Selected Publications

1.        Jiaxuan Chen, Zeyuan Chen, Zunwen Li, Yijiao Zhao, Xiaodong Chen, Gefu Wang-Pruski* and Rongfang Guo. 2021. Effect of Photoperiod on Chinese Kale (Brassica alboglabra) Sprouts under White or Combined Red and Blue Light. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11:589746. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.589746

2.        Xiaoyun Han, Yupei Xi, Zhizhong Zhang, Mohammad Aqa Mohammadi, Jyoti Joshi , Tudor Borza, Gefu Wang-Pruski*. 2021. Effects of phosphite as a plant biostimulant on metabolism and stress response for better plant performance in Solanum tuberosum. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 210:11873.   

3.        Robert H. Coffin, Tudor Borza, Mohammed Zahidul Alam, Yingyi Liu, Falguni Desai, Yupei Xi, Zhizhong Zhang, Brian Beaton, Claudia Goyer, Joyce Coffin & Gefu Wang-Pruski* 2020. Assessing the suppressive effects of biopesticides and phosphite on common scab development in potatoes, Biocontrol Science and Technology, 30(10):1133-1149. DOI:10.1080/09583157.2020.1797631

4.      Zhengda Zhang; Xiaoyun Han; Jinghua Wu; Lizhen Zhang; Jingrong Wang; Gefu Wang-Pruski*. 2020. Specific Response Mechanism to Autotoxicity in Melon (Cucumis melo L.) Root Revealed by physiological analyses combined with transcriptome profiling. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 200 (2020) 110779.

5.      Minsheng You*, Fushi Ke, Shijun You, Zhangyan Wu, Qingfeng Liu, Weiyi He, Zhiguang Yuchi, Liette Vasseur, Geoff M. Gurr, Simon W. Baxter, Hugo Cerda, Guang Yang, Lu Peng, Yuanchun Jin, Miao Xie, Lijun Cai, Carl J. Douglas, Murray B. Isman, Mark S. Goettel, Qisheng Song, Qinghai Fan, Gefu Wang-Pruski, David C. Lees, Zhen Yue, Jianlin Bai, Tiansheng Liu, Lianyun Lin, Yunkai Zheng, Zhaohua Zeng, Sheng Lin, Yue Wang, Qian Zhao, Xiaofeng Xia, Wenbin Chen, Lilin Chen, Mingmin Zou, Jinying Liao, Qiang Gao, Xiaodong Fang, Ye Yin, Huanming Yang, Jian Wang, Liwei Han, Yingjun Lin, Yanping Lu, Mousheng Zhuang. 2020. Variation among 532 genomes unveils the origin and evolutionary history of a global herbivore. Nature Communications, 11(1):2321. DOI:10.1038/s41467-020-16178-9

6.        Yupei Xi, Xiaoyun Han, Zhizhong Zhang, Gefu Wang-Pruski*. 2020. Exogenous phosphite application alleviates the adverse effects of heat stress and improves thermotolerance on potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) seedlings. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 190 (2020) 110048

7.        Mohammad Aqa Mohammadi, Zhizhong Zhang, Xiaoyun Han, Yupei Xi, Mohammadreza Boorboori, Gefu Wang-Pruski*. 2020. Phosphite application Alleviates Pythophthora infestans by Modulation of Photosynthetic and Physio-biochemical Metabolites in Potato Leaves. Pathogens, 9, 170; doi:10.3390/pathogens9030170

8.        Zhizhong Zhang, Jiaru Fan, Jinghua Wu, Lizhen Zhang, Jingrong Wang, Beibei Zhang, Gefu Wang-Pruski*. 2020. Alleviating effect of silicon on melon seed germination under autotoxicity stress. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 188, 109901.

9.        Tudor Borza, Rick D. Peters, Xingxi Gao, Gefu Wang-Pruski*. 2019. Effects of phosphite on the in vitro growth of Verticillium nonalfalfae and Verticillium dahliae and on their in vivo ability to infect potato plants", European Journal of Plant Pathology, 155(4):1333-1344.

10.    Muhammad Salman Hameed, Xiaodong Jing, Wei Chen, Jinzhi Chen, Liette Vasseur, Gefu Wang-Pruski, Guang Yang. 2019. Function and Characterization of the Argonaute2 Gene in the RNA Interference Pathway in the Diamondback Moth. Archives of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 10(4): 035-051.

11.    张贝贝, 樊佳茹, 王景荣, 韩晓云, 袁慧敏,Gefu Wang-Pruski,张志忠. 2019. 模拟盐渍化对甜瓜种子萌发和幼苗生理特性的影响. 热带作物学报 (, Accepted.

12.    奚玉培, 张志忠, 王景荣, 韩晓云, Gefu Wang-Pruski*. 2019. 马铃薯HSP17.7基因的克隆及其对高温逆境的响应(2019). 西北植物学报 (, 39(11): 1952-1960..

13.    袁慧敏, Gefu Wang-Pruski, 樊佳茹, 张贝贝, 张璐. 刘爽. 2019. 高温对番茄幼苗生长和花芽分化的影响. 西北植物学报 (, 39(10): 1768-1775.

14.    Rongfang Guo, Xingru Wang, Xiaoyun Han, Wenjing Li, Tao Liu, Bingxing Chen, Xiaodong Chen and Gefu Wang-Pruski*. 2019. Comparative transcriptome analyses revealed different heat stress responses in high- and low-GS Brassica alboglabra sprouts. BMC Genomics 20:269. (

15.    Zhizhong Zhang, Maofeng Lan. Xiaoyun Han, Jinghua Wu, Gefu Wang-Pruski*. 2019. Response of ornamental pepper to high temperature stress and role of exogenous salicylic acid in mitigating high temperature. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. Published online: 25 April 2019 (

16.    Mohammadi, M. A., Zhang, Z., Xi, Y., Han, H. Lan, F., Zhang, B., Wang-Pruski, G.* 2019. Effects of Potassium Phosphite on Biochemical Contents and Enzymatic Activities of Chinese Potatoes Inoculated by Phythophthora infestans. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 17(2):4499-4514. (DOI:

17.    Borza, T., Govindarajan, A., Stephen, J. Best, K., Pruski, K., and Wang-Pruski, G.* 2019. Verticillium dahliae and Verticillium nonalfalfae occurrence and abundance in several agricultural fields from Nova Scotia, Canada, assessed by real-time quantitative PCR. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 154(4):1171–1177. (DOI: 10.1007/s10658-019-01712-3).

18.    Wu, L., Gao, X., Xia, F., Joshi, J., Borza, T., Wang-Pruski, G.* 2019. Biostimulant and fungicidal effects of phosphite assessed by GC-TOF-MS analysis of potato leaf metabolome, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 106:49-56. (

19.    Xiaofei Liu, Yu Zheng, Gefu Wang-Pruski, Yun Gan, Bo Zhang, Qiyong Hu, Yixin Du, Jianwei Zhao & Lihua Liu. 2019. Transcriptome profiling of periwinkle infected with Huanglongbing (‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’) European Journal of Plant Pathology, 153:891-906. (DOI 10.1007/s10658-018-01607-9)

20.    Zengrong Huang, Neil Carter, Hongliang Lv, Zhizhong Zhang, Gefu Wang-Pruski*. 2018. Translocation of phosphite encourages the protection against Phytophthora infestans in potato: The efficiency and efficacy. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 152:122-130.

21.    戴鸣凯, 张志忠, 刘爽, 樊佳茹, Gefu Wang-Pruski*. 2018. 高温胁迫对马铃薯幼苗生长和部分生理指标的影响. Journal of Agriculture. (农学学报, 

22.    Xingxi Gao, Steven Locke, Junzeng Zhang, Jyoti Joshi, Gefu Wang-Pruski*. Metabolomics Profile of Potato Tubers after Phosphite Treatment. 2018. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 9: 845-864.

23.    Tudor Borza, Brian Beaton, Anjana Govindarajan, Xingxi Gao, Yahui Liu, Zenaida Ganga, Gefu Wang-Pruski. 2018. Incidence and abundance of Verticillium dahliae in soil from various agricultural fields in Prince Edward Island, Canada. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 151(3): 825–830.

24.    Zhang, Z., Huang, Z., Lu, H., Wang-Pruski, G*. 2017. A Rapid and Effective Method for Observation of Suberized Cell Layers in Potato Tuber Skin. Scientia Horticulturae, 224, 215 - 218.

25.    Chen, S., Borza, T., Byun, B., Coffin, R., Coffin, J., Peters, R., Wang-Pruski, G. 2017. DNA Markers for Selection of Late Blight Resistant Potato Breeding Lines. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 8, 1197 - 1209. 

26.    Borza, T., Peters, R.D., Wu, Y., Schofield, A., Rand, J., Ganga, Z., Al-Mughrabi, K.I., Coffin, R.H., Wang-Pruski, G.* 2017. Phosphite uptake and distribution in potato tubers following foliar and postharvest applications of phosphite-based fungicides for late blight control. Annals of Applied Biology, 170, 127–139.

27.    Alam, M.Z., Wang-Pruski, G.*, Hodges, M., Hawkins, G.R., Kubik, M.D. and Fillmore, S.A.E. 2017. Effect of Cooking and Reconstitution Methods on the Loss of Bioactive Compounds in Pigmented and Unpigmented Potatoes. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 8, 31-55.

28.    Dukeshire, S., MacPherson, M., Vietch, S., and Wang-Pruski G.* 2015. Slicing, Dicing, Spicing, and Pricing: Factors Influencing Purchase and Consumption of Fresh Potatoes. Journal of Food Products Marketing, 22, 240-257.

29.    Borza, T., Schofield, A., Sakthivel, G., Bergese, J., Gao, X., Rand, J., Wang-Pruski, G.* 2014. HPIC analysis of phosphite uptake and translocation by potato plants: dose-dependent uptake and inhibition of Phytophthora infestans development. Corp Protection. 56, 74-81.L

30.    im, S., Borza, T. Peters, R.D., Coffin, R.H., Al-Mughrabi, K.I., Pinto, D.M., Wang-Pruski, G.* 2013. Proteomics analysis suggests broad functional changes in potato leaves triggered by phosphites and a complex indirect mode of action against Phytophthora infestansJournal of Proteomics. 93, 207-223.

31.    Lim, S., Chisholm, K., Coffin, R.H., Rick, R.D., Al-Mughrabi, K.I., Wang-Pruski, G.* Pinto, D.M. 2012. Protein Profiling in Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Leaf Tissues by Differential Centrifugation. Journal of Proteome Research. 11, 2594-2601.

32.    MacPherson, M., Dukeshire, S., Wang-Pruski, G.*, Varma, V. 2012. Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal Emerald Article: Satisfaction/dissatisfaction and choice tactic refinement for potatoes. Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal 15, 309-327.

33.    Wang-Pruski, G., Schofield, A. 2012. Chapter 44. Potato: improving crop productivity and abiotic stress tolerance. Volume 2.  In: Tuteja, N. Sarvajeet S. Gill, Antonio F. Tubercio and Renu Tuteja (Eds.), Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress. Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., Germany. ISBN: 978-3-527-32840-6, pp. 1121-1153.

34.    Babin, S., Narayanan, K., Murphy, A., De Jong, H., Wang-Pruski, G.* 2011. Identification of the Gene Encoding Cinnamic Acid 4-Hydroxylase and its Function to After-Cooking Darkening in Potatoes. Americas Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology5, 112-121.

35.    Wang-Pruski, G. 2011. Study Quantitative Traits in Potatoes Using Comprehensive Approaches (Chapter 14). In: Maleviti, E. and Stathopoulos, C. (Eds.), Essays on Agriculture and Environment. ISBN: 978-960-6672-99-6, pp. 129-136.

36.    Wang-Pruski, G.*, Coffin, R.H., Peters, R.D., Al-Mughrabi, K.I., Platt, H.W., Pinto, D.M., Veenhuis-MacNeill, S., Hardy, V., Lim, S., Astatkie, T. 2010. Phosphorous Acid for Late Blight Suppression in Potato Leaves. The Americas Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology. 4, 25-29.

37.    Murphy, J.P., Kong, F., Pinto, D.M., Wang-Pruski, G.* 2010. Relative Quantitative Proteomic Analysis Reveals Wound Response Proteins Correlated with After-Cooking Darkening. Proteomics10, 4258–4269.

38.    LeRiche, E. L., Wang-Pruski, G.* and Zheljazkov, V.D. 2009. Distribution of Elements in Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Tubers and Their Relationship to After-Cooking Darkening. HortScience, 44, 1866-1873.

39.    LeRiche, E. L. and Wang-Pruski, G.* 2009. Digital imaging for the evaluation of potato after-cooking darkening: correcting the effect of flesh colour. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 44, 2669-2671.

40.    Wang-Pruski, G.*, Zebarth, B. J., Leclerc, Y., Arsenault, W. J., Botha, E. J., Moorehead, S., and Ronis, D. 2007. Effect of soil type and nutrient management on potato after-cooking darkening. American Journal of Potato Research, 84, 291-299.

41.    Chakravarty, B., Wang-Pruski, G.*, Flinn, B., Gustafson, V., Regan. S. 2007. Genetic transformation in potato: approaches and strategies. American Journal of Potato Research, 84, 301-311.

42.    Wang-Pruski, G. 2007. After-cooking darkening. The Canon of Potato Science. Potato Research 50:403-406.

43.    LeRiche, E. L., Wang-Pruski, G.*, and Zheliazkov. 2006. Mineral concentration and distribution in tubers of fertilized and unfertilized potato cultivars Shepody and Russet Burbank as determined by VP-SEM/EDS. Canadian Journal of Plant Science86, 1349-1353.

44.    Wang-Pruski, G. 2006. Digital imaging for evaluation of potato after-cooking darkening and its comparison with other methods. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 41, 885-891.

45.    Flinn, B., Rothwell, C., Griffiths, R., Lägue, M., De Koeyer, D., Sardana, R., Audy, P., Goyer, C., Li, X-Q., Wang-Pruski, G., and Regan, S. 2005. Potato Expressed Sequence Tag Generation and Analysis using Standard and Unique cDNA Libraries. Plant Molecular Biology. 59, 407-433.

46.    Yang, J., Wang-Pruski, G., Hodges, K. 2005. Multiplex Reverse Transcription-Nested-Double PCR for Generation of Full-Length Open Reading Frames of GalUR Gene. Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology, 13(6): 728-732.

47.    Wang-Pruski, G. and Nowak, J. 2004. Potato after-cooking darkening. Amer J of Potato Res. 81: 7-16.

48.    Sun, G. Wang-Pruski, G., Mayich, M. and De Jong, H. 2003. RAPD and pedigree-based genetic diversity estimates in cultivated diploid potato hybrids. Theor. Appl. Genet. 107: 110-115.

49.    Yu, Y., Kerby Oberg, A., Wang, G., Szalay, A. A. 2003. Visualization of molecular and cellular events with green fluorescent proteins in developing embryos: a review. Luminescence 18: 1-18.

50.    Wang-Pruski, G. and Szalay, A. A. 2002. Transfer and expression of the genes of Bacillus branched-chain α-oxo acid decarboxylase in L. esculentumEJB Electronic Journal of Biotechnology 5 (2): 141- 153.

51.    Wang, Y., Yu, Y. A., Shabahang, S., Wang, G. and Szalay, A. A. 2002. Renilla luciferase-Aequorea GFP (Ruc-GFP) fusion protein, a novel dual reporter for real-time imaging of gene expression in cell cultures and in live animals. Mol. Gen. Genomics 268: 160-168.

52.    Götz, M., Bubert, A., Wang, G., Chico-Calero, I., Vazquez-Boland, J., Beck, M., Slaghuis, J., Szalay, A. A., and Goebel, W. 2001. Microinjection and growth of bacteria in the cytosol of mammalian host cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 98: 12221-12226.

53.    Wang, Y., Wang, G., O=Kane, D. J., and Szalay, A. A.  2001. A study of protein-protein interaction in living cells using luminescence resonance energy transfer (LRET) from Renilla luciferase to Aequorea GFP. Mol Gen Genet 264: 578-587.

54.    Wang, G., Kuriki, T., Roy, K. L. and Kaneda, T.  1993. The primary structure of branched-chain α-oxo acid dehydrogenase from Bacillus subtilis and its similarity to other α-oxo acid dehydrogenase. Eur. J. Biochem. 213: 1091- 1099.