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Wei Zhao
Citrus and Other Subtropical Products Research
Research Chemist

Phone: (772) 462-5821
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2001 SOUTH ROCK ROAD
FORT PIERCE, FL 34945

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Projects
Advancing Value-Adding Technologies for Juice Processing Co-Products
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 437161

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Functional characteristics of aldehyde dehydrogenase and its involvement in aromatic volatile biosynthesis in postharvest banana ripening. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ueda, Y., Bai, J., Ihara, H., Imahori, Y., Wendakoon, S., Zhao, W., Tsantili, E., Chamber, A. 2022. Functional characteristics of aldehyde dehydrogenase and its involvement in aromatic volatile biosynthesis in postharvest banana ripening.. Foods. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods11030347.
Beneficial Horticultural Responses from the Application of Solar Thermotherapy to Mature Huanglongbing-affected Citrus Trees Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Armstrong, C.M., Doud, M.S., Luo, W., Zhao, W., Plotto, A., Bai, J., Baldwin, L., Manthey, J.A., Raithore, S., Stover, E.W., Duan, Y. 2021. Beneficial horticultural responses from the application of solar thermotherapy to mature HLB-affected citrus trees. HortScience. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hpj.2021.04.008.
Huanglongbing and foliar spray programs affect the chemical profile of “valencia” orange peel oil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X.N., Yang, H., Zhao, W., Bourcier, E., Baldwin, E.A., Plotto, A., Irey, M., Bai, J. 2021. Huanglongbing and foliar spray programs affect the chemical profile of “valencia” orange peel oil. Frontiers in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.611449.
Mitigation of off-flavor in Huanglongbing-affected orange juice using natural citrus non-volatile compounds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raithore, S., Kiefl, J., Manthey, J.A., Plotto, A., Bai, J., Zhao, W., Baldwin, E.A. 2020. Mitigation of off-flavor in Huanglongbing-affected orange juice using natural citrus non-volatile compounds. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 68:1038-1050. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.9b07756.
Comparative analysis of the transcriptomes of the calyx abscission zone of sweet orange insights in the huanglongbing-associated fruit abscission Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, W., Baldwin, E.A., Bai, J., Plotto, A., Irey, M. 2019. Comparative analysis of the transcriptomes of the calyx abscission zone of sweet orange insights in the huanglongbing-associated fruit abscission. Horticulture Research. 6:71. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41438-019-0152-4.
Effect of fruit abscission on orange fruit and juice quality for healthy trees and trees affected by Huanglongbing - (Proceedings)
Baldwin, E.A., Plotto, A., Bai, J., Manthey, J.A., Zhao, W., Raithore, S., Irey, M. 2017. Effect of fruit abscission on orange fruit and juice quality for healthy trees and trees affected by Huanglongbing. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 130:194-199.
Effect of abscission zone formation on orange (Citrus sinensis) fruit/juice quality for trees affected by Huanglongbing (HLB) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baldwin, E.A., Plotto, A., Bai, J., Manthey, J.A., Zhao, W., Raithore, S., Irey, M. 2018. Effect of abscission zone formation on orange (Citrus sinensis) fruit/juice quality for trees affected by Huanglongbing (HLB). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. doi:10.1021/acs.jafc.7b05635.
Effect of vector control and foliar nutrition on quality of orange juice affected by Huanglongbing (HLB): chemical analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baldwin, E.A., Bai, J., Plotto, A., Manthey, J.A., Raithore, S., Deterre, S., Zhao, W., Stansly, P.A., Tansey, J.A. 2017. Effect of vector control and foliar nutrition on quality of orange juice affected by Huanglongbing (HLB): chemical analysis. HortScience. 52(8):1100-1106. doi:10.21273/hortsci.12000-17.
Effect of vector control and foliar nutrition on the quality of orange juice affected by Huanglongbing: Sensory evaluation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Plotto, A., Baldwin, E.A., Bai, J., Manthey, J.A., Raithore, S., Deterre, S., Zhao, W., Stansly, P., Tansey, J., Nunes, C. 2017. Effect of vector control and foliar nutrition on the quality of orange juice affected by Huanglongbing: Sensory evaluation. HortScience. 52(8):1092-1099. doi:10.21273/hortsci12002-17.
HLB-associated preharvest fruit abscission is mediated by jasmonate/ethylene signaling triggered by secondary fungal infection - (Proceedings)
Zhao, W., Baldwin, E.A., Bai, J., Plotto, A., Irey, M. 2017. HLB-associated preharvest fruit abscission is mediated by jasmonate/ethylene signaling triggered by secondary fungal infection. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 129:198-202.
Correlation of Diplodia (Lasiodiplodia theobromae) infection, huanglongbing, ethylene production, fruit removal force and pre-harvest fruit drop - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, W., Gottwald, T.R., Bai, J., McCollum, T.G., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E.A. 2016. Correlation of Diplodia (Lasiodiplodia theobromae) infection, huanglongbing, ethylene production, fruit removal force and pre-harvest fruit drop. Scientia Horticulturae. 212:162-170. doi:10.1016/j.scienta.2016.09.032.
Flavor of oranges as impacted by abscission zone formation for trees affected by huanglongbing disease and Lasiodiploida infection - (Abstract Only)
Distinguishing profile of phytohormone expression associated with abscission of HLB-affected sweet orange fruit revealed by RNA-sequencing analysis - (Abstract Only)
Huanglongbing disease impacts on volatile profiles of peel oil in 'Hamlin' and 'Valencia' oranges - (Abstract Only)
Huanglongbing increases Diplodia Stem End Rot in Citrus sinensis - (Proceedings)
Zhao, W., Bai, J., Mccollum, T.G., Baldwin, E.A. 2014. Huanglongbing increases Diplodia Stem End Rot in Citrus sinensis. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 127:135-138.
Heat treatment alleviation of chilling-induced suppression of aroma volatile levels - (Proceedings)
Wang, L., Baldwin, E.A., Zhao, W., Plotto, A., Sun, X., Wang, Z., Bai, J., Brecht, J. 2014. Heat treatment alleviation of chilling-induced suppression of aroma volatile levels. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 127:124-130.
Suppression of volatile production in tomato fruit exposed to chilling temperature and alleviation of chilling injury by a pre-chilling heat treatment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, L., Baldwin, E.A., Zhao, W., Plotto, A., Sun, X., Wang, Z., Brecht, J., Bai, J., Yu, Z. 2015. Suppression of volatile production in tomato fruit exposed to chilling temperature and alleviation of chilling injury by a pre-chilling heat treatment. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 62:115-121.
High incidence of preharvest colonization of huanglongbing-symptomatic Citrus sinensis fruit by Lasiodiplodia theobromae (Diplodia natalensis) and exacerbation of postharvest fruit decay by that fungus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, W., Bai, J., Mccollum, T.G., Baldwin, E.A. 2015. High incidence of preharvest colonization of huanglongbing-symptomatic Citrus sinensis fruit by Lasiodiplodia theobromae (Diplodia natalensis) and exacerbation of postharvest fruit decay by that fungus. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 81(1):364-372. https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02972-14.
Pre- and Postharvest Quality Problems Associated with Greening in Sweet Orange Fruits - (Abstract Only)
Suppression of volatile production in tomato fruit exposed to chilling temperature and alleviation of chilling injury by a pre-chilling heat treatment - (Abstract Only)
Extraction of DNA from orange juice and detection of bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus by real-time PCR - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bai, J., Baldwin, E.A., Liao, H., Zhao, W., Kostenyuk, I., Burns, J., Irey, M. 2013. Extraction of DNA from orange juice and detection of bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus by real-time PCR. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:9339-9346.