Book Chapters

Mann H., M. Iorizzo, L. Gao, N. D’Agostino, D. Carputo, M.L. Chiusano and J.M. Bradeen (2011). Molecular linkage maps: strategies, resources and achievements. Pages 68-89 in: Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Potato. Bradeen and C. Kole, eds. CRC Press/Science Publishers, Enfield, NH.

Journal Articles


60. Yow, A.G.; Bostan, H.; Castanera, R.; Ruggieri, V.; Mengist, M.F.; Curaba, J.; Young, R.; Gillitt, N.; Iorizzo, M. Improved High-Quality Genome Assembly and Annotation of Pineapple (Ananas comosus) Cultivar MD2 Revealed Extensive Haplotype Diversity and Diversified FRS/FRF Gene Family. Genes 2022, 13, 52.

59.  Bannoud  F., Carvajal S., Ellison S., D. Senalik, Talquenca S.G., Iorizzo M., Simon P. and P.F. Cavagnaro. 2021. Genetic and transcription profile analysis of tissue-specific anthocyanin pigmentation in carrot root phloem. Genes 2021, 12, 1464. IF=4.09

58.  Diaz J.T, E. A. Foegeding, L. Stapleton, C. Kay, M.G. Ferruzzi, M. Iorrizo, and M.A. Lila. 2021. Foaming and sensory characteristics of protein-polyphenol particles in a food matrix. Food Hydrocolloids 123, 107148. IF=9.147

57.  Giongo L., Ajelli M., Pottorff M., Perkins-Veazie P. and M. Iorizzo. 2021. Comparative multi-parameters approach to dissect texture subcomponents of blueberry at harvest and postharvest. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 83, 2022, 111696. IF=5.5.

56.  Mengist M.F., H. Bostan1, E. Young, K. Kay, H. Ashrafi, N. Gillitt, J. Ballington, M.G. Ferruzzi, M.A. Lila and M. Iorizzo*. 2021. High density linkage map construction and identification of loci regulating fruit quality traits in blueberry. Hort. Research, 8, 169 (2021). IF=6.8.

55.  Hayes M. Corbin S., Nunn C., Pottorff M., Kay C., Lila M.A., Iorrizo M, and M.G. Ferruzzi. 2021. Influence of simulated food and oral processing on carotenoid and chlorophyll in vitro bioaccessibility among six spinach genotypes. Food and Function, 12, 7001-7016. IF=5.4.

54.  Qi X., E.L. Ogden, D.J. Sargent, H. Boston, J. Ward, J. Gilbert, M. Iorizzo and L.J. Rowland. 2021. High-density Map Construction and QTL Identification in a Diploid Blueberry Mapping Population. Frontier in Plan Science, 12:692628.. IF=5.7.

53.  Hulse-Kemp A.M., Bostan H., Chen S., Ashrafi H., Stoffe K., Sanseverino W., Li L., Cheng S., Schatz M., Garvin T., Tseng E., Chin J., Iorizzo M.* and A. Van Deynze*. 2021. An improved chromosome-scale anchored genome assembly and annotation of spinach (Spinacia oleracea) reveals extensive gene rearrangements in euasterids. The Plant Genome, 2021; 1-14. IF=3.8.

52.  Diaz-Garcia1 L., Garcia-Ortega L.F., Rodríguez M.G., Delaye L., Iorizzo M. and J. Zalapa. 2021. Chromosome-level genome assembly of the American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) and its wild relative Vaccinium microcarpumFrontiers in Plant Science, 12:633310.  IF=5.7.


51.  Kulkarni K.P., Vorsa N., Natarajan P., Elavarthi S., Iorizzo M., Reddy U.K. and. 2020. Genetic admixture analysis of northern- and southern highbush blueberries using genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS). International Journal of Molecular Science, 22: 163. IF=4.5.

50.  Mengist M.F., Burtch H., Debelo H., Pottorff M., Bostan H., Nunn C., Corbin S., Kay C.D., Bassil N., Hummer K., Lila M.A., Ferruzzi M. and M. Iorizzo*. 2020. Development of a genetic framework to improve the efficiency of bioactive delivery from blueberry. Scientific Report, 10, 17311. IF=3.99.

49.  Farneti B., Emanuelli F., Giongo L., Toivonen P., Iorizzo M., Folta K.M. and C.E. Finn. 2020. Editorial: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Improve Quality of Soft Fruit Berries. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11:592222. IF=4.4.

48.   Iorizzo M.*, Curaba J., Pottorff M., Ferruzzi G.M., Simon. P. and Cavagnaro P. 2020. Carrot anthocyanins genetics and genomics: status and perspectives to improve its application for the food colorant industry. Genes, 11: 906. IF=3.7.

47.   Hayes M., Pottorff M., Kay C., Van Deynze A.,  Osorio-Marin J., Lila M.A., Iorrizo M.* and  M.G. Ferruzzi*. 2020. In vitro bioaccessibility of carotenoids and chlorophylls in a diverse collection of spinach accessions and commercial cultivars. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 68, 11, 3495–3505. IF=4.2.

46.  Mengist M.F., Grace M.H,  Xiong J., Kay C.D., Bassil N., Hummer K., Ferruzzi M., Lila M.A. and M. Iorizzo* (2020). Diversity in metabolites and fruit quality traits in blueberry enables ploidy and species differentiation and establishes a strategy for bioactive genetic studies. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11:370. IF=4.4.

45.  Curaba J., Bostan H., Cavagnaro P., Senalik D., Mengist M.F., Zhao Y., Simon P. and M. Iorizzo*. 2020. Identification of an SCPL gene Controlling Anthocyanin Acylation in Carrot (Daucus carota L.) Root. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10:1770. IF=4.4.


44.  Strauch R.C., Mengist M.F., Pan K.., Yousef G.G., Iorizzo M., Brown A.F. and M.A. Lila. 2019. Variation in Anthocyanin Profiles of 27 Cultivars of Red Cabbage Over Two Growing Seasons. Food Chemistry, 301:125289. IF=6.3.

43.  Bannoud F., Ellison Melmaiee K S., Paolinelli M., Horejsi T., Senalik D., Fanzone M., Iorizzo M., Simon P.W. and P.F. Cavagnaro. 2019. Dissecting the genetic control of root and leaf tissue-specific anthocyanin pigmentation in carrot (Daucus carota L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 132:2485-2507. IF=4.4.

42.  Iorizzo M.*, Cavagnaro P.F., Bostan H., Zhao Y., Zhang J. and Simon P.W. 2019. A Cluster of MYB Transcription Factors Regulates Anthocyanin Biosynthesis in Carrot (Daucus carota L.) Root and Petiole. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9:1927. IF=4.4.


41.   Villano C., Esposito S., Carucci F., Iorizzo M., Carputo D. and Aversano R. 2018. High-throughput genotyping in onion reveals structure of genetic diversity and informative SNPs useful for molecular breeding. Molecular Breeding, 39:5. IF=2.0.

40.  Ellison A.L., Luby C.H., Corak K., Coe K., Senalik D., Iorizzo M., Goldman I.L., Simon P.W. and Dowson J.C. 2018. Association analysis reveals the importance of the Or gene in carrot (Daucus carota L.) carotenoid accumulation and domestication. GeneticsIssue coverSelected for Genetics February Spotlight. IF=3.5

39.  Gallardo R.K., Zhang Q., Polashock J., Atucha A., Zalapa J., Rodriguez-Saona C., Vorsa N. and  Iorizzo M.*. 2018. Breeding Trait Priorities of the Cranberry Industry in the United States and Canada. HortScience, 53:1467-1474. IF=0.97.

38.  Covarrubias-Pazaran G., Schlautman B., Diaz-Garcia L., Grygleski E., Polashock J., Johnson-Cicalese J., Vorsa N., Iorizzo M. and Zalapa J. 2018. Validating Multivariate Genomic Selection and Genome-Wide Association Methods for Cranberry Breeding. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9:1310. IF=4.1.

37.   Machaj G., Bostan H., Macko-Podgorni A., Iorizzo M. and Grzebelus D. 2018. Comparative transcriptomics of root development in wild and cultivated carrots. Genes, 9:431. IF=3.2

36.  Gallardo R.K, Zhang Q., Dossett M., Polashock J., Rodriguez-Saona C., Vorsa N., Edger P.P., Ashrafi H., Babiker E., Finn C.E. and Iorizzo M*. 2018. Breeding Trait Priorities of the Blueberry Industry in the United States and Canada. HortScience, 53:1021-1028. Issue cover. IF=0.97.

35.   Schlautman B., Diaz-Garcia L., Covarrubias-Pazaran G., Schlautman N., Vorsa N., Polashock J., Ogden E.L., Brown A., Lin Y.C., Iorizzo M., Rowland L.J. and Zalapa J. 2018. Comparative genetic mapping reveals synteny and collinearity between the America cranberry and diploid blueberry genomes. Molecular Breeding, 38:9. IF=2.0.


34.   Ellison S., Senalik D., Bostan H., Iorizzo M. and Simon P. 2017. Fine mapping, transcriptome analysis, and marker development for Y2, the gene that conditions beta-carotene accumulation in carrot (Daucus carota L.). G3, 7:2665-2675. IF=2.7.

33.   Schlautman B., Covarrubias-Pazaran G., Diaz-Garcia L., Iorizzo M., Polashock J., Grygleski E., Vorsa N. and  Zalapa J. 2017. Construction of a high-density American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) composite map using genotyping-by-sequencing for multi-pedigree linkage mapping. G3, 7:1177-1189. IF=2.7.

32.   Spooner D.M., Ruess H., Iorizzo M., Senalik D. and Simon P. 2017. Entire plastid phylogeny of the carrot genus (Daucus, Apiaceae); concordance to nuclear data and mitochondrial and nuclear DNA insertions to the plastid. American Journal of Botany, 104:296-312. Selected for AJB February HighlightsIF=2.6.

31.   Macko-Podgórni A., Machaj G., Stelmach K., Senalik D., Grzebelus E., Iorizzo M., Simon P.W. and Grzebelus D. 2017. Characterization of a genomic region under selection in cultivated carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) reveals a candidate domestication gene. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8:12. IF=4.3.


30.  Mandel, Jennifer R., Adam J. Ramsey, Massimo Iorizzo, Philipp W. Simon (2016) Patterns of Gene Flow between Crop and Wild Carrot, Daucus carota (Apiaceae) in the United States, PLOS One, 11(9): e0161971.

29. Covarrubias-Pazaran,Giovanny, Luis Diaz-Garcia, Brandon Schlautman, Joseph Deutsch, Walter Salazar, Miguel Hernandez-Ochoa, Edward Grygleski, Shawn Steffan, Massimo Iorizzo, James Polashock, Nicholi Vorsa and Juan Zalapa (2016) Exploiting genotyping by sequencing to characterize the genomic structure of the American cranberry through high-density linkage mapping, BMC Genomics, 17: 451.

28.  Iorizzo, Massimo, Shelby Ellison, Douglas Senalik, Peng Zeng, Pimchanok Satapoomin, Jiaying Huang, Megan Bowman, Marina Iovene, Walter Sanseverino, Pablo Cavagnaro, Mehtap Yildiz, Alicja Macko-Podgórni, Emilia Moranska, Ewa Grzebelus, Dariusz Grzebelus, Hamid Ashrafi, Zhijun Zheng, Shifeng Cheng, David Spooner, Allen Van Deynze & Philipp Simon (2016) A high-quality carrot genome assembly provides new insights into carotenoid accumulation and asterid genome evolution, Nature Genetics, 48: 657-666.


27. Clizia Villano, Valeria Miraglia, Massimo Iorizzo, Riccardo Aversano and Domenico Carputo (2015) Combined Use of Molecular Markers and High-Resolution Melting (HRM) to Assess Chromosome Dosage in Potato Hybrids. Journal of Heredity.

26. Chittaranjan Kole, Mehanathan Muthamilarasan, Robert Henry, David Edwards, Rishu Sharma, Michael Abberton, Jacqueline Batley, Alison Bentley, Michael Blakeney, John Bryant, Hongwei Cai, Mehmet Cakir, Leland J. Cseke, James Cockram, Antonio Costa de Oliveira, Ciro De Pace, Hannes Dempewolf, Shelby Ellison, Paul Gepts, Andy Greenland, Anthony Hall, Kiyosumi Hori, Stephen Hughes, Mike W. Humphreys, Massimo Iorizzo, Abdelbagi M. Ismail, Athole Marshall, Sean Mayes, Henry T. Nguyen, Francis C. Ogbonnaya, Rodomiro Ortiz, Andrew H. Paterson, Philipp W. Simon, Joe Tohme, Roberto Tuberosa, Babu Valliyodan, Rajeev K. Varshney, Stan D. Wullschleger, Masahiro Yano and Manoj Prasa (2015) Application of genomics-assisted breeding for generation of climate resilient crops: Progress and prospects. Frontiers in Plant Science, 6: 563.

25. Aversano R., F. Contaldi, M.R. Ercolano, V. Grosso, M. Iorizzo, F. Tantino, L. Xumerle, A. Dal Molin, C. Avanzato, A. Ferrarini, M. Delledonne, W. Sanseverino, R. Aiese Cigliano, S. Capella-Gutierrez, T. Gabaldon, L. Frusciante, J.M. Bradeen and D. Carputo (2015) The Solanum commersonii genome sequence provides insight into adaption to stress conditions and genome evolution of wild potato relatives. The Plant Cell, 27: 954-968.

24. Millett B., L. Gao, M. Iorizzo, D. Carputo and J. Bradeen (2015) Potato tuber blight resistance phenotypes correlate with RB transgene transcript levels in an age-dependent manner.Phytopathology, 105: 1131-1136.

23. Parsons J., P. Roberts, W. Matthews, M. Iorizzo and P. Simon (2015) QTL for Meloidogyne incognita nematode resistance in carrot. Molecular Breeding, 35: 114.


22. Cavagnaro P.F., Iorizzo M., M. Yildiz, D. Senalik, J. Parsons, S. Ellison and P. Simon (2014) A gene-derived SNP-based high-resolution linkage map of carrot including the location of QTL conditioning root and leaf anthocyanin pigmentation. BMC Genomics 15: 1118.

21. Iorizzo M., L. Gao, H. Mann, A. Traini, M.L. Chiusano, D. Carputo, A. Kilian, and J.M. Bradeen (2014) Structural genome comparison of A and B genome Solanum species facilitated by DArT marker/reference genome sequence analysis. BMC Genetics.15: 123.

20. Macko-Podgórni A, M. Iorizzo, K. Smółka, P.W. Simon and D. Grzebelus (2014). Conversion of a Diversity Arrays Technology marker differentiating wild and cultivated carrots to a co-dominant Cleaved Amplified Polymorphic Site marker. Acta Biochimica Polonica, 61: 19-22.

19. Ali A., W.C. Matthews, P.F. Cavagnaro, M. Iorizzo, P.A. Roberts and P.W. Simon (2014). Inheritance and mapping of Mj-2, a new source of root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne javanica) resistance in carrot. Journal of Heredity, 105: 288-291.

18. Grzebelus D., M. Iorizzo, D. Senalik, S. Repinski, P. Cavagnaro, A. Macko-Podgorni, K. Heller-Uszynska, A. Kilian, T. Nothnagel, P.W. Simon and R. Baranski (2014). Diversity Arrays,Technology (DArT) platform for genotyping and mapping in carrot (Daucus carota L.). Molecular Breeding, 33: 625-637.


17. Muccillo L., A. Gambuti, V. Colantuoni, M. Iorizzo, L. Frusciante, L. Moio, K. Raieta, A. Rinaldi and R. Aversano (2013). Chemical and genetic profiling of autochthonous grapevines from Campania region. Food Chemistry, 143: 506-13.

16. Iorizzo M., D. Senalik, S. Ellison, D. Grzebelus, P. Cavagnaro, C. Allender, J. Brunet, D. Spooner, A. Van Deynze and P.W. Simon (2013). Genetic structure and domestication fo carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus L.)(Apiaceae). American Journal of botany, 100: 930-938.

15. Traini A., M. Iorizzo, H. Mann, J.M. Bradeen, D. Carputo, L. Frusciante and M.L. Chiusano (2013). Genome microscale heterogeneity among wild potatoes revealed by Diversity Arrays Technology marker sequences. International Journal of Genomics, doi:10.1155/2013/257218.

14. Yildiz M., D.K. Willis, P.F. Cavagnaro, M. Iorizzo, K. Abak and P.W. Simon (2013). Expression and mapping of anthocyanin biosynthesis genes in carrot. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 126:1689-1702.


13. Alessandro M.S., C. R Galmarini, M. Iorizzo and P.W. Simon (2012). Molecular mapping of vernalization requirement and fertility restoration genes in carrot. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 126: 415-423.

12. Iorizzo M., D. Grzebelus, D. Senalik, M. Szklarczyk, David Spooner and P. Simon (2012). Against the traffic: The first evidence for mitochondrial DNA transfer into the plastid genome. Mobile Genetic Elements, 2: 1-6.

11. Adamo P., M. Zampella, C. Quetel, R. Aversano, F. Dal Piaz, N. De Tommasi, L. Frusciante, M. Iorizzo, L. Lepore and D. Carputo (2012). Biological and geochemical markers of the geographical origin and genetic identity of potatoes. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 121: 62-68.

10. Iorizzo M., D. Senalik, Marek Szklarczyk, D. Grzebelus, David Spooner and P. Simon (2012). De novo assembly of the carrot mitochondrial genome using next generation sequencing of whole genomic DNA provides first evidence of DNA transfer into an angiosperm plastid genome. BMC Plant Biology, 12: 61. Highly accessed article.

9. Villano C., R. Aversano, L. Frusciante, R. Garramone, M. Iorizzo and Carputo D (2012). Utilizzazione di marcatori molecolari SSR e AFLP per l’identificazione varietale in patata. Minerva Bioltecnologica, 24: 3-10.


8. Iorizzo M., D. Senalik, D. Grzebelus, M. Bowman, P. Cavagnaro, M. Matvienko, H. Ashrafi, A. Van Deynze, P. Simon (2011). De novo assembly and characterization of the carrot transcriptome reveals novel genes, new markers, and genetic diversity. BMC Genomics, 12: 389. Highly accessed article.

7. Cavagnaro P., S.Chung, S. Manin, M. Yildiz, A. Ali, M. Alessandro, M. Iorizzo, D. Senalik, P. Simon (2011). Microsatellite isolation and marker development in carrot, genomic distribution, linkage mapping, genetic diversity analysis and marker transferability across Apiaceae. BMC Genomics, 12:386.

6. Iorizzo M., D. Mollov, D. Carputo and J.M. Bradeen (2011) Disease resistance gene transcription in transgenic potato is unaltered by temperature extremes and plant age. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 130: 469-476.

5. Iorizzo M., R. Aversano, J.M. Bradeen, L. Frusciante and D. Carputo (2011). Fertilization fitness and offspring ploidy in 3x x 2x matings in potato. Plant Biosystems, 146: 317-321.


4. Miraglia V., M. Iorizzo and R. Aversano (2010). A new approach to assess chromosome dosage in potato hybrids. Minerva Biotecnologica, 22: 46-48.


3. Bradeen J.M., M. Iorizzo, D. S. Mollov, J. Raasch, L. Cotton Kramer, B. P. Millet, S. Austion-Phillips, J. Jiang and D. Carputo (2009). Higher copy numbers of the potato RB transgene correspond to enhanced transcript and late blight resistance levels. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 22: 437-446.

2. Millet B.P., D. S. Mollov, M. Iorizzo, D., Carputo, J. M. Bradeen (2009). Changes in disease resistance phenotypes correlated with plant physiological age are not caused by variations of R gene transcription. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 22: 362-366.


1. Carputo D., R. Aversano, A. Barone, A. Di Matteo, M. Iorizzo, L. Sigillo, A. Zoina and L. Frusciante (2008). Resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum of sexual hybrids between Solanum commersonii and S. tuberosum. American Journal of Potato Research, 86: 196-202.