Microbial Genetics Lab

Deng, Wen-Ling

Associate Professor
Education and Professional experience

1991 B. S. Department of Plant Pathology of National Taiwan University

1991-1994 The research assistant of department of microbiology and immunology of  Chang Gung University 

1994-1996 M.S. Graduate Institute of Biotechnology of National Chung Hsing University

1996-2002 Ph.D. Department of Plant Pathology of Cornell University

2002-2003 Postdoctoral researcher of department of Plant Pathology of Cornell University

2003-2013 Assistant Professor of department of Plant Pathology of National Chung Hsing University       

2013-Now Associate Professor of department of Plant Pathology of National Chung Hsing University

201708-Now Director, Division of Foreign Student Affairs, National Chung Hsing University

Contact information
Tel: +886-4-22840780 #375 (office) #331 (Lab)
Email: wdeng@nchu.edu.tw
Office: Agricultural and Environmental Science Building 5B08
Specialty

      Phytobacteriology, Genetics of bacteria, Molecular biology

Research field

    Our goal is to integrate molecular, cell biology, genomic, and genetic analyses with plant pathology to improve our understanding of how pathogen and host plant interact.

     Much of our current work is focused on Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) and X. campestris pv. campestris (Xcc), which cause bacterial blight on rice and black rot on crucifer, respectively. Both Xoo and Xcc invade hosts through natural openings (hydathodes, stomata, and wounds) and employ protein secretion systems, mainly the type II and type III, to successfully inhabit and multiply in plants. They also secrete phytotoxins in the late phase of infection. However, they differ significantly in their host range: Xoo infects monocots whereas Xcc affects dicot plants. The question as to how these pathogens use “similar” mechanisms to alter plant responses to benefit their growth remains to be elucidated. The immediate aim of our research is to use genomic approaches to identify the key players in pathogenesis, especially those involved in bacterial multiplication in planta and host specificity, and to characterize their functions in rice and Arabidopsis thaliana that lead to bacterial blight and black rot, respectively. Enlightened by recent microbial research, we believe genomic approaches are advantageous to provide the inventory of candidate virulence factors and the basis of orderly dissection of the molecular process underlying bacterial pathogenicity. Ultimately, we seek to (i) understand the molecular mechanisms that enable bacteria to attack plants and to exploit this knowledge for improved disease management; (ii) develop these bacterial virulence factors, which presumably have evolved to exquisitely alter plant gene expression and metabolism, into new device for studying plant biology.

Research focus
  1. 結合細胞生物學、分子生物學及遺傳分析等技術研究植物病原細菌致病機制及寄主植物與病原細菌之交互作用,並開發有效之病害管理方式。
  2. 台灣新興細菌性病害病因學研究 (etiology),並針對台灣細菌性病害開發可應用於植物檢疫或健康種苗相關技術。
  3. 以基因體學 (genomics) 探討土壤細菌之生物防治特性
On going studies
  1. The analysis of whole genome sequence and the biocontrol activity of Bacillus spp.
  2. The investigation of microbiome of soil and the probability of biocontrol.
  3. The investigation genome typing of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. orylicola and X. oryzae pv. oryzae and the sensitivity of different rice lines.
Teaching class

     University-

             General Microbiology

             Microbial Genetics, in English

             Plant Bacteriology

             Experiment in Plant Bacteriology

      Graduate-

             Review of Literature in Phytobacteriology

             Introduction to Molecular for Infection Activity of Plant Pathogens

             Advanced Plant Pathology

Journal article
  1. Deng, W. L., Lin, H. A., Shih, Y. C., Kuo, C. C., Tzeng, J. Y., Liu, L. Y. D., and Chung, C. L., 2016. Genotypic and pathotypic diversity of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae strains in Taiwan. Journal of Phytopathology, 164: 745. (SCI)
  2. Huang, Y. C., Lin, Y. C., Wei, C. F., Deng, W. L., and Huang, H. C., 2016. The pathogenicity factor HrpF interacts with HrpA and HrpG to modulate type III secretion system (T3SS) function and t3ss expression in Pseudomonas syringae pv. averrhoiMolecular plant pathology 17: 1080. (SCI)
  3. Su, C. C., Deng, W. L., Jan, F. J., Chang, C. J., Huang, H., Shih, H. T., and Chen, J., Xylella taiwanensis sp. nov., causing pear leaf scorch disease. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 66: 4766. (SCI)
  4. Tseng, Y. W., Deng, W. L., Chang, C. J., Shih, H. T., Su, C. C., and Jan, F. J., 2016. The phytoplasma associated with purple woodnettle witches’‐broom disease in Taiwan represents a new subgroup of the aster yellows phytoplasma group. Annals of Applied Biology 169(2): 298. (SCI)
  5. Chang, S. C., Deng, W. L., Huang, H. C., Chung, K. R., & Tzeng, K. C., 2016. Differential expression of pectolytic enzyme genes in Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri and demonstration that pectate lyase Pel3 is required for the formation of citrus canker. Microbiological Research 192:1. (SCI)
  6. Wu, P. Y., Ho, L. C., Chang, J. J., Tzeng, K. C., Deng, W. L., & Lin, Y. H., 2016. Development of a TaqMan probe-based insulated isothermal PCR (TiiPCR) for the detection of Acidovorax citrulli, the bacterial pathogen of watermelon fruit blotch. European Journal of Plant Pathology 147: 869. (SCI)
  7. Tan, C. M., Li, M. Y., Yang, P. Y., Chang, S. H., Ho, Y. P., Lin, H., Deng, W. L., Yang, J. Y., 2015. Arabidopsis HFR1 is a potential nuclear substrate regulated by the Xanthomonas Type III effector XopD (Xcc8004). PLOS ONE 10(2): e0117067. (SCI)
  8. Tseng, Y. W., Deng, W. L., Chang, C. J., Huang, J. W., Jan, F. J., 2014. First Report on the association of a 16SrII-A phytoplasma with sesame (Sesamum indicum) exhibiting abnormal stem curling and phyllody in Taiwan. Plant Disease 98(7): 990. (SCI)
  9. Tseng, Y. W., Chang, C. J., Chen, J. W., Deng, W. L., Jan, F. J., 2014. First Report of a 16SrI Group phytoplasma associated with roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) wrinkled leaves and phyllody disorder in Taiwan. Plant Disease 98(7):991. (SCI)
  10. Su, C. C., Deng, W. L., Jan, F. J., Chang, C. J., Huang, H., Chen, J., 2014. Characterization of Xylella fastidiosa pear leaf scorch strain in Taiwan through whole genome sequence analyses. Phytopathology 104(11):115. (SCI)
  11. Su, C. C., Chang, C. J., Chang, C. M., Shin, H. T., Tzeng, K. C., Jan, F. J., Kao, C. W., Deng, W. L., 2013. Pierce’s disease of grapevines in Taiwan: isolation, cultivation and pathogenicity of Xylella fastidiosa. Journal of Phytopathology 161(6):389. (SCI)
  12. Ho, Y. P., Tan, C. M., Li, M. Y., Lin, H., Deng, W. L., and Yang, J. Y. 2013. The AvrB_AvrC Domain of AvrXccC of Xanthomonas campestris campestris Is required to elicit plant defense responses and manipulate ABA homeostasis. Molecular Plant-Microbes Interaction 26:419. (SCI)
  13. Su, C. C., Chang, C. J., Chang, C. M., Shih, H. T., Tzeng, K. C., Jan, F. J., Kao, C. W., and Deng, W. L., Pierce’s Disease of Grapevines in Taiwan: Isolation, Cultivation and Pathogenicity of Xylella fastidiosa. Journal of Phytopathology 161:389. (SCI)
  14. Su, C. C., Chang, C. M., Chang, C. J., Su, W. Y., Chu, J. C., Deng, W. L., and Shih, H. T. 2013. Occurrence of Pierce’s disease of grapevines and its control strategies in Taiwan. Plant Pathology Bulletin, 22: 245.
  15. Chen, P. R., Lin, R. H., Huang, Y. C., and Deng, W. L. High-efficiency detection of seed-borne Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris by bio-PCR. Journal of Plant Medicine 58(2): 69.
Books and Book chapters
  1. Tsai, C. H., Ann, P. J., Deng, W. L. 2015. Identification and control of pear blossom blast in imported pear scions. Proceeding of the Symposium on Imported New Emerging Crop Diseases in Taiwan and Their Control. Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan: Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, pp.23.
  2. Tuan, S.J., Chang, P. W., Shin, H. T., Deng, W. L., Su, C. C., and Feng, C. Y. 2011. Ecology and transmission mechanism of leafhoppers vectoring Xylella fastidiosa. Proceeding of the Symposium on Integrated Management Technology of Insect Vectors and Insect-Borne Diseases, Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan: Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agricultural, pp. 51.
  3. Deng, W. L. 2003. Functional genomics of Pseudomonas syringae with emphasis on pathogenicity. Proceedings of New Century Symposium for Plant Pathological Technology, Taipei, Taiwan: Plant Pathology Bulletin Inspection. Pp. 49.
  4. Deng, W. L. 2002. Pathogenicity of Pseudomonas syringae: A view from the islanders. Ph.D. dissertation. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY., USA.
  5. Collmer, A., Charkowski, A. O., Deng, W.-L., Fouts, D. E., Ham, J. H., Rehm, A. H., van Dijk, K., and Alfano, J. R. (2001) Bacterial Avr proteins: secreted agents of parasitism and elicitors of plant defense. In Delivery and Perception of Pathogen Signals in Plants. Keen, N.T., Mayama, S., Leach, J.E. and Tsuyumu, S. (eds). St. Paul: APS Press, pp. 36.
  6. Collmer, A., Alfano, J. R., Anderson, D. M., Badel, J. L., Deng, W. L., Fouts, D. E., Rehm, A. H., Rojas, C. M., Schneewind, O., and van Dijk, K. (2000) Hrp (type III) protein secretion and the virulence of Pseudomonas syringae and Erwinia chrysanthemi. In Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions, vol. 2. de Wit, P.J.G.M., Bisseling, T. and Stiekema, W. (eds). St. Paul: International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, pp. 65.
Awards
  1. 2016 National Chung Hsing University 【Teaching Excellence Award】
Conference papers
  1. Deng, W. L. 2017. Leaf scorch disease of grape and pear in Taiwan. 2017 International symposium on Xylella fastidiosa. (Speaker, Abstract)
  2. Deng, W. L., Huang, Y. C., and Tzeng, J. Y. 2017. Identification of bacterial leaf spot disease caused by Xanthomonas campestris vitians on lettuce in Taiwan. 2017 American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. (Poster)
  3. Wu, J. J., Huang, J. W., and Deng, W. L. 2017. Elucidation of the mechanisms employed by Bacillus mycoides BM02 in controlling tomato Fusarium wilt. 2017 科技部生命科學發展研究司生農環境及多樣性學門成果發表會. (Poster)
  4. Huang, Y. C., Ku, C. Y., Gicana, R. G., and Deng, W. L. 2017. Identification and overexpression of the 3-OH PAME degrading enzyme from Stenotrophomonas maltophilia C06 for quenching the quormone of Ralstonia solacearum.
  5. Gicana, R. G. and Deng, W. L. 2017. The microbiota of the bacterial wilt disease – supressive and – conducive soils show distinct microbial assemblage. 2017 科技部生命科學發展研究司生農環境及多樣性學門成果發表會. (Poster)
  6. 鄧文玲 (Deng, W. L.)。2017。臺灣 Pseudomonas syringae 引起之細菌性病害研究現況。2017年海峽兩岸植物病理學術研討會。(Abstract)
  7. Wu, J.-J., Huang, J. W., and Deng, W. L. 2017. Functional genomics of two Bacillus strains with promising biocontrol activity. 2017 年海峽兩岸植物保護博士後論壇暨青年學術研討會. (Speaker, Abstract)
  8. Gicana, R. G., Wu, J. J., Chou, H. P., and Deng, W. L. 2017. Characterization of bacterial communities associated with bacterial wilt conducive and supressive soil. 2017 年海峽兩岸植物保護博士後論壇暨青年學術研討會. (Abstract)
  9. Huang, Y. C. Tzeng, J. Y., Wu Y. F., Deng, W. L. 2017. Identification and characterization of the causal agents of lettuce bacterial leaf spot disease in Taiwan. 2017 年海峽兩岸植物保護博士後論壇暨青年學術研討會. (Abstract)
  10. Gicaca, R. G., Deng, W. L., Wu, J. J. 2016. Improvement of the environmental DNA extraction method for profiling the culturable microbiome of bacterial wilt-conducive and non-conducive soils. 2016 American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. (Poster)
  11. Deng, W., Chou, H., Yang, I., Lin, Y., Wang, H., Chuang, S., Huang, T. 2016. Applications of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens PMB01 for managing Fusarium wilt of cucumber. 2016 American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. (Poster)
  12. Deng, W., Wu, J., and Huang, J. 2016. Functional analyses of the ribosomal and non-ribosomal processed antimicrobial peptides produced by biocontrol bacterium Bacillus pumilus 2016 American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. (Poster)
  13. 鄭日新、鄧文玲 (Deng, W. L.)。梨花枯病病原之毒力因子分析。2016。重要植物病原細菌與菌質體病害研討會專刊。台中、台灣。國立中興大學 pp. 42.
  14. Cheng, J. H., Tzeng, J. Y., Deng, W. L. 2016. Physiological and genetic characterization of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae isolated from imported pear scions. Journal of Plant Medicine 58: 109. (Speaker, Abstract)
  15. Lin, L. S., Gicana, R. G., Deng, W. L., Tzeng, K. C. 2016. Characterization of the secreted sub-stances from soil acteria which can inhibit the growth of Xanthomonas perforans, the causal agent of tomato bacterial spot disease. Journal of Plant Medicine 58: 110. (Abstract)
  16. Tseng, Y. W., Chang, C. J., Su, C. C., Deng, W. L., and Jan, F. J. 2016. A candidatus phytoplasma aster-is –related strain, purple woodnettle witches-broom phytoplasma, repre-senting a new subgroup of 16SrI group in Taiwan. Journal of Plant Medicine 58: 103. (Abstract)
  17. Su, C. C., Deng, W. L., Shih, H. T., Jan, F. J., and Chang, C. J. 2015. Whole genome sequencing and analyses of Xylella fastidiosa fastidiosa Strain GV156 causing Pierce’s disease of grapevine in Taiwan. 2015 American phytopathological society Annual Meeting. (Poster)
  18. Wu, J. J., Deng, W. L., Tzeng, J. Y., Huang, J. W. 2015. Profiling and functional characterization of the secondary metabolites produced by plant-growthpromoting Bacillus pumilus 2015 American phytopathological society Annual Meeting. (Poster)
  19. Chou, H. P., Lin, Y. H., Huang, T. C., Deng, W. L. 2015. Applications of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens PMB01 for managing tomato bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum. 2015 American phytopathological society Annual Meeting. (Poster)
  20. Deng, W. L., Wu, J. J., Tzeng, J. Y., Leveau, J., and Huang, J. W.. 2015. Functional genomics of biocontrol agents Bacillus mycoides BM02 and pumilus PMB102 against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. 2015 American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. (Poster)
  21. Deng, W. L., Sharma, N., Hsu, S. C., Su, C. C., Chang, C. J., Tseng, Y. W., and Jan, F. J. 2015. Modification of chemically defined medium XF-26 for in-vitro cultivation of Xylella fastidiosa and Xylella taiwanensis isolated in Taiwan. 2015 American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. (Poster).
  22. Wu, J. J., Huang, J. W., Deng, W. L. 2015. Profiling and functional characterization of the secondary metabolites produced by plant-growth-promoting Bacillus pumilus PMB102. Symposium on Application of Taiwan’s Agricultural Biotechnology and Natural Resources.
  23. Sharma, N., Hsu, S. C., Chang, C. J., Jan, F. J., and Deng, W. L. 2015. Modification of chemically defined medium XF-26 for in-vitro cultivation of Xylella fastidiosa and X. taiwanensis isolated in Taiwan. Plant Protection Bulletin, 57: . (Abstract)
  24. Tzeng, J. Y., Lo, Y. W., Wu, Y. F., Deng, W. L., 2014. Identification of the causal organism of bacterial leaf spot of lettuce in Taiwan. Plant Pathology Bulletin, 23:184. (Abstract)
  25. Wu, J. J., Deng, W. L., and Leveau, Johan. 2014. Complete genome sequence of biocontrol-active Collimonas arenae 台灣演化與計算生物學會 2014 演化基因體學與生物資訊學國際研討會. (Poster)
  26. Wu, J. J. and Deng, W. L. 2014. Functional characterization of the secondary metabolites produced by Bacillus mycoides and B. pumilus. Plant Pathology Bulletin, 24: 166. (Abstract)
指導學生及獲獎情形
  1. 2017 年 – 微生物基因體博士學位學程“吳哲嘉”,獲「2017 科技部生命科學發展研究司生農環境及多樣性學門成果發表會論文競賽」“優選”。
  2. 2016 年 – 植病系“鄭日新”,獲「中華植物保護學會第49屆年會宣讀論文」 “優選”。
  3. 2016 年 – 植病系“夏納彬”,獲「中華植物保護學會第49屆年會宣讀論文」 “優選”。
  4. 2015 年 – 微生物基因體博士學位學程“吳哲嘉”,獲「中華民國植物病理學會 103 年度年會論文宣讀比賽」第A組“優選”。
  5. 2014 年 – 微生物基因體博士學位學程“吳哲嘉”,獲「台灣演化與計算生物學會 2014 演化基因體學與生物資訊學國際研討會」壁報競賽“第三名”。

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