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Zheng J, Peng D, Chen L, Liu H, Chen F, Xu M, Ju S, Ruan L, Sun M*. 2016. The Ditylenchus destructor genome provides new insights into the evolution of plant parasitic nematodes. P Roy Soc B-Biol Sci 283(1835): 20160942.

Zheng J, Gänzle MG, Lin XB, Ruan L, Sun M*. 2015. Diversity and dynamics of bacteriocins from human microbiome. Environ Microbiol 17(6): 2133–2143

Zheng J, Ruan L, Sun M, Gänzle MG*. 2015. Genomic analysis of lactobacilli and pediococci demonstrates that phylogeny matches ecology and physiology. Appl Environ Microbiol. 81(20): 7233-7243.

Zheng J, Guan Z, Cao S, Peng D, Ruan L, Jiang D, Sun M*. 2015. Plasmids are vectors of redundant genes of chromosomes in the Bacillus cereus group. BMC Genomics 16(1): 6.

Zheng J, Zhao X, Lin XB, Gänzle MG*. 2015. Comparative genomics Lactobacillus reuteri from sourdough reveals adaptation of an intestinal symbiont to food fermentations. Sci Rep. 5, 18234.

Zheng J, Peng D, Ruan L,Sun M*. 2013. Evolution and dynamics of megaplasmids with genome sizes larger than 100 kb in the Bacillus cereus group. BMC Evol Biol 13(1): 262.

Zheng J, Peng D, Song X, Ruan L, Mahillon J, Sun M*. 2013. Differentiation of Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus cereus, Bacillus thuringiensis based on csaB gene reflect their hosts' source. Appl Environ Microbiol 79: 3860-3863.

Duar RM#, Lin XB#, Zheng J, Martino ME, Grenier T, Pérez-Muñoz ME, Leulier F, Gänzle M#, Walter J*. 2017. Lifestyles in transition: Evolution and natural history of the genus Lactobacillus. FEMS Microbiol Rev Accept.

Du C, Cao S, Shi X, Nie X, Zheng J, Deng Y, Ruan L, Peng D, Sun M. 2017. Genetic and Biochemical Characterization of a Gene Operon for trans-Aconitic Acid, a Novel Nematicide from Bacillus thuringiensis. J Biol Chem 24;292(8):3517-3530.

Xin B, Zheng J, Xu Z, Li C, Ruan L, Peng D, Sun M*. 2015. Three novel lantibiotics ticin A1, A3, and A4 have extremely stable properties and are promising food bio-preservatives. Appl Environ Microbiol 81(20): 6964-6972.

Mercer R, Zheng J, Garcia-Hernandez R, Ruan R, Gänzle MG*, McMullen L. 2015. Genetic determinants of heat resistance in Escherichia coli. Front Microbiol 6.

Ianniello RG, Zheng J, Zotta T*, Ricciardi A, Gänzle, MG. 2015. Biochemical analysis of respiratory metabolism in the heterofermentative Lactobacillus spicheri and Lactobacillus reuteri. J Appl Microbiol 119(3): 763–775.

Wegmann U, MacKenzie DA, Zheng J, Goesmann A, Roos S, Swarbreck D, Walter J, Crossman LC, Juge N*. 2015. The pan-genome of Lactobacillus reuteri strains originating from the pig gastrointestinal tract. BMC Genomics 16(1): 1023.

Ruan L, Wang H, Cai G, Peng D, Zhou H, Zheng J, Zhu L, Wang X, Yu H, Li S, Geng C, Sun M*. 2015. A two domain protein triggers heat shock pathway and necrosis pathway both in model plant and nematode. Environ Microbiol 17(11): 4547-4565.

Lin XB, Lohans C, Duar R, Zheng J , Vederas J, Walter J, Gänzle MG*. 2015. Genetic determinants of reutericyclin biosynthesis in Lactobacillus reuteri. Appl Environ Microbiol 81: 2032-2041

Zhu L, Peng D, Wang Y, Ye W, Zheng J, Zhao C, Han D, Geng C, Ruan L, He J, Yu Z, Sun M*. 2015.Genomic and transcriptomic insights into the efficient entomopathogenicity of Bacillus thuringiensis. Sci Rep. 5, 14129.

Peng DH, Pang CY, Wu H, Huang Q, Zheng JS, Sun M*. 2015. The expression and crystallization of Cry65Aa require two C-termini, revealing a novel evolutionary strategy of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry proteins.Sci Rep 5: 8291.

Xin B, Zheng J, Xu Z, Song X, Ruan L, Peng D, Sun M*. 2014. The Bacillus cereus group is an excellent reservoir of novel lanthipeptides. Appl Environ Microbiol 81: 1765-1774.

Luo X, Chen L, Huang Q, Zheng J, Zhou W, Peng D, Ruan L, Sun M*. 2013. Bacillus thuringiensis metalloproteinase Bmp1 functions as a nematicidal virulence factor. Appl Environ Microbiol 79: 460-468.

Liu X, Ruan L, Hu Z, Peng D, Cao S, Yu Z, Liu Y, Zheng JS, Sun M*. 2010. Genome wide screening revealed the genetic determinants of an antibiotic insecticide in Bacillus thuringiensis. J Biol Chem 285: 39191-39200.

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