Zhi-Ping Xie

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.


  10. 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

  11. 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


  12. 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


  13. 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


  14. 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


  15. 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


  16. Xie, Z. P., Auberson-Huang, L., MalnoŽ, 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


  17. 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


  18. 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


  19. 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


  20. 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


  21. 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


  22. 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

  23. 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.

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