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Recent Publications

The application of precision breeding (PB) for crop improvement is fully consistent with the plant life cycle: The utility of PB for grapevine.  Gray, D. J, Z. T. Li, and N. L. Grant., R. N. Trigiano, and S. A. Dhekney.  2016.  Acta Horticulturae, 1115:49-56.

Genome-wide identification, annotation and expression profile analysis of SnRK2 gene family in grapevine Jinyi Liu, N. Chen, Z. Cheng, and J. Xiong.  2016.  Australian J. Grape Wine Res..

VvMJE1 of the grapevine (Vitis vinifera) VvMES methylesterase family encodes for methyl jasmonate esterase and has a role in stress response.  Zhao, H., H. Lin, S. Lan, Q. Jia, X. Chen, H. Guo, and F. Chen.  2016.  Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 102:125-132.

Subfunctionalization of cation/proton antiporter 1 genes in grapevine in response to salt stress in different organs Ma, Y. C., J. Y. Wang, Y. Zhong, F. Geng, G. Cramer, and Z. Cheng.  2015.  Horticulture Research, Vol. 2.

Genome-wide analysis of the CPA super family genes in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.).  Ma, Y. C., J. Y. Wang, Y. Zhong, G. Cramer, and Z. Cheng.  2015.  Plant Omics Journal., 8(4):300-311.

Construction and validation of a gene co-expression network in grapevine (Vitis vinifera. L.) Liang, Y. H., B. Cai, F. Chen, G. Wang, M. Wang, Y. Zhong, and Z. Cheng.  2014.  Horticulture Research, 1: 14040.

Genome-wide identification and analysis of mitogen activated protein kinase kinase kinase gene family in grapevine (Vitis vinifera) Wang G., A. Lovato, A. Polverari, M. Wang, Y. H. Liang, Y. C. Ma, and Z. Cheng.  2014.  BMC Plant Biology, BMC Plant Biology 2014, 14:219.

Genome-wide manual annotation, verification by isolation and expression analyses of MAPK gene family in grapevine (Vitis vinifera).  Wang G., A. Lovato, Y. H. Liang, M. Wang, G. B. Tornielli, A. Polverari, M. Pezzotti, and Z. Cheng.  2014.  Australian J. Grape Wine Res., 20, 255–262.

Genome and transcriptome analysis of the grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) WRKY gene family Wang, M., A. Vannozzi, G. Wang, Y. H. Liang, G. B. Tornielli, S. Zenoni,, E. Cavallini, M. Pezzotti, and Z. Cheng.  2014.  Horticulture Research, 1:14016.

The Evolutionary History and Diverse Physiological Roles of the Grapevine Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinase Gene Family Chen, F., M. Fasoli, G. B. Tornielli, S. Dal Santo, M. Pezzotti, L. S. Zhang, B. Cai, and Z. M. Cheng.  2013.  PLoS ONE, 8(12): e80818.

Identification of Candidate Genes Related to Water Stress in Grapevine by Co-expression Analysis and Comparative Genomics.  Cai, B., G. Q. Feng, and Z. Cheng.  2012.  Annual Meeting of ASHS, July 31-August 4, 2012.

Evolutionary history of grapevine calcium-dependent protein kinase gene family and their diverse physiological roles.  Chen, Fei, Cai, Bin, Fasoli, Marianna, Pezzotti, Mario, Zhang, Liangsheng, and Cheng, Zong-Ming (Max).  2012.  The third International Symposium of Omics and Biotechnology of Fruit Crops. Nanjing, China, October.