Shu-Tang Zhao

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Cry3 class toxins are used extensively for biological control of coleopteran larvae. We previously identified a peptide (PCx) from a phage display library that specifically binds Cx-cellulase from the midgut of Anoplophora glabripennis Motschulsky (Asian longhorn beetle) larvae. Here, we added a DNA fragment that encodes the peptide onto either end of the(More)
In plant species, the level of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is essential for cold acclimation. To test whether changes in PUFA levels can lead to the alteration of freezing tolerance in poplar trees, we up- and down-regulated a Populus tomentosa Δ-12 fatty acid desaturase gene (PtFAD2) in the hybrid poplar (P. alba × P. glandulosa) clone 84 K.(More)
Background Bolting is regarded as the initiation of reproduction stage in the growth and development of an Arabidopsis plant, when a set of floral integrator genes activate the expression of floral meristem identity genes LFY and AP1 to initiate flowering transition[1,2]. However, how the expression of key genes, such as AP1, responds of diverse signals(More)
Background Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Cry toxins have specific toxicity to susceptible insects. They are being used in transgenic plants or spray to control insect pests in agriculture [1, 2, 3]. Cry3A toxins are used extensively for biological control of coleopteran larvae [4, 5]. A Bt886-Cry3Aa gene that exhibited a high activity against Coleoptera(More)
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