Professor Yao-Guang Liu

Laboratory of Genetic Engineering
South China Agricultural University
Guangzhou 510642, China
Tel: +86-20-8528-1908; Fax: +86-20-8528-0200
Area of expertise: Plant genetics; plant male fertility; plant molecular biology
Editor until: Dec. 31, 2016

Selected Publications:

  •  Zhou H, Liu Q, Li J, Jiang D, Zhou L, Wu P, Lu S, Li F, Zhu L, Liu Z, Chen L, Liu YG, Zhuang C (2012) Photoperiod- and thermo-sensitive genic male sterility in rice are caused by a point mutation in a novel noncoding RNA that produces a small RNA. Cell Res 22: 649–660
  •  Ouyang Y, Liu YG and Zhang QF (2010) Hybrid sterility in plant: stories from rice Current Opin Plant Biol 13: 186–192
  •  Guo J and Liu YG (2009) The genetic and molecular basis of cytoplasmic male sterility and fertility restoration in rice. Chin Sci Bull 54: 2404–2409
  •  Long Y, Zhao L, Niu B, Su JP, Wu H, Chen Y, Zhang Q, Guo J, Zhuang C, Mei M, Xia J, Wang L, Wu H, Liu YG (2008)Hybrid male sterility in rice controlled by interaction between divergent alleles of two adjacent genes. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105: 18871–18876
  •  Liu YG, Chen Y (2007) High-efficiency thermal asymmetric interlaced PCR for amplification of unknown flanking sequences. Biol Techniques 43: 649–656
  •  Liu Z, Xu H, Guo JX, Liu YG (2007) Structural and expressional variations of the mitochondrial genome conferring the WA type of CMS in rice. J Integr Plant Biol 49: 908–914
  •  Lin F, Liu YG, Wang L, Liu XQ, Pan QH (2007) A high-resolution map of the rice blast resistance gene Pi15 constructed by sequence-ready markers. Plant Breed 126: 287–290
  •  Zhang Q, Liu YG (2006) Rice mitochondrial genes are transcribed by multiple promoters that are highly diverged. J Integr Plant Biol 48: 1473–1477
  •  Chen Y, Zhang Q, Jian Y, Yang Y, Liu K, Liu YG (2006) A rice panicle mutant created by transformation with an antisense cDNA library. J Integr Plant Biol 48: 1300–1305
  •  Wang Z, Zou Y, Zhang Q, Li X, Chen L, Wu H, Su D, Guo J, Chen Y, Luo D, Long Y, Zhong Y, Liu YG (2006) Cytoplasmic male sterility of rice with Boro II cytoplasm is caused by a toxic peptide and is restored by two related PPR motif genes via distinct modes of mRNA silencing. Plant Cell 18, 676–687
  •  Lin Li, Liu YG, Xu X, Li B (2003) Efficient linking and transfer of multiple genes by a multigene assembly and transformation vector system. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 100: 5962–5967
  •  Liu YG, Liu H, Chen L, Qiu W, Zhang Q, Wu H, Yang C, Su J, Wang Z, Tian D, Mei M (2002) Development of new transformation-competent artificial chromosome vectors and rice genomic libraries for efficient gene cloning. Gene 282: 247–255
  •  Sato S, Kato T, Kakegawa K, Ishii T, Liu YG, Awano T, Takabe K (2001) Role of the putative menbrane-bound endo-1,4-beta-glucanase KORRIGAN in cell elongation and cellulose systhesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol 42: 251–263
  •  Shibata D, Liu YG (2000) Agrobacterium-mediated plant transformation with large DNA fragments. Trends Plant Sci 5: 354–357
  •  Liu YG, Nagaki K, Fujita M, Kawaura K, Uozumi M, Ogihara Y (2000) Development of an efficient maintenance and screening system for large-insert genomic DNA libraries of hexaploid wheat in a transformation-competent artificial chromosome (TAC) vector. Plant J 23: 687–695
  •  Hamada S, Onouchi H, Tanaka H, Kudo M, Liu YG, Shibata D, MacHida C, Machida Y (2000) Mutations in the WUSCHEL gene of Arabidopsis thaliana result in the development of shoot without juvenile leaves. Plant J 24: 91–102
  •  Liu YG, Shirano Y, Fukaki H, Yanai Y, Tasaka M, Tabata S, Shibata D (1999) Complementation of plant mutants with large DNA fragments by a transformation-competent artificial chromosome vector accelerates positional cloning. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 96: 6535–6540
  •  Sawa S, Watanabe K, Goto K, Liu YG, Shibata D, Kanaya E, Morita EH, Okada K (1999) FILAMENTOUS FLOWER, a meristem and organ identity gene of Arabidopasis, encodes a protein with a zinc finger and HMG-related domains. Genes Dev 13: 1079–1088
  •  Shibata D, Seki M, Mitsukawa N, Hayashida N, Ito T, Taji T, Tsuge T, Matsui M, Anai T, Liu YG, Whittier RF, Shinozaki K (1998). Establishment of framework P1 clones for map-based cloning and genome sequencing: Direct RfLP mapping of large clones. Gene 225: 31–38
  •  Kotani H, Sato S, Fukami M, Hosouchi T, Nakazaki N, Okumura S, Wada T, Liu YG, Shibata D, Tabata S (1997) A fine physical map of Arabidopsis thanliana chromosome 5:Construction of a sequence-ready contig map. DNA Res 4: 371–378
  •  Liu YG, Mitsukawa N, Lister C, Dean C, Whittier RF (1996) Isolation and mapping of a new set of 129 RFLP markers in Arabidopsis thaliana using recombinant inbred lines. Plant J 10: 733–736
  •  Smith D, Yanai Y, Liu YG, Ishiguro S, Okada K, Shibata D, Whittier RF, Fedoroff NV (1996) Characterization and mapping of Ds-GUS-T-DNA lines for targeted insertional mutagenesis. Plant J 10: 721–732
  •  Liu YG, Whittier RF (1995) Thermal asymmetric interlaced PCR: Automatable amplification and sequencing of insert end fragments from P1 and YAC clones for chromosome walking. Genomics 25: 674–681
  •  Shibata D, Seki M, Mitsukawa N, Hayashida N, Ito T, Taji T, Tsuge T, Matsui M, Anai T, Liu YG, Whittier RF, Shinozaki K (1995) Generation of a high-quality P1 library of Arabidopsis suitable for chromosome walking. Plant J 7: 351–358
  •  Liu YG, Mitsukawa N, Oosumi T, Whittier RF (1995) Efficient isolation and mapping of Arabidopsis thaliana T-DNA insert junctions by thermal asymmetric interlaced PCR. Plant J 8: 457–463


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