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PROF. ZHANG, Jianhua

Chair Professor of Plant Biology

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Five most representative publications in recent five years.

  1. Li H, You C, Yoshikawa M, Yang X, Gu H, Li C, Cui J, Chen X, Ye N, Zhang J*, Wang G. 2022. A spontaneous thermo-sensitive female sterility mutation in rice enables fully mechanized hybrid breeding. Cell Research
  2. Das D, Paries M, Hobecher K, Gigl M, Dawid C, Lam H-M, Zhang J*, Chen M*, Gutjahr C*. 2022. Phosphate starvation response transcription factors enable arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis. Nature Communications 13 (477),
  3. Miao R, Yuan W,  Wang Y,  Garcia-Maquilon I,  Dang X,  Li Y, Zhang J, Zhu Y,  Rodriguez PR,  Xu WF*.  Low ABA concentration promotes root growth and hydrotropism through relief of ABA INSENSITIVE 1-mediated inhibition of plasma membrane H+-ATPase 2. Science Advances Vol. 7, no. 12, eabd4113. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abd4113
  4. Bin Rahman R, Ding W, Zhang J*. 2022. The Absorption of Water from Humid Air by Grass Embryos during Germination. Plant Physiology
  5. Bin Rahman R, Zhang J*. 2022. The Coexistence of Flood and Drought Tolerance: An Opinion on the Development of Climate-Smart Rice. Frontiers in Plant Science,


Five representative publications beyond the recent five-year period with the latest publication entered first.

  1. Yang J, Zhang J*. Grain filling of cereals under soil drying. New Phytologist 169, 223-236. (Invited Tansley Review).
  2. Zhang J*, Jia W, Yang J, Ismail AM. Role of ABA in integrating plant responses to drought and salt stresses. Field Crops Research 97, 111-119. (Invited Review).
  3. Kang S, Zhang J*. 2004. Controlled alternate partial rootzone irrigation: its physiological consequences and impact on water use efficiency. Journal of Experimental Botany 55, 2437-2446. (Invited Review).
  4. Yang J, Zhang J*. Grain-filling problem in ‘super’ rice. Journal of Experimental Botany 61, 1-5. (Invited Review)
  5. Zhang J*. 2011. China's success in increasing per capita food production. Journal of Experimental Botany 62, 3707-11. (Invited Review)