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Lisha Zhang


Ph.D. in Phytopathology, Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 2013

Current position

Guest researcher, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


  1. Zhang, L., Kars, I., Essenstam, B., Liebrand, T. W. H., Elberse, J., Wagemakers, L., Tagkalaki, P., Tioitang, D., van den Ackerveken, G. and van Kan, J. A. L. (2014). Fungal endo-polygalacturonases are recognized as MAMPs in Arabidopsis by the Receptor-Like Protein RBPG1. Plant Physiol 164: 352-364.
  2. Zhang, L., Hua, C., Stassen, J. H., Chatterjee, S., Cornelissen, M. and van Kan, J. A. (2014). Genome-wide analysis of pectate-induced gene expression in Botrytis cinerea: identification and functional analysis of putative d-galacturonate transporters. Fungal Genet Biol 72: 182-191.
  3. Nafisi, M., Stranne, M., Zhang, L., van Kan, J. A. and Sakuragi, Y. (2014). The endo-arabinanase BcAra1 is a novel host-specific virulence factor of the necrotic fungal phytopathogen Botrytis cinerea. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 27(8): 781-792.
  4. Zhang, L. and van Kan, J. A. (2013). Botrytis cinerea mutants deficient in D-galacturonic acid catabolism have a perturbed virulence on Nicotiana benthamiana and Arabidopsis, but not on tomato. Mol Plant Pathol 14(1): 19-29.
  5. Zhang, L., and van Kan, J.A.L. (2013) Pectin as a barrier and nutrient source for fungal plant pathogens. In: Kempken, F. (ed). The Mycota XI (2nd Edition), Agricultural Applications. Springer-Verlag: 361-375.
  6. Zhang, L., Thiewes, H. and van Kan, J. A. (2011). The D-galacturonic acid catabolic pathway in Botrytis cinerea. Fungal Genet Biol 48(10): 990-997.
  7. Zhang, L., Lv, R., Dou, X., Qi, Z., Hua, C., Zhang, H., Wang, Z., Zheng, X. and Zhang, Z. (2011). The function of MoGlk1 in integration of glucose and ammonium utilization in Magnaporthe oryzae. PLoS One 6(7): e22809.
  8. Gan, Y., Zhang, L., Zhang, Z., Dong, S., Li, J., Wang, Y. and Zheng, X. (2009). The LCB2 subunit of the sphingolip biosynthesis enzyme serine palmitoyltransferase can function as an attenuator of the hypersensitive response and Bax-induced cell death. New Phytol 181(1): 127-146.
Protocols by Lisha Zhang
  1. Arabidopsis Leaf Explant Culture