Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Diaz-Garcia L, Garcia-Ortega LF, González-Rodríguez M, Iorizzo M and Zalapa J (2021) Chromosome-Level Genome Assembly of the American Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) and Its Wild Relative Vaccinium microcarpum. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12:137. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.633310

Farneti B, Emanuelli F, Giongo L, Toivonen P, Iorizzo M, Folta KM and Finn CE. 2020. Editorial: Interdisciplinary approaches to improve quality of soft fruit berries. Frontiers in Plant Science, section Crop and Product Physiology, 11:592222. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.592222. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes* 

Mengist MF, Grace MH, Xiong J, Kay CD, Bassil N, Hummer K, Ferruzzi MG, Lila MA and Iorizzo M. 2020. Diversity in metabolites and fruit quality traits in blueberry enables ploidy and species differentiation and establishes a strategy for future genetic studies. Frontier in Plant Science, 11:370. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.00370. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes* 

Kay Fong S, Kawash J, Wang Y, Johnson-Cicalese J, Polaschock J and Vorsa N. 2020. A low citric trait in cranberry: genetic and molecular mapping of a locus impacting fruit acidity. Tree Genetics & Genomes, 16:42. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-020-01432-4. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: No

Kay Fong S, Kawash J, Wang Y, Johnson-Cicalese J, Polaschock J and N. Vorsa (2020). A low malic acid trait in cranberry fruit: genetics, molecular mapping and interaction with a citric acid locus. Tree Genetics & Genomes. Status: submitted. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes

Diaz-Garcia L, Rodriguez-Bonilla L, Phillips M, Lopez-Hernandez A, Grygleski E, Atucha A and Zalapa J. 2019. Comprehensive analysis of the internal structure and firmness in American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon L.) fruit. PlosOne, 14(9): e0222451. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0222451. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: No*

Günther CS, Dare AP, McGhie TK, Deng C, Lafferty DJ, Plunkett BJ, Grierson ERP, Turner J L, Jaakola L, Albert NW and Espley RV. 2020. Spatiotemporal modulation of flavonoid metabolism in blueberries. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11.545. https://doi:10.3389/fpls.2020.00545 Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: No.  

Vorsa N and Zalapa J. 2019. Domestication, genetics, and genomics of the American cranberry. Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 43:279-310. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: No*  
    

Conference Abstract and Presentations 

Iorizzo et al., 2020.  A community-based project to develop advanced genetic tools to improve fruit quality in blueberry and cranberry.  Proceedings of the International Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXVIII,  January 11-15, 2020, San Diego, CA, USA 

Iorizzo M, Lila MA, Perkins-Veazie P, Pottorff M, Finn C, Vorsa N, Edger P, Bassil N, Munoz P, Zalapa J, Gallardo KR, Atucha A, Main D, Giongo L, Li C, Polashock J, Sims C, Canales E, DeVetter L, Chagne D, Espley R and Coe M. VacciniumCAP, a community-based project to develop advanced genetic tools to improve fruit quality in blueberry and cranberry. XXVII Plant & Animal Genome, January 11-15, 2020, San Diego, California, USA. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes*

Mengist MF, Grace HM, Xiong J, Kay DC, Bassil N, Hummer K, Ferruzzi M, Lila MA and Iorizzo M. Diversity in metabolites and fruit quality traits in blueberry enables ploidy and species differentiation and establishes a strategy for bioactive genetic studies. XXVII Plant & Animal Genome, January 11-15, 2020, San Diego, California, USA. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes* 

Iorizzo M, Lila MA, Perkins-Veazie P, Pottorff M, Finn C, Vorsa N, Edger P, Bassil N, Munoz P, Zalapa J, Gallardo KR, Atucha A, Main D, Giongo L, Li C, Polashock J, Sims C, Canales E, DeVetter L, Chagne D, Espley R and Coe M. VacciniumCAP, a community-based project to develop advanced genetic tools to improve fruit quality in blueberry. XII International Vaccinium Symposium. Status: Submitted. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes*  

Pottorff M, Koch R, Giongo L, Fentie M, Munoz P, Mackey T, Bassil N, Perkins-Veazie P, and Iorizzo M. An automated and integrated phenotyping method to capture fruit texture characteristics, stem scar diameter and fruit weight in blueberry. XII International Vaccinium Symposium. Status: Submitted. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes*  

Deng C, Günther CS,  Lafferty D, Dare AP, McGhie TK, Grierson E, Albert NW, Espley RV. 2020. Deciphering the blue colour in blueberries.  XXVII Plant & Animal Genome, January 10th 11-15, 2020, San Diego, California, USA. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes

Plunkett BJ, Lafferty D, Dare AP, Albert NW, Günther CS, McGhie TK, Turner JL, Jones L, Grierson E, Schwinn KE, Davies KM, Allan AC, Jaakola L and Espley RV. 2019. Filling the Void – boosting the nutritional value of blueberry. 10th International Workshop on Anthocyanins, September 9-11, 2020, Trento, Italy. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes

Plunkett BJ, Lafferty D, Dare AP, Albert NW, Günther CS, McGhie TK, Turner JL, Jones L, Grierson E, Schwinn KE, Davies KM, Allan AC, Jaakola L and Espley RV. 2019. Filling the Void – boosting the nutritional value of blueberry. TropAg, November 10-13, Brisbane, Australia. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes

Giongo L. Blueberry and raspberry breeding in a view of higher fruit quality at harvest and post-harvest. 10/11/2019 Tanger (Morocco)Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes.

Giongo L, Ajelli M, Pottorff M, Perkins-Veazie P, Bassil N, Hummer K, Farneti B and Iorizzo M. Comparative study on texture: a key trait for blueberry fruit quality breeding. XII International Vaccinium Symposium. Status: submitted

Trade Magazine Articles

Eddy D. Research Team Seeks to Boost Berry Quality, Jan. 3, 2019. Growing Produce magazine https://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/berries/research-team-seeks-to-boost-berry-quality. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes*

Giongo L and Iorizzo M. Sinergie di ricerca per l’industria di mirtillo gigante e cranberry. Rivista di Frutticoltura e Ortofrutticoltura. Vol. 2 (2020), 2-4. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes.

Presentation at Grower Association Meetings

Cline W and Iorizzo M. VacCAP Project: A New Nationwide Project to Advance Breeding in Vaccinium Species. North Carolina Blueberry Council – 54th Annual Open House and Trade Show, January 14-15, 2020, Fayetteville, NC, USA. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes*  

Zalapa J. Genetic and trait research past, present, and future. BC Cranberry Marketing Commission & BC Cranberry Growers Association Meeting. Invited research presentation. Invited by Jeff Hamilton and Todd May. Richmond, Vancouver, Canada. February 17-19, 2020. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes*  

Zalapa J. Fruit Texture and quality measures. BC Cranberry Marketing Commission & BC Cranberry Growers Association Meeting. Invited research presentation. Invited by Jeff Hamilton and Todd May. Richmond, Vancouver, Canada. February 17-19, 2020. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes*  

Zalapa J. Genetics, genomics, and breeding in Cranberry. UMass and Cranberry Growers Association Meeting. Invited research presentation. Invited by Dr. Hilary Sandler. Wareham, MA. January 30, 2020. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes*  

Zalapa J. Wisconsin Cranberry School sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. Developing techniques to measure cranberry firmness. Wisconsin Dells, WI. January 23, 2020. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes*

Zalapa J. Fruit quality measures. Wisconsin Cranberry Research Roundtable. Madison, WI. November 7, 2019. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes*. 

Phillips M, Diaz-Garcia L, Grygleski E, Atucha A, Iorizzo M and Zalapa J. 2020. Cranberry fruit texture and quality measures. WI Cranberry School Proceedings Vol 28. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes*  

DeVetter, LW. VacCAP: Leveraging Genetic and Genomic Resources to Enable Development of Blueberry and Cranberry Cultivars with Improved Fruit Quality Attributes. Oregon Cranberry School. Jan. 30, 2020, Bandon, OR, USA. Status: presented. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes*  

Finn, C. Blueberry Breeding Program Update and VacCAP. Washington Small Fruit Conference. Dec. 5, 2019, Lynden, WA, USA. Status: presented. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes*  

Zalapa J and Atucha A. Introducing VacCAP Project. Wisconsin State Growers Association Cranberry School, January 23, 2020, Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes* 

Polashock J. VacCAP Project: A New Nationwide Project to Advance Breeding in Vaccinium Species. Annual Meeting of the American Cranberry Growers Association, January 23, 2020, Columbus, NJ, USA. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes.

Allen R. VacCAP: Leveraging genetic and genomic resources to enable development of blueberry and cranberry cultivars with improved fruit quality attributes. Alma Blueberry Update January 8, 2020, Alma, GA. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes

Main M. Using crop databases and big-data to enable superior cultivar development. WA Small Fruit Conference & Lynden AG Show, December 4-6, 2019, Lynden, WA. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes

Canales E. Market Planning. Mississippi Blueberry Education Workshop. January 23, 2020, Hattiesburg, MS. Status: published. NIFA Support Acknowledged: Yes.