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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The Tomato Expression Atlas
2017.
Fernandez-Pozo, N., Zheng, Y., Snyder, S. I., Nicolas, P., Shinozaki, Y., Fei, Zhangjun, Catala, Car…
Bioinformatics (Oxford, England).
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2397–2398
The Epigenome and Transcriptional Dynamics of Fruit Ripening
2017.
Giovannoni, James J., Nguyen, C., Ampofo, B., Zhong, S., Fei, Zhangjun
Annual Review of Plant Biology.
68
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61–84
Delayed response to cold stress is characterized by successive metabolic shifts culminating in apple fruit peel necrosis
2017.
Gapper, N. E., Hertog, M. LATM, Lee, J., Buchanan, D. A., Leisso, R. S., Fei, Zhangjun, Qu, G., Giov…
BMC Plant Biology.
17
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Next-generation sequencing-based QTL mapping for unravelling causative genes associated with melon fruit quality traits
2017.
Portnoy, V., Gonda, I., Galpaz, N., Tzuri, G., Lev, S., Kenigswald, M., Fei, Zhangjun, Barad, O., Ha…
II INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON TOMATO DISEASES.
1151
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9–16
AtPDS overexpression in tomato: Exposing unique patterns of carotenoid self-regulation and an alternative strategy for the enhancement of fruit carotenoid content
2017.
Mcquinn, R. P., Wong, B., Giovannoni, James J.
Plant Biotechnology Journal.
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An InDel in the Promoter of Al-ACTIVATED MALATE TRANSPORTER9 Selected during Tomato Domestication Determines Fruit Malate Contents and Aluminum Tolerance
2017.
Ye, J., Wang, X., Hu, T., Zhang, F., Wang, B., Li, C., Yang, T., Li, H., Lu, Y., Giovannoni, J. J., …
THE PLANT CELL ONLINE.
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2249–2268
Metabolomic analyses to evaluate the effect of drought stress on selected African Eggplant accessions
2017.
Mibei, E. K., Owino, W. O., Ambuko, J., Giovannoni, James J., Onyango, A. N.
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.
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Overexpression of the class D MADS-box gene Sl-AGL11 impacts fleshy tissue differentiation and structure in tomato fruits
2017.
Huang, B., Routaboul, J-M, Liu, M., Deng, W., Maza, E., Mila, I., Hu, G., Zouine, M., Frasse, P., Vr…
Journal of Experimental Botany.
68
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4869–4884
Transient regulation of three clustered tomato class-I small heat-shock chaperone genes by ethylene is mediated by SlMADS-RIN transcription factor
2017.
Shukla, V., Upadhyay, R. K., Tucker, M. L., Giovannoni, James J., Rudrabhatla, S. V., Mattoo, A. K.
Nature Scientific Reports.
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Carotenoid profiling of the leaves of selected African eggplant accessions subjected to drought stress
2017.
Mibei, E. K., Ambuko, J., Giovannoni, James J., Onyango, A. N., Owino, W. O.
Food Science and Nutrition.
5
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113–122
Identification of a Solanum pennellii Chromosome 4 Fruit Flavor and Nutritional Quality-Associated Metabolite QTL
2016.
Liu, Z., Alseekh, S., Brotman, Y., Zheng, Y., Fei, Zhangjun, Tieman, D. M., Giovannoni, James J., Fe…
Frontiers in Plant Science.
7
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Fruit carotenoid-deficient mutants in tomato reveal a function of the plastidial isopentenyl diphosphate isomerase (IDI1) in carotenoid biosynthesis
2016.
Pankratov, I., McQuinn, R., Schwartz, J., Bar, E., Fei, Zhangjun, Lewinsohn, E., Zamir, D., Giovanno…
The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology.
88
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82–94
iTAK: A Program for Genome-wide Prediction and Classification of Plant Transcription Factors, Transcriptional Regulators, and Protein Kinases
2016.
Zheng, Y., Jiao, C., Sun, H., Rosli, H. G., Pombo, M. A., Zhang, P., Banf, M., Dai, X., Martin, Greg…
Molecular Plant.
9
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1667–1670
Correction for Zhang et al., Chilling-induced tomato flavor loss is associated with altered volatile synthesis and transient changes in DNA methylation
2016.
Zhang, B., Tieman, D. M., Jiao, C., Xu, Y., Chen, K., Fei, Zhangjun, Giovannoni, James J., Klee, H. …
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
113
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E8007–E8007
Gr and hp-1 tomato mutants unveil unprecedented interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis and fruit ripening
2016.
Chialva, M., Zouari, I., Salvioli, A., Novero, M., Vrebalov, J., Giovannoni, James J., Bonfante, P.
Planta.
244
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155–165
Banana MaMADS Transcription Factors Are Necessary for Fruit Ripening and Molecular Tools to Promote Shelf-Life and Food Security
2016.
Elitzur, T., Yakir, E., Quansah, L., Zhangjun, F., Vrebalov, J., Khayat, E., Giovannoni, James J., F…
Plant Physiology.
171
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380–391
Chilling-induced tomato flavor loss is associated with altered volatile synthesis and transient changes in DNA methylation
2016.
Zhang, B., Tieman, D. M., Jiao, C., Xu, Y., Chen, K., Fe, Z., Giovannoni, James J., Klee, H. J.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
113
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12580–12585
Involvement of an ethylene response factor in chlorophyll degradation during citrus fruit degreening
2016.
Yin, X. R., Xie, X. L., Xia, X. J., Yu, J. Q., Ferguson, I. B., Giovannoni, James J., Chen, K. S.
The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology.
86
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403–412
Gene expression and metabolism preceding soft scald, a chilling injury of ???Honeycrisp??? apple fruit
2016.
Leisso, R. S., Gapper, N. E., Mattheis, J. P., Sullivan, N. L., Watkins, C. B., Giovannoni, James J.…
BMC Genomics.
17
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Ethylene suppresses tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum ) fruit set through modification of gibberellin metabolism
2015.
Shinozaki, Y., Hao, S., Kojima, M., Sakakibara, H., Ozeki-Iida, Y., Zheng, Y., Fei, Zhangjun, Zhong,…
The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology.
83
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237–251
Systems approach for exploring the intricate associations between sweetness, color and aroma in melon fruits
2015.
Freilich, S., Lev, S., Gonda, I., Reuveni, E., Portnoy, V., Oren, E., Lohse, M., Galpaz, N., Bar, E.…
BMC Plant Biology.
15
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Nonuniform gene expression pattern detected along the longitudinal axis in the matured rice leaf
2015.
Li, N., Chen, Y. R., Ding, Z., Li, P., Wu, Y., Zhang, A., Yu, S., Giovannoni, James J., Fei, Zhangju…
Nature Scientific Reports.
5
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Interactions between 1-MCP and Controlled Atmospheres on Quality and Storage Disorders of Fruits and Vegetables
2015.
Watkins, Christopher Brian, Gapper, N. E., Nock, J. F., Rudell, D. A., Leisso, R., Lee, J., Buchanan…
PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL PLANT PROPAGATOR'S SOCIETY - 2013.
1071
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45–58
More than meets the eye: From carotenoid biosynthesis, to new insights into apocarotenoid signaling
2015.
McQuinn, R. P., Giovannoni, James J., Pogson, B. J.
Current Opinion in Plant Biology.
27
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172–179
A DEMETER-like DNA demethylase governs tomato fruit ripening
2015.
Liu, R., How-Kit, A., Stammitti, L., Teyssier, E., Rolin, D., Mortain-Bertrand, A., Halle, S., Liu, …
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
112
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10804–10809
The PH gene determines fruit acidity and contributes to the evolution of sweet melons
2014.
Cohen, S., Itkin, M., Yeselson, Y., Tzuri, G., Portnoy, V., Harel-Baja, R., Lev, S., Sa?? Ar, U., Da…
Nature Communications.
5
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Genomic analyses provide insights into the history of tomato breeding
2014.
Lin, T., Zhu, G., Zhang, J., Xu, X., Yu, Q., Zheng, Z., Zhang, Z., Lun, Y., Li, S., Wang, X., Huang,…
Nature genetics.
46
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1220–1226
The genome of the highly stress tolerant wild tomato species Solanum pennellii
2014.
Bolger, A., Scossa, F., Bolger, M. E., Lanz, C., Maumus, F., Tohge, T., Quesneville, H., Alseekh, S.…
Nature genetics.
46
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1034–1038
Tomato GOLDEN2-LIKE Transcription Factors Reveal Molecular Gradients That Function during Fruit Development and Ripening
2014.
Nguyen, C. V., Vrebalov, J. T., Gapper, N. E., Zheng, Y., Zhong, S., Fei, Zhangjun, Giovannoni, Jame…
THE PLANT CELL ONLINE.
26
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585–601
Understanding development and ripening of fruit crops in an “-omics” era
2014.
Gapper, N. E., Giovannoni, James J., Watkins, Christopher Brian
Horticulture Research.
1
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14034–14034
Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization and Optical Mapping to Correct Scaffold Arrangement in the Tomato Genome
2014.
Shearer, L. A., Anderson, L. K., de Jong, H., Smit, S., Goicoechea, J. L., Roe, B. A., Hua, A., Giov…
G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics.
4
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1395–1405
Genome sequence of the hot pepper provides insights into the evolution of pungency in Capsicum species
2014.
Kim, S., Park, M., Yeom, S. I., Kim, Y. M., Lee, J. M., Lee, H. A., Seo, E., Choi, J., Cheong, K., K…
Nature genetics.
46
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270–278
Transcriptomic Analysis of Petunia hybrida in Response to Salt Stress Using High Throughput RNA Sequencing
2014.
Villarino, G. H., Bombarely, A., Giovannoni, James J., Scanlon, Michael J., Mattson, Neil S.
PLoS One 6.
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e94651–e94651
Transcriptomic Analysis of Petunia hybrida in Response to Salt Stress Using High Throughput RNA Sequencing (vol 9, e94651, 2014)
2014.
Villarino, G. H., Bombarely, A., Giovannoni, James J., Scanlon, M. J., Mattson, N. S.
PLoS One 6.
9
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e99146–e99146
Genome-wide data ( ChIP-seq) enabled identification of cell wall-related and aquaporin genes as targets of tomato ASR1, a drought stress-responsive transcription factor
2014.
Ricardi, M. M., Gonz??lez, R. M., Zhong, S., Dom??nguez, P. G., Duffy, T., Turjanski, P. G., Salgado…
BMC Plant Biology.
14
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29–29
Transcriptomic events associated with internal browning of apple during postharvest storage
2014.
Mellidou, I., Buts, K., Hatoum, D., Ho, Q. T., Mattheis, J. P., Johnston, J. W., Watkins, Christophe…
BMC Plant Biology.
14
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Conserved Changes in the Dynamics of Metabolic Processes during Fruit Development and Ripening across Species
2014.
Klie, S., Osorio, S., Tohge, T., Drincovich, M. F., Fait, A., Giovannoni, James J., Fernie, A. R., N…
Plant Physiology.
164
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55–68
Catalyzing plant science research with RNA-seq
2013.
Martin, L. BB, Fei, Zhangjun, Giovannoni, James J., Rose, Jocelyn
Frontiers in Plant Science.
4
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Comparative genomics reveals candidate carotenoid pathway regulators of ripening watermelon fruit
2013.
Grassi, S., Piro, G., Lee, J. M., Zheng, Y., Fei, Zhangjun, Dalessandro, G., Giovannoni, James J., L…
BMC Genomics.
14
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781–781
The draft genome of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and resequencing of 20 diverse accessions
2013.
Xu, Y., Wang, J., Guo, S., Zhang, J., Sun, H., Salse, J., Lucas, W. J., Zhang, H., Zheng, Y., Mao, L…
Nature genetics.
45
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51–58
Single-base resolution methylomes of tomato fruit development reveal epigenome modifications associated with ripening
2013.
Zhong, S., Fei, Zhangjun, Chen, Y. R., Zheng, Y., Huang, M., Vrebalov, J., McQuinn, R., Gapper, N., …
Nature Biotechnology.
31
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154–159
Biomarker development for external CO2 injury prediction in apples through exploration of both transcriptome and DNA methylation changes
2013.
Gapper, N. E., Rudell, D. R., Giovannoni, James J., Watkins, Christopher Brian
AoB Plants.
5
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plt021–plt021
Molecular and genetic regulation of fruit ripening
2013.
Gapper, N. E., McQuinn, R. P., Giovannoni, James J.
Plant Molecular Biology.
82
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575–591
Differential Regulation of Salmonella Typhimurium Genes Involved in O-Antigen Capsule Production and Their Role in Persistence Within Tomato Fruit
2013.
Marvasi, M., Cox, C. E., Xu, Y., Noel, J. T., Giovannoni, James J., Teplitski, M.
Molecular plant-microbe interactions : MPMI.
26
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793–800
A cost-effective method for Illumina small RNA-Seq library preparation using T4 RNA ligase 1 adenylated adapters
2012.
Chen, Y. R., Zheng, Y., Liu, B., Zhong, S., Giovannoni, J., Fei, Zhangjun
Plant Methods.
8
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41–41
Enabling proteomic studies with RNA-Seq: The proteome of tomato pollen as a test case
2012.
Lopez-Casado, G., Covey, P. A., Bedinger, P. A., Mueller, Lukas A., Thannhauser, T. W., Zhang, S., F…
Proteomics.
12
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761–774
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.
Lee, J. M., Joung, J. G., McQuinn, R., Chung, M. Y., Fei, Zhangjun, Tieman, D., Klee, H., Giovannoni…
The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology.
70
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191–204
The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution
2012.
Sato, S., Tabata, S., Hirakawa, H., Asamizu, E., Shirasawa, K., Isobe, S., Kaneko, T., Nakamura, Y.,…
Nature.
485
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635–641
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.
Osorio, S., Alba, R., Nikoloski, Z., Kochevenko, A., Fernie, A. R., Giovannoni, James J.
Plant Physiology.
159
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1713–1729
Tissue specificity and differential expression of transcription factors in tomato provide hints of unique regulatory networks during fruit ripening
2012.
Rohrmann, J., McQuinn, R., Giovannoni, James J., Fernie, A. R., Tohge, T.
Plant Signaling and Behavior.
7
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1639–1647
Altered Chloroplast Development and Delayed Fruit Ripening Caused by Mutations in a Zinc Metalloprotease at the lutescent2 Locus of Tomato
2012.
Barry, C. S., Aldridge, G. M., Herzog, G., Ma, Q., McQuinn, R. P., Hirschberg, J., Giovannoni, James…
Plant Physiology.
159
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1086–1098
Virus-induced gene complementation reveals a transcription factor network in modulation of tomato fruit ripening
2012.
Zhou, T., Zhang, H., Lai, T., Qin, C., Shi, N., Wang, H., Jin, M., Zhong, S., Fan, Z., Liu, Y., Wu, …
Nature Scientific Reports.
2
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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)
2012.
Goyal, R. K., Kumar, V., Shukla, V., Mattoo, R., Liu, Y., Chung, S. H., Giovannoni, James J., Mattoo…
Planta.
235
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453–471
Uniform ripening Encodes a Golden 2-like Transcription Factor Regulating Tomato Fruit Chloroplast Development
2012.
Powell, A. LT, Nguyen, C. V., Hill, T., Cheng, K. LL, Figueroa-Balderas, R., Aktas, H., Ashrafi, H.,…
Science (New York, N.Y.).
336
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1711–1715
Differential Control of Ethylene Responses by GREEN-RIPE and GREEN-RIPE LIKE1 Provides Evidence for Distinct Ethylene Signaling Modules in Tomato
2012.
Ma, Q., Du, W., Brandizzi, F., Giovannoni, James J., Barry, C. S.
Plant Physiology.
160
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1968–1984
Molecular analysis of softening and ethylene synthesis and signaling pathways in a non-softening apple cultivar, ??Honeycrisp?? and a rapidly softening cultivar, ??McIntosh??
2012.
Harb, J., Gapper, N. E., Giovannoni, James J., Watkins, Christopher Brian
Postharvest Biology and Technology.
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High-Throughput Illumina Strand-Specific RNA Sequencing Library Preparation
2011.
Zhong, S., Joung, J. G., Zheng, Y., Chen, Y. R., Liu, B., Shao, Y., Xiang, J. Z., Fei, Zhangjun, Gio…
Cold Spring Harbor Protocols.
6
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940–949
Regulatory control of high levels of carotenoid accumulation in potato tubers
2011.
Zhou, X., Mcquinn, R., Fei, Zhangjun, Wolters, A. MA, Van Eck, Joyce, Brown, C., Giovannoni, James J…
Plant Cell and Environment.
34
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1020–1030
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.
Osorio, S., Alba, R., Damasceno, C. MB, Lopez-Casado, G., Lohse, M., Zanor, M. I., Tohge, T., Usadel…
Plant Physiology.
157
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405–425
Metabolism of soluble sugars in developing melon fruit: a global transcriptional view of the metabolic transition to sucrose accumulation
2011.
Dai, N., Cohen, S., Portnoy, V., Tzuri, G., Harel-Beja, R., Pompan-Lotan, M., Carmi, N., Zhang, G., …
Plant Molecular Biology.
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Analysis of expressed sequence tags generated from full-length enriched cDNA libraries of melon
2011.
Clepet, C., Joobeur, T., Zheng, Y., Jublot, D., Huang, M., Truniger, V., Boualem, A., Hernandez-Gonz…
BMC Genomics.
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Tomato Functional Genomics Database: a comprehensive resource and analysis package for tomato functional genomics
2011.
Fei, Zhangjun, Joung, J. G., Tang, X., Zheng, Y., Huang, M., Lee, J. M., McQuinn, R., Tieman, D. M.,…
Nucleic Acids Research.
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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.
Rohrmann, J., Tohge, T., Alba, R., Osorio, S., Caldana, C., McQuinn, R., Arvidsson, S., Van Der Merw…
The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology.
68
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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.
Matas, A. J., Yeats, T. H., Buda, G. J., Zheng, Y., Chatterjee, S., Tohge, T., Ponnala, L., Adato, A…
THE PLANT CELL ONLINE.
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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
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Martel, C., Vrebalov, J., Tafelmeyer, P., Giovannoni, James J.
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Genetics and Control of Tomato Fruit Ripening and Quality Attributes
2011.
Klee, H. J., Giovannoni, James J.
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Expression of ripening-related genes as affected by chilling in tomato
2011.
Rugkong, A., McQuinn, R., Giovannoni, James J., Rose, Jocelyn, Watkins, Christopher Brian
Postharvest Biology and Technology.
61
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A SEPALLATA gene is involved in the development and ripening of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) fruit, a non-climacteric tissue
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Seymour, G. B., Ryder, C. D., Cevik, V., Hammond, J. P., Popovich, A., King, G. J., Vrebalov, J., Gi…
Journal of Experimental Botany.
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Use of homologous and heterologous gene expression profiling tools to characterize transcription dynamics during apple fruit maturation and ripening
2010.
Costa, F., Alba, R., Schouten, H., Soglio, V., Gianfranceschi, L., Serra, S., Musacchi, S., Sansavin…
BMC Plant Biology.
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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.
Harel-Beja, R., Tzuri, G., Portnoy, V., Lotan-Pompan, M., Lev, S., Cohen, S., Dai, N., Yeselson, L.,…
TAG. Theoretical and applied genetics. Theoretische und angewandte Genetik.
121
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Branched-chain and aromatic amino acid catabolism into aroma volatiles in Cucumis melo L. fruit
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Gonda, I., Bar, E., Portnoy, V., Lev, S., Burger, J., Schaffer, A. A., Tadmor, Y., Gepstein, S., Gio…
Journal of Experimental Botany.
61
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1111–1123
Integrative Transcript and Metabolite Analysis of Nutritionally Enhanced DE-ETIOLATED1 Downregulated Tomato Fruit
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Enfissi, E. MA, Barneche, F., Ahmed, I., Lichtl??, C., Gerrish, C., McQuinn, R. P., Giovannoni, Jame…
THE PLANT CELL ONLINE.
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The regulation of MADS-box gene expression during ripening of banana and their regulatory interaction with ethylene
2010.
Elitzur, T., Vrebalov, J., Giovannoni, James J., Goldschmidt, E. E., Friedman, H.
Journal of Experimental Botany.
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*omeSOM: a software for clustering and visualization of transcriptional and metabolite data mined from interspecific crosses of crop plants
2010.
Milone, D. H., Stegmayer, G. S., Kamenetzky, L., L??pez, M., Lee, J. M., Giovannoni, James J., Carra…
BMC Bioinformatics.
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Functional diversification of AGAMOUS lineage genes in regulating tomato flower and fruit development
2010.
Pan, I. L., McQuinn, R., Giovannoni, James J., Irish, V. F.
Journal of Experimental Botany.
61
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Cell wall metabolism in cold-stored tomato fruit
2010.
Rugkong, A., Rose, Jocelyn, Lee, S. J., Giovannoni, James J., O'Neill, M. A., Watkins, Christopher B…
Postharvest Biology and Technology.
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Genomic Analysis of Wild Tomato Introgressions Determining Metabolism- and Yield-Associated Traits
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Kamenetzky, L., As??s, R., Bassi, S., de Godoy, F., Berm??dez, L., Fernie, A. R., van Sluys, M. A., …
Plant Physiology.
152
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Developmental and Feedforward Control of the Expression of Folate Biosynthesis Genes in Tomato Fruit
2010.
Waller, J. C., Akhtar, T. A., Lara-N????ez, A., Gregory, J. F., McQuinn, R. P., Giovannoni, James J.…
Molecular Plant.
3
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Expression of Ripening-related Genes as Affected by Chilling in Tomato
2010.
Rugkong, A., Watkins, C. B., Rose, J., Giovannoni, James J.
HortScience.
45
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S241–S241
Understanding How ‘Honeycrisp’ Apples Maintain Crispness by Elucidating Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Softening and Ethylene Production
2010.
Harb, J., Gapper, N., Giovannoni, James J., Watkins, Christopher Brian
HortScience.
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Plant MetGenMAP: An Integrative Analysis System for Plant Systems Biology
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Joung, J. G., Corbett, A. M., Fellman, S. M., Tieman, D. M., Klee, H. J., Giovannoni, James J., Fei,…
Plant Physiology.
151
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A Snapshot of the Emerging Tomato Genome Sequence
2009.
Mueller, Lukas A., Lankhorst, R. K., Tanksley, S. D., Giovannoni, James J., White, R., Vrebalov, J.,…
The Plant Genome.
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Role of Fluorescence in situ Hybridization in Sequencing the Tomato Genome
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Stack, S. M., Royer, S. M., Shearer, L. A., Chang, S. B., Giovannoni, James J., Westfall, D. H., Whi…
Cytogenetic and Genome Research.
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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
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Ponce-Valadez, M., Fellman, S. M., Giovannoni, James J., Gan, Susheng, Watkins, Christopher Brian
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Gene expression in developing watermelon fruit
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Wechter, W. P., Levi, A., Harris, K. R., Davis, A. R., Fei, Zhangjun, Katzir, N., Giovannoni, James …
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Melon fruit quality: A genomic approach
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Katzir, N., Harel-Beja, R., Portnoy, V., Tzuri, G., Koren, E., Lev, S., Bar, E., Tadmor, V., Burger,…
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Sesquiterpene aroma biosynthesis in melon (Cucumis melo) rinds
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Lewinsohn, E., Portnoy, V., Benyamini, Y., Bar, E., Harel-Beja, R., Gepstein, S., Giovannoni, James …
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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
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Barry, C. S., McQuinn, R. P., Chung, M. Y., Besuden, A., Giovannoni, James J.
Plant Physiology.
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Expression and polymorphism of watermelon fruit ESTs
2008.
Levi, A., Wechter, W. P., Harris, K. R., Davis, A. R., Fei, Z., Giovannoni, James J., Trebitsh, T., …
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Tomato ??-Glutamylhydrolases: Expression, Characterization, and Evidence for Heterodimer Formation
2008.
Akhtar, T. A., McQuinn, R. P., Naponelli, V., Gregory, J. F., Giovannoni, James J., Hanson, A. D.
Plant Physiology.
148
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Sequencing and Comparative Analysis of a Conserved Syntenic Segment in the Solanaceae
2008.
Wang, Y., Diehl, A., Wu, F., Vrebalov, J., Giovannoni, James J., Siepel, Adam Charles, Tanksley, S. …
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The molecular and biochemical basis for varietal variation in sesquiterpene content in melon (Cucumis melo L.) rinds
2008.
Portnoy, V., Benyamini, Y., Bar, E., Harel-Beja, R., Gepstein, S., Giovannoni, James J., Schaffer, A…
Plant Molecular Biology.
66
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Molecular biology of ethylene during tomato fruit development and maturation
2008.
Cara, B., Giovannoni, James J.
Plant science : an international journal of experimental plant biology.
175
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106–113
Comparative BAC end sequence analysis of tomato and potato reveals overrepresentation of specific gene families in potato
2008.
Datema, E., Mueller, Lukas A., Buels, R., Giovannoni, James J., Visser, R. GF, Stiekema, W. J., Van …
BMC Plant Biology.
8
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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.
Kelleher, C. T., Chiu, R., Shin, H., Bosdet, I. E., Krzywinski, M. I., Fjell, C. D., Wilkin, J., Yin…
The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology.
50
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Characterization of ripening-specific MADS-box genes from banana
2007.
Friedman, H., Ocampo, E. T., Elitzur, T., Pesis, E., Giovannoni, James J., Vrebalov, J.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL PLANT PROPAGATOR'S SOCIETY - 2013.
738
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515–520
Ethylene and Fruit Ripening
2007.
Barry, C. S., Giovannoni, James J.
Journal of Plant Growth Regulation.
26
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Completing a pathway to plant vitamin C synthesis
2007.
Giovannoni, James J.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
104
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9109–9110
AGFD 31-Genetic regulation of carotenoid metabolism during tomato fruit ripening
2007.
Giovannoni, James J.
Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society.
234
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2007.
Giovannoni, James J.
Current Opinion in Plant Biology.
10
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283–289
Euchromatin and Pericentromeric Heterochromatin: Comparative Composition in the Tomato Genome
2006.
Wang, Y., Tang, X., Cheng, Z., Mueller, Lukas A., Giovannoni, James J., Tanksley, S. D.
Genetics.
172
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A naturally occurring epigenetic mutation in a gene encoding an SBP-box transcription factor inhibits tomato fruit ripening
2006.
Manning, K., T??r, M., Poole, M., Hong, Y., Thompson, A. J., King, G. J., Giovannoni, James J., Seym…
Nature genetics.
38
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Breeding new life into plant metabolism
2006.
Giovannoni, James J.
Nature Biotechnology.
24
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From The Cover: Ripening in the tomato Green-ripe mutant is inhibited by ectopic expression of a protein that disrupts ethylene signaling
2006.
Barry, C. S., Giovannoni, James J.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
103
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7923–7928
Transcriptome and Selected Metabolite Analyses Reveal Multiple Points of Ethylene Control during Tomato Fruit Development
2005.
Alba, R., Payton, P., Fei, Zhangjun, McQuinn, R., Debbie, P., Martin, Gregory B., Tanksley, S. D., G…
THE PLANT CELL ONLINE.
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Differential gene expression analysis of strawberry cultivar responses to elevated CO2 concentrations during storage using a tomato cDNA microarray
2005.
Ponce-Valadez, M., Watkins, C. B., Moore, S., Giovannoni, James J.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL PLANT PROPAGATOR'S SOCIETY - 2013.
682
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Role of ??-Oxidation in Jasmonate Biosynthesis and Systemic Wound Signaling in Tomato
2005.
Li, C., Schilmiller, A. L., Liu, G., Gyu, I. L., Jayanty, S., Sageman, C., Vrebalov, J., Giovannoni,…
THE PLANT CELL ONLINE.
17
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Ethylene Insensitivity Conferred by the Green-ripe and Never-ripe 2 Ripening Mutants of Tomato
2005.
Barry, C. S., McQuinn, R. P., Thompson, A. J., Seymour, G. B., Grierson, D., Giovannoni, James J.
Plant Physiology.
138
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The Tomato Sequencing Project, the First Cornerstone of the International Solanaceae Project (SOL)
2005.
Mueller, Lukas A., Tanskley, S. D., Giovannoni, James J., Van Eck, Joyce, Stack, S., Choi, D., Kim, …
Comparative and Functional Genomics.
6
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153–158
ESTs, cDNA microarrays, and gene expression profiling: Tools for dissecting plant physiology and development
2004.
Alba, R., Fei, Zhangjun, Payton, P., Liu, Y., Moore, S. L., Debbie, P., Cohn, J., D'Ascenzo, M., Gor…
The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology.
39
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Comprehensive EST analysis of tomato and comparative genomics of fruit ripening
2004.
Fei, Zhangjun, Tang, X., Alba, R. M., White, J. A., Ronning, C. M., Martin, Gregory B., Tanksley, S.…
The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology.
40
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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.
Basset, G. JC, Quinlivan, E. P., Ravanel, S., R??beill??, F., Nichols, B. P., Shinozaki, K., Seki, M…
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
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Folate synthesis in plants: The last step of the p-aminobenzoate branch is catalyzed by a plastidial aminodeoxychorismate lyase
2004.
Basset, G. JC, Ravanel, S., Quinlivan, E. P., White, R., Giovannoni, James J., R??beill??, F., Nicho…
The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology.
40
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Genetic Regulation of Fruit Development and Ripening
2004.
Giovannoni, James J.
THE PLANT CELL ONLINE.
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Tackling the plant proteome: Practical approaches, hurdles and experimental tools
2004.
Rose, Jocelyn, Bashir, S., Giovannoni, James J., Jahn, M. M., Saravanan, R. S.
The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology.
39
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715–733
Tomato Expression Database (TED) – An Interactive Management Tool for Tomato Expression Profiling Data
2003.
Fei, Z., Tang, X., Alba, R., Payton, P., Giovannoni, James J.
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424–425
LeCTR1, a Tomato CTR1-Like Gene, Demonstrates Ethylene Signaling Ability in Arabidopsis and Novel Expression Patterns in Tomato
2002.
Leclercq, J., Adams-Phillips, L. C., Zegzouti, H., Jones, B., Latche, A., Giovannoni, James J., Pech…
Plant Physiology.
130
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Characterization of a major latex protein (MLP) gene down-regulated by ethylene during peach fruitlet abscission
2002.
Ruperti, B., Bonghi, C., Ziliotto, F., Pagni, S., Rasori, A., Varotto, S., Tonutti, P., Giovannoni, …
Plant science : an international journal of experimental plant biology.
163
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265–272
Genetic Control of Fruit Quality and Prospects for Nutrient Modification
2002.
Giovannoni, James J., Tanksley, S. D.
HortScience.
37
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453–456
Deductions about the Number, Organization, and Evolution of Genes in the Tomato Genome Based on Analysis of a Large Expressed Sequence Tag Collection and Selective Genomic Sequencing
2002.
Van der Hoeven, R., Ronning, C., Giovannoni, James J., Martin, Gregory B., Tanksley, S.
THE PLANT CELL ONLINE.
14
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Analysis of the Ethylene Response in the epinastic Mutant of Tomato
2001.
Barry, C. S., Fox, E. A., Yen, H. C., Lee, S., Ying, T. J., Grierson, D., Giovannoni, James J.
Plant Physiology.
127
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Determining the Physical Limits of the Brassica S Locus by Recombinational Analysis
2000.
Casselman, A. L., Vrebalov, J., Conner, J. A., Singhal, A., Giovannoni, James J., Nasrallah, M. E., …
THE PLANT CELL ONLINE.
12
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Identification of plastome variants useful for cytoplasmic selection and cultivar identification in onion
1999.
Alcala, J., Pike, L. M., Giovannoni, James J.
Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science.
124
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Molecular and Genetic Characterization of a Novel Pleiotropic Tomato-Ripening Mutant
1999.
Thompson, A. J., Tor, M., Barry, C. S., Vrebalov, J., Orfila, C., Jarvis, M. C., Giovannoni, James J…
Plant Physiology.
120
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Transgenic analysis of tomato endo-beta-1,4-glucanase gene function. Role of cel1 in floral abscission
1998.
Lashbrook, C. C., Giovannoni, James J., Hall, B. D., Fischer, R. L., Bennett, A. B.
The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology.
13
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303–310
Genetic approaches to manipulation of fruit development and quality in tomato
1998.
Giovannoni, James J., Kannan, P., Lee, S., Yen, H. C.
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The tomato high-pigment ( hp ) locus maps to chromosome 2 and influences plastome copy number and fruit quality
1997.
Yen, H. C., Shelton, B. A., Howard, L. R., Lee, S., Vrebalov, J., Giovannoni, James J.
TAG. Theoretical and applied genetics. Theoretische und angewandte Genetik.
95
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1069–1079
Application of Genetic Bit Analysis (GBA (TM)) for allelic selection in plant breeding
1997.
Alcala, J., Giovannoni, James J., Pike, L. M., Reddy, A. S.
Molecular Breeding.
3
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495–502
Rapid and reliable screening of a tomato YAC library exclusively based on PCR
1996.
Pillen, K., Alpert, K. B., Giovannoni, James J., Ganal, M. W., Tanksley, S. D.
Plant Molecular Biology Reporter.
14
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A modified procedure for PCR-based differential display and demonstration of use in plants for isolation of genes related to fruit ripening
1995.
OH, B. J., BALINT, D. E., Giovannoni, James J.
Plant Molecular Biology Reporter.
13
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Molecular genetic analysis of the ripening-inhibitor and non-ripening loci of tomato: a first step in genetic map-based cloning of fruit ripening genes
1995.
Giovannoni, James J., Noensie, E. N., Ruezinsky, D. M., Lu, X., Tracy, S. L., Ganal, M. W., Martin, …
Molecular and General Genetics MGG.
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The Tomato Never-ripe Locus Regulates Ethylene-Inducible Gene Expression and Is Linked to a Homolog of the Arabidopsis ETR1 Gene
1995.
YEN, H. C., LEE, S. Y., TANKSLEY, S. D., LANAHAN, M. B., KLEE, H. J., Giovannoni, James J.
Plant Physiology.
107
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1343–1353
Rapid isolation of terminal sequences from cloned plant DNA fragments
1995.
Lu, X. H., Ruezinsky, D. M., Giovannoni, James J.
Plant Molecular Biology Reporter.
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An Ethylene-Inducible Component of Signal Transduction Encoded by Never-ripe
1995.
WILKINSON, J. Q., LANAHAN, M. B., YEN, H. C., Giovannoni, James J., KLEE, H. J.
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The use of transgenic and naturally occurring mutants to understand and manipulate tomato fruit ripening
1994.
GRAY, J. E., PICTON, S., Giovannoni, James J., GRIERSON, D.
Plant Cell and Environment.
17
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The Never Ripe Mutation Blocks Ethylene Perception in Tomato
1994.
LANAHAN, M. B., YEN, H. C., Giovannoni, James J., KLEE, H. J.
THE PLANT CELL ONLINE.
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Pooled-sampling makes high-resolution mapping practical with DNA markers
1993.
CHURCHILL, G. A., Giovannoni, James J., TANKSLEY, S. D.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
90
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High density molecular linkage maps of the tomato and potato genomes
1992.
Tanksley, S. D., Ganal, M. W., Prince, J. P., De Vicente, M. C., Bonierbale, M. W., Broun, P., Fulto…
Genetics.
132
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Isolation of molecular markers from specific chromosomal intervals using DNA pools from existing mapping populations
1991.
Giovannoni, James J., WING, R. A., GANAL, M. W., TANKSLEY, S. D.
Nucleic Acids Research.
19
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EXPRESSION OF A CHIMERIC POLYGALACTURONASE GENE IN TRANSGENIC RIN (RIPENING INHIBITOR) TOMATO FRUIT
1990.
Giovannoni, James J., DELLAPENNA, D., LASHBROOK, C. C., BENNETT, A. B., FISCHER, R. L.
129
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Polygalacturonase Isozymes and Pectin Depolymerization in Transgenic rin Tomato Fruit
1990.
DELLAPENNA, D., LASHBROOK, C. C., TOENJES, K., Giovannoni, James J., FISCHER, R. L., BENNETT, A. B.
Plant Physiology.
94
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EXPRESSION OF A CHIMERIC POLYGALACTURONASE GENE IN TRANSGENIC RIN (RIPENING INHIBITOR) TOMATO FRUIT
1990.
Giovannoni, James J., DELLAPENNA, D., LASHBROOK, C. C., BENNETT, A. B., FISCHER, R. L.
11
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Expression of a Chimeric Polygalacturonase Gene in Transgenic rin (Ripening Inhibitor) Tomato Fruit Results in Polyuronide Degradation but not Fruit Softening
1989.
Giovannoni, James J., DELLAPENNA, D., BENNETT, A. B., FISCHER, R. L.
THE PLANT CELL ONLINE.
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Ethylene-regulated expression of a tomato fruit ripening gene encoding a proteinase inhibitor I with a glutamic residue at the reactive site
1988.
MARGOSSIAN, L. J., FEDERMAN, A. D., Giovannoni, James J., FISCHER, R. L.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
85
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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