Zhang Dong

 1. Basic information

  Name: ZHANG Dong

  Nationality: Chinese

  Present Position: associate professor of Fruit Science


  Doctorate: Zhejiang University, China, 2009.9-2012.7

  Master: Zhejiang University, China, 2004.9-2006.7

  Bachelor: Anhui Agriculture University, China, 2000.9-2004.7

  2. Research focus

  Apple genetics and breeding

  3. Courses offered

  Experimental Design and Analysis

  Introduction to Horticulture

  4. Publications

  Xing L., Zhang D.(Co-first author), Li Y., Zhao C., Zhang S., Shen Y., Han M*. 2014. Genome-wide identification of vegetative phase transition-associated microRNAs and target predictions using degradome sequencing in Malus hupehensis. BMC Genomics, 15:1125 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-1125

  Qian M, Sun Y, Andrew A. Teng Y, Zhang D*. 2014. The red sport of ‘Zaosu’pear and its red-striped pigmentation pattern are associated with demethylation of the PyMYB10 promoter. Phytochemistry 107:16-23.

  Qian M, Yu B, Teng Y, Zhang D*. 2014. Isolation and expression analysis of anthocyanin biosynthesis genes from the red Chinese sand pear, Pyrus pyrifolia Nakai cv. Mantianhong, in response to methyl jasmonate treatment and UV-B/VIS conditions. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 32:48-437

  Sun Y, Qian M, Wu R, Niu Q, Teng Y, Zhang D*. 2014.Postharvest pigmentation in red Chinese sand pears (Pyrus pyrifolia Nakai) in response to optimum light and temperature. Postharvest Biology and Technology 91:64-71.

  Zhang Q, Han M*, Song C, Song X, Zhao C, Liu H, Hirst PM, Zhang D. 2014. Optimizing planting density for production of high-quality apple nursery stock in China. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science.

  Zhang D, Qian M, Yu B and Teng Y. 2013. Effect of fruit maturity on UV-B-induced post-harvest anthocyanin accumulation in red Chinese sand pear. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. 35 (9):2857-2866.

  Zhang D, Teng Y and Bao L. 2011. Genetic diversity of red skinned Chinese sand pear cultivars revealed by AFLP markers. Acta Horticulturae, 918:679-684.

  Zhang D, Yu B, Bai J, Qian M, Shu Q, Su J, Teng Y. 2012. Effects of high temperatures on UV-B/visible irradiation induced postharvest anthocyanin accumulation in ‘Yunhongli No. 1’ (Pyrus pyrifolia Nakai) pears. Scientia Horticulturae, 134:53-59.

  Qian M, Zhang D(Co-first author), Yue X, Wang S, Li X and Teng Y. 2013. Analysis of different pigmentation patterns in 'Mantianhong' (Pyrus pyrifolia Nakai) and 'Cascade' (P. communis L.) under bagging treatment and postharvest UV-B/visible irradiation conditions. Scientia Horticulturae, 151:75-82.

  Yu B, Zhang D(Co-first author), ang C, Qian M, Zheng X. Teng Y, Su J, and Shu Q. 2012. Isolation of anthocyanin biosynthetic genes in red Chinese sand pear (Pyrus pyrifolia Nakai) and their expression as affected by organ/tissue, cultivar, bagging and fruit side. Scientia Horticulturae, 136:29-37.

  Liu D, Zhang D, Liu G, Hussain S and Teng Y. 2013. Influence of heat stress on leaf ultrastructure, photosynthetic performance and ascorbate peroxidase gene expression of two pear cultivars (Pyrus pyrifolia)。 Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 14(12):1070-1083.

  Bao L, Chen K, Zhang D, Li X and Teng Y. 2008. An Assessment of Genetic Variability and Relationships within Asian Pears Based on AFLP (Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism) Markers. Scientia Horticulturae, 116:374-380.

  Bao L, Chen K,Zhang D,Cao Y, Yamamoto T and Teng Y. 2007. Genetic diversity and similarity of pear cultivars native to East Asia revealed by SSR (Simple Sequence Repeat) markers. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 54:959-971.

  5. Found program

  The National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31301753)

  The Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (No. 20130204120004)

  The Special Financial Grant from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (No. 2014T70939)

  The Postdoctoral Science Foundation of Shaanxi Province(No. 201402024)

  6. Contact me


  3 Taicheng Rd.

  College of Horticulture

  Northwest A & F University

  Yangling, Shaanxi, 712100, P.R.China

  Fax: (0086) 29-87082613

  E-mail: afant@nwsuaf.edu.cn