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James Polashock
Research Plant Pathologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Quantitative trait loci analysis and marker development for fruit rot resistance in cranberry shows potential genetic association with epicuticular wax - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kawash, J.K., Erndwein, L.C., Johnson-Cicalese, J., Knowles, S., Vorsa, N., Polashock, J.J. 2024. Quantitative trait loci analysis and marker development for fruit rot resistance in cranberry shows potential genetic association with epicuticular wax. Phytopathology. 114:1366-1372. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-12-23-0477-R.
Blueberry and cranberry pangenomes as a resource for future genetic studies and breeding efforts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yocca, A., Platts, A., Alger, E., Teresi, S., Mengist, M., Benevenuto, J., Ferrao, L., Jacobs, M., Babinski, M., Magallanes-Lundback, M., Bayer, P., Golicz, A., Humann, J., Main, D., Espley, R., Chagne, D., Albert, N., Montanari, S., Vorsa, N., Polashock, J.J., Diaz-Garcia, L., Zalapa, J.E., Bassil, N.V., Munoz, P., Iorizzo, M., Edger, P. 2023. Blueberry and cranberry pangenomes as a resource for future genetic studies and breeding efforts. Horticulture Research. 10(11). Article uhad202. https://doi.org/10.1093/hr/uhad202.
Assessment and comparison of rhizosphere communities in cultivated Vaccinium spp. provide a baseline for study of causative agents in decline - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kawash, J.K., Oudemans, P., Erndwein, L.C., Polashock, J.J. 2023. Assessment and comparison of rhizosphere communities in cultivated Vaccinium spp. provide a baseline for study of causative agents in decline. Frontiers in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2023.1173023.
VacCAP develops high throughput genotyping platforms for blueberry and cranberry - (Abstract Only)
Bassil, N.V., Clare, S.J., Driskill, M., Zheng, P., Chagne, D., Montanari, S., Thompson, S., Espley, R., Munoz, P., Benevenuto, J., Zhao, D., Sheehan, M., Mengist, M., Rowland, L.J., Ashrafi, H., Melmaiee, K., Babiker, E.M., Olmstead, J., Gilbert, J., Kniskern, J., Main, D., Zalapa, J.E., Polashock, J.J., Edger, P., Iorizzo, M. 2023. VacCAP develops high throughput genotyping platforms for blueberry and cranberry. HortScience.
Cranberry fruit epicuticular wax benefits and identification of a wax-associated molecular marker - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Erndwein, L., Kawash, J.K., Johnson-Cicalese, J., Vorsa, N., Polashock, J.J. 2023. Cranberry fruit epicuticular wax benefits and identification of a wax-associated molecular marker. BMC Plant Biology. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-023-04207-w.
Fertile Intersectional F1 Hybrids of 4x Andean Blueberry (Vaccinium meridionale) and 4x American Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N., Zalapa, J.E., De La Torre, F., Luteyn, J.L. 2023. Fertile Intersectional F1 Hybrids of 4x Andean Blueberry (Vaccinium meridionale) and 4x American Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon). HortScience. 58(2):234-239. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI16824-22.
VacciniumCAP, a community-based project to develop advanced genetic tools to improve fruit quality in blueberry and cranberry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Iorizzo, M., Lila, M., Perkins-Veazie, P., Luby, C.H., Vorsa, N., Edger, P., Bassil, N.V., Munoz, P., Zalapa, J.E., Gallardo, R.K., Atucha, A., Main, D., Giongo, L., Li, C., Polashock, J.J., Sims, C., Canales, E., DeVetter, L., Coe, M., Chagne, D., Colonna, A., Espley, R. 2023. VacciniumCAP, a community-based project to develop advanced genetic tools to improve fruit quality in blueberry and cranberry. Acta Horticulturae. 1362:71-80. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2023.1362.11.
Molecular and behavioral studies reveal differences in olfaction between winter and summer morphs of Drosophila suzukii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schwanitz, T.W., Polashock, J.J., Stockton, D.G., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Sotomayor, D., Loeb, G.M., Hawkings, C. 2022. Molecular and behavioral studies reveal differences in olfaction between winter and summer morphs of Drosophila suzukii. PeerJ. 10. Article e13825. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.13825.
Breaking interspecific barriers in vaccinium: Hybrids of andean blueberry (V. Meridionale swartz) with highbush blueberry, cranberry, and lingonberry - (Proceedings)
Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Polashock, J.J. 2023. Breaking interspecific barriers in vaccinium: Hybrids of andean blueberry (V. Meridionale swartz) with highbush blueberry, cranberry, and lingonberry. Acta Horticulture Proceedings. 1357:151-156. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2023.1357.22.
Andean blueberry (v. meridionale swartz) hybrids with 4x highbush blueberry - (Proceedings)
Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Polashock, J.J., Luteyn, J.L. 2023. Andean blueberry (v. meridionale swartz) hybrids with 4x highbush blueberry. Acta Horticulture Proceedings. 1357:137-143. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2023.1357.20.
There and back again; historical perspective and future directions for Vaccinium breeding and research studies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Edger, P.P., Iorizzo, M., Bassil, N.V., Benevenuto, J., Ferrao, L.F., Giongo, L., Hummer, K.E., Lawas, L.F., Leisner, C.P., Li, C., Munoz, P., Ashrafi, H., Atucha, A., Babiker, E.M., Canales, E., Chagne, D., DeVetter, L., Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Espley, R.V., Gallardo, K., Gunther, C.S., Hardigan, M.A., Hulse-Kemp, A.M., Jacobs, M.L., Lila, M., Luby, C.H., Main, D., Mengist, M.F., Owens, G.L., Perkins-Veazie, P., Polashock, J.J., Pottorff, M., Rowland, L.J., Sims, C.A., Song, G., Spencer, J., Vorsa, N., Yocca, A.E., Zalapa, J.E. 2022. There and back again; historical perspective and future directions for Vaccinium breeding and research studies. Horticulture Research. 9. Article uhac083. https://doi.org/10.1093/hr/uhac083.
Contrasting a reference cranberry genome to a crop wild relative provides insights into adaptation, domestication, and breeding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kawash, J.K., Colt, K., Hartwick, N.T., Abramson, B.W., Vorsa, N., Polashock, J.J., Michael, T.P. 2022. Contrasting a reference cranberry genome to a crop wild relative provides insights into adaptation, domestication, and breeding. PLoS ONE. 17(3):e0264966. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0264966.
A ribosomal operon database and megablast settings for strain-level resolution of microbiomes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kerkhof, L.J., Roth, P.A., Deshpande, S.V., Bernhards, C.R., Liem, A.T., Hill, J.M., Haggblom, M.M., Webster, N.S., Ibironke, O., Mirzoyan, S., Polashock, J.J., Sullivan, R.F. 2022. A ribosomal operon database and megablast settings for strain-level resolution of microbiomes. FEMS Microbes. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsmc/xtac002.
Fertile intersectional hybrids of 4x andean blueberry (Vaccinium meridionale) and 2x lingonberry (V. vitis-idaea) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Polashock, J.J., Rowland, L.J. 2022. Fertile intersectional hybrids of 4x andean blueberry (Vaccinium meridionale) and 2x lingonberry (V. vitis-idaea). HortScience. 57:525-531. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI16285-21.
Application of plant defense elicitors fails to enhance herbivore resistance or mitigate phytoplasma infection in cranberries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Saona, C., Polashock, J.J., Kyryczenko-Roth, V., Holdcraft, R., Jimenez-Gonzalez, G., De Moraes, C.M., Mescher, M.C. 2021. Application of plant defense elicitors fails to enhance herbivore resistance or mitigate phytoplasma infection in cranberries. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12:Article 700242. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.700242.
A low malic acid trait in cranberry fruit: genetics, molecular mapping, and interaction with a citric acid locus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fong, S.K., Kawash, J., Wang, Y., Johnson-Cicalese, J., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N. 2021. A low malic acid trait in cranberry fruit: genetics, molecular mapping, and interaction with a citric acid locus. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 17(1):1-14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-020-01482-8.
Molecular and ecological plant defense responses along an elevational gradient in a boreal ecosystem - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benevenuto, R., Seldal, T., Polashock, J.J., Moe, S.R., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Gillespie, M.A., Hegland, S.J. 2020. Molecular and ecological plant defense responses along an elevational gradient in a boreal ecosystem. Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6074.
A low citric acid trait in cranberry: genetics and molecular mapping of a locus impacting fruit acidity Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fong, S.K., Kawash, J., Wang, Y., Johnson-Circalese, J., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N. 2020. A low citric acid trait in cranberry fruit: genetics, molecular mapping and relationship to titratable acidity. Tree Genetics and Genomes. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-020-01432-4.
Transcriptome analysis identifies genes associated with the waxy coating on blueberry fruit in two northern-adapted rabbiteye hybrid breeding populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qi, X., Ogden, E.L., Die, J.V., Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Polashock, J.J., Darwish, O., Alkharouf, N., Rowland, L.J. 2019. Transcriptome analysis identifies genes associated with the waxy coating on blueberry fruit in two northern-adapted rabbiteye hybrid breeding populations. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-2073-7.
Phytoplasma infection influences gene expression in American cranberry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pradit, N., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Kawash, J., Polashock, J.J. 2019. Phytoplasma infection influences gene expression in American cranberry. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7:178. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00178.
Characterization and pathogenicity of stem blight complex isolates associated with stem blight disease on Vaccinium species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Babiker, E.M., Stringer, S.J., Sakhanokho, H.F., Smith, B.J., Polashock, J.J. 2019. Characterization and pathogenicity of stem blight complex isolates associated with stem blight disease on Vaccinium species. HortScience. 54:1199-1203. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI14033-19.
Species shift in the stem blight pathogen complex - (Abstract Only)
Transcriptional profiling of methyl jasmonate-induced defense responses in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fonseca Benevenuto, R., Seldal, T., Hegland, S.J., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Kawash, J., Polashock, J.J. 2019. Transcriptional profiling of methyl jasmonate-induced defense responses in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.). Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 19:70. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-1650-0.
Genotypic variation and phenotypic plasticity in gene expression and emissions of herbivore-induced volatiles, and their potential tritrophic implications, in cranberries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Delange, E.S., Salamanca, J., Polashock, J.J., Rodriguez-Saona, C. 2019. Genotypic variation and phenotypic plasticity in gene expression and emissions of herbivore-induced volatiles, and their potential tritrophic implications, in cranberries. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 45(3):298-312. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-018-1043-0.
Multivariate GBLUP Improves Accuracy of Genomic Selection for Yield and Fruit Weight in Biparental Populations of Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Covarrubias-Pazaran, G., Schlautman, B., Diaz-Garcia, L., Grygleski, E., Polashock, J.J., Johnson-Cicalese, J., Vorsa, N., Iorizzo, M., Zalapa, J.E. 2018. Multivariate GBLUP improves accuracy of genomic selection for yield and fruit weight in biparental populations of Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:1310. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01310.
Green mosaic: A new vitivirus associated with symptoms - (Abstract Only)
Thekke-Veetil, T., Polashock, J.J., Martin, R.R., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2018. Green mosaic: A new vitivirus associated with symptoms. Abstract for the North American Blueberry Research and Extension Workshop; 2018 Aug 12-15; Orono, MN
Establishing the core microbial community of Vaccinium species as a prerequisite for studying replant disease - (Abstract Only)
Polashock, J.J., Kawash, J.K., Oudemans, P.V. 2018. Establishing the core microbial community of Vaccinium species as a prerequisite for studying replant disease [abstract]. International Congress of Plant Pathology Abstracts and Proceedings. p. 104.
Scouting, prevention and recommendations for blueberry viruses - ()
Polashock, J.J. 2018. Scouting, prevention and recommendations for blueberry viruses [abstract]. The Blueberry Bulletin. 34(2):2.
Breeding trait priorities of the blueberry industry in the United States and Canada - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gallardo, R.K., Zhang, Q., Klingthong, P., Dossett, M., Polashock, J.J., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Vorsa, N., Edger, P., Scherm, H., Ashrafi, H., Babiker, E.M., Finn, C.E., Iorizzo, M. 2018. Breeding trait priorities of the blueberry industry in the United States and Canada. HortScience. 53(7):1021-1028. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI12964-18.
Breeding trait priorities of the cranberry industry in the United States and Canada - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gallardo, R., Zhang, Q., Polashock, J.J., Rodriguez-Soana, C., Vorsa, N., Atucha, A., Zalapa, J.E., Iorizzo, M. 2018. Breeding trait priorities of the cranberry industry in the United States and Canada. HortScience. 53(10):1467–1474. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI13219-18.
Microbial communities in blueberry soils - (Proceedings)
Polashock, J.J., Kawash, J.K., Oudemans, P.V. 2018. Microbial communities in blueberry soils. 63rd New Jersey Agricultural Convention and Trade Show. 171.
Comparative genetic mapping reveals synteny and collinearity between the American cranberry and diploid blueberry genomes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schlautman, B., Diaz-Garcia, L., Covarrubias-Pazaran, G., Schlautman, N., Vorsa, N., Polashock, J.J., Ogden, E.L., Brown, A., Lin, Y., Bassil, N.V., Buck, E.J., Wiedow, C., McCallum, S., Graham, J., Iorizzo, M., Rowland, L.J., Zalapa, J.E. 2017. Comparative genetic mapping reveals synteny and collinearity between the American cranberry and diploid blueberry genomes. Molecular Breeding. 38:9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-017-0765-y.
First report of anthracnose fruit rot of blueberry caused by Colletotrichum fioriniae in New Jersey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mapping and identification of fruit rot resistance QTL in American cranberry using GBS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Daverdin, G., Johnson-Cicalese, J., Zalapa, J.E., Vorsa, N., Polashock, J.J. 2017. Mapping and identification of fruit rot resistance QTL in American cranberry using GBS. Molecular Breeding. doi: 10.1007/s11032-017-0639-3.
Construction of a high-density American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) composite map using genotyping-by-sequencing for multi-pedigree linkage mapping Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schlautman, B., Covarrubias-Pazaran, G., Diaz-Garcia, L., Iorizzo, M., Polashock, J., Grygleski, E., Vorsa, N., Zalapa, J. 2017. Construction of a high-density American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) composite map using genotyping-by-sequencing for multi-pedigree linkage mapping. Genes, Genomes, and Genomics. 7(4):1177-1189. doi: 10.1534/g3.116.037556.
Resources for blueberry growers - (Proceedings)
Polashock, J.J. 2017. Resources for blueberry growers. 62nd New Jersey Agricultural Convention and Trade Show. 171-172.
Exploiting genotyping by sequencing to characterize the genomic structure of the American cranberry through high-density linkage mapping Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Covarrubias-Pazaran, G., Diaz-Garcia, L., Schlautman, B., Deutsch, J., Salazar, W., Hernandez-Ochoa, M., Grygleski, E., Steffan, S., Iorizzo, M., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N., Zalapa, J. 2016. Exploiting genotyping by sequencing to characterize the genomic structure of the American cranberry through high-density linkage mapping. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 17(1):451. doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-2802-3.
Dissecting the blueberry soil microbiome to assess soil health Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Polashock, J.J., Oudemans, P. 2017. Dissecting the blueberry soil microbiome to assess soil health. Acta Horticulturae. 1180:405-408.
Interactions between cranberries and fungi: the proposed function of organic acids in virulence suppression of fruit rot fungi Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tadych, M., Vorsa, N., Wang, Y., Bergen, M., Johnson-Cicalese, J., Polashock, J.J., White, J. 2015. Interactions between cranberries and fungi: the proposed function of organic acids in virulence suppression of fruit rot fungi. Frontiers in Microbiology. 35:177. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00835.
Development of a high-density cranberry SSR linkage map for comparative genetic analysis and trait detection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schlautman, B., Covarrubias-Pazaran, G., Diaz-Garcia, L.A., Johnson-Cicalese, J., Iorrizo, M., Rodriguez-Bonilla, L., Bougie, T., Bougie, T., Wiesman, E., Steffan, S., Polashock, J., Vorsa, N., Zalapa, J. 2015. Development of a high-density cranberry SSR linkage map for comparative genetic analysis and trait detection. Molecular Breeding. 35(8):177. doi: 10.1007/s11032-015-0367-5.
Heritability of fruit rot resistance in American cranberry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson-Cicalese, J., Vorsa, N., Polashock, J.J., Honig, J., Ward, D. 2015. Heritability of fruit rot resistance in American cranberry. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 140(3):233-242.
Development and validation of 697 novel polymorphic genomic and EST-SSR Markers in the American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schlautman, B., Fajardo, D., Bougie, T., Wiesman, E., Polashock, J., Vorsa, N., Steffan, S., Zalapa, J. 2015. Development and validation of 697 novel polymorphic genomic and EST-SSR Markers in the American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.). Molecules. 20(2):2001-2013.
The soil microbiome – what does it tell us? - (Proceedings)
Polashock, J.J., Oudemans, P.V. 2015. The soil microbiome – what does it tell us?. Proceedings of the 2015 New Jersey Agricultural Convention and Trade Show. 127.
Population Structure of Blueberry Mosaic Associated Virus: Evidence of Genetic Exchange in Geographically Distinct Isolates Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thekke-Veetil, T., Polashock, J.J., Marn, M.V., Plesko, I.M., Schilder, A.C., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2015. Population Structure of Blueberry Mosaic Associated Virus: Evidence of Genetic Exchange in Geographically Distinct Isolates. Virus Research. 201:79-84.
First report of blueberry mosaic disease caused by blueberry mosaic associated virus in Kentucky Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ward Gauthier, N., Polashock, J.J., Thekke-Veetil, T., Martin, R.R., Beale, J. 2015. First report of blueberry mosaic disease caused by blueberry mosaic associated virus in Kentucky. Plant Disease. 99(3):421.
Developmental anatomy of blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L. ‘Aurora’) shoot regeneration - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pizzolato, T.D., Polashock, J.J., Thomas, K.L., Kitto, S.L. 2014. Developmental anatomy of blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L. ‘Aurora’) shoot regeneration. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plants. 50:722-728.
Transcriptome analysis of the blueberry-mummy berry pathosystem - (Proceedings)
Polashock, J.J., Smolinski, T., Shim, K. 2015. Transcriptome analysis of the blueberry-mummy berry pathosystem. Proceedings of the North American Blueberry Research and Extension Workers Conference. DOI: 10.7282/T328098S.
The American cranberry: first insights into the whole genome of a species adapted to bog habitat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Polashock, J.J., Zelzion, U., Fajardo, D.A., Zalapa, J.E., Georgi, L., Bhattacharya, D., Vorsa, N. 2014. The American cranberry: first insights into the whole genome of a species adapted to bog habitat. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 14:165.
Blueberry mosaic associated virus – A putative, new member of Ophioviridae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thekke Veetil, T., Polashock, J.J., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Ho, T., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2016. Blueberry mosaic associated virus – A putative, new member of Ophioviridae. Acta Horticulturae. 1117:103-110. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1117.18.
Molecular characterization and population structure of Blueberry mosaic associated virus - (Proceedings)
Thekke-Veetil, T., Polashock, J.J., Marn, M.V., Plesko, I.M., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Ho, T., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2015. Molecular characterization and population structure of Blueberry mosaic associated virus. Proceedings of the North American Blueberry Research and Extension Workers Conference. doi:10.7282/T3JQ12PG.
New subgroup 16SrIII-V phytoplasmas associated with false-blossom diseased cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) plants and with known and potential insect vectors in New Jersey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Polashock, J.J., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Bagadia, P.G., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E. 2014. New subgroup 16SrIII-V phytoplasmas associated with false-blossom diseased cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) plants and with known and potential insect vectors in New Jersey. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 139:393-400.
The American cranberry mitochondrial genome reveals the presence of selenocysteine (tRNA-Sec and SECIS) insertion machinery in land plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fajardo, D., Schlautman, B., Steffan, S.A., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N., Zalapa, J.E. 2014. The American cranberry mitochondrial genome reveals the presence of selenocysteine (tRNA-Sec and SECIS) insertion machinery in land plants. Gene. 536(2):336-343.
Highly fertile intersectional blueberry hybrids of Vaccinium padifolium Section Hemimyrtillus and V. corymbosum Section Cyanococcus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Polashock, J.J. 2014. Highly fertile intersectional blueberry hybrids of Vaccinium padifolium Section Hemimyrtillus and V. corymbosum Section Cyanococcus. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 139:30-38.
Jasmonate-mediated induced volatiles in the American cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon: from gene expression to organismal interactions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Saona, C., Polashock, J.J., Malo, E. 2013. Jasmonate-mediated induced volatiles in the American cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon: from gene expression to organismal interactions. Frontiers in Plant Science. 4:115.
Characterization and molecular differentiation of 16SrI-E and 16SrIX-E phytoplasmas associated with blueberry stunt disease in New Jersey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bagadia, P.G., Polashock, J.J., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., Lee, I. 2013. Characterization and molecular differentiation of 16SrI-E and 16SrIX-E phytoplasmas associated with blueberry stunt disease in New Jersey. Molecular and Cellular Probes. 27:90-97.
New and emerging viruses of blueberry and cranberry - ()
Martin, R.R., Polashock, J.J., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2012. New and emerging viruses of blueberry and cranberry. Viruses. 4(11):2831-2852.
The first genetic map of the American cranberry: exploration of synteny conservation and quantitative trait loci - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Georgi, L., Johnson-Cicalese, J., Honig, J., Das, S.P., Rajah, V.D., Bhattacharya, D., Bassil, N.V., Rowland, L.J., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N. 2013. The first genetic map of the American cranberry: exploration of synteny conservation and quantitative trait loci. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 126:673-692.
Complete plastid genome sequence of Vaccinium macrocarpon: structure, gene content and rearrangements revealed by next generation sequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fajardo, D., Senalik, D.A., Ames, M., Zhu, H., Steffan, S.A., Harbut, R., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N., Gillespie, E., Kron, K., Zalapa, J.E. 2013. Complete plastid genome sequence of Vaccinium macrocarpon: structure, gene content and rearrangements revealed by next generation sequencing. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 9(2):489-498.
Fungal mitochondrial DNases: Effectors with the potential to activate plant defenses in nonhost resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hadwiger, L.A., Polashock, J.J. 2013. Fungal mitochondrial DNases: Effectors with the potential to activate plant defenses in nonhost resistance. Phytopathology. 103:81-90.
Discrimination of American cranberry cultivars and assessment of clonal heterogeneity using microsatellite markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fajardo, D., Morales, J., Zhu, H., Steffan, S.A., Harbut, R., Bassil, N.V., Hummer, K.E., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N., Zalapa, J.E. 2012. Discrimination of American cranberry cultivars and assessment of clonal heterogeneity using microsatellite markers. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 31(2):264-271.
Rapid reconstruction and annotation of vaccinium macrocarpon organellar genomes - (Abstract Only)
Steffan, S.A., Senalik, D.A., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N., Fajardo, D., Harbut, R., Zalapa, J.E. 2012. Rapid reconstruction and annotation of vaccinium macrocarpon organellar genomes [abstract]. Botany 2012 - The Next Generation. Paper. No. 1043.
Generation and analysis of blueberry transcriptome sequences from leaves, developing fruit, and flower buds from cold acclimation through deacclimation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rowland, L.J., Alkharouf, N., Darwish, O., Ogden, E.L., Polashock, J.J., Bassil, N.V., Main, D. 2012. Generation and analysis of blueberry transcriptome sequences from leaves, developing fruit, and flower buds from cold acclimation through deacclimation. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 12:46.
Endophytic and pathogenic fungi of developing cranberry ovaries from flower to mature fruit: diversity and succession - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tadych, M., Bergen, M., Cicalese, J., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N., White, J.F. 2012. Endophytic and pathogenic fungi of developing cranberry ovaries from flower to mature fruit: diversity and succession. Fungal Diversity. 54:101-116.
Overexpression of a blueberry-derived CBF enhances cold tolerance in a southern highbush blueberry cultivar - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walworth, A.E., Rowland, L.J., Polashock, J.J., Hancock, J.F., Song, G. 2012. Overexpression of a blueberry-derived CBF enhances cold tolerance in a southern highbush blueberry cultivar. Molecular Breeding. 30:1313-1323.
In silico analysis of 454 data yields the complete American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) plastid genome - (Abstract Only)
Zalapa, J.E., Steffan, S.A., Simon, P.W., Senalik, D.A., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N., Fajardo, D., Harbut, R., Zhu, H., Mccown, B., Zeldin, E. 2012. In silico analysis of 454 data yields the complete American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) plastid genome [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Paper No. P0047.
Progress towards the complete American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) plastid genome - (Abstract Only)
Zalapa, J.E., Steffan, S.A., Simon, P.W., Senalik, D.A., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N., Diego, F., Harbut, R., Zhu, H. 2011. Progress towards the complete American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) plastid genome [abstract]. Plant Sciences Symposium.
In planta production of the highly potent resveratrol analogue pterostilbene via stilbene synthase and O-methyltransferase co-expression - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rimando, A.M., Pan, Z., Polashock, J.J., Mizuno, C.S., Dayan, F.E., Snook, M.E., Liu, C., Baerson, S.R. 2011. In planta production of the highly potent resveratrol analogue pterostilbene via stilbene synthase and O-methyltransferase co-expression. Plant Biotechnology. 10:269-283.
Cranberry microsatellite marker development from assembled next-generation genomic sequence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Georgi, L., Herai, R.H., Vidal, R., Carazzolle, M.F., Pareira, G.G., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N. 2011. Cranberry microsatellite marker development from assembled next-generation genomic sequence. Molecular Breeding. 30:227-237.
Visual inspections of nursery stock fail to protect new plantings from Blueberry scorch virus infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oudemans, P., Hillman, B., Linder-Basso, D., Polashock, J.J. 2011. Visual inspections of nursery stock fail to protect new plantings from Blueberry scorch virus infection. Crop Protection. 30:871-875.
Ranking cultivated blueberry for Mummy Berry Blight and Fruit Infection Incidence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Polashock, J.J., Stretch, A., Kramer, M.H. 2010. Ranking cultivated blueberry for Mummy Berry Blight and Fruit Infection Incidence. HortScience. 45:1205-1210.
Evolutionary relationships in Vaccinium section Cyanococcus - (Abstract Only)
Durchholz, E., Williams, M., Polashock, J.J., Rowland, L.J., Powell, A. 2010. Evolutionary relationships in Vaccinium section Cyanococcus. Meeting Abstract. 2010:p56.
Functional identification of a blueberry CBF/DREB-like element associated with cold acclimation and freezing tolerance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Polashock, J.J., Arora, R., Peng, Y., Dhananjay, N., Rowland, L.J. 2010. Functional identification of a blueberry CBF/DREB-like element associated with cold acclimation and freezing tolerance. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 135(1)40-48.
Nursery stock is a potential source of blueberry scorch virus in new plantings - (Proceedings)
Oudemans, P., Hillman, B., Linder-Bass, D., Polashock, J.J. 2010. Nursery stock is a potential source of blueberry scorch virus in new plantings. New Jersey Annual Vegetable Meeting Proceedings. 113-115.
Mummy Berry Fruit Rot and Shoot Blight Incidence in Blueberry: Prediction, Ranking, and Stability in a Long-term Study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Polashock, J.J., Stretch, A.W., Kramer, M.H. 2010. Mummy Berry Fruit Rot and Shoot Blight Incidence in Blueberry: Prediction, Ranking, and Stability in a Long-term Study. HortScience. 45:92-97.
Population structure of the North American cranberry fruit rot complex - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Polashock, J.J., Oudemans, P.V., Caruso, F.L., Mcmanus, P., Crouch, J. 2009. Population structure of the North American cranberry fruit rot complex. Plant Pathology. 58:1116-1127.
Fairy ring disease of cranberry: new developments and characterization of the causal agent - (Abstract Only)
Dissemination of Blueberry Scorch Virus Via Vegetatively Propagated Nursery Stock - (Abstract Only)
Molecular Detection and Discrimination of Blueberry Red Ringspot Virus Strains Causing Disease in Cultivated Blueberry and Cranberry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Polashock, J.J., Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Crouch, J.A. 2009. Molecular detection and discrimination of blueberry red ringspot virus strains causing disease in cultivated blueberry and cranberry. Plant Disease. 23:720-726.
Blueberry Red Ringspot Observations and Findings in North Carolina - (Abstract Only)
Cline, W.0., Ballington, J.R., Polashock, J.J. 2009. Blueberry Red Ringspot Observations and Findings in North Carolina. Meeting Abstract. 810:305-312
A Transgenic approach to understanding cold tolerance in blueberry cultivars - (Proceedings)
Polashock, J.J., Rowland, L.J. 2009. A Transgenic approach to understanding cold tolerance in blueberry cultivars. Proceedings of the 2009 Atlantic Coast Agricultural Convention. Page 95.
Suitability of EST-PCR markers developed in highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) for genetic fingerprinting and relationship studies in lowbush blueberry (V. angustifolium Ait.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bell, D.J., Rowland, L.J., Polashock, J.J., Drummond, F.A. 2008. Suitability of EST-PCR markers developed in highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) for genetic fingerprinting and relationship studies in lowbush blueberry (V. angustifolium Ait.). Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 133:701-707.
Emerging and Reemerging Virus Diseases of Blueberry and Cranberry - (Proceedings)
Martin, R.R., Tzanetakis, I.E., Caruso, F.L., Polashock, J.J. 2009. Emerging and reemerging virus diseases of blueberry and cranberry. Acta Horticulturae. 810:299-304.
Breeding for fruit rot resistance in Vaccinium macrocarpon - (Proceedings)
Johnson-Cicalese, J., Vorsa, N., Polashock, J.J. 2009. Breeding for fruit rot resistance in vaccinium macrocarpon. In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Vaccinium Symposium, July 14-16, 2008, Corvallis, Oregon. p.191-195.
A blueberry by cranberry hybrid derived from a Vaccinium darrowi x (V. macrocarpon x V. oxycoccus) intersectional cross - (Proceedings)
Vorsa, N., Johnson-Cicalese, J., Polashock, J.J. 2009. A blueberry by cranberry hybrid derived from a Vaccinium darrowi x (V. macrocarpon x V. oxycoccus) intersectional cross. Proceedings of the Ninth International Vaccinium Symposium, July 14-16, 2008, Corvallis, Oregon. p.187-189.
Species Identification and Variation in the North American Cranberry Fruit Rot complex - (Proceedings)
Polashock, J.J., Caruso, F.L., Oudemans, P.V., Mcmanus, P., Constanelos, C., Crouch, J. 2009. Species identification and variation in the North American cranberry fruit rot complex. In: Proceedings of the International Society for Horticultural Science 9th International Vaccinium Symposium, July 13-16, 2008, Corvallis, Oregon. p. 395-399.
Species Identification and Variation in the North American Cranberry Fruit Rot Complex - (Proceedings)
Polashock, J.J., Caruso, F.L., Oudemans, P.V., Mcmanus, P., Constantelos, C., Crouch, J. 2009. Species identification and variation in the North American Cranberry Fruit Rot Complex. International Society for Horticultural Science Meeting. p.395-399.
Species Identification and Variation in the North American Cranberry Fruit Rot Complex - (Proceedings)
Polashock, J.J., Caruso, F.L., Oudemans, P.V., Mcmanus, P., Constantelos, C., Crouch, J. 2009. Species identification and variation in the North American cranberry fruit rot complex. In: Acta Horticulturae International Symposium on Vaccinium Culture Proceedings, July 13-16, 2008, Corvallis, Oregon. p. 395-399.
Instrumental and sensory quality characteristics of blueberry fruit from twelve cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saftner, R.A., Polashock, J.J., Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Vinyard, B.T. 2008. Instrumental and sensory quality characteristics of blueberry fruit from twelve cultivars. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 49:19-26.
New and Emerging Pathogens of Blueberry - (Proceedings)
Polashock, J.J. 2008. New and Emerging Pathogens of Blueberry. New Jersey Annual Vegetable Meeting Proceedings. p. 140.
Fairy Ring Disease of Cranberry: Assessment of Crop Losses and Impact on Cultivar Genotype - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oudemans, P., Polashock, J.J., Vinyard, B. 2008. Fairy Ring Disease of Cranberry: Assessment of Crop Losses and Impact on Cultivar Genotype. Plant Disease. 92:616-622.
A Multifaceted Approach to Cranberry Improvement - (Abstract Only)
Polashock, J.J. 2007. A Multifaceted Approach to Cranberry Improvement. Meeting Abstract. p.17.
BLUEBERRY FRUIT VOLATILES AS A POTENTIAL MARKER FOR RESISTANCE TO ANTHRACNOSE FRUIT ROT - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Polashock, J.J., Saftner, R.A. 2007. Blueberry fruit volatiles as a potential marker for resistance to anthracnose fruit rot. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 132:859-868.
Population Structure of the North American Cranberry Fruit Rot Complex - (Abstract Only)
Analytical and sensory quality characteristics of twelve blueberry cultivars - (Abstract Only)
Organoleptic Analysis of Blueberry Cultivars - (Proceedings)
Polashock, J.J., Saftner, R.A., Ehlenfeldt, M.K. 2007. Organoleptic Analysis of Blueberry Cultivars. New Jersey Annual Vegetable Meeting Proceedings, pp. #152-153.
RESISTANCE OF BLUEBERRY CULTIVARS TO BOTRYOSPHAERIA STEM BLIGHT AND PHOMOPSIS TWIG BLIGHT - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Polashock, J.J., Kramer, M.H. 2006. Resistance of blueberry cultivars to botryosphaeria stem blight and phomopsis twig blight. HortScience. 41:1373-1520
FAIRY RING DISEASE INCREASES HOST GENETIC DIVERSITY IN CULTIVATED CRANBERRY - (Abstract Only)
Polashock, J.J., Oudemans, P. 2006. Fairy ring disease increases host genetic diversity in cultivated cranberry. National American Phytopathology Meetings.
SEGREGATING BLUEBERRY POPULATIONS FOR MUMMY BERRY FRUIT ROT RESISTANCE - (Proceedings)
Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N. 2006. Segregating blueberry populations for mummy berry fruit rot resistance. New Jersey Annual Vegetable Meeting Proceedings. Page 199.
LEAF DISK INFECTION BY COLLETOTRICHUM ACUTATUM AND ITS RELATION TO FRUIT ROT IN DIVERSE BLUEBERRY GERMPLASM - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Polashock, J.J., Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Stretch, A.W., Kramer, M. 2006. Leaf disk infection by colletotrichum acutatum and its relation to fruit rot in diverse blueberry germplasm. Plant Disease. 41:270-271.
EVALUATING CRANBERRY GERMPLASM FOR FRUIT ROT RESISTANCE - (Abstract Only)
Johnson-Cicalese, J., Vorsa, N., Polashock, J.J. 2005. Evaluating cranberry germplasm for fruit rot resistance. North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Annual Meeting. Page 23-25.
FAIRY RING IMPACT AND MANAGEMENT ON CRANBERRY BEDS IN NEW JERSEY - (Abstract Only)
Oudemans, P., Polashock, J.J. 2005. Fairy ring impact and management on cranberry beds in new jersey. North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Annual Meeting. Page 18-19.
IDENTIFICATION OF A NEW PHYTOPHTHORA SPECIES CAUSING ROOT AND RUNNER ROT OF CRANBERRY IN NEW JERSEY - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Polashock, J.J., Vaicunis, J., Oudemans, P. 2005. Identification of a new phytophthora species causing root and runner rot of cranberry in New Jersey. Phytopathology News. 95:1237-1243.
BLUEBERRY FRUIT VOLATILES AS A POTENTIAL MARKER FOR SUPPRESSION OF ANTHRACNOSE FRUIT ROT - (Abstract Only)
Polashock, J.J., Saftner, R.A. 2005. Blueberry fruit volatiles as a potential marker for suppression of anthracnose fruit rot [abstract]. American Phytopathological Society. 95(6):S84.
BLUEBERRY VOLATILE ANALYSIS AS A POTENTIAL MARKER FOR DISEASE RESISTANCE - (Proceedings)
Polashock, J.J., Saftner, R.A. 2005. Blueberry volatile analysis as a potential marker for disease resistance. Proceedings of the 2005 New Jersey Annual Vegetable Meeting. p. 121-122.
GENETIC MANIPULATION OF CRANBERRY FRUIT AND LEAF ANTHOCYANIN GLYCOSYLATION. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nicholi, V., Polashock, J.J. 2005. Genetic manipulation of cranberry fruit and leaf anthocyanin glycosylation.. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 130(5):711-715
SCREENING FOR RESISTANCE TO BOTRYOSPHAERIA STEM BLIGHT AND PHOMOPSIS TWIG BLIGHT IN BLUEBERRY. - (Proceedings)
Polashock, J.J. 2004. Screening for resistance to botryosphaeria stem blight and phomopsis twig blight in blueberry.. Acta Horticulturae International Symposium on Vaccinium Culture.
ANTHRACNOSE FRUIT-ROT RESISTANCE IN BLUEBERRY CULTIVARS. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Polashock, J.J., Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Kramer, M.H., Stretch, A.W. 2004. Anthracnose fruit-rot resistance in blueberry cultivars.. Plant Disease. 89:33-38.
MOLECULAR IDENTIFICATION OF THE 'BLACK SHADOW' PATHOGEN OF BLUEBERRY - (Abstract Only)
Polashock, J.J., Oudemans, P.V. 2004. Molecular identification of the 'black shadow' pathogen of blueberry. Meeting Abstract.
GENETIC INFERENCES AND BREEDING IMPLICATIONS FROM ANALYSIS OF CRANBERRY GERMPLASM ANTHOCYAININ PROFILES. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vorsa, N., Polashock, J.J., Cunningham, D., Roderick, R. 2005. Genetic inferences and breeding implications from analysis of cranberry germplasm anthocyainin profiles.. Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science 128:691-697.
STEM BLIGHT AND PHOMOPSIS RESISTANCE IN BLUEBERRY - (Proceedings)
Polashock, J.J. 2004. Stem blight and phomopsis resistance in blueberry. Meeting Proceedings. p. 138
SCREENING FOR RESISTANCE TO BOTRYOSPHAERIA STEM BLIGHT AND PHOMOPSIS TWIG BLIGHT IN BLUEBERRY. - (Abstract Only)
Polashock, J.J. 2003. Screening for resistance to botryosphaeria stem blight and phomopsis twig blight in blueberry.. Meeting Abstract. Paper No 4.
IDENTIFICATION OF CANDIDATE RESISTANCE GENES FROM HIGHBUSH BLUEBERRY USING DEGENERATE PRIMERS - (Abstract Only)
Polashock, J.J. 2003. Identification of candidate resistance genes from highbush blueberry using degenerate primers. American Phytopathology Society. 93(6):S72.
UTILITY OF BLUEBERRY-DERIVED EST-PCR PRIMERS IN RELATED ERICACEAE SPECIES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rowland, L.J., Dhanaraj, A., Polashock, J.J., Arora, R. 2003. Utility of blueberry-derived est-pcr primers in related ericaceae species. Hortscience. 38:1428-1432.
DISEASE RESISTANCE IN BLUEBERRY AND APPROACHES TO MARKER-ASSISTED SELECTION - (Abstract Only)
Polashock, J.J. 2003. Disease resistance in blueberry and approaches to marker-assisted selection. Meeting Abstract. P.48.
INTERSPECIFIC HYBRIDIZATION FOR INCREASED BIOAVAILABILITY OF ANTIOXIDANTS - (Abstract Only)
Vorsa, N., Polashock, J.J., Vvedenskaya, I. 2003. Interspecific hybridization for increased bioavailability of antioxidants. Meeting Abstract.