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Huang B, Huang D, Hong Z, Owie SO, Wu W (2020) Genetic analysis reveals four interacting loci underlying awn trait diversity in barley (Hordeum vulgare). Sci Rep 10: 69335. (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-69335-x)

Feng Y, Wu P, Fu W, Peng L, Zhu H, Cao Y, Zhou X, Hong Z, Zhang Z, Yuan S (2020) The Lotus japonicus ubiquitin ligase SIE3 interacts with the transcription factor SIP1 and forms a homodimer. Front Plant Sci 11:795 (doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00795)

Chen X, Jiang L, Zheng J, Chen F, Wang T, Wang M, Tao Y, Wang H, Hong Z, Huang Y, Huang Y (2019) A missense mutation in Large Grain Size 1 increases grain size and enhances cold tolerance in rice. J Exp Bot 70: 3851-3866 (doi: 10.1093/jxb/erz192; supplement)

Yin J, Guan X, Zhang H, Wang L, Li H, Zhang Q, Chen T, Xu Z, Hong Z, Cao Y, Zhang Z (2019) An MAP kinase interacts with LHK1 and regulates nodule organogenesis in Lotus japonicus. Sci China Life Sci 62: 1203-1217 (doi: 10.1007/s11427-018-9444-9)

Wang Z, Wang X, Xie B, Hong Z and Yang Q (2018) Arabidopsis NUCLEOSTEMIN-LIKE 1 (NSN1) regulates cell cycling potentially by cooperating with nucleosome assembly protein AtNAP1;1. BMC Plant Biol 18:99 (doi: 10.1186/s12870-018-1289-2)

Jiang L, Zheng J, Zhang Z, Chen X, Chen F, Wang T, Huang Y, Wang H, Hong Z, Huang R (2018) Two independent grain-length mutants mapped to a single region on the long arm of chromosome 2 in rice. Bragantia 77: 452-465 (doi: 10.1590/1678-4499.2017119)

Mjomba FM, Zheng Y, Liu H, Tang W, Hong Z, Wang F, Wu W (2016) Homeobox is pivotal for OsWUS controlling tiller development and female fertility in rice. Genes, Genomics and Genetics (G3, Bethesda) 6: 2013-2021. (doi: 10.1534/g3.116.028837)

Wang L, Wang L, Tan Q, Fan Q, Zhu H, Hong Z, Zhang Z, Duanmu D (2016) Efficient inactivation of symbiotic nitrogen fixation related genes in Lotus japonicus using CRISPR-Cas9. Front Plant Sci 7: 1333. (doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01333; supplements)

Wang C, Yu H, Luo L, Duan L, Cai L, He X, Wen J, Mysore KS, Li G, Xiao A, Duanmu D, Cao Y, Hong Z, Zhang Z (2016) NODULES WITH ACTIVATED DEFENSE 1 is required for maintenance of rhizobial endosymbiosis in Medicago truncatula. New Phytol 212: 176-191. (doi: 10.1111/nph.14017; supplemental Figs S1-S9 and Tab S3; Tabs S1-S2; Tab S4; Tab S5)

Wang C, Yu H, Zhang Z, Yu L, Hong Z, Luo L (2015a) Phytosulfokine is involved in positive regulation of Lotus japonicus nodulation. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact 28: 847-855 (doi: 10.1094/MPMI-02-15-0032-R; Supplements)

Wang C, Xu X, Hong Z, Feng Y, Zhang Z (2015b) Involvement of ROP6 and clathrin in nodulation factor signaling. Plant Signaling & Behavior 10(7):e1033127 (doi: 10.1080/15592324.2015.1033127)

Wang C, Zhu M, Duan L, Yu H, Chang X, Li L, Kang H, Feng Y, Zhu H, Hong Z, Zhang Z (2015c) Lotus japonicus clathrin heavy chain 1 is associated with ROP6 GTPase and involved in nodule formation. Plant Physiol 167: 1497-1510 (doi: 10.1104/pp.114.256107; Supplements)

Kang H, Xiao A, Huang X, Gao X, Yu H, He X, Zhu H, Hong Z, Zhang Z (2015) A Lotus japonicus co-chaperone protein interacts with the ubiquitin-like domain protein CIP73 and plays a negative regulatory role in nodulation. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact 28: 534-545 (doi: 10.1094/MPMI-11-14-0354-R)

Hu G, Burton C, Hong Z (2014) Molecular and chemical characterization of a new waxy allele in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Cereal Chem 91: 438-444

Chen F, Jiang L, Zheng J, Huang R, Wang H, Hong Z, Huang Y (2014) Identification of differentially expressed proteins and phosphorylated proteins in rice seedlings in response to strigolactone treatment. Plos ONE 9(4): e93947

Hu G, Burton C, Hong Z, Jackson E (2014) A mutation of the cellulose-synthase-like (CslF6) gene in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) partially affects the beta-glucan content in grains. J Cereal Sci 59: 189-195 (doi: 10.1016/j.jcs.2013.12.009)

Kang H, Chu X, Wang C, Xiao A, Zhu H, Yuan S, Yang Z, Ke D, Xiao S, Hong Z, Zhang Z (2014) A MYB coiled-coil transcription factor interacts with NSP2 and is involved in nodulation in Lotus japonicus. New Phytol 201:837-849 (doi: 10.1111/nph.12593; Supplement)

Huang R, Jiang L, Zheng J, Wang T, Wang H, Huang Y, Hong Z (2013) Genetic bases of rice grain shape: so many genes, so little known. Trends Plant Sci. 18:218-226 (doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2012.11.001; Supplement)

Wang C, Zhu H, Jin L, Chen T, Wang L, Kang H, Hong Z, Zhang Z (2013). Splice variants of the SIP1 transcripts play a role in nodule organogenesis in Lotus japonicus. Plant Mol Biol 82: 97-111(doi: 10.1007/s11103-013-0042-3; Supplement)

Chen F, Jiang L, Zheng J, Huang R, Wang H, Hong Z, Huang Y (2013) Identification of a co-segregative protein associated with the tillering trait in rice (Oryza sativa L. indica). Plant Omics J 6:36-45 (Supplement)

Wang X, Gingrich DK, Deng Y, Hong Z (2012) NSN1, a nucleostemin-like GTPase required for apical and floral meristem development in Arabidopsis. Mol Bio Cell 23: 1446-1456 (doi: 10.1091/mbc.E11-09-0797; Supplement)

Yuan S, Zhu H, Gou H, Fu W, Liu L, Chen T, Ke D, Kang H, Xie Q, Hong Z, Zhang Z (2012) A ubiquitin ligase of symbiosis receptor kinase involved in nodule organogenesis. Plant Physiol 160: 106-117 (doi:10.1104/pp.112.199000; Supplement)

Chen T, Zhu H, Ke D, Cai K, Wang T, Gou H, Hong Z, Zhang Z. (2012) A MAP kinase kinase interacts with SymRK and regulates nodule organogenesis in Lotus japonicus. Plant Cell 24: 823-838 (tpc.112.095984)

Ke D, Fang Q, Chen C, Zhu H, Chen T, Chang X, Yua Sa, Ma L, Hong Z, Zhang Z (2012) Small GTPase ROP6 interacts with NFR5 and is involved in nodule formation in Lotus japonicus. Plant Physiol 159: 131-143 (doi:10.1104/pp.112.197269)

Wang X, Xie B, Zhu M, Zhang Z, Hong Z (2012) Nucleostemin-like 1 is required for embryogenesis and leaf development in Arabidopsis. Plant Mol Biol 78: 31-44 (including the Journal Cover; PMID: 22058024)

Xie B, Deng D, Kanaoka M, Okada K, Hong Z (2011) Expression of Arabidopsis callose synthase 5 (CalS5) in tobacco BY-2 cells: subcellular localization and effect on cell wall permeability. Plant Sci 183: 1-8 (doi:10.1016/j.plantsci.2011.10.015)

Xie B, Hong Z (2011) Unplugging the callose plug from sieve pores. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 6:491-493 (DOI: 10.4161/psb.6.4.14653).

Xie B, Wang X, Zhu M, Zhang Z, Hong Z (2011) CalS7 encodes a callose synthase responsible for callose deposition in the phloem. Plant J 65:1–14 (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2010.04399.x) (Supplement).

Kang H, Zhu H, Chu X, Yang Z, Yuan S, Yu D, Wang C, Hong Z, Zhang Z (2011) A novel interaction between CCaMK and a protein containing the Scythe_N ubiquitin-like domain in Lotus japonicus. Plant Physiol 155: 1312-1324 (doi/10.1104/pp.110.167965).

Guseman JM, Lee JS, Bogenschutz NL, Peterson KM, Virata RE, Xie B, Kanaoka MM, Hong Z, Torii KU (2010) Dysregulation of cell-to-cell connectivity and stomatal patterning by loss-of-function mutation in Arabidopsis CHORUS (GLUCAN SYNTHASE-LIKE 8). Development 137: 1731-1741

Xie B, Wang X, Hong Z (2010) Precocious pollen germination in Arabidopsis lines with altered callose deposition during microsporogenesis. Planta 231: 809-823 (DOI 10.1007/s00425-009-1091-3).

Ma L, Xie B, Hong Z, Verma DPS, Zhang Z (2008) A novel RNA-binding protein associated with cell plate formation. Plant Physiol. 148: 223-234

Zhu H, Chen T, Zhu M, Fang Q, Kang H, Hong Z, Zhang Z (2008) A novel ARID DNA-binding protein interacts with SymRK and is expressed during early nodule development in Lotus japonicus.  Plant Physiol. 148: 337-347

Dong X, Hong Z, Chatterjee J, Kim S, Verma DPS (2008). Expression of callose synthase genes and its connection with Npr1 signaling pathway during pathogen infection. Planta 229: 87-98

Ma L, Hong Z, Zhang Z (2007) Perinuclear and nuclear envelope localizations of Arabidopsis Ran proteins. Plant Cell Rep. 26: 1373-1382

Verma DPS, Hong Z (2005). The ins and outs in membrane dynamics: Tubulation and vesiculation.  Trends Plant Sci. 10: 159-165.

Dong X, Hong Z, Sivaramakrishnan M, Mahfouz M, Verma DPS (2005) Callose synthase (CalS5) is required for exine formation during microgametogenesis and pollen viability in Arabidopsis.  Plant J. 42: 315-328.

Hong Z, Bednarek S, Blumwald E, Hwang I, Jurgens G, Menzel D, Osteryoung K, Raikhel N, Shinozaki K, Tsutsumi N, Verma DPS (2003a).  A unified nomenclature for Arabidopsis dynamin-related large GTPases based on homology and possible functions. Plant Mol. Biol. 53: 261-265.

Hong Z, Geisler-Lee J, Zhang Z, Verma DPS (2003b). Phragmoplastin dynamics: multiple forms, microtubule association and their roles in cell plate formation in plants.  Plant Mol. Biol. 53: 297-312. (including the Cover Picture of the Journal) PMID: 14750520

Geisler-Lee, J., Hong, Z., and Verma, D.P.S. (2002) Overexpression of the cell plate-associated dynamin-like GTPase, phragmoplastin, results in the accumulation of callose at the cell plate and arrest of plant growth.  Plant Sci. 163: 33-42.

Verma DPS, Hong Z (2001) Plant callose synthase complexes.  Plant Mol. Biol. 47: 693-701.

Hong Z, Delauney AJ and Verma DPS (2001a) A cell plate-specific callose synthase and its interaction with phragmoplastin and UDP-glucose transferase. Plant Cell 13: 755-768

Hong Z, Zhang Z, Olson J. and Verma DPS (2001b) A novel UDP glucose transferase interacts with callose synthase and phragmoplastin at the forming cell plate. Plant Cell 13, 769-780

Zhang Z, Hong Z and Verma DPS (2000) Phragmoplastin polymerizes into spiral coiled structures via two self-assembly domains. J Biol Chem 275: 8779-8784

Hong Z, Lakkineni K, Zhang Z and Verma DPS (2000) Removal of feedback inhibition of Delta1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthetase results in increased proline accumulation and protection of plants from osmotic stress. Plant Physiol. 122: 1129-1136.

Verma DPS and Hong Z (1996) Biogenesis of peribacteroid membrane in root nodules.  Trends in Microbiology 4(9): 364-368.

Kavi Kishor PB, Hong Z, Miao G-H and Verma DPS (1995)  Overexpression of Delta1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthetase increases proline production and confers osmotolerance in transgenic plants.  Plant Physiol. 108: 1387-1394.

Hong Z and Verma DPS (1994)  A new phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase is induced during soybean nodule organogenesis and is associated with membrane proliferation.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 91: 9617-9621.

Verma DPS, Cheon C-I and Hong Z (1994) Small GTP-binding proteins and membrane biogenesis in plants.  Plant Physiol. 106: 1-6.

Cheon C-I, Hong Z and Verma DPS (1994) Nodulin-24 follows a novel pathway for integration into the peribacteroid membrane in soybean root nodules.  J. Biol. Chem.  269: 6598-6602.

Miao G-H*, Hong Z* and Verma DPS (1993) Two functional soybean genes encoding p34cdc2 protein kinases are regulated by different plant developmental pathways.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA  90: 943-947. (*Authors contributed equally to this work).

Hong Z, Miao G-H and Verma DPS (1993) A p34cdc2 protein kinase homolog from mothbean (Vigna aconitifolia).  Plant Physiol. 101:1399-1400.

Miao G-H, Hong Z and Verma DPS (1992) Topology and phosphorylation of soybean nodulin-26, an intrinsic protein of the peribacteroid membrane.  J. Cell. Biol. 118:481-490.

Szoke A, Miao G-H, Hong Z and Verma DPS (1992) Subcellular location of Delta1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase in root/nodule and leaf of soybean.  Plant Physiol. 99:1642-1649.