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  6. 2021

  7. Rasouli F, Kiani-Pouya A, Shabala L, Li L, Tahir A, Yu M, Hedrich R, Chen Z, Wilson R, Zhang H*, Shabala S* (2021) Salinity Effects on Guard Cell Proteome in Chenopodium quinoa. Int J Mol Sci, 22(1):428. [PMID: 33406687][Citations]
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  12. 2020

  13. Zhang H*, Zhao Y, Zhu, J-K* (2020) Thriving under Stress: How Plants Balance Growth and the Stress Response. Dev Cell, 55(5):P525-543. [PMID: 33290694][Citations]
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  20. 2019

  21. Zou C, Li L, Miki D, Li D, Tang Q, Xiao L, Rajput S, Deng P, Peng L, Jia W, Huang R, Zhang M, Sun Y, Hu J, Fu X, Schnable PS, Chang Y, Li F, Zhang H, Feng B, Zhu X, Liu R, Schnable JC, Zhu JK*, Zhang H* (2019) The genome of broomcorn millet. Nature Communications, 10:436. [PMID: 30683860][Citations]
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  27. 2018

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  34. 2017

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  42. 2016

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  48. Before 2016

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