“An Arabidopsis Gene Involved in the Conversion of Aldehydes to Alkanes in Arabidopsis Leaf Wax,” 2011, with W Zeng, H Gao, and Y Li. Patent Pending
“Broad-spectrum disease resistance conferred by expression of the Pseudomonas syringae hrmA gene in plants,” 2001, US 6342654 B1, with Qing Shun Li, Songhai Shen and Arthur Hunt.
“Elicitor of the hypersensitive response in plants,” 1998, CRF D-1172A, with Steve Beer et al. This patent has led to the development of the disease control product “MESSENGERTM” sold by Eden Bioscience Corp.
“Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae HrpZ gene,” 1997, CRF D-1425, with Alan Collmer and Hsiou-chen Huang
The grant to Brad Day and Sheng Yang He will fund research examining plant responses to environmental threats and an outreach program designed to educate the general public on plant research.
In a new study, published in the journal Nature, the lab of Sheng Yang He shows how plant genes select which microbes get to live inside their leaves in order stay healthy. This is the first study to show a causal relationship between plant health and assembly of the microbial community in the phyllosphere.