Research Topics

Frederick G Gmitter


Affiliation: University of Florida
Country: USA


  1. Yu Q, Huang M, Jia H, Yu Y, Plotto A, Baldwin E, et al. Deficiency of valencene in mandarin hybrids is associated with a deletion in the promoter region of the valencene synthase gene. BMC Plant Biol. 2019;19:101 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results further enhanced the understanding of valencene biosynthesis in citrus. ..
  2. Wang Z, Yu Q, Shen W, El Mohtar C, Zhao X, Gmitter F. Functional study of CHS gene family members in citrus revealed a novel CHS gene affecting the production of flavonoids. BMC Plant Biol. 2018;18:189 pubmed publisher
    ..The CHS enzyme is dynamically produced from several CHS genes, and the production of total flavonoids is regulated by the overall expression of CHS family genes. ..
  3. Wei X, Chen C, Yu Q, Gady A, Yu Y, Liang G, et al. Comparison of carotenoid accumulation and biosynthetic gene expression between Valencia and Rohde Red Valencia sweet oranges. Plant Sci. 2014;227:28-36 pubmed publisher
  4. Wei X, Song M, Chen C, Tong H, Liang G, Gmitter F. Juice volatile composition differences between Valencia orange and its mutant Rohde Red Valencia are associated with carotenoid profile differences. Food Chem. 2018;245:223-232 pubmed publisher
    ..These results could provide information for further study of the flavor metabolism pathways in the two closely related cultivars. ..
  5. Germana M, Aleza P, Carrera E, Chen C, Chiancone B, Costantino G, et al. Cytological and molecular characterization of three gametoclones of Citrus clementina. BMC Plant Biol. 2013;13:129 pubmed publisher
    ..The study included comparisons of their ploidy, homozygosity, genome integrity, and gene dosage, using chromosome counting, flow cytometry, SSR marker genotyping, and array-Comparative Genomic Hybridization (array-CGH)...
  6. Rawat N, Kiran S, Du D, Gmitter F, Deng Z. Comprehensive meta-analysis, co-expression, and miRNA nested network analysis identifies gene candidates in citrus against Huanglongbing disease. BMC Plant Biol. 2015;15:184 pubmed publisher
    ..The citrus probe sets identified in this analysis signify a robust set of HLB-responsive candidates that are useful for further validation. ..
  7. Yu Y, Bai J, Chen C, Plotto A, Yu Q, Baldwin E, et al. Identification of QTLs controlling aroma volatiles using a 'Fortune' x 'Murcott' (Citrus reticulata) population. BMC Genomics. 2017;18:646 pubmed publisher
    ..Some fruit aroma QTLs were identified and the candidate genes in the terpenoid biosynthetic pathway were found within the QTL intervals. These QTLs could lead to an efficient and feasible MAS approach to mandarin flavor improvement. ..