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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences

Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
Room 242
Phone: (208) 885-6274
Fax: (208) 885-7760

Mailing Address:
Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2339
Moscow, ID 83844-2339

Fangming Xiao

Fangming Xiao

Office: Ag Biotech Building
Room 303

Phone: (208) 885-0120
Email: fxiao@uidaho.edu

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
Associate Professor

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Molecular Plant Pathology
  • Selected Publications
    • Huang W., Miao M., Kud J., Niu X., Ouyang B., Zhang J., Ye Z., Kuhl J., Liu Y. and  Xiao, F.* (*: corresponding author). SlNAC1, a Stress-Related Transcription Factor, Is Fine-Tuned on Both Transcriptional and Post-Translational Levels. New Phytologist. In press.
    • Cao Y., Tang X., Giovanoni, J., Xiao, F. and Liu, Y. (2012).  Functional Characterization of a COBRA-like Gene in Fruit Development and Ripening in Tomato. BMC Plant Biology. In press.
    • Tang X, Liu J, Huang S, Shi W, Tang D, Niu X, Miao M, Xiao F, Liu Y., Liu, J., Miao, M., Giovanoni, J., Xiao, F.* and Liu, Y* (*: corresponding authors) 2012. Roles of UV-damaged DNA binding protein 1 (DDB1) in epigenetically modifying multiple traits of agronomic importance in tomato. Plant Signaling and Behavior. 2012 Oct 16;7(12)
    • Liu J, Tang X, Gao L, Gao Y, Li Y, Huang S, Sun X, Miao M, Zeng H, Tian X, Niu X, Zheng L, Giovannoni J, Xiao, F.* and Liu, Y.* (*: corresponding author). 2012. A Role of Tomato UV-Damaged DNA Binding Protein 1 (DDB1) in Organ Size Control via an Epigenetic Manner. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e42621. Epub 2012 Aug 21
    • Du, X., Miao, M., Ma, X., Liu, Y., Kuhl, J.C., Martin, G.B. and Xiao, F.* (*: corresponding author) (2012). Plant programmed cell death caused by an autoactive form of Prf is suppressed by co-expression of the Prf LRR domain. Molecular Plant. 5(5):1058-67.
    • Liu, J., Li, H., Miao, M., Tang, X., Giovannoni, J., Xiao, F.*, and Liu, Y* (corresponding author) (2012). The tomato DNA damaged binding protein 1 (DDB1) is implicated in PR gene expression and resistance to Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Molecular Plant Pathology (13) 123-134.
    • Zhang, X.,  Zou Z., Gong P., Zhang J., Ziaf K., Li H., Xiao F. and Ye Z. (2011). Over-expression of microRNA169 confers enhanced drought tolerance to tomato. Biotechnology Letters, (33) 4-3-409.
    • Zhang, X.,  Li, H.,  Zhang, J., Zhang, C., Gong, P., Ziaf, K., Xiao F. and Ye Z. (2010). Expression of artificial microRNAs in tomato confers efficient and stable virus resistance in a cell-autonomous manner.  Transgenic Research. 10.1007/s11248-010-9440-3
    • Dong, J.*, Xiao, F.*, Fan, F.* (co-first author), Gu, L., Cang, H., Martin, G. B. and Chai J. (2009). Crystal structure of the complex between Pseudomonas AvrPtoB and the Pto tomato kinase reveals it has both a shared and a unique interface compared with AvrPto-Pto. The Plant Cell. (21) 1846-1859.
    • Xiao, F., Giavalisco, P. and Martin G. B. (2007) Pseudomonas syringae type III effector AvrPtoB is phosphorylated in plant cells on serine 258 promoting its virulence activity. J Biol Chem (282) 30737-30744.
  • Research Projects
    • Develops and conducts research in molecular mechanisms of plant disease resistance and plant tolerance to salt/drought stress, focusing on elucidation of signal transduction in disease resistance and stress responses in tomato and potato