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Research Project: Determination of Flavor and Healthful Benefits of Florida-Grown Fruits and Vegetables and Development of Postharvest Treatments to Optimize Shelf Life an Quality for Their Fresh and Processed Products

Location: Citrus and Other Subtropical Products Research

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

Postharvest management of fruits and vegetables series II Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Imahori, Y., Bai, J. 2024. Postharvest management of fruits and vegetables series II. Foods. 13:1049. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods13071049.

Chemical and genetic basis of orange flavor Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fan, Z., Jeffries, K.A., Sun, X.N., Olmedo, G., Zhao, W., Mattia, M.R., Stover, E., Manthey, J., Baldwin, E., Lee, S., Gmitter, F., Plotto, A., Bai, J. Chemical and genetic basis of orange flavor. Science Advances. 10(9). 2024. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adk2051.

First report of Lasiodiplodia Pseudotheobromae causing postharvest decay of strawberries in Florida Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, I., Yan, J., Bai, J., Hu, C., Pan, T., Carrillo, Y., Cardenas, D., Cano, L., Ritenour, M. 2024. First report of Lasiodiplodia Pseudotheobromae causing postharvest decay of strawberries in Florida. Plant Disease. 108:519. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-07-23-1376-PDN.

Blueberry cell wall polysaccharide composition of three distinct fruit firmness phenotypes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trandel-Hayes M, Johanningsmeier S., Oh H, Iorizzo M, and Perkins-Veazie P. 2023. Blueberry cell wall polysaccharide composition of three distinct fruit firmness phenotypes. ACS Food Science & Technology 3: 1920-1930. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsfoodscitech.3c00284.

Application of thymol vapors to control postharvest decay caused by Penicillium digitatum and Lasiodiplodia theobromae in grapefruit Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olmedo, G., Zhang, J., Zhao, W., Mattia, M.R., Rosskopf, E.N., Ritenour, M., Plotto, A., Bai, J. Application of Thymol Vapors to Control Postharvest Decay Caused by Penicillium digitatum and Lasiodiplodia theobromae in Grapefruit. Foods. 12:3637. 2023. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods12193637.

A combination of rebaudioside A and neohesperidin dihydrochalcone suppressed weight gain by regulating visceral fat and hepatic lipid metabolism in ob/ob mice Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, Y., Han, H., Oh, Y., Shin, H., Park, G., Park, S., Manthey, J.A., Kim, Y., Kim, Y. 2023. A combination of rebaudioside A and neohesperidin dihydrochalcone suppressed weight gain by regulating visceral fat and hepatic lipid metabolism in ob/ob mice. Food Science and Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10068-023-01391-1.

Developments in packaging techniques and their assessment for assuring the safety of fresh produce Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Bai, J., Sun, X.N., Olmedo, G. 2023. Developments in packaging techniques and their assessment for assuring the safety of fresh produce. Book Chapter. 10:281-326. https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2023.0121.17.

Expression patterns of volatile vompounds during ‘FL 47’ tomato ripening and their response to exogenous methyl salicylate (MeSA) fumigation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jia, L., Wang, L., Xia, Q., Luo, W., Qiao, X., Zhang, X., Li, J., Baldwin, E., Jiang, L., Zhao, Y., Cao, Z., Wang, L., Bai, J. 2023. Expression patterns of volatile vompounds during ‘FL 47’ tomato ripening and their response to exogenous methyl salicylate (MeSA) fumigation. Postharvest Biology and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2023.112414.

Can mandarins be blended with orange juice and still maintain orange juice flavor? - (Abstract Only)

Fresh-Cut Mango Best Management Practices Manual Reprint Icon - (Experiment Station)
Brecht,, J., Plotto, A., Marín-Gozalbo, Goodrich, R. 2023. Fresh-Cut Mango Best Management Practices Manual. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Institute of Food and Agriculture Science. HS1443/1-25. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-HS1443-2023.

Potential Citrus hybrids tolerant to HLB for orange juice - (Abstract Only)

Effect of Huanglongbing on the volatile organic compound profile of fruit juice and peel oil in ‘Ray Ruby’ grapefruit Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cruz, M., Ferrarezi, R., Plotto, A., Bai, J., Rui, L. 2023. Effect of Huanglongbing on the volatile organic compound profile of fruit juice and peel oil in ‘Ray Ruby’ grapefruit. Foods. 12:713. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods12040713.

Sensory quality of Citrus scion hybrids with Poncirus trifoliata in their pedigrees Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deterre, S.C., Jeffries, K.A., Mccollum, T.G., Stover, E., Leclair, C., Manthey, J.A., Bai, J., Baldwin, E.A., Raithore, S., Plotto, A. 2023. Sensory quality of Citrus scion hybrids with Poncirus trifoliata in their pedigrees. Journal of Food Science. 88(4):1684-1699. https://doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.16499.

Soil amendment and storage effect the quality of winter melons (benincasa hispida (thunb) cogn.) and their juice Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bai, J., Rosskopf, E.N., Jeffries, K.A., Zhao, W., Plotto, A. 2023. Soil amendment and storage effect the quality of winter melons (benincasa hispida (thunb) cogn.) and their juice. Foods. 12(1): 209. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods12010209.

Florida Pearl® ‘FL 16.78-109’ Pineberry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Whitaker, V., Dalid, C., Osorio, L., Peres, N., Verma, S., Lee, S., Plotto, A. 2023. Florida Pearl® ‘FL 16.78-109’ Pineberry. HortScience. 58:143-146. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI16951-22.

Dynamic prediction of fruit quality traits as a function of environmental and genetic factors Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Hopf, A., Plotto, A., Rizwan, R., Zhang, C., Boote, K., Shelia, V., Hoogenboom, G. 2022. Dynamic prediction of fruit quality traits as a function of environmental and genetic factors. Acta Horticulturae. 1353:145-152. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2022.1353.19.

Dynamic prediction of preharvest strawberry quality traits as a function of environmental factors Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hopf, A., Boote, K.J., Plotto, A., Asseng, S., Zhao, X., Shelia, V., Hoogenboom, G. 2022. Dynamic prediction of pre-harvest strawberry quality traits as a function of environmental factors. HortScience. 57/1336-1355. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI16655-22.

Metabolism of fruit volatile organic compounds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bai, J., Jordan, M., Li, J. 2022. Metabolism of fruit volatile organic compounds. Frontiers in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.873515.

Effect of preprocessing storage temperature and time on the physiochemical properties of winter melon juice Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X.N., Baldwin, E., Manthey, J.A., Dorado, C., Rivera, T., Bai, J. 2022. Effect of preprocessing storage temperature and time on the physiochemical properties of winter melon juice. Journal of Food Quality. 2022. Article 3237639. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/3237639.

Edible coatings from Opuntia ficus-indica cladodes alongside chitosan on quality and antioxidants in cherries during storage Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Christopoulos, ., Gkatzos, D., Kafkaletou, M., Bai, J., Fanourakis, D., Tsaniklidis, G., Tsantili, E. 2022. Edible coatings from Opuntia ficus-indica cladodes alongside chitosan on quality and antioxidants in cherries during storage. Foods. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods11050699.

Citrus hybrids tolerant to Huanglongbing for processed orange juice - (Abstract Only)

Nano- and micro-sized carnauba wax emulsions-based coatings incorporated with ginger essential oil and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose on papaya: Preservation of quality and delay of Post-harvest fruit decay Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miranda, M., Sun, X.N., Marin, A., dos Santos, L., Plotto, A., Bai, J., Garrido Assis, O.B., Ferreira, M.D., Baldwin, E. 2022. Nano- and micro-sized carnauba wax emulsions-based coatings incorporated with ginger essential oil and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose on papaya: Preservation of quality and delay of Post-harvest fruit decay. Food Chemistry. 13. Article 100249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fochx.2022.100249.

Evaluation of Fungicides Applied Preharvest for Postharvest Diplodia Stem-end Rot Control on Grapefruit - (Proceedings)
Zhang, Jiuxu, Yan, Jiaqi, Myers, Monty, Hu, Cuifeng, Zheng, Xiaolin, Noel, Rita, Cano, Liliana, Dewdney, Megan, Wang, Yu, Zhao, W., Bai, J., Plotto, A., Ritenour, Mark 2022. Evaluation of Fungicides Applied Preharvest for Postharvest Diplodia Stem-end Rot Control on Grapefruit. Proceedings Florida State Horticultural Science. 134/176.

Preharvest foliar salicylic acid sprays reduce cracking of fig fruit at harvest Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karantzi, A., Kafkaletou, M., Tsaniklidis, G., Bai, J., Christopoulos, M., Fanourakis, D., Tsantili, E. 2021. Preharvest foliar salicylic acid sprays reduce cracking of fig fruit at harvest. Applied Sciences. https://doi.org/10.3390/app112311374.

Five rootstocks for ‘Emperor’ mandarin under subtropical climate in Southern Brazil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cruz, M., Neves, C., De Carvalho, D., Colombo, R., Bai, J., Yada, I., Leite Jr., R., Tazima, Z. 2021. Five rootstocks for ‘Emperor’ mandarin under subtropical climate in Southern Brazil. Frontiers in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.777871.

Nanoemulsions as edible coatings: A potential strategy for fresh fruits and vegetables preservation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oliveira Filho, J., Miranda, M., Ferreira, M.D., Plotto, A. 2021. Nanoemulsions as edible coatings: A potential strategy for fresh fruits and vegetables preservation. Foods. 10:2438. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10102438.

Aroma compounds are responsible for an herbaceous off-flavor in the sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) cv. Regina during fruit development Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villavicencio, J.D., Zoffoli, J., Plotto, A., Contreras, C. 2021. Aroma compounds are responsible for an herbaceous off-flavor in the sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) cv. Regina during fruit development. Agronomy. 11(10):2020. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11102020.

Effects of harvest maturity, refrigeration and blanching treatments on the volatile profiles of ripe “Tasti-Lee” tomatoes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xi, Yu, Y., Li, Q., Yan, J., Baldwin, ., Plotto, A., Rosskopf, E.N., Hong, J.C., Bai, J., Li, J. 2021. Effects of harvest maturity and exposure to refrigeration and blanching of ripe fruit on volatile profiles of ‘Tasti-Lee’ tomatoes. Foods. 10:1727. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10081727.

Exploring environmental and storage factors affecting sensory, physical and chemical attributes of six southern highbush blueberry cultivars Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sater, H., Ferrao, F., Olmstead, J., Munoz, P., Bai, J., Hopf, A., Plotto, A. 2021. Exploring environmental and storage factors affecting sensory, physical and chemical attributes of six southern highbush blueberry cultivars. Scientia Horticulturae. 289:110468. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2021.110468.

Evaluation of 21 papaya (Carica papaya L.) accessions in southern Florida for fruit quality, aroma, plant height, and yield components Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brewer, S., Plotto, A., Bai, J., Crane, J., Chamber, A. 2021. Evaluation of 21 papaya (Carica papaya L.) accessions in southern Florida for fruit quality, plant height, and yield components. Scientia Horticulturae. 288:110387. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2021.110387.

The effect of controlled-release carvacrol on safety and quality of blueberries stored in perforated packaging Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X.N., Cameron, R.G., Plotto, A., Zhong, T., Ference, C.M., Bai, J. The effect of controlled-release carvacrol on safety and quality of blueberries stored in perforated packaging. Foods. 10:1487. 2021. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10071487.

The potential of gaseous chlorine dioxide for the control of citrus postharvest stem-end rot caused by Lasiodiplodia theobromae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhong, T., Zhang, J., Sun, X.N., Kou, J., Zhang, Z., Bai, J., Ritenout, M. 2021. The potential of gaseous chlorine dioxide for the control of citrus postharvest stem-end rot caused by Lasiodiplodia theobromae. Plant Disease. 105:3426-3432. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-02-20-0407-RE.

Color biogenesis data of tomatoes treated with hot-water and high temperature ethylene treatments Reprint Icon - (Other)
Loayza, F., Brecht, J., Simonne, A., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E., Bai, J., Lon-Kan, E. 2021. Color biogenesis data of tomatoes treated with hot-water and high temperature ethylene treatments. Data in Brief. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2021.107123.

mpact of citrus flavonoid supplementation on inflammation in lipopolysaccharide-induced periodontal disease in mice Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carvalho, Jhonathan, Ramadan, Dania, Gonçalves,Vinicius, Brunetti, Iguatemy, Cesar, Thais B., Manthey, J.A., Spolidorio, Luís C. 2021. Impact of citrus flavonoid supplementation on inflammation in lipopolysaccharide-induced periodontal disease in mice. Food & Function. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0FO03338C.

Visually imperceptible mechanical damage of harvested tomatoes changes ethylene production, color, enzyme activity, and volatile compounds profile - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spricigo, P., Freitas, T., Purgatto, E., Mitsuyuki, M., Ferreira, M., Corrêa, D., Bai, J., Brecht, J. 2021. Visually imperceptible mechanical damage of harvested tomatoes changes ethylene production, color, enzyme activity, and volatile compounds profile. Postharvest Biology and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2021.111503.

Extraction Method Affects Contents of Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Huanglongbing-Affected “Valencia” Orange Juice Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Q., Li, T., Baldwin, E., Manthey, J.A., Plotto, A., Zhang, Q., Gao, W., Bai, J., Shan, Y. 2021. Extraction method affects contents of carotenoids and flavonoids in Huanglongbing-affected ‘Valencia’ orange juice. Foods. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10040783.

Genomic characterization of the fruity aroma gene, fafad1, reveals a gene dosage effect on y-decalactone production in strawberry (fragaria ×ananassa) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oh, Y., Barbey, C.R., Chandra, S., Bai, J., Fan, Z., Plotto, A., Folta, K., Whitaker, V., Lee, S. 2021. Genomic characterization of the fruity aroma gene, fafad1, reveals a gene dosage effect on y-decalactone production in strawberry (fragaria ×ananassa). Frontiers in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.639345.

Correlation between in vitro binding activity of sweeteners to cloned human sweet taste receptor and sensory evaluation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, Y., Manthey, J.A., Park, T., Cha, Y., Kim, Y., Kim, Y. 2021. Correlation between in vitro binding activity of sweeteners to cloned human sweet taste receptor and sensory evaluation. Food Science and Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10068-021-00905-z.

Huanglongbing and foliar spray programs affect the chemical profile of “valencia” orange peel oil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X.N., Yang, H., Zhao, W., Bourcier, E., Baldwin, E.A., Plotto, A., Irey, M., Bai, J. 2021. Huanglongbing and foliar spray programs affect the chemical profile of “valencia” orange peel oil. Frontiers in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.611449.

Volatiles influencing sensory attributes and Bayesian modeling of the soluble solids-sweetness relationship in strawberry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fan, Z., Plotto, A., Bai, J., Whitaker, V. 2021. Volatiles influencing sensory attributes and Bayesian modeling of the soluble solids-sweetness relationship in strawberry. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12:640704. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.640704.

Pharmacokinetics and biodistribution of eriocitrin in rats Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferreira, Paula S., Manthey, J.A., Nery, Marina S., Cesar, Thais B. 2021. Pharmacokinetics and biodistribution of eriocitrin in rats. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 10.1021. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.0c04553.

Tangeretin and heptamethoxyflavone decrease insulin resistance, fat accumulation and oxidative stress in a study of C57BL/6J mice fed a high-fat diet Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nery Da Silva, M., Ferriera, P.S., Goncalves, D.R., Spolidorio, L.C., Manthey, J.A., Cesar, T.B. 2021. Tangeretin and heptamethoxyflavone decrease insulin resistance, fat accumulation and oxidative stress in a study of C57BL/6J mice fed a high-fat diet. Journal of Food Science and Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.2167.

Effect of storage temperature on chilling injury and activity of antioxidant enzymes in carambola "Arkin" fruit Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Imahori, Y., Bai, J., Baldwin, E.A. 2021. Effect of storage temperature on chilling injury and activity of antioxidant enzymes in carambola "Arkin" fruit. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jfpp.15178.

Edible coatings as carriers of antibrowning compounds to maintain appealing appearance of fresh-cut mango Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marin, A., Baldwin, E.A., Bai, J., Wood, D.R., Ference, C.M., Sun, X.N., Brecht, J., Plotto, A. 2021. Edible coatings as carriers of antibrowning compounds to maintain appealing appearance of fresh-cut mango. HortTechnology. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH04687-20.

Nano- and micro- carnauba wax emulsions versus shellac protective coatings on postharvest citrus quality Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miranda, M., Sun, X.N., Ference, C.M., Plotto, A., Bai, J., Wood, D.R., Assis, O., Ferreira, M., Baldwin, E.A. 2021. Nano- and micro- carnauba wax emulsions versus shellac protective coatings on postharvest citrus quality. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 146(1):40-49. https://doi.org/10.21273/JASHS04972-20.

Effect of HLB on chemical components of essential oil extracted from ‘Ray Ruby’ grapefruit peel - (Abstract Only)

Exploring citrus hybrids tolerat to HLB - (Abstract Only)

Bridging horticulture and food sciences to overcome HLB-induced off-flavor in citrus - (Abstract Only)

Detection of phenylpropenoids in citrus leaves produced in response to Xanthomonas citri subsp citri Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ference, C.M., Manthey, J.A., Narciso, J.A., Jones, J.B., Baldwin, E.A. 2020. Detection of phenylpropenoids in citrus leaves produced in response to Xanthomonas citri subsp citri. Phytopathology. 110:287-296. https://doi.org/10.1094/phyto-06-19-0219-R.

Inhibitory extracts of calamondin leaves associated with precipitous decline of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri populations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ference, C.M., Baldwin, E.A., Manthey, J.A., Jones, J. 2019. Inhibitory extracts of calamondin leaves associated with precipitous decline of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri populations. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 156:451-461. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-019-01894-w.

Effect of mono and bilayer of carnauba wax based nano-emulsion and HPMC coatings on post-harvest quality of 'Redtainung' papaya - (Proceedings)
Miranda, M., Marin, A., Sun, X.N., Plotto, A., Bai, J., Assis, O., Ferreira, M., Baldwin, E.A. 2019. Effect of mono and bilayer of carnauba wax based nano-emulsion and HPMC coatings on post-harvest quality of 'Redtainung' papaya. International Symposium on Agricultural & Food Processing Wastes Proceeding. 1:705-709.