PROF. XIA, Yiji (夏亦薺)

Ph.D. (Iowa State University)
M.Sc. (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences)
B.Sc. (Hons.) (Zhejiang Agricultural University, Ningbo)


    • RNA capping and decapping
    • RNA modifications
    • Gene regulation
    • Plant immunity
    • Oxidative stress and stress responses

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (*as corresponding author)

Prof. Xia’s publications have been cited over 6,300 times.

    1. Li Y, Liu W, Zhong H, Zhang H, Xia Y* (2019) Redox-sensitive bZIP68 plays a role in balancing stress tolerance with growth in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal, doi: 10.1111/tpj.14476.
    2. Zhang H, Zhong H, Zhang S, Shao X, Ni M, Cai Z, Chen X, Xia Y* (2019) NAD tagSeq reveals that NAD+-capped RNAs are mostly produced from a large number of protein-coding genes in Arabidopsis. PNAS,
    3. Wang Y, Li S, Zhao Y, You C, Le B, Gong Z, Mo B, Xia Y, Chen X (2019) NAD+-capped RNAs are widespread in the Arabidopsis transcriptome and can probably be translated. PNAS,
    4. Zhang S, Zhang H, Xia Y*, Xiong L (2018) The caseinolytic protease complex component CLPC1 in Arabidopsis maintains proteome and RNA homeostasis in chloroplasts. BMC Plant Biology, 18:192.
    5. Wang Y, Wu Y, Yu B, Yin Z, Xia Y* (2017) XLGs interact with AtPUB4 and AtPUB2 and function in multiple plant developmental processes. Plant Physiology, 173(2):1235–1246.
    6. Guan G, Yan B, Hua J, Thieme C, Zhu H, Zhao Z, Kragler F, Xia Y*, Zhang S (2016) PlaMoM: A comprehensive database compiles plant mobile macromolecules. Nuclear Acid Research, doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw988.
    7. Zhao P, Liu P, Shao J, Li C, Wang B, Guo X, Yan B, Xia Y*, Peng M (2015) Analysis of different strategies adapted by two cassava cultivars in response to drought stress: Ensuring survival or continuing growth. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66(5): 1477-1488.
    8. Liu P, Zhang H, Wang H, Xia Y* (2014) Identification of redox-sensitive cysteines in the Arabidopsis proteome using OxiTRAQ, a quantitative redox proteomics method. Proteomics, 6:750-762.
    9. Wang H, Lu Y, Jiang T, Berg H, Li C, Xia Y* (2013) The Arabidopsis U-box/ARM repeat E3 ligase AtPUB4 influences growth and degeneration of tapetal cells and its mutation leads to conditional male sterility. Plant Journal, 74:511–523.
    10. Wang H, Lu Y, Liu P, Wen W, Zhang J, Ge X, Xia Y* (2013) The ammonium/nitrate ratio is an input signal in the temperature-modulated, SNC1-mediated and EDS1- dependent autoimmunity of nudt6-2 nudt7. Plant Journal, 73:262-275.
    11. Li C, Shao J, Wang Y, Li W, Guo D, Yan B, Xia Y*, Peng M (2013) Analysis of banana transcriptome and global gene expression profiles in banana roots in response to infection by race 1 and tropical race 4 of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Cubense. BMC genomics 14 (1), 851.
    12. Wang H, Wang S, Lu Y, Alvarez S, Hicks L, Ge X, Xia Y* (2012) Proteomic Analysis of Early-Responsive Redox-Sensitive Proteins in Arabidopsis. Journal of Proteome Research, 11:412-424.
    13. Lu Y, Li C, Wang H, Chen H, Berg H, Xia Y* (2011) AtPPR2, an Arabidopsis pentatricopeptide repeat protein, binds to plastid 23S rRNA and plays an important role in the first mitotic division during gametogenesis and in cell proliferation during embryogenesis. Plant Journal 67:13-25.
    14. Xie YD , Li W , Guo D , Dong J , Zhang J, Fu Y, Ren D, Peng M, Xia Y* (2010) The Arabidopsis gene SIGMA FACTOR-BINDING PROTEIN 1 plays a role in the salicylate- and jasmonate-mediated defence responses. Plant, Cell & Environment 33:828-839.
    15. Zhu H, Li G, Ding L, Berg H, Cui X, Assmann S, Xia Y*. (2009) Arabidopsis Extra Large G Protein 2 (XLG2) interacts with the G subunit of heterotrimeric G protein and functions in disease resistance. Molecular Plant 2: 513-525.
    16. Ge X, Li G, Wang S, Zhu H, Zhu T, Wang X, Xia Y* (2007) AtNUDT7, a negative regulator of basal immunity in Arabidopsis, modulates two distinct defense response pathways and is involved in maintaining redox homeostasis. Plant Physiology, 145:204-215.
    17. Ge X, Dietrich C, Matsuno M, Li G, Berg H, Xia Y* (2005) An Arabidopsis aspartic protease functions as an anti-cell death component in reproduction and embryogenesis. EMBO Reports, 6:282-288.
    18. Xia Y*, Suzuki H, Borevitz J, Blount J, Guo Z, Dixon R, and Lamb C (2004) An extracellular aspartic protease in Arabidopsis functions in disease resistance signaling. EMBO Journal, 23:980-988.
    19. Borevitz# J, Xia# Y, Blount J, Dixon R, C Lamb. (2000) Activation tagging identifies a conserved MYB regulator of phenylpropanoid biosynthesis. Plant Cell 12, 2383-2394. #Co-first authors.
    20. Delledonne# M, Y Xia#, R Dixon and C Lamb (1998) Nitric oxide functions as a signal in plant disease resistance. Nature, 394:585-588. #Co-first authors.
    21. Xia Y, BJ Nikolau, PS Schnable (1996) Cloning and characterization of CER2, an Arabidopsis gene that affects cuticular wax accumulation. Plant Cell, 8:1291-1304.



Yiji Xia, Professor
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