Dr. Fred Gmitter

Dr. Fred Gmitter

  Horticultural Sciences
  Phone: 863.956.8878
  Email: fgmitter@ufl.edu


Books, Contributor of Chapter(s)

Gmitter, F.G., Guohong A. W., Rokhsar, D.S., and Talon, M. The citrus genome. In: The Genus Citrus. Talon, M., Caruso, M. and Gmitter, F.G. (Eds.). Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK. 2020, pp.1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-812163-4.00001-2

Barry, G.H., Caruso, M., and Gmitter, F.G. Commercial scion varieties. In: The Genus Citrus. Talon, M., Caruso, M. and Gmitter, F.G. (Eds.). Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK. 2020, pp.83-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-812163-4.00005-X

Caruso, M., Smith, M.W., Froelicher, Y., Russo, G., and Gmitter, F.G. Traditional breeding. In: The Genus Citrus. Talon, M., Caruso, M. and Gmitter, F.G. (Eds.). Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK. 2020, pp.129-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-812163-4.00007-3

Talon, M., Guohong, A.W., Gmitter, F.G., and Rokhsar, D.S. The origin of citrus. In: The Genus Citrus. Talon, M., Caruso, M. and Gmitter, F.G. (Eds.). Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK. 2020, pp.9-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-812163-4.00002-4

Talon, Manuel, Marco Caruso, and Fred G. GmitterThe Genus Citrus. , 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/C2016-0-02375-6

Omar, A. A., Dutt, M., Gmitter, F. G., and Grosser, J. W. Somatic embryogenesis: still a relevant technique in citrus improvement. In: In Vitro Embryogenesis in Higher Plants, Methods in Molecular Biology. Germana, M. A. and Lambardi, M. (Eds.). Springer, New York. 2016, pp. 289-327. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-3061-6_13

Chen, C., A. R. Lo Piero, and F. Gmitter Jr. Pigments in citrus. In: Pigments in Fruits and Vegetables; Genomics and Dietetics. Chen, C. (Ed.). Springer, New York. 2015, pp. 165-187. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2356-4

Shen, X., F. G. Gmitter Jr., and J. W. Grosser. Immature embryo rescue and culture. In: Plant Embryo Culture: Methods and Protocols. Thorpe, T. A. and E. C. Yeung (Eds.). Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 710, Humana Press, Springer, New York. 2011, pp.75-92. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-61737-988-8_7

Grosser, J.W., F.G. Gmitter, Jr., V. Orbovic, G.A. Moore, J.H. Graham, J. Soneji, M. Kayim, J. Gonzalez-Ramos, and T.E. Mirkov. Genetic transformation of grapefruit. In: A Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants. Kole, C. and T.C. Hall (Eds.). Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK. 2008, pp. 63-76.

Gmitter Jr., F. G., J. R. Soneji, and M. N. Rao. Citrus breeding. In: Breeding Plantation Tree Crops: Temperate Species. Mohan Jain, S. and Priyadarshan, P. M. (Eds.). Springer, New York. 2008, pp. 105-134. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-71203-1_4

Gmitter, Jr., F. G., J. R. Soneji, M. N. Rao, and S. Huang. Citrus.  In:  The Encyclopedia of Fruits and Nuts. Janick, J. and R. E. Paull (Eds.). 2007 (In press).

Gmitter, Jr., F. G., J. W. Grosser, W. S. Castle, and G. A. Moore. A comprehensive Citrus genetic improvement program. In: Citrus Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology.  Kahn, I. H. (Ed.).  CAB International, Oxfordshire. 2007, pp. 9- 18.  

Gmitter, Jr., F. G., Z. Deng, and C. Chen. Cloning and characterization of disease resistance genes in Citrus. In: Citrus Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology. Kahn, I. H. (Ed.).  CAB International, Oxfordshire. 2007 pp. 287-305.

Gmitter, Jr., F. G., C. Chen, M. N. Rao, and J. R. Soneji. Citrus fruits.  In:  Fruits and Nuts, Genome Mapping & Molecular Breeding in Plants, Volume (4), Kole KR (Ed.).  Springer, Heidelberg. 2007, pp. 265-279.

Bulletins, Circulars, and Fact Sheets

Gmitter, F. G.  2003.  New Plants for Florida: Citrus Gainesville, FL: IFAS Communications.  2 pp.  (DLN: AG211).

Refereed Publications

Aparicio-Durán L, Gmitter FG Jr., Arjona-López JM, Grosser JW, Calero-Velázquez R, Hervalejo Á, Arenas-Arenas FJ. Evaluation of Three New Citrus Rootstocks under Boron Toxicity Conditions. Agronomy. 2021; 11(12):2490. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11122490

Aparicio-Duran, L., Gmitter Jr., F.G., Arjona-Lopez, J.M., Calero-Velazquez, R., Hervalejo, A., and Arenas-Arenas, F.J. Water-stress influences on three new promising HLB-tolerant citrus rootstocks. Horticulturae, 2021, 7(10), 336; https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7100336

Deng, H., Zhang, Y., Reuss, L., Suh, J. H., Yu, Q., Liang, G., Wang, Y., and Gmitter Jr., F.G. Comparative leaf volatile profiles of two contrasting mandarin cultivars against Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus infection illustrate Huanglongbing tolerance mechanisms. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2021, 69:10869-10884. doi: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.1c02875.

Dutt, M., Mahmoud, L. M., Chamusco, K., Stanton, D., Chase, C. D., Nielsen, E., Quirico, M., Yu, Q., Gmitter Jr., F. G., and Grosser, J.W. Utilization of somatic fusion techniques for the development of HLB tolerant breeding resources employing the Australian finger lime (Citrus australasica). PLOS ONE, 2021, 16:e0255842. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0255842.

Feng, S., Gmitter Jr, F. G., Grosser, J. W. and Wang, Y. Identification of key flavor compounds in citrus fruits: a flavoromics approach. ACS Food Science & Technology, 2021, doi: http://doi.org/10.1021/acsfoodscitech.1c00304.

Honsho, C., Ushijima, K., Anraku, M., Ishimura, S. Yu, Q., Gmitter Jr., F.G. and Tetsumura, T. Association of T2/S-RNase with self-incompatibility of Japanese citrus accessions examined by transcriptomic, phylogenetic, and genetic approaches. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2021, 12:638321. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.638321.

Kunwar, S., Grosser, J., Gmitter Jr., F.G., Castle, W.S., and Albrecht, U. Field performance of ‘Hamlin’ orange trees grown on various rootstocks in Huanglongbing-endemic conditions. HortScience, 2021, 56:244-253. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI15550-20.

Ma H, Li L, Gai Y, Zhang X, Chen Y, Zhuo X, Cao Y, Jiao C, Gmitter FG Jr, Li H. Histone Acetyltransferases and Deacetylases Are Required for Virulence, Conidiation, DNA Damage Repair, and Multiple Stresses Resistance of Alternaria alternata. Front Microbiol. 2021 Nov 22;12:783633. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.783633

Mahmoud, L. M., Huyck, P. J., Vincent, C. I., Gmitter, F. G., Grosser, J. W. and Dutt, M. Physiological responses and gene expression patterns in open-pollinated seedlings of a pummelo-mandarin hybrid rootstock exposed to salt stress and Huanglongbing. Plants, 2021, 10:1439. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10071439

Russo, R., Sicilia, A., Caruso, M., Arlotta, C., Di Silvestro, S., Gmitter Jr., F.G., Nicolosi, E., and Lo Piero, A.R. De novo transcriptome sequencing of rough lemon leaves (Citrus jambhiri Lush.) in response to Plenodomus tracheiphilus infection. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, “Plant Micobe Interaction 4.0” Special Issue, 2021, 22, 882. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22020882

Suh, J. H., Tang, X., Zhang, Y., Gmitter, F. G. and Wang, Y. Metabolomic analysis provides new insight into tolerance of Huanglongbing in citrus. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2021, 12. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.710598.

Wei, X., Mira, A., Yu, Q. and Gmitter J., F.G. The mechanism of citrus host defense response repression at early stages of infection by feeding of Diaphorina citri transmitting Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2021, 12:635153. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.635153.

Wu, G.A., Sugimoto, C., Kinjo, H., Azama, C., Mitsube, F., Talon, M., Gmitter Jr. F.G., and Rokhsar, D.S. Diversification of mandarin citrus by hybrid speciation and apomixis. Nature Communications, 2021, 12: 4377. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24653-0.

Hijaz, F., Gmitter Jr., F.G., Bai, J., Baldwin, E., Biotteau, A., Leclair, C., McCollum, T.G., and Plotto, A. Effect of fruit maturity on volatiles and sensory descriptors of four mandarin hybrids. Journal of Food Science, 2020, 85:1548-1564. https://doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.15116.

Huang, L., Grosser, J., Gmitter Jr., F.G., Sims, C.A. and Wang, Y. Effects of scion/rootstock combination on flavor quality of orange juice from Huanglongbing (HLB)-affected trees: a two-year study of the targeted metabolomics. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2020, 68: 3286-3296. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.9b07934

Killiny, N., Jones, S.E., Hijaz, F., Kishk, A., Santos-Ortega, Y., Nehela, Y., Omar, A.A., Gmitter Jr., F.G., Grosser, J.W., and Dutt, M. Metabolic profiling of hybrids generated from pummelo and Citrus latipes in relation to their attraction to Diaphorina citri, the vector of Huanglongbing. 2020, Metabolites, 10(12), 477; https://doi.org/10.3390/metabo10120477.

Peng, Z., Brederson, J.V., Wu, G.A., Shu, S., Rawat, N., Du, D., Parajuli, S., Yu, Q. You, Q., Rokhsar, D.S., Gmitter Jr., F.G., and Deng, Z. A chromosome-scale reference genome of trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata) provides insights into disease resistance, cold tolerance and genome evolution in Citrus. The Plant Journal, 2020, 104: 1215–1232. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14993.

Reuss, L., Feng, S., Hung, W-L., Yu, Q., Gmitter Jr., F.G., and Wang, Y. Analysis of flavor and other metabolites in lemon juice (Citrus limon) from Huanglongbing-affected trees grafted on different rootstocks. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 2020, 28:2,7. https://doi.org/10.38212/2224-6614.1060.

Singh, J., Dhaliwal, H.S., Thakur, A., Sidhu, G.S., Chhuneja, P., Gmitter, F.G., Jr. Optimizing recovery of hybrid embryos from interspecific citrus crosses of polyembryonic Rough Lemon (Citrus jambhiri Lush.). Agronomy, 2020, 10(12): 1940. https://doi.org/10.3390/metabo10120477 

Stover, E., Gmitter Jr., F.G., Grosser, J., Baldwin, E., Wu, G.A., Bai, J., Wang, Y., Chaires, P., and Motamayor, J.C. Rationale for reconsidering current regulations restricting the use of hybrids in orange juice. Horticulture Research, 2020, 7:38. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41438-020-0277-5.

Yao, L., Yu, Q., Huang, M., Song, Z., Grosser, J., Chen, S., Wang, Y., and Gmitter Jr., F.G. Comparative iTRAQ proteomic profiling of sweet orange fruit on sensitive and tolerant rootstocks infected by ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’. 2020, PLoS ONE 15(2): e0228876. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228876.

Ying, X., Redfern, B., Gmitter Jr., F.G., and Deng, Z. Heterologous expression of the Constitutive Disease Resistance 2 and 8 genes from Poncirus trifoliata restored the hypersensitive response and resistance of Arabidopsis cdr1 mutant to bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas syringae. 2020, Plants 9, 821:  https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9070821

Calovic, M., Chen, C., Yu, Q., Orbovic, V., Gmitter, F. G., and Grosser J. W. New somatic hybrid mandarin tetraploids generated by optimized protoplast fusion and confirmed by molecular marker analysis and flow cytometry. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 2019, 144:151-163. https://doi.org/10.21273/JASHS04563-18.

Deng, H., Achor, D., Etxeberria, E., Yu, Q., Du D., Stanton, D., Liang, G., and Gmitter, F. G. Phloem regeneration is a mechanism for Huanglongbing-tolerance of ‘Bearss’ lemon and ‘LB8-9’ Sugar Belle® mandarin. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2019. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.00277.

Etehadpour, M., Fatahi, R., Zamani, Z., Golein, B., Naghavi, M., Gmitter F.G. Evaluation of the salinity tolerance of Iranian citrus rootstocks using morph-physiological and molecular methods. Scientia Horticulturae, 2019, 261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2019.109012.

Hall D.G., Ramadugu C., Hentz M.G., Gmitter F.G., Stover E. Survey of Poncirus trifoliata hybrids for resistance to colonization by Asian citrus psyllid. Florida Entomologist, 2019, 102:635-637. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.102.0339.

Shugart, H., Ebert, T., Gmitter, F.G., Rogers, M. The power of electropenetrography in enhancing our understanding of host plant-vector interactions. Insects, 2019, 10(11):407.  https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10110407.

Wu G.A. & Gmitter F.G. Novel assembly strategy cracks open the mysteries of walnut genome evolution. Horticulture Research, 2019, 6. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41438-019-0143-5

Yao, L., Yu, Q., Huang, M., Hung, W., Grosser, J., Chen, S., Wang, Y., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. Proteomic and metabolomic analyses provide insight into the off-flavour of fruits from citrus trees infected with 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'. Horticulture Research, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41438-018-0109-z.

Yu, Q., Huang, M., Jia, H., Yu, Y., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E. A., Bai, J., Wang, N., and Gmitter, F. G. Deficiency of valencene in mandarin hybrids is associated with a deletion in the promoter region of the valencene synthase gene. BMC Plant Biology 19, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-1701-6.

Chen, L., Li, W., Katin-Grazzini, L., Ding, J., Gu, X., Li, Y., Gu, T., Wang, R., Lin, X., Deng, Z., McAvoy, R. J., Gmitter, F. G., Deng, Z., Zhao, Y., and Li, Y. A method for the production and expedient screening of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated non-transgenic mutant plants. Horticulture Research, 2018, 5:13, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41438-018-0023-4.

Du, D., Du, X., Mattia, M. R., Wang, Y., Yu, Q., Huang, M., Yu, Y., Grosser, J. W., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. LTR retrotransposons from the Citrus x clementina genome: characterization and application. Tree Genetics and Genomes, 2018, 14:43, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-018-1257-x.

Feng, S., Suh, J. H., Gmitter, F. G., and Wang, Y. Differentiation between flavors of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) and mandarin (Citrus reticulata). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2018, 66:203-211. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.7b04968.

Killiny, N., Jones, S., Nehela, Y., Hijaz, F., Dutt, M., Gmitter, F. G., and Grosser. J. W. All roads lead to Rome: Towards understanding different avenues of tolerance to huanglongbing in citrus cultivars. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 2018, 129:1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2018.05.005.

Wei, X., Song, M., Chen, C., Tong, H., Liang, G., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. Juice volatile composition differences between Valencia orange and its mutant Rohde Red Valencia are associated with carotenoid profile differences. Food Chemistry, 2018; 245:223-232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.10.066.

Wu, G. A., Terol, J., Ibanez, V., López-García, A., Pérez-Román, E., Borredá, C., Domingo, C., Tadeo, F. R., Carbonell-Caballero, J., Alonso, R., Curk, F., Du. D., Ollitrault, P., Roose, M. L., Dopazo, J., Gmitter, F. G., Rokhsar, D. S, and Talon, M. Genomics of the origin and evolution of Citrus. Nature, 2018; 554: 311–316. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature25447

Yu, Y., Chen, C., Huang, M., Yu, Q., Du, D., Mattia, M. R., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. Genetic diversity and population structure analysis of citrus germplasm with single nucleotide polymorphism markers. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 2018, 143:399-408. https://doi.org/10.21273/JASHS04394-18.

Ferrarezi, R. S., Wright, A. L., Bowman, B. J., Schumann, A. W., Gmitter, F. G., and Grosser, J. W. Protected fresh grapefruit cultivation systems: Antipsyllid screen effects on plant growth and leaf transpiration, vapor pressure deficit, and nutrition. HortTechnology, 2017, 27:666-674 https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH03789-17

Ferrarezi, R. S., Wright, A. L., Bowman, B. J., Schumann, A. W., Gmitter, F. G., and Grosser, J. W. Protected fresh grapefruit cultivation systems: Antipsyllid screen effects on environmental variables inside closures. HortTechnology, 2017; 27:675-681 https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH03790-17

Roeschlin, R. A., Favaro, M. A., Chiesa, M. A., Alemano, S., Vojnov, A. A., Castagnao, A. P., Filippone, M. P., Gmitter Jr., F. G., Gadea, J. and Marano, M. A.  Resistance to citrus canker induced by a variant of Xanthomonas citri ssp.citri is associated with a hypersensitive cell death response involving autophagy-associated vacuolar processes.  Molecular Plant Pathology, 2017, 18:1267-1281. https://doi.org/10.1111/mpp.12489

Yu, Q., Chen, C., Du, D., Huang, M., Yao, J., Yu, F., Brlansky, R. H., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. Reprogramming of a defense signaling pathway in rough lemon and sweet orange is a critical element of the early response to ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’. Horticulture Research, 2017, 4; https://doi.org/10.1038/hortres.2017.63

Yu, Y., Bai, J., Chen, C., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E. A., and Gmitter, F. G. Comparative analysis of juice volatiles in selected mandarins, mandarin relatives and other citrus genotypes. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.8563

Yu, Y., Bai, J., Chen, C., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E. A., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. Identification of QTLs controlling aroma volatiles using a ‘Fortune’ x ‘Murcott’ (Citrus reticulata) population. BMC Genomics, 2017, 18:646. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-017-4043-5

Huang, M., Valim, M. F., Feng, S., Reuss, L., Yao, L., Gmitter, F., and Wang, Y. Characterization of the major aroma-active compounds in peel oil of an HLB-tolreant mandarin hybrid using aroma extraction dilution analysis and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry/olfactometry. Chemosensory Perception, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12078-017-9221-y

Kawaguchi-Suzuki, M., Nasiri-Kenari, N., Shuster, J., Gmitter Jr., F. G., Cancalon, P., de Oliviera, F., Kight, J., Handberg, E. M., Pepine, C. J., Frye, R. F., and Cooper-Dehoff, R. Effect of low-furanocoumarin hybrid grapefruit juice consumption on midazolam pharmacokinetics. The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 2017, 57:305-311. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcph.807

Killiny, N., Valim, M. F., Jones, S. E., Omar, A. A., Hijaz, F., Gmitter Jr., F. G., and Grosser, J. W. Metabolically speaking: Possible reasons behind the tolerance of 'Sugar Belle' mandarin hybrid to huanglongbing. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 2017, 116:36-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2017.05.001

Omar, A. A., Murata, M., Yu, Q., Gmitter Jr., F. G., Chase, C. D., Graham, J. H. and Grosser, J. W. Production of three new grapefruit cybrids with potential for improved citrus canker resistance. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol.-Plant, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11627-017-9816-7

Wei, X., Hu, H., Tong, H., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. Profiles of gene family members related to carotenoid accumulation in Citrus genus. Journal of Plant Biology, 2017, 60:1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12374-016-0902-x

Chen, X., Gao, Z., House, L., Ge, J., Zong, C. and Gmitter, F. Opportunities for western food products in China: the case of orange juice demand. Agribusiness, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1002/agr.21453

Yu, Y., Chen, C., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. QTL mapping of mandarin (Citrus reticulata) fruit characters using high-throughput SNP markers. Tree Genetics and Genomes, 2016, 12:77. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-016-1034-7

Stover, E. W., Kahn, T., Roose, M., Siebert, T., Vidalakis, G., Krueger, R., Gmitter, F., and Grosser, J. Citrus. In: Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars List 48. Eds: Gasic, K, Preece, J. E., and Karp, D., HortScience, 2016, 51:620-652.

Chen, C., Yu, Q., Wei, X., Cancalon, P. F., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. Identification of genes associated with low furanocoumarin content in grapefruit. Genome, 2015, 10:537-545. https://doi.org/10.1139/gen-2014-0164

de Paula Santos Martins, C., Pedrosa, A. M., Du, D., Goncalves, L. P., Yu, Q., Gmitter Jr., F. G., and Costa, M. G. C. Genome-wide characterization and expression analysis of major intrinsic proteins during abiotic and biotic stresses in sweet orange (Citrus sinensis L. Osb.). PLoS ONE, 2015, 10(9): e0138786. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0138786

Du, D., Rawat, N., Deng, Z., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. Construction of citrus gene coexpression networks from microarray data using random matrix theory. Horticulture Research, 2015, 2. https://doi.org/10.1038/hortres.2015.26

Rawat, N., Kiran, S. P., Du, D., Gmitter Jr., F. G., and Deng, Z. Comprehensive meta-analysis, co-expression, and miRNA nested network analysis identifies gene candidates in citrus against Huanglongbing disease. BMC Plant Biology, 2015, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-015-0568-4

Satpute, A. D., Chen, C., Gmitter Jr., F. G., Ling, P., Yu, Q., Grosser, M. R., and Grosser, J. W. Cybridization of grapefruit with 'Dancy' mandarin leads to improved fruit characteristics. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci., 2015, 140:427-435. https://doi.org/10.21273/JASHS.140.5.427

Yu, Q., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E. A., Bai, J., Huang, M., Yu, Y., Dhaliwal, H. S., and Gmitter, F. G. Proteomic and metabolomic analyses provide insight into production of volatile and non-volatile flavor components in mandarin hybrid fruit. BMC Plant Biology, 2015, 15:76. https://doi.org/10.1186.s12870-015-0466-9

Wei, X., Chen, C., Yu, Q., Gady, A., Yu, Y., Liang, G., and Gmitter Jr., F. G.  Comparison of carotenoid accumulation and biosynthetic gene expression between Valencia and Rohde Red Valencia sweet oranges. Plant Science, 2014, 227:28-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2014.06.016

Chen, C., Bock, C. H., Okie, W. R., Gmitter Jr., F. G., Jung, S., Main, D., Beckman, T. G., and Wood, B. W. Genome-wide characterization and selection of expressed sequence tag simple sequence repeat primers for optimized marker distribution and reliability in peach. Tree Genetics and Genomes, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-014-0759-4

Favaro, M. A., Micheloud, N. G., Roeschlin, R. A., Chiesa, M. A., Castagnaro, A. P., Vojnov, A. A., Gmitter Jr., F. G., Gadea, J., Rista, L. M., Gariglio, N. F., Marano, M. R. Surface barriers of mandarin cv. ‘Okitsu’ leaves make a major contribution to canker disease resistance. Phytopathology, 2014, 104:970-976. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-10-13-0277-R

Wei, X., Chen, C., Yu, Q., Gady, A., Yu, Y., Liang, G., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. Novel expression patterns of carotenoid pathway-related genes in citrus leaves and fruits. Tree Genetics and Genomes, 2014, 10:439-448. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-013-0688-7

Wu, G. A., Prochnik, S., Jemkins, J., Salse, J., Hellsten, U., Murat, F., Perrier, X., Ruiz, M., Scalabrin, S., Terol, J., Takita, M.A., Labadie, K., Poulain, J., Jabbari, K., Cattonaro, F., Del Fabbro, C., Pinosio, S., Zuccolo, A., Chapman, J., Grimwood, J., Tadeo, F. R., Estornell, L. H., Muñoz-Sanoz, J. V., Ibanez, V., Herrero-Ortega, A., Aleza, P., Pérez-Pérez J., Ramón, D., Brunel, D., Luro, F., Chen, C., Farmerie, W. G., Desany, B., Kodira, C., Mohiuddin, M., Harkins, T., Fredrikson, K., Burns, P., Lomsadze, A., Borodovsky, M., Reforgiato, G., Freitas-Astúa, J., Quetier, F., Navarro, L., Roose, M., Wincker, P., Schmutz, J., Morgante, M., Machado, M. A., Talon, M., Jaillon, O., Ollitrault, P., Gmitter, F., Rokhsar, D.  Sequencing of diverse mandarin, pummelo and orange genomes reveals complex history of admixture during citrus domestication. Nature Biotechnology, 2014, 32:656-662. https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt.2906

Chen, C. and Gmitter Jr., F. G.  Mining of haplotype-based expressed sequence tag single nucleotide polymorphisms in citrus. BMC Genomics, 2013, 14:746. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-14-746

Aritua, V., Achor, D., Gmitter, F. G., Albrigo, G., Wang, N.  Transcriptional and microscopic analyses of citrus stem and root responses to Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus infection. PLoS ONE, 2013, 8(9): e73742. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0073742

Cancalon, P. F. and Gmitter Jr., F. G.  New grapefruit and pummelo cultivars with very low furanocoumarin contents are good candidates to provide a solution to the drug interaction problem. Fruit Processing, 2013,  23:126-129.

Germana, M. A., Aleza, P., Carrera, E., Chen, C., Chiancone, B., Constantino, G., Dambier, D., Deng, X., Federici, C. T., Froehlicher, Y., Guo, W., Ibanez, V., Juarez, J., Kwok, K., Luro, F., Machado, M. M., Naranjo, M., A., Navarro, L., Ollitrault, P., Rios, G., Roose, M. L., Talon, M., Xu, Q., and Gmitter, F. G. Cytological and molecular characterization of three gametoclones of Citrus clementina. BMC Plant Biology, 2013, 13:129. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2229-13-129

Shen, X., Orbovic, V., Dutt, M., Castle, W. S., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. Direct shoot organogenesis in Murraya paniculata (L.) Jack: A prerequisite for genetic transformation. HortScience, 2013, 48:938-941. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.48.7.938

Fan, J., Chen, C., Yu, Q., Khalaf, A., Achor, D. S., Brlansky, R. H., Moore, G. A., Li, Z. G., and Gmitter, Jr., F. G. Comparative transcriptional and anatomical analyses of tolerant rough lemon and susceptible sweet orange in response to Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus infection. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 2012, 25:1396-1407. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-06-12-0150-R

Gmitter Jr., F. G., Chen, C., Machado, M. A., Alves de Souza, A., Ollitrault, P., Froehlicher, Y. and Shimizu, T. Citrus genomics. Tree Genetics and Genomes (Special Edition, invited manuscript), 2012, 8:611-626. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-012-0499-2

Greenblatt, D. J., Zhao, Y., Hanley, M. J., Chen, C., Harmatz, J. S., Cancalon, P. F., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. Mechanism-based inhibition of human cytochrome P450-3A (CYP3A) activity by grapefruit hybrids having low furanocoumarin content. Xenobiotica, 2012, 42:1163-1169. https://doi.org/10.3109/00498254.2012.700428

Ollitrault, P., Terol,J., Chen, C., Federici, C. T., Lotfy, S., Hippolyte, I., Ollitrault, F., Bérard, A., Chauveau, A., Cuenca, J. Costantino, G., Kacar, Y., Mu, L., Garcia-Lor, A., Froelicher, Y., Aleza, P., Boland, A., Billot, C., Navarro, L., Luro, F., Roose, M. L., Gmitter, F. G., Talon, M., and Brunel, D. A reference genetic map of C. clementina hort. ex Tan.; citrus evolution inferences from comparative mapping. BMC Genomics, 2012, 13:593. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-13-593s

Wegrzyn, J.L., Main, D., Figueroa, B., Choi, M.,  Yu, J., Neale, D. B.  Jung, S., Lee, T., Stanton, M., Zheng, P., Ficklin, S., Cho, I., Peace, C., Evans, K., Volk, G., Oraguzie, N., Chen C., Olmstead, M., Gmitter Jr., F. G., and Abbott A. G. Uniform standards for genome databases in forest and fruit trees. Tree Genetics and Genomes (Special Edition), 2012. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-012-0494-7

Andrade-Souza, V., Costa, M. G., Chen, C. X., Gmitter Jr., F. G. and Costa, M. A. Physical location of the carotenoid biosynthesis genes Psy and β-Lcy in Capsicum annuum (Solanaceae) using heterologous probes from Citrus sinensis (Rutaceae). Genetics and Molecular Research, 2011, 10:404-409. PDF

Bi, X., House, L., Gao, Z., and Gmitter, F. Sensory evaluation and experimental auctions: measuring willingness to pay for specific sensory attributes. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2011, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aar062

Castle, W.S., Bowman, K.D., Baldwin, J.C., Grosser, J.W., and Gmitter, F.G. Rootstocks affect tree growth, yield, and juice quality of 'Marsh' grapefruit. HortScience, 2011, 46:841-848. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.46.6.841

Chen, C., Cancalon, P., Haun, C., and Gmitter Jr., F. Characterization of furanocoumarin profile and inheritance toward selection of low furanocoumarin seedless grapefruit cultivars. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 2011, 136(5):358-363. https://doi.org/10.21273/JASHS.136.5.358

Fan, J., Chen, C., Yu, Q., Brlansky, R.H., Li, Z.-G., and Gmitter, F.G. Comparative iTRAQ proteome and transcriptome analyses of sweet orange infected by “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus”. Physiologia Plantarum, 2011, 143: 235-245. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-3054.2011.01502.x

Gao, Z., House, L. O., Gmitter Jr., F. G., Valim, M. F., Plotto, A., and Baldwin, E. A. Consumer preferences for fresh citrus: impacts of demographic and behavioral characteristics. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 2011, 14:23-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.22004/ag.econ.100769

Grosser, J.W. and F.G. Gmitter, Jr. Protoplast fusion for production of tetraploids and triploids: applications for scion and rootstock breeding in citrus. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 2011, 104:343-357. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11240-010-9823-4

House, L. O., Z. Gao, T. H. Spreen, F. G. Gmitter Jr., M. F. Valim, A. Plotto, and E. A. Baldwin. Consumer preference for mandarins: implications of a sensory analysis. Agribusiness: An International Journal, 2011,27:450-464. https://doi.org/10.1002/agr.20275

Khalaf, A., Gmitter Jr., F.G., Conesa, A., Dopazo, J., and Moore, G. A. Fortunella margarita transcriptional reprogramming triggered by Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri. BMC Plant Biology,2011, 11:159 doi:10.1186/1471-2229-11-159. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2229-11-159

Miyazaki, T., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E. A., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. 2011. Aroma characterization of tangerine hybrids by gas-chromatography olfactometry and sensory evaluation. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 92:727-735. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.4663

Song, K. J., Kim, S. B., Park, J. H., Oh, E. U., Lee, K., Kim, D. W., Kang, J. H., Kim, J. S., Oh, J. H. and Gmitter, F. G. Frequency and growth characteristics of polyploids occurred spontaneously in some mandarin hybrids. Korean Journal of Horticultural Science & Technology, 2011, 29:617-622.

Chen, C., Costa, M. C. G., Yu, Q., Moore, G. A., and Gmitter, F. G. Identification of novel members in sweet orange carotenoid biosynthesis gene families. Tree Genetics and Genomes, 2010, 6:905-914. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-010-0300-3

Dutt, M., Vasconcellos, M., Song, K.J., Gmitter, F.G., and Grosser, JW. In vitro production of autotetraploid Ponkan mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco) using cell suspension cultures. Euphytica, 2010, 173:235-242. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-009-0098-y

Fan, J., Chen, C., Brlansky, R. H., Gmitter Jr., F. G., and Li, Z.-G. Changes in carbohydrate metabolism in Citrus sinensis infected with ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’. Plant Pathology, 2010, 6:1037-1043. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3059.2010.02328.x

Fan, J., Chen, C., Yu, Q., Li, Z.-G., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. Characterization of three terpenoid glycosyltransferase genes in ‘Valencia’ sweet orange (Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck). Genome, 2010, 53:816-823. https://doi.org/10.1139/G10-068

Grosser, J. W., An, H. J., Calovic, M., Lee, D. H., Chen, C., Vasconcellos, M. and Gmitter Jr., F. G. Production of new allotetraploid and autotetraploid citrus breeding parents: focus on zipperskin mandarins. HortScience, 2010, 45: 1160-1163. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.45.8.1160

Grosser, J. W. and Gmitter Jr., F. G. Protoplast fusion for production of tetraploids and triploids: applications for scion and rootstock breeding in citrus. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 2010. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11240-010-9823-4

Hartung, J. S., Halbert, S. E., Pelz-Stelinski, K., Brlansky, R. H., Chen, C., and Gmitter, F. G. Lack of evidence for transmission of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ through citrus seed taken from affected fruit. Plant Disease, 2010, 94:1200-1205. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-09-09-0595

Mendes, A. F. S., Chen, C., Gmitter Jr., F. G., Moore, G. A., and Costa, M. G. C.
Expression and phylogenetic analysis of two new lycopene β-cyclases from Citrus paradisi. Physiologia Plantarum, 2010. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-3054.2010.01415.x

Miyazaki, T., Plotto, A., Goodner, K., and Gmitter Jr., F. G. 2010. Distribution of aroma volatile compounds in tangerine hybrids and proposed inheritance. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.91:449-460. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.4205

Shen, X., Castle, W.S., and Gmitter Jr., F.G. In vitro shoot proliferation and root induction of shoot tip explants from mature male plants of Casuarina cunninghamiana Miq. HortScience, 2010, 45:797-800. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.45.5.797

Xiang, X., Deng, Z., Chen, C., Gmitter Jr., F.G., and Bowman, K.D. Marker assisted selection in citrus rootstock breeding based on a major gene locus 'Tyr1' controlling citrus nematode resistance. Agricultural Sciences in China, 2010, 9:557-567. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1671-2927(09)60129-2

Shen, X., W. S. Castle, and F. G. Gmitter Jr.  Petroleum ether separation and seedcoat removal enhance seed germination of a Casuarina equisetifolia L. x C. glauca Sieb. ex Spreng hybrid.  HortScience, 2009, 44:770-773. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.44.3.770

Febres, V. F., A. Khalaf, F. G. Gmitter Jr., and G. A. Moore.  Production of disease resistance in citrus by understanding natural defense pathways and pathogen interactions.  Tree and Forest Science and Biotechnology, 2009, 3:30-39. (Invited review).

Shen, X., W. S. Castle and F. G. Gmitter Jr. Micropropagation of a Casuarina hybrid (Casuarina equisetifolia L. ×  Casuarina glauca Sieber ex Spreng) following facilitated seed germination. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 2009, 97:103-108. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11240-009-9502-5

Talon, M. and F. G. Gmitter Jr. Citrus genomics. International Journal of Plant Genomics, 2008, Article ID 528361, 17 pages, doi:10.1155/2008/528361. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/528361

Orbovic, V., M. Calovic, Z. Viloria, B Nielsen, F.G. Gmitter, Jr., W.S. Castle, and J. W. Grosser. Analysis of genetic variability in various tissue culture-derived lemon plant populations using RAPD and flow cytometry. Euphytica, 2008, 161:329-335. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-007-9559-3

Khalaf, A., G. A. Moore, J. B. Jones, and F. G. Gmitter Jr. New insights into the resistance of Nagami kumquat to canker disease. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 2008, 71: 240-250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmpp.2008.03.001

Czarneki, D. M., M. N. Rao, J. G. Norcini, F. G. Gmitter, Jr., and Z. Deng. Genetic diversity and differentiation among natural, production, and introduced populations of narrowly endemic species Coreopsis leavenworthii (Asteraceae). Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 2008, 133:234-241. https://doi.org/10.21273/JASHS.133.2.234

Chen, C., M. T. Lyon, D. O’Malley, C. T. Federici, J. Gmitter, J. W. Grosser, J. X. Chaparro, M. L. Roose and F. G. Gmitter, Jr.  2008.  Origin and frequency of 2n gametes in Citrus sinensis x Poncirus trifoliata and their reciprocal crosses.  Plant Science 174:1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2007.08.005

Abeer, K., G. A. Moore, J. B. Jones and F. G. Gmitter.  2008.  New insights into the resistance of Nagami kumquat to canker disease.  Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmpp.2008.03.001

Czarnecki II, D. M., M. N. Rao, J. G. Norcini, F. G. Gmitter, Jr. and Z. Deng.  2008.  Genetic diversity and differentiation among natural, production, and introduced populations of the narrowly endemic species Coreopsis leavenworthii (Asteraceae).  J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 133(2):234-241. https://doi.org/10.21273/JASHS.133.2.234

Chen, C., Q. Zheng, X. Xiang, J. R. Soneji, S. Huang, Y. A. Choi, M. N. Rao and F. G. Gmitter, Jr.  2007.  Development of pGreen-derived GFP binary vectors for citrus transformation.  HortScience 42(1):7-10. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.42.1.7

H. Dou and F. G. Gmitter.  2007.  Postharvest quality and acceptance of LB8-9 mandarin as a new fresh fruit cultivar.  HortTechnology 17:72-77. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH.17.1.72

Chen, C., K. D. Bowman, Y. A. Choi, P. M. Dang, M. N. Rao, S. Huang, J. R. Soneji, T. G. McCollum and F. G. Gmitter, Jr.  2007.  EST-SSR genetic maps for Citrus sinensis and Poncirus trifoliata.  Tree Genetics & Genomes.  10 pages. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-007-0083-3

Chen, C., Zhou, P., Choi, Y., Huang, S. & Gmitter, F. G.  2006.  Mining and characterizing microsatellites from citrus ESTs.  Theoretical and Applied Genetics.  112:1248-1257. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-006-0226-1

Dalkilic, Z., Timmer, L. W. & Gmitter, F. G.  2005.  Linkage of an Alternaria disease resistance gene in mandarin hybrids with RAPD fragments.  Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science.  130:191-195. https://doi.org/10.21273/JASHS.130.2.191

Grosser, J. W. & Gmitter, F. G.  2005.  2004 SIVB Proceedings - Thinking outside the cell - Applications of somatic hybridization and cybridization in crop improvement, with citrus as a model.  In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Plant.  41:220-225.

Guo, W., Prasad, D., Serrano, P., Gmitter, F. G. & Grosser, J. W.  2004.  Citrus somatic hybridization with potential for direct tetraploid scion cultivar development.  Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology.  79(3):400-405. https://doi.org/10.1080/14620316.2004.11511780

Deng, Z. & Gmitter, F. G.  2003.  Cloning and characterization of receptor kinase class disease resistance gene candidates in citrus.  Theoretical and Applied Genetics.  108:53-61. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-003-1410-1

Weber, C. A., Deng, Z., Gmitter, F. G. & Moore, G. A.  2003.  Mapping cold tolerance quantitative trait loci in a Citrus grandis x Poncirus trifoliata F-1 pseudo-testcross using molecular markers  Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science.  128:508-514.

Moreira, M. D., Gmitter, F. G., Grosser, J. W., Huang, S., Ortega, V. M. & Chase, C. D.  2002.  Inheritance of organelle DNA sequences in a Citrus-Poncirus intergeneric cross.  Journal of Heredity.  93:174-178. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/93.3.174

Yu, C., Huang, S., Chen, C., Deng, Z., Ling, P. & Gmitter, F. G.  2002.  Factors affecting Agrobacterium-mediated transformation and regeneration of sweet orange and citrange.  Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture.  71:147-155. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1019983107509

Deng, Z., Huang, S., Ling, P., Yu, C., Tao, Q., Chen, C., Wendell, M., Zhang, H. B. & Gmitter, F. G.  2001.  Fine genetic mapping and BAC contig development for the citrus tristeza virus resistance gene locus in Poncirus trifoliata (Raf.).  Molecular and General Genetics.  265:739-747. https://doi.org/10.1007/s004380100471

Deng, Z., Tao, Q., Chang, Y. L., Huang, S., Ling, P., Yu, C., Chen, C., Gmitter, F. G. & Zhang, H. B.  2001.  Construction of a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library for citrus and identification of BAC contigs containing resistance gene candidates.  Theoretical and Applied Genetics.  102:1177-1184. https://doi.org/10.1007/s001220000527

Nigg, H. N., Simpson, S. E., El-Gholl, N. E. & Gmitter, F. G.  2001.  Response of citrus seedlings to Diaprepes abbreviatus L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Larvae Feeding.  Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society.  114:57-64.

Ling, P., Duncan, L. W., Deng, Z., Dunn, D., Hu, X. P. & Gmitter, F. G.  2000.  Inheritance of citrus nematode resistance and its linkage with molecular markers.  Theoretical and Applied Genetics.  100:1010-1017. https://doi.org/10.1007/s001220051382

Bas, B., Peever, T. L., Dalkilic, Z., Nigg, H. N., Simpson, S. E., Gmitter, F. G. & Adair, R. C. 2000.  Genetic relationships among Florida Diaprepes abbreviatus L. (Coleoptera:  Curculionidae) populations.  Annals of the Entomological Society of America.  93:459-467. https://doi.org/10.1603/0013-8746(2000)093[0459:GRAFDA]2.0.CO;2

Deng, Z., Huang, S., Ling, P., Chen, C., Yu, C., Weber, C. A., Moore, G. A. & Gmitter, F. G.  2000.  Cloning and characterization of NBS-LRR class resistance gene candidate sequences in citrus.  Theoretical and Applied Genetics.  101:814-822. https://doi.org/10.1007/s001220051548

Grosser, J. W., Gmitter, F. G., Fleming, G. & Chandler, J.  2000.  Applications of biotechnology to citrus cultivar improvement at the Citrus Research and Education Center.  Acta Horticulturae.  535:213-220. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2000.535.26

Moreira, M. D., Chase, C. D., Gmitter, F. G. & Grosser, J. W.  2000.  Transmission of organelle genomes in citrus somatic hybrids.  Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture.  61:165-168. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1006434221970

Moreira, M. D., Chase, C., Gmitter, F. G. & Grosser, J. W.  2000.  Inheritance of organelle genomes in citrus cybrids.  Molecular Breeding.  6:401-405.

Moreira, M. D., Chase, C., Gmitter, F. G. & Grosser, J. W.  2000.  Inheritance of organelle genomes in citrus somatic hybrids.  Plant Cell Reports.  61:165-168.

Non-Refereed Publications

Castle, W. S., Grosser, J. W., Gmitter, F. G., Schnell, R. J., Ayala-Silva, T., Crane, J. H. & Bowman, K. D.  2004.  Evaluation of new citrus rootstocks for ‘Tahiti’ lime production in southern Florida.  Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society.  117:174-181.

Morgan, K. T., Castle, W. S., Futch, S. H., Gmitter, F. G., Grosser, J. W., Jackson, J. L., Parsons, L. R., Price, W. M. & Wheaton, T. A.  2002.  A view to the future of Florida agriculture.  Water Conserv II Annual Report 2001-2002.

Calovic, M., Viloria, Z., Nielsen, B., Gmitter, F. G., Castle, W. S. & Grosser, J. W.  2000.  Somatic embryogenesis from lemon styles and analysis of genetic stability in regenerated plants using RAPD and flow cytometry.  Proceedings of the International Society of Citriculture.  1:131-134.