1. Staff

Zengyu Wang, Ph.D. Publications

Publication List

Park, J-J, Yoo, C. G., Flanagan, A., Pu, Y., Debnath, S., Ge, Y. X., Ragauskas, A. J. & Wang, Z - Y. (2017). Defined tetra-allelic gene disruption of the 4-coumarate:coenzyme A ligase 1 (Pv4CL1) gene by CRISPR/Cas9 in switchgrass results in lignin reduction and improved sugar release. Biotechnology for Biofuels, (epub ahead of print), doi: 10.1186/s13068-017-0972-0.

Gou, J., Debnath, S., Sun, L., Flanagan, A., Tang, Y., Jiang, Q., Wen, J. Q. & Wang, Z - Y. (2017). From model to crop: functional characterization of SPL8 in M. truncatula led to genetic improvement of biomass yield and abiotic stress tolerance in alfalfa. Plant Biotechnology Journal, (epub ahead of print), doi: 10.1111/pbi.12841 .

Gou, J., Fu, C-X., Liu, S., Tang, C., Debnath, S., Flanagan, A., Ge, Y. X., Tang, Y., Jiang, Q., Larson, P. R., Wen, J. Q. & Wang, Z - Y. (2017). The miR156-SPL4 module predominantly regulates aerial axillary bud formation and controls shoot architecture. New Phytologist, 216 (3), 829-840 doi: 10.1111/nph.14758.

Park, J., Dempewolf, E., Zhang, W. & Wang, Z - Y. (2017). RNA-guided transcriptional activation via CRISPR/dCas9 mimics overexpression phenotypes in Arabidopsis. PLoS ONE, 12 (6), e0179410 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179410.

Liu, S., Fu, C-X., Gou, J., Sun, L., Huhman, D. V., Zhang, Y. & Wang, Z - Y. (2017). Simultaneous downregulation of MTHFR and COMT in switchgrass affects plant performance and induces lesion-mimic cell death. Frontiers in Plant Science, (e-pub ahead of print), doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00982.

Wang, H., Niu, L., Fu, C-X., Meng, Y., Sang, D., Yin, P., Wu, J., Tang, Y., Lu, T., Wang, Z - Y., Tadege, M. & Lin, H. (2017). Overexpression of the WOX gene STENOFOLIA improves biomass yield and sugar release in transgenic grasses and display altered cytokinin homeostasis. PLoS Genetics, (Epub ), doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1006649.

Dumitrache, A., Natzke, J., Rodriguez, Jr., M., Yee, K. L., Thompson, O. A., Poovaiah, C. R., Shen, H., Mazarei, M., Baxter, H. L., Fu, C-X., Wang, Z - Y., Biswal, A. J., Li, G., Tang, Y., Stewart Jr., C. N., Dixon, R. A., Nelson, R. S., Mohnen, D., Mielenz, J. R., Brown, S. D. & Davison, B. H. (2017). Transgenic switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) targeted for reduced recalcitrance to bioconversion: a two-year comparative analysis of field-grown lines modified for target gene or genetic element expression. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 15 (6), 688–697 doi: 10.1111/pbi.12666.

Niu, L., Fu, C-X., Lin, H., Wolabu, T. W., Wu, Y., Wang, Z - Y. & Tadege, M. (2016). Control of floral transition in the bioenergy crop switchgrass. Plant, Cell & Environment, 39 (10), 2158-2171 doi: 10.1111/pce.12769.

Baxter, H., Mazarei, M., Fu, C-X., Cheng, Q., Turner, G. B., Sykes, R., Windham, M. T., Davis, M., Dixon, R. A., Wang, Z - Y. & Stewart, C. N. (2016). Time course field analysis of COMT-downregulated switchgrass: Lignification, recalcitrance, and rust susceptibility. BioEnergy Research, 9 (4), 1087–1100 doi: 10.1007/s12155-016-9751-1.

Niu, L., Fu, C-X., Lin, H., Wolabu, T. W., Wu, Y., Wang, Z - Y. & Tadege, M. (2016). Control of floral tranisition in the bioenergy crop switchgrass. Plant, Cell & Environment, 39 (10), 2158–2171 doi: 10.1111/pce.12769.

Chai, M., Zhou, C., Fu, C-X., Nakashima, J., Li, G., Zhang, W., Park, J., Tang, Y., Jiang, Q. & Wang, Z - Y. (2016). A class II KNOX gene, KNOX4, controls seed physical dormancy. PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America), 113 (25), 6997-7002 doi: 10.1073/pnas.1601256113.

Yang, J., Worley, E., Torres-Jerez, I., Miller, R., Wang, M., Fu, C-X., Wang, Z - Y., Tang, Y. & Udvardi, M. K. (2014). PvNAC1 and PvNAC2 are associated with leaf senescence and nitrogen use efficiency in switchgrass. BioEnergy Research, 8, 868-880 doi: 10.1007/s12155-014-9566-x.

Fu, C-X., Hernandez, G., Zhou, C. & Wang, Z - Y. (2014). Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). In Wang, K. (Ed.) Agrobacterium Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 1223, (pp. 213-221). New York: Springer-Verlag.

Wright, E. & Wang, Z - Y. (2014). Medicago truncatula transformation using cotyledonary explants. In Wang, K (Ed.), Agrobacterium Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 1223. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Yee, K. L., Rodriguez, Jr., M., Thompson, O. A., Fu, C-X., Wang, Z - Y., Davison, B. & Mielenz, J. R. (2014). Consolidated bioprocesssing of transgenic switchgrass by an engineered and evolved Clostridium thermocellum strain. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 7 (75), doi:10.1186/1754-6834-7-75.

Zhou, C., Han, L., Chai, M., Fu, C-X., Cheng, X., Wen, J. Q., Tang, Y. & Wang, Z - Y. (2014). STM/BP-like KNOXI is uncoupled from ARP in the regulation of compound leaf development in Medicago truncatula. Plant Cell, 26 (4), 1464-1479 doi: http:/?/?dx.?doi.?org/?10.?1105/?tpc.?114.?123885 .

Samuel, R., Pu, Y., Jiang, N. Jia, Fu, C-X., Wang, Z - Y. & Ragauskas, A. J. (2014). Structural characterization of lignin in wild-type versus COMT down-regulated switchgrass. Frontiers in Energy Research, 1 (14), doi: 10.3389/fenrg.2013.00014.

Baxter, H., Mazarei, M., Labbe, N., Kline, L. M., Cheng, Q., Windham, M. T., Mann, D.G.J., Fu, C-X., Ziebell, A., Sykes, R., Rodriguez, Jr., M., Davis, M., Mielenz, J. R., Dixon, R. A., Wang, Z - Y. & Stewart, C. N. (2014). Two-year field analysis of reduced recalcitrance transgenicswitchgrass. Plant Biotechnology Journal, v.12, 914-924 doi: 10.1111/pbi.12195.

Guo, Z., Tan, J., Zhuo, C., Wang, C., Xiang, B. & Wang, Z - Y. (2014). Abscisic acid, H2O2 and nitric oxide interactions mediated cold-induced S-adenosylmethionine synthetase in Medicago sativa subsp. falcata that confers cold tolerance through up-regulating polyamine oxidation. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 12 (5), 601-612 doi:10.1111/pbi.12166.

Zhou, C., Han, L., Fu, C-X., Wen, J. Q., Cheng, X., Nakashima, J., Ma, J., Tang, Y., Tan, Y., Tadege, M., Mysore, K. S., Xia, G. & Wang, Z - Y. (2013). The trans-acting short interfering RNA3 pathway and NO APICAL MERISTEM antagonistically regulate leaf margin development and lateral organ separation, as revealed by analysis of an argonaute7/lobed leaflet1 mutant in Medicago truncatula. Plant Cell, 25 (12), 4845-4862 doi:10.1105/tpc.113.117788.

Shen, H., Mazarei, M., Hisano, H., Escamilla-Trevino , L. L., Fu, C-X., Pu, Y., Rudis, M. R., Tang, Y., Xiao, X., Jackson, L. A., Li, G., Hernandez, T., Chen, F., Ragauskas, A. J., Stewart, C.N., Wang, Z - Y. & Dixon, R. A. (2013). A genomics approach to deciphering lignin biosynthesis in switchgrass. Plant Cell, 25 (11), 4342-4361 doi:10.1105/tpc.113.118828.

Zhao, Q., Nakashima, J., Chen, F., Yin, Y., Fu, C-X., Yun, J., Shao, H., Wang, X., Wang, Z - Y. & Dixon, R. A. (2013). LACCASE is necessary and nonredundant with PEROXIDASE for lignin polymerization during vascular development in arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 25 (10), 3976-3987 doi:10.1105/tpc.113.117770.

Hardin, C. F., Fu, C-X., Hisano, H., Xiao, X., Shen, H., Stewart, C.N., Parrott, W., Dixon, R. A. & Wang, Z - Y. (2013). Standardization of switchgrass sample collection for cell wall and biomass trait analysis. BioEnergy Research, 6 (2), 755-765 10.1007/s12155-012-9292-1.

Guan, D. G,, Stacey, N. S., Liu, C., Wen, J. Q., Mysore, K. S., Torres-Jerez, I., Vernie´, T., Tadege, M., Zhou, C., Wang, Z - Y., Udvardi, M. K., Oldroyd, G. & Murray, J. (2013). Rhizobial infection is associated with the development of peripheral vasculature in nodules of Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiology, 162, 107-115 doi: 10.1104/pp.113.215111.

Nandakumar, R., Babu, S. & Wang, Z - Y. (2012). DNA Delivery systems. In Y. Dan and D.W. Ow (Editors), Historical technology developments in plant transformation:Plant transformation technology revolution in last three decades. (pp. 3-24). Chapter 1: Bentham Science Publishers.

Tschaplinski, T. J., Standaert, R. F., Engle, N. L., Sangha, A. K., Parks, J. M., Smith, J. C., Samuel, R., Pu, Y., Ragauskas, A. J., Hamilton, C. Y., Fu, C-X., Wang, Z - Y., Davidson, B. H., Dixon, R. A. & Mielenz, J. R. (2012). Down-regulation of the caffeic acid O-methyltransferase gene in switchgrass reveals a novel monolignol analog. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 5 (71), doi:10.1186/1754-6834-5-71.

Zhou, C., Han, L., Fu, C-X., Chai, M., Zhang, W., Li, G., Tang, Y. & Wang, Z - Y. (2012). Identification and characterization of petiolule- like pulvinus mutants with abolished nyctinastic leaf movement in the model legume Medicago truncatula. New Phytologist, 196, 92-100 doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04268.x.

Zhou, C., Dong, W., Han, L., Wei, J., Jia, L., Tan, Y., Zhi, D., Wang, Z - Y. & Xia, Y. (2012). Construction of whole genome radiation hybrid panels and map of chromosome 5A of wheat using asymmetric somatic hybridization. PLoS One, 7 (7), e40214 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040214.

Wang, Z - Y., & Brummer, E. C. (2012). Is genetic engineering ever going to take off in forage, turf and bioenergy crop breeding? Annals of Botany, February 28, doi:10.1093/aob/mcs027.

Harrison, M. J., Wang, Z - Y., Xiao, K. & Liu, J-Y (2012). Root-specific phosphate transporter promoters. United States Patent, US 8,115,057 B2.

Fu, C-X., Sunkar, R., Zhou, C. , Shen, H., Zhang, J., Matts, J., Wolf, J., Mann, D.G.J., Stewart, C.N., Tang, Y., & Wang, Z - Y. (2012). Overexpression of miR156 in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) results in various morphological alterations and leads to improved biomass production. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 10 (4), 443–452 doi:10.1111/j.1467-7652.2011.00677.x.

Ma, X - F., Tudor, S., Butler, T. J., Ge, Y. X., Xi, Y - J., Bouton, J. H., Harrison, M. J. & Wang, Z - Y. (2012). Transgenic expression of phytase and acid phosphatase genes in alfalfa (Medicago sativa) leads to improved phosphate uptake in natural soils. Molecular Breeding, 30 (1), 377-391 doi: 10.1007/s11032-011-9628-0.

Zhou, C. , Han, L., & Wang, Z - Y. (2011). Potential but limited redundant roles of MtPIN4, MtPIN5 and MtPIN10/SLM1 in the development of Medicago truncatula. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 6, 1834-1836.

Casler, M.D., Tobias, C., Kaeppler, S.M., Buell, C.R, Wang, Z - Y., Cao, P., Schmutz, J., & Ronald, P. (2011). The switchgrass genome: tools and strategies. Plant Genome, 4, 273-282.

Ge, Y. X., Fu, C-X., Bhandari, H., Bouton, J. H., Brummer, E. C., & Wang, Z - Y. (2011). Pollen viability and longevity of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.). Crop Science, 51 (November-December), doi:10.2135/cropsci2011.01.0057.

Zhou, C. , Han, L., Pislariu, C., Nakashima, J., Fu, C-X., Jiang, Q., Quan, L., Blancaflor, E. B., Tang, Y., Bouton, J. H., Udvardi, M. K., Xia, G., & Wang, Z - Y. (2011). From model to crop: identification of a STAY-GREEN gene from the model legume Medicago truncatula and effective use of gene in improving quality of alfalfa (M. sativa). Plant Physiology, 157 (3), 1483–1496 doi:10.1104/pp.111.185140.

Zhou, C. , Han, L., Hou, C., Metelli, A. , Qi, L., Tadege, M., Mysore, K. S., & Wang, Z - Y. (2011). Developmental analysis of a Medicago truncatula smooth leaf margin1 mutant reveals context-dependent effects on compound leaf development. Plant Cell, 23 (6), 2106-2124 doi:10.1105/tpc.111.085464 .

Fu, C-X., Mielenz, J. R., Xiao, X., Ge, Y. X., Hamilton, C. Y., Rodriguez, Jr., M. , Chen, F., Foston, M., Ragauskas, A. J., Bouton, J. H., Dixon, R. A., & Wang, Z - Y. (2011). Genetic manipulation of lignin synthesis in switchgrass reduces recalcitrance and improves ethanol production. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 (9), 3803-3808 doi:10.1073/pnas.1100310108.

Wang, Z - Y. & Nandakumar, R. (2011). Method for transformation of grasses. United States Patent, US2011/0030088:A1.

Fu, C-X., Xiao, X., Xi, Y., Ge, Y. X., Chen, F., Bouton, J. H., Dixon, R. A., & Wang, Z - Y. (2011). Downregulation of Cinnamyl Alcohol Dehydrogenase (CAD) leads to improved saccharification efficiency in switchgrass. BioEnergy Research, 4, 153-164 doi:10.1007/s12155-010-9109-z.

Jiang, Q., Zhang, J., Guo, X., Bedair, M., Sumner, L. W., Bouton, J. H., & Wang, Z - Y. (2010). Improvement of drought tolerance in white clover (Trifolium repens) by transgenis expression of a transaction factor gene WXP1. Functional Plant Biology, 37, 157-165 DOI:10.1071/FP09177.

Shen, H., Fu, C-X., Xiao, X., Tang, Y., Wang, Z - Y., Chen, F., & Dixon, R. A. (2010). Plant cell-wall recalcitrance and saccharification efficiency of lowland switchgrass variety Alamo (abstract). In 32nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals .Clearwater Beach, Florida: Society for Industrial Microbiology.

Xi, Y., Fu, C-X., Ge, Y. X., Nandakumar, R., Hisano, H., Bouton, J. H., & Wang, Z - Y. (2009). Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of switchgrass and inheritance of the transgenes. BioEnergy Research, 2, 275-283 DOI:10.1007/s12155-009-9049-7.

Shen, H., Fu, C-X., Xiao, X., Ray, T., Tang, Y., Wang, Z - Y., & Chen, F. (2009). Developmental control of lignification in stems of lowland switchgrass variety Alamo and the effects on saccharification efficiency. BioEnergy Research, 2, 233-245.

Cheng, X. & Wang, Z - Y. (2009). Plants with delayed flowering. United States Patent, US7572953 B2.

Wang, Z - Y., Harrison, M. J. & Xiao, K. (2009). Plant phytase genes and methods of use. United States Patent, US 7,557,265 B2.

Hisano, H., Nandakumar, R., & Wang, Z - Y. (2009). Genetic modification of lignin biosynthesis for improved biofuel production. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology, 45, 306–313, DOI:10.1007/s11627-009-9219-5.

Jiang, Q., Zhang, J., Guo, X., Monteros, M. J., & Wang, Z - Y. (2009). Physiological characterization of transgenic alfalfa (Medicago sativa) plants for improved drought tolerance. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 170 (8), 969-978 DOI:10.1086/600138.

Wang, Z - Y., Ge, Y. X., & Hopkins, A. A. (2009). Registration of NFLT12, a tissue culture–responsive Lolium temulentum (Darnel ryegrass) line. Journal of Plant Registrations, 3 (2), 206-207 DOI:10.3198/jpr2009.01.0038crs.

Wang, Z - Y., & Yamada, T. (2008). Cool-season forage grasses. In C. Kole & T.C. Hall (Eds.), A Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants: Transgenic Cereals and Forage Grasses. .

Mian, M. A. , Zhang, Y., Wang, Z - Y., Zhang, J., Cheng, X., Chen, L., Chekhovskiy, K., Dai, X., Mao, C-H., Cheung, F., Zhao, X., He, J., Scott, A. D., Town, C. D., & May, G. D. (2008). Analysis of tall fescue ESTs representing different abiotic stresses, tissue types and developmental stages. BMC Plant Biology, 8 (27), DOI:10.1186/1471-2229-8-27.

Xia, Y., Fu, C-X., Ge, Y. X., Xiao, X., & Wang, Z - Y. (2008). Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of switchgrass (abstract). (pp. s29). .

Kirigwi, F. M., Zwonitzer, J. C., Mian, M. A. , Wang, Z - Y., & Saha, M. C. (2008). Microsatellite markers and genetic diversity assessment in Lolium temulentum. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 55, 105-114 DOI:10.1007/s10722-007-9218-5.

Wang, Z - Y. & Ge, Y. X. (2007). Agrobacterium transformation of stolons. United States Patent, US 2007/0044173 A1.

Wang, Z - Y., Bell, J., Cheng, X., Ge, Y. X., Han, K. J., Ma, X - F., Wright, E., Xi, Y - J., Xiao, X., Zhang, J., Hopkins, A. A. & Bouton, J. H. (2007). Biotechnological improvement of forage crops. In Z. Xu, J. Li, Y. Xue & W. Yang (Eds.), Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture 2006 and Beyond. (pp. 333-338). Netherlands: Springer.

Zhang, J., & Wang, Z - Y. (2007). Recent advances in molecular breeding of forage crops for improved drought and salt stress tolerance. In M.A. Jenks, P.M. Hasegawa & S.M. Jain (Eds.), Advances in molecular-breeding towards salinity and drought tolerance. (pp. 797-817). .

Wang, Z - Y., & Spangenberg, G. (2007). Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.). In E.C. Pua & M.R. Davey (Eds.), Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry, Economic crops IV. (pp. 357-372). Heidelberg: Springer.

Pang, Y., Peel, G. J., Wright, E., Wang, Z - Y., & Dixon, R. A. (2007). Early steps in proanthocyanidin biosynthesis in the model legume Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiology, 145 (3), 601-615 DOI:10.1104/pp.107.107326.

Saha, M. C., Hopkins, A. A., & Wang, Z - Y. (2007). Genomic tools for tall fescue improvement. In H. A. Fribourg & D. B. Hannaway (Eds.), Tall Fescue On-line Monograph. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University.

Wang, Z - Y., Hopkins, A. A., & Saha, M. C. (2007). Transgenesis in tall fescue. In H. A. Fribourg & D. B. Hannaway (Eds.), Tall Fescue On-line Monograph. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University.

Zhang, J., Broeckling, C. D., Sumner, L. W., & Wang, Z - Y. (2007). Heterologous expression of two Medicago truncatula putative ERF transcription factor genes, WXP1 and WXP2, in Arabidopsis led to increased leaf wax accumulation and improved drought tolerance, but differential response in freezing tolerance. Plant Molecular Biology, 64 (3), 265-278.

Dixon, R. A., Bouton, J. H., Narasimhamoorthy, B., Saha, M. C., Wang, Z - Y., & May, G. D. (2007). Beyond structural genomics for plant science. Advances in Agronomy. (pp. 77-161). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier, Inc..

Ge, Y. X., Cheng, X., Hopkins, A. A., & Wang, Z - Y. (2007). Generation of transgenic Lolium temulentum plants by Agrobacterium tumefaciens – mediated transformation. Plant Cell Reports, 26, 783-789.

Harrison, M. J., Wang, Z - Y., Xiao, K. & Liu, J-Y (2006). Root-specific phosphate transporter promoters. United States Patent, US 2006/0260013 A1.

Wang, Z - Y. & Harrison, M. J. (2006). MtHP promoter element. United States Patent, US 7,056,743 B2.

Cheng, X. & Wang, Z - Y. (2006). Plants with delayed flowering. United States Patent, US 2006/0059586 A1.

Zhang, J., & Wang, Z - Y. (2006). Increased wax production in plants. United States Patent , US 2006/0107349 A1.

Zhang, Y., Sledge, M. K., Bouton, J. H., & Wang, Z - Y. (2006). Increased cuticular wax accumulation and enhanced drought tolerance in transgenic alfalfa (Medicago sativa) by overexpression of a transcription factor gene(abstract). In 13th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference Proceedings (pp. CD-ROM). Dunedin 9030 New Zealand: NZ Grassland Assoc..

Crane, C. J., Wright, E., Dixon, R. A., & Wang, Z - Y. (2006). Transgenic Medicago truncatula plants obtained from Agrobacterium tumefaciens-transformed roots and Agrobacterium rhizogenes-transformed hairy roots. Planta, 223 (6), 1344-1354.

Xiao, K., Lui, J. R., Dewbre, G. R., Harrison, M. J., & Wang, Z - Y. (2006). Isolation and characterization of root-specific phosphate transporter promoters from Medicago truncatula. Plant Biology, 8, 439-449.

Ge, Y. X., Norton, T., & Wang, Z - Y. (2006). Transgenic zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica) plants obtained by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Plant Cell Reports, 25, 792-798.

Xiao, K., Katagi, H., Harrison, M. J., & Wang, Z - Y. (2006). Improved phosphorus acquistion and biomass production in Arabidopsis by transgenic expression of purple acid phosphatase gene from M. truncatula. Plant Science, 170 (2), 191-202 doi:10.1016/j.plantsci.2005.08.001.

Zhang, J., Broeckling, C. D., Blancaflor, E. B., Sledge, M. K., Sumner, L. W., & Wang, Z - Y. (2005). Overexpression of WXP1, a putative Medicago truncatula AP2 domain-containing transcription factor gene, increases cuticular wax accumulation and enhances drought tolerance in transgenic alfalfa (Medicago truncatula). Plant Journal, 42 (5), 689-707 doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2005.02405.x.

Wright, E., Dixon, R. A., & Wang, Z - Y. (2005). Medicago truncatula transformation using cotyledon explants. In E. K. Wang, Agrobacterium protocols (2nd ed.). (pp. 129-135). Totowa, NJ.: Humana Press.

Cheng, X., & Wang, Z - Y. (2005). Overexpression of COL9, a CONSTANS-LIKE gene, delays flowering by reducing CO and FT expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal, 43 (5), 758-768 doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2005.02491.x.

Wang, Z - Y., & Ge, Y. X. (2005). Agrobacterium-mediated high efficiency transformatioin of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea). Journal of Plant Physiology, 162 (1), 103-113 doi:10.1016/j.jplph.2004.07.009.

Wang, Z - Y., Ge, Y. X., Mian, R. M. , & Baker, J. L. (2005). Development of highly tissue culture responsive lines of Lolium temulentum by another culture. Plant Science, 162 (1), 103-113 doi:10.1016/j.plantsci.2004.07.036.

Xiao, K., Zhang, C., Harrison, M. J., & Wang, Z - Y. (2005). Isolation and characterization of a novel plant promoter that directs strong constitutive expression of transgenes in plants. Molecular Breeding, 15, 221-231.

Wang, Z - Y., & Ge, Y. X. (2005). Rapid and efficient production of transgenic bermudagrass and creeping bentgrass bypassing the callus formation phase. Functional Plant Biology, 32, 769-776.

Xiao, K., Harrison, M. J., & Wang, Z - Y. (2005). Transgenic expression of a novel M. truncatula phytase gene results in improved acquisition of organic phosphorus by Arabidopsis. Planta, 222, 27-36.

Mian, R. M. , Saha, M. C., Hopkins, A. A., & Wang, Z - Y. (2005). Use of tall fescue EST-SSR markers in phylogenetic analysis of cool-season forage grasses. Genome, 48, 637-647.

Petrovska, N., Wu, X. L., Donato, R., & Wang, Z - Y. (2004). Transgenic ryegrasses (Lolium subspecies) with down-regulation of main pollen allergens. Molecular Breeding, 14, 489-501.

Hopkins, A. A., Wang, Z - Y., Mian, M. A. , Sledge, M. K., & Barker, R. (2004). Molecular breeding of forage and turf:Developments in plant breeding(abstract). In Proceedings International Symposium Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf .Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Wang, Z - Y., Lawrence, R. M., Hopkins, A. A., Bell, J., & Scott, M. (2004). Pollen-mediated transgene flow in the wind-pollinated grass species tall fescue (festuca arundinacea Schreb.). Molecular Breeding, 14, 47-60.

Chen, L., Auh, C - K., Dowling, P., Bell, J., Lehman, D., & Wang, Z - Y. (2004). Transgenic down-regulation of caffeic acid O-methyltransferase (COMT) led to improved digestibility in tall fescue (festuca arundinacea). Functional Plant Biology, 31, 235-245.

Wang, Z - Y., Bell, J., & Lehman, D. (2004). Transgenic Russian wildrye (Psathyrostachys juncea) plants obtained by biolistic transformation of embryogenic suspension Cells. Plant Cell Reports, 22, 903-909.

Wang, Z - Y., Ge, Y. X., Scott, M. & Spangenberg, G. (2004). Viability and longevity of pollen from transgenic & nontransgenic tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) (Poaceae) plants. American Journal of Botany, 91 (4), 523-530.

Wang, Z - Y. (2003). Biotechnology has potential for forage improvement. Ag News and Views, September, 3-4.

Hopkins, A. A., Wang, Z - Y., Mian, M. A. , Sledge, M. K., & Barker, R. (2003). From models to crops:integrated Medicago genomics for alfalfa improvement. Molecular breeding of Forage and Turf. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Wang, Z - Y., Bell, J., & Scott, A. D. (2003). A vernalization protocol for obtaining progenies from regenerated and transgenic tall fescue plants. Plant Breeding, 22 (6), 536-538.

Wang, Z - Y., Bell, J., Hopkins, A. A., Lehman, D., & Scott, M. (2003). Field performance of transgenic tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) Plants & Their Progenies. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 107 (3), 406-412.

Chen, L., Auh, C - K., Dowling, P., Bell, J., Chen, F., Hopkins, A. A., Dixon, R. A., & Wang, Z - Y. (2003). Improved forage digestibility of tall fescue (festuca arundinacea) by transgenic down-regulation of cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 1, 437-449.

Wang, Z - Y., Bell, J., Ge, Y. X., & Lehman, D. (2003). Inheritance of transgenes in transgenic tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.). In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology, 3, 277-282.

Wang, Z - Y., Lehman, D., Bell, J., & Hopkins, A. A. (2002). Development of an efficient plant regeneration system for russian wildrye (Psathyrostachys juncea). Plant Cell Reports, 20, 797-801.

Wang, Z - Y., Bell, J. & Hopkins, A. A. (2002). Establishment of a plant regeneration system for wheatgrasses (Thinopyrum, Agropyron and Pascopyrum ). Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 73 (3), 265-273.

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