QTL Discovery & Validation:

Cai L, Stegmeir T, Sebolt A, Zheng C, Bink M, Iezzoni A. 2018. Identification of bloom date QTLs and haplotype analysis in tetraploid sour cherry (Prunus cerasus). Tree Genetics and Genomes 14:22.

Cai L, Voorrips RE, van de Weg E, Peace C, Iezzoni A. 2017. Genetic structure of a QTL hotspot on chromosome 2 in sweet cherry indicates positive selection for favorable haplotypes. Molecular Breeding 37:85.

Fresnedo-Ramirez J, Bink MCAM, van de Weg E, Famula T, Crisosto C, Frett T, Gasic K, Peace C, and Gradziel T. 2015. QTL mapping of pomological traits in peach and related species breeding germplasm. Molecular Breeding 35:166.

Fresnedo-Ramirez J, Frett TJ, Sandefur PJ, Salgado-Rojas A, Clark JR, Gasic K, Peace CP, Anderson N, Hartmann TP, Byrne DH, Bink MCAM, van de Weg E, Crisosto CH,  Gradziel TM. 2016. QTL mapping and breeding value estimation through pedigree-based analysis of fruit size and weight in four diverse peach breeding programs. Tree Genetics & Genomes 12:25 (DOI 10.1007/s11295-016-0985-z).

Gasic K, Reighard GLR, Okie WR, Clark J, Gradziel T, Byrne D, Peace C, Stegmeir T, Rosyara U, and Iezzoni A. 2015. Bacterial spot resistance in peach: functional allele distribution in breeding germplasm. Acta Hort 1084:69-74.

Guan Y, Peace C, Rudell D, Verma S, Evans KM. 2015. QTLs detected for individual sugars and soluble solids content in apple. Molecular Breeding 35:135

Hancock JF, Sooriyapathirana S, Bassil N, Stegmeir T, Cai L, Finn C, van de Weg E, Weebadde C. 2016. Public availability of a genotyped, segregating population may foster marker assisted breeding (MAB) and quantitative trait loci (QTL) discovery: An example using strawberry. Frontiers Plant Sci. 7:619-623.

Harshman J, Evans K. 2015. Survey of moldy core incidence in germplasm from the three U.S. apple breeding programs. Journal of the American Pomological Society 69(1): 51-57.

Howard N, van de Weg E, Tillman J, Tong C.B.S, Silverstein K, Luby J. 2017. Two QTL characterized for soft scald and soggy breakdown in apple (Malus × domestica) through pedigree-based analysis of a large population of interconnected families. Tree Genetics and Genomes 14:2.

Mathey MM, Mookerjee S, Mahoney L, Finn CE, Hancock JF, Serce S, Davis T, Stewart P, Whitaker VM, Jamieson AR, Bassil NV, Amaya I, Denoyes   B, Hummer KE, Sargent D, van de Weg E, Iezzoni A. 2014. Using General and Specific Combining Ability to Further Advance Strawberry (Fragaria sp.) Breeding. Acta Hort. 1049:193-200.

Minas Ioannis S, Font i Forcada Carolina, Dangl Gerald S, Gradziel Thomas M, Dandekar Abhaya M, Crisosto Carlos H. 2015. Discovery of non-climacteric and suppressed climacteric bud sport mutations originating from a climacteric Japanese plum cultivar (Prunus salicina Lindl.) Frontiers in Plant Science 6:316. doi:10.3389/fpls.2015.00316.

Mahoney LL, Sargent  DJ, Abebe-Akele F, Wood DJ, Ward JA, Bassil NV, Hancock JF, Folta KM, Davis TM. 2016. A High-Density Linkage Map of the Ancestral Diploid Strawberry, Fragaria iinumae, Constructed with Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Markers from the IStraw90 Array and Genotyping by Sequencing. The Plant Genome doi:103835/plantgenome 2015.08.0071.

Peace CP, Luby JJ, van de Weg WE, Bink MCAM, Iezzoni AF. 2014. A strategy for developing representative germplasm sets for systematic  QTL validation, demonstrated for apple, peach, and sweet cherry. TGG Volume 10(6):1679-1694

Roach J, Verma S, Peres N, Jamieson A, van de Weg E, Bink M, Bassil N, Lee S, Whitaker V. 2016. FaRXf1: a locus conferring resistance to angular leaf spot caused by Xanthomonas fragariae in octoploid strawberry. Theor Appl Genet DOI 10.1007/s00122-016-2695-1.

Salazar JA, Ruiz D,  Campoy JA, Sánchez-Pérez R,  Crisosto CH, Martínez-García PJ,  Blenda A, Jung S, Main D, Martínez-Gómez P,  Rubio M. 2013. Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) and Mendelian Trait Loci (MTL) analysis in Prunus: A breeding perspective and beyond. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter Database DOI  10.1007/s11105-013-0643-7

Sooriyapathirana SS, Mookerjee S, Weebadde CK, Finn CE, Lewers K, Bushakra JM, Luby JJ, Stewart P, Neils S, Hancock JF. 2015. Identification of QTL associated with flower and runner production in octoploid strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa). J. Berry Res. 5: 107-116.

Stegmeir T, Schuster M, Sebolt A, Rosyara U, Sundin G, Iezzoni A. 2014 Cherry leaf spot resitance in cherry (Prunus) is associated with a quantitative trait locus on linkage Group 4 inherited from P. canescens. Mol Breeding 34(3):927-935.

Verma S, Zurn J, Salinas N, Mathey M, Denoyes B, Hancock J, Finn C, Bassil N. 2017. Clarifying sub-genomic positions of QTLs for flowering habit and fruit quality in U.S. strawberry (Fragaria×ananassa) breeding populations using pedigree-based QTL analysis. Hort Research 4(17062); doi:10.1038/hortres.2017.62

Yang, N., Reighard, G., Ritchie, D., Okie, W., and Gasic, K.  2012.  Mapping quantitative trait loci associated with resistance to bacterial spot (Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni) in peach. Tree Genetics and Genomes DOI 10.1007/s11295-012-0580-x