Recent Publications

Growth-defense tradeoffs in plants. He, et al. (2022) Current Biology

Ectopic expression of OsJAZs Alters Plant Defense and Development. Sun, et al. (2022) International Journal Molecular Sciences

Peat-based gnotobiotic plant growth systems for Arabidopsis microbiome research. Kremer, Sohrabi and Paasch, el al. (2021) Nature Protocols

Crops of the future: building a climate-resilient immune system. Kim, et al. (2021) Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Pathogenic bacteria target plant plasmodesmata to colonize and invade surrounding tissues.  Aung, K., et al. (2019) The Plant Cell

Plant-Microbe Interactions Facing Environmental Challenge. Cheng Y, et al. (2019) Cell Host and Microbe

Pseudomonas syringae: what it takes to be a pathogen. Xin XF, Kvitko B, He SY. (2018) Nat. Rev. Microbiol.

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The role of water in plant-microbe interactions. Aung K., et al. (2017) Plant Journal

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Effector translocation: cya reporter assay. Chakravarthy S, et al. (2017) Methods Mol. Biol.

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Stomatal defense a decade later. Melotto M, et al. (2017) Plant Physiology

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A host plant genome aftercentury-long endophyte infection. Guo L, et. al. (2015) The Plant Journal

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Pseudomonas syringae infection assays in Arabidopsis. Yao J, Withers J, He SY (2013) Methods in Molecular Biology

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The Long-Sought-After Salicylic Acid Receptors. Attaran E & He SY (2012) Molecular Plant

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Genome sequence of the plant-pathogenic bacterium Dickeya dadantii 3937. Glasner JD, et al. (2011) Journal of Bacteriology 

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Previous Years - Select Publications

Type III secretion in plant pathogenic bacteria. Büttner, D & He, SY. (2009) Plant Physiology

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COI1 is a critical component of a receptor for jasmonate and the bacterial virulence factor coronatine. Katsir L, et al. (2008) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA

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Role of stomata in plant innate immunity and foliar bacterial diseases. Melotto M, et al. (2008) Annual Reviews Phytopathology

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Suppression of host defense in compatible plant-Pseudomonas syringae interactions. Nomura K, et al (2005) Current Opinion Plant Biology 

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The Arabidopsis thaliana-Pseudomonas syringae Interaction. Katagiri F, et al. (2002) The Arabidopsis Book, eds. C.R. Somerville and E.M. Meyerowitz, American Society of Plant Biologists, Rockville, MD.

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Hrp pilus: An hrp-dependent bacterial surface appendage produced by Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000. Roine E, et al. (1997) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA

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Methods and Apparatus for Gnotobiotic Plant Growth (2017) James Kremer, James Tiedje and Sheng Yang He

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Structurally modified COI1 (2016) Sheng Yang He, Li Zhang et al.

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HOPM1 mediated disease resistance to Pseudomonas syringae in Arabidopsis (2011) Sheng Yang He and Kinya Nomura

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Compositions and Methods for Conversion of Aldehydes to Alkanes (2011) Weiqing Zeng and Sheng Yang He

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Broad-spectrum disease resistance conferred by expression of the Pseudomonas syringae hrmA gene in plants (2001) Qingshun Li, Songhai Shen,  Arthur Hunt and Sheng Yang He

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Elicitor of the hypersensitive response in plants (1998) Steve Beer et al.

This patent has led to the development of the disease control product “MESSENGERTM” sold by Eden Bioscience Corp.

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Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae HrpZ gene (1997) Alan Collmer and Sheng Yang He