Agriculture & Biotechnology Research Center
Yun Ze
Highest Education PhD
Phone 020-87578854
Office No.723,Xingke Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China
Education and Appointments


2006-2012, Huazhong Agricultural University, College of Horticulture and Forestry ScienceMD-PhD Degree

2001-2005, Huazhong Agricultural University, College of Plant Science and TechnologyBachelor’s Degree

Work Experience

2016-present, South China Botanical Garden, CAS, Associate Research Fellow

2012-2016, South China Botanical Garden, CAS, Assistant Research Fellow

Research Interest

Research on postharvest biology of fruits and vegetables: aiming at the problems of postharvest senescence of tropical and subtropical fruits, the process of ripening and senescence of banana, litchi and dragon fruit was systematically analyzed by using the traditional fresh-keeping methods combined with molecular biology methods.

Public Services
Selected Publication

Z Yun, Li T, Gao H, Zhu H, Gupta VK, Jiang Y and Duan X*. Integrated Transcriptomic, Proteomic, and Metabolomics Analysis Reveals Peel Ripening of Harvested Banana under Natural Condition. Biomolecules, 2019. 9. 167.

Q Wu, Zhu X, Gao H, Zhang Z, Zhu H, Duan X, Qu H, Yun Z* and Jiang Y. Comparative profiling of primary metabolites and volatile compounds in Satsuma mandarin peel after ozone treatment. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2019. 153. 1-12.

Q Wu, Zhang Z, Zhu H, Li T, Zhu X, Gao H, Yun Z* and Jiang Y. Comparative volatile compounds and primary metabolites profiling of pitaya fruit peel after ozone treatment. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2019. 99. 2610-2621.

T Li, Wu Q, Zhu H, Zhou Y, Jiang Y, Gao H and Yun Z*. Comparative transcriptomic and metabolic analysis reveals the effect of melatonin on delaying anthracnose incidence upon postharvest banana fruit peel. BMC Plant Biol, 2019. 19. 289.

T Li, Wu Q, Duan X, Yun Z* and Jiang Y. Proteomic and transcriptomic analysis to unravel the influence of high temperature on banana fruit during postharvest storage. Functional & integrative genomics, 2019. 19. 467-486.

X Chen, Wu Q, Chen Z, Li T, Zhang Z, Gao H, Yun Z* and Jiang Y. Changes in pericarp metabolite profiling of four litchi cultivars during browning. Food Research International, 2019. 120. 339-351.

T Li, Wu Q, Wang Y, John A, Qu H, Gong L, Duan X, Zhu H, Yun Z* and Jiang Y. Application of Proteomics for the Investigation of the Effect of Initial pH on Pathogenic Mechanisms of Fusarium proliferatum on Banana Fruit. Front Microbiol, 2017. 8. 2327.

Z Yun, Qu H, Wang H, Zhu F, Zhang Z, Duan X, Yang B, Cheng Y and Jiang Y*. Comparative transcriptome and metabolome provides new insights into the regulatory mechanisms of accelerated senescence in litchi fruit after cold storage. Scientific Reports, 2016. 6. 19356.

Z Yun, Zhu F, Liu P, Zeng Y, Xu J, Cheng Y* and Deng X. Sweating treatment enhances citrus fruit disease resistance by inducing the accumulation of amino acids and salicylic acid-induced resistance pathway. Physiologia Plantarum, 2015. 155. 109-125.

T Li, Zhu H, Wu Q, Yang C, Duan X, Qu H, Yun Z* and Jiang Y. Comparative proteomic approaches to analysis of litchi pulp senescence after harvest. Food Research International, 2015. 78. 274-285.

T Li, Yun Z (Co-first authors), Zhang D, Yang C, Zhu H, Jiang Y and Duan X*. Proteomic analysis of differentially expressed proteins involved in ethylene-induced chilling tolerance in harvested banana fruit. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2015. 6. 00845.

Z Yun, Gao H, Liu P, Liu S, Luo T, Jin S, Xu Q, Xu J, Cheng Y* and Deng X. Comparative proteomic and metabolomic profiling of citrus fruit with enhancement of disease resistance by postharvest heat treatment. BMC Plant Biology, 2013. 13. 44.

Z Yun, Jin S, Ding Y, Wang Z, Gao H, Pan Z, Xu J, Cheng Y* and Deng X. Comparative transcriptomics and proteomics analysis of citrus fruit, to improve understanding of the effect of low temperature on maintaining fruit quality during lengthy post-harvest storage. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2012. 63. 2873-2893.

Z Yun, Li W, Pan Z, Xu J, Cheng Y* and Deng X. Comparative proteomics analysis of differentially accumulated proteins in juice sacs of ponkan (Citrus reticulata) fruit during postharvest cold storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2010. 56. 189-201.

J Liu, Li F, Li T, Yun Z, Duan X and Jiang Y*. Fibroin treatment inhibits chilling injury of banana fruit via energy regulation. Scientia Horticulturae, 2019. 248. 8-13.

Y Zhang, Yun Z Gong L, Qu H, Duan X, Jiang Y and Zhu H*. Comparison of miRNA Evolution and Function in Plants and Animals. MicroRNA (Shariqah, United Arab Emirates), 2018. 7. 4-10.

Q Wu, Li T, Chen X, Wen L, Yun Z and Jiang Y*. Sodium dichloroisocyanurate delays ripening and senescence of banana fruit during storage. Chemistry Central Journal, 2018. 12. 131.

T Li, Yun Z, Wu Q, Zhang Z, Liu S, Shi X, Duan X and Jiang Y*. Proteomic profiling of 24-epibrassinolide-induced chilling tolerance in harvested banana fruit. Journal of Proteomics, 2018. 187. 1-12.

T Li, Wu Q, Zhou Y, Yun Z, Duan X and Jiang Y*. L-Cysteine hydrochloride delays senescence of harvested longan fruit in relation to modification of redox status. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2018. 143. 35-42.

Z Zhang, Hu M, Yun Z, Wang J, Feng G, Gao Z, Shi X and Jiang Y*. Effect of tea seed oil treatment on browning of litchi fruit in relation to energy status and metabolism. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2017. 132. 97-104.

F Zhu, Chen J, Xiao X, Zhang M, Yun Z, Zeng Y, Xu J, Cheng Y* and Deng X. Salicylic acid treatment reduces the rot of postharvest citrus fruit by inducing the accumulation of H2O2, primary metabolites and lipophilic polymethoxylated flavones. Food Chemistry, 2016. 207. 68-74.

X Yang, Yang J, Jiang Y, Yang H, Yun Z, Rong W and Yang B*. Regiospecific synthesis of prenylated flavonoids by a prenyltransferase cloned from Fusarium oxysporum. Scientific Reports, 2016. 6. 24819.

F Zhu, Yun Z, Ma Q, Gong Q, Zeng Y, Xu J, Cheng Y* and Deng X. Effects of exogenous 24-epibrassinolide treatment on postharvest quality and resistance of Satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu). Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2015. 100. 8-15.

Z Zhang, Huber DJ, Qu H, Yun Z, Wang H, Huang Z, Huang H and Jiang Y*. Enzymatic browning and antioxidant activities in harvested litchi fruit as influenced by apple polyphenols. Food Chemistry, 2015. 171. 191-199.

G Jing, Li T, Qu H, Yun Z, Jia Y, Zheng X and Jiang Y*. Carotenoids and volatile profiles of yellow- and red-fleshed papaya fruit in relation to the expression of carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase genes. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2015. 109. 114-119.

S Liu, Han J, Yun Z, Wang J, Xu J, Zhang H, Deng X and Cheng Y*. Changes of Polar Metabolites in Guoqing No.1 Satsuma Mandarine During Fruit Ripening. Scientia Agricultura Sinica, 2012. 45. 4437-4446.

H Cao, Zhang J, Xu J, Ye J, Yun Z, Xu Q, Xu J and Deng X*. Comprehending crystalline beta-carotene accumulation by comparing engineered cell models and the natural carotenoid-rich system of citrus. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2012. 63. 4403-4417.

Z Pan, Liu Q, Yun Z, Guan R, Zeng W, Xu Q and Deng X*. Comparative proteomics of a lycopene-accumulating mutant reveals the important role of oxidative stress on carotenogenesis in sweet orange (Citrus sinensis L. osbeck). Proteomics, 2009. 9. 5455-5470.