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储成才


储成才,博士,研究员,博士生导师

  1966年生,安徽岳西人。1986年7月获安徽师范大学学士学位。1989年7月获中国科学院植物研究所硕士学位。1996年12月获德国马丁.路德大学(Martin-Luther University)博士学位,1997年进入德国Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)进行博士后研究。1999年入选中国科学院“百人计划”,引进国外杰出人才;2004年入选首批新世纪百千万人才工程国家级人选;2006年经国务院批准享受政府特殊津贴专家;2008年国家杰出青年基金获得者。

  现为“植物基因组学”国家重点实验室副主任,国家植物基因研究中心(北京)理事会秘书、主任助理及项目科学家,中国科学院遗传发育所浙江嘉兴农作物高新技术育种中心副主任。同时任中国科学院研究生院教授,中国农业科学院水稻研究所研究员,南京大学、北京师范大学、天津师范大学、安徽农业大学、河南农业大学兼职教授,天津食品生物技术重点实验室学术委员会主任,国际组织培养与生物技术学会会员,美国植物生理学会会员,中国遗传学会第七届理事会理事,中国遗传学会国际交流委员会委员,中国植物生理学会植物组织培养与生物技术专业委员会副主任委员。《Frontier in Plant Genetics and Genomics》、《植物学报》、《植物生理学报》、《农业生物技术学报》、《遗传》等编委。


  储成才研究组主要以水稻为材料,开展农作物源库互作和产量构成、种子休眠和萌发的分子机制研究,并利用分子手段实现对植物基因表达的精细调控和作物品种的分子设计改良。主要研究内容:

1
.水稻源库互作和产量构成
  课题组通过对所创制的水稻T-DNA插入突变体库的大规模田间表型筛选,获得大量水稻源供给能力改变(如早衰, 图 1)和库强度(籽粒大小及饱满度等,图 2)发生改变而影响产量的突变体,多个基因已被克隆,功能鉴定正在进行中。对其进一步深入系统的研究对理解水稻产量形成的分子基础和应用其开展水稻产量的分子设计改良具有重要的理论意义和应用价值。
图 1 筛选出一系列影响光合作用源供给能力的不同类型早衰突变体材料。
 

图 2 实验室筛选获得多个影响库强度突变体。



2
.种子休眠和萌发的分子机制
  禾谷类作物的休眠和萌发涉及到种子发育及与环境的互作,是一个极其复杂的农艺性状。小麦、水稻等禾谷类作物穗发芽现象严重影响了作物的产量和品质,但禾谷类种子休眠和萌发的分子机制目前仍无系统深入的研究。我们组通过对突变体的系统筛选,获得一系列影响水稻种子萌发的突变体(图 3A,B),并已对多个控制穗发芽性状的基因进行了克隆和功能鉴定。我们希望通过对不同类型的休眠和萌发突变体的详细分析,阐明水稻休眠和萌发的分子机制。同时,我们通过筛选获得多个具不同休眠程度的自然变异材料及栽培品种(图 3C),利用已有QTL结果和从突变体研究中获得的数据,认识人工驯化过程中种子休眠性降低的原因,为农作物的改良奠定基础。

图 3 典型水稻穗发芽突变体表型。A. 杭州高湿条件下,B. 北京低湿条件下的穗发芽表型,C. 筛选获得的具有不同休眠特性的水稻材料。



3
.作物品种的分子设计
  随着功能基因组学研究的深入,特别是大量功能基因的克隆,如何利用所获得知识,通过分子辅助选育或转基因技术有针对性对农作物进行品种分子设计改良也是研究组重要的研究内容之一。除了克隆多个有潜在应用价值的基因以外,课题组还克隆了一批具有不同特异性的调控元件(图 4),利用所获得的基因和调控元件针对不同作物的特点,开展农作物品种的分子设计改良。
 

图 4 克隆鉴定的多个特异性表达调控元件。A. 叶肉特异性表达启动子;B. 维管特异性表达启动子;C. 种子萌发早期特异性表达调控元件。

 


研究组成员:
     王义琴   副研究员
     曹守云   高级工程师
     方 军   副研究员
     童红宁   副研究员
     唐九友   副研究员
     胡 斌   助理研究员
     赵显峰   高级农艺师
     李古坡   农艺师
     康 赛   研究助理

博士后:
    高少培、车荣会、梁成真、王威

博士生:
    杜琳、徐凡、殷文超、汪鸿儒、肖云华、李华、张志华、刘大普、李文振、刘永强
 
硕博生:
     梁燕
 
客座学生:
     高晓凯(河南科技大学)
 



回国后发表的主要文章:
Qu M, Zheng G, Hamdani S, Essmine J, Song Q, Wang H, Chu C, Sirault X, Zhu XG (2017)  Leaf photosynthetic parameters related to biomass accumulation in a global rice diversity panel. Plant Physiol. DOI: 10.1104/pp.17.00332.
 
Tang J and Chu C (2017) microRNAs in crop improvement: fine-tuners for complex traits. Nature Plants. 3: 17077.
 
Chen J, Nolan T, Ye H, Zhang M, Tong H, Xin P, Chu J, Chu C, Li Z, Yin Y (2017) Arabidopsis WRKY46, WRKY54 and WRKY70 transcription factors are involved in brassinosteroid-regulated plant growth and drought response. Plant Cell. 29(6): 1425-1439.
 
Schläppi M, Jackson A, Wang A, Chu C, Eizenga G, Shi Y, Shimoyama N, Boykin DL (2017) Assessment of five cold tolerance traits and GWAS mapping in rice using the USDA mini-core collection. Front. Plant Sci. 8: 957.
 
Wang H, Vieira FG, Crawford JE, Chu C*, and Nielsen R* (2017) Asian wild rice is a hybrid swarm with extensive gene flow and feralization from domesticated rice. Genome Res. 27: 1029-1038.
Cover Story. Highlighted in Asian Scientist Magazine on May 2, 2017: Apparently, Asian Wild Rice Isn’t So Wild Anymore.
 
Li H, Hu B and Chu C (2017) Nitrogen use efficiency in crops: lessons from Arabidopsis and rice. J. Exp. Bot. 68(10): 2477-2488.
 
Wang M, Wu HJ, Fang J, Chu C, Wang XJ (2017) A long noncoding RNA involved in rice reproductive development by negatively regulating osa-miR160. Sci. Bull. 62: 470-475.
 
Tang J and Chu C (2017) microRNAs in crop improvement: fine-tuners for complex traits. Nature Plants. 3: 17077.(in print)
 
 
Zhang B, Zhang L, Li F, Zhang D, Liu X, Wang H, Xu Z, Chu C*, Zhou Y* (2017) Control of secondary cell wall patterning involves xylan deacetylation by a GDSL esterase. Nature Plants. 3: 17017.
Featured in Nature Plants with News & Views by Scheller HV (2017) Plant cell wall: Never too much acetate. Nature Plants. 3: 17024.
 
Ye H, Liu S, Tang B, Chen J, Xie Z, Nolan T, Jiang H, Guo H, Lin HY, Li L, Wang Y, Tong H, Zhang M, Chu C, Li Z, Aluru M, Aluru S, Schnable P and Yin Y (2017) RD26 mediates crosstalk between drought and brassinosteriod signalling pathways. Nature Communications 8: 14573.
 
Liang C, Li A, Yu H, Li W, Liang C, Guo S, Zhang R, Chu C (2017) Melatonin regulates root architecture by modulating auxin response in rice. Front. Plant Sci. 8: 134.
 
Tong H and Chu C (2017) Physiological analysis of brassinosteroid responses and sensitivity in rice. Methods Mol. Biol. 1564: 23-29.
 
Wang H and Chu C (2017) Underlying mechanism for heterosis unveiled by –Omics. Chin. Bull. Bot. 52(1): 4-9.
 
Hu B and Chu C (2017) Node-based transporter: Switching phosphorus distribution. Nature Plants. 3: 17002.
 
Wu J, Yang R, Yang Z, Zhao S, Yao S, Wang Y, Li P, Song X, Jin L, Zhou T, Xie L, Zhou X, Chu C, Qi Y, Cao X, and Li Y (2017) ROS accumulation and antiviral defence control by microRNA528 in rice. Nature Plants. 3: 16203.
 
Liu Y, Mao C, Chu C (2016) Research progress on functional genomics of rice nutrient utilization. Chin. Bull. Life Sci. 28(10): 1230-1242
 
Guo Q, Wu F, Pang S, Zhao X, Chen L, Liu J, Xue B, Xu G, Li L, Jing H, and Chu C (2016) Crop 3D: a platform based on LiDAR for 3D high-throughput crop phenotyping. Sci. Sin. Vitae 46(10): 1210-1221.
 
Liu Y, Hu B, and Chu C (2016) 15N-nitrate uptake activity and root-to-shoot transport assay. Bio-protocol. 6(16): e1897.
 
Wang Y, Liang C, Wu S, Zhang X, Tang J, Jian G, Jiao G, Li F, and Chu C (2016) Significant Improvement of Cotton Verticillium Wilt Resistance by Manipulating the Expression of Gastrodia Antifungal Proteins. Mol. Plant   9(10): 1436-1439.
 
Qu M, Hamdani S, Li W, Wang S, Tang J, Chen Z, Song Q, Li M, Zhao H, Chang T, Chu C, and Zhu X (2016) Rapid stomatal response to fluctuating light: an under-explored mechanism to improve drought tolerance in rice. Funct. Plant Biol. Doi: 10.1071/FP15348.
 
Li H, Hu B, Wang W, Zhang Z, Liang Y, Gao X, Li P, Liu Y, Zhang L, and Chu C (2016) Identification of microRNAs in rice root in response to nitrate and ammonium. J. Genet. Genomics. 43: 651-661.
 
Wang H, Xu X, Vieira FG, Xiao Y, Li Z, Wang J, Nielsen R, and Chu C (2016) The power of inbreeding: NGS based GWAS of rice reveals convergent evolution during rice domestication. Mol. Plant 9(7):975-985
Cover Story. Featured in Molecular Plant by Xuehui Huang (2016) “From Genetic Mapping to Molecular Breeding: Genomics Have Paved the Highway”. 9(7):959-960.
 
Song Q, Chu C, Parry M, and Zhu XG (2016) Genetics-based dynamic systems model of canopy photosynthesis: The key to improve light and resource use efficiencies for crops. Food and Energy Security. 5(1): 18-25.
 
Tong H and Chu C (2016) Brassinosteroid regulates gibberellin synthesis to promote cell elongation in rice: Critical comments on Ross and Quittenden’s letter. Plant Cell 28(4): 833-835.
 
Gao S, Fang J, Xu F, Wang W, Chu C (2016) Rice HOX12 regulates panicle exsertion by directly modulating the expression of ELONGATED UPPERMOST INTERNODE1. Plant Cell 28(3): 680-695.
Highlighted in Science Daily on April 1, 2016 by Jennifer Lockhart: Feeding the world: Uncovering a key regulator of flower head development in rice.
 
Che R, Tong H, Shi B, Liu Y, Fang S, Liu D, Xiao Y, Hu B, Liu L, Wang H, Zhao M, Chu C (2015) Control of grain size and rice yield by GL2-mediated brassinosteroid responses. Nature Plants 2: 15195.
Featured with News and Views in Nature Plants by Hirokazu Tsukaya: Yield increase: GRFs provide the key. 2: 15210.
 
Liu L^, Tong H^, Xiao Y, Che R, Xu F, Hu B, Liang C, Chu J, Li J*,Chu C* (2015) Activation of Big Grain1 significantly improves grain size by regulating auxin transport in rice.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 112(35): 11102-11107 (*Corresponding authors).
 
Chu C (2015) A new era for crop improvement – From model-guided rationale design to practical engineering. Mol. Plant. 8(9): 1299-1301
 
Hu B, Wang W, Ou S, Tang J, Li H, Che R, Zhang Z, Chai X, Wang H, Wang Y, Liang C, Liu L, Piao Z, Deng Q, Deng K, Xu C, Liang Y, Zhang L, Li L, Chu C (2015) Variation in NRT1.1B contributes to nitrate-use divergence between rice subspecies. Nature Genet., 47(7): 834-838.
Featured with News and Views in Nature Plants by Chao DY & Lin HX (2015) Nitrogen-use efficiency: Transport solution in rice variations. 1: 15096.
 
Chen J, Liu X, Wang C, Yin SS, Li XL, Hu WJ, Simon M, Shen ZJ, Xiao Q, Chu CC, Peng XX, Zheng HL (2015) Nitric oxide ameliorates zinc oxide nanoparticles-induced phytotoxicity in rice seedlings. J. Hazard. Mater., 297: 173-182.
 
Xue Y, Chong K, Han B, Gui J, Wang T, Fu X, He Z, Chu C, Tian Z, Cheng Z, Lin S (2015) A new chapter of designer breeding in China: An update on the strategic program of molecular module-based designer breeding systems. Bull. Chin. Acad. Sci. 30(3): 262-271.
 
Liang C, Zheng G, Li W, Wang Y, Hu B, Wang H, Wu H, Qian Y, Zhu XG, Tan DX, Chen SY, Chu C (2015) Melatonin delays leaf senescence and enhances salt stress tolerance in rice. J Pineal Res. 59(1): 91-101..
 
Yin CC, Ma B, Collinge D, Pogson B, He SJ, Xiong Q, Duan KX, Chen H, Yang C, Lu X, Wang YQ, Zhang WK, Chu CC, Sun XH, Fang S, Chu JF, Lu TG, Chen SY, and Zhang JS (2015) Differential regulation of ethylene responses in roots and coleoptiles by a carotenoid isomerase MHZ5-mediated abscisic acid pathway in rice. Plant Cell. 27(4): 1061-1081.
 
Wang W, Zhang L, Li H, Zhang Z, Hu B, Chu C (2015) Recent progress in molecular dissection of nutrient uptake and transport in rice. Sci. Sin. Vitae. 45(6): 569-590.
 
Liang C and Chu C (2015) Towards understanding abscisic acid-mediated leaf senescence. Sci. China Life Sci. 58(5): 506-508.
 
Li X, Liu H, Wang M, Liu H, Tian X, Zhou W, Lv T, Wang Z, Chu C, Fang J and Bu Q (2015) Combinations of four heading date genes determine rice adaptability to Heilongjiang province, northern limit of China. J. Integr. Plant Biol. 57(8): 698-707.
 
Hu B, Wang W, Deng K, Li H, Zhang Z, Zhang L, and Chu C (2015) microRNA399 is involved in multiple nutrient responses in rice. Frontier Plant Sci. 6:188.
 
Hamdani S, Qu M, Xin C, Chu C, Govindjee G, and Zhu X (2015) Variations of photosynthetic parameters in Chinese elite rice revealed by simultaneous measurements of Chlorophyll a fluorescence induction and 820nm transmission signal. J. Plant Physiol. 177: 128-138.
 
Xu F, Fang J, Ou S, Gao S, Zhang F, Du L, Xiao Y, Wang H, Sun X, Chu J, Wang G, and Chu C (2015) Variations in CYP78A13 coding region influence grain size and yield in rice. Plant Cell Environ. 38(4): 800-811.
 
Tong H, Xiao Y, Liu D, Gao S, Liu L, Yin Y, Jin Y, Qian Q, Chu C (2014) Brassinosteroid regulates cell elongation by modulating gibberellin metabolism in rice. Plant Cell 26(11): 4376-4393.

Liang C, Wang Y, Zhu Y, Tang J, Hu B, Liu L, Ou S, Wu H, Sun X, Chu J, and Chu C (2014) OsNAP connects absisic acid and leaf senescence by fine tuning absisic acid biosynthesis and directly targeting senescence-associated genes in rice. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111(27): 10013-10018.

Liu Y, Fang J, Xu F, Chu J, Yan C, Schläppi M, Wang Y, Chu C (2014) Expression patterns of ABA and GA metabolism genes and hormone levels during rice seed development and imbibition: A comparison of dormant and non-dormant rice cultivars. J. Genet Genomics, 2014, 41(6): 327-338.

Sun C, Chen D, Fang J, Wang P, Deng X, Chu C (2014) Understanding the Genetic and Epigenetic Architecture in Complex Network of Rice Flowering Pathways. Protein Cell. 5(12): 889-898.

Gao S, Fang J, Xu F, Wang W, Sun X, Chu J, Cai B, Feng Y, Chu C (2014) CYTOKININ OXIDASE/DEHYDROGENASE4 Integrates Cytokinin and Auxin Signaling to Control Rice Crown Root Formation. Plant Physiol. 165: 1035-1046

Zhang L, Hu B, Li W, Che R, Deng K, Li H, Yu F, Ling H, Li Y, Chu C (2014) OsPT2, a phosphate transporter, is involved in active uptake of selenite in rice. New Phytol. 201(4): 1183-1191.

Liu C, Mao B, Ou S, Wang W, Liu L, Wu Y, Chu C*, Wang X* (2014) OsbZIP71, a bZIP transcription factor, confers salinity and drought tolerance in rice. Plant Mol. Biol., 84(1-2): 19-36(*Corresponding author)

Su L, Li A, Li H, Chu C, Qiu JL (2013) Direct modulation of protein level in Arabidopsis, Mol. Plant 6(5): 1711-1714

Chu C
(2013) Biotech crops: Opportunity or challenge? Chin. Bull. Bot. 48(1): 10-22.

Fan Y, Du K, Gao Y,Kong Y, Chu C, Sokolov V, and Wang Y (2013) Transformation of LTP gene into Brassica napus to enhance its resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, Russ. J. Genet. 49(4): 380-387.

Wang Y, Lin A, Loake GJ, Chu C (2013) H2O2-induced leaf cell death and the crosstalk of reactive nitric/oxygen species, J. Integr. Plant Biol. 55(3): 202-208.

Wang Y, Loake GJ, Chu C (2013) Cross-talk of nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species in plant programed cell death. Front. Plant Sci. 4: 314. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00314.

Guo X, Hou X, Fang J, Wei P, Xu B, Chen M, Feng Y, Chu C (2013) The rice GERMINATION DEFECTIVE1, encoding a B3 domain transcriptional repressor, regulates seed germination and seedling development by integrating GA and carbohydrate metabolism. Plant J. 75(3): 403-416.

Wang L, Song X, Gu L, Li X, Cao S, Chu C, Cui X, Chen X, Cao X (2013) NOT2 proteins promote Pol II-dependent transcription and interact with multiple miRNA biogenesis factors in Arabidopsis, Plant Cell. 25(2): 715-727.

Sun C, Fang J, Zhao T, Xu B, Zhang F, Liu L, Tang J, Zhang G, Deng X, Chen F, Qian Q, Cao X, Chu C (2012) The histone methyltransferase SDG724 mediates H3K36me2/3 deposition at MADS50 and RFT1, and promotes flowering in rice. Plant Cell. 24(8): 3235-3247.
 
Tong H, Liu L, Jin Y, Du L, Yin Y, Qian Q, Zhu L, Chu C (2012) DWARF AND LOW-TILLERING acts as a direct downstream target of a GSK3/SHAGGY-like kinase to mediate brassinosteroid responses in rice. Plant Cell. 24(6): 2562–2577.
 
Wu HJ, Zhang Z, Wang JY, Oh DH, Dassanayake M, Liu B, Huang Q, Sun HX, Xia R, Wu Y, Wang Y, Yang Z, Liu Y, Zhang W, Zhang H, Chu J, Yan C, Fang S, Zhang J, Wang Y, Zhang F, Wang G, Lee SY, Cheeseman JM, Yang B, Li B, Min J, Yang L, Wang J*, Chu C*, Chen SY*, Bohnert HJ*, Zhu J-K*, Wang XJ* and Xie Q* (2012) Insights into salt tolerance from the genome of Thellungila salsuginea. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 109(30): 12219-12224 (*Corresponding author).
 
Song X, Wang D, Ma L, Chen Z, Li P, Cui X, Liu C, Cao S, Chu C, Tao Y, Cao X (2012) Rice RNA-dependent RNA polymerase 6 acts in small RNA biogenesis and spikelet development. Plant J. 71(3):378-389.
 
Lin A^, Wang Y^, Tang J^, Xue P, Li C, Liu L, Hu B, Yang F, Loake GJ, Chu C (2012) Nitric oxide and protein s-nitrosylation are integral to hydrogen peroxide induced leaf cell death in rice, Plant Physiol. 158: 451-464
 
Song X, Li P, Zhai J, Zhou M, Ma L, Liu B, Jeong DH, Nakano M, Cao S, Liu C, Chu C, Wang XJ, Green PJ, Meyers BC, Cao X. (2012) Roles of DCL4 and DCL3b in rice phased small RNA biogenesis. Plant J.69(3):462-474
 
Tong H and Chu C (2012) Brassinosteroid signaling and application in rice, J. Genet. Genomics, 39(1):3-9.
 
Wu H, Chen C, Du J, Liu H, Yan C, Zhang Y, He Y, Wang Y, Chu C, Feng Z, Li J, Ling, HQ (2012) Co-overexpression FIT with AtbHLH38 or AtbHLH39 in Arabidopsis enhanced cadmium tolerance via increased cadmium sequestration in roots and improved iron homeostasis of shoots. Plant Physiol.158(2): 790-800.
 
Liu X^, Li F^, Tang J, Wang W, Zhang F, Wang G, Chu J, Yan C, Wang T, Chu C*, Li C* (2012) Activation of the jasmonic acid pathway by depletion of the hydroperoxide lyase OsHPL3 reveals crosstalk between the HPL and AOS branches of the oxylipin pathway in rice, PLoS ONE, 7(11): e50089 (*Corresponding author).
 
Shen H, Liu C, Zhang Y, Meng X, Zhou X, Chu C, Wang X. (2012) OsWRKY30 is activated by MAP kinases to confer drought tolerance in rice. Plant Mol. Biol. 80(3): 241-253.
 
Ou SJ, Wang HR, Chu CC. (2012) Major domestication traits in Asian rice. Hereditas (Beijing), 34(12): 1379-1389 (Cover story).
 
Zhang FT, Fang J, Sun CH, Li RB, Luo XD, Xie JK, Deng X-J, Chu CC (2012) Characterization of a rice dwarf and twist leaf 1 (dtl1) mutant and fine mapping of DTL1 gene, Hereditas (Beijing), 34 (1): 79-86. (Cover story).
 
Wang H, Fang J, Liang C, He M, Li Q, Chu C (2011) Computation-assisted SiteFinding-PCR for isolating flanking sequence tags in rice, BioTechniques 51: 421-423.
 
Yang Z and Chu C (2011) Towards Understanding Plant Response to Heavy Metal Stress, Abiotic Stress in Plants - Mechanisms and Adaptations, Arun Shanker (Ed.), p59-78. InTech, Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/towards-understanding-plant-response-to-heavy-metal-stress.

Jin Y, Luo Q, Tong H, Wang A, Cheng Z, Tang J, Li D, Zhao X, Li X, Wan J, Chu C, Zhu L (2011) An AT-hook gene is required for palea formation and floral organ number control in rice, Dev Biol. 359:277-288.


Li C, Wang Y, Liu L, Hu Y, Zhang F, Sodmergen, Wang G, Schl?ppi MR, Chu C (2011) A rice plastidial nucleotide sugar epimerase is involved in galactolipid biosynthesis and improves photosynthetic efficiency, PLoS Genet. 7(7):e1002196.  

Feng J, Cao L, Li J, Duan C, Luo X, Le N, Wei H, Liang S, Chu C, Pan Q, Tang JL (2011) Involvement of OsNPR1/NH1 in rice basal resistance to rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae, Eur J Plant Pathol 131(2): 221-235. 

Kong F, Mao S J, Du K, Wu M, Zhou X, Chu C, Wang Y (2011) Comparative proteomics analysis of OsNAS1 transgenic Brassica napus under salt stress. Chinese Sci Bull, 56: 2343-2350.  

Meng X, Qin J, Wang L, Duan G, Sun G, Wu H, Chu C, Ling HQ, Rosen B, Zhu YG (2011) Arsenic biotransformation and volatilization in transgenic rice, New Phytol, 2011 Apr 21.191:49-56.  

Gao T, Wu Y, Zhang Y, Liu L, Ning Y, Wang D, Tong H, Chen S, Chu C, Xie Q. (2011) OsSDIR1 overexpression greatly improves drought tolerance in transgenic rice. Plant Mol Biol. 2011 Apr 16.66: 996-1007.

Tang J, Zhu X, Wang Y, Liu L, Xu B, Li F, Fang J, Chu C (2011) Semidominant mutations in the CC-NB-LRR-type R gene, NLS1, lead to constitutive activation of defense responses in rice. Plant J. 76: 145-156.

Hu B and Chu C (2011) Phosphate starvation signaling in rice, Plant Signal Behav.6(7): 927-929.

Hu B, Zhu C, Li F, Tang J, Wang Y, Lin A, Liu L, Che R, Chu C (2011) LEAF TIP NECROSIS1 plays a pivotal role in regulation of multiple phosphate starvation responses in rice. Plant Physiol. 156: 1101-1115.

Wu X, Zuo S, Chen Z, Zhang Y, Zhu J, Ma N, Tang J, Chu C, Pan X (2011) Fine mapping of qSTV11TQ, a major gene conferring resistance to rice stripe disease. Theor. Appl. Genet. 2010 Dec 8. 122(5): 915-923.

Jian S, Wan Y, Luo X, Fang J, Chu C, Xie J (2011) Genetic analysis of cold tolerance at the seedling stage in Dongxiang Wild rice (Oryza rufipogon). Chin. Bull. Bot. 46: 21-27.

Sun C^, Liu L^, Tang J, Lin A, Zhang F, Fang J, Zhang G, Chu C (2011) RLIN1, encoding a putative coproporphyrinogen III oxidase, is involved in lesion initiation in rice, J. Genet. Genomics.38(1):29-37.

Chai C^, Fang J^, Liu Y, Tong H, Gong Y, Wang Y, Liu M, Wang Y, Qian Q, Cheng Z, Chu C (2011) ZEBRA2, encoding a carotenoid isomerase, is involved in photoprotection in rice. Plant Mol. Biol. 75(3): 211-221

Qin X, Liu Y, Mao S, Li T, Wu H, Chu C, Wang Y (2011) Genetic transformation of lipid transfer protein encoding gene in Phalaenopsis amabilis to enhance cold resistance, Euphytica, 177: 33-43
 
Zhang S, Li G, Fang J, Chen W, Jiang H, Zou J, Liu X, Zhao X, Li X,Chu C, Xie Q, Jiang X, Zhu L. (2010) The interactions among DWARF10, auxin and cytokinin underlie lateral bud outgrowth in rice, J. Integra. Plant Biol., 52(7): 626-638.


Li F^, Liu W^, Tang J, Chen J, Tong H, Hu B, Li C, Fang J, Chen M, and Chu C (2010) Rice DENSE AND ERECT PANICLE 2 is essential for determining panicle outgrowth and elongation, Cell Res. 20: 838-849..


Chen H, Zhang Z, Teng K, Lai J, Zhang Y, Huang Y, Li Y, Liang L, Wang Y, Chu C, Guo H, Xie Q (2010) Up-regulation of LSB1/GDU3 impacts geminivirus infection by activating the salicylic acid pathway, Plant J. 62(1): 12-23

Wang Y., Chen C., Loake G., Chu C. (2010) Nitric Oxide: Promoter or Suppressor of Programmed Cell Death? Protein & Cell.1(2): 133-142.

Spadaro D, Yun BW, Spoel SH, Chu C, Wang Y, Loake G. (2010) The redox switch: dynamic regulation of protein function by cysteine modifications. Physiol. Plant,  138(4): 360-371

Feng H, Chen C, Wang Y, Qiu J, Chu C, DU X (2009) Plant SNAREs and their biological functions, Hereditas.31(5):471-478

Ma Y, Liu L, Zhu C, Sun C, Xu B, Fang F, Tang J, Luo A, Cao S, Li G, Qian Q, Xue Y, Chu C (2009) Molecular analysis of rice plants harboring a multi-functional T-DNA tagging system, J. Genet. Genomics 36(5):267-276.
 

Tong H and Chu C. (2009) Roles of DLT in fine modulation on brassinosteroid response in rice, Plant Signaling & Behavior 4(5): 438 - 439.

Guo X, Wu Y, Wang Y, Chu C (2009) OsMSRA4.1 and OsMSRB1.1, two rice plastidial methionine sulfoxide reductases, are involved in abiotic stress responses. Planta 230:227-238.

Tong H, Jin Y, Liu W, Li F, Fang J, Yin Y, Qian Q, Zhu L, Chu C (2009) DWARF AND LOW-TILLERING, a new member of GRAS family, plays positive roles in brassinosteroid signaling in rice. Plant J. 58: 803-816.

Huang X, Qian Q, Liu Z, Sun H, He S, Luo D, Xia G, Chu C, Li J, Fu X (2009) Natural variation at the DEP1 locus enhances grain yield in rice, Nature Genet. 41(4): 494-497.

Yang Z, Wu Y, Li Y, Ling HQ, Chu C (2009) OsMT1a, a type 1 metallothionein, plays the pivotal role in zinc homeostasis and drought tolerance in rice, Plant Mol. Biol. 70(1-2): 219-229.

Wang Y, Feechan A, Yun BW, Shafiei R, Hofmann A, Taylor P, Xue P, Yang F, Xie Z, Pallas JA, Chu C, Loake G (2009) S-nitrosylation of AtSABP3 antagonizes the expression of plant immunity, J. Biol. Chem. 284: 2131-2137.

Fang J. and Chu C. (2008) Abscisic acid and the pre-harvest sprouting in cereals, Plant Signaling & Behavior, 3 (12):1046-1048

Zhang Y, Li Y, Gao T, Zhu H, Wang D, Zhang H, Ning Y, Liu L, Wu Y, Chu C, Guo H, Xie Q. (2008) Arabidopsis SDIR1 enhances drought tolerance in crop plants. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 72(8): 2251-2254.

Chen HL, Wang YQ, Chu CC, Li P (2008) Plant non-host resistance: current progress and future prospect. Hereditas. 30(8): 977-982.

Qi J., Qian Q., Bu Q., Li S., Chen Q., Sun J., Liang W., Zhou Y., Chu C., Li X., Ren F., Palme K., Zhao B., Chen J., Chen M., Li C. (2008) Mutation of the rice NARROW LEAF1 gene, which encodes a novel protein, affects vein patterning and polar auxin transport. Plant Physiol. 147:1947-1959.

Wang Q., Guan Y., Wu Y., Chen H., Chen F., Chu C., (2008) Overexpression of a rice OsDREB1F gene increases salt, drought, and low temperature tolerance in both Arabidopsis and rice. Plant Mol. Biol. 67: 589-602.

Bai X., Wang Q., Chu C., (2008) Excision of a selective marker in transgenic rice using a novel Cre/loxP system controlled by a floral specific promoter. Transgenic Res. 17:1035-1043.

Fang J., Chai C., Qian Q., Li C., Tang J., Sun L., Huang Z., Guo X., Sun C., Liu M., Zhang Y., Lu Q., Wang Y., Lu, C, Han B., Chen F., Cheng Z., Chu C. (2008) Mutations of genes in synthesis of the carotenoid precursors of ABA lead to preharvest sprouting and photo-oxidation in rice. Plant J. 54: 177-189.

Hong, J.K., Yun, B.W., Kang, J.G., Raja, M.U., Kwon, E., Sorhagen, K., Chu, C., Wang, Y., and Loake, G.J.
(2008) Nitric oxide function and signalling in plant disease resistance. J. Exp. Bot. 59(2):147-154.

Geng, H., Shi, L., Li, W., Zhang, B., Chu, C., Li, H., Zhang, G. (2008) Gene expression of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) leaves exposed to drying. Environ. Exp. Bot. 63: 137–146.
 
 Liu, B., Chen, Z.Y., Song, X.W., Liu, C.Y., Cui, X., Zhao, X.F., Fang, J., Xu, W.Y., Zhang, H.Z., Wang, X.J., Chu, C.C., Deng, X.W., Xue, Y.B., Cao, X.F. (2007) Oryza sativa Dicer-like4 reveals a key role for small interfering RNA silencing in plant development, Plant Cell 19(9): 2705-2718.

Du C., Zheng W., Zhao Y., Wei. J., Chu C. (2007) Effects of Bacillus pumilus on biomass and β-carotene accumulation in Dunaliella salina SZ-05. Bull. Bot. Res. 27(4): 469-472, 477.

Yan, P., Bai, X., Wan, X., Guo, Z., Li, L., Gong, H., Chu, C. (2007) Expression of double-strand TMV coat protein RNAs in transgenic tobacco confers immunity to tobacco mosaic virus. Hereditas. 29(8): 1018-1022.

Dong, H., Deng, Y., Mu, J., Lu, Q., Wang, Y., Xu, Y., Chu, C., Chong, K., Lu, C., Zuo, J. (2007) The Arabidopsis Spontaneous Cell Death1 gene, encoding a ζ-carotene desaturase essential for carotenoid biosynthesis, is involved in photoprotection, chloroplast development and retrograde signaling. Cell Res. 17(5):458-70.

Sun C, Fang J., Deng X, Chu C (2007) An overview of flowering transition in higher plants. Hereditas. 29(10): 1182-1190.
 
Ding, Y., Wang, X., Su, L., Zhai, J., Cao, S., Zhang, D., Liu, C., Bi, Y., Qian, Q., Cheng, Z., Chu C.*, Cao, X.* (2007) SDG714, a histone H3K9 methyltransferase, is involved in Tos17 DNA methylation and transposition in rice. Plant Cell. 19(1): 9-22. (*Corresponding author)

Liu, X., Bai, X., Wang, X., Chu C. (2006) OsWRKY71, a rice transcription factor, is involved in rice defense response. J. Plant Physiol. 164(8): 969-979.

Zhang, X., Wang, P, Zhao, S, Li, X., Shen X., Sun, Y., Chu, C., Wang, Y. (2006) Expression of rabbit neutrophile peptide-1 in nitrate reductase-deficient mutant of Chlorella ellipsoidea. Hereditas. 28: 1580-1584.

Wang Y., Sonntag K., Rudloff E., Groeneveld I., Gramenz I., Chu C. (2006) Production and characterization of somatic hybrids between Brassica napus and Raphanus sativus. Plant Cell, Tissue Organ Cult. 86: 279-283.

Zhang, K., Qian, Q., Huang, Z., Wang, Y., Li, M., Hong, L., Zheng, D., Gu, M., Chu, C., Cheng, Z. (2006) GOLD HULL AND INTERNODE2 (GH2) encodes a primarily multifunctional cinnamyl-alcohol dehydrogenase (CAD) in Oryza sativa. Plant Physiol. 140(3): 972-983.

Lin, C.J., Dong, Y.S., Lin, X.F., Wang, J.C., Tian, W.Z., Chu, C.C.(2006)Primary studies on inheritance and expression of resistance to rice blast in transgenic rice . Mol Plant Breeding. 4(2):167-173.

Xiong, G.S., Hu, X.M., Jiao, Y.Q., Yu, Y.C., Chu, C.C., Li, J.Y., Qian, Q., Wang, Y.H.(2006)LEAFY HEAD2, which encodes a putative RNA-binding protein, regulates shoot development of rice. Cell Res. 16 (3): 267-276.

Luo, A., Qian, Q., Ying, H, Liu, X., Yin, C., Lan, Y., Tang, J., Tang, Z., Cao, S., Wang, X., Xia, K., Fu, X., Luo, D., Chu, C. (2006) EUI1, encoding a putative cytochrome P450 monooxygenase, regulates the internodes elongation by modulating GA responses in rice. Plant Cell Physiol. 47(2):181-191.

Zhou, H.L., He, S.J., Cao, Y.R., Chen, T., Du, B.X., Chu, C.C., Zhang, J.S., Chen, S.Y. (2006) OsGLU1, A putative membrane-bound endo-1,4-b-D-glucanase from rice, affects plant internode elongation. Plant Mol. Biol. 60(1):137-151.

Guo LB, Chu C.C., Qian, Q. (2006) Rice mutants and functional genomics. Chinese Bull. Bot. 23(1): 1-13.
 
Liu, B., Li, P.C., Li, X., Liu, C.Y., Cao, S.Y., Chu, C.C., Cao X.F. (2005) Loss of function of OsDCL1 affects microRNA accumulation and causes developmental defects in rice. Plant Physiol. 139(1): 296-305.

Liu, X.Q., Bai, X.Q., Qian, Q., Wang, X.J., Chen, M.S., and Chu C.C. (2005) OsWRKY03, a rice transcription activator that functions in defense signaling pathway upstream of OsNPR1. Cell Res. 15 (8): 593-603.

Luo, A., Liu L., Tang, Z., Bai, X., Cao, S., Chu, C. (2005) Down-regulation of OsGRF1 gene in rice rhd1 mutant results in reduced heading date. J. Integr. Plant Biol. 47(6): 745-752.

Gao, G.Q., Chu, C.C., Liu, X.Q, Li, Y.R. (2005) Current progress on WRKY superfamily of plant transcription factors. Chinese Bull. Bot. 22(1): 11-18.

Wu, Y., Wang, Q., Ma, Y., Chu, C. (2005) Isolation and expression analysis of salt up-regulated ESTs in upland rice using PCR-based subtractive suppression hybridization method. Plant Sci. 168(3): 847-853.

Chu, C. (2005) Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology, in Technology Foresight 2005, Science Press, Beijing, pp73-76.

Zhang Z., Yang Z.Y., Chu, C.C. (2004) Progress in transgenic research of gramineous forage and turfgrass plants. Acta Prataculturae Sin. 13(6): 92-98.
 
 Si, L.Z., Cao, S.Y., Chu, C.C. (2003) Isolation of a 1195 bp 5’-flanking region of rice cytosolic fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase and analysis of its expression in transgenic rice. Acta Bot. Sin. 45: 359-364.

Junker, B.H., Chu, C., Sonnewald, U., Willmitzer, L., Fernie, A.R. (2003) In plants the alc gene expression system responds more rapidly following induction with acetaldehyde than with ethanol. FEBS Lett. 535 (1-3):136-40.

Yin, X.F., Li, Y.Z., Miao, Z.W., Feng J., Chen S.J., Chu C.C. (2003) Transgenic Plants. Science Press, Beijing.

Yi, Z., Wang, L., Cao, S., Yuan, L., Guan C., Zhua, P., Tian, W., Chu, C. (2003) Studies of improving the frequency of indica rice transformation by biolistic bombardment. High Tech Lett. 9(1): 6-10.
 
Sweetman, J.P., Chu, C., Qu, N., Greenland, A.J., Sonnewald, U., Jepson, I. (2002) Ethanol vapor is an efficient inducer of the alc gene expression system in model and crop plant species. Plant Physiol. 129: 943-948.

Si, L.Z., Wang, L., Cao, S.Y., Chu, C.C. (2002) Deletion of a 93 bp 5’ flanking region of rice cytosolic fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase completely altered its expression pattern. Acta Bot. Sin. 44: 1339-1345.

Zhang Z.X., Chu, C.C., Fu, Y.K. (2002) Transformation of leguminous forage Lotus corniculatus by Agrobacterium-mediated GA20-oxidase gene . Acta Prataculturae Sin. 11(3): 97-100.
 
Chen, S., Qu, N., Cao, S.Y., Bauwe, H., Chen, S.Y., Tian, W.Z., Chu, C.C. (2001) Expression pattern of gdcsP promoter from C3-C4 intermediate plant Flaveria anomala in transgenic rice. Chinese Sci. Bull. 46 (19): 1635-1638.

Yi, Z.L. Zhou, P.H., Chu, C.C., Li, X., Tian, W.Z., Wang, L., Cao, S.Y., Tang, Z.S. (2001) Establishment of Genetic transformation system for Miscanthus saccariflorus and obtained of its transgenic plants. High Tech. Lett. 11: 20-24.

Ye, S.Q., Chu, C.C., Cao, S.Y., Tang, Z.S., Tian, W.Z. (2001) Factors of improving rice transformation efficiency. Acta Genet. Sin. 28 (10):933-938.
 
Yi, Z., Wang, L., Cao, S., Li, X, Zhou, P. Tian W., Chu, C.C. (2000) Improvement of rice transformation efficiency via particle bombardment. High Tech. Lett. 11: 12-15.