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Tianbao Yang (PhD)
Food Quality Laboratory
Research Plant Physiologist

Phone: (301) 504-6635
Fax: (301) 504-5107
Room 215

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 002 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE, MD 207052350
Projects
Integrated Approaches to Improve Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Quality with Improved Phenolics Contents
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 438456
Controlled Environment Approaches for Optimizing Microgreen Plant Growth and Nutritional Value
Memorandum of Understanding (M)
  Accession Number: 439353
Improving Produce Quality and Reducing Post-Harvest Loss and Wastes
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431525

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Pre-harvest UV-B applications increases glucosinolate contents and enhances the postharvest quality of broccoli microgreen Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lu, Y., Dongg, W., Yang, T., Luo, Y., Chen, P., Wang, Q. 2021. Pre-harvest UV-B applications increases glucosinolate contents and enhances the postharvest quality of broccoli microgreen. Molecules. 26:3247. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26113247.
Microwave cooking increases sulforaphane level in broccoli Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lu, Y., Pang, X., Yang, T. 2020. Microwave cooking increases sulforaphane level in broccoli . Food Science and Nutrition. 8(4):2052-2058. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.1493.
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.
Effect of genotype and plastic film type on strawberry fruit quality and post-harvest shelf life Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dong, W., Lu, Y., Yang, T., Trouth, F.J., Lewers, K.S., Daughtry, C.S., Cheng, Z. 2019. Effect of genotype and plastic film type on strawberry fruit quality and post-harvest shelf life. International Journal of Fruit Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/15538362.2019.1673873.
Effects of power ultrasound on the activity and structure of ß-D-glucosidase with potentially aroma-enhancing capability Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, Y., Zeng, L., Xue, Y., Yang, T., Cheng, Z., Sun, P. 2019. Effects of power ultrasound on the activity and structure of ß-D-glucosidase with potentially aroma-enhancing capability. Journal of Food Science and Nutrition. 7:2043-2049. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.1035.
Calcium signaling-mediated plant response to cold stress Reprint Icon ()
Yuan, P., Yang, T., Poovaiah, B.W. 2018. Calcium signaling-mediated plant response to cold stress. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19(12):3896. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19123896.
Optimized cultural conditions of functional yogurt for gamma-aminobutyric acid augmentation using response surface methodology Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, L., Lu, Y., Yang, T., Lu, Z. 2018. Optimized cultural conditions of functional yogurt for gamma-aminobutyric acid augmentation using response surface methodology. Journal of Dairy Science. 101(12):10685-10693. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-15391.
Effect of preharvest CaCl2 spray and postharvest UV-B radiation on storage quality of broccoli microgreens, a richer source of glucosinolates Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lu, Y., Dong, W., Yang, T., Luo, Y., Wang, Q., Chen, P. 2017. Effect of preharvest CaCl2 spray and postharvest UV-B radiation on storage quality of broccoli microgreens, a richer source of glucosinolates. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 67(1):55-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2017.12.035.
Genomic identification of bZIP family genes involved in drought and heat stresses in strawberry (Fragaria vesca) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Chen, X., Yang, T., Cheng, Z., Cheng, Q. 2017. Genomic identification of bZIP family genes involved in drought and heat stresses in strawberry (Fragaria vesca). International Journal of Genomics. Available: https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3981031.
Dual effectiveness of ascorbic acid and ethanol combined treatment to inhibit browning and inactivate pathogens on fresh-cut apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, S., Liu, H., Yang, T., Luo, Y., Chen, P. 2017. Dual effectiveness of ascorbic acid and ethanol combined treatment to inhibit browning and inactivate pathogens on fresh-cut apples. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 80:311-320.
Optimization of a cryoprotective medium to increase the viability of freeze-dried Streptococcus thermophilus by response surface methodology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lu, Y., Huang, L., Yang, T., Lv, F., Lu, Z. 2017. Optimization of a cryoprotective medium to increase the viability of freeze-dried Streptococcus thermophilus by response surface methodology. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 80:92-97. doi: 10.1016/j.lwt.2017.01.044.
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.
Calcium/calmodulin alleviates substrate inhibition in a strawberry UDP-glucosyltransferase involved in fruit anthocyanin biosynthesis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peng, H., Yang, T., Whitaker, B.D., Shangguan, L. 2016. Calcium/calmodulin alleviates substrate inhibition in a strawberry UDP-glucosyltransferase involved in fruit anthocyanin biosynthesis. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 16:197. doi:10.1186/s12870-016-0888-z.
Effects of pre- and postharvest calcium treatments on shelf life and postharvest quality of broccoli microgreens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Yang, T., Luo, Y. 2015. Effects of pre- and postharvest calcium treatments on shelf life and postharvest quality of broccoli microgreens. HortScience. 50(12):1801–1808.
Over-expression of polyphenol oxidase gene in strawberry fruit delays the fungus infection process - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jia, H., Wang, B., Pervaiz, T., Zhao, F., Wang, Q., Yang, T., Fang, J. 2016. Over-expression of polyphenol oxidase gene in strawberry fruit delays the fungus infection process. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 24:592-606.
The mechanism of ethanol treatment on inhibiting lettuce enzymatic browning and microbial growth Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, S., Yang, T., Luo, Y., Zhou, B. 2015. The mechanism of ethanol treatment on inhibiting lettuce enzymatic browning and microbial growth. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 63:383-390.
Functional analysis of calmodulin genes family during tomato fruit development and ripening - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, T., Peng, H., Bauchan, G.R. 2014. Functional analysis of calmodulin genes family during tomato fruit development and ripening. Horticulture Research. 1:14057.
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.
Effect of calcium on strawberry fruit flavonid gene expression and anthocyanins accumulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, W., Peng, H., Yang, T., Liu, X., Huang, L. 2014. Effect of calcium on strawberry fruit flavonid gene expression and anthocyanins accumulation. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 82:289-298.
Pre-harvest calcium application increases biomass and delays senescence of broccoli microgreens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Yang, T., Luo, Y., Liu, X., Huang, L., Codling, E.E. 2013. Pre-harvest calcium application increases biomass and delays senescence of broccoli microgreens. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 87:70-78.
Extending shelf-life of broccoli microgreens via pre-harvest calcium application - (Abstract Only)
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.
Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Yang, T., Xiao, Z., Turner, E.R., Lester, G.E., Wang, Q. 2013. Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 51(1):73-78.
Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens - (Abstract Only)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Yang, T., Xiao, Z., Turner, E.R., Lester, G.E., Wang, Q. 2012. Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens. [abstract]. BARC Poster Day.
Characterization of a calcium/calmodulin-regulated SR/CAMTA gene family during tomato fruit development and ripening Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, T., Peng, H., Whitaker, B.D., Conway, W.S. 2012. Characterization of a calcium/calmodulin-regulated SR/CAMTA gene family during tomato fruit development and ripening. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 12:19.
Decoding of calcium signal through calmodulin: calmodulin-binding proteins in plants ()
Du, L., Yang, T., Puthanveettil, S.Y., Poovaiah, B.W. 2011. Decoding of calcium signal through calmodulin: calmodulin-binding proteins in plants. In: Signaling and Communication in Plants, vol. 10, Coding and Decoding of Calcium Signals in Plants, Luan, S. (ed.). Springer Verlag. p. 177-233.