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  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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


  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.

  2. Ding H, Wang B, Han Y, Li S. (2020) Dehydroascorbate reductase, a pivotal regulator in ascorbate-glutathione pathway in plants. Journal of Experimental Botany 71:3405-3416.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.


  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.

  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.

  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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

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.

  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.

  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.

  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.



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