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Research Project: Genetic Improvement of Blueberry and Cranberry Through Breeding and Development/Utilization of Genomic Resources

Location: Genetic Improvement for Fruits & Vegetables Laboratory

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

Optimizing the choice of test locations for multi-trait genotypic evaluation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

High-density linkage map construction and QTL identification in a diploid blueberry mapping population Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qi, X., Ogden, E.L., Boston, H., Sargent, D.J., Ward, J., Gilbert, J., Orizzo, M., Rowland, L.J. 2021. High-density linkage map construction and QTL identification in a diploid blueberry mapping population. Frontiers in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.692628.

Intersectional F1 hybrids of 4x vaccinium meriodionale (section pyxothamnus) and highbush blueberry, V. corymbosum (section cyanococcus) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Luteyn, J.L. 2021. Intersectional F1 hybrids of 4x vaccinium meriodionale (swartz) (section pyxothamnus) and highbush blueberry, V. corymbosum (section cyanococcus). HortScience. 56(3):318–323. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI15523-20.

A low malic acid trait in cranberry fruit: genetics, molecular mapping, and interaction with a citric acid locus Reprint Icon - (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 Reprint Icon - (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.

Characterization and analysis of anthocyanin-related genes in wild-type blueberry and the pink-fruited mutant cultivar 'Pink Lemonade': New insights into anthocyanin biosynthesis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Die, J.V., Jones, R.W., Ogden, E.L., Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Rowland, L.J. 2020. Characterization and analysis of anthocyanin-related genes in wild-type blueberry and the pink-fruited mutant cultivar 'Pink Lemonade': New insights into anthocyanin biosynthesis. Agronomy. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10091296.

‘Talisman’ northern highbush blueberry: a productive late-midseason cultivar Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehlenfeldt, M.K. 2020. ‘Talisman’ northern highbush blueberry - A productive late-season cultivar with concentrated ripening, suitable for mechanical harvest. HortScience. 56(1):101–103. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI15321-20.

Production of dwarfs in rabbiteye blueberry (V. virgatum Aiton) crosses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ehlenfeldt, M.K. 2021. Production of dwarfs in rabbiteye blueberry (V. virgatum Aiton) crosses. Journal of American Pomological Society. 75:31-37.

The ecology of autogamy in wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton): Does the early clone get the bee? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Drummond, F.A., Rowland, L.J. 2020. The ecology of autogamy in wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton): Does the early clone get the bee?. Agronomy. 10(8):1153. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10081153.

Phenotypic evaluation of a hybrid diploid blueberry population for plant development and fruit quality traits Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rowland, L.J., Ogden, E.L., Vinyard, B.T. 2020. Phenotypic evaluation of a hybrid diploid blueberry population for plant development and fruit quality traits. Agronomy. 10(8), 1067. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10081067.

Transcriptome analysis identifies genes associated with the waxy coating on blueberry fruit in two northern-adapted rabbiteye hybrid breeding populations Reprint Icon - (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.

Pollen-mediated gene flow in managed fields of lowbush blueberry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rowland, L.J., Ogden, E.L., Bell, D.J., Drummond, F.A. 2020. Pollen-mediated gene flow in managed fields of lowbush blueberry. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2019-0109.

Dataset of de novo assembly and functional annotation of the transcriptome of blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) - (Research Notes)

Dataset of de novo assembly and functional annotation of the transcriptome of blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qi, X., Ogden, E.L., Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Rowland, L.J. 2019. Dataset of de novo assembly and functional annotation of the transcriptome of blueberry (Vaccinium spp.). Data in Brief. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2019.104390.

Genetic diversity of lowbush blueberry throughout the United States in managed and non-managed populations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beers, L., Rowland, L.J., Drummond, F.A. 2019. Genetic diversity of lowbush blueberry throughout the United States in managed and non-managed populations . Agriculture. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture9060113.

Phytoplasma infection influences gene expression in American cranberry Reprint Icon - (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.

Species shift in the stem blight pathogen complex - (Abstract Only)

Transcriptional profiling of methyl jasmonate-induced defense responses in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) Reprint Icon - (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 Reprint Icon - (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.

Simultaneous LC-MS quantification of anthocyanins and non-anthocyanin phenolics from blueberries with widely divergent profiles and biological activities Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grace, M.H., Xiong, J., Esposito, D., Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Lila, M. 2018. Simultaneous LC-MS quantification of anthocyanins and non-anthocyanin phenolics from blueberries with widely divergent profiles and biological activities. Food Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.10.101.