Research Topics

Genomes and Genes

Benzhong Zhu


Affiliation: China Agricultural University
Country: China


  1. Cao D, Ju Z, Gao C, Mei X, Fu D, Zhu H, et al. Genome-wide identification of cytosine-5 DNA methyltransferases and demethylases in Solanum lycopersicum. Gene. 2014;550:230-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Collectively, this paper provided a framework for gene discovery and functional characterization of C5-MTases and DNA demethylases in other Solanaceae species. ..
  2. Zuo J, Wang Y, Zhu B, Luo Y, Wang Q, Gao L. Analysis of the Coding and Non-Coding RNA Transcriptomes in Response to Bell Pepper Chilling. Int J Mol Sci. 2018;19: pubmed publisher
  3. Zuo J, Wang Y, Zhu B, Luo Y, Wang Q, Gao L. Comparative Analysis of DNA Methylation Reveals Specific Regulations on Ethylene Pathway in Tomato Fruit. Genes (Basel). 2018;9: pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, the relationships between DNA methylation and microRNAs (miRNAs) were also deciphered, providing basic information for the further study of DNA methylation and small RNAs involved in the ethylene pathway. ..
  4. Cao D, Wang J, Ju Z, Liu Q, Li S, Tian H, et al. Regulations on growth and development in tomato cotyledon, flower and fruit via destruction of miR396 with short tandem target mimic. Plant Sci. 2016;247:1-12 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, these results revealed novel roles of miR396 in regulating flower and fruit development, and provided a new potential way for improving tomato fruit yield. ..
  5. Ju Z, Wang L, Cao D, Zuo J, Zhu H, Fu D, et al. A viral satellite DNA vector-induced transcriptional gene silencing via DNA methylation of gene promoter in Nicotiana benthamiana. Virus Res. 2016;223:99-107 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, these results demonstrated that the viral satellite DNA vector could be used as an effective VITGS vector to study DNA methylation in plant genomes. ..
  6. Ju Z, Cao D, Gao C, Zuo J, Zhai B, Li S, et al. A Viral Satellite DNA Vector (TYLCCNV) for Functional Analysis of miRNAs and siRNAs in Plants. Plant Physiol. 2017;173:1940-1952 pubmed publisher
  7. Li S, Xu H, Ju Z, Cao D, Zhu H, Fu D, et al. The RIN-MC Fusion of MADS-Box Transcription Factors Has Transcriptional Activity and Modulates Expression of Many Ripening Genes. Plant Physiol. 2018;176:891-909 pubmed publisher
  8. Li S, Li K, Ju Z, Cao D, Fu D, Zhu H, et al. Genome-wide analysis of tomato NF-Y factors and their role in fruit ripening. BMC Genomics. 2016;17:36 pubmed publisher
    ..The results indicated that five NF-Y transcription factors play roles in tomato fruit ripening. This information provides a platform for further investigation of their biological functions. ..