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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Breeding Stone Fruit Adapted to the Production Environment of the Southeastern United States

Location: Fruit and Nut Research

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

Characterization of polymorphic chloroplast microsatellites in Prunus species and maternal lineages in peach genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Okie, W.R. 2017. Characterization of polymorphic chloroplast microsatellites in Prunus species and maternal lineages in peach genotypes. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 142(3):217-224.

Venturia carpophila draft genome sequence - (Other)
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Wood, B.W. 2017. Venturia carpophila draft genome sequence. Genbank. GeneBank accession: ASM199098V1.

Characterization of polymorphic SSRs among Prunus chloroplast genomes - (Abstract Only)
Chen, C. 2017. Characterization of polymorphic SSRs among Prunus chloroplast genomes. International Plant and Animal Genome IX Conference. 25:P0123.

Identifying the North American plum species phylogenetic signal using nuclear, mitochondrial, and chloroplast DNA markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chavez, D.J., Beckman, T.G., Chaparro, J.X. 2016. Identifying the North American plum species phylogenetic signal using nuclear, mitochondrial, and chloroplast DNA markers. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 141(6):623-644.

Fine QTL mapping of mandarin (Citrus reticulata) fruit characters using high-throughput SNP markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yu, Y., Chen, C., Gmitter Jr., F.G. 2016. Fine QTL mapping of mandarin (Citrus reticulata) fruit characters using high-throughput SNP markers. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 12:17.

Prunus rootstocks - (Review Article)
Beckman, T.G. 2016. Prunus rootstocks. In: Gasic, K., Preece, J.E. and Karp, D. (eds.) Register of new fruit and nut cultivars. List 48. HortScience 51(6):620-652.

Peach fruit set and buttoning after spring frost - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Okie, W.R., Beckman, T.G. 2016. Peach fruit set and buttoning after spring frost. HortScience. 51(7):816-821.

Fruit characters and volatile organic components in peach-to-nectarine mutants - (Abstract Only)
Chen, C., Bai, J., Okie, W.R., Plotto, A. 2016. Fruit characters and volatile organic components in peach-to-nectarine mutants [abstract]. American Society of Horticulture Science. Paper No. 23516.

Comparison of fruit characters and volatile components in peach-to-nectarine mutants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Bai, J., Okie, W.R., Plotto, A. 2016. Comparison of fruit characters and volatile components in peach-to-nectarine mutants. Euphytica. 209(2):409-418.

Metagenomics characterization of wood decay fungi colonized in peach limb heartwood - (Abstract Only)
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Hotchkiss, M.W., Garbelotto, M.M., Cottrell, T.E. 2016. Metagenomics characterization of wood decay fungi colonized in peach limb heartwood. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. 22:224.

Cybridization of grapefruit with 'Dancy' mandarin leads to improved fruit characteristics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Satpute, A., Chen, C., Gmitter, F., Ling, P., Yu, O., Grosser, M., Chase, C., Grosser, J. 2015. Cybridization of grapefruit with 'Dancy' mandarin leads to improved fruit characteristics. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 140(5):427-435.

Genomic and genotyping characterization of haplotype-based polymorphic microsatellites in Prunus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Beckman, T.G., Wood, B.W., Okie, W.R. 2015. Genomic and genotyping characterization of haplotype-based polymorphic microsatellites in Prunus. Journal of Genetics and Genome Research. 2:014.

Observation and identification of wood decay fungi from the heartwood of peach tree limbs in central Georgia, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Hotchkiss, M.W., Garbelotto, M.M., Cottrell, T.E. 2015. Observation and identification of wood decay fungi from the heartwood of peach tree limbs in central Georgia, USA. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 143(1):11-23.

Novel peach flower types in a segregating population from ‘Helen Borchers’ Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Okie, W.R. 2015. Novel peach flower types in a segregating population from ‘Helen Borchers’. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 140(2):172–177.

Pigments in fruits and vegetables: genomics and dietetics Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Chen, C. 2015. Pigments in fruits and vegetables: genomics and dietetics. Pigments in Fruits and Vegetables: Genomics and Dietetics. 227 p.

Overview of plant pigments Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Chen, C. 2015. Overview of plant pigments. Pigments in Fruits and Vegetables: Genomics and Dietetics. p. 1-8.

Sequence alignment status and amplicon size difference affecting EST-SSR primer performance and polymorphism Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
2015. Sequence alignment status and amplicon size difference affecting EST-SSR primer performance and polymorphism. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. 22:224.

Genetic variability among populations of Fusicladium species from different host trees and geographic locations in the USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Brannen, P.M., Adaskaveg, J.E., Hotchkiss, M.W., Brewer, M.T., Wood, B.W. 2014. Genetic variability among populations of Fusicladium species from different host trees and geographic locations in the USA. Mycological Progress. 13(4):1179–1190.

Genetic diversity in peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] at the University of Florida: past present and future - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chavez, D.J., Beckman, T.G., Werner, D.J., Chaparro, J.X. 2014. Genetic diversity in peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] at the University of Florida: past present and future. Journal of Nematology. doi: 10.1007/s11295-014-0769-2.

Genetic diversity in peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] at the University of Florida: past present and future - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chavez, D.J., Beckman, T.G., Werner, D.J., Chaparro, J.X. 2014. Genetic diversity in peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] at the University of Florida: past present and future. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 10:1399–1417.

Comparison of carotenoid accumulation and biosynthetic gene expression between Valencia and Rohde Red Valencia sweet oranges Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wei, X., Chen, C., Yu, Q., Gady, A., Yu, Y., Liang, G., Gmitter, F.J. 2014. Comparison of carotenoid accumulation and biosynthetic gene expression between Valencia and Rohde Red Valencia sweet oranges. Plant Science. 227(1):28–36.

Genome-wide characterization and selection of expressed sequence tag simple sequence repeat primers for optimized marker distribution and reliability in peach Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Okie, W., Gmitter, F.J., Jung, S., Main, D., Beckman, T.G., Wood, B.W. 2014. Genome-wide characterization and selection of expressed sequence tag simple sequence repeat primers for optimized marker distribution and reliability in peach. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 10(5): 1271-1279.

Sequence analysis reveals genomic factors affecting EST-SSR primer performance and polymorphism Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Beckman, T.G. 2014. Sequence analysis reveals genomic factors affecting EST-SSR primer performance and polymorphism. Molecular Genetics and Genomics. 289(6): 1147-1156.

Sequencing of diverse mandarin, pummelo and orange genomes reveals complex history of admixture during citrus domestication - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, A.G., Prochnik, S., Jenkins, J., Salse, J., Hellsten, U., Murat, F., Perrier, X., Ruiz, M., Scalabrin, S., Terol, J., Takita, M.A., Roksar, D., Labadie, K., Paulain, J., Cauloux, A., Jabbari, K., Cattonaro, F., Fabbro, C.D., Pinosio, S., Zuccolo, A., Chapman, J., Grimwood, J., Tadeo, F.R., Estornell, L.H., Munoz-Sanz, J.V., Ibanez, V., Herrero-Ortega, A., Aleza, P., Perez-Perez, J., Ramon, D., Brunel, D., Luro, F., Chen, C., Farmerie, W.G., Desany, B., Kodira, C., Mohiuddin, M., Harkins, T., Fredrikson, K., Burns, P., Lomsadze, A., Borodovsky, M., Reforgiato, G., Freita-Astua, J., Quetier, F., Navarro, L., Roose, M., Wincker, P., Schmutz, J., Morgante, M., Machado, M.A., Talon, M., Jaillon, O., Ollitrault, P., Gmitter, F. 2014. Sequencing of diverse mandarin, pummelo and orange genomes reveals complex history of admixture during citrus domestication. Nature Biotechnology. 32(7):656-662.

Assessment of long-term peach evaluation data reveals fruit trait distribution and selection tendencies - (Abstract Only)

Cybrids between Dancy tangerine (Citrus reticulata Blanca) and Ruby Red grapefruit (C. paradisi Mafc.) for improvement of citrus fruit traits [abstract] - (Abstract Only)
Satpute, A.D., Grosser, J.W., Chen, C., Gmitter Jr., F.G., Ling, P., Yu, Q., Grosser, M.R., Chase, C.D. 2014. Cybrids between Dancy tangerine (Citrus reticulata Blanca) and Ruby Red grapefruit (C. paradisi Mafc.) for improvement of citrus fruit traits [abstract]. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. Paper No. 258.

Prunus rootstocks - (Review Article)
Beckman, T.G. 2014. Prunus rootstocks. p. 396, 399, 413, 415 and 421. In: K. Gasic and J.E. Preece (eds.) Register of new fruit and nut cultivars. List 47. HortScience (49(4):396-421.

NC-140 peach rootstock testing in 13 U.S. states - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reighard, G., Bridges, W., Archbold, D., Atucha, A., Autio, W., Beckman, T.G., Black, B., Coneva, E., Day, K., Kushad, M., Pokharel, R., Johnson, R.S., Lindstrom, T., Parker, M., Robinson, T., Schupp, J., Warmund, M., Wolfe, D. 2015. NC-140 peach rootstock testing in 13 U.S. states. Acta Horticulturae. 1084:225-232.

A strategy for male sterility facilitated recurrent selection in peach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Odum, R., Chaparro, J.X., Beckman, T.G. 2015. A strategy for male sterility facilitated recurrent selection in peach. Acta Horticulturae. 1084:143-145.

Identification of genes associated with low furanocoumarin content in grapefruit Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Yu, O., Wei, X., Cancalon, P.F., Gmitter Jr., F.G. 2015. Identification of genes associated with low furanocoumarin content in grapefruit. Genome. 57(10):537-545.

Investigating the Parentage of ‘Orri’ and ‘Fortune’ Mandarin Hybrids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barry, G.H., Gmitter, F.J., Chen, C., Roose, M.L., Federici, C.T., Mccollum, T.G. 2015. Investigating the Parentage of ‘Orri’ and ‘Fortune’ Mandarin Hybrids. Acta Horticulturae. 1065:449-456.

Integrated profiling of Furanocoumarins (FC) in Grapefruit hybrids toward selection of low FC varieties Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Gmitter, F.J., Cancalon, P., Greenblatt, D. 2015. Integrated profiling of Furanocoumarins (FC) in Grapefruit hybrids toward selection of low FC varieties. Acta Horticulturae. 1065:427-431.

Comparative genetic mapping between clementine, pummelo and sweet orange and the interspecicic structure of the Clementine genome Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ollitrault, P., Terol, J., Chen, C., Federici, C., Lotfy, S., Hippolyte, I., Ollitrault, F., Berard, A., Chauveau, A., Cuenca, J., Costantino, G., Kacar, Y.A., Mu, L., Garcia-Lor, A., Curk, F., Froelicher, Y., Aleza, P., Boland, A., Billot, C., Navarro, L., Luro, F., Roose, M.L., Gmitter Jr., F.G., Talon, M., Brunel, D. 2015. Comparative genetic mapping between clementine, pummelo and sweet orange and the interspecicic structure of the Clementine genome. Acta Horticulturae. 1065:561-573.

New genetic tools to improve citrus fruit quality and drive consumer demand - (Abstract Only)

Novel expression patterns of carotenoid pathway-related gene in citrus leaves and maturing fruits Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wei, X., Chen, C., Yu, Q., Gady, A., Yu, Y., Liang, G., Gmitter, F.G. 2014. Novel expression patterns of carotenoid pathway-related gene in citrus leaves and maturing fruits. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 10: 439-448.

Novel expression patterns of carotenoid pathway-related gene in citrus leaves and maturing fruits Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wei, X., Chen, C., Yu, Q., Gady, A., Yu, Y., Liang, G., Gmitter, F.J. 2014. Novel expression patterns of carotenoid pathway-related gene in citrus leaves and maturing fruits. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 10(3):439-448.

Expressed haplotypes and polymorphisms in prunus species Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Chen, C., Jung, S., Main, D. 2014. Expressed haplotypes and polymorphisms in prunus species. International Plant and Animal Genome IX Conference. 22:222.

Mining and comparison of haplotype-based expressed sequence tag single nucleotide polymorphisms among citrus cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Gmitter, F.J. 2013. Mining and comparison of haplotype-based expressed sequence tag single nucleotide polymorphisms among citrus cultivars. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/14/746.

Mining and comparison of haplotype-based expressed sequence tag single nucleotide polymorphisms among citrus cultivars Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Gmitter, F.G. 2013. Mining and comparison of haplotype-based expressed sequence tag single nucleotide polymorphisms among citrus cultivars. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 14:746.

Cytological and molecular characterization of three gametoclones of citrus clementina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Germana, M., Aleza, P., Carrera, E., Chen, C., Chiancone, G., Costantino, B., Dambier, D., Deng, X., Federici, C.T., Froelicher, Y., Guo, W., Ibabez, V., Juarez, J., Kwok, K., Luro, F., Machado, M., Naranjo, M.A., Navarro, L., Ollitrault, P., Rios, G., Roose, M.L., Talon, M., Xu, Q., Gmitter, F.G. 2013. Cytological and Molecular Characterization of Three Gametoclones of Citrus clementina. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 13:129.

Mapping quantitative trait loci associated with resistance to bacterial spot (Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni)in peach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, N., Reighard, G., Ritchie, D., Okie, W., Gasic, K. 2013. Mapping quantitative trait loci associated with resistance to bacterial spot (Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni)in peach. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 9:573-586.

Last Modified: 10/19/2017
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