive to internal browning development. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 61:95-102.
Ripening, storage temperature, ethylene action, and oxidative stress alter apple peel phytosterol metabolism - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Buchanan, D.A., Leisso, R.S., Whitaker, B.D., Mattheis, J.P., Zhu, Y., Varanasi, V. 2011. Ripening, storage temperature, ethylene action, and oxidative stress alter apple peel phytosterol metabolism. Phytochemistry. 72:1328-1340.
Responses of ‘d’Anjou’ Pear (Pyrus communis L.) fruit to storage at low oxygen setpoints determined by monitoring fruit chlorophyll fluorescence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2011. Responses of ‘d’Anjou’ Pear (Pyrus communis L.) fruit to storage at low oxygen setpoints determined by monitoring fruit chlorophyll fluorescence. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 60:125-129.
Transcriptome profiling of cultivar-specific apple fruit ripening and texture attributes - (Abstract Only)
Zhu, Y., Zheng, P., Varanasi, V., Main, D., Curry, E.A., Mattheis, J.P. 2010. Transcriptome profiling of cultivar-specific apple fruit ripening and texture attributes. Meeting Abstract. N/A.
Metabolic profiling of ethephon-treated sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, E.D., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2010. Metabolic profiling of ethephon-treated sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.). Metabolomics. doi: 10.1007/s11306-010-0238-3.
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