Molla Fentie Mengist

Works (12)

Updated: June 12th, 2024 05:01

2024 journal article

Assessing predictability of post-storage texture and appearance characteristics in blueberry at breeding population level


By: M. Mengist, M. Pottorff, T. Mackey, F. Ferrao, G. Casorzo, M. Lila, C. Luby, L. Giongo ...

author keywords: Blueberry; Fruit characteristics; Shelf -life; Predictability; Breeding
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 11, 2024

2023 journal article

Blueberry and cranberry pangenomes as a resource for future genetic studies and breeding efforts


TL;DR: The construction and analysis of the first pangenome for both blueberry and cranberry revealed both crops exhibit great genetic diversity, and the discovery of thousands of genes, not present in the previous reference genomes, will serve as the basis of future research and as potential targets for future breeding efforts. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: February 19, 2024

2023 article

Population genomics identifies genetic signatures of carrot domestication and improvement and uncovers the origin of high-carotenoid orange carrots

Coe, K., Bostan, H., Rolling, W., Turner-Hissong, S., Macko-Podgorni, A., Senalik, D., … Iorizzo, M. (2023, September 28). NATURE PLANTS, Vol. 9.

By: K. Coe n, H. Bostan n, W. Rolling*, S. Turner-Hissong, A. Macko-Podgorni*, D. Senalik*, S. Liu n, R. Seth n ...

TL;DR: It is demonstrated that carrot was domesticated during the Early Middle Ages in the region spanning western Asia to central Asia, and orange carrot was selected during the Renaissance period, probably in western Europe, through the selection of three recessive genes that increased the provitamin A carotenoid (α- and β-carotene) content. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: October 16, 2023

2023 article

Vaccinium as a comparative system for understanding of complex flavonoid accumulation profiles and regulation in fruit

Albert, N. W., Iorizzo, M., Mengist, M. F., Montanari, S., Zalapa, J., Maule, A., … Espley, R. V. (2023, May 2). PLANT PHYSIOLOGY.

By: N. Albert*, M. Iorizzo n, M. Mengist n, S. Montanari, J. Zalapa*, A. Maule n, P. Edger*, A. Yocca* ...

TL;DR: The recent progress in understanding flavonoid regulation in fruit crops is considered, using Vaccinium as an example and highlighting the significant gains in both genomic tools and functional analysis. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: June 5, 2023

2022 journal article

A note on the early transcriptional response in leaves and root of potato plants to cadmium exposure


author keywords: Cadmium; gene expression; potato; RNA-seq; transcriptome
TL;DR: This study is the first report on the transcriptome-wide response of potato to Cd stress, providing insight into the molecular mechanisms involved in the response and identifying genes involved in photosynthesis and autophagy being up-regulated and down-regulated. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: January 18, 2022

2022 article

Autopolyploid inheritance and a heterozygous reciprocal translocation shape chromosome genetic behavior in tetraploid blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)

Mengist, M. F., Bostan, H., De Paola, D., Teresi, S. J., Platts, A. E., Cremona, G., … Iorizzo, M. (2022, September 3). NEW PHYTOLOGIST, Vol. 9.

By: M. Mengist n, H. Bostan n, D. De Paola*, S. Teresi*, A. Platts*, G. Cremona*, X. Qi*, T. Mackey* ...

author keywords: autopolyploid; blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L; ); centromeric repeat; chromosomal translocation; chromosome structure; phased genome; polyploid genetic behavior
MeSH headings : Tetraploidy; Blueberry Plants / genetics; Inheritance Patterns; Polyploidy; Chromosomes
TL;DR: A new high‐quality, phased, chromosome‐scale genome of a diploid blueberry, clone W85 is described, which will facilitate new genetic and comparative genomic studies in Vaccinium and the development of genomic assisted selection strategy for this crop. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 4, 2022

2022 journal article

Dissecting the genetic basis of bioactive metabolites and fruit quality traits in blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum L.)


By: M. Mengist n, M. Grace n, T. Mackey*, B. Munoz n, B. Pucker*, N. Bassil*, C. Luby*, M. Ferruzzi n, M. Lila n, M. Iorizzo n

author keywords: blueberry; anthocyanin; acylation; glycosylation; QTL mapping; candidate genes; fruit quality; chlorogenic acid
TL;DR: The study provides the first insights into the genetic basis controlling anthocyanins accumulation and composition, chlorogenic acid and fruit quality traits, and establishes a framework to advance genetic studies and molecular breeding for anthcyanins in blueberry. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 26, 2022

2022 journal article

Improved High-Quality Genome Assembly and Annotation of Pineapple (Ananas comosus) Cultivar MD2 Revealed Extensive Haplotype Diversity and Diversified FRS/FRF Gene Family

GENES, 13(1).

By: A. Yow n, H. Bostan n, R. Castanera*, V. Ruggieri, M. Mengist n, J. Curaba n, R. Young*, N. Gillitt*, M. Iorizzo n

author keywords: pineapple MD2; Ananas comosus; improved assembly; haplotype diversity; FHY3; FAR1 genes; FRS; FRF genes
MeSH headings : Ananas / genetics; Ananas / growth & development; Chromosome Mapping; Chromosomes, Plant / genetics; Gene Expression Regulation, Plant; Genetic Variation; Genome, Plant; Genomics; Haplotypes; Molecular Sequence Annotation / methods; Plant Proteins / genetics; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: The new MD2 assembly will serve as a new reference for genetic and genomic studies in pineapple, and over 48% of the predicted genes harbored potential deleterious mutations, indicating that the high level of heterozygosity in this species contributes to maintaining functional alleles. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 27, 2021

2022 journal article

There and back again; historical perspective and future directions for Vaccinium breeding and research studies


Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 1, 2022

2021 journal article

High-density linkage map construction and identification of loci regulating fruit quality traits in blueberry


By: M. Mengist n, H. Bostan n, E. Young n, K. Kay*, N. Gillitt*, J. Ballington n, C. Kay n, M. Ferruzzi n ...

TL;DR: The genetic basis of fruit quality traits in blueberry was dissected and an association between these fruit quality trait and metabolites detected by Proton nuclear magnetic resonance analysis was established. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 1, 2021

2020 journal article

Development of a genetic framework to improve the efficiency of bioactive delivery from blueberry


By: M. Mengist n, H. Burtch n, H. Debelo n, M. Pottorff n, H. Bostan n, C. Nunn n, S. Corbin n, C. Kay n ...

MeSH headings : Blueberry Plants / genetics; Blueberry Plants / metabolism; Digestion; Flavonoids / metabolism; Genotype; Hydroxybenzoates / metabolism; In Vitro Techniques
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: November 16, 2020

2019 journal article

Variation in anthocyanin profiles of 27 genotypes of red cabbage over two growing seasons


By: R. Strauch n, M. Mengist n, K. Pan n, G. Yousef n, M. Iorizzo n, A. Brown n, M. Lila n

author keywords: Red cabbage; Acylated anthocyanin; Breeding population; HPLC-DAD-MSE
MeSH headings : Acylation; Anthocyanins / analysis; Anthocyanins / chemistry; Brassica / chemistry; Brassica / genetics; Brassica / metabolism; Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid; Genotype; Mass Spectrometry; Plant Breeding; Polymorphism, Genetic; Seasons
TL;DR: PCA analysis identified anthocyanin accumulation traits and genotypes with high diversity which can be utilized in future investigations into the genetic and molecular basis for anthochenin production, acylation, and diversity. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 23, 2019

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