Zhao Zhang
  • Research scientist, China Agricultural University
Research focus
  • Plant science
Personal information


PhD, Wageningen University, 2013

Lab information

Zhang Zhao Lab

Research focus

Phytopathology Botrytis Powdery Mildew Floar scent Rose Lily


1.)   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.
2.)   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
3.)   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, in press
4.)   Cao X, Shi S, Zhang Z (2017) First Report of Botrytis Leaf Blight on Lily (Lilium longiflorum) Caused by Botrytis cinerea in Beijing, China. Plant Dis 102:1
5.)   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
6.)   Song Y*, Zhang Z*, Boshoven JC, Rovenich H, Seidl MF, Jakše J, Maruthachalam K, Liu CM, Subbarao KV, Javornik B, Thomma BP. Tomato immune receptor Ve1 recognizes surface-exposed co-localized N- and C-termini of Verticillium dahliae effector Ave1. bioRxiv 103473
7.)   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
8.)   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
9.)   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
10.) 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
11.)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
12.)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
13.)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
14.) 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
15.) 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  
16.) 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
17.)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
18.)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
19.)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
20.)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
21.)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
22.)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
23.)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
24.) 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
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