Journal Articles and Book Chapters

2022-2023 (Year 4)

Mengist MF, Grace MH, Mackey T, Munoz B, Pucker B, Bassil NV, Luby C, Ferruzzi M, Lila MA and Iorizzo M. 2022. Dissecting the genetic basis of bioactive metabolites and fruit quality traits in blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum L). Frontiers in Plant Science, 13:964656.

Herniter IA, Kim Y, Wang Y, Havill JS, Johnson-Cicalese J, Muehlbauer GJ, Iorizzo M and Vorsa N. 2023. Trait mapping of phenolic acids in interspecific (Vaccinium corymbosum var. caesariense x V. darrowii) diploid blueberry population. Plants, 12:1346.

Erndwein L, Kawash J, Knowles S, Vorsa N and Polashock J. 2023. Cranberry fruit epicuticular wax benefits and identification of a wax-associated molecular marker. BMC Plant Biol. 23(1):181.

Albert NW, Iorizzo M, Mengist MF, Montanari S, Zalapa J, Maule A, Edger PP, Yocca AE, Platts AE, Pucker B and Espley RV. 2023. Vaccinium as a comparative system for understanding of complex flavonoid accumulation profiles and regulation in fruit. Plant Physiology, 192(3), 1696–1710.

Nguyen HM, Putterill J, Dare AP, Plunkett BJ, Cooney J, Peng Y, Souleyre EJF, Albert NW, Espley RV and Günther CS. 2023. Two genes, ANS and UFGT2, from Vaccinium spp. are key steps for modulating anthocyanin production. Frontiers in Plant Science, 14, 1082246.

Jacobs M, Thompson S, Platts AE, Body MJA, Kelsey A, Saad A, Abeli P, Teresi, A Schilmiller SJ, Beaudry R, Feldmann MJ, Knapp SJ, Song G, Miles T and Edger PP. 2023. Uncovering genetic and metabolite markers associated with resistance against anthracnose fruit rot in northern highbush blueberry, Horticulture Research, uhad169.

Lopez-Moreno H, Phillips M, Diaz-Garcia L, Torres-Meraz MA, de La Torre F, Berro I, Loarca J, Mura J, Ikeda S, Atucha A, Giongo L, Iorizzo M and Zalapa J. 2023. A Survey of Key Methods, Traits, Parameters, and Conditions for Measuring Texture in Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.). Horticulturae. Apr 11; 9(4):479.

Montanari S, Thomson S, Cordiner S, Günther CS, Miller P, Deng CH, McGhie T, Knäbel M, Foster T, Turner J, Chagné D and Espley R. 2022. High-density linkage map construction in an autotetraploid blueberry population and detection of quantitative trait loci for anthocyanin content. Frontiers in Plant Science. 13:965397.

Trandel-Hayse M, Oh H, Iorizzo M, Johanningsmeier S and Perkins-Veazie P. 2023. Blueberry cell wall composition helps to explain fruit firmness phenotypes. ACS Food Science and Technology.

Oh H, Pottorff M, Giongo L, Mainland CM, Iorizzo M and Perkins-Veazie P.
2024. Exploring shelf-life predictability of appearance traits and fruit texture in blueberry
Postharvest Biology and Technology.

Yocca AE, Platts A, Alger E, Teresi S, Mengist MF, Benevenuto J, Ferrão LFV, Jacobs M, Babinski M, Magallanes-Lundback M, Bayer P, Golicz A, Humann JL, Main D, Espley RV, Chagné D, Albert NW, Montanari S, Vorsa N, Polashock J, Díaz-Garcia L, Zalapa J, Bassil NV, Munoz PR, Iorizzo M, Edger PP. 2023. Blueberry and cranberry pangenomes as a resource for future genetic studies and breeding efforts. Horticulture Research.

Ma X, Gallardo RK, Canales E, Atucha A, Zalapa J and Iorizzo M. Would Consumers Accept CRISPR Fruit Crops if the Benefit Has Health Implications? An Application to Cranberry Products. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (under review).

Maule AF, Diaz-Garcia L, Loarca J, Lopez-Moreno H, Johnson-Cicalese J, Vorsa N, Iorizzo M, Neyhart J and Zalapa J. 2023. Of Buds and Bits: A QTL Study on Traditional Upright Traits and Modern Plot Phenotyping in Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.). Frontiers in Plant Sciences – Plant Breeding (under review).

Lopez-Moreno H, Phillips M, Diaz-Garcia L, Torres-Meraz M, Jarquin D, Lazar F, Loarca J, Maule A, Ikeda S, Giongo L, Grygleski E, Neyhart J, Iorizzo M and Zalapa J. 2023. Multiparametric fruit textural trait development for harvest and postharvest in representative cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpom Ait.) cultivars differing in texture. Postharvest Biology and Technology (under review).

Ferrão FLV, C Luby, M Pottorff, GIP Casorzo, M Fentie Mengist, T Mikey, MA Lila, L Giongo, N Bassil, P Perkins-Veazie, M Iorizzo and PR. Munoz. Inference of the genetic basis of fruit texture and chemical component in Northern and Southern Highbush blueberries. Scientia Horticulturea (under review).

Ma X, Gallardo RK, Canales E, Atucha A, Zalapa J and Iorizzo M. (Under review). Consumers’ Discount for Added Sugars: An Application to Cranberry Products Under Different Nutrition-Related Information Treatments. Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (under review).

Ma X, Gallardo RK, Canales E and Iorizzo M. (Under review). Quality-Related Descriptors to Increase Fresh Blueberries Purchase - Evidence from a Basket-Based Choice Experiment. Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (under review).

2021-2022 (Year 3)

Montanari S, Thomson S, Cordiner S, Günther CS, Miller P, Deng CH, McGhie T, Knäbel M, Foster T, Turner J, Chagné D and Espley R. (2022) High-density linkage map construction in an autotetraploid blueberry population and detection of quantitative trait loci for anthocyanin content. Frontiers in Plant Science. 13:965397.

Dare AP, Günther CS, Grey AC, Guo G, Demarais NJ, Cordiner S, McGhie TK, Boldingh H, Hunt M, Deng C, Karppinen K, Jaakola L and Espley RV. (2022). Resolving the developmental distribution patterns of polyphenols and related primary metabolites in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) fruit. Food Chemistry 374, 131703.

Lafferty DJ, Espley RV, Deng CH, Günther CS, Plunkett B, Turner JL, Jaakola L, Karppinen K, Allan AC and Albert NW. (2022). Hierarchical regulation of MYBPA1 by anthocyanin- and proanthocyanidin-related MYB proteins is conserved in Vaccinium species. Journal of Experimental Botany. 73, 1344-1356.

Lafferty DJ, Espley RV, Deng CH, Dare AP, Günther CS, Jaakola L, Karppinen K, Boase MR, Wang L, Luo H, Allan AC and Albert NW. 2022. The coordinated action of MYB activators and repressors controls proanthocyanidin and anthocyanin biosynthesis in Vaccinium. Frontiers in Plant Science. 13:910155. 

Samkumar A, Karppinen K, McGhie TK, Espley RV, Martinussen I, Jaakola L. 2022. Flavonoid biosynthesis is differentially altered in detached and attached ripening bilberries in response to spectral light quality. Frontiers in Plant Science. 2529. 

Günther CS, Plunkett BJ, Cooney J, Jensen D, Trower T, Elborough C, Nguyen HM, Deng C, Lafferty DJ, Albert NW, Dare AP and Espley RV. 2022. Biotic stress-induced and ripening-related anthocyanin biosynthesis are regulated by alternate phytohormone signals in blueberries. Environmental and Experimental Botany.

Edger PP, Iorizzo M, Bassil NV, Benevenuto J, Ferrão LFV, Giongo L, Hummer K, Lawas LMF, Leisner CP, Li C, Munoz PR, Ashrafi H, Atucha A, Babiker EM, Canales E, Chagné D, DeVetter L, Ehlenfeldt M, Espley RV, Gallardo K, Günther CS, Hardigan M, Hulse-Kemp AM, Jacobs M, Lila MA, Luby C, Main D, Mengist MF, Owens GL, Perkins-Veazie P, Polashock J, Pottorff M, Rowland LJ, Sims CA, Song G, Spencer J, Vorsa N, Yocca AE and Zalapa J. 2022. There and back again; historical perspective and future directions for Vaccinium breeding and research studies. Horticulture Research 9, 10.1093/hr/uhac083.

Ni X, Takeda F, Jiang H, Yang WQ, Saito S and Li C. 2022. A deep learning-based web application for segmentation and quantification of blueberry internal bruising. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 201:107200.

Alan E, Yocca, Patrick P. Edger PP. 2022. Current status and future perspectives on the evolution of cis-regulatory elements in plants. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 65: 102139.

Teresi SJ, Teresi MB and Edger PP. 2022. TE Density: a tool to investigate the biology of transposable elements. Mobile DNA. 13, 11

Mengist MF, Bostan H, De Paola D, Teresi SJ, Platts AE, Cremona G,Xinpeng Q, Mackey T, Bassil NV, Ashrafi H, Giongo L, Jibran R, Chagné D, Bianco L, Lila MA, Rowland LJ, Iovene M, Edger PP and Iorizzo M. 2022. Autopolyploid inheritance and a heterozygous reciprocal translocation shape chromosome genetic behavior in tetraploid blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum). New Phytologist, in press.

Fong SK, Kawash J, Wang Y, Johnson-Cicalese J, Polashock J, Vorsa N. 2021. A low malic acid trait in cranberry fruit: genetics, molecular mapping and interaction with a citric acid locus. Tree Genetics & Genomes 17:4

Ma X, Gallardo RK, Canales E, Atucha A, Zalapa J and Iorizzo M. 2022. “Consumers’ discount for added sugars: An application to cranberry products under different nutrition-related information treatments. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

Trandel M, H Oh, Johanningsmeier S, Iorizzo M and Perkins-Veazie P. Cell wall polysaccharide linkage assembly in blueberry peel and pulp reveals hemicelluloses specifically associated with the ‘Indigocrisp’ cultivar. Frontier in Plant Science.

2020-2021 (Year 2)

Diaz-Garcia1 L, Garcia-Ortega LF, Rodríguez MG, Delaye L, 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,

Diaz-Garcia L, Covarrubias-Pazaran G, Johnson-Cicalese J, Vorsa N, Zalapa J. 2020. Genotyping-by-sequencing identifies historical breeding stages of the recently domesticated American cranberry. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11:607770.

Fong SK, Kawash J, Wang Y. et al. 2021. A low malic acid trait in cranberry fruit: genetics, molecular mapping, and interaction with a citric acid locus. Tree Genetics & Genomes 17, 4.

Kawash J, Colt K, Hartwick NT, Abramson BW, Vorsa N, Polashock JJ, Michael TP. 2021. Contrasting a reference cranberry genome to a crop wild relative provides insights into adaptation, domestication, and breeding. bioRxiv 2021.06.27.450096.

Giongo L, Matteo A, Pottorff M, Mainland M, Perkins-Veazie P and Iorizzo M. 2021. Comparative multi-parameters approach to dissect texture subcomponents of blueberry at harvest and postharvest. Postharvest Biology and Technology, Volume 183, 111696.

Jung S, Lee T, Gasic K, Campbell BT, Yu J, Humann J, Ru S, Edge-Garza D, Hough H and Main D. 2021. The Breeding Information Management System (BIMS): an online resource for crop breeding. Database, Volume 2021, 2021, baab054.

Jung S, Cheng CH, Buble K, Lee T, Humann J, Yu J, Crabb J, Hough H and Main D. 2021. Tripal MegaSearch: a tool for interactive and customizable query and download of big data. Database, Volume 2021, 2021, baab023.

Karppinen K, Lafferty DJ, Albert NW, Mikkola N, McGhie T, Allan AC, Afzal BM, Häggman H, Espley RV and Jaakola L. 2021. MYBA and MYBPA transcription factors co-regulate anthocyanin biosynthesis in blue-coloured berries. New Phytologist.

Mengist MF, Bostan H, Young E, Kay K, Ashrafi H, Gillitt N, Ballington J, Ferruzzi MG, M.A. Lila MA and Iorizzo M. 2021. High density linkage map construction and identification of loci regulating fruit quality traits in blueberry. Horticulture Research, 8, 169.

Samkumar A, Jones D, Karppinen K, Dare AP, Sipari N, Espley RV, Martinussen I and Jaakola L. 2021. Red and blue light treatments of ripening bilberry fruits reveal differences in signalling through abscisic acid-regulated anthocyanin biosynthesis. Plant, Cell & Environment, 1–19.

Staton M, Cannon E, Sanderson LA, Wegrzyn J, Anderson T, Buehler S, Cobo-Simón I, Faaberg K, Grau E, Guignon V and Gunoskey J. 2021. Tripal, a community update after 10 years of supporting open source, standards-based genetic, genomic and breeding databases. Briefings in Bioinformatics, bbab238.

Wu C, Deng C, Hilario E, Albert NW, Lafferty D, Grierson ERP, Plunkett BJ, Elborough C, Saei A, Günther CS, Ireland H, Yocca A, Edger PP, Jaakola L, Karppinen K, Grande A, Kylli R, Lehtol VP, Allan AC, Espley RV, Chagné D. 2021. A chromosome‐scale assembly of the bilberry genome identifies a complex locus controlling berry anthocyanin composition. Molecular Ecology Resources,

Xueping N, Changying L, Huanyun J and Takeda F. 2021. Three-dimensional photogrammetric reconstruction and deep learning instance segmentation to extract berry fruit harvestability traits. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 171: 293-309. 

Yocca, AE, Edger, PP. 2021. Machine learning approaches to identify core and dispensable genes in pangenomes. Plant Genome, e20135.

2019-2020 (Year 1)

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. 

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.  

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.  

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

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.  

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 

Vorsa N and Zalapa J. 2019. Domestication, genetics, and genomics of the American cranberry. Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 43:279-310. 

Trade Magazine Articles

Eddy D. Research Team Seeks to Boost Berry Quality, Jan. 3, 2019. Growing Produce magazine. 

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. 

Giongo L, Ajelli M, Iorizzo M. La texture di mirtillo: saperla misurare è un primo passo per fare qualità. Dossier September 2022 Rivista di Frutticoltura

Eddy D, Iorizzo M. Nationwide project going in search of better berries. Growing Produce, Jan 18, 2022.

De Vetter L. Breeding Efforts in Berry Crops Growing by Leaps and Bounds. Growing Produce, Dec 20, 2022.

Mirtillo, a caccia dei geni per renderlo migliore. Terra e Vita, n. 34-2022, November 11.