Dr. Bingyu Zhao

Department of Horticulture

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA



2004 Ph.D., Plant pathology, Kansas State University, USA
1997 M.Sc., Plant Genetics & Breeding, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

1994 B.Sc., Agronomy, Qingdao Agricultural University, China

Publications (Selected)

  1. Zhao, B., Dahlbeck, D., Krasileva, K. V., Fong, R. W. and Staskawicz, B. J., 2011. Computational and Biochemical Analysis of the Xanthomonas Effector AvrBs2 and Its Role in the Modulation of Xanthomonas Type Three Effector Delivery. PLoS pathogens 7(12): e1002408.
  2. M.P. Torrens-Spence, G. Gillaspy, B. Zhao, K. Harich, R.H. White, J. Li, Biochemical evaluation of a parsley tyrosine decarboxylase results in a novel 4 hydroxyphenylacetaldehyde synthase enzyme, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications , 2012, doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2011.12.124
  3. Traore, S. M. and Zhao, B., 2011. A novel Gateway(R)-compatible binary vector allows direct selection of recombinant clones in Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Plant methods 7(1): 42.
  4. Xu, B., Escamilla-Trevino, L. L., Noppadon, S., Shen, Z., Shen, H., Percival Zhang, Y. H., Dixon, R. A. and Zhao, B., 2011. Silencing of 4-coumarate:coenzyme A ligase in switchgrass leads to reduced lignin content and improved fermentable sugar yields for biofuel production. The New Phytologist 192: 611-625.
  5. Xu, B., Huang, L., Shen, Z., Welbaum, G. E., Zhang, X. and Zhao, B., 2011. Selection and characterization of a new switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) line with high somatic embryogenic capacity for genetic transformation. Scientia Horticulturae 129(4): 854-861.
  6. Maike Rentel, Lauriebeth Leonelli, Dahlbeck Douglas, Bingyu Zhao, Brian Staskawicz, B.J, 2008. Recognition of the Hyaloperonospora parasitica effector ATR13 triggers resistance against oomycete, bacterial, and viral pathogens.  Proceeding of National Academy of Science, 2008, 105(3), 1091-1096.
  7. Bingyu Zhao, Xinghua Lin, Jessie Poland, Harold N. Trick, Jan E. Leach, Scot H. Hulbert, 2005. A Maize Non-Host Resistance Gene Provides Resistance to Bacterial Streak Disease in Rice. Proceeding of National Academy of Science, 2005, 102 (42), 15383-15388.
  8. Bingyu Zhao, Smith, S., Leach, J. and Hulbert, S., 2005. Resistance gene transfer between different cereal species, Proceedings of the World Rice Research Conference, 2004, 482-484.
  9. Bingyu Zhao, EdnaY Ardales, Alice Raymundo, Jianfa Bai, Harold N Trick, Jan E Leach, Scot H Hulbert, 2004. The avrRxo1 gene from the rice pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola confers a nonhost defense reaction on maize with resistance gene Rxo1. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2004, 17(7):771-9.
  10. Bingyu Zhao, Xinghua Lin, Harold N. Trick, Jan E. Leach, Scot H. Hulbert, 2004. The Rxo1/Rba1 locus of maize controls resistance reactions to pathogenic and nonhost bacteria Identification and Cloning of the first maize Nonhost resistance gene conferring resistance to Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola. Theor Appl Genet. 2004 109(1):71-9.
  11. Chunlian Wang, Bingyu Zhao, Qi Zhang, Kaijun Zhao, Quandang Xing, 2004. Identification of a new rice germplasm with resistance to bacterial blight and breeding of a new near-isogenic line. Journal of Plant Genetic Resources, 2004, 5(1) 26-30.
  12. Jianfa Bai, Lourdes Pennill, Jianchang Ning, Se Weon Lee, Jegadeesan Ramalingam, Craig Webb, Bingyu Zhao, Qing Sun, James Nelson, Jan Leach, and Scot Hulbert, 2002. Diversity in Nucleotide Binding Site-Leucine-Rich Repeat Genes in Cereals. Genome Res. 2002, 12(12): 1871-1884.
  13. Qi Zhang, Bingyu Zhao, Kaijun Zhao, Chunlian Wang, Wencai Yang, Shicheng Lin,  Gengsheng Que, 2000.  Identifying and mapping a new gene Xa-23(t) for resistance to bacterial blight (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae) from O. rufipogon.  Acta Agronomica Sinica 2000, 26(5): 536-542.
  14. Qi Zhang, Shisheng Lin, Bingyu Zhao, Chunlian Wang, Wencai Yang, Yongli Zhou, Daoyuan Li, Chenbin Chen, Lihunag Zhu, 1999. Identification and tagging, a new gene for resistance to bacterial blight (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae) from O. rufipogon. Rice Genetics Newsletter 1998, Vol. 15: 138-142.
  15. Qi Zhang, Wencai Yang, Ainong Shi, Chunlian Wang, Gengsheng Que, Bingyu Zhao, Xing Quandang, 1998. Breeding of three near-isogenic Japonic rice lines with major genes for resistance to bacterial–blight. Acta Agronomica Sinica 1998, Vol. 24 (6)8: 799-804.
  16. Chaofu Lu, Xiaobing Li, Lihuang Zhu, Qi Zhang, Wencai Yang, Bingyu Zhao, Chunlian Wang, 1996. A PCR marker-based selection for resistance to bacterial blight in rice. Acta Genetica Sinica 1996, 23(2): 110-116.
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