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   Zhang Yang, Mulpuri Sujatha, Liu Aizhong*. Photosynthetic capacity of the capsule wall and its contribution to carbon fixation and  seed  yield in castor(Ricinus communis, L.)[J]. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 2016, 38(10).  

  • Tianquan Yang, Ronghua Xu, Jianghua Chen and Aizhong Liu*. 2016.Ketoacyl-acyl Carrier Protein Synthase I (KASI) Plays Crucial Roles in the Plant Growth and Fatty Acids Synthesis in Tobacco. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 17(7): 1287.
  • Wei Xu, Zexi Chen, Naeem Ahmed, Bing Han, Qinghua Cui*, and Aizhong Liu*. 2016. Genome-Wide Identification, Evolutionary Analysis, and Stress Responses of the GRAS Gene Family in Castor Beans. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 17(7): 1004.
  •    Wang JC, Xu RH, Haque ME and Aizhong Liu*. 2016. Overexpression of ACC gene from oleaginous yeast Lipomyces starkeyi enhanced the lipid accumulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae with increased levels of glycerol 3-phosphate substrates. Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry. 80(6): 1214-1222.
  •    Xiaoxu Fan, Shuncang Zhang, Lingshang Lin, Lingxiao Zhao, Aizhong Liu and Cunxu Wei*. 2016. Properties of new starches from tubers of Arisaema elephas, yunnanense and erubescens. Food Hydrocolloids. 61: 183-190.
  •    Wei Xu, Tianquan Yang, Xue Dong, De-zhu Li, and Aizhong Liu*. 2016. Genomic DNA methylation analyses reveal the distinct profiles in castor bean seeds with persistent endosperms. Plant Physiology. 171(2): 1242-1258.
  •    Yang Zhang, Sujatha Mulpuri, Aizhong Liu*. 2016. Photosynthetic responses of seed coat under high light exposure increases lipid accumulation in non-green seeds of castor (Ricimus communis L.). Photosynthesis research. 128(2): 125-140.   


  •    Lai-Sheng Meng*, Zhi-Bo Wang, Shun-Qiao Yao and Aizhong Liu*. 2015. The ARF2-ANT-COR15A gene cascade regulates ABA-signaling-mediated resistance of large seeds to drought in Arabidopsis. Journal of Cell Science. 128, 3922-3932.
  •     Meng LS﹡. 2015. Transcription Coactivator Arabidopsis ANGUSTIFOLIA3 Modulates Anthocyanin Accumulation and Light-Induced Root Elongation through Transrepression of Constitutive Photomorphogenic1. Plant, Cell & Environment. 38: 838-851.
  •    Nkatha Muriira, Wei Xu, Alice Muchugi, Jianchu Xu, Aizhong Liu* (2015). De novo sequencing and assembly analysis of transcriptome in the Sodom Apple (Calotropis gigantea). BMC Genomics. 16: 723.        
  •    Meng LS﹡and Yao S.Q. 2015. The Arabidopsis ANGUSTIFOLIA3 (AN3) Transcription Co-activator Regulates Water Use Efficiency and Drought Tolerance by Modulating Stomatal Density and Improved Root Architecture via Transrepression of YODA (YDA). Plant Biotechnology Journal. 13(7): 893-902.
  •    Meng LS﹡, Yao S.Q., Wang Y.B and Aizhong Liu*. 2015. Arabidopsis AINTEGUMENTA (ANT) Mediates Salt Tolerance by Trans-repressing SCABP8. Journal of Cell Science. 128(150): 2919-2927.
  •    Meng LS and Aizhong Liu*. 2015. Light signaling induces anthocyanin biosynthesis via AN3 mediated COP1 expression. Plant Signaling & Behavior. 10(9): e1001223. 
  •    Yang Zhang, Sujatha Mulpuri and Aizhong Liu*. 2015. Exogenous glutamine increases lipid accumulation in developing seeds of castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) Cultured in vitro. Archives of Biological Sciences. 67(00): 90. 
  •    Umashankar Chandrasekaran, Aizhong Liu*. 2015. Stage specific metabolization of triacylglycerides during seed germination of Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.).  Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 95(8): 1764-1766.


  •    Yinxian Shi, Huabin Hu, Youkai Xu and Aizhong Liu*. 2014. An ethnobotanical study of the less known wild edible figs (genus Ficus) native to Xishuangbanna, Southwest China. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. 10: 68.
  •    Ruling Wang, Jiancai Wang, Ronghua Xu, Zhen Fang and Aizhong Liu* 2014. Oil production by the oleaginous yeast Lipomyces starkeyi using diverse carbon sources. BioResources. 9(4): 7027-7040. 
  •    Wang Jiancai, Ronghua Xu* and Aizhong Liu* 2014. IRDL Cloning: A one-tube, zero-background, easy-to-use, directional cloning method improves throughput in recombinant DNA preparation. PLoS One. 9(9): e107907.
  •    Wang Xiaojuan, Aizhong Liu*. 2014. Expression of genes controlling unsaturated fatty acids biosynthesis and oil deposition in developing seeds of Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.). Lipids. 49: 1019–1031.
  •    Umashankar Chandrasekaran, Wei Xu, Aizhong Liu*. Transcriptome profiling identifies ABA mediated regulatory changes towards storage filling in developing seeds of castor bean (Ricinus communis L.). Cell & Bioscience. 4: 33.
  •    Zhengwei Jin, Umashankar Chandrasekaran and Aizhong Liu*. 2014. Genome wide analysis of the Dof transcription factors in castor bean (Ricinus communis L.). Genes & Genomics. 36: 527–537.
  •    Umashankar Chandrasekaran, Aizhong Liu*. 2014. Differential expression patterns of lipid genes in developing seeds (Ricinus communis L.).  Bangladesh Journal of Botany. 43(1): 37-43.
  •    Wei Xu, Mengyuan Dai, fei Li, Aizhong Liu* 2014. Genomic imprinting, methylation and parent-of-origin effects in reciprocal hybrid endosperm of castor bean. Nucleic Acids Research. 42(11): 6987-6998. 


  •   Wei Xu, Li Fei, Lizhen Ling, Aizhong Liu*. 2013. Genome-wide survey and expression profiles of the AP2/ERF family in castor bean (Ricinus communis L.). BMC genomics. 14: 785.
  •   Zhengwei Jin, Wei Xu and Aizhong Liu*. 2013. Genomic surveys and expression analysis of bZIP gene family in castor bean (Ricinus communis L.). Planta. 239(2): 299-312. 
  •   Ronghua Xu, Tianquan Yang, Ruling Wang, Aizhong Liu* 2013. Characterization of DGAT1 and DGAT2 from Jatropha curcas and their nonredundant functions in storage lipid biosynthesis. Functional Plant Biology. 41(3): 321-329.
  •   Umashankar Chandrasekaran, Aizhong Liu*. 2013. Seed filling and fatty acid changes in developing seeds of castor bean (Ricinus communis L.). Australian Jouranl of Crop Sciences. 7: 1761-1765. 
  •   Umashankar Chandrasekaran, Aizhong Liu*. 2013. Endogenous abscisic acid signaling towards storage reserve filling in developing seed tissues of castor bean (Ricinus communis L.). Plant Growth Regulation. 72(2): 203-207. 
  •   Wei Xu, Qinghua Cui, Fei Li, Aizhong Liu*. 2013. Transcriptome-wide identification and characterization of MicroRNAs from castor bean (Ricinus communis L.). PLoS ONE. 8(7): e69995. 
  •   Umashankar Chandrasekaran, Xiaojuan Wang and Aizhong Liu*. 2013. Characterization, Expression profiling and Heterologous function analysis of Two Oleosin Genes PvOle1 and PvOle2 from Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.). International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 15(3): 435-442. 
  •   Wei Xu, Weirong Bai, Guangjun Wen, Huyin Huai*, Aizhong Liu*. 2013. Influences of Harvesting on Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Anemone altaica (Ranunculaceae), a Traditional Chinese Medicinal Herb. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 47: 121-125.
  •   Xu Ronghua, Qiu Lijun, Yang Tianquan, Wang Ruling, Tian Bo, Liu Aizhong*. 2013. Cloning and functioning of phospholipids: diacylglycerol acyltransferase (JcPDAT1) cDNA from Jatropha curcas. Chinese Journal of Oil Crop Sciences. 35: 123-130. 
  •   YANG Tian-Quan, XU Ronghua, Liu Aizhong*. 2013. Cloning and Characterization of Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase Gene (NtDGAT2) from Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.). Plant Physiology Journal. 49(1): 81-88.   


  •   Xiaojuan Wang, Ronghua Xu, Ruling Wang, Aizhong Liu* 2012. Transcriptome analysis of Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.) seeds at two developmental stages. BMC genomics. 13: 716.
  •   Xu Wei, Sujatha Mulpuri, Aizhong Liu*. 2012. Genetic diversity in the Jatropha genus and its potential application. CAB Reviews. 7: 059.
  •   Wei Xu, Qing Yang, Huyin Huai and Aizhong Liu* 2012. Development of EST-SSR markers and investigation of genetic relatedness in Tung tree. Tree genetics and genomes. 8: 933-940. 
  •   Tian Bo, Han-Qi Yang, Khoon-Meng Wong, Aizhong Liu, Zhen-Yuan Ruan. 2012. ISSR analysis shows low genetic diversity versus high genetic differentiation for giant bamboo, Dendrocalamus giganteus (Poaceae: Bambusoideae), in China populations. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 59: 901-908.   


  •   Wei Xu, Qing Yang, Huyin Huai and Aizhong Liu* 2011. Microsatellite makers development in Tung trees (Vernicia montana and V. fordii, Euphorbiaceae). American Journal of Botany. 98: e226-228   
  •   Ronghua Xu, Ruling Wang and Aizhong Liu* 2011. Expression Profiles of Genes Involved in Fatty Acid and Triacylglycerol Synthesis in Developing Seeds of Jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.). Biomass and Bioenergy. 35: 1683-1692   
  •   Yang Chun and Aizhong Liu* 2011. Development of EST-SSR markers from Jatropha curcas (Jatropha curcas and their application in genetic diversity analysis among germplasms. Plant Diversity and Resources. 33: 529-534.  
  •   Zhang Nan, Ronghua Xu, Xiaozhu Liu and Aizhong Liu*. 2011. Cloning and Sequence Analysis of sn-Glycerol-3-phosphate Acyltransferase Gene (JcGPAT) from Jatropha curcas L. Plant Physiology Journal. 47(2): 181-188.   


  •   Qiu, lijun, Chun Yang, Bo Tan, Junbo Yang and Aizhong Liu*. 2010. Exploiting EST databases for the development and characterization of EST-SSR markers in castor (Ricinus communis L.).BMC Plant Biology. 10: 278   
  •   Huai, Huyin, Qinqin Dong and Aizhong Liu*. 2010. Ethnomedicinal Analysis of Toxic Plants from Five Ethnic Groups in China. Ethnobotany Research and Applications. 8: 169-179.   
  •   Sheng-Xi Liao, Xian-Jie Mi, Aizhong Liu, Kun Li, Zhen-Yin Yang and Bo Tian.2010. Isolation and Characterization of Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers in Calocedrus macrolepis Kurz (Cupressaceae). Hortscience. 45: 169-171   
  •   Liu, Aizhong*, W. John Kress, and Li De-Zhu. 2010. Phylogenetic analyses for the banana family (Musaceae) based on nuclear Ribosomal (ITS) and Chloroplast (trnL-F) evidence. Taxon. 59(1): 132-140.   

  2009 and Before 

  •   Liu, Aizhong, Nicklas Samils, Brian Higgins, Jan Stenlid, Bernard Slippers, C. Joseph Narin, and Sarah F. Covert. 2009. Development of nine microsatellite markers for Phlebiopsis gigantea. Conservation Genetics. 10: 1529-1532.    
  •   Liu, Aizhong and John M Burke. 2006. Patterns of nucleotide diversity in wild and cultivated sunflower. Genetics. 173: 321-330.   
  •   Wills, David M., Hester, L. Melissa, Aizhong Liu and John M. Burke. 2005. Chloroplast SSR polymorphisms in the Compositae and the mode of organellar inheritance in Helianthus annuus. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 110: 941-947.   
  •   Kress, W. John, Aizhong Liu, Mark Newman, and Jing-Jun Li. 2005. The molecular phylogeny of Alpinia (Zingiberaceae): A complex and polyphyletic genus of gingers. American Journal of Botany. 92: 167-178.   
  •   Funakoshi Hidenobu, W. John Kress, Jana Skornickova, Aizhong Liu and Ken Inoue. 2005. Return from the Lost: Rediscovery of the presumed extinct Leptosolena (Zingiberace) in the Philippines and its phylogenetic placement in Gingers. Acta Phytotaxonomy and Geobotany. 56(1): 41-53.   
  •   Liu, Aizhong, W. John Kress, and Long Chun-Lin. 2003. Customary use and conservational attention to Musella lasiocarpa (Musaceae), an endemic plant to China. Economic Botany. 57: 279-281.   
  •   Liu, Aizhong, W. John Kress, Wang Hong, and Li De-Zhu. 2002. Insect pollination of Musella lasiocarpa (Musaceae), a monotypic genus endemic to Yunnan. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 235: 135-146.   
  •   Liu, Aizhong, Li De-Zhu, Wang Hong, and W. John Kress. 2002. Ornithopilous and chiropterophilous pollination in Musa itinerans (Musaceae), a pioneer Species in Tropical Rain Forests in Yunnan, SW China. Biotropica. 34: 254-260.   
  •   Liu, Aizhong, Li De-Zhu, and Li Xi-Wen. 2002. Taxonomic notes for wild bananas (Musa) from China. Botanical Studies. 43: 77-81.   
  •   Liu, Aizhong, Li De-Zhu, Wang Hong. 2001. Pollination Ecology of a Pioneer Species: Musa itinerans (Musaceae) in Xishuangbanna, S Yunnan, China. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 43: 319-322.   
  •   Liu, Aizhong, Pei Sheng-Ji, and Chen San-Yang. 1999. Plant Worship of the Yi People in Chuxiong of Yunnan, China. Ethnobotany . 11(1): 1-8.   
  •   Liu, Aizhong. 2003. Musacecae. In: W. John Kress et al. (eds), Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs, and Climbers of Myanmar. Washington DC: Smithsonian Press. P. 63-65.   
  •   Liu, Aizhong and W. John Kress. 2005. A plant diversity center in southwest China and northeast Myanmar, the Gaoligong Mountains. In: Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, Gary A. Krupnick and W. John Kress (eds), The University of Chicago Press. Pp. 86-92.   
  •   Liu, Aizhong, De-Zhu Li 2001. The Identity of Musa wilsonii in Chinese Botanical Literature. Acta Botanica Yunnanica. 23: 77-81.   
  •   Liu, Aizhong, Sanyang Chen, Shengji Pei. 2000. Yi nationality's sacred groves and biodiversity conservation in Chuxiong,Yunnan. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology. 11(4): 489-492.    
  •   Liu, Aizhong, Sanyang Chen, Shengji Pei. 2000. An investigation and study on the plant worship by Yi people in Chuxiong, Yunnan. Chinese Biodiversity. 8(1): 130-136.    
  •   Liu, Aizhong, Chun-lin Long. 1999. Advance in ethnobotanical researches. Advance in Plant Sciences. 2: 213-219. (in Chinese)   

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