Xinnian Dong

Arts and Sciences Professor of Biology in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 
4213 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
90338
Phone: 
(919) 613-8176
Fax: 
(919) 613-8177

Lab Site: http://www.biology.duke.edu/donglab/

Research Interests: 

Using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system, my laboratory studies the mechanisms of plant defense against microbial pathogens. We focus on a specific response known as systemic acquired resistance (SAR). SAR, which can be induced by a local infection, provides the plants with long lasting, systemic resistance against a broad spectrum of pathogens. Salicylic acid (SA; an active ingredient of aspirin) has been found to be the endogenous signal of SAR. Using a genetic approach, our laboratory identified genes involved in the regulation of SAR. Molecular and genetic analyses are being carried out to understand the gene function and to elucidate the SAR signaling pathway. These SAR-regulating genes are also favorite targets for molecular engineering of disease-resistance crops.

Using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model
system, my
laboratory studies the
mechanisms of plant defense
against microbial pathogens. We
focus on a specific
response known as systemic
acquired resistance (SAR).
SAR, which can be induced by a
local infection, provides
the plants with long lasting,
systemic resistance against
a broad spectrum of pathogens.
Salicylic acid (SA; an
active ingredient of aspirin) has
been found to be the
endogenous signal of SAR. Using
a genetic approach,
our laboratory identified genes
involved in the regulation
of SAR. Molecular and genetic
analyses are being
carried out to understand the gene
function and to
elucidate the SAR signaling
pathway. These
SAR-regulating genes are also
favorite targets for
molecular engineering of
disease-resistance crops.

Education

  • Ph.D. 1988, Northwestern University

  • B.S. 1982, National Wuhan University

Papers Published

The CAT(2) Comes Back., 2, 2017
Mwimba, M; Dong, X, Cell Host & Microbe. 21 vol. (2); pp. 125-127

Nuclear Pore Permeabilization Is a Convergent Signaling Event in Effector-Triggered Immunity., 9, 2016
Gu, Y; Zebell, SG; Liang, Z; Wang, S; Kang, B-H; Dong, X, Cell. 166 vol. (6); pp. 1526-1538.e11

Posttranslational Modifications of NPR1: A Single Protein Playing Multiple Roles in Plant Immunity and Physiology., 8, 2016
Withers, J; Dong, X, PLoS pathogens. 12 vol. (8); pp. e1005707

Salicylic acid receptors activate jasmonic acid signalling through a non-canonical pathway to promote effector-triggered immunity., 10, 2016
Liu, L; Sonbol, F-M; Huot, B; Gu, Y; Withers, J; Mwimba, M; Yao, J; He, SY; Dong, X, Nature Communications. 7 pp. 13099

Erratum: Posttranslational Modifications of the Master Transcriptional Regulator NPR1 Enable Dynamic but Tight Control of Plant Immune Responses (Cell Host and Microbe (2015) 18 (169-182)), 1, 2016
Saleh, A; Withers, J; Mohan, R; Marqués, J; Gu, Y; Yan, S; Zavaliev, R; Nomoto, M; Tada, Y; Dong, X, Cell Host & Microbe. 19 vol. (1); pp. 127-130

Corrigendum: Salicylic acid biosynthesis is enhanced and contributes to increased biotrophic pathogen resistance in Arabidopsis hybrids, 8, 2015
Yang, L; Li, B; Zheng, X-Y; Li, J; Yang, M; Dong, X; He, G; An, C; Deng, XW, Nature Communications. 6 pp. 8145-8145

Posttranslational Modifications of the Master Transcriptional Regulator NPR1 Enable Dynamic but Tight Control of Plant Immune Responses., 8, 2015
Saleh, A; Withers, J; Mohan, R; Marqués, J; Gu, Y; Yan, S; Zavaliev, R; Nomoto, M; Tada, Y; Dong, X, Cell Host & Microbe. 18 vol. (2); pp. 169-182

Stromules: Signal Conduits for Plant Immunity., 7, 2015
Gu, Y; Dong, X, Developmental Cell. 34 vol. (1); pp. 3-4

Redox rhythm reinforces the circadian clock to gate immune response., 7, 2015
Zhou, M; Wang, W; Karapetyan, S; Mwimba, M; Marqués, J; Buchler, NE; Dong, X, Nature. 523 vol. (7561); pp. 472-476

Spatial and temporal regulation of biosynthesis of the plant immune signal salicylic acid., 7, 2015
Zheng, X-Y; Zhou, M; Yoo, H; Pruneda-Paz, JL; Spivey, NW; Kay, SA; Dong, X, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 112 vol. (30); pp. 9166-9173

Salicylic acid biosynthesis is enhanced and contributes to increased biotrophic pathogen resistance in Arabidopsis hybrids., 6, 2015
Yang, L; Li, B; Zheng, X-Y; Li, J; Yang, M; Dong, X; He, G; An, C; Deng, XW, Nature Communications. 6 pp. 7309

Apoplastic peroxidases are required for salicylic acid-mediated defense against Pseudomonas syringae., 4, 2015
Mammarella, ND; Cheng, Z; Fu, ZQ; Daudi, A; Bolwell, GP; Dong, X; Ausubel, FM, Phytochemistry. 112 pp. 110-121

Cell-Cycle Regulators and Cell Death in Immunity., 10, 2015
Zebell, SG; Dong, X, Cell Host & Microbe. 18 vol. (4); pp. 402-407

Apoplastic peroxidases are required for salicylic acid-mediated defense against Pseudomonas syringae, 0, 2015
Mammarella, ND; Cheng, Z; Fu, ZQ; Daudi, A; Bolwell, GP; Dong, X; Ausubel, FM, Phytochemistry. 112 vol. (1); pp. 110-121

Perception of the plant immune signal salicylic acid., 8, 2014
Yan, S; Dong, X, Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 20 pp. 64-68

A noncanonical role for the CKI-RB-E2F cell-cycle signaling pathway in plant effector-triggered immunity., 12, 2014
Wang, S; Gu, Y; Zebell, SG; Anderson, LK; Wang, W; Mohan, R; Dong, X, Cell Host & Microbe. 16 vol. (6); pp. 787-794

Functional characterization of a Nudix hydrolase AtNUDX8 upon pathogen attack indicates a positive role in plant immune responses., 1, 2014
Fonseca, JP; Dong, X, PloS one. 9 vol. (12); pp. e114119

Systemic acquired resistance: turning local infection into global defense., 2013
Fu, ZQ; Dong, X, Annual Review of Plant Biology. (2013) 64 pp. 839-863

Over-expression of the citrus gene CtNH1 confers resistance to bacterial canker disease, October, 2013
Chen, X; Barnaby, JY; Sreedharan, A; Huang, X; Orbović, V; Grosser, JW; Wang, N; Dong, X; Song, W-Y, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. (October, 2013) 84 vol. (1); pp. 115-122

Salicylic Acid Activates DNA Damage Responses to Potentiate Plant Immunity, 0, 2013
Yan, S; Wang, W; Marqués, J; Mohan, R; Saleh, A; Durrant, W; Song, J; Dong, X, Mol Cell. 52 vol. (4); pp. 602-610

Coronatine promotes Pseudomonas syringae virulence in plants by activating a signaling cascade that inhibits salicylic acid accumulation., 6, 2012
Zheng, X-Y; Spivey, NW; Zeng, W; Liu, P-P; Fu, ZQ; Klessig, DF; He, SY; Dong, X, Cell Host Microbe. 11 vol. (6); pp. 587-596

NPR3 and NPR4 are receptors for the immune signal salicylic acid in plants., 5, 2012
Fu, ZQ; Yan, S; Saleh, A; Wang, W; Ruble, J; Oka, N; Mohan, R; Spoel, SH; Tada, Y; Zheng, N; Dong, X, Nature. 486 vol. (7402); pp. 228-232

The HSF-like transcription factor TBF1 is a major molecular switch for plant growth-to-defense transition., 1, 2012
Pajerowska-Mukhtar, KM; Wang, W; Tada, Y; Oka, N; Tucker, CL; Fonseca, JP; Dong, X, Curr Biol. 22 vol. (2); pp. 103-112

How do plants achieve immunity? Defence without specialized immune cells, 0, 2012
Spoel, SH; Dong, X, Nature Reviews Immunology. 12 vol. (2); pp. 89-100

IRE1/bZIP60-mediated unfolded protein response plays distinct roles in plant immunity and abiotic stress responses, February, 2012
Moreno, AA; Mukhtar, MS; Blanco, F; Boatwright, JL; Moreno, I; Jordan, MR; Chen, Y; Brandizzi, F; Dong, X; Orellana, A; Pajerowska-Mukhtar, KM, PLoS One. (February, 2012) 7 vol. (2); pp. e31944

Timing of plant immune responses by a central circadian regulator., 2, 2011
Wang, W; Barnaby, JY; Tada, Y; Li, H; Tör, M; Caldelari, D; Lee, D-U; Fu, X-D; Dong, X, Nature. 470 vol. (7332); pp. 110-114

DNA repair proteins are directly involved in regulation of gene expression during plant immune response., 2, 2011
Song, J; Durrant, WE; Wang, S; Yan, S; Tan, EH; Dong, X, Cell Host and Microbe. 9 vol. (2); pp. 115-124

Arabidopsis lox3 lox4 double mutants are male sterile and defective in global proliferative arrest., 1, 2011
Caldelari, D; Wang, G; Farmer, EE; Dong, X, Plant Molecular Biology. 75 vol. (1-2); pp. 25-33

Stability of plant immune-receptor resistance proteins is controlled by SKP1-CULLIN1-F-box (SCF)-mediated protein degradation, 0, 2011
Cheng, YT; Li, Y; Huang, S; Huang, Y; Dong, X; Zhang, Y; Li, X, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 108 vol. (35); pp. 14694-14699

A highway for war and peace: The secretory pathway in plant-microbe interactions, 0, 2011
Wang, D; Dong, X, Molecular Plant. 4 vol. (4); pp. 581-587

Inflorescence meristem arrest defects and male infertility in Arabidopsis lox3 lox4 double mutants., 0, 2011
Caldelari, D; Wang, G; Farmer, EE; Dong, X, Plant Molecular Biology. 75 vol. (1-2); pp. 25-33

Arabidopsis BRCA2 and RAD51 proteins are specifically involved in defense gene transcription during plant immune responses., 12, 2010
Wang, S; Durrant, WE; Song, J; Spivey, NW; Dong, X, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 107 vol. (52); pp. 22716-22721

Proteasome-mediated turnover of the transcription coactivator NPR1 plays dual roles in regulating plant immunity., 5, 2009
Spoel, SH; Mou, Z; Tada, Y; Spivey, NW; Genschik, P; Dong, X, Cell. 137 vol. (5); pp. 860-872

A kiss of death--proteasome-mediated membrane fusion and programmed cell death in plant defense against bacterial infection., 11, 2009
Pajerowska-Mukhtar, K; Dong, X, Genes & development. 23 vol. (21); pp. 2449-2454

Battle for survival: plants and their allies and enemies, 0, 2009
Dong, X; Kahmann, R, Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 12 vol. (4); pp. 387-389

Receptor quality control in the endoplasmic reticulum for plant innate immunity, 0, 2009
Saijo, Y; Tintor, N; Lu, X; Rauf, P; Pajerowska-Mukhtar, K; Häweker, H; Dong, X; Robatzek, S; Schulze-Lefert, P, EMBO Journal. 28 vol. (21); pp. 3439-3449

Plant immunity requires conformational changes [corrected] of NPR1 via S-nitrosylation and thioredoxins., 8, 2008
Tada, Y; Spoel, SH; Pajerowska-Mukhtar, K; Mou, Z; Song, J; Wang, C; Zuo, J; Dong, X, Science. 321 vol. (5891); pp. 952-956

Making sense of hormone crosstalk during plant, 0, 2008
Spoel, SH; Dong, X, Cell Host & Microbe. 3 pp. 348-351

The human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus can complete its sexual cycle during a pathogenic association with plants., 6, 2007
Xue, C; Tada, Y; Dong, X; Heitman, J, Cell Host and Microbe. 1 vol. (4); pp. 263-273

Genetic interactions of TGA transcription factors in the regulation of pathogenesis-related genes and disease resistance in Arabidopsis., 5, 2007
Kesarwani, M; Yoo, J; Dong, X, Plant physiology. 144 vol. (1); pp. 336-346

Arabidopsis SNI1 and RAD51D regulate both gene transcription and DNA recombination during the defense response., 2007
Durrant, WE; Wang, S; Dong, X, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. (2007) 104 vol. (10); pp. 4223-4227

Regulation of tradeoffs between plant defenses against pathogens with different lifestyles., 11, 2007
Spoel, SH; Johnson, JS; Dong, X, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 104 vol. (47); pp. 18842-18847

Salicylic acid inhibits pathogen growth in plants through repression of the auxin signaling pathway., 10, 2007
Wang, D; Pajerowska-Mukhtar, K; Culler, AH; Dong, X, Current Biology. 17 vol. (20); pp. 1784-1790

Erratum: Arabidopsis SNI1 and RAD51D regulate both gene transcription and DNA recombination during the defense response (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2007) 104, 10, (4223-4227) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.06..., 0, 2007
Durrant, WE; Wang, S; Dong, X, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 104 vol. (17); pp. 7307-

Overexpression of Arabidopsis MAP kinase kinase 7 leads to activation of plant basal and systemic acquired resistance, 0, 2007
Zhang, X; Dai, Y; Xiong, Y; DeFraia, C; Li, J; Dong, X; Mou, Z, The Plant Journal. 52 vol. (6); pp. 1066-1079

Fitness benefits of systemic acquired resistance during Hyaloperonospora parasitica infection in Arabidopsis thaliana., 7, 2006
Heidel, AJ; Dong, X, Genetics. 173 vol. (3); pp. 1621-1628

A comprehensive structure-function analysis of Arabidopsis SNI1 defines essential regions and transcriptional repressor activity., 7, 2006
Mosher, RA; Durrant, WE; Wang, D; Song, J; Dong, X, The Plant cell. 18 vol. (7); pp. 1750-1765

A genomic approach to identify regulatory nodes in the transcriptional network of systemic acquired resistance in plants., 0, 2006
Wang, D; Amornsiripanitch, N; Dong, X, PLoS pathogens. 2 vol. (11); pp. e123

Induction of protein secretory pathway is required for systemic acquired resistance., 5, 2005
Wang, D; Weaver, ND; Kesarwani, M; Dong, X, Science. 308 vol. (5724); pp. 1036-1040

ACD6, an ankryn-repeat protein that both regulates and is regulated by the plant hormone salicylic acid helps plants defend against pathogens, 2, 2004
Dong, X, Science's STKE.

Pathogen-induced systemic DNA rearrangement in plants., 2004
Dong, X, Trends in Plant Science. (2004) 9 vol. (2); pp. 60-61

The role of membrane-bound ankyrin-repeat protein ACD6 in programmed cell death and plant defense., 2, 2004
Dong, X, Sciences STKE [electronic resource] : signal transduction knowledge environment. 2004 vol. (221); pp. pe6

Fitness costs of mutations affecting the systemic acquired resistance pathway in Arabidopsis thaliana., 2004
Heidel, AJ; Clarke, JD; Antonovics, J; Dong, X, Genetics. (2004) 168 vol. (4); pp. 2197-2206

NPR1, all things considered., 10, 2004
Dong, X, Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 7 vol. (5); pp. 547-552

Systemic acquired resistance., 0, 2004
Durrant, WE; Dong, X, Annual Review of Phytopathology. 42 pp. 185-209

Inducers of plant systemic acquired resistance regulate NPR1 function through redox changes., 6, 2003
Mou, Z; Fan, W; Dong, X, Cell. 113 vol. (7); pp. 935-944

A Gain-of-Function Mutation in a Plant Disease Resistance Gene Leads to Constitutive Activation of Downstream Signal Transduction Pathways in suppressor of npr1-1, constitutive 1, 0, 2003
Zhang, Y; Goritschnig, S; Dong, X; Li, X, Plant Cell. 15 vol. (11); pp. 2636-2646

NPR1 modulates cross-talk between salicylate- and jasmonate-dependent defense pathways through a novel function in the cytosol, 0, 2003
Spoel, SH; Koornneef, A; Claessens, SMC; Korzelius, JP; Pelt, JAV; Mueller, MJ; Buchala, AJ; Métraux, J-P; Brown, R; Kazan, K; Loon, LCV; Dong, X; Pieterse, CMJ, Plant Cell. 15 vol. (3); pp. 760-770

In vivo interaction between NPR1 and transcription factor TGA2 leads to salicylic acid-mediated gene activation in Arabidopsis., 6, 2002
Fan, W; Dong, X, The Plant cell. 14 vol. (6); pp. 1377-1389

In Vivo Interaction between NPR1 and transcription, 0, 2002
Fan, W; Dong, X, Plant Cell. 14 vol. (6); pp. 1377

Genetic dissection of systemic acquired resistance., 8, 2001
Dong, X, Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 4 vol. (4); pp. 309-314

Constitutive disease resistance requires EDS1 in the Arabidopsis mutants cpr1 and cpr6 and is partially EDS1-dependent in cpr5., 5, 2001
Clarke, JD; Aarts, N; Feys, BJ; Dong, X; Parker, JE, The Plant Journal. 26 vol. (4); pp. 409-420

Activation of an EDS1-mediated R-gene pathway in the snc1 mutant leads to constitutive, NPR1-independent pathogen resistance., 10, 2001
Li, X; Clarke, JD; Zhang, Y; Dong, X, Molecular plant-microbe interactions : MPMI. 14 vol. (10); pp. 1131-1139

Functional conservation of plant secondary metabolic enzymes revealed by complementation of Arabidopsis flavonoid mutants with maize genes, 0, 2001
Dong, X; Braun, EL; Grotewold, E, Plant Physiology. 127 vol. (1); pp. 46-57

Regulation of systemic acquired resistance by NPR1 and its partners., 0, 2001
Dong, X; Li, X; Zhang, Y; Fan, W; Kinkema, M; Clarke, J, Novartis Foundation Symposium. 236 pp. 165-173

A fast neutron deletion mutagenesis-based reverse genetics system for plants, 0, 2001
Li, X; Song, Y; Century, K; Straight, S; Ronald, P; Dong, X; Lassner, M; Zhang, Y, The Plant Journal. 27 vol. (3); pp. 235-242

Evidence for a disease-resistance pathway in rice similar to the NPR1-mediated signaling pathway in Arabidopsis, 0, 2001
Chern, M-S; Fitzgerald, HA; Yadav, RC; Canlas, PE; Dong, X; Ronald, PC, The Plant Journal. 27 vol. (2); pp. 101-113

Constitutive salicylic acid-dependent signaling in cpr1 and cpr6 mutants requires PAD4, 0, 2001
Jirage, D; Zhou, N; Cooper, B; Clarke, JD; Dong, X; Glazebrook, J, The Plant Journal. 26 vol. (4); pp. 395-407

Nuclear localization of NPR1 is required for activation of PR gene expression., 12, 2000
Kinkema, M; Fan, W; Dong, X, The Plant cell. 12 vol. (12); pp. 2339-2350

Roles of salicylic acid, jasmonic acid, and ethylene in cpr-induced resistance in arabidopsis., 11, 2000
Clarke, JD; Volko, SM; Ledford, H; Ausubel, FM; Dong, X, The Plant cell. 12 vol. (11); pp. 2175-2190

Identification and cloning of a negative regulator of systemic acquired resistance, SNI1, through a screen for suppressors of npr1-1., 8, 1999
Li, X; Zhang, Y; Clarke, JD; Li, Y; Dong, X, Cell. 98 vol. (3); pp. 329-339

Interaction of NPR1 with basic leucine zipper protein transcription factors that bind sequences required for salicylic acid induction of the PR-1 gene., 5, 1999
Zhang, Y; Fan, W; Kinkema, M; Li, X; Dong, X, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 96 vol. (11); pp. 6523-6528

SA, JA, ethylene, and disease resistance in plants., 1998
Dong, X, Current Opinion in Plant Biology. (1998) 1 vol. (4); pp. 316-323

Generation of broad-spectrum disease resistance by overexpression of an essential regulatory gene in systemic acquired resistance., 1998
Cao, H; Li, X; Dong, X, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. (1998) 95 vol. (11); pp. 6531-6536

Uncoupling PR gene expression from NPR1 and bacterial resistance: characterization of the dominant Arabidopsis cpr6-1 mutant., 1998
Clarke, JD; Liu, Y; Klessig, DF; Dong, X, The Plant cell. (1998) 10 vol. (4); pp. 557-569

The cpr5 mutant of Arabidopsis expresses both NPR1-dependent and NPR1-independent resistance., 1997
Bowling, SA; Clarke, JD; Liu, Y; Klessig, DF; Dong, X, The Plant cell. (1997) 9 vol. (9); pp. 1573-1584

The Arabidopsis NPR1 gene that controls systemic acquired resistance encodes a novel protein containing ankyrin repeats., 1997
Cao, H; Glazebrook, J; Clarke, JD; Volko, S; Dong, X, Cell. (1997) 88 vol. (1); pp. 57-63

Finding the missing pieces in the puzzle of plant disease resistance., 1995
Dong, X, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. (1995) 92 vol. (16); pp. 7137-7139

A mutation in Arabidopsis that leads to constitutive expression of systemic acquired resistance., 1994
Bowling, SA; Guo, A; Cao, H; Gordon, AS; Klessig, DF; Dong, X, The Plant cell. (1994) 6 vol. (12); pp. 1845-1857

Characterization of an Arabidopsis Mutant That Is Nonresponsive to Inducers of Systemic Acquired Resistance., 1994
Cao, H; Bowling, SA; Gordon, AS; Dong, X, The Plant cell. (1994) 6 vol. (11); pp. 1583-1592

An Arabidopsis thaliana lipoxygenase gene can be induced by pathogens, abscisic acid, and methyl jasmonate, 1993
Melan, MA; Dong, X; Endara, ME; Davis, KR; Ausubel, FM; Peterman, TK, Plant Physiology. (1993) 101 vol. (2); pp. 441-450

Differential induction of 3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate 7-phosphate synthase genes in Arabidopsis thaliana by wounding and pathogenic attack, 1991
Keith, B; Dong, X; Ausubel, FM; Fink, GR, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. (1991) 88 vol. (19); pp. 8821-8825

Induction of Arabidopsis defense genes by virulent and avirulent Pseudomonas syringae strains and by a cloned avirulence gene, 1991
Dong, X; Mindrinos, M; Davis, KR; Ausubel, FM, Plant Cell. (1991) 3 vol. (1); pp. 61-72

Pseudomonas syringae infection of Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system for studying plant-bacterial interactions., 1990
Schott, E. J., K.R. Davis, X. Dong, M. Mindrinos P. Guevara, and F.M. Ausubel., In Pseudomonas: Biotransformation, Pathogenesis, and Evolving Biotechnology. S. Silver, A.M. Chakrabarty. B. Iglewski, and S. Kaplan, eds.. (1990) pp. 82-90

Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system for studying plant-pathogen interactions., 1989
Davis, K. R., E. Schott, X. Dong, and F. M. Ausubel, In Signal molecules in plants and plant-microbe interaction. B. J. J. Lugtenberg, ed.. (1989) pp. 99-106

DNA bending near the replication origin of IncFII plasmid NR1., 1989
Dong, XN; Rouillard, KP; Womble, DD; Rownd, RH, Journal of Bacteriology. (1989) 171 vol. (2); pp. 703-707

In-vivo studies on the cis-acting replication initiator protein of IncFII plasmid NR1, 1988
Dong, X; Womble, DD; Rownd, RH, Journal of Molecular Biology. (1988) 202 vol. (3); pp. 495-509

Transcriptional pausing in a region important for plasmid NR1 replication control., 1987
Dong, X; Womble, DD; Rownd, RH, J. Bacteriol.. (1987) 169 vol. (12); pp. 353-363

Changes in RNA secondary structure may mediate the regulation of IncFII plasmid gene expression and DNA replication., 1987
Womble, D. D., X. Dong, and R. H. Rownd, In New perspectives on the molecular biology of RNA. M. Inouye, and B. S. Dudock eds.. (1987) pp. 225-247

IncFII plasmid replication control and stable maintenance, 1986
Rownd, R. H., D. D. Womble, and X. Dong, In Banbury Report 24: Antibiotic resistance genes: ecology, transfer, and expression. S. B. Levy, and R. P. Novick eds.. (1986) pp. 179-194

Incompatibility and IncFII plasmid replication control., 1985
Rownd, RH; Womble, DD; Dong, XN; Luckow, VA; Wu, RP, Basic life sciences. (1985) 30 pp. 335-354

Regulation of transcription of the repA1 gene in the replication control region of IncFII plasmid NR1 by gene dosage of the repA2 transcription repressor protein, 1985
Dong, X; Womble, DD; Luckow, VA; Rownd, RH, Journal of Bacteriology. (1985) 161 vol. (2); pp. 544-551

Analysis of the individual regulatory components of the IncFII plasmid replication control system, 1985
Womble, DD; Dong, X; Luckow, VA; Wu, RP; Rownd, RH, Journal of bacteriology. (1985) 161 vol. (2); pp. 534-543

IncFII plasmid incompatibility product and its target are both RNA transcripts, 1984
Womble, DD; Dong, X; Wu, RP; Luckow, VA; Martinez, AF; Rownd, RH, Journal of bacteriology. (1984) 160 vol. (1); pp. 28-35

Awards

  • 2012 Members/ Foreign Associates, National Academy of Science

  • 2011 AAAS Fellows, American Association for the Advancement of Science, The

  • 2011 Investigator/Alumni Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute