John A. Juvik

Graduate Program Coordinator

Education

  • B.S., B.A.,1972, University of California, Davis
  • Ph.D., 1980, University of California, Davis

Academic Positions

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel (1980 - 1982)
  • Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Plant Genetics, Department of Horticulture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1982 - 1995)
  • Visiting Scientist, Carnegie Institute for Plant Biology, Stanford University, California (1983)
  • Consultant for the Monsanto Corporation's first field-testing of Bt and glyphosate-tolerant transgenic plants (1988)
  • Visiting Associate Professor working with Dr. Steven Tanksley, Dept. of Plant Breeding, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (1990 - 1991)
  • Professor of Plant Genetics, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1995 - 2009)
  • Director Graduate Studies, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2009 - present)

Research Interests

  • The focus in my laboratory involves the integration of classical and molecular genetic methodologies to identify and isolate genes in vegetable crops of potential agricultural value in conjunction with evaluations of utility in field agroecosystems. Our emphasis has concentrated on the characterization of genes coding for the enhancement of chemoprotectant phytochemicals that promote human health, fresh market eating quality (taste, texture, and aroma), seed germination and stand establishment, cold tolerance, and resistance to plant pathogens and insects in sweet corn, tomatoes, and brassica vegetables. This program is interdisciplinary integrating expertise in genetics and molecular biology, plant breeding, biochemistry, food science and nutrition, post-harvest physiology, pharmacology and toxicology of foods, entomology, plant pathology, and statistics. Recently we have emphasized the use of DNA marker technology to characterize genes controlling qualitative and quantitative trait variability and as a tool for marker-assisted selection.

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements

  • Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Hebrew University of Jerusalem - 1980-82
  • Homer C. Thompson Award for the year's most outstanding research paper in vegetable crops published by the American Society for Horticultural Science - 1983
  • Publication Award by the American Society for Horticultural Science for the year's most outstanding research paper on vegetable crops published by the Society - 1990
  • Publication Award by the American Society for Horticultural Science for the year's most outstanding research paper on vegetable crops published by the Society - 1993
  • Award of Recognition for International Scholarly Research presented at the 50th anniversary of Konkuk University in Seoul, Korea - May 1996
  • Publication Award by the American Society for Horticultural Science for the year's most outstanding research paper on vegetable crops published by the Society - 2002

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Juvik, J. A., M. A. Stevens, and C. M. Rick. 1982. Survey of the genus Lycopersicon for variability in α-tomatine content. HortScience 17:764-766.
  • Juvik, J. A., M. A. Berlinger, T. Ben-David, and J. Rudich. 1982. Resistance among accessions of the genera Lycopersicon and Solanum to four of the main insects pests of tomato in Israel. Phytoparasitica 10:147-159.
  • Juvik, J. A. and M. A. Stevens. 1982. Inheritance of foliar α-tomatine content in tomatoes. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 107:1061-1065.
  • Juvik, J. A. and M. A. Stevens. 1982. Physiological mechanisms of host plant resistance in the genus Lycopersicon to Heliothis zea andSpodoptera exiqua, two insect pests of the cultivated tomato. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 107:1065-1070.
  • Mikel, M. A., C. J. D'Arcy, A. M. Rhodes, E. E. Carey, and J. A. Juvik. 1983. Sugary (su) sweet corn germplasm with resistance to the maize dwarf mosaic virus. HortScience 18:964-965.
  • Juvik, J. A., M. A. Mikel, E. E. Carey, and A. M. Rhodes. 1983. Release of six sweet corn inbreds with the sugary enhancer (se) gene. HortScience 18:965-966.
  • Zamir, D., T. Ben-David, J. Rudich, and J. A. Juvik. 1984. Frequency distributions and linkage relationships of 2-tridecanone in intraspecific segregating generations of tomato. Euphytica 33:481-488.
  • Juvik, J. A. and D. R. La Bonte. 1988. Single kernel analysis for the presence of the sugary enhancer (se) gene in sweet corn. HortScience 23:384-386.
  • Tracy, W. L. and J. A. Juvik. 1988. Electrolyte leakage and seed quality in a shrunken-2 sweet corn population selected for improved field emergence. HortScience 23:391-392.
  • Rebeiz, C. A., J. A. Juvik, C. C. Rebeiz. 1988. Porphyric insecticides: I. Concept and phenomenology. Pesticide Biochem. Physiol. 30:11-27.
  • Juvik, J. A., B. A. Babka, and E. A. Timmerman. 1988. Influence of trichome exudates from species of Lycopersicon on the oviposition behavior of Heliothis zea (Boddie). J. Chem. Ecol. 14:1261-1278.
  • Juvik, J. A. and C. J. D'Arcy. 1988. Release of nine sugary-1 (su-1) and sugary enhancer (se) Illinois sweet corn inbreds with resistance to maize dwarf mosaic virus. HortScience 23:412-413.
  • Coates, R. M., J. F. Dennisen, J. A. Juvik, and B. A. Babka. 1988. Identification of α-santalenoic and endo-β-bergamotenic acids as moth oviposition stimulants from wild tomato leaves. J. Org. Chem. 53:2186-2192.
  • Tracy, W. L. and J. A. Juvik. 1989. Pericarp thickness of a shrunken-2 population over 11 cycles of selection for field emergence. Crop Sci. 28:72-74.
  • Young, T. E., J. A. Juvik, J. G. Sullivan, R. M. Skirvin. 1990. An in vitro method for screening for the presence of the pat-2 gene in tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). Plant Cell Rep. 8:538-541.
  • Msikita, W., R. M. Skirvin, J. A. Juvik, W. E. Splittstoesser, and N. Ali. 1990. Regeneration and flowering in vitro of 'Burpless Hybrid' cucumber cultured from excised seed. HortScience 25:474-477.
  • La Bonte, D. R. and J. A. Juvik. 1990. Characterization of sugary-1 (su-1) sugary enhancer (se) kernels in segregating sweet corn populations. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 115:153-157.
  • Headrick, J. M., J. K. Pataky, and J. A. Juvik. 1990. The effects of kernel carbohydrate content and post-pollination silk condition on the response of sweet corn inbred lines to kernel infection by Fusarium moniliforme. Phytopathology 80:487-494.
  • Rebeiz, C. A., J. A. Juvik, C. C. Rebeiz, C. E. Bouton, and L. J. Gut. 1990. Porphyric insecticides: 2. 1,10-Phenanthroline, a potent porphyric insecticide modulator. Pesticide Biochem. Physiol. 36:201-207.
  • Dickinson, D. B., J. A. Juvik, and J. R. Shaw. 1990. Identification of maize inbreds with high levels of maltose in endosperm of germinating seeds. HortScience 25:1660.
  • La Bonte, D. R. and J. A. Juvik. 1991. Sugary enhancer (se) gene located on the long arm of chromosome 4 in maize (Zea mays L.). J. Heredity 82:176-178.
  • Meyer, A. C., J. K. Pataky, and J. A. Juvik. 1991. Partial resistance to northern leaf blight and Stewart's wilt in sweet corn germplasm. Plant Disease 75:1094-1097.
  • Breeden, D. C. and J. A. Juvik. 1992. An extraction method for the determination of dimethyl sulfide in corn. J. Food Comp. & Analysis 5:134-138.
  • Juvik, J. A., M. C. Jangulo, J. M. Headrick, J. K. Pataky, and W. L. Tracy. 1993. Changes in kernel characteristics of a shrunken-2 population of maize selected for improved field emergence. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 118:135-140.
  • Young, T. E., J. A. Juvik, and J. G. Sullivan. 1993. Accumulation of the components of soluble solids in ripening fruit of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 118:286-292.
  • Douglass, S. K., J. A. Juvik, H. Pyun, and R. M. Coates. 1993. Structureactivity relationships for analogs of (+)-(E)-endo-ß-bergamoten-12-oic acid, an oviposition stimulant of Helicoverpa zea (Boddie). J. Chem. Ecol. 19:11-27.
  • Gut, L. J., K. Lee, J. A. Juvik, C. C. Rebeiz, C. E. Bouton and C. A. Rebeiz. 1993. Porphyric Insecticides. IV: Structure-activity of substituted phenanthrolines. Pestic. Sci. 39:19-30
  • Douglass, S. K., J. A. Juvik, and W. E. Splittstoesser. 1993. Sweet corn seedling emergence and variation in kernel carbohydrate reserves. J. Seed Technol. 21:184-190.
  • Doehlert, D. C., T. M. Kuo. J. A. Juvik, E. P. Beers, and S. H. Duke. 1993. Characteristics of carbohydrate metabolism in sweet corn (sugary1) endosperms. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 118:661-666.
  • Azanza, F., T. E. Young, D. Kim, S. D. Tanksley, and J. A. Juvik. 1994. Introgressed segments of chromosome 7 and 10 from Lycopersicon chmielewskii that affect tomato soluble solids, pH, and yield. Theor. & Appl. Genet. 87:965-972.
  • Gut, L. J., J. A. Juvik, and C. A. Rebez. 1994. Porphyric Insecticides. In: Porphyric Pesticides: Chemistry, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical Applications. S. O. Duke and C. A. Rebeiz (Eds.), pp. 206-232. American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.
  • Juvik, J. A., J. A. Shapiro, T. E. Young, and M. A. Mutschler. 1994. Acylglucoses of the wild tomato Lycopersicon pennellii (Corr.) D'Arcy alter behavior and reduce growth and survival of Helicoverpa zea (Boddie) and Spodoptera exigua (Hubner). J. Econ. Entomol. 87:482-492.
  • Gut, L. J., K. Lee, J. A. Juvik, C. C. Rebeiz, and C. A. Rebeiz. 1994. Porphyric insecticides: 8. Structure-activity of substituted pyridyls. Pesticide Biochem. & Physiol. 50:1-14.
  • Wong, A. D., J. A. Juvik, D. C. Breeden, and J. M. Swiader. 1994. Shrunken2 sweet corn yield and the chemical components of quality. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 119:747-755.
  • Azanza, F., J. A. Juvik, and B. P. Klein. 1994. Relationships between sensory quality attributes and kernel chemical composition of fresh-frozen sweet corn. J. Food Quality 17:159-172.
  • Juvik, J. A., M. A. R. Mian, and A. J. Faber. 1994. Sugary1 and sugary enhancer1 sweet corn inbreds with resistance to northern leaf blight. HortScience 29:1369-1370.
  • Wong, A. D., J. M. Swiader, and J. A. Juvik. 1995. Nitrogen and sulfur fertilization influences on aromatic flavor components in shrunken2 sweet corn kernels. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 120:771-777.
  • Rebeiz, C. A., L. J. Gut, K. Lee, J. A. Juvik, C. C. Rebeiz, and C. E. Bouton. 1995. Photodynamics of porphyric insecticides. Critical Reviews of Plant Science. 14:329-366.
  • Tadmor, Y., F. Azanza, T. Han, T. R. Rocheford, and J. A. Juvik. 1995. RFLP mapping of the sugary enhancer1 gene in sweet corn. Theor. & Appl. Genet. 91:489-494.
  • Azanza, F., D. Kim, S. D. Tanksley, and J. A. Juvik. 1995. Genes from Lycopersicon chmielewskii affecting tomato quality during fruit ripening. Theor. & Appl. Genet. 91: 495-505.
  • Mao, Z., R. Paiva, A. L. Kriz, and J. A. Juvik. 1995. Dehydrin gene expression in normal and viviparous embryos of Zea mays during seed development and germination. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 33: 649-653.
  • Azanza, F., A. Bar-Zur, and J. A. Juvik. 1996. Sweet corn stand establishment and variation in kernel characteristics associated with eating quality. Euphytica 87:7-18.
  • Azanza, F., Y. Tadmor, B. P. Klein, T. R. Rocheford, and J. A. Juvik. 1996. QTL influencing chemical and sensory characteristics of eating quality in sweet corn. Genome 39:40-50.
  • Azanza, F., B. P. Klein, and J. A. Juvik. 1996. Sensory characterization of sweet corn lines differing in physical and chemical composition. J. Food Sci. 61:253-257.
  • Breeden, D. C., T. E. Young, R. M. Coates, and J. A. Juvik. 1997. Identification and bioassay of kairomones for Helicoverpa zea (Boddie) from Solanaceous plant species. J. Chem Ecol. 22:513-539.
  • Young, T. A., J. A. Juvik, and D. DeMason. 1997. Changes in carbohydrate composition and α-amylase expression during germination and seedling growth of starch deficient endosperm mutants of maize. Plant Science 129:175-189.
  • Wolfe, D., F. Azanza, and J. Juvik. 1997. Sweet Corn. In: Physiology of Vegetable Crops, H. C. Wien, Ed. CAB International, NY, NY. pp. 461-478.
  • Han, S. W., T. W. Fermanian, J. A. Juvik, and L. A. Spomer. 1998. Growth retardant effects on visual quality and nonstructural carbohydrates of creeping bentgrass. HortScience 33:1197-1199.
  • Bar-Zur,-A., Tadmor,Y., Juvik, J.A., Shimoni, M., and R. Reuveni. 1998. Resistance to northern blight in maize (Zea mays) conditioned by the HtN gene and the association with isoperoxidases. Can. J.Plant Pathol. 20:28-34.
  • Kushad, M. M., A. F. Brown, A. C. Kurilich, J. A. Juvik, B. P. Klein, M. A. Wallig, and E. H. Jeffery. 1999. Variation of glucosinolates in vegetable subspecies of Brassicae oleracea. J. Food and Agric. Chem. 47:1541-1548.
  • Kurilich, A. C., G. J. Tsau, A. Brown, L. Howard, B. P. Klein, E. H. Jeffery, M. M. Kushad, M. A. Wallig, and J. A. Juvik. 1999. Carotenes, tocopherols, and ascorbate content in subspecies of Brassicae oleracea. J. Food and Agric. Chem. 47:1576-1581.
  • Kurilich, A.C. and J. A. Juvik. 1999. Quantification of carotenoid and tocopherol antioxidants in Zea mays. J. Food and Agric. Chem. 47: 1948-1955.
  • Kurilich, A.C. and J. A. Juvik. 1999. Simultaneous quantification of carotenoids and tocopherols in corn kernel extracts by HPLC. J. Liq. Chrom. & Rel. Technol. 22:2925-2934.
  • Katzir, N., G. Tzuri, A. Meir, T. Chemke, T. Goldman, J. Juvik, A. Bar-Zur, and Y. Tadmor. 1999. RAPD analysis of two pairs of su1se1/su1Se1 nearisogenic lines for the identification of chromosomal regions affecting the sugary enhancer phenotype. Maydica 44:149-153.
  • Brown, A., J. Pataky, and J. A. Juvik. 2001. Quantitative trait loci associated with resistance to Stewart's wilt, northern corn leaf blight, and common rust in sweet corn. J. Phytopathol. 91(3): 393-400.
  • Yousef, G. G. and J. A. Juvik. 2001. Comparison of phenotypic and markerassisted selection for quantitative traits in sweet corn. Crop Science 41:645-655.
  • Frelichowski, J. and J.A. Juvik. 2001. Sesquiterpene carboxylic acids from a wild tomato species affect larval feeding behavior and survival of Helicoverpa zea and Spodoptera exigua. J. Econ. Entomol. 94:1249-1259.
  • Matusheski, N. V., M. A. Wallig, J. A. Juvik, B. P. Klein, M. M. Kushad, and E. H. Jeffery. 2001. A preparative HPLC method for the purification of sulforaphane and sulforaphane nitrile from Brassicae oleracea. J.Argic & Food Chem. 49:1867-1872.
  • Yousef, G. G. and J. A. Juvik. 2001. Enhancement of seedling emergence in sweet corn by marker-assisted backcrossing of beneficial QTL. Crop Science 41: In press.
  • Yousef, G.G., and J.A. Juvik. 2001. Evaluation of breeding utility of a chromosomal segment from Lycopersicon chmielewskii that enhances cultivated tomato soluble solids. Theoretical & Applied Genetics 103:1022-1027.
  • Tadmor, Y., W.F. Tracy, G.G. Yousef, J.A. Juvik, and V. Raboy. 2001. Low phytic acid-1 (Lpa-1) does not affect sugar metabolism in sugary1 kernels. Maydica. 46:11-19.
  • Brown, A.F., G.G. Yousef, E.H. Jeffery, B.P. Klein, M.M. Kushad, M.A. Wallig, and J.A. Juvik. 2002. Glucosinolate profiles in broccoli (Brassica oleracea L.) Stability over environments and implications for cancer chemoprotection. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci.127:807-813.
  • Yousef, G. G. and J. A. Juvik. 2002. Enhancement of seedling emergence in sweet corn by marker-assisted backcrossing of beneficial QTL. Crop Science 42:96-104.
  • Jeffery, E. H., A. F. Brown, A. C. Kurilich, B. P. Klein, M. A. Wallig, and J. A. Juvik. 2002. Content variation in bioactive food components. Nutrition Today 37:208-210.
  • Kurilich, A. C. E. H. Jeffery, J. A. Juvik, M. A. Wallig, and B. P. Klein. 2002. Antioxidant capacity of different broccoli (Brassica oleracea) genotypes using the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) assay. J.Argic & Food Chem. 50:5053-5057.
  • Baik, H-Y., J. A. Juvik, E. H. Jeffery, M. A. Wallig, M. Kushad, B. P. Klein. 2003. Relating glucosinolate content and flavor of broccoli cultivars. J. Food Science 68: 658-665.
  • Kurilich, Anne C., Elizabeth H. Jeffery, John A. Juvik, Matthew A. Wallig, and Barbara P. Klein. 2003. Broccoli extracts protect against reactive oxygen species in HepG2 cells. J. Nutraceuticals, Functional, and Medical Foods 4: 5-16.
  • Matusheski NV, Juvik JA, Jeffery EH. 2003. Sulforaphane content and bioactivity of broccoli sprouts are enhanced by heat processing: A role for epithiospecifier protein. FASEB Journal 17 (4): A377-A378.
  • Jeffery EH, Brown AF, Kurilich AC, Keck AS, Matusheski N, Klein BP, Juvik JA. 2003. Variation in content of bioactive components in broccoli. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 16 (3): 323-330.
  • Juvik, J. A., G. G. Yousef, T. Han, Y. Tadmor, F. Azanza, W. F. Tracy, A. Bar-Zur, and T. R. Rocheford. 2003. QTL influencing kernel chemical composition and seedling stand establishment in maize with the shrunken2 and sugary enhancer1 endosperm mutations. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 128: 864-875.
  • Matusheski, N. V., J. A. Juvik, and E. H Jeffery. 2004. Heating increases sulforaphane content and decreases epithiospecifier protein activity in broccoli. Phytochemistry 65:1273-1281.
  • Han S, Fermanian TW, Juvik JA, et al. 2004. Total nonstructural carbohydrate storage in creeping Bentgrass treated with trinexapac-ethyl. HortScience 39 (6): 1461-1464
  • Schultz J. A. and J. A. Juvik. 2004. Current models of starch synthesis and the sugary enhancer1 mutation in Zea mays L. Plant Physiol. & Biochem.42:456-464.
  • Frelichowski, J. and J. A. Juvik. 2005. Inheritance of sesquiterpene carboxylic acid synthesis in crosses of Lycopersicon hirsutum with insect susceptible tomatoes. Plant Breeding 124:277-281
  • Pimentel, C., P. A. Davey, J. A. Juvik, & S. P. Long. 2005. Gene loci in maize influencing susceptibility to chilling dependent photoinhibition of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis Research 85:319-326.
  • Eberhardt, M., K. Kobira, A. Keck, J. A. Juvik, and E. H. Jeffery. 2005. Correlation analyses of phytochemical composition, chemical, and cellular measures of antioxidant activity of broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica). J. Agric. Food Chem 53:7421-7431.
  • Matusheski, N. V., R. Swarup, J. A. Juvik, R. Mithen, M. Bennett, and E. H. Jeffery. 2006. Epithiospecifier protein in broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. ssp. italica): Identification, characterization and physiological significance for the formation of the anticancer agent sulforaphane. J. Agric. Food Chem 54: In press.

Other Publications

  • Ghimire, B.K., E.S. Seong, J.D. Lim, K. Heo, M.J. Kim, I.M. Chung, J.A. Juvik and C.Y. Yu. (2008) Over-expression of the g-TMT gene enhances a-tocopherol content in Codonopsis lanceolata. Cell tissue Org Cult. 95:265-274.
  • Yu, C.Y., H.S. Kim, A.L. Rayburn, J.M Widholm, and J.A. Juvik. (2009) Chromosome doubling of the bioenergy crop, Miscanthus x giganteus. GCB Bioenergy: 1:404-412.
  • Ibrahim, K. and J.A. Juvik. (2009) Carotenoid and tocopherol variation in sweet corn and broccoli: Feasibilty for improving phytonutrient content. J. Agric. Food Chem. 57:4636-4644.
  • Rayburn, A.L., J. Crawford, C.M. Rayburn and J.A. Juvik. (2009) Genome size of three Miscanthus species. Plant Mol. Biol. Rep. 27:184-188.