Ji F, Wu J, Zhang Z (2023) Identification and Characterization of CCD Gene Family in Rose (Rosa chinensis Jacq. ‘Old Blush’) and Gene Co-Expression Network in Biosynthesis of Flower Scent. Horticulturae 9: 115.

Li D*, Li X*, Liu X, Zhang Z (2023) Comprehensive analysis of bZIP gene family and function of RcbZIP17 on Botrytis resistance in rose (Rosa chinensis). Gene 849: 146867

Liu X*, Zhou X*, Li D, Hong B, Gao J, Zhang Z (2023) Rose WRKY13 promotes disease protection to Botrytis by enhancing cytokinin content and reducing abscisic acid signaling. Plant Physiol 191:679-693


Liu X*, Wu J*, Ji F, Cao X, Zhao Q, Cheng C, Ma N, Zhou X#, Zhang Z# (2022) Transcriptomic profling of rose fower under treatment of various phytohormones and plant growth regulators. Sci Data 9:669

Xin H*, Ji F*, Wu J*, Zhang S, Yi C, Zhao S, Cong R, Zhao L, Zhang H#, Zhang Z# (2022) Chromosome-scale genome assembly of marigold (Tagetes erecta L.): An ornamental plant and feedstock for industrial lutein production. Hortic Plant J, in press

Liu X*, Fang P*, Wang Z, Cao X, Yu Z, Chen X#, Zhang Z# (2022) Comparative RNA-seq analysis reveals a critical role for ethylene in rose (Rosa hybrida) susceptible response to Podosphera pannosa. Front Plant Sci 13: 1018427

Liu X, Bai Y, Zhang Z (2022) Priming defense by transiently suppressing plant susceptibility genes in ornamental crops: A novel strategy for post-harvest diseases management. Front. Plant Sci 13:1025165

Shi S and Zhang Z (2022) Genetic and biochemical aspects of floral Scents in roses. Int J Mol Sci 23: 8014

Shi S*, Zhang S*, Wu J, Liu X, Zhang Z (2022) Identification of long non-coding RNAs involved in floral scent of Rosa hybrida. Front Plant Sci 13:996474

Zhou Y, Wang Y, Xu F, Song C, Yang X, Zhang Z, Yi M, Ma N, Zhou X, He J (2022) Small HSPs play an important role in crosstalk between HSF-HSP and ROS pathways in heat stress response through transcriptomic analysis in lilies (Lilium longiflorum). BMC Plant Biol 22: 202


Fang P, Arens P, Liu X, Zhang X, Lakwani D, Foucher F, Clotault J, Geike J, Kaufmann H, Debener T, Bai Y, Zhang Z# and Smulders MJM# (2021) Analysis of allelic variants of RhMLO genes in rose and functional studies on susceptibility to powdery mildew related to clade V homologs. Theor Appl Genet 134: 2495-2515

Tian Y, Zhang S, Liu X and Zhang Z (2021) Global investigation of TBL gene family in rose (Rosa chinensis) unveils RcTBL16 is a susceptibility gene in gray mold resistance. Front Plant Sci 12:738880

Liu X, Wang Z, Tian Y, Zhang S, Li D, Dong W, Zhang C#, Zhang Z# (2021) Characterization of wall-associated kinase/wall-associated kinase-like (WAK/WAKL) family in rose (Rosa chinensis) reveals the role of RcWAK4 in Botrytis resistance. BMC Plant Biol 21:526


Li D*, Liu X*, Shu L, Zhang H, Zhang S, Song Y# and Zhang Z# (2020) Global analysis of the AP2/ERF gene family in rose (Rosa chinensis) genome unveils the role of RcERF099 in Botrytis resistance. BMC Plant Biol 20:533

Zhang H*, Zhang S*, Zhang H, Chen X, Liang F, Qin H, Zhang Y, Cong R, Xin H# and Zhang Z# (2020) Carotenoid metabolite and transcriptome dynamics underlying flower color in marigold (Tagetes erecta L.). Sci Rep 10:16835

Yan H, Zhang Z, Magnard JL, Boachon B, Baudino S, Tang K (2020) Virus-Induced Gene Silencing in Rose Flowers. Methods Mol Biol 2172:223-232

Fang P, Shi S, Liu X, Zhang Z (2020) First Report of Alternaria Black Spot of Rose Caused by Alternaria alternata in China. J Plant Pathol 102: 273

Zhang T, Ren X, Zhang Z, Ming Y, Yang Z, Hu J, Li S, Wang Y, Sun S, Sun K, Piao F, Sun Z (2020) Long-read sequencing and de novo assembly of the Luffa cylindrica (L.) Roem. genome. Mol Ecol Resour 20:511-519


Cao X*, Yan H*, Liu X*, Li D, Sui M, Wu J, Yu H, Zhang Z (2019) Detached petal disc assay and virus-induced gene silencing facilitate study of Botrytis cinerea resistance in rose flowers. Hortic Res 6:136

Liu X, Li D, Zhang S, Xu Y, Zhang Z (2019). Genome-wide characterization of the rose (Rosa chinensis) WRKY family and role of RcWRKY41 in gray mold resistance. BMC Plant Biol 19:522.

Hao Y*, Fang P*, Ma C, White JC, Xiang Z, Wang H, Zhang Z#, Rui Y#, Xing B (2019) Engineered nanomaterials inhibit Podosphaera pannosa infection on rose leaves by regulating phytohormones. Environ Res 170:1-6


Liu X*, Cao X*, Shi S, Zhao N, Li D, Fang P, Chen X, Qi W#, Zhang Z# (2018) Comparative RNA-Seq analysis reveals a critical role for brassinosteroids in rose (Rosa hybrida) petal defense against Botrytis cinerea infection. BMC Genetics 19:62

Qi W*, Chen X*, Fang P*, Shi S, Li J, Liu X, Cao X, Zhao N, Hao H, Li Y, Han Y, Zhang Z (2018) Genomic and transcriptomic sequencing of Rosa hybrida provides microsatellite markers for breeding, flower trait improvement and taxonomy studies. BMC Plant Biol 18:119

Shi S*, Duan G*, Li D, Wu J, Liu X, Hong B, Yi M#, Zhang Z# (2018) Two-dimensional analysis provides molecular insight into flower scent of Lilium ‘Siberia’. Sci Rep 8:5352.

Yan H*, Shi S*, Ma N, Cao X, Zhang H, Qiu X, Wang Q, Jian H, Zhou N, Zhang Z#, Tang K# (2018) Graft-accelerated virus-induced gene silencing facilitates functional genomics in rose flowers. J Integr Plant Biol 60:34-44

Cao X, Shi S, Zhang Z (2018) First Report of Botrytis Leaf Blight on Lily (Lilium longiflorum) Caused by Botrytis cinerea in Beijing, China. Plant Dis 102:1

Qi W, Tinnenbroek‐Capel IE, Salentijn EM, Zhang Z, Huang B, Cheng J, Shao H, Visser RG, Krens FA, van Loo EN (2018) Genetically engineering Crambe abyssinica—A potentially high‐value oil crop for salt land improvement. Land Degrad Dev 29:1096–1106


Hao Y*, Cao X*, Ma C, Zhang Z, Zhao N, Ali A, Hou T, Xiang Z, Zhuang J, Wu S, Xing B, Zhang Z#, Rui Y# (2017) Potential Applications and Antifungal Activities of Engineered Nanomaterials against Gray Mold Disease Agent Botrytis cinerea on Rose Petals. Front Plant Sci 8:1332

Song Y*, Zhang Z*, Boshoven JC, Rovenich H, Seidl MF, Jakše J, Maruthachalam K, Liu CM, Subbarao KV, Javornik B, Thomma BP (2017) Tomato immune receptor Ve1 recognizes surface-exposed co-localized N- and C-termini of Verticillium dahliae effector Ave1. bioRxiv 103473


Wu J*, Liu Z*, Zhang Z*, Lv Y, Yang N, Zhang G, Wu M, Lv S, Pan L, Joosten MH, Wang G (2016) Transcriptional regulation of receptor-like protein genes by environmental stress and hormones and their overexpression activities in Arabidopsis. J Exp Bot 67:3339-3351

Song Y, Zhang Z, Seidl MF, Majer A, Jakse J, Javornik B, Thomma BP (2016) Broad taxonomic characterization of Verticillium wilt resistance genes reveals ancient origin of the tomato Ve1 immune receptor. Mol Plant Pathol 18:195-209


Qi W, Tinnenbroek-Capel IE, Salentijn EM, Schaart JG, Cheng J, Denneboom C, Zhang Z, Zhang X, Zhao H, Visser RG, Huang B, Van Loo EN, Krens FA (2015) Screening for recombinants of Crambe abyssynica after transformation by the pMF1 marker-free vector based on chemical selection and meristematic regeneration. Sci Rep 5:14003

Before 2015

Zhang Z, Fradin E, de Jonge R, van Esse HP, Smit P, Liu CM and Thomma BP (2013) Optimized agroinfiltration and virus-induced gene silencing to study Ve1-mediated Verticillium resistance in tobacco. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 26:182-190

Zhang Z, van Esse HP, van Damme M, Fradin E, Liu CM, Thomma BP (2013) Ve1-mediated resistance against Verticillium does not involve a hypersensitive response in Arabidopsis. Mol Plant Pathol 14:719–727

Fradin EF*, Zhang Z*, Masini L, van den Berg G, Thomma BP (2014) Functional analysis of the tomato immune receptor Ve1 through domain swaps with its non-functional homolog Ve2. PLoS One 9:e88208

Fradin EF, Zhang Z, Juarez Ayala JC, Castroverde CD, Nazar RN, Robb J, Liu CM, Thomma BP (2009) Genetic dissection of Verticillium wilt resistance mediated by tomato Ve1. Plant Physiol 150:320-332

Zhang Z, Song Y, Liu CM, Thomma BP (2014) Mutational analysis of the Ve1 immune receptor that mediates Verticillium resistance in tomato. PLoS One 9:e99511

Zhang Z and Thomma BP (2013) Structure-function aspects of extracellular leucine-rich repeat-containing cell surface receptors in plants. J Integr Plant Biol 55:1212-1223

Zhang Z and Thomma BP (2014) Agrobacterium tumefaciens transient expression assay and Virus-induced gene silencing in Nicotiana tabacum. Methods Mol Biol 1127:173-181

Liebrand TW, van den Berg GC, Zhang Z, Smit P, Cordewener JH, America AH, Sklenar J, Jones AM, Tameling WI, Robatzek S, Thomma BP, Joosten MH (2013) The receptor-like kinase SOBIR1/EVR interacts with receptor-like proteins in plant immunity against fungal infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110: 10010-10015

de Jonge R*, van Esse HP*, Maruthachalam K, Bolton MD, Santhanam P, Saber MK, Zhang Z, Usami T, Lievens B, Subbarao KV, Thomma BP (2012) Tomato immune receptor Ve1 recognizes effector of multiple fungal pathogens uncovered by genome and RNA sequencing. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109:5110-5115

Poelman EH*, Zheng S*, Zhang Z, Heemskerk NM, Cortesero AM, Dicke M (2011) Parasitoid-specific induction of plant responses to parasitized herbivores affects colonization by subsequent herbivores. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 108:19647-19652

Liebrand TW*, Kombrink A*, Zhang Z, Sklenar J, Jones AM, Robatzek S, Thomma BP, Joosten MH (2014) Chaperones of the endoplasmic reticulum are required for Ve1-mediated resistance to Verticillium. Mol Plant Pathol 15:109-117

Chen X, Zhang Z, Visser RG, Vosman B and Broekgaarden C (2014) Constitutive overexpression of the pollen specific gene SKS13 in leaves reduces aphid performance on Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Plant Biol 14:217

Chen X, Zhang Z, Visser RG, Broekgaarden C and Vosman B (2013) Overexpression of Increased Resistance to Myzus persicae 1 (IRM1) in Arabidopsis thaliana enhances resistance to aphids by affecting their feeding behaviour. PLoS One 8:e70914

Wang G, Zhang Z, Angenent GC, Fiers M (2011) New aspects of CLAVATA2, a versatile gene in the regulation of Arabidopsis development. J Plant Physiol 168:403-407

Ellendorff U, Zhang Z, Thomma BP (2008) Gene silencing to investigate the roles of receptor-like proteins in Arabidopsis. Plant Signal Behav 3:893-896

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