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Refereed publications since 2008

Teh, S.L., Kostick, S.A., Brutcher, L.J., Schonberg, B.J., Barritt, B.H., Evans, K.M. (2021) Trends in fruit quality improvement from 15 years of selection in WSU’s apple breeding program. Frontiers in Plant Science 18 DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2021.714325

Miller, B.A., Tillman, J.A., Howard, N., Kostick, S.A., Evans, K.M., Luby, J.J. (2021) A DNA test for high incidence of soft scald and soggy breakdown postharvest disorders in Malus domestica Borkh. Molecular Breeding 41, 57 DOI: 10.1007/s11032-021-01245-w

Kostick, S.A., Teh, S.L., Evans, K.M. (2021) Contributions of reduced susceptibility alleles in breeding apple cultivars with durable resistance to fire blight. Plants 10, 409. DOI: 10.3390/plants10020409

Gañán-Betancur, L., Peever, T., Evans, K., Amiri, A. (2021) High genetic diversity in predominantly clonal populations of the powdery mildew Fungus Podosphaera leucotricha from U.S. apple orchards. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 87, 15 DOI: 10.1128/AEM.00469-21

Ru, S., Hardner, C., Evans, K., Main, D., Carter, P.A., Harshman, J., Sandefur, P., Edge-Garza, D., Peace, C. (2021) Empirical evaluation of multi-trait DNA testing in an apple seedling population. Tree Genetics & Genomes 17, 13 DOI: 10.1007/s11295-021-01494-y

Kostick, S., Teh, S.L., Norelli, J., Vanderzande, S., Peace, C., Evans, K. (2021) Fire blight QTL analysis in a multi-family apple population identifies a reduced-susceptibility allele in ‘Honeycrisp’. Horticulture Research 8, 28 DOI: 10.1038/s41438-021-00466-6

Teh, S.L., Brutcher, L., Schonberg, B., Evans, K. (2020) Eleven-year correlation of physical fruit texture traits between computerized penetrometers and sensory assessment in an apple breeding program. HortTechnology 30(6), DOI: 10.21273/HORTTECH04698-20

Coe, M., Evans, K., Gasic, K., and Main, D. (2020). Plant Breeding Capacity in U.S. Public Institutions. Crop Science. DOI: 10.1002/csc2.20227

Sheick, R., Serra, S., Tillman, J., Luby, J., Evans, K., Musacchi, S. (2020) Characterization of a novel S-RNase allele and genotyping of new apple cultivars. Scientia Horticulturae 273, DOI:10.1016/j.scienta.2020.109630

Kostick, S., and Evans, K. (2020). Apple. In: (Gasic, K., Preece, J. E., and Karp, D., eds.) Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars List 50. HortScience. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI50register-20

Kostick, S., Norelli, J., Teh, S. L., and Evans, K. (2020). Quantitative variation and heritability estimates of fire blight resistance in a pedigree-connected apple germplasm set. Plant Pathology. DOI: 10.1007/s42161-020-00543-0

Luo, F., Evans, K., Norelli, J. L., Zhang, Z., and Peace, C. (2020). Prospects for achieving durable disease resistance with elite fruit quality in apple breeding. Tree Genetics & Genomes, 16, 21. DOI: 10.1007/s11295-020-1414-x

Teh, S. L., Coggins, J. L., Kostick, S. A., and Evans, K. M. (2020). Location, year, and tree age impact NIR-based postharvest prediction of dry matter concentration for 58 apple accessions. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 166. DOI: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2020.111125

York, Z., Teh, S. L., and Evans, K. (2020). Pear. In: (Gasic, K., Preece, J. E., and Karp, D., eds.) Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars List 50. HortScience. DOI:10.21273/HORTSCI50register-20

Kostick, S., Norelli, J., and Evans, K. (2019). Novel metrics to classify fire blight resistance of ninety-four apple cultivars. Plant Pathology. DOI: 10.1111/ppa.13012

Jarolmasjed, S., Sankaran, S., Marzougui, A., Kostick, S., Si, Y., Quirós, J. J., and Evans, K. (2019). High-throughput phenotyping of fire blight disease symptoms using sensing techniques in apple. Frontiers in Plant Science – Technical Advances in Plant Science. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00576

Montanari, S., Bianco, L., Allen,B. J., Martinez-Garcia, P. J., Bassil, N. V., Postman, J., Knabel, M., Kitson, B., Deng, C. H., Chagné, D., Crepeau, M. W., Langley, C. H., Evans, K., Dhingra, A., Troggio, M., and Neale, D. B. (2019). Development of a highly efficient Axiom™ 70 K SNP array for Pyrus and evaluation for high-density mapping and germplasm characterization. BMC Genomics, 20, 331. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-019-5712-3

Luo, F., Sandefur, P., Evans, K., and Peace, C. (2019). A DNA test for routinely predicting mildew resistance in descendants of crabapple ‘White Angel’. Molecular Breeding, 39, 33. DOI: 10.1007/s11032-019-0933-3

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., and Main, D. (2018). 15 years of GDR: new data and functionality on the Genome Database for Rosaceae. Nucleic Acids Research. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gky1000

Evans, K. (2018). Pear rootstocks. In: (Gasic, K., Preece, J. E., and Karp, D., eds.) Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars List 49. HortScience, 53(6), 768-769. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI536register-18

Oztürk, G., Evans, K., and Postman, J. (2018). Pear. In: (Gasic, K., Preece, J. E., and Karp, D., eds.) Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars List 49. HortScience, 53(6), 765-768. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI536register-18

Kostick, S. and 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. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI536register-18

Desnoues, E., Norelli, J. L., Aldwinckle, H. S., Wisniewski, M. E., Evans, K. M., Malnoy, M., and 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, H. S., Wisniewski, M., and Norelli, J. L. (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, K. M., Paprstein, F., Sedlak, J., Nybom, H., Garkava-Gustavsson, L., Miranda, C., Gassmann, J., Kellerhals, M., Suprun, I., Pikunova, A. V., Krasova, N.G., Torutaeva, E., Dondini, L., Tartarini, S., Laurens, F., and Durel, C. E. (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., and 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. DOI: 10.1007/s00344-015-9568-8

Ru, S., Hardner, C., Carter, P. A., Evans, K., Main, D., and 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, R.M., Koepke, T., Harper, A., Grimes, J., Galli, M., Satoh-Cruz, M., Kalyanaraman, A., Evans, K., Kramer, D., and Dhingra, A. (2016). CisSERS: Customizable in silico sequence evaluation for restriction sites. PLOS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152404

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

Hardner, C., Evans, K. M., Brien, C., Bliss, F., and 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., and 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., and Evans, K. M. (2015). QTLs detected for individual sugars and soluble solids content in apple. Molecular Breeding, 35(6). DOI: 10.1007/s11032-015-0334-1

Harshman, J.M., and Evans, K. M. (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, K. M., and Peace, C. P. (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 b

Bink, M., Jansen, H., Madduri, M., Voorrips, R., Durel, C., Kouassi, A.B., 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, K. M., Fernandez, F. F., 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., and 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. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-014-2281-3

Fernández, F. F., Padmarasu, S., Surbanovski, N., Evans, K. M., Tobutt, K. R., and Sargent, D. J. (2014). Characterisation of the virescent locus controlling a recessive phenotype in apple rootstocks (Malus pumila Mill.) Molecular Breeding, 33, 373-383. DOI: 10.1007/s11032-013-9956-3

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

Yue, C., Gallardo, R. K., Luby, J., Rihn, A., McFerson, J.R., McCracken, V., Bedford, D., Brown, S., Evans, K., Weebadde, C., Sebolt, A., and Iezzoni, A. (2013). An investigation of U.S. apple producers’ trait prioritization – evidence from audience surveys. HortScience, 48(11), 1378-1384. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.48.11.1378

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

Schmidt, C.A., Clark, M.D., Guan, Y., Orcheski, B., Verma, S., Luby, J., Brown, S., Evans, K., Bradeen, J., and Peace, C. (2013). Fruit texture phenotypes of the RosBREED U.S. apple reference germaplasm set. HortScience, 48(3), 296-303. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.48.3.296

Evans, K. M., Barritt, B. H., Konishi, B. S., Brutcher, L. J., and Ross, C. F. (2012). ‘WA 38’ Apple. HortScience, 47(8), 1178-1179. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.47.8.1177

Antanaviciute, L., Fernández, F. F., Jansen, H., Banchi, E., Evans, K. M., Viola, R., Velasco, R., Dunwell, J. M., Troggio, M., and Sargent, D. J. (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. 10.1186/1471-2164-13-203

Evans, K. M., Brutcher, L. J., and Konishi, B. S. (2012). Implementation of bar-code technology in a tree fruit breeding program. HortScience, 47(1), 149. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.47.1.149

Wegrzyn, J. L., Main, D., Figueroa, B., Choi, M., Yu, J., Neale, D. B., 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., and Abbott, A. G. (2012). Uniform standards for genome databases in forest and fruit trees. Tree Genetics and Genomes. DOI: 10.1007/s11295-012-0494-7

Fernandez, F. F., Antanaviciute, L., van Dyk, M., Tobutt, K., Evans, K. M., Rees, J., Dunwell, J., and 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/s11295-012-0478-7

Evans, K. M., Barritt, B. H., Konishi, B. S., Dilley, M. A., Brutcher, L. J., and Peace, C. P. (2011). ‘WA 5’ apple. HortScience, 46(6), 958-960. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.46.6.958

Evans, K.M., Patocchi, A., Rezzonico, F., Mathis, F., Durel, C. E., Fernández-Fernández, F., Boudichevskaia, A., Dunemann, F., Stankiewicz-Kosyl, M., Gianfranceschi, L., Komjanc, M., Lateur, M., Madduri, M., Noordijk, Y., and van de Weg, W. E. (2010). Genotyping of pedigreed apple breeding material with a genome-covering set of SSRs: trueness-to-type of cultivars and their parentages. Molecular Breeding. DOI: 10.1007/s11032-010-9502-5

Zhu, Y., Evans K. M., and Peace, C. P. (2011). Utility testing of an apple skin color MdMYB1 marker in two progenies. Molecular Breeding, 27, 525-532. DOI: 10.1007/s11032-010-9449-6

Evans, K. M., Brutcher, L., Konishi, B., and Barritt, B. H. (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. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.20.6.1026

Evans, K. M., Barritt, B. H., Konishi, B. S., Dilley, M. A., Brutcher, L. J., and Peace, C. P. (2010). ‘WA 2’ apple. HortScience, 45(4), 668-669. DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.45.4.668

Kouassi, A. B., Durel. C. E., Costa, F., Tartarini, S., van de Weg, E., Evans, K., Fernández-Fernández, F., Govan, C., Boudichevskaja, A., Dunemann, F., Antofie, A., Lateur, M., Stankiewicz-Kosyl, M., Soska, A., Tomala, K., Lewandowski, M., Rutkovski, K., Zurawicz, E., Guerra, W., and Laurens, F.  (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. DOI: 10.1007/s11295-009-0217-x

Patocchi, A., Fernández-Fernández, F., Evans, K., Gobbin, D., Rezzonico, F., Boudichevskaia, A., Dunemann, F., Stankiewicz-Kosyl, M., Mathis-Jeanneteau, F., Durel, C.E., Gianfranceschi, L., Costa, F.,  Toller, C., Cova, V., Mott, D., Komjanc, M., Barbaro, E., Kodde, L., Rikkerink, E., Gessler, C., and van de Weg, W.E. (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. DOI: 10.1007/s11295-008-0176-7

Sargent, D. J., Marchese, A., Simpson, D. W., Howad, W., Fernández-Fernández, F., Monfort, A., Arùs, P., Evans, K. E., and Tobutt, K. R. (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. DOI: 10.1007/s11295-008-0178-5

Evans, K. M., Govan, C., and Fernández-Fernández, F. (2008). A new gene for resistance to Dysaphis pyri in pear and identification of flanking microsatellite markers. Genome, 51(12), 1026-1031. DOI: 10.1139/G08-093

Fernández-Fernández F., Evans, K. M., Clarke, J. B., Govan, C. L., James, C. M., Marič, S., and Tobutt, K. R. (2008). Development of an STS map of an interspecific progeny of MalusTree Genetics and Genomes, 4, 469-479. DOI: 10.1007/s11295-007-0124-y