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  Hong Liao  
   Date: 2016-01-16   Author:   View: 1364

     Hong Liao is a professor and director of Root Biology Center in Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University. She received a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from South China Agricultural University and Pennsylvania State University (A Sino-US Collaborative Training Program) in 1998, a M.S. in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, and a B.S. in Soil Science and Agrochemistry from South China Agricultural University.

     In addition to her work at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, she has served as Visiting Professor in Department of Plant Biology at Cornell University in 2005, and in Department of Biology at Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003. Prior to her work at South China Agricultural University, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Researcher at Pennsylvania State University.

   Her research has focused on genetic and molecular mechanisms of legumes in response to nutrient stresses, particularly in responses to phosphorus deficiency in roots.

     Dr. Liao has received 16 major research grants, obtained 10 patents for root study and published over 60 articles.

Current Title and Address

Professor, Director of Root Biology Center, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002



Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, South China Agricultural University, Pennsylvania State University (A Sino-US Collaborative Training Program), 1998. Advisors: Mingqi LI, Xiaolong YAN (SCAU), Jonathan P. LYNCH (PSU)

Working Experience

Professor, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, 2015-present;

Professor, South China Agricultural University, 2003-2015;

Associate Professor, South China Agricultural University, 2000-2003;

Honors and Awards

2002, Outstanding young scientist in South China Agricultural University

2006, Second grade reward of the Best Young Teachers from FOK YING TONG Education Foundation, Ministry of Education, China

Selected Publications

Li XX, Zeng RS, Liao H*. 2015. Improving nutrient efficiency through root architecture modifications in plants. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. DOI: 10.1111/jipb.12434.

Li XX, Zhao J, Tan Z, Zeng RS, Liao H*. 2015. GmEXPB2, a Cell Wall β-Expansin Gene, Regulates Soybean Nodulation through Modifying Root Architecture and Promoting Nodule Formation and Development. Plant Physiology. 169: 1-14.

Zhang S, Zhou J, Wang GH, Wang XR*, Liao H. 2015. Role of mycorrhizal symbiosis in aluminum and phosphorus interactions in relation to aluminum tolerance in soybean. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 99(23): 10225-10235.

Zhang H, Xu R, Xie C, Huang C, Liao H, Xu Y, Wang J*, Li WX*. 2015. Large-scale evaluation of maize germplasm for low-phosphorus tolerance. PLoS One. 10(5): e0124212. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124212.

Chen Z, Sun L, Liu P, Tian J*, Liu G, Liao H. 2015. Malate synthesis and secretion mediated by a Mn enhanced malate dehydrogenase, SgMDH1, confers superior Mn tolerance in Stylosanthes guianensis. Plant Physiology. 167: 176-188.

Qin L, Wang M, Chen L, Liang X, Wu Z, Lin Z, Zuo J, Feng X, Zhao J, Liao H, Ye H. 2015. Soybean Fe–S cluster biosynthesis regulated by external iron or phosphate fluctuation. Plant Cell Report. 34: 411-424.

Xie J, Zhou J, Wang X*, Liao H. 2015. Effects of transgenic soybean on growth and phosphorus acquisition in mixed culture system. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 57(5): 477-485.

Ao J, Chen Z, Wu M, Lu X, Huang Z, Liao H*. 2014. Phosphorus fractions of red soils in Guangdong Province of South China and their bioavailability for 5 crop species. Soil Science. 179(10): 514-521.

Conde LD, Chen Z, Chen H, Liao H*. 2014. Effects of phosphorus availability on plant growth and soil nutrient status in the rice/soybean rotation system on newly cultivated acidic soils. American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. 2(6): 309-316.

Li C, Zhang H, Wang X*, Liao H. 2014. A comparison study of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation methods for root-specific promoter analysis in soybean. Plant Cell Report. 33: 1921-1932.

Liang C, Wang J, Zhao J, Tian J, Liao H*. 2014. Control of phosphate homeostasis through gene regulation in crops. CurrentOpinion in Plant Biology. 21: 59-66.

Yao Z, Tian J*, Liao H. 2014. Comparative characterization of GmSPX members reveals GmSPX3 is involved in phosphorus homeostasis in soybean. Annals of Botany. 114:477-488.

Zhang Z, Liao H, Lucas WJ*. Molecular mechanisms underlying phosphate sensing, signaling, and adaptation in plants. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 56(3): 192-220.

Gao X, Wu M, Xu R, Wang X, Pan R, Kim H, Liao H*. 2014. Diversity and intensity of root interactions control soybean soil-borne disease. PLoS One. 9(5): e95031. doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0095031.

Yao Z, Liang C, Zhang Q, Chen ZJ, Xiao BX, Tian J*, Liao H. 2014. SPX1 is an important component in the phosphorus signaling network of common bean regulating root growth and phosphorus homeostasis. Journal of Experimental Botany. 65: 3299-3310.

Sun L, Liang C, Chen Z, Liu P, Tian J*, Liu G*, Liao H. 2014. The superior Al tolerance of Stylosanthes is mainly achieved by internal detoxification through an Al-enhanced malic enzyme, SgME1. New Phytologist. 202: 209-219

Li X, Zhao J, Walk T, Liao H*. 2014. Characterization of soybean β-expansin genes and their expression responses to symbiosis, nutrient deficiency and hormone treatment. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2014, 98(6): 2805-2817.

Zhou J, Xie J, Liao H, Wang X*. 2014. Overexpression of β-expansin gene GmEXPB2 improves phosphorus efficiency in soybean. Physiologia Plantarum. 150: 194-204.

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