Dr. Ji-Hong Liu

  • Address: Institute of Citrus Science, Huazhong Agricultural University,Wuhan 430070, China
  • Tel: 86 027 87282399 (O)
  • Email: liujihong@mail.hzau.edu.cn

Dr. Ji-Hong Liu graduated from Huazhong Agricultural University in 1990, and continued his master and PhD study there. In 1999, he earned his PhD degree and got the position in the same university. He has been working on cell engineering (protoplast fusion, chromosome doubling) from 1994-2003. Since 2003 he began to work on stress physiology and molecular biology in citrus. With the support provided by Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, he visited the National Institute of Fruit Tree Science (Japan) from 2003 to 2014. At present he has three major research highlights in his lab, illustration of the physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying the stress tolerance, isolation and functional characterization of valuable genes involved in stress response, production of novel germplasm with enhanced stress tolerance through genetic engineering. So far, he has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Plant Physiology, Plant Cell Environment, Journal of Experimental Botany. He acts as an academic editor for Gene, PLoS One, and Acta Physiologiae Plantarum.

Selected publications ( * Corresponding author )
  • 1. Wu H, Fu B, Sun PP, Xiao C, Liu JH. A NAC transcription factor represses putrescine biosynthesis and affects drought tolerance. Plant Physiology, 2016, doi/10.1104/pp.16.01096
  • 2. Wang W, Liu JH. CsPAO4, a polyamine oxidase gene of citrus (Citrus sinensis), functions in polyamine terminal catabolism and inhibits plant growth under salt stress. Scientific Reports, 2016 6:31384
  • 3. Zhang XN, Wang W, Liu JH. The miR396b of Poncirus trifoliata functions in cold tolerance by regulating ACC oxidase gene expression and modulating ethylene- polyamine homeostasis. Plant Cell Physiology, 2016, 57: 1865-1878
  • 4. Dahro B, Wang F, Peng T, Liu JH. PtrA/NINV, an alkaline/neutral invertase gene of Poncirus trifoliata, confers enhanced tolerance to multiple abiotic stresses by modulating ROS levels and maintaining photosynthetic efficiency. BMC Plant Biology, 2016, 16: 76
  • 5. Zhang QH, Wang M, Hu JB, Wang W, Fu XZ, Liu JH. PtrABF of Poncirus trifoliata functions in dehydration tolerance by reducing stomatal density and maintaining reactive oxygen species homeostasis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2015, 66 (19): 5911-5927
  • 6. Gong XQ, Zhang JY, Hu JB, Wang W, Wu H, Zhang QH, Liu JH. FcWRKY70, a WRKY protein of Fortunella crassifolia, functions in drought tolerance and modulates putrescine synthesis by regulating arginine decarboxylase gene. Plant, Cell & Environment, 2015, 38: 2248-2262
  • 7. Huang XS, Zhang QH, Zhu DX, Fu XZ, Wang M, Zhang Q, Moriguchi T, Liu JH. ICE1 of Poncirus trifoliata functions in cold tolerance by modulating polyamine levels through interacting with arginine decarboxylase. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2015, 66(11):3259-3274
  • 8. Wang M, Zhang XN, Liu JH. Deep sequencing-based characterization of transcriptome of trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf.) in response to cold stress. BMC Genomics, 2015, 16: 55
  • 9. Peng T, Zhu XF, Duan N, Liu JH. PtrBAM1, a β-amylase-coding gene of Poncirus trifoliata, is a CBF regulon member with function in cold tolerance by modulating soluble sugar levels. Plant, Cell & Environment, 2014, 37: 2754–2767
  • 10. Huang XS, Wang W, Zhang Q, Liu JH. A basic Helix-Loop-Helix transcription factor PtrbHLH of Poncirus trifoliata confers cold tolerance and modulates POD-mediated scavenging of H2O2. Plant Physiology, 2013, 162: 1178–1194
  • 11. Huang XS, Huo T, Fu XZ, Fan QJ, Liu JH. Cloning, molecular characterization of a mitogen-activated protein kinase gene from Poncirus trifoliata and its ectopic expression confers dehydration/drought tolerance in transgenic tobacco. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2011, 62(14): 5191–5206
  • 12. Fu XZ, Chen CW, Wang Y, Liu JH, Moriguchi T. Ectopic expression of MdSPDS1 in sweet orange (Citrus sinensis Osbeck) reduces canker susceptibility: involvement of H2O2 production and transcriptional alteration. BMC Plant Biology, 2011, 11: 55
  • 13. Wang J, Sun PP, Chen CL, Wang Y, Fu XZ, Liu JH. An arginine decarboxylase gene PtADC from Poncirus trifoliata confers abiotic stress tolerance and promotes primary root growth in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2011, 62(8): 2899-2914
  • 14. Huang XS, Liu JH, Chen XJ. Overexpression of PtrABF gene, a bZIP transcription factor isolated from Poncirus trifoliata, enhances dehydration and drought tolerance in tobacco via scavenging ROS and modulating expression of stress-responsive genes. BMC Plant Biology, 2010, 10: 230