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Yongxiu Liu
Genetic and Molecular Analysis of Seed Development     Professor
1993, BS, Shenyang Agricultural University. 1996, MS, Shenyang Agricultural University. 1999, PhD, China Agricultural University. 1999-2000, Teacher, China Agricultural University. 2000-2002, Guest researcher, Institute of Plant Nutrition, Technical University of Munich, Germany. 2002-2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max-Planck- Institute for Plant Breeding, Germany. 2008, he joined the Institute of Botany. The research is mainly focused on seed dormancy and germination and aims to identify the molecular mechanism. He published research papers in the journals such as Plant Cell and New Phytologist so on.
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  • Yu Li

  •  Li Y, Chen FY, Yang Y, Han Y, Ren ZY, Li XY, Soppe W, Cao H*, Liu YX*. 2023. The Arabidopsis pre-mRNA 3' end processing related protein FIP1 promotes seed dormancy via the DOG1 and ABA pathways. Plant Journal, [more]
  • Wang Z, Cao H, Zhang C, Chen FY, Liu YX*. 2022. The SNF5‑type protein BUSHY regulates seed germination via the gibberellin pathway and is dependent on HUB1 in Arabidopsis. Planta, 255:34
  • Chen FY, Li Y, Li XY, Li WL, Xu JM, Cao H, Wang Z, Li Y, Soppe WJJ, Liu YX*. 2021. Ectopic expression of the Arabidopsis florigen gene FLOWERING LOCUS T in seeds enhances seed dormancy via the GA and DOG1 pathways. Plant Journal, 107:909-924
  • Zuo JH, Chen FY, Li XY, Xia  XC, Cao H, Liu JD*, Liu YX*. 2020. Genome-wide association study reveals loci associated with seed longevity in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Plant Breeding, 139: 295-303[more]
  • Cao H#,Han Y#,Li JY,Ding M,Li Yu,Li XY, Chen FY, Soppe WJJ, Liu YX*. 2020. Arabidopsis thaliana Seed dormancy 4-Like regulates seed dormancy and germination by mediating the gibberellin pathway. Journal of Experimental Botany, 71: 919-933 [more]
  • Wei J, Cao H, Liu JD, Zuo JH, Fang Y, Lin CT, Sun RZ, Li WL, Liu YX*. 2019. Insights into transcriptional characteristics and homoeolog expression bias of embryo and de-embryonated kernels in developing wheat grain through RNA-Seq and Iso-Seq. Functional & Integrative Genomics, 19(6): 919-932[more]
  • Zuo JH, Lin CT, Cao H, Chen FY, Liu YX*, Liu JD*. 2019. Genome-wide association study and quantitative trait loci mapping of seed dormancy in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Planta, 250: 187-198[more]
  • Li XY, Chen TT, Li Y, Wang Z, Cao H, Chen FY, Li Y, Soppe W, Li WL, Liu YX*. 2019. ETR1/RDO3 regulates seed dormancy by relieving theinhibitory effect of the ERF12-TPL complex on DELAY OF GERMINATION1 expression. Plant Cell,  31: 982-947[more]
  • Zuo JH, Liu JD, Gao FM, Yin GH, Wang Z, Chen FY, Li XY, Chen TT, Li L, Li Y, Xia XC, Cao H*, Liu YX*. 2018. Genome-wide linkage mapping reveals QTLs for seed vigor-related traits under artificial aging in common wheat (Triticum aestivum). Frontiers in Plant Science, 9: 1101 [more]
  • Wang Z, Chen F, Li X, Cao H, Ding M, Zhang C, Zuo J, Xu C, Xu J, Deng X, Xiang Y, Soppe W, Liu YX*. 2016. Arabidopsis seed germination speed is controlled by SNL histone deacetylase-binding factor-mediated regulation of AUX1. Nature Communications, 7: 13412[more]
  • Cao D, Xu H, Zhao Y, Deng X, Liu YX, Soppe W, Lin J*. 2016. Transcriptome and degradome sequencing reveals dormancy mechanisms of Cunninghamia lanceolata seeds. Plant Physiology, 172: 2347-2362[more]
  • Cao H, Li X, Wang Z, Ding M, Sun Y, Dong F, Chen F, Liu L, Doughty J, Li Y, Liu YX*. 2015. Histone H2B monoubiquitination mediated by OsHUB1 and OsHUB2 is involved in anther development by regulating tapetum degradation related genes in rice. Plant Physiology, 168: 1389-1405[more]
  • Sun Y, Kong X, Li C, Liu YX, Ding Z*. 2015. Potassium retention under salt stress is associated with natural variation in salinity tolerance among Arabidopsis accessions. PLoS ONE, 10: e0124032[more]
  • Li W, Xu F, Chen S, Zhang Z, Zhao Y, Jin Y, Li M, Zhu Y, Liu YX, Yang Y, Deng X*. 2014. A comparative study on Ca content and distribution in two Gesneriaceae species reveals distinctive mechanisms to cope with high rhizospheric soluble calcium. Front Plant Science, 5: 647[more]
  • Zhu Y, Wang B, Phillips J, Zhang ZN, Du H, Xu T, Huang LC, Zhang XF, Xu GH, Li WL, Wang Z, Wang L, Liu YX, Deng X*. 2015. Global transcriptome analysis reveals acclimation-primed processes involved in the acquisition of desiccation tolerance in Boea hygrometrica. Plant Cell Physiology, 56: 1429-1441[more]
  • Li W, Duan H, Chen F, Wang Z, Huang X, Deng X, Liu YX*. 2014. Identification of quantitative trait loci controlling high calcium response in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS ONE, 9: e112511[more]
  • Wang Z, Cao H, Chen F, Liu YX*. 2014 The roles of histone acetylation in seed performance and plant development. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 84: 125-133[more]
  • Van Zanten M, Zǒll C, Wang Z, Philipp C, Carles A, Li Y, Kornet NG, Liu YX, Soppe WJJ*. 2014. HISTONE DEACETYLASE 9 represses seedling traits in Arabidopsis thaliana dry seeds. Plant Journal, 80: 475-488[more]
  • Zanten M#, Liu YX#, Soppe WJJ*. 2013. Epigenetic signalling during the life cycle of seeds. Page:127-153. G.Grafi and N.Ohad (eds.), Epigenetic Memory and Control in Plants, Signaling and Communication in Plants 18,Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.[more]
  • Wang Z, Cao H, Sun Y, Li X, Chen F, Carles A, Li Y, Ding M, Zhang C, Deng X, Soppe WJJ, Liu YX*. 2013. Arabidopsis paired amphipathic helix proteins SNL1 and SNL2 redundantly regulate primary seed dormancy via abscisic acid–ethylene antagonism mediated by histone deacetylation. Plant Cell, 25: 149-166[more]
  • Zheng J, Chen F, Wang Z, Cao H, Li X, Deng X, Soppe WJJ, Li Y, Liu YX*. 2012. A novel role for histone methyltransferase KYP/SUVH4 in the control of Arabidopsis primary seed dormancy. New Phytologist, 193: 605-616[more]
  • Liu YX, Geyer R, Brambilla V, Nakabayashi K, Soppe WJJ*. 2011. Chromatin dynamics during seed dormancy. Methods in Molecular Biology: Seed Dormancy, 773: 239-257. Edited by A. Kermode. Humana Press, New York USA.[more]
  • Liu YX, Geyer R, Zanten M, Carles A, Li Y, Horold A, Nocker S, Soppe WJJ*. 2011. Identification of the Arabidopsis REDUCED DORMANCY 2 Gene uncovers a Role for the Polymerase Associated Factor 1 Complex in Seed Dormancy. PLoS ONE, 6: e22241[more]
  • Zanten M, Koini M A, Geyer R, Liu YX, Brambilla V, Bartels D, Koornneef M, Fransz P, Soppe WJJ*. 2011. Seed maturation in Arabidopsis thaliana is characterized by nuclear size reduction and increased chromatin condensation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 108: 20219-20224[more]
  • Osnato M, Stile MR, Wang Y, Meynard D, Curiale S, Guiderdoni E, Liu YX, Horner DS, Ouwerkerk PB, Pozzi C, Müller KJ, Salamini F, Rossini L*. 2010. Cross Talk between the KNOX and Ethylene Pathways Is Mediated by Intron-Binding Transcription Factors in Barley. Plant Physiology, 154: 1616-1632[more]
  • Wang L, Shang H, Liu YX, Zheng M, Wu R, Phillips J, Bartels D, Deng X*. 2009. A role for a cell wall localized glycine-rich protein in dehydration and rehydration of the resurrection plant Boea hygrometrica. Plant Biology, 11: 837-848[more]
  • Wang Z, Zhu Y, Wang L, Liu X, Liu YX, Phillips J, Deng X*. 2009. A WRKY transcription factor participates in dehydration tolerance in Boea hygrometrica by binding to the W-box elements of the galactinol synthase (BhGolS1) promoter. Planta, 230: 1155-1166[more]
  • Zhu Y, Wang Z, Jing Y, Wang, Liu X, Liu YX, Deng X*. 2009. Ectopic over-expression of BhHsf1, a heat shock factor from the resurrection plant Boea hygrometrica, leads to increased thermotolerance and retarded growth in transgenic Arabidopsis and tobacco. Plant Molecular Biology, 71: 451-467[more]
  • Liu YX, Koornneef M, Soppe WJJ*. 2007. The Absence of Histone H2B Monoubiquitination in the Arabidopsis hub1 (rdo4) Mutant Reveals a Role for Chromatin Remodeling in Seed Dormancy. Plant Cell, 19: 433-444[more]
  • Zuo Y, Liu YX, Zhang F, Christie P*. 2004. A Study on the Improvement Iron Nutrition of Peanut Intercropping with Maize on Nitrogen Fixation at Early Stages of Growth of Peanut on a Calcareous Soil. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 50: 1071-1078[more]
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