• Faculty, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Research focus
  • Broad-spectrum resistance, barley genetic resources


Ph.D, Halle University/Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research & Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, 2014

Lab information

Barley Genetic Resources


(15) Ping Yang, Daniela Scheuermann, Bettina Kessel, Teresa Koller, Julian R. Greenwood, Severine Hurni, Gerhard Herren, Shenghui Zhou, William Marande, Thomas Wicker, Simon G. Krattinger*, Milena Ouzunova*, Beat Keller*. Alleles of a wall-associated kinase gene account for three of the major northern corn leaf blight resistance loci in maize. Plant Journal, 2021, 106: 526–535.
(14) Jinhong Kan#, Guangqi Gao#, Qiang He#, Qian Gao#, Congcong Jiang, Sunny Ahmar, Jun Liu, Jing Zhang, Ping Yang. Genome-wide characterization of WRKY transcription factors revealed gene duplication and diversification in populations of wild to domesticated barley. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2021, 22: 5354.
(13) Guangqi Gao#, Jinhong Kan#, Congcong Jiang, Sunny Ahmar, Jing Zhang, Ping Yang*. Genome-wide diversity analysis of TCP transcription factors revealed cases of selection from wild to cultivated barley. Functional & Integrative Genomics, 2021, 21: 31-42.
(12) Congcong Jiang, Jinhong Kan, Frank Ordon, Dragan Perovic, Ping Yang*, Bymovirus-induced yellow mosaic diseases in barley and wheat: viruses, genetic resistances and functional aspects. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 2020, 133: 1623–1640.
(11) Miaomiao Lei#, Murad Ali#, Congcong Jiang, Zhenzhen Shen, Yu Cai, Ping Yang*, Zongyun Feng*. Marker-assisted selection in a global barley (Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare) collection revealed a unique genetic determinant of the naked barley controlled by the nud locus. Genetic Resources Crop Evolution, 2020, 67(2): 273-280.
(10) Lijie Shi#, Congcong Jiang#, Qiang He, Antje Habekuss, Frank Ordon, Haiye Luan, Huiquan Shen, Jun Liu, Zongyun Feng, Jing Zhang, Ping Yang*. Bulked segregant RNA-sequencing (BSR-seq) identified a novel rare allele of eIF4E effective against multiple isolates of BaYMV/BaMMV. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 2019, 132(6): 1777-1788.
(9) Ping Yang, Coraline Praz, Beibei Li, Jyoti Singla, Chritelle A.M. Robert, Bettina Kessel, Daniela Scheuermann, Linda Luthi, Milena Ouzunova, Matthias Erb*, Simon G. Krattinger*, Beat Keller*. Fungal resistance mediated by maize wall-associated kinase ZmWAK-RLK1 correlates with reduced benzoxazinoid content. New Phytologist, 2019, 221(2): 976-987.
(8) Beibei Li, Christiane Förster, Christelle A.M. Robert, Tobias Züst, L. Hu, R. A. R. Machado, J.D. Berset, V. Handrick, T. Knauer, Goetz Hensel, Wanxin Chen, Jochen Kumlehn, Ping Yang, Beat Keller, Jonathan Gershenzon, Georg Jander, Tobias G. Köllner*, Matthias Erb*. Convergent evolution of a metabolic switch between aphid and caterpillar resistance in cereal. Science Advances, 2018, 4(12): eaat6797.
(7) Yiming Wang, Stefan Schuck, Jingni Wu, Ping Yang, Anne-Christin Doering, Jürgen Zeier*, Kenichi Tuda*. A MPK3/6-WKRY33-ALD1-Pipecolic acid regulatory loop contributes to systemic acquired resistance. Plant Cell, 2018, 30: 2480-2494.
(6) Ping Yang, Gerhard Herren, Simon G. Krattinger and Beat Keller*. Large-scale Maize Seedling Infection with Exserohilum turcicum in the Greenhouse. Bio-protocol, 2017, 7(19): e2567.
(5) Ping Yang, Antje Habekuss, Bernhard J. Hofinger, Kostya Kanyuka, Benjamin Kilian, Andreas Graner, Frank Ordon, Nils Stein. Sequence diversification in recessive alleles of two host factor genes for Bymovirus infection suggests adaptive selection for bymovirus resistance in cultivated barley from East Asia. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 2017, 130(2):331-344.
(4) Justine Sucher, Rainer Boni, Ping Yang, Peter Rogowsky, Heike Buchner, Cristine Kastner, Jochen Kumlehn, Simon G. Krattinger, Beat Keller. The durable wheat disease resistance gene Lr34 confers common rust and northern corn leaf blight resistance in maize. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 2017, 15: 489-496.
(3) Ping Yang, Antje Habekuss, Frank Ordon, Nils Stein. Analysis of bymovirus resistance genes on proximal barley chromosome 4HL provides the basis for precision breeding for BaMMV/BaYMV resistance. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 2014, 127(7): 1625-1634.
(2) Ping Yang, Thomas Lüpken, Antje Habekuss, Goetz Hensel, Burkhard Steuernagel, Benjamin Kilian, Ruvini Ariyadasa, Axel Himmelbach, Jochen Kumlehn, Uwe Scholz, Frank Ordon, Nils Stein. PROTEIN DISULFIDE ISOMERASE LIKE 5-1 is a susceptibility factor to plant viruses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014, 111(6), 2104-2109.
(1) Ping Yang, Dragan Perovic, Antje Habekuss, Rounan Zhou, Andreas Graner, Frank Ordon, Nils Stein. Gene-based high-density mapping of rym7 (rmm7) conferring resistance to Barley mild mosaic virus (BaMMV). Molecular breeding, 2013, 32(1): 27-37.
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