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Zheng Meng
Function of Floral Genes     Professor
1982, BSc, Hangzhou University. 1985, MSc, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS. 1996, PhD, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS. 1985-1993, Zhejiang Agriculture University. 1997-2000, Postdoctoral Research Fellow , Max-Planck-Institute for Breeding Research, Cologne. 2001-now, Group leader, Function and Adaption of Floral Genes Group, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The group members have published ten significant papers in international journals.
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  • Zheng Meng

  • Lili Wang

    PhD student
  • Laiyun Li

    PhD student
  • Li HX, Liu Y*, Qin HH, Lin XL, Tang D, Wu ZJ, Luo W, Shen Y, Dong FQ, Wang YL, Feng TT, Wang LL, Li LY, Chen DD, Zhang Y, Murray J, Chao DY, Chong K, Cheng ZK*, Meng Z*. 2020. A rice chloroplast‐localized ABC transporter ARG1 modulates cobalt and nickel homeostasis and contributes to Photosynthetic capacity. New Phytologist, doi:10.1111/nph.16708[more]
  • Wu F, Shi XW, Lin XL, Liu Y, Chong K, Theiben G, Meng Z*. 2017. The ABCs of flower development: mutational analysis of AP1/FUL-like genes in rice provides evidence for ahomeotic (A)-function in grasses. Plant Journal, 89: 310-324[more]
  • Yan S, Wang ZN, Liu Y, Li W, Wu F, Lin XL, Meng Z*. 2015. Functional architecture of two exclusively late stage pollen -specific promoters in rice (Oryza sativa L.) . Plant Molecular Biology, 88: 415- 428[more]
  • Yan S, Du XQ, Wu F, Li L, Li CY and Meng Z. 2014. Proteomics insights into the basis of interspecific facilitation for maize (Zea mays) in faba bean (Vicia faba)/maize intercropping. Journal of Proteomics, 109: 111-124[more]
  • Lin XL, Wu F, Du XQ, Shi XW, Liu Y, Liu SJ, Hu YX, Theiben G*, Meng Z*. 2014. The pleiotropic SEPALLATA-like gene OsMADS34 reveals that the ‘empty glumes’ of rice (Oryza sativa) spikelets are in fact rudimentary lemmas. New Phytologist, 202: 689-702[more]
  • Liu SJ, Du XQ, Wu F, Lin XL, Xu QJ and Meng Z. 2013. Evolutionary divergence of the PISTILLATA-like proteins in Hedyosmum orientale (Chloranthaceae) after gene duplication. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 51: 681-692[more]
  • Liu SJ, Sun YH, Du XQ, Xu QJ, Wu F and Meng Z. 2013. Analysis of the APETALA3- and PISTILLATA-like genes in Hedyosmum orientale (Chloranthaceae) provides insight into the evolution of the floral homeotic B-function in angiosperms. Annals of Botany, 112: 1239-1251[more]
  • Liu Y, Cui SJ, Wu F, Yan S, Lin XL, Du XQ, Chong K, Schilling S, Theiben G, Meng Z*. 2013.  Functional conservation of MIKC*-type MADS box genes in Arabidopsis and rice pollen maturation. Plant Cell, 25: 1288-1303[more]
  • Yang XL, Wu F, Lin XL, Du XQ, Chong K, Gramzow L, Schilling S, Becker A, Theissen G, Meng Z*. 2012. Live and let die - The B-sister MADS-box gene OsMADS29 controls the degeneration of cells in maternal tissues during seed development of rice (Oryza sativa). PLoS ONE, 7: e51435[more]
  • Ren B, Guo Y, Gao F, Zhou P, Wu F, Meng Z, Wei CH, Li Y*. 2011. Multiple functions of rice dwarf phytoreovirus Pns10 in suppressing systemic RNA silencing. Journal of Virology, 84: 12914–12923[more]
  • Liu C, Zhang J, Zhang N, Shan H, Su K, Zhang J, Meng Z, Kong H, Chen Z*. 2010. Iteractions among proteina of floral MADS-box genes in basal eudicots: Implictions for evolution of the regulatory network for flower development. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 27: 1598-1611[more]
  • Lv S, Fan Y, Liu L, Liu S, Zhang W, Meng Z*. 2010. Ectopic expression of TrPI, a Taihangia rupestris (Rosaceae) PI ortholog, causes modifications of vegetative plant architecture in Arabidopsis. Journal of Plant Physiology, 167: 1613-1621[more]
  • Cui R, Han J, Zhao S, Su K, Wu F, Du X, Xu Q, Chong K, Theissen G, Meng Z*. 2010. Functional conservation and diversification of class E floral homeotic genes in rice (Oryza sativa). Plant Journal, 61: 767–781[more]
  • Xiao H, Tang J, Li Y, Wang W, Li X, Jin L, Xie R, Luo H, Zhao X, Meng Z, He G,  Zhu L*. 2009. STAMENLESS 1, encoding a single C2H2 zinc finger protein, regulates floral organ identity in rice. The Plant Journal, 59: 789–801[more]
  • Shu K, Zhao S, Shan H, Kong H, Theissen G, Chen Z and Meng Z. 2008. The MIK region rather than the C-terminal domain of AP3-like class B floral homeotic proteins determines functional specificity in the development and evolution of petals. New Phytologist, 178: 544-558[more]
  • Du X, Xiao Q, Zhao R, Chong K, Meng Z*. 2008. TrMADS3, a new MADS-box gene, from a perennial species Taihangia rupestris (Rosaceae) is up-regulated by cold and experiences seasonal fluctuation in expression level. Development Genes and Evolution, 218: 281-292[more]
  • Wang Y, Tian H, Lv S, Lu W and Meng Z. 2007. Isolation and Characterization of a candidate class E gene from Taihangia rupestris. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 49: 343-350[more]
  • Lu S, Du X, Lu W, Chong K, Meng Z*. 2007. Two AGAMOUS-like MADS-box genes from Taihangia rupestris (Rosaceae) reveal independent trajectories in the evolution of class C and class D floral homeotic functions. Evolution and Development, 9: 92–104[more]
  • Shan H, Su K, Lu W, Kong H, Chen Z and Meng Z. 2006. Conservation and divergence of candidate class B genes in Akebia trifoliate (Lardizabalaceae). Development Genes and Evolution, 216: 785-795[more]
  • Li G, Meng Z, Kong H, Chen Z, Theissen G and Lu A. 2005. Characterization of candidate class A, B and E floral homeotic genes from the perianthless basal angiosperm Chloranthus spicatus (Chloranthaceae). Development Genes and Evolution, 215: 437-449[more]
  • Gui S and Meng Z, Kong HZ, Chen ZD and Lu AM. 2003. ABC model and floral evolution. Chinese Science Bulletin, 48: 2651-2657[more]
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