Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Chang, A., J. Jung, J. Yeom, M.M. Maeda, J.A. Landivar, J.M. Enciso, C.A. Avila, and J.R. Anciso. 2021. Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) based high throughput phenotyping (HTP) for Tomato Yield Estimation. Journal of Sensors. Accepted
  2. Lee, J.H.J., G.K. Jayaprakasha, J. Enciso, C.A. Avila, Kevin M. Crosby, and B.S. Patil. 2021. Production system influences tomato phenolics and indoleamines in a cultivar-specific manner. Food Research International. 140:110016
  3. Lee, J.H.J, D.M. Kasote, G.K. Jayaprakasha, C.A. Avila, K.M. Crosby, and B.S. Patil. 2021. Effect of Production System and Inhibitory Potential of Aroma Volatiles on Polyphenol Oxidase and Peroxidase Activities of Tomatoes. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 101:307-314
  4. Irigoyen S., M. Ramasamy, S. Pant, P. Niraula, R. Bedre, M. Gurung, D. Rossi, C. Laughlin, Z. Gorman, D. Achor, A. Levy, M.V. Kolomiets, M. Setamou, I.E. Badillo-Vargas, C.A. Avila, M. Irey, K.K. Mandadi. 2020. Plant hairy roots enable high throughput identification of new antimicrobials against Candidatus Liberibacter spp. Nature Communications 11:5802
  5. Correa, E, S. Malla, K. Crosby, and C.A. Avila. 2020. Evaluation of Genotypes and Association of Traits in Watermelon Across Two Southern Texas Locations. Horticulturae 6:67
  6. Lee J.H.J., G.K. Jayaprakasha, C.A. Avila, K. Crosby, and B.S. Patil. 2020. Effects of genotype and production system on quality of tomato fruits and in vitro bile acids binding capacity. Journal of food Science. 85(11):3806-3814
  7. Lee, J.H.J.,  H.O. Awika, G.K. Jayaprakasha, C.A. Avila*, K.M. Crosby *, B.S. Patil*. 2020. Tomato metabolic changes in response to tomato-potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) and its vectored pathogen Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum. Plants 9:1154. *Corresponding Authors
  8. Kandel, D.,  T.G. Marconi, I.E. Badillo-Vargas, J. Enciso, S.D. Zapata, C.A. Lazcano, K. Crosby, C.A. Avila*. 2020. Yield and fruit quality of high-tunnel tomato cultivars produced during the off-season in South Texas. Scientia Horticulturae 272:109582 *Corresponding Author
  9. Awika, H, Cochran, V. Joshi, R. Bedre, K.K. Mandadi, C.A. Avila*. 2020. Single-marker and haplotype-based association analysis of anthracnose (Colletotrichum dematium) resistance in Spinach (Spinacia oleracea). Plant Breeding 139:402-418. DOI: 10.1111/pbr.12773 *Corresponding Author
  10. Djidonou, D., D.I. Leskovar, M. Joshi, J. Jifon, C.A. Avila, J. Masabni, R. Wallace, and K. Crosby. 2020. Stability of yield and its components in grafted tomato tested across multiple environments in Texas. Scientific Reports 10:13535
  11. Awika, H, R. Bedre, J. Yeom, T.G. Marconi, J. Enciso, K.K. Mandadi, J. Jung, C.A. Avila*.  2019. Developing Growth-Associated Molecular Markers Via High-Throughput Phenotyping in Spinach. The Plant Genome Journal 12(3):1-19 *Corresponding Author
  12. Avila, C.A.*, T.G. Marconi, Z. Viloria, Kurpis, S. del Rio. 2019. Bactericera cockerelli resistance in the wild tomato Solanum habrochaites is polygenic and influenced by the presence of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum. Scientific Reports 9:14031 *Corresponding Author
  13. Awika, H.O., T.G. Marconi, R. Bedre, K.K. Mandadi, C.A. Avila*. 2019. Minor Alleles are Associated with White Rust (Albugo occidentalis) Susceptibility in Spinach (Spinacia oleracea). Horticulture Research. (6):129 *Corresponding Author
  14. Kandel, D., R.H. Bedre, K.K. Mandadi, K. Crosby, C.A. Avila*. 2019. Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) Germplasm Developed by Texas A&M Breeding Programs. American Journal of Plant Sciences 10:1154-1180 *Corresponding Author
  15. Enciso, J, C.A. Avila, J. Jung, S. Farag, A. Chang, J. Yeom, J. Landivar, M. Maeda, J.C. Chavez. 2019. Validation of agronomic UAV and field measurements for tomato varieties. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture journal (158)278-283
  16. Lee, J.H.J., G.K. Jayaprakasha, C.A. Avila, K.M. Crosby, B.S. Patil. 2019. Metabolomic studies of volatiles from tomatoes grown in net-house and open-field conditions. Food Chemistry 275:282–291
  17. Elsayed-Farag, S., J. Anciso, T. Marconi, C.A. Avila, A. Rodriguez, I-E. Badillo-Vargas and J. Enciso. 2018. Appropriate planting dates and plastic mulch for increasing common tomato varieties yield in South Texas. Afr. J. Agric. Res. 13(26)1349-1357
  18. Li, J, C.A. Avila, Denise M. Tieman, Harry J. Klee and Fiona L. Goggin. 2018. A Comparison of the Effects of FATTY ACID DESATURASE 7 and HYDROPEROXIDE LYASE on Plant–Aphid Interactions Interactions. J. Mol. Sci. 19:1077
  19. Chiong, KT,  MB Damaj, CS Padilla, C.A. Avila, SR. Pant, KK. Mandadi, NR Ramos, DV Carvalho,  TE Mirkov. 2017. Reproducible genomic DNA preparation from diverse crop species for molecular genetic applications. Plant Methods 13:106
  20. Wu, C., C.A Avila*, F.L. Goggin. 2015.  The ethylene response factor Pti5 contributes to potato aphid resistance in tomato independent of ethylene signaling. Journal of Experimental Botany. 66 (2): 559-570 *Shared first authorship
  21. Vaughn, KL, C.A. Avila, C.S. Padilla-Marcía, and F.L. Goggin. 2014. Development of fad7-1 single mutant Arabidopsis thaliana plants that are resistant to aphids. Discovery 15:94-99
  22. Avila, C.A. L.M. Arévalo-Soliz, A. Lorence, and F.L. Goggin. 2013. Expression of α-DIOXYGENASE 1 in tomato and Arabidopsis contributes to plant defenses against aphids. Molecular Plant-Microbe interactions 26:977-986.
  23. Avila, C.A. L.M. Arévalo-Soliz, L. Jia, D.A. Navarre, Z. Chen, G.A. Howe, Q.W. Meng, J.E. Smith, F.L. Goggin. 2012. Loss of function of FATTY ACID DESATURASE 7 in tomato enhances basal aphid resistance in a salicylate-dependent manner. Plant Physiology 158(4): 2028-2041.
  24. Suza, W.P., C.A. Avila, K. Carruthers, S. Kulkarni, F.L. Goggin, and A. Lorence. 2010. Exploring the impact of wounding and jasmonates on ascorbate metabolism. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 48:337-350.
  25. Goggin, F.L., C.A. Avila, and A. Lorence. 2010. Vitamin C content in plants is modified by insects and influences susceptibility to herbivory. BioEssays 32:777-790.
  26. R. Pallipparambil, J. C. Reese, C.A. Avila, J.M. Louis and F. L. Goggin. 2009. Mi-mediated aphid resistance in tomato: tissue localization and impact on the feeding behavior of two potato aphid clones with differing levels of virulence. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 135:295-307.

Book Chapters

  1. Avila, C.A*, S.C. Irigoyen and K. Mandadi. Tomato plant responses to biotic and abiotic stress. In 
Mattoo, A. and A.K. Handa Editors. Achieving sustainable tomato cultivation. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK*Corresponding Author


Editor-reviewed publications and proceedings

  1. Robinson A.F., P. Agudelo, C. A.Avila*, A. A. Bell, F. E. Callahan, C. G. Cook, N. D. Dighe, O. A. Gutierrez, R. W. Hayes, J. N. Jenkins, J. T. Johnson, R. Kantety, G.W. Lawrence, K. S. Lawrence, L. Mangineni, J. C. McCarty, M. A. Menz, W. A. Meredith Jr., R. N. Nichols, R. T. Robbins, E. Sacks, B. Scheffler, G. L. Sciumbato, C. W. Smith, J. L. Starr, D. M. Stelly, S. R. Stetina, J. McD. Stewart, P. M. Thaxton, T. P. Wallace, D. B. Weaver, M. J. Wubben, and L. D. Young. 2008. Development of Reniform Nematode Resistance in Upland Cotton. Proceedings of the World Cotton Research Conference-4. September 10-14, 2007, Lubbock, Texas. 2008 CDROM. (*Invited)
  2. Avila, C.A.and J. McD. Stewart. 2007. Host Response to Reniform Nematode infection in resistant and susceptible Gossypium arboreumaccessions. In: D.M. Oosterhuis (ed.). Summaries of Arkansas cotton research 2006. University of Arkan­sas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series 552:123-127. Fayetteville, Ark.
  3. Avila, C.A.,J.McD. Stewart, and R.T. Robbins. 2006. Introgression of Reniform Nematode Resistance from G. arboreumto Upland Cotton: 2005 season advances report.In: D.M. Oosterhuis (ed.). Summaries of Arkansas cotton research 2005. University of Arkan­sas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series 543:122-127. Fayetteville, Ark.
  4. Avila, C.A., J.McD. Stewart, and R.T. Robbins. 2005. Development of a Molecular Marker linked to Reniform Nematode Resistance in Cotton. In: D.M. Oosterhuis (ed.). Summaries of Arkansas cotton research 2004. University of Arkan­sas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series 533:28-33. Fayetteville, Ark.
  5. Avila, C.A., J.McD. Stewart, and R.T. Robbins. 2005. Germplasm Enhacement for Cotton Improvement. In: D.M. Oosterhuis (ed.). Summaries of Arkansas cotton research 2004. University of Arkan­sas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series 533:23-27. Fayetteville, Ark.
  6. Avila, C.A., J.McD. Stewart, and R.T. Robbins. 2004. Transfer of reniform nematode resistance from diploid cotton species to tetraploid cultivated cotton. In: D.M. Oosterhuis (ed.). Summaries of Arkansas cotton research 2003. University of Arkan­sas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series 521:183-186. Fayetteville, Ark.

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