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James D McCreight (Jim)
Crop Improvement and Protection Research
Research Leader

Phone: (831) 755-2864
Fax: (831) 755-2814

1636 E. ALISAL ST.
SALINAS, CA 93905
Projects
Genetics and Breeding of Lettuce, Spinach, Melon, and Related Species to Improve Production and Consumer-related Traits
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434549
Minor Use Pesticide Testing on Vegetables and Sugar Crops
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 438829
CucCAP 2: Harnessing Genomic Resources For Disease Resistance And Management In Cucurbit Crops – Bringing The Tools To The Field
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 439208
Identifying Genetic Sources of Virus And Vector Resistance in Cucumis Melo for New Cultivar Development
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 436050
Characterization of Resistance in Melon to Sweetpotato Whitefly
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434804

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Suppression of Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus accumulation in melon breeding line MR-1 under natural infection in Imperial Valley, California ()
Tamang, P., Wintermantel, W.M., McCreight, J.D. 2020. Suppression of Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus accumulation in melon breeding line MR-1 under natural infection in Imperial Valley, California. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 42:26-29.
Jack Ernest Staub, Plant Breeder (1948-2019) ()
McCreight, J.D. 2020. Jack Ernest Staub, Plant Breeder (1948-2019). Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 42:40-42.
Lettuce and spinach breeding ()
Simko, I., McCreight, J.D., Mou, B., Richardson, K.L. 2019. Lettuce and spinach breeding. California Leafy Greens Research Program Mid-Year Meeting, October 8, 2019, Salinas, California.
The CucCap project: Leveraging applied genomics to improve disease in cucurbit crops - (Proceedings)
Grumet, R., Fei, Z., Levi, A., Mazourek, M., Mccreight, J.D., Schultheis, J., Weng, Y., Hausbeck, M., Kousik, C.S., Ling, K., Linares-Ramirez, A., Mcgregor, C., Quesada-Ocampo, L., Reddy, U., Smart, C., Wechter, W.P., Wehner, T., Wessel-Beaver, L., Wintermantel, W.M. 2019. The CucCap project: Leveraging applied genomics to improve disease in cucurbit crops. International Symposium on Cucurbits Proceedings. https://doi.org/364300.
Allelism of resistance to Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus in melon accessions PI 313970 and TGR 1551 - (Abstract Only)
McCreight, J.D., Natwick, E.T., Wintermantel, W.M., Lopez-Sese, A.I., Gomez-Guillamon, M.L. 2019. Allelism of resistance to Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus in melon accessions PI 313970 and TGR 1551. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, July 22-25, 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Trends in lettuce and spinach production in the United States - (Abstract Only)
Simko, I., Mou, B., Richardson, K.L., McCreight, J.D. 2019. Trends in lettuce and spinach production in the United States. EUCARPIA Leafy Vegetables International Conference, June 24-28, 2019, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Inheritance of resistance to cucurbit powdery mildew in bitter gourd Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dhillon, N.P.S., Sanguansil, S., Srimat, S., Laenoi, S., Schafleitner, R., Pitrat, M., McCreight, J.D. 2019. Inheritance of resistance to cucurbit powdery mildew in bitter gourd. HortScience. 54(6):1013–1016. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI13906-19.
Bitter gourd, Momordica charantia L., breeding lines differ in secondary metabolite content according to market type Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trierweiler, B., Frechen, M.A., Soukup, S.T., Egert, B., Baldermann, S., Sanguansil, S., Mccreight, J.D., Kulling, S.E., Dhillon, N.P. 2019. Bitter gourd, Momordica charantia L., breeding lines differ in secondary metabolite content according to market type. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality. 92:106-115. https://doi.org/10.5073/JABFQ.2019.092.015.
Hormone signaling, growth, and defense response - Arabidopsis ndr1-1 takes center stage - (Abstract Only)
Dhar, N., Short, D.P., Mamo, B.E., Anchieta, A.G., Corrion, A., Day, B., Ajwa, H., McCreight, J.D., Casteel, C., Subbarao, K.V., Klosterman, S.J. 2019. Hormone signaling, growth, and defense response - Arabidopsis ndr1-1 takes center stage. American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting, August 4-7, 2019, San Jose, California.
Lettuce and Spinach Breeding ()
Simko, I., Mou, B., McCreight, J.D., Richardson, K.L. 2019. Lettuce and Spinach Breeding. California Leafy Greens Research Program Meeting, March 19, 2019, Pismo Beach, CA.
Emergence of new whitefly transmitted viruses affecting cucurbit production in the southwestern United States - (Abstract Only)
Wintermantel, W.M., Gilbertson, R.L., McCreight, J.D. 2019. Emergence of new whitefly transmitted viruses affecting cucurbit production in the southwestern United States. International Plant Virus Epidemiology Symposium, May 13-17, 2019, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
First report of Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus infecting melon in the New World Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wintermantel, W.M., Hladky, L.L., Fashing, P.L., Ando, K., McCreight, J.D. 2019. First report of Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus infecting melon in the New World. Plant Disease. 103(4):778. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-08-18-1390-PDN.
Reactions of Cornell melon breeding lines to Cucumber mosaic virus and their horticultural qualities - (Abstract Only)
Kim, M., Mazourek, M., McCreight, J.D., Wintermantel, W.M. 2018. Reactions of Cornell melon breeding lines to Cucumber mosaic virus and their horticultural qualities. Cucurbitaceae 2018, November 12-15, 2018, Davis, California.
Exploring genetic diversity in the U.S. national melon collection - (Abstract Only)
Ando, K., Wang, X., Reddy, U., Fei, Z., McCreight, J.D. 2018. Exploring genetic diversity in the U.S. national melon collection. Cucurbitaceae 2018, November 12-15, 2018, Davis, California.
Where in the new melon classification scheme does Cucumis melo ssp. agrestis var. texanus belong? - (Abstract Only)
Ando, K., Wang, X., Fei, Z., Wintermantel, W.M., McCreight, J.D. 2018. Where in the new melon classification scheme does Cucumis melo ssp. agrestis var. texanus belong? Cucurbitaceae 2018, November 12-15, 2018, Davis, California.
Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus, a new crinivirus infecting cucurbits in California - (Abstract Only)
Wintermantel, W.M., Hladky, L.L., Fashing, P.L., Ando, K., McCreight, J.D. 2018. Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus, a new crinivirus infecting cucurbits in California. Cucurbitaceae 2018, November 12-15, 2018, Davis, California.
Lettuce and melon breeding for resistance to diseases and insects ()
McCreight, J.D. 2018. Lettuce and melon breeding for resistance to diseases and insects. Plant Breeding Retreat, December 17-18, 2018, Monterey, California.
Cucurbit Genomics Database (CuGenDB): a central portal for comparative and functional genomics of cucurbit crops Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zheng, Y., Wu, S., Bai, Y., Sun, H., Jiao, C., Guo, S., Zhao, K., Blanca, J., Zhang, Z., Huang, S., Xu, Y., Weng, Y., Mazourek, M., Reddy, U., Ando, K., McCreight, J.D., Schaffer, A.A., Burger, J., Tadmor, Y., Katzir, N., Tang, X., Liu, Y., Giovannoni, J.J., Ling, K., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A., Garcia-Mas, J., Grumet, R., Fei, Z. 2018. Cucurbit Genomics Database (CuGenDB): a central portal for comparative and functional genomics of cucurbit crops. Nucleic Acids Research. 47(D1):1128-1136. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gky944.
Cucurbit powdery mildew races on melon: current status in the U.S. - (Abstract Only)
McCreight, J.D., Coffey, M.D., Ando, K., Kousik, C.S. 2018. Cucurbit powdery mildew races on melon: Current status in the U.S.. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, July 31-August 3, 2018, Washington, DC.
Phylogenetic analyses confirm the unique status of the wild new world melon, Cucumis melo ssp. agrestis var. texanus, and suggest it be tentatively designated Group Texanus in the recent revision of melon nomenclature - (Abstract Only)
Ando, K., Wintermantel, W.M., McCreight, J.D. 2018. Phylogenetic analyses confirm the unique status of the wild new world melon, Cucumis melo ssp. agrestis var. texanus, and suggest it be tentatively designated Group Texanus in the recent revision of melon nomenclature. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, July 31-August 3, 2018, Washington, DC.
Characterization of the USDA germplasm collections for watermelon, melon, cucumber and squash using genotyping-by-sequencing - (Abstract Only)
Fei, Z., Ando, K., Bao, K., Labate, J.A., Levi, A., Mazourek, M., Mccreight, J.D., Patel, T., Ramirez Madera, A., Reddy, U., Reeves, P., Wang, X., Wehner, T., Weng, Y., Wu, S., Grumet, R. 2018. Characterization of the USDA germplasm collections for watermelon, melon, cucumber and squash using genotyping-by-sequencing. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. 1.
Application of a new approach for study of virulence variation in cucurbit powdery mildew populations - (Abstract Only)
Virulence variation of cucurbit powdery mildews in the Czech Republic – population approach Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lebeda, A., Krístková, E., Sedláková, B., Mccreight, J.D., Kosman, E. 2018. Virulence variation of cucurbit powdery mildews in the Czech Republic – population approach. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-018-1476-x.
Lettuce and spinach breeding ()
Simko, I., Mou, B., McCreight, J.D. 2018. Lettuce and spinach breeding. California Leafy Greens Research Program Annual Meeting, March 27, 2018, Pismo Beach, California.
Cucurbit powdery mildew-resistant bitter gourd breeding lines reveal four races of Podosphaera xanthii in Asia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cucurbits powdery mildew race identity and reaction of melon genotypes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rabelo, H.O., Santos, L.S., Diniz, G.M., Marin, M.V., Braz, L.T., Mccreight, J.D. 2018. Cucurbits powdery mildew race identity and reaction of melon genotypes. Pesquisa Agropecuária Tropical. 47:440–447. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1983-40632017v4749537.
Lettuce and spinach breeding ()
Simko, I., McCreight, J.D., Mou, B. 2017. Lettuce and spinach breeding. California Leafy Greens Research Program Annual Meeting. October 10, 2017, Salinas, California.
Lettuce breeding ()
Simko, I., Mou, B., McCreight, J.D. 2017. Lettuce breeding. California Leafy Greens Research Board. Available: http://calgreens.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Lettuce-Breeding-USDA-ARS-Simko-Mou-and-McCreight.pdf.
Emergence and epidemiology of Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus in the American desert southwest, and development of host plant resistance in melon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wintermantel, W.M., Gilbertson, R.L., Natwick, E.T., McCreight, J.D. 2017. Emergence and epidemiology of Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus in the American desert southwest, and development of host plant resistance in melon. Virus Research. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2017.06.004.
Evaluation of potential new sources of melon host plant resistance to the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci - (Abstract Only)
Natwick, E.T., Wintermantel, W.M., Gilbertson, R.L., Blanco, S.G., McCreight, J.D. 2017. Evaluation of potential new sources of melon host plant resistance to the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci. 3rd Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium. June 4-8, 2017, Madrid, Spain. p. 214.
Lettuce and spinach breeding - (Abstract Only)
Simko, I., McCreight, J.D., Mou, B. 2017. Lettuce and spinach breeding. California Leafy Greens Research Program Annual Meeting. March 14, 2017, Pismo Beach, California.
Gourds: Bitter, Bottle, Wax, Snake, Sponge and Ridge ()
Dhillon, N.P., Sanguansil, S., Singh, S.P., Masud, M.A., Kumar, P., Bharathi, L.K., Yetisir, H., Huang, R., Cahn, D.X., McCreight, J.D. 2017. Gourds: Bitter, Bottle, Wax, Snake, Sponge and Ridge. In: Grumet, R., Katzir, N., Garcia-Mas, J., editors. Genetics and Genomics of the Cucurbitaceae. New York, NY: Springer. p. 1–18.
Lettuce and spinach breeding - (Proceedings)
Simko, I., McCreight, J.D., Mou, B., Klosterman, S.J. 2016. Lettuce and spinach breeding. California Leafy Greens Research Program Mid-Year Meeting. October 4, 2016, Salinas, California.
Cultivation and uses of cucurbits ()
McCreight, J.D. 2016. Cultivation and uses of cucurbits. In: Grumet, R., Katzir, N., Garcia-Mas, J., editors. Genetics and Genomics of the Cucurbitaceae. New York, NY: Springer. p. 1–12.
Genome-wide differentiation of various melon horticultural groups for use in genome wide association study for fruit firmness and construction of a high resolution genetic map - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nimmakayala, P., Tomasson, Y., Abburi, V.K., Saminathan, T., Rodrigguez, A.G., Vajja, V.G., Salazar, G., Girish, P., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., McCreight, J.D., Korol, A., Ronin, Y., Garcia-Mas, J., Reddy, U. 2016. Genome-wide differentiation of various melon horticultural groups for use in genome wide association study for fruit firmness and construction of a high resolution genetic map. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7:1437. doi:org/10.3389/fpls.2016.01437.
Diversity among a wide Asian Collection of bitter gourd landraces and their genetic relationships with commercial hybrid cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dhillon, N.P., Sanguansil, S., Schafleitner, R., Wang, Y., McCreight, J.D. 2016. Diversity among a wide Asian Collection of bitter gourd landraces and their genetic relationships with commercial hybrid cultivars. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 141:475–484. doi: 10.21273/JASHS03748-16.
Initiative for international cooperation of researchers and breeders related to determination and denomination of cucurbit powdery mildew races - (Proceedings)
Lebeda, A., Kristkova, E., Sedlakova, B., McCreight, J.D. 2016. Initiative for international cooperation of researchers and breeders related to determination and denomination of cucurbit powdery mildew races. In: Kozik, E.U., Paris, H.S., editors. Cucurbitaceae 2016, XIth Eucarpia Meeting on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae, July 24-28, 2016, Warsaw, Poland. p. 148–152.
New sources of resistance to CYSDV in melon - (Proceedings)
McCreight, J.D., Wintermantel, W.M., Natwick, E.T. 2016. New sources of resistance to CYSDV in melon. In: Kozik, E.U., Paris, H.S., editors. Cucurbitaceae 2016, XIth Eucarpia Meeting on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae, July 24-28, 2016, Warsaw, Poland. p. 61–65.
CucCAP - Developing genomic resources for the cucurbit community - (Proceedings)
Grumet, R., Fei, Z., Levi, A., Mccreight, J.D., Mazourek, M., Palma, M., Schultheis, J., Weng, Y., Hausbeck, M., Kousik, C.S., Ling, K., Mcgregor, C., Quesada, L., Ramirez, A., Reddy, U., Ribera, L., Smart, C., Wechter, W.P., Wehner, T., Wessel-Beaver, L., Wintermantel, W.M. 2016. CucCAP - Developing genomic resources for the cucurbit community. In: Kozik, E.U., Paris, H.S., editors. Cucurbitaceae 2016, XIth Eucarpia Meeting on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae, July 24-28, 2016, Warsaw, Poland. p. 222–226.
Lettuce and spinach breeding - (Proceedings)
Simko, I., Hayes, R.J., Mou, B., McCreight, J.D. 2016. Lettuce breeding. California Leafy Greens Research Board Annual Meeting. Available: http://calgreens.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Lettuce-Breeding-USDA-ARS-Simko-Mou-and-McCreight.pdf.
New sources of resistance to CYSDV in melon - (Abstract Only)
Cucumis melo endornavirus: Genome organization, host range and codivergence with the host - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sabanadazovic, S., Wintermantel, W.M., Valverde, R.A., McCreight, J.D., Aboughanem-Sabanadaz, N. 2016. Cucumis melo endornavirus: Genome organization, host range and codivergence with the host. Virus Research. 214:49-58.
Recessive resistance to Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus in melon TGR 1551 - (Proceedings)
McCreight, J.D., Wintermantel, W.M., Natwick, E.T., Sinclair, J.W., Crosby, K.M., Gomez-Guillamon, M.L. 2017. Recessive resistance to Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus in melon TGR 1551. Acta Horticulturae. 1151:101–107.
Host plant resistance in melon to sweetpotato whitefly in California and Arizona - (Proceedings)
McCreight, J.D., Wintermantel, W.M., Natwick, E.T. 2017. Host plant resistance in melon to sweetpotato whitefly in California and Arizona. Acta Horticulturae. 1151:237–244.
Botany and culture ()
McCreight, J.D. 2017. Botany and culture. In: Keinath, A.P., Wintermantel, W.M., Zitter, T.A., editors. Compendium of Cucurbit Diseases and Pests. 2nd edition. St. Paul, MN: APS Press. p. 1-9.
Crown blight of melons and crown decline of watermelon ()
McCreight, J.D., Keinath, A.P. 2017. Crown blight of melons and crown decline of watermelon. In: Keinath, A.P., Wintermantel, W.M., Zitter, T.A., editors. Compendium of Cucurbit Diseases and Pests. 2nd edition. St. Paul, MN: APS Press.p. 185–186.
Cucurbit powdery mildews: Methodology for objective determination and denomination of races - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lebeda, A., Kristkova, E., Sedlakova, B., Mccreight, J.D., Coffey, M.D. 2016. Cucurbit powdery mildews: Methodology for objective determination and denomination of races. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 144:399–410. doi: 10.1007/s10658-015-0776-7.
Evaluations of melon germplasm reported to exhibit host plant resistance to sweetpotato whitefly - (Abstract Only)
Host-specific relationship between virus titer and whitefly transmission of Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wintermantel, W.M., Gilbertson, R.L., Mccreight, J.D., Natwick, E.T. 2015. Host-specific relationship between virus titer and whitefly transmission of Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus. Plant Disease. doi: 10.1094/PDIS-11-14-1119-RE.
Host plant resistance in melon (Cucumis melo L.) to sweetpotato whitefly in California and Arizona - (Abstract Only)
Recessive resistance to Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus in melon - (Abstract Only)
Epidemiology of Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus in the US Southwest and development of virus resistant melon - (Abstract Only)
Preliminary evaluation of resistance to powdery mildew (Podosphaera xanthii) in AVRDC collections of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) - (Proceedings)
Dhillon, N.P., Phethin, S., Lin, C.C., Chen, W., Wang, J.F., Kousik, C.S., Mccreight, J.D. 2015. Preliminary evaluation of resistance to powdery mildew (Podosphaera xanthii) in AVRDC collections of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.). SEAVEG. p. 137-140. (text in En) (En Abst) (SB320.2.H9 2014).
First report of an ipomovirus infecting cucurbits in the Imperial Valley of California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Batuman, O., Natwick, E.T., Wintermantel, W.M., Tian, T., Mccreight, J.D., Hladky, L.L., Gilbertson, R.L. 2015. First report of an ipomovirus infecting cucurbits in the Imperial Valley of California. Plant Disease. doi: 10.1094/PDIS-12-14-1248-PDN.
A new and potentially damaging whitefly-transmitted virus of cucurbits was found this fall 2014 in Imperial County, CA ()
Natwick, E.T., Batuman, O., Wintermantel, W.M., Tian, T., McCreight, J.D., Valenzuela, C., Gilbertson, R.L. 2014. A new and potentially damaging whitefly-transmitted virus of cucurbits was found this fall 2014 in Imperial County, CA. Pest-O-Gram. December 9, 2014: 1–3.
Snapmelon (Cucumis melo L. subsp. agrestis var. momordica), indigenous cucurbitaceous vegetable species from India with immense breeding value: a review - (Proceedings)
Dhillon, N.P., Singh, H., Pitrat, M., Monforte, A.J., McCreight, J.D. 2015. Snapmelon (Cucumis melo L. subsp. agrestis var. momordica), indigenous cucurbitaceous vegetable species from India with immense breeding value: a review. Acta Horticulturae. 1102:99–108. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1102.12.
Diversity among melon (Cucumis melo L.) landraces from the Indo-Gangetic plains of India and their genetic relationship with U.S.A. melon cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Malik, A.A., Vashisht, V.K., Singh, K., Sharma, A., Singh, D.K., Singh, H., Monforte, A.J., McCreight, J.D., Dhillon, N.P. 2014. Diversity among melon (Cucumis melo L.) landraces from the Indo-Gangetic plains of India and their genetic relationship with U.S.A. melon cultivars. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. DOI: 10.1007/s10722-014-0101-x.
Snapmelon (Cucumis melo L. Momordica group), an indigenous cucurbit from India with immense value for melon breeding - (Abstract Only)
Dhillon, N.P., Singh, H., Pitrat, M., Monforte, A.J., McCreight, J.D. 2015. Snapmelon (Cucumis melo L. Momordica group), an indigenous cucurbit from India with immense value for melon breeding. Acta Horticulturae. 1102:99–108, doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1102.12.
Yield gains in leafy vegetables ()
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 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.
Emergence and management of whitefly-transmitted viruses affecting melon production in southern California - (Abstract Only)
Wintermantel, W.M., McCreight, J.D. 2012. Emergence and management of whitefly-transmitted viruses affecting melon production in southern California. Epidemiology and Management of Whitefly-Transmitted Viruses Workshop. p. 21.
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.
Enhanced resistance to CYSDV in melon (Cucumis melo L.) and identification of significant reservoir hosts for virus transmission in the southwestern US - (Abstract Only)
Wintermantel, W.M., Mccreight, J.D. 2012. Enhanced resistance to CYSDV in melon (Cucumis melo L.) and identification of significant reservoir hosts for virus transmission in the southwestern US. Phytopathology. 102:S4.136-137.
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.
Resistance to lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) biotype 0 in wild lettuce accessions PI 491093 and PI 274378 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCreight, J.D., Liu, Y. 2012. Resistance to lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) biotype 0 in wild lettuce accessions PI 491093 and PI 274378. HortScience. 47:179-184.
Melon Trait and Germplasm Resources Survey 2011 ()
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 ()
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.
National Melon Research Group ()
USDA 846-1 fractal melon and derived recombinant inbred lines ()
Staub, J.E., Mccreight, J.D., Zalapa, J.E. 2011. USDA 846-1 fractal melon and derived recombinant inbred lines. HortScience. 46:1423-1425.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melon landraces of India: contributions and importance ()
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. ()
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.
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).
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.
Mapping of Genetic Loci that Regulate Accumulation of Beta-Carotene in Fruit of U.S. Western Shipping Melon (Cucumis Melo L.) and Their Association With Putative Carotenoid Biosynthesis Genes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cuevas, H.E., Staub, J.E., Simon, P.W., McCreight, J.D., Zalapa, J.E. 2008. Mapping of Genetic Loci that Regulate Accumulation of Beta-Carotene in Fruit of U.S. Western Shipping Melon (Cucumis Melo L.) and Their Association With Putative Carotenoid Biosynthesis Genes. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 117:1345-1359.
Genetic Dissection of Fruit Quality Components in Melon (Cucumis melo L.) Using a RIL Population Derived from Exotic x Elite US Western Shipping Germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paris, M.K., Zalapa, J.E., Mccreight, J.D., Staub, J.E. 2008. Genetic Dissection of Fruit Quality Components in Melon (Cucumis melo L.) using a RIL Population Derived from Exotic x Elite US Western Shipping Germplasm. Molecular Breeding 22:405-419.
Potential sources of genetic resistance in lettuce to the lettuce aphid, Nasanovia ribisnigri (Mosely) (Homoptera: Aphididae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCreight, J.D. 2008. Potential sources of genetic resistance in lettuce to the lettuce aphid, Nasanovia ribisnigri (Mosely) (Homoptera: Aphididae). HortScience. 43:1355-1358.
Potential New Sources of Genetic Resistance in Melon to Cucurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus - (Proceedings)
Potential new sources of genetic resistance in melon to Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus, p. 173-179. In: M. Pitrat (ed.). Cucurbitaceae 2008, Proceedings of the IXth EUCARPIA meeting on genetics and breeding of Cucurbitaceae, May 21-24, 2008. INRA, Avignon (France).
New concept for determination and denomination of pathotypes and races of cucurbit powdery mildew - (Proceedings)
Lebeda, A., Kristkova, E., Sedlakova, B., Mccreight, J.D., Coffey, M.D. 2008. New concept for determination and denomination of pathotypes and races of cucurbit powdery mildew. In: Pitrat, M., editor. Cucurbitaceae 2008. IXth EUCARPIA meeting on genetics and breeding of Cucurbitaceae, May 21-24th, 2008, INRA, Avignon (France). p. 125-133.
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.
Variance Component Analysis of Plant Architectural Traits and Fruit Yield in Melon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zalapa, J.E., Staub, J.E., Mccreight, J.D. 2008. Variance Component Analysis of Plant Architectural Traits and Fruit Yield in Melon. 162:1-154. . Euphytica.
Resistance to Cucurbit Leaf Crumple Virus in Melon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCreight, J.D., Liu, H-Y., Turini, T.A. 2008. Resistance to cucurbit leaf crumple virus in melon. HortScience. 40:1108-1109.
Resistance to a New Race of the Cucurbit Powdery Mildew Present in Arizona and California - (Abstract Only)
Mccreight, J.D., Coffey, M.D. 2007. Resistance to a new race of the cucurbit powdery mildew present in Arizona and California. HortScience. 42:1013.
Carotenoid pathway genes and accumulation of B-carotene in Cucumis melo L - (Abstract Only)
Cuevas, H.E., Staub, J.E., Simon, P.W., McCreight, J.D., Zalapa, J.E. 2007. Carotenoid pathway genes and accumulation of B-carotene in Cucumis melo L [abstract]. American Society for Horticultural Science 104th Annual Conference. 42(4):1013-1014.
Reaction of Melon PI 313970 to Cucurbit leaf crumple virus - (Proceedings)
Mccreight, J.D., Liu, H., Turini, T.A. 2006. Reaction of Melon PI 313970 to Cucurbit leaf crumple virus. In: Holmes, G.J., editor. Proceedings of Curcurbitaceae 2006. Raleigh, NC: Universal Press. p. 139-145.
GENERATION MEANS ANALYSIS OF PLANT ARCHITECTURAL TRAITS AND FRUIT YIELD IN MELON (CUCUMIS MELO L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zalapa, J.E., Staub, J.E., McCreight, J.D. 2006. Generation means analysis of plant architectural traits and fruit yield in melon (Cucumis melo l.). Plant Breeding. 125:482-487.
MAPPING AND QTL ANALYSIS OF PLANT ARCHITECTURE AND FRUIT YIELD IN MELON - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zalapa, J., Staub, J.E., McCreight, J.D. 2007. Mapping and QTL analysis of plant architecture and fruit yield in melon. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 114:1185-1201.
RESPONSES OF NASONOVIA RIBISNIGRI (HOMOPTERA: APHIDIDAE) TO SUSCEPTIBLE AND RESISTANT LETTUCE - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Y., Mccreight, J.D. 2006. Responses of nasonovia ribisnigri (homoptera: aphididae) to susceptible and resistant lettuce. Journal of Economic Entomology. 99:972-978.
MELON-POWDERY MILDEW INTERACTIONS REVEAL VARIATION IN MELON CULTIGENS AND PODOSPHAERA XANTHII RACES 1 AND 2 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccreight, J.D. Melon-powdery mildew interactions reveal variation in melon cultigens and podosphaera xanthii races 1 and 2. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 131(1):59-65. 2006.
RESISTANCE TO CUCURBIT LEAF CRUMPLE VIRUS IN MELON - (Abstract Only)
McCreight, J.D., Liu, H-Y., Turini, T.A. 2005. Resistance to cucurbit leaf crumple virus in melon. Hortscience 40(4)p. 1108-1109.
NEW SOURCES OF LETTUCE APHID RESISTANCE IN LETTUCE - (Abstract Only)
Mccreight, J.D. 2005. New sources of lettuce aphid resistance in lettuce. Hortscience 40(4) p. 1109.
FIELD EVIDENCE FOR A NEW RACE OF POWDERY MILDEW ON MELON - (Abstract Only)
McCreight, J.D., Coffey, M.D., Turini, T.A., Matheron, M.E. 2005. Field evidence for a new race of powdery mildew on melon. Hortscience 40:888.
THE INCORPORATION OF THE FRACTAL GROWTH HABIT INTO WESTERN SHIPPING MELON - (Abstract Only)
Staub, J.E., Zalapa, J., McCreight, J.D. 2005. The incorporation of the fractal growth habit into Western shipping melon [abstract]. HortScience. 40:889-890.
Fusarium wilt race 1 on lettuce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccreight, J.D., Matheron, M., Tickes, B., Platts, B. 2005. Fusarium wilt race 1 on lettuce. HortScience. 40:529-531.
NOTES ON THE CHANGE OF THE CAUSAL SPECIES OF CUCURBIT POWDERY MILDEW IN THE U.S. ()
Mccreight, J.D. 2007. Notes on the change of the causal species of cucurbit powdery mildew in the U.S. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 27:8-23.
EVALUATION OF LETTUCE GERMPLASM FOR RESISTANCE TO LETTUCE APHID - (Abstract Only)
Mccreight, J.D. Evaluation of lettuce germplasm for resistance to lettuce aphid. 17th International Lettuce and Leafy Vegetable Conference, Quebec, Canada 2004. p. 19.
ISOZYME VARIATION IN INDIAN AND CHINESE MELON (CUCUMIS MELO L.) GERMPLASM COLLECTIONS. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccreight, J.D., Staub, J.E., Lopez-Sese, A., Chung, S. Isozyme variation in indian and chinese melon (cucumis melo l.) germplasm collections.. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 129(6):811-818.
PROGRESS IN BREEDING MELON FOR RESISTANCE TO LETTUCE INFECTIOUS YELLOWS VIRUS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccreight, J.D. Progress in breeding melon for resistance to lettuce infectious yelows virus. Proceedings of Cucurbitaceae 2004, 8th Eucarpia meeting on Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding, Lebeda, A., Paris, H.S. (eds.)Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. 2004. p. 219-222.
GENETIC ANALYSIS OF BRANCHING IN MELON (CUCUMIS MELO L.) - (Proceedings)
Zalapa, J.E., Staub, J.E., Mccreight, J.D. Genetic analysis of branching in melon (Cucumis melo L.). In: Proceedings of the 8th Eucarpia Conference, Cucurbitaceae 2004: Progess in cucurbit genetics and breeding research, July 12-17, 2004, Olomouc, The Czech Republic. p. 373-380.
SELECTION FOR LATERAL BRANCH NUMBER IN MELON (CUCUMIS MELO L.) - (Proceedings)
Staub, J.E., Zalapa, J.E., Paris, M., McCreight, J.D. Selection for lateral branch number in melon (Cucumis melo L.). In: Proceedings of the 8th Eucarpia Conference, Cucurbitaceae 2004: Progress in cucurbit genetics and breeding research, July 12-17, 2004, Olomouc, The Czech Republic. p. 381-388.
DETERMINATION OF FRUIT SAMPLING LOCATION FOR QUALITY MEASUREMENTS IN MELON (CUCUMIS MELO L.) ()
Paris, M., Staub, J.E., Mccreight, J.D. 2003. Determination of fruit sampling location for quality measurements in melon (Cucumis melo L.). Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 26:12-17.
In memoriam Frank William Zink, Jr.: 1923-2001 ()
McCreight, J.D. 2003. In memoriam Frank William Zink, Jr.: 1923-2001. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 26:ix-x.
OCCURRENCE OF FUSARIUM ROOT ROT RACE 1 ON LETTUCE IN YUMA VALLEY, ARIZONA. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCreight, J.D., Matheron, M., Tickes, B., Platts, B. Occurrence of fusarium root rot race 1 on lettuce in Yuma Valley, Arizona. HortScience. 2003. v. 38:Abstract p. 664.
REACTIONS OF 20 MELON CULTIGENS TO POWDERY MILDEW RACE 1 IN FIELD AND GROWTH CHAMBER TESTS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCreight, J.D. Reactions of 20 melon cultigens to powdery mildew race 1 in field and growth chamber tests. HortScience. 2003. v. 38:Abstract p. 735.
BREEDING FOR RESISTANCE TO NEW AND EMERGING LETTUCE DISEASES IN CALIFORNIA. - (Proceedings)
Grube, R.C., Ryder, E.J., Koike, S., McCreight, J.D., Wintermantel, W.M. 2003. Breeding for resistance to new and emerging lettuce diseases in California. Eucarpia Leafy Vegetables 2003. pp. 37-42.
Reactions of 20 melon cultigens to powdery mildew race 2U.S. - (Proceedings)
McCreight, J.D. 2002. Reactions of 20 melon cultigens to powdery mildew race 2U.S. In: Maynard, D.N., Wolff, D.W., editors. Cucurbitaceae 2002. Alexandria, VA: ASHS Press. p. 72-77.
INHERITANCE OF RESISTANCE TO LETTUCE INFECTIOUS YELLOWS VIRUS IN MELON - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccreight, J.D. 2000. Inheritance of resistance to lettuce infectious yellows virus in melon. HortScience. v.35(6):1118-1120
PRINCIPLES OF PLANT BREEDING, 2ND ED., ROBERT W. ALLARD. 1999. JOHN WILEY &SONS, INC. ()
RESISTANCE TO WESTERN SPOTTED AND STRIPED CUCUMBER BEETLE IN MELON - (Proceedings)
Kishaba, A.N., Castle, S.J., Coudriet, D.L., McCreight, J.D., Bohn, G.W. 1998. Resistance to western spotted and striped cucumber beetle in melon. Cucurbitaceae '98: Evaluation and enhancement of cucurbit germplasm, p. 101-105.
BREEDING MELON FOR RESISTANCE TO LETTUCE INFECTIOUS YELLOWS VIRUS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCreight, J.D. 1998. Breeding melon for resistance to lettuce infectious yellows virus. p. 241-247. In: J.D. McCreight (ed.). Cucurbitaceae '98: Evaluation and enhancement of cucurbit germplasm, Alexandria, VA.
ASSAYS OF MELONS FOR RESISTANCE TO BEMISIA - (Abstract Only)
GENETIC DIVERSITY IN CUCUMBER (CUCUMIS SATIVUS L.): III. AN EVALUTAION OF INDIAN GERMPLASM - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
UTILITY OF RANDOM AMPLIFIED POLYMORPHIC DNA'S FOR DETERMINING INTRASPECIFICRELATIONSHIPS IN CUCUMIS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
EVALUATION OF MELON FOR RESISTANCE TO BEMISIA ARGENTIFOLII (HOMOPTERA: ALEYRODIDAE) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
INHERITANCE AND EVOLUTION OF THE CUCURBIT ORGANELLAR GENOMES - (Abstract Only)
ASSAYS FOR WHITEFLY (HOMOPTERA: ALEYRODIDAE) RESISTANCE IN MELON, CUCUMIS MELO - (Abstract Only)
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