John Fellman Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Washington State University, USA
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Jia Xu Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology , Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
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Peng Zhang
  • Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH-Zürich), 2001

Current position

Professor of Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Adjunct Professor of Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Selected publications since 2010

  1. Xu, J., Duan, X., Yang, J., Beeching, J. R. and Zhang, P. (2013). Coupled expression of Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase and catalase in cassava improves tolerance against cold and drought stresses. Plant Signal Behav 8(6).
  2. Xu, J., Duan, X., Yang, J., Beeching, J. R. and Zhang, P. (2013). Enhanced reactive oxygen species scavenging by overproduction of superoxide dismutase and catalase delays postharvest physiological deterioration of cassava storage roots. Plant Physiol 161(3): 1517-1528.
  3. Rolland-Sabate, A., Sanchez, T., Buleon, A., Colonna, P., Ceballos, H., Zhao, S. S., Zhang, P. and Dufour, D. (2013). Molecular and supra-molecular structure of waxy starches developed from cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz). Carbohydr Polym 92(2): 1451-1462.
  4. Fan, W., Zhang, M., Zhang, H. and Zhang, P. (2012). Improved tolerance to various abiotic stresses in transgenic sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) expressing spinach betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37344.
  5. Bi, H. and Zhang, P. (2012). Molecular characterization of two sweepoviruses from China and evaluation of the infectivity of cloned SPLCV-JS in Nicotiana benthamiana. Arch Virol 157(3): 441-454.
  6. An, D., Yang, J. and Zhang, P. (2012). Transcriptome profiling of low temperature-treated cassava apical shoots showed dynamic responses of tropical plant to cold stress. BMC Genomics 13: 64.
  7. Zhao, S. S., Dufour, D., Sanchez, T., Ceballos, H. and Zhang, P. (2011). Development of waxy cassava with different Biological and physico-chemical characteristics of starches for industrial applications. Biotechnol Bioeng 108(8): 1925-1935.
  8. Wang, C., Lentini, Z., Tabares, E., Quintero, M., Ceballos, H., Dedicova, B., Sautter, C., Olaya, C. and Zhang, P. (2011). Microsporogenesis and pollen formation in cassava. Biologia Plantarum 55(3): 469-478.
  9. Liu, J., Zheng, Q., Ma, Q., Gadidasu, K. K. and Zhang, P. (2011). Cassava genetic transformation and its application in breeding. J Integr Plant Biol 53(7): 552-569.
  10. Sayre, R., Beeching, J. R., Cahoon, E. B., Egesi, C., Fauquet, C., Fellman, J., Fregene, M., Gruissem, W., Mallowa, S., Manary, M., Maziya-Dixon, B., Mbanaso, A., Schachtman, D. P., Siritunga, D., Taylor, N., Vanderschuren, H. and Zhang, P. (2011). The BioCassava plus program: biofortification of cassava for sub-Saharan Africa. Annu Rev Plant Biol 62: 251-272.
  11. Yang, J., Bi, H. P., Fan, W. J., Zhang, M., Wang, H. X. and Zhang, P. (2011). Efficient embryogenic suspension culturing and rapid transformation of a range of elite genotypes of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas [L.] Lam.). Plant Sci 181(6): 701-711.
  12. Aileni, M., Abbagani, S. and Zhang, P.* (2011). Highly efficient production of transgenic Scoparia dulcis L. mediated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens: plant regeneration via shoot organogenesis. Plant Biotechnology Reports 5(2): 147-156.
  13. Yang, J., An, D. and Zhang, P. (2011). Expression profiling of cassava storage roots reveals an active process of glycolysis/gluconeogenesis. J Integr Plant Biol 53(3): 193-211.
  14. Bi, H., Aileni, M. and Zhang, P.* (2010). Evaluation of cassava varieties for cassava mosaic disease resistance jointly by agro-inoculation screening and molecular markers. African Journal of Plant Science 4(9): 330-338.
  15. Zhang, P., Wang, W. Q., Zhang, G. L., Kaminek, M., Dobrev, P., Xu, J. and Gruissem, W. (2010). Senescence-inducible expression of isopentenyl transferase extends leaf life, increases drought stress resistance and alters cytokinin metabolism in cassava. J Integr Plant Biol 52(7): 653-669.

1 Protocol published
Fluorescence Measurement of Postharvest Physiological Deterioration (PPD) in Cassava Storage Roots
Authors:  Jia Xu, John K. Fellman and Peng Zhang, date: 09/20/2013, view: 11243, Q&A: 1
Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is a perennial root crop in the tropics. Within 24-72 hours of harvest the storage roots deteriorate rapidly, thereby necessitating their prompt processing or consumption. Postharvest physiological ...
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