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Wayne Michael Jurick II (PhD)
Food Quality Laboratory
Research Plant Pathologist

Phone: (301) 504-6980
Fax: (301) 504-5107
Room 223

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 002 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE, MD 207052350
Projects
Development of Novel Tools to Manage Fungal Plant Pathogens that Cause Postharvest Decay of Pome Fruit to Reduce Food Waste
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 432720
Next Generation Sequences to Uncover Fungal Virulence and Fungicide Resistance Mechanisms(s) in the Blue Mold Fungus
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433126
Whole Genome, Transcriptome and Comparative Genomics of Postharvest Fungal Plant Pathogens
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 438142
Understand and Mitigate Fungicide Resistance in Penicillium spp
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 437166

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.
Effect of nighttime UV-C irradiation of strawberry plants on phenolics content of the fruit using targeted and non-targeted metabolomic analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Response of Aspergillus flavus spores to nitric oxide fumigations in atmospheres with different oxygen concentrations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Y., Oh, S., Jurick II, W.M. 2019. Response of Aspergillus flavus spores to nitric oxide fumigations in atmospheres with different oxygen concentrations. Journal of Stored Products Research. 83:78-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jspr.2019.06.001.
Exposure in vitro to an environmentally isolated strain TC09 of Cladosporium sphaerospermum triggers plant growth promotion, early flowering and fruit yield increase Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Z., Janisiewicz, W.J., Liu, Z., Callahan, A.M., Evans, B.E., Jurick II, W.M., Dardick, C.D. 2019. Exposure in vitro to an environmentally isolated strain TC09 of Cladosporium sphaerospermum triggers plant growth promotion, early flowering and fruit yield increase. Frontiers in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01959.
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.
Gene cluster conservation provides insight into cercosporin biosynthesis and extends production to the genus Colletotrichum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dejonge, R., Ebert, M., Huitt-Roehl, C., Pal, P., Suttle, J.C., Spanner, R.E., Neubauer, J., Jurick II, W.M., Stott, K.A., Secor, G.A., Thomma, B.P., Van De Peer, Y., Townsend, C.A., Bolton, M.D. 2018. Gene cluster conservation provides insight into cercosporin biosynthesis and extends production to the genus Colletotrichum. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115(24):E5459-E5466.
Distribution & characterization of Monilinia spp. causing apple fruit decay in Serbia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vsic, M., Vico, I., Jurick II, W.M., Duduk, N. 2018. Distribution & characterization of Monilinia spp. causing apple fruit decay in Serbia. Plant Disease. 102:359-369.
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.
First report of Monilinia fructicola causing postharvest decay of strawberries (Fragaria ananassa) in the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Evans, B.E., Takeda, F., Jurick II, W.M. 2017. First report of Monilinia fructicola causing postharvest decay of strawberries (Fragaria ananassa) in the United States. Plant Disease. 101(10):1823. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-17-0507-PDN.
Characterization of blue mold Penicillium species isolated from stored fruits using multiple highly conserved loci - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yin, G., Zhang, Y., Pennerman, K.K., Wu, G., Hua, S.T., Yu, J., Jurick II, W.M., Guo, A., Bennett, J.W. 2017. Characterization of blue mold Penicillium species isolated from stored fruits using multiple highly conserved loci. The Journal of Fungi. 3(1):12. doi:10.3390/jof3010012.
Composition of phenolic compounds in wild apple with multiple resistance mechanisms against postharvest blue mold decay - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, J., Janisiewicz, W.J., Evans, B.E., Jurick II, W.M., Chen, P. 2017. Composition of phenolic compounds in wild apple with multiple resistance mechanisms against postharvest blue mold decay. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 127:68-75.
Use of low-dose UV-C irradiation to control powdery mildew caused by Podosphaera aphanis on strawberry plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Takeda, F., Jurick II, W.M., Evans, B.E., Glenn, D.M., Camp, M.J. 2016. Use of low-dose UV-C irradiation to control powdery mildew caused by Podosphaera aphanis on strawberry plants. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 38:430-439.
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.
Characterization of spermidine hydroxycinnamoyl transferases from eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) and its wild relative Solanum richardii Dunal - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peng, H., Yang, T., Whitaker, B.D., Trouth, F.J., Shangguan, L., Dong, W., Jurick II, W.M. 2016. Characterization of spermidine hydroxycinnamoyl transferases from eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) and its wild relative Solanum richardii Dunal. Horticulture Research. 3:16062. doi: 10.1038/hortres.2016.62.
Sustainable approaches to control postharvest diseases of apples ()
Janisiewicz, W.J., Jurick II, W.M. 2017. Sustainable approaches to control postharvest diseases of apples. In: Evans, K., editor. Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Apples. Cambridge, UK: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. p. 307-336
Pre- and postharvest fungal apple diseases ()
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.
Wound responses of wild apples suggest multiple resistance mechanism against blue mold decay - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Evans, B.E., Bauchan, G.R., Chao, C.T., Jurick II, W.M. 2016. Wound responses of wild apples suggest multiple resistance mechanism against blue mold decay. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 117:132-140.
Blue mold to genomics and beyond: Insights into the biology and virulence of phytopathogenic Penicillium species ()
Jurick II, W.M., Yu, J., Bennett, J.W. 2016. Blue mold to genomics and beyond: Insights into the biology and virulence of phytopathogenic Penicillium species. In: de Vries, R.P., Gelber, I.B., Anderson, M.R., editors. Aspergillus and Penicillium in the Post-genomic Era. Denmark: Caister Academic Press. p. 210.
Current status of genomics research on mycotoxigenic fungi ()
Yu, J., Jurick, II, W.M., Bennett, J.W. 2015. Current status of genomics research on mycotoxigenic fungi. International Journal of Plant Biology and Research. 3(2):1-6.
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 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.
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.
Calmodulin gene expression in response to mechanical wounding and Botrytis cinerea infection in tomato fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peng, H., Yang, T., Jurick II, W.M. 2014. Calmodulin gene expression in response to mechanical wounding and Botrytis cinerea infection in tomato fruit. PLANTS. 3:427-441.
Open-refrigerated retail display case temperature profile and its impact on product quality and microbiota of stored baby spinach Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Ingram, D., Yan, S., Jurick II, W.M. 2015. Open-refrigerated retail display case temperature profile and its impact on product quality and microbiota of stored baby spinach. Food Control. 47:686-692.
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.
Yeasts associated with plums and their potential for controlling brown rot after harvest Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Jurick II, W.M., Peter, K.A., Kurtzman, C.P., Buyer, J.S. 2014. Yeasts associated with plums and their potential for controlling brown rot after harvest. Yeast. 31:207-218.
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.
Decay resistance to Botrytis cinerea and quality characteristics during storage of raspberry genotypes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harshman, J.M., Jurick II, W.M., Lewers, K.S., Wang, S.Y., Walsh, C.S. 2014. Decay resistance to Botrytis cinerea and quality characteristics during storage of raspberry genotypes. HortScience. 49:311-319.
Selection efficiency for raspberry postharvest shelf life affected by storage temperature and harvest season Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harshman, J.M., Lewers, K.S., Jurick II, W.M., Walsh, C.S. 2014. Selection efficiency for raspberry postharvest shelf life affected by storage temperature and harvest season. HortScience. 49:311-319.
Temperature abuse timing affects the quality deterioration of commercially packaged ready-to-eat baby spinach Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Park, E., Turner, E.R., Barczak, A., Jurick II, W.M. 2014. Temperature abuse timing affects the quality deterioration of commercially packaged ready-to-eat baby spinach. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 91:96-103.
Biological characterization of Monilinia fructicola isolates from stone fruits in eastern West Virginia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Conway, W.S., Biggs, A.R., Jurick Ii, W.M., Vico, I. 2013. Biological characterization of Monilinia fructicola isolates from stone fruits in eastern West Virginia. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 35(3):315-327.
Wound response and ROS production in blue mold resistant wild apple germplasm from Kazakhstan and central Asia - (Abstract Only)
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.
Differential expression of calcium-regulated SlSRs in response to abiotic and biotic stresses in tomato fruit Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, T., Peng, H., Whitaker, B.D., Jurick II, W.M. 2013. Differential expression of calcium-regulated SlSRs in response to abiotic and biotic stresses in tomato fruit. Physiologia Plantarum. 148(3):445-455.
Culturable bacteria from plum fruit surfaces and their potential for controlling brown rot after harvest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Jurick II, W.M., Vico, I., Peter, K.A., Buyer, J.S. 2012. Culturable bacteria from plum fruit surfaces and their potential for controlling brown rot after harvest. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 76:145-151.
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.
Resident bacteria of plums and their potential for controlling brown rot after harvest - (Abstract Only)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Jurick Ii, W.M., Vico, I., Peter, K.A., Buyer, J.S. 2012. Resident bacteria of plums and their potential for controlling brown rot after harvest [abstract]. Phytopathology. p. 45.
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.
A novel method for selecting antagonists against postharvest fruit decays originating from latent infections - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Pimenta, R.S., Jurick Ii, W.M. 2011. A novel method for selecting antagonists against postharvest fruit decays originating from latent infections. Biological Control. 59:348-389.
Selecting antagonists for control of postharvest brown rot of stone fruits originating from latent infections - (Abstract Only)
Janisiewicz, W.J., Pimenta, R.S., Jurick Ii, W.M. 2011. Selecting antagonists for control of postharvest brown rot of stone fruits originating from latent infections (abstract). Phytopathology. p. 54.
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 - (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 - (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.