WRKY References

Relevant WRKY References

YEAR 2018

Aamir, M., Singh, V.K., Dubey, M.K., Kashyap, S.P., Zehra, A., Upadhyay, R.S., and Singh, S.(2018). Structural and functional dissection of differentially expressed tomato WRKY transcripts in host defense response against the vascular wilt pathogen (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici). PLoS ONE 13, e0193922.

Ali, M.A., Azeem, F., Nawaz, M.A., Acet, T., Abbas, A., Imran, Q.M., Shah, K.H., Rehman, H.M., Chung, G., Yang, S.H., and Bohlmann, H. (2018). Transcription factors WRKY11 and WRKY17 are involved in abiotic stress responses in Arabidopsis. J. Plant Physiol. 226, 12-21.

Agarwal, P., Patel, K., and K., Agarwal, P.K. (2018). Ectopic expression of JcWRKY confers enhanced resistance in transgenic tobacco against Macrophomina phaseolina. DNA Cell Biol. 37, 298-307.

Banday, Z.Z., and Nandi, A.K. (2018). Arabidopsis thaliana GLUTATHIONE-S-TRANSFERASE THETA 2 interacts with RSI1/FLD to activate systemic acquired resistance. Mol. Plant Pathol. 19, 464-475.

Bao, W., Wang, X., Chen, M., Chai, T., and Wang, H. (2018). A WRKY transcription factor, PcWRKY33, from Polygonum cuspidatum reduces salt tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Rep., in press.

Cao, W., Wang, Y., Shi, M., Hao, X., Zhao, W., Wang, Y., Ren, J., and Kai, G. (2018). Transcription factor SmWRKY1 positively promotes the biosynthesis of tanshinones in Salvia miltiorrhiza. Front. Plant Sci. 9, 554.

Chen, J., Wang, H., Li, Y., Pan, J., Hu, Y., and Yu, D. (2018). Arabidopsis VQ10 interacts with WRKY8 to modulate basal defense against Botrytis cinerea. J. Integr. Plant Biol., in press.

Chen, L., Zhang, L., and Yu, D. (2018). Transcription factor WRKY75 interacts with DELLA proteins to affect flowering. Plant Physiol. 176, 790-803.

Chen, L., Zhao, Y., Xu, S., Zhang, Z., Xu, Y., Zhang, J., and Chong, K. (2018). OsMADS57 together with OsTB1 coordinates transcription of its target OsWRKY94 and D14 to switch its organogenesis to defense for cold adaptation in rice. New Phytol. 218, 219-231.

Cui, J., Xu, P., Meng, J., Li, J., Jiang, N., and Luan, Y. (2018). Transcriptome signatures of tomato leaf induced by Phytophthora infestans and functional identification of transcription factor SpWRKY3. Theor. Appl. Genet. 131, 787-800.

Cui, Q., Yan, X., Gao, X., Zhang, D.-m., He, H.-b., and Jia, G.-x. (2018). Analysis of WRKY transcription factors and characterization of two Botrytis cinerea-responsive LrWRKY genes from Lilium regale. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 127, 525-536.

Dong, Q., Zhao, S., Duan, D., Tian, Y., Wang, Y., Mao, K., Zhou, Z. and Ma, F. (2018) Structural and functional analyses of genes encoding VQ proteins in apple. Plant Sci., 272, 208-219.

Duan, S., Wang, J., Gao, C., Jin, C., Li, D., Peng, D., Du, G., Li, Y., and Chen, M.(2018). Functional characterization of a heterologously expressed Brassica napus WRKY41-1 transcription factor in regulating anthocyanin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Sci. 268, 47-53.

Erpen, L., Devi, H.S., Grosser, J.W., and Dutt, M. (2018). Potential use of the DREB/ERF, MYB, NAC and WRKY transcription factors to improve abiotic and biotic stress in transgenic plants. Plant Cell Tiss. Organ Cult. 132, 1-25.

Fan, Z.-q., Tan, X.-L., Shan, W., Kuang, J.-f., Lu, W.-j., and Chen, J.-y. (2018). Characterization of a transcriptional regulator BrWRKY6 that associates with gibberellin-suppressed leaf senescence of Chinese flowering cabbage. J. Agric. Food Chem. 66, 1791-1799.

Fu, J., Liu, Q., Wang, C., Liang, J., Liu, L., and Wang, Q. (2018). ZmWRKY79 positively regulates maize phytoalexin biosynthetic gene expression and is involved in stress response. J. Exp. Bot. 69, 497-510.

Gu, L., Li, L., Wei, H., Wang, H., Su, J., Guo, Y., and Yu, S. (2018). Identification of the group IIa WRKY subfamily and the functional analysis of GhWRKY17 in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). PLoS ONE 13, e0191681.

Guo, R., Qiao, H., Zhao, J., Wang, X., Tu, M., Guo, C., Wan, R., Li, Z., and Wang, X.(2018). The grape VlWRKY3 gene promotes abiotic and biotic stress tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana. Front. Plant Sci. 9, 545.

Han, D., Zhang, Z., Ding, H., Chai, L., Liu, W., Li, H., and Yang, G. (2018). Isolation and characterization of MbWRKY2 gene involved in enhanced drought tolerance in transgenic tobacco. J. Plant Interact. 13, 163-172.

Han, D., Zhang, Z., Ding, H., Wang, Y., Liu, W., Li, H., and Yang, G. (2018). Molecular cloning and functional analysis of MbWRKY3 involved in improved drought tolerance in transformed tobacco. J. Plant Interact. 13, 329-337.

Hussain, A., Li, X., Weng, Y., Liu, Z., Ashraf, M., Noman, A., Yang, S., Ifnan, M., Qiu, S., Yang, Y., Guan, D., and He, S. (2018). CaWRKY22 acts as a positive regulator in pepper response to Ralstonia solanacearum by constituting networks with CaWRKY6, CaWRKY27, CaWRKY40, and CaWRKY58. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 19, 1426.

Ifnan Khan, M., Zhang, Y., Liu, Z., Hu, J., Liu, C., Yang, S., Hussain, A., Furqan Ashraf, M., Noman, A., Shen, L., Xia, X., Yang, F., Guan, D., and He, S. (2018). CaWRKY40b in pepper acts as a negative regulator in response to Ralstonia solanacearum by directly modulating defense genes including CaWRKY40. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 19, 1403.

Imran, Q.M., Hussain, A., Mun, B.-G., Lee, S.U., Asaf, S., Ali, M.A., Lee, I.-J., and Yun, B.-W.(2018). Transcriptome wide identification and characterization of NO-responsive WRKY transcription factors in Arabidopsis thaliana L. Env. Exp. Bot. 148, 128-143.

Jin, W., Zhou, Q., Wei, Y., Yang, J., Hao, F., Cheng, Z., Guo, H., and Liu, W. (2018). NtWRKY-R1, a novel transcription factor, integrates IAA and JA signal pathway under topping damage stress in Nicotiana tabacum. Front. Plant Sci. 8, 2263.

Jing, Z., and Liu, Z.(2018). Genome-wide identification of WRKY transcription factors in kiwifruit (Actinidia spp.) and analysis of WRKY expression in responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Genes Genom. 40, 429-446.

Karkute, S.G., Gujjar, R.S., Rai, A., Akhtar, M., Singh, M., and Singh, B. (2018). Genome wide expression analysis of WRKY genes in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) under drought stress. Plant Gene 13, 8-17.

Kiranmai, K., Lokanadha Rao, G., Pandurangaiah, M., Nareshkumar, A., Amaranatha Reddy, V., Lokesh, U., Venkatesh, B., Anthony Johnson, A.M., and Sudhakar, C.(2018). A novel WRKY transcription factor, MuWRKY3 (Macrotyloma uniflorum Lam. Verdc.) enhances drought stress tolerance in transgenic groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) plants. Front. Plant Sci. 9, 346.

Konda, A.K., Farmer, R., Soren, K.R., Shanmugavadivel, P.S., and Setti, A. (2018). Structural modelling and molecular dynamics of a multi-stress responsive WRKY TF-DNA complex, towards elucidating its role in stress signalling mechanisms in chickpea. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn., in press.

Lal, N.K., Nagalakshmi, U., Hurlburt, N.K., Flores, R., Bak, A., Sone, P., Ma, X., Song, G., Walley, J., Shan, L., He, P., Casteel, C., Fisher, A.J., and Dinesh-Kumar, S.P. (2018). The receptor-like cytoplasmic kinase BIK1 localizes to the nucleus and regulates defense hormone expression during plant innate immunity. Cell Host Microbe 23, 485-497.

Lee, H., Cha, J., Choi, C., Choi, N., Ji, H.-S., Park, S.R., Lee, S., and Hwang, D.-J.(2018). Rice WRKY11 plays a role in pathogen defense and drought tolerance. Rice 11, 5.

Lei, R., Ma, Z., and Yu, D. (2018). WRKY2/34–VQ20 modules in Arabidopsis thaliana negatively regulate expression of a trio of related MYB transcription factors during pollen development. Front. Plant Sci. 9, 331.

Li, G.Z., Wang, Z.Q., Yokosho, K., Ding, B., Fan, W., Gong, Q.Q., Li, G.X., Wu, Y.R., Yang, J.L., Ma, J.F., and Zheng, S.J. (2018). Transcription factor WRKY22 promotes aluminum tolerance via activation of OsFRDL4 expression and enhancement of citrate secretion in rice (Oryza sativa). New Phytol. 219, 149-162.

Liu, F., Li, X., Wang, M., Wen, J., Yi, B., Shen, J., Ma, C., Fu, T., and Tu, J.(2018). Interactions of WRKY15 and WRKY33 transcription factors and their roles in the resistance of oilseed rape to Sclerotinia infection. Plant Biotechnol. J. 16, 911-925.

López-Galiano, M.J., González-Hernández, A.I., Crespo-Salvador, O., Rausell, C., Real, M.D., Escamilla, M., Camañes, G., García-Agustín, P., González-Bosch, C., and García-Robles, I. (2018). Epigenetic regulation of the expression of WRKY75 transcription factor in response to biotic and abiotic stresses in Solanaceae plants. Plant Cell Rep. 37, 167-176.

Mzid, R., Zorrig, W., Ben Ayed, R., Ben Hamed, K., Ayadi, M., Damak, Y., Lauvergeat, V., and Hanana, M. (2018). The grapevine VvWRKY2 gene enhances salt and osmotic stress tolerance in transgenic Nicotiana tabacum. 3 Biotech 8, 277.

Pandey, B., Grover, A., and Sharma, P. (2018). Molecular dynamics simulations revealed structural differences among WRKY domain-DNA interaction in barley (Hordeum vulgare). BMC Genomics 19, 132.

Prát, T., Hajný, J., Grunewald, W., Vasileva, M., Molnár, G., Tejos, R., Schmid, M., Sauer, M., and Friml, J. (2018). WRKY23 is a component of the transcriptional network mediating auxin feedback on PIN polarity. PLoS Genet. 14, e1007177.

Sarkar, S., Das, A., Khandagale, P., Maiti, I.B., Chattopadhyay, S., and Dey, N. (2018). Interaction of Arabidopsis TGA3 and WRKY53 transcription factors on Cestrum yellow leaf curling virus (CmYLCV) promoter mediates salicylic acid-dependent gene expression in planta. Planta 247, 181-199.

Satapathy, L., Kumar, D., Kumar, M., and Mukhopadhyay, K. (2018). Functional and DNA–protein binding studies of WRKY transcription factors and their expression analysis in response to biotic and abiotic stress in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). 3 Biotech 8, 40.

Shinde, B.A., Dholakia, B.B., Hussain, K., Aharoni, A., Giri, A.P., and Kamble, A.C.(2018). WRKY1 acts as a key component improving resistance against Alternaria solani in wild tomato, Solanum arcanum Peralta. Plant Biotechnol. J., in press.

Shrestha, A., Khan, A., Mishra, D.R., Bhuyan, K., Sahoo, B., Maiti, I.B., and Dey, N.(2018). WRKY71 and TGA1a physically interact and synergistically regulate the activity of a novel promoter isolated from Petunia vein-clearing virus. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1861, 133-146.

Singh, P., Shekhar, S., Rustagi, A., Sharma, V., and Kumar, D. (2018). Insights into the role of WRKY superfamily of protein transcription factor in defense response. In Molecular Aspects of Plant-Pathogen Interaction, A. Singh and I.K. Singh, eds (Singapore: Spinger Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.), pp. 185-202.

Tang, J., Liu, Q., Yuan, H., Zhang, Y., and Huang, S. (2018). Molecular analysis of a novel alkaline metal salt (NaCl)-responsive WRKY transcription factor gene IlWRKY1 from the halophyte Iris lactea var. chinensis. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 127, 139-145.

Vannozzi, A., Wong, D.C.J., Höll, J., Hmmam, I., Matus, J.T., Bogs, J., Ziegler, T., Dry, I., Barcaccia, G., and Lucchin, M. (2018). Combinatorial regulation of stilbene synthase genes by WRKY and MYB transcription factors in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.). Plant Cell Physiol., in press.

Viana, V.E., Marini, N., Busanello, C., Pegoraro, C., Fernando, J.A., Da Maia, L.C., and Costa de Oliveira, A. (2018). Regulation of rice responses to submergence by WRKY transcription factors. Biol. Plant., in press.

Vo, K.T.X., Kim, C.-Y., Hoang, T.V., Lee, S.-K., Shirsekar, G., Seo, Y.-S., Lee, S.-W., Wang, G.-L., and Jeon, J.-S. (2018). OsWRKY67 plays a positive role in basal and XA21-mediated resistance in rice. Front. Plant Sci. 8, 2220.

Ullah, A., Sun, H., Hakim, Yang, X., and Zhang, X. (2018). A novel cotton WRKY-gene, GhWRKY6-like, improves salt tolerance by activating the ABA signalling pathway and scavenging of reactive oxygen species. Physiol. Plant. 162, 439-454.

Vives-Peris, V., Marmaneu, D., and Gómez-Cadenas, A. (2018). Characterization of Citrus WRKY transcription factors and their responses tp phytohormones and abiotic srtress. Biol. Plant. 62, 33-44.

Wan, Y., Mao, M., Wan, D., Yang, Q., Yang, F., Mandlaa, Li, G., and Wang, R. (2018). Identification of the WRKY gene family and functional analysis of two genes in Caragana intermedia. BMC Plant Biol 18, 31.

Wang, C., He, X., Li, Y., Wang, L., Guo, X., and Guo, X. (2018). The cotton MAPK kinase GhMPK20 negatively regulates resistance to Fusarium oxysporum by mediating the MKK4-MPK20-WRKY40 cascade. Mol. Plant Pathol. 19, 1624-1638.

Wang, T., Song, Z., Wei, L., and Li, L. (2018). Molecular characterization and expression analysis of WRKY family genes in Dendrobium officinale. Genes Genom. 40, 265-279.

Wang, Y., Jiang, L., Chen, J., Tao, L., An, Y., Cai, H., and Guo, C. (2018). Overexpression of the alfalfa WRKY11 gene enhances salt tolerance in soybean. PLoS ONE 13, e0192382.

Wei, Y., Liu, G., Chang, Y., Lin, D., Reiter, R.J., He, C., and Shi, H. (2018). Melatonin biosynthesis enzymes recruit WRKY transcription factors to regulate melatonin accumulation and transcriptional activity on W-box in cassava. J. Pineal Res., in press.

Wu, B., Li, M.-Y., Xu, Z.-S., Wang, F., and Xiong, A.-S. (2018). Genome-wide analysis of WRKY transcription factors and their response to abiotic stress in celery (Apium graveolens L.). Biotechnol Biotec. Eq. 32, 293-302.

Yamamoto, T., Yoshida, Y., Nakajima, K., Tominaga, M., Gyohda, A., Suzuki, H., Okamoto, T., Nishimura, T., Yokotani, N., Minami, E., Nishizawa, Y., Miyamoto, K., Yamane, H., Okada, K., and Koshiba, T. (2018). Expression of RSOsPR10 in rice roots is antagonistically regulated by jasmonate/ethylene and salicylic acid via the activator OsERF87 and the repressor OsWRKY76, respectively. Plant Direct 2, e00049.

Yan, C., Fan, M., Yang, M., Zhao, J., Zhang, W., Su, Y., Xiao, L., Deng, H., and Xie, D.(2018). Injury activates Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent phosphorylation of JAV1-JAZ8-WRKY51 complex for jasmonate biosynthesis. Mol. Cell 70, 136-149.

Yang, L., Ye, C., Zhao, Y., Cheng, X., Wang, Y., Jiang, Y.-Q., and Yang, B. (2018). An oilseed rape WRKY-type transcription factor regulates ROS accumulation and leaf senescence in Nicotiana benthamiana and Arabidopsis through modulating transcription of RbohD and RbohF. Planta 247, 1323-1338.

Yang, X., Li, H., Yang, Y., Wang, Y., Mo, Y., Zhang, R., Zhang, Y., Ma, J., Wei, C., and Zhang, X. (2018). Identification and expression analyses of WRKY genes reveal their involvement in growth and abiotic stress response in watermelon (Citrullus lanatus). PLoS ONE 13, e0191308.

Yang, Y., Liang, T., Zhang, L., Shao, K., Gu, X., Shang, R., Shi, N., Li, X., Zhang, P., and Liu, H.(2018). UVR8 interacts with WRKY36 to regulate HY5 transcription and hypocotyl elongation in Arabidopsis. Nat. Plants 4, 98-107.

Ye, Q., Wang, H., su, t., Wu, W.-H., and Chen, Y.-F. (2018). The ubiquitin E3 ligase PRU1 regulates WRKY6 degradation to modulate phosphate homeostasis in response to low-Pi stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 30, 1062-1076.

Yokotani, N., Shikata, M., Ichikawa, H., Mitsuda, N., Ohme-Takagi, M., Minami, E., and Nishizawa, Y. (2018). OsWRKY24, a blast-disease responsive transcription factor, positively regulates rice disease resistance. J. Gen. Plant Pathol. 84, 85-91.

Yu, H., Guo, W., Yang, D., Hou, Z., and Liang, Z. (2018). Transcriptional profiles of SmWRKY family genes and their putative roles in the biosynthesis of tanshinone and phenolic acids in Salvia miltiorrhiza. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 19, 1593.

Yu, Y., Wang, L., Chen, J., Liu, Z., Park, C.-M., and Xiang, F. (2018). WRKY71 acts antagonistically against salt-delayed flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol. 59, 414-422.

Zhang, L., Cheng, J., Sun, X., Zhao, T., Li, M., Wang, Q., Li, S. and Xin, H. (2018) Overexpression of VaWRKY14 increases drought tolerance in Arabidopsis by modulating the expression of stress-related genes. Plant Cell Rep., in press.

Zhang, L., Chen, L., and Yu, D. (2018). Transcription factor WRKY75 interacts with DELLA proteins to affect flowering. Plant Physiol. 176, 790-803.

Zhang, M., Chen, Y., Nie, L., Jin, X., Liao, W., Zhao, S., Fu, C., and Yu, L. (2018). Transcriptome-wide identification and screening of WRKY factors involved in the regulation of taxol biosynthesis in Taxus chinensis. Sci. Rep. 8, 5197.

Zhao, L., Cai, H., Su, Z., Wang, L., Huang, X., Zhang, M., Chen, P., Dai, X., Zhao, H., Palanivelu, R., Chen, X., and Qin, Y. (2018). KLU suppresses megasporocyte cell fate through SWR1-mediated activation of WRKY28 expression in Arabidopsis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 115, E526-E535.

Zhao, J., Zhang, X., Guo, R., Wang, Y., Guo, C., Li, Z., Chen, Z., Gao, H., and Wang, X.(2018). Over-expression of a grape WRKY transcription factor gene, VlWRKY48, in Arabidopsis thaliana increases disease resistance and drought stress tolerance. Plant Cell Tiss. Organ Cult. 132, 359-370.

Zhou, M., Lu, Y., Bethke, G., Harrison, B.T., Hatsugai, N., Katagiri, F., and Glazebrook, J.(2018). WRKY70 prevents axenic activation of plant immunity by direct repression of SARD1. New Phytol. 217, 700-712.

Zheng, X., Zhao, Y., Shan, D., Shi, K., Wang, L., Li, Q., Wang, N., Zhou, J., Yao, J., Xue, Y., Fang, S., Chu, J., Guo, Y., and Kong, J. (2018). MdWRKY9 overexpression confers intensive dwarfing in the M26 rootstock of apple by directly inhibiting brassinosteroid synthetase MdDWF4 expression. New Phytol. 217, 1086-1098.

Zhu, D., Che, Y., Xiao, P., Hou, L., Guo, Y., and Liu, X. (2018). Functional analysis of a grape WRKY30 gene in drought resistance. Plant Cell Tiss. Organ Cult. 132, 449-459.

YEAR 2017

Aamir, M., Singh, V.K., Meena, M., Upadhyay, R.S., Gupta, V.K., and Singh, S. (2017). Structural and functional insights into WRKY3 and WRKY4 transcription factors to unravel the WRKY–DNA (W-Box) complex interaction in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.). A computational approach. Front. Plant Sci. 8, 819.

Abid, G., Muhovski, Y., Mingeot, D., Saidi, M.N., Aouida, M., Aroua, I., M'Hamdi, M., Barhoumi, F., Rezgui, S., and Jebara, M. (2017). Identification and characterization of two faba bean (Vicia faba L.) WRKY transcription factors and their expression analysis during salt and drought stress. The Journal of Agricultural Science 155, 791-803.

Amato, A., Cavallini, E., Zenoni, S., Finezzo, L., Begheldo, M., Ruperti, B., and Tornielli, G.B. (2017). A grapevine TTG2-like WRKY transcription factor is involved in regulating vacuolar transport and flavonoid biosynthesis. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 1979.

Birkenbihl, R.P., Liu, S., and Somssich, I.E. (2017). Transcriptional events defining plant immune responses. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 38, 1-9.

Birkenbihl, R.P., Kracher, B., Roccaro, M. and Somssich, I.E. (2017). Induced genome-wide binding of three WRKY transcription factors during early MAMP-triggered immunity. Plant Cell 29, 20-38.

Cai, C., Wu, S., Niu, E., Cheng, C., and Guo, W. (2017). Identification of genes related to salt stress tolerance using intron-length polymorphic markers, association mapping and virus-induced gene silencing in cotton. Sci. Rep. 7, 528

Cai, R., Dai, W., Zhang, C., Wang, Y., Wu, M., Zhao, Y., Ma, Q., Xiang, Y., and Cheng, B.(2017). The maize WRKY transcription factor ZmWRKY17 negatively regulates salt stress tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis plants. Planta 246, 1215-1231.

Chen, F., Hu, Y., Vannozzi, A., Wu, K., Cai, H., Qin, Y., Mullis, A., Lin, Z., and Zhang, L.(2017). The WRKY transcription factor family in model plants and crops. Crit. Rev. Plant Sci. 36, 311-335.

Chen, J., Nolan, T., Ye, H., Zhang, M., Tong, H., Xin, P., Chu, J., Chu, C., Li, Z., and Yin, Y.(2017). Arabidopsis WRKY46, WRKY54 and WRKY70 transcription factors are involved in brassinosteroid-regulated plant growth and drought response. Plant Cell 29, 1425-1439.

Chen, J., and Yin, Y.(2017). WRKY transcription factors are involved in brassinosteroid signaling and mediate the crosstalk between plant growth and drought tolerance. Plant Signal. Behav. 12, e1365212.

Chen, L., Xiang, S., Chen, Y., Li, D., and Yu, D. (2017). Arabidopsis WRKY45 interacts with the DELLA protein RGL1 to positively regulate age-triggered leaf senescence. Mol. Plant 10, 1174-1189.

Chen, M., Yan, T., Shen, Q., Lu, X., Pan, Q., Huang, Y., Tang, Y., Fu, X., Liu, M., Jiang, W., Lv, Z., Shi, P., Ma, Y.-n., Hao, X., Zhang, L., Li, L., and Tang, K.(2016). GLANDULAR TRICHOME-SPECIFIC WRKY 1 promotes artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua. New Phytol. 214, 304-316.

Cheng, M.-n., Huang, Z.-j., Hua, Q.-z., Shan, W., Kuang, J.-f., Lu, W.-j., Qin, Y.-h., and Chen, J.-y. (2017). The WRKY transcription factor HpWRKY44 regulates CytP450-like1 expression in red piktaya fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus). Horti. Res. 4, 17039

Chinnapandi, B., Bucki, P., and Braun Miyara, S. (2017). SlWRKY45, nematode-responsive tomato WRKY gene, enhances susceptibility to the root knot nematode; M. javanica infection. Plant Signal. Behav. 12, e1356530.

Choi, N.Y., Lee, E., Lee, S.G., Choi, C.H., Park, S.R., Ahn, I., Bae, S.C., Hwang, C.H., and Hwang, D.-J. (2017). Genome-wide expression profiling of OsWRKY superfamily genes during infection with Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae using real-time PCR. Front. Plant Sci. 8, 1628.

da Silva, E.G., Ito, T.M., and de Souza, S.G.H. (2017). In silico genomne-wide identification and phylogenetic analysis of the WRKY transcription factor family in sweet orange (Citrus sinensis). Austral. J. Crop Sci. 11, 716-726.

Deeba, F., Sultana, T., Mahmood, T., O’Shea, C., Skriver, K., and Naqvi, S.M.S. (2017). Involvement of WRKY, MYB and DOF DNA-binding proteins in interaction with a rice germin-like protein gene promoter. Acta Physiol. Plant. 39, 189.

Du, C., Zhao, P., Zhang, H., Li, N., Zheng, L., and Wang, Y. (2017). The Reaumuria trigyna transcription factor RtWRKY1 confers tolerance to salt stress in transgenic Arabidopsis. J. Plant Physiol. 215, 48-48.

Fan, S., Dong, L., Han, D., Zhang, F., Wu, J., Jiang, L., Cheng, Q., Li, R., Lu, W., Meng, F., Zhang, S., and Xu, P. (2017). GmWRKY31 and GmHDL56 enhances resistance to Phytophthora sojae by regulating defense-related gene expression in soybean. Front. Plant Sci. 8, 781.

Fan, Z.-Q., Tan, X.-L., Shan, W., Kuang, J.-F., Lu, W.-J., and Chen, J.-Y. (2017). BrWRKY65, a WRKY transcription factor, is involved in regulating three leaf senescence-associated genes in Chinese flowering cabbage. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, 1228.

Geilen, K., Heilmann, M., Hillmer, S., and Böhmer, M. (2017). WRKY43 regulates polyunsaturated fatty acid content and seed germination under unfavourable growth conditions. Sci. Rep. 7, 14235.

Gu, Y., Li, W., Jiang, H., Wang, Y., Gao, H., Liu, M., Chen, Q., Lai, Y., and He, C.(2017). Differential expression of a WRKY gene between wild and cultivated soybeans correlate to seed size. J. Exp. Bot. 68, 2717-2729.

Guo, P., Li, Z., Huang, P., Li, B., Fang, S., Chu, J., and Guo, H. (2017). A tripartite amplification loop involving the transcription factor WRKY75, salicylic acid, and reactive oxygen species accelerates leaf senescence. Plant Cell 29, 2854-2870.

Hao JI, Ma Q, Hou L, Zhao F, Liu X. (2017). VvWRKY13 enhances ABA biosynthesis in Vitis vinifera. Acta Soc. Bot. Pol. 86, 3546.

Hao, J.J.J., Ma, Q., Hou, L., Zhao, F., and Xin, L. (2017). VvWRKY13 enhances ABA biosynthesis in Vitis vinifera. Acta Soc. Bot. Pol. 86, 1-14.

He, C., Teixeira da Silva, J.A., Tan, J., Zhang, J., Pan, X., Li, M., Luo, J., and Duan, J.(2017). A genome-wide identification of the WRKY family genes and a survey of potential WRKY target genes in Dendrobium officinale. Sci. Rep. 7, 9200.

Hichri, I., Muhovski, Y., Žižková, E., Dobrev, P.I., Gharbi, E., Franco-Zorrilla, J.M., Lopez-Vidriero, I., Solano, R., Clippe, A., Errachid, A., Motyka, V., and Lutts, S. (2017). The Solanum lycopersicum WRKY3 transcription factor SlWRKY3 is involved in salt stress tolerance in tomato. Front. Plant Sci. 8, 1343.

Hong, C., Cheng, D., Zhang, G., Zhu, D., Chen, Y., and Tan, M. (2017). The role of ZmWRKY4 in regulating maize antioxidant defense under cadmium stress. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 482, 1504-1510.

Jiang, C., Shen, Q.J., Wang, B., He, B., Xiao, S., Chen, L., Yu, T., Ke, X., Zhong, Q., Fu, J., Chen, Y., Wang, L., Yin, F., Zhang, D., Ghidan, W., Huang, X., and Cheng, Z.(2017). Transcriptome analysis of WRKY gene family in Oryza officinalis Wall ex Watt and WRKY genes involved in responses to Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae stress. PLoS ONE 12, e0188742.

Jiang, Y., Guo, L., Ma, X., Zhao, X., Jiao, B., Li, C., and Luo, K. (2017). The WRKY transcription factors PtrWRKY18 and PtrWRKY35 promote Melampsora resistance in Populus. Tree Physiol. 37, 665-675.

Jiang, J., Ma, S., Ye, N., Jiang, M., Cao, J., and Zhang, J. (2017). WRKY transcription factors in plant responses to stresses. J. Integr. Plant Biol. 59, 86-101.

Kage, U., Yogendra, K.N., and Kushalappa, A.C. (2017). TaWRKY70 transcription factor in wheat QTL-2DL regulates downstream metabolite biosynthetic genes to resist Fusarium graminearum infection spread within spike. Sci. Rep. 7, 42596.

Kanofsky, K., Bahlmann, A.-K., Hehl, R., and Dong, D.X. (2017). Combinatorial requirement of W- and WT-boxes in microbe-associated molecular pattern-responsive synthetic promoters. Plant Cell Rep. 36, 971-986.

Karanja, B.K., Fan, L., Xu, L., Wang, Y., Zhu, X., Tang, M., Wang, R., Zhang, F., Muleke, E.M.m., and Liu, L. (2017). Genome-wide characterization of the WRKY gene family in radish (Raphanus sativus L.) reveals its critical functions under different abiotic stresses. Plant Cell Rep.36, 1757-1773.

Lee, M.-H., Jeon, H.S., Kim, H.G., and Park, O.K. (2017). An Arabidopsis NAC transcription factor NAC4 promotes pathogen-induced cell death under negative regulation by microRNA164. New Phytol. 214, 343-360.

Lei, R., Li, X., Ma, Z., Lv, Y., Hu, Y., and Yu, D. (2017). Arabidopsis WRKY2 and WRKY34 transcription factors interact with VQ20 protein to modulate pollen development and function. Plant J. 91, 962-976.

Li, D., Liu, P., Yu, J., Wang, L., Dossa, K., Zhang, Y., Zhou, R., Wei, X., and Zhang, X.(2017). Genome-wide analysis of WRKY gene family in the sesame genome and identification of the WRKY genes involved in responses to abiotic stresses. BMC Plant Biol 17, 152.

Li, F., Li, M., Wang, P., Cox, K.L., Duan, L., Dever, J.K., Shan, L., Li, Z., and He, P.(2017). Regulation of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) drought responses by mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase cascade-mediated phosphorylation of GhWRKY59. New Phytol. 215, 1462-1475.

Li, J., Zhong, R., and Palva, E.T. (2017). WRKY70 and its homolog WRKY54 negatively modulate the cell wall-associated defenses to necrotrophic pathogens in Arabidopsis. PLoS ONE 12, e0183731.

Li, L., Mu, S., Cheng, Z., Cheng, Y., Zhang, Y., Miao, Y., Hou, C., Li, X., and Gao, J.(2017). Characterization and expression analysis of the WRKY gene family in moso bamboo. Sci. Rep. 7, 6675.

Li, L.-Q., Huang, L.-P., Pan, G., Liu, L., Wang, X.-Y., and Lu, L.-M. (2017). Identifying the genes regulated by AtWRKY6 using comparative transcript and proteomic analysis under phosphorus deficiency. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, 1046.

Li, S.-j., Yin, X.-r., Wang, W.-l., Liu, X.-f., Zhang, B., and Chen, K.-s. (2017). Citrus CitNAC62 cooperates with CitWRKY1 to participate in citric acid degradation via up-regulation of CitAco3. J. Exp. Bot. 68, 3419-3426.

Li, Y., Williams, B., and Dickman, M. (2017). Arabidopsis B-cell lymphoma2 (Bcl-2)-associated athanogene 7 (BAG7)-mediated heat tolerance requires translocation, sumoylation and binding to WRKY29. New Phytol. 214, 695-705.

Li, Z., Zhao, Y., Liu, X., Jiang, Z., Peng, J., Jin, J., Guo, H., and Luo, J. (2017). Construction of the leaf senescence database and functional assessment of senescence-associated genes. In Plant Genomics Databases: Methods and Protocols, A.D.J. van Dijk, ed (New York, NY: Springer New York), pp. 315-333.

Liang, M.-H., and Jiang, J.-G. (2017). Analysis of carotenogenic genes promoters and WRKY transcription factors in response to salt stress in Dunaliella bardawil. Sci. Rep. 7, 37025.

Liang, Q.-y., Wu, Y.-h., Wang, K., Bai, Z.-y., Liu, Q.-l., Pan, Y.-z., Zhang, L., and Jiang, B.-b. (2017). Chrysanthemum WRKY gene DgWRKY5 enhances tolerance to salt stress in transgenic chrysanthemum. Sci. Rep. 7, 4799.

Liu, Q., Liu, Y., Tang, Y., Chen, J., and Ding, W. (2017). Overexpression of NtWRKY50 increases resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum and alters salicylic acid and jasmonic acid production in tobacco. Front. Plant Sci. 8, 1710.

Liu, Q.-N., Liu, Y., Xin, Z.-Z., Zhang, D.-Z., Ge, B.-M., Yang, R.-P., Wang, Z.-F., Yang, L., Tang, B.-P., and Zhou, C.-L. (2017). Genome-wide identification and characterization of the WRKY gene family in potato (Solanum tuberosum). Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 71, 212-218.

Lui, S., Luo, C., Zhu, L., Sha, R., Qu, S., Cai, B., and Wang, S. (2017). Identification and expression analysis of WRKY transcription factor genes in response to fungal pathogen and hormone treatments in apple (Malus domestica). J. Plant Biol. 60, 215-230.

Liu, S., Ziegler, J., Zeier, J., Birkenbihl, R.P., Somssich, I.E. (2017). Botrytis cinerea B05.10 promotes disease development in Arabidopsis by suppressing WRKY33-mediated host immunity. Plant Cell Environ. 40, 2189-2206.

Lloyd, A., Brockman, A., Aguirre, L., Campbell, A., Bean, A., Cantero, A., and Gonzalez, A.(2017). Advances in the MYB-bHLH-WD repeat (MBW) pigment regulatory model: Addition of a WRKY factor and co-option of an anthocyanin MYB for betalain regulation. Plant Cell Physiol. 58, 1431-1441.

Luo, D.-l., Ba, L.-j., Shan, W., Kuang, J.-f., Lu, W.-j., and Chen, J.-y. (2017). Involvement of WRKY transcription factors in ABA-induced cold tolerance of banana fruit. J. Agric. Food Chem. 65, 3627-3635.

Ma, J., Gao, X., Liu, Q., Shao, Y., Zhang, D., Jiang, L., and Li, C. (2017). Overexpression of TaWRKY146 increases drought tolerance through inducing stomatal closure in Arabidopsis thaliana. Front. Plant Sci. 8, 2036.

Mao, Y., Jiang, B., Peng, Q., Liu, W., Lin, Y., Xie, D., He, X., and Li, S. (2017). Cloning and characterization of WRKY gene homologs in Chieh-qua (Benincasa hispida Cogn. var. Chieh-qua How) and their expression in response to fusaric acid treatment. 3 Biotech 7, 86.

Mukhtar, S.M., Liu, X., and Somssich, I.E. (2017). Elucidating the role of WRKY27 in male sterility in Arabidopsis. Plant Signal. Behav.12, e1363945.

Nam, T.N., Thia, L.H., Mai, D.S., and Tuan, N.V. (2017). Overexpression of NbWRKY79 enhances salt stress tolerance in Nicotiana benthamiana. Acta Physiol. Plant. 39, 121.

Ning, P., Liu, C., Kang, J., and Lv, J. (2017). Genome-wide analysis of WRKY transcription factors in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and differential expression under water deficit condition. PeerJ 5, e3232.

Ning, W., Zhai, H., Yu, J., Liang, S., Yang, X., Xing, X., Huo, J., Pang, T., Yang, Y., and Bai, X.(2017). Overexpression of Glycine soja WRKY20 enhances drought tolerance and improves plant yields under drought stress in transgenic soybean. Mol. Breeding 37, 19.

Nguyen, C.C., Nakaminami, K., Matsui, A., Watanabe, S., Kanno, Y., Seo, M., and Seki, M.(2017). Overexpression of oligouridylate binding protein 1b results in ABA hypersensitivity. Plant Signal. Behav. 12, e1282591.

Pal, S., Yadav, A.K., Singh, A.K., Rastogi, S., Gupta, M.M., Verma, R.K., Nagegowda, D.A., Pal, A., and Shasany, A.K. (2017). Nitrogen treatment enhances sterols and withaferin A through transcriptional activation of jasmonate pathway, WRKY transcription factors, and biosynthesis genes in Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal. Protoplasma 254, 389-399.

Sah, B., Subban, K., and Chelliah, J. (2018). Cloning and sequence analysis of 10-deacetylbaccatin III-10-O-acetyl transferase gene and WRKY1 transcription factor from taxol producing endophytic fungus Lasiodiplodia theobromea. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 364, fnx253.

Satapathy, L., Kumar, D., and Mukhopadhyay, K. (2017). WRKY Transcription Factors: Involvement in Plant–Pathogen Interactions. In Recent advances in Applied Microbiology, P. Shukla, ed (Singapore: Springer Singapore), pp. 229-246.

Sen, S., Chakraborty, J., Ghosh, P., Basu, D., and Das, S. (2017). Chickpea WRKY70 regulates the expression of a Homeodomain-Leucine Zipper (HD-Zip) I transcription factor CaHDZ12, which confers abiotic stress tolerance in transgenic tobacco and chickpea. Plant Cell Physiol. 58, 1934-1952.

Sham, A., Moustafa, K., Al-Shamisi, S., Alyan, S., Iratni, R., and AbuQamar, S. (2017). Microarray analysis of Arabidopsis WRKY33 mutants in response to the necrotrophic fungus Botrytis cinerea. PLoS ONE 12, e0172343.

Silva Monteiro de Almeida, D., Oliveira Jordão do Amaral, D., Del-Bem, L.-E., Bronze dos Santos, E., Santana Silva, R.J., Peres Gramacho, K., Vincentz, M., and Micheli, F. (2017). Genome-wide identification and characterization of cacao WRKY transcription factors and analysis of their expression in response to witches' broom disease. PLoS ONE 12, e0187346.

Singh, A.K., Kumar, S.R., Dwivedi, V., Rai, A., Pal, S., Shasany, A.K., and Nagegowda, D.A.(2017). A WRKY transcription factor from Withania somnifera regulates triterpenoid withanolide accumulation and biotic stress tolerance through modulation of phytosterol and defense pathways. New Phytol. 215, 1115-1131.

Singh, P.K., Patel, A., Gangull, S., and Pal, A. (2017). Molecular modeling and simulation of three important components of plant pathogen interaction cascade in Vigna mungo. Bioinformation 13, 323-326.

Souza, C.d.A., Li, S., Lin, A.Z., Boutrot, F., Grossmann, G., Zipfel, C., and Somerville, S.C.(2017). Cellulose-derived oligomers act as damage-associated molecular patterns and trigger defense-like responses. Plant Physiol. 173, 2383-2398.

Stetter, M.G., Benz, M., and Ludewig, U. (2017). Increased root hair density by loss of WRKY6 in Arabidopsis thaliana. PeerJ 5, e2891.

Tian, X., Li, X., Zhou, W., Ren, Y., Wang, Z., Liu, Z., Tang, J., Tong, H., Fang, J., and Bu, Q.(2017). Transcription factor OsWRKY53 positively regulates brassinosteroid signaling and plant architecture. Plant Physiol. 175, 1337-1349.

Ueda, M., Aichinger, E., Gong, W., Groot, E., Verstraeten, I., Vu, L.D., De Smet, I., Higashiyama, T., Umeda, M., and Laux, T. (2017). Transcriptional integration of paternal and maternal factors in the Arabidopsis zygote. Genes Dev. 31, 617-627

Ueno, Y., Matsushita, A., Inoue, H., Yoshida, R., Jiang, C.-J., and Takatsuji, H. (2017). WRKY45 phosphorylation at threonine 266 acts negatively on WRKY45-dependent blast resistance in rice. Plant Signal. Behav. 12, e1356968.

Viana, V., Marini, N., Finatto, T., Ezquer, I., Busanello, C., Dos Santos, R., Pegoraro, C., Colombo, L., and Costa de Oliveira, A. (2017). Iron excess in rice: from phenotypic changes to functional genomics of WRKY transcription factors. Genet. Mol. Res. 16, gmr16039694.

Wang, J., Tao, F., An, F., Zou, Y., Tian, W., Chen, X., Xu, X., and Hu, X. (2017). Wheat transcription factor TaWRKY70 is positively involved in high-temperature seedling-plant resistance to Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici. Mol. Plant Pathol. 18, 649-661.

Wang, J., Tao, F., Tian, W., Guo, Z., Chen, X., Xu, X., Shang, H., and Hu, X. (2017). The wheat WRKY transcription factors TaWRKY49 and TaWRKY62 confer differential high-temperature seedling-plant resistance to Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici. PLoS ONE 12, e0181963.

Wang, K., Wu, Y.-H., Tian, X.-Q., Bai, Z.-Y., Liang, Q.-Y., Liu, Q.-L., Pan, Y.-Z., Zhang, L., and Jiang, B.-B. (2017). Overexpression of DgWRKY4 enhances salt tolerance in chrysanthemum seedlings. Front. Plant Sci. 8, 1592.

Wang, L., Zhang, X.-l., Wang, L., Tian, Y., Jia, N., Chen, S., Shi, N.-b., Huang, X., Zhou, C., Yu, Y., Zhang, Z.-q., and Pang, X.-q. (2017). Regulation of ethylene-responsive SlWRKYs involved in color change during tomato fruit ripening. Sci. Rep. 7, 16674.

Wang, M., Weiberg, A., Dellota, E., Yamane, D., and Jin, H. (2017). Botrytis small RNA Bc-siR37 suppresses plant defense genes by cross-kingdom RNAi. RNA Biol. 14, 421-428.

Wang, N., Yue, Z.Y., Wang, P., Sun, X., Gong, X.Q., and Ma, F.W. (2017). Function of Malus prunifolia WRKY6 transcription factor in response to different stresses. Biol. Plant. 61, 284-292.

Wang, X., Guo, R., Tu, M., Wang, D., Guo, C., Wan, R., Li, Z., and Wang, X. (2017). Ectopic expression of the wild grape WRKY transcription factor VqWRKY52 in Arabidopsis thaliana enhances resistance to the biotrophic pathogen powdery mildew but not to the necrotrophic pathogen Botrytis cinerea. Front. Plant Sci. 8, 97.

Wu, J., Chen, J., Wang, L., and Wang, S. (2017). Genome-wide investigation of WRKY transcription factors involved in terminal drought stress response in common bean. Front. Plant Sci. 8, 380

Wu, M., Liu, H., Han, G., Cai, R., Pan, F., and Xiang, Y. (2017). A moso bamboo WRKY gene PeWRKY83 confers salinity tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis plants. Sci. Rep. 7, 11721.

Wu, S.-R., Gao, K., Liu, X., Xu, J., Wei, J.-h., and Sui, C. (2017). Identification of WRKY transcription factors related to saikosaponin biosynthesis in adventitious roots of Bupleurum chinense. Chin. Herb. Med. 9, 153-160.

Xiang, J., Tang, S., Zhi, H., Jia, G., Wang, H., and Diao, X. (2017). Loose Panicle1 encoding a novel WRKY transcription factor, regulates panicle development, stem elongation, and seed size in foxtail millet [Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv.]. PLoS ONE 12, e0178730.

Xiao, Y., Zhou, L., Lei, X., Cao, H., Wang, Y., Dou, Y., Tang, W., and Xia, W. (2017). Genome-wide identification of WRKY genes and their expression profiles under different abiotic stresses in Elaeis guineensis. PLoS ONE 12, e0189224.

Xie, C., Zhang, G., Zhang, Y., Song, X., Guo, H., Chen, X., and Fang, R. (2017). SRWD1, a novel target gene of DELLA and WRKY proteins, participates in the development and immune response of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Sci. Bull. 62, 1639-1648.

Xu, H., Shi, X., Wang, Z., Gao, C., Wang, C., and Wang, Y. (2017). Transcription factor ThWRKY4 binds to a novel WLS motif and a RAV1A element in addition to the W-box to regulate gene expression. Plant Sci. 261, 38-49.

Xu, L., Zhao, H., Ruan, W., Deng, M., Wang, F., Peng, J., Luo, J., Chen, Z., and Yi, K.(2017). ABNORMAL INFLUORESCENCE MERISTEM1 functions in salicylic acid biosynthesis to maintain proper reactive oxygen species levels for root meristem activity in rice. Plant Cell 29, 560-574.

Yamada, Y., Shimada, T., Motomura, Y., and Sato, F. (2017). Modulation of benzylisoquinoline alkaloid biosynthesis by heterologous expression of CjWRKY1 in Eschscholzia californica cells. PLoS ONE 12, e0186953.

Yan, Y., Wang, P., He, C., and Shi, H. (2017). MeWRKY20 and its interacting and activating autophagy-related protein 8 (MeATG8) regulate plant disease resistance in cassava. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 494, 20-26.

Yang, G., Zhang, W., Liu, Z., Yi-Maer, A.Y., Zhai, M., and Xu, Z. (2017). Both JrWRKY2 and JrWRKY7 of Juglans regia mediate responses to abiotic stresses and abscisic acid by formation of homodimers and interaction. Plant Biol.19, 268-278.

Yang, G.Y., Zhang, W,H., Sun, Y.D., Zhang, T.T., Hu, D., and Zhai, M.Z. (2017). Two novel WRKY genes from Juglans regia JrWRKY6 and JrWRKY53 are involved in ABA-dependent stress responses. Biol. Plant. 61, 611-621.

Yang, Y., Zhou, Y., Chi, Y., Fan, B., and Chen, Z. (2017). Characterization of soybean WRKY gene family and identification of soybean WRKY genes that promote resistance to soybean cyst nematode. Sci. Rep. 7, 17804.

Ye, J., Wang, X., Hu, T.x., Zhang, F.x., Wang, B., Li, C.x., Yang, T.x., Li, H.x., Lu, Y.e., Giovannoni, J.J., Zhang, Y., and Ye, Z. (2017). An inDel in the promoter of Al-activated malate transporter 9 selected during tomato domestication determines fruit malate contents and aluminum tolerance. Plant Cell 29, 2249-2268.

Yogendra, K.N., Dhokane, D., Kushalappa, A.C., Sarmiento, F., Rodriguez, E., and Mosquera, T.(2017). StWRKY8 transcription factor regulates benzylisoquinoline alkaloid pathway in potato conferring resistance to late blight. Plant Sci. 256, 208-216.

Yousfi F.-E., Makhloufi E., Marande W., Ghorbel A.W., Bouzayen M. & Bergès H. (2017) Comparative analysis of WRKY genes potentially involved in salt stress responses in Triticum turgidum L. ssp. durum. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, 2034.

Yuanzhong, J., Li, G., Xiaodong, M., Xin, Z., Bo, J., Chaofeng, L., and Keming, L. (2017). The WRKY transcription factors PtrWRKY18 and PtrWRKY35 promote Melampsora resistance in Populus. Tree Physiol. 37, 665-675.

Zhang, C., Wang, D., Yang, C., Kong, N., Shi, Z., Zhao, P., Nan, Y., Nie, T., Wang, R., Ma, H., and Chen, Q. (2017). Genome-wide identification of the potato WRKY transcription factor family. PLoS ONE 12, e0181573.

Zhang, L., Shu, H., Zhang, A.Y., Liu, B.L., Xing, G.F., Xue, J.A., Yuan, L.X., Gao, C.Y., and Li, R.Z. (2017). Foxtail millet WRKY genes and drought stress. The Journal of Agricultural Science 155, 777-790.

Zhang, Q., Li, Y., Zhang, Y., Wu, C., Wang, S., Hao, L., Wang, S., and Li, T. (2017). Md-miR156ab and Md-miR395 target WRKY transcription factors to influence apple resistance to leaf spot disease. Front. Plant Sci. 8, 526

Zhang, S., Li, C., Wang, R., Chen, Y., Shu, S., Huang, R., Zhang, D., Xiao, S., Yao, N., Li, J., and Yang, C. (2017). The mitochondrial protease FtSH4 regulates leaf senescence via WRKY-dependent salicylic acid signal. Plant Physiol 173, 2294-2307.

Zhang T., Tan D., Zhang L., Zhang X. & Han Z. (2017) Phylogenetic analysis and drought-responsive expression profiles of the WRKY transcription factor family in maize. Agri Gene 3, 99-108.

Zhang, Z.-M., Ma, K.-W., Gao, L., Hu, Z., Schwizer, S., Ma, W., and Song, J. (2017). Mechanism of host substrate acetylation by a YopJ family effector. Nat. Plants 3, 17115.

Zhao, H., Jiang, J., Li, K., Liu, G., and Tsai, C.-J. (2017). Populus simonii × Populus nigra WRKY70 is involved in salt stress and leaf blight disease responses. Tree Physiol. 37, 827-844.

Zhiyong, N., Tuliuhan, J., Yingfeng, Q., Yanying, Q., and Quanjia, C. (2017). Cloning and characterization of the GbWRKY40 transcription factor gene from Gossypium barbadense L. Cotton Science 29, 393-400.

YEAR 2016

Adachi, H., Ishihama, N., Nakano, T., Yoshioka, M., and Yoshioka, H. (2016). Nicotiana benthamiana MAPK-WRKY pathway confers resistance to a necrotrophic pathogen Botrytis cinerea. Plant Signal. Behav. 11, e1183085.

Agarwal, P., Dabi, M., Sapara, K.K., Joshi, P.S., and Agarwal, P.K. (2016). Ectopic expression of JcWRKY transcription factor confers salinity tolerance via salicylic acid signaling. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 1541.

Ashwini, N., Sajeevan, R.S., Udayakumar, M., and Nataraja, K.N. (2016). Identification and characterization of OsWRKY72 variant in Indica genotypes. Rice Science 23, 297-305.

Ayadi, M., Hanana, M., Kharrat, N., Merchaoui, H., Marzoug, R.B., Lauvergeat, V., Rebaï, A., and Mzid, R. (2016). The WRKY transcription factor family in citrus: Valuable and useful candidate genes for citrus breeding. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 180, 516-543.

Baranwal, V.K., Negi, N., and Khurana, P. (2016). Genome-wide identification and structural, functional and evolutionary analysis of WRKY components of mulberry. Sci. Rep. 6, 30794

Bi, C., Xu, Y., Ye, Q., Yin, T., and Ye, N. (2016). Genome-wide identification and characterization of WRKY gene family in Salix suchowensis. PeerJ 4, e2437.

Birkenbihl, R.P., Kracher, B., and Somssich, I.E. (2016). Induced genome-wide binding of three WRKY transcription factors during early MAMP-triggered immunity. Plant Cell DOI 10.1105/tpc.16.00681.

Chen, M., Tan, Q., Sun, M., Li, D., Fu, X., Chen, X., Xiao, W., Li, L., and Gao, D.(2016). Genome-wide identification of WRKY family genes in peach and analysis of WRKY expression during bud dormancy. Mol. Genet. Genomics 291, 1319-1332.

Cheng, Y., JalalAhammed, G., Yu, J., Yao, Z., Ruan, M., Ye, Q., Li, Z., Wang, R., Feng, K., Zhou, G., Yang, Y., Diao, W., and Wan, H. (2016). Putative WRKYs associated with regulation of fruit ripening revealed by detailed expression analysis of the WRKY gene family in pepper. Sci. Rep. 6, 39000.

Cheng, Y., Yao, Z.P., Ruan, M.Y., Ye, Q.J., Wang, R.Q., Zhou, G.Z., and Luo, J. (2016). In silico identification and characterization of the WRKY gene superfamily in pepper (Capsicum annum L.). Genet. Mol. Res. 15, gmr.15038675.

Choi, C., Park, S., Ahn, I., Bae, S., and Hwang, D.-J. (2016). Generation of Chinese cabbage resistant to bacterial soft rot by heterologous expression of Arabidopsis WRKY75. Plant Biotech. Rep. 10, 301-307

Dai, X., Wang, Y., and Zhang, W.-H. (2016). OsWRKY74, a WRKY transcription factor, modulates tolerance to phosphate starvation in rice. J. Exp. Bot. 67, 947-960.

Diao, W., Snyder, J.C., Wang, S., Liu, J., Pan, B., Guo, G., and Ge, W. (2016). Genome-wide identification and expression analysis of WRKY gene family in Capsicum annuum L. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 211

Dias, L.P., de Oliveira-Busatto, L.A., and Bodanese-Zanettini, M.H. (2016). The differential expression of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] WRKY genes in response to water deficit. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 107, 288-300.

Ding, W., Fang, W., Shi, S., Zhao, Y., Li, X., and Xiao, K. (2016). Wheat WRKY type transcription factor gene TaWRKY1 is essential in mediating drought tolerance associated with an ABA-dependent pathway. Plant Mol. Biol. Rep. 34, 1111-1126.

Dou, L.-l., Guo, Y.-n., Ondati, E., Pang, C.-y., Wei, H.-l., Song, M.-z., Fan, S.-l., and Yu, S.-x. (2016). Identification and expression analysis of group III WRKY transcription factors in cotton. J. Integr. Agr. 15, 2469-2480.

Fan, Q., Song, A., Jiang, J., Zhang, T., Sun, H., Wang, Y., Chen, S., and Chen, F. (2016). CmWRKY1 enhances the dehydration tolerance of Chrysanthemum through the regulation of ABA-associated genes. PLoS ONE 11, e0150572.

Fukushima, S., Mori, M., Sugano, S., and Takatsuji, H. (2016). Transcription factor WRKY62 plays a role in pathogen defence and hypoxia responsive gene expression in rice. Plant Cell Physiol. 57, 2541-2551.

Gallego-Giraldo, L., Shadle, G., Shen, H., Barros-Rios, J., Fresquet Corrales, S., Wang, H., and Dixon, R.A. (2016). Combining enhanced biomass density with reduced lignin level for improved forage quality. Plant Biotechnol. J. 14, 895-904

Gao, R., Liu, P., Yong, Y., and Wong, S.-M. (2016). Genome-wide transcriptomic analysis reveals correlation between higher WRKY61 expression and reduced symptom severity in Turnip crinkle virus infected Arabidopsis thaliana. Sci. Rep. 6, 24604.

Gkizi, D., Lehmann, S., L’Haridon, F., Serrano, M., Paplomatas, E.J., Métraux, J.-P., and Tjamos, S.E. (2016). The innate immune signaling system as a regulator of disease resistance and induced systemic resistance activity against Verticillium dahliae. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 29, 313-323.

Goel, R., Pandey, A., Trivedi, P.K., and Asif, M.H. (2016). Genome-wide analysis of the Musa WRKY gene family: evolution and differential expression during development and stress. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 299.

Gonzalez, A., Brown, M., Hatlestad, G., Akhavan, N., Smith, T., Hembd, A., Moore, J., Montes, D., Mosley, T., Resendez, J., Nguyen, H., Wilson, L., Campbell, A., Sudarshan, D., and Lloyd, A. (2016). TTG2 controls the developmental regulation of seed coat tannins in Arabidopsis by regulating vacuolar transport steps in the proanthocyanidin pathway. Dev. Biol. 419, 54-63.

Goto, S., Sasakura-Shimoda, F., Yamazaki, M., Hayashi, N., Suetsugu, M., Ochiai, H., and Takatsuji, H. (2016). Development of disease-resistant rice by pathogen-responsive expression of WRKY45. Plant Biotechnol. J., 14, 1127-1138.

Guo, D., and Qin, G. (2016). EXB1/WRKY71 transcription factor regulates both shoot branching and responses to abiotic stresses. Plant Signal. Behav. 11, e1150404.

Han, Y., Wu, M., Cao, L., Yuan, W., Dong, M., Wang, X., Chen, W., and Shang, F. (2016). Characterization of OfWRKY3, a transcription factor that positively regulates the carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase gene OfCCD4 in Osmanthus fragans. Plant Mol. Biol. 91, 485-496.

He, G.-H., Xu, J.-Y., Wang, Y.-X., Liu, J.-M., Li, P.-S., Chen, M., Ma, Y.-Z., and Xu, Z.-S.(2016). Drought-responsive WRKY transcription factor genes TaWRKY1 and TaWRKY33 from wheat confer drought and/or heat resistance in Arabidopsis. BMC Plant Biol 16, 116

He, Y., Mao, S., Gao, Y., Zhu, L., Wu, D., Cui, Y., Li, J., and Qian, W. (2016). Genome-wide identification and expression analysis of WRKY transcription factors under multiple stresses in Brassica napus. PLoS ONE 11, e0157558.

Hossain, A., Henríquez-Valencia, C., Gómez-Páez, M., Medina, J., Orellana, A., Vicente-Carbajosa, J., and Zouhar, J. (2016). Identification of novel components of the Unfolded Protein Response in Arabidopsis. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 650.

Hu, L., Ye, M., Li, R., and Lou, Y. (2016). OsWRKY53, a versatile switch in regulating herbivore-induced defense responses in rice. Plant Signal. Behav. 11, e1169357.

Huang, Y., Feng, C.-Z., Ye, Q., Wu, W.-H., and Chen, Y.-F. (2016). Arabidopsis WRKY6 transcription factor acts as a positive regulator of abscisic acid signaling during seed germination and early seedling development. PLoS Genet. 12, e1005833.

Huang, Y., Li, M.-Y., Wu, P., Xu, Z.-S., Que, F., Wang, F., and Xiong, A.-S. (2016). Members of WRKY group III transcription factors are important in TYLCV defense signaling pathway in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). BMC Genomics 17, 788.

Huangfu, J., Li, J., Li, R., Ye, M., Kuai, P., Zhang, T., and Lou, Y. (2016). The transcription factor OsWRKY45 negatively modulates the resistance of rice to the brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, 697.

Hwang, S.-H., Kwon, S.I., Jang, J.-Y., Fang, I.L., Lee, H., Choi, C., Park, S., Ahn, I., Bae, S.-c., and Hwang, D.-J. (2016). OsWRKY51, a rice transcription factor, functions as a positive regulator in defense response against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. Plant Cell Rep. 35, 1975-1985.

Jaffar, A.M., Song, A., Faheem, M., Chen, S., Jiang, J., Liu, C., Fan, Q., Involvement of CmWRKY10 in drought tolerance of chrysanthemum through the ABA-signaling pathway. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, E693.

Jalmi, S.K., and Sinha, A.K. (2016). Functional involvement of a mitogen activated protein kinase module, OsMKK3-OsMPK7-OsWRKY30 in mediating resistance against Xanthomonas oryzae in rice. Sci. Rep. 6, 37974.

Jiang, C.-H., Huang, Z.-Y., Xie, P., Gu, C., Li, K., Wang, D.-C., Yu, Y.-Y., Fan, Z.-H., Wang, C.-J., Wang, Y.-P., Guo, Y.-H., and Guo, J.-H. (2016). Transcription factors WRKY70 and WRKY11 served as regulators in rhizobacterium Bacillus cereus AR156-induced systemic resistance to Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 in Arabidopsis. J. Exp. Bot. 67, 157-174.

Jiang, M., Liu, Q.-e., Liu, Z.-N., Li, J.-Z., and He, C.-M. (2016). Over-expression of a WRKY transcription factor gene BoWRKY6 enhances resistance to downy mildew in transgenic broccoli plants. Australasian Plant Pathol. 45, 327-334.

Jiang, W., Fu, X., Pan, Q., Tang, Y., Shen, Q., Lv, Z., Yan, T., Shi, P., Li, L., Zhang, L., Wang, G., Sun, X., and Tang, K. (2016). Overexpression of AaWRKY1 leads to an enhanced content of artemisinin in Artemisia annua. BioMed Res. Int. 2016, 7314971.

Jiang, Y., Guo, L., Liu, R., Jiao, B., Zhao, X., Ling, Z., and Luo, K.(2016). Overexpression of poplar PtrWRKY89 in transgenic Arabidopsis leads to a reduction of disease resistance by regulating defense-related genes in salicylate- and jasmonate-dependent signaling. PLoS ONE 11, e0149137.

Jiang, Y., Qiu, Y., Hu, Y., and Yu, D. (2016). Heterologous expression of AtWRKY57 confers drought tolerance in Oryza sativa. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 145.

Jiang, Y., and Yu, D.(2016). The WRKY57 transcription factor affects the expression of Jasmonate ZIM-domain genes transcriptionally to compromise regulates JAZ genes transcriptionally to compromise Botrytis cinerea resistance. Plant Physiol. 171, 2771-2782.

Jin, J., Kong, J., Qiu, J., Zhu, H., Peng, Y., and Jiang, H. (2016). High level of microsynteny and purifying selection affect the evolution of WRKY family in Gramineae. Dev. Genes Evol. 226, 15-25.

Kaliyappan, R., Viswanathan, S., Suthanthiram, B., Subbaraya, U., Marimuthu Somasundram, S., and Muthu, M. (2016). Evolutionary expansion of WRKY gene family in banana and its expression profile during the infection of root lesion nematode, Pratylenchus coffeae. PLoS ONE 11, e0162013.

Kawauchi, M., Arima, T.-H., and Kuroyanagi, M. (2016). Molecular cloning and transcriptional analysis of WRKY and solavetivone biosynthetic genes in the hairy roots of Hyoscyamus albus. Plant Gene 5, 78-86.

Kim, C.-Y., Vo, K.T.X., Nguyen, C.D., Jeong, D.-H., Lee, S.-K., Kumar, M., Kim, S.-R., Park, S.-H., Kim, J.-K., and Jeon, J.-S. (2016). Functional analysis of a cold-responsive rice WRKY gene, OsWRKY71. Plant Biotech. Rep. 10, 13-23.

Kiranmai, K., Gunupuru, L., Nareshkumar, A., Amaranatha Reddy, V., Lokesh, U., Pandurangaiah, M., Venkatesh, B., Kirankumar, T., and Sudhakar, C. (2016). Expression analysis of WRKY transcription factor genes in response to abiotic stresses in Horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum (Lam.) Verdc.). Am. J. Mol. Biol. 6, 125-137.

Kloth, K.J., Wiegers, G.L., Busscher-Lange, J., van Haarst, J.C., Kruijer, W., Bouwmeester, H.J., Dicke, M., and Jongsma, M.A. (2016). AtWRKY22 promotes susceptibility to aphids and modulates salicylic acid and jasmonic acid signalling. J. Exp. Bot. 67, 3383-3396.

Kumar, K., Srivastava, V., Purayannur, S., Kaladhar, V.C., Cheruvu, P.J., and Verma, P.K.(2016). WRKY domain-encoding genes of a crop legume chickpea (Cicer arietinum): comparative analysis with Medicago truncatula WRKY family and characterization of group-III gene(s). DNA Res. 23, 225-239.

Li, J., Zhu, L., Hull, J.J., Liang, S., Daniell, H., Jin, S., and Zhang, X. (2016). Transcriptome analysis reveals a comprehensive insect resistance response mechanism in cotton to infestation by the phloem feeding insect Bemisia tabaci (whitefly). Plant Biotechnol. J. 14, 1956-1975.

Li, M.-Y., Xu, Z.-S., Tian, C., Huang, Y., Wang, F., and Xiong, A.-S. (2016). Genomic identification of WRKY transcription factors in carrot (Daucus carota) and analysis of evolution and homologous groups for plants. Sci. Rep. 6, 23101.

Li, W., Wang, H., and Yu, D. (2016). The Arabidopsis WRKY transcription factors WRKY12 and WRKY13 oppositely regulate flowering under short-day conditions. Mol. Plant 9, 1492-1503.

Liao, C.-J., Lai, Z., Lee, S., Yun, D.J., and Mengiste, T. (2016). Arabidopsis HOOKLESS1 regulates responses to pathogens and abscisic acid through interaction with MED18 and acetylation of WRKY33 and ABI5 chromatin. Plant Cell 28, 1662-1681.

Liao, Y., Xu, F., Zang, W., Cheng, S., Shen, Y., and Chang, J. (2016). Cloning, characterization and expression analysis of GbWRKY11, a novel transcription factor gene in Ginkgo biloba. Int. J. Agric. Biol. 18, 117-124.

Liao, Y.L., Xu, F., Zhang, W.W., Cheng, S.Y., Shen, Y.B., and Chang, J. (2016). Cloning, characterization and expression analysis of GbWRKY11, a novel transcription factor gene in Ginkgo biloba. Int. J. Agric. Biol. 18, 117-124.

Liu, J., Chen, X., Liang, X., Zhou, X., Yang, F., Liu, J., He, S.Y., and Guo, Z. (2016). Alternative splicing of rice WRKY62 and WRKY76 transcription factor genes in pathogen defense. Plant Physiol. 171, 1427-1442.

Liu, J., Dong, L., Liu, H., Li, Y., Zhang, K., Gao, S., Zhang, T., and Zhang, S. (2016). Molecular characters and different expression of WRKY1 gene from Gossypium barbadense L. and Gossypium hirsutum L. Biotechnol. Biotec. Eq. 30, 1051-1058.

Lu, K., Liang, S., Wu, Z., Bi, C., Yu, Y.-T., Wang, X.-F., and Zhang, D.-P. (2016). Overexpression of an Arabidopsis cysteine-rich receptor-like protein kinase, CRK5, enhances abscisic acid sensitivity and confers drought tolerance. J. Exp. Bot. 67, 5009-5027.

Liu, L., Xu, W., Hu, X., Liu, H., and Lin, Y. (2016). W-box and G-box elements play important roles in early senescence of rice flag leaf. Sci. Rep. 6, 20881.

Liu, L., Zhang, Z., Dong, J., and Wang, T. (2016). Overexpression of MtWRKY76 increases both salt and drought tolerance in Medicago truncatula. Env. Exp. Bot. 123, 50-58.

Liu, S., Bartnikas, L.M., Volko, S.M., Ausubel, F.M., and Tang, D. (2016). Mutation of the glucosinolate biosynthesis enzyme cytochrome P450 83A1 monooxygenase increases camalexin accumulation and powdery mildew resistance. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 227.

Liu, X., Song, Y., Xing, F., Wang, N., Wen, F., and Zhu, C. (2016). GhWRKY25, a group I WRKY gene from cotton, confers differential tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses in transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana. Protoplasma 253, 1266-1281.

Liu, X., Inoue, H., Hayashi, N., Jiang, C.-J., and Takatsuji, H. (2016). CC-NBS-LRR-type R proteins for rice blast commonly interact with specific WRKY transcription factors. Plant Mol. Biol. Rep. 34, 533-537.

Liu, Z., Luan, Y.S., and Li, J.B. (2016). Molecular cloning and expression analysis of SpWRKY6 gene from Solanum pimpinellifolium. Biol. Plant. 60, 226-234.

Matoušek, J., Kocábek, T., Patzak, J., Bříza, J., Siglová, K., Mishra, A.K., Duraisamy, G.S., Týcová, A., Ono, E., and Krofta, K. (2016). The “putative” role of transcription factors from HlWRKY family in the regulation of the final steps of prenylflavonid and bitter acids biosynthesis in hop (Humulus lupulus L.). Plant Mol. Biol. 92, 263-277.

Meng, D., Li, Y., Bai, Y., Li, M., and Cheng, L. (2016). Genome-wide identification and characterization of WRKY transcriptional factor family in apple and analysis of their responses to waterlogging and drought stress. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 103, 71-83.

Mohanta, T.K., Park, Y.-H., and Bae, H. (2016). Novel genomic and evolutionary insight of WRKY transcription factors in plant lineage. Sci. Rep. 6, 37309.

Narusaka, M., Toyoda, K., Shiraishi, T., Iuchi, S., Takano, Y., Shirasu, K., and Narusaka, Y.(2016). Leucine zipper motif in RRS1 is crucial for the regulation of Arabidopsis dual resistance protein complex RPS4/RRS1. Sci. Rep. 6, 18702.

Nuruzzaman, M., Cao, H., Xiu, H., Luo, T., Li, J., Chen, X., Luo, J., and Luo, Z. (2016). Transcriptomics-based identification of WRKY genes and characterization of a salt and hormone-responsive PgWRKY1 gene in Panax ginseng. Acta Biochim. Biophys. Sin. 48, 117-131.

Peng, X., Wang, H., Jang, J.-C., Xiao, T., He, H., Jiang, D., and Tang, X. (2016). OsWRKY80-OsWRKY4 module as a positive regulatory circuit in rice resistance against Rhizoctonia solani. Rice 9, 63.

Phukan, U.J., Jeena, G.S., and Shukla, R.K. (2016). WRKY transcription factors: Molecular regulation and stress responses in plants. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 760.

Qiao, Z., Li, C.-L., and Zhang, W. (2016). WRKY1 regulates stomatal movement in drought-stressed Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Mol. Biol. 91, 53-65.

Rahimi, M., Kordrostami, M., Maleki, M., and ModaresKia, M. (2016). Investigating the effect of drought stress on expression of WRKY1 and EREBP1 genes and antioxidant enzyme activities in lemon balm (Melissa Officinalis L.). 3 Biotech 6, 99.

Raineri, J., Hartman, M.D., Chan, R.L., Iglesias, A.A., and Ribichich, K.F. (2016). A sunflower WRKY transcription factor stimulates the mobilization of seed-stored reserves during germination and post-germination growth. Plant Cell Rep. 35, 1875-1890.

Sari, D., Mutlu, N., and Toker, C. (2016). Assessment of resistance gene analog, peroxidase, and WRKY gene polymorphisms in the genus Lens Miller. Turk. J. Bot. 40, 121-129.

Schmiesing, A., Emonet, A., Gouhier-Darimont, C., and Reymond, P. (2016). Arabidopsis MYC transcription factors are the target of hormonal SA/JA crosstalk in response to Pieris brassicae egg extract. Plant Physiol.170, 2432-2443.

Shan, W., Chen, J.-y., Kuang, J.-f., and Lu, W.-j. (2016). Banana fruit NAC transcription factor MaNAC5 cooperates with MaWRKYs to enhance expressions of Pathogenesis-Related genes against Colletotrichum musae. Mol. Plant Pathol. 17, 330-338.

Shahzad, R., Harlina, P.W., Cong-hua, X., Ewas, M., Nishawy, E., Zhenyuan, P., and Foly, M.M.(2016). Overexpression of potato transcription factor (StWRKY1) conferred resistance to Phytophthora infestans and improved tolerance to water stress. POJ 9, 149-158.

Sheikh, A.H., Eschen-Lippold, L., Pecher, P., Hoehenwarter, W., Sinha, A.K., Scheel, D., and Lee, J. (2016). Regulation of WRKY46 transcription factor function by mitogen-activated protein kinases in Arabidopsis thaliana. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 61.

Shen, L., Liu, Z., Yang, S., Yang, T., Liang, J., Wen, J., Liu, Y., Li, J., Shi, L., Tang, Q., Shi, W., Hu, J., Liu, C., Zhang, Y., Lin, W., Wang, R., Yu, H., Mou, S., Hussain, A., Cheng, W., Cai, H., He, L., Guan, D., Wu, Y., and He, S.(2016). Pepper CabZIP63 acts as a positive regulator during Ralstonia solanacearum or high temperature–high humidity challenge in a positive feedback loop with CaWRKY40. J. Exp. Bot. 67, 2439-2451.

Shen, L., Yang, S., Yang, T., Liang, J., Cheng, W., Wen, J., Liu, Y., Li, J., Shi, L., Tang, Q., Shi, W., Hu, J., Liu, C., Zhang, Y., Mou, S., Liu, Z., Cai, H., He, L., Guan, D., Wu, Y., and He, S. (2016). CaCDPK15 positively regulates pepper responses to Ralstonia solanacearum inoculation and forms a positive-feedback loop with CaWRKY40 to amplify defense signaling. Sci. Rep. 6, 22439.

Shen, Q., Yan, T., Fu, X., and Tang, K. (2016). Transcriptional regulation of artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua L. Sci. Bull. 61, 18-25.

Song, H., Wang, P., Hou, L., Zhao, S., Zhao, C., Xia, H., Li, P., Zhang, Y., Bian, X., and Wang, X.(2016). Global analysis of WRKY genes and their response to dehydration and salt stress in soybean. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 9.

Song, H., Wang, P., Lin, J.-Y., Zhao, C., Bi, Y., and Wang, X. (2016). Genome-wide identification and characterization of WRKY gene family in peanut. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 534.

Song, W., Zhao, H., Zhang, X., Lei, L., and Lai, J. (2016). Genome-wide identification of VQ motif-containing proteins and their expression profiles under abiotic stresses in maize. Front. Plant Sci. 6, 1177.

Sultan, S., Ali, M.A., Atif, R.M., Azeem, F., Nadeem, H., Siddique, M.H., Filiz, E., Hussain, K., and Abbas, A. (2016). Genome wide analysis of stress responsive WRKY transcription factors in Arabidopsis thaliana. TURJAF 4, 279-290.

Tan, X., Fan, Z., Li, L., Wu, Y., Kuang, J., Lu, W., and Chen, J. (2016). Molecular characterization of a leaf senescence-related transcription factor BrWRKY75 of Chinese flowering cabbage. Horticultural Plant Journal 2, 272-278.

Verweij, W.R., Spelt, C.E., Bliek, M., de Vries, M., Wit, N., Faraco, M., Koes, R., and Quattrocchio, F.M. (2016). Functionally similar WRKY proteins regulate vacuolar acidification in petunia and hair development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 28, 786-803.

Wang, L., Wang, C., Qin, L., Hu, P., and Wang, Y. (2016). ThERF1 from Tamarix hispida confers decreased tolerance to oxidative and drought stresses and is regulated by a WRKY protein. J. For. Res. 27, 767-772.

Wang, N., Xia, E.-H., and Gao, L.-Z. (2016). Genome-wide analysis of WRKY family of transcription factors in common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris: Chromosomal localization, structure, evolution and expression divergence. Plant Gene 5, 22-30.

Wang, S., Wang, J., Yao, W., Zhou, B., and Jiang, T. (2016). Expression patterns of WRKY genes in di-haploid Populus simonii × P. nigra in response to osmotic stress and ABA treatment. Plant Growth Regul. 78, 325-333.

Wang, Y., Shu, Z., Wang, W., Jiang, X., Li, D., Pan, J., and Li, X. (2016). CsWRKY2, a novel WRKY gene from Camellia sinensis, is involved in cold and drought stress responses. Biol. Plant. 60, 443-451

Wang, Z., Li, P., Yang, Y., Chi, Y., Fan, B., and Chen, Z. (2016). Expression and functional analysis of a novel group of legume-specific WRKY and Exo70 protein variants from soybean. Sci. Rep. 6, 32090

Wei, W., Hu, Y., Han, Y.-T., Zhang, K., Zhao, F.-L., and Feng, J.-Y. (2016). The WRKY transcription factors in the diploid woodland strawberry Fragaria vesca: Identification and expression analysis under biotic and abiotic stresses. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 105, 129-144.

Wei, Y., Shi, H., Xia, Z., Tie, W., Ding, Z., Yan, Y., Wang, W., Hu, W., and Li, K.(2016). Genome-wide identification and expression analysis of the WRKY gene family in cassava. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 25.

Wu, Z.-J., Li, X.-H., Liu, Z.-W., Li, H., Wang, Y.-X., and Zhuang, J. (2016). Transcriptome-wide identification of Camellia sinensis WRKY transcription factors in response to temperature stress. Mol. Genet. Genomics 291, 255-269.

Xiao, Y.-G., Sun, Q.-B., Kang, X.-J., Chen, C.-B., and Ni, M. (2016). SHORT HYPOCOTYL UNDER BLUE1 or HAIKU2 mixepression alters canola and Arabidopsis seed development. New Phytol. 209, 636-649.

Xin, P.F., Gao, C.S., Cheng, C.H., Tang, Q., Dong, Z.X., Zhao, L.N., and Zang, G.G. (2016). Identification and characterization of the hemp WRKY transcription factors in response to abiotic stresses. Biol. Plant. 60, 489-495.

Xiu, H., Nuruzzaman, M., Guo, X., Cao, H., Huang, J., Chen, X., Wu, K., Zhang, R., Huang, Y., Luo, J., and Luo, Z. (2016). Molecular cloning and expression analysis of eight PgWRKY genes in Panax ginseng responsive to salt and hormones. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, 319.

Xu, H., Watanabe, K.A., Zhang, L., and Shen, Q.J. (2016). WRKY transcription factor genes in wild rice Oryza nivara. DNA Res. 23, 295-310.

Yamada, Y., and Sato, F. (2016). Tyrosine phosphorylation and protein degradation control the transcriptional activity of WRKY involved in benzylisoquinoline alkaloid biosynthesis. Sci. Rep. 6, 31988.

Yamada, Y., Yoshimoto, T., Yoshida, S.T., and Sato, F. (2016). Characterization of the promoter region of biosynthetic enzyme genes involved in berberine biosynthesis in Coptis japonica. Front. Plant Sci. 7, 1352

Yan, J.Y., Li, C.X., Sun, L., Ren, J.Y., Li, G.X., Ding, Z.J., and Zheng, S.J. (2016). A WRKY transcription factor regulates Fe translocation under Fe deficiency. Plant Physiol. 171, 2017-2027

Yang, L., Zhao, X., Yang, F., Fan, D., Jiang, Y., and Luo, K. (2016). PtrWRKY19, a novel WRKY transcription factor, contributes to the regulation of pith secondary wall formation in Populus trichocarpa. Sci. Rep. 6, 18643.

Yang, G., Wang, C., Wang, Y., Guo, Y., Zhao, Y., Yang, C., and Gao, C.(2016). Overexpression of ThVHAc1 and its potential upstream regulator, ThWRKY7, improved plant tolerance of cadmium stress. Sci. Rep. 6, 18752.

Yang, S., Zhou, L., Miao, L.-y., Shi, J.-n., Sun, C.-q., Fan, W., Lan, J.-p., Chen, H., Liu, L.-j., Dou, S.-j., Liu, G.-z., and Li, L.-y. (2016). The expression and binding properties of the rice WRKY68 protein in the Xa21-mediated resistance response to Xanthomonas oryzae pv. Oryzae. J. Integr. Agr. 15, 2451-2460.

Yang, Y., Chi, Y., Wang, Z., Zhou, Y., Fan, B., and Chen, Z. (2016). Functional analysis of structurally related soybean GmWRKY58 and GmWRKY76 in plant growth and development. J. Exp. Bot. 67, 4727-4742.

Ye, Y.-J., Xiao, Y.-Y., Han, Y.-C., Shan, W., Fan, Z.-Q., Xu, Q.-G., Kuang, J.-F., Lu, W.-J., Lakshmanan, P., and Chen, J.-Y. (2016). Banana fruit VQ motif-containing protein5 represses cold-responsive transcription factor MaWRKY26 involved in the regulation of JA biosynthetic genes. Sci. Rep. 6, 23632.

Yu, Y., Liu, Z., Wang, L., Kim, S.-G., Seo, P.J., Qiao, M., Wang, N., Li, S., Cao, X., Park, C.-M., and Xiang, F. (2016). WRKY71 accelerates flowering via the direct activation of FLOWERING LOCUS T and LEAFY in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 85, 96-106.

Yu, Y., Wang, N., Hu, R., and Xiang, F. (2016). Genome-wide identification of soybean WRKY transcription factors in response to salt stress. SpringerPlus 5, 920.

Yue, H., Wang, M., Liu, S., Du, X., Song, W., and Nie, X. (2016). Transcriptome-wide identification and expression profiles of the WRKY transcription factor family in Broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum L.). BMC Genomics 17, 343.

Zhang, H., Tao, Z., Hong, H., Chen, Z., Wu, C., Li, X., Xiao, J., and Wang, S. (2016). Transposon-derived small RNA is responsible for modified function of WRKY45 locus. Nature Plants 2, 16016.

Zhang, H., Zhao, M., Song, Q., Zhao, L., Wang, G., and Zhou, C. (2016). Identification and function analyses of senescence-associated WRKYs in wheat. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 474, 761-767.

Zhang, Y., Yu, H., Yang, X., Li, Q., Ling, J., Wang, H., Gu, X., Huang, S., and Jiang, W.(2016). CsWRKY46, a WRKY transcription factor from cucumber, confers cold resistance in transgenic-plant by regulating a set of cold-stress responsive genes in an ABA-dependent manner. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 108, 478-487.

Zhou, H., Li, Y., Zhang, Q., Ren, S., Shen, Y., Qin, L., and Xing, Y. (2016). Genome-wide analysis of the expression of WRKY family genes in different developmental stages of wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca) fruit. PLoS ONE 11, e0154312.

Zhou, Y., Yang, Y., Zhou, X., Chi, Y., Fan, B., and Chen, Z. (2016). Structural and functional characterization of the VQ protein family and VQ protein variants from soybean. Sci. Rep. 6, 34663.

Zou, Z., Yang, L., Wang, D., Huang, Q., Mo, Y., and Xie, G. (2016). Gene structures, evolution and transcriptional profiling of the WRKY gene family in castor bean (Ricinus communis L.). PLoS ONE 11, e0148243

YEAR 2015

Adachi, H., Nakano, T., Miyagawa, N., Ishihama, N., Yoshioka, M., Katou, Y., Yaeno, T., Shirasu, K., and Yoshioka, H. (2015). WRKY transcription factors phosphorylated by MAPK regulate a plant immune NADPH oxidase in Nicotiana benthamiana. Plant Cell 27, 2645-2663.

Banerjee, A., and Roychoudhury, A. (2015). WRKY Proteins: Signaling and regulation of expression during abiotic stress responses. Sci. World J., Article ID 807560.

Bakshi, M., Vahabi, K., Bhattacharya, S., Sherameti, I., Varma, A., Yeh, K.-W., Baldwin, I., Johri, A.K., and Oelmüller, R. (2015). WRKY6 restricts Piriformospora indica-stimulated and phosphate-induced root development in Arabidopsis. BMC Plant Biol 15, 305.

Cai, H., Yang, S., Yan, Y., Xiao, Z., Cheng, J., Wu, J., Qiu, A., Lai, Y., Mou, S., Guan, D., Huang, R., and He, S. (2015). CaWRKY6 transcriptionally activates CaWRKY40, regulates Ralstonia solanacearum resistance, and confers high-temperature and high-humidity tolerance in pepper. J. Exp. Bot. 66, 3163-3174.

Chen, L., Yang, Y., Liu, C., Zheng, Y., Xu, M., Wu, N., Sheng, J., and Shen, L. (2015). Characterization of WRKY transcription factors in Solanum lycopersicum reveals collinearity and their expression patterns under cold treatment. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 464, 962-968.

Chen, S., Kim, C., Lee, J.M., Lee, H.-A., Fei, Z., Wang, L., and Apel, K. (2015). Blocking the QB-binding site of photosystem II by tenuazonic acid, a non–host-specific toxin of Alternaria alternata, activates singlet oxygen-mediated and EXECUTER-dependent signalling in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Environ. 38, 1069-1080.

Cheng, H., Li, H., Deng, Y., Xiao, J., Li, X., and Wang, S. (2015). The WRKY45-2—WRKY13—WRKY42 transcriptional regulatory cascade is required for rice resistance to fungal pathogen. Plant Physiol. 167, 1087-1099.

Chi, Y., Yang, Y., Li, G., Wang, F., Fan, B., and Chen, Z. (2015). Identification and characterization of a novel group of legume-specific, Golgi apparatus-localized WRKY and Exo70 proteins from soybean. J. Exp. Bot. 66, 3055-3070.

Choi, C., Hwang, S.-H., Fang, I.R., Kwon, S.I., Park, S.R., Ahn, I., Kim, J.B., and Hwang, D.-J.(2015). Molecular characterization of Oryza sativa WRKY6, which binds to W-box-like element 1 of the Oryza sativa pathogenesis-related (PR) 10a promoter and confers reduced susceptibility to pathogens. New Phytol. 208, 846-859.

Choura, M., Rebai, A., and Masmoudi, K. (2015). Unraveling the WRKY transcription factors network in Arabidopsis thaliana by integrative approach. Network Biol. 5, 55-61.

Chu, X., Wang, C., Chen, X., Lu, W., Li, H., Wang, X., Hao, L. and Guo, X. (2015) The cotton WRKY Gene GhWRKY41 positively regulates salt and drought stress tolerance in transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana. PLoS ONE 10, e0143022.

Datta, R., Kumar, D., Sultana, A., Bhattacharyya, D., and Chattopadhyay, S. (2015). Glutathione regulates ACC synthase transcription via WRKY33 and ACC oxidase by modulating mRNA stability to induce ethylene synthesis during stress. Plant Physiol. 169, 2963-2981.

Ding, M., Chen, J., Jiang, Y., Lin, L., Cao, Y., Wang, M., Zhang, Y., Rong, J., and Ye, W.(2015). Genome-wide investigation and transcriptome analysis of the WRKY gene family in Gossypium. Mol. Genet. Genomics 290, 151-171.

Ding, Z.J., Yan, J.Y., Li, C.X., Li, G.X., Wu, Y.R., and Zheng, S.J. (2015). Transcription factor WRKY46 modulates the development of Arabidopsis lateral roots in osmotic/salt stress conditions via regulation of ABA signaling and auxin homeostasis. Plant J. 84, 56-69.

Duan, Y., Jiang, Y., Ye, S., Karim, A., Ling, Z., He, Y., Yang, S., and Luo, K. (2015). PtrWRKY73, a salicylic acid-inducible poplar WRKY transcription factor, is involved in disease resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Rep. 34, 831-841.

Fan, X., Guo, Q., Xu, P., Gong, Y., Shu, H., Yang, Y., Ni, W., Zhang, X., and Shen, X. (2015). Transcriptome-wide identification of salt-responsive members of the WRKY gene family in Gossypium aridum. PLoS ONE 10, e0126148.

Fan, Q., Song, A., Xin, J., Chen, S., Jiang, J., Wang, Y., Li, X., and Chen, F. (2015). CmWRKY15 facilitates Alternaria tenuissima infection of chrysanthemum. PLoS ONE 10, e0143349.

Fountain, J.C., Raruang, Y., Luo, M., Brown, R.L., Guo, B., and Chen, Z.-Y. (2015). Potential roles of WRKY transcription factors in regulating host defense responses during Aspergillus flavus infection of immature maize kernels. Physiol. Mol. Plant Pathol. 89, 31-40.

Geilen, K., and Böhmer, M. (2015). Dynamic subnuclear relocalization of WRKY40, a potential new mechanism of ABA-dependent transcription factor regulation. Plant Signal. Behav. 10, e1106659.

Geilen, K., and Böhmer, M. (2015). Dynamic subnuclear relocalisation of WRKY40 in response to abscisic acid in Arabidopsis thaliana. Sci. Rep. 5, 13369.

Gong, X., Zhang, J., Hu, J., Wang, W.E.I., Wu, H.A.O., Zhang, Q., and Liu, J.-H. (2015). FcWRKY70, a WRKY protein of Fortunella crassifolia, functions in drought tolerance and modulates putrescine synthesis by regulating arginine decarboxylase gene. Plant Cell Environ. 38, 2248-2262.

Goto, S., Sasakura-Shimoda, F., Suetsugu, M., Selvaraj, M.G., Hayashi, N., Yamazaki, M., Ishitani, M., Shimono, M., Sugano, S., Matsushita, A., Tanabata, T., and Takatsuji, H. (2015). Development of disease-resistant rice by optimized expression of WRKY45. Plant Biotechnol. J. 13, 753-765.

Guo, D., Zhang, J., Wang, X., Han, X., Wei, B., Wang, J., Li, B., Yu, H., Huang, Q., Gu, H., Qu, L.-J., and Qin, G. (2015). The WRKY transcription factor WRKY71/EXB1 controls shoot branching by transcriptionally regulating RAX genes in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 27, 3112-3127.

Hu, L., Ye, M., Li, R., Zhang, T., Zhou, G., Wang, Q., Lu, J., and Lou, Y. (2015). The rice transcription factor WRKY53 suppresses herbivore-induced defenses by acting as a negative feedback modulator of map kinase activity. Plant Physiol. 169, 2907-2921.

Huang, X., Li, K., Xu, X., Yao, Z., Jin, C., and Zhang, S. (2015). Genome-wide analysis of WRKY transcription factors in white pear (Pyrus bretschneideri) reveals evolution and patterns under drought stress. BMC Genomics 16, 1104

Huh, S.U., Lee, G.-J., Jung, J.H., Kim, Y., Kim, Y.J., and Paek, K.-H. (2015). Capsicum annuum transcription factor WRKYa positively regulates defense response upon TMV infection and is a substrate of CaMK1 and CaMK2. Sci. Rep. 5, 7981.

Jia, H., Wang, C., Wang, F., Liu, S., Li, G., and Guo, X. (2015). GhWRKY68 reduces resistance to salt and drought in transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana. PLoS ONE 10, e0120646.

Jiang, W., Wu, J., Zhang, Y., Yin, L., and Lu, J. (2015). Isolation of a WRKY30 gene from Muscadinia rotundifolia (Michx) and validation of its function under biotic and abiotic stresses. Protoplasma 252, 1361-1374.

Jimmy, J., and Babu, S. (2015). Role of OsWRKY transcription factors in rice disease resistance. Trop. plant pathol. 40, 355-361.

Jing, Y., and Lin, R.(2015). The VQ motif-containing protein family of plant-specific transcriptional regulators. Plant Physiol. 169, 371-378.

Kakeshpour, T., Nayebi, S., Rashidi Monfared, S., Moieni, A., and Karimzadeh, G. (2015). Identification and expression analyses of MYB and WRKY transcription factor genes in Papaver somniferum L. Physiol Mol Biol Plants 21, 465-478.

Karim, A., Jiang, Y., Guo, L., Ling, Z., Ye, S., Duan, Y., Li, C., and Luo, K. (2015). Isolation and characterization of a subgroup IIa WRKY transcription factor PtrWRKY40 from Populus trichocarpa. Tree Physiol. 35, 1129-1139.

Karkute, S., Easwaran, M., Gujjar, R., Piramanayagam, S., and Singh, M. (2015). Protein modeling and molecular dynamics simulation of SlWRKY4 protein cloned from drought tolerant tomato (Solanum habrochaites) line EC520061. J. Mol. Model. 21, 255.

Kayum, M.A., Jung, H.-J., Park, J.-I., Ahmed, N., Saha, G., Yang, T.-J., and Nou, I.-S.(2015). Identification and expression analysis of WRKY family genes under biotic and abiotic stresses in Brassica rapa. Mol. Gen. Genomics 290, 79-95.

Ko, Y., Lee, S., Song, K., Park, S.-Y., Ahn, I., Bae, S.-c., Lee, Y., and Hwang, D.-J. (2015). Heterologous expression of the Brassica rapa transcription factor BrWRKY7 enhances resistance against bacterial soft rot caused by Pectobacterium carotovorum in Arabidopsis. Plant Biotech. Rep. 9, 179-186.

Le Roux, C., Huet, G., Jauneau, A., Camborde, L., Trémousaygue, D., Kraut, A., Zhou, B., Levaillant, M., Adachi, H., Yoshioka, H., Raffaele, S., Berthomé, R., Couté, Y., Parker, Jane E., and Deslandes, L. (2015). A receptor pair with an integrated decoy converts pathogen disabling of transcription factors to immunity. Cell 161, 1074-1088.

Li, C., Li, D., Shao, F., and Lu, S. (2015). Molecular cloning and expression analysis of WRKY transcription factor genes in Salvia miltiorrhiza. BMC Genomics 16, 200.

Li, J., Wang, J., Wang, N., Guo, X., and Gao, Z. (2015). GhWRKY44, a WRKY transcription factor of cotton, mediates defense responses to pathogen infection in transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana. Plant Cell Tiss. Organ Cult. 121, 127-140.

Li, J.-b., Luan, Y.-s., and Liu, Z. (2015). Overexpression of SpWRKY1 promotes resistance to Phytophthora nicotianae and tolerance to salt and drought stress in transgenic tobacco. Physiol. Plant. 155, 248-266.

Li, J.-b., Luan, Y.-s., and Liu, Z. (2015). SpWRKY1 mediates resistance to Phytophthora infestans and tolerance to salt and drought stress by modulating reactive oxygen species homeostasis and expression of defense-related genes in tomato. Plant Cell Tiss. Organ Cult. 123, 67-81.

Li, P., Song, A., Gao, C., Jiang, J., Chen, S., Fang, W., Zhang, F., and Chen, F. (2015). The over-expression of a chrysanthemum WRKY transcription factor enhances aphid resistance. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 95, 26-34.

Li, P., Song, A., Gao, C., Wang, L., Wang, Y., Sun, J., Jiang, J., Chen, F., and Chen, S.(2015). Chrysanthemum WRKY gene CmWRKY17 negatively regulates salt stress tolerance in transgenic chrysanthemum and Arabidopsis plants. Plant Cell Rep. 34, 1365-1378.

Li, R., Zhang, J., Li, J., Zhou, G., Wang, Q., Bian, W., Erb, M., and Lou, Y. (2015). Prioritizing plant defence over growth through WRKY regulation facilitates infestation by non-target herbivores. eLIFE 4, e04805.

Li, W., Tian, Z., and Yu, D. WRKY13 acts in stem development in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Sci. 236, 205-213.

Liao, Y.-L., Shen, Y.-B., Chang, J., Zhang, W.-W., Cheng, S.-Y., and Xu, F. (2015). Isolation, expression, and promoter analysis of GbWRKY2: A novel transcription factor gene from Ginkgo biloba. Int. J. Genomics 2015, ID  607185.

Lin, R., and Jing, Y.(2015). VQ-motif-containing protein family of plant-specific transcriptional regulators. Plant Physiol. 169, 371-378.

Liu, S., Kracher, B., Ziegler, J., Birkenbihl, R.P., and Somssich, I.E. (2015). Negative regulation of ABA signaling by WRKY33 is critical for Arabidopsis immunity towards B. cinerea 2100. eLIFE, 4, e07295. DOI 10.7554/eLife.07295.

Liu, Z., Fang, H., Pei, Y., Jin, Z., Zhang, L., and Liu, D. (2015). WRKY transcription factors down-regulate the expression of H2S-generating genes, LCD and DES in Arabidopsis thaliana. Sci. Bull. 60, 995-1001.

Lu, M., Wang, L.F., Du, X.H., Yu, Y.K., Pan, J.B., Nan, Z.J., Wang, W.X., Zhang, Q.Z., and Sun, Q.P. (2015). Molecular cloning and expression analysis of jasmonic acid dependent but salicylic acid independent LeWRKY1. Genet. Mol. Res. 14, 15390-15398.

Ma, Q., Zhang, G., Hou, L., Wang, W., Hao, J., and Liu, X. (2015). Vitis vinifera VvWRKY13 is an ethylene biosynthesis-related transcription factor. Plant Cell Rep. 34, 1593-1603.

Ma, J., Lu, J., Xu, J., Duan, B., He, X., and Liu, J. (2015). Genome-wide identification of WRKY genes in the desert poplar Populus euphratica and adaptive evolution of the genes in response to salt stress. Evol. Bioinform. 11, 47-55.

Mandal, A., Sarkar, D., Kundu, S., and Kundu, P. (2015). Mechanism of regulation of tomato TRN1 gene expression in late infection with tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus (ToLCNDV). Plant Sci. 241, 221-237.

Matsuo, M., Johnson, Joy M., Hieno, A., Tokizawa, M., Nomoto, M., Tada, Y., Godfrey, R., Obokata, J., Sherameti, I., Yamamoto, Yoshiharu Y., Böhmer, F.-D., and Oelmüller, R. (2015). High REDOX RESPONSIVE TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR1 levels result in accumulation of reactive oxygen species in Arabidopsis thaliana shoots and roots. Mol. Plant 8, 1253-1273.

Meerow, A.W., Noblick, L., Salas-Leiva, D.E., Sanchez, V., Francisco-Ortega, J., Jestrow, B., and Nakamura, K. (2015). Phylogeny and historical biogeography of the cocosoid palms (Arecaceae, Arecoideae, Cocoseae) inferred from sequences of six WRKY gene family loci. Cladistics 31, 509-534.

Merz, P.R., Moser, T., Höll, J., Kortekamp, A., Buchholz, G., Zyprian, E., and Bogs, J.(2015). The transcription factor VvWRKY33 is involved in the regulation of grapevine (Vitis vinifera) defense against the oomycete pathogen Plasmoparaviticola. Physiol. Plant. 153, 365-380.

Mirabella, R., Rauwerda, H., Allmann, S., Scala, A., Spyropoulou, E.A., de Vries, M., Boersma, M.R., Breit, T.M., Haring, M.A., and Schuurink, R.C. (2015). WRKY40 and WRKY6 act downstream of the green leaf volatile E-2-hexenal in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 83, 1082-1096.

Muthamilarasan, M., Bonthala, V.S., Khandelwal, R., Jaishankar, J., Shweta, S., Nawaz, K., and Prasad, M. (2015). Global analysis of WRKY transcription factor superfamily in Setaria identifies potential candidates involved in abiotic stress signalling. Front. Plant Sci. 6, 910.

Mutuku, J.M., Yoshida, S., Shimizu, T., Ichihashi, Y., Wakatake, T., Seo, M., Takahashi, A., and Shirasu, K. (2015). The WRKY45-dependent signaling pathway is required for resistance against Striga parasitism. Plant Physiol. 168, 1152-1163.

Ogata, T., Okada, H., Kawaide, H., Takahashi, H., Seo, S., Mitsuhara, I., and Matsushita, Y.(2015). Involvement of NtERF3 in the cell death signalling pathway mediated by SIPK/WIPK and WRKY1 in tobacco plants. Plant Biol. 17, 962-972.

Qin, Y., Tian, Y., and Liu, X. (2015). A wheat salinity-induced WRKY transcription factor TaWRKY93 confers multiple abiotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 464, 428-433.

Raineri, J., Ribichich, K., and Chan, R. (2015). The sunflower transcription factor HaWRKY76 confers drought and flood tolerance to Arabidopsis thaliana plants without yield penalty. Plant Cell Rep. 34, 2065-2080.

Raineri, J., Wang, S., Peleg, Z., Blumwald, E., and Chan, R. (2015). The rice transcription factor OsWRKY47 is a positive regulator of the response to water deficit stress. Plant Mol. Biol. 88, 401-413.

Rao, G., Sui, J., and Zhang, J. (2015). In silico genome-wide analysis of the WRKY gene family in Salix arbutifolia. POJ 8, 353-360.

Reyes, T.H., Maekawa, S., Sato, T., and Yamaguchi, J. (2015). The Arabidopsis ubiquitin ligase ATL31 is transcriptionally controlled by WRKY33 transcription factor in response to pathogen attack. Plant Biotechnol. 32, 11-19.

Righetti, K., Vu, J.L., Pelletier, S., Vu, B.L., Glaab, E., Lalanne, D., Pasha, A., Patel, R.V., Provart, N.J., Verdier, J., Leprince, O., and Buitink, J. (2015). Inference of longevity-related genes from a robust coexpression network of seed maturation identifies regulators linking seed storability to biotic defense-related pathways. Plant Cell 27, 2692-2708.

Rinerson, C.I., Rabara, R.C., Tripathi, P., Shen, Q.J., and Rushton, R.J. (2015). The evolution of WRKY transcription factors. BMC Plant Biol. 15: 66.

Rinerson, C., Scully, E., Palmer, N., Donze-Reiner, T., Rabara, R., Tripathi, P., Shen, Q., Sattler, S., Rohila, J., Sarath, G. and Rushton, P. (2015) The WRKY transcription factor family and senescence in switchgrass. BMC Genomics, 16, 912.

Saleh, A., Withers, J., Mohan, R., Marqués, J., Gu, Y., Yan, S., Zavaliev, R., Nomoto, M., Tada, Y., and Dong, X. (2015). Posttranslational modifications of the master transcriptional regulator NPR1 enable dynamic but tight control of plant immune responses. Cell Host Microbe 18, 169-182.

Sarris, Panagiotis F., Duxbury, Z., Huh, Sung U., Ma, Y., Segonzac, C., Sklenar, J., Derbyshire, P., Cevik, V., Rallapalli, G., Saucet, Simon B., Wirthmueller, L., Menke, Frank L.H., Sohn, Kee H., and Jones, Jonathan D.G. (2015). A plant immune receptor detects pathogen effectors that target WRKY transcription factors. Cell 161, 1089-1100.

Saucet, S.B., Ma, Y., Sarris, P.F., Furzer, O.J., Sohn, K.H., and Jones, J.D.G. (2015). Two linked pairs of Arabidopsis TNL resistance genes independently confer recognition of bacterial effector AvrRps4. Nat. Commun. 6.

Schluttenhofer, C., and Yuan, L. (2015). Regulation of specialized metabolism by WRKY transcription factors. Plant Physiol. 167, 295-306.

Shen, Z., Yao, J., Sun, J., Chang, L., Wang, S., Ding, M., Qian, Z., Zhang, H., Zhao, N., Sa, G., Hou, P., Lang, T., Wang, F., Zhao, R., Shen, X., and Chen, S. (2015). Populus euphratica HSF binds the promoter of WRKY1 to enhance salt tolerance. Plant Sci. 235, 89-100.

Su, J., Hu, C., Yan, X., Jin, Y., Chen, Z., Guan, Q., Wang, Y., Zhong, D., Jansson, C., Wang, F., Schnurer, A., and Sun, C. (2015). Expression of barley SUSIBA2 transcription factor yields high-starch low-methane rice. Nature 523, 602-606.

Su, T., Xu, Q., Zhang, F.-C., Chen, Y., Li, L.-Q., Wu, W.-H., and Chen, Y.-F. (2015). WRKY42 modulates phosphate homeostasis through regulating phosphate translocation and acquisition in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 167, 1579-1591.

Sun, J., Hu, W., Zhou, R., Wang, L., Wang, X., Wang, Q., Feng, Z., Li, Y., Qiu, D., He, G., and Yang, G. (2015). The Brachypodium distachyon BdWRKY36 gene confers tolerance to drought stress in transgenic tobacco plants. Plant Cell Rep. 34, 23-35.

Sun, X. C., Gao, Y. F., Li, H. R., Yang, S. Z., & Liu, Y. S. (2015). Over-expression of SlWRKY39 leads to enhanced resistance to multiple stress factors in tomato. J. Plant Biol. 58, 52-60.

Sun, Y., and Yu, D.(2015). Activated expression of AtWRKY53 negatively regulates drought tolerance by mediating stomatal movement. Plant Cell Rep. 34, 1295-1306.

Tripathi, P., Rabara, R.C., Choudhary, M.K., Miller, M.A., Huang, Y.-S., Shen, Q.J., and Rushton, P.J. (2015). The interactome of soybean GmWRKY53 using yeast 2-hybrid library screening to saturation. Plant Signal. Behav. 10, e1028705.

Tsuda, K. and Somssich, I.E. (2015). Transcriptional networks in plant immunity. New Phytol. 206, 932-947.

Ueno, Y., Yoshida, R., Kishi-Kaboshi, M., Matsushita, A., Jiang, C.-J., Goto, S., Takahashi, A., Hirochika, H., and Takatsuji, H. (2015). Abiotic stresses antagonize the rice defence pathway through the tyrosine-dephosphorylation of OsMPK6. PLoS Pathog. 11, e1005231.

Wang, C., Yao, J., Du, X., Zhang, Y., Sun, Y., Rollins, J., and Mou, Z. (2015). The Arabidopsis mediator complex subunit16 is a key component of basal resistance against the necrotrophic fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Plant Physiol. 169, 856-872.

Wang, C., Ding, Y., Yao, J., Zhang, Y., Sun, Y., Colee, J., and Mou, Z. (2015). The Arabidopsis elongator subunit 2 positively contributes to resistance to the necrotrophic fungal pathogens Botrytis cinerea and Alternaria brassicicola. Plant J. 83, 1019-1033.

Wang, F., Chen, H.-W., Li, Q.-T., Wei, W., Li, W., Zhang, W.-K., Ma, B., Bi, Y.-D., Lai, Y.-C., Liu, X.-L., Man, W.-Q., Zhang, J.-S., and Chen, S.-Y. (2015). GmWRKY27 interacts with GmMYB174 to reduce expression of GmNAC29 for stress tolerance in soybean plants. Plant J. 83, 224-236.

Wang, H., Meng, J., Peng, X., Tang, X., Zhou, P., Xiang, J., and Deng, X. (2015). Rice WRKY4 acts as a transcriptional activator mediating defense responses toward Rhizoctonia solani, the causing agent of rice sheath blight. Plant Mol. Biol. 89, 157-171.

Wang, H., Hu, Y., Pan, J., and Yu, D. (2015). Arabidopsis VQ motif-containing proteins VQ12 and VQ29 negatively modulate basal defense against Botrytis cinerea. Sci. Rep. 5, 14185.

Wang, L., Zheng, L., Zhang, C., Wang, Y., Lu, M., and Gao, C. (2015). ThWRKY4 from Tamarix hispida can form homodimers and heterodimers and is involved in abiotic stress responses. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 16, 26009-27106.

Wang, M., Vannozzi, A., Wang, G., Zhong, Y., Corso, M., Cavallini, E., and Cheng, Z.M.(2015). A comprehensive survey of the grapevine VQ gene family and its transcriptional correlation with WRKY proteins. Front. Plant Sci. 6, 417.

Wang, X., Zeng, J., Li, Y., Rong, X., Sun, J., Sun, T., Li, M., Wang, L., Feng, Y., Chai, R., Chen, M., Chang, J., Li, K., Yang, G., and He, G. (2015). Expression of TaWRKY44, a wheat WRKY gene, in transgenic tobacco confers multiple abiotic stress tolerances. Front. Plant Sci. 6, 615.

Wang, Y., Feng, L., Zhu, Y., Li, Y., Yan, H., and Xiang, Y. (2015). Comparative genomic analysis of the WRKY III gene family in populus, grape, arabidopsis and rice. Biol. Direct 10, 48.

Wang, Y., Wang, H., Ma, Y., Du, H., Yang, Q., and Yu, D. (2015). Identification of transcriptional regulatory nodes in soybean defense networks using transient co-transactivation assays. Front. Plant Sci. 6, 915.

Xu, X., Wang, C., Ma, X., Pan, Y., Ying, Q., Song, H., and Wang, H. (2015). Overexpression of DnWRKY29 in tobacco impaired plants tolerance to salt and drought stresses. Russ. J. Plant Physiol. 62, 262-269.

Yan, Y., Jia, H., Wang, F., Wang, C., Liu, S., and Guo, X. (2015). Overexpression of GhWRKY27a reduces tolerance to drought stress and resistance to Rhizoctonia solani infection in transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana. Frontiers in Physiology 6, 265.

Yogendra, K.N., Kumar, A., Sarkar, K., Li, Y., Pushpa, D., Mosa, K.A., Duggavathi, R., and Kushalappa, A.C. (2015). Transcription factor StWRKY1 regulates phenylpropanoid metabolites conferring late blight resistance in potato. J. Exp. Bot. 66, 7377-7389.

Yang, X., Deng, C., Zhang, Y., Cheng, Y., Huo, Q., and Xue, L. (2015). The WRKY transcription factor genes in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) and turkey berry (Solanum torvum Sw.). Int. J. Mol. Sci. 16, 7608-7626.

Yao, Q.-Y., Xia, E.-H., Liu, F.-H., and Gao, L.-Z. (2015) Genome-wide identification and comparative expression analysis reveal a rapid expansion and functional divergence of duplicated genes in the WRKY gene family of cabbage, Brassica oleracea var. capitata. Gene 557, 35-42.

Zhang, L., Gu, L., Ringler, P., Smith, S., Rushton, P.J., and Shen, Q.J. (2015). Three WRKY transcription factors additively repress abscisic acid and gibberellin signaling in aleurone cells. Plant Sci. 236, 214-222.

Zhang, Y., Lee, C.-W., Wehner, N., Imdahl, F., Svetlana, V., Weiste, C., Dröge-Laser, W., and Deeken, R. (2015). Regulation of oncogene expression in T-DNA-transformed host plant cells. PLoS Pathog. 11, e1004620.

Zhao, H., Wang, S., Chen, S., Jiang, J., and Liu, G. (2015). Phylogenetic and stress-responsive expression analysis of 20 WRKY genes in Populus simonii x Populus nigra. Gene 565, 130-139.

Zhao, T.-T., Zhang, J., Liang, L.-S., Ma, Q.-H., Chen, X., Zong, J.-W., and Wang, G.-X.(2015). Expression and functional analysis of WRKY transcription factors in Chinese wild hazel, Corylus heterophylla Fisch. PLoS ONE 10, e0135315.

Zhou, J., Wang, J., Zheng, Z., Fan, B., Yu, J.-Q., and Chen, Z. (2015). Characterization of the promoter and extended C-terminal domain of Arabidopsis WRKY33 and functional analysis of tomato WRKY33 homologues in plant stress responses. J. Exp. Bot. 66, 4567-4583.

Zhou, L., Wang, N.-N., Gong, S.-Y., Lu, R., Li, Y., and Li, X.-B. (2015). Overexpression of a cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) WRKY gene, GhWRKY34, in Arabidopsis enhances salt-tolerance of the transgenic plants. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 96, 311-320.

YEAR 2014

Agarwal, P., Dabi, M., and Agarwal, P.K. (2014). Molecular cloning and characterization of a group II WRKY transcription factor from Jatropha curcas, an important biofuel crop. DNA Cell Biol. 33, 503-513.

Ali, M.A., Wieczorek, K., Kreil, D.P., and Bohlmann, H. (2014). The beet cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii modulates the expression of WRKY transcription factors in syncytia to favour its development in Arabidopsis roots. PLoS ONE 9, e102360.

Alves, M., Dadalto, S., Gonçalves, A., de Souza, G., Barros, V., and Fietto, L. (2014). Transcription factor functional protein-protein interactions in plant defense responses. Proteomes 2, 85-106.

Ando, S., Obinata, A., and Takahashi, H. (2014). WRKY70 interacting with RCY1 disease resistance protein is required for resistance to Cucumber mosaic virus in Arabidopsis thaliana. Physiol. Mol. Plant Pathol. 85, 8-14.

Bakshi, M., and Oelmüller, R. (2014). WRKY transcription factor: Jack of many trades in plants. Plant Signal. Behav. 9, e27700.

Bencke-Malato, M. et al., (2014) Genome-wide annotation of the soybean WRKY family and functional characterization of genes involved in response to Phakopsora pachyrhizi infection. BMC Plant Biol. 14:236.

Brosché, M., Blomster, T., Salojärvi, J., Cui, F., Sipari, N., Leppälä, J., Lamminmäki, A., Tomai, G., Narayanasamy, S., Reddy, R.A., Keinänen, M., Overmyer, K., and Kangasjärvi, J. (2014). Transcriptomics and functional genomics of ROS-induced cell death regulation by RADICAL-INDUCED CELL DEATH1. PLoS Genet. 10, e1004112.

Buscaill, P., and Rivas, S. (2014). Transcriptional control of plant defence responses. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 20, 35-46.

Cai, Y., Chen, X., Xie, K., Xing, Q., Wu, Y., Li, J., Du, C., Sun, Z., and Guo, Z. (2014). Dlf1, a WRKY transcription factor, is involved in the control of flowering time and plant height in rice. PLoS ONE 9, e102529.

Cai, C., Niu, E., Du, H., Zhao, L., Feng, Y., and Guo, W. (2014). Genome-wide analysis of the WRKY transcription factor gene family in Gossypium raimondii and the expression of orthologs in cultivated tetraploid cotton. The Crop Journal 2, 87-101.

Cai, R., Zhao, Y., Wang, Y., Lin, Y., Peng, X., Li, Q., Chang, Y., Jiang, H., Xiang, Y., and Cheng, B. (2014). Overexpression of a maize WRKY58 gene enhances drought and salt tolerance in transgenic rice. Plant Cell Tiss. Organ Cult. 119, 565-577.

Choi, C., Park, Y., Kwon, S., Yun, C., Ahn, I., Park, S., and Hwang, D.-J. (2014). Identification of AtWRKY75 as a transcriptional regulator in the defense response to Pcc through the screening of Arabidopsis activation-tagged lines. Plant Biotech. Rep. 8, 183-192.

Chujo, T., Miyamoto, K., Ogawa, S., Masuda, Y., Shimizu, T., Kishi-Kaboshi, M., Takahashi, A., Nishizawa, Y., Minami, E., Nojiri, H., Yamane, H., and Okada, K. (2014). Overexpression of phosphomimic mutated OsWRKY53 leads to enhanced blast resistance in rice. PLoS ONE 9, e98737

Dang, F., Wang, Y., She, J., Lei, Y., Liu, Z., Eulgem, T., Lai, Y., Lin, J., Yu, L., Lei, D., Guan, D., Li, X., Yuan, Q., and He, S. (2014). Overexpression of CaWRKY27, a subgroup IIe WRKY transcription factor of Capsicum annuum, positively regulates tobacco resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum infection. Physiol. Plant. 150, 397-411.

Dey, S., Wenig, M., Langen, G., Sharma, S., Kugler, K., Knappe, C., Hause, B., Bichlmeier, M., Babaeizad, V., Imani, J., Janzik, I., Stempfl, T., Hueckelhoven, R., Kogel, K.-H., Mayer, K.F., and Vlot, C. (2014). Bacteria-triggered systemic immunity in barley appears to be associated with WRKY and ETHYLENE RESPONSIVE FACTORs but not with salicylic acid. Plant Physiol. 166, 2133-2151.

Ding, B., Wang, J., Song, N., Li, M., Cheng, Q., Huang, G., Guo, Y., Fu, Y., Xie, C., Sun, Q., and Xie, X. (2014). TaWRKY68 responses to biotic stresses are revealed by the orthologous genes from major cereals. Genet. Mol. Biol. 37, 73-80.

Ding, Z.J., Yan, J.Y., Li, G.X., Wu, Z.C., Zhang, S.Q., and Zheng, S.J. (2014). WRKY41 controls Arabidopsis seed dormancy via direct regulation of ABI3 transcript levels not downstream of ABA. Plant J. 79, 810-823.

Ding, Z.J., Yan, J.Y., Xu, X.Y., Yu, D.Q., Li, G.X., Zhang, S.Q., and Zheng, S.J. (2014). Transcription factor WRKY46 regulates osmotic stress responses and stomatal movement independently in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 79, 13-27.

Dou, L., Zhang, X., Pang, C., Song, M., Wei, H., Fan, S., and Yu, S. (2014). Genome-wide analysis of the WRKY gene family in cotton. Mol. Gen. Genomics 289, 1103-1121.

Duan, G.-f., Li, L.-j., and Liu, Q.-l. (2014). A WRKY transcription factor from Malus domestica negatively regulates dehydration stress in transgenic Arabidopsis. Acta Physiol. Plant. 36, 541-548.

Gao, J., Peng, H., He, X., Luo, M., Chen, Z., Lin, H., Ding, H., Pan, G., and Zhang, Z.(2014). Molecular phylogenetic characterization and analysis of the WRKY transcription factor family responsive to Rhizoctonia solani in maize. Maydica 59, 32-41.

Gong, X.-Q., Hu, J.-B., and Liu, J.-H. (2014). Cloning and characterization of FcWRKY40, A WRKY transcription factor from Fortunella crassifolia linked to oxidative stress tolerance. Plant Cell Tiss. Organ. Cult. 119, 197-210.

Guan, Y., Meng, X., Khanna, R., LaMontagne, E., Liu, Y., and Zhang, S. (2014). Phosphorylation of a WRKY transcription factor by MAPKs is required for pollen development and function in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet. 10, e1004384.

Guo, C., Guo, R., Xu, X., Gao, M., Li, X., Song, J., Zheng, Y., and Wang, X. (2014). Evolution and expression analysis of the grape (Vitis vinifera L.) WRKY gene family. J. Exp. Bot. 65, 1513-1528.

Han, J., Wang, H., Lundgren, A., and Brodelius, P.E. (2014) Effects of overexpression of AaWRKY1 on artemisinin biosynthesis in transgenic Artemisia annua plants. Phytochemistry 102, 89-96.

Han, M., Kim, C.-Y., Lee, J., Lee, S.-K., and Jeon, J.-S. (2014). OsWRKY42 represses OsMT1d and induces reactive oxygen species and leaf senescence in rice. Mol. Cells 37, 532-539.

Ishihama, N., Adachi, H., Yoshioka, M., and Yoshioka, H. (2014). In vivo phosphorylation of WRKY transcription factor by MAPK. In Plant MAP Kinases, G. Komis and J. Šamaj, eds (Springer New York), pp. 171-181.

Jiang, Y., Duan, Y., Yin, J., Ye, S., Zhu, J., Zhang, F., Lu, W., Fan, D., and Luo, K.(2014). Genome-wide identification and characterization of the Populus WRKY transcription factor family and analysis of their expression in response to biotic and abiotic stresses. J. Exp. Bot. 65, 6629-6644.

Jiang, Y., Liang, G., Yang, S., and Yu, D. (2014). Arabidopsis WRKY57 functions as a node of convergence for jasmonic acid– and auxin-mediated signaling in jasmonic acid–induced leaf senescence. Plant Cell 26, 230-245.

Kim, H.S., Park, Y.H., Nam, H., Lee, Y.M., Song, K., Choi, C., Ahn, I., Park, S.R., Lee, Y.H., and Hwang, D.J. (2014). Overexpression of the Brassica rapa transcription factor WRKY12 results in reduced soft rot symptoms caused by Pectobacterium carotovorum in Arabidopsis and Chinese cabbage. Plant Biol. 16, 973-981.

Lassowskat, I., Boettcher, C., Eschen-Lippold, L., Scheel, D., and Lee, J. (2014). Sustained mitogen-activated protein kinase activation reprograms defense metabolism and phosphoprotein profile in Arabidopsis thaliana. Front. Plant Sci. 5, 554.

Li, C., He, X., Luo, X., Xu, L., Liu, L., Min, L., Jin, L., Zhu, L., and Zhang, X. (2014). Cotton WRKY1 mediates the plant defense-to-development transition during infection of cotton by Verticillium dahliae by activating JASMONATE ZIM-DOMAIN1 expression. Plant Physiol. 166, 2179-2194.

Li, J.-b., and Luan, Y.-s.(2014). Molecular cloning and characterization of a pathogen-induced WRKY transcription factor gene from late blight resistant tomato varieties Solanum pimpinellifolium L3708. Physiol. Mol. Plant Pathol. 87, 25-31.

Li, H., Guo, Q., Lan, X., Zhou, Q., and Wei, N. (2014). Comparative expression analysis of five WRKY genes from Tibetan hulless barley under various abiotic stresses between drought-resistant and sensitive genotype. Acta Physiol. Plant. 36, 963-973.

Li, H.-L., Guo, D., Yang, Z.-P., Tang, X., and Peng, S.-Q. (2014). Genome-wide identification and characterization of WRKY gene family in Hevea brasiliensis. Genomics 104, 14-23.

Li, N., Li, X., Xiao, J., and Wang, S. (2014). Comprehensive analysis of VQ motif-containing gene expression in rice defense responses to three pathogens. Plant Cell Rep. 33, 1493-1505.

Liu, B., Hong, Y.-B., Zhang, Y.-F., Li, X.-H., Huang, L., Zhang, H.-J., Li, D.-Y., and Song, F.-M.(2014). Tomato WRKY transcriptional factor SlDRW1 is required for disease resistance against Botrytis cinerea and tolerance to oxidative stress. Plant Sci. 227, 145-156.

Liu, D., Leib, K., Zhao, P., Kogel, K.-H., and Langen, G. (2014). Phylogenetic analysis of barley WRKY proteins and characterization of HvWRKY1 and -2 as repressors of the pathogen-inducible gene HvGER4c. Mol. Gen. Genomics 289, 1331-1345.

Liu, Q.-L., Xu, K.-D., Pan, Y.-Z., Jiang, B.-B., Liu, G.-L., Jia, Y., and Zhang, H.-Q. (2014). Functional analysis of a novel Chrysanthemum WRKY transcription factor gene involved in salt tolerance. Plant Mol. Biol. Rep. 32, 282-289.

Llorca, C.M., Potschin, M., and Zentgraf, U. (2014). bZIPS and WRKYs: two large transcription factor families executing two different functional strategies. Front. Plant Sci. 5, 169.

Ma, T., Li, M., Zhao, A., Xu, X., Liu, G., and Cheng, L. (2014). LcWRKY5: an unknown function gene from sheepgrass improves drought tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Rep 33, 1507-1518.

Ma, J., Zhang, D.Y., Shao, Y., Liu, P., Jiang, L., and Li, C. (2014). Genome-wide analysis of the WRKY transcription factors in Aegilops tauschii. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 144, 243-253.

Machens, F., Becker, M., Umrath, F., and Hehl, R. (2014). Identification of a novel type of WRKY transcription factor binding site in elicitor-responsive cis-sequences from Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Mol. Biol. 84, 371-385.

Moon, S.-J., Han, S.-Y., Kim, D.-Y., Kim, B.-G., Yoon, I., Shin, D., Kwon, H.-B., and Byun, M.-O.(2014). Ectopic expression of CaWRKY1, a pepper transcription factor, enhances drought tolerance in transgenic potato plants. J. Plant Biol. 57, 198-207.

Nadarajah, K., Omar, N.S., and Thing, T.Y. (2014). Molecular characterization of a WRKY gene ffrom Oryza sativa indica cultivar UKMRC9. POJ 7, 63-71.

Nuruzzaman, M., Sharoni, A.M., Satoh, K., Kumar, A., Leung, H., and Kikuchi, S. (2014). Comparative transcriptome profiles of the WRKY gene family under control, hormone-treated, and drought conditions in near-isogenic rice lines reveal differential, tissue specific gene activation. J Plant Physiol. 171, 2-13.

Okay, S., Derelli, E., and Unver, T. (2014). Transcriptome-wide identification of bread wheat WRKY transcription factors in response to drought stress. Mol. Genet. Genomics 289, 765-781.

Pan, L.-j., and Jiang, L. (2014). Identification and expression of the WRKY transcription factors of Carica papaya in response to abiotic and biotic stresses. Mol. Biol. Rep. 41, 1215-1225.

Pecher, P., Eschen-Lippold, L., Herklotz, S., Kuhle, K., Naumann, K., Bethke, G., Uhrig, J., Weyhe, M., Scheel, D., and Lee, J. (2014). The Arabidopsis thaliana mitogen-activated protein kinases MPK3 and MPK6 target a subclass of ‘VQ-motif’-containing proteins to regulate immune responses. New Phytol. 203, 592-606.

Pesch, M., Dartan, B., Birkenbihl, R., Somssich, I.E., and Hülskamp, M. (2014). Arabidopsis TTG2 regulates TRY expression through enhancement of the activator complex triggered activation. Plant Cell 26, 4067-4083.

Potschin, M., Schlienger, S., Bieker, S., and Zentgraf, U. (2014). Senescence networking: WRKY18 is an upstream regulator, a downstream target gene, and a protein interaction partner of WRKY53. J. Plant Growth Regul. 33, 106-118.

Rishmawi, L., Pesch, M., Juengst, C., Schauss, A., Schrader, A., and Huelskamp, M. (2014). Non-cell-autonomous regulation of root hair patterning genes by WRKY75 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol. 165, 186-195.

Sáenz-Mata, J., Salazar-Badillo, F., and Jiménez-Bremont, J. (2014). Transcriptional regulation of Arabidopsis thaliana WRKY genes under interaction with beneficial fungus Trichoderma atroviride. Acta Physiol. Plant. 36, 1085-1093.

Şahin-Çevik, M., Çevik, B., and Karaca, G. (2014). Expression analysis of WRKY genes from Poncirus trifoliata in response to pathogen infection. J. Plant Interact. 9, 182-193.

Satapathy, L., Singh, D., Ranjan, P., Kumar, D., Kumar, M., Prabhu, K., and Mukhopadhyay, K.(2014). Transcriptome-wide analysis of WRKY transcription factors in wheat and their leaf rust responsive expression profiling. Mol. Gen. Genomics 289, 1289-1306.

Schluttenhofer, C., Pattanaik, S., Patra, B., and Yuan, L. (2014). Analyses of Catharanthus roseus and Arabidopsis thaliana WRKY transcription factors reveal involvement in jasmonate signaling. BMC Genomics 15, 502.

Shi, W., Hao, L., Li, J., Liu, D., Guo, X., and Li, H. (2014). The Gossypium hirsutum WRKY gene GhWRKY39-1 promotes pathogen infection defense responses and mediates salt stress tolerance in transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana. Plant Cell Rep. 33, 483-498.

Shi, W., Liu, D., Hao, L., Wu, C.-a., Guo, X., and Li, H. (2014). GhWRKY39, a member of the WRKY transcription factor family in cotton, has a positive role in disease resistance and salt stress tolerance. Plant Cell Tiss. Organ Cult. 118, 17-32.

Singh, V., Roy, S., Singh, D., and Nandi, A.K. (2014). Arabidopsis FLOWERING LOCUS D influences systemic-acquired-resistance-induced expression and histone modifications of WRKY genes. J. Biosci. 39, 119-126.

Sohn, K.H., Segonzac, C., Rallapalli, G., Sarris, P.F., Woo, J.Y., Williams, S.J., Newman, T.E., Paek, K.H., Kobe, B., and Jones, J.D.G. (2014). The nuclear immune receptor RPS4 is required for RRS1SLH1 dependent constitutive defense activation in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genet. 10, e1004655.

Song, A., Li, P., Jiang, J., Chen, S., Li, H., Zeng, J., Shao, Y., Zhu, L., Zhang, Z., and Chen, F. (2014). Phylogenetic and transcription analysis of chrysanthemum WRKY transcription factors. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 15, 14442-14455.

Song, Y., and Gao, J. (2014). Genome-wide analysis of WRKY gene faily in Arabidopsis lyrata and comparison with Arabidopsis thalana and Populus trichocarpa Chin. Sci. Bull. 59, 754-765.

Song, H., Wang, P., Nan, Z., and Wang, X. (2014). The WRKY transcription factor genes in Lotus japonicus. Int. J. Genomics vol. 2014, Article ID 420128.

Spyropoulou, E., Haring, M., and Schuurink, R. (2014). RNA sequencing on Solanum lycopersicum trichomes identifies transcription factors that activate terpene synthase promoters. BMC Genomics 15, 402.

Tang, J., Wang, F., Hou, X.-L., Wang, Z., and Huang, Z.-N. (2014). Genome-wide fractionation and identification of WRKY transcription factors in chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa ssp. pekinensis) reveals collinearity and their expression patterns under abiotic and biotic stresses. Plant Mol. Biol. Rep. 32, 781-795.

Tang, L., Cai, H., Zhai, H., Luo, X., Wang, Z., Cui, L., and Bai, X. (2014). Overexpression of Glycine soja WRKY20 enhances both drought and salt tolerance in transgenic alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). Plant Cell Tiss. Organ Cult. 118, 77-86.

Tripathi, P., Rabara, R., and Rushton, P. (2014). A systems biology perspective on the role of WRKY transcription factors in drought responses in plants. Planta 239, 255-266.

Van Eck, L., Davidson, R., Wu, S., Zhao, B., Botha, A.-M., Leach, J., and Lapitan, N.V.(2014). The transcriptional network of WRKY53 in cereals links oxidative responses to biotic and abiotic stress inputs. Funct. Integr. Genomics 14, 351-362.

Vermeirssen, V., De Clercq, I., Van Parys, T., Van Breusegem, F., and Van de Peer, Y.(2014). Arabidopsis ensemble reverse-engineered gene regulatory network discloses interconnected transcription factors in oxidative stress. Plant Cell 26, 4656-4679.

Wang, H., Xu, Q., Kong, Y.-H., Chen, Y., Duan, J.-Y., Wu, W.-H., and Chen, Y.-F. (2014). Arabidopsis WRKY45 transcription factor activates PHT1;1 expression in response to phosphate starvation. Plant Physiol. 164, 2020-2029.

Wang, L., Zhu, W., Fang, L., Sun, X., Su, L., Liang, Z., Wang, N., Londo, J., Li, S., and Xin, H. (2014). Genome-wide identification of WRKY family genes and their response to cold stress in Vitis vinifera. BMC Plant Biol 14, 103.

Wang, M., Vannozzi, A., Wang, G., Liang, Y.-H., Tornielli, G.B., Zenoni, S., Cavallini, E., Pezzotti, M., and Cheng, Z.-M. (2014). Genome and transcriptome analysis of the grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) WRKY gene family. Horticulture Research 1, 16, doi10.1038/hortres.2014.1016.

Wang, S., Wang, J., Yao, W., Zhou, B., Li, R., and Jiang, T. (2014). Expression patterns of WRKY genes in di-haploid Populus simonii × P. nigra in response to salinity stress revealed by quantitative real-time PCR and RNA sequencing. Plant Cell Rep. 33, 1687-1696.

Wang, X., Yan, Y., Li, Y., Chu, X., Wu, C., and Guo, X. (2014). GhWRKY40, a multiple stress-responsive cotton WRKY gene, plays an important role in the wounding response and enhances susceptibility to Ralstonia solanacearum infection in transgenic ⁄. PLoS ONE 9, e93577.

Wang, Z., Fang, H., Chen, Y., Chen, K., Li, G., Gu, S., and Tan, X. (2014). Overexpression of BnWRKY33 in oilseed rape enhances resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Mol. Plant Pathol. 15, 677-689.

Wen, F., Zhu, H., Li, P., Jiang, M., Mao, W., Ong, C., and Chu, Z. (2014). Genome-wide evolutionary characterization and expression analyses of WRKY family genes in Brachypodium distachyon. DNA Res. 21, 327-339.

Weyhe, M., Eschen-Lippold, L., Pecher, P., Scheel, D., and Lee, J. (2014). Ménage à trois. The complex relationship between mitogen-activated protein kinases, WRKY transcription factors, and VQ-motif-containing proteins. Plant Signal. Behav. 9, e29519.

Xie, Y., Huhn, K., Brandt, R., Potschin, M., Bieker, S., Straub, D., Doll, J., Drechsler, T., Zentgraf, U., and Wenkel, S. (2014). REVOLUTA and WRKY53 connect early and late leaf development in Arabidopsis. Development 141, 4772-4783.

Xu, X.-B., Pan, Y.-Y., Wang, C.-L., Ying, Q.-C., Song, H.-M., and Wang, H.-Z. (2014). Overexpression of DnWRKY11 enhanced salt and drought stress tolerance of transgenic tobacco. Biologia 69, 994-1000.

Xu, Z.L., Ali, Z., Yi, J., Xu, L., Liu, X.Q., He, X., Huang, Y.H., Karim, I., Rasul, M., Ma, H.X., and Zhang, D.Y. (2014). Over-expression of GmWRKY111 enhances NaCl tolerance of salt-sensitive genotype of Glycine max. Int. J. Agric. Biol. 16, 153-159.

Yan, H., Jia, H., Chen, X., Hao, L., An, H., and Guo, X. (2014). The cotton WRKY transcription factor GhWRKY17 functions in drought and salt stress in transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana through ABA signalling and the modulation of reactive oxygen species production. Plant Cell Physiol. 55, 2060-2076.

Ye, S., Jiang, Y., Duan, Y., Karim, A., Fan, D., Yang, L., Zhao, X., Yin, J., and Luo, K. (2014). Constitutive expression of the poplar WRKY transcription factor PtoWRKY60 enhances resistance to Dothiorella gregaria Sacc. in transgenic plants. Tree Physiol. 34, 1118-1129.

Yoo, S.J., Kim, S.-H., Kim, M.-J., Ryu, C.-M., Kim, Y.C., Cho, B.H., and Yang, K.-Y.(2014). Involvement of the OsMKK4-OsMPK1 cascade and its downstream transcription factor OsWRKY53 in the wounding response in rice. Plant Pathol. J. 30, 168-177.

Zhang, X., Jiang, T., Yu, Y., Wu, Z., Jiang, S., Lu, K., Feng, X., Liang, S., Lu, Y., Wang, X., and Zhang, D. (2014). Arabidopsis co-chaperonin CPN20 antagonizes Mg-chelatase H subunit to derepress ABA-responsive WRKY40 transcription repressor. Sci. China Life Sci. 57, 11-21.

Zhang, Y., and Feng, J.c. (2014). Identification and characterization of the grape WRKY Family. BioMed Research International 2014, 14.

Zhou, J., Wang, J., Yu, J., and Chen, Z. (2014). Role and regulation of autophagy in heat stress responses of tomato plants. Front. Plant Sci. 5, 174.

Zhou, L., Wang, N.-N., Kong, L., Gong, S.-Y., Li, Y., and Li, X.-B. (2014). Molecular characterization of 26 cotton WRKY genes that are expressed differentially in tissues and are induced in seedlings under high salinity and osmotic stress. Plant Cell Tiss. Organ. Cult. 119, 141-156.

YEAR 2013

Babitha, K., Ramu, S., Pruthvi, V., Mahesh, P., Nataraja, K., and Udayakumar, M. (2013). Co-expression of AtbHLH17 and AtWRKY28 confers resistance to abiotic stress in Arabidopsis. Transgenic Res. 22, 327-341.

Bera SK, Ajay BC, Singh AL (2013) WRKY and Na+/H+ antiporter genes conferring tolerance to salinity in interspecific derivatives of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Austral. J. Crop Sci. 7, 1173-1180

Brand, L.H., Fischer, N.M., Harter, K., Kohlbacher, O., and Wanke, D. (2013). Elucidating the evolutionary conserved DNA-binding specificities of WRKY transcription factors by molecular dynamics and in vitro binding assays. Nucleic Acids Res. 41, 9764-9778.

Brotman, Y., Landau, U., Cuadros-Inostroza, Å., Takayuki, T., Fernie, A.R., Chet, I., Viterbo, A., and Willmitzer, L. (2013). Trichoderma-plant root colonization: Escaping early plant defense responses and activation of the antioxidant machinery for saline stress tolerance. PLoS Pathog. 9, e1003221.

Castrillo, G., Sánchez-Bermejo, E., de Lorenzo, L., Crevillén, P., Fraile-Escanciano, A., TC, M., Mouriz, A., Catarecha, P., Sobrino-Plata, J., Olsson, S., Leo del Puerto, Y., Mateos, I., Rojo, E., Hernández, L.E., Jarillo, J.A., Piñeiro, M., Paz-Ares, J., and Leyva, A. (2013). WRKY6 transcription factor restricts arsenate uptake and transposon activation in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25, 2944-2957.

Chang, C., Yu, D., Jiao, J., Jing, S., Schulze-Lefert, P., and Shen, Q.-H. (2013). Barley MLA immune receptors directly interfere with antagonistically acting transcription factors to initiate disease resistance signaling. Plant Cell 25, 1158-1173.

Chavan, V., and Kamble, A. (2013). β-Aminobutyric acid primed expression of WRKY and defence genes in Brassica carinata against Alternaria blight. J. Phytopathology 161, 859-865.

Chen, L., Zhang, L., Li, D., Wang, F., and Yu, D. (2013) WRKY8 transcription factor functions in the TMV-cg defense response by mediating both abscisic acid and ethylene signaling in Arabidopsis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110, E1963-E1971.

Chen X, Liu J, Lin G, Wang A, Wang Z, Lu G. (2013) Overexpression of AtWRKY28 and AtWRKY75 in Arabidopsis enhances resistance to oxalic acid and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Plant Cell Rep. 32, 1589-1599.

Chujo, T., Miyamoto, K., Shimogawa, T., Shimizu, T., Otake, Y., Yokotani, N., Nishizawa, Y., Shibuya, N., Nojiri, H., Yamane, H., Minami, E., and Okada, K. (2013). OsWRKY28, a PAMP-responsive transrepressor, negatively regulates innate immune responses in rice against rice blast fungus. Plant Mol. Biol. 82, 23-37.

Cui, X.-W., Zhang, Y., Qi, F.-Y., Gao, J., Chen, Y.-W., and Zhang, C.-L. (2013). Overexpression of a moso bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis) transcription factor gene PheWRKY1 enhances disease resistance in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana. Botany 91, 486-494.

Dang, F.-F., Wang, Y.-N., Yu, L., Eulgem, T., Lai, Y., Liu, Z.-Q., Wang, X., Qiu, A.-L., Zhang, T.-X., Lin, J., Chen, Y.-S., Guan, D.-Y., Cai, H.-Y., Mou, S.-L., and He, S.-L. (2013). CaWRKY40, a WRKY protein of pepper, plays an important role in the regulation of tolerance to heat stress and resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum infection. Plant Cell Environ. 36, 757-774.

Ding, Z.J., Yan, J.Y., Xu, X.Y., Li, G.X., and Zheng, S.J. (2013). WRKY46 functions as a transcriptional repressor of ALMT1 regulating Al-induced malate secretion in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 76, 825-835.

Etalo, D.W., Stulemeijer, I.J.E., Peter van Esse, H., de Vos, R.C.H., Bouwmeester, H.J., and Joosten, M.H.A.J. (2013) System-wide hypersensitive response-associated transcriptome and metabolome reprogramming in tomato. Plant Physiol. 162, 1599-1617.

Gao, X., Chen, X., Lin, W., Chen, S., Lu, D., Niu, Y., Li, L., Cheng, C., McCormack, M., Sheen, J., Shan, L., and He, P. (2013) Bifurcation of Arabidopsis NLR immune signaling via Ca2+-dependent protein kinases. PLoS Pathog. 9, e1003127.

Giri, P., Taj, G., Tasleem, M., and Kumar, A. (2013). In silico-prediction of downstream WRKY interacting partners of MAPK3 in Brassica. Bioinformation 9, 1036-1039.

Grunewald, W., De Smet, I., De Rybel, B., Robert, H.S., van de Cotte, B., Willemsen, V., Gheysen, G., Weijers, D., Friml, J., and Beeckman, T. (2013). Tightly controlled WRKY23 expression mediates Arabidopsis embryo development. EMBO rep. 14, 1136-1142.

Han, M., Ryu, H.-S., Kim, C.-Y., Park, D.-S., Ahn, Y.-K., and Jeon, J.-S. (2013). OsWRKY30 is a transcription activator that enhances rice resistance to the Xanthomonas oryzae pathovar oryzae. J. Plant Biol. 56, 258-265.

Han, Y., Zhang, X., Wang, Y., and Ming, F. (2013). The suppression of WRKY44 by GIGANTEA-miR172 pathway is involved in drought response of Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS ONE 8:e73541.

Heidrich, K., Tsuda, K., Blanvillain-Baufumè, S., Wirthmueller, L., Bautor, J., and Parker, J.E. (2013). Arabidopsis TNL-WRKY domain receptor RRS1 contributes to temperature-conditioned RPS4 auto-immunity. Front. Plant Sci. 4:403. (doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00403).

Hsu, F.-C., Chou, M.-Y., Chou, S.-J., Li, Y.-R., Peng, H.-P., and Shih, M.-C. (2013). Submergence Confers Immunity Mediated by the WRKY22 Transcription Factor in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25, 2699-2713.

Hu, P., Zhou, W., Cheng, Z., Fan, M., Wang, L., and Xie, D. (2013). JAV1 controls jasmonate-regulated plant defense. Mol. Cell 50, 504-515.

Hu, Y., Chen, L., Wang, H., Zhang, L., Wang, F., and Yu, D. (2013). Arabidopsis transcription factor WRKY8 functions antagonistically with its interacting partner VQ9 to modulate salinity stress tolerance. Plant J. 74, 730-745.

Inoue, H., Hayashi, N., Matsushita, A., Xinqiong, L., Nakayama, A., Sugano, S., Jiang, C.-J., and Takatsuji, H. (2013). Blast resistance of CC-NB-LRR protein Pb1 is mediated by WRKY45 through protein-protein interaction. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110, 9577-9582.

Kang X., Li W., Zhou Y., and Ni, M. (2013). A WRKY transcription factor recruits the SYG1-like protein SHB1 to activate gene expression and seed cavity enlargement. PLoS Genet. 9, e1003347.

Kim, D.Y., Kwon, S.I., Choi, C., Lee, H., Ahn, I., Park, S.R., Bae, S.C., Lee, S.C., and Hwang, D.J. Expression analysis of rice VQ genes in response to biotic and abiotic stresses. Gene, 529, 208-214.

Lacroix, B., and Citovsky, V. (2013). A mutation in negative regulator of basal resistance WRKY17 of Arabidopsis increases susceptibility to Agrobacterium-mediated transient genetic transformation F1000Research 2013, 2:33 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.2-33.v2).

Lan, A., Huang, J., Zhao, W., Peng, Y., Chen, Z. and Kang, D. (2013). A salicylic acid-induced rice (Oryza sativa L.) transcription factor OsWRKY77 is involved in disease resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Biol. 15, 452-461.

Lee, H., Ko, Y., Cha, J.-Y., Park, S., Ahn, I., and Hwang, D.-J. (2013). The C-terminal region of OsWRKY30 is sufficient to confer enhanced resistance to pathogen and activate the expression of defense-related genes. Plant Biotech. Rep. 7, 221-230.

Li, H., Gao, Y., Xu, H., Dai, Y., Deng, D., and Chen, J. (2013). ZmWRKY33, a WRKY maize transcription factor conferring enhanced salt stress tolerances in Arabidopsis. Plant Growth Regul. 70, 207-216.

Li, J., Besseau, S., Törönen, P., Sipari, N., Kollist, H., Holm, L., and Palva, E.T. (2013). Defense-related transcription factors WRKY70 and WRKY54 modulate osmotic stress tolerance by regulating stomatal aperture in Arabidopsis. New Phytol. 200, 457-472.

Li, M., Ding, B., Wang, J., Yang, W., Wang, R., Bao, S., Zhong, S., and Xie, X. (2013) Wheat TaWRKY10-1 is involved in biological responses to the salinity and osmostresses in transgenic Arabidopsis plants. Austral. J. Crop Sci. 7, 723-729.

Li S, Zhang P, Zhang M, Fu C, Yu L (2013). Functional analysis of a WRKY transcription factor involved in transcriptional activation of the DBAT gene in Taxus chinensis. Plant Biol. 15, 19-26.

Liang, W., Yang, B., Yu, B.-J., Zhou, Z., Li, C., Jia, M., Sun, Y., Zhang, Y., Wu, F., Zhang, H., Wang, B., Deyholos, M., and Jiang, Y.-Q. (2013). Identification and analysis of MKK and MPK gene families in canola (Brassica napus L.). BMC Genomics 14, 392.

Liu, R., Xu, Y.-H., Jiang, S.-C., Lu, K., Lu, Y.-F., Feng, X.-J., Wu, Z., Liang, S., Yu, Y.-T., Wang, X.-F., and Zhang, D.-P. (2013). Light-harvesting chlorophyll a/b-binding proteins, positively involved in abscisic acid signalling, require a transcription repressor, WRKY40, to balance their function. J. Exp. Bot. 64, 5443-5456.

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Logemann, E., Birkenbihl, R.P., Rawat, V., Schneeberger, K., Schmelzer, E. and Somssich, I.E. (2013) Functional dissection of the PROPEP2 and PROPEP3 promoters reveals the importance of WRKY factors in mediating MAMP-induced expression. New Phytol. 198, 1165-1177.

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Luo, X., Sun, X., Liu, B., Zhu, D., Bai, X., Cai, H., Ji, W., Cao, L., Wu, J., Wang, M., Ding, X., and Zhu, Y. (2013). Ectopic expression of a WRKY homolog from Glycine soja alters flowering time in Arabidopsis. PLoS ONE 8, e73295.

Marchive, C., Léon, C., Kappel, C., Coutos-Thévenot, P., Corio-Costet, M.-F., Delrot, S., and Lauvergeat, V. (2013) Over-expression of VvWRKY1 in grapevines induces expression of jasmonic acid pathway-related genes and confers higher tolerance to the Downy Mildew. PLoS ONE 8, e54185.

Matsushita, A., Inoue, H., Goto, S., Nakayama, A., Sugano, S., Hayashi, N., and Takatsuji, H. (2013). The nuclear ubiquitin proteasome degradation affects WRKY45 function in the rice defense program. Plant J. 73, 302-313.

Miao, Y., Jiang, J., Ren, Y., and Zhao, Z. (2013). The single-stranded DNA binding protein WHIRLY1 represses WRKY53 expression and delays leaf senescence in a developmental stage-dependent manner in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol. 163, 746-756.

Mishra, S., Triptahi, V., Singh, S., Phukan, U.J., Gupta, M.M., Shanker, K., and Shukla, R.K. (2013) Wound induced transcriptional regulation of benzylisoquinoline pathway and characterization of wound inducible PsWRKY transcription factor from Papaver somniferum. PLoS ONE 8, e52784.

Nakayama, A., Fukushima, S., Goto, S., Matsushita, A., Shimono, M., Sugano, S., Jiang, C.-J., Akagi, A., Yamazaki, M., Inoue, H., and Takatsuji, H. (2013). Genome-wide identification of WRKY45-regulated genes that mediate benzothiadiazole-induced defense responses in rice. BMC Plant Biol. 13, 150.

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Petitot, A.-S., Barsalobres-Cavallari, C., Ramiro, D., Albuquerque Freire, E., Etienne, H., and Fernandez, D. (2013). Promoter analysis of the WRKY transcription factors CaWRKY1a and CaWRKY1b homoeologous genes in coffee (Coffea arabica). Plant Cell Rep. 32, 1263-1276.

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Qin, Y., Tian, Y., Han, L., and Yang, X. (2013). Constitutive expression of a salinity-induced wheat WRKY transcription factor enhances salinity and ionic stress tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 441, 476-481.

Qin, Z., Lv, H., Zhu, X., Meng, C., Quan, T., Wang, M., and Xia, G. (2013) Ectopic expression of a wheat WRKY transcription factor gene TaWRKY71 results in hyponastic leaves in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS ONE 8, e63033.

Rabara, R.C., Tripathi, P., Lin, J., and Rushton, P.J. (2013). Dehydration-induced WRKY genes from tobacco and soybean respond to jasmonic acid treatments in By-2 cell culture. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 431, 409-414.

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Shaik, R., and Ramakrishna, W. (2013). Genes and co-expression modules common to drought and bacterial stress responses in Arabidopsis and rice. PLoS ONE 8, e77261.

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Shekhawat, U.K.S., and Ganapathi, T.R. (2013). MusaWRKY71 overexpression in banana plants leads to altered abiotic and biotic stress responses. PLoS ONE 8, e75506.

Shim, J. S., Jung, C., Lee, S., Min, K., Lee, Y.-W., Choi, Y., Lee, J. S., Song, J. T., Kim, J.-K. and Choi, Y. D. (2013). AtMYB44 regulates WRKY70 expression and modulates antagonistic interaction between salicylic acid and jasmonic acid signaling. Plant J. 73, 483-495.

Shu-Ling, Z., Xing-Fen, W., Yan, Z., Jian-Feng, L., Li-Zhu, W., Dong-Mei, Z. and Zhi-Ying, M. (2012). GbWRKY1, a novel cotton (Gossypium barbadense) WRKY gene isolated from a bacteriophage full-length cDNA library, is induced by infection with Verticillium dahliae. Indian J. Biochem. Biophys., 46, 405-413.

Sun, Y., Niu, Y., Xu, J., Li, Y., Luo, H., Zhu, Y., Liu, M., Wu, Q., Song, J., Sun, C., and Chen, S. (2013) Discovery of WRKY transcription factors through transcriptome analysis and characterization of a novel methyl jasmonate-inducible PqWRKY1 gene from Panax quinquefolius. Plant Cell Tiss. Organ Cult. 114, 269-277.

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Tang, H., Cuevas, H.E., Das, S., Sezen, U.U., Zhou, C., Guo, H., Goff, V.H., Ge, Z., Clemente, T.E., and Paterson, A.H. (2013). Seed shattering in a wild sorghum is conferred by a locus unrelated to domestication. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110, 15824-15829.

Tang, Y., Kuang, J.-f., Wang, F.-y., Chen, L., Hong, K.-q., Xiao, Y.-y., Xie, H., Lu, W.-j., and Chen, J.-y. (2013). Molecular characterization of PR and WRKY genes during SA- and MeJA-induced resistance against Colletotrichum musae in banana fruit. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 79, 62-68.

Tang, J., Wang, F., Wang, Z., Huang, Z., Xiong, A., and Hou, X. (2013). Characterization and co-expression analysis of WRKY orthologs involved in responses to multiple abiotic stresses in Pak-choi (Brassica campestris ssp. chinensis). BMC Plant Biol 13, 188.

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Ueno, Y., Yoshida, R., Kishi-Kaboshi, M., Matsushita, A., Jiang, C.-J., Goto, S., Takahashi, A., Hirochika, H., and Takatsuji, H. (2013) MAP kinases phosphorylate rice WRKY45. Plant Signal. Behav. 8, e24510.

Van Aken, O., Zhang, B., Law, S., Narsai, R., and Whelan, J. (2013). AtWRKY40 and AtWRKY63 modulate the expression of stress responsive nuclear genes encoding mitochondrial and chloroplast proteins. Plant Physiol. 162, 254-271.

Wang, C., Deng, P., Chen, L., Wang, X., Ma, H., Hu, W., Yao, N., Feng, Y., Chai, R., Yang, G., and He, G. (2013) A wheat WRKY transcription factor TaWRKY10 confers tolerance to multiple abiotic stresses in transgenic tobacco. PLoS ONE 8, e65120.

Wang X, Du B, Liu M, Sun N, Qi X (2013) Arabidopsis transcription factor WRKY33 is involved in drought by directly regulating the expression of CesA8. Amer. J. Plant Sci. 4, 21-27.

Wang, Y., Dang, F., Liu, Z., Wang, X., Eulgem, T., Lai, Y., Yu, L., She, J., Shi, Y., Lin, J., Chen, C., Guan, D., Qiu, A. and He, S. (2013). CaWRKY58, encoding a group I WRKY transcription factor of Capsicum annuum, negatively regulates resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum infection. Mol. Plant Pathol. 14, 131-144.

Wang, Y., Guo, D., Li, H.-L., and Peng, S.-Q. (2013). Characterization of HbWRKY1, a WRKY transcription factor from Hevea brasiliensis that negatively regulates HbSRPP. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 71, 283-289.

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Xiao, J., Cheng, H., Li, X., Xiao, J., Xu, C., and Wang, S. (2013). Rice WRKY13 regulates crosstalk between abiotic and biotic stress signaling pathways by selective binding to different cis-elements. Plant Physiol. 163, 1868-1882.

Xiao-Wei, C., Ying, Z., Fei-Yan, Q., Jian, G., Yuan-Wen, C., and Chun-Ling, Z. (2013) Overexpression of a Moso Bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis) transcription factor gene PheWRKY1 enhances disease resistance in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana. Botany 91, 486-494.

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Yang, Z., Patra, B., Li, R., Pattanaik, S., and Yuan, L. (2013). Promoter analysis reveals cis-regulatory motifs associated with the expression of the WRKY transcription factor CrWRKY1 in Catharanthus roseus. Planta 238, 1039-1049.

Yin, G., Xu, H., Xiao, S., Qin, Y., Li, Y., Yan, Y., and Hu, Y. (2013). The large soybean (Glycine max) WRKY TF family expanded by segmental duplication events and subsequent divergent selection among subgroups. BMC Plant Biol 13, 148.

Yokotani, N., Sato, Y., Tanabe, S., Chujo, T., Shimizu, T., Okada, K., Yamane, H., Shimono, M., Sugano, S., Takatsuji, H., Kaku, H., Minami, E., and Nishizawa, Y. (2013). OsWRKY76 is a rice transcriptional repressor playing opposite roles in blast disease resistance and cold stress tolerance. J. Exp. Bot. 64, 5085-5097.

Yu, B.-K., Lee, J.-H., Shin, S.-J., Hwang, E.-W., and Kwon, H.-B. (2013). Molecular characterization of cold stress-related transcription factors, CaEREBP-C1, -C2, -C3, and CaWRKY1A from Capsicum annuum L. J. Plant Biol. 56, 106-114.

Yu, Y., Hu, R., Wang, H., Cao, Y., He, G., Fu, C., and Zhou, G. (2013). MlWRKY12, a novel Miscanthus transcription factor, participates in pith secondary cell wall formation and promotes flowering. Plant Sci. 212, 1-9.

Yu, Y., Xu, W., Wang, J., Wang, L., Yao, W., Yang, Y., Xu, Y., Ma, F., Du, Y., and Wang, Y. (2013). The Chinese wild grapevine (Vitis pseudoreticulata) E3 ubiquitin ligase Erysiphe necator-induced RING finger protein 1 (EIRP1) activates plant defense responses by inducing proteolysis of the VpWRKY11 transcription factor. New Phytol. 200, 834-846.

Zhang X., Han X., Shi R., Yang G., Qi L., and Wang R., Li G. (2013) Arabidopsis cysteine-rich receptor-like kinase 45 positively regulates disease resistance to Pseudomonas syringae. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 73, 383-391.

Zheng, L., Liu, G., Meng, X., Liu, Y., Ji, X., Li, Y., Nie, X., and Wang, Y. (2013). A WRKY gene from Tamarix hispida, ThWRKY4, mediates abiotic stress responses by modulating reactive oxygen species and expression of stress-responsive genes. Plant Mol. Biol. 82, 303-320.

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YEAR 2012

Abbruscato P, Nepusz T, Mizzi L, Del Corvo M, Morandini P, Fumasoni I, Michel C, Paccanaro A, Guiderdoni E, Schaffrath U, Morel J-B, Piffanelli P, Faivre-Rampant O (2012). OsWRKY22, a monocot WRKY gene, plays a role in the resistance response to blast. Mol. Plant Pathol. 13, 828-841.

Alfandi M, Luo J-j, Qi X-h, Xu Q, Chen X-h (2012) Expression of WRKY and MYB genes during infection with powdery mildew in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L). Afr. J. Biotechnol. 11: 10703-10710.

Atamian, H., Eulgem, T., and Kaloshian, I. (2012). SlWRKY70 is required for Mi-1-mediated resistance to aphids and nematodes in tomato. Planta 235, 299-309.

Besseau, S.b., Li, J., and Palva, E.T. (2012). WRKY54 and WRKY70 co-operate as negative regulators of leaf senescence in Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Exp. Bot. 63, 2667-2679.

Birkenbihl RP, Diezel C, Somssich IE (2012) Arabidopsis WRKY33 is a key transcriptional regulator of hormone and metabolic responses towards Botrytis cinerea infection. Plant Physiol. 159, 266-285.

Chen L, Song Y, Li S, Zhang L, Zou C, Yu D (2012) The role of WRKY transcription factors in plant abiotic stresses. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1819, 120-128.

Cheng Y, Zhou Y, Yang Y, Chi Y-J, Zhou J, Chen J-Y, Wang F, Fan B, Shi K, Zhou Y-H, Yu J-Q, Chen Z (2012). Structural and functional analysis of VQ motif-containing proteins in Arabidopsis as interacting proteins of WRKY transcription factors. Plant Physiol. 159, 810-825.

Cho S, Kang E, Min K, Lee Y, Kim Y, Yang K, Kim K, Choi Y, Cho B (2012). A positive regulatory role of the watermelon ClWRKY70 gene for disease resistance in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana. Biol. Plant. 56, 560-565.

Delteil A, Blein M, Faivre-Rampant O, Guellim A, Estevan J, Hirsch J, Bevitori R, Michel C, Morel J-B (2012). Building a mutant resource for the study of disease resistance in rice reveals the pivotal role of several genes involved in defence. Mol. Plant Pathol. 13: 72-82

Feng, B., Yang, S., Du, H., Hou, X., Zhang, J., Liu, H., and Huang, Y. (2012). Molecular characterization and functional analysis of plant WRKY genes. Afr. J. Biotechnol. 11, 13606-13613.

Friedel, S., Usadel, B., Von Wirén, N., and Sreenivasulu, N. (2012). Reverse engineering: A key component of systems biology to unravel global abiotic stress cross-talk. Front. Plant Sci. 3, 294.

Gallou, A., Declerck, S.P., and Cranenbrouck, S. (2012). Transcriptional regulation of defence genes and involvement of the WRKY transcription factor in arbuscular mycorrhizal potato root colonization. Funct. Integr. Genomics 12, 183-198.

Giacomelli, J.I., Weigel, D., Chan, R.L., and Manavella, P.A. (2012). Role of recently evolved miRNA regulation of sunflower HaWRKY6 in response to temperature damage. New Phytol. 195, 766-773.

Grunewald, W., De Smet, I., Lewis, D.R., Löfke, C., Jansen, L., Goeminne, G., Vanden Bossche, R., Karimi, M., De Rybel, B., Vanholme, B., Teichmann, T., Boerjan, W., Van Montagu, M.C.E., Gheysen, G., Muday, G.K., Friml, J., and Beeckman, T. (2012). Transcription factor WRKY23 assists auxin distribution patterns during Arabidopsis root development through local control on flavonol biosynthesis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109, 1554-1559.

He H, Dong Q, Shao Y, Jiang H, Zhu S, Cheng B, Xiang Y (2012). Genome-wide survey and characterization of the WRKY gene family in Populus trichocarpa. Plant Cell Rep. 31, 1199-1217.

Hu, Y., Dong, Q., and Yu, D. (2012). Arabidopsis WRKY46 coordinates with WRKY70 and WRKY53 in basal resistance against pathogen Pseudomonas syringae. Plant Sci. 185-186, 288-297.

Huang, S., Gao, Y., Liu, J., Peng, X., Niu, X., Fei, Z., Cao, S. Liu, Y. (2012). Genome-wide analysis of WRKY transcription factors in Solanum lycopersicum. Mol. Genet. Genom. 287, 495-513.

Huh, S.U., Choi, L.M., Lee, G.-J., Kim, Y.J., and Paek, K.-H. (2012). Capsicum annuum WRKY transcription factor d (CaWRKYd) regulates hypersensitive response and defense response upon Tobacco mosaic virus infection. Plant Sci. 197. 50-58.

Ishihama N, Yoshioka H (2012). Post-translational regulation of WRKY transcription factors in plant immunity. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 15, 431-437.

Jiang, Y., Liang, G., and Yu, D. (2012). Activated expression of WRKY57 confers drought tolerance in Arabidopsis. Mol. Plant 5, 1375-1388.

Koschmann, J., Machens, F., Becker, M., Niemeyer, J., Schulze, J., Bülow, L., Stahl, D.J., and Hehl, R. (2012). Integration of bioinformatics and synthetic promoters leads to the discovery of novel elicitor-responsive cis-regulatory sequences in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 160, 178-191.

Li H-L, Zhang L-B, Guo D, Li C-Z, Peng S-Q (2012). Identification and expression profiles of the WRKY transcription factor family in Ricinus communis. Gene 503, 248-253.

Li, J.-B., Luan, Y.-s. and Jin, H. (2012). The tomato SlWRKY gene plays an important role in the regulation of defense responses in tobacco. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 427:671-676.

Li, G., Meng, X., Wang, R., Mao, G., Han, L., Liu, Y., and Zhang, S. (2012). Dual-level regulation of ACC synthase activity by MPK3/MPK6 cascade and its downstream WRKY transcription factor during ethylene induction in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet. 8, e1002767.

Liu J, Que Y, Guo J, Xu L, Wu J, Chen R (2012). Molecular cloning and expression analysis of a WRKY transcription factor in sugercane. Afr. J. Biotechnol. 11, 6434-6444.

Liu, Z.-Q., Yan, L., Wu, Z., Mei, C., Lu, K., Yu, Y.-T., Liang, S., Zhang, X.-F., Wang, X.-F., and Zhang, D.-P. (2012). Cooperation of three WRKY-domain transcription factors WRKY18, WRKY40, and WRKY60 in repressing two ABA-responsive genes ABI4 and ABI5 in Arabidopsis. J. Exp. Bot. 63, 6371.6392.

Luna, E., Bruce, T.J.A., Roberts, M.R., Flors, V., and Ton, J. (2012). Next-generation systemic acquired resistance. Plant Physiol. 158, 844-853.

Meng, Y., and Wise, R.P. (2012). HvWRKY10, HvWRKY19, and HvWRKY28 regulate Mla-triggered immunity and basal defense to barley powdery mildew. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 25, 1492-1505.

Mingyu Z, Zhengbin Z, Shouyi C, Jinsong Z, Hongbo S (2012). WRKY transcription factor superfamily: Stucture, origin and functions. Afr. J. Biotechnol. 11, 8051-8059.

Moreau M, Degrave A, Vedel Rg, Bitton Fdr, Patrit O, Renou J-P, Barny M-A, Fagard M (2012) EDS1 contributes to nonhost resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana against Erwinia amylovora. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 25: 421-430

Nagata, T., Hara, H., Saitou, K., Kobashi, A., Kojima, K., Yuasa, T., and Ueno, O. (2012). Activation of ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase gene promoters by a WRKY Transcription Factor, AtWRKY20, in Arabidopsis thaliana L. and sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas Lam.). Plant Prod. Sci. 15, 10-18.

Niu, C.F., Wei, W., Zhou, Q.Y., Tian, A.G., Hao, Y.J., Zhang, W.K., Ma, B., Lin, Q., Zhang, Z.B., Zhang, J.S., and Chen, S.Y. (2012). Wheat WRKY genes TaWRKY2 and TaWRKY19 regulate abiotic stress tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis plants. Plant Cell Environ. 35, 1156-1170.

Park, S.H. and Kim, K.H. (2012). Virus-induced silencing of the WRKY1 transcription factor that interacts with the SL1 structure of potato virus X leads to higher viral RNA accumulation and severe necrotic symptoms. Plant Pathol. J. 28, 40-48.

Peng, X., Hu, Y., Tang, X., Zhou, P., Deng, X., Wang, H., and Guo, Z. (2012). Constitutive expression of rice WRKY30 gene increases the endogenous jasmonic acid accumulation, PR gene expression and resistance to fungal pathogens in rice. Planta 236, 1485-1498.

Rushton, D.L., Tripathi, P., Rabara, R.C., Lin, J., Ringler, P., Boken, A.K., Langum, T.J., Smidt, L., Boomsma, D.D., Emme, N.J., Chen, X., Finer, J.J., Shen, Q.J., and Rushton, P.J. (2012). WRKY transcription factors: key components in abscisic acid signalling. Plant Biotechnol. J. 10, 2-11.

Şahin-Çevik, M.(2012). A WRKY transcription factor gene isolated from Poncirus trifoliata shows differential responses to cold and drought stresses. POJ 5, 438-445.

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Shimono, M., et al. (2012). Rice WRKY45 plays important roles in fungal and bacterial disease resistance. Mol. Plant Pathol. 13, 83-94.

Soh, H., Choi, Y., Lee, T.-K., Yeo, U.-D., Han, K., Auh, C., and Lee, S. (2012). Identification of unique cis-element pattern on simulated microgravity treated Arabidopsis by in silico and gene expression. Adv. Space Res. 50, 397-407.

Son, G.H., Wan, J., Kim, H.J., Nguyen, X.C., Chung, W.S., Hong, J.C., and Stacey, G. (2012). Ethylene-responsive element-binding factor 5, ERF5, is involved in chitin-induced innate immunity response. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 25, 48-60.

Sun, J., An, H., Shi, W., Guo, X., and Li, H. (2012). Molecular cloning and characterization of GhWRKY11, a gene implicated in pathogen responses from cotton. South African Journal of Botany 81, 113-123.

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Vanderauwera, S., Vandenbroucke, K., Inzé, A., van de Cotte, B., Mühlenbock, P., De Rycke, R., Naouar, N., Van Gaever, T., Van Montagu, M. C. E. and Van Breusegem, F. (2012). AtWRKY15 perturbation abolishes the mitochondrial stress response that steers osmotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109:20113-20118.

Wang, F., Hou, X., Tang, J., Wang, Z., Wang, S., Jiang, F., and Li, Y. (2012) A novel cold-inducible gene from Pak-choi (Brassica campestris ssp. chinensis), BcWRKY46, enhances the cold, salt and dehydration stress tolerance in transgenic tobacco. Mol. Biol. Rep. 39, 4553-4564.

Wang J-n, Kuang J-f, Shan W, Chen J, Xie H, Lu W-j, Chen J-w, Chen J-y (2012). Expression profiles of a banana fruit linker histone H1 gene MaHIS1 and its interaction with a WRKY transcription factor. Plant Cell Rep. 31, 1485-1494.

Wei K, Chen J, Chen Y, Wu L, Xie D (2012). Multiple-strategy analyses of ZmWRKY subgroups and functional exploration of /ZmWRKY /genes in pathogen responses. Mol. Biosyst. 8, 1940-1949.

Wei, K.-F., Chen, J., Chen, Y.-F., Wu, L.-J., and Xie, D.-X. (2012). Molecular phylogenetic and expression analysis of the complete WRKY transcription factor family in maize. DNA Res. 19, 153-164.

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Wenke K, Wanke D, Kilian J, Berendzen K, Harter K, Piechulla B (2012) Volatiles of two growth-inhibiting rhizobacteria commonly engage AtWRKY18 function. Plant J. 70: 445-459.

Xu, L., Jin, L., Long, L., Liu, L., He, X., Gao, W., Zhu, L., and Zhang, X. (2012) Overexpression of GbWRKY1 positively regulates the Pi starvation response by alteration of auxin sensitivity in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Rep. 31, 2177-2188.

Yamasaki, K., Kigawa, T., Watanabe, S., Inoue, M., Yamasaki, T., Seki, M., Shinozaki, K., and Yokoyama, S. (2012). Structural basis for sequence-specific DNA recognition by an Arabidopsis WRKY transcription factor. J. Biol. Chem. 287, 7683-7691.

Yu, F., Huaxia, Y., Lu, W., Wu, C., Cao, X., and Guo, X. (2012). GhWRKY15, a member of the WRKY transcription factor family identified from cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.), is involved in disease resistance and plant development. BMC Plant Biol 12, 144.

Yuan, T., and Wang, S. (2012). Pathogen-responsive cis-elements. In Plant Defence: Biological Control. J.M. Mérillon and K.G. Ramawat, eds (Springer Press), Progress in Biological Control 12 pp. 363-378.

Zhang, C., Grosic, S., Whitham, S. A. & Hill, J. H. (2012). The requirement of multiple defense genes in soybean Rsv1-mediated extreme resistance to soybean mosaic virus. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 25, 1307-1313.

Zhang, H., Li, D., Wang, M., Liu, J., Teng, W., Cheng, B., Dong, S., Zheng, X., and Zhang, Z. (2012). Nicotiana benthamiana MAPK cascade and WRKY transcription factor participate in Nep1Mo-triggered plant responses. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 25, 1639-1653.

Zhang Q., Zhu J., Ni Y., Cai Y., Zhang Z. (2012). Expression profiling of HbWRKY1, an ethephon-induced WRKY gene in latex from Hevea brasiliensis in responding to wounding and drought. Trees 26, 587-595.

Zhu, Z., Shi, J., Cao, J., He, M., and Wang, Y. (2012). VpWRKY3, a biotic and abiotic stress-related transcription factor from the Chinese wild Vitis pseudoreticulata. Plant Cell Rep. 31, 2109-2120.


Year 2011

Agarwal P, Reddy MP, and Chikara J. (2011). WRKY: its structure, evolutionary relationship, DNA-binding selectivity, role in stress tolerance and development of plants. Mol. Biol. Rep. 38, 3883-3896.

Antoni, R., Rodriguez, L., Gonzalez-Guzman, M., Pizzio, G.A., and Rodriguez, P.L. (2011). News on ABA transport, protein degradation, and ABFs/WRKYs in ABA signaling. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 14, 547-553.

Bahrini, I., Sugisawa, M., Kikuchi, R., Ogawa, T., Kawahigashi, H., Ban, T., and Handa, H. (2011). Characterization of a wheat transcription factor, TaWRKY45, and its effect on Fusarium head blight resistance in transgenic wheat plants. Breed. Sci. 61, 121-129.

Birkenbihl, R.P., and Somssich I.E. (2011). Transcriptional plant responses critical for resistance towards necrotrophic pathogens. Front. Plant Sci. 2:76.

Ding, Y., Avramova, Z., and Fromm, M. (2011). Two distinct roles of ARABIDOPSIS HOMOLOG OF TRITHORAX1 (ATX1) at promoters and within transcribed regions of ATX1-regulated genes. Plant Cell 23, 350-363.

Fan, H., Wang, F., Gao, H., Wang, L., Xu, J., and Zhao, Z. (2011). Pathogen-induced MdWRKY1 in ‘Qinguan’ apple enhances disease resistance. J. Plant Biol. 54, 150-158.

Fiil, B.K., and Petersen, M. (2011). Constitutive expression of MKS1 confers susceptibility to Botrytis cinerea infection independent of PAD3 expression. Plant Signal. Behav. 6, 1425-1427.

Gao, Q.-M., Venugopal, S., Navarre, D., and Kachroo, A. (2011) Low oleic acid-derived repression of jasmonic acid-inducible defense responses requires the WRKY50 and WRKY51 proteins. Plant Physiol. 155, 464-476.

Guo, R., Yu, F., Gao, Z., An, H., Cao, X., and Guo, X. (2011). GhWRKY3, a novel cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) WRKY gene, is involved in diverse stress responses. Mol. Biol. Rep. 38, 49-58.

Hwang, S.-H., Yie, S.W., and Hwang, D.-J. (2011). Heterologous expression of OsWRKY6 gene in Arabidopsis activates the expression of defense related genes and enhances resistance to pathogens. Plant Sci. 181, 316-323.

Hyun T.K., Kim J.-S. (2011). In-silico screening of WRKY transcription factors as possible substrates of mitogen activated protein kinase 3 in Solanum lycopersicum. POJ 4, 204-208.

Ishihama, N., Yamada, R., Yoshioka, M., Katou, S., and Yoshioka, H. (2011). Phosphorylation of the Nicotiana benthamiana WRKY8 transcription factor by MAPK functions in the defense response. Plant Cell 23, 1153-1170.

Jaskiewicz M, Conrath U, Peterhansel C (2011). Chromatin modification acts as a memory for systemic acquired resistance in the plant stress response. EMBO Rep. 12, 50-55.

Jingyuan, Z., Xuexiao, Z., Zhenchuan, M., and Bingyan, X. (2011). A novel pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) WRKY gene, CaWRKY30, is involved in pathogen stress responses. J. Plant Biol. 54, 329-337.

Jordan, T., Seeholzer, S., Schwizer, S., Töller, A., Somssich, I.E., and Keller, B. (2011). The wheat Mla homologue TmMla1 exhibits an evolutionarily conserved function against powdery mildew in both wheat and barley. Plant J. 65, 610-621.

Lai, Z., Li, Y., Wang, F., Cheng, Y., Fan, B., Yu, J.-Q., and Chen, Z. (2011). Arabidopsis sigma factor binding proteins are activators of the WRKY33 transcription factor in plant defense. Plant Cell, 23, 3824-3841.

Lai, Z., Wang, F., Zheng, Z., Fan, B., and Chen, Z. (2011). A critical role of autophagy in plant resistance to necrotrophic fungal pathogens. Plant J. 66, 953-968.

Li, S., Fu, Q., Chen, L., Huang, W., and Yu, D. (2011). Arabidopsis thaliana WRKY25, WRKY26, and WRKY33 coordinate induction of plant thermotolerance. Planta 233, 1237-1252.

Lim, J.H., Park, C.-J., Huh, S.U., Choi, L.M., Lee, G.J., Kim, Y.J., and Paek, K.-H. (2011). Capsicum annuum WRKYb transcription factor that binds to the CaPR-10 promoter functions as a positive regulator in innate immunity upon TMV infection. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 411, 613-619.

Ling, J., Jiang, W., Zhang, Y., Yu, H., Mao, Z., Gu, X., Huang, S., and Xie, B. (2011). Genome-wide analysis of WRKY gene family in Cucumis sativus. BMC Genomics 12, 471.

Liu, H., Yang, W., Liu, D., Han, Y., Zhang, A. and Li, S. (2011). Ectopic expression of a grapevine transcription factor VvWRKY11 contributes to osmotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. Mol. Biol. Rep. 38, 417-427.

Liu, J.J. and Xiang, Y. (2011). In Silico Mining and PCR-Based Approaches to Transcription Factor Discovery in Non-model Plants: Gene Discovery of the WRKY Transcription Factors in Conifers. Methods Mol. Biol. 754, 21-43.

Maekawa, T., Cheng, W., Spiridon, L.N., Töller, A., Lukasik, E., Saijo, Y., Liu, P., Shen, Q.-H., Micluta, M.A., Somssich, I.E., Takken, F.L.W., Petrescu, A.-J., Chai, J., and Schulze-Lefert, P. (2011). Coiled-coil domain-dependent homodimerization of intracellular MLA immune receptors defines a minimal functional module for triggering cell death. Cell Host & Microbe 9, 187-199.

Mao, G., Meng, X., Liu, Y., Zheng, Z., Chen, Z., and Zhang, S. (2011). Phosphorylation of a WRKY Transcription Factor by Two Pathogen-Responsive MAPKs Drives Phytoalexin Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 23, 1639-1653.

Pandey, A.K., Yang, C., Zhang, C., Graham, M.A., Horstman, H.D., Lee, Y., Zabotina, O.A., Hill, J.H., Pedley, K.F., and Whitham, S.A. (2011). Functional analysis of the Asian soybean rust resistance pathway mediated by Rpp2. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 24, 194-206.

Peng, X.-X., Tang, X.-K., Zhou, P.-L., Hu, Y.-J., Deng, X.-B., He, Y., and Wang, H.-H. (2011). Isolation and expression patterns of rice WRKY82 transcription factor gene responsive to both biotic and abiotic stresses. Agri. Sci. China 10, 893-901.

Proietti, S., Bertini, L., Van der Ent, S., Leon-Reyes, A., Pieterse, C.M.J., Tucci, M., Caporale, C., and Caruso, C. (2011) Cross activity of orthologous WRKY transcription factors in wheat and Arabidopsis. J. Exp. Bot. 62, 1975-1990.

Reddy, A.S.N., Ali, G.S., Celesnik, H., and Day, I.S. (2011). Coping with stresses: Roles of calcium- and calcium/calmodulin-regulated gene expression. Plant Cell 23, 2010-2032.

Roccaro, M., and Somssich, I.E. (2011). Chromatin immunoprecipitation to identify global targets of WRKY transcription factor family members involved in plant immunity. In: Plant Immunity - Methods and Protocols. J.M. McDowell, ed (New York: Humana Press), Methods in Molecular Biology 712 pp. 45-58.

Shekhawat UK, Ganapathi TR, and Srinivas L. (2011) Cloning and characterization of a novel stress-responsive WRKY transcription factor gene (MusaWRKY71) from /Musa /spp. cv. Karibale Monthan (ABB group) using transformed banana cells. Mol. Biol. Rep. 38, 4023-4035.

Suttipanta, N., Pattanaik, S., Kulshrestha, M., Patra, B., Singh, S.K., and Yuan, L. The transcription factor CrWRKY1 positively regulates terpenoid indole alkaloid biosynthesis in Catharanthus roseus. Plant Physiol. 157, 2081-2093.

Tao, Z., Kou, Y., Liu, H., Li, X., Xiao, J., and Wang, S. (2011). OsWRKY45 alleles play different roles in abscisic acid signalling and salt stress tolerance but similar roles in drought and cold tolerance in rice. J. Exp. Bot., 62, 4863-4874.

Ueda, M., Zhang, Z., and Laux, T. (2011). Transcriptional activation of Arabidopsis axis patterning genes WOX8/9 links zygote polarity to embryo development. Dev. Cell 20, 264-270.

van Verk, M.C., Bol, J.F., and Linthorst, H.J.M. (2011). WRKY transcription factors involved in activation of SA biosynthesis genes. BMC Plant Biol 11, 89.

van Verk, M., Neeleman, L., Bol, J.F., and Linthorst, H.J.M. (2011). Tobacco transcription factor NtWRKY12 interacts with TGA2.2 in vitro and in vivo. Front. Plant Sci. 2, 32.

Wang, Q., Wang, M., Zhang, X., Hao, B., Kaushik, S., and Pan, Y. (2011). WRKY gene family evolution in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetica 139, 973-983.

Wu, L.-t., Zhong, G.-m., Wang, J.-m., Li, X.-f., Song, X., and Yang, Y. (2011). Arabidopsis WRKY28 transcription factor is required for resistance to necrotrophic pathogen, Botrytis cinerea. Afr. J. Microbiol. Res. 5, 5481-5488.

Yang, X., Yang, Y.-N., Xue, L.-J., Zou, M.-J., Liu, J.-Y., Chen, F., and Xue, H.-W. (2011). Rice ABI5-like1 regulates abscisic acid and auxin responses by affecting the expression of ABRE-containing genes. Plant Physiol. 156, 1397-1409.

Zhang, C.-Q., Xu, Y., Lu, Y., Yu, H.-X., Gu, M.-H., and Liu, Q.-Q. (2011). The WRKY transcription factor OsWRKY78 regulates stem elongation and seed development in rice. Planta 234, 541-554.

Zhou, X., Jiang, Y., Yu, D. (2011) WRKY22 transcription factor mediates dark-induced leaf senescence in Arabidopsis. Mol. Cells 31, 303-313.

Year 2010

Bhattarai, K.K. Atamian, H.S. Kaloshian, I., and Eulgem, T. (2010) WRKY72-type transcription factors contribute to basal immunity in tomato and Arabidopsis as well as gene-for-gene resistance mediated by the tomato R-gene Mi-1. Plant J. 63, 229-240.

Chen, H., Lai, Z., Shi, J., Xiao, Y., Chen, Z., and Xu, X. (2010) Roles of arabidopsis WRKY18, WRKY40 and WRKY60 transcription factors in plant responses to abscisic acid and abiotic stress. BMC Plant Biol 10, 281.

Chen, L., Zhang, L., and Yu, D. (2010). Wounding-induced WRKY8 is involved in basal defense in Arabidopsis. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 23, 558-565.

Giacomelli, J.I., Ribichich, K.F., Dezar, C.A., and Chan, R.L. (2010) Expression analyses indicate the involvement of sunflower WRKY transcription factors in stress responses, and phylogenetic reconstructions reveal the existence of a novel clade in the Asteraceae. Plant Sci. 178, 398-410.

Guillaumie, S., Mzid, R., Méchin, V., Léon, C., Hichri, I., Destrac-Irvine, A., Trossat-Magnin, C., Delrot, S., and Lauvergeat, V. (2010). The grapevine transcription factor WRKY2 influences the lignin pathway and xylem development in tobacco. Plant Mol. Biol. 72, 215-234.

Himmelbach, A., Liu, L., Zierold, U., Altschmied, L., Maucher, H., Beier, F., Muller, D., Hensel, G., Heise, A., Schutzendubel, A., Kumlehn, J., and Schweizer, P. (2010). Promoters of the barley germin-like GER4 gene cluster enable strong transgene expression in response to pathogen attack. Plant Cell 22, 937-952.

Huang, S., Yamamoto, H., Ide, N., Mizuno, S., Shiaishi, N., Sato, T., Nakagawa, H., and Sonoda, M. (2010). Isolation and molecular characterization of a SoWRKY1 transcription factor from spinach (Spinacia oleracea). Plant Biotechnol. 27, 121-129.

Jang, J.-Y., Choi, C.H., and Hwang, D.-J. (2010). The WRKY superfamily of rice transcription factors. Plant Pathol. J. 26, 110-114.

Kasajima, I., Ide, Y., Hirai, M.Y., and Fujiwara, T. (2010) WRKY6 is involved in the response to boron deficiency in Arabidopsis thaliana. Physiol. Plant. 139, 80-92.

Li, H., Xu, Y., Xiao, Y., Zhu, Z., Xie, X., Zhao, H., and Wang, Y. (2010) Expression and functional analysis of two genes encoding transcription factors, VpWRKY1 and VpWRKY2, isolated from Chinese wild Vitis pseudoreticulata. Planta 232, 1325-1337.

Li, S.J., Zhou, X., Chen, L.G., Huang, W.D. and Yu, D.Q. (2010) Functional characterization of Arabidopsis thaliana WRKY39 in heat stress. Mol. Cells 29, 475-483.

Makandar, R., Nalam, V., Chaturvedi, R., Jeannotte, R., Sparks, A.A., and Shah, J. (2010). Involvement of salicylate and jasmonate signaling pathways in Arabidopsis interaction with Fusarium graminearum. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 23, 861-870.

Miao, Y. and Zentgraf, U. (2010) A HECT E3 ubiquitin ligase negatively regulates Arabidopsis leaf senescence through degradation of the transcription factor WRKY53. Plant J. 63, 179-188.

Mohr, T.J., Mammarella, N.D., Hoff, T., Woffenden, B.J., Jelesko, J.G., and McDowell, J.M. (2010). The Arabidopsis downy mildew resistance gene RPP8 is induced by pathogens and salicylic acid and is regulated by W box cis elements. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 23, 1303-1315.

Molan, Y.Y., and El-Komy, M.H. (2010). Expression of Sl-WRKY1 transcription factor during B. cinerea tomato interaction in resistant and susceptible cultivars. Int. J. Plant Breed. Genet. 4, 1-12.

Pandey, S.P., Roccaro, M., Schön, M., Logemann, E., and Somssich, I.E. (2010). Transcriptional reprogramming regulated by WRKY18 and WRKY40 facilitates powdery mildew infection of Arabidopsis. . Plant J. 64, 912-923.

Pape, S., Thurow, C. and Gatz, C. (2010). The Arabidopsis PR-1 promoter contains multiple integration sites for the coactivator NPR1 and the repressor SNI1. Plant Physiol. 154:1805-1818.

Peng, Y., Bartley, L., Canlas, P., and Ronald, P. (2010). OsWRKY IIa Transcription Factors Modulate Rice Innate Immunity. Rice 3, 36-42.

Petersen, K., Qiu, J.-L., Lütje, J., Fiil, B.K., Hansen, S., Mundy, J., and Petersen, M. (2010). Arabidopsis MKS1 is involved in basal immunity and requires an intact N-terminal domain for proper function. PLoS ONE 5, e14364.

Ramiro, D., Jalloul, A., Petitot, A.-S., Grossi De Sá, M., Maluf, M., and Fernandez, D. (2010). Identification of coffee WRKY transcription factor genes and expression profiling in resistance responses to pathogens. Tree Genet. Genom. 6, 767-781.

Ren, X., Huang, W., Li, W., and Yu, D. (2010). Tobacco transcription factor WRKY4 is a modulator of leaf development and disease resistance. Biologia Plantarum 54, 684-690.

Ren, X., Chen, Z., Liu, Y., Zhang, h., Zhang, M., Liu, Q., Hong, X., Zhu, J.-K., and Gong, Z. (2010) ABO3, a WRKY transcription factor, mediates plant responses to abscisic acid and drought tolerance in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 63, 417-429.

Ricachenevsky, F., Sperotto, R., Menguer, P., and Fett, J. (2010) Identification of Fe-excess-induced genes in rice shoots reveals a WRKY transcription factor responsive to Fe, drought and senescence. Mol. Biol. Rep. 37, 3735-3745.

Rushton, P.J., Somssich, I.E., Ringler, P., and Shen, Q.J. (2010). WRKY transcription factors. Trends Plant Sci. 15, 247-258.

Shang, Y., Yan, L., Liu, Z.-Q., Cao, Z., Mei, C., Xin, Q., Wu, F.-Q., Wang, X.-F., Du, S.-Y., Jiang, T., Zhang, X.-F., Zhao, R., Sun, H.-L., Liu, R., Yu, Y.-T., and Zhang, D.-P. (2010). The Mg-chelatase H subunit of Arabidopsis antagonizes a group of WRKY transcription repressors to relieve ABA-responsive genes of inhibition. Plant Cell 22, 1909-1935.

Song, Y., Ai, C.-R., Jing, S.-J, and Yu, D.-J. (2010). Research progress on functional analysis of rice WRKY genes. Rice Science 17, 60-72.

Song Y., Ligang, C., Liping, Z., and Diqiu, Y. (2010) Overexpression of OsWRKY72 gene interferes in the abscisic acid signal and auxin transport pathway of Arabidopsis. J. Biosci. 35, 459-471.

Tasset, C.l., Bernoux, M., Jauneau, A., Pouzet, C.c., Brière, C., Kieffer-Jacquinod, S., Rivas, S., Marco, Y., and Deslandes, L. (2010). Autoacetylation of the Ralstonia solanacearum effector PopP2 targets a lysine residue essential for RRS1-R-mediated immunity in Arabidopsis. PLoS Pathogens 6, e1001202.

Terpstra, I.R., Snoek, L.B., Keurentjes, J.J.B., Peeters, A.J.M., and Van den Ackerveken, G. (2010). Regulatory network identification by genetical genomics: Signaling downstream of the Arabidopsis receptor-like kinase ERECTA. Plant Physiol. 154, 1067-1078.

Van Eck, L., Schultz, T., Leach, J.E., Scofield, S.R., Peairs, F.B., Botha, A.-M., and Lapitan, N.L.V. (2010). Virus-induced gene silencing of WRKY53 and an inducible phenylalanine ammonia-lyase in wheat reduces aphid resistance. Plant Biotechnol. J. 8, 1023-1032.

Wang, A., Garcia, D., Zhang, H., Feng, K., Chaudhury, A., Berger, F., Peacock, W.J., Dennis, E.S., and Luo, M. (2010). The VQ motif protein IKU1 regulates endosperm growth and seed size in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 63, 670-679.

Wang, H., Avci, U., Nakashima, J., Hahn, M.G., Chen, F., and Dixon, R.A. (2010). Mutation of WRKY transcription factors initiates pith secondary wall formation and increases stem biomass in dicotyledonous plants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 22338-22343.

Xie, C., Zhou, X., Deng, X., and Guo, Y. (2010). PKS5, a SNF1-related kinase, interacts with and phosphorylates NPR1, and modulates expression of WRKY38 and WRKY62. J. Genet. Genomics 37, 359-369.

Xiong, X., James, V., Zhang, H., and Altpeter, F. (2010). Constitutive expression of the barley HvWRKY38 transcription factor enhances drought tolerance in turf and forage grass (Paspalumnotatum Flugge). Molecular Breeding 25, 419-432.

Zentgraf, U., Laun, T., and Miao, Y. (2010) The complex regulation of WRKY53 during leaf senescence of Arabidopsis thaliana. Eur. J. Cell Biol. 89, 133-137.

Zhang, Y., Yang, Y., Fang, B., Gannon, P., Ding, P., Li, X., and Zhang, Y. (2010). Arabidopsis snc2-1D activates receptor-like protein-mediated immunity transduced through WRKY70. Plant Cell 22, 3153-3163.

Zou, C., Jiang, W., and Yu, D. (2010). Male gametophyte-specific WRKY34 transcription factor mediates colld sensitivity of mature pollen in Arabidopsis. J. Exp. Bot. 61, 3901-3914.

Year 2009

Archana K., Rama N., Mamrutha H.M., Nataraja K.N. (2009). Down-regulation of an abiotic stress related Nicotiana benthamiana WRKY transcription factor induces physiological abnormalities. Indian J. Biotechnol. 8, 53-60.

Ay, N., Irmler, K., Fischer, A., Uhlemann, R., Reuter, G., and Humbeck, K. (2009). Epigenetic programming via histone methylation at WRKY53 controls leaf senescence in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 58, 333-346.

Berri, S., Abbruscato, P., Faivre-Rampant, O., Brasileiro, A., Fumasoni, I., Satoh, K., Kikuchi, S., Mizzi, L., Morandini, P., Pe, M., and Piffanelli, P. (2009). Characterization of WRKY co-regulatory networks in rice and Arabidopsis. BMC Plant Biol 9, 120.

Birker, D., Heidrich, K., Takahara, H., Narusaka, M., Deslandes, L., Narusaka, Y., Reymond, M., Parker, J.E., and O'Connell, R. (2009). A locus conferring resistance to Colletotrichum higginsianum is shared by four geographically distinct Arabidopsis accessions. Plant J. 60, 602-613.

Chang, I.-F., Curran, A., Woolsey, R., Quilici, D., Cushman, J.C., Mittler, R., Harmon, A., and Harper, J.F. (2009). Proteomic profiling of tandem affinity purified 14-3-3 protein complexes in Arabidopsis thaliana. PROTEOMICS 9, 2967-2985.

Chen, Y.-F., Li, L.-Q., Xu, Q., Kong, Y.-H., Wang, H., and Wu, W.-H. (2009). The WRKY6 transcription factor modulates PHOSPHATE1 expression in response to low Pi stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 21, 3554-3566.

Chujo, T., Sugioka, N., Masuda, Y., Shibuya, N., Takemura, T., Okada, K., Nojiri, H., and Yamane, H. (2009). Promoter analysis of the elicitor-induced WRKY gene OsWRKY53, which is involved in defense responses in rice. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 73, 1901-1904.

Encinas-Villarejo S., Maldonado A.M., Amil-Ruiz F., de los Santos B., Romero F., Pliego-Alfaro F., Muñoz-Blanco J., Caballero J.L. (2009). Evidence for a positive regulatory role of strawberry (Fragariaxananassa) Fa WRKY1 and Arabidopsis At WRKY75 proteins in resistance. J. Exp. Bot. 60, 3043-3065.

Gelvin SB (2009). Agrobacterium in the genomics age. Plant Physiol 150, 1665-1676.

Jiang, W., and Yu, D. (2009). Arabidopsis WRKY2 transcription factor mediates seed germination and postgermination arrest of development by abscisic acid. BMC Plant Biol 9, 96.

Jiang, Y. and Deyholos, M.K. (2009) Functional characterization of Arabidopsis NaCl-inducible WRKY25 and WRKY33 transcription factors in abiotic stresses. Plant Mol. Biol. 69, 91-105.

Jing, S., Zhou, X., Song, Y., and Yu, D. (2009). Heterologous expression of OsWRKY23 gene enhances pathogen defense and dark-induced leaf senescence in Arabidopsis. Plant Growth Regul. 58, 181-190.

Kang, S.G., Park, E., and Do, K.S. (2009). Identification of a pathogen-induced Glycine max transcription factor GmWRKY1. Plant Pathol. J. 25, 381-388, 2009.

Koo, S.C., Moon, B.C., Kim, J.K., Kim, C.Y., Sung, S.J., Kim, M.C., Cho, M.J., and Cheong, Y.H. (2009). OsBWMK1 mediates SA-dependent defense responses by activating the transcription factor OsWRKY33. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 387, 365-370.

Levée, V., Major, I., Levasseur, C., Tremblay, L., MacKay, J., and Séguin, A. (2009). Expression profiling and functional analysis of Populus WRKY23 reveals a regulatory role in defense. New Phytol. 184, 48-70.

Li, S., Fu, Q., Huang, W., and Yu, D. (2009). Functional analysis of an Arabidopsis transcription factor WRKY25 in heat stress. Plant Cell Rep. 28, 683-693.

Liu, J.-J. (2009). Identification and characterization of the WRKY transcription factor family in Pinus monticola. Genome 52, 77-88.

Ma, D., Pu, G., Lei, C., Ma, L., Wang, H., Guo, Y., Chen, J., Du, Z., Wang, H., Li, G., Ye, H., and Liu, B. (2009). Isolation and characterization of AaWRKY1, an Artemisia annua transcription factor that regulates the amorpha-4,11-diene synthase gene, a key gene of artemisinin biosynthesis. Plant Cell Physiol. 50, 2146-2161.

Meerow, A.W., Noblick, L., Borrone, J.W., Couvreur, T.L.P., Mauro-Herrera, M., Hahn, W.J., Kuhn, D.N., Nakamura, K., Oleas, N.H., and Schnell, R.J. (2009). Phylogenetic analysis of seven WRKY genes across the palm subtribe Attaleinae (Arecaceae) identifies Syagrus as sister group of the coconut. PLoS ONE 4, e7353.

Narusaka, M., Shirasu, K., Noutoshi, Y., Kubo, Y., Shiraishi, T., Iwabuchi, M., and Narusaka, Y. (2009). RRS1 and RPS4 provide a dual Resistance-gene system against fungal and bacterial pathogens. Plant J. 60, 218-226.

Pan, Y.-J.D., Cho, C.-C.D., Kao, Y.-Y.D., and Sun, C.-H.D. (2009). A novel WRKY-like protein involved in transcriptional activation of cyst wall protein genes in giardia lamblia. J. Biol. Chem. 284, 17975-17988.

Pandey, S.P., and Somssich, I.E. (2009). The role of WRKY transcription factors in plant immunity. Plant Physiol., 150, 1648-1655.

Popescu, S.C., Popescu, G.V., Bachan, S., Zhang, Z., Gerstein, M., Snyder, M., and Dinesh-Kumar, S.P. (2009). MAPK target networks in Arabidopsis thaliana revealed using functional protein microarrays. Genes Dev. 23, 80-92.

Qiu, D., Xiao, J., Xie, W., Cheng, H., Li, X., and Wang, S. (2009) Exploring transcriptional signalling mediated by OsWRKY13, a potential regulator of multiple physiological processes in riceExploring transcriptional signalling mediated by OsWRKY13, a potential regulator of multiple physiological processes in rice. BMC Plant Biol. 9:74.

Qiu, Y., and Yu, D. (2009). Over-expression of the stress-induced OsWRKY45 enhances disease resistance and drought tolerance in Arabidopsis. Env. Exp. Bot. 65, 35-47.

Song, Y., Jing, S., and Yu, D. (2009) Overexpression of the stress-induced OsWRKY08 improves osmotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. Chinese Science Bulletin 54, 4671-4678.

Storck, W., Diezel, C., Halitschke, R., Gális, I., and Baldwin, I.T. (2009). An ecological analysis of the herbivory-elicited JA burst and its metabolism: Plant memory processes and predictions of the moving target model. PLoS ONE 4, e4697.

Talanova, V., Titov, A., Topchieva, L., Malysheva, I., Venzhik, Y., and Frolova, S. (2009). Expression of WRKY transcription factor and stress protein genes in wheat plants during cold hardening and ABA treatment. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 56, 702-708.

Tao, Z., Liu, H., Qiu, D., Zhou, Y., Li, X., Xu, C., and Wang, S. (2009). A pair of allelic WRKY genes play opposite role in rice-bacteria interactions. Plant Physiol. 151, 936-948.

Van der Ent, S., Van Hulten, M., Pozo, M.J., Czechowski, T., Udvardi, M.K., Pieterse, C.M.J., and Ton, J. (2009). Priming of plant innate immunity by rhizobacteria and ß-aminobutyric acid: differences and similarities in regulation. New Phytol. 183, 419-431.

Wang, Z., Zhu, Y., Wang, L., Liu, X., Liu, Y., Phillips, J. and Deng, X. (2009). A WRKY transcription factor participates in dehydration tolerance in Boea hygrometrica by binding to the W-box elements of the galactinol synthase (BhGolS1) promoter. Planta 230, 1155-1166.

Wu, X., Kishitani, S., Ito, Y., and Toriyama, K. (2009). Accumulation of raffinose in rice seedlings overexpressing OsWRKY11 in relation to desiccation tolerance. Plant Biotechnol. 26, 431-434.

Wu, X., Shiroto, Y., Kishitani, S., Ito, Y., and Toriyama, K. (2009). Enhanced heat and drought tolerance in transgenic rice seedlings overexpressing OsWRKY11 under the control of HSP101 promoter. Plant Cell Rep. 28, 21-30.

Yang, B., Jiang, Y., Rahman, M., Deyholos, M., and Kav, N. (2009) Identification and expression analysis of WRKY transcription factor genes in canola (Brassica napus L.) in response to fungal pathogens and hormone treatments. BMC Plant Biol. 9:68.

Zhang, Z.-L., Shin, M., Zou, X., Huang, J., Ho, T.-h., and Shen, Q. (2009) A negative regulator encoded by a rice WRKY gene represses both abscisic acid and gibberellins signaling in aleurone cells. Plant Mol. Biol. 70, 139-151.

Zhou, Y., Zhang, X., Kang, X., Zhao, X., Zhang, X., and Ni, M. (2009). SHORT HYPOCOTYL UNDER BLUE1 associates with MINISEED3 and HAIKU2 promoters in vivo to regulate Arabidopsis seed development. Plant Cell, 21, 106-117.

Year 2008

Apuya, N.R., Park, J.-H., Zhang, L., Ahyow, M., Davidow, P., Van Fleet, J., Rarang, J.C., Hippley, M., Johnson, T.W., Yoo, H.-D., Trieu, A., Krueger, S., Wu, C.-y., Lu, Y.-p., Flavell, R.B., and Bobzin, S.C. (2008). Enhancement of alkaloid production in opium and California poppy by transactivation using heterologous regulatory factors. Plant Biotechnol. J. 6, 160-175.

Cai, M., Qiu, D., Yuan, T., Ding, X., Li, H., Duan, L.I.U., Xu, C., Li, X., and Wang, S. (2008). Identification of novel pathogen-responsive cis-elements and their binding proteins in the promoter of OsWRKY13, a gene regulating rice disease resistance. Plant Cell Environ. 31, 86-96.

Chujo, T., Kato, T., Yamada, K., Takai, R., Akimoto-Tomiyama, C., Minami, E., Nagamura, Y., Shibuya, N., Yasuda, M., Nakashita, H., Umemura, K., Okada, A., Okada, K., Nojiri, H., and Yamane, H. (2008). Characterization of an Elicitor-Induced Rice WRKY Gene, OsWRKY71. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 72, 240-245.

Ciolkowski, I., Wanke, D., Birkenbihl, R.P., Somssich, I.E. (2008). Studies on DNA-binding selectivity of WRKY transcription factor lends structural clues into WRKY-domain function. Plant Mol. Biol. 68, 81-92.

Dilkes, B.P., Spielman, M., Weizbauer, R., Watson, B., Burkart-Waco, D., Scott, R.J., and Comai, L. (2008). The maternally expressed WRKY transcription factor TTG2 controls lethality in interploidy crosses of Arabidopsis. PLoS Biol 6, e308.

Grunewald, W., Karimi, M., Wieczorek, K., Van de Cappelle, E., Wischnitzki, E., Grundler, F., Inzé, D., Beeckman, T., Gheysen, G. (2008). A role of AtWRKY23 in feeding site establishment of plant-parasitic nematodes. Plant Phys. 148, 358-368.

Hammargren, J., Rosenquist, S., Jansson, C., and Knorpp, C. (2008). A novel connection between nucleotide and carbohydrate metabolism in mitochondria: sugar regulation of the Arabidopsis nucleoside diphosphate kinase 3a gene. Plant Cell Rep. 27, 529-534.

Higashi, K., Ishiga, Y., Inagaki, Y., Toyoda, K., Shiraishi, T., and Ichinose, Y. (2008). Modulation of defense signal transduction by flagellin-induced WRKY41 transcription factor in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol. Gen. Genomics 279, 303-312.

Hofmann, M.G., Sinha, A.K., Proels, R.K., Roitsch, T. (2008). Cloning and characterization of a novel LpWRKY1 transcription factor in tomato, Plant Physiol. Biochem. 46, 533-540.

Hu, J., Barlet, X., Deslandes, L., Hirsch, J., Feng, D.X., Somssich, I. Marco, Y. (2008). Transcriptional responses of Arabidopsis thaliana during wilt disease development caused by the soil-borne phytopathogenic bacterium, Ralstonia solanacearum. PLoS ONE 3, e2589.

Kim, H.-J., Lee, H.-R., Han, J.-H., Yeom, S.-I., Harn, C.-H., and Kim, B.-D. (2008). Marker production by PCR amplification with primer pairs from conserved sequences of WRKY genes in chili pepper. Mol. Cells 25, 196-204.

Kim, K.-C., Lai, Z., Fan, B., and Chen, Z. (2008). Arabidopsis WRKY38 and WRKY62 transcription factors interact with histone deacetylase 19 in basal defense. Plant Cell 20, 2357-2371.

Kim, S-S; Ko, YJ; Jang, J-Y; Lee, T; Lim, M-H; Park, S-Y; Bae, S-C; Yun, C-H; Park, B-S; Hwang, D-J (2008). Isolation and Expression Analysis of Brassica rapa WRKY 7. Plant Pathol. J. 24, 478-481.

Lai, Z., Vinod, K., Zheng, Z., Fan, B., Chen, Z. (2008). Roles of Arabidopsis WRKY3 and WRKY4 transcription factors in plant responses to pathogens. BMC Plant Biol. 8:68.

Mabrouk, Y., Badr, E., Rakha, F., Ghazy, A.-H. (2008). Diferential expression of potato WRKY1 gene upon Erwinia carotovora infection and bioinformatics analysis for a novel tomato WRKY-like gene. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 2, 30-36.

Mach, J. (2008), Basal defense in Arabidopsis: WRKYs interact with histone deacetylase HDA19. Plant Cell 20, 2282.

Mangelsen E, Kilian J, Berendzen KW, Kolukisaoglu UH, Harter K, Jansson C, Wanke D (2008) Phylogenetic and comparative gene expression analysis of barley (Hordeum vulgare) WRKY transcription factor family reveals putatively retained functions between monocots and dicots. BMC Genomics 9:194.

Miao, Y., Smykowski, A., and Zentgraf, U. (2008). A novel upstream regulator of WRKY53 transcription during leaf senescence in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Biol. 10 (Suppl. 1), 110-120.

Mukhtar, M.S., Deslandes, L., Auriac, M.-C., Marco, Y., Somssich, I.E. (2008). The Arabidosis transcription factor WRKY27 influences wilt disease symptom development caused by Ralstonia solanacearum. Plant J. 56, 935-947.

Naoumkina, M., He, X., and Dixon, R. (2008). Elicitor-induced transcription factors for metabolic reprogramming of secondary metabolism in Medicago truncatula. BMC Plant Biol 8, 132.

Oh, S.-K., Baek, K.-H., Park, J.M., Yi, S.Y., Yu, S.H., Kamoun, S., and Choi, D. (2008). Capsicum annuum WRKY protein CaWRKY1 is a negative regulator of pathogen defense. New Phytol. 177, 977-989.

Peng Y., Bartley L.E., Chen X., Dardick C., Chern M., Ruan R., Canlas P.E., and Ronald P.C. (2008) OsWRKY62 is a negative regulator of basal and Xa21-mediated defense against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae in rice. Mol. Plant 1, 446-458.

Petitot A.S., Lecouls A.-C., Fernnadez, D. (2008) Sub-genomic origin and regulation patterns of a duplicated WRKY gene in the allotetraploid species Coffea arabica. Tree Genet. Genomes 4, 379-390.

Qiu, D., Xiao, J., Xie, W., Liu, H., Li, X., Xiong, L., and Wang, S. (2008). Rice gene network inferred from expression profiling of plants overexpressing OsWRKY13, a positive regulator of disease resistance. Mol. Plant 1, 538-551.

Qiu, J.-L., Fiil, B.-K., Petersen, K., Nielsen, H.B., Botanga, C.J., Thorgrimsen, S., Palma, K., Suarez-Rodriguez, M.C., Sandbech-Clausen, S., Lichota, J., Brodersen, P., Grasser, K.D., Mattsson, O., Glazebrook, J., Mundy, J. Petersen, M. (2008). Arabidopsis MAP kinase 4 regulates gene expression through transcription factor release in the nucleus. EMBO J. 27, 2214-2221.

Ramamoorthy, R., Jiang, S.-Y., Kumar, N., Venkatesh, P.N., Ramachandran, S. (2008). A comprehensive transcriptional profiling of the WRKY gene family in rice under various abiotic and phytohormone treatments. Plant Cell Physiol. 49. 865-879.

Ren, C.-M., Zhu, Q., Gao, B.-D., Ke, S.-Y., Yu, W.-C., Xie, D.-X., and Peng, W. (2008). Transcription factor WRKY70 displays important but no indispensable roles in jasmonate and salicylic acid signaling. J. Integr. Plant Biol. 50, 630-637.

Rushton, P.J., Bokowiec, M.T., Han, S., Zhang, H., Brannock, J.F., Chen, X., Laudeman, T.W., and Timko, M.P. (2008). Tobacco transcription factors: Novel insights into transcriptional regulation in the Solanaceae. Plant Physiol. 147, 280-295.

Skibbe, M., Qu, N., Galis, I., Baldwin, I.T. (2008). Induced plant defenses in the natural environment: Nicotiana attenuata WRKY3 and WRKY6 coordinate responses to herbivory. Plant Cell 20, 1984-2000.

Swarbrick, P.J., Huang, K., Liu, G., Slate, J., Press, M.C., and Scholes, J.D. (2008). Global patterns of gene expression in rice cultivars undergoing a susceptible or resistant interaction with the parasitic plant Striga hermonthica. New Phytol. 179, 515-529.

Talanova, V., Titov, A., Topchieva, L., Malysheva, I., Venzhik, Y., and Frolova, S. (2008). Expression of genes encoding the WRKY transcription factor and heat shock proteins in wheat plants during cold hardening. Doklady Biological Sciences 423, 440-442.

van Verk, M.C., Pappaioannou, D., Neeleman, L., Bol, J.F., and Linthorst, H.J.M. (2008). A novel WRKY transcription factor is required for induction of PR-1A gene expression by salicylic acid and bacterial elicitors. Plant Physiol. 146, 1983-1995.

Wang, Z., Cao, G., Wang, X., Miao, J., Liu, X., Chen, Z., Qu, L.-J., and Gu, H. (2008). Identification and characterization of COI1-dependent transcription factor genes involved in JA-mediated response to wounding in Arabidopsis plants. Plant Cell Rep. 27, 125-135.

Wei, W., Zhang, Y., Han, L., Guan, Z., and Chai, T. (2008). A novel WRKY transcriptional factor from Thlaspi caerulescens negatively regulates the osmotic stress tolerance of transgenic tobacco. Plant Cell Rep. 27, 795-803.

Wu, H., Ni, Z., Yao, Y., Guo, G., and Sun, Q. (2008). Cloning and expression profiles of 15 genes encoding WRKY transcription factor in wheat (Triticum aestivem L.). Progress in Natural Science 18, 697-705.

Xing DH, Lai ZB, Zheng ZU, Vinod KM, Fan BF and Chen ZX (2008) Stress- and pathogen-induced Arabidopsis WRKY48 is a transcriptional activator that represses plant basal defense. Mol. Plant 1, 459-470.

Yamasaki, K., Kigawa, T., Inoue, M., Watanabe, S., Tateno, M., Seki, M., Shinozaki, K., and Yokoyama, S. (2008). Structures and evolutionary origins of plant-specific transcription factor DNA-binding domains. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 46, 394-401.

Zhang, J., Peng, Y., and Guo, Z. (2008). Constitutive expression of pathogen-inducible OsWRKY31 enhances disease resistance and affects root growth and auxin response in transgenic rice plants. Cell Res. 18, 508.

Zhang L, Wang X, Bi Y, Zhang C, Fan Y, Wang L (2008) Isolation and functional analysis of transcription factor GmWRKY57B from soybean. Chinese Science Bulletin 53: 3538-3545.

Zhou QY, Tian AG, Zou HF, Xie ZM, Lei G, Huang J, Wang CM, Wang HW, Zhang JS, Chen SY (2008). Soybean WRKY-type transcription factor genes, GmWRKY13, GmWRKY21, and GmWRKY54, confer differential tolerance to abiotic stresses in transgenic Arabidopsis plants. Plant Biotechnol J. 6, 486-503.

Zhou, X., Wang, G., Sutoh, K., Zhu, J.-K., and Zhang, W. (2008). Identification of cold-inducible microRNAs in plants by transcriptome analysis. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Gene Regulatory Mechanisms 1779, 780-788.

Zou, X., Neuman, D., and Shen, Q.J. (2008). Interactions of two transcriptional repressors and two transcriptional activators in modulating gibberellin signaling in aleurone cells. Plant Physiol. 148, 176-186.

Year 2007

Alverez-Venegas, R., Abdallat, A.A., Guo, M., Alfano, J.R., and Avramova, Z. (2007). Epigenetic control of a transcription factor at the cross section of two antagonistic pathways. Epigenetics 2, 106-113.

Borrone, J. W., Meerow, A.W., Kuhn, D.N., Whitlock, B.A., Schnell, R.J. (2007). The potential of the WRKY gene family for phylogenetic reconstruction: An example from the Malvaceae. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 44, 1141-1154.

Chujo, T., Takai, R., Akimoto-Tomiyama, C., Ando, S., Minami, E., Nagamura, Y., Kaku, H., Shibuya, N., Yasuda, M., Nakashita, H., Umemura, K., Okada, A., Okada, K., Nojiri, H., and Yamane, H. (2007) Involvement of the elicitor-induced gene /O/sWRKY53 in the expression of defense-related genes in rice. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1769, 497-505.

Devaiah, B.N., Karthikeyan, A.S. and Raghothama, K.G. (2007). WRKY75 transcription factor is a modulator of phosphate acquisition and root development. Plant Physiol.143, 1789-1801.

Duan, M.-R., Nam, J., Liang, Y.-H., Mao, P., Lu, L., Li, L., Wei, C., Lai L, Li Y, Su X-D (2007). DNA binding mechanism revealed by high resolution crystal structure of Arabidopsis thaliana WRKY1 protein. Nucleic Acids Res. 35, 1145-1154.

Eulgem, T. and Somssich, I.E. (2007). Networks of WRKY transcription factors in defense signaling. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 10, 366-371.

Ishida, T., Hattori, S., Sano, R., Inoue, K., Shirano, Y., Hayashi, H., Shibata, D., Sato, S., Kato, T., Tabata, S., Okada, K., and Wada, T. (2007). Arabidopsis TRANSPARENT TESTA GLABRA2 is directly regulated by R2R3 MYB transcription factors and is involved in regulation of GLABRA2 transcription in epidermal differentiation. Plant Cell 19, 2531-2543.

Kato N, Dubouzet E, Kokabu Y, Yoshida S, Taniguchi Y., Dubouzet, J.G., Yazaki, K. and Sato, F. (2007) Identification of a WRKY protein as a transcriptional regulator of benzylisoquinoline alkaloid biosynthesis in Coptis japonica. Plant Cell Physiol. 48, 8-18.

Knoth, C., Ringler, J., Dangl, J.L., and Eulgem, T. (2007). Arabidopsis WRKY70 is required for full RPP4-mediated disease resistance and basal defense against Hyaloperonospora parasitica. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 20, 120-128

Lippok, B., Birkenbihl, R.P., Rivory, G., Brümmer, J., Schmelzer, E., Logemann, E., and Somssich, I.E. (2007). Expression of AtWRKY33 encoding a pathogen-/PAMP-responsive WRKY transcription factor is regulated by a composite DNA motif containing W box elements. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 20, 420-429.

Liu, X., Bai, X., Wang, X. and Chu, C. (2007) OsWRKY71, a rice transcription factor, is involved in rice defense response. J. Plant Physiol. 164, 969-979.

Mao, P., Duan, M., Wei, C., and Li, Y. (2007). WRKY62 transcription factor acts downstream of cytosolic NPR1 and negatively regulates jasmonate-responsive gene expression. Plant Cell Physiol. 48, 833-842.

Marchive, C., Mzid, R., Deluc, L., Barrieu, F., Pirrello, J., Gauthier, A., Corio-Costet, M.-F., Regad, F., Cailleteau, B., Hamdi, S., and Lauvergeat, V. (2007). Isolation and characterization of a Vitis vinifera transcription factor, VvWRKY1, and its effect on responses to fungal pathogens in transgenic tobacco plants. J. Exp. Bot. 58, 1999-2010.

Mauro-Herrera, M., Meerow, A.W., Borrone, J.W., Kuhn, D.N., and Schnell, R.J. (2007). Usefulness of WRKY gene-derived markers for assessing genetic population structure: An example with Florida coconut cultivars. Scientia Horticulturae 115, 19-26.

Miao, Y., Laun, T., Smykowski, A., and Zentgraf, U. (2007). Arabidopsis MEKK1 can take a short cut: it can directly interact with senescence-related WRKY53 transcription factor on the protein level and can bind to its promoter. Plant Mol. Biol. 65, 63-76.

Miao, Y. and Zentgraf, U. (2007). The antagonist function of Arabidopsis WRKY53 and ESR/ESP in leaf senescence is modulated by a jasmonic and salicylic acid equilibrium. Plant Cell 19, 819-830.

Mzid, R., Marchive, C., Blancard, D., Deluc, L., Barrieu, F., Corio-Costet, M.-F., Drira, N., Hamdi, S., and Lauvergeat, V. (2007). Overexpression of VvWRKY2 in tobacco enhances broad resistance to necrotrophic fungal pathogens. Physiol. Plant. 131, 434-447.

Murray, S.L., Ingle, R.A., Petersen, L.N., and Denby, K.J. (2007) Basal resistance against Pseudomonas syringae in Arabidopsis involves WRKY53 and a protein with homology to a nematode resistance protein. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 20, 1431-1438

Qiu, D., Xiao, J., Ding, X., Xiong, M., Cai, M., Cao, Y., Li, X., Xu, C., and Wang, S. (2007). OsWRKY13 mediates rice disease resistance by regulating defense-related genes in salicylate- and jasmonate-dependent signaling. Mol. Plant-Microbe Inter. 20, 492-499.

Ross, C.A., Liu, Y., and Shen, Q.J. (2007) The WRKY gene family in rice (Oryza sativa). J. Int. Plant Biol. 49, 827-842.

Shen Q.-H., Saijo Y., Mauch S., Biskup C., Bieri S., Keller B., Seki H., Ulker B., Somssich I.E., Schulze-Lefert P. (2007) Nuclear activity of MLA immune receptors links isolate-specific and basal disease-resistance responses. Science: 315, 1098-1103

Shimono, M., Sugano, S., Nakayama, A., Jiang, C.-J., Ono, K., Toki, S., and Takatsuji, H. (2007). Rice WRKY45 plays a crucial role in benzothiadiazole-inducible blast resistance. Plant Cell 19, 2064-2076.

Ülker, B., Mukhtar, S.M., and Somssich, I. E. (2007). The WRKY70 transcription factor of Arabidopsis influences both the plant senescence and defense signaling pathways. Planta 226, 125-137.

Wang, H., Hao, J., Chen, X., Hao, Z., Wang, X., Lou, Y., Peng, Y., and Guo, Z. (2007) Overexpression of rice WRKY89 enhances ultraviolet B tolerance and disease resistance in rice plants. Plant Mol. Biol. 65, 799-815.

Xie, Z., Zhang, Z.-L., Hanzlik, S., Cook, E., and Shen, Q. (2007). Salicylic acid inhibits gibberellin-induced alpha-amylase expression and seed germination via a pathway involving an abscisic-acid-inducible WRKY gene. Plant Mol. Biol. 64, 293-303.

Zheng, Z., Mosher, S., Fan, B., Klessig, D., and Chen, Z. (2007). Functional analysis of Arabidopsis WRKY25 transcription factor in plant defense against Pseudomonas syringae. BMC Plant Biol 7, 2.

Zou, X., Shen, Q.J., and Neuman, D. (2007). An ABA inducible WRKY gene integrates responses of creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) to elevated CO2 and abiotic stresses. Plant Sci. 172, 997-1004.

Year 2006

AbuQamar, S., Chen, X., Dhawan, R., Bluhm, B., Salmeron, J., Lam, S., Dietrich, R.A., and Mengiste, T. (2006). Expression profiling and mutant analysis reveals complex regulatory networks involved in Arabidopsis response to Botrytis infection. Plant J. 48, 28-44

Babu, M.M., Iyer, L.M., Balaji, S., and Aravind, L. (2006). The natural history of the WRKY-GCM1 zinc fingers and the relationship between transcription factors and transposons. Nucleic Acids Res. 34, 6505-6520.

Eulgem, T. (2006) Dissecting the WRKY web of plant defense regulators. PLoS Pathogens 2, e126.

Heidenreich, B., Bieber, E., Sandermann, H., and Ernst, D. (2006). Identification of a new member of the WRKY family in tobacco. Involved in ozone-induced gene activation. Acta Physiol. Plant. 28, 117-125.

Journot-Catalino, N., Somssich, I.E., Roby, D., and Kroj, T. The transcription factors WRKY11 and WRKY17 act as negative regulators of basal resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell 18, 3289-3302, 2006.

Kim, K.-C., Fan, B., and Chen, Z. (2006). Pathogen-induced Arabidopsis WRKY7 is a transcriptional repressor and enhances plant susceptibility to Pseudomonas syringae. Plant Physiol. 142, 1180-1192.

Li, J., Brader, G., Kariola, T., and Tapio Palva, E. (2006). WRKY70 modulates the selection of signaling pathways in plant defense. Plant J. 46, 477-491.

Liu, X., Wang, X., Pang, Y., Liang, J., Liu, S., Sun, X., and Tang, K. (2006) Molecular cloning and characterization of a novel WRKY gene from Brassica chinensis. Molecular Biology V40, 732-740.

Michel, K., Abderhalden, O., Bruggmann, R., and Dudler, R. (2006). Transcriptional changes in powdery mildew infected wheat and Arabidopsis leaves undergoing syringolin-triggered hypersensitive cell death at infection sites. Plant Mol. Biol. 62, 561-578.

Oh, S.-K., Yi, S.Y., Yu, S.H., Moon, J.S., Park, J.M. and Choi, D. (2006). /Ca/WRKY2, a chili pepper transcription factor, is rapidly induced by incompatible plant pathogens. Mol. Cells 22, 58-64.

Park, C.-J., Shin, Y.-C., Lee, B.-J., Kim, K.-J., Kim, J.-K., and Paek, K.-H. (2006). A hot pepper gene encoding WRKY transcription factor is induced during hypersensitive response to Tobacco mosaic virus and Xanthomonas campestris. Planta 223, 168179.

Ryu, H.-S., Han, M., Lee, S.-K., Cho, J.-I., Ryoo, N., Heu, S., Lee, Y.-H., Bhoo, S., Wang, G.-L., Hahn, T.-R., and Jeon, J.-S. (2006). A comprehensive expression analysis of the WRKY gene superfamily in rice plants during defense response. Plant Cell Rep. 25, 836-847.

Somssich, I.E.: Networks of transcriptional regulation underlying plant defense responses towards phytopathogens. In: Regulation of Transcription in Plants. (Eds.) Grasser, Klaus. Annual Plant Reviews 29. Blackwell Publ., Oxford (2006) 266-284.

Wang, D., Amornsiripanitch, N., and Dong, X. (2006). A genomic approach to identify regulatory nodes in the transcriptional network of systemic acquired resistance in plants. PLoS Pathogens 2, e123.

Xie, Z., Zhang, Z.-L., Zou, X., Yang, G., Komatsu, S., and Shen, Q.J. (2006). Interactions of two abscisic-acid induced WRKY genes in repressing gibberellin signaling in aleurone cells. Plant J. 46, 231-242.

Xu, X., Chen, C., Fan, B., and Chen, Z. (2006). Physical and functional interactions between pathogen-induced Arabidopsis WRKY18, WRKY40, and WRKY60 transcription factors. Plant Cell 18, 1310-1326.

Zheng, Z., Qamar, S.A., Chen, Z., and Mengiste, T. (2006). Arabidopsis WRKY33 transcription factor is required for resistance to necrotrophic fungal pathogens. Plant J. 48, 592-605.

Year 2005

Andreasson, E., Jenkins, T., Brodersen, P., Thorgrimsen, S., Petersen, N.H.T., Zhu, S., Qiu, J.-L., Micheelsen, P., Rocher, A., Petersen, M., Newman, M.-A., Nielsen, H.B., Hirt, H., Somssich, I., Mattsson, O., and Mundy, J. (2005). The MAP kinase substrate MKS1 is a regulator of plant defense responses. EMBO J. 24, 2579-2589.

Haihua, W., Zhongna, H., Ke, X., Kunlu, W., and Zejian, G. (2005). Leucine zipper like structure in rice WRKY89 enhances its affinity for binding with W box elements. Chinese Science Bulletin 50, 980-989.

Liu XQ, Bai XQ, Qian Q, Wang XJ, Chen MS, Chu CC (2005) OsWRKY03, a rice transcriptional activator that functions in defense signali ng pathway upstream of OsNPR1. Cell Research 15: 593-603

Luo, M., Dennis, E.S., Berger, F., Peacock, W.J., and Chaudhury, A. (2005). MINISEED3 (MINI3), a WRKY family gene, and HAIKU2 (IKU2), a leucine-rich repeat (LRR) KINASE gene, are regulators of seed size in Arabidopsis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102, 17531-17536.

Menke FLH, Kang H-G, Chen Z, Park JM, Kumar D, Klessig DF (2005) Tobacco transription factor WRKY1 is phosphorylated by the MAP kinase SIPK and mediates HR-like cell death in tobacco. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 18, 1027-1034

Noutoshi, Y., Ito, T., Seki, M., Nakashita, H., Yoshida, S., Marco, Y., Shirasu, K., and Shinozaki, K. (2005). A single amino acid insertion in the WRKY domain of the Arabidopsis TIR-NBS-LRR-WRKY-type disease resistance protein SLH1 (sensitive to low humidity 1) causes activation of defense responses and hypersensitive cell death. Plant J. 43, 873-888.

Park, C.Y., Lee, J.H., Yoo, J.H., Moon, B.C., Choi, M.S., Kang, Y.H., Lee, S.M., Kim, H.S., Kang, K.Y., Chung, W.S., Lim, C.O., and Cho, M.J. (2005). WRKY group IId transcription factors interact with calmodulin. FEBS Letters 579, 1545-1550.

Xie Z, Zhang Z-L, Zou X, Huang J, Ruas P, Thompson D, Shen QJ (2005) Annotations and functional analyses of the rice WRKY gene superfamily reveal positive and negative regulators of abscisic acid signaling in aleurone cells. Plant Physiol 137, 176-189

Wu K-L, Guo Z-J, Wang H-H, Li J (2005) The WRKY Family of Transcription Factors in Rice and Arabidopsis and Their Origins. DNA Research 12, 9-26

Yamasaki, K., Kigawa, T., Inoue, M., Tateno, M., Yamasaki, T., Yabuki, T., Aoki, M., Seki, E., Matsuda, T., Tomo, Y., Hayami, N., Terada, T., Shirouzu, M., Tanaka, A., Seki, M., Shinozaki, K., and Yokoyama, S. (2005). Solution structure of an Arabidopsis WRKY DNA binding domain. Plant Cell 17, 944-956.

Zhang, Y., and Wang, L. (2005). The WRKY transcription factor superfamily: its origin in eukaryotes and expansion in plants. BMC Evolutionary Biology 5.

Year 2004

Borrone JW, Kuhn DN, Schnell RJ (2004) Isolation, characterization, and development of WRKY genes as useful genetic markers in Theobroma cacao. Theor Appl Genet 109, 495-507

Eckey, C., Korell, M., Leib, K., Biedenkopf, D., Jansen, C., Langen, G., and Kogel, K.-H. (2004). Identification of powdery midew-induced barley genes by cDNA-AFLP: functional assessment of an early expressed MAP kinase. Plant Mol. Biol. 55, 1-15.

Guo Z-J, Kan Y-C, Chen X-J, Li D-B, Wang D-W (2004) Characterization of a rice WRKY gene whose expression is induced upon pathogen attack and mechanical wounding. Acta Botanica Sinica 46, 955-964

Kim, C.Y., and Zhang, S. (2004). Activation of a mitogen-activated protein kinase cascade induces WRKY family of transcription factors and defense genes in tobacco. Plant J. 38, 142-151.

Lagacé M, Matton DP (2004) Characterization of a WRKY transcription factor expressed in late torpedo-stage embryos of Solanum chacoense. Planta 219, 185-189

Li, J., Brader, G., and Palva, E.T. (2004). The WRKY70 transcription factor: a node of convergence for jasmonate-mediated and salicylate-mediated signals in plant defense. Plant Cell 16, 319-331.

Liu, Y., Schiff, M., and Dinesh-Kumar, S.P. (2004). Involvement of MEK1 MAPKK, NTF6 MAPK, WRKY/MYB transcription factors, COI1 and CTR1 in N-mediated resistance to tobacco mosaic virus. Plant J. 38, 800-809.

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Miao, Y., Laun, T., Zimmermann, P., and Zentgraf, U. (2004). Targets of the WRKY53 transcription factor and its role during leaf senescence in Arabidopsis. Plant Mol. Biol. 55, 853-867.

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Turck, F., Zhou, A., and Somssich, I.E. (2004). Stimulus-dependent, promoter-specific binding of transcription factor WRKY1 to Its native promoter and the defense-related gene PcPR1-1 in Parsley. Plant Cell 16, 2573-2585.

Ülker B, Somssich IE (2004) WRKY transcription factors: from DNA binding towards biological function. Curr Opin Plant Biol 7, 491-498

Wan, J., Zhang, S., and Stacey, G. (2004). Activation of a mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway in Arabidopsis by chitin. Mol. Plant Pathol. 5, 125-135.

Xu Y-H, Wang J-W, Wang S, Wang J-Y, Chen X-Y (2004) Characterization of GaWRKY1, a cotton transcription factor that regulates the sesquiterpene synthase gene (+)-d-cadinene synthase-A. Plant Physiol 135, 507-515

Zhang, Z.-L., Xie, Z., Zou, X., Casaretto, J., Ho, T.-h.D., and Shen, Q.J. (2004). A rice WRKY gene encodes a transcriptional repressor of the gibberellin signaling pathway in aleurone cells. Plant Physiol. 134, 1500-1513.

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Yamamoto S, Nakano T, Suzuki K, Shinshi H (2004) Elicitor-induced activation of transcription via W box-related cis-acting elements from a basic chitinase gene by WRKY transcription factors in tobacco. Biochim Biophys Acta 1679, 279-287

Zou X, Seemann JR, Neuman D, Shen QJ (2004) A WRKY gene from Creosote Bush encodes an activator of he abscissic acid signaling pathway. J Biol Chem 279, 55770-55779

Year 2003

Deslandes, L., Olivier, J., Peeters, N., Feng, D.X., Khounlotham, M., Boucher, C., Somssich, I., Genin, S., and Marco, Y. (2003). Physical interaction between RRS1-R, a protein conferring resistance to bacterial wilt, and PopP2, a type III effector targeted to the plant nucleus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100, 8024-8029.

Dong, J., Chen, C., and Chen, Z. (2003). Expression profiles of the Arabidopsis WRKY gene superfamily during plant defense response. Plant Mol. Biol. 51, 21-37.

Kalde, M., Barth, M., Somssich, I.E., and Lippok, B. (2003). Members of the Arabidopsis WRKY group III transcription factors are part of different plant defense signaling pathways. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 16, 295-305.

Sun, C., Palmqvist, S., Olsson, H., Boren, M., Ahlandsberg, S., and Jansson, C. (2003). A novel WRKY transcription factor, SUSIBA2, participates in sugar signaling in barley by binding to the sugar-responsive elements of the iso1 promoter. Plant Cell 15, 2076-2092.

Year 2002

Asai, T., Tena, G., Plotnikova, J., Willmann, M.R., Chiu, W.-L., Gomez-Gomez, L., Boller, T., Ausubel, F.M., and Sheen, J. (2002). MAP kinase signalling cascade in Arabidopsis innate immunity. Nature 415, 977-983.

Chen, C., and Chen, Z. (2002). Potentiation of developmentally regulated plant defense response by AtWRKY18, a pathogen-induced Arabidopsis transcription factor. Plant Physiol. 129, 706-716.

Chen, W., Provart, N.J., Glazebrook, J., Katagiri, F., Chang, H.S., Eulgem, T., Mauch, F., Luan, S., Zou, G., Whitham, S.A., Budworth, P.R., Tao, Y., Xie, Z., Chen, X., Lam, S., Kreps, J.A., Harper, J.F., Si-Ammour, A., Mauch-Mani, B., Heinlein, M., Kobayashi, K., Hohn, T., Dangl, J.L., Wang, X., and Zhu, T. (2002). Expression profile matrix of Arabidopsis transcription factor genes suggests their putative functions in response to environmental stresses. Plant Cell 14, 559-574

Cormack RS, Eulgem T, Rushton PJ, Köchner P, Hahlbrock K, Somssich IE (2002) Leucine zipper containing WRKY proteins widen the spectrum of immediate early elicitor-induced WRKY transcription factors in parsley. Biochim Biophys Acta 1576, 92-100

Deslandes, L., Olivier, J., Theulieres, F., Hirsch, J., Feng, D.X., Bittner-Eddy, P., Beynon, J., and Marco, Y. (2002). Resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum in Arabidopsis thaliana is conferred by the recessive RRS1-R gene, a member of a novel family of resistance genes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99, 2404-2409.

Johnson CS, Kolevski B, Smyth DR (2002) TRANSPARENT TESTA GLABRA2, a trichome and seed coat development gene of Arabidopsis, encodes a WRKY transcription factor. Plant Cell 14, 1359-1375

Robatzek S, Somssich IE (2002) Targets of AtWRKY6 regulation during plant senescence and pathogen defense. Genes Dev 16, 1139-1149

Yoda H, Ogawa M, Yamaguchi Y, Koizumi N, Kusano T, Sano H (2002) Identification of early-responsive genes associated with the hypersensitive response to tobacco mosaic virus and characterization of a WRKY-type transcription factor in tobacco plants. Mol Gen Genomics 267: 154-161

Year 1991 - 2001

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[The first identification of the cis-regulatory DNA promoter element (TTGACC; later named W box) showing rapid PAMP-dependent in vivo altered transcription factor occupancy (later identified as being WRKY factors)]

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