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Chunxian Chen
Fruit and Tree Nut Research
Research Horticulturist

Phone: (478) 956-6467
Fax: (478) 956-2929

21 DUNBAR ROAD
I-75 & GA HWY 49
BYRON , GA 31008
Projects
Development of New Stone Fruit Cultivars and Rootstocks for the Southeastern United States
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434677

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
New somatic hybrid mandarin tetraploids generated by optimized protoplast fusion and confirmed by molecular marker analysis and flow cytometry -
Novel primers and sampling for PCR detection of Xylella fastidiosa in peach -
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Brannen, P.M. 2019. Novel primers and sampling for PCR detection of Xylella fastidiosa in peach. Phytopathology. 109(2):307-317.
Pecan bacterial leaf scorch, caused by Xylella fastidiosa, is endemic in Georgia pecan orchards -
Bock, C.H., Olive, J.E., Chen, C., Hotchkiss, M.W., Stevenson, K.L., Wang, X., Grauke, L.J., Hilton, A.E., Jo, Y., Randall, J.J. 2018. Pecan bacterial leaf scorch, caused by Xylella fastidiosa, is endemic in Georgia pecan orchards. Plant Health Progress. 19:284-287.
Genetic diversity and population structure analysis of citrus germplasm with SNP markers -
Yu, Y., Chen, C., Huang, M., Yu, Q., Du, D., Mattia, M.R., Gmitter Jr., F.G. 2018. Genetic diversity and population structure analysis of citrus germplasm with SNP markers. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 143(6):399-408.
Tree fruit orchard of the future: An overview -
Chen, C. 2018. Tree fruit orchard of the future: An overview [abstract]. American Society of Horticulture Science. 53(9):S155.
Maternal lineages of peach genotypes -
Chen, C. 2018. Maternal lineages of peach genotypes [abstract]. American Society of Horticulture Science. 53(9):S74.
Tree fruit orchard of the future: An overview -
Mining and characterization of microsatellites from a genome of Venturia carpophila -
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Brannen, P.M., Adaskaveg, J.E. 2018. Mining and characterization of microsatellites from a genome of Venturia carpophila. Mycological Progress. 17(8):885-895. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11557-018-1401-x.
Home garden plums -
Draft genome sequence of Venturia carpophila, the causal agent of peach scab -
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Wood, B.W. 2017. Draft genome sequence of Venturia carpophila, the causal agent of peach scab. Standards in Genomic Sciences. 12:68.
Reprogramming of a defense signaling pathway in rough lemon and sweet orange is a critical element of the early response to ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ -
Juice volatile composition differences between Valencia orange and its mutant Rohde Red Valencia are associated with carotenoid profile differences -
Wei, X., Song, M., Chen, C., Tong Huarong, Liang, G., Gmitter Jr., F.G. 2017. Juice volatile composition differences between Valencia orange and its mutant Rohde Red Valencia are associated with carotenoid profile differences. Food Chemistry. 245:223-232.
Identification of QTLs controlling aroma volatiles using a 'Fortune' x 'Murcott' (Citrus reticulata) population -
Yu, Y., Bai, J., Chen, C., Plotto, A., Yu, Q., Baldwin, E.A., Gmitter, F. 2017. Identification of QTLs controlling aroma volatiles using a 'Fortune' x 'Murcott' (Citrus reticulata) population. BMC Genomics. 18:646. doi:10.1186/s12864-017-4043-5.
Comparative analysis of juice volatiles in selected mandarins, mandarin relatives and other citrus genotypes -
Yu, Y., Bai, J., Chen, C., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E.A., Gmitter, F.G. 2018. Comparative analysis of juice volatiles in selected mandarins, mandarin relatives and other citrus genotypes. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 98:1124-1131.
Characterization of microsatellites from a genome of Venturia carpophila -
Chen, C., Brannen, P.M., Adaskaveg, J.E., Bock, C.H. 2017. Characterization of microsatellites from a genome of Venturia carpophila. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. 107:S5.124.
High-quality genome of the peach scab pathogen, Venturia carpophila -
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Wood, B.W. 2017. High-quality genome of the peach scab pathogen, Venturia carpophila. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. 107:S5.134.
Characterization of polymorphic chloroplast microsatellites in Prunus species and maternal lineages in peach genotypes -
Chen, C., Okie, W.R. 2017. Characterization of polymorphic chloroplast microsatellites in Prunus species and maternal lineages in peach genotypes. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 142(3):217-224.
Morphological and genetic perspectives of peach fruit responses to spring frost -
Historical trends in chill hour accumulation and peach bud response to hydrogen cyanamide -
Beckman, T.G., Chen, C. 2017. Historical trends in chill hour accumulation and peach bud response to hydrogen cyanamide. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. p. 1.
Individual sugar and acid composition within southeastern peach germplasm -
Genotyping variability of computationally categorized peach microsatellite markers -
Peach cultivar releases and fruit trait distribution in the USDA-ARS Byron program -
Venturia carpophila draft genome sequence -
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Wood, B.W. 2017. Venturia carpophila draft genome sequence. Genbank. GeneBank accession: ASM199098V1.
Characterization of polymorphic SSRs among Prunus chloroplast genomes -
Chen, C. 2017. Characterization of polymorphic SSRs among Prunus chloroplast genomes. International Plant and Animal Genome IX Conference. 25:P0123.
Fine QTL mapping of mandarin (Citrus reticulata) fruit characters using high-throughput SNP markers -
Yu, Y., Chen, C., Gmitter Jr., F.G. 2016. Fine QTL mapping of mandarin (Citrus reticulata) fruit characters using high-throughput SNP markers. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 12:17.
Draft genome sequence of Fusicladium effusum, cause of pecan scab -
Bock, C.H., Chen, C., Yu, F., Stevenson, K.L., Wood, B.W. 2016. Draft genome sequence of Fusicladium effusum, cause of pecan scab. Standards in Genomic Sciences. 11:36.
Peach fruit set and buttoning after spring frost -
Chen, C., Okie, W.R., Beckman, T.G. 2016. Peach fruit set and buttoning after spring frost. HortScience. 51(7):816-821.
Fruit characters and volatile organic components in peach-to-nectarine mutants -
Chen, C., Bai, J., Okie, W.R., Plotto, A. 2016. Fruit characters and volatile organic components in peach-to-nectarine mutants [abstract]. American Society of Horticulture Science. Paper No. 23516.
Characterization of microsatellites in Fusicladium effusum, cause of pecan scab -
Bock, C.H., Chen, C., Yu, F., Stevenson, K.L., Arias De Ares, R.S., Wood, B.W. 2016. Characterization of microsatellites in Fusicladium effusum, cause of pecan scab. Forest Pathology. doi: 10.1111/efp.12278.
Comparison of fruit characters and volatile components in peach-to-nectarine mutants -
Chen, C., Bai, J., Okie, W.R., Plotto, A. 2016. Comparison of fruit characters and volatile components in peach-to-nectarine mutants. Euphytica. 209(2):409-418.
Metagenomics characterization of wood decay fungi colonized in peach limb heartwood -
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Hotchkiss, M.W., Garbelotto, M.M., Cottrell, T.E. 2016. Metagenomics characterization of wood decay fungi colonized in peach limb heartwood. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. 22:224.
Cybridization of grapefruit with 'Dancy' mandarin leads to improved fruit characteristics -
Satpute, A., Chen, C., Gmitter, F., Ling, P., Yu, O., Grosser, M., Chase, C., Grosser, J. 2015. Cybridization of grapefruit with 'Dancy' mandarin leads to improved fruit characteristics. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 140(5):427-435.
Fusicladium effusum draft genome sequence -
Bock, C.H., Chen, C., Yu, F., Hotchkiss, M.W., Wood, B.W. 2015. Fusicladium effusum draft genome sequence. Genbank. GeneBank accession: PRJNA285422.
Genomic and genotyping characterization of haplotype-based polymorphic microsatellites in Prunus -
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Beckman, T.G., Wood, B.W., Okie, W.R. 2015. Genomic and genotyping characterization of haplotype-based polymorphic microsatellites in Prunus. Journal of Genetics and Genome Research. 2:014.
Observation and identification of wood-decay fungi from the heartwood of peach tree limbs in central Georgia, USA -
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Hotchkiss, M.W., Garbelotto, M., Wood, B.W. 2015. Observation and identification of wood-decay fungi from the heartwood of peach tree limbs in central Georgia, USA [abstract]. American Phytopathology Society. 105:S4.27.
Development of microsatellite markers for Fusicladium effusum, the causal agent of pecan scab -
Bock, C.H., Chen, C., Stevenson, K.L., Wood, B.W. 2015. Development of microsatellite markers for Fusicladium effusum, the causal agent of pecan scab. Phytopathology. 105(Suppl. 4):S4.17.
Categorization of expressed sequence tag microsatellites for marker optimization and genotype evaluation in peach -
Chen, C. 2015. Categorization of expressed sequence tag microsatellites for marker optimization and genotype evaluation in peach [abstract]. American Society of Horticulture Science. Paper No. 21466.
Comparative analysis and genetic study of aroma volatiles from different citrus selections and hybrids -
Yu, Y., Bai, J., Chen, C., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E.A., Gmitter Jr, F.G. 2015. Comparative analysis and genetic study of aroma volatiles from different citrus selections and hybrids [abstract]. American Society of Horticulture Science. Paper No. 21402.
Sequencing analysis of wood-decay fungi associated with peach scaffold breakage -
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Cottrell, T.E. 2015. Sequencing analysis of wood-decay fungi associated with peach scaffold breakage [abstract]. American Society of Horticulture Science. Paper No. 21463.
Observation and identification of wood decay fungi from the heartwood of peach tree limbs in central Georgia, USA -
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Hotchkiss, M.W., Garbelotto, M.M., Cottrell, T.E. 2015. Observation and identification of wood decay fungi from the heartwood of peach tree limbs in central Georgia, USA. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 143(1):11-23.
Novel peach flower types in a segregating population from ‘Helen Borchers’ Reprint Icon -
Chen, C., Okie, W.R. 2015. Novel peach flower types in a segregating population from ‘Helen Borchers’. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 140(2):172–177.
Pigments in fruits and vegetables: genomics and dietetics Reprint Icon -
Chen, C. 2015. Pigments in fruits and vegetables: genomics and dietetics. Pigments in Fruits and Vegetables: Genomics and Dietetics. 227 p.
Overview of plant pigments Reprint Icon -
Chen, C. 2015. Overview of plant pigments. Pigments in Fruits and Vegetables: Genomics and Dietetics. p. 1-8.
Sequence alignment status and amplicon size difference affecting EST-SSR primer performance and polymorphism Reprint Icon -
2015. Sequence alignment status and amplicon size difference affecting EST-SSR primer performance and polymorphism. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. 22:224.
Genetic variability among populations of Fusicladium species from different host trees and geographic locations in the USA Reprint Icon -
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Brannen, P.M., Adaskaveg, J.E., Hotchkiss, M.W., Brewer, M.T., Wood, B.W. 2014. Genetic variability among populations of Fusicladium species from different host trees and geographic locations in the USA. Mycological Progress. 13(4):1179–1190.
Comparison of carotenoid accumulation and biosynthetic gene expression between Valencia and Rohde Red Valencia sweet oranges Reprint Icon -
Wei, X., Chen, C., Yu, Q., Gady, A., Yu, Y., Liang, G., Gmitter, F.J. 2014. Comparison of carotenoid accumulation and biosynthetic gene expression between Valencia and Rohde Red Valencia sweet oranges. Plant Science. 227(1):28–36.
Genome-wide characterization and selection of expressed sequence tag simple sequence repeat primers for optimized marker distribution and reliability in peach Reprint Icon -
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Okie, W., Gmitter, F.J., Jung, S., Main, D., Beckman, T.G., Wood, B.W. 2014. Genome-wide characterization and selection of expressed sequence tag simple sequence repeat primers for optimized marker distribution and reliability in peach. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 10(5): 1271-1279.
Sequence analysis reveals genomic factors affecting EST-SSR primer performance and polymorphism Reprint Icon -
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Beckman, T.G. 2014. Sequence analysis reveals genomic factors affecting EST-SSR primer performance and polymorphism. Molecular Genetics and Genomics. 289(6): 1147-1156.
Sequencing of diverse mandarin, pummelo and orange genomes reveals complex history of admixture during citrus domestication -
Wu, A.G., Prochnik, S., Jenkins, J., Salse, J., Hellsten, U., Murat, F., Perrier, X., Ruiz, M., Scalabrin, S., Terol, J., Takita, M.A., Roksar, D., Labadie, K., Paulain, J., Cauloux, A., Jabbari, K., Cattonaro, F., Fabbro, C.D., Pinosio, S., Zuccolo, A., Chapman, J., Grimwood, J., Tadeo, F.R., Estornell, L.H., Munoz-Sanz, J.V., Ibanez, V., Herrero-Ortega, A., Aleza, P., Perez-Perez, J., Ramon, D., Brunel, D., Luro, F., Chen, C., Farmerie, W.G., Desany, B., Kodira, C., Mohiuddin, M., Harkins, T., Fredrikson, K., Burns, P., Lomsadze, A., Borodovsky, M., Reforgiato, G., Freita-Astua, J., Quetier, F., Navarro, L., Roose, M., Wincker, P., Schmutz, J., Morgante, M., Machado, M.A., Talon, M., Jaillon, O., Ollitrault, P., Gmitter, F. 2014. Sequencing of diverse mandarin, pummelo and orange genomes reveals complex history of admixture during citrus domestication. Nature Biotechnology. 32(7):656-662.
Assessment of long-term peach evaluation data reveals fruit trait distribution and selection tendencies -
Cybrids between Dancy tangerine (Citrus reticulata Blanca) and Ruby Red grapefruit (C. paradisi Mafc.) for improvement of citrus fruit traits [abstract] -
Satpute, A.D., Grosser, J.W., Chen, C., Gmitter Jr., F.G., Ling, P., Yu, Q., Grosser, M.R., Chase, C.D. 2014. Cybrids between Dancy tangerine (Citrus reticulata Blanca) and Ruby Red grapefruit (C. paradisi Mafc.) for improvement of citrus fruit traits [abstract]. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. Paper No. 258.
Identification of genes associated with low furanocoumarin content in grapefruit Reprint Icon -
Chen, C., Yu, O., Wei, X., Cancalon, P.F., Gmitter Jr., F.G. 2015. Identification of genes associated with low furanocoumarin content in grapefruit. Genome. 57(10):537-545.
Integrated profiling of Furanocoumarins (FC) in Grapefruit hybrids toward selection of low FC varieties Reprint Icon -
Chen, C., Gmitter, F.J., Cancalon, P., Greenblatt, D. 2015. Integrated profiling of Furanocoumarins (FC) in Grapefruit hybrids toward selection of low FC varieties. Acta Horticulturae. 1065:427-431.
Investigating the Parentage of ‘Orri’ and ‘Fortune’ Mandarin Hybrids Reprint Icon -
Barry, G.H., Gmitter, F.J., Chen, C., Roose, M.L., Federici, C.T., Mccollum, T.G. 2015. Investigating the Parentage of ‘Orri’ and ‘Fortune’ Mandarin Hybrids. Acta Horticulturae. 1065:449-456.
Comparative genetic mapping between clementine, pummelo and sweet orange and the interspecicic structure of the Clementine genome Reprint Icon -
Ollitrault, P., Terol, J., Chen, C., Federici, C., Lotfy, S., Hippolyte, I., Ollitrault, F., Berard, A., Chauveau, A., Cuenca, J., Costantino, G., Kacar, Y.A., Mu, L., Garcia-Lor, A., Curk, F., Froelicher, Y., Aleza, P., Boland, A., Billot, C., Navarro, L., Luro, F., Roose, M.L., Gmitter Jr., F.G., Talon, M., Brunel, D. 2015. Comparative genetic mapping between clementine, pummelo and sweet orange and the interspecicic structure of the Clementine genome. Acta Horticulturae. 1065:561-573.
New genetic tools to improve citrus fruit quality and drive consumer demand -
Novel expression patterns of carotenoid pathway-related gene in citrus leaves and maturing fruits Reprint Icon -
Wei, X., Chen, C., Yu, Q., Gady, A., Yu, Y., Liang, G., Gmitter, F.G. 2014. Novel expression patterns of carotenoid pathway-related gene in citrus leaves and maturing fruits. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 10: 439-448.
Novel expression patterns of carotenoid pathway-related gene in citrus leaves and maturing fruits Reprint Icon -
Wei, X., Chen, C., Yu, Q., Gady, A., Yu, Y., Liang, G., Gmitter, F.J. 2014. Novel expression patterns of carotenoid pathway-related gene in citrus leaves and maturing fruits. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 10(3):439-448.
Expressed haplotypes and polymorphisms in prunus species Reprint Icon -
Chen, C., Jung, S., Main, D. 2014. Expressed haplotypes and polymorphisms in prunus species. International Plant and Animal Genome IX Conference. 22:222.
Mining and comparison of haplotype-based expressed sequence tag single nucleotide polymorphisms among citrus cultivars Reprint Icon -
Chen, C., Gmitter, F.G. 2013. Mining and comparison of haplotype-based expressed sequence tag single nucleotide polymorphisms among citrus cultivars. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 14:746.
Mining and comparison of haplotype-based expressed sequence tag single nucleotide polymorphisms among citrus cultivars -
Chen, C., Gmitter, F.J. 2013. Mining and comparison of haplotype-based expressed sequence tag single nucleotide polymorphisms among citrus cultivars. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/14/746.
Cytological and molecular characterization of three gametoclones of citrus clementina -
Germana, M., Aleza, P., Carrera, E., Chen, C., Chiancone, G., Costantino, B., Dambier, D., Deng, X., Federici, C.T., Froelicher, Y., Guo, W., Ibabez, V., Juarez, J., Kwok, K., Luro, F., Machado, M., Naranjo, M.A., Navarro, L., Ollitrault, P., Rios, G., Roose, M.L., Talon, M., Xu, Q., Gmitter, F.G. 2013. Cytological and Molecular Characterization of Three Gametoclones of Citrus clementina. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 13:129.
Characteristics of genetic variability among isolates of Fusicladium species from peach, almond and pecan in the USA -
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Brannen, P.M., Adaskaveg, J.E., Hotchkiss, M.W., Brewer, M., Wood, B.W. 2018. Characteristics of genetic variability among isolates of Fusicladium species from peach, almond and pecan in the USA [abstract]. Phytopathology. 104:S3.16.