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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Yan Zhao--Selected Publications
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 (full list of publications here)

2012

 

Ding, Y., Wu, W., Wei, W., Davis, R.E., Lee, I.-M., Hammond, R.W., Sheng, J., Shen, L., Jiang, Y., and Zhao, Y. (2012) Potato purple top phytoplasma-induced disruption of gibberellin homeostasis in tomato plants. Ann Appl Biol (in press, doi: 10.1111/aab.12008)

 

Ding, Y., Wei, W., Wu, W., Davis, R.E., Jiang, Y., Lee, I.-M., Hammond, R.W., Shen, L., Sheng, J., and Zhao, Y. (2012) Role of gibberellic acid in tomato defense against potato purple top phytoplasma infection. Ann Appl Biol (in press, doi: 10.1111/aab.12011)

 

Bagadia, P.G., Polashock, J., Bottner-Parker K.D., Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., and Lee, I.M. (2012) Characterization and molecular differentiation of 16SrI-E and 16SrIX-E phytoplasmas associated with blueberry stunt disease in New Jersey. Mol Cell Probes (in press, doi: 10.1016/j.mcp.2012.11.002.)

 

Zhao, Y., Wei, W., Lee, I.-M., Shao, J., Suo, X. and Davis, R.E. (2012) The iPhyClassifier, an interactive online tool for phytoplasma classification and taxonomic assignment. In Springer Protocols: Methods in Molecular Biology, Eds. Dickinson, M. & Hodgetts, J., Humana Press, New York, USA pp 329-338.

 

Davis, R.E., Zhao, Y., Dally, E.L., Lee, I.-M., Jomantiene, R., Douglas, S.M. (2012) ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma pruni’, a novel taxon associated with X-disease of stone fruits, Prunus spp.: multilocus characterization based on 16S rRNA, secY, and ribosomal protein genes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol (in press, doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.041202-0).

 

Nejat, N., Vadamalai, G., Davis, R.E., Harrison, N.A., Sijam, K., Dickinson, M., Abdullah, S.N.A. and Zhao, Y. (2012) ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma malaysianum’, a novel taxon associated with virescence and phyllody of Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol (in press, doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.041467-0).

 

Lee, I.-M., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Zhao, Y., Bertaccini, A., and Davis, R.E. (2012) Differentiation and classification of phytoplasmas in the pigeon pea witches'-broom group (16SrIX): an update based on multiple gene sequence analysis. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 62: 2279-2285.

 

Wu, W., Ding, Y., Wei, W., Davis, R.E., Lee, I.-M. Hammond, R.W. and Zhao, Y. (2012) Salicylic acid-mediated elicitation of tomato defense against infection by potato purple top phytoplasma. Ann Appl Biol 161: 36-45.

 

Wu, W., Cai, H., Wei, W., Davis, R.E., Lee, I.M., Chen, H., and Zhao, Y. (2012) Identification of two new phylogenetically distant phytoplasmas from Senna surattensis plants exhibiting stem fasciation and shoot proliferation symptoms. Ann Appl Biol 160: 25-34.

 

Davis, R.E., Zhao, Y., Dally, E.L., Jomantiene, R., Lee, I.M., Wei, W., and Kitajima, E.W. (2012) 'Candidatus Phytoplasma sudamericanum', a novel taxon, and strain PassWB-Br4, a new subgroup 16SrIII-V phytoplasma, from diseased passion fruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Deg.). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 62: 984-989.

 

2011

 

Wei, W., Cai, H., Jiang, Y., Lee, I.-M., Davis, R.E., Ding, Y., Yuan, E., Chen, H., and Zhao, Y. (2011) A new phytoplasma associated with little leaf disease in azalea: multilocus sequence characterization reveals a distinct lineage within the aster yellows phytoplasma group. Ann Appl Biol 158: 318-330.

 

Jiang, H., Wang, Y., Jiang Y., Wei, W., Jomantiene, R., Davis, R.E., and Zhao, Y. (2011) A PCR-based assay for rapid detection and precise differentiation of three quarantine phytoplasmas responsible for yellows diseases in grapevine.  Acta Phytopathologica Sinica 41: 352-360.

 

Jomantiene, R., Zhao, Y., Lee, I.-M., and Davis, R.E. (2011) Phytoplasmas infecting sour cherry and lilac represent two distinct lineages having closes evolutionary affinities with clover phyllody phytoplasma. Eur J Plant Pathol 130: 97-107.

 

Lee, I.-M., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Zhao, Y., Villalobos, W. & Moreira, L. (2011) ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma costaricanum’ a new phytoplasma associated with a newly emerging disease in soybean in Costa Rica. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 61: 2822-2826.

 

Sun, Q., Zhao, Y., Sun, H., Hammond, R.W., Davis, R.E., and Xin, L. (2011) High-efficiency and stable genetic transformation of pear (Pyrus communis L.) leaf segments and regeneration of transgenic plants.  Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 33: 383-390.

 

Tuo, W., Zhao, Y., Zhu, D., and Jenkins, M.C. (2011) Immunization of female BALB/c mice with Neospora cyclophilin and/or NcSRS2 elicits specific antibody response and prevents against challenge infection by Neospora caninum. Vaccine 29: 2392-2399.

 

Kovalskaya, N., Zhao, Y., and Hammond, R.W. (2011) Antimicrobial and antifungal activity of a snakin-defensin hybrid protein expressed in tobacco and potato plants. Open Plant Sci J 5:29-42.

 

2010

 

Jomantiene, R., Davis, R.E., Lee, I.-M., Zhao, Y., Bottner-Parker, K., Valiunas, D., and Petkauskaite, R. (2010) Onion is a host for two phytoplasma lineages, subgroups 16SrI-A and 16SrI-(B/L)L, in Lithuania: a HinfI site revealed SNPs marking divergent branches of evolution. J Plant Pathol 92: 451-460.

 

Lee, I.-M., Bottner, K.D., Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., and Harrison, N.  (2010) Phylogenetic analysis and delineation of phytoplasmas based on the secY gene.  Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60: 2887-2897.

 

Zhao, Y., Wei, W., Davis, R.E. and Lee, I.-M. (2010) Recent advances in 16S rRNA gene-based phytoplasma differentiation, classification and taxonomy. In Phytoplasmas: Genomes, Plant Hosts and Vector, Eds. Weintraub, P. & and Jones, P., CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK. pp 64-92.

 

Lee, I.-M., Zhao, Y. and Davis, R.E. (2010) Prospects of multiple gene-based systems for differentiation and classification of phytoplasmas. In Phytoplasmas: Genomes, Plant Hosts and Vector, Eds. Weintraub, P. & and Jones, P., CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK. pp 51-63.

 

Davis, R.E., Dally, E.L., Zhao, Y., Lee, I.-M., Jomantiene, R., Detweiler, A.J., and Putnam, M.L.  (2010) First report of a new subgroup 16SrIX-E, ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma phoenicium’-related, phytoplasma associated with juniper witches’-broom disease in Oregon.  Plant Pathology 20: 35.

 

2009

 

Zhao, Y., Sun, Q., Wei, W., Davis, R. E., Wu, W., and Liu, Q. (2009) ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma tamaricis’, a novel taxon discovered in witches’-broom-diseased salt cedar (Tamarix chinensis Lour.). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 59: 2496-2504.

 

Zhao, Y., Wei, W., Lee, I.-M., Shao, J., Suo, X., and Davis, R. E. (2009) Construction of an interactive online phytoplasma classification tool, iPhyClassifier, and its application in analysis of the peach X-disease phytoplasma group (16SrIII). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 59: 2582-2593.

 

Hammond, R.W. and Zhao, Y. (2009) Modification of tobacco plant development by sense and antisense expression of the tomato viroid-induced AGC VIIIa protein kinase PKV suggests involvement in gibberellin signaling. BMC Plant Biol 9: 108.

 

Quaglino, F., Zhao, Y., Bianco, P., Wei, W., Casati, P., Durante, G., and Davis, R.E. (2009) New 16Sr subgroups and distinct SNP lineages among grapevine Bois noir phytoplasma populations. Ann Appl Biol 154: 279-289.

 

Cornman, R.S., Chen, Y.P., Schatz, M.C., Street, C., Zhao, Y., Desany, B., Egholm, M., Hutchison, S., Pettis, J.S., Lipkin, W.I., and Evans, J.D. (2009) Genomic analyses of the microsporidian Nosema ceranae, an emergent pathogen of honey bees. PLoS Pathog 2009 5: e1000466.

 

Valiunas, D., Jomantiene, R., Ivanauskas, A., Abraitis, R., Staniene, G., Zhao, Y. and Davis, R.E. (2009) First report of a new phytoplasma subgroup, 16SrIII-T, associated with decline disease affecting sweet and sour cherry trees. Plant Disease 93: 500.

 

2008

 

Wei, W., Davis, R.E., Jomantiene, R., and Zhao, Y.  (2008) Ancient, recurrent phage attacks and recombination events shaped dynamic sequence-variable mosaic structures at the root of phytoplasma genome evolution. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105: 11827-11832.

 

Wei, W., Lee, I-M., Davis, R.E., Suo, X., and Zhao, Y.  (2008) Automated RFLP pattern comparison and similarity coefficient calculation for rapid delineation of new and distinct phytoplasma 16S rDNA subgroup lineages. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58: 2368 – 2377.

 

Cai, H., Wei, W., Davis, R.E., Chen, H., and Zhao, Y. (2008) Genetic diversity among phytoplasmas infecting Opuntia species: virtual RFLP analysis identifies new subgroups in the peanut witches’-broom phytoplasma group. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58: 1448-1457.

 

Abraitiene, A., Zhao, Y., and Hammond, R. (2008) Nuclear targeting by fragmentation of the potato spindle tuber viroid genome. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 368: 470-475.

 

2007

 

Wei, W., Davis, R.E., Lee, I.-M., and Zhao, Y. (2007) Computer-simulated RFLP analysis of 16S rRNA genes: identification of ten new phytoplasma groups. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57: 1855-1867.

 

Jomantiene, R., Davis, R.E., and Zhao, Y. (2007) Sequence variable mosaics: composites of recurrent transposition characterizing the genomes of phylogenetically diverse phytoplasmas.  DNA and Cell Biology 26: 557-564.

 

Wei, W., Jiang, H., Yang, Y., Wang, Y., Davis, R.E., and Zhao, Y. (2007) Molecular identification of a new phytoplasma strain associated with the first observation of jujube witches’-broom disease in northeastern China. Plant Disease 91: 1364.

 

Lee, I.-M., Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., Wei, W., and Martini, M. (2007) Prospects of DNA-based systems for differentiation and classification of phytoplasmas. Bull Insectol 60: 239-244.

 

Wei, W., Cai, H., Chen, H., Davis, R.E., and Zhao, Y. (2007) First report of a natural infection of Opuntia sp. by a ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’-related phytoplasma in China. Plant Disease 91: 461.

 

Martini, M., Lee, I.-M., Bottner, K. D., Zhao, Y., Botti, S., Bertaccini, A., Harrison, N. A., Carraro, L., Marcone, C., Khan, A. J., and Osler, R. (2007) Ribosomal protein gene-based phylogeny for finer differentiation and classification of phytoplasmas. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57: 2037-2051.

 

Zhao, Y., Sun, Q., Davis, R.E., Lee, I-M., and Liu, Q. (2007) First report of witches’-broom disease in a Cannabis species and its association with a phytoplasma of elm yellows group (16SrV). Plant Disease 91: 227.   

 

2006

 

Wei, W., Opgenorth, D.C., Davis, R.E., Chang, C.J., Summers, C.G., and Zhao, Y. (2006) Characterization of a novel adhesin gene and design of a real-time PCR for rapid, sensitive and specific detection of Spiroplasma kunkelii. Plant Disease 90: 1233-1238.

 

Dally, E.L., Barros, T.S., Zhao, Y., Lin, S., Bruce, R.A., and Davis, R.E. (2006) Physical and genetic map of the Spiroplasma kunkelii CR2-3X chromosome.  Canadian Journal of Microbiology 52: 857-867. 

 

Lee, I.-M., Zhao, Y., and Bottner, K.D. (2006) SecY gene sequence analysis for finer differentiation of diverse strains in the aster yellows phytoplasma groups.  Molecular and Cellular Probes 20: 87-91.

 

Shao, J.Y., Jomantiene, R., Dally, E.L., Zhao, Y., Lee, I.-M., Nuss, D.L., and Davis, R.E. (2006) Phylogeny and characterization of phytoplasmal NusA and use of the nusA gene in detection of group 16SrI strains. Journal of Plant Pathology 88: 189-197.

 

2005

 

Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., and Lee, I.-M. (2005) Phylogenetic positions of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’ and Spiroplasma kunkelii as inferred from multiple sets of concatenated core house-keeping proteins. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55: 2131-2141.

 

Zhao, Y. and Hammond, R.W. (2005) Development of a candidate vaccine for Newcastle Disease Virus by epitope display in the Cucumber mosaic virus capsid protein.  Biotechnology Letters 27: 375-382.

 

Davis, R.E., Jomantiene, R., and Zhao, Y. (2005) Lineage-specific decay of folate biosynthesis genes suggests ongoing host adaptation in phytoplasmas. DNA and Cell Biology 24: 832-840.

 

Liu, Q., Sun, Q., Wu, T., Davis, R.E., and Zhao, Y. (2005) First report of witches’-broom disease of Chinese wingnut (Pterocarya stenoptera) and its association with a phytoplasma of elm yellows group (16SrV).  Plant Disease 89: 529.

 

Lee, I.-M., Zhao, Y., and Bottner, K.D.  (2005) Novel insertion sequence-like elements in phytoplasma strains of the aster yellows group are putative new members of the IS3 family.  FEMS Microbiology Letters 242: 353-360.

 

Davis, R.E., Dally, E.L., Jomantiene, R., Zhao, Y., Roe, B.A., Lin, S., and Shao, J. (2005) Molecular analysis of a cryptic plasmid encoding a putative adhesin and type IV secretion system components in the wall-less plant pathogen Spiroplasma kunkelii. Plasmid 53: 179-190.

 

2004

 

Zhao, Y., Liu, Q., and Davis, R.E. (2004) Transgene expression in strawberries driven by a heterologous phloem-specific promoter.  Plant Cell Rep 23: 224-230.

 

Zhao, Y., Hammond, R.W., Lee, I.-M., Roe, B.A., Lin, S., and Davis, R.E.  (2004) Cell division gene cluster in Spiroplasma kunkelii: functional characterization of ftsZ and the first report of ftsA in mollicutes.  DNA and Cell Biology 23: 127-134.

 

Zhao, Y., Wang, H., Hammond, R.W., Jomantiene, R, Liu, Q., Lin, S., Roe, B.A., and Davis, R.E. (2004) Predicted ATP-binding cassette systems in the phytopathogenic mollicute Spiroplasma kunkelii.  Mol Genet Genomics 271: 325-338.

 

Liu, Q., Wu, T., Davis, R.E., and Zhao, Y.  (2004) First report of witches’-broom disease of Broussonetia papyrifera and its association with a phytoplasma of aster yellows group (16SrI).  Plant Disease 88: 770.

 

Chen, Y., Zhao, Y., Hammond, J., Hsu, H.T., Evans, J., and Feldlaufer, M. (2004) Multiple virus infection in the honey bee and genome divergence of honey viruses.  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 87: 84-93.

 

2003

 

Zhao, Y., Hammond, R.W., Jomantiene, R., Dally, E.L., Lee, I.-M., Jia, H., Wu, H., Lin, S., Zhang, P., Kenton, S., Najar, F.Z., Hua, A., Roe, B.A., Fletcher, J., and Davis, R.E. (2003) Gene content and organization of an 85-kb DNA segment from the genome of the phytopathogenic mollicute Spiroplasma kunkelii.  Mol Genet Genomics 269: 592-602.

 

Davis, R.E., Jomantiene, R., Zhao, Y., and Dally, E.L. (2003) Folate Biosynthesis pseudogenes, YfolP and YfolK, and an O-sialoglycoprotein endopeptidase gene homolog in the phytoplasma genome.  DNA and Cell Biology 22: 697-706.

 

2001

 

Zhao, Y., Owens, R.A., and Hammond, R.W. (2001) Use of a vector based on Potato virus X in a whole plant assay to demonstrate nuclear targeting of Potato spindle tuber viroid.  Journal of General Virology 82: 1491-1497.

 

2000

 

Zhao, Y., Hammond, J., Tousignant, M.E., and Hammond, R.W. (2000) Development and evaluation of a complementation-dependent gene delivery system based on Cucumber mosaic virus.  Archives of Virology 145: 2285-2295.

 

Hammond, R.W. and Zhao, Y. (2000) Characterization of a tomato protein kinase gene induced by infection by Potato spindle tuber viroid.  Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 13: 903-910.

 


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