The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (JAFC) and the ACS Divisions of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (AGFD) and Agrochemicals (AGRO) are seeking nominations for the Research Article of the Year Award Lectureship.
Two papers will be awarded, one from each category, for an outstanding article published in 2020 (either in an issue of JAFC or ASAP) that demonstrates creativity and impact on agricultural and food chemistry as a whole.
2020 AGRO Best Paper
3-Chloro-5-trifluoromethylpyridine-2-carboxylic acid, a metabolite of the fungicide fluopyram, causes growth disorder in Vitis vinifera
J. Agric. Food Chem. 2019; 67(26):7223-7231
Peter Robatscher, Daniela Eisenstecken, Gerd Innerebner, Christian Roschatt, Barbara Raifer, Hannes Rohregger, Hansjörg Hafner, and Michael Oberhuber
The authors identified and proposed a metabolite of the fungicide fluopyram as the causing agent of phytotoxic damage on grapevines in several countries in Europe. In greenhouse and field trials, a fluopyram cmetabolite, PCA (3-chloro-5-trifluoromethylpyridine-2-carboxylic acid), was shown to cause leaf epinasty, impaired berry development leading to crop loss, and root-growth anomalies similar to auxin herbicides in a dose-dependent manner.
Michael Oberhuber has been the director of the Laimburg Research Centre in Pfatten (Vadena), Italy, since 2009. He holds a M.S. and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. During his Ph.D. thesis, he investigated the molecular processes of autumnal leave senescence, unraveling the secrets of the fall colors. In 2003, he moved to Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, California, to study molecular evolution and the origin of life. Back in Europe, he joined Sandoz Development Centre at Sandoz/Novartis (Kundl, Austria) as the laboratory head for the development of pharmaceuticals. His research interests include agricultural chemistry, nutrition, natural products, and chemical biology aimed to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of local agricultural production.
Peter Robatscher is a chemist and scientist at the Laimburg Research Centre in Pfatten (Vadena), Italy. In 2003, he received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, with a thesis on the synthesis of amino acid building blocks. In 2004, he joined Laimburg Research Centre, where he analyzed pesticides and agrochemicals in agricultural products. Since 2011, he has been head of the Laboratory for Flavours of Metabolites, located at NOI Techpark in Bolzano, Italy. His group is working in the field of food quality, traceability, and plant health by applying targeted and untargeted metabolomics on food and plant extracts.
Bioactivity-Guided Metabolite Profiling of Feijoa (Acca sellowiana) Cultivars Identifies 4-Cyclopentene-1,3-dione as a Potent Antifungal Inhibitor of Chitin Synthesis
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2018, 66 (22), pp 5531–5539
Mona Mokhtari, Michael D. Jackson, Alistair S. Brown, David F. Ackerley, Nigel J. Ritson, Robert A. Keyzers, and Andrew B. Munkacsi
Identification of the Ubiquitous Antioxidant Tripeptide Glutathione as a Fruit Fly Semiochemical
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2017, 65 (39), pp 8560–8568
Xavier Cheseto, Donald L. Kachigamba, Sunday Ekesi, Mary Ndung’u, Peter E. A. Teal, John J. Beck, and Baldwyn Torto
Quantitation of Aristolochic Acids in Corn, Wheat Grain, and Soil Samples Collected in Serbia: Identifying a Novel Exposure Pathway in the Etiology of Balkan Endemic Nephropathy
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2016, 64 (29), pp 5928–5934
Wan Chan, Nikola M. Pavlović, Weiwei Li, Chi-Kong Chan, Jingjing Liu, Kailin Deng, Yinan Wang, Biljana Milosavljević, and Emina N. Kostić
Olfactory Cues from Different Plant Species in Host Selection by Female Pea Moths
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2015, 63 (8), pp 2127–2136
Gunda Thöming and Hans Ragnar Norli
Identification of Plant Metabolites of Environmental Contaminants by UPLC-QToF-MS: The in Vitro Metabolism of Triclosan in Horseradish
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2014, 62 (5), pp 1001–1009
André Macherius, Bettina Seiwert, Peter Schröder, Christian Huber, Wilhelm Lorenz, and Thorsten Reemtsma
Antifungal Activity against Plant Pathogens of Metabolites from the Endophytic Fungus Cladosporium cladosporioides
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2013, 61 (19), pp 4551–4555
Xiaoning Wang, Mohamed M. Radwan, Amer H. Taráwneh, Jiangtao Gao, David E. Wedge, Luiz H. Rosa, Horace G. Cutler, and Stephen J. Cutler
Identifying New Lignin Bioengineering Targets: Impact of Epicatechin, Quercetin Glycoside, and Gallate Derivatives on the Lignification and Fermentation of Maize Cell Walls
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2012, 60 (20), pp 5152–5160
John H. Grabber, Dino Ress, and John Ralph