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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Gan-Yuan Zhong
Grape Genetics Research
Research Leader

Phone: (315) 787-2482
Fax: (315) 787-2483
USDA,REE,ARS,NAA,GGR
308 STURTEVANT HALL
GENEVA, NY, 14456

Projects
Management of Apple, Cold-Hardy Grape, and Tart Cherry Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424615
Breeding Apple Rootstocks Tolerant to Abiotic Stresses and Resistant to Pests and Diseases
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424948
Improving Fruit Quality, Disease Resistance, and Tolerance to Abiotic Stress in Grape
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 425016
Management of Genetic Resources and Associated Information for Selected Vegetable Crops
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424541
CHARACTERIZATION OF GENOMIC DIVERITY AND EVOLUTIONARY ORIGINS OF THE USDA-ARS MALUS GERMPLASM COLLECTION
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 422432
GENETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF FRUIT QUALITY TRAITS IN THE USDA MALUS GERMPLASM COLLECTION MAINTAINED IN GENEVA, NEW YORK
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 423335
Evaluation of USDA-ARS Nematode Resistant Rootstocks
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425995
Breeding Rootstocks Resistant to Aggressive Root-Knot Nematodes
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 426972
BREEDING ROOTSTOCKS RESISTANT TO AGGRESSIVE ROOT-KNOT NEMATODES
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 420168
INCREASING GRAPEVINE YIELD
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 422926
Breeding Nematode Resistant Rootstocks
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 424602

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Total antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of twenty-four Vitis vinifera grapes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liang, Z., Cheng, L., Zhong, G., Liu, R. 2014. Total antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of twenty-four Vitis vinifera grapes. PLoS One. 9(8): e105146. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0105146.
16d10 Sirnas Inhibit Root-Knot Nematode Infection in Transgenic Grape Hairy Roots - (Abstract Only) - (17-Jan-14)
Multiple loss-of-function 5-O-Glucosyltransferase alleles revealed in Vitis vinifera, but not in other Vitis species - (Abstract Only) - (17-Jan-14)
Genomics assisted ancestry deconvolution in grape - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sawler, J., Reisch, B., Aradhya, M.K., Prins, B.H., Zhong, G., Schwaninger, H.R., Simon, C.J., Buckler, E., Myles, S. 2013. Genomics assisted ancestry deconvolution in grape. PLoS One. 8(11):1-8.
Vitis phylogenomics: hybridization intensities from a SNP array outperform genotype calls Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, A., Matasci, N., Schwaninger, H.R., Aradhya, M.K., Prins, B.H., Zhong, G., Simon, C., Buckler Iv, E.S., Myles, S. 2013. Vitis phylogenomics: hybridization intensities from a SNP array outperform genotype calls. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078680.
Molecular characteristics and efficacy of 16D10 siRNAs in inhibiting root-knot nematode infection in transgenic grape hairy roots - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, Y., Jittayasothorn, Y., Chronis, D.N., Wang, X., Cousins, P., Zhong, G. 2013. Molecular characteristics and efficacy of 16D10 siRNAs in inhibiting root-knot nematode infection in transgenic grape hairy roots. PLoS One. 8(7):e69463. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069463.
A phylogenomic analysis of the grape genus (Vitis) reveals broad reticulation and concurrent diversification during quaternary climate change - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wan, Y., Schwaninger, H.R., Baldo, A.M., Labate, J.A., Simon, C., Zhong, G. 2013. A phylogenomic analysis of the grape genus (Vitis) reveals broad reticulation and concurrent diversification during quaternary climate change. BMC Evlutionary Biology. 13:141.
Genome-wide survey of genetic diversity of apple using genotyping-by-sequencing - (Abstract Only)
Gardner, K., Schwaninger, H.R., Dann, S., Baldo, A.M., Chao, C.T., Fazio, G., Volk, G.M., Richards, C.M., Zhong, G., Myles, S. 2013. Genome-wide survey of genetic diversity of apple using genotyping-by-sequencing [abstract]. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference. W248.
Inheritance of anthocyanin content in the ripe berries of a tetraploid × diploid grape cross population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liang, Z., Zhao, S., Ma, A., Zhong, G., Li, S. 2012. Inheritance of anthocyanin content in the ripe berries of a tetraploid × diploid grape cross population. Euphytica. 186:343-356.
Genotyping by sequencing in grape - stacks or tassel? - (Abstract Only) - (08-Dec-11)
Characterization of grape Gibberellin Insensitive 1 mutant alleles in transgenic Arabidopsis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhong, G., Yang, Y. 2012. Characterization of grape Gibberellin Insensitive 1 mutant alleles in transgenic Arabidopsis. Transgenic Research. 21:725-741.
Polyphenolic composition and content in the ripe berries of wild Vitis species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liang, Z., Yang, Y., Chen, L., Zhong, G. 2012. Polyphenolic composition and content in the ripe berries of wild Vitis species. Food Chemistry. 132:730-738.
Characterization of polyphenolic metabolites in the seeds of Vitis germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liang, Z., Yang, Y., Cheng, L., Zhong, G. 2012. Characterization of polyphenolic metabolites in the seeds of Vitis germplasm. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60(5):1291-1299.
Inheritance of sugar and acid contents in the ripe berries of a tetraploid x diploid grape cross population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liang, Z., Zhao, S., Ma, A., Zhong, G., Li, S. 2011. Inheritance of sugar and acid contents in the ripe berries of a tetraploid x diploid grape cross population. Journal of Euphytica. 182:251-259.
Influences of Agrobacterium rhizogenes strains, plant genotypes, and tissue types on the induction of transgenic hairy roots in Vitis species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jittayasothorn, Y., Chen, S., Wang, X., Zhong, G. 2011. Influences of Agrobacterium rhizogenes strains, plant genotypes, and tissue types on the induction of transgenic hairy roots in Vitis species. Vitis. 50(3):107-114.
Polyphenolic profiles detected in the ripe berries of Vitis vinifera germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liang, Z., Owens, C.L., Zhong, G., Cheng, L. 2011. Polyphenolic profiles detected in the ripe berries of Vitis vinifera germplasm. Journal of Food Biochemistry. 129:940-950.
Rapid genomic characterization of the genus Vitis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Myles, S., Chia, J., Hurwitz, B., Simon, C.J., Zhong, G., Buckler IV, E.S., Ware, D. 2010. Rapid genomic characterization of the genus Vitis. PLoS One. 5(1):e8219.
A phenylalanine in DGAT is a key determinant of oil content and composition in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zheng, P., Allen, W., Roesler, K., Williams, M., Zhang, S., Li, J., Glassman, K., Ranch, J., Nubel, D., Solawetz, W., Bhattramakki, D., Llaca, V., Deschamps, S., Zhong, G., Tarczynski, M., Shen, B. 2008. A phenylalanine in DGAT is a key determinant of oil content and composition in maize. Nature Genetics. 40:367-372.
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