Welcome to the Pear Genome Project  


Genome, transcriptome, miRNA, proteome

  1. Wu J, Wang ZW, Shi ZB, Zhang S, Ming R, Zhu SL.......Zhang S-L*. 2013. The genome of the pear (Pyrus bretschneideri Rehd.). Genome Research 23(2):396-408. doi:10.1101/gr.144311.112; pmid:23149293 (IF:14.397, 2013)
  2. Zhang, M. Y., Xue, C., Xu, L., Sun, H., Qin, M. F., Zhang, S., & Wu, J. (2016). Distinct transcriptome profiles reveal gene expression patterns during fruit development and maturation in five main cultivated species of pear (Pyrus L.). Scientific Reports, 6.
  3. Qi XX, Wu J*, Wang LF, Li LT, Cao YF, Tian LM, Dong XG, Zhang SL*. 2013. Identifying the candidate genes involved in the calyx abscission process of ’Kuerlexiangli’ (Pyrus sinkiangensis Yu) by digital transcript abundance measurements. BMC genomics 14(1):727. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-727; pmid:24152304 (IF:4.397, 2013)
  4. Wu J*, Wang DF, Liu YF, Wang L, Qiao X, Zhang SL*. 2014. Identification of miRNAs involved in pear fruit development and quality. BMC Genomics 15:953. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-953 (IF:4.041, 2014)
  5. Yang YN, Yao GF, Yue WQ, Zhang SL, Wu J*. 2015. Transcriptome profiling reveals differential gene expression in proanthocyanidin biosynthesis associated with red/green skin color mutant of pear (*Pyrus communis* L.). Front. Plant Sci. doi:10.3389/fpls.2015.00795 (IF:3.948, 2015)
  6. Li JM, Huang XS, Li LT, Zheng DM, Xue C, Zhang SL, Wu J*. 2015. Proteome analysis of pear reveals key genes associated with fruit development and quality. Planta. doi:10.1007/s00425-015-2263-y (IF:3.376, 2014)
  7. Zhang QJ, Tao ST, Li M, Qi XX, Wu J, Yin H, Deng JL, Zhang SL*. 2015. Identification of differentially expressed genes using digital gene expression profiles in Pyrus pyrifolia Nakai cv. Hosui bud release following early defoliation. Tree Genetics & Genomes. April 2015. doi:10.1007/s11295-015-0858-x (IF:2.435, 2014)
  8. Zhou HS, Yin H, Chen J, Liu X, Gao YB, Wu JY*, Zhang SL*. 2015. Gene-expression profile of developing pollen tube of Pyrus bretschneideri. Gene Expression Patterns, 4 November 2015. doi:10.1016/j.gep.2015.10.004 (IF:1.380, 2015)
  9. Wei S, Tao S, Qin G, et al. Transcriptome profiling reveals the candidate genes associated with aroma metabolites and emission of pear (Pyrus ussuriensis cv.)[J]. Scientia Horticulturae, 2016, 206: 33-42.
  10. Zhou, H., Yin, H., Chen, J., Liu, X., Gao, Y., Wu, J., & Zhang, S. (2016). Gene-expression profile of developing pollen tube of Pyrus bretschneideri. Gene Expression Patterns, 20(1), 11-21.

Molecular markers and genetic maps

  1. Wu J, Li LT, Li M, Khan MA, Li XG, Chen H, Yin H, Zhang SL*. 2014. High-density genetic linkage map construction and identification of fruit-related QTLs in pear using SNP and SSR markers. Journal of Experimental Botany. doi:10.1093/jxb/eru311; pmid:25129128 (IF:5.794)
  2. Liu QW, Song Y, Liu L, Zhang MY, Sun JM, Zhang SL, Wu J*. Genetic diversity and population structure of pear (Pyrus spp.) collections revealed by a set of core genome-wide SSR markers. Tree Genetics & Genomes, 14 November 2015. doi:10.1007/s11295-015-0953-z (IF:2.451, 2015)
  3. Sun JM, Yin H, Li LT, Song Y, Fan L, Zhang SL, Wu J*. 2015. Evaluation of new IRAP markers of pear and their potential application in differentiating bud sports and other Rosaceae species. Tree Genetics & Genomes. February 2015. doi:10.1007/s11295-015-0849-y (IF:2.435, 2014)
  4. Chen H, Song Y, Li LT, Khan MA, Li XG, Korban SS, Wu J*, Zhang SL*. 2014. Construction of a High-density simple sequence repeat consensus genetic map for pear (Pyrus spp.). Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. doi: 10.1007/s11105-014-0745-x (IF:2.374, 2014)
  5. Zhang MY, Fan L, Liu QZ, Song Y, Wei SW, Zhang SL, Wu J*. 2014. A Novel Set of EST-Derived SSR Markers for Pear and Cross-Species Transferability in Rosaceae. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 32(1):290-302. doi: 10.1007/s11105-013-0638-4 (IF:2.374, 2014)
  6. Fan L, Zhang MY, Liu QZ, Li LT, Song Y, Wang LF, Zhang S-L and Wu J*. 2013. Transferability of Newly Developed Pear SSR Markers to Other Rosaceae Species. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 31(6):1271-1282. doi:10.1007/s11105-013-0586-z (IF:2.374, 2014)
  7. Zhang RP, Wu J*, Li XG, Khan MA, Chen H, Korban SS, Zhang SL*. 2013. An AFLP, SRAP, and SSR Genetic Linkage Map and Identification of QTLs for Fruit Traits in Pear (Pyrus L.). Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 31(3):678-687. doi:10.1007/s11105-012-0544-1 (IF:2.374, 2014)
  8. Song Y, Fan L, Chen H, Zhang MY, Ma QQ, Zhang SL, Wu J*. 2014. Identifying genetic diversity and a preliminary core collection of Pyrus pyrifolia cultivars by a genome-wide set of SSR markers. Scientia Horticulturae, 167(6):5-16. doi: 10.1016/j.scienta.2013.12.005 (IF:1.504, 2014)

Gene family, transposable elements and molecular cloning

  1. Chen, J., Jing, Y., Zhang, X., Li, L., Wang, P., Zhang, S., ... & Wu, J. (2016). Evolutionary and Expression Analysis Provides Evidence for the Plant Glutamate-like Receptors Family is Involved in Woody Growth-related Function. Scientific Reports, 6.
  2. Li JM, Zheng DM, Li LT, Qiao X, Wei SW, Bai B, Zhang SL, Wu J*. Genome-Wide Function, Evolutionary Characterization and Expression Analysis of Sugar Transporter Family Genes in Pear (Pyrus bretschneideri Rehd). Plant Cell and Physiology 2015. doi:10.1093/pcp/pcv090; pmid:26079674 (IF:4.931, 2015)
  3. Yin H, Du JC, Li LT, Jin C, Fan L, Li M, Wu J, Zhang SL*. 2014. Comparative Genomic Analysis Reveals Multiple Long Terminal Repeats, Lineage-specific Amplification and Frequent Inter-element Recombination for Cassandra Retrotransposon in Pear (Pyrus bretschneideri Rehd.). Genome biology and evolution 6 (6):1423-1436. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evu114; pmid: 24899073 (IF:4.532, 2014)
  4. Li M, Li L, Dunwell JM, Qiao X, Liu X, Zhang SL*. 2014. Characterization of the lipoxygenase (LOX) gene family in the Chinese white pear (Pyrus bretschneideri) and comparison with other members of the Rosaceae. BMC Genomics 15:444. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-444; pmid: 24906560 (IF:4.041, 2014)
  5. Huang, X., Li, K., Xu, X., Yao, Z., Jin, C., & Zhang, S. (2015). Genome-wide analysis of WRKY transcription factors in white pear (Pyrus bretschneideri) reveals evolution and patterns under drought stress. BMC genomics, 16(1), 1.
  6. Qiao X, Meng Li M, Li L, Yin H, Wu JY, Zhang SL*. 2015. Genome-wide identification and comparative analysis of the heat shock transcription factor family in Chinese white pear (Pyrus bretschneideri) and five other Rosaceae species. BMC Plant Biology 15:12. doi:10.1186/s12870-014-0401-5 (IF:3.942, 2014)
  7. Yang YN, Yao GF, Zheng DM, Zhang SL, Wang C, Zhang MY, Wu J*. 2014. Expression differences of anthocyanin biosynthesis genes reveal regulation patterns for red pear coloration. Plant Cell Reporters. doi:10.1007/s00299-014-1698-0; pmid:25323492 (IF:2.936, 2014)
  8. Zhou, H., Qi, K., Liu, X., Yin, H., Wang, P., Chen, J., ... & Zhang, S. (2016). Genome-wide identification and comparative analysis of the cation proton antiporters family in pear and four other Rosaceae species. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 1-16.
  9. Chen JQ, Yin H, Gu JP, Li LT, Liu Z, Jiang XT, Zhou HS, Wei SW, Zhang SL*, Wu JY*. 2014. Genomic characterization, phylogenetic comparison and differential expression of the cyclic nucleotide-gated channels gene family in pear (Pyrus bretchneideri Rehd.). Genomics 2014-11-22. doi:10.1016/j.ygeno.2014.11.006 (IF:2.793, 2014)
  10. Wu J*, Zhao G, Yang YN, Le WQ, Khan MA, Zhang SL, Gu C, Huang WJ. 2013. Identification of differentially expressed genes related to coloration in red/green mutant pear (Pyrus communis L.). Tree Genetics & Genomes 9(1):75-83. doi:10.1007/s11295-012-0534-3 (IF:2.435)
  11. Yang YN, Zhao G, Yue WQ, Zhang SL, Gu C, Wu J*. 2013. Molecular cloning and gene expression differences of the anthocyanin biosynthesis-related genes in the red/green skin color mutant of pear (Pyrus communis L.). Tree Genetics & Genomes 9(5):1351-1360. doi:10.1007/s11295-013-0644-6 (IF:2.435)
  12. Chen JQ, Li XY, Wang DQ, Li LT, Zhou HS, Liu Z, Wu J, Wang P, Jiang XT, Fabrice MR, Zhang SL*, Wu JY*. 2015. Identification and testing of reference genes for gene expression analysis in pollen of Pyrus bretschneideri. Scientia Horticulturae, 190, 43-56. doi:10.1016/j.scienta.2015.04.010 (IF:1.504, 2014)
  13. Ma, C., Zhang, H., Li, J., Tao, S., Qiao, X., Korban, S. S., ... & Wu, J. (2016). Genome-wide analysis and characterization of molecular evolution of the HCT gene family in pear (Pyrus bretschneideri). Plant Systematics and Evolution, 1-20.
  14. Wang, L., Qi, X., Yang, Y., & Zhang, S. (2016). Molecular characterization and expression pattern of sorbitol transporter gene PbSOT2 in Pear (Pyrus bretschneideri Rehd.) fruit. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 96(1), 128-137.


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