Selected Publications


  • Venu Perla, Sastry S. Jayanty*, David G. Holm and Robert D. Davidson (2013). Relationship between tuber storage proteins and tuber powdery scab resistance in potato. American Journal of Potato Research. DOI: 10.1007/s12230-013-9343-y. Published online
  • Diganta Kalita, David G. Holm and Sastry S. Jayanty* (2013). Role of polyphenols in acrylamide formation in the fried products of potato tubers with colored flesh. Food Research International. 54:753-759. Published online.
  • Diego Fajardo, Sastry S. Jayanty and Shelley Jansky (2013). Rapid high throughput amylose determination in freeze dried potato tuber samples. The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) (80), e50407, doi:10.3791/50407
  • Diganta Kalita and Sastry S. Jayanty* (2012). Reduction of Acrylamide Formation by Vanadium Salt in Potato French Fries and Chips. Food Chemistry. 138: 644–649 (Published online) Link
  • Venu Perla and Sastry S. Jayanty* (2012). Biguanide related compounds in traditional antidiabetic functional plant foods. Food Chemistry. 138:1574–1580 (Published online ) Link
  • Henry Castleberry and Sastry S. Jayanty* (2012). An Experimental Study of Pressure Flattening During Long-Term Storage in Four Russet Potato Cultivars with Differences in At-Harvest Tuber Moisture Loss. American Journal of Potato Research 89:269-276. Link
  • Venu Perla, David G. Holm and Sastry S. Jayanty* (2012). Selenium and sulfur content and activity of associated enzymes in selected potato germplasm. 2012. American Journal of Potato Research. 89:111-120.
  • Venu Perla, David G. Holm and Sastry S. Jayanty* (2012). Effects of cooking methods on polyphenols, pigments and antioxidant activity in potato tubers. LWT- Food Science and Technology 45:161-171.
  • Akifumi Sugiyama, Jorge M. Vivanco, Sastry Jayanty and Daniel K. Manter (2010). Pyrosequencing assessment of soil microbial communities in organic and conventional potato farms. Plant Disease 94:1329-1335.
  • Hoo Sun Chung, Abraham J.K. Ko, Xiaoli Gao, Sastry Jayanty, Daniel Jones, and Gregg A. Howe (2008). The Jasmonate Signaling Pathway Mediates Rapid De‐Repression of Wound‐ and Herbivore‐Responsive Genes in Arabidopsis: Testing the JAZ Repressor Model. Plant Physiology 146:952‐964.
  • Kandoth PK, Ranf S, Pancholi SS, Sastry Jayanty, Walla MD, Miller W, Howe GA, Lincoln DE, and Stratmann JW. (2007). Tomato MAPKs LeMPK1, LeMPK2, and LeMPK3 function in the systemin‐mediated defense response against herbivorous insects. PNAS 104: 12205‐12210.
  • Ko J‐H, Kim J H, Sastry Jayanty, Howe GA, Han K‐H (2006). Loss of function of COBRA, a determinant of oriented cell expansion, invokes cellular defense responses in Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Exp Botany 57: 2923 ‐ 2936.
  • Chuanyou Li, Guanghui Liu, Anthony L. Schilmiller, Gyu In Lee, Sastry Jayanty, Carolyn Sageman, and Gregg A. Howe. (2005) Role of β‐oxidation in Jasmonate Biosynthesis and Systemic Wound Signaling in Tomato. The Plant Cell. 17, 971‐986.

Extension Articles

  • Sastry Jayanty. Managing Tuber Maturity to Improve Skin Set. Spud Items Volume 64, No:11 August 9, 2012. PDF
  • Sastry Jayanty. Potato Storage Sanitation. Spud Items Volume 63, No:9 May 2012. PDF
  • Sastry Jayanty. Predictions of pressure bruise susceptibility based on early tuber weight loss in storage. Spud Items, Volume 61, No:12 September 2009. PDF
  • Randy Beaudry Sastry Jayanty and Phil Schwallier. McIntosh storability: A marriage of ReTain and SmartFresh. November Fruit Grower News 38‐39 (2003).
  • Randolph Beaudry, Sastry Jayanty, Melissa Butkiewicz and Katie Schwallier, Department of Horticulture, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48823 Phil Schwallier, Clarksville Horticultural Experiment Station, Clarksville, MI 48815 How apple maturity influences 1‐MCP effectiveness. Fruit Grower News (2005)

Cultivar Information Sheets

  • Mesa Russet. PDF

Book Chapters

  • Postharvest factors affecting potato quality and storability. In Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers (2008). Sastry Jayanty Edited by Gopi Paliyath, Avtar Handa. Pages 392-417. Blackwell Publishing.
  • Modified atmosphere packaging and controlled atmosphere storage in Environmentally Friendly Technologies for Agricultural Produce Quality Pages 61‐112. Edited by Shimshon Ben‐Yehoshua 2005 by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33487‐2742