Dr. Zonglie Hong

Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences

Program of Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

University of Idaho, USA

Associate Professor




Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

M.Sc., Biochemistry, University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

B.Sc., Agronomy, Fujian Agricultural University, China


Publications (Selected)

  1. Xie B, Hong Z (2011) Unplugging the callose plug from sieve pores. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 6: 491-493. 
  2. Xie B, Wang X, Zhu M, Zhang Z, Hong Z (2011)CalS7encodes a callose synthase responsible for callose deposition in the phloem. Plant J 65: 1–14. 
  3. Kang H, Zhu H, Chu X, Yang Z, Yuan S, Yu D, Wang C, Hong Z, Zhang Z (2011) A novel interaction between CCaMK and a protein containing the Scythe_N ubiquitin-like domain inLotusjaponicus. Plant Physiol 155: 1312-1324. 
  4. Guseman JM, Lee JS, Bogenschutz NL, Peterson KM, Virata RE, Xie B, Kanaoka MM, Hong Z, Torii KU (2010) Dysregulation of cell-to-cell connectivity and stomatal patterning by loss-of-function mutation inArabidopsisCHORUS (GLUCAN SYNTHASE-LIKE 8). Development 137: 1731-1741 
  5. Xie B, Wang X, Hong Z (2010)Precocious pollen germination inArabidopsislines with altered callose deposition during microsporogenesis. Planta231: 809-823 
  6. Ma L, Xie B, Hong Z,VermaDPS, Zhang Z (2008)A novel RNA-binding protein associated with cell plate formation. Plant Physiol. 148: 223-234 
  7. Zhu H, Chen T, Zhu M, Fang Q, Kang H, Hong Z, Zhang Z (2008) A novel ARID DNA-binding protein interacts with SymRK and is expressed during early nodule development inLotus japonicus.Plant Physiol. 148: 337-347 
  8. Dong X, Hong Z, Chatterjee J, Kim S, Verma DPS (2008). Expression of callose synthase genes and its connection with Npr1 signaling pathway during pathogen infection. Planta 229: 87-98 
  9. Ma L, Hong Z, Zhang Z (2007)Perinuclear and nuclear envelope localizations ofArabidopsisRan proteins. Plant Cell Rep. 26: 1373-1382 
  10. Verma DPS, Hong Z (2005). The ins and outs in membrane dynamics: Tubulation and vesiculation.Trends Plant Sci. 10: 159-165. 
  11. Dong X, Hong Z, Sivaramakrishnan M, Mahfouz M, Verma DPS (2005) Callose synthase (CalS5) is required for exine formation during microgametogenesis and pollen viability inArabidopsis.Plant J. 42: 315-328. 
  12. Hong Z, Bednarek S, Blumwald E, Hwang I, Jurgens G, Menzel D, Osteryoung K, Raikhel N, Shinozaki K, Tsutsumi N, Verma DPS (2003a).A unified nomenclature forArabidopsisdynamin-related large GTPases based on homology and possible functions. Plant Mol. Biol. 53: 261-265. 
  13. Hong Z, Geisler-Lee J, Zhang Z, Verma DPS (2003b). Phragmoplastin dynamics: multiple forms, microtubule association and their roles in cell plate formation in plants.Plant Mol. Biol. 53: 297-312. (including the Cover Picture of the Journal) 
  14. Geisler-Lee, J., Hong, Z., and Verma, D.P.S. (2002) Overexpression of the cell plate-associated dynamin-like GTPase, phragmoplastin, results in the accumulation of callose at the cell plate and arrest of plant growth.Plant Sci. 163: 33-42. 
  15. Verma DPS, Hong Z (2001) Plant callose synthase complexes.Plant Mol. Biol. 47: 693-701. 
  16. Hong Z, Delauney AJ and Verma DPS (2001a) A cell plate-specific callose synthase and its interaction with phragmoplastin and UDP-glucose transferase. Plant Cell 13: 755-768 
  17. Hong Z, Zhang Z, Olson J. and Verma DPS (2001b) A novel UDP glucose transferase interacts with callose synthase and phragmoplastin at the forming cell plate. Plant Cell 13, 769-780 
  18. Zhang Z, Hong Z and Verma DPS (2000) Phragmoplastin polymerizes into spiral coiled structures via two self-assembly domains. J Biol Chem 275: 8779-8784 
  19. Hong Z, Lakkineni K, Zhang Z and Verma DPS (2000) Removal of feedback inhibition ofD1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthetase results in increased proline accumulation and protection of plants from osmotic stress. Plant Physiol. 122: 1129-1136. 
  20. Verma DPS and Hong Z (1996) Biogenesis of peribacteroid membrane in root nodules.Trends in Microbiology 4(9): 364-368. 
  21. Kavi Kishor PB, Hong Z, Miao G-H and Verma DPS (1995)Overexpression ofD1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthetase increases proline production and confers osmotolerance in transgenic plants.Plant Physiol. 108: 1387-1394. 
  22. Hong Z and Verma DPS (1994)A new phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase is induced during soybean nodule organogenesis and is associated with membrane proliferation.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 91: 9617-9621. 
  23. Verma DPS, Cheon C-I and Hong Z (1994) Small GTP-binding proteins and membrane biogenesis in plants.Plant Physiol. 106: 1-6. 
  24. Cheon C-I, Hong Z and Verma DPS (1994) Nodulin-24 follows a novel pathway for integration into the peribacteroid membrane in soybean root nodules.J. Biol. Chem.269: 6598-6602. 
  25. Miao G-H*, Hong Z* and Verma DPS (1993) Two functional soybean genes encoding p34cdc2 protein kinases are regulated by different plant developmental pathways.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA90: 943-947. (*Authors contributed equally to this work). 
  26. Hong Z, Miao G-H and Verma DPS (1993) A p34cdc2 protein kinase homolog from mothbean (Vignaaconitifolia).Plant Physiol. 101:1399-1400. 
  27. Miao G-H, Hong Z and Verma DPS (1992) Topology and phosphorylation of soybean nodulin-26, an intrinsic protein of the peribacteroid membrane.J. Cell. Biol. 118:481-490. 
  28. Szoke A, Miao G-H, Hong Z and Verma DPS (1992) Subcellular location ofD1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase in root/nodule and leaf of soybean.Plant Physiol. 99:1642-1649. 
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