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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Improving Stress and Disease Resistance in Tree Fruit Crops

Location: Innovative Fruit Production, Improvement and Protection

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

Signaling requirements for Erwinia amylovora-induced disease resistance, callose deposition, and cell growth in the nonhost Arabidopsis thaliana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Meta-analysis of the effect of overexpression of CBF/DREB family genes on drought stress response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dong, C., Ma, Y., Wisniewski, M.E., Cheng, Z. 2017. Meta-analysis of the effect of overexpression of CBF/DREB family genes on drought stress response. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 142:1-14.

Fire blight resistance in wild accessions of Malus sieversii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harshman, J., Evans, K., Allen, H., Potts, R.J., Flamenco, J.A., Asldwinckle, H.S., Wisniewski, M.E., Norelli, J.L. 2017. Fire blight resistance in wild accessions of Malus sieversii. Plant Disease. 101(10):1738-1745.

Bacterial diseases affecting apple - (Book / Chapter)
Norelli, J.L. 2017. Bacterial diseases affecting apple. In: Evans, K., editor. Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Apples. Cambridge, UK:Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. p. 403-424.

Volatile organic compounds produced by antarctic strains of candida sake play a role in the control of postharvest pathogens of apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Arrarte, E., Garmendia, G., Rossini, C., Wisniewski, M.E., Vero, S. 2017. Volatile organic compounds produced by antarctic strains of candida sake play a role in the control of postharvest pathogens of apples. Journal of Biological Control. 109:14-20.

The impact of the postharvest environment on the viability and virulence of decay fungi - (Review Article)
Liu, J., Sui, Y., Wisniewski, M.E., Xie, Z., Liu, Y., You, Y., Zhang, X., Sun, Z., Li, W., Li, Y., Wang, Q. 2017. The impact of the postharvest environment on the viability and virulence of decay fungi. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2017.1279122.

Genotyping-by-sequencing markers facilitate the identification of quantitative trait loci controlling resistance to Penicillium expansum in Malus sieversii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Norelli, J.L., Wisniewski, M.E., Fazio, G., Burchard, E.A., Gutierrez, B.L., Levin, E., Droby, S. 2017. Genotyping-by-sequencing markers facilitate the identification of quantitative trait loci controlling resistance to Penicillium expansum in Malus sieversii. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172949.

Proteomic and oxi-proteomic response of apple to a compatible (p. expansum) and a non-host (p. digitatum) pathogen - (Proceedings)
Buron-Moles, G., Wisniewski, M.E., Vinas, I., Teixido, N., Usall, J., Droby, S., Torres, R. 2017. Proteomic and oxi-proteomic response of apple to a compatible (p. expansum) and a non-host (p. digitatum) pathogen. Acta Horticulturae. 1144:17-28..

Differential apple transcriptomic responses to penicillium expansum (pathogen) and penicillium digitatum (non-host pathogen) infection - (Proceedings)
Vilanova, L., Wisniewski, M.E., Norelli, J.L., Vinas, I., Torres, R., Usall, J., Phillips, J.G., Droby, S., Teixido, N. 2017. Differential apple transcriptomic responses to penicillium expansum (pathogen) and penicillium digitatum (non-host pathogen) infection. Acta Horticulturae. 1144:49-55.

PCPPI: a comprehensive database for the prediction of Penicillium-crop protein-protein interactions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yue, J., Zhang, D., Ban, R., Ma, X., Chen, D., Li, G., Liu, J., Wisniewski, M.E., Droby, S., Liu, Y. 2017. PCPPI: a comprehensive database for the prediction of Penicillium-crop protein-protein interactions. Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation. DOI: 10.1093/database/baw170.

Potential role of exoglucanase genes (WaEXG1 and WaEXG2) in the biocontrol activity of Wickerhamomyces anomalous - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parafati, L., Cirvilleri, G., Restuccia, C., Wisniewski, M.E. 2017. Potential role of exoglucanase genes (WaEXG1 and WaEXG2) in the biocontrol activity of Wickerhamomyces anomalous. Microbial Ecology. 73:876-884.

Dealing with frost damage and climate change in tree fruit crops - (Popular Publication)
Wisniewski, M.E., Artlip, T.S., Norelli, J.L. 2016. Dealing with frost damage and climate change in tree fruit crops. New York State Fruit Quarterly. 24(3):25-28.

Malus sieversii, a valuable genetic resource for disease resistance in apple - (Proceedings)
Norelli, J.L., Wisniewski, M.E., Harshman, J.M., Evans, K. 2016. Malus sieversii, a valuable genetic resource for disease resistance in apple. In: Proceedings of the International Fire Blight Workshop, August 24-27, 2016, Almaty, Kazakhstan. p. 138-139.

Alternative management technologies for postharvest disease control: the journey from simplicity to complexity - (Review Article)
Wisniewski, M.E., Norelli, J.L., Droby, S., Liu, J., Schena, L. 2016. Alternative management technologies for postharvest disease control: the journey from simplicity to complexity. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 122:3-10.

Recent advances and current status of the use of heat treatments in postharvest disease management systems: Is it time to turn up the heat - (Literature Review)
Sui, Y., Wisniewski, M.E., Norelli, J.L., Droby, S., Liu, J. 2016. Recent advances and current status of the use of heat treatments in postharvest disease management systems: Is it time to turn up the heat. Trends in Food Science and Technology. 51:34-40.

Freeze tolerance and avoidance in plants - (Book / Chapter)
Wisniewski, M.E., Willick, I., Gusta, L. 2016. Freeze tolerance and avoidance in plants. In: Shabala, S., editor. Plant Stress Physiology. 2nd edition. Boston, MA:CAB International. p. 279-299.

Comprehensive transcriptome profiling reveals long noncoding RNA expression and alternative splicing regulation during fruit development and ripening in kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tang, W., Zheng, Y., Dong, J., Yu, J., Yue, J., Liu, F., Guo, X., Huang, S., Wisniewski, M.E., Sun, J., Niu, X., Ding, J., Liu, J., Fei, Z., Liu, Y. 2016. Comprehensive transcriptome profiling reveals long noncoding RNA expression and alternative splicing regulation during fruit development and ripening in kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis). Frontiers in Plant Science. 7(335):1-15.

An apple rootstock overexpressing a peach CBF gene alters growth and flowering in the scion but does not impact cold hardiness or dormancy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Artlip, T.S., Wisniewski, M.E., Norelli, J.L., Arora, R. 2016. An apple rootstock overexpressing a peach CBF gene alters growth and flowering in the scion but does not impact cold hardiness or dormancy. Horticulture Research. DOI: 10.1038/hortres.2016.6.

Engineering carpel-specific cold stress tolerance: a case study in Arabidopsis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Artlip, T.S., Wisniewski, M.E., Takatsuji, H., Bassett, C.L. 2016. Engineering carpel-specific cold stress tolerance: a case study in Arabidopsis. Physiologia Plantarum. 157:469-478.

Genomic tools for developing markers for postharvest disease resistance in Rosaceae fruit crops - (Proceedings)
Wisniewski, M.E., Norelli, J.L., Droby, S., Levin, E., Ballester, A., Abdelfattah, A. 2016. Genomic tools for developing markers for postharvest disease resistance in Rosaceae fruit crops. Acta Horticulturae. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1144.2.

Influence of vacuum impregnation and pulsed electric field on the freezing temperature and ice propagation rates of spinach leaves - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dymek, K., Dejmek, P., Gomez Galindo, F., Wisniewski, M.E. 2015. Influence of vacuum impregnation and pulsed electric field on the freezing temperature and ice propagation rates of spinach leaves. Journal of Food Science and Technology. 64:497-502.

The use of high-resolution infrared thermography (HRIT) for the study of ice nucleation and ice propagation in plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wisniewski, M.E., Neuner, G., Gusta, L.V. 2015. The use of high-resolution infrared thermography (HRIT) for the study of ice nucleation and ice propagation in plants. Journal of Visualized Experiments. DOI: 10.3791/52703.

Water deficit treatment and measurement in apple trees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bassett, C.L., Artlip, T.S., Wisniewski, M.E. 2015. Water deficit treatment and measurement in apple trees. Bio-protocol. 5(3):1-7.

Characterizing the proteome and oxi-proteome of apple in response to a compatible (P. expansum) and a non-host (P. digitatum) pathogen Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buron-Moles, G., Wisniewski, M.E., Vinas, I., Teixido, N., Usall, J., Droby, S., Torres, R. 2015. Characterizing the proteome and oxi-proteome of apple in response to a compatible (P. expansum) and a non-host (P. digitatum) pathogen. Journal of Proteomics. 114:136-151.

Overexpression of a peach CBF gene in apple: a model for understanding the integration of growth, dormancy, and cold hardiness in woody plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wisniewski, M.E., Norelli, J.L., Artlip, T.S. 2015. Overexpression of a peach CBF gene in apple: a model for understanding the integration of growth, dormancy, and cold hardiness in woody plants. Frontiers in Plant Science. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00085.

Using early flowering transgenic apple to accelerate the breeding of donor parents with multiple loci for disease resistance (Malus x domestica) Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Norelli, J.L., Wisniewski, M.E., Flachowsky, H., Hanke, V. . 2015. Using early flowering transgenic apple to accelerate the breeding of donor parents with multiple loci for disease resistance (Malus x domestica). Plant and Animal Genome Conference. p. 892.

Preliminary identification of QTLs controlling water use efficiency in 'Gala' apple (Malus x domestica) Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Artlip, T.S., Norelli, J.L., Wisniewski, M.E., Fazio, G., Glenn, D.M. 2015. Preliminary identification of QTLs controlling water use efficiency in 'Gala' apple (Malus x domestica) [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. p. 875.

A proposed naming convention for genes in Rosaceae species - (Abstract Only)
Jung, S., Bassett, C.L., Bielenberg, D., Cheng, C., Dardick, C.D., Main, D., Meisel, L., Slovin, J.P., Troggio, M., Schaffer, R.J. 2014. A proposed naming convention for genes in Rosaceae species [abstract]. 7th International Rosaceae Genomics Conference Program and Abstracts. p. 77.

Identification of a QTL for postharvest disease resistance to Penicillium expansum in Malus sieversii - (Proceedings)
Norelli, J.L., Wisniewski, M.E., Droby, S. 2015. Identification of a QTL for postharvest disease resistance to Penicillium expansum in Malus sieversii. Acta Horticulturae. 1053:199-203.

Reflective films and expression of light-regulated genes in field-grown apple - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bassett, C.L., Glenn, D.M. 2014. Reflective films and expression of light-regulated genes in field-grown apple. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 139:487-494.

Differentially expressed drought-responsive genes in Malus sieversii roots may contribute to this species' adaptation to arid environments - (Abstract Only)

The biology of cold hardiness: adaptive strategies - (Other)
Wisniewski, M.E., Gusta, L.V. 2014. The biology of cold hardiness: adaptive strategies. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 106:1-3.

Transcriptomic profiling of apple in response to inoculation with a pathogen (P. expansum) and a non-pathogen (P. digitatum) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villanova, L., Wisniewski, M.E., Norelli, J.L., Vinas, I., Torres, R., Usall, J., Phillips, J.G., Droby, S., Teixido, N. 2014. Transcriptomic profiling of apple in response to inoculation with a pathogen (P. expansum) and a non-pathogen (P. digitatum). Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 32:566-582.

Field evaluation of apple overexpressing a peach CBF gene confirms its effect on cold hardiness, dormancy, and growth Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Artlip, T.S., Wisniewski, M.E., Norelli, J.L. 2013. Field evaluation of apple overexpressing a peach CBF gene confirms its effect on cold hardiness, dormancy, and growth. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 106:79-86.

Transcriptomic and field evaluation of apple trees overexpressing a peach CBF gene - (Abstract Only)
Wisniewski, M.E. 2014. Transcriptomic and field evaluation of apple trees overexpressing a peach CBF gene [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. p. 592.

Using biotechnology and genomics to improve biotic and abiotic stress in apple - (Abstract Only)
Wisniewski, M.E., Norelli, J.L., Artlip, T.S., Droby, S. 2013. Using biotechnology and genomics to improve biotic and abiotic stress in apple [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. p. 60.

De-novo assembly and characterization of the transcriptome of Metschnikowia fructicola reveals differences in gene expression following interaction with Penicillium digitatum and grapefruit peel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hershkovitz, V., Sela, N., Tah-Salaime, L., Liu, J., Rafael, G., Kessler, C., Aly, R., Levi, M., Wisniewski, M.E., Droby, S. 2013. De-novo assembly and characterization of the transcriptome of Metschnikowia fructicola reveals differences in gene expression following interaction with Penicillium digitatum and grapefruit peel. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. p. 1-13.

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