Zhen Hui Gong


Affiliation: Northwest A and F University
Country: China


  1. Zhang H, Ali M, Feng X, Jin J, Huang L, Khan A, et al. A Novel Transcription Factor CaSBP12 Gene Negatively Regulates the Defense Response against Phytophthora capsici in Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.). Int J Mol Sci. 2018;20: pubmed publisher
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report on CaSBP gene which negative regulate defense response. ..
  2. Ali M, Luo D, Khan A, Haq S, Gai W, Zhang H, et al. Classification and Genome-Wide Analysis of Chitin-Binding Proteins Gene Family in Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) and Transcriptional Regulation to Phytophthora capsici, Abiotic Stresses and Hormonal Applications. Int J Mol Sci. 2018;19: pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, these finding provide basic insights for functional validation of the CaChi genes in different biotic and abiotic stresses. ..
  3. Shah S, Gong Z, Arisha M, Khan A, Tian S. Effect of ethyl methyl sulfonate concentration and different treatment conditions on germination and seedling growth of the cucumber cultivar Chinese long (9930). Genet Mol Res. 2015;14:2440-9 pubmed publisher
    ..5% EMS for 24 h. Based on germination and morphological data, an EMS concentration of 1.5% for 24 h at 20°C and post-treatment with stop solution (0.1 M Na2S2O3) efficiently caused mutation. ..
  4. Yin Y, Wang S, Zhang H, Xiao H, Jin J, Ji J, et al. Cloning and expression analysis of CaPIP1-1 gene in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.). Gene. 2015;563:87-93 pubmed publisher
    ..The pepper plants silenced CaPIP1-1 in cv. Qiemen showed growth inhibition and decreased tolerance to salt and mannitol stresses using detached leaf method. ..
  5. Guo M, Zhai Y, Lu J, Chai L, Chai W, Gong Z, et al. Characterization of CaHsp70-1, a pepper heat-shock protein gene in response to heat stress and some regulation exogenous substances in Capsicum annuum L. Int J Mol Sci. 2014;15:19741-59 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that CaHsp70-1 as a member of cytosolic Hsp70 subgroup, may be involved in HS defense response via a signal transduction pathway contained Ca2+, H2O2 and Put. ..
  6. Jin J, Wang M, Zhang H, Khan A, Wei A, Luo D, et al. Genome-wide identification of the AP2/ERF transcription factor family in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.). Genome. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    ..This study will provide basic insights for further studies of the CaAP2/ERFs, involved in the interaction between pepper and P. capsici. ..
  7. Huang L, Cheng G, Khan A, Wei A, Yu Q, Yang S, et al. CaHSP16.4, a small heat shock protein gene in pepper, is involved in heat and drought tolerance. Protoplasma. 2019;256:39-51 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that the overexpression of CaHSP16.4 enhances the ability of reactive oxygen species scavenging under heat and drought stress. ..
  8. Huang W, Ji J, Li C, Li G, Yin C, Chai W, et al. Novel genetic male sterility developed in (Capsicum annuum x C. chinense) x C. pubescens and induced by HNO2 showing Mendelian inheritance and aborted at telophase of microspore mother cell stage. Genet Mol Res. 2015;14:3318-29 pubmed publisher
    ..The microspore mother cells self-destructed and autolyzed with the tapetum so that meiosis in pollen mother cells could not proceed past the tetrad stage. ..
  9. Yin Y, Wang S, Xiao H, Zhang H, Zhang Z, Jing H, et al. Overexpression of the CaTIP1-1 pepper gene in tobacco enhances resistance to osmotic stresses. Int J Mol Sci. 2014;15:20101-16 pubmed publisher
    ..The pepper plants with silenced CaTIP1-1 in P70 decreased tolerance to salt and osmotic stresses using the detached leaf method. We concluded that the CaTIP1-1 gene plays an important role in response to osmotic stresses in tobacco. ..

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  1. Guo M, Lu J, Zhai Y, Chai W, Gong Z, Lu M. Genome-wide analysis, expression profile of heat shock factor gene family (CaHsfs) and characterisation of CaHsfA2 in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.). BMC Plant Biol. 2015;15:151 pubmed publisher
  2. Khan A, Li R, Sun J, Ma F, Zhang H, Jin J, et al. Genome-wide analysis of dirigent gene family in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) and characterization of CaDIR7 in biotic and abiotic stresses. Sci Rep. 2018;8:5500 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggested that CaDIR7 is involved in pepper defense response against pathogen and abiotic stresses and the study will provide basic insights for future research regarding CaDIRs. ..
  3. Arisha M, Liang B, Muhammad Shah S, Gong Z, Li D. Kill curve analysis and response of first generation Capsicum annuum L. B12 cultivar to ethyl methane sulfonate. Genet Mol Res. 2014;13:10049-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Five dwarf plants were observed in mutagenized seeds without presoaking as compared to control seeds (at the maturity stage of the control plant). ..
  4. Guo M, Liu J, Ma X, Zhai Y, Gong Z, Lu M. Genome-wide analysis of the Hsp70 family genes in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) and functional identification of CaHsp70-2 involvement in heat stress. Plant Sci. 2016;252:246-256 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, our results provide the basis for further studied to dissect CaHsp70s' function in response to heat stress as well as other environmental stresses. ..
  5. Chen R, Guo W, Yin Y, Gong Z. A novel F-box protein CaF-box is involved in responses to plant hormones and abiotic stress in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.). Int J Mol Sci. 2014;15:2413-30 pubmed publisher
  6. Xiao H, Jin J, Chai W, Gong Z. Cloning and expression analysis of pepper chlorophyll catabolite reductase gene CaRCCR. Genet Mol Res. 2015;14:368-79 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these results suggest that CaRCCR is involved in defense responses to various stresses. ..
  7. Guo W, Chen R, Du X, Zhang Z, Yin Y, Gong Z, et al. Reduced tolerance to abiotic stress in transgenic Arabidopsis overexpressing a Capsicum annuum multiprotein bridging factor 1. BMC Plant Biol. 2014;14:138 pubmed publisher
    ..CaMBF1 may be useful for genetic engineering of novel pepper cultivars in the future. ..
  8. Chen R, Jing H, Guo W, Wang S, Ma F, Pan B, et al. Silencing of dehydrin CaDHN1 diminishes tolerance to multiple abiotic stresses in Capsicum annuum L. Plant Cell Rep. 2015;34:2189-200 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, these results suggest that CaDHN1 plays an important role in regulating the abiotic stress resistance in pepper plants. ..
  9. Xiao H, Yin Y, Chai W, Gong Z. Silencing of the CaCP gene delays salt- and osmotic-induced leaf senescence in Capsicum annuum L. Int J Mol Sci. 2014;15:8316-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these results suggest that CaCP is a senescence-associated gene, which is involved in developmental senescence and regulates salt- and osmotic-induced leaf senescence in pepper. ..
  10. Xiao H, Liu K, Li D, Arisha M, Chai W, Gong Z. Cloning and characterization of the pepper CaPAO gene for defense responses to salt-induced leaf senescence. BMC Biotechnol. 2015;15:100 pubmed publisher
    ..The expression of CaPAO gene was induced in natural senescence and various stresses. The CaPAO gene may be related to defense responses to various stresses and play an important role in salt-induced leaf senescence. ..