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Chun-Ming Liu
Embryogenesis and Endosperm Development     Professor
Educations: 1984: BSc, Shandong Normal University, China. 1987: MSc, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. 1996: PhD, John Innes Center/UEA, the United Kingdom. Work Experiences: 1990-1992: Visiting Scientist, Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 1996-1999: Senior Research Associate, Oklahoma State University, USA 1999-2005: Senior Scientist/Group Leader, Plant Research International, the Netherlands. 2005-2011, Professor and Director of Center for Signal Transduction & Metabolomics, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; 2007-now, Chief Editor, Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB). 2011-now Head, Key Laboratory for Molecular Plant Physiology, CAS.
  • Research Topics
  • Lab Members
  • Chun-Ming Liu

  • Xiufen Song

    Associate Professor
  • Jinxin Liu

    Associate Professor
  • Xuefeng Yao

  • Aining Bai

  • Mingwei Wu

  • Xue Bai

    PhD student
  • Wenqiang Chen

    PhD student
  • Jinlei Liu

    PhD student
  • Ling Jiang

    PhD student
  • Tao Yang

    PhD student

  • Cong Li

    MSc student

  • Mengmeng Chen

    MSc student
  • Zhi Ran

    MSc student

  • Shujun Xu

    MSc student

  • Yan Zhang

    MSc student

  • Kang JK#, Wang XN#, Ishida T, Grienenberger E, Zheng Q, Wang J,Zhang YH, Chen WQ, Chen MM, Song XF, Wu CY, Hu ZB,Jia LY, Li C, Liu CM, Fletcher JC, Sawa S, Wang GD*. 2022. A group of CLE peptides regulatesde novoshoot regeneration in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist, doi: 10.1111/nph.18291 
  • Jiang CC, Lei MM, Guo Y, Gao GQ, Shi LJ, Jin YL, Cai Y, Himmelbach A, Zhou SH, He Q, Yao XF, Kan JH, Haberer G, Duan FY, Li LH, Liu J, Zhang J, Spannagl M, Liu CM, Stein N, Feng ZY, Mascher M,* Yang P*. 2022. A reference guided TILLING by amplicon-seq platform supports forward and reverse genetics in barley. Plant Communications,
  • Liu JX, Wu MW, Liu CM*, 2022. Cereal Endosperms: Development and storage product accumulations. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 
  • Song XF, Hou XL, Liu CM*. 2022. CLE peptides: critical regulators for stem cell maintenance in plants. Planta, 255: 5
  • Liu JL, Chen MM, Chen WQ, Liu CM, He YB, Song XF*.2021. A CASE toolkit for easy and efficient multiplex transgene-free gene editing. Plant Physiology,
  • Zheng XM#, Pang HB#, Wang JR, Yao XF, Song Y, Li F, Lou DJ, Ge JY, Zhao ZY, Qiao WH, Kim SR, Ye GY, Olsen KM*, Liu CM*, Yang QW*. 2021. Genomic signatures of domestication and adaptation during geographical expansions of rice cultivation. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 20: 16-18
  • Yu JT, Mao CJ, Zhong Q, Yao XF, Li P, Liu CM*, Ming F*. 2021. OsNAC2 Is Involved in Multiple Hormonal Pathways to Mediate Germination of Rice Seeds and Establishment of Seedling. Frontiers in Plant Science, 12:699303
  • Liu T, Jiang GQ, Yao XF, Liu CM*. 2021. The leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinase OsERL plays a critical role in anther lobe formation in rice. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 563: 85-91
  • Li DQ, Wu XB, Wang HF, Feng X, Yan SJ, Wu SY, Liu JX, Yao XF, Bai AN, Zhao H, Song XF, Guo L, Zhang SY, Liu CM*. 2021. Defective mitochondrial function by mutation in THICK ALEURONE 1 encoding a mitochondrion-targeted single-stranded DNA binding protein leads to increased aleurone cell layers and improved nutrition in rice. Molecular Plant, 14(8): 1343-1361
  • Liu Q, Xu J, Zhu Y, Mo Y, Yao XF, Wang R, Ku W, Huang Z, Xia S, Tong J, Huang C, Su Y, Lin W, Peng K, Liu CM, Xiao L*. 2021.The Copy Number Variation of OsMTD1 Regulates Rice Plant Architecture. Frontiers in Plant Science,11: 620282
  • Hou XL, Chen WQ, Hou YF, Gong HQ, Sun J, Wang Z, Zhao H, Cao XF, Song XF*, Liu CM*. 2021. DEAD-BOX RNA HELICASE 27 Regulates MicroRNA Biogenesis, Zygote Division and Stem Cell Homeostasis. Plant Cell, 33(1): 66-84 [more]
  • Yin WC, Xiao YH, Niu M, Meng WJ, Li LL, Zhang XX, Liu DP, Zhang GX, Qian YW, Sun ZT, Huang RY, Wang SP, Liu CM, Chu CC,Tong HN*. 2020. ARGONAUTE2 enhances grain length and salt tolerance by activating BIG GRAIN3 to modulate cytokinin distribution in rice. Plant Cell, 322: 2292-2306[more]
  • Liu CM*. 2020. The war between wheat and Fusarum: fighting with an alien weapon. SCIENCE CHINA Life Sciences, 63: 1425-1427[more]
  • Yao XF, Wu SY, Guo L, Liu CM*. 2020. Efficient CELI endonuclease production in Nicotiana benthamiana throughh transient expression and applications in detections of mutation and gene editing events. Plant Science, 296: 110469[more]
  • Zhang XF, Tong JH, Bai AN, Liu CM, Xiao LT, Xue HW*. 2020. Phytohormone dynamics in developing endosperm influence rice grain shape and quality. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 62: 1625-1637[more]
  • Song ZB, Sui XY, Li MY, Gao YL, Li WZ, Zhao L, Li F, Yao XF, Liu CM, Wang BW*. 2020. Development of a nornicotine-reduced flue-cured tobacco line via EMS mutagenesis of nicotine N-demethylase genes. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 15: e1710053[more]
  • Wu MW, Zhao H, Zhang JD, Guo L, Liu CM*. 2020. RADICLELESS 1 (RL1)-mediated nad4 intron 1 splicing is crucial for embryo and endosperm development in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 523: 220-225[more]
  • Zhang DJ#, GuoXY#, Xu YY, Li H, Ma L, Yao XF, Weng YX, Guo Y, Liu CM, Chong K*. 2019. OsCIPK7 point‐mutation leads to conformation and kinase‐activity change for sensing cold response. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 61: 1194-1200[more]
  • Mao C, He J, Liu L, Deng Q, Yao XF, Liu CM, Ming F*. 2020. OsNAC2 integrates auxin and cytokinin pathways to modulate rice root development. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 18: 429-442[more]
  • 刘春明*. 2019. 防范学术不端的实践与思考 . 中国科技期刊研究. doi:CNKI:SUN:JYKQ.0.2019-01-019[more]
  • Zhao T, Huan Q, Sun J, Liu C, Hou X, Yu X,Silverman IM, Zhang Y, Gregory BD, Liu CM, Qian WF, Cao XF*. 2019. Impact of poly (A)-tail G-content on Arabidopsis PAB binding and their role in enhancing translational efficiency. Genome Biology,  20: 189[more]
  • Yu K#, Liu D#, Chen Y, Wang D, Yang W, Yang W, Liu CM*, Zhang AM*. 2019. Unraveling the genetic architecture of grain size in einkorn wheat through linkage and homology mapping, and transcriptomic profiling. Journal of Experimental Botany, 70: 4671-4688[more]
  • Ren SC#, Song XF#, Chen WQ, Lu R, Lucas WJ, Liu CM*. 2019. CLE25 peptide regulates phloem initiation in Arabidopsis through a CLERK‐CLV2 receptor complex. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 61: 1043-1061
  • Gao YL#, Yao XF#, Li WZ, Song ZB, Wang BW, Wu YP, Shi JL, Liu GS, Li YP, Liu CM*. 2019. An efficient TILLING platform for cultivated tobacco. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 62: 165-180
  • He Y, Yan L, Ge C, Yao XF, Han X, Wang R, Xiong LZ, Jiang LW, Liu CM, Zhao YD*. 2019. PINOID is required for formation of the stigma and style in rice. Plant Physiology, 180: 926-936[more]
  • Zhang LM#,  Leng CY#, Luo H#, Wu XY#,  Liu ZQ#, Zhang YM,  Zhang H, Xia Y, Shang L, Liu CM,  Hao DY,  Zhou YH,  Chu CC,  Cai H, Jing HC*. 2018. Sweet sorghum originated through selection of dry, a plant-specific NAC transcription factor gene. Plant Cell, 30: 2286-2307[more]
  • Liu JX#,Wu XB#, Yao XF, Yu R, Larkin P, Liu CM*. 2018. Mutations in the DNA demethylase OsROS1 result in a thickened aleurone and improved nutritional value in rice grains. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 115: 11327-11332 [more]
  • Guo L, Jiang L,  Lu XL, Liu CM*. 2018. Anaphase Promoting Complex/Cyclosome-mediated cyclin B1 degradation is critical for cell cycle synchronization in syncytial endosperms. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 60: 448-454[more]
  • Yang KJ, Guo L, Hou XL, Gong HQ, Liu CM*. 2017. ZYGOTE-ARREST 3 that encodes the tRNA ligase is essential for zygote division in Arabidopsis. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 59: 680-692[more]
  • Wang S, Lu J, Song XF, Ren SC, You C, Xu J, Liu CM, Ma H, Chang F*. 2017. Cytological and transcriptomic analyses reveal important roles of CLE19 in pollen exine formation. Plant Physiology, 175: 1186-1202[more]
  • Song XF,  Ren SC, Liu CM*. 2017. "11 – Peptide hormones." in "Hormone Metabolism & Signaling in Plants", 361-404[more]
  • Song XG,  Lu ZF, Yu H, Shao GN, Xiong JS, Meng XB, Jing YH, Liu GF, Xiong GS, Duan JB, Yao XF, Liu CM, Li HQ, Wang YH, Li JY*. 2017. IPA1 functions as a downstream transcription factor repressed by D53 in strigolactone signaling in rice. Cell Research, 27: 1128-1141[more]
  • Wu XB#, Liu JX#, Li DQ, Liu CM*. 2016. Rice caryopsis development II: Dynamic changes in the endosperm. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 58: 786-798[more]
  • Wu XB, Liu JX, Li DQ, Liu CM*. 2016. Rice caryopsis development I: Dynamic changes in different cell layers. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 58: 772-785[more]
  • Guo L#, Jiang L#, Zhang Y, Lu XL, Xie Q, Weijers D, Liu CM*. 2016. The anaphase promoting complex initiates zygote division in Arabidopsis through degradation of cyclin B1. Plant Journal, 86: 161-174 [more]
  • Wu X, Liu J, Li D, Liu CM*. 2016. Rice caryopsis development I: Dynamic changes in different cell layers. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 58: 772-785[more]
  • Bai AN, Lu XD, Li DQ, Liu JX, Liu CM*. 2016. NF-YB1-regulated expression of sucrose transporters in aleurone facilitates sugar loading to rice endosperm. Cell Research, 26: 384-388[more]
  • Guo L, Liu CM*. 2015. A single-nucleotide exon found in Arabidopsis. Scientific Reports, 5: 18087[more]
  • Xu TT, Ren SC, Song XF, Liu CM*. 2015. CLE19 expressed in the embryo regulates both cotyledon establishment and endosperm development in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66: 5217-5227[more]
  • Liu CM*. 2015. Auxin binding protein 1 (ABP1): A matter of fact. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 57: 234-235[more]
  • Yan SJ, Liang YT, Zhang JD, Chen Z, Liu CM*. 2014. Autoxidated linolenic acid inhibits aflatoxin biosynthesis in Aspergillus flavus via oxylipin species. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 81: 229-237[more]
  • Lu X, Zhang D, Li S, Su Y, Liang Q, Meng H, Shen S, Fan Y, Liu CM, Zhang C*. 2014. FtsHi4 is essential for embryogenesis due to its influence on chloroplast development in Arabidopsis. PLoS ONE, 9: e99741[more]
  • Zhang Z, Song Y, Liu CM, Thomma B*. 2014. Mutational analysis of the Ve1 immune receptor that mediates verticillium resistance in tomato. PloS ONE, 9: e99511[more]
  • Zhang JD, Han LD, Yan SJ, Liu CM*. 2014. The non-metabolizable glucose analog D-glucal inhibits aflatoxin biosynthesis and promotes kojic acid production in Aspergillus flavus. BMC Microbiology, 14: 95-104[more]
  • Chu H, Liang W, Li J, Hong F, Wu Y, Wang L, Wang J, Wu P, Liu CM, Zhang Q, Xu J, Zhang DB*. 2013. A CLE-WOX signalling module regulates root meristem maintenance and vascular tissue development in rice. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64: 5359-5369[more]
  • Chu HW, Liang WQ, Li J, Hong F, Wu YF, Wang LK, Wang J, Wu P, Liu CM, Zhang QF, Xu J, Zhang DB*. 2013. A CLE–WOX signalling module regulates root meristem maintenance and vascular tissue development in rice.Journal of Experimental Botany, 64: 5359–5369[more]
  • Xu TT, Song XF, Ren SC, Liu CM*. 2013. The sequence flanking the N-terminus of the CLV3 peptide is critical for its cleavage and activity in stem cell regulation in Arabidopsis. BMC Plant Biology, 13: 225[more]
  • Song XF, Xu TT, Ren SC, Liu CM*. 2013. Individual amino acid residues in CLV3 peptide contribute to its stability in vitro. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 8: e25344[more]
  • Jiang GQ, Yao XF, Liu CM*. 2013. A simple CELI endonuclease-based protocol for genotyping both SNPs and inDels.Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 31: 1325–1335[more]
  • Brandt R, Xie YK, Musielak T, Graeff M, Stierhof YD, Huang H, Liu CM, Wenkel S*. 2013. Control of stem cell homeostasis via interlocking microRNA andmicroProtein feedback loops. Mechanisms of Development, 130: 25-33[more]
  • Li SP, Chen M, Yu DL, Ren SC, Sun SP, Liu LD, Ketelaar T, Emons A, Liu CM*. 2013. EXO70A1-mediated vesicle trafficking is critical for tracheary element development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 25: 1774-1786[more]
  • Zhang Z, van Esse P, van Damme M, Fradin E, Liu CM, Thomma B*. 2013. Ve1-mediated resistance against Verticillium does not involve a hypersensitive response in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant Pathology, 14: 719-727[more]
  • Zhang Y, Immink R, Liu CM, Emons A, Ketelaar T*. 2013.The Arabidopsis exocyst subunit SEC3A is essential for embryo development and accumulates in transient puncta at the plasma membrane. New Phytologist, 199: 74-88[more]
  • Song XF, Guo P, Ren SC, Xu TT, Liu CM*. 2013. Antagonistic peptide technology for functional dissection of CLE genes in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 161: 1076-1085[more]
  • Zhang Z, Fradin E, Jonge R, Esse H.P, Smit P, Liu CM, Thomma B*. 2013. Optimized agroinfiltration and virus-induced gene silencing to study ve1-mediated Verticillium resistance in tobacco. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 26: 182-191[more]
  • Wang ZZ, Yan SJ, Liu CM, Chen F, Wang T*. 2012. Proteomic Analysis reveals an aflatoxin-triggered immune response in cotyledons of Arachis hypogaea infected with Aspergillus flavus. Journal of Proteome Research, 11: 2739?2753[more]
  • Zheng Y, Xin H, Lin J, Liu CM, Huang SJ*. 2012. An Arabidopsis class II Formin, AtFH19, nucleates actin assembly, binds to the barbed end of actin filaments and antagonizes the effect of AtFH1 on actin dynamics. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 54: 800-813[more]
  • Zhang S, Haider I, Kohlen W, Jiang L, Bouwmeester H, Meijer AH, Schluepmann H, Liu CM*, Ouwerkerk PB*. 2012. Function of the HD-Zip I gene Oshox22 in ABA-mediated drought and salt tolerances in rice. Plant Molecular Biology, 80: 571-585[more]
  • Yan SJ, Liang YT, Zhang JD, Liu CM*. 2012. Aspergillus flavus grown in peptone as the carbon source exhibits spore density- and peptone concentration-dependent aflatoxin biosynthesis. BMC Microbiology, 12: 106[more]
  • Song XF, Yu DL, Xu TT, Ren SC, Guo P, Liu CM*. 2012. Contributions of individual amino acid residues to the endogenous CLV3 function in shoot apical meristem maintenance in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant, 5: 515-523[more]
  • Yu DL, Jiang L, Gong HQ, Liu CM*. 2012. EMBRYONIC FACTOR 19 encodes a PPR protein that is essential for the initiation of zygotic embryogenesis in Arabidopsis. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 54: 55-64[more]
  • Zheng LY, Guo XS, He B, Sun LJ, Peng Y, Dong SS, Liu TF, Jiang S, Ramachandran S, Liu CM, Jing HC*. 2011. Genome-wide patterns of genetic variation in sweet and grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor). Genome Biology, 12: R114[more]
  • Ma JK, Hanssen M, Lundgren K, Hernandez H, Delatte T, Ehlert A, Liu CM, Schluepmann H, Droge-Laser H, Moritz T, Smeekens S, Hanson J*. 2011. The sucrose-regulated Arabidopsis transcription factor bZIP11 reprograms metabolism and regulates trehalose metabolism. New Phytologist, 191: 733-745[more]
  • Zhu YF, Wang YQ, Li RL, Song XF, Wang QL, Huang SJ, Jin JB, Liu CM, Lin JX*. 2010. Analysis of interactions among the CLAVATA3 receptors reveals a direct interaction between CLAVATA2 and CORYNE in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal, 61: 223-233[more]
  • Li SP, van Os GMA, Ren SC, Yu DL, Ketelaar T, Emons AM, Liu CM*. 2010. Expression and functional analyses of EXO70 genes in Arabidopsis implicate their roles in regulating cell type-specific exocytosis. Plant Physiology, 154: 1819-1830[more]
  • Zhang Y, Liu CM, Emons AM, Ketelaar T*. 2010. The plant exocyst. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 52: 138-146[more]
  • Song XF, Guo P, Li CY, Liu CM*. 2010. The cysteine pairs in CLV2 are not necessary for sensing the CLV3 peptide in shoot and root meristems. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 52: 774-781[more]
  • Wang T, Uauy C, Till B,  Liu CM*. 2010. TILLING and associated technologies. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 52: 1027-1030[more]
  • Zhou W, Wei L, Xu J, Zhai QZ, Jiang HL, Chen R, Chen Q, Sun JQ, Chu JF, Zhu LH, Liu CM,  Li CY*. 2010. Arabidopsis tyrosylprotein sulfotransferase acts in the Auxin/PLETHORA pathway in regulating postembryonic maintenance of the root stem cell niche. Plant Cell, 22: 3692-3709[more]
  • Liu CM*, Hu YX*. 2010. Plant stem cells and their regulations in shoot apical meristem. Frontier Biology, 5: 417–423[more]
  • Fradin EF, Zhang Z, Juarez Ayala JC, Castroverde CDM, Nazar RN, Robb J, Liu CM, Thomma B*. 2009. Genetic dissection of verticillium wilt resistance mediated by tomato Ve11. Plant Physiology, 150: 320–332[more]
  • Wang G, Ellendorff U, Kemp B, Mansfield JW, Forsyth A, Mitchell K, Bastas K, Liu CM, Woods-Tor A, Zipfel C, de Wit PJGM, Jones JDG, Tor M, Thomma BPHJ*. 2008. A genome-wide functional investigation into the roles s of receptor-like proteins in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 147: 503-517[more]
  • Fan YF, Jiang L, Gong HQ and Liu CM*. 2008. Sexual reproduction in higher plants I: fertilization and the initiation of zygotic program. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 50: 860-867[more]
  • Custers JBM, Cordewener JHG, Fiers MA, Maassen BTH, van Lookeren Campagne MM, Liu CM*. 2000. Androgenesis in Brassica: A model system to study the initiation of plant embryogenesis. In "Current Trends in the Embryology of Angiosperm", Bhojwani SS and Soh Woony-Young (Eds)[more]
  • Liu CM, Johnson S, Hedley CL, Wang TL*. 1996. The generation of a Legume embryo: morphological and cellular defective in pea mutants. in "Embryogenesis: The Generation of a Plant" Wang TL & Cuming AC (Eds), Oxford: Bios Scientific Publishers, pp191-213[more]
  • Liu CM, Xu ZH, Chua NH*. 1994. In vitro culture of Brassica juncea zygotic embryo, in "Plant Tissue Culture Manual: Fundamentals and Applications" K. Lindsey, Ed. Kluwar Academic Publishers, E5, pp1-19[more]
  • Liu CM, Xu ZH, Chua NH*. 1993. Auxin polar transport is essential for the establishment of bilateral symmetry during early plant embryogenesis. Plant Cell, 5: 621-630[more]
  • Liu CM, Xu ZH, Chua NH*. 1993. Proembryo culture: in vitro development of early globular-staged zygotic embryos of Brassica juncea. Plant Journal, 3: 291-300[more]
  • Liu CM, Xu ZH, Chua NH*. 1994. In vitro culture of Brassica juncea zygotic embryo, Plant Tissue Culture Manual: Fundamentals and Applications, E5: pp1-19[more]
  • Johnson S, Liu CM, Wang TL*. 1994. An analysis of seed development in Pisum sativum. XVIII. The isolation of mutants defective in embryo development. Journal of Experimental Botany, 45: 1503-1511[more]
  • Chye ML, Liu CM, Tan CT*. 1995. A cDNA clone encodes Brassica calmodulin. Plant Molecular Biology, 27: 419-423[more]
  • Liu CM, Johnson S, Wang TL*. 1995. Cyd, a mutant of pea that alters embryo morphology is defective in cytokinesis. Developmental Genetics, 16: 321-331[more]
  • Liu CM, Johnson S, Hedley CL, Wang TL*. 1996. The generation of a Legume embryo: morphological and cellular defective in pea mutants. Embryogenesis: The Generation of a Plant, pp191-213[more]
  • Hong Y, Takano M, Liu CM, Gasch A, Chye ML, Chua NH*. 1996. Expression of the three members of the calcium-dependent protein kinase gene family in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Molecular Biology, 30: 1259-1275[more]
  • Liu CM, Meinke DW*. 1998. The titan mutants of Arabidopsis are disrupted in mitosis and cell cycle control during seed development. Plant Journal, 16: 21-31[more]
  • Liu CM, Johnson S, Gregorio SD, Wang TL*. 1999. Single cotyledon (sic) mutants of pea and their relevance to the pattern formation and the evolution of monocots. Developmental Genetics, 25: 11-22[more]
  • Custers JBM, Cordewener JHG, Fiers MA, Maassen BTH, van Lookeren Campagne MM, Liu CM*. 2000. Androgenesis in Brassica: A model system to study the initiation of plant embryogenesis. Current Trends in the Embryology of Angiosperm, pp451-470[more]
  • Cordewener J, Bergervoet J, Liu CM*. 2000. Changes in protein systhesis and phosphorylation during microspore embryogenesis in Brassica napus. Journal of Plant Physiology. 156: 156-163[more]
  • Patton MJ, Rambaugh D, Liu CM, Yang LJ, Meinke D*. 2000. The TITAN5 gene of arabidopsis encodes a protein related to the ADP ribosylation factor family of GTP binding proteins. Plant Cell, 12: 1379-1392[more]
  • Lupotto E and Liu CM*. 2002. Il nuovo riso "super-ibrido" dalla Cina per il nuovo millennio. Supplemento A L'Informatore Agario, 1-3[more]
  • Tzafrir I, McElver JA, Liu CM, Yang LJ, Wu JQ, Martinez A, Patton DA, Meinke DW*. 2002. Diversity of TITAN functions in Arabidopsis seed development. Plant Physiology, 128: 38-51[more]
  • Boutilier K, Offringa R, Sharma VK, Kieft H, Ouellet T, Zhang L, Hattori J, Liu CM, Van Lammeren AA, Miki BL, Custers JB , Van Lookeren Campagne MM*. 2002. Ectopic expression of BABY BOOM triggers a conversion from vegetative to embryonic growth. Plant Cell, 14: 1737-1749[more]
  • Liu CM, McElver J, Tzafrir I, Joosen R, Wittich P, Patton D, van Lammeren A, Meinke D*. 2002. Condensin and cohesin knockouts in Arabidopsis exhibit a titan seed phenotype. Plant Journal, 29: 405-415[more]
  • Liu CM*. 2003. PCR cloning, it is still an issue. Heredity, 91: 4[more]
  • Louwaars N, Eaton C, Liu CM*. 2003. Breeding crops to reduce micronutrient malnutrition. North-South Policy Brief. pp1-8[more]
  • Casamitjana-Martínez E, Hofhuis H F, Xu J, Liu CM, Heidstra R, Scheres B*. 2003. Root-specific CLE19 overexpression and the sol1/2: suppressors implicate a CLV-like pathway in the control of Arabidopsis root meristem. Current Biology, 13: 1435-1441[more]
  • Boutilier K, Fiers M, Liu CM, Geest AHM*. 2004. Biochemical and Molecular aspects of Haploid Embryogenesis. Haploids in Crop Improvement II, 56: 73-95[more]
  • Fiers M, Hause G, Boutilier K, Casamitjana-Marinez E, Weijers D, Offringa R, van der Geest L, van Lookeren Campagne M, Liu CM*. 2004. Mis-expression of the CLV3/ESR-like gene CLE19 in Arabidopsis leads to a consumption of root meristem. Gene, 327: 37-49[more]
  • Xu J, Zhang HY, Xie CH, Xue HW, Dijkhuis P, Liu CM*. 2005. EMBRYONIC FACTOR 1 encodes an AMP deaminase and is essential for the zygote to embryo transition in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal, 42: 743-758[more]
  • Fiers M., Golemiec E, Xu J, van der Geest L, Heidstra R., Stiekema W, Liu CM*. 2005. The 14-Amino acid CLV3, CLE19 and CLE40 peptides trigger consumption of the root meristem in Arabidopsis through a CLAVATA2-dependent pathway. Plant Cell, 17: 2542-2553[more]
  • Fiers M, Golemiec E, van der Schors R, van der Geest L, Li KW, Stiekema, WJ, Liu CM*. 2006. The CLV3/ESR motif of CLV3 is functionally independent from the non-conserved flanking sequences. Plant Physiology, 141: 1284-1292[more]
  • Fiers M, Ku KL, Liu CM*. 2007. CLE peptide ligands and their roles in establishing meristems. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 10: 39-43[more]
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