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曹晓风


曹晓风,博士,研究员,博士生导师, 中国科学院院士
 
学习经历:
1984-1988年
北京大学生物系,本科生
1988-1991年
中国农业大学生物学院,硕士研究生
1993-1997年
北京大学生命科学学院,博士研究生
                             
工作经历
1991-1993年
北京大学生命科学学院助教
1993-1997年
北京大学生命科学学院讲师
1995-1996年
英国John Innes Centre访问学者
1997-1998年
美国华盛顿州立大学生化研究所博士后
1999-2003年
美国加州大学洛杉矶分校助理研究员(SRA IV)
2003年-今
中科院遗传与发育生物学研究所研究员
2007年-今
基因组生物学研究中心副主任,主任
2009年-今
国际植物表观遗传组学专家委员会委员
2015年-今
中科院分子植物科学卓越创新中心任特聘核心骨干
2015年-今
中国科学院大学岗位教授
2016年-今
CAS-JIC联合研究中心(CEPAMS)共同主任
2016年-今
第五届农业转基因生物安全委员会委员
2018年-今
政协第十三届全国委员会农业和农村委员会委员
2019-2020年
TWAS Membership Advisory Committee (MAC) in AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

期刊任职
2004年-今
Journal of Genetics and Genomics编委,副主编
2010年-今
The Plant Cell编委
2010年-今
Current Opinion in Plant Biology编委
2013年-今
中国科学:生命科学 副主编
2017年-今
National Science Review编委
        
学术荣誉和奖励 
2002年
中科院“百人计划”,2006年终期评估优秀
2003年
国家杰出青年基金,终期评估优秀
2008年
美国杜邦青年科学家奖
2008年
中国科学院优秀导师奖
2010年
中国青年女科学家奖
2010年
全国优秀科技工作者
2011年
中国科学院优秀导师奖
2013年
中组部“万人计划”第一批百千万工程领军人才
2015年
中国科学院院士
2015年
北京市科学技术二等奖(第一完成人)
2016年
发展中国家科学院(TWAS)院士
2017年
中国科学院第五届“十大杰出妇女”
2019年
欧亚科学院院士
2019年
中国植物生理与植物分子生物学学会CSPB杰出成就奖
2019年
国家自然科学奖二等奖(第一完成人)



代表性论文
 
A.  Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles
1.Taolan Zhao , Huan Qing , Jing Sun , Chunyan Liu , Xiuli Hou, Xiang Yu, Ian M. Silverman, Yi Zhang, Brian D. Gregory, Chunming Liu, Wenfeng Qian* and Xiaofeng Cao*. Impact of poly(A)-tail G-content on Arabidopsis PAB binding and their role in enhancing translational efficiency. Genome Biology, 20:189 (2019)
 
2.Rongxin Yang, Pingchuan Li, Hailiang Mei, Dong Wang, Jing Sun, Chao Yang, Lili Hao, Shouyun Cao, Chengcai Chu, Songnian Hu, Xianwei Song* and Xiaofeng Cao*. Fine-Tuning of MiR528 Accumulation Modulates Flowering Time in Rice. Molecular Plant. 12, 1103–1113, August 5, (2019) (Cover story)
 
3.Qi Qiu , Hailiang Mei , Xian Deng , Kaixuan He , Qingqing Yao, Baixing Wu, Jixiang Zhang, Falong Lu, Jinbiao Ma* & Xiaofeng Cao*. DNA methylation repels REF6 targeting in Arabidopsis. Nature Communications. 10: 2063 (2019)
 
4.Shuzhi Zheng , Hongmiao Hu , Huimin Ren, Zhenlin Yang, Qi Qiu, Weiwei Qi, Xinye Liu, Xiaomei Chen, Xiekui Cui, Sisi Li, Bing Zhou, Daye Sun*, Xiaofeng Cao*, Jiamu Du*. The Arabidopsis H3K27me3 demethylase JUMONJI 13 is a temperature- and photoperiod-dependent flowering repressor. Nature Communications, Mar 21;10 (1):1303. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09310-x. (2019)
 
5.Junzhong Liu , Lili Feng , Xueting Gu , Xian Deng , Qi Qiu, Qun Li, Yingying Zhang, Muyang Wang, Yiwen Deng, Ertao Wang, Yuke He, Isabel B?urle, Jianming Li, Xiaofeng Cao*, and Zuhua He*. An H3K27me3 demethylase-HSFA2 regulatory loop orchestrates transgenerational thermomemory in Arabidopsis. Cell Research  29: 379–390 (2019)  
 
6.Peng Liu , Shuaibin Zhang , Bing Zhou , Xi Luo, Xiao Feng Zhou, Bin Cai, Yin Hua Jin, De Niu, Jinxing Lin, Xiaofeng Cao* and Jing Bo Jin*. The Histone H3K4 Demethylase JMJ16 Represses Leaf Senescence in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell. 31: 430–443, (2019).
 
7.Wei Zeng , Xinhua Dai , Jing Sun , Yifeng Hou, Xuan Ma, Xiaofeng Cao*, Yunde Zhao, Youfa Cheng*. Modulation of Auxin Signaling and Development by Polyadenylation Machinery. Plant Physiology. 179: 686-699 (2019).
 
8.Runlai Hang, Zhen Wang, Xian Deng, Chunyan Liu, Bin Yan, Chao Yang, Xianwei Song, Beixin Mo, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Ribosomal RNA Biogenesis and Its Response to Chilling Stress in Oryza sativa. Plant Physiology. 177:381-397 (2018).
 
9.Hongjing Deng, Jitender Cheema, Hang Zhang, Hugh Woolfenden, Matthew Norris, Zhenshan Liu, Qi Liu, Xiaofei Yang, Minglei Yang, Xian Deng, Xiaofeng Cao* and Yiliang Ding*. Rice In Vivo RNA Structurome Reveals RNA Secondary Structure Conservation and Divergence in Plants. Molecular Plant. 11: 607-622 (2018).
 
10.Zhenlin Yang, Qi Qiu, Wei Chen, Bei Jia, Xiaomei Chen, Hongmiao Hu, Kaixuan He, Xian Deng, Sisi Li, W. Andy Tao, Xiaofeng Cao*, and Jiamu Du*. Structure of Arabidopsis JMJ14-H3K4me3 complex reveal insight into the substrate specificity of KDM5 subfamily histone demethylase. The Plant Cell. 30: 167-177 (2018).
 
11.Jianguo Wu, Rongxin Yang, Zhirui Yang, Shengze Yao, Shanshan Zhao, Yu Wang, Pingchuan Li, Xianwei Song, Lian Jin, Tong Zhou, Ying Lan, Lianhui Xie, Xueping Zhou, Chengcai Chu, Yijun Qi, Xiaofeng Cao*, and Yi Li*. ROS Accumulation and Antiviral Defence Control by microRNA528 in Rice. Nature Plant. 3: 16203 (2017)
 
12.Xiangjin Wei, Xianwei Song, Liya Wei, Shaoqing Tang, Jing Sun, Peisong Hu*, and Xiaofeng Cao*. An Epiallele of Rice AK1 Affects Photosynthetic Capacity. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 59 (3): 158-163 (2017).
 
13.Xia Cui, Falong Lu, Qi Qiu, Bing Zhou, Lianfeng Gu, Shuaibin Zhang, Yanyuan Kang, Xiekui Cui, Xuan Ma, Qingqing Yao, Jinbiao Ma, Xiaoyu Zhang, and Xiaofeng Cao*. REF6 recognizes a specific DNA sequence to demethylate H3K27me3 and regulate organ boundary formation in Arabidopsis. Nature Genetics. 48(6):694-699 (2016).
 
14.Xian Deng, Tiancong Lu, Lulu Wang, Lianfeng Gu, Jing Sun, Xiangfeng Kong, Chunyan Liu*, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Recruitment of the NineTeen Complex to the activated spliceosome requires AtPRMT5. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA.113(19): 5447–5452 (2016).
 
15.Chenlong Li, Lianfeng Gu, Lei Gao, Chen Chen, Chuang-Qi Wei, Qi Qiu, Chih-Wei Chien, Suikang Wang, Lihua Jiang, Lian-Feng Ai, Chia-Yang Chen, Songguang Yang, Vi Nguyen, Yanhua Qi, Michael P Snyder, Alma L Burlingame, Susanne E Kohalmi, Shangzhi Huang, Xiaofeng Cao, Zhi-Yong Wang, Keqiang Wu, Xuemei Chen, and Yuhai Cui. Concerted genomic targeting of H3K27 demethylase REF6 and chromatin-remodeling ATPase BRM in Arabidopsis. Nature Genetics. 48(6):687-93 (2016).
 
16.Yong Zhang, Lianfeng Gu, Yifeng Hou, Lulu Wang, Xian Deng, Runlai Hang, Dong Chen, Xiansheng Zhang, Yi Zhang, Chunyan Liu*, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Integrative genome-wide analysis reveals HLP1, a novel RNA-binding protein, regulates plant flowering by targeted alternative polyadenylation. Cell Research, 25(7):864-76, doi: 10.1038/cr.2015.77 (2015).
 
17.Shuaibin Zhang, Bing Zhou, Yanyuan Kang, Xia Cui, Ao Liu, Angelique Deleris , Maxim V. C. Greenberg, Xiekui Cui, Qi Qiu, Falong Lu, James A. Wohlschlegel, Steven E. Jacobsen, and Xiaofeng Cao*. C-terminal domains of histone demethylase JMJ14 interact with a pair of NAC transcription factors to mediate specific chromatin association. Cell Discovery 1:15003, doi:10.1038/celldisc.2015.3 (2015).
 
18.Liya Wei, Lianfeng Gu, Xianwei Song, Xiekui Cui, Zhike Lu, Ming Zhou, Lulu Wang, Fengyi Hu, Jixian Zhai, Blake C. Meyers, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Dicer-like 3 produces transposable element-associated 24-nt siRNAs that control agricultural traits in rice. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 111 (10): 3877-3882 (2014).
 
19.Runlai Hang, Chunyan Liu, Ayaz Ahmad, Yong Zhang, Falong Lu, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Arabidopsis Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 3 regulates ribosome biogenesis by affecting precursor ribosomal RNA processing. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 111 (45): 16190-16195 (2014).
 
20.Hai Zhou, Ming Zhou, Yuanzhu Yang, Jing Li, Liya Zhu, Dagang Jiang, Jingfang Dong, Qinjian Liu, Lianfeng Gu, Lingyan Zhou, Mingji Feng, Peng Qin, Xiaochun Hu, Chengli Song, Jinfeng Shi, Xianwei Song, Erdong Ni, Xiaojin Wu, Qiyun Deng, Zhenlan Liu, Mingsheng Chen, Yao-Guang Liu, Xiaofeng Cao*, and Chuxiong Zhuang*. RNase ZS1 processes UbL40 mRNAs and controls thermo-sensitive genic male sterility in rice. Nature Communications, DOI:10.1038/ncomms5884 (2014).
 
21.Xiekui Cui, Ping Jin, Xia Cui, Lianfeng Gu, Zhike Lu, Yongming Xue, Liya Wei, Jianfei Qi, Xianwei Song, Ming Luo, Gynheung An, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Control of transposon activity by a histone H3K4 demethylase in rice. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 110: 1953-1958 (2013).
 
22.Lulu Wang, Xianwei Song, Liangfeng Gu, Xin Li, Shouyun Cao, Chengcai Chu, Xia Cui, Xuemei Chen, and Xiaofeng Cao*. NOT2 proteins promote polymerase II-dependent transcription and interact with multiple miRNA biogenesis factors in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell, 25:2, 715-727 (2013).
 
23.Liguo Zhang, Zhijun Cheng, Ruizhen Qin, Yang Qiu, Jiu-Lin Wang, Xiekui Cui, Lianfeng Gu, Xin Zhang, Xiuping Guo, Dan Wang, Ling Jiang, Chuan-yin Wu, Haiyang Wang, Xiaofeng Cao, and Jianmin Wan. Identification and Characterization of an Epi-Allele of FIE1 Reveals a Regulatory Linkage between Two Epigenetic Marks in Rice. The Plant Cell, 24: 4407-4421 (2012).
 
24.Lifang Niu, Falong Lu, Taolan Zhao, Chunyan Liu, and Xiaofeng Cao*. The enzymatic activity of Arabidopsis protein arginine methyltransferase 10 is essential for flowering time regulation. Protein & Cell. 3(6): 450-459 (2012).
 
25.Xianwei Song, Dekai Wang, Lijia Ma, Zhiyu Chen, Pingchuan Li, Xia Cui, Chunyan Liu, Shouyun Cao, Chengcai Chu, Yuezhi Tao, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Rice RNA-dependent RNA polymerase 6 acts in small RNA biogenesis and spikelet development. The Plant Journal, 71:378-389 (2012).
 
26.Xianwei Song, Pingchuan Li, Jixian Zhai, Ming Zhou, Lijia Ma, Bin Liu, Dong-Hoon Jeong, Mayumi Nakano, Shouyun Cao, Chunyan Liu, Chengcai Chu, Xiu-Jie Wang, Pamela J. Green, Blake C. Meyers, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Roles of DCL4 and DCL3b in rice phased small RNA biogenesis. The Plant Journal, 69:462-474 (2012).
 
27.Falong Lu, Xia Cui, Shuaibin Zhang, Thomas Jenuwein, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Arabidopsis REF6 is a Histone H3 Lysine 27 Demethylase. Nature Genetics, 43:715-719 (2011).
 
28.Xian Deng, Lianfeng Gu, Chunyan Liu, Tiancong Lu, Falong Lu, Zhike Lu, Peng Cui, Yanxi Pei, Baichen Wang, Songnian Hu, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Arginine methylation mediated by the Arabidopsis homolog of PRMT5 is essential for proper pre-mRNA splicing. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107:19114-19119 (2010).
 
29.Soichi Inagaki, Asuka Miura-Kamio, Yasukazu Nakamura, Falong Lu, Xia Cui, Xiaofeng Cao*, Hiroshi Kimura, Hidetoshi Saze, and Tetsuji Kakutani*. Autocatalytic differentiation of epigenetic modifications within the Arabidopsis genome. EMBO Journal, 29: 3496 – 3506 (2010).
 
30.Falong Lu, Xia Cui, Shuaibin Zhang, Chunyan Liu, and Xiaofeng Cao*. JMJ14 is an H3K4 demethylase and regulates flowering time in Arabidopsis. Cell Research, 20:387-390 (2010).
 
31.Ming Zhou, Lianfeng Gu, Pingchuan Li, Xianwei Song, Liya Wei, Zhiyu Chen, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Degradome sequencing reveals endogenous small RNA targets in rice (Oryza sativa L. ssp. indica). Frontier in Biology, 5(1): 67-90 (2010).
 
32.Lifang Niu, Yong Zhang, Yanxi Pei, Chunyan Liu, and Xiaofeng Cao*.  Redundant requirement for a pair of PROTEIN ARGININE METHYLTRANSFERASE4 homologs for the proper regulation of Arabidopsis flowering time. Plant Physiology 148:490-503 (2008).
 
33.Falong Lu, Guanglin Li, Xia Cui, Chunyan Liu, Xiu-Jie Wang, and Xiaofeng Cao*.  Comparative Analysis of JmjC Domain-containing Proteins Reveals the Potential Histone Demethylases in Arabidopsis and Rice. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 50 (7): 886–896 (2008).
 
34.Jixian Zhai, Jun Liu, Bin Liu, Pingchuan Li, Blake C. Meyers, Xuemei Chen, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Small RNA-directed Epigenetic Natural Variation in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genetics 4(4): e1000056 (2008).
 
35.Lifang Niu, Falong Lu, Yanxi Pei, Chunyan Liu, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Regulation of Flowering Time by a Protein Arginine Methyltransferase, AtPRMT10. EMBO Reports 8(12):1190-1195 (2007)
 
36.Bin Liu, Zhiyu Chen, Xianwei Song, Chunyan Liu, Xia Cui, Xianfeng Zhao, Jun Fang, Wenying Xu, Huiyong Zhang, Xiujie Wang, Chengcai Chu, Xingwang Deng, Yongbiao Xue, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Oryza sativa Dicer-like4 reveals a key role for small interfering RNA silencing in plant development. The Plant Cell, 19: 2705-2718 (2007).  
 
37.Dongsheng Yan, Yong Zhang, Lifang Niu, Yi Yuan, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Identification and characterization of two closely related histone H4 arginine 3 methyltransferases in Arabidopsis thaliana. Biochemical Journal, 408: 113-121 (2007).
 
38.Yanxi Pei, Lifang Niu, Falong Lu, Chunyan Liu, Jixian Zhai, Xiangfeng Kong, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Mutations in the type II protein arginine methyltransferase AtPRMT5 result in pleiotropic developmental defects in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology, 144: 1913-1923 (2007).
 
39.Weiwei Deng, Chunyan Liu, Yanxi Pei, Xian Deng, Lifang Niu, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Involvement of the histone acetyltransferase AtHAC1 in the regulation of flowering time via repression of FLC in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology, 143: 1660-1668 (2007).
 
40.Yong Ding, Xia Wang, Lei Su, Jixian Zhai, Shouyun Cao, Dongfen Zhang, Chunyan Liu, Yuping Bi, Qian Qian, Zhukuan Cheng, Chengcai Chu*, and Xiaofeng Cao*. SDG714, a histone H3K9 methyltransferase involves in Tos17 DNA methylation and transposition in Oryza sativa L. The Plant Cell 19:9-22 (2007).
 
41.Bin Liu, Pingchuan L , Xin Li, Chunyan Liu, Yunru Cao, Chengcai Chu, Xiaofeng Cao*. Loss of Function of OsDCL1 Affects MicroRNA Accumulation and Causes Developmental Defects in Rice. Plant Physiology 139: 296–305 (2005).
 
42.Daniel Zilberman, Xiaofeng Cao, Lisa K. Johansen, Zhixin Xie, James C. Carrington and Steven E. Jacobsen. Role of Arabidopsis ARGONAUTE4 in RNA-directed DNA methylation triggered by inverted repeats. Current Biology, 14: 1214-1220 (2004).
 
43.Xiaofeng Cao, Werner Aufsatz, Daniel Zilberman, M. Florian Mette, Michael S. Huang, Marjori Matzke, and Steven E. Jacobsen. Role of the DRM and CMT3 methyltransferases in RNA-directed DNA methylation. Current Biology, 13: 2212-2217 (2003).
 
44.Daniel Zilberman, Xiaofeng Cao and Steven E. Jacobsen. ARGONAUTE4 control of locus-specific siRNA accumulation and DNA and histone methylation. Science, 299: 716-719 (2003).
 
45.Xiaofeng Cao and Steven E. Jacobsen. Role of the Arabidopsis DRM methyltransferases in de novo DNA methylation and gene silencing. Current Biology, 12: 1138-1144 (2002a).
 
46.Xiaofeng Cao and Steven E. Jacobsen. Locus specific control of asymmetric and CpNpG methylation by the DRM and CMT3 methyltransferase genes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA, 99: 16491-16498 (2002b).
 
47.James P. Jackson, Anders M. Lindroth, Xiaofeng Cao, and Steven E. Jacobsen. Control of CpNpG DNA methylation by the KRYPTONITE histone H3 methyltransferase. Nature, 416:556-560 (2002).
 
48.Lianna Johnson, Xiaofeng Cao, and Steven E. Jacobsen. Interplay between two epigenetic marks: DNA methylation and histone H3 lysine 9 methylation. Current Biology, 12: 1360-1367 (2002).
 
49.Anders Lindroth#, Xiaofeng Cao#, James Jackson #, Daniel Zilberman, Claire M. McCallum, Steven Henikoff and Steven E. Jacobsen. Requirement of Chromomethylase3 for maintenance of CpXpG methylation. Science, 292: 2077-2080 (2001). (#These authors contributed equally to this work).
 
50.Xiaofeng Cao, Nathan M. Springer, Michael G. Muszynski, Ronald L. Phillips, Shawn Kaeppler, and Steven E. Jacobsen. Conserved plant genes with similarity to mammalian de novo DNA methyltransferases. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 97: 4979-4984 (2000).
 
51.Xiaofeng Cao, Sally W. Rogers, Juliet Butler, Leonard Beevers, and John C. Rogers. Structural requirements for ligand binding by a probable plant vacuolar sorting receptor. The Plant Cell, 12: 493-506 (2000).
 
52.Xiaofeng Cao, Paul Linstead, Fred Berger, Joe Kieber, and Liam Dolan. Differential ethylene sensitivity of epidermal cells is involved in the establishment of cell pattern in the Arabidopsis root. Physiologia Plantarum, 106: 311-317 (1999).
 
B.  Selected Invited Articles
53.Xianwei Song , Yan Li , Xiaofeng Cao*, and Yijun Qi*. MicroRNAs and Their Regulatory Roles in Plant--Environment Interactions. Annu. Rev. Plant Biol. 70:489-525 (2019).
 
54.Xian Deng, Qi Qiu, Kaixuan He and Xiaofeng Cao*. The seekers: how epigenetic modifying enzymes find their hidden genomic targets in Arabidopsis. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 45:75-81 (2018)
 
55.Cheng-Guo Duan*, Jian-Kang Zhu*, Xiaofeng Cao*. Retrospective and perspective of plant epigenetics in China. Journal of Genetics and Genomics. 45: 621e638 (2018).
 
56.Xianwei Song and Xiaofeng Cao*. Context and Complexity: Analyzing Methylation in Trinucleotide Sequences. Trends in Plant Science. 22 (5) 351-353 (2017).
 
57.Xianwei Song and Xiaofeng Cao*. Transposon-mediated epigenetic regulation contributes to phenotypic diversity and environmental adaptation in rice. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 36: 111-118 (2017).
 
58.Xian Deng and Xiaofeng Cao*. Roles of pre-mRNA splicing and polyadenylation in plant development. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 35: 45-53 (2017).
 
59.Xian Deng, Xianwei Song, Liya Wei, Chunyan Liu, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Epigenetic Regulation and the Epigenomic Landscape in Rice. National Science Review. 3(3): 309-327 (2016).
 
60.Liya Wei and Xiaofeng Cao*. The effect of transposable elements on phenotypic variation: insights from plants to humans. SCIENCE CHINA Life Sciences. 59(1): 24-37 (2016).
 
61.Xiaofeng Cao and Blake C. Meyers. Editorial overview: Cell signalling and gene regulation-communication and control as the twin pillars of systems biology. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 27: V-VIII (doi:10.1016/j.pbi.2015.09.001) (2015).
 
62.Xiekui Cui and Xiaofeng Cao*. Epigenetic regulation and functional exaptation of transposable elements in higher plants. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 21: 83-88 (2014).
 
63.Ahmad and Xiaofeng Cao*. Plant PRMTs Broaden the Scope of Arginine Methylation. Journal of Genetics and Genomics. 39(5): 195-236 (2012).
 
64.The EPIC Planning Committee: Fred Berger, Xiaofeng Cao, Vicki Chandler, Liz Dennis, Rob Martienssen, Blake Meyers, Craig Pikaard, Jim Peacock, Eric Richards, Doris Wagner, Detlef Weigel, Vincent Colot, Roger Deal, Caroline Dean, Joe Ecker, Mary Gehring, Zhizhong Gong, Brian Gregory, Gutierrez Rodrigo, Jose Gutierrez-Marcos, Mitsuyasu Hasebe, Il-Doo Hwang, Steven E. Jacobsen, Tetsuji Kakutani, Jiayang Li, Scott Michaels, Yoo-Sun Noh, Nick Provart, and Matt Vaughn. Reading the Second Code: Mapping epigenomes to understand plant growth, development, and adaptation to the environment. The Plant Cell, 24: 2257-2261 (2012).
 
65.Ayaz Ahmad, Yong Zhang, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Decoding the epigenetic language of plant development. Molecular Plant, 3(4):719-728 (2010).
 
66.Chunyan Liu, Falong Lu, Xia Cui, and Xiaofeng Cao*. Histone methylation in higher plants. Annu Rev. Plant Biol, 61: 395-425 (2010).