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The chromosome-scale reference genome of mirid bugs (Adelphocoris suturalis) genome provides insights into omnivory, insecticide resistance, and survival adaptation

  • Date: 19 September, 2023
  • Journal: BMC Biology
  • Authors: Zhongping Xu, Guanying Wang, Jing Luo, Mingju Zhu, Lisong Hu, Sijia Liang, Bo Li, Xingxing Huang, Ying Wang, Guangyu Zhang, Can Zhang, Yi Zhou, Daojun Yuan, Taiyu Chen, Lizhen Chen, Weihua Ma, Wei Gao, Keith Lindsey, Xianlong Zhang, Fang Ding & Shuangxia Jin
  • Results: The resulting 1.29 Gb assembly contains twelve chromosomal pseudomolecules with an N50 of 1.4 and 120.6 Mb for the contigs and scaffolds, respectively, and carries 20,010 protein-coding genes. The considerable size of the A. suturalis genome is predominantly attributed to a high amount of retrotransposons, especially long interspersed nuclear elements (LINEs).
  • Keywords: Adelphocoris suturalis, Chromosome-scale reference genome, Candidate effectors, Omnivory, Detoxification
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Single-cell resolution analysis reveals the preparation for reprogramming the fate of stem cell niche in cotton lateral meristem

  • Date: 25 August, 2023
  • Journal: Genome Biology
  • Authors: Xiangqian Zhu, Zhongping Xu, Guanying Wang, Yulong Cong, Lu Yu, Ruoyu Jia, Yuan Qin, Guangyu Zhang, Bo Li, Daojun Yuan, Lili Tu, Xiyan Yang, Keith Lindsey, Xianlong Zhang & Shuangxia Jin
  • Results: We generate a high-resolution single-cell transcriptomic landscape of hypocotyl tissue from the highly regenerable cotton genotype Jin668 and the recalcitrant TM-1. We identify nine putative cell clusters and 23 cluster-specific marker genes for both cultivars and find that the primary vascular cell is the major cell type that undergoes cell fate transition in response to external stimulation. Further developmental trajectory and gene regulatory network analysis of these cell clusters reveals that a total of 41 hormone response-related genes, including LAX2, LAX1, and LOX3, exhibit different expression patterns in the primary xylem and cambium region of Jin668 and TM-1. We also identify novel genes, including CSEF, PIS1, AFB2, ATHB2, PLC2, and PLT3, that are involved in regeneration.
  • Keywords: Cotton, Plant regeneration, scRNA-seq, Gene regulatory network, Gene functional verification
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Development of an efficient and precise adenine base editor (ABE) with expanded target range in allotetraploid cotton (Gossypium hirsutum)

  • Date: February 15, 2022
  • Journal: BMC Biology
  • Authors: Guanying Wang, Zhongping Xu, ..., Shuangxia Jin
  • Keywords: Cotton, CRISPR/nCas9, dCas9, dCpf1, Adenine base editors (ABEs), Off-target mutations
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Plant Single Cell Transcriptome Hub (PsctH): an integrated online tool to explore the plant single-cell transcriptome landscape

  • Date: 15 October, 2021
  • Journal: Plant Biotechnology Journal
  • Authors: Zhongping Xu, Qiongqiong Wang, Xiangqian Zhu, Guanying Wang, Yuan Qin, Fang Ding, Lili Tu, Henry Daniell, Xianlong Zhang, Shuangxia Jin
  • Keywords: Plant, scRNA, MarkerGeneDB
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The chromosome-scale reference genome of black pepper provides insight into piperine biosynthesis

  • Date: 2019-10-16
  • Journal: Nature Communications
  • Authors: Lisong Hu, Zhongping Xu, ..., Shuangxia Jin
  • Keywords: black pepper, chromosome-scale genome, piperine biosynthesis
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A transgenic strategy for controlling plant bugs (Adelphocoris suturalis) through expression of double-stranded RNA homologous to fatty acyl-coenzyme A reductase in cotton

  • Date: 13 June, 2017
  • Journal: New Phytologist
  • Authors: Jing Luo, Sijia Liang, Jianying Li, Zhongping Xu, Lun Li, Bangqin Zhu, Zhe Li, Chaoliang Lei, Keith Lindsey, Lizhen Chen, Shuangxia Jin, Xianlong Zhang
  • Keywords: double-stranded RNA, fatty acyl-coenzyme A reductase (FAR), pest control, plant bugs (Adelphocoris suturalis), RNA interference, transgenic cotton
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