Publications

Selected publications since 2001 ( * Corresponding author)

2017

Chaoqiong Li, Qiantang Fu, Longjian Niu, Li Luo, Jianghua Chen, Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2017. Three TFL1 homologues regulate floral initiation in the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas. Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 43090. doi:10.1038/srep43090. [Full text]

Yan-Wei Sun, Chun-Ming Wang, Ning Wang, Xi-Yuan Jiang, Hui-Zhu Mao, Chang-Xiang Zhu, Fu-Jiang Wen, Xiang-Hua Wang, Zhi-Jun Lu,Gen-Hua Yue, Zeng-Fu Xu, Jian Ye*. 2017. Manipulation of Auxin Response Factor 19 affects seed size in the woody perennial Jatropha curcas. Scientific Reports 7: 40844. doi:10.1038/srep40844. [Full text]

Chen M, Pan B, Fu Q, Tao Y, Martinez_herrera J, Niu L, Ni J, Dong Y, Zhao M and Xu Z* (2017) Comparative transcriptome analysis between gynoecious and monoecious plants identifies regulatory networks controlling sex determination in Jatropha curcas. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1953. doi:10.3389/fpls.2016.01953 [Full text]

2016

Mingyong Tang, Yan-Bin Tao, Qiantang Fu, Yaling Song, Longjian Niu, Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2016. An ortholog of LEAFY in Jatropha curcas regulates flowering time and floral organ development. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 37306. doi:10.1038/srep37306 [Full text]

Yan-Bin Tao, Liang-Liang He, Longjian Niu and Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2016. Isolation and characterization of the Jatropha curcas APETALA1 (JcAP1) promoter conferring preferential expression in inflorescence buds. Planta, 244(2):467-478. DOI: 10.1007/s00425-016-2519-1    [Full text]

Mingyong Tang, Yan-Bin Tao and Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2016. Ectopic expression of Jatropha curcas APETALA1 (JcAP1) caused early flowering in Arabidopsis, but not in Jatropha. PeerJ 4:e1969. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1969   [Full text]

Longjian Niu, Yan-Bin Tao, Mao-Sheng Chen, Qiantang Fu, Yuling Dong, Huiying He, Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2016. Identification and characterization of tetraploid and octoploid Jatropha curcas induced by colchicine. Caryologia 69(1): 58–66. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00087114.2015.1110308.  [Full text]

Bang-Zhen Pan, Yan Luo, Liang Song, Mao-Sheng Chen, Jia-Long Li, Zeng-Fu Xu*  2016. Thidiazuron increases fruit number in the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas by promoting pistil development. Industrial Crops and Products 81: 202–210.  DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2015.11.054. [Full text]

Dong Yuling, Chen Maosheng, Wang Xiulan, Niu Longjian, Fu Qiantang, Xu Zengfu*, 2016. Establishment of in vitro regeneration system of woody oil crop Plukenetia volubilis. Molecular Plant Breeding 14(2): 462-470. [Full Text]

2015

Qiantang Fu, Chaoqiong Li, Mingyong Tang, Yan-Bin Tao, Bang-Zhen Pan, Lu Zhang, Longjian Niu, Huiying He, Xiulan Wang, Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2015. An efficient protocol for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas by optimizing kanamycin concentration and duration of delayed selection. Plant Biotechnology Reports 9(6): 405-416. Download PDF (1514KB)

Jun Ni, Congcong Gao, Mao-Sheng Chen, Bang-Zhen Pan, Kaiqin Ye, Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2015 Gibberellin promotes shoot branching in the perennial woody plant Jatropha curcas. Plant and Cell Physiology 56 (8): 1655-1666. [Full text]   [cover story]

Longjian Niu, Yan-Bin Tao, Mao-Sheng Chen, Qiantang Fu, Chaoqiong Li, Yuling Dong, Xiulan Wang, Huiying He and Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2015. Selection of Reliable Reference Genes for Gene Expression Studies of a Promising Oilseed Crop, Plukenetia volubilis, by Real-Time Quantitative PCR. International Journal of Molecular Sciences.  16: 12513-12530. [full text]

Yan-Bin Tao, Liang-Liang He, Long-Jian Niu and Zeng-Fu Xu* 2015. Isolation and characterization of an ubiquitin extension protein gene (JcUEP) promoter from Jatropha curcas. Planta. 241 (4):823-836. [full text]

Cong-Cong Gao, Jun Ni, Mao-Sheng Chen, Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2015, Characterization of genes involved in gibberellin metabolism and signaling pathway in the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas. Plant Diversity and Resources 37(2) : 157-167. DOI: 10.7677/ynzwyj201514076  [full text

Chaoqiong Li, Li Luo, Qiantang Fu, Longjian Niu, Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2015. Identification and characterization of the FT/TFL1 gene family in the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 33(2): 326-333. [full text] DOI: 10.1007/s11105-014-0747-8.

Junli Shao, Yuesheng Long, Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2015 Subcellular Localization of Rice Small G Protein OsRab5b in BY-2 Cells. Biotechnology Bulletin 31(11):139-145; DOI: 10.13560/j.cnki.biotech.bull.1985.2015.11.017  [Full text]

2014

Mao-Sheng Chen, Bang-Zhen Pan, Gui-Juan Wang, Jun Ni, Longjian Niu and Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2014. Analysis of the transcriptional responses in inflorescence buds of Jatropha curcas exposed to cytokinin treatment. BMC Plant Biology 14: 318.[full text]

Bang-Zhen Pan, Mao-Sheng Chen, Jun Ni and Zeng-Fu Xu*.2014. Transcriptome of the inflorescence meristems of the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas treated with cytokinin. BMC Genomics.15: 974.[full text] DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-15-974

Qiantang Fu, Longjian Niu, Qingfeng Zhang, Bang-Zhen Pan, Huiying He, Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2014. Benzyladenine treatment promotes floral feminization and fruiting in a promising oilseed crop Plukenetia volubilis. Industrial Crops and Products.  59: 295–298. DOI:10.1016/j.indcrop.2014.05.028 [PDF Full-Text]

Yan-Bin Tao, Li Luo, Liang-Liang He, Jun Ni and Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2014 A promoter analysis of MOTHER OF FT AND TFL1 1 (JcMFT1), a seed-preferential gene from the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas. Journal of Plant Research.127(4):513-524.  [online fulltext] DOI: 10.1007/s10265-014-0639-x

Chaoqiong Li, Li Luo, Qiantang Fu, Longjian Niu and Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2014 Isolation and functional characterization of JcFT, a FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) homologous gene from the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas. BMC Plant Biology, 14:125, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2229-14-125. [PDF Full-Text]

Longjian Niu, Jialong Li, Mao-Sheng Chen, Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2014 Determination of oil contents in Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) seeds at different developmental stages by two methods: Soxhlet extraction and time-domain nuclear magnetic resonance. Industrial Crops and Products. 56, 187–190. [PDF Full-Text]

2013

Lu Zhang, Liang-Liang He, Qian-Tang Fu, Zeng-Fu Xu* 2013 Selection of reliable reference genes for gene expression studies in the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas using real-time quantitative PCR. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 14(12), 24338-24354. [PDF Full-Text]

Yaling Song*, Zeng-Fu Xu. 2013. Ectopic Overexpression of an AUXIN/INDOLE-3-ACETIC ACID (Aux/IAA) Gene OsIAA4 in Rice Induces Morphological Changes and Reduces Responsiveness to Auxin. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 14(7), 13645-13656 [PDF Full-Text]

S. A. Omar, N. I. Elsheery, H. M. Kalaji*, M. K. H. Ebrahim, S. Pietkiewicz, C.H. Lee, S. I. Allakhverdiev*, and Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2013. Identification and differential expression of two dehydrin cDNAs during maturation of Jatropha curcas seeds. Biochemistry (Moscow), 78(5):485-495. [PDF Full-Text]

宋娟, 陈茂盛, 李家龙, 牛龙见, 徐增富*(2013)土施多效唑对小桐子营养生长与生殖生长的影响. 植物分类与资源学报. 35 (2): 173-179. (Song, J., Chen,  M.-S., Li J.-L., Niu, L.-J., Xu, Z.-F.* (2013). Effects of soil-applied paclobutrazol on the vegetative and reproductive growth of biofuel plant Jatropha curcas. Plant Diversity and Resources 35 (2): 173-179.) [PDF Full-Text]

皮雪静,潘帮珍,徐增富*(2013)赤霉素诱导小桐子产生两性花. 植物分类与资源学报. 35 (1): 26-32. (Pi, X.-J., Pan, B.-Z., Xu, Z.-F.* (2013). Induction of bisexual flowers by gibberellin in monoecious biofuel plant Jatropha curcas (Euphorbiaceae). Plant Diversity and Resources 35 (1): 26-32.) [PDF Full-Text]

2012

Omar, S.A., Elsheery, N.I., Kalaji, H.M., Xu, Z.-F.*, Song, S.Q.*, Carpentier, R., Lee, C.H., Allakhverdiev, S.I. (2012). Dehydroascorbate reductase and glutathione reductase play an important role in scavenging hydrogen peroxide during natural and artificial dehydration of Jatropha curcas seeds. Journal of Plant Biology 55 (6): 469-480. [PDF Full-Text] [Erratum] doi:10.1007/s12374-012-0276-7

Luo, M., Ding, L.-W., Ge, Z.-J., Wang, Z.-Y., Hu, B.-L., Yang, X.-B., Sun, Q.-Y., Xu, Z.-F*. (2012). The Characterization of SaPIN2b, a Plant Trichome-Localized Proteinase Inhibitor from Solanum americanum. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 13 (11): 15162-15176. [Full Text PDF]

2011

Mao-Sheng Chen, Gui-Juan Wang, Ru-Ling Wang, Jun Wang, Song-Quan Song*, Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2011. Analysis of expressed sequence tags from biodiesel plant Jatropha curcas embryos at different developmental stages. Plant Science. 181(6):696-700.[Full Txet(PDF)]

Samar A. Omar, Qian-Tang Fu, Mao-Sheng Chen, Gui-Juan Wang, Song-Quan Song, Nabil I. Elsheery, Zeng Fu Xu*. 2011. Identification and expression analysis of two small heat shock protein cDNAs from developing seeds of biodiesel feedstock plant Jatropha curcas. Plant Science. 181(6):632-637.[Full Text(PDF)]

Yu-Juan Zhong, Jun-Chao Huang, Jin Liu, Yin Li, Yue Jiang, Zeng-Fu Xu, Gerhard Sandmann, and Feng Chen. 2011. Functional characterization of various algal carotenoid ketolases reveals that ketolating zeaxanthin efficiently is essential for high production of astaxanthin in transgenic Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany. Accepted. doi:10.1093/jxb/err070 [Full Text (PDF)]

Qiao-Yang Sun, Ling-Wen Ding, George P. Lomonossoff, Yong-Bing Sun, Ming Luo, Chao-Qiong Li, Liwen Jiang, Zeng Fu Xu*. 2011. Improved expression and purification of recombinant human serum albumin from transgenic tobacco suspension culture. Journal of Biotechnology. 155(2):164-172.[Full Text (PDF)].

Bang-Zhen Pan, Zeng-Fu Xu*.  2011, Benzyladenine treatment significantly increases the seed yield of the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 30(2):166-174. [Full Text (PDF)]

2010

Jingli Pan, Qiantang Fu, Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2010. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of biofuel plant Jatropha curcas using kanamycin selection. African Journal of Biotechnology, 9(39): 6477-6481.[Full-Text]

Jun-Li Shao, Yue-Sheng Long, Gu Chen, Jun Xie, Zeng-Fu Xu*. 2010. The reversed terminator of octopine synthase gene on the Agrobacterium Ti plasmid has a weak promoter activity in prokaryotes. Molecular Biology Reports, 37(5): 2157-2162. [Full-Text]

Wang, H., Tse, Y.C., Law, A.H.Y., Sun, S.S.M., Sun, Y.B., Xu, Z.F., Hillmer, S., Robinson, D.G., Jiang, L.W. (2010). Vacuolar sorting receptors (VSRs) and secretory carrier membrane proteins (SCAMPs) are essential for pollen tube growth. The Plant Journal 61 (5): 826-838.  [Full-Text]

2009

Fu, L., Miao, Y., Lo, S., Seto, T., Sun, S., Xu, Z.-F., Clemens, S., Clarke, L., Kermode, A., and Jiang, L. (2009). Production and characterization of soluble human lysosomal enzyme -iduronidase with high activity from culture media of transgenic tobacco BY-2 cells. Plant Science 177(6): 668-675. [Full-Text ]

Qiao-Yang Sun, Ling-Wen Ding, Liang-Liang He, Yong-Bin Sun, Jun-Li Shao, Ming Luo, Zeng-Fu Xu* (2009). Culture of Escherichia coli in SOC medium improves the cloning efficiency of toxic protein genes. Analytical Biochemistry. 394 (1), 144-146. [Full-Text]

Li A.-M., Yu B.-Y., Chen F.-H., Gan H.-Y., Yuan J.-G., Qiu R., Huang J.-C.,  Yang Z.-Y., Xu, Z.-F* (2009). Characterization of the Sesbania rostrata Phytochelatin Synthase Gene: Alternative Splicing and Function of Four Isoforms. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 10(8): 3269-3282.[Full-Text]

WANG R., PENG S*., ZENG R., DING L. W. and XU Z. -F. (2009). Cloning, expression and wounding induction of β-caryophyllene synthase gene from Mikania micrantha H.B.K. and allelopathic potential of β-caryophyllene. Allelopathy Journal.24 (1): 35-44. [Full-Text]

Luo M., Wang Z., Li H., Xia K.-F., Cai Y., Xu Z.-F.* (2009). Overexpression of a Weed (Solanum americanum) Proteinase Inhibitor in Transgenic Tobacco Results in Increased Glandular Trichome Density and Enhanced Resistance to Helicoverpa armigera and Spodoptera litura. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 10(4):1896-1910. [Full-Text]

Junqi Wang, Pui Kit Suen, Z.-F. Xu and Liwen Jiang  (2009). A 64-kDa Sucrose Binding Protein is Membrane-associated and Tonoplast-localized in Developing Mung Bean Seeds. Journal of Experimental Botany. 62(2): 629-639. [Full Text]

2008

Wang R.-L., Ding L.-W., Sun Q.-Y., Li J., Xu Z.-F.*, Peng S.-L.* (2008). Genome sequence and characterization of a new virus infecting Mikania micrantha H.B.K. Archives of Virology. 153(9), 1765-1770. [Full Text].

Miao YS., Ding Y., Sun QY., Xu Z.F., Jiang LW. (2008). Plant bioreactors for  pharmaceuticals. Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews.  Vol. 25, 363-380. [Full Text]

Ding L-W., Sun Q-Y., Wang Z-Y., Sun Y-B., Xu Z.F. *(2008). Using silica particles to isolate total RNA from plant tissues recalcitrant to extraction in guanidine thiocyanate. Analytical Biochemistry 374(2): 426-428. [Full Text]

2007

Miao, Y., Yang, M., Li, K.Y., Suen, P.K., Shao, J., Xu, Z.F., and Jiang, L. (2007). Molecular Characterization of Plant Vacuolar Sorting Receptor (VSR) Proteins. Functional Plant Science and Biotechnology 1(2), 254-260. [ Full text PDF ]

Xie, J., Ouyang, X.Z., Xia, K.F., Huang, Y.F., Pan, W.B., Cai, Y.P., Xu, X., Li, B., and Xu, Z.F*(2007). Chloroplast-like organelles were found in enucleate sieve elements of transgenic plants overexpressing a proteinase inhibitor. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry. 71 (11), 2759–2765. [Full text]

Wang, Z.Y., Ding, L.W., Ge, Z.J., Wang, Z., Wang, F., Li, N., and Xu, Z.F.* (2007). Purification and characterization of native and recombinant SaPIN2a, a plant sieve element-localized proteinase inhibitor. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 45(10-11), 757-766. [Full text]

Lao Y, Zhang X, Zhou J, Wang Y, Chen R, Su W*, Zhou W, and Xu, Z.F.* (2007). Characterization and in vitro mineralization function of a soluble protein complex P60 from the nacre of Pinctada fucata. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. B 148, 201-208.  [ Fulltext PDF page 1-4 page 5-8]

2006

Liu, J., Xia, K.F., Zhu, J.C., Deng, Y.G., Huang, X.L., Hu, B.L., Xu, X., and Xu, Z.F.* (2006). The nightshade proteinase inhibitor IIb gene is constitutively expressed in glandular trichomes. Plant & Cell Physiology. 47, 1274-1284. [Full text]

Wei, J.Y., Li, A.M., Li, Y., Wang, J., Liu, X.B., Liu, L.S., and Xu, Z.F.* (2006). Cloning and characterization of an RNase-related protein gene preferentially expressed in rice stems. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry. 70, 1041-1045. [Full text]

Chye, M.L., Sin, S.F., Xu, Z.F., and Yeung, E.C. (2006). Serine proteinase inhibitor proteins: Exogenous and endogenous functions. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant. 42, 100-108. [Full text]

2005 and before

Rawat, R., Xu, Z.F., Yao, K.M., and Chye, M.L. (2005). Identification of cis-elements for ethylene and circadian regulation of the Solanum melongena gene encoding cysteine proteinase. Plant Molecular Biology. 57, 629-643. [Full text]

Xu, Z.F., Teng, W.L., and Chye, M.L. (2004). Inhibition of endogenous trypsin- and chymotrypsin-like activities in transgenic lettuce expressing heterogeneous proteinase inhibitor SaPIN2a. Planta. 218, 623-629. [Full text]

Xu, Z.F.,Chye, M.L., Li, H.Y., Xu, F.X., and Yao, K.M. (2003). G-box binding coincides with increased Solanum melongena cysteine proteinase expression in senescent fruits and circadian-regulated leaves. Plant Molecular Biology. 51, 9-19. [Full Text]

Yu, R.M., Zhou, Y., Xu, Z.F., Chye, M.L., and Kong, R.Y. (2003). Two genes encoding protein phosphatase 2A catalytic subunits are differentially expressed in rice. Plant Molecular Biology. 51, 295-311. [Full text]

Wong, W.S., Li, G.G., Ning, W., Xu, Z.F., Hsiao, W.L.W., Zhang, L.Y., and Li, N. (2001). Repression of chilling-induced ACC accumulation in transgenic citrus by over-production of antisense 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthase RNA. Plant Science. 161, 969-977.[Full text]

Xu, Z.F.,Qi, W.Q., Ouyang, X.Z., Yeung, E., and Chye, M.L. (2001). A proteinase inhibitor II of Solanum americanum is expressed in phloem. Plant Molecular Biology. 47, 727-738. [Full text]

2000

Cao J*, Liang D, Xu Zengfu, Qiu Guohua, Li Baojian and Vonshak A. 2000. Physico-chemical parameters influencing DNase activity of the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis. Microbiological Research 155 (1): 59-63. [Full Text PDF]

1999

Cao Jixiang*, Xu Zengfu, Qiu Guohua, Li Baojian, 1999. Studies on the sensitivity of Spirulina platensis to antibiotics and berbicide: relationship with selectable markers for genetic transformation. Bioresource Technology 70: 89-93. [Full Text PDF]

Cao Jixiang*, Xu Zengfu, Qiu Guohua, Li Baojian, 1999. Effects of Mg2+ on the growth and DNase activity of Spirulina platensis, a cyanobacterium. Bioresource Technology 67: 287-290. [Full Text PDF]

1997

Zengfu Xu, Jixiang Cao, Xiaoqin Liu, Guohua Qiu and Li Baojian, 1997, A simple and efficient protocol for isolation of high molecular weight DNA from the Cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis. Biotechnology Techniques 11(9): 631-632. [Full Text PDF]

1994

Li Baojian, Wang Jinfa, Xu Zengfu, Xu Youqing, Yu Muzhen, He Xin and Shen Yu 1994, Integration and expression of Human growth hormone gene in Caladium bicolor. Science in China (Series B) 37(3): 280-285. [Full Text PDF]

1993

Xu Zeng-Fu, Li Bao-Jian, Lai Lai-Zhan, Ouyang Xue-Zhi. 1993, Comparison of Seed Storage Proteins Between Ordinary and Purple Pericarp Rice (Oryza sativa L.). Chinese Journal of Botany 5(1): 6-10. [Full Text PDF]

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