Publications

  1. Gautam J, Xu H, Hu, J, Pennacchio C, Lipzen A, Martin J, Xu Z. Adapted laboratory evolution of Thermotoga sp. strain RQ7 to carbon starvation. BMC Research Notes. 2022. 15:99. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-022-05982-9
  2. Esercizio N, Lanzilli M, Vastano M, Xu Z, Landi S, Caso L, Gallo C, Nuzzo G, Manzo E, Fontana A, d’Ippolito G. Improvement of CO2 and Acetate Coupling into Lactic Acid by Genetic Manipulation of the Hyperthermophilic Bacterium Thermotoga neapolitana. Microorganisms. 2021. 9(8):1688. Full text.
  3. Esercizio N, Lanzilli M, Vastano M, Landi S, Xu Z, Gallo C, Nuzzo G, Manzo E, Fontana A, d’Ippolito G. Fermentation of Biodegradable Organic Waste by the Family Thermotogaceae. Resources. 2021. 10: 34. Full text.
  4. Brigham RD, Pelini S, Xu Z, Vázquez-Ortega A. Assessing the effects of lake dredged sediments on soil health: agricultural and environmental implications in Midwest Ohio. J. Environ. Qual. 2021; 1– 10. Full text.
  5. Lanzilli M, Esercizio N, Vastano M, Xu Z, Nuzzo G, Gallo C, Manzo E, Fontana A, d’Ippolito G. Effect of Cultivation Parameters on Fermentation and Hydrogen Production in the Phylum Thermotogae. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021. 22, 341. Full text.
  6. Gautam J, Xu Z. Construction and Validation of a Genome-Scale Metabolic Network of Thermotoga sp. Strain RQ7. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 193(3), 896-911. 2021. Full text.
  7. Xu Z, Yadav P, Zhang Z, Roy S, Zhang H. Quantification of Microbial Species in Solid State Fermentation Samples Using Signature Genomic Sequences. The Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine. pp: 927-932. 2017.  Full text.
  8. Xu Z, Puranik R, Hu J, Xu H, Han D. Complete genome seque nce of Thermotoga sp. strain RQ7. Standards in Genomic Sciences. 12:62. 2017Full text
  9. Han D, Xu Z. Development of a pyrE-based selective system for Thermotoga sp. strain RQ7. Extremophiles. 21(2):297-306. 2017Full text
  10. Ouyang L, Pei H, Xu Z. Low Nitrogen Stress Stimulating the Indole-3-Acetic Acid Biosynthesis of Serratia Sp. ZM Is Vital for the Survival of the Bacterium and Its Plant Growth-Promoting Characteristic. Archives of Microbiology. 199(3):425-432. 2017Full text
  11. Zhang H, He H, Yu X, Xu Z, Zhang Z. Employment of Near Full-Length Ribosome Gene TA-Cloning and Primer-Blast to Detect Multiple Species in a Natural Complex Microbial Community Using Species-Specific Primers Designed with Their Genome Sequences. Molecular Biotechnology. 58(11):729-737. 2016Full text
  12. Zhu D, Ouyang L, Xu Z, Zhang L. 2015. Rhizobacteria of Populus euphratica promoting plant growth against heavy metals. International Journal of Phytoremediation. 17(10):973-80. Full text
  13. Xu H, Han D, Xu Z. 2015. Expression of heterologous cellulases in Thermotoga sp. strain RQ2. BioMed Research International. 2015: 304523. Full text
  14. Puranik P, Quan G, Werner J, Zhou R, Xu Z. A pipeline for completing bacterial genomes using in silico and wet lab approaches. BMC Genomics. 16(Suppl 3):S7. 2015Full text
  15. Xu H, Han D, Xu Z. Overexpression of a lethal methylase M.TneDI in E. coli BL21(DE3). Biotechnology Letters. 36(9): 1853-1859. 2014Full text
  16. Han D, Xu H, Puranik R, Xu Z. Natural transformation of Thermotoga sp. strain RQ7. BMC Biotechnology. 14:39. 2014Full text
  17. Han D, Norris SM, Xu Z. Construction and transformation of a Thermotoga-E. coli shuttle vector. BMC Biotechnology. 12:2. 2012. Full text
  18. Xu Z, Han D, Cao J, Saini U. Cloning and characterization of the TneDI restriction-modification system of Thermotoga neapolitana. Extremophiles. 15(6):665-72. 2011. Full text
  19. Xu Z, Dutton RJ, Gober JW. Direct interaction of FliX and FlbD is required for their regulatory activity in Caulobacter crescentusBMC Microbiology. 11:89. 2011Full text
  20. Ditty J, Kvaal C, Goodner B, Freyermuth S, Bailey C, Britton R, Gordon S, Heinhorst S, Reed K, Xu Z, Sanders-Lorenz E, Axen S, Kim E, Johns M, Scott K, Kerfeld, C. Faculty incorporating genomics and bioinformatics across the life sciences curriculum: development and implementation of the integrated microbial genomes annotation collaboration toolkit (IMG-ACT). PLoS Biology. 8(8): e1000448. 2010Full text
  21. Xu Z, Lei Y, Patel J. Bioremediation of soluble heavy metals with recombinant Caulobacter crescentusBioengineered Bugs (now Bioengineered). 1(3):207-12. 2010Full text
  22. Patel J, Wilson G, McKay RML, Vincent R, Xu Z. Self-immobilization of recombinant Caulobacter crescentus and its application in removal of cadmium from Water. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 162(4):1161-73. 2010Full text
  23. Patel J, Zhang Q, McKay RML, Vincent R, Xu Z. Genetic engineering of Caulobacter crescentus for removal of cadmium from water. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 160(1):232-243. 2010Full text
  24. Zhang Q, Sun M, Xu Z, Yu Z. Cloning and characterization of pBMB9741, a native plasmid of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain YBT-1520. Current Microbiology. 55:302-307. 2007Full text
  25. Dutton RJ, Xu Z, Gober JW. Linking structural assembly to gene expression: a novel mechanism for regulating the activity of a sigma-54 transcription factor. Molecular Microbiology. 58(3):743-757. 2005PubMed
  26. Xu Z, Yao B, Sun M, Yu Z. Protection of mice infected with Plasmodium berghei by Bacillus thuringiensis crystal proteins. Parasitology Research, 92(1):53-57. 2004PubMed
  27. Xu Z, Mulchandani A, Chen W. Detection of benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylenes (BTEX) using toluene dioxygenase-peroxidase coupling reactions. Biotechnology Progress. 19:1812-1815. 2003PubMed
  28. Lee SY, Choi JH, Xu Z. Microbial cell surface display. Trends in Biotechnology, 12(1):45-52. 2003PubMed
  29. Xu Z, Bae W, Mulchandani A, Mehra RK, Chen W. Heavy metal removal by novel CBD-EC20 sorbents immobilized on cellulose. Biomacromolecules, 3:462-465. 2002Full text
  30. Xu Z, Lee SY, Yu Z. Physiological characteristics of recombinant E. coli cells displaying poly-His peptides. Biotechnology Letters, 21:1091-1094. 1999Full text
  31. Xu Z, Lee SY. Display of polyhistidine peptides on the Escherichia coli cell surface by using outer membrane protein C as an anchoring motif. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 65:5142-5147. 1999Full text