Member Details

Longfu Zhu
Position: Prof.
Wuhan , 430070 , Hubei , China
Primary Workgroup: Functional Genomics
Interest Area:

My group is interested in elucidating plant immune signaling pathways and virulence factors from fungus involved in cotton-V. dahliae interaction through cellular, functional genomic, genetic, biochemical and bioinformatic approaches with the resistant germplasm ‘7124’ (G. barbadense) and the high aggressive strain ‘V991’. In addition, plant immunity is inextricably linked with plant development and environmental stresses. We are also interested in understanding the signaling crosstalk that orchestrates plant development and immune response. Ultimately, knowledge gained from fundamental research will be applied to improve cotton resistance to Verticillium wilt and other biotic/abiotic stresses.