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  1. Wang, Y., Yang, F., Zhu, P., Khan, A., Xie, Z., Staehelin, C. 2021. Use of the rhizobial type III effector gene nopP to improve Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated transformation of Lotus japonicus. Plant Methods. 17, 66. doi: 10.1186/s13007-021-00764-z.
  2. 2020

  3. Xiang Q., Bai J., Cai J., Huang Q., Wang Y., Liang Y., Zhong Z., Wagner C., Xie Z., Staehelin C. 2020. NopD of Bradyrhizobium sp. XS1150 Possesses SUMO Protease Activity. Front. Microbiol. 11:386. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00386.
  4. Li, C., Xue, D., Wang, Y., Xie, Z., Staehelin, C. 2020. A method for functional testing constitutive and ligand-induced interactions of lysin motif receptor proteins. Plant Methods 16, 3. doi: 10.1186/s13007-020-0551-4.
  5. 2019

  6. Zhang, L., Yuan. L., Staehelin, C., Li, Y., Ruan, J., Liang, Z., Xie, Z., Wang, W., Xie, J., Huang, S. 2019. The LYSIN MOTIF-CONTAINING RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASE 1 protein of banana is required for perception of pathogenic and symbiotic signals. New Phytologist. 223(3):1530-1546. doi: 10.1111/nph.15888.
  7. Xue, D., Li, C., Xie, Z., Staehelin, C. 2019. LYK4 is a component of a tripartite chitin receptor complex in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany. 70(19) 5507–5516. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erz313.
  8. Dang, X., Xie, Z., Liu, W., Sun, Y., Liu, X., Zhu. Y., Staehelin, C. 2019. The genome of Ensifer alkalisoli YIC4027 provides insights for host specificity and environmental adaptations. BMC Genomics. 20, 643. doi: 10.1186/s12864-019-6004-7.
  9. 2018

  10. Cai, J., Zhang, L., Liu, W., Tian, Y., Xiong, J., Wang, Y., Li, R., Li, H., Wen, J., Mysore, K., Boller, T., Xie, Z., Staehelin, C. 2018. Role of the Nod Factor Hydrolase MtNFH1 in Regulating Nod Factor Levels during Rhizobial Infection and in Mature Nodules of Medicago truncatula. The Plant Cell 30(2), 397–414. doi: 10.1105/tpc.17.00420
  11. Xu, C., Zhang, D., Hann, D.R., Xie, Z., Staehelin, C. 2018. Biochemical properties and in planta effects of NopM, a rhizobial E3 ubiquitin ligase. J. Biol. Chem. 293(39) 15304 –15315.
  12. 2016

  13. Ge, Y.Y., Xiang, Q.W., Wagner, C., Zhang, D., Xie, Z.P., and Staehelin, C. 2016. The type 3 effector NopL of Sinorhizobium sp. strain NGR234 is a MAP kinase substrate. Journal of Experimental Botany. 67: 2483-2494.

  14. Liu, L., Yu, S., Xie, Z.P., and Staehelin, C. 2016. Distance-dependent effects of pathogenic fungi on seedlings of a legume tree: Impaired nodule formation and identification of antagonistic rhizosphere bacteria. Journal of Ecology. 104: 1009-1019.

  15. Zhang, L.Y., Cai, J., Li, R.J., Liu, W., Wagner, C., Wong, K.B., Xie, Z.P., and Staehelin, C. 2016. A single amino acid substitution in a chitinase of the legume Medicago truncatula is sufficient to gain Nod-factor hydrolase activity. Open Biology. 6: 160061.


  16. Lei, M.J., Wang, Q., Li, X., Chen, A., Luo, L., Xie, Y., Li, G., Luo, D., Mysore, K.S., Wen, J., Xie, Z.P., Staehelin, C. and Wang, Y.Z. 2015. The small GTPase ROP10 of Medicago truncatula is required for both tip growth of root hairs and Nod factor-induced root hair deformation. Plant Cell. 1-17.


  17. Wang, W., Xie, Z.P., and Staehelin C. 2014 Functional analysis of chimeric LysM domain receptors mediating Nod factor-induced defense signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana and chitin-induced nodulation signaling in Lotus japonicus. The Plant Journal 78: 56-69


  18. Tian, Y., Liu, W., Cai, J., Zhang, L-.Y., Wong, K.-B., Feddermann, N., Boller, T., Xie, Z.P., and Staehelin C. 2013 The Nod factor hydrolase of Medicago truncatula: Characterization of an enzyme specifically cleaving rhizobial nodulation signals. Plant Physiology 163: 1179-1190


  19. Xin, D.W., Liao, S., Xie, Z.P., Hann, D.R., Steinle, L., Boller, T., and Staehelin C. 2012 Functional analysis of NopM, a novel E3 ubiquitin ligase (NEL) domain effector of Rhizobium sp. strain NGR234. PLoS Pathogens 8: e1002707.

  20. Liu, Y., Yu, S., Xie, Z.P., and Staehelin, C. 2012 Analysis of a negative plant�soil feedback in a subtropical monsoon forest. Journal of Ecology 100: 1019-1028

  21. Liang, M.T., Yang, C.-P., Xie, Z.P., and Staehelin, C. 2012 Use of the Cre-loxP recombination system as an estimate for Agrobacterium-mediated co-transformation of tobacco leaves. Biotechnol. Lett. 34, 747-754.


  22. Zhang, L., Chen, X.J., Lu, H.B., Xie, Z.P., and Staehelin, C. 2011 Functional analysis of the type 3 effector nodulation outer protein L (NopL) from Rhizobium sp. NGR234: Symbiotic effects, phosphorylation, and interference with mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling. Journal of Biology Chemistry 286: 32178-32187

  23. Staehelin, C., Xie, Z.P., Illana, A. and Vierheilig, H. 2011 Long-distance transport of signals during symbiosis: are nodule formation and mycorrhization autoregulated in a similar way? Plant Signaling and Behavior 6: 372-377


  24. Dai, W.J., Zeng, Y., Xie, Z.P., and Staehelin, C. 2008. Symbiosis-promoting and deleterious effects of NopT, a novel type 3 effector of Rhizobium sp. strain NGR234. Journal of Bacteriology 190: 5101-5110


  25. Xiong J.-S., Balland-Vanney, M., Xie, Z.P., Schultze, M., Kondorosi, A., Kondorosi, E. and Staehelin, C. 2007. Molecular cloning of a bifunctional beta-xylosidase/alfa-L-arabinosidase from alfalfa roots: Heterologous expression in Medicago truncatula and substrate specificity of the purified enzyme. Journal of Experimental Botany 58: 2799-2810


  26. Staehelin, C., Forsberg, L.S., D'Haeze, W., Gao, M.Y., Carlson, R.W., Xie, Z.P., Pellock, B.J., Jones, K.M., Walker, G.C., Streit, W.R. and Broughton, W.J. 2006. Exo-oligosaccharides of Rhizobium sp. strain NGR234 are required for symbiosis with various legumes. Journal of Bacteriology 188: 6168-6178


  27. Xie, Z.P., Staehelin, C., Wiemken, A., Broughton, W.J., Boller, T. and Muller, J. 2003. Accumulation of soluble carbohydrates, trehalase and sucrose synthase in effective (Fix+) and ineffective (Fix_) nodules of soybean cultivars that differentially nodulate with Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Functional Plant Biology 30: 965-971


  28. Xie, Z. P., Auberson-Huang, L., Malno�, P., Yao, H., and Kaeppeli, O. 2002 Comparison of driving forces in sustainable food production and the future of plant biotechnology in Switzerland and China. Trends in Plant Science 7: 416-418


  29. Muller, J., Staehelin, C., Xie, Z.P., Neuhaus-Url, G. and Boller, T. 2000. Nod factors and chitooligomers elicit an increase in cytosolic calcium in aequorin-expressing soybean cells. Plant Physiology 124: 733-739


  30. Xie, Z.P., Staehelin, C. Wiemken, A., Broughton, W.J., Muller, J., and Boller, T. 1999. Symbiosis-stimulated chitinase isoenzymes of soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.). Journal of Experimental Botany 50: 327-333


  31. Xie, Z.P., Muller, J., Wiemken, A., Broughton, W. J. and Boller, T. 1997 Nod factors and tri-iodobenzoic acid stimulate mycorrhizal colonization and affect carbohydrate partitioning in mycorrhizal roots of Lablab purpure. New Phytologist 139: 361-366


  32. Xie, Z.P., Staehelin, C., Wiemken, A. and Boller, T. 1996. Ethylene responsiveness of soybean cultivars characterized by leaf senescence, chitinase induction and nodulation. Journal of Plant Physiology 149: 690-694


  33. Xie, Z.P., Staehelin, C., Vierheilig, H., Wiemken, A., Jabbouri, S., Broughton, W.J., Vogeli-Lange, R. and Boller, T. 1995. Rhizobial nodulation factors stimulate mycorrhizal colonization of nodulating and nonnodulating soybeans. Plant Physiol 108: 1519-1525


  34. Muller, J., Xie, Z.P., Staehelin, C., Mellor, R.B., Boller, T. and Wiemken, A. 1994. Trehalose and trehalase in root nodules from various legumes. Physiologia Plantarum 90: 86-92

  35. Muller, J., Xie, Z.P., Staehelin, C., Boller, T. and Wiemken, A. 1994. Effects of nitrate on accumulation of trehalose and other carbohydrates and on trehalase activity in soybean root nodules. Journal of Plant Physiology. 143, 153-160.