Zheng-bin Zhang

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WRKY-type transcription factors are involved in multiple aspects of plant growth, development and stress response. WRKY genes have been found to be responsive to abiotic stresses; however, their roles in abiotic stress tolerance are largely unknown especially in crops. Here, we identified stress-responsive WRKY genes from wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and(More)
Serving as an important second messenger, calcium ion has unique properties and universal ability to transmit diverse signals that trigger primary physiological actions in cells in response to hormones, pathogens, light, gravity, and stress factors. Being a second messenger of paramount significance, calcium is required at almost all stages of plant growth(More)
The objective of this study was to locate chromosomes for improving water and phosphorus-deficiency tolerance of wheat at the seedling stage. A set of Chinese Spring-Egyptian Red wheat substitution lines and their parent Chinese Spring (recipient) and Egyptian Red (donor) cultivars were measured to determine the chromosomal locations of genes controlling(More)
As shortage in water resources is a fact, bio-watersaving becomes one hot topic at present. The concept of bio-watersaving has been developed from agronomic watersaving to physiological watersaving then to gene watersaving. The definition of bio-watersaving is yielding more agricultural productions under the same water condition by exploiting the(More)
Water deficiency and lower fertilizer utilization efficiency are major constraints of productivity and yield stability. Improvements of crop water use efficiency (WUE) and nutrient use efficiency (NUE) is becoming an important objective in crop breeding. With the introduction of new physiological and biological approaches, we can better understand the(More)
Plant epicuticular wax is a collective term used to describe the organic components of the cuticle which covers the outer surface of aerial plant tissues. It is also the last defensive barrier of plant, playing important roles in plant growth and development. The components, transport, crystal formation and morpho-ultrastructure of plant epicuticular wax as(More)
The NADP-dependent malic enzyme (NADP-ME; EC1.1.1.40) found in many metabolic pathways catalyzes the oxidative decarboxylation of L-malate, producing pyruvate, CO(2) and NADPH. The NADP-MEs have been well studied in C4 plants but not well in C3 plants. In this study, we identified the NADP-ME isoforms from hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L). Two(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of TTRAP expression on apoptosis induced by hydroquinone in HL-60 cells in vitro, and explore the relationship between TTRAP expression and the apoptosis. METHODS Apoptotic and necrotic rate was examined by flow cytometer with Anti-AnnexinV/FITC Plus PI staining. The mRNA expression of TTRAP was detected by RT-PCR. The(More)
Research development of genetic mapping,physics mapping,genome sequencing and expressed sequence tags in wheat have been reviewed in this paper. RFLP genetic linkage map of wheat recombinant inbred lines derived from W7984 x Opata, was used to study QTL of 33 traits associated with water use efficiency. Compared with QTL map of 7 group homeologues(More)
High temperature at grain filling can severely reduce wheat yield. Heat shock factors (Hsfs) are central regulators in heat acclimation. This study investigated the role of TaHsfC2a, a member of the monocot-specific HsfC2 subclass, in the regulation of heat protection genes in Triticum aestivum. Three TaHsfC2a homoeologous genes were highly expressed in(More)
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