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  Center for Genome Biology


Shouyi Chen


ACADEMIC AWARDS

1963 BS Biochemistry department, Peking University 

 

ASSOCIATIONS & FELLOWSHIPS

1981  Visiting Scientist, Columbia University,USA
1982  Visiting Scientist, Public Heath Research Institute of City of New York, USA 

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
1963        Research Assistant, Institute of Biophysics, CAS
1972        Research Associate, Institute of Biophysics, CAS
1986        Associate Professor, Institute of Biophysics, CSA
1989        Deputy Director, Associate Professor, Institute of Genetics,CAS
1990        Deputy Director, Professor, Institute of Genetics, CAS
1991        Director, Professor, Institute of Genetics, CAS 
1999        Professor, Institute of Genetics, CAS
2000        Professor, Institute of Genetics and Development, CAS


RESEARCH INTERESTS/AREA
Plant Molecular Biology and Genomics:
Molecular mechanisms of osmoregulation, salt and lower templature tolerance in plants Soybean genomics

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS (last 3 years) Main publications:  
Yin CC, Ma B, Zhao H, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2018) Screening and Genetic Analysis of Ethylene-Response Mutants in Etiolated Rice Seedlings. Bio-Protocol, DOI:10.21769/BioProtoc.3001
 
Yin D, Ji C, Ma X, Li H, Zhang W, Li S, Liu F, Zhao K, Li F, Li K, Ning L, He J, Wang Y, Zhao F, Xie Y, Zheng H, Zhang X, Zhang Y, Zhang JS. (2018) Genome of an allotetraploid wild peanut Arachis monticola: a de novo assembly. GigaScience, 7(6): 1-9. doi: 10.1093/gigascience/giy066.
 
Chen H, Ma B, Zhou Y, He SJ, Tang SY, Lu X, Xie Q, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2018) E3 ubiquitin ligase SOR1 regulates ethylene response in rice root by modulating stability of Aux/IAA protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 115: 4513-4518.
 
Ma B, Zhou Y, Chen H, He SJ, Huang YH, Zhao H, Lu X, Zhang WK, Pang JH, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2018) Membrane protein MHZ3 stabilizes OsEIN2 in rice by interacting with its Nramp-like domain. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 115: 2520-2525. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1718377115.
 
Tao JJ, Wei W, Pan WJ, Lu L, Li QT, Ma JB, Zhang WK, Ma B, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2018) An Alfin-like gene from Atriplex hortensis enhances salt and drought tolerance and abscisic acid response in transgenic Arabidopsis. Sci. Rep. 8(1): 2707. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-21148-9.
 
Yin CC, Zhao H, Ma B, Chen SY and Zhang JS (2017) Diverse Roles of Ethylene in Regulating Agronomic Traits in Rice. Front. Plant Sci. 8:1676. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01676.
 
Wei W, Tao JJ, Chen HW, Li QT, Zhang WK, Ma B, Lin Q, Zhang JS, Chen SY (2017) A histone code reader and a transcriptional activator interact to regulate genes for salt tolerance. Plant Physiol. 2017 Sep 5. pii: pp.01764.2016. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.01764.
 
How Rice Seedlings Emerge from Soil. The Plant Cell in a Nutshell, by Nancy Eckardt
 
Xiong Q, Ma B, Lu X, Huang YH, He SJ, Yang C, Yin CC, Zhao H, Zhou Y, Zhang WK, Wang WS, Li ZK, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2017) Ethylene-Inhibited Jasmonic Acid Biosynthesis Promotes Mesocotyl/Coleoptile Elongation of Etiolated Rice Seedlings. Plant Cell, 29: 1053-1072..
 
Pan WJ, Tao JJ, Cheng T, Shen M, Ma JB, Zhang WK, Lin Q, Ma B, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2017) Soybean NIMA-related Kinase1 Promotes Plant Growth and Improves Salt and Cold Tolerance. Plant Cell Physiol. 58: 1268-1278.
 
Lu X, Xiong Q, Cheng T, Li QT, Liu XL, Bi YD, Li W, Zhang WK, Ma B, Lai YC, Du WG, Man WQ, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2017). A PP2C-1 Allele Underlying a Quantitative Trait Locus Enhances Soybean 100-Seed Weight. Mol. Plant, 10:670-684.
 
Li QT, Lu X, Song Q, Chen HW, Wei W, Tao JJ, Bian XH, Shen M, Ma B, Zhang WK, Bi YD, Li W, Lai YC, Lam SM, Shui G, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2017). Selection for a zinc-finger protein contributes to seed oil increase during soybean domestication. Plant Physiol.173:2208-2224.
 
Yang C, Li W, Cao J, Meng F, Yu Y, Huang J, Jiang L, Liu M, Zhang Z, Chen X, Miyamoto K, Yamane H, Zhang JS, Chen SY, Liu J (2017). Activation of ethylene signaling pathways enhances disease resistance by regulating ROS and phytoalexin production in rice. Plant J. 89 (2): 338-353.
  
Zhang YQ, Lu X, Li QT, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2016). Recent advances in identification and functional analysis of genes responsible for soybean nutritional quality. Scientia Agricultura Sinica, 49 (22): 4299-4309.
 
Zhang YQ, Lu X, Zhao FY, Li QT, Niu SL, Wei W, Zhang WK, Ma B, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2016). Soybean GmDREBL increases lipid content in seeds of transgenic Arabidopsis. Sci. Rep. 6: 34307; doi: 10.1038/srep34307.
 
Yin CC, Ma B, Wang W, Xiong Q, Zhao H, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2016) RNA Extraction and Preparation in Rice (Oryza sativa). Curr Protoc Plant Biol. 1:411-418. DOI: 10.1002/cppb.20023

Wen-Jia Pan,Jian-Jun Tao,Tong Cheng,Xiao-Hua Bian,Wei Wei,Wan-Ke Zhang,Biao Ma,Shou-Yi Chen,Jin-Song Zhang. Soybean miR172a improves salt tolerance and can function as a long distance signal. Molecular Plant. DOI:10.1016/j.molp.2016.05.010

Lu X, Li QT , Xiong Q, Li W , Bi YD, Lai YC , Liu XL, Man WQ, Zhang WK, Ma B, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2016) The transcriptomic signature of developing soybean seeds reveals genetic basis of seed trait adaptation during domestication. Plant J. Apr 7. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13181.

Tao JJ, Chen HW, Ma B, Zhang WK, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2015) The role of ethylene in plants under salinity stress. Front Plant Sci 6: 1059. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.01059.

Li ZG, Chen HW, Li QT, Tao JJ, Bian XH, Ma B, Zhang WK, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2015) Three SAUR proteins SAUR76, SAUR77 and SAUR78 promote plant growth in Arabidopsis. Sci. Rep. 5: 12477. doi: 10.1038/srep12477

Yang C, Ma B, He SJ, Xiong Q, Duan KX, Yin CC, Chen H, Lu X, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2015) MHZ6/OsEIL1 and OsEIL2 regulate ethylene response of roots and coleoptiles and negatively affect salt tolerance in rice. Plant Physiol. 169:148-165.

Wang F, Chen HW, Li QT, Wei W, Li W, Zhang WK, Ma B, Bi YD, Lai YC, Liu XL, Man WQ, Zhang JS, Chen SY (2015) GmWRKY27 interacts with GmMYB174 to reduce expression of GmNAC29 for stress tolerance in soybean plants. Plant J. 83:224-236.

Tao JJ, Cao YR, Chen HW, Wei W, Li QT, Ma B, Zhang WK, Chen SY and Zhang JS (2015) Tobacco TCTP interacts with ethylene receptor NTHK1 and enhances plant growth through promotion of cell proliferation. Plant Physiol. 169:96-114.

Yin CC, Ma B, Collinge DP, Pogson BJ, He SJ , Xiong Q , Duan KX, Chen H, Yang C, Lu X, Wang YQ , Zhang WK, Chu CC, Sun XH, Fang S, Chu JF, Lu TG, Chen SY, and Zhang JS (2015) Ethylene responses in rice roots and coleoptiles are differentially regulated by a carotenoid isomerase-mediated abscisic acid pathway. Plant Cell, 27(4):1061-1081.

Yang C, Lu X, Ma B, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2015) Ethylene signaling in rice and Arabidopsis: conserved and diverged aspects. Mol. Plant, 8(4):495-505.

Cao YR,Chen HW,Li ZG,Tao JJ,Ma B,Zhang WK,Chen SY*,Zhang JS* (2015) Tobacco ankyrin protein NEIP2 interacts with ethylene receptor NTHK1 and regulates plant growth and stress responses. Plant Cell Physiol. 56(4):803-818. http://pcp.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/pcv009?ijkey=Q0jKv1hTwamHNBn&keytype=ref

Wei W, Zhang YQ, Tao JJ, Chen HW, Li QT, Zhang WK, Ma B, Lin Q, Zhang JS*, Chen SY* (2015) The Alfin-like homeodomain finger protein AL5 suppresses multiple negative factors to confer abiotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 81:871-883.

Wei W, Li QT, Chu YN, Reiter RJ, Yu XM, Zhu DH, Zhang WK, Ma B, Lin Q, Zhang JS*, Chen SY* (2015) Melatonin enhances plant growth and abiotic stress tolerance in soybean plants. J. Exp. Bot. 66:695-707
 
Wang XH, Li QT, Chen HW, Zhang WK, Ma B, Chen SY*, Zhang JS* (2014) Trihelix transcription factor GT-4 mediates salt tolerance via interaction with TEM2 in Arabidopsis. BMC Plant Biology, 14:339. DOI: 10.1186/s12870-014-0339-7

Ma B, Yin CC, He SJ, Lu X, Zhang WK, Lu TG, Chen SY*, Zhang JS* (2014) Ethylene-induced inhibition of root growth requires abscisic acid function in rice (Oryza sativa L.) seedlings. PLoS Genet 10(10): e1004701. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004701
 
Ma B, Chen H, Chen SY and Zhang JS (2014) Roles of ethylene in plant growth and responses to stresses. In: L.-S.P. Tran and S. Pal (eds.), Phytohormones: A Window to Metabolism, Signaling and Biotechnological Applications, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-0491-4_4, pp81-118. Springer Science + Business Media, New York 2014
 
Liu YF, Li QT, Lu X, Song QX, Lam SM, Zhang WK, Ma B, Lin Q, Man WQ, Du WG, Shui GH, Chen SY, Zhang JS. (2014) Soybean GmMYB73 promotes lipid accumulation in transgenic plants. BMC Plant Biol. 14: 73. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2229/14/73
 
Chen LJ, Wuriyanghan H, Zhang YQ, Duan KX, Chen HW, Li QT, Lu X, He SJ, Ma B, Zhang WK, Lin Q, Chen SY* and Zhang JS* (2013). An S-domain receptor-like kinase OsSIK2 confers abiotic stress tolerance and delays dark-induced leaf senescence in rice. Plant Physiol. 163: 1752-1765.
 
Song QX, Lu X, Li QT, Chen H, Hu XY, Ma B, Zhang WK, Chen SY*, Zhang JS* (2013) Genome-wide analysis of DNA methylation in soybean. Mol. Plant 6: 1961-1974.
 
Song QX, Li QT, Liu YF , Zhang FX, Ma B, Zhang WK, Man WQ, Du WG , Wang GD, Chen SY*, Zhang JS* (2013) Soybean GmbZIP123 gene enhances lipid content in the seeds of transgenic Arabidopsis plants. J. Exp. Bot.64: 4329-4341.
 
Ma B, He SJ, Duan KX, Yin CC, Chen H, Yang C, Xiong Q, Song QX, Lu X, Chen HW, Zhang WK, Lu TG, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2013) Identification of rice ethylene-response mutants and characterization of MHZ7/OsEIN2 in distinct ethylene response and yield trait regulation. Molecular Plant 6: 1830-1848.
 
Zou HF,Zhang YQ,Wei W,Chen HW,Song QX,Liu YF,Zhao MY,Fang F,Zhang BC,Lin Q,Zhang WK,Ma B,Zhou YH,Zhang JS*,Chen SY* (2013)Transcription factor AtDOF4.2 regulates shoot branching and seed coat formation in Arabidopsis. Biochem. J. 449: 373-388.
 
Wu HJ, Zhang Z, Wang JY, Oh DH, Dassanayake M, Liu B, Huang Q, Sun HX, Xia R, Wu Y, Wang YN, Yang Z, Liu Y, Zhang W, Zhang H, Chu J, Yan C, Fang S, Zhang JS, Wang Y, Zhang F, Wang G, Lee SY, Cheeseman JM, Yang B, Li B, Min J, Yang L, Wang J, Chu C, Chen SY, Bohnert HJ, Zhu JK, Wang XJ, Xie Q (2012) Insights into salt tolerance from the genome of Thellungiella salsuginea. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109(30): 12219-12224.
 
Niu CF, Wei W, Zhou QY, Tian AG, Hao YJ, Zhang WK, Ma B, Lin Q, Zhang ZB*, Zhang JS*, Chen SY* (2012) Wheat WRKY genes TaWRKY2 and TaWRKY19 regulate abiotic stress tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis plants. Plant Cell Environ. 35: 1156-1170.
 
Zhang, B., Chen, H.W., Mu, R.L., Zhang, W.K., Zhao, M.Y., Wei, W., Wang, F., Yu, H., Lei, G., Zou, H.F., Ma, B., Chen, S.Y., and Zhang, J.S. (2011). NIMA-related kinase NEK6 affects plant growth and stress response in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 68: 830-843.
 
Hao YJ, Wei W, Song QX, Chen HW, Zhang YQ, Wang F, Zou HF, Lei G, Tian AG, Zhang WK, Ma B, Zhang JS, Chen SY (2011) Soybean NAC transcription factors promote abiotic stress tolerance and lateral root formation in transgenic plants. Plant Journal, 68: 302-313 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04687.x).
 
Lei G, Shen M, Li ZG, Zhang B, Duan KX, Wang N, Cao YR, Zhang WK, Ma B, Ling HQ, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2011) EIN2 regulates salt stress response and interacts with a MA3 domain-containing protein ECIP1 in Arabidopsis. Plant, Cell & Environment, 34(10):1678-1692 (DOI:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02363.x).
 

Song QX, Liu YF, Hu XY, Zhang WK, Ma B, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2011) Identification of miRNAs and their target genes in developing soybean seeds by deep sequencing. BMC Plant Biology, 11:5 (doi:10.1186/1471-2229-11-5)

Hao YJ, Song QX, Chen HW, Zou HF, Wei W, Kang XS, Ma B, Zhang WK*, Zhang JS*, Chen SY*. (2010) Plant NAC-type transcription factor proteins contain a NARD domain for repression of transcriptional activation. Planta, 232:1033–1043. DOI 10.1007/s00425-010-1238-2

Ma B, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2010) Ethylene signaling in rice. Chinese Science Bulletin. 55(21): 2204-2210.

马彪,陈受宜,张劲松水稻乙烯信号转导科学通报,55:1438-1445.

Ouyang SQ, Yun-Feng Liu, Peng Liu, Gang Lei, Si-Jie He, Biao Ma, Wan-Ke Zhang, Zhang JS*, Chen SY* (2010) Receptor-like kinase OsSIK1 improves drought and salt stress tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa) plants (p ). Plant Journall, 62: 316-329

Wei W, Huang J, Hao YJ, Zou HF, Wang HW, Zhao JY, Liu XY, Zhang WK, Ma B, Zhang JS* and Chen SY* (2009) Soybean GmPHD-type transcription regulators improve stress tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis plants. PLoS ONE, 4(9):e7209.  

Xie ZM, Zou HF, Lei G, Wei W, Zhou QY, Niu CF, Liao Y, Tian AG, Ma B, Zhang WK, Zhang JS * , Chen SY* (2009) Soybean Trihelix transcription factors GmGT-2A and GmGT-2B improve plant tolerance to abiotic strtransgenic arabidopsis. PLoS ONE,. 4(9): e6898.    

Chen T, Liu J, Lei G, Liu YF, Li ZG, Tao JJ, Hao YJ, Cao YR, Lin Q, Zhang WK, Ma B, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2009) Effects of tobacco ethylene receptor mutations on receptor kinase activity, plant growth and stress responses. Plant and Ce ll Physiology, 50:1636-1650.  

Mu RL, Cao YR, Liu YF, Lei G, Zou HF, Liao Y, Wang HW, Zhang WK, Ma B, Du JZ, Yuan M, Zhang JS*, Chen SY* (2009) An R2R3-type transcription factor gene AtMYB59 regulates root growth and cell cycle progression in Arabidopsis. Cell Research. 19(11):1291-1304  

Wuriyanghan H, Zhang B, Cao WH, Ma B, Lei G, Liu YF, Wei W, Wu HJ, Chen LJ, Chen HW, Cao YR, He SJ, Zhang WK, Wang XJ, Chen SY, Zhang JS (2009) The Ethylene Receptor ETR2 Delays Floral Transition and Affects Starch Accumulation in Rice. Plant Cell, 21: 1473-1494.  

Cao YR, Chen SY and Zhang, J.S.* (2008) Ethylene signaling regulates salt stress response: an overview. Plant Signaling & Behavior. 3(10): 761-763.

Liao Y, Zou HF, Wang HW, Zhang WK, Ma B, Zhang, J.S.* and Chen SY* (2008) Soybean GmMYB76, GmMYB92 and GmMYB177 genesconfer stress tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis plants. Cell Research. 18: 1047-1060.

Zhou QY, Tian AG, Zou HF, Xie ZM, Lei G, Huang J, Wang CM, Wang HW, Zhang, J.S.* and Chen SY* (2008) Soybean WRKY-type transcription factor genes, GmWRKY13, GmWRKY21, and GmWRKY54, confer differential tolerance to abiotic stresses in transgenic Arabidopsis plants. Plant Biotechnol J. 6(5):486-503.

Liao Y, Zou HF, Wei W, Hao YJ, Tian AG, Huang J, Liu YF, Zhang, J.S.* and Chen SY* (2008) Soybean GmbZIP44, GmbZIP62 and GmbZIP78 genes function as negative regulator of ABA signaling and confer salt and freezing tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis. Planta. 228:225-240.

Li ZG, Cao YR, Zhang, J.S.*, Chen SY* (2008) Characterization of Arabidopsis calreticulin mutants in response to calcium and salinity stresses. Progress in Natural Science 18:1219-1224.

Cao YR, Li ZG, Chen T, Zhang ZG, Zhang, J.S. and Chen SY (2008) Overexpression of tobacco small G protein NtRop1 causes salt sensitivity and hydrogen peroxide production in transgenic plants. Science in China (Series C), 51(5): 383-390.
 
Wang CM, Wang HW, Zhang, J.S. and Chen SY. (2008) A seed-specific AP2-domain transcription factor from soybean pays a certain role in regulation of seed germination. Science in China (Series C-Life Sciences). 51: 336-345.

Wang CM, Wu XL, Jia FX, Zhang, J.S.* and Chen SY* (2008). Genetic variations of glycinin subunit genes among cultivated and wild type soybean species. Progress in Natural Science. 18: 33-41.

Liu J, Ha Da, Xie ZM, Wang CM, Zhang WK, Zhang, J.S.* and Chen SY* (2008) Ectopic expression of soybean GmKNT1 in Arabidopsis results in altered leaf morphology and flower identity. Journal of Genetics and Genomics, 35: 441-449.

Cao WH, Liu J, He XJ, Mu RL, Zhou HL, Chen SY and Zhang, J.S.* (2007) Modulation of ethylene responses affects plant salt-stress responses. Plant Physiol. 143: 707-719.

Wang HW, Zhang B, Hao YJ, Huang J, Tian AG, Liao Y, Zhang, J.S.*, Chen SY* (2007) The soybean Dof-type transcription factor genes, GmDof4 and GmDof11, enhance lipid content in the seeds of transgenic Arabidopsis plant. Plant J. 52: 716-729.

Xie ZM, Lei G, Wuriyanghan Hada, Tian AG, Zhang, J.S.* and Chen SY* (2007) Cloning and expression of putative ethylene receptor genes in soybean plant. Progress in Natural Science, 17: 1152-1160.

Wuriyanghan Hada, Chen LJ, Dong Y, Lei G, Jia FX, Zhang, J.S.*, Chen SY* (2007) Rice receptor-like kinase OsSI-RLK2 inhibits internode elongaion, Chinese Science Bulletin, 52: 2657-2663

Zhou QY, Xie ZM, Zhang ZG, Cao YR, Zhang, J.S.* and Chen SY* (2007) Cloning, expression and characterization of a nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDPK) gene from tobacco. Progress in Natural Science, 17: 906-912.

Yu JY, Huang J, Wang ZN, Zhang, J.S. and Chen SY (2007) An Na+/H+ antiporter gene from wheat plays an important role in stress tolerence, J of Biosci. 32: 1153-1161.

Zhou H, Li S, Deng Z, Wang X, Chen T, Zhang, J.S., Chen SY, Ling H, Zhang A, Wang D, Zhang X (2007) Molecular analysis of three new receptor-like kinase genes from hexaploid wheat and evidence for their participation in the wheat hypersensitive response to stripe rust fungus infection. Plant J. 52: 420-434.

Cao WH, Liu J, Zhou QY, Cao YR, Zheng SF, Du BX, Zhang, J.S.*, Chen SY*. (2006) Expression of tobacco ethylene receptor NTHK1 alters plant responses to salt stress. Plant, Cell & Environ. 29: 120-1219.

Zhou HL, Cao WH, Cao YR, Liu J, Hao YJ, Zhang, J.S.*, Chen SY* (2006) Roles of ethylene receptor NTHK1 domains in plant growth, stress response and protein phosphorylation. FEBS Letters, 580: 1239-1250.

Wang HW, Zhang, J.S.*, Gai JY, Chen SY* (2006) Cloning and comparative analysis of the gene encoding diacylglycerol acyltransferase from wild type and cultivated soybean. Theor Appl Genet. 112: 1086-1097.

Zhou HL, He SJ, Cao YR, Chen T, Du BX, Chu CC, Zhang, J.S.*, Chen SY* (2006) OsGLU1, a Putative Membrane-bound Endo-1,4-?-D- glucanase from Rice, Affects Plant Internode Elongation. Plant Mol Biol. 60: 137-151.

He, X.J., Mu, R.L., Cao, W.H., Zhang, Z.G., Zhang, J.S. *, and Chen, S.Y. * (2005) AtNAC2, a transcription factor downstream of ethylene and auxin signaling pathways, is involved in salt stress response and lateral root development. Plant J. 44, 903-916.

Luo GZ, Wang HW, Huang J, Tian AG, Wang YJ, Zhang, J.S.*, Chen SY* (2005) A putative plasma membrane cation/proton antiporter from soybean confers salt tolerance in Arabidopsis. Plant Mol Biol. 59: 809-820.

Wang YJ, Li YD, Luo GZ, Tian AG, Wang HW, Zhang, J.S.*, Chen SY* (2005) Cloning and characterization of an HDZip I gene GmHZ1 from soybean. Planta. 221(6): 831-843.

Wang YJ, Yu JN, Chen T, Zhang ZG, Hao YJ, Zhang, J.S.*, Chen SY* (2005) Functional analysis of a putative Ca2+ channel gene TaTPC1 from wheat. J Exp Bot. 56:3051-3060.

Li XP, Tian AG, Luo GZ, Gong ZZ, Zhang, J.S.*, Chen SY* (2005) Soybean DRE-binding transcription factors that are responsive to abiotic stresses. Theor Appl Genet. 110: 1355-1362.

Wang YJ, Hao YJ, Zhang ZG, Chen T, Zhang, J.S.*, Chen SY* (2005) Isolation of trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatase gene from tobacco and its functional analysis in yeast cells. J Plant Physiol. 162(2): 215-23.

Zhang WK, Shen YG, He XJ, Du BX, Xie ZM, Luo GZ, Zhang, J.S.*, Chen SY* (2005) Characterization of a novel cell cycle-related gene from Arabidopsis. J Exp Bot. 56(413): 807-816.

Zhang Z.G., Zhou, H.L., Chen, T., Gong, Y., Cao, W.H., Wang, Y.J., Zhang, J.S. *, and Chen, S.Y. * (2004) Evidence for serine/threonine and hsitidine kinase activity in the tobacco ethylene receptor protein NTHK2. Plant Physiol. 136, 2971-2981.

Xie, C.§, Zhang, J.S. *§, Zhou, H.L. §, Li, J., Zhang, Z.G., Wang, D.W., and Chen, S.Y. * (2003). Serine/threonine kinase activity in the putative histidine kinase-like ethylene receptor NTHK1 from tobacco. Plant J. 33, 385-393. (§ Contribute equally).