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Huilan Zhu


Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Science, Nanjing Agriculture University, China, 2008

Current position

Technician, Department of Biology and Microbiology, South Dakota State University, Brookings, United States


  1. Zhang, Z., Wei, W., Zhu, H., Challa, G. S., Bi, C., Trick, H. N. and Li, W. (2015). W3 Is a New Wax Locus That Is Essential for Biosynthesis of beta-Diketone, Development of Glaucousness, and Reduction of Cuticle Permeability in Common Wheat. PLoS One 10(10): e0140524.

  2. Zhang, Z., Zhu, H., Gill, B. S. and Li, W. (2015). Fine mapping of shattering locus Br2 reveals a putative chromosomal inversion polymorphism between the two lineages of Aegilops tauschii. Theor Appl Genet 128(4): 745-755.

  3. Gornicki, P., Zhu, H., Wang, J., Challa, G. S., Zhang, Z., Gill, B. S. and Li, W. (2014). The chloroplast view of the evolution of polyploid wheat. New Phytol 204(3): 704-714.

  4. Wang, Y., Xu, H., Zhu, H., Tao, Y., Zhang, G., Zhang, L., Zhang, C., Zhang, Z. and Ma, Z. (2014). Classification and expression diversification of wheat dehydrin genes. Plant Sci 214: 113-120.

  5. Li, W., Zhu, H., Challa, G. S. and Zhang, Z. (2013). A non-additive interaction in a single locus causes a very short root phenotype in wheat. Theor Appl Genet 126(5): 1189-1200.

  6. Xu, P., Zhu, H. L., Xu, H. B., Zhang, Z. Z., Zhang, C. Q., Zhang, L. X. and Ma, Z. Q. (2010). Composition and phylogenetic analysis of wheat cryptochrome gene family. Mol Biol Rep 37(2): 825-832.

  7. Wang, Y., Xu, H., Zhang, G., Zhu, H., Zhang, L., Zhang, Z., Zhang, C. and Ma, Z. (2009). Expression and responses to dehydration and salinity stresses of V-PPase gene members in wheat. J Genet Genomics 36(12): 711-720.

  8. Xu, P., Xiang, Y., Zhu, H., Xu, H., Zhang, Z., Zhang, C., Zhang, L. and Ma, Z. (2009). Wheat cryptochromes: subcellular localization and involvement in photomorphogenesis and osmotic stress responses. Plant Physiol 149(2): 760-774.

  9. Xue, S., Zhang, Z., Lin, F., Kong, Z., Cao, Y., Li, C., Yi, H., Mei, M., Zhu, H., Wu, J., Xu, H., Zhao, D., Tian, D., Zhang, C. and Ma, Z. (2008). A high-density intervarietal map of the wheat genome enriched with markers derived from expressed sequence tags. Theor Appl Genet 117(2): 181-189.

  10. Li, C., Zhu, H., Zhang, C., Lin, F., Xue, S., Cao, Y., Zhang, Z., Zhang, L. and Ma, Z. (2008). Mapping QTLs associated with Fusarium-damaged kernels in the Nanda 2419 × Wangshuibai population. Euphytica, 163:185–191.

  11. Lin, F., Xue, S. L., Zhang, Z. Z., Zhang, C. Q., Kong, Z. X., Yao, G. Q., Tian, D. G., Zhu, H. L., Li, C. J., Cao, Y., Wei, J. B., Luo, Q. Y. and Ma, Z. Q. (2006). Mapping QTL associated with resistance to Fusarium head blight in the Nanda2419 x Wangshuibai population. II: type I resistance. Theor Appl Genet 112(3): 528-535.

  12. Zhu, H. L., Wu, J. Z., Lin, F. and Ma, Z. (2006). Development of a PCR-based marker associated with scab resistance in wheat cultivar ‘Nanda2419’ using F2-based bulked analysis. Journal of Triticceae Crops. 26(3): 22-27

  13. Fan, X., Shen, Q., Ma, Z., Zhu, H., Yin, X. and Miller, A. J. (2005). A comparison of nitrate transport in four different rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivars. Sci China. C Life Sci 48 Suppl 2: 897-911.

  14. Liu, Y., Zhu, H., Chen, S. and Ma, Z. (2005). The PCR Molecular Markers of Wx-A1 and Wx-D1 in Wheat. Journal of Triticceae Crops, 25(1): 1-5

  15. Lin, F., Kong, Z. X., Zhu, H. L., Xue, S. L., Wu, J. Z., Tian, D. G., Wei, J. B., Zhang, C. Q. and Ma, Z. Q. (2004). Mapping QTL associated with resistance to Fusarium head blight in the Nanda2419 x Wangshuibai population. I. Type II resistance. Theor Appl Genet 109(7): 1504-1511.

Protocols by Huilan Zhu
  1. Target Gene Inactivation in Cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7120