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Li Jianxiong
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   Guangzhou Tianhequ xingkelu #723。South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, 510650。
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Education and Appointments:

2008-present, Principal Investigator, “100-talent”program Awardee of Chinese Academy of Sciences. 

2005-2008, Research Scientist. Department of Biology, research field: Plant and Parasitic plant Genomics: Gene expression profile of cowpea/striga interaction, SSR marker development, resistance genes discovering and cloning.

2002- 2005, Postdoc Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA。Research fields: Agrobacterium-plant host interaction, i.e. host proteins involved in Agrobacterium transformation and T-DNA integration. (1) Arabidopsis VIP1 (VirE2 interaction protein1) protein has dual function in T-DNA nuclear import and integration. (2) Arabidopsis Ku80 protein binds to double-stranded T-DNA molecules and is essential to T-DNA integration. (3) Function of dynein motor protein in T-complex movement.

2000-2002, Postdoc Research Associate, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA.  Research fields: 1. Studying the function of NHO1 (glycerol kinase) in nonhost resistance, using Arabidopsis-Pseudomonas syringae pv. phyaseolicola as a model system. 2. Studying the function of genes involved in the downstream of the signal transduction pathway of the spontaneous cell death induced by overexpression of the tomato disease resistance gene Pto.

Academic Education:1995-1998, Ph. D. in Molecular Biology. National key laboratory of crop genetic improvement, Wuhan, P.R. China. 1992-1995, Master degree in Plant Genetics and Breeding. Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, P.R.China.

1986-1990, Bachelor degree in Plant Genetics and Breeding. Department of agriculture, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, P.R.China

Research Interest:
Plant Molecular Biology 
Public Services:

Selected Publication:


1.  Gao, J., Chen, H., Yang, HF., He, Y., Tian, ZH.*, Li, JX.* (2018). A brassinosteroid responsive miRNA-target module regulates GA Biosynthesis and plant development. New Phytologist 220, 488-501.

2.   Yang, C., Ma, Y., He Y., Tian ZH.*, Li, JX.* (2018). OsOFP19 modulates plant architecture by integrating the cell division pattern and brassinosteroid signaling. The Plant Journal 93, 489-501.

3.   Ma, YM., Yang C., He Y., Tian ZH., Li JX.* (2017). Rice OVATE family protein 6 regualtes plant development and confers resistance to drought and cold stresses. Journal of Experimental Botany 68, 4885-4898.

4.   Andargie, M., Zhu, CY., Yun, Y., Li, JX.* (2017). Identification and evalution of potential bio-control fungal endophytes against Ustilaginoidea virens on rice plants. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 33:120.

5.  Andargie, M.,Yang, C., Li, JX.(2016) Generation of β-glucuronidase reporter-tagged strain to monitor Ustilaginoidea virens infection in rice. Journal of Microbiological Methods 10:14.

6.  Andargie, M., Li, JX.* (2016). Potential of mold mites (Acari: Acaridae) as a biocontrol agent of Ustilaginoidea virens. Entomologia Generalis 36, 177-191.

7.    Yang, C., Ma, Y., Li, JX.* (2016). The rice YABBY4 gene regulates plant growth and development through modulating the gibberellin pathway. Journal of Experimental Botany 67, 5545-5556.

8.   Yang, C., Shen, W., He, Y., Tian, Z.*, Li, JX.* (2016). OVATE family protein 8 positively mediates brassinosteroid signaling through interacting with the GSK3-like kinase in rice. PLoS Genetics 12: e1006118. 9.  Liu, X., Zhang, Y., Yang, C., Tian, Z.*, Li, JX.* (2016). AtSWEET4, a hexose facilitator, mediates sugar transport to axial sinks and affects plant development. Scientific Reports 6: 24563.

10.  Andargie, M., Li, JX.* (2016). Arabidopsis thaliana: A model host plant to study plant-pathogen interaction using rice false smut isolates of Ustilaginoidea virens. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 192.

11.  Andargie, M., Li, L., Feng, A., Zhu, X., Li, JX.* (2015). Colonization of rice roots by a green fluorescent protein-tagged isolate of Ustilaginoidea virens. American Journal of Plant Sciences 6, 2272-2279.

12.  Andargie, M., Li, L., Feng, A., Zhu, X., Li, JX.* (2015). Development of a GFP-expressing Ustilaginoidea virens strain to study fungal invasion and colonization in rice spikelets. South African Journal of Botany 97, 16-24.

13.  Yang, C., Li, L., Feng, A., Zhu, X., Li, JX.* (2014). Transcriptional profiling of the responses to infection by the false smut fungus Ustilaginoidea virens in resistant and susceptible rice varieties. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 2014, 36:377-388.

14.  Li, L., Yang, C., He, Y., Fang, R., Tian, Z.*, Li, JX.* (2014). Expression patterns of microRNAs in different organs and developmental stages of a superhybrid rice LYP9 and its parental lines. Plant Biology 16, 878-887.

15.  Li, W., Li, L., Feng, A., Zhu, X., Li, JX.* (2013). Rice false smut fungus, Ustilaginoidea virens, inhibits pollen germination and degrades the integuments of rice ovule. American Journal of Plant Sciences 4, 2295-2304.

16.  Fang, R., Li, L., Li, JX.* (2013). Spatial and temporal expression modes of microRNAs in an elite rice hybrid and its parental lines. Planta 238, 259-269.

17.  Shui, X., Chen, Z., Li, JX.* (2013). MicroRNA prediction and its function in regulating drought-related genes in cowpea. Plant Science 210, 25-35.

18.  Li, JX., Timko, M. (2009). Gene-for-Gene resistance in Striga-Cowpea associations. Science 325: 1094.

19.  Li, JX., Lis, K., Timko, M. (2009). Molecular genetics of race specific resistance of cowpea to Striga gesnerioides. Pest Management Sciences 65, 520-527.

20.  Lacroix, B., Li, JX., Tzfira, T., Citovsky, V. (2006). Will you let me use your nucleus? How Agrobacterium gets its T-DNA expressed in the host plant cell. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 84, 333-345.

21.  Li, JX., Vaidya, M., Vainstein, A., White, C., Citovsky, V., Tzfira, T. (2005). Involvement of KU80 in T-DNA integration in plant cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102, 19231-19236.

22.  Li, JX., Wolf, S., Elbaum, M., Tzfira, T. (2005). Exploring cargo transport mechanics in the type IV secretion system. Trends in Microbiology 13, 295-298.

23.  Li, JX., Krichevsky, A., Vaidya, M., Tzfira, T., Citovsky, V. (2005). Uncoupling of the functions of the Arabidopsis VIP1 protein in transient and stable genetic transformation by Agrobacterium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102, 5733-5738.

24.   Loyter, T., Rosenbluh, J., Zakai, N., Li, JX., Kozlovsky, S., Tzfira, T., Citovsky, V. (2005). The plant VirE2 interacting protein 1 - a molecular link between the Agrobacterium T-complex and the host cell chromatin? Plant Physiology 138, 1318-1321.

25.  Tzfira, T., Tian, G., Lacroix, B., Vyas, S., Li, JX., Leitner-Dagan, Y., Krichevsky, A., Taylor, T., Vainstein, V., Citovsky, V. (2005). pSAT vector: a modular series of plasmids for autofluorescent protein tagging and _expression of multiple genes in plants. Plant Molecular Biology 57, 503-516.

26.  Tzfira, T., Li, JX., Lacroix, B., Citovsky, V. (2004). Agrobacterium T-DNA integration: molecules and models. Trends in Genetics 20, 375-383.

27.  Tian, G., Mohanty, A., Chary, S., Li, S., Paap, B., Drakakaki, G., Kopec, C., Li, JX., Ehrhardt, D., Jackson, D., Rhee, S., Raikhel, N., Citovsky, V. (2004). High-throughput fluorescent tagging of full-length Arabidopsis gene products in planta. Plant Physiology 135, 25-38.

28.   Li, JX., Shan, L., Zhou, J., Tang, X. (2002). Overexpression of Pto induces a salicylate-independent cell death but inhibits necrotic lesions caused by salicylate-deficiency in tomato Plants. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 15, 654-661.

29.   Kang, L., Li, JX., Zhao, T., Xiao, F., Tang,Y., Thilmony, R., He, S., Zhou, J.  (2003). Interplay of the Arabidopsis nonhost resistance gene NHO1 with bacterial virulence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 100, 3519-3524.

30.   Xiao, F., Lu, M., Li, JX., Zhao, T., Young, Y., Thara, V., Tang, X., Zhou, J. (2003). Pto mutants differentially activate Prf-dependent and avrPto-independent resistance and gene-for-gene resistance. Plant Physiology 131, 1239-1249.

31.   Yu, S., Li, JX., Xu, C., Tan, Y., Gao, Y., Li, X., Zhang, Q. (2002). Identification of quantitative trait loci and epistatic interactions for plant height and heading date in rice. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 104, 619-625.

32.   Li, JX., Yu, S., Xu, C., Tan, Y., Gao, Y., Li, X., Zhang, Q., Saghai Maroof, M. (2000). Analyzing quantitative trait loci for yield using a vegetatively replicated F2 population from a cross between the parents of an elite rice hybrid. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 101, 248-254.

33.   Tan, Y., Xing, Y., Li, JX., Yu, S., Xu, C., Zhang, Q. (2000). Genetic bases of appearance quality of rice grains in Shanyou 63, an elite rice hybrid. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 101, 823-829.

34.   Li, JX., Yu, S., Xu, C., Tan, Y. (2000). Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) analysis of yield and its component traits in "Sanyou63". Acta Agronomica Sinica (中文) 6, 892-898.

35.   Li, JX., Yu, S., Xu, C., Tan, Y.  (2000). Near-isogenic lines extraction based on trait-based and marker-based methods. Acta Agronomica Sinica (中文) 5, 627-630.

36.   Tan, Y., Li, JX., Yu, S., Xing, Y., Xu, C., Zhang, Q. (1999). The three important traits for cooking and eating quality of rice grains are controlled by a single locus in an elite rice hybrid, Shanyou 63. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 99, 642-648.

37.   Yu, S., Li, JX., Xu, C., Tan, Y., Gao, Y., Li, X., Zhang, Q., Saghai Maroof, M. (1998). Epistasis plays an important role as genetic basis of heterosis in rice. Science in China (Series C) 41, 293-302.

38.   Yu, S., Li, JX., Xu, C., Tan, Y., Gao, Y., Li, X., Zhang, Q., Saghai Maroof, M. (1997). Importance of epistasis as the genetic basis of heterosis in an elite rice hybrid. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 94, 9226-9231.

39.   Yao, F., Xu, C., Yu, S., Li, JX., Gao, Y., Li, X., Zhang, Q. (1997). Mapping and genetic analysis of two fertility restorer loci in the wild-abortive cytoplasmic male sterility system of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Euphytica 98, 183-187.

40.   Zhang, Q., Gao, Y., Saghai Maroof, M, Yang, S., Li, JX. (1995). Molecular divergence and hybrid performance in rice. Molecular Breeding 1, 133-142.



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