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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Juan Zalapa

Research Geneticist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Generation and characterization of a reference transcriptome and SSR markers for sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-Jan-14)
The American cranberry mitochondrial genome reveals the presence of selenocysteine (tRNA-Sec and SECIS) insertion machinery in land plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (29-Nov-13)
Multi-species mating disruption in Wisconsin cranberries - (Abstract Only)
Deutsch, A., Sojka, J., Dittl, T., Mafra-Neto, A., Zalapa, J.E., Steffan, S.A. 2013. Multi-species mating disruption in Wisconsin cranberries [abstract]. National Meeting of Entomological Society Of America. Paper No. 0711.
Stage-specific development of Sparganothis sulfureana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) - (Abstract Only)
Deutsch, A., Kyryczenko-Roth, V., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Zalapa, J.E., Steffan, S.A. 2013. Stage-specific development of Sparganothis sulfureana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) [abstract]. North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Annual Meeting. p. 1.
Sparganothis fruitworm biology and phenology - (Abstract Only)
Steffan, S.A., Deutsch, A., Kyryczenko-Roth, V., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Zalapa, J.E. 2013. Sparganothis fruitworm biology and phenology [abstract]. North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Annual Meeting. p. 2.
Multi-species mating disruption in cranberries - (Abstract Only)
Deutsch, A., Sojka, J., Dittl, T., Mafra-Neto, A., Zalapa, J.E., Steffan, S.A. 2013. Multi-species mating disruption in cranberries [abstract]. North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Annual Meeting. p. 2.
Hybridization and introgression between the exotic Siberian elm, Ulmus pumila, and the native Field elm, U. minor, in Italy Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brunet, J., Zalapa, J.E., Pecori, F., Santini, A. 2013. Hybridization and introgression between the exotic Siberian elm, Ulmus pumila, and the native Field elm, U. minor, in Italy. Biological Invasions. Available: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10530-013-0486-z.
Systematic and functional implications of structural rearrangements in whole chloroplast genomes of Ericaceae - (Abstract Only)
Zalapa, J.E., Kron, K., Gillespie, E., Fajardo, D. 2013. Systematic and functional implications of structural rearrangements in whole chloroplast genomes of Ericaceae [abstract]. Association of Southeastern Biologists. Paper No. 117.
Spotted Wing Drosophila, Sparganothis phenology and a new look at the BugFloods - (Proceedings)
Steffan, S.A., Lee, J.C., Deutsch, A., Singleton, M., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Zalapa, J.E. 2013. Spotted Wing Drosophila, Sparganothis phenology and a new look at the BugFloods. Wisconsin Cranberry School. 21:1-6.
Cranberries and Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) in Wisconsin - (Other)
Steffan, S.A., Lee, J.C., Lavine, L., Walsh, D., Metzger, C., Zalapa, J.E., Guedot, C., Pellitteri, P. 2012. Cranberries and Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) in Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. XXIII(11):13.
Complete plastid genome sequence of Vaccinium macrocarpon: structure, gene content and rearrangements revealed by next generation sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fajardo, D., Senalik, D.A., Ames, M., Zhu, H., Steffan, S.A., Harbut, R., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N., Gillespie, E., Kron, K., Zalapa, J.E. 2013. Complete plastid genome sequence of Vaccinium macrocarpon: structure, gene content and rearrangements revealed by next generation sequencing. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 9(2):489-498.
Flooding as “spring cleaning” for insect pests - (Proceedings)
Steffan, S.A., Singleton, M., Sojka, J., Zalapa, J.E., Dittl, T. 2012. Flooding as “spring cleaning” for insect pests. Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. p. 32-34.
Removal of arthropods in the spring “trash floods” - (Other)
Steffan, S.A., Singleton, M., Sojka, J., Zalapa, J.E. 2012. Removal of arthropods in the spring “trash floods”. Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. XXV(7):3-4.
The warm winter and spring of 2012: Why degree-days were critical in measuring insect and plant development - (Other)
Steffan, S.A., Singleton, M., Deutsch, A., Bosak, L., Zalapa, J.E. 2012. The warm winter and spring of 2012: Why degree-days were critical in measuring insect and plant development. Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. XXV(7):1-2.
The record-breaking 2012 spring: Why degree-days were critical in assessing insect and plant development - (Proceedings)
Steffan, S.A., Singleton, M., Deutsch, A., Bosak, L., Zalapa, J.E. 2012. The record-breaking 2012 spring: Why degree-days were critical in assessing insect and plant development. Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. p. 29-31.
Discrimination of American cranberry cultivars and assessment of clonal heterogeneity using microsatellite markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fajardo, D., Morales, J., Zhu, H., Steffan, S.A., Harbut, R., Bassil, N.V., Hummer, K.E., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N., Zalapa, J.E. 2012. Discrimination of American cranberry cultivars and assessment of clonal heterogeneity using microsatellite markers. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 31(2):264-271.
Bottle biology: Making cranberry cutting tubbe necklaces - (Abstract Only)
Zalapa, J.E., Gustin, E.S., Steffan, S.A., Harbut, R., Bryan, T., Fajardo, D., Williams, P., Trumble, H. 2012. Bottle biology: Making cranberry cutting tubbe necklaces [abstract]. Botany 2012 - The Next Generation. Paper No. 1059.
Rapid reconstruction and annotation of vaccinium macrocarpon organellar genomes - (Abstract Only)
Steffan, S.A., Senalik, D.A., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N., Fajardo, D., Harbut, R., Zalapa, J.E. 2012. Rapid reconstruction and annotation of vaccinium macrocarpon organellar genomes [abstract]. Botany 2012 - The Next Generation. Paper. No. 1043.
Early-season flooding for insect pest control - (Proceedings)
Steffan, S.A., Singleton, M., Sojka, J., Zalapa, J.E., Harbut, R. 2012. Early-season flooding for insect pest control. Wisconsin Cranberry School 2012 Proceedings. 20:24-28.
In silico analysis of 454 data yields the complete American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) plastid genome - (Abstract Only)
Zalapa, J.E., Steffan, S.A., Simon, P.W., Senalik, D.A., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N., Fajardo, D., Harbut, R., Zhu, H., Mccown, B., Zeldin, E. 2012. In silico analysis of 454 data yields the complete American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) plastid genome [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Paper No. P0047.
Progress towards the complete American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) plastid genome - (Abstract Only)
Zalapa, J.E., Steffan, S.A., Simon, P.W., Senalik, D.A., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N., Diego, F., Harbut, R., Zhu, H. 2011. Progress towards the complete American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) plastid genome [abstract]. Plant Sciences Symposium.
Using next generation sequencing approaches for the isolation of simple sequence repeats (SSF) in the plant sciences - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zalapa, J.E., Cuevas, H.E., Steffan, S.A., Simon, P.W., Senalik, D.A., Zhu, H., Mccown, B., Zeldin, E., Harbut, R. 2012. Using next generation sequencing approaches for the isolation of simple sequence repeats (SSR) in the plant sciences. American Journal of Botany. 99(2):193-208.
Mining and validation of pyrosequenced simple sequence repeats (SSRs) from American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zalapa, J.E., Simon, P.W., Hummer, K.E., Bassil, N.V., Senalik, D.A., Zhu, H., Mccown, B.H., Zeldin, E., Speers, J., Hyman, J. 2012. Mining and validation of pyrosequenced simple sequence repeats (SSRs) from American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 124(1):87-96.
A consensus linkage map for molecular markers and quantitative trait loci associated with economically important traits in melon (Cucumis melo L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Diaz, A., Fergany, M., Formisano, G., Ziarsolo, P., Blanca, J., Staub, J.E., Cuevas, H.E., Zalapa, J.E. 2011. A consensus linkage map for molecular markers and quantitative trait loci associated with economically important traits in melon (Cucumis melo L.). BMC Microbiology. www.biomedcwntral.com/1471-2229/11/111.
Syntenic relationships between cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) and melon (C. melo L.) chromosomes as revealed by comparative genetic mapping - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, D., Weng, Y., Cuevas, H., Yang, L., Li, Y., Garcia-Mas, J., Zalapa, J.E., Staub, J.E., Luan, F., Reddy, U., He, X., Gong, Z. 2011. Syntenic relationships between cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) and melon (C. melo L.) chromosomes as revealed by comparative genetic mapping. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 12:396-409.
Development of educational tools to connect public audiences with cranberry researchers and growers - (Abstract Only)
Zalapa, J.E., Steffan, S.A., Harbut, R., Fredette, N. 2011. Development of educational tools to connect public audiences with cranberry researchers and growers [abstract]. North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Annual Meeting. Paper No. 8.
Measuring genetic diversity and purity of cranberry clonal cultivars using microsatellite markers - (Abstract Only)
Zalapa, J.E., Steffan, S.A., Hummer, K.E., Bassil, N.V., Moreno, J., Zhu, H., Mccown, B., Zeldin, E., Harbut, R. 2011. Measuring genetic diversity and purity of cranberry clonal cultivars using microsatellite markers [abstract]. North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Annual Meeting. Paper No. 5.
Re-visiting spring flooding as an IPM approach in Wisconsin cranberries - (Abstract Only)
Steffan, S.A., Zalapa, J.E., Singleton, M., Harbut, R. 2011. Re-visiting spring flooding as an IPM approach in Wisconsin cranberries [abstract]. North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Annual Meeting. p. 18.
Post-glacial evolution of Panicum virgatum: centers of diversity and gene pools revealed by SSR markers and cpDNA sequences Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Y., Zalapa, J.E., Jakubowski, A.R., Price, D.L., Acharya, A., Wei, Y., Brummer, E.C., Kaeppler, S.M., Casler, M.D. 2011. Post-glacial evolution of Panicum virgatum: centers of diversity and gene pools revealed by SSR markers and cpDNA sequences. Genetica. 139:933-948.
Natural hybrids and gene flow between upland and lowland switchgrass Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Y., Zalapa, J.E., Jakubowski, A.R., Price, D.L., Acharya, A., Wei, Y., Brummer, E.C., Kaeppler, S.M., Casler, M.D. 2011. Natural hybrids and gene flow between upland and lowland switchgrass. Crop Science. 51:2626-2641.
USDA 846-1 Fractal Melon and Derived Recombinant Inbred Lines - (Germplasm Registration)
Staub, J.E., Mccreight, J.D., Zalapa, J.E. 2011. USDA 846-1 fractal melon and derived recombinant inbred lines. HortScience. 46:1423-1425.
Last Modified: 2/7/2013
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