Dr. Chungen Hu

  • Address: Institute of Citrus Science, Huazhong Agricultural University,Wuhan 430070, China
  • Tel: 86 27 87282910 (O); 86 27 87282610(Lab)
  • Email: chungen@mail.hzau.edu.cn


1994 – 1998 Ph.D. Huazhong Agricultural University, Fruit Science, Wuhan, China

1985 – 1988 M. Zhejiang Agricultural University, Horticulture / Fruit Science, Hangzhou, China

1985 – 1988 B.A. Huazhong Agricultural University, Fruit Science, Wuhan, China

Professional Experience

2003 – present Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

2001 – 2003 STA Fellowship (Postdoctoral research) in National Fruit Research Center, Japan.

1998 – 2003 Associate professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

1992 – 1998 Assistant professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

1988 – 1992 Engineer, Ornamental Plant Research Inst. Donghu, Wuhan, China

Research Interests:

Focus on molecular basis in regulation of plant development transition and flower formation in fruit trees, aim to shorten the juvenile stage of fruit tree so as to enhance efficiency in fruit breeding, and also the fruit set and yield in production.

Selected publications ( * Corresponding author )
  • 1. Planning Textbook of High Education: Horticulture Breeding, High Education Press, Beijin,2014
  • 2. Planning Textbook of High Education of Agri. & Forestry, Biotechnology in Horticulture, High Education Press, Beijin,2005
  • 3. Ai X-Y, Zhang J-Z (Co-first author), Hu C-G(*) 2016. PtFCA from precocious trifoliate orange is regulated by alternative splicing and affects flowering time and root development in transgenic Arabidopsis. Tree Genetics & Genomes. doi:10.1007/s11295-016-1035-6
  • 4. Sun L-M, Zhang J-Z(Co-first author), Hu C-G* 2016 Characterization and expression analysis of PtAGL24, a SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE/AGAMOUS-LIKE 24 (SVP/AGL24)-type MADS-box gene from trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata L. Raf.) Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, 47
  • 5. Zhang J-Z, Liu S-R, Hu C-G* 2016 Identifying the genome-wide genetic variation between precocious trifoliate orange and its wild type and developing new markers for genetics research. DNA Research, 1–16 doi: 10.1093/dnares/dsw017
  • 6. Li S-B, Xie Z-Z, Hu C-G, Zhang J- Z * 2016. A review of auxin response factors (ARF) in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, 47
  • 7. Si-Bei Li, Wei-Zhi OuYang, Xiao-Jin Hou, Liang-Liang Xie, Chun-Gen Hu, Jin-Zhi Zhang (*). 2015. Genome-wide identification, isolation and expression analysis of auxin response factor (ARF) gene family in sweet orange (Citrus sinensis). Frontiers in Plant Science. 6:119. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00119
  • 8. Muhammad Rehman Gul Khan, Xiao-Yan Ai, Jin-Zhi Zhang (*). 2014. Genetic regulation of flowering time in annual and perennial plants. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: RNA 5(3):347-59
  • 9. Jin-Zhi Zhang, Kun Zhao, Xiao-Yan Ai, Chun-gen Hu (*) 2014 Involvements of PCD and changes in gene expression profile during self-pruning of spring shoots in sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) BMC Genomics 15, 892
  • 10. Lei-Ming Sun, Jin-Zhi Zhang, Li Mei, Chun-Gen Hu (*) 2014 Molecular cloning, promoter analysis and functional characterization of APETALA 1-like gene from precocious trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata L. Raf.) Scientia Horticulturae 178 (23), 95-105
  • 11. Jin-Zhi Zhang, Li Mei, Sheng-Rui Liu, Muhammad Rehman Gul Khan, Chun-Gen Hu (*) 2014 Possible involvement of locus-specific methylation on expression regulation of LEAFY homologous gene (CiLFY) during precocious trifoliate orange phase change process PLOS ONE 9 (2), e88558
  • 12. Xiao-Jin Hou, Si-Bei Li, Sheng-Rui Liu, Chun-Gen Hu (*), JZ Zhang (*) 2014 Genome-wide classification and evolutionary and expression analyses of citrus MYB transcription factor families in sweet orange PLOS ONE, e112375
  • 13. Xiao-Jin Hou, Sheng-Rui Liu, Muhammad Rehman Gul Khan, Chun-Gen Hu, Jin-Zhi Zhang (*). 2014 Genome-Wide Identification, Classification, Expression Profiling, and SSR Marker Development of the MADS-Box Gene Family in Citrus Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 32 (1), 28-41
  • 14. Sheng-Rui Liu, Khan MR, Yong-Ping Li, Jin-Zhi Zhang, Chun Gen Hu(*). 2014. Comprehensive analysis of CCCH-type zinc finger gene family in citrus (Clementine mandarin) by genome-wide characterization. Molecular Genetics and Genomics. 289(5):855-872
  • 15. Sheng-Rui Liu, Wen-Yang Li, Dang Long, Chun-Gen Hu, Jin-Zhi Zhang (*). 2013. Development and characterization of genomic and expressed SSRs in citrus by Genome-wide analysis. PLOS ONE. 10.1371/journal.pone.0075149
  • 16. Lei-Ming Sun, Xiao-Yan Ai, Wen-Yang Li, Wen-Wu Guo, Xiu-Xin Deng, Chun-Gen Hu (*), Jin-Zhi Zhang (*). 2012. Identification and comparative profiling of miRNAs in an early flowering mutant of trifoliate orange and its wild type by genome-wide deep sequencing. PlOS ONE 7:e43760
  • 17. Jin-Zhi Zhang, Xiao-Yan Ai, Shu-ang Peng, Wen-Wu Guo, Xiu-Xin Deng, Chun-Gen Hu (*). 2012. Identification of miRNAs and their target genes using deep sequencing and degradome analysis in trifoliate orange [Poncirus trifoliate (L.) Raf]. Molecular Biotechnology. 51(1):44-57
  • 18. Jin-Zhi Zhang, Xiao-Yan Ai, Lei-Ming Sun, Wen-Wu Guo, Xiu-Xin Deng, Chun-Gen Hu (*). 2011. Molecular cloning and functional characterization of genes associated with flowering in citrus using an early-flowering trifoliate orange mutant (Poncirus rifoliate L. Raf.). Plant Molecular Biology, 76:187–204
  • 19. Jin-Zhi Zhang, Xiao-Yan Ai, Lei-Ming Sun, Dong-Liang Zhang, Wen-Wu Guo, Xiu-Xin Deng, Chun-Gen Hu (*). 2011. Transcriptome profile analysis of flowering molecular processes of early flowering trifoliate orange mutant and the wild-type [Poncirus rifoliate (L.) Raf.] by massively parallel signature sequencing. BMC Genomics, 12:63
  • 20. Zhi-Min Li, Jin-Zhi Zhang (Co-first author), Li Mei, Xiu-Xin Deng, Chun-Gen Hu(*), Jia-Ling Yao (*). 2010. PtSVP, an SVP homolog from trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliate L. Raf.), shows seasonal periodicity of meristem determination and affects flower development in transgenic Arabidopsis and tobacco plants. Plant Molecular Biology, 74:129-142
  • 21. Jin-Zhi Zhang, Zhi-Min Li, Li Mei, Jia-Ling Yao and Chun-Gen Hu(*). 2009. PtFLC homolog from trifoliate orange (Poncirus rifoliate) is regulated by alternative splicing and experiences seasonal fluctuation in expression level. Planta. 229, 4:847-859
  • 22. Jin-Zhi Zhang, Zhi-Min Li, Jia-Ling Yao and Chun-Gen Hu (*).2009. Identification of flowering-related genes between early flowering trifoliate orange mutant and wild-type trifoliate orange (Poncirus rifoliate L. Raf.) by suppression subtraction hybridization (SSH) and macroarray. Gene. 430: 95-104
  • 23. Li Mei, Jin-Zhi Zhang, Zhi-Min Li Chun-Gen Hu (*). 2009. Isolation and characterization of TERMINAL FLOWER1 homolog promoter from precocious trifoliate mutant (Poncirus trifoliate L. Raf.) in transgenic Arabidopsis. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment 23:1485-1488
  • 24. Huang, Xiao-Long, Bo Yang, Chun-Gen Hu, and Jia-Ling Yao. 2009. 'In vitro induction of inflorescence in Dioscorea zingiberensis', Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC), 99: 209-15
  • 25. Jin-Zhi Zhang, Zhi-Min Li, Li Liu, Li Mei, Jia-Ling Yao and Chun-Gen Hu (*). 2008. Identification of early-flower-related ESTs in an early-flowering mutant of trifoliate orange (Poncirus rifoliate) by suppression subtractive hybridization and macroarray analysis. Tree Physiology 28:1449–1457