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Refereed publications since 2008


Kostick S, Norelli J, Evans K. (2019) Novel metrics to classify fire blight resistance of ninety-four apple cultivars. Plant Pathology.

Luo F, Sandefur P, Evans K, Peace C. (2019) A DNA test for routinely predicting mildew resistance in descendants of crabapple ‘White Angel’. Molecular Breeding 39:33.

Jung S, Lee T, Cheng C-H, Buble K, Zheng P, Yu J, Humann J, Ficklin S, Gasic K, Scott K, Frank M, Ru S, Hough H, Evans K, Peace C, Olmstead M, DeVetter L, McFerson J, Coe M, Wegrzyn J, Staton M, Abbott A, Main D. (2018) 15 years of GDR: new data and functionality on the Genome Database for Rosaceae. Nucleic Acids Research

Evans K. (2018) Pear rootstocks. In: (K. Gasic, J.E. Preece, and D. Karp, eds.) Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars List 49. HortScience 53(6): 768-769.

Oztürk G, Evans K., Postman J. (2018) Pear. In: (K. Gasic, J.E. Preece, and D. Karp, eds.) Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars List 49. HortScience 53(6): 765-768.

Kostick S, Evans K. (2018) Apple. In: (K. Gasic, J.E. Preece, and D. Karp, eds.) Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars List 49. HortScience 53(6): 748-750.

Desnoues E, Norelli JL, Aldwinckle HS, Wisniewski ME, Evans KM, Malnoy M, Khan A. (2018) Identification of novel strain-specific and environment-dependent minor QTLs linked to fire blight resistance in apples. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter DOI: 10.1007/s11105-018-1076-0

Harshman J, Evans K, Allen H, Potts R, Flamenco J, Aldwinckle HS, Wisniewski M, Norelli JL. (2017) Fire blight resistance in wild accessions of Malus sieversii. Plant Disease 101(10):1738-1745. DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-01-17-0077-RE

Urrestarazu J, Denancé C, Ravon E, Guyader A, Guisnel R, Feugey L, Poncet C, Lateur M, Houben P, Ordidge M, Fernández-Fernández F, Evans KM, Paprstein F, Sedlak J, Nybom H, Garkava-Gustavsson L, Miranda C, Gassmann J, Kellerhals M, Suprun I, Pikunova AV, Krasova NG, Torutaeva E, Dondini L, Tartarini S, Laurens F, Durel CE. (2016) Analysis of the genetic diversity and structure across a wide range of germplasm reveals prominent gene flow in apple at the European level. BMC Plant Biology DOI: 10.1186/s12870-016-0818-0

Shin S, Lee J, Rudell, D, Evans K, Zhu Y. (2016) Transcriptional regulation of auxin metabolism and ethylene biosynthesis activation during apple (Malus x domestica) fruit maturation. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. 35:655-666.

Ru S, Hardner C, Carter PA, Evans K, Main D, Peace C. (2016) Modelling of genetic gain for single traits from marker-assisted seedling selection in clonally propagated crops. Horticulture Research DOI 10.1038/hortres.2016.15

Sharpe RM, Koepke T, Harper A, Grimes J, Galli M, Satoh-Cruz M, Kalyanaraman A, Evans K, Kramer D, Dhingra A. (2016) CisSERS: Customizable in silico sequence evaluation for restriction sites. PLOS one DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0152404

Harshman J, Evans K, Hardner C. (2016) Cost and accuracy of advanced breeding trial designs in apple. Horticulture Research DOI 10.1038/hortres.2016.8

Hardner C, Evans KM, Brien C, Bliss F, Peace C. (2016) Genetic architecture of apple fruit quality traits following storage and implications for genetic improvement. Tree Genetics & Genomes DOI 10.1007/s11295-016-0977-z

Shin S, Lee J., Rudell D, Evans K, Zhu Y. (2015) Transcript profiles of auxin efflux carrier and IAA-amido synthetase genes suggest the role of auxin on apple (Malus × domestica) fruit maturation patterns. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 6(5) DOI:10.4236/ajps.2015.65067

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(6) DOI:10.1007/s11032-015-0334-1

Harshman JM, Evans KM. (2015) Survey of moldy core incidence in germplasm from three U.S. Apple Breeding Programs. Journal of the American Pomological Society. 69:51-57

Ru S, Main D, Evans KM, Peace CP. (2015) Current applications, challenges, and perspectives of marker-assisted seedling selection in Rosaceae tree fruit breeding. Tree Genetics & Genomes. 11:8 DOI 10.1007/s11295-015-0834-5

Bink M, Jansen H, Madduri M, Voorrips R, Durel C, Kouassi AB, Laurens F, Mathis F, Gessler C, Gobbin D, Rezzonico F, Patocchi A, Kellerhals M, Boudichevskaia A, Dunemann F, Peil A, Nowicka O, Lata B, Jeziorek K, Stankiewicz-Kosyl M, Pitera E, Soska A, Tomala K, Evans KM, Fernandez FF, Guerra W, Korbin M, Keller S, Lewandowski M, Plocharski W, Rutkowski K, Zurawicz E, Costa F, Sansavini S, Tartarini S, Komjanc M, Mott D, Antofie A, Lateur M, Rondia A, Gianfranceschi L, van de Weg E. (2014) Bayesian QTL analyses using pedigreed families of an outcrossing species, with application to fruit firmness in apple. Theoretical & Applied Genetics. 127:1073-1090

Fernández FF, Padmarasu S, Surbanovski N, Evans KM, Tobutt KR, Sargent DJ. (2014) Characterisation of the virescent locus controlling a recessive phenotype in apple rootstocks (Malus pumila Mill.) Molecular Breeding. 33:373-383.

Evans K, Jung S, Lee T, Brutcher L, Cho I, Peace C, Main D. (2013) Addition of a breeding database in the Genome Database for Rosaceae. Database. DOI: 10.1093/database/bat078.

Yue C, Gallardo RK, Luby J, Rihn A, McFerson JR, McCracken V, Bedford D, Brown S, Evans K, Weebadde C, Sebolt A, Iezzoni A. (2013) An investigation of U.S. apple producers’ trait prioritization – evidence from audience surveys. HortScience. 48(11):1378-1384.

Jung S, Ficklin SP, Lee T, Cheng C, Blenda A, Zheng P, Yu J, Bombarely A, Cho I, Ru S, Evans KM, Peace C, Abbott A, Mueller L, Olmstead M, Main D. (2013) The Genome Database for Rosaceae (GDR): Year 10 Update. Nucleic Acid Research. DOI:10.1093/nar/gkt1012.

Schmidt CA, Clark MD, Guan Y, Orcheski B, Verma S, Luby J, Brown S, Evans K, Bradeen J, Peace C. (2013) Fruit texture phenotypes of the RosBREED U.S. apple reference germaplasm set. HortScience. 48(3):296-303.

Evans KM, Barritt BH, Konishi BS, Brutcher LJ, Ross CF. (2012) ‘WA 38’ Apple. HortScience. 47(8):1178-1179.

Antanaviciute L, Fernández FF, Jansen H, Banchi E, Evans KM, Viola R, Velasco R, Dunwell JM, Troggio M, Sargent DJ. (2012) Development of a dense SNP-based linkage map of apple rootstock progeny using the Malus Infinium whole genome genotyping array. BMC Genomics. 13:203.

Evans KM, Brutcher LJ, Konishi BS. (2012) Implementation of bar-code technology in a tree fruit breeding program. HortScience. 47(1):149.

Wegrzyn JL, Main D, Figueroa B, Choi M, Yu J, Neale DB, Jung S, Lee T, Staton M, Zheng P, Ficklin S, Cho I, Peace C, Evans K, Volk G, Oraguzie N, Chen C, Olmstead M, Gmitter F, Abbott AG. (2012) Uniform standards for genome databases in forest and fruit trees. Tree Genetics and Genomes. DOI 10.1007/s11295-012-0494-7

Fernandez FF, Antanaviciute L, van Dyk M, Tobutt K, Evans KM, Rees J, Dunwell J, Sargent D. (2012). A genetic linkage map of an apple rootstock progeny anchored to the Malus genome sequence.  Tree Genetics and Genomes. DOI 10.1007/

Evans KM, Barritt BH, Konishi BS, Dilley MA, Brutcher LJ, Peace CP. (2011) ‘WA 5’ apple. HortScience. 46(6):958-960.

KM Evans, A Patocchi, F Rezzonico, F Mathis, CE Durel, F Fernández-Fernández, A Boudichevskaia, F Dunemann, M Stankiewicz-Kosyl, L Gianfranceschi, M Komjanc, M Lateur, M Madduri, Y Noordijk, WE van de Weg. (2010) Genotyping of pedigreed apple breeding material with a genome-covering set of SSRs: trueness-to-type of cultivars and their parentages. Molcular Breeding. DOI 10.1007/11032-010-9502-5.

Zhu Y, Evans KM, Peace CP. (2011) Utility testing of an apple skin color MdMYB1 marker in two progenies. Molecular Breeding. 27:525-532.

Evans KM, Brutcher L, Konishi B, Barritt BH. (2010) Correlation of sensory analysis with physical textural data from a computerized penetrometer in the Washington State University apple breeding program. HortTechnology 20:(6):1026-1029.

Evans KM, BH Barritt, BS Konishi, MA Dilley. LJ Brutcher, CP Peace (2010). ‘WA 2’ apple. HortScience, 45(4):668-669.

Kouassi AB, CE Durel, F Costa, S Tartarini, E van de Weg, K Evans, F Fernández-Fernández, C Govan, A Boudichevskaja, F Dunemann, A Antofie, M Lateur, M Stankiewicz-Kosyl, A Soska, K Tomala, M Lewandowski, K Rutkovski, E Zurawicz, W Guerra, F Laurens.  2009.  Estimation of genetic parameters and prediction of breeding values for apple fruit quality traits using pedigreed plant material in Europe. Tree Genetics and Genomes, 5, 659-672.

Patocchi A, F Fernández-Fernández, K Evans, D Gobbin, F Rezzonico, A Boudichevskaia, F Dunemann, M Stankiewicz-Kosyl, F Mathis-Jeanneteau, CE Durel, L Gianfranceschi, F Costa,  C Toller, V Cova, D Mott, M Komjanc, E Barbaro, L Kodde, E Rikkerink, C Gessler, WE van de Weg. 2009. Development and test of 21 multiplex PCRs composed of SSRs spanning most of the apple genome. Tree Genetics and Genomes, 5 (1), 211-223.

Sargent DJ, A Marchese, DW Simpson, W Howad, F Fernández-Fernández, A Monfort, P Arùs, KM Evans, KR Tobutt. 2009. Development of ‘universal’ gene-specific markers from Malus pumila cDNA sequences, their mapping and use in synteny studies within Rosaceae. Tree Genetics and Genomes, 5 (1):133-145.

Evans KM, C Govan, F Fernández-Fernández. 2008. A new gene for resistance to Dysaphis pyri in pear and identification of flanking microsatellite markers. Genome, 51 (12), 1026-1031.

Fernández-Fernández F, KM Evans, JB Clarke, CL Govan, CM James, S Marič, KR Tobutt. 2008. Development of an STS map of an interspecific progeny of MalusTree Genetics and Genomes, 4, p469-479.