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Research Publications (Food Safety)

The Food Safety Publications tracks research that is published across national and international peer-reviewed journals. Recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal, Article Title, and Category. The research publications are tracked across six categories: Bacterial Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Natural Toxins, Parasites, Produce Safety, and Viruses. Articles produced by USDA Grant Funding Agencies and FDA Grant Funding Agencies are also tracked.

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  1. Supplemental Blue Light Frequencies Improve Ripening and Nutritional Qualities of Tomato Fruits

    • Thu, 06/09/2022 - 04:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum L. Micro-Tom) were grown in a plastic greenhouse. When plants anthesis, the 100 μmol m–2 s–1 blue light-emitting diode (LED) light (430 ± 10 nm) was supplemented from 6:00 to 18:00.

      • Produce Safety
      • Ethylene Sensitive
  2. Ethylene Production Affects Blueberry Fruit Texture and Storability

    • Fri, 03/25/2022 - 04:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Ethylene, produced endogenously by plants and their organs, can induce a wide array of physiological responses even at very low concentrations. Nevertheless, the role of ethylene in regulating blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) ripening and storability is still unclear although an increase in ethylene production has been observed in several studies during blueberry ripening.

      • Produce Safety
      • Ethylene Sensitive
  3. Genome-Wide Analysis and Expression Profiles of Ethylene Signal Genes and Apetala2/Ethylene-Responsive Factors in Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

    • Thu, 03/17/2022 - 12:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Peanut is an important oil and economic crop widely cultivated in the world. It has special characteristics such as blooming on the ground but bearing fruits underground. During the peg penetrating into the ground, it is subjected to mechanical stress from the soil at the same time. It has been proved that mechanical stress affects plant growth and development by regulating the ethylene signaling-related genes.

      • Produce Safety
      • Ethylene Sensitive
  4. The Calcium Sensor Calcineurin B-Like Proteins -Calcineurin B-Like Interacting Protein Kinases Is Involved in Leaf Development and Stress Responses Related to Latex Flow in Hevea brasiliensis

    • Fri, 02/25/2022 - 06:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Latex flow in Hevea brasiliensis (the Para rubber tree), the sole commercial source of natural rubber (cis-1,4-polyisoprene, NR), renders it uniquely suited for the study of plant stress responses. Calcineurin B-like interacting protein kinases (CIPK) serving as calcium-sensor protein kinases react with calcineurin B-like proteins (CBL) to play crucial roles in hormone signaling transduction and response to abiotic stress in plant developmental processes.

      • Produce Safety
      • Ethylene Sensitive
  5. AP2/ERF Transcription Factor NbERF-IX-33 Is Involved in the Regulation of Phytoalexin Production for the Resistance of Nicotiana benthamiana to Phytophthora infestans

    • Thu, 01/27/2022 - 12:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Plants recognize molecular patterns unique to a certain group of microbes to induce effective resistance mechanisms. Elicitins are secretory proteins produced by plant pathogenic oomycete genera including Phytophthora and Pythium. Treatment of INF1 (an elicitin produced by P.

      • Produce Safety
      • Ethylene Sensitive
  6. The LcKNAT1-LcEIL2/3 Regulatory Module Is Involved in Fruitlet Abscission in Litchi

    • Fri, 01/21/2022 - 12:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Large and premature organ abscission may limit the industrial development of fruit crops by causing serious economic losses. It is well accepted that ethylene (ET) is a strong inducer of organ abscission in plants. However, the mechanisms underlying the control of organ abscission by ET are largely unknown.

      • Produce Safety
      • Ethylene Sensitive
  7. A Sugarcane G-Protein-Coupled Receptor, ShGPCR1, Confers Tolerance to Multiple Abiotic Stresses

    • Thu, 11/11/2021 - 16:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) is a prominent source of sugar and serves as bioenergy/biomass feedstock globally. Multiple biotic and abiotic stresses, including drought, salinity, and cold, adversely affect sugarcane yield. G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are components of G-protein-mediated signaling affecting plant growth, development, and stress responses. Here, we identified a GPCR-like protein (ShGPCR1) from sugarcane and energy cane (Saccharum spp.

      • Produce Safety
      • Ethylene Sensitive
  8. Comparative Transcriptomics and Metabolomics Reveal an Intricate Priming Mechanism Involved in PGPR-Mediated Salt Tolerance in Tomato

    • Tue, 08/17/2021 - 16:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Plant-associated beneficial strains inhabiting plants grown under harsh ecosystems can help them cope with abiotic stress factors by positively influencing plant physiology, development, and environmental adaptation. Previously, we isolated a potential plant growth promoting strain (AXSa06) identified as Pseudomonas oryzihabitans, possessing 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate deaminase activity, producing indole-3-acetic acid and siderophores, as well as solubilizing inorganic phosphorus.

      • Produce Safety
      • Ethylene Sensitive
  9. Effects of Soil Amendment With Wood Ash on Transpiration, Growth, and Metal Uptake in Two Contrasting Maize (Zea mays L.) Hybrids to Drought Tolerance

    • Thu, 05/20/2021 - 16:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Wood ash as a soil amendment has gained wide spread acceptance in the recent years as a sustainable alternative to chemical fertilizers, although information regarding the effects of its application on maize growth and yield in the context of climate change and increasing drought severity is lacking till date.

      • Produce Safety
      • Ethylene Sensitive
  10. Molecular Mechanisms of the 1-Aminocyclopropane-1-Carboxylic Acid (ACC) Deaminase Producing Trichoderma asperellum MAP1 in Enhancing Wheat Tolerance to Waterlogging Stress

    • Mon, 01/18/2021 - 16:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Waterlogging stress (WS) induces ethylene (ET) and polyamine (spermine, putrescine, and spermidine) production in plants, but their reprogramming is a decisive element for determining the fate of the plant upon waterlogging-induced stress. WS can be challenged by exploring symbiotic microbes that improve the plant’s ability to grow better and resist WS.

      • Produce Safety
      • Ethylene Sensitive