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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

David R. Rudell

Research Plant Physiologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Chilling-related cell damage of apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.) fruit cortical tissue impacts antioxidant, lipid, and phenolic metabolism - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-May-14)
Selection of low-variance expressed Malus x domestica (apple) genes for use as quantitative PCR reference genes (housekeepers) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bowen, J., Ireland, H.S., Crowhurst, R., Luo, Z., Schaffer, R.J., Watson, A.E., Foster, T., Gapper, N., Watkins, C., Giovannoni, J.J., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R., Johnston, J.W. 2014. Selection of low-variance expressed Malus x domestica (apple)genes for use as quantitative PCR reference genes (housekeepers). Tree Genetics and Genomes. 10:751-759.
Carbon source-dependent antifungal and nematicidal volatiles derived during anaerobic soil disinfestation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hewavitharana, S., Rudell Jr, D.R., Mazzola, M. 2014. Carbon source-dependent antifungal and nematicidal volatiles derived during anaerobic soil disinfestation. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 140:39-52.
Fruit size affects physiological attributes and storage disorders in cold stored "Gala" apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-Oct-13)
Interactions between 1-MCP and controlled atmosphere storage on quality and storage disorders of fruits and vegetable. - (Abstract Only)
Watkins, C., Gapper, N., Nock, J., Rudell Jr, D.R., Leisso, R.S., Lee, J., Buchanan, D.A., Mattheis, J.P., Hertog, M., Nicolai, B. 2013. Interactions between 1-MCP and controlled atmosphere storage on quality and storage disorders of fruits and vegetable.. International Controlled Atmosphere Research Conference Proceedings. 101.
Pithy brown core in ‘d’Anjou’ pear (Pyrus communis L.) fruit developing during controlled atmosphere storage at pO2 determined by monitoring chlorophyll fluorescense - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mattheis, J.P., Felicetti, D., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2013. Pithy brown core in ‘d’Anjou’ pear (Pyrus communis L.) fruit developing during controlled atmosphere storage at pO2 determined by monitoring chlorophyll fluorescense. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 259-264.
Integrated metabolomic and transcriptomic profiling illustrates successive phases of increasing gene expression associated with chilling-related apple peel cell death - (Abstract Only)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Gapper, N.E., Hertog, M., Nicolai, B., Buchanan, D.A., Mattheis, J.P., Watkins, C.A., Lee, J., Leisso, R.S., Giovannoni, J.J., Johnston, J., Schaffer, R. 2013. Integrated metabolomic and transcriptomic profiling illustrates successive phases of increasing gene expression associated with chilling-related apple peel cell death. Metabolomics. 51.
1-MCP differentially affects postharvest physiological attributes and incidence of internal browning in cold stored ‘Gala’ apples - (Abstract Only)
Lee, J., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2013. 1-MCP differentially affects postharvest physiological attributes and incidence of internal browning in cold stored ‘Gala’ apples. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. 114.
Metabolomics combined with standard quality measures of ‘Honeycrisp’ apple fruit reveals aspects of metabolism related to flavor, crispness, maturity, and storability - (Abstract Only)
Leisso, R.S., Buchanan, D.A., Countryman, K.J., Sater, C.A., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2013. Metabolomics combined with standard quality measures of ‘Honeycrisp’ apple fruit reveals aspects of metabolism related to flavor, crispness, maturity, and storability. HortScience. 110.
Assessing superficial scald risk in Granny Smith apples during controlled atmosphere storage using biomarker-based technology - (Abstract Only)
Gapper, N., Hertog, M., Nicolai, B., Watkins, C., Giovannoni, J.J., Mattheis, J.P., Lee, J., Leisso, R.S., Buchanan, D.A., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2013. Assessing superficial scald risk in Granny Smith apples during controlled atmosphere storage using biomarker-based technology. HortScience. 120.
Apple fruit volatile compound dynamics during storage in low O2 or high CO2 atmospheres - (Abstract Only)
Lumpkin, C., Rudell Jr, D.R., Fellman, J.K., Mattheis, J.P. 2013. Apple fruit volatile compound dynamics during storage in low O2 or high CO2 atmospheres. XI International Controlled and Modified Atmosphere Research Conference Book of Abstracts. p. 14.
Cell wall, cell membrane, and volatile metabolism are altered by antioxidant treatment, temperature shifts, and peel necrosis during apple fruit storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leisso, R.S., Buchanan, D.A., Lee, J., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2013. Cell wall, cell membrane, and volatile metabolism are altered by antioxidant treatment, temperature shifts, and peel necrosis during apple fruit storage. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:1373-1387.
Development of stem-end internal browning and cracking in cold stored ‘Gala’ apples is related to fruit size - (Abstract Only)
Lee, J., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2012. Development of stem-end internal browning and cracking in cold stored ‘Gala’ apples is related to fruit size. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting.
Candidate biomarker discovery and selection for ‘Granny Smith' superficial scald risk management and diagnosis, poster board - (Abstract Only)
Gapper, N., Hertog, M., Nicolai, B., Watkins, C., Giovannoni, J.J., Mattheis, J.P., Lee, J., Leisso, R.S., Buchanan, D.A., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2012. Candidate biomarker discovery and selection for ‘Granny Smith' superficial scald risk management and diagnosis, poster board. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting.
Establishing a diagnostic metabolic profile for soggy breakdown, a physiological disorder of stored ‘Honeycrisp’ apple fruit - (Abstract Only)
Leisso, R.S., Hanrahan, I., Buchanan, D.A., Lee, J., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2012. Establishing a diagnostic metabolic profile for soggy breakdown, a physiological disorder of stored ‘Honeycrisp’ apple fruit. Metabolomics.
Postharvest characteristics of a 'Gala' apple fruit internal browning disorder - (Abstract Only)
Mattheis, J.P., Lee, J., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2012. Postharvest characteristics of a 'Gala' apple fruit internal browning disorder. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting.
Antioxidant treatment alters metabolism associated with internal browning in ‘Braeburn’ apples during CA storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, J., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2012. Antioxidant treatment alters metabolism associated with internal browning in ‘Braeburn’ apples during CA storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 68:32-42.
Antioxidant metabolism of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) treated ‘Empire’ apples during controlled atmosphere storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, J., Cheng, L., Rudell Jr, D.R., Watkins, C.B. 2012. Antioxidant metabolism of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) treated ‘Empire’ apples during controlled atmosphere storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 65:79-91.
Metabolic changes in 1-MCP treated ‘Empire’ apple during storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (21-Sep-11)
Expression profiles of MdACS3 gene suggest function as an accelerator of apple (Malus x domestica) fruit ripening. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Varanasi, V., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R., Zhu, Y., Shin, S.B. 2011. Expression profiles of MdACS3 gene suggest function as an accelerator of apple (Malus x domestica) fruit ripening. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 62:141-148.
Ripening, storage temperature, ethylene action, and oxidative stress alter apple peel phytosterol metabolism - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Buchanan, D.A., Leisso, R.S., Whitaker, B.D., Mattheis, J.P., Zhu, Y., Varanasi, V. 2011. Ripening, storage temperature, ethylene action, and oxidative stress alter apple peel phytosterol metabolism. Phytochemistry. 72:1328-1340.
Responses of ‘d’Anjou’ Pear (Pyrus communis L.) fruit to storage at low oxygen setpoints determined by monitoring fruit chlorophyll fluorescence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2011. Responses of ‘d’Anjou’ Pear (Pyrus communis L.) fruit to storage at low oxygen setpoints determined by monitoring fruit chlorophyll fluorescence. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 60:125-129.
Where systems biology meets postharvest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hertog, M., Rudell Jr, D.R., Pedreschi, R., Schaffer, R.J., Geeraerd, A.H., Nicolai, B., Ferguson, I. 2011. Where systems biology meets postharvest. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 62:223-237.
Metabolic profiling of ethephon-treated sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Sep-10)
Phytosterol conjugation in cold-storage apple fruit is linked to oxidative stress and ripening - (Abstract Only)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Whitaker, B.D., Mattheis, J.P., Zhu, Y. 2010. Phytosterol conjugation in cold-storage apple fruit is linked to oxidative stress and ripening. Meeting Abstract.
Metabolomic Change Precedes Apple Superficial Scald Symptoms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Mattheis, J.P., Hertog, M. 2009. Metabolomic Change Precedes Apple Superficial Scald Symptoms. J. Agric. Food Chem. 57:8459-8466.
Superficial Scald Development and Related Metabolism is Modified by Postharvest Light Irradiation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Mattheis, J.P. 2008. Superficial Scald Development and Related Metabolism is Modified by Postharvest Light Irradiation. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 51:174-182.
Antibiosis and acidification by Panoea agglomerans strain E325 may contribute to suppression of Erwinia amylovora - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pusey, P.L., Stockwell, V.O., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2008. Antibiosis and acidification by Panoea agglomerans strain E325 may contribute to suppression of Erwinia amylovora. Phytopathology. 98:1136-1143.
Characterization of Stigma Exudates in Aqueous Extracts from Apple and Pear Flowers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pusey, P.L., Rudell Jr, D.R., Curry, E.A., Mattheis, J.P. 2008. Characterization of Stigma Exudates in Aqueous Extracts from Apple and Pear Flowers. HortScience. 43(5):1471-1478.
Post-storage 'Granny Smith' Metabolome and Superficial Scald Severity is altered by Postharvest Ultraviolet/White Light Irradiation - (Abstract Only)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Mattheis, J.P. 2008. Post-storage 'Granny Smith' Metabolome and Superficial Scald Severity is altered by Postharvest Ultraviolet/White Light Irradiation. Meeting Abstract.
Metabolic Profiles of Anjou Pears Stored in Low Oxygen Atmospheres - (Abstract Only)
Felicetti, D.A., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2008. Metabolic Profiles of Anjou Pears Stored in Low Oxygen Atmospheres. Meeting Abstract.
Characterization of cultivar differences in alcohol acyltransferase and 1-aminocyclopropane-1carboxylate synthase gene expression and volatile compound emission during apple fruit maturation and ripening - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhu, Y., Rudell Jr, D.R., Mattheis, J.P. 2008. Characterization of cultivar differences in alcohol acyltransferase and 1-aminocyclopropane-1carboxylate synthase gene expression and volatile compound emission during apple fruit maturation and ripening. Postharvest Biology and Technology 49:(3):330-339.
Metabolic evaluation of 'Braeburn' browning - (Abstract Only) - (13-Mar-08)
Diphenylamine Metabolism in 'Braeburn' Apples Stored under Conditions Conducive to Development of Internal Browning - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2008. Diphenylamine Metabolism in 'Braeburn' Apples Stored under Conditions Conducive to Development of Internal Browning. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56:3381-3385.
Mechanisms of Pantoea agglomerans Strain E325 as Antagonist of Erwinia amylovora - (Proceedings) - (01-Dec-07)
Pre-storage UV-White Light Irradiation Alters Apple Peel Metabolome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Mattheis, J.P., Curry, E.A. 2008. Pre-storage UV-White Light Irradiation Alters Apple Peel Metabolome. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56:1138-1147.
Characterization of Alcohol Acyl Transferase and 1-Aminocyclopropane-1-Carboxylate Synthase Gene Expression and Volatile Compound Emission during Apple Fruit Development and Ripening - (Proceedings) - (12-Nov-07)
Synergism Exists Between Ethylene and Methy Jasmonate in Artificial Light-Induced Pigment Enhancement of 'Fuji' Apple Fruit Peel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Mattheis, J.P. 2008. Synergism Exists Between Ethylene and Methy Jasmonate in Artificial Light-Induced Pigment Enhancement of 'Fuji' Apple Fruit Peel. Postharvest Biology and Technology. (47): 136-140.
Alteration of 'Granny Smith' Apple Peel Metabolic Profiles by Postharvest UV/Visable Irradiation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Mattheis, J.P. 2007. Alteration of 'Granny Smith' Apple Peel Metabolic Profiles by Postharvest UV/Visable Irradiation. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting.
NITRIC OXIDE AND NITRITE TREATMENTS REDUCE ETHYLENE EVOLUTION FROM APPLE FRUIT DISKS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Mattheis, J.P. 2006. Nitric oxide and nitrite treatments reduce ethylene evolution from apple fruit disks. HortScience. 41:1462-1465.
INFLUENCE OF ETHYLENE ACTION, STORAGE ATMOSPHERE, AND STORAGE DURATION ON DIPHENYLAMINE AND DIPHYNYLAMINE DERIVATIVE CONTENT OF 'GRANNY SMITH' APPLE PEEL - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (31-Jan-06)
NITRIC OXIDE GENERATED EXOGENOUSLY BY DONORS OR ENDOGENOUSLY FROM NITRITE REDUCES ETHYLENE BIOSYNTHESIS IN 'GOLDEN DELICIOUS' APPLE CORTEX DISKS - (Proceedings) - (13-Jan-06)
RELATIONSHIP OF SUPERFICIAL SCALD DEVELOPMENT AND A-FARNESENE OXIDATION TO REACTIONS OF DIPHENYLAMINE AND DIPHENYLAMINE DERIVATIVES IN 'GRANNY SMITH' APPLE PEEL - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Mattheis, J.P., Fellman, J.K. 2005. Relationship of superficial scald development and a-farnesene oxidation to reactions of diphenylamine and diphenylamine derivatives in 'Granny Smith' apple peel. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
METABOLISM OF APPLE PEEL CONSTITUENTS DURING RIPENING IS DIFFERENTIALLY REGULATED BY ETHYLENE - (Proceedings)
Mattheis, J.P., Rudell Jr, D.R. 2005. Metabolism of apple peel constituents during ripening is differentially regulated by ethylene. Meeting Abstract.
PREHARVEST APPLICATION OF METHYL JASMONATE TO ATTACHED 'FUJI' APPLES ENHANCES RED COLORATION AND AFFECTS FRUIT SIZE, SPLITTING, AND BITTER-PIT INCIDENCE - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (18-Jan-05)
AROMA VOLATILE BIOSYNTHESIS IN APPLES AFFECTED BY 1-MCP AND METHYL JASMONATE - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kondo, S., Setha, S., Mattheis, J.P., Rudell, D.; Buchanan, D. 2005. Aroma volatile biosynthesis in apples affected by 1-MCP and methyl jasmonate. Postharvest Biology and Technology 36(1):61-68.
REACTIONS OF DIPHENYLAMINE AND DIPHENYLAMINE DERIVATIVES IN 'GRANNY SMITH' APPLES AND RELATIONSIPS TO CONTROL OF SUPERFICIAL SCALD - (Proceedings)
Rudell Jr, D.R., Mattheis, J.P. 2004. Reactions of diphenylamine and diphenylamine derivatives in 'Granny smith' apples and relationsips to control of superficial scald. 5th International Society of Horticultural Science Proceedings. Abstracts. p. 105.
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