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  1. Dong Y, Zhang Q, Mao Y, Wu M, Wang Z, Chang L, Zhang J. (2024) Control of two insect pests by expression of a mismatch corrected double-stranded RNA in plants. Plant Biotechnology Journal DOI: 10.1111/pbi.14321.

  2. Liao C, Zhang M, Zhang J. (2024) Characterization and potential mechanism of resistance to double-stranded RNA in willow leaf beetle, Plagiodera versicolora. Journal of Pest Science In press.

  3. Wang Y, Wang M, Zhang Y, Chen F, Sun M, Li S, Zhang J, Zhang F. (2024) Resistance to both aphids and nematodes in tobacco plants expressing a Bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein. Pest Management Science DOI: 10.1002/ps.8013.


  1. Xu W, Li S, Bock R, Zhang J. (2023) A heat-inducible expression system for external control of gene expression in plastids. Plant Biotechnology Journal doi: 10.1111/pbi.14238. Online ahead of print. PUBMED 

  2. Zhan X, Tu Z, Song W, Nie B, Li S, Zhang J, Zhang F. (2023) Cas13a-based multiplex RNA targeting for Potato virus Y. Planta 258(4): 70. PUBMED

  3. Zhan X, Liu W, Nie B, Zhang F, Zhang J. (2023) Cas13d-mediated multiplex RNA targeting confers a broad-spectrum resistance against RNA viruses in potato. Communications Biology 6(1), 855. PUBMED

  4. Li S. (2023) Novel insight into functions of ascorbate peroxidase in higher plants: More than a simple antioxidant enzyme. Redox Biology 64:102789. PUBMED

  5. Li S, Kim DS, Zhang J. (2023) Plastid-mediated RNA interference: a potential strategy for efficient pest control. Plant, Cell & Environment 46(9): 2595-2605. PUBMED

  6. Liao J, Rong H, You L, Xia K, Wang M, Han P, Li C, Zhang J. (2023) Identification of leaf chloroplast-specific promoter to efficiently control of Colorado potato beetle with reduced dsRNA accumulation in potato tubers. Pest Management Science 79(9): 3326-3333. PUBMED

  7. Zhang Q, Zhan W, Li C, Chang L, Dong Y, Zhang J. (2023) Host-induced silencing of MpPar6 confers Myzus persicae resistance in transgenic rape plants. Journal of Integrative Agriculture doi:10.1016/j.jia.2023.05.27. ScienceDirect

  8. Lei X, Zhang F, Zhang J. (2023) Gut microbiota accelerate the insecticidal activity of plastid-expressed Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb to a leaf beetle, Plagiodera versicolora. Microbiology Spectrum e0504922. 11(2):e0504922. PUBMED

  9. Kim DS, Zhang J. (2023) Strategies to improve the efficiency of RNAi-mediated crop protection for pest control. Entomologia Generalis 43(1): 5-19. Schweizerbart

  10. Li Y, Xu H, He W, Rong H, Li S, Kim DS, Han P, Yang Y, Zhang J. (2023) Silencing of insect dsRNase genes enhances the plastid-mediated RNAi effect on the Colorado potato beetle. Entomologia Generalis 43(1): 69-77. Schweizerbart

  11. Xu W, Zhang M, Li Y, He W, Li S, Zhang J. (2023) Complete protection from Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata by expressing long double-stranded RNAs in potato plastid. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 65(4):1003-1011.  PUBMED

  12. Wu M, Zhang Q, Dong Y, Wang Z, Zhan W, Ke Z, Li S, He L, Ruf S, Bock R, Zhang J. (2023) Transplastomic tomatoes expressing double-stranded RNA against a conserved gene are efficiently protected from multiple spider mites. New Phytologist 237(4):1363-1373. PUBMED


  1. Li S, Shen P, Wang B, Tian M, Chen T, Han Y. (2022) Modification of chloroplastic antioxidant capacity by plastid transformation technology in tobacco. Methods in Molecular Biology 2526:3-13. PUBMED

  2. Yang S, Deng Y, Li S. (2022) Advances in plastid transformation for metabolic engineering in higher plants. aBIOTECH 3: 224-232. PUBMED

  3. Ren K, Xu W, Ren B, Fu J, Jiang C, Zhang J. (2022) A simple technology for plastid transformation with fragmented DNA. Journal of Experimental Botany 73(18): 6078-6088. PUBMED

  4. Dong Y, Wu M, Zhang Q, Fu J, Loiacono FV, Yang Y, Wang Z, Li S, Chang L, Bock R, Zhang J. (2022) Control of a sap-sucking insect pest by plastid-mediated RNA interference. Molecular Plant 15(7):1176-1191. PUBMED 

  5. He W, Xu W, Fu K, Guo W, Kim DS, Zhang J. (2022) Positional effects of double-stranded RNAs targeting β-Actin gene affect RNA interference efficiency in Colorado potato beetle. Pesticide Biochemistry & Physiology 184:105121. PUBMED

  6. Wu M, Dong Y, Zhang Q, Li S, Chang L, Loiacono FV, Ruf S, Zhang J, Bock R. (2022) Efficient control of western flower thrips by plastid-mediated RNA interference. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 119(15):e2120081119. PUBMED

  7. Fu J, Xu S, Lu H, Li F, Li S, Chang L, Heckel DG, Bock R, Zhang J. (2022) Resistance to RNA interference by plant-derived double-stranded RNAs but not plant-derived short interfering RNAs in Helicoverpa armigera. Plant, Cell & Environment 45(6):1930-1941. PUBMED

  8. Chen Q, Shen P, Bock R, Li S, Zhang J. (2022) Comprehensive analysis of plastid gene expression during fruit development and ripening of kiwifruit. Plant Cell Reports 41(4):1103-1114. PUBMED


  1. Ren B, Cao J, He Y, Yang S, Zhang J. (2021) Assessment on effects of transplastomic potato plants expressing Colorado potato beetle β-Actin double-stranded RNAs for three non-target pests. Pesticide Biochemistry & Physiology 178:104909. PUBMED

  2. Li S, Ding H, Deng Y, Zhang J. (2021) Knockdown of quinolinate phosphoribosyltransferase results in decreased salicylic acid-mediated pathogen resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana. International Journal of Molecular Science 22:8484. PUBMED

  3. Wu Y, Chang L, Jiang C, Xu L, Zhang J. (2021) Plastid transformation in Poplar: A model for perennial trees. Methods in Molecular Biology 2317:257-265. PUBMED

  4. Xu L, Xu S, Sun L, Zhang Y, Luo J, Bock R, Zhang J. (2021) Synergistic action of the gut microbiota in environmental RNA interference in a leaf beetle. Microbiome 9:98. PUBMED

  5. Fu J, Xu W, Huang W, Wang B, Li S, Zhang J, Chang L. (2021) Importation of taxadiene synthase into chloroplast improves taxadiene production in tobacco. Planta 253(5):107. PUBMED

  6. Li B, Wang R, Wang S, Zhang J, Chang L. (2021) Diversified regulation of cytokinin levels and signaling during Botrytis cinerea infection in Arabidopsis. Frontiers in Plant Science 12:584042. PUBMED

  7. Li S, Chang L, Zhang J. (2021) Advancing organelle genome transformation and editing for crop improvement. Plant Communications 2:100141. PUBMED


  1. He W, Xu W, Fu K, Guo W, Zhang J. (2020) Low mismatch rate between double-stranded RNA and target mRNA does not affect RNA interference efficiency in Colorado potato beetle. Insects 11(7):449. PUBMED

  2. Ding H, Wang B, Han Y, Li S. (2020) The pivotal function of dehydroascorbate reductase in glutathione homeostasis in plants. Journal of Experimental Botany 71:3405-3416. PUBMED

  3. Song Q, You L, Liu Y, Zhang J, Yang X. (2020) Endogenous accumulation of glycine betaine confers improved low temperature resistance on transplastomic potato plants. Functional Plant Biology 47(12):1105-1116. PUBMED

  4. Dong Y, Yang Y, Wang Z, Wu M, Fu J, Guo J, Chang L, Zhang J. (2020) Inaccessibility to double-stranded RNAs in plastids restricts RNA interference in Bemisia tabaci (whitefly). Pest Management Science  76(9):3168-3176. PUBMED

  5. He W, Xu W, Xu L, Fu K, Guo W, Bock R, Zhang J. (2020)  Length-dependent accumulation of double-stranded RNAs in plastids affects RNA interference efficiency in the Colorado potato beetle. Journal of Experimental Botany 71(9):2670-2677. PUBMED

  6. Xu S, Zhang Y, Li S, Chang L, Wu Y, Zhang J. (2020) Plastid-expressed Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cry3Bb confers high mortality to a leaf eating beetle in poplar. Plant Cell Reports 39(3):317-323. PUBMED


  1. Zhang Y, Xu L, Li S, Zhang J. (2019) Bacteria-mediated RNA interference for management of Plagiodera versicolora (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Insects 10(12): 415. PUBMED

  2. Wang B, Ding H, Chen Q, Ouyang L, Li S, Zhang J. (2019) Enhanced tolerance to methyl viologen-mediated oxidative stress via  AtGR2 expression from chloroplast genome. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:1178. PUBMED

  3. Wu Y, Xu L, Chang L, Ma M, You L, Jiang C, Li S, Zhang J. (2019). Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cry1C expression from the plastid genome of poplar leads to high mortality of leaf eating caterpillars. Tree Physiology 39(9):1525-1532. PUBMED

  4. Ma M, He W, Xu S, Xu L, Zhang J. (2019) RNA interference in Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata): a potential strategy for pest control. Journal of Integrative Agriculture 19(2):2-11. ScienceDirect

  5. You L, Song Q, Wu Y, Li S, Jiang C, Chang L, Yang X, Zhang J. (2019) Accumulation of glycine betaine in transplastomic potato plants expressing choline oxidase confers improved drought tolerance. Planta 249(6):1963-1975. PUBMED

  6. Zhan X, Zhang F, Zhong Z, Chen R, Wang Y, Chang L, Bock R, Nie B, Zhang J. (2019) Generation of virus-resistant potato plants by RNA genome targeting. Plant Biotechnology Journal 17(9):1814-1822. PUBMED

  7. Chen Q, Wang B, Ding H, Zhang J, Li S. (2019) The role of NADP-malic enzyme in plants under stress. Plant Science 281:206-212. PUBMED

  8. Zhang F, Wang Y, Zhan X, Dai D, Guo G, Guo S, Sun M, Zhang J. (2019) First report of Rotylenchulus reniformis on tomato in Henan, China. Plant Disease 103(5):10. APS Publications

  9. Xu L, Deng J, Zhou F, Cheng C, Zhang L, Zhang J, Lu M. (2019) Gut microbiota in an invasive bark beetle infected by a pathogenic fungus accelerates beetle mortality. Journal of Pest Science 92:343-351. Springer

Before 2018

  1. Xu L, Zhang Y, Zhang S, Deng J, Lu M, Zhang L, Zhang J. (2018) Comparative analysis of the immune system of an invasive bark beetle, Dendroctonus valens, infected by an entomopathogenic fungus. Developmental & Comparative Immunology 88:65-69. PUBMED

  2. Zhang J, Khan SA, Heckel DG, Bock R. (2017) Next-Generation Insect-Resistant Plants: RNAi-Mediated Crop Protection. Trends in Biotechnology 35(9):871-882. PUBMED

  3. Wu Y, You L, Li S, Ma M, Wu M, Ma L, Bock R, Chang L, Zhang J. (2017) In vivo Assembly in Escherichia coli of Transformation Vectors for Plastid Genome Engineering. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:1454. PUBMED

  4. Zhang J, Khan SA, Hasse C, Ruf S, Heckel DG, Bock R (2015) Pest control. Full crop protection from an insect pest by expression of long double-stranded RNAs in plastids. Science 347:991-994. PUBMED



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