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Jason Zurn (PhD)
National Clonal Germplasm Repository
Research Geneticist (Plants)

Phone: (541) 738-4218
Fax: (541) 738-4205

33447 PEORIA RD
CORVALLIS, OR 973332521

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Dissecting genetic resistance to fire blight in three pear populations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zurn, J.D., Norelli, J.L., Montanari, S., Bell, R.L., Bassil, N.V. 2020. Dissecting genetic resistance to fire blight in three pear populations. Journal of Phytopathology. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-02-20-0051-R.
Mapping the black spot resistance locus Rdr3 in the shrub rose 'George Vancouver' allows for the development of improved diagnostic markers for DNA-informed breeding Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zurn, J.D., Zlesak, D.C., Holen, M., Bradeen, J.M., Hokanson, S.C., Bassil, N.V. 2020. Mapping the black spot resistance locus Rdr3 in the shrub rose 'George Vancouver' allows for the development of improved diagnostic markers for DNA-informed breeding. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 133:2011-2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-020-03574-4.
First report of Blackcurrant reversion virus in Ribes nigrum germplasm in the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zurn, J.D., Ho, T., Li, R., Bassil, N.V., Tzanetakis, I., Martin, R.R., Postman, J.D. 2019. First report of Blackcurrant reversion virus in Ribes nigrum germplasm in the United States. Plant Disease. 103:1051. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-18-0526-PDN.
Pseudo-chromosome length genome assembly of a double haploid 'Bartlett' pear (Pyrus communis L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Linsmith, G., Rombauts, S., Monatanari, S., Deng, C., Celton, J., Guerif, P., Liu, C., Lohaus, R., Zurn, J.D., Cestaro, A., Bassil, N.V., Bakker, L.V., Schijlen, E., Gardiner, S.E., Lespinasse, Y., Durel, C., Velasco, R., Neale, D.B., Chagne, D., Van De Peer, Y., Troggio, M., Bianco, L. 2019. Pseudo-chromosome length genome assembly of a double haploid 'Bartlett' pear (Pyrus communis L.). Gigascience. 8(12):138. https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giz138.
The strawberry DNA testing handbook Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oh, Y., Zurn, J.D., Bassil, N.V., Whitaker, V.M., Lee, S. 2019. The strawberry DNA testing handbook. HortScience. 54(12):2267-2270. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI14387-19.
Identifying variation in red raspberry MLO genes thought to provide resistance to powdery mildew Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zurn, J.D., Meiers, R.C., Ward, J., Finn, C.E., Dossett, M., Bassil, N.V. 2020. Identifying variation in red raspberry MLO genes thought to provide resistance to powdery mildew. Acta Horticulturae. 1277:25-32. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2020.1277.4.
Assessing cultivated strawberries and the Fragaria Supercore for resistance to soilborne pathogens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zurn, J.D., Ivors, K.L., Cole, G.S., Knapp, S.J., Hummer, K.E., Hancock, J.F., Finn, C.E., Bassil, N.V. 2020. Assessing cultivated strawberries and the Fragaria Supercore for resistance to soilborne pathogens. Journal of American Pomological Society. 74(1):18-23.
Status of Rubus germplasm at the US National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Corvallis, Oregon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bushakra, J., Alice, L., Carter, K., Dossett, M., Lee, J.C., Liston, A., Meiers, R., Mulch, C., Nyberg, A.M., Peterson, M.E., Clark, M.C., Vining, K., Worthington, M., Yin, M., Sutherland, B., Zurn, J.D., Clark, J., Finn, C.E., Bassil, N.V., Hummer, K.E. 2020. Status of Rubus germplasm at the US National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Corvallis, Oregon. Acta Horticulturae. 1277:121-128. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2020.1277.17.
Will the real 'Boysen' please stand up? ()
Hummer, K.E., Carter, K.A., Zurn, J.D., Finn, C.E., Bushakra, J., Bassil, N.V. 2019. Will the real 'Boysen' please stand up?. Bramble: The Newsletter of the North American Branble Growers Association, Inc.. 34(2):13-15.
Genetic resistance to fire blight in three pear populations maps to chromosome 2 - (Abstract Only)
Zurn, J.D., Norelli, J.L., Montanari, S., Bell, R.L., Bassil, N.V. 2019. Genetic resistance to fire blight in three pear populations maps to chromosome 2. Journal of Plant Health. 2019 Plant Health Conference.
Mapping disease resistance in the presence of random meiotic pairing: a case study in rose - (Abstract Only)
Zurn, J.D., Zlesak, D.C., Holen, M., Bradeen, J.M., Hokanson, S.C., Bassil, N.V. 2019. Mapping disease resistance in the presence of random meiotic pairing: a case study in rose. Journal of Plant Health. 2019 Plant Health Conference.
A global analysis of soluble solids content in strawberry - (Abstract Only)
Zurn, J.D., Fikere, M., Verma, S., Amaya, I., Munoz Del Rio, P., Sanchez-Sevilla, J.F., Cockerton, H., Harrison, R.J., Mahoney, L.L., Davis, T.M., Hancock, J.F., Finn, C.E., Mathey, M.M., Neal, J., Ko, H., Whitaker, V.M., Hardner, C., Bassil, N.V. 2019. A global analysis of soluble solids content in strawberry. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting.
Leveraging synteny across Rosaceae to identify loci controlling fruit sweetness in blackberry - (Abstract Only)
Zurn, J.D., Driskill, M., Jung, S., Main, D., Yin, M.H., Clark, M.C., Cheng, L., Clark, J.R., Worthington, M., Finn, C.E., Bassil, N.V. 2019. Leveraging synteny across Rosaceae to identify loci controlling fruit sweetness in blackberry. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting.
Genetic characterization of fire blight resistance in three pear populations - (Abstract Only)
Zurn, J.D., Norelli, J.L., Montanari, S., Bell, R.L., Bassil, N.V. 2019. Genetic characterization of fire blight resistance in three pear populations. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting.
Linkage mapping in segmental allopolyploids: a case study in rose - (Abstract Only)
Zurn, J.D., Zlesak, D.C., Holen, M., Bradeen, J.M., Hokanson, S.C., Bassil, N.V. 2019. Linkage mapping in segmental allopolyploids: a case study in rose. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting.
Identification of two new races of Diplocarpon rosae Wolf, the causal agent of rose black spot disease - (Abstract Only)
Zlesak, D.C., Ballantyne, D., Holen, M., Clark, A., Smith, K., Zurn, J.D., Bassil, N.V., Bradeen, J.M., Hokanson, S.C. 2019. Identification of two new races of Diplocarpon rosae Wolf, the causal agent of rose black spot disease. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting.
DNA tests available through the Rosbreed projects: A common strategy to enable DNA-informed breeding in Rosaceae - (Abstract Only)
Vanderzande, S., Cai, L., Chagne, D., Da Silva Linge, C., Fleming, M., Gasic, K., Lee, S., Oh, Y., Salinas, N., Saski, C., Whitaker, V., Zurn, J.D., Iezzoni, A., Peace, C., Bassil, N.V. 2019. DNA tests available through the Rosbreed projects: A common strategy to enable DNA-informed breeding in Rosaceae. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting.
DNA tests for strawberries: new tools for the breeder's toolbox - (Abstract Only)
Oh, Y., Zurn, J.D., Noh, Y., Verma, S., Salinas, N.R., Lu, Y., Amaya, I., Denoyes, B., Hancock, J.F., Finn, C.E., Bassil, N.V., Lee, S., Whitaker, V.M. 2019. DNA tests for strawberries: new tools for the breeder's toolbox. North American Strawberry Growers Association Proceedings. North American Strawberry Growers Association Proceedings.
A synteny-based approach to identify candidate genes controlling blackberry fruit sweetness - (Abstract Only)
Zurn, J.D., Jung, S., Main, D., Yin, M.H., Clark, M.C., Cheng, L., Clark, J.R., Worthington, M., Finn, C.E., Bassil, N.V. 2019. A synteny-based approach to identify candidate genes controlling blackberry fruit sweetness. International Rubus Ribes Symposium. International Ruus Ribes Symposium.
Mapping a novel black spot resistance locus in the climbing rose Brite Eyes™ (‘RADbrite’) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zurn, J.D., Zlesak, D., Holen, M., Bradeen, J., Hokanson, S., Bassil, N.V. 2018. Mapping a novel black spot resistance locus in the climbing rose Brite Eyes™ (‘RADbrite’). Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:1730. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01730.
Mapping fire blight resistance in three pear populations - (Abstract Only)
The importance of being 'Boysen': Examining genotypic variation with simple sequence repeat markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carter, K., Zurn, J.D., Bassil, N.V., Finn, C.E., Hummer, K.E. 2019. The importance of being 'Boysen': Examining genotypic variation with simple sequence repeat markers. Journal of American Pomological Society. 73:47-52.
Validating blackberry (Rubus L.) seedling pedigrees and developing an improved multiplexed microsatellite fingerprinting set Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zurn, J.D., Carter, K., Yin, M.H., Worthington, M., Clark, J.R., Finn, C.E., Bassil, N.V. 2018. Validating blackberry (Rubus L.) seedling pedigrees and developing an improved multiplexed microsatellite fingerprinting set. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 143(5):381-390. https://doi:10.21273/JASHS04474-18.
Development and validation of marker assays for high-throughput detection of Phytophthora crown rot resistance, FaRPc2, in the cultivated octoploid strawberry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Noh, Y., Mangandi, J., Verma, S., Zurn, J.D., Lu, Y., Fan, Z., Bassil, N.V., Peres, N., Whitaker, V.M., Lee, S. 2018. Development and validation of marker assays for high-throughput detection of Phytophthora crown rot resistance, FaRPc2, in the cultivated octoploid strawberry. Molecular Breeding. 38:104.
Searching for resistance to soilborne pathogens in cultivated strawberries and the Fragaria supercore - (Abstract Only)
Zurn, J.D., Ivors, K.L., Whitaker, V.M., Knapp, S.J., Hummer, K.E., Hancock, J.F., Finn, C.E., Bassil, N.V. 2018. Searching for resistance to soilborne pathogens in cultivated strawberries and the Fragaria supercore. Abstract for the American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting; 2018 June25-27; Portland, OR.
Identification of two new races of Diplocarpon rosae Wolf, the causal agent of rose black spot disease - (Abstract Only)
Characterizing and identifying black spot resistance genes in polyploid roses - (Abstract Only)
Zurn, J.D., Zlesak, D.C., Holen, M., Bradeen, J., Hokanson, S.C., Bassil, N.V. 2018. Characterizing and identifying black spot resistance genes in polyploid roses. Abstract for the American Society for Horticultural Science Conference; 2018 July 31-August 3; Washington, DC.
Verifying Parentage and Confirming Identity in Blackberry with a Fingerprinting Set - (Abstract Only)
Bassil, N.V., Zurn, J.D., Carter, K., Yin, M.H., Worthington, M., Clark, J.R., Finn, C.E., Hummer, K.E. 2018. Verifying Parentage and Confirming Identity in Blackberry with a Fingerprinting Set. Abstract for the Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science; 2018 July 31-August 3; Washington, DC.
Repository contributions to Rubus research - (Abstract Only)
Bushakra, J., Alice, L., Carter, K., Dossett, M., Liston, A., Meiers, R., Mulch, C., Peterson, M.E., Vining, K., Zurn, J.D., Finn, C.E., Bassil, N.V., Hummer, K.E. 2018. Repository contributions to Rubus research. North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association Meeting. North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association Meeting.
Dissection of the multigenic wheat stem rust resistance present in the Montenegrin spring wheat accession PI 362698 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zurn, J.D., Rouse, M.N., Chao, S., Aoun, M., Macharia, G., Hiebert, C.W., Pretorius, Z.A., Bonman, J.M., Acevedo, M. 2018. Dissection of the multigenic wheat stem rust resistance present in the Montenegrin spring wheat accession PI 362698. BMC Genomics. 19:67. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-018-4438-y.
Dissecting black spot resistance in polyploid hybrid roses - (Abstract Only)
Zurn, J.D., Zlesak, D.C., Bradeen, J., Hokanson, S.C., Bassil, N.V. 2018. Dissecting black spot resistance in polyploid hybrid roses. Abstract for International Congress of Plant Pathology: Plant Health in a Global Economy; 2018 July 29-August 3; Boston, MA
Mapping a new black spot resistance locus in rose [abstract] - (Abstract Only)
Zurn, J.D., Zlesak, D.C., Bradeen, J., Hokanson, S.C., Bassil, N.V. 2018. Mapping a new black spot resistance locus in rose [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. January 13-17, 2018, San Diego, California.
Perpetual flowering in strawberry species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cai, W., Zurn, J.D., Bassil, N.V., Hummer, K.E. 2017. Perpetual flowering in strawberry species. HortScience. 52(11):1496-1500. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI12025-17.
An improved 10-SSR pyrus fingerprinting DNA test to confirm parentage [abstract] - (Abstract Only)
Zurn, J.D., Nyberg, A.M., Bell, R.L., Postman, J.D., Bassil, N.V. 2017. An improved 10-SSR pyrus fingerprinting DNA test to confirm parentage [abstract]. HortScience. September 19-22, 2017, Waikoloa, Hawaii.
Clarifying sub-genomic positions of QTLs for flowering habit and fruit quality in U.S. strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa) breeding populations using pedigree-based QTL analysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Verma, S., Zurn, J.D., Salinas, N., Mathey, M., Denoyes, B., Hancock, J., Finn, C.E., Bassil, N.V., Whitaker, V.M. 2017. Clarifying sub-genomic positions of QTLs for flowering habit and fruit quality in U.S. strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa) breeding populations using pedigree-based QTL analysis. Horticulture Research. 4:17062. https://doi.org/10.1038/hortres.2017.62.
Genotyping-by-sequencing in three octoploid cultivated strawberry families - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vining, K.J., Salinas, N., Tennessen, J.A., Zurn, J.D., Van De Weg, E., Sargent, D.J., Handcock, J., Bassil, N.V. 2017. Genotyping-by-sequencing in three octoploid cultivated strawberry families. PeerJ. 5:e3731 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3731.
Identifying haplotypes for flowering and QTLs for fruit quality in the RosBREED Michigan and Oregon strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa) breeding sets using pedigree-based analysis [abstract] - (Abstract Only)
Verma, S., Zurn, J.D., Salinas, N., Matheymegan, Van De Weg, E., Denoyes, B., Hancock, J., Finn, C.E., Bassil, N.V., Whitaker, V.M. 2017. Identifying haplotypes for flowering and QTLs for fruit quality in the RosBREED Michigan and Oregon strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa) breeding sets using pedigree-based analysis [abstract]. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. September 19-22, 2017, Waikoloa, Hawaii.
Validation of molecular markers associated with perpetual flowering in octoploid Fragaria germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salinas, N.R., Zurn, J.D., Mathey, M., Mookerjee, S., Denoyes, B., Perrotte, J., Pottier, A., Finn, C.E., Hancock, J.F., Stewart, P., Bassil, N.V. 2017. Validation of molecular markers associated with perpetual flowering in octoploid Fragaria germplasm. Molecular Breeding. 37:70. doi: 10.1007/s11032-017-0672-2.
Rose parental characterization and population development for the identification of novel rose black spot resistance genes [abstract] - (Abstract Only)
Zlesak, D.C., Bradeen, J., Kummeth, S., Bassil, N.V., Zurn, J.D., Hokanson, S.C. 2017. Rose parental characterization and population development for the identification of novel rose black spot resistance genes [abstract]. International Society for Horticultural Science Meeting. July 2-7, 2017, Angers, France.
The development of a dense SNP-based consensus map and QTL detection for black spot resistance in five diploid rose populations [abstract] - (Abstract Only)
Yan, M., Byrne, D., Zurn, J.D., Dong, Q., Klein, P. 2017. The development of a dense SNP-based consensus map and QTL detection for black spot resistance in five diploid rose populations [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. January 13-18, 2017, San Diego, California.
DNA tests for strawberry: ¿-decalactone "fruity" aroma - qFaFAD1 ()
Zurn, J.D., Piaskowski, J., Amaya, I., Peace, C., Bassil, N.V. 2016. DNA tests for strawberry: ¿-decalactone "fruity" aroma - qFaFAD1. Extension Publications. https://www.rosbreed.org/breeding/strawberry, 1:1-2.
DNA tests for strawberry: mesifurane "sherry" aroma - FaOMT-SI/NO ()
Zurn, J.D., Piaskowski, J.L., Amaya, I., Peace, C., Bassil, N.V. 2016. DNA tests for strawberry: mesifurane "sherry" aroma - FaOMT-SI/NO. Extension Publications. https://www.rosbreed.org/breeding/strawberry; 1:1-2.
DNA tests for strawberry: perpetual flowering - Bx215 ()
Zurn, J.D., Salinas, N.R., Piaskowski, J.L., Denoyes, B., Peace, C., Bassil, N.V. 2016. DNA tests for strawberry: perpetual flowering - Bx215. Extension Publications. https://www.rosbreed.org/breeding/strawberry; 1:1-2.