1.Hong Yu, Xi Chen (co-1st author), Yuan-Yuan Hong, YaoWang, Ping Xu, Sheng-Dong Ke, Hai-Yan Liu,Jian-Kang Zhu, David J. Oliver, and Cheng-Bin Xiang. 2008. Activated Expression of an Arabidopsis HD-START Protein Confers Drought Tolerance with Improved Root System and Reduced Stomatal Density. The Plant Cell 20: 1134-1151.
2.Rama Devi, Xi Chen (co-1st author), David J. Oliver, and Chengbin Xiang. 2006. A Novel High-throughput Genetic Screen for Stress-Responsive Mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana Revealed Novel Loci Involving Stress Responses. The Plant Journal47, 652-663.
3.Jin Du, Yue-Ping Huang, Jing Xi, Min-Jie Cao, Wan-Song Ni, Xi Chen, Jian-Kang Zhu, David J. Oliver and Cheng-Bin Xiang.2008. Functional gene-mining for salt-tolerance genes with the power of Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal56:653-664.
4.Ben-Ze Xiao,Xi Chen, Cheng-Bin Xiang, Ning Tang, Qi-Fa Zhang and Li-Zhong Xiong 2008 Evaluation of Seven Function-Known Candidate Genes for their Effects on Improving Drought Resistance of Transgenic Rice under Field Conditions. Molecular Plant.11(2): 1-11.
5.Yao Wang, Xi Chen and Cheng-Bin Xiang. 2007. Stomatal Density and Bio-water Saving.Journal of Integrative Plant Biology49: 1435-–1444.
6.Benqin Wang, Xi Chen, Chengbin Xiang.2007. Arabidopsis Late-flowering Mutants with Elevated SOD Activities Show Enhanced Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses. Chinese Bulletin of Botany. 24: 572-580.
7.Wan-Song Ni, Zhi-Yong Lei, Xi Chen, David J. Oliver and Cheng-Bin Xiang. Construction of a Plant Transformation-ready Expression cDNA Library for Thellungiella halophila Using Recombination Cloning. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology49: 1313-1319
8.Zhi-Yong Lei, Ping Zhao, Min-Jie Cao, Rong Cui, Xi Chen, Li-Zhong Xiong, Qi-Fa Zhang, David J. Oliver and Cheng-Bin Xiang. 2007. High-throughput Binary Vectors for Plant Gene Function Analysis. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology49: 556-567.