GDV Citations

Peer-reviewed papers citing GDV


  1. Song, Y., Luo, W., Wu, Y., Li, X., Albert, N. W., Zhang, Y., ... & Cui, F. (2023). A callus-derived regeneration and Agrobacterium-mediated gene transformation developed for bilberry, Vaccinium myrtillus. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC), 1-11.
  2. Zhang, Y., Huang, D., Wang, B., Yang, X., Wu, H., Qu, P., ... & Qiu, D. (2023). Characterization of Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) Anthocyanin Biosynthesis Related MYBs and Functional Analysis of VcMYB Gene. Current Issues in Molecular Biology, 45(1), 379-399.
  3. Wang, X., Huang, Q., Shen, Z., Baron, G. C., Li, X., Lu, X., ... & Guo, W. (2023). Genome-Wide Identification and Analysis of the MADS-Box Transcription Factor Genes in Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) and Their Expression Pattern during Fruit Ripening. Plants, 12(7), 1424.
  4. Hu, L., Wang, X., Liu, H., Wu, Y., Wu, W., Lyu, L., & Li, W. (2023). Mechanisms of exogenous GA3-induced inhibition of seed development in southern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium darrowii). Scientia Horticulturae, 322, 112430.
  5. Wang, Y., Xu, Y., Liao, F., Li, T., Li, X., Wu, B., ... & Zheng, W. (2023). Genome-wide identification of GH9 gene family and the assessment of its role during fruit abscission zone formation in Vaccinium ashei. Plant Cell Reports, 1-21.
  6. Herniter, I. A., Kim, Y., Wang, Y., Havill, J. S., Johnson-Cicalese, J., Muehlbauer, G. J., ... & Vorsa, N. (2023). Trait Mapping of Phenolic Acids in an Interspecific (Vaccinium corymbosum var. caesariense× V. darrowii) Diploid Blueberry Population. Plants, 12(6), 1346.
  7. Albert, N. W., Iorizzo, M., Mengist, M. F., Montanari, S., Zalapa, J., Maule, A., ... & Espley, R. V. (2023). Vaccinium as a comparative system for understanding of complex flavonoid accumulation profiles and regulation in fruit. Plant Physiology, kiad250.
  8. Krishna, P., Pandey, G., Thomas, R., & Parks, S. (2023). Improving Blueberry Fruit Nutritional Quality through Physiological and Genetic Interventions: A Review of Current Research and Future Directions. Antioxidants, 12(4), 810.
  9. Abbey, J., Jose, S., Percival, D., Jaakola, L., & Asiedu, S. K. (2023). Modulation of defense genes and phenolic compounds in wild blueberry in response to Botrytis cinerea under field conditions. BMC Plant Biology, 23(1), 1-16.
  10. Erndwein, L., Kawash, J., Knowles, S., Vorsa, N., & Polashock, J. (2023). Cranberry fruit epicuticular wax benefits and identification of a wax-associated molecular marker. BMC Plant Biology, 23(1), 181.
  11. Bocsanczy, A. M., Espindola, A. S., Cardwell, K., & Norman, D. J. (2023). Development and validation of e-probes with the MiFi system for detection of Ralstonia solanacearum species complex in blueberries. PhytoFrontiers™, 3(1), 137-147.
  12. Tian, L., Liu, L., Jiang, Y., Yang, Y., Dong, G., & Yu, H. (2023). Tobacco rattle virus-induced VcANS gene silencing in blueberry fruit. Gene, 852, 147054.
  13. Yang, H., Duan, Y., Wu, Y., Zhang, C., Wu, W., Lyu, L., & Li, W. (2023). Physiological and transcriptional responses of carbohydrate and nitrogen metabolism and ion balance in blueberry plants under nitrogen deficiency. Plant Growth Regulation, 1-17.
  14. Bélanger, S., Zhan, J., & Meyers, B. C. (2023). Phylogenetic analyses of seven protein families refine the evolution of small RNA pathways in green plants. Plant physiology, 192(2), 1183-1203.


  1. Senger, E., Osorio, S., Olbricht, K., Shaw, P., Denoyes, B., Davik, J., ... & Mezzetti, B. (2022). Towards smart and sustainable development of modern berry cultivars in Europe. The Plant Journal, 111(5), 1238-1251.
  2. Yang, B., Li, Y., Song, Y., Wang, X., Guo, Q., Zhou, L., ... & Zhang, C. (2022). The R2R3-MYB transcription factor VcMYB4a inhibits lignin biosynthesis in blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum). Tree Genetics & Genomes18(3), 1-13.
  3. Edger, P. P., Iorizzo, M., Bassil, N. V., Benevenuto, J., Ferrão, L. F. V., Giongo, L., ... & Zalapa, J. (2022). There and back again; historical perspective and future directions for Vaccinium breeding and research studies. Horticulture Research, uhac083.
  4. Li, X., Zhang, X., Shi, T., Chen, M., Jia, C., Wang, J., ... & Bian, S. (2022). Identification of ARF family in blueberry and its potential involvement of fruit development and pH stress response. BMC genomics, (1), 1-17.
  5. Zhou, Y., Lu, L., Liu, N., Cao, H., Li, H., Gui, D., ... & Zhang, C. (2022). Analysis of MYB genes in four plant species and the detection of genes associated with drought resistance. Botany, 99(99), 1-14.
  6. Yang, H., Wu, Y., Duan, Y., Zhang, C., Huang, Z., Wu, W., ... & Li, W. (2022). Metabolomics combined with physiological and transcriptomic analyses reveal regulatory features associated with blueberry growth in different soilless substrates. Scientia Horticulturae, 302 111145.
  7. Wei, Y., Yu, N., Zhu, Y., Jia, C., Xiao, Y., Zhao, Y., ... & Sun, A. (2022). Characterization of blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) catechol oxidases III binding mechanism in response to selected substrates and inhibitors. LWT, 113142.
  8. Wu, C., Deng, C., Hilario, E., Albert, N. W., Lafferty, D., Grierson, E. R., ... & Chagné, D. (2022). A chromosome‐scale assembly of the bilberry genome identifies a complex locus controlling berry anthocyanin composition. Molecular Ecology Resources, 22(1), 345-360.
  9. Nagasaka, K., Yamane, H., Nishiyama, S., Ebihara, S., Matsuzaki, R., Shoji, M., & Tao, R. (2022). Insights into the Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Highbush Blueberry Fruit Growth Affected by the Pollen Source. The Horticulture Journal, UTD-332.
  10. Li, Y., Ma, R., Li, R., Zhao, Q., Zhang, Z., Zong, Y., ... & Guo, W. (2022). Comparative Transcriptomic Analysis Provides Insight into the Key Regulatory Pathways and Differentially Expressed Genes in Blueberry Flower Bud Endo-and Ecodormancy Release. Horticulturae, 8(2), 176.
  11. Li, Y., Wang, X., Guo, Q., Zhang, X., Zhou, L., Zhang, Y., & Zhang, C. (2022). Conservation and Diversity of miR166 Family Members From Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) and Their Potential Functions in Abiotic Stress. Frontiers in Genetics, 13.
  12. Zhao, R., Chen, L., Xiao, J., Guo, Y., Li, Y., Chen, W., ... & Guo, W. (2022). Functional activity analysis of plasma membrane H+-ATPase gene promoter and physiological functional identification of interactive transcription factor in blueberry. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 203, 105048.
  13. Kawash, J., Colt, K., Hartwick, N. T., Abramson, B. W., Vorsa, N., Polashock, J. J., & Michael, T. P. (2022). Contrasting a reference cranberry genome to a crop wild relative provides insights into adaptation, domestication, and breeding. Plos one, 17(3), e0264966.
  14. Chen, L., Zhao, R., Yu, J., Gu, J., Li, Y., Chen, W., & Guo, W. (2022). Functional analysis of plasma membrane H+-ATPases in response to alkaline stress in blueberry. Scientia Horticulturae, 306, 111453.
  15. Jiang, B., Liu, R., Fang, X., Wu, W., Han, Y., Chen, H., ... & Gao, H. (2022). Botrytis cinerea infection affects wax composition, content and gene expression in blueberry fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 192, 112020.
  16. Mengist, M., Grace, M., Mackey, T., Munoz, B., Pucker, B., Bassil, N., ... & Iorizzo, M. (2022). Dissecting the genetic basis of bioactive metabolites and fruit quality traits in blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). Frontiers in plant science, 13.
  17. Montanari, S., Thomson, S., Cordiner, S., Günther, C., Miller, P., Deng, C., ... & 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.
  18. Liu, L., Bai, N., Zheng, Y., Chen, L., Zong, Y., Ye, L., ... & Guo, W. (2022). Genome-wide identification and analysis of TIFY family in highbush blueberry and their responses to exogenous jasmonic acid. Scientia Horticulturae, 305, 111391.
  19. Mengist, M. F., Bostan, H., De Paola, D., Teresi, S. J., Platts, A. E., Cremona, G., ... & Iorizzo, M. (2022). Autopolyploid inheritance and a heterozygous reciprocal translocation shape chromosome genetic behavior in tetraploid blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum). New Phytologist.
  20. Tian, L., Liu, L., Jiang, Y., Yang, Y., Dong, G., & Yu, H. (2022). Tobacco rattle virus-induced VcANS gene silencing in blueberry fruit. Gene, 147054.
  21. Rolling, W. R., Senalik, D., Iorizzo, M., Ellison, S., Van Deynze, A., & Simon, P. W. (2022). CarrotOmics: a genetics and comparative genomics database for carrot (Daucus carota). Database, 2022.
  22. Song, Y., Ma, B., Guo, Q., Zhou, L., Lv, C., Liu, X., ... & Zhang, C. (2022). UV-B induces the expression of flavonoid biosynthetic pathways in blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) calli. Frontiers in Plant Science, 13, 1079087.
  23. Vaia, G., Pavese, V., Moglia, A., Cristofori, V., & Silvestri, C. (2022). Knockout of phytoene desaturase gene using CRISPR/Cas9 in highbush blueberry. Frontiers in Plant Science, 13, 1074541.


  1. Jose, S., Abbey, J., Jaakola, L., & Percival, D. (2021). Elucidation of the molecular responses during the primary infection of wild blueberry phenotypes with Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi under field conditionsBMC plant biology, 21(1), 1-10.
  2. Nguyen, C. T. T., Lee, J. H., & Tran, P. T. (2021). Accumulation of sugars and associated gene expression in highbush blueberries differ by cultivar, ripening stage, and storage temperature. Journal of Berry Research, (Preprint), 1-17.
  3. Wang, C., Yu, J., Wang, J., Zhang, J., Yang, L., Li, K., & Zhang, Y. (2021). Transcriptome based genetic resources from Rabbiteye and Southern Highbush blueberriesJournal of Berry Research, (Preprint), 1-13.
  4. Staton, M., Cannon, E., Sanderson, L. A., Wegrzyn, J., Anderson, T., Buehler, S., ... & Ficklin, S. (2021). Tripal, a community update after 10 years of supporting open source, standards-based genetic, genomic and breeding databasesBriefings in bioinformatics, 22(6), bbab238.
  5. Zhang, Y., Liu, F., Wang, B., Wu, H., Wu, J., Liu, J., ... & Qiu, D. (2021). Identification, Characterization and Expression Analysis of Anthocyanin Biosynthesis-related bHLH Genes in Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.)International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(24), 13274.
  6. Sultana, N., Menzel, G., Seibt, K. M., Garcia, S., Weber, B., Serçe, S., & Heitkam, T. (2021). Genome-wide analysis of long terminal repeat retrotransposons from the cranberry Vaccinium macrocarponJournal of Berry Research, (Preprint), 1-21.
  7. Wei, Y., Yu, N., Zhu, Y., Hao, J., Shi, J., Lei, Y., ... & Sun, A. (2021). Exploring the biochemical properties of three polyphenol oxidases from blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.)Food Chemistry, 344, 128678.
  8. Diaz-Garcia, L., Garcia-Ortega, L. F., González-Rodríguez, M., Delaye, L., Iorizzo, M., & 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.
  9. Omori, M., Yamane, H., Osakabe, K., Osakabe, Y., & Tao, R. (2021). Targeted mutagenesis of CENTRORADIALIS using CRISPR/Cas9 system through the improvement of genetic transformation efficiency of tetraploid highbush blueberryThe Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology96(2), 153-161.
  10. Gu, J., Xu, J., Guo, Y., Zong, Y., Chen, W., & Guo, W. (2021). Cloning and functional analysis of ZIP transporters in blueberryScientia Horticulturae278, 109871.
  11. Jung, S., Lee, T., Gasic, K., Campbell, B. T., Yu, J., Humann, J., ... & Main, D. (2021). The Breeding Information Management System (BIMS): an online resource for crop breedingDatabase2021.
  12. Wang, A., Liang, K., Yang, S., Cao, Y., Wang, L., Zhang, M., ... & Zhang, L. (2021). Genome-wide analysis of MYB transcription factors of Vaccinium corymbosum and their positive responses to drought stressBMC genomics22(1), 1-17.
  13. Gao, X., Wang, L., Zhang, H., Zhu, B., Lv, G., & Xiao, J. (2021). Transcriptome analysis and identification of genes associated with floral transition and fruit development in rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium ashei)PloS one16(10), e0259119.
  14. Cárcamo de la Concepción, M., Sargent, D. J., Šurbanovski, N., Colgan, R. J., & Moretto, M. (2021). De novo sequencing and analysis of the transcriptome of two highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) cultivars ‘Bluecrop’and ‘Legacy’at harvest and following post-harvest storagePloS one16(8), e0255139.
  15. Wu, C., Deng, C., Hilario, E., Albert, N. W., Lafferty, D., Grierson, E. R., ... & Chagné, D. (2021). A chromosome‐scale assembly of the bilberry genome identifies a complex locus controlling berry anthocyanin compositionMolecular Ecology Resources.
  16. Omori, M., Yamane, H., Osakabe, K., Osakabe, Y., & Tao, R. (2021). Targeted mutagenesis of CENTRORADIALIS using CRISPR/Cas9 system through the improvement of genetic transformation efficiency of tetraploid highbush blueberryThe Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology96(2), 153-161.
  17. Jose, S., Abbey, J., Jaakola, L., & Percival, D. (2021). Elucidation of the molecular responses during the primary infection of wild blueberry phenotypes with Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi under field conditionsBMC Plant Biology21(1), 1-10.
  18. Jung, S., Cheng, C. H., Buble, K., Lee, T., Humann, J., Yu, J., ... & Main, D. (2021). Tripal MegaSearch: a tool for interactive and customizable query and download of big dataDatabase2021.
  19. Cai, B., Vancov, T., Si, H., Yang, W., Tong, K., Chen, W., & Fang, Y. (2021). Isolation and Characterization of Endomycorrhizal Fungi Associated with Growth Promotion of Blueberry PlantsJournal of Fungi7(8), 584.
  20. Qi, X., Ogden, E. L., Bostan, H., Sargent, D. J., Ward, J., Gilbert, J., ... & Rowland, L. J. (2021). High-Density Linkage Map Construction and QTL Identification in a Diploid Blueberry Mapping PopulationFrontiers in plant science12.
  21. Li, Y., An, S., Cheng, Q., Zong, Y., Chen, W., Guo, W., & Zhang, L. (2021). Analysis of Evolution, Expression and Genetic Transformation of TCP Transcription Factors in Blueberry Reveal That VcTCP18 Negatively Regulates the Release of Flower Bud DormancyFrontiers in Plant Science12.
  22. Xie, X., Yue, S., Shi, B., Li, H., Cui, Y., Wang, J., ... & Bian, S. (2021). Comprehensive analysis of the SBP family in blueberry and their regulatory mechanism controlling chlorophyll accumulationFrontiers in plant science12, 1340.


  1. Hou, Y., Li, H., Zhai, L., Xie, X., Li, X., & Bian, S. (2020). Identification and functional characterization of the Aux/IAA gene VcIAA27 in blueberry. Plant signaling & behavior, 15(1), 1700327.
  2. Sultana, N., Menzel, G., Heitkam, T., Kojima, K. K., Bao, W., & Serçe, S. (2020). Bioinformatic and Molecular Analysis of Satellite Repeat Diversity in Vaccinium Genomes. Genes11(5), 527.
  3. Jose, S., Abbey, J., Jaakola, L., & Percival, D. (2020). Selection and validation of reliable reference genes for gene expression studies from Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi infected wild blueberry phenotypes. Scientific reports10(1), 1-10.
  4. 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. Agronomy10(9), 1296.
  5. Sultana, N., Pascual-Díaz, J. P., Gers, A., Ilga, K., Serçe, S., Vitales, D., & Garcia, S. (2020). Contribution to the knowledge of genome size evolution in edible blueberries (genus Vaccinium)Journal of Berry Research10(2), 243-257.
  6. Yu, L., Zhou, Y., Zhang, Y., Liu, W., Li, Y., Lu, M., ... & Guo, W. (2020). DNA methylation balance is involved in anthocyanin accumulation during Vaccinium corymbosum fruit ripeningJournal of Berry Research, (Preprint), 1-13.


  1. Zhong, J., Gu, J., Guo, Y., You, S., Liao, F., Chen, W., & Guo, W. (2019). Blueberry VcLon1 protease increases iron use efficiency by alleviating chloroplast oxidative stressPlant and Soil445(1-2), 533-548.
  2. Yang, L., Cai, K., Huang, H., Zhang, Y., Zong, Y., Wang, S., ... & Guo, W. (2019). Comparative analysis of anatomy, gene expression of Vaccinium corymbosum cyclins and cyclin dependent kinases during the flower bud and fruit ontogeny. Scientia Horticulturae251, 252-259.
  3. Wilson, A. E., & Tian, L. (2019). Phylogenomic analysis of UDP‐dependent glycosyltransferases provides insights into the evolutionary landscape of glycosylation in plant metabolismThe Plant Journal100(6), 1273-1288.
  4. Maeda, H., Akagi, T., Onoue, N., Kono, A., & Tao, R. (2019). Evolution of Lineage-Specific Gene Networks Underlying the Considerable Fruit Shape Diversity in Persimmon. Plant and Cell Physiology60(11), 2464-2477.
  5. Buble, K., Jung, S., Humann, J. L., Yu, J., Cheng, C. H., Lee, T., ... & Wegrzyn, J. L. (2019). Tripal MapViewer: A tool for interactive visualization and comparison of genetic maps. Database2019.


  1. Plunkett, B. J., Espley, R. V., Dare, A. P., Warren, B. A., Grierson, E. R., Cordiner, S., ... & Schwinn, K. E. (2018). MYBA from blueberry (Vaccinium section Cyanococcus) is a subgroup 6 type R2R3MYB transcription factor that activates anthocyanin production. Frontiers in Plant Science9, 1300.
  2. Yang, L., Chen, M., Cai, K., Zhang, L., Zhu, Y., Ye, Q., ... & Guo, W. (2018). VcFAS, VcSUN and VcOVATE orchestrated the fruit morphogenesis in southern highbush blueberry during the pre-anthesis and fruit development. Scientia Horticulturae240, 109-115.
  3. Song, G. Q., & Chen, Q. (2018). Overexpression of the MADS-box gene K-domain increases the yield potential of blueberryPlant Science276, 22-31.
  4. Song, G. Q., & Walworth, A. (2018). An invaluable transgenic blueberry for studying chilling-induced flowering in woody plantsBMC plant biology18(1), 265.
  5. Campa, A., & Ferreira, J. J. (2018). Genetic diversity assessed by genotyping by sequencing (GBS) and for phenological traits in blueberry cultivars. PloS one13(10).
  6. Die, J. V., Román, B., Qi, X., & Rowland, L. J. (2018). Genome-scale examination of NBS-encoding genes in blueberry. Scientific reports8(1), 1-11.


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  1. Walworth, A. E., Chai, B., & Song, G. Q. (2016). Transcript profile of flowering regulatory genes in VcFT-overexpressing blueberry plantsPLoS one11(6).


  1. Rowland, L. J., Ogden, E. L., Bassil, N., Buck, E. J., McCallum, S., Graham, J., ... & Vinyard, B. T. (2014). Construction of a genetic linkage map of an interspecific diploid blueberry population and identification of QTL for chilling requirement and cold hardinessMolecular breeding34(4), 2033-2048.


  1. Die, J. V., & Rowland, L. J. (2013). Advent of genomics in blueberry. Molecular breeding32(3), 493-504.
  2. Song, G. Q., Walworth, A., Zhao, D., Jiang, N., & Hancock, J. F. (2013). The Vaccinium corymbosum FLOWERING LOCUS T-like gene (VcFT): a flowering activator reverses photoperiodic and chilling requirements in blueberry. Plant cell reports32(11), 1759-1769.
  3. Song, G. Q., Walworth, A., Zhao, D., Hildebrandt, B., & Leasia, M. (2013). Constitutive expression of the K-domain of a Vaccinium corymbosumSOC1-like (VcSOC1-K) MADS-box gene is sufficient to promote flowering in tobacco. Plant cell reports32(11), 1819-1826.
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  1. Rowland, L. J., Alkharouf, N., Darwish, O., Ogden, E. L., Polashock, J. J., Bassil, N. V., & Main, D. (2012). Generation and analysis of blueberry transcriptome sequences from leaves, developing fruit, and flower buds from cold acclimation through deacclimation. BMC plant biology12(1), 46.
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  2. Jung, S., Menda, N., Redmond, S., Buels, R. M., Friesen, M., Bendana, Y., ... & Bett, K. E. (2011). The chado natural diversity module: a new generic database schema for large-scale phenotyping and genotyping data. Database2011.