Cankui Zhang

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Associate Professor 

Contact Info:
Lilly 3-347

Training Group(s):
Plant Biology

Active Mentor - currently hosting PULSe students for laboratory rotations and recruiting PULSe students into the laboratory; serves on preliminary exam committees

Current Research Interests:

 Long distance signaling; plant mineral molecular biology

Selected Publications:

Xia, C., Zheng, Y., Huang, J., Zhou, X., Li, R., Zha, M., Wang, S., Huang, Z., Lan, H., Turgeon, R., Fei, Z. and Zhang C. 2018. Elucidation of the mechanisms of long-distance mRNA movement in a Nicotiana benthamiana/tomato heterograft system. Plant physiology, 177: 745-758.

Xia C. is a visiting student from Sichuan Agricultural University. Chen, Q., Payyavula, R. S., Chen, L., Zhang, J., Zhang, C., & Turgeon, R. (2018). FLOWERING LOCUS T mRNA is synthesized in specialized companion cells in Arabidopsis and Maryland Mammoth tobacco leaf veins. PNAS, 115, 2830-2835 (Zhang, C. is co-corresponding author).

Zhang, C. & Turgeon, R. 2018. Mechanism of phloem loading. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 43: 71-75

Zhou X, Zha M, Huang J, Li L, Imran M, Zhang C. 2017. StMYB44 negatively regulates phosphate transport by suppressing expression of PHOSPHATE1 in potato. Journal of Experimental Botany. 68: 1265-1281. Zha, M. is a visiting student from Nanjing Agricultural University.

Savage, J., Clearwater, M., Haines, D., Klein, T., Mencuccini, M., Turgeon, R., Zhang, C. 2016. Allocation, stress tolerance and carbon transport in plants: How does phloem physiology affect plant ecology? Plant, Cell & Environment 39: 709-725 (Savage is corresponding author).

Zhang, C., Han, L, Slewinski, T., Sun, J., Zhang J, Wang Z-Y and Turgeon, R. 2014. Symplastic phloem loading in poplar. Plant Physiology 166: 306-313.

Zhang, C., Yu, X, Ayre, B and Turgeon, R. 2012. The origin and composition of cucurbit phloem exudate. Plant Physiology 158: 1873-1882. Zhang, C. and Robert Turgeon. 2009. Downregulating the sucrose transporter VpSUT1 in Verbascum phoeniceum L. does not inhibit phloem loading. PNAS 106: 18849-18854.

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