Gong Zhenhui 

 1. General Information

  First Name: Zhenhui

  Family Name: Gong

  Gender: Male

  Date and place of birth: Apr.7, 1957 in Liquan, Shaanxi province

  Title: Full Professor

  E-mail: gzhh168@sina.com

  Tele: +86-29-87082102

  Fax: +86-29-87082613

  2. Education

  2000/09-2003/06  Graduate study in College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, Ph.D.

  1989/09-1992/06:  Graduate study in Department of Horticulture, Northwest Agricultural University, Yangling, Shaanxi, MSc.

  1978/02-1981/12:  Undergraduate study in Department of Horticulture, Northwest Agricultural University, Yangling, Shaanxi, BSc.

  3. Working Experiences

  1999/11- present  Professor, College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, P. R. China.

  2002/08-2003/03  Research Fellow, Plant Cell Biology, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

  1997/12-1999/10  Professor, Department of Horticulture, Northwest University of Agriculture and Forestry, Yangling, Shaanxi, P. R. China.

  1995/02-1996/02  Research Fellow, Department of Plant Science, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K

  1992/12-1997/11  Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Northwest University of Agriculture and Forestry, Yangling, Shaanxi, P. R. China.

  1987/02-1992/11  Lecturer, Department of Horticulture, Northwest University of Agriculture and Forestry, Yangling, Shaanxi, P. R. China.

  1981/12-1987/01  Teaching Assistant, Department of Horticulture, Northwest University of Agriculture and Forestry, Yangling, Shaaxi, P. R. China.

  4. Courses given to undergraduate, graduate and Ph. D students

  [1] Plant Breeding;

  [2] Plant Breeding for Vegetable Crops;

  [3] Scientific Method Training;

  [4] Plant Seed Science in Horticultural Crops;

  [5] Plant Tissue Culture in Horticultural Plant;

  [6] Advance in Science of Vegetable Crops;

  [7] Advance Plant Breeding for Vegetable Crops;

  [8] Biotechnology in Horticultural Plant;

  [9] Seminar for Graduate and Ph. D Students.

  5. Main interests in research

  [1] Plant Breeding & Germplasm Resources in Vegetable Crops;

  [2] Biotechnology & Molecular Biology in Vegetable Crops;

  [3] Plant Tissue Culture & Genetic Transformation in Vegetable Crops;

  [4] Molecular Mechanism of Vegetable Crops Resistance to Biotic Stresses and Abiotic Stresses

  6. Awards

  [1] Award with 1st class Shaanxi Province Agriculture Technology Progress Prize in 2012 by the government of Shaanxi province for research work of "Shaanxi Vegetable Quality and Efficient Production of Key Technology Integration and Extension".

  [2] Awarded for Program of Elaborate Courses in “Plant Breeding” prize in 2008 by the government of Shaanxi province.

  [3] Award with Outstanding Teacher Prize in 2008 by Northwest A&F University.

  [4] Award with 1st class National Science and Technology Progress Prize in 2003 for the research work of “Crop Germplasm Collection, Research and Utilization in China”。

  [5] Award with 3rd class Xi’an City Science and Technology Prize in 2000 for the research work of “New technology in Vegetable Production”。

  [6] Award with 1st and 2nd class Northwest Agriculture University Teaching and Education Reforming Prize in 2000 and 1999 respectively by Northwest Agriculture University.

  [7] Award with 1st and 3rd class Hulan Province Science and Technology Prize in 1997 for the research work of “Disease-resistant Identify and Utilization of Pepper Germplasm” and in 1993 for “Study on the Method of Analysis the Capsaicin content of Pepper Fruits” respectively.

  [8] Award with 2nd class National Science and Technology Progress Prize in 1993 for the research work of “Vegetable Germplasm Collection, Research and Utilization”。

  [9] Award with advanced teacher of “imparting knowledge and educating people” prize in 1988-1989, 1989-1991, 1997-1998, 1998-1999 by Northwest Agriculture University, in 1990-1991 by the government of Shaanxi province.

  7. Patents

  [1] Gong Zhenhui, Wang June, Li Daiwei, Zhang Yingli, He Yumei. A quick method of evaluating the function of ralative gene resisted to phytophthora blight, The National Invention Patent, patent No. ZL201210296540X, Authorization time: September 11, 2013

  [2] Gong Zhenhui, Ma Baopeng, Zhao Ying, Cui Chunmei, Guo Meng, Lu Minghui. A method of evaluating thermoresistance in pepper using in vitro leaves, The National Invention Patent, patent No. ZL2012103106738, Authorization time: July 21, 2013

  [3] Gong Zhenhui, Huang wei, Ji Jiaojiao, Lu Minghui, Chen Rugang. A molecular marker method of evaluating cytoplasm male sterility in pepper during its seedling stage, The National Invention Patent, patent No. ZL201110007410.5, Authorization time: September 26, 2012

  [4] Gong Zhenhui, Li Dawei, Huang Wei, Jia Qingli, Lu Minghui, Chen Rugang. A evaluation method of pepper resistance to phytophthora blight using molecular marker. The National Invention Patent, patent No. ZL200910020964.1 Authorization time: May 23, 2012

  [5] Gong Zhenhui, Liu Keke, Lu Minghui, Li Daiwei, Huang Wei, Chen Rugang. A method of elimination pepper senstive phytophthora blight material using molecular marker. The National Invention Patent, patent No. ZL 200910021240.9, Authorization time: April 6, 2011

  [6] Gong Zhenhui, Lu Minghui, Huang Wei, Li Dawei, Ma Wei,Li Xiaodong, Zheng Lifen, Wang Jianren, Cai Yiyong. A Breeding method of tomato parent lines with Mi gene. The National Invention Patent, patent No. ZL200610104427.1 Authorization time: December 2, 2009

  [7] Gong Zhenhui, Zhang Juping, Liu Keke, Huang Wei, Li Dawei. A Culture method of obtaining embryoid from inducing microspore in pepper, The National Invention Patent, patent No. ZL200610042616.0, Authorization time: September 24, 2008

  [8] Gong Zhenhui, Huang Wei, Lv Yuanhong, Li Dawei, Zhao Zunlian. A Breeding method of creasing male sterile in pepper, The National Invention Patent, patent No. ZL200510124552.4 Authorization time: January 30, 2008

  8.Main Books & Textbooks

  [1] Gong Zhenhui (editor-in-chief)。 Plant Tissue Culture (2nd edition), Chemical Industry Press, Beijing, April, 2013.

  [2] Gong Zhenhui (editor-in-chief)。 Plant Seed Science in Horticultural Crops, China Agricultural Press, Beijing, May, 2010.

  [3] Gong Zhenhui (editor-in-chief)。 Biotechnology in Horticultural Plant, Science Press, Beijing, January, 2009.

  [4] Gong Zhenhui (editor-in-chief)。 Plant Breeding, China Agricultural Press, Beijing, January, 2008.

  [5] Gong Zhenhui (editor-in-chief)。 Plant Tissue Culture, Chemical Industry Press, Beijing, August, 2007.

  [6] Gong Zhenhui (editor-in-chief)。 English for Agricultural Science and Technoogy, Xi’anmap Press, Xi’an, November, 2000.

  [7] Gong Zhenhui, Lu Minghui. High Return from Tomato Seed Production under Plastic Green House, The JinDun Publishing House, Beijing, November, 2008

  [8] Gong Zhenhui (editor-in-chief)。 Two Hundred Questions about production of Non-Pollution Vegetables, China Agricultural Press, Beijing, July, 1999.

  [9] Gong Zhenhui (editor-in-chief)。 Techniques of Virus-free and Rapid Propagation in Flowers, Northwest A&F University Press, Yangling, January, 2005.

  [10] Gong Zhenhui (editor-in-chief), Eggplant and Squash New Techniques of Production for High Quality and Best Return, Northwest A&F University Press, Yangling, January, 2005.

  [11]Gong Zhenhui, Zhang Juping. Seed Production Techniques for the Hybrids in Solanum Plants, The JinDun Publishing House, Beijing, September, 2004

  [12]Gong Zhenhui. New Techniques of Production in Pepper, Xi’anmap Press, Xi’an, August, 2000.

  [13]Gong Zhenhui (Deputy Editor-in-chief)。 A guide for Experiments of Horticulture Breeding, China Agriculture University Press, Beijing, August, 2002.

  9.Main publications in international journals

  [1]Arisha M.H., Liang B.-K., Muhammad Shah S.N., Gong Z.-H*. and Li D.-W., Kill curve analysis and response of first generation Capsicum annuum L. B12 cultivar to ethyl methane sulfonate, Genetics and Molecular Research, (2014),13 (4): 10049-10061

  [2]Tian Shi-Lin, Li Li, Chai Wei-Guo, Shah Syed, Gong Zhen-Hui*.Effects of silencing key genes in the capsanthin biosynthetic pathway on fruit color of detached pepper fruits, BMC Plant Biology 2014, 14:314.

  [3]Yin Y-X, Wang S-B, Xiao H-J, Zhang H-X, Zhang Z, Jing H, Zhang Y-L, Chen R-G, Gong Z-H*. Overexpression of the CaTIP1-1 Pepper Gene in Tobacco Enhances Resistance to Osmotic Stresses. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014; 15(11):20101-20116

  [4]Guo M, Zhai Y-F, Lu J-P, Chai L, Chai W-G, Gong Z-H*, Lu M-H. Characterization of CaHsp70-1, a Pepper Heat-Shock Protein Gene in Response to Heat Stress and Some Regulation Exogenous Substances in Capsicum annuum L. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014; 15(11):19741-19759

  [5]Guo Wei-Li, Chen Ru-Gang, Du Xiao-Hua, Zhang Zhen, Yin Yan-Xu, Gong Zhen-Hui* and Wang Guang-Yin. Reduced tolerance to abiotic stress in transgenic Arabidopsis overexpressing a Capsicum annuum multiprotein bridging factor 1, BMC Plant Biology, 2014, 14:138

  [6]Xiao Huai-Juan, Yin Yan-Xu, Chai Wei-Guo, Gong Zhen-Hui*. Silencing of the CaCP gene delays salt- and osmotic-induced leaf senescence in Capsicum annuum L., Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(5):8316-8334

  [7]Yin Yan-Xu, Guo Wei-Li, Zhang Ying-Li, Ji Jiao-Jiao, Xiao Huai-Juan, Yan Fei, Zhao Yan-Yan, Zhu Wen-Chao, Chen Ru-Gang, Chai Wei-Guo, Gong Zhen-Hui*. Cloning and characterisation of a pepper aquaporin, CaAQP, which reduces chilling stress in transgenic tobacco plants. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult., 2014, 118:431-444

  [8]Guo M., Yin Y.-X., Ji J.-J., Ma B.-P., Lu M.-H.*, Gong Z.-H* Cloning and expression analysis of heat shock transcription factor gene CaHsfA2 from pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)。 Genet. Mol. Res., 2014,13(1):1865-1875

  [9]Ji Jiaojiao,Huang Wei, Li Da-Wei, Yin Yan-Xu, Chai Wei-Guo and Gong Zhen-Hui*. CMS related gene, Ψatp6-2, results in increasing of ATP hydrolysis activity of mitochondrial F1Fo-ATP synthase and induces male sterility in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)。 Plant Mol Biol Rep, 2014,32:888-899

  [10]Tian Shi-Lin, Lu Bo-Ya, Gong Zhen-Hui*, Shah Syed Noor Muhammad. Effects of drought stress on capsanthin during fruit development and ripening in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)。 Agricultural Water Management, 2014, 137:46-51

  [11]Chen, R.; Guo, W.; Yin, Y.; Gong, Z.-H*. A Novel F-Box Protein CaF-Box Is Involved in Responses to Plant Hormones and Abiotic Stress in Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)。 Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(2), 2413-2430

  [12]Ji Jiao-Jiao, Huang Wei, Yin Yan-Xu, Li Zheng, Gong Zhen-Hui*. Development of a SCAR marker for early identification of S-cytoplasm based on mitochondrial SRAP analysis in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)。 Mol Breeding, 2014, 33:679-690

  [13]Du Y., Gong Z.-H*., Liu G.-Z., Chai G.-X., and Li C. Biological characteristics and mating type distribution of Phytophthora capsici from China. Genet. Mol. Res,, 2014,13 (1): 396-405

  [14]Shah Syed Noor Muhammad, Tian Shi-Lin, Gong Zhen-Hui* and Arisha Mohamed Hamed. Studies on Metabolism of Capsanthin and Its Regulation under Different Conditions in Pepper Fruits (Capsicum spp.)。 Annual Research & Review in Biology, 2014, 4(7): 1106-1120

  [15]Tian Shi-Lin, Gong Zhen-Hui*, Du Xiao-Hua and Shah Syed Noor Muhammad. Effects of fruit bagging on capsanthin and expression of key genes in the capsanthin biosynthetic pathway during fruit development and ripening of the pepper. Research Journal of BioTechnology, 2013,8 (12):118-123

  [16]Zhang Y.-L., Li D.-W., Gong Z.-H*, Wang J.-E., Yin Y.-X. and Ji J.-J. Genetic determinants of the defense response of resistant and susceptible pepper (Capsicum annuum) cultivars infected with Phytophthora capsici (Oomycetes; Pythiaceae)。 Genet. Mol. Res, 2013,12 (3): 3605-3621

  [17]Du Yu, Gong Zhenhui*, Liu Guangzhao, Zhao Ying. Scanning electron on microscopic study of the infection process of Phytophthora capsici. Pak. J. Bot., 2013,45(5): 1807-1811

  [18]Wang J.-E., Li D.-W., Gong Z.-H* and Zhang Y.-L. Optimization of virus-induced gene silencing in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)。 Genet. Mol. Res, 2013,12 (3): 2492-2506.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4238/2013.July.24.4

  [19]Guo Wei-Li, Chen Ru-Gang, Gong Zhen-Hui*, Yin Yan-Xu, Li Da-Wei. Suppression subtractive hybridization analysis of genes regulated by application of exogenous abscisic acid in pepper plant (Capsicum annuum L.) leaves under chilling stress. PLoS ONE, 2013, 8(6):e66667. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066667

  [20]Zhang Y.-L.; Jia Q.-L.; Li D.-W.; Wan, J.-E.; Yi, Y.-X.; Gong Z.-H*. Characteristic of the Pepper CaRGA2 Gene in Defense Responses against Phytophthora capsici Leonian. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(5), 8985-9004

  [21]Li Z, Wang S, Gui X-L, Chang X-B, Gong Z-H*. A further analysis of the relationship between yellow ripe-fruit color and the capsanthin-capsorubin synthase gene in pepper (Capsicum sp.) indicated a new mutant variant in C. annuum and a tandem repeat structure in promoter region. PLoS ONE, 2013, 8(4):e61996.DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061996

  [22]Wang Jun-E, Li Da-Wei, Zhang Ying-Li, Zhao Qian, He Yu-Mei, Gong Zhen-Hui*. Defence responses of pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) infected with incompatible and compatible strains of Phytophthora capsici. Eur J Plant Pathol, 2013, 136:625-638. DOI 10.1007/s10658-013-0193-8

  [23]Wang J-E, Liu K-K, Li D-W, Zhang Y-L, Zhao Q, He Y-M, Gong Z-H*. A Novel Peroxidase CanPOD Gene of Pepper Is Involved in Defense Responses to Phytophtora capsici Infection as well as Abiotic Stress Tolerance. Int. J. Mol. Sci 2013; 14(2):3158-3177

  [24]Ji Jiaojiao; Huang Wei; Yin Chuanchuan; Gong Zhenhui*. Mitochondrial Cytochrome c Oxidase and F1Fo-ATPase Dysfunction in Peppers (Capsicum annuum L.) with Cytoplasmic Male Sterility and Its Association with orf507 and Ψatp6-2 Genes. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(1), 1050-1068

  [25]Ma Y., Huang W., Ji, J.-J. Gong Z.-H*, Yin C.-C., Ahmed S.S. and Zhao Z.-L. Maintaining and restoration cytoplasmic male sterility systems in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)。 Genet. Mol. Res 2013,12 (3): 2320-2331

  [26]Zhao H.-F., Huang W., Ahmed S.S., Gong Z.-H* and Zhao L.-M. The pollen wall and tapetum are altered in the cytoplasmic male sterile line RC7 of Chinese cabbage (Brassica campestris ssp pekinensis)。 Genet. Mol. Res. 2012,11 (4): 4145-4156

  [27]Guo W.L., Chen R.G., Gong Z.H*, Yin Y.X., Ahmed S.S. and He Y.M. Exogenous abscisic acid increases antioxidant enzymes and related gene expression in pepper (Capsicum annuum) leaves subjected to chilling stress. Genet. Mol. Res. 2012,11 (4): 4063-4080

  [28]Li Z, Wang S, Tao QY, Pan JS, Si LT, Gong ZH, Cai R. A putative positive feedback regulation mechanism in CsACS2 expression suggests a modified model for sex determination in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)。 Journal of Experimental Botany, 2012, 63, 4475-4484

  [29]Ahmed S.S., Gong Z.-H*, Ji J.-J., Yin Y.-X., Xiao H.-J., Khan M.A., Rehman A. and Ahmad I. Construction of the intermediate vector VBG2307 by incorporating vital elements of expression vectors pBI121 and pBI221. Genet. Mol. Res. 2012,11 (3): 3091-3104

  [30]Jia Qingli, Gong Zhenhui* and Li Dawei, Differential gene expression in incompatible interaction between Phytophthora capsici and Capsicum annuum. Advanced Materials Research, 2012,(496):363-366

  [31]Ahmed S.S., Gong Z.-H*, Khan M.A., Yin Y.-X., Guo W.-L. and Imran J. Activity and expression of polygalacturonase vary at different fruit ripening stages of sweet pepper cultivars. Genet. Mol. Res. 2011,10 (4): 3275-3290

  [32]Zhu Wei, Lu Minghui, Gong Zhenhui* and Chen Rugang. Cloning and expression of a small heat shock protein gene CaHSP24 from pepper under abiotic stress. African Journal of Biotechnology, 2011,10(25):4968-4976

  [33]Li Dawei, Cuevas Hugo E, Yang Luming, Li Yuhong, Garcia-Mas Jordi, Zalapa Juan, Staub Jack E, Luan Feishi, Reddy Umesh, He Xiaoming, Gong Zhenhui and Weng Yiqun. Syntenic relationships between cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) and melon (C. melo L.) chromosomes as revealed by comparative genetic mapping. BMC Genomics, 2011,12:396

  [34]Du Xiaohua, Wang Deyuan, Gong Zhenhui. Comparison of RSAP, SRAP and SSR markers for genetic analysis in hot pepper. Indian Journal of Horticulture, 2010,64(4): 505-512

  [35]Lu Ming-hui, Gong Zhen-hui*, Sun Biao, Wen Shi-jun. Salt and drought tolerance of different types of peppers during seed germination. The 2nd conference on key technology of horticulture, CKTH 2010. London: London science publishing limited, 2010, pp74-77

  [36]Chen Rugang, Gong Zhenhui*, Yang Ruiping, Li Dawei. Cloning and Sequence Analysis of the Polygalacturonase (PG) Gene in Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)。 The 2nd conference on key technology of horticulture, CKTH 2010. London: London science publishing limited, 2010, pp53-56

  [37]Gong Zhenhui, Wang Ming. Analysis in the combining ability of the main quality traits in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)。 Acta Horticulturae, 1995, 402:151-157

  [38]Cecchini E, Gong Zhenhui, Chiara Geri, Simon N. Covey, Joel J. Milner. Transgenic Arabidopsis lines expressing gene VI from cauliflower mosaic virus variants exhibit a range of symptom-like phenotypes and accumulate inclusion bodies. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 1997,10(9):1094-1101

  [39]He Yuke, Wang Jingyou, Gong Zhenhui. Root development initiated by exogenous auxin synthesis genes in Brassica sp. crops. Plant Physiol. Biochem, 1994,32(4):493-500

  [40]He Yu-Ke, Wang Jing-You, Gong Zhen-Hui, Wei Zhi-Ming, Xu Zhi-Hong. Effects of whole Ri T-DNA and auxin genes alone on root induction and plant phenotype of Chinese cabbage. Acta Horticulturae, 1995, 402:418-422

  [41]Gong Zhenhui, Zhang Guanghui Zhang Guihua. Studies on Vacuum Infiltration Transformation Method in Brassica campestris var. purpurea and B. campestris var. utilis. China Agricultural Scientech Press, Beijing, P. R. China, 2001.12,p233-238

  [42]He Yuke, Wang Jingyou, Wei Zhihong Gong Zhenhui. Effects of whole Ri T-DNA and auxin genes alone on root induction and plant phenotype of Chinese cabbage. Acta Horticulturae, 1995, 402:418-422