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Verneta L Gaskins
Food Quality Laboratory
Support Scientist

Phone: (301) 504-6510
Fax: (301) 504-5107
Room 219

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 002 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE, MD 207052350

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Global transcriptomic responses orchestrate difenoconazole resistance in Penicillium spp. causing blue mold of stored apple fruit Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Litchner, F.J., Gaskins, V.L., Cox, K., Jurick Ii, W.M. 2020. Global transcriptomic responses orchestrate difenoconazole resistance in Penicillium spp. causing blue mold of stored apple fruit. BioMed Central (BMC) Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-020-06987-z.
Blistering1 modulates Penicillium expansum virulence via vesicle-mediated protein secretion Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick II, W.M., Peng, H., Beard, H.S., Garrett, W.M., Macarisin, O., Peter, K., Gaskins, V.L., Yang, T., Lu, Y., Mowery, J.D., Bauchan, G.R., Cooper, B. 2019. Blistering1 modulates Penicillium expansum virulence via vesicle-mediated protein secretion. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. https://doi.org/10.1074/mcp.RA119.001831.
A genome resource for several North American Venturia inaequalis isolates with multiple fungicide resistance phenotypes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lichtner, F.J., Jurick II, W.M., Ayer, K.M., Gaskins, V.L., Villani, S.M., Cox, K.D. 2019. Venturia inaequalis genomes with multiple fungicide resistance phenotypes causing preharvest apple scab and postharvest pinpoint scab. Phytopathology. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-06-19-0222-A.
Whole-genome comparisons of Penicillium spp. reveals secondary metabolic gene clusters and candidate genes associated with fungal aggressiveness during apple fruit decay Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, G., Jurick II, W.M., Yin, G., Yu, J., Peng, H., Gaskins, V.L., Yin, Y., Hua, S.T., Peter, K., Shelton, D.R. 2019. Whole-genome comparisons of Penicillium spp. reveals secondary metabolic gene clusters and candidate genes associated with fungal aggressiveness during apple fruit decay. PeerJ. 7:e6170. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6170.
Baseline sensitivity of Penicillium spp. to difenoconazole Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick II, W.M., Macarisin, O., Gaskins, V.L., Janisiewicz, W.J., Peter, K.A., Cox, K.D. 2018. Baseline sensitivity of Penicillium spp. to difenoconazole. Plant Disease. 103:331-337. http://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-18-0860-RE.
Dominant selectable markers for Penicillium spp. transformation and gene function studies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick II, W.M., Peng, H., Gaskins, V.L., Vico, I., Yu, J., Macarisin, O., Janisiewicz, W.J., Peter, K.A. 2017. Dominant selectable markers for Penicillium spp. transformation and gene function studies. Fungal Genomics and Biology. 7:153. https://doi.org/10.4172/2165-8056.1000153.
Characterization of postharvest fungicide-resistant Botrytis cinerea isolates from commercially stored apple fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick II, W.M., Macarisin, O., Gaskins, V.L., Park, E., Yu, J., Janisiewicz, W.J., Peter, K.A. 2016. Characterization of postharvest fungicide-resistant Botrytis cinerea isolates from commercially stored apple fruit. Phytopathology. 107:362-368.
Genome sequence of Penicillium solitum RS1, which causes postharvest apple decay ()
Yu, J., Wu, G., Jurick II, W.M., Gaskins, V.L., Yin, Y., Yin, G., Bennet, J.W., Shelton, D.R. 2016. Genome sequence of Penicillium solitum RS1, which causes postharvest apple decay. Genome Announcements. 4(3):00363.
Evaluation of fruit quality and susceptibility to blue mold of nine Asian pear cultivars Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick II, W.M., Park, E., Gaskins, V.L., Newell, M.J., Harshman, J.M., Walsh, C.S. 2015. Evaluation of fruit quality and susceptibility to blue mold of nine Asian pear cultivars. Acta Horticulturae. 1094:471-475.
GenBank submission of draft whole genome sequence of the apple decay pathogen Penicillium solitum (RS1 isolate) ()
Yu, J., Jurick II, W.M., Gaskins, V.L., Yin, Y., Taujale, R., Losada, L., Zafar, N., Nierman, W.C. 2015. GenBank submission of draft whole genome sequence of the apple decay pathogen Penicillium solitum (RS1 isolate) . National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Paper No. PRJNA225689. DOI: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/768700006.
First report of Penicillium expansum isolates with reduced sensitivity to fludioxonil from a commercial packinghouse in Pennsylvania Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskins, V.L., Vico, I., Yu, J., Jurick II, W.M. 2015. First report of Penicillium expansum isolates with reduced sensitivity to fludioxonil from a commercial packinghouse in Pennsylvania. Plant Disease. 99(8):1182. DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-11-14-1161.
First report of brown rot on apple fruit caused by Monilinia fructicola in the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peter, K.A., Gaskins, V.L., Lehman, B., Jurick II, W.M. 2015. First report of brown rot on apple fruit caused by Monilinia fructicola in the United States. Plant Disease. 99(8):1178. DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-11-14-1099.
Draft genome sequence of Penicillium expansum (R19) that cause postharvest decay of apple fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yu, J., Jurick II, W.M., Gaskins, V.L., Losada, L., Zafar, N., Kim, M., Bennett, J.W., Nierman, W.C. 2014. Draft genome sequence of Penicillium expansum (R19) that cause postharvest decay of apple fruit. Genome Announcements. p. 1.
First report of Penicillium crustosum causing blue mold on stored apple fruit in Serbia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vico, I., Gaskins, V.L., Duduk, N., Vasic, M., Yu, J., Peter, K.A., Jurick II, W.M. 2014. First report of Penicillium crustosum causing blue mold on stored apple fruit in Serbia. Plant Disease. DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-02-14-0179-PDN.
GenBank submission of draft whole genome sequence of the apple decay pathogen Penicillium expansum isolate (R19) Reprint Icon ()
Yu, J., Jurick Ii, W.M., Gaskins, V.L., Zhou, B., Losada, L., Zafar, N., Kim, M., Nierman, W.C. 2014. GenBank submission of draft whole genome sequence of the apple decay pathogen Penicillium expansum isolate (R19). National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). DOI:ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/607839050.
First report of Penicillium expansum isolates resistant to pyrimethanil from stored apple fruit in Pennsylvania Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, H., Gaskins, V.L., Vico, I., Luo, Y., Jurick II, W.M. 2014. First report of Penicillium expansum isolates resistant to pyrimethanil from stored apple fruit in Pennsylvania. Plant Disease. DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-12-13-1214-PDN.
First report of pyrimethanil resistance in Botrytis cinerea from stored apples in Pennsylvania Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, H., Gaskins, V.L., Luo, Y., Kim, Y., Jurick II, W.M. 2014. First report of pyrimethanil resistance in Botrytis cinerea from stored apples in Pennsylvania. Plant Disease. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-11-13-1120-PDN.
First Report of Neofusicoccum ribis causing postharvest decay of apple fruit from cold storage in Pennsylvania Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick II, W.M., Vico, I., Gaskins, V.L., Janisiewicz, W.J., Peter, K.A. 2013. First Report of Neofusicoccum ribis causing postharvest decay of apple fruit from cold storage in Pennsylvania. Plant Disease. 97(7):999.
First report of Botryosphearia dothidea causing white rot on apple fruit in Maryland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jurick II, W.M., Vico, I., Gaskins, V.L., Janisiewicz, W.J., Peter, K.A. 2013. First report of Botryosphearia dothidea causing white rot on apple fruit in Maryland. Plant Disease. DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-01-13-0053-PDN.
First report of Penicillium carneum causing blue mold on stored apples in the United States Reprint Icon - (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 Reprint Icon - (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 Reprint Icon - (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.
Purification and biochemical characterization of polygalacturonase produced by Penicillium expansum during postharvest decay of ‘Anjou’ pear - (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.