1. The different potential of sponge bacterial symbionts in N2 release indicated by the phylogenetic diversity and abundance analyses ofdenitrification genes, nirK and nosZ. Zhang X, He L, Zhang F, Sun W, Li Z.* PLoS ONE. 2013,e65142
2. Phylogenetically diverse ureC genes and their expression suggest the urea utilization by bacterial symbionts in marine sponge Xestospongia testudinaria. Su J, Jin L, Jiang Q, SunW, Zhang F, Li Z.* PLoS ONE. 2013,e64848
3. Phylogenetically diverse denitrifying and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in corals Alcyonium gracillimum and Tubastraea coccinea. Yang S, SunW, Zhang F, Li Z.* Marine Biotechnology. 2013,DOI: 10.1007/s10126-013-9503-6
1. The ammonia oxidizing and denitrifying prokaryotes associated with sponges from different sea areas. Han M, Li Z,* Zhang F. Microbial Ecology. 2013, DOI 10.1007/s00248-013-0197-0.
2. Phylogenetic diversity of Actinobacteria associated with soft coral Alcyonium gracllimum and stony coral Tubastraea coccinea in the East China Sea. Yang S, Sun W, Tang C, Jin L, Zhang F, Li Z.* Microbial Ecology. 2013,DOI:10.1007/s00248-013-0205-4.
3. Draft genome sequence of the sponge-associated Bacillus atrophaeus C89, a potential producer of marine drugs. Liu F, Sun W, Su F, Zhou K, Li Z.* Journal of Bacteriology. 2012,194:4454.
4. Spatial distribution of prokaryotic symbionts and ammoxidation, denitrifier bacteria in marine sponge Astrosclera willeyana. Yang Z, Li Z.* 2012, Scientific Reports. 2:528.
5. Medium optimization for the high yield production of single (+)-terrein by Aspergillus terreus strain PF26 derived from marine sponge Phakellia fusca. Yin Y, Gao Q, Zhang F, Li Z.* Process Biochemistry. 2012, 47:887-891.
6. Bacterial and archaeal symbionts in the South China Sea sponge Phakellia fusca: Community structure, relative abundance, and ammonia-oxidizing populations. Han M, He L, Li Z*, Lin H. Marine Biotechnology. 2012, 14:701-713.
7. Bacillamide C production by the optimized cultivation of the Bacillus atrophaeus strain C89 associated with the South China Sea sponge Dysidea avara. Jin L, Ma W, Peng C, Yin Y, Xu B, Zhang F, Guo Y, Li Z.* Process Biochemistry. 2011,46:1153-1159.
8. Recovery and phylogenetic diversity of culturable fungi associated with marine sponges Clathrina luteoculcitella and Holoxea sp. in the South China Sea. Ding B, Yin Y, Zhang F, Li Z.* Marine Biotechnology. 2011,13:713-721.
9. Phylogenetically diverse cultivable fungal community and polyketide synthase (PKS), non-ribosomal peptide synthase (NRPS) genes associated with the South China Sea sponges. Zhou K, Zhang X, Zhang F, Li Z.* Microbial Ecology. 2011, 62:644-654.
10. Distribution and abundance of archaea in South China Sea sponge Holoxea sp. and the presence of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in sponge cells. Liu F, Han M, Zhang F, Li Z.* Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2011:1-5.
11. Advances in marine microbial symbionts in the China Sea and related pharmaceutical metabolites. Li Z.* Marine Drugs. 2009,7:113-129.
12. Characterization of antifungal chitinase from marine Streptomyces sp. DA11 associated with South China Sea sponge Craniella australiensis. Han Y, Yang B, Zhang F, Miao X, Li Z.* Marine Biotechnology. 2009,11:132-140.
13. The screening of antimicrobial bacteria with diverse novel nonribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) genes from South China Sea sponges. Zhang W, Li Z*, Miao X, Zhang F. Marine Biotechnology. 2009,11:346-355.
14. Investigation of sponge-associated cultivable bacteria with polyketide synthase genes and antimicrobial activity in the South China Sea. Zhang W, Zhang F, Li Z*, Miao X, Meng Q, Zhang X. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 2009,107:567-575.
15. Statistical optimization of medium components to improve the chitinase activity of Streptomyces sp. DA11 associated with the South China Sea sponge Craniella australiensis. Han Y, Li Z*, Miao X, Zhang F. Process Biochemistry. 2008,43:1088-1093.
16. Bacterial community diversity associated with four marine sponges from the South China Sea based on 16S rDNA-DGGE fingerprinting. Li Z-Y*, He L-M, Wu J, Jiang Q. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2006, 329:75-85.
17.Bioeffects of selenite on the growth of Spirulina platensis and its biotransformation. Li Z-Y*, Guo S-Y, Li L. Bioresource Technology.2003, 89:171-176.