Jim Giovannoni

Professor, USDA Scientist
Jim Giovannoni
jjg33@cornell.edu
Office/Lab: 429/426
Phone: 607-254-1414
Office/Lab: 429/426
Email: jjg33@cornell.edu
Office Phone: 607-254-1414
Lab Phone: 607-254-1259
Affiliations: Adjunct Professor, Section of Plant Biology / School of Integrative Plant Science / Cornell University
Graduate Fields: Horticulture; Plant Breeding; Plant Biology
Research Overview

USDA affiliation: Plant Molecular Biologist, USDA-ARS Robert W. Holley Center james.giovannoni@ars.usda.gov

The focus of research in the Giovannoni laboratory is molecular and genetic analysis of fruit ripening and related signal transduction systems with emphasis on the relationship of fruit ripening to nutritional quality. We are also involved in development of tools for genomics of the Solanaceae including participation in the International Tomato Sequencing Project. We employ several experimental systems but the majority of our work involves the use of tomato. The broad objectives of the lab include deciphering the underlying molecular basis of components of ripening regulation conserved through evolution and how these regulatory networks coordinate ripening events including those related to quality and nutritional content.

Experimental approaches include: 1) positional cloning of loci known via mutation to harbor genes necessary for normal fruit development and ripening, and 2) isolation of candidate ripening regulatory genes based on expression pattern or relationship to ripening-related signal transduction systems (e.g. ethylene, light), and functional analysis in transgenic plants.

Intern Projects
Ripening is a process by which the texture, color, flavor, and nutritional content of fruit is enhanced. These traits contribute to the healthfulness and desirability of the fruit as a food source. Clearly, understanding the processes behind fruit ripening are important in terms of nutrition, but also for commercial applications such as transportation and shelf-life. Thus, the focus of research in the Giovannoni lab is molecular and genetic analysis of fruit ripening and related signal transduction systems, using tomato as the model system. Recently, researchers in the lab isolated two genes, RIN and NOR, that are part of the master switch to induce ripening in tomatoes. In addition to identifying important regulatory components of ripening, the lab also investigates lycopene production. Lycopene is the pigment that gives tomatoes their red coloring and which is also suggested to inhibit degenerative diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Using a genomics approach, the lab is investigating the regulatory mechanisms behind accumulation of this important compound in different tomato varieties.

For more information about the Giovannoni lab, please visit the Plant Biology website. Additionally, the Giovannoni lab, in conjunction with other labs on campus has developed a resource for tomato genomics, the Tomato EST Database. Additional resources and information resulting from tomato genomics activities on the Cornell campus can be found at the Solanaceae Genomics Network site.

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iTAK: a program for genome-wide prediction and classification of plant transcription factors, transcriptional regulators, and protein kinases.
2016
Author(s):Zheng, Y., C. Jiao, H. Sun, H. G. Rosli, M. A. Pombo, P. Zhang, M. Banf, X. Dai, G. B. Martin, J. J. Giovannoni, P. X. Zhao, S. Y. Rhee and Z. Fei
Molecular Plant
16,
30223-4
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Nonuniform gene expression pattern detected along the longitudinal axis in the matured rice leaf
2015
Author(s):Li, N., Chen, Y-R., Ding, Z., Li, P., Wu Y., Zhang, A., Yu, S., Giovannoni, J.J., Fei, Z., Zhang, W., Xiang, J.Z., Xu, C., Liu, B., and Zhong, S.
Scientific Reports
5,
Article number: 8015
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Systems approach for exploring the intricate associations between sweetness, color and aroma in melon fruits
2015
Author(s):Freilich, S., Lev, S., Gonda, I., Reuveni, E., Portnoy, V., Oren, E., Lohse, M., Galpaz, N., Bar, E., Tzuri, G., Wissotsky, G., Meir, A., Burger, J., Tadmor, Y., Schaffer, A., Fei, Z., Giovannoni, J., Lewinsohn, E., and Katzir, N.
BMC Plant Biology
15,
71
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The genome of the stress-tolerant wild tomato species Solanum pennellii
2014
Author(s):Bolger, A., Scossa, F., Bolger, M.E., Lanz, C., Maumus, F., Tohge, T., Quesneville, H., Alseekh, S., Sorensen, I., Lichtenstein, G., Fich, E.A., Conte, M., Keller, H., Schneeberger, K., Schwacke, R., Ofner, I., Vrebalov, J., Xu, Y., Osorio, S., Aflitos, S.A., Schijlen, E., Jimenez-Gomez, J.M., Ryngajllo, M., Kimura, S., Kumar, R., Koenig, D., Headland, L.R., Maloof, J.N., Sinha, N., van Ham, R.C., Lankhorst, R.K., Mao, L., Vogel, A., Arsova, B., Panstruga, R., Fei, Z., Rose, J.K., Zamir, D., Carrari, F., Giovannoni, J.J., Weigel, D., Usadel, B., and Fernie, A.R.
Nature Genetics
46
1034-1038
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The PH gene determines fruit acidity and contributes to the evolution of sweet melons
2014
Author(s):Cohen, S., Itkin, M., Yeselson, Y., Tzuri, G., Portnoy, V., Harel-Baja, R., Lev, S., Sa'ar, U., Davidovitz-Rikanati, R., Baranes, N., Bar, E., Wolf, D., Petreikov, M., Shen, S., Ben-Dor, S., Rogachev, I., Aharoni, A., Ast, T., Schuldiner, M., Belausov, E., Eshed, R., Ophir, R., Sherman, A., Frei, B., Neuhaus, H.E., Xu, Y., Fei, Z., Giovannoni, J., Lewinsohn, E., Tadmor, Y., Paris, H.S., Katzir, N., Burger, Y., and Schaffer, A.A.
Nature Communications
5,
4026
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The genome of the stress-tolerant wild tomato species Solanum pennellii. Nature Genetics, 46, 1034-1038
2014
Author(s):Bolger, A., Scossa, F., Bolger, M.E., Lanz, C., Maumus, F., Tohge, T., Quesneville, H., Alseekh, S., Sorensen, I., Lichtenstein, G., Fich, E.A., Conte, M., Keller, H., Schneeberger, K., Schwacke, R., Ofner, I., Vrebalov, J., Xu, Y., Osorio, S., Aflitos, S.A., Schijlen, E., Jimenez-Gomez, J.M., Ryngajllo, M., Kimura, S., Kumar, R., Koenig, D., Headland, L.R., Maloof, J.N., Sinha, N., van Ham, R.C., Lankhorst, R.K., Mao, L., Vogel, A., Arsova, B., Panstruga, R., Fei, Z., Rose, J.K., Zamir, D., Carrari, F., Giovannoni, J.J., Weigel, D., Usadel, B., and Fernie, A.R.
Nature Genetics
46,
1034-1038
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Single-base resolution methylomes of tomato fruit development reveal epigenome modifications associated with ripening
2013
Author(s):Zhong, S., Fei, Z., Chen, Y.R., Zheng, Y., Huang, M., Vrebalov, J., McQuinn, R., Gapper, N., Liu, B., Xiang, J., Shao, Y., and Giovannoni, J.J.
Nature Biotechnology
31
154-159
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Single-base resolution methylomes of tomato fruit development reveal epigenome modifications associated with ripening. Nature Biotechnology, 31, 154-159
2013
Author(s):Zhong, S., Fei, Z., Chen, Y.R., Zheng, Y., Huang, M., Vrebalov, J., McQuinn, R., Gapper, N., Liu, B., Xiang, J., Shao, Y., and Giovannoni, J.J .
Nature Biotechnology
31,
154-159
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Regulatory Networks Controlling Ripening. In The Molecular Biology and Biochemistry of Fruit Ripening
2013
Author(s):Ampopho, B., Chapman, N., Seymour, G.B., and Giovannoni, J.J.
Seymour, G.B., Poole, M., Giovannoni, J.J. and Tucker, G. eds)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,
pp. 189-206
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Comparative genomics reveals candidate carotenoid pathway regulators of ripening watermelon fruit
2013
Author(s):Grassi, S., Piro, G., Lee, J.M., Zheng, Y., Fei, Z., Dalessandro, G., Giovannoni, J.J., and Lenucci, M.S.
BMC Genomics
14,
781
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Catalyzing plant science research with RNA-seq.
2013
Author(s):Martin, L.B.B., Fei, Z.J., Giovannoni, J.J., and Rose, J.K.C.
Frontiers in Plant Science
4,
66
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Molecular and genetic regulation of fruit ripening
2013
Author(s):Gapper, N.E., McQuinn, R.P., and Giovannoni, J.J.
Plant Molecular Biology
82,
575-591
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Biomarker development for external CO2 injury prediction in apples through exploration of both transcriptome and DNA methylation changes. AoB Plants, 5, plt021
2013
Author(s):Gapper, N.E., Rudell, D.R., Giovannoni, J.J., and Watkins, C.B.
AoB Plants
5,
plt021
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A STAY-GREEN protein SlSGR1 regulates lycopene and beta-carotene accumulation by interacting directly with SlPSY1 during ripening processes in tomato. New Phytologist, 198, 442-452
2013
Author(s):Luo, Z., Zhang, J., Li, J., Yang, C., Wang, T., Ouyang, B., Li, H., Giovannoni, J., and Ye, Z.
New Phytologist
198,
442-452
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Differential Regulation of Salmonella Typhimurium Genes Involved in O-Antigen Capsule Production and Their Role in Persistence Within Tomato Fruit. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 26, 793-800
2013
Author(s):Marvasi, M., Cox, C.E., Xu, Y.M., Noel, J.T., Giovannoni, J.J., and Teplitski, M.
Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
26,
793-800
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Molecular analysis of softening and ethylene synthesis and signaling pathways in a non-softening apple cultivar, ‰€˜Honeycrisp‰€™ and a rapidly softening cultivar, ‰€˜McIntosh‰€™
2012
Author(s):Harb, J., Gapper, N.E., Giovannoni, J.J., and Watkins, C.B.
Postharvest Biology and Technology
64
94-103
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Combined transcriptome, genetic diversity and metabolite profiling in tomato fruit reveals that the ethylene response factor SlERF6 plays an important role in ripening and carotenoid accumulation.
2012
Author(s):Lee, J.M., Joung, J.G., McQuinn, R., Chung, M.Y., Fei, Z., Tieman, D., Klee, H., and Giovannoni, J.
The Plant J.
70,
191-204
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Altered chloroplast development and delayed fruit ripening caused by mutations in a zinc metalloprotease at the lutescent2 locus of tomato
2012
Author(s):Barry, C.S., Aldridge, G.M., Herzog, G., Ma, Q., McQuinn, R.P., Hirschberg, J., and Giovannoni, J.J.
Plant Physiology
159,
1086-1098
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Functional characterization of a tomato COBRA-like gene functioning in fruit development and ripening. BMC Plant Biol., 12, 211
2012
Author(s):Cao, Y., Tang, X., Giovannoni, J., Xiao, F., and Liu, Y.
BMC Plant Biol.
12,
211
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A cost-effective method for Illumina small RNA-Seq library preparation using T4 RNA ligase 1 adenylated adapters
2012
Author(s):Chen, Y.R., Zheng, Y., Liu, B., Zhong, S., Giovannoni, J., and Fei, Z.
Plant Methods
8,
41
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Features of a unique intronless cluster of class I small heat shock protein genes in tandem with box C/D snoRNA genes on chromosome 6 in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Planta, 235, 453-471
2012
Author(s):Goyal, R.K., Kumar, V., Shukla, V., Mattoo, R., Liu, Y.S., Chung, S.H., Giovannoni, J.J., and Mattoo, A.K.
Planta
235,
453-471
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Molecular analysis of softening and ethylene synthesis and signaling pathways in a non-softening apple cultivar, ‘Honeycrisp’ and a rapidly softening cultivar, ‘McIntosh’
2012
Author(s):Harb, J., Gapper, N.E., Giovannoni, J.J., and Watkins, C.B.
Postharvest Biology and Technology
64,
94-103
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Combined transcriptome, genetic diversity and metabolite profiling in tomato fruit reveals that the ethylene response factor SlERF6 plays an important role in ripening and carotenoid accumulation
2012
Author(s):Lee, J.M., Joung, J.G., McQuinn, R., Chung, M.Y., Fei, Z., Tieman, D., Klee, H., and Giovannoni, J.
The Plant Journal
70,
191-204
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The tomato UV-damaged DNA-binding protein-1 (DDB1) is implicated in pathogenesis-related (PR) gene expression and resistance to Agrobacterium tumefaciens
2012
Author(s):Liu, J.K., Li, H.J., Miao, M., Tang, X.F., Giovannoni, J., Xiao, F.M., and Liu, Y.S.
Molecular Plant Pathology
13,
123-134
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A role of tomato UV-damaged DNA binding protein 1 (DDB1) in organ size control via an epigenetic manner. PLoS ONE, 7(8): e42621
2012
Author(s):Liu, J.K., Tang, X.F., Gao, L.Y., Gao, Y.F., Li, Y.X., Huang, S.X., Sun, X.C., Miao, M., Zeng, H., Tian, X.F., Niu, X.L., Zheng, L., Giovannoni, J., Xiao, F.M., and Liu, Y.S.
PLoS ONE
7(8),
e42621
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Differential control of ethylene responses by GREEN-RIPE and GREEN-RIPE LIKE1 provides evidence for distinct ethylene signaling modules in tomato
2012
Author(s):Ma, Q., Du, W.Y., Brandizzi, F., Giovannoni, J.J., and Barry, C.S.
Plant Physiology
160,
1968-1984
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Integrative comparative analyses of transcript and metabolite profiles from pepper and tomato ripening and development stages uncovers species-specific patterns of network regulatory behavior
2012
Author(s):Osorio, S., Alba, R., Nikoloski, Z., Kochevenko, A., Fernie, A.R., and Giovannoni, J.J.
, 159, 1713-1729
159,
1713-1729
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Uniform ripening encodes a Golden 2-like transcription factor regulating tomato fruit chloroplast development
2012
Author(s):Powell, A.L.T., Nguyen, C.V., Hill, T., Cheng, K.L., Figueroa-Balderas, R., Aktas, H., Ashrafi, H., Pons, C., Fernandez-Munoz, R., Vicente, A., Lopez-Baltazar, J., Barry, C.S., Liu, Y.S., Chetelat, R., Granell, A., Van Deynze, A., Giovannoni, J.J., and Bennett, A.B.
Science
336,
1711-1715
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Virus-induced gene complementation reveals a transcription factor network in modulation of tomato fruit ripening
2012
Author(s):Zhou, T., Zhang, H., Lai, T.F., Qin, C., Shi, N.N., Wang, H.Z., Jin, M.F., Zhong, S.L., Fan, Z.F., Liu, Y.L., Wu, Z.R., Jackson, S., Giovannoni, J.J., Rolin, D., Gallusci, P., and Hong, Y.G.
Scientific Reports
2,
836
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The draft genome of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and resequencing of 20 diverse accessions
2012
Author(s):Guo, S., Zhang, J., Sun, H., Salse, J., Lucas, W., Zhang, H., Zheng, Y., Mao, L., Ren, Y., Wang, Z., Min, J., Guo, X., Murat, F., Ham, B., Zhang, Z., Gao, S., Huang, M., Xu, Y., Zhong, S., Bombarely, A., Mueller, L., Zhao, H., He, H., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Z., Huang, S., Tan, T., Pang, E., Lin, K., Hu, Q., Kuang, H., Ni, P., Wang, B., Liu, J., Kou, Q., Hou, W., Zou, X., Jiang, J., Gong, G., Klee, K., Schoof, H., Huang, Y., Hu, X., Dong, S., Liang, D., Wang, J., Wu, K., Xia, Y., Zhao, X., Zheng, Z., Xing, M., Liang, X., Huang, B., Lv, T., Wang, J., Yin, Y., Yi, H., Li, R., Wu, M., Levi, A., Zhang, X., Giovannoni, J., Wang, J., Li, Y., Fei, Z., and Xu, Y.
Nature Genetics
45,
51-58
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Enabling proteomic studies with RNA-Seq: The proteome of tomato pollen as a test case
2012
Author(s):Lopez-Casado, G., Covey, P.A., Bedinger, P.A., Mueller, L.A., Thannhauser, T.W., Zhang, S., Fei, Z.J., Giovannoni, J.J., and Rose, J.K.C.
Proteomics,
12,
761-774
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Tomato Functional Genomics Database: a comprehensive resource and analysis package for tomato functional genomics.
2011
Author(s):Fei, Z., Joung, J.G., Tang, X., Zheng, Y., Huang, M., Lee, J.M., McQuinn, R., Tieman, D.M., Alba, R., Klee, H.J., and Giovannoni, J.J.
Nucleic Acids Res.
39,
D1156-1163
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Regulatory control of high levels of carotenoid accumulation in potato tubers
2011
Author(s):Zhou, X.J., Mcquinn, R., Fei, Z.J., Wolters, A.M.A., Van Eck, J., Brown, C., Giovannoni, J.J., and Li, L.
Environ
34,
1020-1030
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High-throughput Illumina strand-specific RNA sequencing library preparation
2011
Author(s):Zhong, S., Joung, J.G., Zheng, Y., Chen, Y.R., Liu, B., Shao, Y., Xiang, J.Z., Fei , Z., and Giovannoni, J.J.
Cold Spring Harb. Protoc.
2011,
940-949
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A SEPALLATA gene is involved in the development and ripening of strawberry (FragariaXananassa Duch.) fruit, a non-climacteric tissue
2011
Author(s):Seymour, G.B., Ryder, C.D., Cevik, V., Hammond, J.P., Popovich, A., King, G.J., Vrebalov, J., Giovannoni, J.J., and Manning, K.
Journal of Experimental Botany
62,
1179-1188
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Expression of ripening-related genes in cold-stored tomato fruit
2011
Author(s):Rugkong, A., McQuinn, R., Giovannoni, J.J., Rose, J.K.C., and Watkins, C.B.
Postharvest Biol. Tec.
61,
1-14
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The tomato MADS-box transcription factor RIPENING INHIBITOR interacts with promoters involved in numerous ripening processes in a COLORLESS NONRIPENING-dependent Manner
2011
Author(s):Martel, C., Vrebalov, J., Tafelmeyer , P., and Giovannoni, J.J.
Plant Physiol.
157,
1568-1579
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Combined transcription factor profiling, microarray analysis and metabolite profiling reveals the transcriptional control of metabolic shifts occurring during tomato fruit development
2011
Author(s):Rohrmann, J., Tohge, T., Alba, R., Osorio, S., Caldana, C., McQuinn, R., Arvidsson, S., van der Merwe, M.J., Riano-Pachon, D.M., Mueller-Roeber, B., Fei, Z., Nesi, A.N., Giovannoni, J.J., and Fernie, A.R.
Plant J.
68,
999-1013
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Systems biology of tomato fruit development: Combined transcript, protein, and metabolite analysis of tomato transcription factor (nor, rin) and ethylene receptor (Nr) mutants reveals novel regulatory interactions
2011
Author(s):Osorio, S., Alba, R., Damasceno, C.M.B., Lopez-Casado, G., Lohse, M., Zanor, M.I., Tohge, T., Usadel, B., Rose, J.K.C., Fei, Z.J., Giovannoni, J.J., and Fernie, A.R.
Plant Physiol.
157,
405-425
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Tissue- and cell-type specific transcriptome profiling of expanding tomato fruit provides insights into metabolic and regulatory specialization and cuticle formation
2011
Author(s):Matas, A.J., Yeats, T.H., Buda, G.J., Zheng, Y., Chatterjee, S., Tohge, T., Ponnala, L., Adato, A., Aharoni, A., Stark, R., Fernie, A.R., Fei, Z., Giovannoni, J.J., and Rose, J.K.
Plant Cell
23,
3893-3910
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Genetics and control of tomato fruit ripening and quality attributes
2011
Author(s):Klee, H.J., and Giovannoni, J.J.
Annu. Rev. Genet.
45,
41-59
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Tomato Functional Genomics Database: a comprehensive resource and analysis package for tomato functional genomics
2011
Author(s):Fei, Z., Joung, J.G., Tang, X., Zheng, Y., Huang, M., Lee, J.M., McQuinn, R., Tieman, D.M., Alba, R., Klee, H.J., and Giovannoni, J.J.
Nucleic Acids Research
39,
D1156-1163
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Metabolism of soluble sugars in developing melon fruit: a global transcriptional view of the metabolic transition to sucrose accumulation
2011
Author(s):Dai, N., Cohen, S., Portnoy, V., Tzuri, G., Harel-Beja, R., Pompan-Lotan, M., Carmi, N., Zhang, G.F., Diber, A., Pollock, S., Karchi, H., Yeselson, Y., Petreikov, M., Shen, S., Sahar, U., Hovav, R., Lewinsohn, E., Tadmor, Y., Granot, D., Ophir, R., Sherman, A., Fei, Z.J., Giovannoni, J., Burger, Y. , Katzir, N., and Schaffer, A.A.
Plant Mol. Biol.
76,
1-18
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Analysis of expressed sequence tags generated from full-length enriched cDNA libraries of melon
2011
Author(s):Clepet, C., Joobeur, T., Zheng, Y., Jublot, D., Huang, M.Y., Truniger, V., Boualem, A., Hernandez-Gonzalez, M.E., Dolcet-Sanjuan, R., Portnoy, V., Mascarell-Creus, A., Cano-Delgado, A.I., Katzir, N., Bendahmane, A., Giovannoni, J.J., Aranda, M.A., Garcia-Mas, J., and Fei, Z.J.
BMC Genomics
12,
252
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omeSOM: a software for clustering and visualization of transcriptional and metabolite data mined from interspecific crosses of crop plants
2010
Author(s):Milone, D.H., Stegmayer, G.S., Kamenetzky, L., Lopez, M., Lee, J.M., Giovannoni, J.J., and Carrari, F.
BMC Bioinformatics
11,
438
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Genomic analysis of wild tomato introgressions determining metabolism- and yield-associated traits
2010
Author(s):Kamenetzky, L., Asis, R., Bassi, S., de Godoy, F., Bermudez, L., Fernie, A.R., Van Sluys, M.A., Vrebalov, J., Giovannoni, J.J., Rossi, M., and Carrari, F.
Physiology
152,
1772-1786
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A genetic map of melon highly enriched with fruit quality QTLs and EST markers, including sugar and carotenoid metabolism genes
2010
Author(s):Harel-Beja, R., Tzuri, G., Portnoy, V., Lotan-Pompan, M., Lev, S., Cohen, S., Dai, N., Yeselson, L., Meir, A., Libhaber, S.E., Avisar, E., Melame, T., van Koert, P., Verbakel, H., Hofstede, R., Volpin, H., Oliver, M., Fougedoire, A., Stalh, C., Fauve, J., Copes, B., Fei, Z., Giovannoni, J., Ori, N., Lewinsohn, E., Sherman, A., Burger, J., Tadmor, Y., Schaffer, A.A., and Katzir, N.
Theoretical and Applied Genetics
121,
511-533
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Branched-chain and aromatic amino acid catabolism into aroma volatiles inCucumis melo L. fruit
2010
Author(s):Gonda, I., Bar, E., Portnoy, V., Lev, S., Burger, J., Schaffer, A.A., Tadmor, Y., Gepstein, S., Giovannoni, J.J., Katzir, N., and Lewinsohn, E.
Journal of Experimental Botany
61,
1111-1123
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Harvesting the apple genome
2010
Author(s):Giovannoni, J.
Nature Genetics
42,
822-823
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Integrative transcript and metabolite analysis of nutritionally enhanced DE-ETIOLATED1 downregulated tomato fruit. Plant Cell, 22, 1190-1215
2010
Author(s):Enfissi, E.M.A., Barneche, F., Ahmed, I., Lichtle, C., Gerrish, C., McQuinn, R.P., Giovannoni, J.J., Lopez-Juez, E., Bowler, C., Bramley, P.M., and Fraser, P.D.
Plant Cell
22,
1190-1215
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The regulation of MADS-box gene expression during ripening of banana and their regulatory interaction with ethylene. Journal of Experimental Botany, 61, 1523-1535
2010
Author(s):Elitzur, T., Vrebalov, J., Giovannoni, J.J., Goldschmidt, E.E., and Friedman, H.
Journal of Experimental Botany
61,
1523-1535
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Use of homologous and heterologous gene expression profiling tools to characterize transcription dynamics during apple fruit maturation and ripening
2010
Author(s):Costa, F., Alba, R., Schouten, H., Soglio, V., Gianfranceschi, L., Serra, S., Musacchi, S., Sansavini, S., Costa, G., Fei, Z.J., and Giovannoni, J.
BMC Plant Biology
10,
229
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A tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) APETALA2/ERF gene, SlAP2a, is a negative regulator of fruit ripening
2010
Author(s):Chung, M.Y., Vrebalov, J., Alba, R., Lee, J., McQuinn, R., Chung, J.D., Klein , P., and Giovannoni, J.
Plant Journal
64,
936-947
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Functional diversification of AGAMOUS lineage genes in regulating tomato flower and fruit development
2010
Author(s):Pan, I.L., McQuinn, R., Giovannoni, J.J., and Irish, V.F.
, 61, 1795-1806
61,
1795-1806
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Cell wall metabolism in cold-stored tomato fruit
2010
Author(s):Rugkong, A., Rose, J.K.C., Lee, S.J., Giovannoni, J.J., O'Neill, M.A. and Watkins, C.B.
Postharvest Biol. Tec.
57,
106-113
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Developmental and feedforward control of the expression of folate biosynthesis genes in tomato fruit
2010
Author(s):Waller, J.C., Akhtar, T.A., Lara-Nunez, A., Gregory, J.F., McQuinn, R.P., Giovannoni, J.J., and Hanson, A.D.
Molecular Plant
3,
66-77
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Fleshy fruit expansion and ripening are regulated by the Tomato SHATTERPROOF gene TAGL1
2009
Author(s):Vrebalov, J., Pan, I.L., Arroyo, A.J., McQuinn, R., Chung, M., Poole, M., Rose, J., Seymour, G., Grandillo, S., Giovannoni, J., and Irish, V.F.
Plant Cell
21,
3041-3062
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Differential fruit gene expression in two strawberry cultivars in response to elevated CO2 during storage revealed by a heterologous fruit microarray approach. Postharvest Biol. Tec., 51, 131-140
2009
Author(s):Ponce-Valadez, M., Fellman, S.M., Giovannoni, J., Gan, S.S., and Watkins, C.B.
Postharvest Biol. Tec.
51,
131-140
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Plant MetGenMAP: an integrative analysis system for plant systems biology
2009
Author(s):Joung, J.G., Corbett, A.M., Fellman, S.M., Tieman, D.M., Klee, H.J., Giovannoni , J.J., and Fei, Z.
Plant Physiol.
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Biology and genetic engineering of fruit maturation for enhanced quality and shelf-life
2009
Author(s):Matas, A.J., Gapper, N.E., Chung, M.Y., Giovannoni, J.J., and Rose, J.K.C.
Curr. Opin. Biotech.
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Role of fluorescence in situ hybridization in sequencing the tomato genome
2009
Author(s):Stack, S.M., Royer, S.M., Shearer, L.A., Chang, S.B., Giovannoni, J.J., Westfall, D.H., White, R.A., and Anderson, L.K.
Cytogenet Genome Res.
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Sequencing and comparative analysis of a conserved syntenic segment in the Solanaceae
2008
Author(s):Wang, Y., Diehl, A., Wu, F.N., Vrebalov, J., Giovannoni, J., Siepel, A., and Tanksley, S.D.
Genetics
180,
391-408
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Altered plastid levels and potential for improved fruit nutrient content by downregulation of the tomato DDB1-interacting protein CUL4
2008
Author(s):Wang, S.H., Liu, J.K., Feng, Y.Y., Niu, X.L., Giovannoni, J., and Liu, Y.S.
Plant Journal
55,
89-103
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Transcriptomic and reverse genetic analyses of branched-chain fatty acid and acyl sugar production in Solanum pennellii andNicotiana benthamiana. Plant Physiol., 148, 1830-1846
2008
Author(s):Slocombe, S.P., Schauvinhold, I., McQuinn, R.P., Besser, K., Welsby, N.A., Harper, A., Aziz, N., Li, Y., Larson, T.R., Giovannoni, J., Dixon, R.A., and Broun, P.
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The molecular and biochemical basis for varietal variation in sesquiterpene content in melon (Cucumis melo L.) rinds
2008
Author(s):Portnoy, V., Benyamini, Y., Bar, E., Harel-Beja, R., Gepstein, S., Giovannoni, J.J., Schaffer, A.A., Burger, J., Tadmor, Y., Lewinsohn, E., and Katzir, N.
Plant Molecular Biology
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647-661
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Comparative BAC end sequence analysis of tomato and potato reveals overrepresentation of specific gene families in potato
2008
Author(s):Datema, E., Mueller, L.A., Buels, R., Giovannoni, J.J., Visser, R.G.F., Stiekema, W.J., and van Ham, R.C.H.J.
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Molecular biology of ethylene during tomato fruit development and maturation
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Author(s):Cara, B., and Giovannoni, J.J.
Plant Sci.
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Amino acid substitutions in homologs of the STAY-GREEN protein are responsible for the green-flesh and chlorophyll retainer mutations of tomato and pepper
2008
Author(s):Barry, C.S., McQuinn, R.P., Chung, M.Y., Besuden, A., and Giovannoni, J.J.
Plant Physiology
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179-187
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Tomato gamma-glutamyl hydrolases: Expression, characterization, and evidence for heterodimer formation
2008
Author(s):Akhtar, T.A., McQuinn, R.P., Naponelli, V., Gregory, J.F., Giovannoni, J.J., and Hanson, A.D.
Plant Physiology
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Fruit Ripening Mutants Yield Insights Into Ripening Control
2007
Author(s):Giovannoni, J.
Curr. Opin. Plant Biol.
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A New Plant Gene in the Pathway to Vitamin C
2007
Author(s):Giovannoni, J.
P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA
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A Physical Map of the Highly Heterozygous Populus Genome: Integration With the Genome Sequence and Genetic Map and Analysis of Haplotype Variation
2007
Author(s):Kelleher, C., Chiu, R., Shin, H., Bosdet, I., Krzywinski, M., Fjell, C., Wilkin, J., Yin, T., DiFazio, S., Ali, J., Asano, J., Chan, S., Cloutier, A., Girn, N., Leach, S., Giovannoni, J., Grimwood, J., Tuskan, G., and Douglas, C.
The Plant Journal
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Ethylene and Fruit Ripening
2007
Author(s):Barry, C., and Giovannoni, J.
Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
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Tomato Expression Database (TED): A Suite of Data Presentation and Analysis Tools.
2006
Author(s):Fei, Z., Tang, X., Alba, R., and Giovannoni, J.
Nucleic Acids Research
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Tomato Expression Database (TED): A Suite of Data Presentation and Analysis Tools. Nucleic Acids Research, 34, D766
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Author(s):Fei, Z., Tang, X., Alba, R., and Giovannoni, J.
Nucleic Acids Research
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Ripening in the Tomato Green-ripe Mutant is Inhibited by Ectopic Expression of a Protein that Disrupts Ethylene Signaling
2006
Author(s):Barry, C. S., and Giovannoni, J.
P. Natl. Acad. U S A
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Utilization of Tomato Microarrays for Comparative Gene Expression Analysis in the Solanaceae
2005
Author(s):Moore, S., Payton, P., Wright, M., Tanksley, S., Giovannoni, J.
Journal of Experimental Botany
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Role of Beta-Oxidation in Jasmonate Biosynthesis and Systemic Wound Signaling in Tomato
2005
Author(s):Li, C., Schilmiller, A.L., Liu, G., Lee, G.I., Jayanty, S., Sageman, C., Vrebalov, J., Giovannoni, J., Yagi, K., Kobayashi, Y., and Howe, G.A.
Plant Cell
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Genetic Regulation of Tomato Fruit Ripening and Development and Implementation of Associated Genomics Tools
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Acta Hortic.
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Ethylene Insensitivity Conferred by the Green-ripe (Gr) and Never-ripe 2 (Nr-2) Ripening Mutants of Tomato
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Author(s):Barry, C., McQuinn, R.P., Thompson, A.J., Seymour, G.B., Grierson, D., and Giovannoni, J.
Plant Physiology
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The Tomato Sequencing Project, the First Cornerstone of the International Solanaceae Project (SOL)
2005
Author(s):Mueller, L. A., Tanksley, S.D., Giovannoni, J., Van Eck, J., Stack, S., Choi, D., Kim, B.D., Chen, M., Cheng, Z., Li, C., Ling, H., Xue, Y., Seymour, G., Bishop, G., Bryan, G., Sharma, R., Khurana, J., Tyagi, A., Chattopadhyay, D., Singh, N.K., Stiekema, W., Lindhout, P., Jesse, T., Lankhorst, R.K., Bouzayen, M., Shibata, D., Tabata, S., Granell, A., Botella, M.A., Giuliano, G., Frusciante, L., Causse, M., and Zamir, D.
Comparative and Functional Genomics
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Manipulation of Light Signal Transduction as a Means of Modifying Fruit Nutritional Quality in Tomato
2004
Author(s):Liu, Y., Roof, S., Ye, Z., Barry, C., van Tuinen, A., Vrebalov, J., Bowler, C., and Giovannoni, J.
P. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A
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Genetic Regulation of Fruit Development and Ripening
2004
Author(s):Giovannoni, J.
The Plant Cell
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Folate synthesis in plants: The p-aminobenzoate branch is initiated by a bifunctional PabA-PabB protein that is targeted to plastids
2004
Author(s):Basset, G. J. C., Quinlivan, E.P., Ravanel, S., Rébeillé, F., Nichols, B.P., Shinozaki, K., Seki, M., Adams-Phillips, L.C., Giovannoni, J., Gregory III, J.F., and Hanson, A.D.
P. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A
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Evidence that CTR1-mediated Ethylene Signal Transduction in Tomato is Encoded by a Multigene Family Whose Members Display Distinct Regulatory Features
2004
Author(s):Adams-Phillips, L., Barry, C., Kannan, P., Leclercq, J., Bouzayen, M., and Giovannoni, J.
Plant Molecular Biology
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Signal transduction systems regulating fruit ripening
2004
Author(s):Adams-Phillips, L., Barry, C., and Giovannoni, J.
Trends in Plant Science
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331-338
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A MADS-box gene necessary for fruit ripening at the tomato ripening-inhibitor (rin) locus
2002
Author(s):Vrebalov, J., Ruezinsky, D., Padmanabhan, V., White, R., Medrano, D., Drake, R., Schuch, W., and Giovannoni, J.
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Science
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Rin gene compositions and methods for use thereof
Jim Giovannoni
Technology Area:Fruit Quality
US Patent/Application(s): 6,787,687
Publication: Science 2002
Ripening inhibition in the tomato Green-ripe mutant results from ectopic expression of a novel protein which disrupts ethylene signal transduction
Jim Giovannoni
Technology Area:Fruit Quality
US Patent/Application(s): 7,947,867
Publication: PNAS 2006
NOR gene for use in manipulation of fruit quality and ethylene response
Jim Giovannoni
Technology Area:Fruit Quality
US Patent/Application(s): 6,762,347
Publication: Plant Cell 2004
Endo-1,4-.beta.-glucanase genes and their use in plants
Jim Giovannoni
Technology Area:Fruit Quality
US Patent/Application(s): 5,585,545
Publication: Plant J 1998
Banana MADS-Box Genes for Banana Ripening Control
Jim Giovannoni
Technology Area:Fruit Quality
US Patent/Application(s): Provisional
Publication: J Exp Bot 2010