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Ziqiang Zhu Associate Professor

Research Interests: 
Signal Transduction in Plants

Educational Background

PhD, Botany, Peking University (2011)

MS, Botany, Beijing Normal University (2006)

BA, Life Science, Nanjing Normal University (2003)

Research Projects

  • Jasmonate signaling in Arabidopsis

Journal Articles

  • Feng Y, Xu P, Li B, Li P, Wen X, An F, Gong Y, Xin Y, Zhu Z, Wang Y§ and Guo H§ (2017) Ethylene promotes root hair growth through coordiated EIN3/EIL1 and RHD6/RSL1 activity in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1711723115.
  • Zheng Y*, Lan Y*, Shi T§ and Zhu Z§ (2017) Diverse contributions of MYC2 and EIN3 in the regulation of Arabidopsis jasmonate-responsive gene expression. Plant Direct, doi: 10.1002/pld3.15.
  • Jin H and Zhu Z§ (2017) Role of PINOID-mediated COP1 phosphorylation in Arabidopsis photomorphogenesis is overemphasized. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1711822114.
  • Sun K, Zheng Y and Zhu Z§ (2017) Luciferase complementation imaging assay in Nicotiana Benthamiana leaves for transiently determine protein-protein interaction dynamics. J. Vis. Exp, 129: e56641.
  • Yao L, Zheng Y and Zhu Z§ (2017) Jasmonate suppresses seedling soil  emergence in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 12: e1330239.
  • Jin H and Zhu Z§ (2017) Temporal and Spatial View of Jasmonate Signaling. Trends in Plant Science, 22: 451-454.
  • Zheng Y, Cui X, Su L, Fang S, Chu J, Gong Q, Yang J and Zhu Z§ (2017) Jasmonate Inhibits COP1 Activity to Suppress Hypocotyl Elongation and Promote Cotyledon Opening in Etiolated Arabidopsis Seedlings. The Plant Journal, 90: 1144-1155.
  • Zhu Z§ and Napier R§ (2017) Jasmonate – a blooming decade. Journal of Experimental Botany, 68: 1299-1302.
  • Zheng Y, Gao Z and Zhu Z§ (2016) DELLA-PIF Modules: Old Dogs Learn New Tricks. Trends in Plant Science, 21: 813-815.
  • Shen W, Ye L, Ma J, Yuan Z, Zheng B, Lv C, Zhu Z, Chen X, Gao Z§ and Chen G§ (2016) The Existence of C4-bundle-sheath-like Photosynthesis in the Mid-vein of C3 Rice. Rice, 9: 20.
  • Zhu Z§ and Lin C (2016) Photomorphogenesis: When blue meets red. Nature Plants, 2: 16019.
  • Zhu Z, Xian Z, Li Z§, and Guo H§. (2016) Ethylene biology blooms from fundamental research to postharvest applications. Molecular Plant, 9: 187-188.
  • Zheng Y and Zhu Z§ (2016) Relaying the ethylene signal: new roles for EIN2. Trends in Plant Science, 21: 2-4.
  • Ke M, Zheng Y and Zhu Z§ (2015) Rethinking the origin of auxin biosynthesis in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science, 6: 1093.
  • Zhu Z§ and Lee B (2015) Friends or Foes: New Insights in Jasmonate and Ethylene Co-Actions. Plant Cell Physiology, 56: 414-420.
  • Zhu Z§ (2014) Molecular basis for jasmonate and ethylene signal interactions in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 65: 5743-5748.
  • Zhang X*, Zhu Z*, An F, Hao D, Li P, Song J, Yi C, Guo H§ (2014) Jasmonate-Activated MYC2 Represses ETHYLENE INSENSITIVE3 Activity to Antagonize Ethylene Promoted Apical Hook Formation in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell, 26: 1105-1117.
  • Wang Q, Zhu Z, Ozkardesh K, Lin C§ (2013) Phytochromes and Phytohormones: The Shrinking Degree of Separation. Molecular Plant, 6: 5-7.
  • An F, Zhang X, Zhu Z, Ji Y, He W, Jiang Z, Li M, Guo H§ (2012) Coordinated regulation of apical hook development by gibberellins and ethylene in etiolated Arabidopsis seedlings. Cell Research, 22: 915-927.
  • Hua D, Wang C, He J, Liao H, Duan Y, Zhu Z, Guo Y, Chen Z, Gong Z§ (2012) A plasma membrane receptor kinase, GHR1, mediates abscisic acid- and hydrogen peroxide-regulated stomatal movement in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell, 24: 2546-2561.
  • Zhu Z*, An F*, Feng Y, Li P, Xue L, A M, Jiang Z, Kim JM, To TK, Li W, Zhang X, Yu Q, Dong Z, Chen WQ, Seki M, Zhou JM, Guo H§ (2011) Derepression of ethylene-stabilized transcription factors (EIN3/EIL1) mediates jasmonate and ethylene signaling synergy in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108: 12539-12544.
  • Zhu Z, Guo H§ (2008) Genetic basis of ethylene perception and signal transduction in Arabidopsis. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 50: 808-815.

Academic Title

Chinese Society for Cell Biology, member

Society for Experimental Biology, member

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), member