Horticulture Research

(The TQCC of Horticulture Research is 33. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-04-01 to 2024-04-01.)
The historical and current research progress on jujube–a superfruit for the future118
CRISPR/Cas9-mediated mutagenesis of VvMLO3 results in enhanced resistance to powdery mildew in grapevine (Vitis vinifera)112
A reporter for noninvasively monitoring gene expression and plant transformation101
MiR156 regulates anthocyanin biosynthesis through SPL targets and other microRNAs in poplar89
A high-quality chromosome-level genome assembly reveals genetics for important traits in eggplant82
Methyl jasmonate mediates melatonin-induced cold tolerance of grafted watermelon plants81
Abnormal expression of bHLH3 disrupts a flavonoid homeostasis network, causing differences in pigment composition among mulberry fruits79
Transcriptomic and metabolomic analyses reveal that melatonin promotes melon root development under copper stress by inhibiting jasmonic acid biosynthesis77
Functions of silicon in plant drought stress responses75
The diverse roles of cytokinins in regulating leaf development74
Identification of key gene networks controlling organic acid and sugar metabolism during watermelon fruit development by integrating metabolic phenotypes and gene expression profiles73
CRISPR/Cas9-mediated VvPR4b editing decreases downy mildew resistance in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.)72
(E)-Nerolidol is a volatile signal that induces defenses against insects and pathogens in tea plants70
The R2R3-MYB transcription factor GhMYB1a regulates flavonol and anthocyanin accumulation in Gerbera hybrida69
A high-quality reference genome of wild Cannabis sativa67
Optimizing the CRISPR/Cas9 system for genome editing in grape by using grape promoters66
The methyl jasmonate-responsive transcription factor SmMYB1 promotes phenolic acid biosynthesis in Salvia miltiorrhiza65
Enrichment of beneficial cucumber rhizosphere microbes mediated by organic acid secretion63
sRNAanno—a database repository of uniformly annotated small RNAs in plants62
Regulation of phenylpropanoid biosynthesis by MdMYB88 and MdMYB124 contributes to pathogen and drought resistance in apple62
Deep learning image segmentation and extraction of blueberry fruit traits associated with harvestability and yield60
Chromosome-scale genome assembly provides insights into the evolution and flavor synthesis of passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims)60
MdMYB6 regulates anthocyanin formation in apple both through direct inhibition of the biosynthesis pathway and through substrate removal60
The chromosome-scale genome reveals the evolution and diversification after the recent tetraploidization event in tea plant59
Can gene editing reduce postharvest waste and loss of fruit, vegetables, and ornamentals?59
Applications of deep-learning approaches in horticultural research: a review59
Germplasm resources and genetic breeding of Paeonia: a systematic review57
Bud endodormancy in deciduous fruit trees: advances and prospects55
Grapevine VlbZIP30 improves drought resistance by directly activating VvNAC17 and promoting lignin biosynthesis through the regulation of three peroxidase genes54
Molecular functions of nitric oxide and its potential applications in horticultural crops54
Coexpression network analysis reveals an MYB transcriptional activator involved in capsaicinoid biosynthesis in hot peppers52
Genomic consequences of apple improvement52
Meta-analysis of the effects of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) treatment on climacteric fruit ripening51
Integrative transcriptome, proteome, and microRNA analysis reveals the effects of nitrogen sufficiency and deficiency conditions on theanine metabolism in the tea plant (Camellia sinensis)50
Strawberry sweetness and consumer preference are enhanced by specific volatile compounds49
Strigolactones positively regulate abscisic acid-dependent heat and cold tolerance in tomato48
Transcriptome analysis and metabolic profiling reveal the key role of carotenoids in the petal coloration of Liriodendron tulipifera47
Exploiting the diversity of tomato: the development of a phenotypically and genetically detailed germplasm collection47
A chromosome-scale genome sequence of pitaya (Hylocereus undatus) provides novel insights into the genome evolution and regulation of betalain biosynthesis47
Chromosome doubling mediates superior drought tolerance in Lycium ruthenicum via abscisic acid signaling47
The novel gene BrMYB2, located on chromosome A07, with a short intron 1 controls the purple-head trait of Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L.)46
CsbZIP1-CsMYB12 mediates the production of bitter-tasting flavonols in tea plants (Camellia sinensis) through a coordinated activator–repressor network46
Color-related chlorophyll and carotenoid concentrations of Chinese kale can be altered through CRISPR/Cas9 targeted editing of the carotenoid isomerase gene BoaCRTISO46
Growth monitoring of greenhouse lettuce based on a convolutional neural network46
High-quality genome assembly of 'Cuiguan' pear (Pyrus pyrifolia) as a reference genome for identifying regulatory genes and epigenetic modifications responsible for bud dormancy46
A chromosome-level reference genome of non-heading Chinese cabbage [Brassica campestris (syn. Brassica rapa) ssp. chinensis]45
Genome of a citrus rootstock and global DNA demethylation caused by heterografting45
Kiwifruit Genome Database (KGD): a comprehensive resource for kiwifruit genomics45
UV-B light and its application potential to reduce disease and pest incidence in crops45
Transgenic and genome-edited fruits: background, constraints, benefits, and commercial opportunities45
Plasma membrane-localized SlSWEET7a and SlSWEET14 regulate sugar transport and storage in tomato fruits45
Genome-wide association analysis identified molecular markers associated with important tea flavor-related metabolites44
Chromosome-scale genome assembly of sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) cv. Tieton obtained using long-read and Hi-C sequencing44
The transcription factor SlHY5 regulates the ripening of tomato fruit at both the transcriptional and translational levels44
Reannotation of the cultivated strawberry genome and establishment of a strawberry genome database44
The transcription factor OpWRKY2 positively regulates the biosynthesis of the anticancer drug camptothecin in Ophiorrhiza pumila44
De novo assembly of a new Olea europaea genome accession using nanopore sequencing43
Thermal-responsive genetic and epigenetic regulation of DAM cluster controlling dormancy and chilling requirement in peach floral buds43
Involvement of CsWRKY70 in salicylic acid-induced citrus fruit resistance against Penicillium digitatum42
The IAA- and ABA-responsive transcription factor CgMYB58 upregulates lignin biosynthesis and triggers juice sac granulation in pummelo41
The WRKY transcription factor PlWRKY65 enhances the resistance of Paeonia lactiflora (herbaceous peony) to Alternaria tenuissima41
Molecular basis of heterosis and related breeding strategies reveal its importance in vegetable breeding41
The Phoebe genome sheds light on the evolution of magnoliids41
Regulation of fruit ripening by the brassinosteroid biosynthetic gene SlCYP90B3 via an ethylene-dependent pathway in tomato40
Chromosome-scale assembly of the Dendrobium chrysotoxum genome enhances the understanding of orchid evolution40
Melatonin alters the secondary metabolite profile of grape berry skin by promoting VvMYB14-mediated ethylene biosynthesis40
Whole-genome sequencing provides insights into the genetic diversity and domestication of bitter gourd (Momordica spp.)40
Cadmium isotope fractionation reveals genetic variation in Cd uptake and translocation by Theobroma cacao and role of natural resistance-associated macrophage protein 5 and heavy metal ATPase-family t40
Melatonin-induced DNA demethylation of metal transporters and antioxidant genes alleviates lead stress in radish plants39
Combined genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analyses provide insights into chayote (Sechium edule) evolution and fruit development39
Mechanisms and regulation of organic acid accumulation in plant vacuoles39
Transcriptomic and genetic approaches reveal an essential role of the NAC transcription factor SlNAP1 in the growth and defense response of tomato39
LlWRKY39 is involved in thermotolerance by activating LlMBF1c and interacting with LlCaM3 in lily (Lilium longiflorum)39
PpINH1, an invertase inhibitor, interacts with vacuolar invertase PpVIN2 in regulating the chilling tolerance of peach fruit39
Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals synergistic and disparate defense pathways in the leaves and roots of trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata) autotetraploids with enhanced salt tolerance38
A novel transcription factor CmMYB012 inhibits flavone and anthocyanin biosynthesis in response to high temperatures in chrysanthemum38
SlGRAS4 accelerates fruit ripening by regulating ethylene biosynthesis genes and SlMADS1 in tomato38
The apple REFPOP—a reference population for genomics-assisted breeding in apple38
CRISPR/Cas9-mediated mutagenesis of ClBG1 decreased seed size and promoted seed germination in watermelon38
An optimized protocol for stepwise optimization of real-time RT-PCR analysis37
Genome-wide analysis of expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) reveals the regulatory architecture of gene expression variation in the storage roots of sweet potato37
Whole-genome sequencing reveals rare off-target mutations in CRISPR/Cas9-edited grapevine36
Whole-genome, transcriptome, and methylome analyses provide insights into the evolution of platycoside biosynthesis in Platycodon grandiflorus, a medicinal plant36
The GAMYB-like gene SlMYB33 mediates flowering and pollen development in tomato36
Comparative analysis of long noncoding RNAs in angiosperms and characterization of long noncoding RNAs in response to heat stress in Chinese cabbage36
Glandular trichomes: new focus on horticultural crops35
Transcription factor WRKY22 regulates canker susceptibility in sweet orange (Citrus sinensis Osbeck) by enhancing cell enlargement and CsLOB1 expression35
CsWAKL08, a pathogen-induced wall-associated receptor-like kinase in sweet orange, confers resistance to citrus bacterial canker via ROS control and JA signaling34
The chromosome-level Stevia genome provides insights into steviol glycoside biosynthesis34
The chromosome-scale assembly of the willow genome provides insight into Salicaceae genome evolution34
An apple (Malus domestica) AP2/ERF transcription factor modulates carotenoid accumulation34
Research advances in and prospects of ornamental plant genomics34
A high-quality sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica) genome34
RosBREED: bridging the chasm between discovery and application to enable DNA-informed breeding in rosaceous crops34
Whole-genome resequencing of Osmanthus fragrans provides insights into flower color evolution34
Genomic prediction of fruit texture and training population optimization towards the application of genomic selection in apple34
Genome-wide analysis of NDR1/HIN1-like genes in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) and functional characterization of CaNHL4 under biotic and abiotic stresses33
The role of watermelon caffeic acid O-methyltransferase (ClCOMT1) in melatonin biosynthesis and abiotic stress tolerance33
The Cymbidium genome reveals the evolution of unique morphological traits33
The regulation of cell wall lignification and lignin biosynthesis during pigmentation of winter jujube33
R2R3-MYB transcription factors, StmiR858 and sucrose mediate potato flavonol biosynthesis33
CsPrx25, a class III peroxidase in Citrus sinensis, confers resistance to citrus bacterial canker through the maintenance of ROS homeostasis and cell wall lignification33
Chromosome-scale assembly of the Kandelia obovata genome33