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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry: Crop Improvement through Genomics and Genetics

Location: Genetic Improvement for Fruits & Vegetables Laboratory

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Identification of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for fruit quality traits and number of weeks of flowering in the cultivated strawberry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Genomics tools available for unravelling mechanisms underlying agronomical traits in strawberry with more to come - (Review Article)

Register of new fruit and nut cultivars, list 48: strawberry - (Other)
Lewers, K.S. 2016. Register of new fruit and nut cultivars, list 48: strawberry. HortScience. 51(6):646-649.

Developing expressed sequence tag libraries and the discovery of simple sequence repeat markers for two species of raspberry (Rubus L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bushakra, J., Lewers, K.S., Staton, M.E., Zhebentyaeva, T., Saski, C.A. 2015. Developing expressed sequence tag libraries and the discovery of simple sequence repeat markers for two species of raspberry (Rubus L.). Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 15:258-269.

A standard nomenclature for gene designation in the Rosaceae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jung, S., Bassett, C.L., Bielenberg, D.G., Cheng, C., Dardick, C.D., Main, D., Meisel, L., Slovin, J.P., Troggio, M., Schaffer, R.J. 2015. A standard nomenclature for gene designation in the Rosaceae. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 11:108.

Acylphloroglucinol biosynthesis in strawberry fruit Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Song, C., Ring, L., Hoffman, T., Slovin, J.P., Schwab, W. 2015. Acylphloroglucinol biosynthesis in strawberry fruit. Plant Physiology. doi:10.1104/pp.15.00794.

Identification of QTL associated with flower and runner production in octoploid strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sooriyapathirana, S., Mookerjee, S., Weebadde, C.K., Finn, C.E., Lewers, K.S., Bushakra, J., Luby, J.J., Stewart, P., Neils, S., Hancock, J.F. 2015. Identification of QTL associated with flower and runner production in octoploid strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa). Journal of Berry Research. 5:107-116. doi: 10.3233/JBR-150095.

Re-annotation of the woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca) genome Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Darwish, O., Shahan, R., Liu, Z., Slovin, J.P., Alkharouf, N. 2015. Re-annotation of the woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca) genome. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 16:29.

Genetic mapping of day-neutrality in cultivated strawberry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castro, P., Lewers, K.S., Weebadde, C., Wang, D., Hancock, J., Stewart, P., Bushakra, J., Finn, C.E., Luby, J. 2015. Genetic mapping of day-neutrality in cultivated strawberry. Molecular Breeding. 35(2):79-94.

Floral transcriptomes in woodland strawberry uncover developing receptacle and another gene networks Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hollender, C.A., Kang, C., Darwish, O., Geretz, A., Matthews, B.F., Slovin, J.P., Alkharouf, N., Liu, Z. 2014. Floral transcriptomes in woodland strawberry uncover developing receptacle and another gene networks. Plant Physiology. DOI:10.1104/pp.114.237529.

Register of new fruit and nut cultivars, list 47: Strawberry - (Other)
Lewers, K.S. 2014. Register of new fruit and nut cultivars, list 47: Strawberry. HortScience. 49(4): 396-421.

FveGD: an online resource for diploid strawberry (fragaria vesca) genomics data Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Darwish, O., Slovin, J.P., Kang, C., Hollender, C., Geretz, A., Houston, S., Liu, Z., Alkharouf, N. 2013. FveGD: an online resource for diploid strawberry (fragaria vesca) genomics data. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 13:223.

Selection efficiency for raspberry postharvest shelf life affected by storage temperature and harvest season Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harshman, J.M., Lewers, K.S., Jurick II, W.M., Walsh, C.S. 2014. Selection efficiency for raspberry postharvest shelf life affected by storage temperature and harvest season. HortScience. 49:311-319.

Last Modified: 2/23/2016
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