Yong-hong Zhou

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To investigate the phylogenetic relationships of polyploid Leymus (Poaceae: Triticeae), sequences of the nuclear rDNA internal transcribed spacer region (ITS) were analyzed for 34 Leymus accessions representing 25 species, together with three Psathyrostachys species (Ns genome), two Pseudoroegneria (St genome) species, Lophopyrum elongatum (Ee genome), and(More)
Malaria is a serious cause of morbidity and mortality for people living in endemic areas, but unlike many other infections, individuals exposed to the parasite do not rapidly become resistant to subsequent infections. High titers of Ab against the 19-kDa C-terminal fragment of the merozoite surface protein-1 can mediate complete protection in model systems;(More)
An effective DNA marker for authenticating the genus Salvia was screened using seven DNA regions (rbcL, matK, trnL-F, and psbA-trnH from the chloroplast genome, and ITS, ITS1, and ITS2 from the nuclear genome) and three combinations (rbcL+matK, psbA-trnH+ITS1, and trnL-F+ITS1). The present study collected 232 sequences from 27 Salvia species through DNA(More)
To assess the generic delimitation and the interspecific relationships between Hystrix and Elymus, three Hystrix and 10 Elymus species were used for random amplified polymorphic DNA(RAPD) assay. Of the 54 primers tested, 26 (48%) produced polymorphic products. A total of 167 products amplified from 16 primers were selected for RAPD analysis, among which 156(More)
Genomic constitutions of three taxa of Hystrix Moench, H. patula, H. duthiei ssp. duthiei and H. duthiei ssp. longearistata, were examined by meiotic pairing behavior and genomic in-situ hybridization. Meiotic pairing in hybrids of H. patula × Pseudoroegneria spicata (St), H. patula × Elymus wawawaiensis (StH), H. patula × H. duthiei ssp. longearistata, H.(More)
Polysaccharides were extracted from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge using response surface methodology (RSM) with ultrasonication. A Box-Behnken design was used to optimize the extraction parameters to maximize the polysaccharide extraction yield. The polysaccharide SMP-U1 was isolated and characterized; then the antioxidant and antiproliferation activities were(More)
The selection of suitable reference genes is crucial for accurate quantification of gene expression. To identify suitable reference genes in Beauveria bassiana, the expression of 14 candidates (18S, 28S, β-Tub, GAPD, γ-Act, TEF, HGPT, His3, His2A, TBP, CypA, CypB, PP1, and CrzA) was measured by quantitative polymerase chain reaction at different development(More)
Psathyrostachys huashanica Keng ex Kuo (2n = 2x = 14, NsNs), a source of wheat stripe rust, take-all fungus, and powdery mildew resistance with tolerance to salinity and drought, has been successfully hybridized as the pollen parent to bread wheat without using immature embryo rescuing culture for the first time. All of the CSph2b × P. huashanica hybrid(More)
Cytogenetic studies of Hystrix duthiei (2n=28) from China, Hystrix longearistata (2n=28) from Japan and their artificial hybrids were carried out. The F1 hybrids showed a very high degree of bivalent pairing at the meiotic Metaphase-I. No multivalents were found. Partial fertility of the hybrids was observed. The results indicated that they shared two(More)