Fang Xu
  • Faculty, Shandong University
Research focus
  • Plant Science
Personal information


Ph.D, University of British Columbia, 2014

Lab information

David Jackson's Lab

Research focus

maize meristem development


Yang RS#, Xu F#, Zhong WS, Wang YM, Dong L, Shi YN, Tang TJ, Sheng HJ, Jackson D*, Yang F*. Glutaredoxins regulate maize inflorescence meristem development via redox control of TGA transcriptional activity. Nature Plant DOI:10.1038/s41477-021-01029-2 #Equal contribution.
Nie S#, Wang B#, Ding H#…. Pan C, Huang H, Yuan G, Lan H, Nie Y, Li X, Zhao X, Zhang X, Pan G, Wu Q*, Xu F*, Zhang Z*. (2021). Genome assembly of the Chinese maize elite inbred line RP125 and its EMS mutant collection provide new resources for maize genetics research and crop improvement. The Plant Journal, 108:40-54. *Correspondence authors.
Wu Q#, Xu F#, Liu L, Char SN, Ding Y, Je BI, Schmelz E, Yang B, Jackson D. (2020). The maize heterotrimeric G protein β subunit controls shoot meristem development and immune responses. PNAS, 117:1799-1805. # Equal contribution.
-The above paper was highlighted in PNAS:“Shoot meristem maintenance and immune response signaling converge at the G protein β subunit”
Je BI#, Xu F#, Wu Q, Liu L, Meeley R, Gallagher JP, Corcilius L, Payne RJ, Bartlett ME, Jackson D. (2018). The CLAVATA receptor FASCIATED EAR2 responds to distinct CLE peptides by signaling through two downstream effectors. Elife, DOI: # Equal contribution.
-The above paper was recommended by F1000.
Xu F, Jackson D. (2018). Learning from CIK plants. Nature Plant, 4:195-196.
Dong X#, Ao K#, Xu F#, Johnson K, Wu Y, Li L, Xia S, Liu Y, Huang Y, Rodriguez E, Chen X, Chen S, Zhang Y, Petersen M and Li X. (2018). Distinct E3 ligases regulate individual components of paired typical NLR immune receptors. Nature Plants, 4: 699-710. # Equal contribution.

Xu F#, Huang Y#, Li L#, Gannon P, Kapos P, Linster E, Bienvenut W, Polevoda B, Wirtz M, Meinnel T, Hell R, Giglione C, Chen S, Zhang Y, and Li X* (2015). Two N-terminal acetyltransferases antagonistically control the stability of a Nod-like receptor in plant. The Plant Cell 27: 1547–1562. # These authors contributed equally.
-The above paper was highlighted in Nature Plants: Immunity: Antagonistic acetylases doi: 10.1038/nplants.2015.84
Xu F#, Zhu C#, Cevik V#, Johnson K, Liu Y, Sohn Kee, Holub E, Jones J, Liu Y, Li X*. (2015). Autoimmunity conferred by chs3-2D relies on CSA1, its adjacent TIR-NB-LRR neighbor. Scientific Reports. Doi: 10.1038/srep08792. # These authors contributed equally.
Kapos P#, Xu F#, Giglione C and Li X*. (2015) N-terminal modifications contribute to flowering time and immune response regulations. Plant Signal Behav Sep 11:0. # These authors contributed equally.
Xu F, Kapos P, Li M, Zhang Y, Li X*. (2014) NLR-associating transcription factor bHLH84 and its paralogs function redundantly in plant immunity. PLoS Pathogens 10(8):e1004312
Xu F#, Cheng YT#, Li M, Li X*. (2014) P-loop-dependent NLR SNC1 can oligomerize and activate immunity in the nucleus. Molecular Plant. doi: 10.1093/mp/ssu097. # These authors contributed equally.
Xu F, Xu S, Wiermer M, Zhang Y, Li X*. (2012) The cyclin L homolog MOS12 and the MOS4-associated complex are required for the proper splicing of plant resistance genes. The Plant Journal. 70(6):916-28.
Xu F* and Copeland C. (2012) Nuclear extraction from Arabidopsis thaliana. Bio-Protocol 2(24).
Xu F*, Copeland C and Li X. (2015) Protein Immunoprecipitation Using Nicotiana benthamiana Transient Expression System. Bio-Protocol 5(13)
Xu S, Zhang Z, Jing B, Gannon P, Ding J, Xu F, Li X, Zhang Y*. (2011) Transportin-SR is required for proper splicing of resistance genes and plant immunity. PLoS Genetics 7(6):e1002159.
Zhu Z, Xu F, Zhang Y, Cheng YT, Wiermer M, Li X, Zhang Y*. (2010) Arabidopsis resistance protein SNC1 activates immune responses through association with a transcriptional corepressor. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 107(31):13960-5.
Monaghan J, Xu F, Xu S, Zhang Y, Li X*. (2010) Two putative RNA-binding proteins function with unequal genetic redundancy in the MOS4-associated complex. Plant Physiol. 154(4):1783-93.
Zhang Y, Xu S, Ding P, Wang D, Cheng YT, He J, Gao M, Xu F, Li Y, Zhu Z, Li X, Zhang Y*. (2010) Control of salicylic acid synthesis and systemic acquired resistance by two members of a plant-specific family of transcription factors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 107(42):18220-5.
Xu F, Monaghan J, Chen S, Zhang Y, and Li X*. (2009) Analysis of MOS4-Associated protein Complex (MAC) by immuno-affinity chromatography and quantitative mass spectrometry. Chapter 84 in Biology of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Volume 7.
Monaghan J, Xu F, Gao M, Zhao Q, Palma K, Long C, Chen S, Zhang Y, Li X*. (2009) Two Prp19-like U-box proteins in the MOS4-associated complex play redundant roles in plant innate immunity. PLoS Pathogens. 5(7):e1000526.
Cheng YT#, Germain H#, Wiermer M#, Bi D#, Xu F, García AV, Wirthmueller L, Després C, Parker JE, Zhang Y, Li X*. (2009) Nuclear Pore Complex Component MOS7/Nup88 Is Required for Innate Immunity and Nuclear Accumulation of Defense Regulators in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 21(8):2503-16. # These authors contributed equally.
Gao M, Wang X, Wang D, Xu F, Ding X, Zhang Z, Bi D, Cheng YT, Chen S, Li X, Zhang Y*. (2009) Regulation of cell death and innate immunity by two receptor-like kinases in Arabidopsis. Cell Host Microbe. 6(1):34-44.
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