Using combined genetic, biochemical, molecular, and omics approaches to functional characterize lipid metabolism related enzymes and protein-coding genes in context of plant male development (anther and pollen development) and responses to temperature and fungal diseases
Using nucleic acid based methods (PCR, inverse PCR, PCR, Tail digital PCR, RT-PCR, NGS) and metabolite based methods (metabolomics) to characterize the molecular features of genetically modifed and genome editted crops at both DNA and metabolite levels, based on which to develop event specific detection methods for safety assessement and monitoring. To validate molecular characteristics of genetically modified crops provided by MARA.
Arabidopsis HSP70-16 is required for flower opening under normal or mild heat stress temperatures. Plant Cell and Environment. 2019; 42:1190–1204. https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.13480
HSP70-16 and VDAC3 jointly inhibit seed germination under cold stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell and Environment. 44: 3616-3627. https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.14138.
Natural variation and underlying genetic loci of γ-oryzanol in Asian cultivated rice seeds. Plant Genome. 2022, 15: e20201. https://doi.org/10.1002/tpg2.20201.
Genetic architecture of seed glycerolipids in Asian cultivated rice. Plant Cell and Environment, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.14378.
OsTKPR1 functions in anther cuticle development and pollen wall formation in rice. BMC Plant Biology, 2019 19:104. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-1711-4
Investigation of CRISPR/Cas9-induced SD1 rice mutants highlights the importance of molecular characterization in plant molecular breeding. Journal of Genetics and Genomics. 47: 273-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgg.2020.04.004.
Molecular characterization of genetically-modified crops: Challenges and strategies. Biotechnology Advance. 2017, 35(2):302-309. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biotechadv.2017.01.005
Identification of conserved and diverse metabolic shifts during rice grain development. Scientific Reports. 2016, 6: 20942. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep20942
Candidates of M Sci: Wenli Sun (2019), Zican Chen (2018) and Xiaoru Ran (2017)
Candidates of Ph. D: Muhanmmad Asharf (2017), Lei Shi (2017), Sukumar Biswas (2016) and Jun Hong (assisted cultivation, 2014)
M Sci: Yuqin Chen (2016), Kiran Siddique (2016), Yanyan Liu (2015), Huichang Liu (2014), Ying Liu (2013), Sifang Li (2012), Yi Xu (assisted cultivation, 2011), Bo Cui (assisted cultivation, 2011) and Ran Ran (assisted cultivation, 2011)
Ph. D: Chaoyang Hu (assisted cultivation, 2011) and Jun Rao (assited cultivation, 2010)