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Ningning Zhang#, Erin M. Mattoon#, Will McHargue, Benedikt Venn, David Zimmer, Kresti Pecani, Jooyeon Jeong, Cheyenne M. Anderson, Chen Chen, Jeffrey C. Berry, Ming Xia, Shin-Cheng Tzeng, Eric Becker, Leila Pazouki, Bradley Evans, Fred Cross, Jianlin Cheng, Kirk J. Czymmek, Michael Schroda, Timo Mühlhaus, Ru Zhang* (2021) Systems-wide analysis revealed shared and unique responses to moderate and acute high temperatures in green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. bioRxiv, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.08.17.456552

Cheyenne M. Anderson#, Erin M. Mattoon#, Ningning Zhang, Eric Becker, William McHargue, Jiani Yang, Dhruv Patel, Oliver Dautermann, Scott A. M. McAdam, Tonantzin Tarin, Sunita Pathak, Tom J. Avenson, Jeffrey Berry, Maxwell Braud, Krishna K. Niyogi, Margaret Wilson, Dmitri A. Nusinow, Rodrigo Vargas, Kirk J. Czymmek, Andrea L. Eveland, Ru Zhang* (2021) High light and temperature reduce photosynthetic efficiency through different mechanisms in the C4 model Setaria viridis. Communications Biology. https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-021-02576-2; bioRxiv, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.20.431694

Isha Kalra, Xin Wang, Marina Cvetkovska, Jooyeon Jeong, William McHargue, Ru Zhang, Norman Hüner, Joshua S Yuan, Rachael Morgan-Kiss (2020) Chlamydomonas sp. UWO 241 exhibits high cyclic electron flow and rewired metabolism under high salinity. Plant Physiology, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.19.01280. 

Xiaobo Li, Weronika Patena, Friedrich Fauser, Robert E Jinkerson, Shai Saroussi, Moritz T Meyer, Nina Ivanova, Jacob M Robertson, Rebecca Yue, Ru Zhang, Josep Vilarrasa-Blasi, Tyler M Wittkopp, Silvia Ramundo, Sean R Blum, Audrey Goh, Matthew Laudon, Tharan Srikumar, Paul A Lefebvre, Arthur R Grossman, Martin C Jonikas. (2019) A genome-wide algal mutant library reveals a global view of genes required for eukaryotic photosynthesis. Nature Genetics, 4: 627-635.

Ru Zhang, Eva CM Nowack, Dana C Price, Debashish Bhattacharya, Arthur R Grossman (2017) Impact of light intensity and quality on chromatophore and nuclear gene expression in Paulinella chromatophora, an amoeba with nascent photosynthetic organelles. The Plant Journal, 90: 221–234.

Xiaobo Li#, Ru Zhang#, Weronika Patena#, Spencer S Gang, Sean R Blum, Nina Ivanova, Rebecca Yue, Jacob M Robertson, Paul A Lefebvre, Sorel T Fitz-Gibbon, Arthur R Grossman, Martin C Jonikas (2016) An indexed, mapped mutant library enables reverse genetics studies of biological processes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The Plant Cell, 28: 367–387. 

Ru Zhang, Johnna Roose, Mary E Williams(2015) Light reactions of photosynthesis. Teaching Tools in Plant Biology. The Plant Cell (online), doi/10.1105/tpc.115.tt0515. 

Ru Zhang#, Weronika Patena#, Ute Armbruster, Spencer S Gang, Sean R Blum, Martin C Jonikas (2014) High-throughput genotyping of green algal mutants reveals random distribution of mutagenic insertion sites and endonucleolytic cleavage of transforming DNA. The Plant Cell, 26, 1398-1409

Ru Zhang, David M Kramer, Jeffrey A Cruz, Kimberly R Struck, Thomas D Sharkey (2011) The effects of moderately high temperature on zeaxanthin accumulation and decay. Photosynthesis Research 108,171-181 (Undergraduate mentee)

Ru Zhang, Robert R Wise, Kimberly R Struck, Thomas D Sharkey (2010) Moderate heat stress of Arabidopsis thaliana leaves causes chloroplast swelling and plastoglobule formation. Photosynthesis Research 105, 123-134 (Undergraduate mentee)

Thomas D Sharkey, Ru Zhang (2010) High temperature effects on electron and proton circuits of photosynthesis. Invited Expert Review: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 52, 712-722

Ru Zhang, Jeffrey A Cruz, David M Kramer, Maria E Magallanes‐lundback, Dean Dellapenna, Thomas D Sharkey (2009) Moderate heat stress reduces the pH component of the transthylakoid proton motive force in light-adapted, intact tobacco leaves. Plant, Cell and Environment 32, 1538-1547

Ru Zhang, Thomas D Sharkey (2009) Photosynthetic electron transport and proton flux under moderate heat stress. Photosynthesis Research 100, 29–43

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