Ø       Publication (2003 - )


First and/or corresponding authors (* equally contributed author )


l        Mei, HW, Luo, LJ, Ying, CS, Wang, YP, Yu, XQ, Guo, LB, Paterson, AH, Li, ZK. 2003. Gene actions of QTLs affecting several agronomic traits resolved in a recombinant inbred  population and two testcross populations. Theor. Appl. Genet. 107: 89-101.

l        Hu, FY, Tao, DY, Sacks, E, Fu, BY, Xu, P, Li, J, Yang, Y, McNally, K, Khush, GS, Paterson, AH, Li, ZK. 2003. Convergent evolution of perenniality in rice and sorghum. Proc. Natl.  Acad. Sci. USA, 100(7): 4050-4054.

l        Li, ZK, Yu, SB, Huang, N, Courtois, B, Hittalmani, S, Vijayakumar CH, Liu GF, Wang GC, Shashidhar HE, Zhuang JY, Zheng KL, Singh VP, Sidhu S, Srivantaneeyakul S, Khush GS. 2003. QTL x environmental interactions in rice: I. plant height and heading date. Theor. Appl. Genet. 108(1): 141-153.

l        Yu, SB*, Xu, WJ*, Vijayakumar, CH M., Ali, J, Fu, BY, Xu, JL, Marghirang, R, Domingo, J, Jiang, YZ, Aquino, C, Virmani SS, Li, ZK. 2003. Molecular diversity and  multilocus organization of the parental lines used in the International Rice Molecular Breeding Program. Theor. Appl. Genet. 108(1): 131-140.

l        Zhang MX, Xu JL, Luo RT, Shi D, Li ZK. 2003. Genetic analysis and breeding use of blast resistance in a japonica rice mutant R917. Euphytica 130: 71-76.

l        Zhou YL, Izumitsu K, Sonoda R, Nakazali T, Tanaka E, Tsuda M, and Tanaka C. 2003. PCR-based specific detection of Usitilaginoidea virens and Ephelis japonica. Journal of Phytopathology 151 (9): 513-518 (in Chinese with English abstract).

l        Xu, JL, Zhong DB, Yu SB, Luo LJ, Khush GS, and Li ZK. 2004. Molecular dissection of the primary sink size in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Breeding 123 (1): 43-50.

l        Gao YM, Zhu J, Song YS, He CX, Shi CH, Xing YZ. 2004. Use of permanent F2 population to analyze epistasis and their interaction effects with environments for QTLs controlling heading date in rice. Acta Agronomica Sinca 30(9):849-854 (in Chinese with English abstract).

l        Xu, JL, Lafitte, HR, Gao, YM, Fu, BY, Torres, R, and Li ZK, 2005. Identification of QTLs for drought tolerance in a set of random introgression lines of rice. Theor. Appl. Genet. 111: 642-1650.

l        Li ZK, Fu BY, Gao YM, Xu JL, Ali J, Lafitte R, Jiang YZ, Domingo-Rey J, Vijayakumar CHM, Dwivedi D, Maghirang R, Zheng TQ, and Zhu LH. 2005. Genome-wide introgression lines and a forward genetics strategy for functional genomic research of complex phenotypes in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Mol. Biol.  59: 33-52.

l        Xu JL, Gao YM, Fu BY, Li ZK. 2005. Identification and screening of favorable genes from rice germplasm in backcross introgression populations. Molecular  Plant Breeding 3(5): 619-628 (in Chinese with English abstract).

l        Li ZK. 2005. Strategy for China Rice Molecular Breeding: Concept, current status and perspectives. Molecular Plant Breeding 3: 603-608 (in Chinese with English abstract).

l        Ali AJ*, Xu JL*, Ismail AM, Fu BY, Vijaykumar C.H.M, Gao Y.M, Domingo J, Maghirang R, Yu SB, Gregorio G, Yanaghihara S, Cohen M, Carmen B, Mackill D and Li ZK. 2006. Hidden diversity for abiotic and biotic stress tolerances in the primary gene pool of rice revealed by a large backcross breeding program. Field Crops Research 97: 66-76

l        Li ZK, Arif  M, Zhong DB, Fu BY, Xu JL, Domingo-Rey J, Ali J, Vijayakumar CHM, Yu SB, and Khush GS. 2006. Complex genetic networks underlying the defensive  system of rice (Oryza sativa L.) to Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. Proc Nat Acad Sci (USA) 103 (21): 7994-7999.

l        Xu JL*, Wang JM*, Sun YQ*, Wei LJ, Luo RT, Zhang MX, Li ZK. 2006.  Heavy genetic load associated with the subspecific differentiation of japonica rice (Oryza sativa ssp.  japonica L.). Journal of Experimental Botany 57(11): 2815-2824.

l        Mei HW *, Xu JL* , Li ZK, Luo JL. 2006. QTLs influencing panicle size detected in two reciprocal introgressive line (IL) populations in rice (Oryza sativa L.).  Theor Appl Genet 112(4): 648-656.

l        Lafitte HR, Li ZK, Vijayakumar CHM, Gao YM, Shi Y, Xu JL, Fu BY, Yu SB, Ali A.J, Domingo J, Maghirang R, Torres R, and Mackill D 2006. Improvement of rice drought tolerance through backcross breeding: evaluation of donors and results from drought nurseries. Field Crop Res. 97: 77-86.

l        Pan YJ, Fan JJ, Fu BY, Wang J, Xu JL, Chen HM, Li ZK, Zhou YL. 2006. Genetic diversity of Ustilaginoidea virens revealed by AFLP I: genetic structure of the pathogen in a field. Acta Phytopathologia Sinica 36(4): 337-341 (in Chinese with English abstract).

l        Zhou YL, Xie XW, Wang S, Pan YJ, Liu XZ, Yang H, Xu JL, Li ZK. 2006. Detection of ustilaginoidea virens from rice field and plants by nested PCR. Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology 14(4): 542-545 (in Chinese with English abstract).

l        Zheng, T. Q*., J. L. Xu*, Z. K. Li, H. Q. Zhai and J. M. Wan. 2007. Genomic regions associated with milling quality and grain shape identified in a set of random introgression lines of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Breeding 126:158-163

l        Liu SH *, Fu BY *, Xu HX, Zhu LH, Zhai HQ, Li ZK. Cell death in response to osmotic and salt stresses in two rice (Oryza sativa L.) ecotypes. Plant Science 172 (2007) 897–902

l        Fu BY ·Xiong JH ·Zhu LH ·Zhao XQ ·Xu HX ·Gao YM ·Li YS ·Xu JL ·Li ZK 2007. Identification of functional candidate genes for drought tolerance in rice. Mol Genet Genomics (In press)

l        Gao, YM and Zhu J, 2007, Mapping QTLs with digenic epistasis under multiple environments and predicting heterosis based on QTL effects. Theor Appl Genet 115325-333

l        Yu J, Zhou YL, Cang J, Xu JL. 2006.  Mapping of quantitative resistance loci to bacterial leaf  blight and their race specificity in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Acta Agronomica Sinica 32(11)1611-1617 (In Chinese with English abstract).

l         Cao GQ, Gao YM, Zhu J 2007. QTL Analysis for Flag Leaf Length in a Rice DH Population under Multi Environments. Acta Agronomica Sinca 332):223-229 (In Chinese with English abstract).

l        Zheng TQ, Xu JL, Fu BY, Gao YM, Satish V, Lafitte R, and Zhai HQ. 2007. Application of genetic hitch-hiking and ANOVA in identification of loci for drought tolerance in populations from directional selection. Acta Agronomica Sinca 33(5): 807-812. (In Chinese with English abstract).

l         Zheng TQ, Xu JL, Fu BY, Gao YM, Satish V, Cruze V, Zhai HQ, Wan JM, and Li ZK. 2007. Preliminary identification of genetic overlaps between sheath blight resistance and drought tolerance with introgression lines from directional selection. Acta Agronomica Sinca 33(8): 1380-1384. (In Chinese with English abstract).

l        Zhao XQ, Zhu LH, Xu JL, Li ZK 2007.QTL Mapping of Yield under irrigation and Rainfed Field Conditions for Advanced Backcrossing Introgression Lines in Rice. Acta Agronomica Sinica 33(9):1536-1542(In Chinese with English abstract).

l        Li ZK and Xu JL. Breeding for Drought and Salt Tolerant Rice (Oryza sativa L): Progress and Perspectives, p. xx In Advances in molecular-breeding toward drought and salt tolerant crops edited by Jenks M.A., Hasegawa P.M. and Jain S.M., Springer (2007)

l        Sun Y, Zang JP, Wang Y, Zhu LH, M. Fotokian, Xu JL, Li ZK 2007. Mining Favorable Salt-tolerant QTL from Rice Germplasm Using a Backcrossing Introgression Line Population. 33(10): 1611-1617.

l        Zhang F, Hao XB, Gao YM, Hua ZT, Ma XF, Chen WF, Xu ZJ, Zhu LH, Li ZK 2007.Improving Seedling Cold Tolerance of Japonica Rice by Using the “Hidden Diversity” in Indica Rice Germplasm in a Backcross Breeding Program. Acta Agronomica Sinica 33(10):1618-1624 (In Chinese with English abstract).

l        Wang LF, Hao XB, He YX, Hua ZT, Gao YM, Li ZK 2007. Improvement of drought tolerance for elite restorer of japonica rice (Oryza sativa L.) and identification of drought tolerant QTLs using selected introgression populations by backcross. Journal of Anhui Agricultural University (In press)




l        Mei HW, Li ZK, Shu QY, Guo LB, Wang YP, Yu XQ, Ying CS, Luo LJ. 2005.  Gene actions of QTLs affecting several agronomic traits resolved in a recombinant inbred rice  population and two backcross populations. Theor. Appl. Genet. 110: 649 – 659.

l        Li ZC, Mu P, Li CP, Zhang HL, Li ZK, Gao YM, Wang XK. 2005.  QTL mapping of the root traits in a DH population from an upland and lowland japonica rice cross under three conditions. Theor. Appl. Genet. 110: 1244 - 1252.

l        Bowers JE, Abbey C, Anderson S, Chang C, Draye X, Hoppe AH, Jessup R, Lemke C, Lennington J, Li Z, Lin Y, Liu S, Luo L, Marler B, Ming R, Mitchell S, Qiang D, Reischmann K, Schulze S, Skinner D, Wang Y, Kresovich S, Schertz K, and Paterson A. 2003. High-density genetic recombination map of sequence- tagged sites for  sorghum, as a framework for comparative structural and evolutionary genomics of tropical grains and grasses. Genetics 2003 165: 367-386.

l        Robin, S, Pathan, MS, Courtois, B, Lafitte, R, Scarandang, C, Lanceras, S,  Amantel, M, Nguyen, HT, Li, Z. 2003  Mapping osmotic adjustment in an advanced back-cross inbred population of rice. Theor. Appl. Genet. 107 (7): 1288-1296.

l        Jessup RW, Burson BL, Burow G, Wang YW, Chang C, Li Z, Paterson AH, and Hussey M.A. 2003. Segmental allotetraploidy and allelic interactions in buffelgrass (Pennisetumciliare (L.) Link syn. Cenchrus ciliaris L.) as revealed by genome mapping. Genome 46: 304-313.

l        Xu CW, Li ZK, and Xu SZ. 2005.  Joint Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci for Multiple Binary Characters. Genetics 169: 1045-1059.

l        Jiang GH, Xia ZH, Zhou YL, Wan J, Li DY, Chen RS, Zhai WX, Zhu LH. 2006. Testifying the rice bacterial blight resistance gene xa5 by genetic complementation and further analyzing xa5 (Xa5) in comparison with its homology TFIIAγ1. .Mol Gen Genomics 275:354-366

l        Chu ZH, Yuan M, Yao JL, Ge XJ, Yuan B, Xu CG, Li XH, Fu BF, Li ZK, Bennetzen JL, Zhang QF,  and Wang SP. 2006. Promoter mutations of an essential gene for pollen development result in disease resistance in rice. Genes & Dev. 20: 1250-1255.

l        Chu ZH, Fu BY, Yang H, Xu CG, Li ZK, Sanchez A, Park YJ, Bennetzen JL, Zhang QF, Wang SP. 2005. Targeting xa13, a recessive gene for bacterial blight       resistance in rice. Theor. Appl. Genet. 112(3): 455-461.